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Old 16-10-2012, 09:19
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Staggered roll out of the new Dashboard is starting now. Everyone should have it within 2 weeks.

Smartglass will launch on 26th October. (There were elements of this available in the beta, so we may get limited functionality before then)

http://majornelson.com/2012/10/15/ne...ing-out-today/
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Old 16-10-2012, 09:33
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Though I look forward to these updates, to me this one feels evolutionary, not revolutionary. It's improvement and tweaking of the old.

None of the new features grab my attention which is a shame. I will check out Smart Glass when it arrives, but I am not setting my hopes too high.
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Old 16-10-2012, 13:54
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I just preferred the old blade system when the system was launched.
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Old 16-10-2012, 14:20
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I am/was in the dashboard beta it wasn't anything that stood out to me if im honest, IE i wouldn't use as i have a laptop or my iPhone for that side of things.

If anything i was expecting more from it.
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Old 16-10-2012, 14:28
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I just preferred the old blade system when the system was launched.
I think everybody did.

Maybe we could have a retro dash option on the next gen console....
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Old 16-10-2012, 15:37
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I think everybody did.

Maybe we could have a retro dash option on the next gen console....
Yeah, would be nice to have a choice.
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Old 16-10-2012, 15:46
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Yeah, would be nice to have a choice.
A way to turn off those silly people waving and dancing around would be nice. I'm a 59 year old gamer and I find it cringe-worthy.
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Old 16-10-2012, 16:48
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I agree I'm 26 and it does nothing for the gaming experience, I would like a choice to hide the avatar.
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Old 16-10-2012, 21:07
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C'mon guys it's just a bit of fun, it IS a games console right?? Avatars are mostly pointless but they are quite fun in the games that feature them. I dread to think what you guys would think of the Wii U front end.
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Old 16-10-2012, 21:50
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I got it today. Biggest difference is the addition of Internet Explorer and Xbox Music. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how smooth IE is. They've spent time adapting it for the Xbox and it is fast and intuitive for a console. I've always seen browsers on games consoles to be horrible, clunky things.

Xbox Music looks good, had a quick browse. It's a lot like Spotify but there are music videos as well. It is 80 odd a year but there is a free 30 day trial to try it out.

Apart from that I liked how the Games tab started recommending games to me based on what I already play and search for. It said it had recommended Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge because I showed an interest in Fifa 12 and 13.

Overall, I'm happy.
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Old 16-10-2012, 22:08
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Avatars are mostly pointless but they are quite fun in the games that feature them
Those games also happen to be some of the bestsellers on the platform.
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Old 16-10-2012, 22:43
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Each to there own maybe it's just me but I find it all a bit of a waste of time.
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Old 16-10-2012, 22:59
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I've not done anything to or even looked at my avatar since the day we initially needed to create one.

Regarding the dash update, I was in the beta & as has been said already its really just a tweaking of the initial metro design. I found it a bit faster/smoother in scrolling & the games tab has been moved closer to home.

Still can't stand this layout/design though.
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Old 17-10-2012, 08:12
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I find it funny that the new gamespot tv app is full of Nintendo videos
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Old 17-10-2012, 17:26
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C'mon guys it's just a bit of fun, it IS a games console right?? Avatars are mostly pointless but they are quite fun in the games that feature them. I dread to think what you guys would think of the Wii U front end.
There should still be an option to hide it or get rid completely for those of us who don't want it dancing like an idiot on our screens.
Covered mine in Spartan armour so I don't have to look at its face, done.
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Old 17-10-2012, 19:03
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one of of my 360s has had the update..

staggered..???
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Old 17-10-2012, 19:05
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Yes up to 2 weeks lol
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Old 17-10-2012, 19:10
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Yes up to 2 weeks lol
thank you
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Old 17-10-2012, 22:05
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Should still be in beta IMO

Pinned websites wont launch for me.

Freezing whilst navigating the dash.

Some other minor issues
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Old 18-10-2012, 18:22
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Anybody else's Xbox freezing on the dash? This has only started since the preview menu disappeared from the dashboard. Really starting to annoy now.
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Old 18-10-2012, 20:08
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I'm still on the Beta but I've not had any freezing or any of the issues you mention. If there is a problem I'm sure it will be sorted soon enough.
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Old 18-10-2012, 20:54
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My 360 got the update a few days ago & has freezed on me a few times.

Never had any problems while I was using the BETA.
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Old 22-10-2012, 19:11
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I had know idea the new update allows 32GB USB
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Old 23-10-2012, 12:40
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I just preferred the old blade system when the system was launched.
Ah, the good old days when I could find things instead of them being hidden beneath layers of guff and ads.

As long as they don't hide the "play game on disc" I don't care what they do - this is the only dashboard button I use nowadays.
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Old 23-10-2012, 13:03
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Ah, the good old days when I could find things instead of them being hidden beneath layers of guff and ads.

As long as they don't hide the "play game on disc" I don't care what they do - this is the only dashboard button I use nowadays.
I see a lot of people moaning about ads - but on the main screen there's only 1! What's the big issue?
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