New 360 Dashboard: "You don't have to use it"

CVG: Never go there and "pretty much do everything that you could before", says MS.

If you don't like the look of the new Xbox 360 Dashboard unveiled at E3 last week, then "you don't actually have to use it," says Microsoft's Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb.

According to The Major, every single function available in current 360 backend will be included in the new, clean-looking Dash', which you can bypass completely if you choose.

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thereapersson3741d ago

At least MS is giving the consumer a choice when it comes to this new dashboard, and not forcing it on them. I wish I could say the same about their OS market...

uie4rhig3741d ago

Give that some time, and you'll be forced to use the new dashboard!!

Gondee3741d ago

There not forcing anyone. The computer companys are the ones that you should look at. There the ones putting it in there product.

OmegaKulu3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Not forcing? really?
As I recall, when vista came out, they completely ditch win2k support, and I end up choosing between xp and vista...(2k and xp are the exact same thing except xp got some extra skin, and they completely forced most of the programs only install for xp)

and guess what? they will likely do it again when windows7 come out and force you to change comp or "upgrade".

Fiona3741d ago

because I do not like the new dashboard. I prefer the blades. The new dashboard has a zune feeling

Rob0g0rilla3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

How does it look like when the blades are up while in-game? Does it look the same?

edhe3741d ago

The new 'guide' is going have the same features set and blades as the old 'dashboard'

So, basically, you can use all the dashboard features anytime - only difference (aside from size) is that there's no ads anymore.

Boldy3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

4:04 in to the video.

boodybandit3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

If you by pass the new dashboard will you still be able to use multiple chat or any of the other new implementations? If so that would mean encoding the blades and new dashboard for both. If not you will have to use the new dashboard.

Personally I am not liking the new dashboard design but I hopefully it will grow on me. It's not like it's a deal breaker either way.

Sez 3741d ago

i can't speak for anyone else. but i know i'm looking forward to this update. can't wait.

darkequitus3741d ago (Edited 3741d ago )

After listening to the pod cast, I definately am. I am going to refrain from writing experience off when I've only seen a couple screen shots and a short video.

Edit: So some disagrees becuase I won't pass judgement until I try it? How childish.

wicked3741d ago

I'm looking forward to this update. I think it looks cleaner and easier to navigate.

Bnet3433741d ago

Me too. I like the avatars and the whole party system. Everything looks great, I am really looking forward to this. Xbox Live is going to really pull ahead after being stationary for so long.

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