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  • NXE: Avatar theme packs confirmed for next six months

    Speaking to VG247, Xbox Live product unit manager Jerry Johnson has confirmed that Avatar clothing will be constantly streaming onto the New Xbox Experience for the next half a year. “We’re going to be continually releasing and unlocking clothes for the next six months,” he said. “They’ll be coming out in theme packs.” There’s no […]

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  • The New Xbox Experience goes live

    The New Xbox Experience is now live and available to download. You are now living the “biggest moment in the history of the internet.” The UI’s release marks the end of an epic journey of hyping and media bombardment since E3 this year, and heralds, according to Microsoft, a “new era of entertainment.” Xbox boss […]

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  • New Xbox Experience set for 10.00 GMT: World braces for impact

    We’re still waiting for direct confirmation from Microsoft, but it seems official: New Xbox Experience will launch at 10.00am GMT this morning. The plan is to deliver the new 360 user interface to 14 million people in an orderly fashion. We’re still disbelieving that the internet won’t melt. We’ll bring you confirmation as soon as […]

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  • NXE Netflix streaming loses Sony's Columbia Pictures movies

    According to Joystiq, NXE will launch this morning with a service devoid of “hundreds” of Columbia films. Why? Because they’re owned by Sony, silly. MTV clarified the removal of a swathe of movies from the service is indeed a licensing issue, carrying the following quote from Netflix comms boss Steve Swasey: “As watching instantly becomes […]

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  • Rumour: NXE to launch at 5am EST

    This X3F story claims that New Xbox Experience will launched today at 5.00am EST – that’s 10.00am GMT, or 11.00am CET if you’re on the mainland. We’re chalking this up as rumour because we’ve asked Microsoft about this twice this week, to be told both times that the specific launch time of the UI update […]

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  • Kim: NXE will tranform Live into "social and entertainment network"

    Xbox boss Shane Kim’s told Forbes that tomorrow’s NXE launch heralds a major step in a journey from Xbox Live as was to a Facebook-esque networking tool. New Xbox Experience is “a big part of [Live's] transformation from a multiplayer matchmaking service to a social and entertainment network,” he said, adding that “Microsoft will be […]

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  • Xbox.com web-based marketplace almost launched, Avatars spotted

    Xbox.com went down for maintenance earlier today, and came back with the promised web-based Marketplace – complete with “coming soon” graphic. The new feature will allow people to buy stuff from Live then download it to their 360s later on, which is probably pretty cool. Also, as you can see here if you’re logged in […]

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  • Microsoft heralds NXE's imminent "new era of entertainment"

    With the launch of New Xbox Experience tomorrow, Microsoft’s press released what it claims to be a “new era of entertainment” akin to the launch of the colour television. We’re about to enter a “bold new future,” apparently, one in which people can stream HD movies and “every experience is shared with friends and families, […]

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  • Microsoft opens NXE to all who signed up for preview

    Here we go. Microsoft confirmed today that anyone who signed up for the NXE preview program will now receive the UI update when they switch on their 360s. The move signals the first proper phase of the software’s roll-out, which will go Live-wide tomorrow. NXE was given to 10,000 people as a preview last week. […]

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  • NXE launch vid shows imaginary world with floaty things

    Just in case every single minute detail of Microsoft’s New Xbox Experience, launching Wednesday, hasn’t yet been made public, a new video has been released showing what you’ll see after the update has been installed. The launch video shows black cars driving around a world full of colour and floaty, bubbly things presumably intented to […]

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  • NXE installation shown in video

    Nelson’s posted up a video of NXE being installed, which is probably about the only aspect of the new 360 UI that hasn’t yet been covered in excruciating detail by Microsoft in the run up to its November 19 launch. The lid’s pretty much off now: “If you’re in the preview program, feel free to […]

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  • NXE preview enters third and final stage

    According to this Nelson post, Microsoft has now sent out the last 10,000 preview access emails to people wanting an early look at New Xbox Experience. If you weren’t selected, never fear: the update fully launches on November 19, or “next Wednesday.”

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  • NXE trailer likely to have competitors a bit worried

    Microsoft’s released a trailer for New Xbox Experience that make it look as though it’s made good on Xbox 360′s promise to get into the “lifestyle” space. You wife/girlfriend/rentboy may well be interested. No word of a lie. Look and see. NXE releases on November 19.

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  • Man creates NXE Avatar in video

    After the break. It’s the full process of creating an Avatar in the New Xbox Experience, as filmed by IGN. Looks very snazzy, so it does. NXE launches on November 19. Thanks, Kotaku.

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  • NXE Parties and photo-sharing detailed

    Another week, another Gamerscoreblog NXE update, this time on the subject of Parties and photo-sharing on the new 360 UI. As ever, there’s plenty of detail through there and grabs of how it’s all going to work. New Xbox Experience releases on November 19.

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  • Netflix streaming trial cards to be bundled in 360 games

    According to this Businessofvideo.com post, US gamers are to get free trials to Netflix streaming access in 360 games. The service itself doesn’t go live until the release of New Xbox Experience on November 19, but it doesn’t look as though ayone cares about such minor details: the trial cards have popped up in the […]

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  • "Half the things" intended for NXE were cut out, says MS

    Speaking to CVG, Microsoft’s said that a ton of stuff was dropped from New Xbox Experience. Hardly a shock, but there we are. “There’s still a lot of stuff we want to do,” said Xbox Live’s Jerry Johnson. “Half the things we wanted to do [in NXE] we cut out of the service. “One of […]

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  • Epic: Microsoft "winning" online battle with "cool stuff"

    Epic head Mike Capps reckons Microsoft’s upcoming additions to Live with NXE mean the firm’s winning in the console online space. He said so to GI. “The way they’re expanding the Live presence – you know, they’re leading right now, they’re winning,” he said. “And the way you continue to do that is to keep […]

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  • NXE isn't finished yet, says Microsoft

    Microsoft’s confirmed that New Xbox Experience isn’t yet finished, but has assured that the 360 UI update will be completely done and dusted in time for its release on November 19. “It’s not,” said Major Nelson podcast regular “e” when asked why Microsoft doesn’t just ship NXE now seeing as it’s “obviously ready”. “It’s really, […]

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  • New Xbox Experience leaked onto net

    X3F reports that Microsoft’s New Xbox Experience has been leaked onto the internet. However, those of you wishing to partake in piracy and risking the wrath of MS’s 9th-ranked assassins better be warned that installing the update means Xbox Live is disabled until November 19. So look before you leap. Or probably don’t leap at […]

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New Xbox Experience Latest

  • NXE installation shown in video

    Nelson’s posted up a video of NXE being installed, which is probably about the only aspect of the new 360 UI that hasn’t yet been covered in excruciating detail by Microsoft in the run up to its November 19 launch. The lid’s pretty much off now: “If you’re in the preview program, feel free to […]

  • NXE preview enters third and final stage

    According to this Nelson post, Microsoft has now sent out the last 10,000 preview access emails to people wanting an early look at New Xbox Experience. If you weren’t selected, never fear: the update fully launches on November 19, or “next Wednesday.”

  • NXE trailer likely to have competitors a bit worried

    Microsoft’s released a trailer for New Xbox Experience that make it look as though it’s made good on Xbox 360′s promise to get into the “lifestyle” space. You wife/girlfriend/rentboy may well be interested. No word of a lie. Look and see. NXE releases on November 19.

  • Man creates NXE Avatar in video

    After the break. It’s the full process of creating an Avatar in the New Xbox Experience, as filmed by IGN. Looks very snazzy, so it does. NXE launches on November 19. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • NXE Parties and photo-sharing detailed

    Another week, another Gamerscoreblog NXE update, this time on the subject of Parties and photo-sharing on the new 360 UI. As ever, there’s plenty of detail through there and grabs of how it’s all going to work. New Xbox Experience releases on November 19.

  • Netflix streaming trial cards to be bundled in 360 games

    According to this Businessofvideo.com post, US gamers are to get free trials to Netflix streaming access in 360 games. The service itself doesn’t go live until the release of New Xbox Experience on November 19, but it doesn’t look as though ayone cares about such minor details: the trial cards have popped up in the […]

  • “Half the things” intended for NXE were cut out, says MS

    Speaking to CVG, Microsoft’s said that a ton of stuff was dropped from New Xbox Experience. Hardly a shock, but there we are. “There’s still a lot of stuff we want to do,” said Xbox Live’s Jerry Johnson. “Half the things we wanted to do [in NXE] we cut out of the service. “One of […]

  • Epic: Microsoft “winning” online battle with “cool stuff”

    Epic head Mike Capps reckons Microsoft’s upcoming additions to Live with NXE mean the firm’s winning in the console online space. He said so to GI. “The way they’re expanding the Live presence – you know, they’re leading right now, they’re winning,” he said. “And the way you continue to do that is to keep […]

  • NXE isn’t finished yet, says Microsoft

    Microsoft’s confirmed that New Xbox Experience isn’t yet finished, but has assured that the 360 UI update will be completely done and dusted in time for its release on November 19. “It’s not,” said Major Nelson podcast regular “e” when asked why Microsoft doesn’t just ship NXE now seeing as it’s “obviously ready”. “It’s really, […]

  • New Xbox Experience leaked onto net

    X3F reports that Microsoft’s New Xbox Experience has been leaked onto the internet. However, those of you wishing to partake in piracy and risking the wrath of MS’s 9th-ranked assassins better be warned that installing the update means Xbox Live is disabled until November 19. So look before you leap. Or probably don’t leap at […]

  • NXE torn apart – detailed load time differences, HD movies, kitchen sink

    Rich over at Digital Foundry sent word that he’s given New Xbox Experience the proverbial seeing to, posting seven HD movies on various aspects of the new 360 UI and a ton of detailed loading time stats to show where you’re going to benefit most from installing games to the hard drive. The loading stats […]

  • NXE – Avatars in games shown in video

    Microsoft’s released some footage of Avatars being included in games, as you can see after the break. Obviously, Avatars are the visual representations of 360 owners to be included with the launch of NXE on November 19. See for yourself.

  • NXE user preview now available for download

    VG247 reader revolting brings word that the New Xbox Experience preview has now gone live. He’s been using it, and everything. Microsoft sent out mails earlier this week promising those lucky enough to be selected to pre-test the UI before general release on November 19 would have the update on their machines before November 1. […]

  • NXE preview confirmation emails sent out

    Nelson tells that all the emails confirming places on the New Xbox Experience early look thing announced last week have been sent out. Only 1,000 people were able to get involved, so check your mail to see if you were one of the lucky ones. NXE ships on November 19.

  • More NXE impressions published

    Bored of it yet? Destructoid’s just published a large impressions piece on NXE, including screens and plenty of words. Better get used to it. Microsoft UK’s holding preview events this week, so expect a ton more. New Xbox Experience ships on November 19.

  • NXE pulled apart in words and video

    Both Engadget and Joystiq have posted up lengthy impressions of New Xbox Experience, the former posting a ton of off-screen photos, while the latter’s published three long, direct-feed movies from the new UI. Find them after the break. Expect plenty more on this before it hits on November 19. Watch the videos while you’re injecting […]

  • NXE will “help 360 on journey” towards the mass market

    Microsoft’s said New Xbox Experience will help Xbox 360 acheive mass market status when it releases next month, broadening the console’s appeal further than it’s Gears of War-loving market. “It’s a big Christmas for us in terms of where we think we’re going to go,” Xbox Live UK product manager James Houlton told IGN. “We […]

  • Live provides alternative way to market for smaller games, says Schappert

    Speaking to MCV, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has said that New Xbox Experience will offer up a retail space that traditional brick and mortar sellers can’t provide. “There are games coming that would not get the space at retail, and that’s a big part of why we’re refreshing the system,” he said. “We want […]

  • MS opens applications for early NXE testing (update)

    Update: Hope you got in early. It’s over. Nelson just added this to the bottom of his post: “I just found out that that the preview program is now FULL. Now it’s time to go through the thousands of applicants. Thanks for your interest and good luck getting in!” Nelson brings word that applications to […]

  • MS shows NXE’s Netflix functionality and Video Store

    On GamerScoreBlog. As with the rest of these NXE function reveals, there are some screens and a bit of blurb, this time on the new Netflix and Video Store stuff. The 360 UI update launches on November 19. Take a look.

  • Unique NXE Avatar URLs discovered

    X3F’s running a piece that appears to show that NXE Avatars will have their own specific URL containing three sizes of images of your Live persona. There’s a sample here, but you’ll find it garbled in Firefox, if that’s what you’re using. NXE launches on November 19. More through the link.

  • Microsoft on Primetime delay: November 19 is only the beginning

    Microsoft has responded to the Xbox Live Primetime delay published earlier today by saying that the release date of “November 19 is only the beginning!” and that there is there is plenty more to come as far as New Xbox Experience is concerned. “The New Xbox Experience is a long term initiative and what we […]

  • Major Nelson offering chance to get NXE as early as next week

    In this week’s podcast, Major Nelson teases that if you keep on eye on his blog next week, you might be able to get your hands on New Xbox Experience early. From the podcast: “Major Nelson: “…I know you as my audience, you guys, you like to pick up and play. You want to get […]

  • NXE: Community games shown in video

    It doesn’t get any better than this. A video. Of community games. Working in the New Xbox Experience. On Major Nelson’s blog. Xbox 360 production boss Aaron Greenberg called NXE “the biggest moment in the history of the internet” earlier this week, so get watching. NXE launches on November 19.

  • NXE: Euros to get 360 memory upgrades as well – all details and pricing

    Microsoft has just confirmed to VG247 that Europeans are to enjoy Xbox 360 memory upgrades in the run up to NXE’s launch, having confirmed a scheme to provide necessary memory to non-HD 360 users in the States overnight. Word for word: General Active Live members with no storage or with a 64mb MU: Offered 512mb […]

  • MS offering cheap HDs and free memory cards for NXE

    Following news that New Xbox Experience would require 128Mb of memory to run, Microsoft has announced that it’s offering either a free 512Mb memory unit or a 20Gb hard drive for $19.99 to those that own an Xbox 360 with no memory space. If you bought a 360 with no hard drive, you can go […]

  • NXE to launch without movie-sharing

    According to this Shacknews report, Microsoft’s confirmed that New Xbox Experience is to launch without its promised movie-sharing functionality. An MTV story earlier this evening had reported that the UI update may ship without film- and photo-sharing. “Photo Sharing is going to be available at launch,” said Microsoft is a statement. “With regards to movies, […]

  • NXE: How the new Marketplace will work on your PC

    GamerScoreBlog’s posted up screens of the new Xbox Live Marketplace for PC, which’ll be going live with the New Xbox Experience on November 19. The new feature will allow you to browse and buy Marketplace content through Windows, queuing up downloads for your 360. Once you’ve made your choices, all you have to do is […]

  • Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage

    According to this X3F story, Microsoft’s NXE announcement from Tokyo this morning was a note that Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage. We’re looking at you, Core owners. Hard drive or bust. More through the link. NXE was confirmed this morning for a November 19 launch.

  • New Xbox Experience gets Tokyo-timed hands-on

    A couple of hands-on piece on New Xbox Experience have popped up this morning, so check out some lengthy previews on Kotaku and 1UP. The 360 UI update was confirmed this morning for a November 19 launch in November.