Your Xbox 360 Avatar Is Online and Publicly Accessible

Anyone who's upgraded to the New Xbox Experience knows that it gives a run on Wii's money as far as personal iconography is concerned. I just learned that you can look up peoples' avatars—as long as you have a gamertag of someone you love or hate, plug it in here and you'll see just how amazing or lame their gaming… » 3/21/09 3:15am 3/21/09 3:15am

10 Things You Should Know About The New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience » 11/18/08 6:17pm 11/18/08 6:17pm, a.k.a. the new Xbox 360 Dashboard, hits tomorrow. If you've got an Xbox 360 that's connected to the internet, you're going to be prompted to update your console as soon as you turn it on. No exceptions; this is what your machine will look like until either it dies, you die, or Microsoft…

Sign Up Now to Get the New Xbox Experience Early

Major Nelson has just dropped the details on how to get into the New Xbox Experience early » 10/24/08 7:02pm 10/24/08 7:02pm. They're looking for a "few thousand" participants. All you've gotta do is sign up and answer a few questions () to be considered for the Preview Update. Gold and Silver Xbox Live members can apply, but Gold gets first priority.…

Play With the New Xbox Experience As Soon As Next Week

The New Xbox Experience » 10/20/08 12:30pm 10/20/08 12:30pm is, in a word, —I got to check it myself out last week, and was amazed by its totally smooth re-imagining of the Xbox UI. If you're jealous, you won't have to be for long. On his podcast, Major Nelson not-so-subtly hinted you'll be able play with it early, maybe as soon as next week: "In fact,…

Microsoft NXE Deal Upgrades Your Xbox 360 Memory For Less

Afraid your Xbox doesn't have enough memory » 10/13/08 10:00pm 10/13/08 10:00pm for the New Xbox Experience? So is Microsoft, and they're willing to sell you the storage space you need for a much reduced price. You can now log on to the company's to see if you're eligible for one of their special memory upgrade offers. Under their deal, a 20GB hard…

Movie Parties and Photo Sharing Might Be Coming to New Xbox Experience

Besides just looking a lot snazzier, the New Xbox Experience » 10/10/08 3:30pm 10/10/08 3:30pm uses a whole new foundation that's server-based rather than sitting on your hard drive, so it's easy for Microsoft to add on features and apps. One possibility is basically movie parties—you and your friends could all watch Indiana Jones on Netflix at the…

Hands On With The New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience » 10/09/08 12:00am 10/09/08 12:00am is ready to go live soon as part of the Xbox fall update, and after getting some quality face time with the UI and it's new features, I'm pretty impressed. The update addresses the core Xbox software on two levels: most notable is that the design of the UI received a complete overhaul, (mostly)…

The New Xbox Experience Cometh on November 19

Microsoft's New Xbox Experience, the upcoming dashboard system that'll let you create avatars and social network, now has a set date for its worldwide launch— November 19 » 10/08/08 11:47pm 10/08/08 11:47pm. The guys from Redmond showed a completed version of the NXE at the Tokyo Game Show, and included a little Xbox-avatar Bill Gates announcing that…