Rebel Scum It Up With New Star Wars Xbox 360 Avatar Gear

Show your Rebel pride, your Imperial allegiance or your carefree bounty hunter love with new The Empire Strikes Back-themed Avatar gear, adorable enough to force almost any Star Wars fan to drop Microsoft Points on virtual clothing. » 5/18/10 5:40pm 5/18/10 5:40pm

Xbox Live Team Working On Their 360 Dash Speed

According to Major Nelson's latest podcast, the Xbox Live Team is working towards making a harder, better, faster, and indeed stronger Xbox Live Dashboard for the next update later this year. » 6/22/09 4:30pm 6/22/09 4:30pm

Xbox Avatar Clothing — Serious Business

Your "New Xbox Experience" avatar has just gotten some grown up clothes, eight new pieces of formal and business casual articles that will be a hit at your next Xbox Live con call. » 3/31/09 9:40pm 3/31/09 9:40pm

360 Avatars Go A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Western

It's OK, Americans. Those European football shirts weren't your thing. This, then, is your thing, a new "Western Wear" collection of avatar clothing that'll have you reaching for an official Microsoft-branded six-shooter. » 3/11/09 4:30am 3/11/09 4:30am

The New Xbox Experience Will Soon Be Mandatory

Most people are more than happy with the improvements the New Xbox Experience brought to the Xbox 360's user interface. Those unhappy, well, tough: it's about to become compulsory. » 3/04/09 10:30pm 3/04/09 10:30pm

NXE Avatars Get Lost And Damned

Microsoft is going all out in its promotion of The Lost and Damned coming to the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV. And by "all out," we mean new Avatar clothing options. » 2/16/09 7:40pm 2/16/09 7:40pm

Rare Teasing User-Generated Avatars For The 360

The 360's avatars are, all copy-cat jokes aside, surprisingly endearing. Only problem is, some of the wardrobe and body options are a That's something user-generated content could address. So, uh, will it? » 2/06/09 10:30pm 2/06/09 10:30pm

Microsoft Finally Fixes NXE HDMI SNAFU

The Xbox 360's "New Xbox Experience" wasn't filled with the joyful noise of Avatar belches for some owners of the console. Some found their HDMI-ready systems without sound, which Microsoft is now, finally, addressing. » 2/02/09 7:20pm 2/02/09 7:20pm

Analyst: Xbox Live A 'Gold Mine' For Netflix

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, who knows everything there is to know about video games, sees nothing but good things for the Xbox-Netflix partnership, one that could translate to another million Netflix subscribers this year. » 1/27/09 7:20pm 1/27/09 7:20pm

Prep Up Your NXE Avatar With New Threads

Your New Xbox Experience avatar just got a wardrobe booster, thanks to the fashionistas at Microsoft and Rare. It's a noticeably preppy update to the Avatar closet, perfect for a weekend beach house getaway. » 1/14/09 6:20pm 1/14/09 6:20pm

Your NXE Avatars Are Ready To Rave In The New Year

Wanted to go online New Year's Eve, but didn't have a virtual stitch for your avatar to wear? Never fear, totally fresh clothing and accessories for the New Xbox Experience are here. » 12/30/08 7:40pm 12/30/08 7:40pm

Trapped In A Glass Ball With Your Xbox Friends

It's a non-stop celebration over on the Xbox 360, as folks around the world awake to discover that Santa left them a mystical torture device disguised as the Xbox 360 Holiday Snow Globe. » 12/12/08 10:20am 12/12/08 10:20am

New Xbox Experience Brought a Jump in Online Sales to Live

Since the launch of the New Xbox Experience, the avatar-friendly, Xbox Live redesign, sales on the Xbox 360's Live marketplace have as much as tripled, Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360 said today. » 12/10/08 7:00pm 12/10/08 7:00pm

New NXE Avatar Clothing Is Useless For The Australian Summer

Today is December 4. First week of summer down here. So, today, I jump on my Xbox 360, and see there are new avatar clothes! New, entirely inappropriate avatar clothes. » 12/03/08 10:20pm 12/03/08 10:20pm

Sony Movies Now Available On 360's Netflix

There was a problem last week » 11/26/08 12:30am 11/26/08 12:30am when the New Xbox Experience rolled out - and Netflix support rolled out along with it - yet Sony's movies were unavailable. Boneheads made conspiratorial mutterings. Netflix were more sensible. The online movie company issued a statement last week saying "we hope they’ll be licensed for…

So, How Much Space Do Your 360 Games Installs Take Up?

The New Xbox Experience lets you install 360 games onto your HDD. Great news for anyone - like myself - who gets DISC READ ERRORS as often as the sun both rises and sets. But chances are, unless you splurged and bought yourself an Elite, or are new to the 360 world and own a 60GB unit, you have a 20GB HDD. And for… » 11/24/08 8:00am 11/24/08 8:00am

First NXE Avatars Will Be Free (After That, Notsomuch)

Speaking with, Microsoft Europe's Boris Schneider-Johne has said that - at least for the first few weeks of the NXE's life - there'll be regular clothing updates for your avatars. And, more importantly, that they'll be free. But after that? "It has not been announced". It's OK, Boris, we get what you… » 11/22/08 12:00am 11/22/08 12:00am

Want Crazy Anime Hair For Your NXE Avatar?

Of course you do. Fortunately, there's wacky Manic Panic hued 'dos hidden away in the New Xbox Experience, giving you the option to create a more accurate Rei Ayanami or Maximilian Jenius or blue-haired senior citizen. It was discovered — as far as we know, by reader Samuel » 11/21/08 11:00pm 11/21/08 11:00pm who told us that if you rotate the right…

Here's What The NXE "Premium Themes" Look Like

To go along with the launch of the New Xbox Experience, Microsoft and their valued publishing partners have released a range of premium themes. The word "premium" comes in when you consider they cost 250 MS points each. Anyway, in typical Xbox Live style, when Microsoft's Larry Hryb pointed the themes out earlier… » 11/21/08 12:00am 11/21/08 12:00am

Avatars Get First Paid Parts With Ninja Blade Theme

Now that you've created your first — and possibly last — Xbox 360 Avatar in the New Xbox Experience, you're most likely thinking "What kind of digital crap can I now purchase to make this thing look less horrid?" The answer is new Ninja Blade » 11/20/08 4:40pm 11/20/08 4:40pm themed Avatar parts. If you're in Japan, you can purchase the new premium…