New Dashboard is out, Avatars look gross

#1 Edited by Asurastrike (2159 posts) -

I just downloaded and installed the new dashboard, and my avatar looks awful now. It's like the old head was copy pasted onto a taller, stretched out body. Dislike.

#2 Posted by Bollard (5242 posts) -

Sweet I can't wait to download it now.

#3 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Can't sleep because of a fever. Might as well go download it and see what it looks like.

#4 Posted by Arrested_Developer (708 posts) -

You get used to the new look after a couple of weeks.

#5 Posted by SamFo (1514 posts) -
@Arrested_Developer:  this. Ive had the beta for ages and now the old avatars look really squished and fat.
#6 Posted by jkz (4001 posts) -
@SamFo said:
" @Arrested_Developer:  this. Ive had the beta for ages and now the old avatars look really squished and fat. "
Echoing this sentiment.
#7 Posted by readymix (175 posts) -

i like it so far. 
just need to see if the voice quality has improved like they said.

#8 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@readymix
i like it so far. 
just need to see if the voice quality has improved like they said.
Yeah, I think that is the only improvement I actually care about. Oh! And ESPN!
#9 Edited by Venatio (4482 posts) -

Just installed it and I think my avatar looks just fine, can't see much difference
 
The menus are a little to bright for my liking with all the white but I'll get used to it
 
Atleast it loads alot faster

#10 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1577 posts) -

I made mine as tall and thin as I could.  It looks fucking bizarre.
#11 Posted by 1DER (82 posts) -

Overall I'm liking the new design, and the menus seem to load faster.

#12 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

um yeah..sorry no? It looks nothing like that they completely retooled the textures and dimensions.

#13 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

Is there any way to go back to the old design?

#14 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

Are there finally more than a whopping five or ten ways you can make your avatar look? Is there finally a way to just DELETE your fucking avatar, so you don't have to participate in that retarded bullshit? Can you finally have a super SKINNY avatar and an OBESE one, instead of being able to choose from the "wide" variety from "normal" to "very slightly pudgy"?

#15 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

Everything was really weird to begin with, but I guess it's better once I get used to it. Menus seem faster, especially when you press the guidance button or whatever they call it.

#16 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Definitely a general improvement as far as the overall dashboard goes. Avatars you'll get used to in time.

#17 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Good thing it has absolutely nothing to do with the way the games play, hence me not giving a shit about what they want to do to the Dashboard.

#18 Edited by TheBlindChessman (241 posts) -

Good apart from 2 things:
 
1: Now that the boxes are on the same plane you can't see as many of them, makes browsing games and movies even more annoying.
 
2: When you press Y to bring up Game Details it no longer seems to link to downloads, which makes finding DLC much more of a ball ache. Although it probably just means I'll buy less of it so maybe it's a good thing for my wallet.

#19 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

The menu's are much better and the options are much more clearly layed out.  Huge improvement in terms of design and functionality.

Avatars do look a bit weird at first but you get used to them.  I've been in the beta for the past couple of weeks and going to a freinds house and seeing his stubby little avatar is very weird to me now.
#20 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -

i think they're fine. Overall, it's a fantastic update!

#21 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

You look gross.

#22 Posted by Computerplayer1 (991 posts) -

Pics or it didn't happen.

#23 Posted by Potter9156 (940 posts) -

Yay. Now I can listen to all those voice messages that have been piling up. 

#24 Posted by Artemis_D (817 posts) -

Dash looks great. Avatars look fine.  I approve.

#25 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

Just got the update, I think the avatars look fine. Although, I have to say the whole thing looks a little bit childish. The Xbox logo in the bottom right and the coloured button icons at the bottom just look too basic, also the notification pop-up text change looks weird as well.
Although I have noticed when I look through my achievements, they load much faster which is nice, i think it's OK so far.

#26 Posted by handlas (2658 posts) -

i look fucking sexy, brah. 

#27 Posted by kalmis (1558 posts) -

Wish they would offer couple of colour options. 

#28 Edited by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

They look the same to me. 
 
@CaLe said: 

" People will bitch about anything I swear. "

How is it bitching? They're talking about how they changed and whether or not they like it. Now you're bitching about people posting their opinion on the internet. People will bitch about anything, I swear.    
#29 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

I got used to it now. The difference is hardly noticeable. The only thing that's off is my dude's hands, they seem stretched.

#30 Posted by DharmaBum (1045 posts) -

The only thing this update needed was the ability to turn off notifications for friends signing on while leaving achievements enabled. 
 
 It's not that difficult. Make it happen, Microsoft!

#31 Posted by ViciousReiven (818 posts) -
@Lebensbaum said:
" The only thing this update needed was the ability to turn off notifications for friends signing on while leaving achievements enabled. 
 
 It's not that difficult. Make it happen, Microsoft! "
Yes, definitely needed.
#32 Posted by gakon (1945 posts) -

Avatars always looked kinda gross to me.  It is interesting, also, how heavy a role they play in Microsoft's marketing for the Xbox now.

#33 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1106 posts) -

I refuse to update.

#34 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

I have no problem with the new avatars, and I love the new dashboard look, but I just wish it actually made some functionality changes. Not even new features, but at least better implementations of some existing stuff. Speed increase would have also been nice... so far doesn't seem to have changed at all.

#35 Edited by eezo (284 posts) -

got the update but now i can't play EA Sports MMA... awesome!
haven't tried red dead yet but i really hope that works..
 
also i lost all of my friends, another great thing about the update :P

#36 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -
@Arrested_Developer said:
" You get used to the new look after a couple of weeks. "
Or, like a day.
#37 Edited by rosebud04 (360 posts) -
@eezo:  i tried to download a Monday night combat update, but i have failed to do so. Its a little annoying.  
 
Edit:Also failed to download the update for Mass effect 2,
#38 Posted by krystians (402 posts) -

Finally got my Net Flicks! New dashboard is okay, nothing amazing has happened.

#39 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10457 posts) -

I'm still waiting for them to bring back the blades. 

#40 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I got the RROD as when I turned on my 360 today.

#41 Posted by damswedon (3174 posts) -

They changed avatars? 
Man I was in the beta for too long.

#42 Posted by big_jon (5709 posts) -

Looks great to me.
#43 Posted by JeanLuc (3571 posts) -

My avatar seems fine to me. 
 My only problem is that my Mass Effect 2 Joker Hat is all messed up. Instead of being gray and white, its this weird blue.

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