Thursday, November 20, 2008

The New Xbox Experience

Yesterday, Microsoft released the much-anticipated New Xbox Experience yesterday. It's basically a fancy term for the new 360 Dashboard. The old one seemed a bit clunky and dated to me, so I love the new look and features. In addition to menu's facelift, you can now:

- Create an Avatar for your gamertag, which is already integrated in some games
- Stream your Netflix queue directly from your 360
- Create parties to chat and game with up to seven friends at once
- Install games onto your hard drive for faster load times
- Play new Community Games, which is a new section of the Games Marketplace
- Purchase games, themes, etc. from to have downloaded the next time you sign on to Live

Free updates like these are why the 360 is my favorite console that I've owned at this point. I love how the system was created to be able to change and update through software. Who knows how different the system will be in a year from now. Plus, check out my avatar! I actually had a lot of fun making him, although I wish they offered a bigger beard selection.

Check it out, my avatar was featured on an awesome gaming blog Joystiq.


Amy L. said...

Awww, don't you look adorable in your new glasses?!?! :)

Christopher said...

I've been looking forward to this since it was first announced and now I have no 360.

It's a cruel world!