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Early NXE For Everybody (Who Signed Up For It)

If you signed up for a shot at the early preview of the new Xbox 360 dashboard, get ready, because you're getting in tonight.

Turn on the street theme to keep it "mad gully" in "tha hood!" "Word!"
Quick update tonight from Major "The Maj" Nelson, also known as Microsoft's Larry Hryb. If you signed up for that New Xbox Experience preview awhile back but didn't get selected in any of the previous waves, get ready. They're adding everyone to the cool kids list tonight, so if you properly filled out your entry with the correct console ID and serial number, you should be receiving the update sometime within the next few hours.

For everyone else, the updated dash will hit on Wednesday. At this point, I'm most looking forward to the rollout so we can stop talking about the "New Xbox Experience" and get on with our lives via the "Current Xbox Experience."
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Posted by Jeff
Turn on the street theme to keep it "mad gully" in "tha hood!" "Word!"
Quick update tonight from Major "The Maj" Nelson, also known as Microsoft's Larry Hryb. If you signed up for that New Xbox Experience preview awhile back but didn't get selected in any of the previous waves, get ready. They're adding everyone to the cool kids list tonight, so if you properly filled out your entry with the correct console ID and serial number, you should be receiving the update sometime within the next few hours.

For everyone else, the updated dash will hit on Wednesday. At this point, I'm most looking forward to the rollout so we can stop talking about the "New Xbox Experience" and get on with our lives via the "Current Xbox Experience."
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Posted by piecat

Nice, I should be getting it tonight. I was a little skeptical at first, but now I'm quite excited.

Posted by TooWalrus

Oh no! Two more days until I can make my cutesy avatar look-alike! Life's just not worth living!

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

i was shocked as hell when I got the update promt

Posted by daniel_beck_90

yeah I signed a while back and My 360 is a happy lady right now  lol

Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver

i'm fine waiting the 2 extra days. Im still kind of indeferent on this NXE. I will have to wait and see I guess before I make my final impressions on it though

Posted by DoctorTran

I got into the third wave so... congrats to those who got in early!

Posted by JoelTGM

Avatars... damn it.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Yup, got it.

Posted by Peacemaker

I have been playing with it for the past hour and I'm really enjoying it.  I know I still have to get used to where some things are and all that but it's already much faster and easier to use.  I'm definitely signing up for netflix now.

Posted by lamegame621

AH!!! WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT A VIRTUAL REPRESENTATION OF MY CHUBBY SELF??? Seriously though, I want to put Gears 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company on my HDD.

Posted by sdauz

is this really what 360 owners should be excited about? lol....im a 360 owner...and im stoked about this!!!

Posted by John

To me, this New Xbox Experience will always be new....

Posted by piecat

Yay, i'm downloading now.

Posted by Joey2683

I signed up but no prompt. Is anyone else not have it yet that should?

Posted by spiceninja

I signed up but I'm not getting a prompt to update.

Posted by DJ_Lae

Cool beans. I'm installing Fable 2 at the moment, since the first thing NXE enables me to do is shut that game the fuck up.

About damn time.

Posted by Sil3n7

Got my update! :)

Edited by Brackynews

PLZ 2 GIVE USER CHOICE OF ALL FOUR BLADE THEME IMAGES KTHX!  NEEDS MA GEMMA.
Seriously, resemblance to Old Xbox Experience < 0.
But I likes it for what it is.

Posted by wefwefasdf

I never knew there was an opportunity to sign up. I feel out of the loop...

Posted by HTTenrai

Oh dammit! I knew I forgot something!

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

>_< should have signed up instead of listening to nelsons blog that they had filled up with enough beta testers! DAMN!

Posted by JJ

Even though it is only a day. At least I go the NXE before all my friends.

Posted by Joey2683

When I signed up for this I entered my Serial Id and not my console Id, so no early update for me....damn it! What a waste of time.

Posted by Smersh

Any1 know if NXE is downloadable to disc for non-xbox live users?

Posted by Red
John said:
"To me, this New Xbox Experience will always be new...."
Yeah, sounds a gazillion times better than The Xbox Dashboard.
Posted by WilliamRLBaker
Smersh said:
"Any1 know if NXE is downloadable to disc for non-xbox live users?"
unsure but likely it will, or be included on games in the future or OXM discs.
Posted by NickDynmo

If only it were possible to sign up for it. As soon as I heard about it (each time!), I got online to sign up, but was always faced with a "This page is unavailable" screen. Oh well. I can wait until 24 hours.

Posted by Nintendude

Ugh, it looks like to be the time to actually start using that horrible looking interface. Couldn't be less exited about this...

Posted by HatKing

I would have signed up but everytime I tried that website was experiencing difficulties.

Posted by darkjester74
Smersh
on Nov. 18, 2008
Any1 know if NXE is downloadable to disc for non-xbox live users?

Traditionally Microsoft has made previous dashboard updates available in a downloadable ISO format.  I'm sure the same will be true here.
Edited by AndrewB

And the only reason they're doing this is to alleviate some of the stress their servers will be taking come actual release date, by getting some of the crux out of the way sooner.