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The Xbox 360 dashboard update left some users seeing gray -- not metaphorically in the "their lives had lost all color and meaning" way, but in a literal sense. Videos on the new dash have appeared washed out and dull for some users, with black reading as gray, and Microsoft had previously ignored...

January 20th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The long-awaited "Metro" update to the Xbox 360 dashboard is finally launching this week, but you might not want to make any popcorn just yet. A number of Microsoft's recently announced content partners won't be showing up to the party on time, most notably Comcast's Xfinity on-demand library, Ve...

December 5th 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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We had a chance to check out Microsoft's new New Xbox Experience – being simply called the "New Dashboard" this time around – last month, but the slick Metro UI was curiously camera shy. However, when plied with the the romance of the French language, Microsoft somehow let a video...

October 3rd 2011 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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Update: It sounds like "Twist Control" is a generic name for the panel-scrolling UI element which has appeared in various Microsoft products, such as the Zune HD, and not the proper name for the Dashboard. We thought it was a little fishy -- in an interview with Joystiq earlier this month, Micros...

August 19th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has released a new video about the upcoming Xbox 360 Dashboard update. There's not a great deal of new information to be had, though this is one of the few public glimpses of the new dash offered by the company. One worrying note about the video: There's a large emphasis on the revise...

August 17th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has officially revealed Nuads, a new advertising platform for the 360 dashboard which allows advertisers to add Kinect functionality to their ads. Here's how Microsoft's Mark Kroese presented it, related in horrifying detail by Edge: His demonstration contained five suggestions for ho...

June 22nd 2011 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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You're going to see a lot of know-it-alls like us weighing in on the new Xbox 360 Dashboard over the next few days, with all our big highfalutin words and our fancy silk cravats. But honestly, who cares what us eggheads think? Isn't the important question: what do you think? In that spirit, we wan...

November 1st 2010 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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A few of the upcoming Xbox 360 Dashboard update's biggest changes have been heavily touted by Microsoft over the past few months: Things like a redesigned Zune Marketplace, ESPN streaming video and the power to control things with your mind gestures. However, a few of the update's lesser known func...

October 10th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Just when we were starting to get all excited about Silverlight-powered ads for Mountain Dew and Axe Body Spray littering the Xbox Dashboard, Xbox Live spokesman Major Nelson rains on our parade, telling readers that they don't need to sweat.The Major recently posted, "One of our core principles is...

July 2nd 2009 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Oh, you thought NXE was the last dashboard update you'd be able to sink you mitts into? No dice. Xbox Live spokesman Major Nelson said on his show this week that the next update for the 360 would increase the speed of the guide. "Whatever we call it (and it's not going to be called the NNXE), but w...

June 22nd 2009 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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In an update that predates Microsoft's NXE, the Xbox 360 gained the ability to playback DivX formatted video but according to VP Jerome Vashist-Rota of the DivX Inc., his company isn't exactly happy with the route Microsoft took. Speaking with TechRadar the DivX VP of creative, brand and community...

January 19th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments