Xbox Dashboard Thread - Out Now

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Do you like the new 360 Dash?

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PostXbox Dashboard Thread - Out Now
by tomvek » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:17 pm

Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE

Following the E3 Briefing earlier today, we also announced the following features coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE Members later this year:

- The New Dashboard. Simpler. Cleaner. Easier to navigate. With the addition of new entertainment content on Xbox LIVE and our commitment to continuously improving the overall Xbox experience, we’ve updated the dashboard with a new look and feel that makes it even more open, inviting and intuitive to navigate. All of your favorite content is categorized in a way that is easy to browse and find what you’re looking for, plus you can use voice anywhere in the dashboard to effortlessly navigate and get to what you want.

- Bing on Xbox. We are bringing Bing to Xbox. Bing on Xbox searches Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, as well as our music, video and Xbox LIVE marketplaces to find exactly the entertainment you want to enjoy. With Bing on Xbox and Kinect, you can effortlessly find the games, movies, TV shows, sports and music you want by only using your voice. You say it, Xbox finds it. The experience is now simpler than ever before.

- Expanded Kinect Voice Support. We want Xbox LIVE members around the globe to experience the magic of Kinect’s voice recognition technology so we are committed to bringing voice to eight additional markets by the end of this year with a total of 13 markets that will have Kinect voice. We are also exploring some innovative new ways to enable the LIVE community to help us accelerate the refinement of voice models in new markets, and look forward to sharing developments on that front soon.

- Beacons. We want to make it easy for you to connect with friends over your favorite games on Xbox LIVE, so we are introducing Beacons to the service. Beacons are a way to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE. By setting a Beacon, you tell Xbox LIVE what you want to play. Then, Xbox LIVE lets you know when friends are playing or want to play the same game. With Beacons, no matter what you’re currently doing on Xbox LIVE your friends know that it’s ok to ask you to play your Beaconed games. Imagine sending out a Beacon to let your friends know you’re interested in playing “Halo,” while watching a movie on Netflix. It’s about making it easier for you to share and discover games and multiplayer opportunities with friends on Xbox LIVE.

- Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile. Here at Xbox LIVE we listen to your feedback. We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox LIVE account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile, including items such as Microsoft Points to make purchases, Achievements and friends. Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox LIVE gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your “game saves” securely in the Xbox LIVE cloud instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive. Gone are the days of “gamertag recovery.” Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!

http://majornelson.com/2011/06/06/cloud ... xbox-live/

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PostRe: Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE
by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:26 pm

Lucien wrote:
Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile. Here at Xbox LIVE we listen to your feedback. We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox LIVE account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile, including items such as Microsoft Points to make purchases, Achievements and friends. Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox LIVE gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your “game saves” securely in the Xbox LIVE cloud instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive. Gone are the days of “gamertag recovery.” Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!

http://majornelson.com/2011/06/06/cloud ... xbox-live/

Peachy keen.


Yeah, that is really good. Means I don't need to take my 360 with me to my mates when we want to play Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 together.

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PostRe: Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE
by Eighthours » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:36 pm

Where's the strawberry floating expanded friends list? Gaaaaah.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Garth » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:23 am

Looks rather swish!

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Frank » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:33 am

Another new dashboard? Wonder what features they'll forget to carry over in this one... :fp:

Full cloud storage for saves sounds good, but is putting your actual profile onto a memory card really that tricky? (well, as long as you're not trying to use three memory cards in the 360S, anyway... Stupidest feature removal ever. "We're abolishing memory cards, because now, we've got 5 USB ports... that can only support two USB sticks, as opposed to the previous Xbox that could support profiles on two USB sticks and two memory units!")

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Drunken_Master » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:14 am

No Youtube, No Iplayer?

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PostNew Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Frank » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 am

They announced YouTube at the conference, so you'd imagine it'll be included in the (N)NXE.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by NickSCFC » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:50 am

How do I navigate between header menus if I need left and right to select in-menu items?

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:52 am

NickSCFC wrote:How do I navigate between header menus if I need left and right to select in-menu items?


Left bumper and right bumper? Kinda like the menus in Saints Row?

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by NickSCFC » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:53 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:How do I navigate between header menus if I need left and right to select in-menu items?


Left bumper and right bumper? Kinda like the menus in Saints Row?


I guess so

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by KK » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:55 am

Not a fan of the current one at all, so as long as it's easier to navigate, I'll be happy.

Looks cleaner anyway.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Fargo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:57 am

Hate the current one so this is a huge improvement

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by KK » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:59 am

If YouTube access is for GOLD only they can go strawberry float themselves.

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PostNew Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Frank » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:00 am

Wonder if they'll make old themes work properly again...

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by bear » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:20 pm

A dedicated Apps tab?
I'd love if this meant they are creating an Apps market for the 360.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Zellery » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm

KKLEIN wrote:If YouTube access is for GOLD only they can go strawberry float themselves.

Not really.

Why wouldn't they want this feature exclusive to their Gold userbase?

They want Silver members to keep seeing reasons to subscribe. They won't offer you Youtube for free.

In relation to the new dash. Looks ultra clean and a lot more simplified. I'm a fan.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Venom » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm

I actually like the idea of Kinect scanning you to create an avatar. Providing it wasn't pre-set, the avatar made of the asian woman was similar to her in features. I liked it!

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Iron Nan » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm

Can I have it without Lady Gaga's mug? :lol:

Otherwise yeah, looks good.

VenomUK wrote:I actually like the idea of Kinect scanning you to create an avatar. Providing it wasn't pre-set, the avatar made of the asian woman was similar to her in features. I liked it!


Not to mention the fact that it copied the design on her top as well, quite impressed by that, as long it was genuine.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by BID0 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:31 pm

Looks like it's going to be a mix of the best bits of NXE with the best of the old blade system.

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PostRe: New Xbox Dashboard coming Autumn 2011
by Drunken_Master » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Zellery wrote:
KKLEIN wrote:If YouTube access is for GOLD only they can go strawberry float themselves.

Not really.

Why wouldn't they want this feature exclusive to their Gold userbase?

They want Silver members to keep seeing reasons to subscribe. They won't offer you Youtube for free.

In relation to the new dash. Looks ultra clean and a lot more simplified. I'm a fan.



Er, so they're in effect charging you for a feature everyone in the known universe has access to? :lol:

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