#1 Edited by insanejedi (655 posts) -

Has the Giant Bomb members never went to the MS website?This isn't rocket science people. I can clearly see what came out and what is comming out in the future.

#2 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

Oh cool, how can I access that site from my 360? That would be helpful.

#3 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I think you proved there point by suggesting the best way to download a game on 360 is to go to a external website.

#4 Posted by believer258 (11624 posts) -

Most people don't visit that. Most people just turn on their Xboxes and start playing. Arcade games are fairly hidden. They aren't well advertised on the Xbox, so these small-time developers who need more money than the big time developers aren't getting the advertising space that they should have. People don't know about those games, people don't buy them, and that whole thing just swirls down the drain.

Even if you do keep up with the gaming community, getting to the XBLA now requires more clicks than ever and it's not completely clear how to get there if you aren't familiar with it. Anyone with half a brain can figure it out, yes, but the fact that a question might exist betrays really, really bad design.

Plus, loading up any list of your own games takes way too long.

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#5 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Finding games on the dashboard is easy. Hearing them complain about the ads is valid but getting around to stuff? Not hard.

#6 Posted by insanejedi (655 posts) -

On Xbox 360

Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>New Releases> (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Or Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>Arcade>New Releases (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

#7 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

@insanejedi said:

On Xbox 360

Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>New Releases> (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Or Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>Arcade>New Releases (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Wow that's really quick and easy! It's not like I have to move over to the games marketplace/games button through other ones!

#8 Edited by insanejedi (655 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@insanejedi said:

On Xbox 360

Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>New Releases> (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Or Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>Arcade>New Releases (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Wow that's really quick and easy! It's not like I have to move over to the games marketplace/games button through other ones!

How do you even use a computer if you find that complicated?

#9 Posted by CrazyBagMan (836 posts) -

@insanejedi said:

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@insanejedi said:

On Xbox 360

Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>New Releases> (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Or Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>Arcade>New Releases (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Wow that's really quick and easy! It's not like I have to move over to the games marketplace/games button through other ones!

How do you even use a computer if you find that complicated?

Computers do a lot more than an Xbox. Being shitty at the one of the few things you're supposed to do isn't okay. And comparing it to something that does everything isn't reasonable.

#10 Posted by 1337W422102 (1004 posts) -

>no way to sort games by price
Fuck that noise.

#11 Edited by alternate (2681 posts) -
How do you even use a computer if you find that complicated?
Has the Giant Bomb members never went to the MS website?

People in glass houses shouldn't call other people stupid. Or something.

#12 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5094 posts) -

@insanejedi said:

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@insanejedi said:

On Xbox 360

Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>New Releases> (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Or Games tab>Game Marketplace>Games>Arcade>New Releases (Sort by: Release Date, Top downloaded, User Rating, Title.)

Wow that's really quick and easy! It's not like I have to move over to the games marketplace/games button through other ones!

How do you even use a computer if you find that complicated?

Well the menus are sluggish. It doesn't help that the ads take up so much space and center stage while the menu options you do want are on the side of the screen. They are about 1/3rd of the size of the ads too. Then you have to navigate through more sluggish menus to find like ten games and considering I saw Kinectimals as a new release today it looks kind of busted. And if you want to look at more archived stuff you either have to know exactly what you are looking for or go through the alphabet system where it shows you 5 games at a time. Considering that the 360 is 6-7 years old there is a lot of shit on there and only being able to look at 5 games at a time severely hinders your search.

#13 Posted by TheRealJpoe (133 posts) -

I never I thought I'd say this but... damn I miss the blades. Wouldn't be having this conversation if MS just kept it the same.

#14 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I'm sorry, but the current dashboard is godawful. Stop trying to defend failure.

If only I had blades :(

(I'm serious, that was the best version of the dashboard)

#15 Posted by phantomzxro (1565 posts) -

I don't think its hard as in anyone who know games won't be able to find it but with the new design its a bit more cumbersome to get into the market and find what you want. I also feel the ads are a bit more disorienting because most ads are intermix with the icons you need to move on and with half of the ads being bigger than your game icons as well as smaller ads mixed in, it just feels "busy". At least in the last design the ads had their place and never was in the way of where you had to go.

#16 Posted by Cchrist (19 posts) -

Arcade games used to be 3 button presses away from the main screen, now its over 10, i counted it at one point but can't be bothered now.

#17 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

It seems that the GB issue of sometimes not finding XBLA game release dates is before they come out, afterwards it's easy to go to pull down a list on XBLA of new things by release date.

#18 Posted by NegativeCero (2975 posts) -

It's not hard to find stuff, it's just needlessly buried in screens.

#19 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

The dashboard is pretty bad. There is no defending it.