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Quick Look: Quick Tour: New Xbox Experience

Jeff takes us through a quick tour of the New Xbox Experience and makes a mime?

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 29 2008

Cast: Jeff

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

New Xbox Experience

Xbox 360

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Looks good!

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Edited By Lies

Hmmmm... :|

Not sold

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I like the look of it but I am really just stoked for the multiperson private chat.

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Edited By MasterSplinter

I did not get accepted into the early access for NXE. =(

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Edited By lordofultima

Party Chat seems to be the only real awesome thing to come of this NXE thing.

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Edited By ashton

lol looking for molester.... love it jeff

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Edited By Joshua

How are the themes for the origional dashboard going to be handled?  Thankfully, I didn't drop points on those silly things... but say someone spent a few dollars on them.  Poof gone ?  

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Edited By joslop500

Looking forward to the NXE.

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Edited By MasterSplinter

Jeff, you didn't mention how long it took to download Fallout 3 to the HD. How longz??

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Edited By Carlos

I want it now but im not paying for avatar crap :(

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Edited By prencher

Got the email today, supposedly will be popping up as a dash update between now and November 1st.

6 gigs for fallout ey? Seems we might actually be able to install a game and still have a little space on the 20 gig drives. Opportune time for MS to slash prices for 120 gigs.. Or profit off of the obscene overpricing of course.

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Looks great but now i'm afraid i'll have to buy a 100 gig harddrive just to install my games.

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Edited By Pibo47

I am starting to like this. Idk why.

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Edited By TabooTongue

I might be excited... If I didn't already have a full militia of Miis. And plans to buy Wii Speak when it comes out around the same time.

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Edited By LCad

Super High Me aw yeah.

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Edited By Buji

Whoa whoa whoa.... there's no netflix access if you're connected to your tv via component or legacy HDMI? That's a pretty big surprise!

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Edited By webby

So Bungie will probably sell Spartan helmet's for your avatar. Bring on Vergil's Yamato as an accessory.

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Edited By Chewii101

It is zee Piere, the friendly neighbourhood molester mime, with his dashing monicule.

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Edited By Sokkratez

Jeff: Have you tried outputting through Component cables since getting that HDCP error? This may be huge, people with 360s that don't have HDMI may not be able to stream.

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Edited By clarke0

Couldn't care less about the avatars but otherwise the interface looks clean and easy to use.

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Edited By Cube

Looks great. Much better than the current setup in my opinion.

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Edited By DorianBlack

I still am not sold on it but I at least I am accepting of it's existence. Thank you Jeff for mentally preparing me for this crap.

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Haha awww, the looks appropriately crappy like me comment made me feel bad.

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Edited By rateoforange

What the hell? HDCP is required? My console doesn't have hdmi.

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Edited By Grim_Fandango

Looking for molestor.... Good job Jeff.

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Edited By CraigAA1028

All in all, it seems like a pretty pointless update. Seems more like a way to jump on the Mii bandwagon and shove more ads in a players face. And the load times don't seem any better when playing off the harddrive.SO they streamlined a few things. Big whoop. Why even have the update?

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Looks good.  Are they ever going to get netflix outside of US?

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God I wish this wasn't fucking happening.

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Edited By troyx

how much space dose the NXE take ?

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Edited By LDub

I'm not too impressed by NXE, I think I'm in a minority of those who did not mind the blades at all.

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Edited By Kowalski

I don't really know how to feel about this whole thing. Overall I think it's a pretty good upgrade. Microsoft needed to spruse some things up. The Avatars though, are so whatever. The interface is cleaner and that's all that matters I guess but I think Microsoft is trying too hard. They are wanting to be Nintendo so bad and they have no idea how to reach or even emulate that market. They need to learn that creativity and innovation has been and always will be key. They have neither.

I have to say that all the advertising stuff is very annoying, and I hope there will be plenty of options down the line, due to user complaints that will result in me being able to not being shoved crap in my face all the time.

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Edited By Snipes424

I thought the avatars are pretty dumb, but everything else looks really really good.

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Edited By BawlZINmotion

Microsoft took the best parts from the PS3 and Wii, combined them with what they already had, then applied some extra sauce for good measure. I'm not a huge fan of the look, but I really like the features and organization. 

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Edited By Red

Looks good. Not impressed with the downloading to HD thing though. Oh well, I have a 20gig hard drive anyways so it wouldn't matter.

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Edited By BinaryDragon

Nice Vid Jeff, Really appreciate some doing a non stop play through of the NXE. Soarly needed. Now supplied.

(plus when you scroll through your friends list, I'm in that. Which is awesome.)

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Edited By brydello

"I'm looking for... molester..."
LOL OMG

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Edited By Oni

Thanks for the tour Jeff, definitely looking forward to this. Fable 2 is making a shit ton of noise playing off the disc as it is CONSTANTLY streaming, and sometimes it crashes, so hopefully this will alleviate that a little bit. Also 5,9GB for a 360 game is much more modest than I expected, which is great. Looks like I'll be installing almost every game I buy onto my HDD.

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Edited By berva

It's a good update by the Microsoft team.  I'm just happy I can finally install games to my hard drive and play them without waking up the whole house at 3:00am!!  Nice

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Edited By ep_driver

Wii wi-fi and PSN are free. We pay for XBL and STILL have to see ads all the time? Put an end to it Microsoft!

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Edited By Valestis

Doesn't look bad at all. Can't wait for my 360 to be quiet!

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Edited By Andrew

Can you boot a game from the HD-DVD drive? Have two game disks in at the same time?

Thanks.
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This looks horrible.  What is M$ thinking???  I already own a Wii... why would I want that on my 360???  Those are two completely different experiences.

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Edited By Philip

I am loving the speed, the Games library is almost instant.

Thats the one major thing I was looking for was performance, and it looks great so far.
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I love the new dashboard, the overall look of it is very appealing.

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Edited By 5ecret5tar5ystem

Great preview. So far I like the change, although not drastically different, I think they changed it to compete with the Wii's Mii (duh) and to better advertise their sponsors. Overally I enjoyed it, can't wait till Nov 19th

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This looks really slick! Seems like I'll be waiting till Nov 19th to test this out since I didn't make it through to the early testing. 

Im all for a silent 360 drive any day!
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Edited By MachoFantastico

Still don't care about the avatars a great deal, but the new design as won me over! Liked the intro. I do like some of the new menus an such seems to run much better then before.

I'll even admit the blade system is showing it's age now.

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Edited By dagas

Since most of us will have 20GB hard drives that means 1-2 games installed. It's not going to be worth it to uninstall and install new games all the time so I guess I'll only install a game if I know I'm going to be playing that game for quite some time.

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Edited By grainger

how proud you xbots must be, you's have managed to copy the wii, how proud do you lot feel? haha:P

if charlie chaplin andprincess leia had a baby jeff????????????????

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Edited By the_9th_wonder

Great walk through. Can't wait for NXE. Thanks Jeff!