Microsoft Needs Testers For A New Xbox Preview Program

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#51 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Nice. I signed up and was accepted. Now I pray this doesn't break my system.  :P

#52 Posted by Jackel2072 (2254 posts) -

looks like most everyone who signed up got in. I would have killed to get into the Kinect Beta 

#53 Posted by Metalman781 (88 posts) -

not sure if i will use this or not

#54 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -

Got accepted as well

#55 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -
@kristov_romanov said:
" Got in. Hope it doesn't explode my Xbox.  I wonder if anyone is being denied? "
Yeah really. They took me right away, and I don't have netflix. I might sign up for a trial or something during this though, just to see the new app. The old one was ok, but I still wanted more.
#56 Posted by honeycut1 (142 posts) -

I got accepted as soon as I submitted the information.  I'm not thrilled to read the warning that it could kill my system and party chat is gone, but I don't have to worry about that until they push the update.

#57 Posted by kristov_romanov (458 posts) -
@nukesniper: Don't even get the Netflix stuff down here in Australia.  I hear Canada only just got streaming.
#58 Posted by Ladnar (198 posts) -

Wingo is cool  wish he still did sportscenter

#59 Posted by Branthog (7591 posts) -

Their sign-up didn't work for shit. I wouldn't have actually participated, but I thought I'd check out the signup, at least. When you click on the first link they give you, it never actually took you anywhere. Probably some proprietary IE bullshit and I'm not going to load IE just to sign up to be someone's beta testing bitch.

#60 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

I would sign up if I had any interest whatsoever in any of those features.

#61 Posted by Evil_Alaska (293 posts) -

Too bad ESPN won't work for live games if your ISP doesn't support ESPN3.com. 

#62 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

I signed up for that weeks ago, I had an account on connect from the last 2 betas I took part in on xbox 360...

#63 Posted by blacklab (1544 posts) -

in

#64 Posted by LeoMinor (261 posts) -

Anyone NOT get accepted? Seems like everyone, including me, were accepted.

#65 Posted by jakob187 (21665 posts) -

Wait...so now we actually CAN broadcast the games live at work?! 
 
WOOT!

#66 Posted by cyber95 (50 posts) -

Awright, I'm in. 

#67 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Is it just added features for the dashboard, or is it the leaked 'updated' dashboard with really square panels and the such?

#68 Posted by Wejoti (1 posts) -

I don't think I will use the update simply because party chat is kind of important to me at the moment.  If I were a non-social gamer I would go for it by all means.

#69 Posted by dkazona@live.nl (29 posts) -

No netflix or ESPN here, so I'm not going to bother with this preview. I'm jealous of all the people that do get that stuff, though.

#70 Posted by Swoxx (2993 posts) -

I'm in!

#71 Posted by Damien (1384 posts) -
@EvilHaole said:
" Too bad ESPN won't work for live games if your ISP doesn't support ESPN3.com.  "
Everyone keeps saying this but has it ever been confirmed?  Link?
#72 Posted by trevorallengreen@gmail.com (23 posts) -

i signed up. hopefully my console gets flagged for the update.

#73 Posted by Bouke (1402 posts) -

Has anyone from Europe entered?

#74 Edited by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -
@Bouke said:

" Has anyone from Europe entered? "

Yes, and I was accepted immediately. Interesting seeing how I do not get ESPN nor Netflix...
#75 Posted by Bouke (1402 posts) -
@Bennyishere:
How are you getting Netflix in Europe though? I thought that Netflix was only available for people in the US...
#76 Posted by WiqidBritt (578 posts) -

so I can't party chat with people outside the preview program? I think I'll wait this time, I've been in on the last few previews.
#77 Posted by contenderdaz (5 posts) -
@Bouke:  Hey,,I've 
 
Hey,,I've entered and am in the UK
#78 Posted by megatronica (2 posts) -

Got in. Don't really care about party chat since the only friends I have are either never really online or kind of annoying on the mic.

#79 Posted by Wyrdo (6 posts) -

Cool, let's see if they can make the dash even more annoying than the last update!

#80 Posted by DarkCipher (4 posts) -

i believe they will accept ton of people until they hit a certain number, gotta realize there are ...i wanna say millions that play xbox every moment i bet once they hit a high number lik e...i wanna say 500,000 it will start rejecting

#81 Posted by budgietheii (159 posts) -

Think I'll be going for this.
 
yes this is an achievement post.

#82 Posted by Zaapp1 (658 posts) -

I got it, thanks GB.  I think it's pretty funny that the first three things they ask you are that you're aware you're not getting a kinect out of this...

#83 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:

"Is it just added features for the dashboard, or is it the leaked 'updated' dashboard with really square panels and the such? "


It's the new dashboard with all the features and appeareance.  I will say the square theme is a bit odd looking, but it's certainly much cleaner.  Considering how much people were complaining about the amount of "ads" and clutter though, I see why they've gone for something like this. 
 
Also looks to be much easier to navigate with Kinect.    
#84 Posted by thedude1 (44 posts) -

Boom. I be in dis.

#85 Posted by NickyDubz (272 posts) -

Espn n nervous should be sweet

#86 Posted by stubadubb (19 posts) -

I've been accepted into the preview program, but does that actually mean I'm definitely getting the new dashboard during the preview?

#87 Posted by aaron.bolthouse@gmail.com (8 posts) -

I dont like that I can't party chat with non-preview people, this wasn't true in the two previous previews I participated in :-(
#88 Posted by Mordi (553 posts) -
@aaron.bolthouse@gmail.com said:
" I dont like that I can't party chat with non-preview people, this wasn't true in the two previous previews I participated in :-( "
That probably means they made enhancements to it though.
#89 Posted by teh_destroyer (3566 posts) -

Better Netflix is always a good thing.

#90 Posted by kahi (114 posts) -
@Mordi

Aka better voice quality :)
#91 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

mother humper, I actually need to be at my xbox to do this..... pffffffbbbbbbbb

#92 Posted by kagato (911 posts) -
@mfpantst said:
"mother humper, I actually need to be at my xbox to do this..... pffffffbbbbbbbb "

Yeah i got caught out on that one too, hope there is still a space by the time i get home tonight!
#93 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

Major Nelson just tweeted that they're almost full. Now is the time to decide if you want in or not.
 
@mfpantst said:

" mother humper, I actually need to be at my xbox to do this..... pffffffbbbbbbbb "


@kagato said:

" @mfpantst said:

"mother humper, I actually need to be at my xbox to do this..... pffffffbbbbbbbb "
Yeah i got caught out on that one too, hope there is still a space by the time i get home tonight! "

I just checked and you can get your serial number by going to the support page and requesting a repair. If your console is registered it will show up there. You don't actually have to go through with the request, it's just a place to select which console you want repaired.
 
The console ID is available from the license transfer tool here. Select "star the processs now" (you don't have to go through with it and it should show up. I've actually done a transfer, so you may need an extra step to get to a place to see your consoles if you haven't already done it. 
#94 Posted by suikoden352 (423 posts) -

i got accepted into the program as well. i've started using espn 3 more often and i like what is offered with it. will be nice to have it right there instead of having to hook my laptop up to my tv all the time. a bummer though that non preview ppl can't party chat with preview ppl but hopefully the full release goes out soon after the preview stuff so we can all party up anytime we want with all friends and not just some.

#95 Posted by TorMasturba (1095 posts) -

These are the sort of people I actively avoid lol, looks good for people who like that sort of thing though, and that's all that matters in the end.

#96 Posted by TehJames (199 posts) -

Great that the US are getting all this sweet updates!! 
 
No, not really. Give some love to Europe.

#97 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -
@TehJames said:
" Great that the US are getting all this sweet updates!!   No, not really. Give some love to Europe. "
Did you try signing up? I know people in the UK who have gotten in on it. It's not US only.
#98 Posted by kagato (911 posts) -

Major Nelson tweeted whilst i was on the way home that they now have enough testers and are refusing anymore.  I was lucky enough to register last night as soon as i got home from work, im in the UK too.  There was an option to choose which country you where from and they where all in there.

#99 Posted by CozmoD (15 posts) -

You would think this thing would be automatic, considering I even beta tested Xbox Live back on the original xbox days.I feel like I deserve a badge or avatar sticker or something.

#100 Posted by lunalicrichard (180 posts) -
@TrippinBungalow said:
"No party chat is kiiiind of a dealbreaker. "

for me it is . i wanted to do it ,until i read that your chat is cut off for the duration.

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