Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Hits Snag, Details Incoming [UPDATED]

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

UPDATE: The new dashboard is rolling out now. Go nuts!

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If everything went according to schedule, the new Xbox 360 dashboard would be live...but it’s not.

It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup, but Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb is providing updates as they come in via Twitter, and said there would be an official update later in the day.

“The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today,” said Hyrb.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
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UPDATE: The new dashboard is rolling out now. Go nuts!

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If everything went according to schedule, the new Xbox 360 dashboard would be live...but it’s not.

It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup, but Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb is providing updates as they come in via Twitter, and said there would be an official update later in the day.

“The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today,” said Hyrb.

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#2 Posted by AlisterCat (6885 posts) -

Waiting.

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#3 Posted by Cyrisaurus (465 posts) -

They decided it didn't have enough ads

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#4 Posted by deathfromace (332 posts) -

Was actually looking forward to this.

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#5 Posted by Dagbiker (7032 posts) -

Now news that there is going to be news is news

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#6 Posted by ReyGitano (2491 posts) -

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

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#7 Posted by DrJota (725 posts) -

@Cyrisaurus said:

They decided it didn't have enough ads

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#8 Posted by Rasmoss (567 posts) -

It's Hryb.
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#9 Posted by 234r2we232 (3175 posts) -

A news story about a tweet. That's just groovy.

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#10 Posted by admanb (243 posts) -

The problem is clearly derp.

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#11 Posted by ArcadeHero (81 posts) -

This is totally unrelated to anything, but did 'Major Nelson' come from I Dream of Jeannie?

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#12 Edited by Cyrisaurus (465 posts) -

Hyrb Dyrb

Seriously though, does Patrick intentionally make at least one semi-major typo per post?

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#13 Posted by UsbCable (238 posts) -

@ReyGitano: Agreed.... As a dude that lost all his data in the past I'm also loving the cloud saves and some of the apps will be useful whenever they come out.

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#14 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (180 posts) -

I didn't even know it was happening today....I thought it was this fall /sarcasm

Oh well...

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#15 Posted by iAmJohn (6205 posts) -
@Cyrisaurus

They decided it didn't have enough ads

The sad part is that this is probably true.
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#16 Posted by Wheepo (8 posts) -

@ArcadeHero said:

This is totally unrelated to anything, but did 'Major Nelson' come from I Dream of Jeannie?

Yes. If Wikipedia is to be believed.

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#17 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Why can't anyone spell his name correctly?

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#18 Posted by FinalDasa (2931 posts) -

It took 2 hours for any update from Microsoft, via Major Nelson, that the delay would be later today. Even now they can't give us any details, why the delay, time frame for the update, anything.

Microsoft isn't great at getting all the information out. Even the end of Xbox live on the OG Xbox was muddled and misinformed.

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#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13382 posts) -

Ha, I use that same "Holiday 2008" theme.

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#20 Posted by Mijati (1065 posts) -

At least the apps that were meant to be released today have been so can continue to enjoy it via the preview (LoveFilm app).

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#21 Posted by agerstone (112 posts) -

GOD DAMNIT

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#22 Posted by HiCZoK (337 posts) -

Who cares. its just a dashboard. We can wait another day.

if it would be BACK TO BLADES update, then I would antycipate it like crazy man :D

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#23 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

I guess we have no choice but to update if we use xbox live eh? Not a fan of the new dashboard.

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#24 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

@ReyGitano said:

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

This, except I'm liking the cloud saves.

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#25 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@ReyGitano said:

Being in the beta and having a homepage that doesn't default to a useless page full of ads has been the best thing to happen to my Xbox in a long time. Compared to that screw all the other features.

This, except I'm liking the cloud saves.

I like the new netflix app and the whoe app marketplace, some nice stuff. Navigating the marketplace still sucks.

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#26 Posted by AndyMP (254 posts) -

After all the hype of the last few days this represents an anti-climax of monumental proportions. Or at least it will do if it is delayed beyond today.

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#27 Posted by MormonWarrior (2918 posts) -

Updates about updates? That's so meta.

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#28 Posted by spiceninja (3221 posts) -

Weird. I've been using it for a few weeks and to me it seems like all they have to do is remove the Preview section and push it out to everyone. Not sure what could have gone wrong.

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#29 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

As I told an MS rep at PAX. I can ignore ads anywhere you put them. Just make it easier to get to may games. They did. I am very appreciative of this.

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#30 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Did they fail their own certification process?

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#31 Posted by Parsnip (1181 posts) -

I love that the youtube video says Gameplay. I guess "quick look" isn't really descriptive for youtube.

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#32 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

HAHA. Losers. I'm using it right now, and it's awesome! BEACON, ACTIVATE.

@FinalDasa said:

It took 2 hours for any update from Microsoft, via Major Nelson, that the delay would be later today. Even now they can't give us any details, why the delay, time frame for the update, anything.

Microsoft isn't great at getting all the information out. Even the end of Xbox live on the OG Xbox was muddled and misinformed.

OH MY GOD TWO HOURS OF NOT HAVING THE NEXT THING HOLY SHIT YOUR XBOX IS REDRINGED AND YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES TO LIVE.

Seriously, two hours. If you are seriously upset about a two hour delay on that bit of news, you need to calm the hell down. Your xbox still works. You'll get your new stuff, and you can't expect them to just instantaneously inform you of the problem, tell you when it'll be fixed, tell you what the actual problem is, and then fix it without just being disappointed and making a fool out of yourself.

@Dagbiker said:

Now news that there is going to be news is news

I'm sure plenty of people would be happy to know there is a delay, not much point waiting to put that news out for more information, rather than just updating this with the timeline and lack of MS giving a reason because they never say what is causing issues like this, because 90% of their end users could give a fuck why it didn't come, or even that it didn't, in all likelihood.

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#33 Posted by DharmaBum (1107 posts) -

@Cyrisaurus: you have exceeded your limit of one complaint per article.

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#34 Posted by FinalDasa (2931 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos: Calm down lol its not the delay that annoys me its the lack of information from Microsoft. The 2 hours was waiting on any information about what the delay was or how long it would take. I understand that they can't just spout out all the information but I'd like to have a time frame or something to go off of. I feel really bad for Major Nelson, check out his @ replies on twitter for some anger.

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#36 Posted by Strifer (2 posts) -

Oh, man. I was really looking forward to trying it today.

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#37 Posted by Humanity (15094 posts) -

@Anwar said:

@DrJota said:

@Cyrisaurus said:

They decided it didn't have enough ads

It seriously doesn't have that many ads - not enough for me to notice anyway. Only thing I have a problem with is that they're still using like 65% of screen space with tiny boxes instead of just making huge lavish full screen menus like the old ZUNE interface or something.

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#38 Posted by Guerrilla_Mason (521 posts) -

@Mr. Kamikaze: It's fall till the 21st.

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#39 Posted by JimmyPancakes (122 posts) -

Wait, he's not a real Major?

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#40 Posted by Soccer5537 (19 posts) -

You know what Xbox Live, it's cool. I'm dating a much prettier girl anyway, her name is Skyrim. I spend a lot of time with her so please, take your time coming along. More time to roam around and clear out caves full of bandits.

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#41 Posted by Matt_F606 (351 posts) -

The only thing truly new in this update is the cloud saves, I wonder if the delay is linked to the online storage. They've done plenty of graphical redesigns in the past.

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#42 Edited by tangmcgame (83 posts) -

@FinalDasa said:

@MordeaniisChaos: Calm down lol its not the delay that annoys me its the lack of information from Microsoft. The 2 hours was waiting on any information about what the delay was or how long it would take. I understand that they can't just spout out all the information but I'd like to have a time frame or something to go off of. I feel really bad for Major Nelson, check out his @ replies on twitter for some anger.

Failure to communicate is industry standard.

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#43 Posted by Tesla (2059 posts) -
@sofacitysweetheart

A news story about a tweet. That's just groovy.

The subject of the story is actually the delay of the dashboard update. The tweet is currently the only source for updates on said subject.
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#44 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

I guess we have no choice but to update if we use xbox live eh? Not a fan of the new dashboard.

... You prefer what it is now? Functionally the new one is infinitely better.

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#45 Posted by nintendoeats (6164 posts) -

@FinalDasa: Imagine that you are each person along the chain. Somebody has to notice that it isn't working right, then they have to double-check so that they don't set off any false alarms. Then they have to tell somebody else who has to see for themselves. Then they have to go around to everybody involved and make sure it isn't some small problem that can be fixed instantly. Then they have to talk to the guy in charge of the whole operation who needs to go through the same process. Then he calls somebody else who calls Major Nelson. Then HE has to finish eating or whatever he was doing at the time, call up the head of department to get the relevant information, run his xbox at the same time so that he can confirm that it's not working, contact some other random people that need to know about this, call the PR department to make sure that he is cleared to talk and ONLY THEN can he consider pulling out his phone and tweeting a very carefully worded notice to everyone.

2 hours is probably some kind of record for this process.

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#46 Posted by MalkavTheClown (52 posts) -

They announced that they would launch without any problems.....until Major Nelson took an arrow to the knee

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#47 Posted by guypussy (30 posts) -

"It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup..."

So what's to report, GB?

Here, have a pageview.

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#48 Posted by Jedted (2817 posts) -

Hope this gets fixed soon. I was really egar to try out some of the new features.

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#49 Posted by Mordi (578 posts) -

Seems like there's always a problem with these launches. 
 
Also, I think it's "Hryb".

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#50 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@guypussy said:

"It’s unclear what’s caused the hiccup..."

So what's to report, GB?

Here, have a pageview.

This is why game journalism isn't taken seriously (posting non stories, sensationalism, brand loyalty.. ect), but I digress.

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