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  • NXE: How to make you Avatar burp, and other stuff

    X3F’s put together a list of commands to change New Xbox Experience’s Avatars’ expressions, make them burp, make them dizzy, and whatnot. It’s Monday morning, so we thought you may appreciate it. Maybe not, obviously. Take a look.

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  • Avatar clothing to be free, maybe not in the spring

    The X3F story, quoting German site dreisechzig.net brings word that promised Avatar clothing for NXE will be free… for now. From the piece: Boris Schneider-Johne (Microsoft’s Xbox product manager in Germany) confirmed that the first few weeks of new Avatar clothes will be available for free, but doesn’t go as far to say that all […]

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  • NXE causing sound loss for HDMI users

    The AVForums are currently awash with people complaining about a sudden loss of sound through HDMI after they installed the New Xbox Experience this week. If you’re one of these people then don’t worry: apparently all you have to do is turn off the 360, take out the HDD, turn in on again, and while […]

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  • Sugababes see in NXE: pictures

    TombRadar’s posted some shots of the Sugababes singing in Lips and NXE in London last night, and it all looked very sparkly. Apparently the trio sang Duffy’s Mercy at the event. You had to be there, clearly. Take a look.

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  • NXE: XNA community games region specific? [Updated]

    NXE’s XNA community games don’t appear to be available in all European regions. Reports on the Eurogamer forums suggest that both Denmark and Norway simply don’t have the Community Games menu option in the new dash. Which means we can’t play them either. Catastrophic. Perhaps it’s just Scandinavia that has been left out? We’re contacting […]

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  • Nelson shows off premium NXE themes

    The Major’s posted up links to a bunch of premium themes in NXE, just in case you thought the theme boat had saled from Microsoft console user interfaces. There’s lots of stuff there from Gears 2, Halo 3, and so on. Go ahead and brighten up your life.

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  • NXE team working on Marketplace "issues"

    Nelson’s posted to say the NXE team is aware that Xbox Live Marketplace is experiencing some “issues” – as in, it’s not working properly – but that in general, yesterday’s release of the New Xbox Experience was “incredible”. “As you can imagine, it’s been an incredible day so far for the New Xbox Experience,” said […]

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  • Sony Netflix cock-block "not specific to Xbox"

    Sony’s played down the fact it’s stopped Columbia movies being streamed onto Xbox 360′s via Netflix by saying it’s an issue not specific to the platform. Happens all the time, apparently. “This issue is not specific to Xbox or any other individual platform,” a Sony Pictures spokesperson told MTV. “Sony Pictures is currently in discussions […]

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  • NXE: Bungie explains why Halo 3 loads faster from disc that hard drive

    There’s a lengthy explanation from Bungie here as to why Halo 3′s load times are increased by installing the game the an NXE-enabled 360′s hard drive. For the time-pressed reader: the game caches maps to the HD whether it’s loading from the disc or the drive. Hence, if it’s running from the HD, it’s reading […]

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  • NXE: Marketplace errors reported, Netflix log-in issues resolved

    We’ve been hearing plenty of reports throughout the day of patchy access to the new Xbox Live marketplace following this morning’s launch of NXE, as has Kotaku. The problems have been occurring for both the website and 360 interfaces. The UI update his another snag in the form of US users not being able to […]

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  • NXE: When good themes turn bad

    It couldn’t all be good. OXM’s posted up some shots of old 360 dashboard themes not working very well in NXE. Looks as though one thing didn’t make a smooth transition, at least. See for yourself.

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  • Sugababes launching NXE in the UK tomorrow

    UK band the Sugababes are to launch NXE in Britain tomorrow night, “with a very special performance in central London as they’ve never been seen before,” according to Microsoft. The mind boggles. Apparently the “girls” are going to have a bit of a go on Lips and meet their Avatars, all in the aid of […]

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  • NXE: First Avatar game, A Kingdom for Keflings, now available

    The Major’s just confirmed the release of A Kingdom for Keflings, the first 360 game to supports Avatars. The title’s a world-building thing, with the main characters your lovely new Avatars. Blurb: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE) MILD CARTOON VIOLENCE] Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). Unlock the full version of A Kingdom for Keflings for […]

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  • NXE: Nelson's top 10 things to do with your New Xbox Experience

    Major Nelson’s just posted up a top ten list of things to do with your brand spanking, now-launched, New Xbox Experience. First iff is to create an Avatar, apparently. Then to take a GamerPic of it. Then loads of other stuff. Get it all after the break. Thanks, Roybott!

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  • NXE: Rare makes special VG247 Avatar - pics!

    Rare knocked up an Avatar of me a while back, but we’ve had to sit on the images until NXE launched. So here they are, after the break. That’s me, there, laughing and smiling. This is something I very rarely do, but this ably shows the cartoon nature of NXE’s Avatar stuff. As you should […]

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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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  • NXE: When good themes turn bad

    It couldn’t all be good. OXM’s posted up some shots of old 360 dashboard themes not working very well in NXE. Looks as though one thing didn’t make a smooth transition, at least. See for yourself.

  • Sugababes launching NXE in the UK tomorrow

    UK band the Sugababes are to launch NXE in Britain tomorrow night, “with a very special performance in central London as they’ve never been seen before,” according to Microsoft. The mind boggles. Apparently the “girls” are going to have a bit of a go on Lips and meet their Avatars, all in the aid of […]

  • NXE: First Avatar game, A Kingdom for Keflings, now available

    The Major’s just confirmed the release of A Kingdom for Keflings, the first 360 game to supports Avatars. The title’s a world-building thing, with the main characters your lovely new Avatars. Blurb: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE) MILD CARTOON VIOLENCE] Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). Unlock the full version of A Kingdom for Keflings for […]

  • NXE: Nelson’s top 10 things to do with your New Xbox Experience

    Major Nelson’s just posted up a top ten list of things to do with your brand spanking, now-launched, New Xbox Experience. First iff is to create an Avatar, apparently. Then to take a GamerPic of it. Then loads of other stuff. Get it all after the break. Thanks, Roybott!

  • NXE: Rare makes special VG247 Avatar – pics!

    Rare knocked up an Avatar of me a while back, but we’ve had to sit on the images until NXE launched. So here they are, after the break. That’s me, there, laughing and smiling. This is something I very rarely do, but this ably shows the cartoon nature of NXE’s Avatar stuff. As you should […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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. […]

  • MS to refuse access to Live for NXE preview cheaters, update delivered before November 1

    Microsoft’s email to those lucky enough to get on the early access program for New Xbox Experience were told by email today that the update will be available “on or before” November 1. Also included in the mail is a warning that any Xbox that attempts to connect to the program and hasn’t been specifically […]

  • 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.