Tag Archives: Xbox 360 dashboard
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | 21:19 BST
Microsoft has removed Facebook and Twitter apps with the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update, and sources close to the matter claim it’s so users will use the Internet Explorer browser on the console instead.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 14:21 GMT
Microsoft has said it is aware of color output issues with the Xbox 360 dashboard upgrade, and is working on resolving the problem. According to a tweet from Major Nelson, there is a “color space issue with some Xbox video apps,” and while a fix is in the works there isn’t an ETA on it at this time. Engadget notes that some users have also reported issues with “HDMI output having HDCP authentication problems” with various televisions or receivers, which black video output. Digital Foundry also noted a while back that 1080p output had been downscaled in certain videos to 720p internally, making black appears more grey in color. Plus, third-party video partner offerings seem to be limited to 720p only, while Microsoft-hosted services have a “clear quality advantage.”
These issues have been noted by users since the new dashboard was in beta, so hopefully the fix Microsoft is working on will be implemented before too much longer.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 16:28 GMT
Microsoft is requiring all future apps developed for Xbox 360 Dashboard to contain Kinect functionality. According to statements given to Kotaku and Joystiq: “With the new dashboard our objective is to bring the power of Kinect functionality to every experience where voice and gestures make sense.” This doesn’t mean controller support is on the way out, of course, just that users will have the option to use either if they wish.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 17:33 BST
Microsoft some of the new additions coming to the Xbox 360 dashboard feature list during gamescom, and a video for it has been posted over on Shack.