Netflix HD Streaming Debuts on Xbox 360

The New Xbox Experience—which we just gave a stellar review » 10/29/08 8:15am 10/29/08 8:15am—will not only stream Netflix movies. It will be streaming Netflix movies in . Whaaa? Nobody else does that!Well, maybe they don't. But Engadget confirmed that when NXE hits on November 19th, 300 HD movies will be available to stream from Netflix (as opposed…

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

The New Xbox Experience Requires 256MB Storage Card, Minimum

It's no surprise that The New Xbox Experience will squeeze within a memory card—Microsoft wants to make the software upgrade fit on removable flash storage for Xbox 360 Arcade users who lack hard drives. But the company has made it clear that Arcade users looking to upgrade will need a 256MB » 10/09/08 12:45pm 10/09/08 12:45pm storage card, not 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)…

Creating Avatars Through The New Xbox Experience

Click to view » 9/20/08 11:15am 9/20/08 11:15amAs part of , an Xbox 360 firmware update coming at an undisclosed date, Microsoft has taken a lesson from Nintendo and added 3D cartoon avatars to the mix. In this clip, you can see just how robust the creation is—far more detailed and customizable than a Mii—though we can't help but to wonder if Miis…

Installed Xbox 360 Games: Old Titles Load Much Faster, New Ones Not So…

When The New Xbox Experience » 9/10/08 9:21am 9/10/08 9:21am update hits at an unspecified time this fall, gamers will be able to to their system hard drives. And there's no doubt—every game will load faster because of the faster transfer times compared to DVD. But some will see marked improvements while others will be moderate to unnoticeable.…

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