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 http://marketplace.xbox.com 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.

2 comments:

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!