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Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Hits Snag, Details Incoming [UPDATED]

Unclear what's causing the problem in rolling out the new dashboard.

UPDATE: The new dashboard is rolling out now. Go nuts!

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If everything went according to schedule, the new Xbox 360 dashboard would be live...but it’s not.

It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup, but Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb is providing updates as they come in via Twitter, and said there would be an official update later in the day.

“The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today,” said Hyrb.

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Posted by patrickklepek

UPDATE: The new dashboard is rolling out now. Go nuts!

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If everything went according to schedule, the new Xbox 360 dashboard would be live...but it’s not.

It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup, but Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb is providing updates as they come in via Twitter, and said there would be an official update later in the day.

“The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today,” said Hyrb.

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Posted by AlisterCat

Waiting.

Posted by Cyrisaurus

They decided it didn't have enough ads

Posted by deathfromace

Was actually looking forward to this.

Posted by Dagbiker

Now news that there is going to be news is news

Posted by ReyGitano

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

Posted by DrJota

@Cyrisaurus said:

They decided it didn't have enough ads

Posted by Rasmoss

It's Hryb.
Posted by 234r2we232

A news story about a tweet. That's just groovy.

Posted by admanb

The problem is clearly derp.

Posted by ArcadeHero

This is totally unrelated to anything, but did 'Major Nelson' come from I Dream of Jeannie?

Edited by Cyrisaurus

Hyrb Dyrb

Seriously though, does Patrick intentionally make at least one semi-major typo per post?

Posted by UsbCable

@ReyGitano: Agreed.... As a dude that lost all his data in the past I'm also loving the cloud saves and some of the apps will be useful whenever they come out.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I didn't even know it was happening today....I thought it was this fall /sarcasm

Oh well...

Posted by iAmJohn
@Cyrisaurus

They decided it didn't have enough ads

The sad part is that this is probably true.
Posted by Wheepo

@ArcadeHero said:

This is totally unrelated to anything, but did 'Major Nelson' come from I Dream of Jeannie?

Yes. If Wikipedia is to be believed.

Posted by FritzDude

Why can't anyone spell his name correctly?

Posted by FinalDasa

It took 2 hours for any update from Microsoft, via Major Nelson, that the delay would be later today. Even now they can't give us any details, why the delay, time frame for the update, anything.

Microsoft isn't great at getting all the information out. Even the end of Xbox live on the OG Xbox was muddled and misinformed.

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Posted by TooWalrus

Ha, I use that same "Holiday 2008" theme.

Posted by Mijati

At least the apps that were meant to be released today have been so can continue to enjoy it via the preview (LoveFilm app).

Posted by agerstone

GOD DAMNIT

Posted by HiCZoK

Who cares. its just a dashboard. We can wait another day.

if it would be BACK TO BLADES update, then I would antycipate it like crazy man :D

Posted by laserbolts

I guess we have no choice but to update if we use xbox live eh? Not a fan of the new dashboard.

Posted by Afroman269

@ReyGitano said:

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

This, except I'm liking the cloud saves.

Posted by Dany

@Afroman269 said:

@ReyGitano said:

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

This, except I'm liking the cloud saves.

I like the new netflix app and the whoe app marketplace, some nice stuff. Navigating the marketplace still sucks.

Posted by AndyMP

After all the hype of the last few days this represents an anti-climax of monumental proportions. Or at least it will do if it is delayed beyond today.

Posted by MormonWarrior

Updates about updates? That's so meta.

Posted by spiceninja

Weird. I've been using it for a few weeks and to me it seems like all they have to do is remove the Preview section and push it out to everyone. Not sure what could have gone wrong.

Posted by YoungFrey

As I told an MS rep at PAX. I can ignore ads anywhere you put them. Just make it easier to get to may games. They did. I am very appreciative of this.

Posted by Ravenlight

Did they fail their own certification process?

Posted by Parsnip

I love that the youtube video says Gameplay. I guess "quick look" isn't really descriptive for youtube.

Edited by MordeaniisChaos

HAHA. Losers. I'm using it right now, and it's awesome! BEACON, ACTIVATE.

@FinalDasa said:

It took 2 hours for any update from Microsoft, via Major Nelson, that the delay would be later today. Even now they can't give us any details, why the delay, time frame for the update, anything.

Microsoft isn't great at getting all the information out. Even the end of Xbox live on the OG Xbox was muddled and misinformed.

OH MY GOD TWO HOURS OF NOT HAVING THE NEXT THING HOLY SHIT YOUR XBOX IS REDRINGED AND YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES TO LIVE.

Seriously, two hours. If you are seriously upset about a two hour delay on that bit of news, you need to calm the hell down. Your xbox still works. You'll get your new stuff, and you can't expect them to just instantaneously inform you of the problem, tell you when it'll be fixed, tell you what the actual problem is, and then fix it without just being disappointed and making a fool out of yourself.

@Dagbiker said:

Now news that there is going to be news is news

I'm sure plenty of people would be happy to know there is a delay, not much point waiting to put that news out for more information, rather than just updating this with the timeline and lack of MS giving a reason because they never say what is causing issues like this, because 90% of their end users could give a fuck why it didn't come, or even that it didn't, in all likelihood.

Posted by DharmaBum

@Cyrisaurus: you have exceeded your limit of one complaint per article.

Posted by FinalDasa

@MordeaniisChaos: Calm down lol its not the delay that annoys me its the lack of information from Microsoft. The 2 hours was waiting on any information about what the delay was or how long it would take. I understand that they can't just spout out all the information but I'd like to have a time frame or something to go off of. I feel really bad for Major Nelson, check out his @ replies on twitter for some anger.

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Posted by Strifer

Oh, man. I was really looking forward to trying it today.

Posted by Humanity

@Anwar said:

@DrJota said:

@Cyrisaurus said:

They decided it didn't have enough ads

It seriously doesn't have that many ads - not enough for me to notice anyway. Only thing I have a problem with is that they're still using like 65% of screen space with tiny boxes instead of just making huge lavish full screen menus like the old ZUNE interface or something.

Posted by Guerrilla_Mason

@Mr. Kamikaze: It's fall till the 21st.

Posted by JimmyPancakes

Wait, he's not a real Major?

Posted by Soccer5537

You know what Xbox Live, it's cool. I'm dating a much prettier girl anyway, her name is Skyrim. I spend a lot of time with her so please, take your time coming along. More time to roam around and clear out caves full of bandits.

Posted by Matt_F606

The only thing truly new in this update is the cloud saves, I wonder if the delay is linked to the online storage. They've done plenty of graphical redesigns in the past.

Edited by tangmcgame

@FinalDasa said:

@MordeaniisChaos: Calm down lol its not the delay that annoys me its the lack of information from Microsoft. The 2 hours was waiting on any information about what the delay was or how long it would take. I understand that they can't just spout out all the information but I'd like to have a time frame or something to go off of. I feel really bad for Major Nelson, check out his @ replies on twitter for some anger.

Failure to communicate is industry standard.

Posted by Tesla
@sofacitysweetheart

A news story about a tweet. That's just groovy.

The subject of the story is actually the delay of the dashboard update. The tweet is currently the only source for updates on said subject.
Posted by MordeaniisChaos

@laserbolts said:

I guess we have no choice but to update if we use xbox live eh? Not a fan of the new dashboard.

... You prefer what it is now? Functionally the new one is infinitely better.

Posted by nintendoeats

@FinalDasa: Imagine that you are each person along the chain. Somebody has to notice that it isn't working right, then they have to double-check so that they don't set off any false alarms. Then they have to tell somebody else who has to see for themselves. Then they have to go around to everybody involved and make sure it isn't some small problem that can be fixed instantly. Then they have to talk to the guy in charge of the whole operation who needs to go through the same process. Then he calls somebody else who calls Major Nelson. Then HE has to finish eating or whatever he was doing at the time, call up the head of department to get the relevant information, run his xbox at the same time so that he can confirm that it's not working, contact some other random people that need to know about this, call the PR department to make sure that he is cleared to talk and ONLY THEN can he consider pulling out his phone and tweeting a very carefully worded notice to everyone.

2 hours is probably some kind of record for this process.

Posted by MalkavTheClown

They announced that they would launch without any problems.....until Major Nelson took an arrow to the knee

Posted by guypussy

"It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup..."

So what's to report, GB?

Here, have a pageview.

Posted by Jedted

Hope this gets fixed soon. I was really egar to try out some of the new features.

Posted by Mordi

Seems like there's always a problem with these launches. 
 
Also, I think it's "Hryb".

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@guypussy said:

"It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup..."

So what's to report, GB?

Here, have a pageview.

This is why game journalism isn't taken seriously (posting non stories, sensationalism, brand loyalty.. ect), but I digress.

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