Getting to know the New Xbox Experience: Themes and the Friends Channel

“Will my current Xbox 360 themes work once the Fall Dashboard Update goes live?” For the hundredth time, yes, they will continue to function (example here).

Or, if you’re looking for some variety in your gaming life, the New Xbox Experience will have animated, dynamic themes that change depending on which channel you are currently viewing. While that all sounds cool in theory, I’m not ready to give up my custom Ghosts ‘N Goblins theme just yet.

Also discussed in this week’s NXE update was the new Friends Channel. Reading text? Talk about boring! You’ll now be able to see what your friends are doing based upon their avatar’s actions, as seen here.

It’s sort of confusing unless you see the channel in motion, so it might be best to reserve judgment until later this November, or whenever the new dash is finally released.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.