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Posted by jbrown08

Nothing stops the enduran......

oh wait, wrong video. Oops.

Posted by ShuaReborn

The new xbox?! I've already been through 4!?

Posted by The_Craze

Yeah!

Posted by Ozzer

YES!

Posted by captainslender

ALL NEW NEW

Posted by ip007

Is this thing out in Sweden yet?!

Posted by SoulAssassin808

Its not out here in continental EU yet.....

Posted by FatWhiteLump

It looks nice but the ads take up way too much space.

Posted by onan

It would be really nice if they offered refunds for themes with all of these new dashboards. They seriously have no shame about charging people for aesthetic changes only to make them impossible to use and view in the next software revision.

Posted by mere_immortal

Seems odd to have the video tab before the games tab.

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Posted by George_Hukas

Dear god, why is this over 30mins long

Posted by captainanderson

Still inferior to the XMB.

Posted by RobertOrri

Yes! More ads!

Edited by Vorbis

Glad it no longer requires several button presses to play a game.

Not glad that avatars still exist.

Posted by Afroman269

This new layout is probably my favorite. I've been enjoying the preview, it's about time the dashboard got snappy.

Posted by solidlife

When does this get release for the UK any timeframe? (not date)

Edited by Ghost_Cat

Lol, Jeff was looking for Spank Rock's "Bootay" (I think). Hell yuh.

Posted by Y2Ken

@onan: I believe the themes still work with the new dashboard. To be honest I feel as though the themes are a little too expensive as it is anyways.

Posted by VicRattlehead

cant you watch soft core porno on dailymotion?

Posted by Sammo21

I personally hate the new XBox dash. I have been in the beta for a bit now and the fact that 80%+ of your home screen is an ad is fucking ridiculous and inexcusable. If I could customize it I wouldn't care, but you can't. Most of that dashboard, outside of social, is trying to get you to buy more stuff.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

The ad placement and frequency is sort of a bummer, but honestly isn't really a big deal. Most of the larger ads aren't ads at all, but rotating 'newest content' kinda boxes, same stuff you'd see on lots of web sites, just a rotating carosel of latest released content that helps keep you up to date on the newest indie games or games on demand titles etc.

I do wish Gold had 'some' noticable impact on the 'true' ads featured on the dashboard though, you know... the ones for cars and stuff, I don't want a ford ad on my gaming console please.

Edited by CptBedlam

Not liking the ads, there are even more ads displayed at once now than before and as a paying gold member, I'd expect they give me the option to turn off the ads completely! But no, when I turn on the xbox I'm greeted by a screen full of ads and my game has been shoved into a tiny box on the left side.

And the crappy fog that covers the bottom half of my wallpaper is still there. What the fuck, Microsoft?

Also, the marketplace menu is horse-shit with the few options displayed at a time, some of which don't stand out next to the ads makes it even worse (like "game type" for example). They shouldn't have used pics for these.

Posted by TrafalgarLaw

Still inferior to the XMB and you pay $60 a year for ads! Enjoy!

Posted by ilduce620

Star Trek IV is, sadly, not on Netflix Streaming.

Posted by Hurricrane

This whole thing seems kinda gross, sure you can just hit Play a lot easier, but the ads still take up 3/4 of the screen and that keyboard is awful. Also that you have to go so far into it to download actual games is really gross. I'm very quickly getting over the Xbox, even though it nailed a lot of stuf, it's been completely ruined by it's marketing.

Posted by Humanity

@TrafalgarLaw said:

Still inferior to the XMB and you pay $60 a year for ads! Enjoy!

You gotta be kidding. Even the Wii has a better interface than the XMB.

Posted by Y2Ken

@Vorbis: Aw man, don't hate on the avatars! I love my avatar.

Posted by YoungFrey

I kind of like the new setup. I like how I can play my current game with 1 button press from the starting screen. Unlike before. I like how I can bring up my recent games with 1 stick flick and a press. I don't like the lack of sorting features. Like how my XBLA list has everything crammed together. It's like they gave up organizing and let Bing handle it. I positively hate how they new aesthetic is part of all the video apps too. I don't want your design, I want as many options crammed on the screen as possible. The idea of Beacons is cool, but unless you have a big friends list (I do not), it's not very useful. I want them for games none of my friends own. But until you can set them for the general populace, they are a small fraction of their potential.

Posted by TrafalgarLaw

@Humanity said:

@TrafalgarLaw said:

Still inferior to the XMB and you pay $60 a year for ads! Enjoy!

You gotta be kidding. Even the Wii has a better interface than the XMB.

At least I don't pay for ads or to play my games online.

Posted by A_Dog
Posted by Stahlbrand

At least they didn't break premium theme things, but they looked better with the z-axis movement rather than the flattened aspect.

Beacons might be useful.

Posted by Antihippy

God that text input interface looks like the worst thing ever.

Posted by elcalavera

@TrafalgarLaw said:

@Humanity said:

@TrafalgarLaw said:

Still inferior to the XMB and you pay $60 a year for ads! Enjoy!

You gotta be kidding. Even the Wii has a better interface than the XMB.

At least I don't pay for ads or to play my games online.

Burrrrrrrrn.

Posted by prestonhedges

They keep saying they don't care about achievement points but then they keep talking about games they've played through just because the points are easy. Ugh. Pathetic.

Posted by Ramone

FUCK YOU JEFF STAR TREK 4 IS AWESOME ARE YOU ON LDS OR SOMETHING

Posted by Ronald

It was the ECW Zombie. And then Sandman came out and caned him death. Well, second death. Actually there probably was a mummy at one point, it became a running gag of some SciFi themed character coming out, and then Sandman destroying them with a kendo stick. There were vampires, though. Then the one vampire turned into a Mexican and then a fetish model.

Posted by eccentrix

Bring back the blades!

Posted by Ares42

hmm, does the cloud save mean that I now have to pick save unit every time I start up a game ? Remember having a USB stick in my xbox for a little while and it was damn annoying always getting that pop-up.

Posted by Antihippy

@gladspooky: Wait, what?

Jeff and brad has been pimping their achievement scores since forever, especially jeff.

Posted by AlisterCat

I'm with you, Brad. I use that Christmas theme all year round.

Posted by smokyexe

Who cares

Posted by adoggz

BRAD!!! how do i get that sweet ass theme?

Posted by Stahlbrand

Star Trek IV - best TOS-based ST film? Also, that trailer is a relic.

Posted by lawrence_of_suburbia

Damn that's ugly.

I see they follow the Facebook philiosophy of making something workable then crapping it up with a bunch of pointless features.

Posted by Stahlbrand

@Ramone said:

FUCK YOU JEFF STAR TREK 4 IS AWESOME ARE YOU ON LDS OR SOMETHING

golf claps.

Posted by Dany

I've been in the preview program and I like the changes made.

Posted by ManiacMaysin

Where are the the game library? I didn't see that.

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Posted by onan

@DJJoeJoe said:

The ad placement and frequency is sort of a bummer, but honestly isn't really a big deal. Most of the larger ads aren't ads at all, but rotating 'newest content' kinda boxes, same stuff you'd see on lots of web sites, just a rotating carosel of latest released content that helps keep you up to date on the newest indie games or games on demand titles etc.

I do wish Gold had 'some' noticable impact on the 'true' ads featured on the dashboard though, you know... the ones for cars and stuff, I don't want a ford ad on my gaming console please.

The only good thing I can see about this is that things are now in a set place. It's not like when you go looking for Xbox Live sales and have to scan a bunch of ads to find the right item. Now it'll be on the third page, upper right corner, or whatever. That lets you mentally block the ads because your eyes avoid the space since it's been deemed as useless information. It's the same way most people completely don't notice the brand of television they're watching, even though it's plastered right across the bezel on most TVs.

Posted by lordofultima

Wow, now I want to see Star Trek IV. Thanks movie trailer!