X360 Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | 9:40 AM

E3: New Xbox 360 dashboard

E3: New Xbox 360 dashboard

Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox 360 user interface yesterday, and released this trailer showing how it will look like.


E3: New dashboard

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Commented on 2008-07-15 09:54:06
You could believe it is a Wii commercial from the beginning

Mii meets PS3 colours meets firefox extension :)

Not thrilled by it one bit, i just hope it will not impact of the bootup time and browsing speed within the dashboard (or at least let the people choose what style of dashboard to use).
Commented on 2008-07-15 09:58:18
It's optional. You can use old style if you want.

I'm definitely using this new style :)
Commented on 2008-07-15 09:59:07 In reply to BarfHappy
Posted by BarfHappy
You could believe it is a Wii commercial from the beginning

Mii meets PS3 colours meets firefox extension :)

Not thrilled by it one bit, i just hope it will not impact of the bootup time and browsing speed within the dashboard (or at least let the people choose what style of dashboard to use).
I agree with the Avatar copying but other than that, I think the new Dashboard is absolutely brilliant, it's adding SO MUCH more functionality
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:13:41
Oh boy, there are gonna be some bitter posts on this thread...

:o)

This looks great. Very web 2.0 with all the reflections and stuff. I haven't watched the video yet (at work), but can you finally browse the net with this?

It seems silly that the 360 doesn't have a browser whilst the other guys do you know?
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:21:27
That's much better...me and the blades didn't have a good relationship.
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:25:22
Yeah, dont like it at all... its like WiiTunes, i hate it when people just steal ideas and add nothing. Surprisingly Microsoft had got away from doing that recently. Like Sony's conference when they showed a iTunes-rip as their store and a controller we'd had for the last 6 years. Big let down the MS conference. Nothing new.
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:41:56
No feature on the new dashboard is something I care about, for example the Avatar.
I just want quick and easy navigation without going through boring and unescessary stuff like community or avatar.

I will stick with the good old dashboard. Quick to find stuff too.
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:42:25
I read on kotaku that it isnt optional...maybe they are wrong...anyway I am getting very bored of the "everything for everyone" approach, I want each console to offer something different -
A - MS should be able to stop song having "achievements"
B - Nintendo should be able to stop MS having "Mii's"

its just plain thievery. Maybe thats why they backed away from the motion controller?
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:46:42 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
It's optional. You can use old style if you want.

I'm definitely using this new style :)
no it is not optional.
Commented on 2008-07-15 10:53:13
It's about time. The current 360 dashboard is abysmal and this looks like a nice improvement. Hopefully it's a lot faster to use aswell.
Commented on 2008-07-15 11:03:27
I don't know what to think about that.

Maybe I'll like it eventually but I'm really comfortable with the Blades dash' at the moment. I hope it's optional, somehow.

The Avatar thing is nice 'n all, but not something I'll spend a lot of time on, if any.

If it's faster than the Blades dash, that'll earn it some love from me, maybe.
Commented on 2008-07-15 11:20:34
Oh ffs that just looks fucking stupid, way to sacrifice functionality for form ms.
I really hope that it is optional, i have a feeling that the new dashbord will be even slower than the old one.
Commented on 2008-07-15 11:22:01
here is more on it:

http://kotaku.com/5025143/the-new-xbox-experience-...

sounds incredible
Commented on 2008-07-15 11:36:28
I don’t really like it.
The first thing I want is to have fast and easy access to the function I want to use. This looks like it will replace accessibility with style…
Commented on 2008-07-15 11:44:57
It looks very professional, but at the same time it's a Nintendo Wii ripoff and very childish as well. Damn. I don't want to see no Mii-ish avatar before i boot up a bloodie Gears of Wars game.

What a disappointment! I don't mind if it's an option, but they better not force this on to their users.
Commented on 2008-07-15 12:24:15
The new dashboard looks a lot cleaner and more functional. It seems to have all the same options but without the clutter and the ads. Definitely a good thing.

As for the Avatar's, personally I quite like them. I loved making Mii's, but they just aren't really used at all, to a point were they're pretty much pointless. Home on the other hand sounds like it's going to distract from actual games, rather than be an aid.

MS system sounds like they've got it perfect, it adds a level of personalisation, besides just having a generic game picture, and the features you use with them are actually to make playing games easier with friends online easier, and even being able to watch movies, and take part in those little gameshows was pretty neat.

And while the system is obviously "inspired" by Mii's, we've had 3D avatars like these by Microsoft on Windows Live Messenger/MSN, since way before even Nintendo did the Mii's. It's a little unfair to just label it a blatent rip off, and it's certainly no where near the level of Sony taking the achievement system.
Commented on 2008-07-15 12:25:07 In reply to GangStarr
From the link above:

Fans of the current "blades" interface may be saddened to learn that the update isn't an optional redesign, it's a total replacement
But I see they rework the guide as well which will probably solve my problem with the accessibility
Commented on 2008-07-15 12:36:07
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o177/dvasj2/Pic...

Thats the guide, so now the guide is gonna be like the current dashboard
Commented on 2008-07-15 13:03:46
I like the new dashboard, and if it's as fast as it is in that video minus net requests, then It may be the best update yet. I don't care much for avatars, make it much easier for XBL retards to act like racists more efficiently, now they don't have to guess and can just single out people.
Commented on 2008-07-15 13:32:43
It's not optional, but I don't mind, I think it looks fantastic! Much nicer, cleaner and brilliant new functionality!
Commented on 2008-07-15 13:46:18
About time! The current Dashboard is rubbish and slow!

Looks nice and modern! 8 players group chat and install games to HDD is also a nice update!
I love the new in game guide as well!

The Avatars dont bother me Ill create one and forgot about them! Like most people?
Commented on 2008-07-15 14:00:56 In reply to asphaltcowboy
Posted by asphaltcowboy
It's not optional, but I don't mind, I think it looks fantastic! Much nicer, cleaner and brilliant new functionality!
Yes its optional, u ll be able to switch back to the other dashboard. Lots of details on majornelson. Chat room up to 8 peoples and the option to fully install games on ur hdd is awesome.

Merci Blim pour la video.
Commented on 2008-07-15 14:16:02 In reply to kensuhan
Posted by kensuhan
Yes its optional, u ll be able to switch back to the other dashboard. Lots of details on majornelson. Chat room up to 8 peoples and the option to fully install games on ur hdd is awesome.

Merci Blim pour la video.
Link I cant see it.. Its not optional

You mean this part?
"For everyone who loves the blades interface, it’s not going away; they are now built directly in to the new Xbox guide."

That means you lose the blades as the main dashboard but its now the guide button..
Commented on 2008-07-15 14:22:28
Looks horrible don't want a rip off Mii or a Wii looking interface I bought a 360 to be a 360 not a Wii
Commented on 2008-07-15 14:46:15 In reply to Haseo
Posted by Haseo
Looks horrible don't want a rip off Mii or a Wii looking interface I bought a 360 to be a 360 not a Wii
I can understand the Mii thing, but how does the dashboard look anything like the Wii's interface? This is just cleaner, it looks more like Vista, or even media center. I'm not seeing the connection to the Wii there, and even if it were a copy of it, I don't see how having a cleaner, easier to navigate interface makes the 360 worse or "like the Wii".
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