The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Nov 19 2008   12:05AM GMT

New Xbox 360 Dashboard to be released tomorrow

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

For anyone who’s been living under a rock. “The New Xbox Experience” as most people are calling it is to be release to the public tomorrow, im not sure when, but im assuming midnight tonight. The interface will be much cleaner with some new features added into the mix. Among them are avatars, Netflix, and the ability to copy the whole game to the harddrive. I havent tested this option, although one would assume that load times would be greatly reduced. The disc would still need to be inserted, but hopefully this gets rid of the hum of the DVD drive… The avatar is customizable, you start with a random avatar, then you change his nose, eyes, ears, and of course clothing is customizable, although scarce. Who wants to bet that with some Microsoft points you could buy all the virtual clothes you wanted! 🙂

Anyways like anything thats free, if it makes my Xbox Experience better, im all for it!

Quick update as I puruse the “Net”.

“Microsoft has branded it the “new experience.” Unfortunately, the full experience will only be available in the U.S. In Canada, gamers will have to settle for a sleek redesign.”

Key to the above statement is that Canadians wont get Netflix. There is also a rumor where US Xbox Live users will be able to partake in online game shows with live hosts, sounds very interesting…

Also Microsoft is giving away 1 Million Microsoft Points which equates to about 16,000$ to spend on online content.

For the full Canadian story head here and watch a Preview here

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