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Watch the new Xbox 360 dashboard in action

As if this morning's look at the new PlayStation Store wasn't enough, our friends at CVG have also been browsing through the new Xbox 360 dashboard update. Find out what works and what irks in this video.

The update should be available for all Xbox 360 owners with access to the internet now. Like it? Or wish your console was behaving less like Apple TV and a bit more like a games console? Let us know in the comments.

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22 comments

  • NullG7 - October 19, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    I kinda like when they update the dashboard but honestly I got more out of playing worm with the loading screen for the video than the article. Apparently if you press down while the little circle thing is loading the vid then it straightens out and allows you to play a session of hardcore worm while you wait. Never knew youtube was a game developer lol.
  • NullG7 - October 19, 2012 7 a.m.

    Seriously you guys gotta try this!
  • Shinn - October 19, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    Every update makes the dashboard slower and more bogged down. It's ridiculous.
  • Balaska - October 18, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    I like the fact that you can pin games and apps to the start page, that's my favourite part.
  • isaiahtheawesome - October 18, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    i havent got it yet????
  • KishouTenpi - October 18, 2012 11 p.m.

    Me either :/
  • Spiderman - October 18, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Well, I don't really use the internet much on the 360, but I still like this design more than the last one. I found that one really, really inconvenient for playing XBL games. Or shopping in the stores. Or finding things in general, really. But this new one seems fine!
  • nintendo365 - October 18, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    You wouldnt need this If you had done the beta. Ive had this dash since september...
  • FoxdenRacing - October 18, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    A shared kernel is a great thing...Linux has been doing it for at least a decade. A shared UI...notsomuch. I know this sounds incredibly cranky, but I want to slap whoever had the following train of thought. "Hey, I have a computer, with a keyboard and mouse." "Here's a laptop, with a keyboard and trackpad." "I also have a phone that I drag my finger across." "Oh! A game console, which I use with a gamepad." *ponders for a moment* "I know! Let's give them all the same interface, despite how appropriate or inappropriate it is to the UI device!" And to make it even better, soon my Xbox can get drive-by viruses from websites too. Yaaaaaay. I think I'm going to set my Xbox to boot straight to game when I get home. Instead of giving me more utility [like the ability to see who my friends are in a party with from the center button menu], I'm getting ads, ads, ads disguised as advice, ads, more ads, and add-ons that are trying to make it a worse PC than my PC, a worse phone than my phone, and a worse cable box than my cable box.
  • zombi3grim - October 18, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Still looks LOADS better then PS3's XMB.
  • FreezeRay - October 19, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    I really disagree with you on this one. how is a bunch of haphazard squares of differing dimensions, all playing adds, while the useful bits are sidelined, better than a simple row of drop downs? XMB is minimal and just overall more intuative to use. And i don't even own a ps3
  • zombi3grim - October 19, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Its simple. Step one, get rid of your adjectives such as "haphazard" and "simple." Then take an objective look, get rid of your hate for Microsoft and Xbox in general as well. Then you'll see the "squares" are not haphazard, their not all playing adds, its actually colorful, grabs your eye and has alot of useful information. XMB is ugly and a chore to use. And I DO have a PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • FreezeRay - October 24, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    Maybe you should get rid of your adjectives like "ugly". so what you are saying is that a minimal list of text that is catagorized by what is in it is harder to use than a colorful patchwork of buttons and ads? Sounds like a real win for Xbox Users. Bring back the blades. at least those made sense.
  • zombi3grim - October 24, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    Yes. A minimal list of text is ugly. There really ARNT that many ads. I like the big bold pictures, the color and the layout. Its more....pretty I should say. If I want a fuckin list, I would use notepad.
  • FreezeRay - October 26, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    Well then I will have to agree to disagree. It appears we just differ in what we want from a menu system.
  • ParagonT - October 18, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    Yay... more advertisements....
  • Fuzunga - October 18, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    Hope you like squares!
  • Mooshon - October 18, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    Thought it looked pretty good, especially in comparison to the PS Store. All relatively user friendly and responsive. Probably won't use much of the web browser, but like all of the other crap, it's nice that's it's there. I think the 'games' tab has moved up to be fair.
  • BottleBank - October 18, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    I agree, and you're right, the games tab is actually closer to the home section now, so i don't know why they make a snarky comment.
  • FreezeRay - October 18, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    way to make it even less intuitive and worth using. why can't they realize that the old version were the best. This metro inspired xbox dashboard is all advertising. I do like the jab they put in about how the games tab, which is the majority of what the xbox is about, got moved even farther down the list.

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