X360 Thursday, October 9, 2008 | 12:33 PM

TGS08: Images of NXE

TGS08: Images of NXE

Microsoft today announced that the New Xbox Experience patch will be released on November 19th, and here is a big bunch of images of it.


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Commented on 2008-10-09 12:51:30
Very Very Nice !!
Commented on 2008-10-09 12:58:33
Another month to go, but still the 16:10 support leaves me in pure delight!
I can´t wait!
Commented on 2008-10-09 13:41:11
Does this not feel like Nintendo's Mii rip-off? only a little less cute in a way(which is a good thing btw (: )
Commented on 2008-10-09 13:47:04
@LittleBigMe

It's much more professional realized than by Nintendo! ;)
Commented on 2008-10-09 14:24:45
I'm already in love. Compared to the old dashboard, this looks really great!
Commented on 2008-10-09 14:29:36
Getting released earlier then I thought.. was thinking it might be a end of November release.
Commented on 2008-10-09 14:54:21
Gah i really hope this new dashboard is optional it looks terrible and even dumber than the last one, and the mii ripoff is terrible it's just like the miis minus the humor,creativity and charm.

It's nice that microsoft is actually making an effort to evolve the 360, but this is not the right way to do it, a web browser/being able to use your computer as a media server to your 360 without the awful windows media center and the ability to install operating systems would be a lot better than this gimmicky crap.
Commented on 2008-10-09 15:21:31 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
It's nice that microsoft is actually making an effort to evolve the 360, but this is not the right way to do it, a web browser/being able to use your computer as a media server to your 360 without the awful windows media center and the ability to install operating systems would be a lot better than this gimmicky crap.
You already have a computer on which you can install any operating system you like. What has being able to install linux done for the PS3? Not much (unless you're building a supercomputer cluster, and how many people are, really?). They've fixed the slow, confusing and cluttered dashboard and added the ability to store entire games on your hard disk, which is more than enough considering it is, you know, a *games console*.
Commented on 2008-10-09 15:21:53
The miis are just a ripoff of wee mees used in msn etc. for years http://www.wee-mee.com
Please dont make it out like nintendo invented them or somehow own the idea.
You can stream videos directly from pc's to the 360 without media center now so theres no need to add it.

I think adding a web browser is gimmicky myself as yes you can view web pages but thats about it, a pc allows you to do this and much more so you might aswell use that which I'm guessing you have done for writing your post :p

Plus you also open up the possibility for vunerabilities to be exploited through a web browser potentially so I'd rather keep my 360 for gaming/videos and use my PC for browsing/downloading of foreign tv torrents etc.

Edit: Exactly my thoughts Fenrir
Commented on 2008-10-09 15:26:37
Gimmicky Crap is easy to make and sells quite well, however those of us who are not convinced by short selling would prefer a least some more thought process to go into a 360 overhaul update but that's Microsoft for you.

The dashboard itself I do believe looks better than the one right now, avatars still look dumb they're simply just not mii's! However its the extras like the hard drive saving, eight player voice chat and extra resolution support that is most welcome for me.

But still considering the amount of money Xbox make from the LIVE system I and other gamers like me simply expected more for their £40-£60 a year.
Commented on 2008-10-09 15:54:37 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
Gah i really hope this new dashboard is optional it looks terrible and even dumber than the last one, and the mii ripoff is terrible it's just like the miis minus the humor,creativity and charm.

It's nice that microsoft is actually making an effort to evolve the 360, but this is not the right way to do it, a web browser/being able to use your computer as a media server to your 360 without the awful windows media center and the ability to install operating systems would be a lot better than this gimmicky crap.
I'm guessing you're not up to date with Windows Media Player 11 - it shares media just as easily to my Xbox 360 as it does to my PS3.
Commented on 2008-10-09 16:30:58
As long as my Mii can go topless on the 360, i'm fine with it :)
Commented on 2008-10-09 16:53:23
PS3 interface + Miis?

To be honest, I love it. Cheeky, sly and effective :D:D go microsoft
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:03:37
strange thing: when I was watching the screens I actually tried to push the buttons lol.
Looks nice. Way better than the actual dashboard. The avatars aren't really my thing, but the way the rest is presented looks very nice.
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:06:28
Excellent cant wait for the update :)
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:20:49
its sony's XMB tilted on a side with added mii's. and aside from the mii's im fine with that. i've always prefared the sleeker look of the XMB to what the 360 currently uses. so the more things using that style of interface the better. wont be using the miis tho, not unless im forced to. really dont like the idea of those. everything else that comes with the "new xbox experience" are all welcome additions
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:34:56 In reply to RazorbackVI
Posted by RazorbackVI
PS3 interface + Miis?
Windows MCE interface + Sims?
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:46:50
Looks kinda cheap to me, but eh.... it's mainly the cholor scheme that bugs me. If the little block things that replace the "blades" could be customized as well instead of being bright green when you've got a color that doesn't match for the background, that'd be great.
Commented on 2008-10-09 17:47:34
The one thing that'd make me care about the avatars... clothing options. This is MS right, so it's not totally out of the question for them to make Master Chief clothing, Fable 2 accessories, Gears' Lancers etc available for them is it? That'd set it apart from Miis in a nice way and also make them a little bit awesome.
Commented on 2008-10-09 19:14:43
modder you now know the day you will get band again..lol
but nice we have a date...people saying its coming fall was starting to piss me off...lol
Commented on 2008-10-09 20:09:34
...Why the hell is copying considered a bad thing?

I think this is for the people who need to feel like they are different and original, basically better than others.

There is no shame in copying something that works.

I don't take any stance on if ms is copying or not, but yeah, they are copying the sleek look of xmb :)

WHICH IS GREAT! :)
Commented on 2008-10-09 20:11:50
People will complain about anything. It's free and it looks fun. Dry you fuckin eyes, moaners.
Commented on 2008-10-09 20:15:44 In reply to DDRMidian
Posted by DDRMidian
The one thing that'd make me care about the avatars... clothing options. This is MS right, so it's not totally out of the question for them to make Master Chief clothing, Fable 2 accessories, Gears' Lancers etc available for them is it? That'd set it apart from Miis in a nice way and also make them a little bit awesome.
That would actually be a fantastic idea. Having achievements in games that actually give something awarding other than just being there to say that you completed a specific challenge. Give the user a motive to actually do that challenge. Like unlocking a kit, for example, for your avatar to wear in Fifa etc etc. Of course, things like this would never be free. They will make you pay for stuff like that. I mean, if you're paying for shitty themes and gamer pictures already...meh!
Commented on 2008-10-09 20:17:36
New dashboard = casual shit. It's awful with those pathetic/childish avatars.
Commented on 2008-10-09 21:53:39 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
its sony's XMB tilted on a side with added mii's. and aside from the mii's im fine with that. i've always prefared the sleeker look of the XMB to what the 360 currently uses. so the more things using that style of interface the better. wont be using the miis tho, not unless im forced to. really dont like the idea of those. everything else that comes with the "new xbox experience" are all welcome additions
XMB = Windows Media Center interface.

http://astebner.sts.winisp.net/Tools/Images/mce_cu...
Look familiar?

The new Dashboard resembles Media Center, far more than it does Sony's interface, and Media Center predates Sony's by quite a few years. I also fail to understand why an easier, cleaner and faster interface means it's for casual gamers.

The avatars may be a bit much, but both Sony and Nintendo have them as well, and it's better than simply using gamer pictures, it makes the friends list far more personal, in my opinion. Although I agree there probably should be an option to deactivate them and just stick with the gamer pics.
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