New Xbox Experience (NXE) Review: It's Pure Improvement

This November, the Xbox 360 will turn three. So far, it's been a profitable and successful system for Microsoft, capturing the attention of developers, snatching exclusives away from the PlayStation 3 and gaining lots of street cred from hardcore gamers. But in spite of this success, Microsoft has chosen to make an… » 10/29/08 12:02am 10/29/08 12:02am

How Themes May Look In The New Xbox Experience

Your old themes will be compatible with The New Xbox Experience, Xbox LIVE guru Marc Whitten assured us when we talked to him at E3. Here is what they may look like (the interface still isn't totally final). You'll notice is that it's easy to stick a wallpaper over the top half of the grey background. Hopefully… » 7/17/08 12:20pm 7/17/08 12:20pm

The Impetus Behind The New Xbox Experience

"Why does this work in Wal-mart" Marc Whitten asked, rhetorically. He's the General Manager for Xbox LIVE and the guy in charge of the new Xbox 360 dashboard system known as The New Xbox Experience. "Visual is a better way of exploring...you're actually good at discerning things visually." And if such is the case, it… » 7/16/08 4:45pm 7/16/08 4:45pm