Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Reminder: Xbox 360 dashboard update is now available


8:02 AM on 12.04.2007
Reminder: Xbox 360 dashboard update is now available photo



As promised, Microsoft have delivered the new Xbox 360 dashboard update today. I turned on my console first thing this morning, and after signing in to Xbox Live, was prompted to update. Like previous updates, this was extremely quick and painless.

So far, I'm digging the new streamlined interface of the dashboard, although the changes (after playing with it for five minutes) don't seem that drastic. Of course, there's the new stalker functionality, which I have to admit, I used once just to see how it worked. Today also marks the launch of the "Xbox Originals" collection, which will let you download classics such as Halo, Crimson Skies, Fable, and Psychonauts for 1200 MS points. There's also a free Psychonauts theme and gamer pictures, so don't miss out on that ... I certainly didn't.

The last thing I noticed was the new "Games Library," which only lists games on your hard drive (arcade titles, "Xbox Originals," and demos). Aside from listing the demos (and the Xbox Originals, which didn't exist prior to the update), I'm not quite seeing how this is a huge change. You can filter the games ("All games," "Arcade," "Recently played," etc.), but all of the lists look nearly identical, since the bulk are Xbox Live Arcade titles. Not listing retail disc-based games seems odd, and a bit silly.

I haven't had a chance to mess around with anything else (new codec support, eh?), since I've got the work of the Lord to do this morning (read: I have to write about videogames). So go on, guys -- fire it up, and let us know what you find lurking between the folds of the new Xbox 360 dashboard.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Microsoft

7:30 PM on 03.26.2015
Halo Online doesn't look half bad in motion

Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia. That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers."...more



3:00 PM on 03.26.2015
How does twice the number of Games with Gold in April sound?

We're at that point in the month where it's time to start thinking about which adorable kitten is waiting to replace that other adorable kitten when you flip your calendar, and less importantly, what Xbox's Games with Gold ti...more



1:45 PM on 03.25.2015
Multiplayer-only Halo Online headed to Russia

Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive. Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplaye...more



View all Microsoft






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more