Monday, September 13, 2010

New Xbox Dashboard


Nearly every September Microsoft releases it's new Xbox 360 dashboard update to improve on everything it has to offer, but this year it's not looking too much better.

There was a video released showing what exactly the new dashboard is going to look like and I wasn't very impressed with what Microsoft had to offer. The dashboard as it is now is very versatile and more appealing to the gaming audience to make it feel like a gamer's console. With the new dashboard coming our way Microsoft has made things a little more neat and tidy which doesn't look well on the Xbox.

 Even though this video is a pre-release and they can still change what they want it gives some idea of what's to come and it seems that they have simplified things too much and made it look much more bland. Given that you will still be able to choose your own theme I'm sure the visuals could be different but as it stands with the default settings the new dashboard is not something I'm looking forward to, Kinect or not.

P.S. The picture above is of the current dashboard :)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2a6KBGc0Uo&feature=player_embedded#!

18 comments:

rawry said...

I don't like the new dashboard as much

miecak said...

Glad I have my trusty PS3 with Sony's XMB here :D

Anti1337 said...

these guys are pushing too hard to monetize their platform, which is hardly worth it compared to the expansiveness of pcs

Muhunty said...

its pretty cool looking.

Supp.

Joe said...

It looks like it is a lot smoother, but I like the old dashboard better...

Bearodactyl Rex said...

I think the new dashboard looks great. Plus they're improving voice chat features. You should write about that.

Alex DeLarge said...

I like the old dashboard better, maybe it's just me

xMuku said...

Sorry I hadn't read anything about the new voice chat features.

Shane said...

Doesn't look like much of an improvement.

MVTM said...

not much of a change... hope it runs smoother

Jeffy said...

i like th ps3 version, it's sexy

mickvp said...

meh they both did the job a dashboard is a dashboard !

Max said...

The improvements might be really useful. Showing my support.

UnseenSniper said...

Lego Batman!!!!

Superluke said...

As long as it's fast I won't worry too much...

Xelophant said...

No sir I don't like it.

The Alaskan Reviewer said...

it's simple, and i like simple. though it is minimalistic, a drawback.

Dr. John Doe said...

curious . . . I wonder when it will be implemented.

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