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…

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.…