New Xbox One Matchmaking App Stumbles Out To Preview Program Members

Preview codes have been going out for Overdog, the exciting new matchmaking app for the Xbox One that brings players together based on interests rather than skill level. So far it hasn't worked. » 3/07/15 11:00am 3/07/15 11:00am

I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One Dashboard

Members of Microsoft's Xbox Dashboard Preview program are now enjoying the ability to tap a button twice or say "Xbox take a screenshot" and create a still image suitable for making your dashboard wallpaper—and not much else at the moment. » 2/21/15 4:00pm 2/21/15 4:00pm

The Xbox Dashboard Has Come A Long Way Since 2001

Oh for the days before Microsoft's torrid love affair with stacked rectangles, back when curves were the order of the day, and orange seemed like a great idea. » 12/14/14 11:30am 12/14/14 11:30am

Analysis Alleges Microsoft Gimped Third-Party Video in the New Xbox…

Shortly after the new "Metro" dashboard for the Xbox 360 was released to the public, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry noticed that in-dash video was of a poorer quality than the same video played elsewhere. Investigating further—as Microsoft remained totally silent on the matter—it's discovered why: They say the software… » 1/07/12 12:00pm 1/07/12 12:00pm

The New Xbox Dashboard Is Stopping Some Users from Getting Online

Ever since the release of Microsoft's new dashboard the other week, some unlucky users have been unable to get their consoles back online, something the company is promising to "resolve ... as soon as possible". » 12/23/11 4:00am 12/23/11 4:00am

It's Time To Get Your Xbox Dashboard Fall Preview On

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has the details on how you can sign up to test the next version of the Xbox 360 dashboard, complete with new boxy interface and magical new features of magic and wonder. [Major Nelson] » 10/12/11 4:52pm 10/12/11 4:52pm

Video of the New Xbox Dashboard Surfaces After Leak

A recent leak of the latest software development kit for Xbox 360 included the new Xbox Live dashboard, which rumor has it will be released on Nov. 15, and scuttlebutt has it some kind of cable TV service could arrive with it. This two minute video [hit mute unless you want to hear some reggae] of the new dashboard… » 10/02/11 4:00pm 10/02/11 4:00pm

Examining Kinect's Minority Report Effect

Kinect may be touted as the Xbox 360's answer to motion gaming, but it's not just about making you the controller. Kinect can also let you interact with television, movies, music and the Xbox 360 like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, just without the fancy gloves. » 11/04/10 1:20am 11/04/10 1:20am

Sign Up Now For The New Xbox Live Preview Program

Microsoft is looking for a few thousand folks to test out its next big Xbox Live Update. Who wants an early look at the new Xbox Live dashboard? » 9/22/10 2:30pm 9/22/10 2:30pm

A Closer Look At The Kinect Beta's Avatars and Dashboards

With the official Kinect Beta flooding out to those select few whom Microsoft invited to test out their upcoming motion gaming add-on, the images are already starting to stream in. » 8/27/10 11:00am 8/27/10 11:00am

Unauthorized Memory Units Won't Work in Next 360 Update

Unauthorized memory units are verböten under the next dashboard update to Xbox Live, which isn't of mainstream concern right now, but will be to those participating in the Xbox Live Preview Program. » 10/16/09 10:40pm 10/16/09 10:40pm

No Movie Sharing At NXE Launch

One potentially cool feature of Microsoft's much trumpeted New Xbox Experience dashboard revamp was the ability to share your NetFlix movies with other gamers. Up to eight people could watch a streamed NetFlix flick and share photos via slideshows. Not any more. The feature has been pulled from the launch release of… » 10/13/08 9:30pm 10/13/08 9:30pm

Microsoft Coy On Future Spring & Fall Upates

Speaking to a gathering of journalists earlier this week at the Tokyo Game Show, John "Crazy Days" Schappert seemed unwilling to say that the Xbox 360 would return to the once comforting twice a year release schedule for its updates. "I don't know if we are going to tie ourselves to a spring fall release schedule as… » 10/11/08 9:30am 10/11/08 9:30am

New Xbox Experience Site Launches

Check your email, you probably just got a notice from Microsoft inviting you to a site demonstrating the new Xbox Live experience. No, a release date is not specified. The site features examples of the content and features you can expect once it does arrive, presented in a simulation of the new dashboard. There are… » 9/27/08 4:00pm 9/27/08 4:00pm

How to Build Your Own Xbox 360 Avatar


If you were worried about how the Xbox 360 avatar creation system was going to work, don't fret. Major Nelson has made this video showing us what we can expect when the fall update hits. It actually looks really solid with some very amusing animations. Now the only question is when can we expect to be making Mii's… » 9/19/08 6:00pm 9/19/08 6:00pm

Xbox 360 Fall Update Coming Out In November

RPG-TV got a briefing last week on the Xbox Live Experience and was told that the Fall dashboard update would be hitting in November, i.e. this fall. Makes sense to me. Before I start sounding too glib, while the fall update has routinely landed in November, an update of this size could have theoretically been pushed… » 8/25/08 12:20pm 8/25/08 12:20pm

New Xbox Dashboard: HD Game Installation Shown

Tipster Larry B. pointed us to the above video, uploaded today, showing how installing games to your 360 hard drive will work. The process produces faster load times for you, but you still need to put the game in the tray (see the end of the video) to satisfy DRM protection. Whomever is doing this isn't logged in,… » 8/10/08 3:00pm 8/10/08 3:00pm

Watch The New 360 Dash (And A Larry Hryb Tracksuit) In Action


You've seen images, but for the dim-witted, images may not be enough to get across just how the 360's new dash update is going to work. So here's a couple of videos, showcasing not only what it looks like in motion, but what Microsoft's Larry Hryb looks like in a snappy Xbox 360 track-top. There's another longer,… » 7/18/08 9:40pm 7/18/08 9:40pm