The new Xbox 360 dashboard should be hitting your machines today, and while at first the changes may seem purely superficial, there are actually some interesting things going on under the hood. Here are the 5 things to get excited about
....thanks to good old kinect, our lovely 3d aero style windows have become flat corned, boringly rendered squares. Such a shame, feels like we've gone back 3 years personally. Although we HAVE enjoyed the clarity on the headsets, that's been awesome.
I actually like it. it feels more family oriented though, but thats not a problem.
I like what they've added but I don't really like the look. Love ESPN though. What a great addition. Haven't even watched SportCenter this morning. They also finally added a search feature to Netflix and from there you can add to you instant or DVD queue. Now if they can only add NY1, I'd be set.
Why not just turn on your TV for NY1?
This morning and I pretty much don't care. It does nothing for me.
It's the same style of interface as Windows Phone 7, Zune and Windows Media Center. They obvious just want to bring it in line with their other products.
actually its a huge step forward out of a designers perspective i greatly welcome microsofts step into a cleaner visual better usable and typographical good layouts
I really... REALLY don't care what the dash looks like as long as it's functional, and Microsoft delivers three or more different ways to do just about everything on the dash, just like Word or Windows. Personally, I'm looking forward to getting my Kinect and using voice to navigate. "Xbox, Last.fm". Now, I want Microsoft to let me stop prefixing with "Xbox" and start with "Jarvis".
More proof that the 360 is for little children & teens. Say Cheese!
"1. Signing Controllers In And Out Through The Dash" Finally, I have been baffled as to why they haven't implemented it yet. It's about time. No more seat shuffling for Halo.
Idk how many times my ass hole friends turn their controllers on first and get my gamer tag mixed up with their controller and we have to reset the system thank god we have this now
At first I thought it said "singing" controllers...
But that's the only thing I get to take advantage of here. I don't like the new sounds when you move around in the dashboard...
Looks like everybody is going with a similar looking interface like iphone.Dose everybody else notice this interface trend?
The Kinect hub? Sure. It only makes sense that you have what's essentially a touch interface...
I don't own a 360 but I admit I think it looks better UI wise, colors and such but I don't like that they made everything more Kinect friendly. E.g now rather than showing 6 tiles per screen they show 3
WHY DOESNT SONY MAKE A MAJOR UPDATE LIKE THIS? PS3 INTERFACE IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE
That's a matter of opinion. If you are militantly anti-ad, the XBM's minimalist presentation is great.
yeah, i don't get it. the xmb is pretty simple and i love it that way. how is it garbage?
why? cause you dont need it. dont bitch about it just play the games.
I know is a matter of opinion i'm with you in that but my opinion is that ps3 one isn't good.
i like it :D
Can you donwload the update to USB stick and upgrade the Xbox via the USB stick? Just my xbox is not connected to live
go to xbox.com
The voice chat quality is godly. Everything else is meh.
it's ok but the US seems to have tons more stuff, at least our price has not gone up.
do they have the NFL too? I noticed they didn't say anything about it when they first announced it and i haven't checked myself.
looking forward to better audio chat. In my exeperience XBOX voi has been terrible compared to PS3 which I find clear.
why does the dashboard have to be so brightly coloured and populated with an annoying avatar? I'm not a child, it's not bloody cbeebies!
Every wondered what an avatars foot looks like. Boom - err no, not really.
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