Gamer Limit reports, "Durring his latest podcast, posted on Sunday, June 22nd, 2009, Major Nelson and his co-host "e" confirmed that they have heard our cries and are doing their dead-level best to increase the speed of the Xbox 360 Guide."
God I hope it does speed up, slow as hell atm.
Lol, I just thought this was my connection and not Live. Good to know.
i keep my friends list spam free. as in only 30 friends tops. usually just people i know, mine doesnt lag. im pretty shure you guys have over 50 hell maybe even at 100
The delays are minor but bothersome. In addition to the sporadic delays, sometimes my dashboard freezes in access of 10 seconds. I have a Jasper so I’m less worried about RROD than E74. I only have the long delay when I mess with the original blades interface. It seems to be more of a problem when I send and check received messages. Anyone have this issue? I hope the update fixes the problem. Otherwise I have zero problems. My 360 NEVER runs more than warm (usually cool) and is "as" silent as my PS3; definitely a huge contrast from my first 360.
I always just thought it was becuase of my new 120GB HDD i just bought for it. Yeah they seriously need to speed it up. glad that'll happen
I seen peoples' Guide lag videios but mines doesn't lag as bad as theirs. It lags for like 1-2 seconds, not really bothersome for me.
Yeah I get lag as well, I just thought it was from my new 120 HDD. Didn't have as much of a problem with my 20 HDD.
I checked after every update to see if MS would speed the profile guide up and it never happens. It's a pain in the a55 when you receive a message while in game because you know how long it will take to address it regardless of the request. This is like my biggest and possibly only remaining gripe I have with the 360 so I am pumped for this update to get here ASAP.
Gonna be hard its down to the fact other things e.g. your game slows it down as its too graphical heavy.
@1.2 i don't think the amount of people in your friends list matters that much as i have around 90 atm. if you watch some of the you-tube videos of the laggy guide its crazy how long it takes. i think it might have to do with loading all of the friends you have online at that particular moment. I have noticed it getting slower but 5 seconds max, and it usually only happens with more than 25 friends signed in.
with it being somewhat slow (to load), but i get irritated with the frequent freezin up! It has got to the point where i have to make slow, deliberate scrolling through it to avoid it. Come on MS!!
I never thought for it to be slow. but if they are going to speed it up then better for all of us. The thing I do find slow is the game marketplace, it takes some time for the option to download a game or demo.
Yeah it can be annoying, sometime it will freeze up for up to 20 seconds. It started after the new dashboard update last fall, it never did that before with the old dash.
dude I have the same problem. I never have a problem with the mini dash, but the game demo screen on the other hand can take up to a minute give you the option to download sometimes. Other than that, I have no problems with the NXE.
This might only occur to some people, but mine seems to be working fine.. Although, the friends section is a bit of prob, If I scroll too fast from 1-43, Bam! 30-43 took some time to load. But, faster is better no?
U get what u paid for
Actually, I have seen the guide running better since the downtime. It seems to be pulling down gamerpics better than before.
Thank the maker! Does this mean Netflix streaming quality will increase? It's rubbish sometimes!
The Guide is the menu that comes up, not the internet connection. Slow internet is because you have slow internet, and ugly Netflix is because Netflix can't stream high fidelity HD videos. It will stream HD (720p) but the data rates are low, thats why they look bad. Until MS gets their "instant" service, you won't have those kind of pictures yet.
Speed does affect quality it was foolish of you to assume he was talking about resolution, 720p, Blu-ray ;) etc. The quality of the movie can be effected many ways from slow loading, screwed up rewind and FF function to jitter and artifacts. For all you know he was saying he hopes for fixes across the board or fixes for the services he likes since they're working on this. Do you even own the 360? connection speeds can effect the response of the guide when the info is slow to be relayed/retrieved. Traffic is major. I'v noticed the growth of XBL users lately based on the way it runs. At 2:00 am PST XBL works the way it did in 2007.
When he says the dashboard, it means the dashboard plus everything running in it. No no, obviously he means just scrolling through the main menu. lol.
ah...that 5 second delay can kill a man when he`s trying to right a hateful message to the guy who killed him...wait... That was me.
lol, that made me laugh.
lol... been there done that ..... often
I know, its so...bad right now.
It's not THAT bad.. but it definitely has room for improvement.
This has always been an issue - I would be thrilled to see some improvement.
Haha I think it's hilarious that you got 3 disagrees on your comment. "No, us PS3-bots do not want the 360 to get a firmware update to increase functionality". LOL
This is great xbox always making me happy, i was stunned at 6 people party's all cross game chatting! Xbox Live is really truly amazing for me and my freinds and this will make it better and easier!!!!!
You do know you can have 8 people in a party chat? (If not your brain may explode with joy)
Its just a little stutter when you hit the button. Glad it will be taken out though.
alright, finally. Cool.
thought it was just mine. They need to fix the XMB one too.
Yes they do...
The PS3 one? Mine only lags when I'm playing a game but yes it does need some tweaking.
Mine doesn't lag, but if they can make it smoother: that's good news to me.
i dont have any problem with so far, but faster is better
I thought my Xbox was just flawed because of how slowed it loaded the dashboard and marketplace content. It's good to know I'm not alone (although it shouldn't be that way...).
Dash != Guide.
There was a prob with it ? never noticed , but oh well if they make it faster why not
It's def got worse since the nxe update when I go to download a demo the screen sometimes takes awhile to bring up the screen , its not the download that takes awhile just the bit before tho it did get slightly better with the last update. This is not a fanboy rant but ive found the psn has got faster since it begun where live has got a little bit slower ??? let me stess I do al my online gaming on the 360 .
The Xbox is a Contraption and it will soon Explode !! Happy RRoD Day BoTs
Just get a 360 already, you know you want one. Douche.
yeah everyone wants 360, every ps3 gamer desperatly wants one we are jealous of your exclusives like rrod or E74
Yet the sony fanboys are on here day in and day out on damage control in 360 articles. Yeah, sounds like you have tons of fun with your console. Sweet.
i HOPE SO, that guide can get you killed while playing online. I have to laydown and in hide in COD4 when i want to send a message
You can use the mic, so there's no need to message people..
Maybe we don't get the joke because you are a retards or sony fanboy!You are probably the same kind of idiot that can't recognize ps3 is dead!
Yeah, I heard this on his podcast. He does mean the guide and not Netflix/Video streaming. If netflix or video marketplace is slow for you it's definitely not the guide but YOUR connection. I watch HD movies from netflix/marketplace without any hitches, slowdowns or artifacts poppin on screen.
thank god, its so f*cking slow!!
Sooner than later please. Thank you.
Good to hear. I usually don't push the Xbox button ingame because it opens me up for an easy kill.
the 360's dead you idiot! not the ps3.
So the console that is bringing in money is dead? Sure dude.
I was wondering why I was always looking at a blank screen, though I thought it was my connection
I've never noticed any lag pulling up the dashboard after first turning it on, it's when you're in multiplayer and going through the menus that's pretty slow. When you want to mute the buzzing microphone or the crazy screamer/singer, it can take a bit of time.
I always like the way Microsoft is improving functionality of the dashboard and the guide.
I read on a thread on Major Nelson's blog (MajorNelson.com) a few weeks back about the guide freeze (slow friends list etc) and I came across a few people that had the same solution to the problem. After the NXE we have been able to install full games to the hard drive. When you install alot on the 120 GB HDD, it can make the guide slow. Especially my friends list was really slow to load, and it took too long to come back to the game (it didn't respond right away when you pressed buttons). Then I read that if you delete some of your 360 games from the hard drive, it should make your guide faster again. I tried this, and BAM! There is was fast again. Just like that. I didn't even have to reboot my Xbox in order of the effect to take place. So go and delete the games you don't play much. I only have COD4 and L4D installed on my hard drive, plus alot of XBLA games and game videos now, and the guide is OK again. Hopefully MS will come with an update that fixes this problem so that you can have alot of games installed without making the guide so slow (freeze). Maybe in the fall update for the dashboard... In the meantime, try my suggestion and spread the word =) Hope that it works for ya.
Is it really that much of an issue? Never seemed to bother me, but then again I only really use it for checking what that achievement I just got was.
The XMB only takes 2 or 3 seconds, yet another reason PS3 is beter
Mine doesn't seem slow at all and I know I'm not seeing 10 or 20 sec delays in doing anything. Weird but glad MS are continuing to make things faster.
I thought that's why yah Milo lover bots was paying XBL for. (The so called advance online service in the market.) hah it's more like the most bullsh*t service in the market. LOL
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.