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Hands on walkthrough for the 360 dashboard

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So the big news that came out of E3 (besides FFXIII) was the new 360 dashboard.

I am really unsure about this and to be honest after watching the above video I still have my reservations.

Yes they have added some fun features but how hard would it have been to make the panels cyclical so that I can easily just spin through them instead of going backwards and forwards.

Also if I understand it correctly the social aspect of the new dashboard is still just as removed as the previous one?

And who is going to be happy with 92 avatars wandering around the screen when you go into the social side… Lets just say that I am not sold yet.

[Nick’s Impressions] While there are a few people here and there that say they don’t like it, I think that it is looking absolutely fantastic and is going to be an instant hit with old and new users alike. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think about it in our comments section.

Last Updated: July 17, 2008

7 Comments

  1. janrik

    July 17, 2008 at 08:14

    I think it is brilliant. 8 people in a chat? Awesome. Means most of my clan can be in the same chat channel, independent of what we are playing. Will be awesome in games like BF BC.

    I want them to add gestures to the interface, that works with my live vision cam. Then I can wave my way around the dash, aka Minority report style. 🙂

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  2. evilredzombie

    July 17, 2008 at 08:57

    I got my 360 again… I kinda like this… got me all excited

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Alone on the shelf

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  3. doobiwan

    July 17, 2008 at 09:40

    ditto, on all counts.

    It looks a lot like Vista Aero “flip”.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

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  4. Fox1

    July 17, 2008 at 10:29

    It looks awesome. Very cool 😎

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  5. Goose ZA

    July 17, 2008 at 10:57

    Hrm.. maybe I’m the only one, but i think this looks terrible… They’ve squashed the current dashboard into the guide menu (pretty cool) and replaced it with a ton of useless social stuff (not cool).

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  6. RivaZA

    July 17, 2008 at 12:34

    I not too happy about the new look either. I hope the will be an option to use the classic dashboard. What is with this 3D menu and environment BS? It pisses me off! I think this looks tacky. Looks to clinical.

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  7. Werner

    July 17, 2008 at 12:41

    Nah… don’t like it either. It feels like they’ve cramped a crap load of things in there that I won’t ever use… even if I lived in the USA.

    Don’t really like the layout of it either.

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