new xbox experience

  • Elitist numbers, figures show that NXE is doing quite well for Microsoft

    Major Nelson, the official mouthpiece of all things Xbox, has some numbers about the New Xbox Experience that might interest, like, 11 of you. There’s a tremendous amount of spin (“If LIVE were a U.S. city, it would be the largest city with over 14-million members. The equivalent of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.” Only it’s not a city, so…)… Read More

  • Halo 3 + NXE = Water + Oil

    Quick Version: Do not, I repeat, do not rip Halo 3 to your hard drive because it will load much slower than if you played it straight off the DVD drive. Halo 3 was also shipped before Microsoft gave the green light for this added feature in NXE, so Bungie was unable to implement it into the game. Long, extended technical answer: If you really, really want to know then hit the jump for an… Read More

  • How's the New Xbox Experience working out for you?

    [ Running into any problems or is everything smooth as butter? What are your overall thoughts on the UI redesign? NXE coverage on CrunchGear Read More

  • What to do with the New Xbox Experience

    The New Xbox Experience is currently being pushed to all Xbox 360s. To celebrate (?) its launch, Major Nelson, the Xbox division’s chief of propaganda, has put together a snappy list of 10 things you need to “check out.” You know, create an Avatar (I shan’t be doing that), start a party (I shan’t be doing that), install some games to the hard drive (not worth my… Read More

  • The NXE hard drive install only marginally improves game loading time

    A round of applause for Eurogamer, which did the thankless task of testing out the NXE‘s HDD Install option and comparing it to normal method of playing games off the DVD. Several games of all shapes and sizes were checked, including Gears of War 2 (or should I say Gears of Bore, yuck), GTA IV and Halo 3, and found that, on average, you’re likely to shave a few seconds off your… Read More

  • What happens if the Xbox 360 NXE causes RROD?

    Flickr’d You know the upcoming New Xbox Experience that has so many people excited for some reason? Turns out that Microsoft call centers are bracing themselves for NXE-induced red rings of death. So while you’re gaining a [fancy?] new user interface you may also be losing an Xbox 360. Fun! It’s like this: Microsoft is afraid that its Frankenstein of a machine may have… Read More

  • Microsoft cut ‘half’ of what it wanted to include in the NXE

    The New Xbox Experience comes out in just a few days (or you can illegally download the leak, doesn’t bother me one bit), but did you know that Microsoft “pulled a Longhorn” with it? That is to say, lots of things that were initially promised have not made the cut, primarily due to time restraints. Speaking to CVG, the head of Xbox Live in Europe, Jerry Johnson, said: Half… Read More

  • Don't download the leaked New Xbox Experience

    Lost in a flurry of caramel and processed sugar this weekend was news that the New Xbox Experience, also known as a user interface, has leaked online. The fancy, I guess, UI for the Xbox 360 can be found at the usual places—you know what they are. Keep in mind that it’s merely a beta, the same one that was handed out to a lucky few in recent days. Gee, I wonder where the leak… Read More

  • Review: The New Xbox Experience for Xbox 360

    A lot of things are riding on this UI redesign for Microsoft and the Xbox team, but more importantly it’s quelling the frustrations that many of us have had to deal with since the beginning of time. The blade interface was a good start, but it was frustrating at times and it certainly deterred me from perusing the Marketplace. Streaming via Netflix has been rumored for almost a year and… Read More

  • Xbox Live Primetime delayed till spring

    Announced at E3 along with the rest of NXE, Xbox Live Primetime sounded pretty gimmicky with “live” game shows, but it’s being held up to ensure that the rest of NXE rolls out smoothly. I’d be more inclined to believe such a statement, but it’s being delayed until the spring of ’09, which leads me to believe that it’s nowhere near ready for primetime. Read More

  • Major Nelson hints that NXE may be coming next week in some way, shape or form

    Major Nelson, doesn’t he look cool, is hinting that NXE may be coming as early as next week or this week (not sure), but it won’t be the full fledged update. It’s more than likely going to be a beta release or he’s just looking for page hits like Destructoid hints at. Either way, be sure to check out his blog for deets! Lame. via Destructoid Read More

  • NXE will only require 128MB of space, Microsoft to offer storage solutions for those less fortunate

    Fret not Xbox 360 owners for we will all be privy to NXE with nary a problem. Those nasty ‘facts’ from earlier in the week about you needing 256MB of free space weren’t exactly true. However, you may want to have more than 128MB to enjoy everything that NXE will offer. The New Xbox Experience will require 128MB of free space. A hard drive is recommended for the optimal… Read More

  • New Xbox Experience launching November 19th

    NXE is launching in 24 countries on November 19th. Read about NXE here. Read More

  • Xbox 360 NXE HDD vs DVD game loading compared

    That’s about a four to five second difference in load time. Is Microsoft going to start gouging us with higher capacity HDDs? via Kotaku Read More

  • Contest Reminder: Guess the launch of NXE and win some stuff!

    Don’t forget to drop your guess off in comments, folks. The rumors are swirling about when the New Xbox Experience will launch and we’ve got plenty of gadgety goodness around the office to throw your way. If there are multiple entries that land within one day or the actual day, we’ll find a way to make everyone happy. I just received the Mortal Kombat: Kollection so… Read More

  • Contest: Scene It? Box Office Smash for Xbox 360 gets dated, NXE coming soon there after?

    Announced at E3 and coming to the Xbox 360 on October 28 in North America is Scene It? Box Office Smash. “Scene It? Box Office Smash” also is Xbox 360’s first game to debut with the New Xbox Experience’s player Avatars. Players can literally put themselves into the game through personalized characters that respond to your play and interact with each other throughout… Read More

  • New Xbox Experience Games Store revealed

    Microsoft has not divulged the exact date for the launch of the New Xbox Experience, but the folks over at the Gamerscore blog have slowly shown us bits and pieces over the last few weeks. This time around, they’re giving us a peak into the new Games Store. The gist of it seems that every game you look at will show every bit of pertinent downloadable content in one place, so you… Read More

  • New Xbox Experience demo now online

    Fire up Xbox Live for a “glimpse” of the upcoming New Xbox Experience, Microsft’s latest update to the Xbox System Software. The Avatars are still lame, sure, but the enhanced multimedia options are a welcome treat. Read More