Posted by: kurtsh | November 19, 2008

RELEASE: Xbox 360 “New Xbox Experience” – new Dashboard/Console!

image Last night around 2:00AM, we released the 2008 Dashboard Update a.k.a. New Xbox Experience to the rest of the United States.  (I should know… I waited to upgrade all the XBox 360’s throughout my home!)

Check out some of the features that make the New Xbox Experience so groundbreaking:

  • Dashboard: The New Xbox Experience delivers a stunning, easy-to-navigate interface that displays rich cover art for your games and entertainment content.
  • Avatars: Show your style with a customized, animated Avatar with hundreds of choices for hair style, clothes, and accessories. Your Avatar can host a LIVE Party, participate in a game, or just chat with friends.
  • Marketplace on Xbox.Com: It’s easy to buy and download games, demos, and trailers to your console from the newly redesigned Xbox LIVE Marketplace through
  • Community Games: For the first time in the history of console gaming, the Community Games channel on Xbox LIVE will include hundreds of creatively diverse games developed by the community.
  • image Friends Channel: In Friends Channel, keep your social scene active, finding friends, issuing challenges, and texting or voice chatting with friends. 
  • Parties: Parties take the celebration online, connecting up to eight friends in one hot venue to catch up on chat, share photos real-time, and entertain friends across town or around the world.
  • Themes: Themes in the New Xbox Experience can take over more than just the background of the Dashboard. You can see your friends’ avatars in different themed environments on the Friends Channel.
  • Guide Button: The New Xbox Experience includes an improved Xbox 360 Guide Button functionality for even faster navigation for your Xbox 360.
  • Play from Hard Drive: This Feature allows you to copy most Xbox 360 games to your hard drive, cutting load times considerably (original disc still required to play).

image U.S. only

  • Netflix: Xbox 360 is the only game console to offer instant streaming of over 10,000 videos from Netflix, with approximately 300 titles in HD. A large online library of more than 15,000 on-demand high-definition TV shows and movies will be available from global partners such as Constantin, Disney, MGM, NBC Universal, and Warner Bros. Entertainment. (For U.S. Customers only. Gold member subscription and Netflix Unlimited subscription required.)

DOWNLOAD:  “New Xbox Experience Reviewer’s Guide”





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