We've been waiting months, and this is all they could do with facebook and twitter?
You know how I know your gay? You like Coldplay... Sorry, I had to make a 40 year old virgin reference! :) This looks pretty cool, I would like to look around the radio stations on xbox live... this might be cool!
never seen jerry maguire?!
I'm not to excited about the new update. I don't think I'm ever going to use facebook or twitter on xboxlive but I might use last.fm more than anything.
" I like Brad less for him intentionally listening to Coldplay. "
This update seems pretty average to me, liking the Last.FM feature but the rest is a little below par for an update. Haven't seen the Sky Player yet though.
*sigh* Twitter is such a waste of time.
I wonder if any of this is coming to New Zealand. Netflix didn't.
" @Fortenium said: " A lot of hate for this Dashboard update. I am a fan of social networking, and I would probably be in the same boat as some people, but they announced the ability to post pictures of specific games onto Facebook, and (am I wrong?) post the status. I think there was something about Twitter as well, but I am not sure. I was excited for Last.fm, but after I saw the application closes, I am disappointed by this. I was hoping to listen to Last.fm while playing Xbox 360 without having my speakers play loudly. I mostly am looking forward to seeing Xbox Facebook connecting, so I don't have to ask everyone, "Hey, do you have Xbox LIVE?" "People hate it, because it's adding pointless "functionality". Typical Microsoft behavior - feature creep. Surely you have a computer for your "social networking"? And really, who in the hell wants to post pictures and updates about videogames to facebook and twitter from their gaming console? Non-gamers who know you will probably just think you're sad and pathetic because "videogames are for nerds" or whatever their perception is (and believe me, it's still a sadly common perception) and gamers will just think "what the fuck is with this douche bag constantly spamming me updates about his stupid video game habits, like I care?!". Instead of adding a new "widget" for each individual thing they want to add, perhaps they could have just added a decent browser and a non-proprietary keyboard interface and let people surf the web. Facebook. Twitter. And also useful websites. But no . . . just a bunch of spent resources on a couple uninteresting pieces of crap that are probably of little interest to anyone who doesn't spend half the day filling out "which Twilight character are you?!" quizzes. As for last.fm -- I'll admit I haven't used the "radio" service it has -- but I assume it's a bad version of Pandora (would much rather see Pandora there). A selection of a bunch of songs you don't want to listen to that share tags with music you really *would* rather be listening to. And I am not surprised that it wouldn't be kept running in the background since it would only cause problems with online interactions. I really don't know what the fuck is up with console makers, these days. Microsoft has these fucking "avatars" and Facebook and Twitter and Sony has that god damned abortion known as "Home". I don't think I even want to know how many man hours and how much cash has been spent on all of these things on the development end. "
" A lot of hate for this Dashboard update. I am a fan of social networking, and I would probably be in the same boat as some people, but they announced the ability to post pictures of specific games onto Facebook, and (am I wrong?) post the status. I think there was something about Twitter as well, but I am not sure. I was excited for Last.fm, but after I saw the application closes, I am disappointed by this. I was hoping to listen to Last.fm while playing Xbox 360 without having my speakers play loudly. I mostly am looking forward to seeing Xbox Facebook connecting, so I don't have to ask everyone, "Hey, do you have Xbox LIVE?" "
Lets be fair here people - if your into social networking stuff and you have a 360+gold, this update is pretty fantastic.
Too bad I don't give a shit about anything that this adds. Gamerchix Gamer Night? Please. I hope you can hide this crap from your dashboard
Freaky: The time in the dashboard in the Twiter segment is 11:48 AM. The time I actually watched the video here on Giant Bomb was... 11:48 AM.
Interesting to see, but none of that interests me. Seems that now, all PSN has on XBL is porn.
Wouldn't it be nice to get all of those features, new and existing, instead of the gimped dashboard we get in Australia
Return of the periscope! I hope that money was well spent. Heh heh heh. As for the update, a lot of useless features.
nice the streaming 1080p looks pretty baller
Can twitter and facebook be uncool yet?
I'm really surprised Brad didn't get killed this time around. Man I'll need an alternate account to use for Facebook. I don't want my managers to see when I'm logging into the Xbox. Facebook will NOT be a good feature for me...nor would anything that allows outer forces to track me.
Don't care much for twitter but it would be nice if they have or add the ability to use the xbox camera to take pictures for facebook. The most exciting feature is that 1080p instant stream and last.fm is something I will see myself using for quite a while. I hope I got in the preview program.
Haha, Brad birthday is on the same day as mine :D July 20th :D
" *sigh* Twitter is such a waste of time. "
Brad, GET BACK TO WORK!
an update that has nothing to do with gaming. What a complete waste of a resources spent on this update. I can imagine a lot of people who own a 360 not even touching this shit. The only thing I can see useful is people streaming movies online for free
" Can twitter and facebook be uncool yet? "
I think all that shit is wayy more intuitive on my iphone. Also, I don't really frequent social networking sites....my 360 is for gamings
That frittata looked awesome Brad. Share the recipe!
Is it bad that I knew all the words to those scenes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
Let me get this out of the way first, I think Facebook and Twitter are useless fads that have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Having said that, this is by far the most useless update ever. The ONLY thing that could POTENTIALLY be OK is if the Last FM stuff gets moved to the guide so you can play Last FM music in the background as you play games. EVERYTHING else is utterly and completely USELESS. I was thinking that MAYBE the Twitter stuff would be ok if posted your achievements or other gaming related data into an RSS feed. (Not that its needed, since we have Xbox.com) But it doesn't even do that. As it stands now it is a non-update as far as I'm concerned. What a colossal waste of development time and money. WTF is Microsoft thinking?
Maybe they should focus more on new exclusive that aren't a rehash of Halo.
Brad dies at... Wait. What?
last.fm will build you a musical profile, but for it to actually gauge your taste you have to let it run on your computer and track what you listen to. Also, the artist stations don't play one artist; as I understand it, they can't do that, under whatever laws govern radio stations. The Coldplay radio starts with one Coldplay song, and then moves on to bands like Coldplay.
" @Quacktastic said: " Can twitter and facebook be uncool yet? "I know right.. its been popular for way too long.. I'm tired of being force fed status updates. I really don't care what people are up to every 5 seconds, if its important, I'll get a phonecall. "
this focusing on specific websites is for the birds. and not the cool birds like Flamingos and Ostriches, the ratty ones like Pigeons and Sparrows. meanwhile PS3 owners can Twitter all they want and do whatever the fuck else the internet provides because they have the real internet. Microsoft should take a lesson from Sony in that regard and while they're at it, teach Sony how to party chat. with video-sharing it'd be extra cool to watch a movie with my cousin across the country in New York at the same time with the chatting and whatnot even though we'll both probably have to pay for it. wasn't Home on the PS3 supposed to do that for free? what the fuck is the hold up?
Errrrr, don't see the point in Facebook or Twitter as most have it on there phones and pc anyway. They need to put relevant on demand TV stations up, a better music player although Zune ain't that bad and some kind of picture app. Hopefully Microsoft will listen and not charge you for the privelage.
You know you hit the future when HD video is streamed faster than music...
" You know you hit the future when HD video is streamed faster than music... "
IN A RELATIONSHIP. Millions of dreams shattered in a second.
Guy Cocker! I remember that guy. is he still at Gamespot?
i don't really get the purpose of throwing all of this stuff on the 360, especially since most of it's so bare bones. i bought a 360 for games, not for facebook, msnbc, or lastfm.
i would rather do all of that on my computer which is always on and in the same room (and better) as my video games and TV. That is nice that they offer it at all i guess, but i would rather have my ps3 just expand some of the web browsing capability and then id buy a usb keyboard for it. until then, i will use all of this stuff (pandora is better than last fm) on my computer.