Latest Xbox 360 Dash Update and Giant Bomb

#1 Posted by H2Yo (17 posts) -

So I am currently running the new dashboard and have tested out Internet Explorer which works surprisingly well.

However, I tried watching a video on Giant Bomb and the 360 said it requires at least Flash v9.

With no way to actually install flash plug-ins, the only alternative is HTML5.

Will Giant Bomb accommodate this by making all their HTML5 content subscription-free or will everyone just have to subscribe to get access to GB videos on their 360?

#2 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Just use the youtube app.

#3 Posted by volcane2004 (31 posts) -

Don't know how feasible this could be, but how about doing a Giant Bomb app for the console?

#4 Posted by H2Yo (17 posts) -

@volcane2004: Now that's an idea!

#5 Posted by believer258 (11635 posts) -

So... load times. Could you tell me if, say, loading up the Quickplay menu is any faster, or does it still take forever?

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Who the fuck wants to use IE on the 360 is a better question.

#7 Edited by H2Yo (17 posts) -

@Demoskinos: It actually pretty good, a 113Mb download though.

@believer258 said:

So... load times. Could you tell me if, say, loading up the Quickplay menu is any faster, or does it still take forever?

Seems pretty quick to me, but since you can pin games now; you might want to use that feature instead?

#8 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

@H2Yo said:

@Demoskinos: It actually pretty good, a 113Mb download though.

@believer258 said:

So... load times. Could you tell me if, say, loading up the Quickplay menu is any faster, or does it still take forever?

Seems pretty quick to me, but since you can pin games now; you might want to use that feature instead?

I just can't personally see any scenario where I would want to use it no matter how good it is. I've got my PC with in arms reach as well as my Windows Phone. If you could do like the steam client and have a overlay where you could view pages that would be neat as you could have a FAQ or a Wiki open in the background but I see that taking up way to much system memory to be a thing on console.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (4499 posts) -

It is so much easier to watch a video off of Giant Bomb from your phone anyway.

#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@volcane2004 said:

Don't know how feasible this could be, but how about doing a Giant Bomb app for the console?

I'm pretty sure GB would have to pay Microsoft for that.

#11 Posted by EXTomar (4499 posts) -

I would rather seem them pay someone to keep the site on HTML5 running smoothly than make an app for any platform. Features on phones are still iffy.

#12 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

i got a even better question

who the fuck waited this long to run a browser on a console i thought wii came out in 2006

and since its locked behind a gold subscription who the heck wants to pay to use a browser! wii u is going to have one free as well as youtube right out of the box didnt need to wait for ms to lock it behind xbox live gold for that to happen lol

#13 Posted by MikeinSC (895 posts) -

@believer258 said:

So... load times. Could you tell me if, say, loading up the Quickplay menu is any faster, or does it still take forever?

Load times are a little better...but plenty of other new annoyances abound.

#14 Posted by two_socks (223 posts) -

@mariokart64fan: PS3 has both a free web browser and a super slick Youtube app. Just sayin'.

#15 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (944 posts) -

@two_socks said:

@mariokart64fan: PS3 has both a free web browser and a super slick Youtube app. Just sayin'.

Yeah, those 240p videos are pretty sweet. (<- sarcasm with eye roll)

#16 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

@two_socks: Is the Youtube app for PS3 really good? I have it for Vita and it does the job, nothing slick about it.

#17 Posted by two_socks (223 posts) -

@msavo: I think it's pretty rad. Looks really nice and well designed, as opposed to the 360 one which is basically the same as all their other media apps. Only bad thing about it is that it copies the MS keyboard layout, from A-Z at the top instead of using the pop-up keyboard. But it's got predictive text, so if you type in G, it'll show up like 5 more letters that are commonly used, like I or E or whatever. You can sync up your favorites and watch later lists, it's got categories like Music, Gaming, TV, etc. Really nicely done.

#18 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

@two_socks said:

@msavo: I think it's pretty rad. Looks really nice and well designed, as opposed to the 360 one which is basically the same as all their other media apps. Only bad thing about it is that it copies the MS keyboard layout, from A-Z at the top instead of using the pop-up keyboard. But it's got predictive text, so if you type in G, it'll show up like 5 more letters that are commonly used, like I or E or whatever. You can sync up your favorites and watch later lists, it's got categories like Music, Gaming, TV, etc. Really nicely done.

But the videos looks like shit. I never tried the PS3 youtube thing until recently and it was un-watchable. It's better to have a notebook hooked up to your TV because even that can give you some sort of quality from youtube.

#19 Posted by two_socks (223 posts) -

@destruktive: I dunno, I thought they looked alright. I'm not the type of person who would really notice/care though.

#20 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2135 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Just use the youtube app.

#21 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

@two_socks: You don't notice? I looked at a video that you can watch in full hd and it looked like video from a 90's FMV game.

#22 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

HTML5 is such a stupid thing to keep behind a pay wall, you won't all visitors to be able to view all non- premium content with any device they can.

#23 Posted by two_socks (223 posts) -

@destruktive: Nah, I didn't notice. I don't use the app too much. Most of the stuff I'd watch on youtube I wouldn't care about the quality of anyways.

#24 Posted by berniesbc (42 posts) -

So I was curious about all this, so I looked into it. HTML 5 theater is only supported in Chrome and Safari, so that won't work. HOWEVER if you click download, that will allow you to stream any of the Giant Bomb's video. I'm actually pretty happy about this, because my current laptop has some really awful speakers, one of which is totally blown out. Watching subscriber content was a total bummer, but this will work very nicely.

#25 Posted by Mister_V (1193 posts) -

Yeah unless you are watching sub stuff the 360 YouTube app is ok. It would be nice if I could set the video quality though as it seems to think my connection sucks (it doesn't) and won't use HD. but other than that its fine.

#26 Posted by ptc (615 posts) -

Wonder is we'll be getting any Giantbomb content from the newly released Gamespot app. I watched the most recent "quoted for truth" with Ryan Davis. It was nice on the big screen...

#27 Posted by Matt_F606 (297 posts) -

I think the html 5 option should remain a subscriber benefit. I imagine it requires a fair amount of support compared to youtube and flash. Perhaps when flash has finally become just a memory html 5 video could be made available to non-members.

#28 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@mattf87 said:

I think the html 5 option should remain a subscriber benefit. I imagine it requires a fair amount of support compared to youtube and flash. Perhaps when flash has finally become just a memory html 5 video could be made available to non-members.

Fuck no it doesn't, otherwise people using IE on 360 will just use other game sites. The ad's pay for HTML5 support just fine. I don't mind paying for the paywall stuff like Random PC Game but it would be alot cooler if I could get that stuff free.

#29 Posted by Matt_F606 (297 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Fair point, I hadn't considered the ads. But as others have said in this thread... Who wants to use IE? Especially IE on a console!

#30 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@mattf87: People that don't have a computer hooked up to their TV

#31 Posted by RAMBO604 (137 posts) -

Don't want to start a new thread just for this but what happened to the update? It was supposed to be pushed out to everyone yesterday on Tuesday but here it is Wednesday afternoon and still no update.

#32 Posted by Matt_F606 (297 posts) -

@RAMBO604: MS are rolling it out in stages. I think Major Nelson's blog said I it could be done over a week.

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