Hooked Gamers writes: "Microsoft loves its Metro interface, so much so that the new dashboard update will feature a number of Metro-style elements." (pictures included)
I was wondering how could Microsoft put more ads than in the current dashboard version. Seems like the Metro interface is pushing further the boundaries.
To be honest, I barely notice the ads now thank god. Been testing for a few weeks now. Before, they were huge and in my face. Now, they're tiny little boxes that I can easily ignore lol
I have to agree with you I have the preview and it is alot better and seems to have less adds on there too. MS have really hit the sweet spot the the Metro UI. Works amazing on the 360 with the controller and even better with voice commands with Kinect but the only thing that miffs me off about the new dash is the Videos and music option for streaming media it off you Server/PC/HDD will not all you to use Kinect with hands or voice which I think they need to add but this may come in the final build but MS have really started to pick them selfs up again and the next 10 years are going to be massive for MS with the Metro UI.
I kind of like the ads too, because it's some stuff that I'm interested in. Found an ad for UFC Match #139, Shogun versus Henderson which was free the other day. What an awesome match!
You are a troll @Tomonobu! Plain and simple! I can't wait for the update!
How is that trolling to use our eyes and see that 80% of the menu is made of advertising? There are so much of them it feels like you're living in Time Square. I don't mind changes, but Xbox 360 definitely didn't need to look like a Windows Phone.
80% are adverts???? Stop spreading false information. Your making it so that gamers who have never been on xbox live will take that slander as a fact. You know damn well it isnt 80% adverts!? Are there ads..yes. Most are on ONE single blade or whatever its called. And you know how fast you can skip past it...?? A second...or LESS. You dont have to look at the blade that has ads on them. And for the most part the ads have some type of game tie in along with it. I dont get why ppl complain about this but you never rarely hear about ppl complaining about TV adverts or magazines.
How is it Advertisement? Everything you see on Xbox live (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Last FM, Facebook, Zune, ESPN, Twitter etc.) you can actually use. It's not like it's there just for display. lol If you had Xbox live you would know that and you wouldn't be saying that nonsense.
Tomonobu Itagaki you just got owned, now change your name because you disgrace the name.
wish u could go back to the blades like when i got it in 2005.
the blades were great in 2005, they would suck horribly now. everybody has a diff opinion though. i for one welcome the new change each time, makes me feel like i have a new console. even better, this update will make my phone and 360 look the same :)
The blades are horribly outdated in my opinion. Every update since has been superior. I like the latest one the most, with plenty of space for content yet easy access. The new updates add new faetures, last time we got Party System that I use a lot. The beacon system will be awesome when there are more of my friends that get it.
Press the guide button on the controller, done.
Am I the only person that thinks the Metro interface is crap? It's halfway decent for phones and tablets but otherwise? Meh.
Not sure I'm too keen about the "metro" name. Not that I'm insecure :P
I've been using the beta dashboard for a few weeks now & I actually like the current NXE design alot more tbh.. There wasn't anything wrong with the dashboard so why change it? Don't fix what isn't broken. I'm not liking this new design at all. Wish we could choose which dashboard we want to use. Ah well, as long as the dashboard functions & gets me to my games, I don't really give a shit what it looks like 'cause I don't spend alot of time on the dashboard anyway.. lol, it's good that they've left the mini-dashboard the same as I use that alot.
I've been in the beta for a while now and I think it's fantastic! If you have Kinect then your going to really love it, but even without Kinect it's still a vast improvement. I love that Microsoft doesn't stand pat with what they offer, this is a much more streamlined interface and it's so bright and colorful and easy to look at and use. Same cant be said for the competition. Cant wait for the Youtube integration as well.
I don't mind the new dashboard. I've been using it for about a week and a half now and what I've figured out is that I rarely spend time on the dashboard anyway. But that being said, there are a few things I like. I like how there is a "Test Connection" option on the main page/blade/whatever. Instead of having to go into options. I have to test my connection every time I sign in. So for me, having that right when I turn it on is great.
Why do you have to test your connection so much?
I think it has something to do with the internet I use. I live on campus and I use the schools Internet. I connect through ethernet and I have to test connection very time. If I power up and click sign in it says cannot connect to live please check connection.I have no idea. It's kind of annoying.
You should ask the telcom dept... you definitely shouldn't have to do that every time.
Some other weird things about the internet: Even when I do test connection, a message still pops up saying "You can connect to Xbox Live, but your current network configuration may limit your online experience." Also WiFi does not work. We have wifi in the building but Ive tried my xbox and ps3 and its a no go. Its the way they set up their internet I guess and the settings they use. I do know that just to use the wifi for my iphone, ipad, and laptop, I have to sign in on a browser once I connected to the wifi. Thats why I think I cant use wifi for the xbox. It doesnt have a browser to sign in on. Their whole setup is strange.
You could try setting up your own wireless network. Get a cheap router and give that a shot.
This is the first intial stages of full cross platform parity for MS products when Win8 hits. All formats will have the same look and feel and functionality. From Xbox360, to Window phones, to Window Tablets to Window enabled PC's. All will eventually run the same type GUI and OS.
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