Well by now all of you xbox gamers should have the brand spanking new Xbox dashboard. If you don’t you either haven’t downloaded it or something has gone terribly wrong. But what’s changed? Well don’t you worry your pretty little heads about finding out for yourself, because I’m here to spoon-feed you all the information right here on Buzzkill.
So, lets start at the beginning shall we? As soon as you sign in you’ll notice that the home page seems bigger, it seems to take up more of the screen. There are a lot more things to click on and interact with, more things to read and interact with. And of course the advert in the bottom left corner is still there. Also there is a new tab called “My pins” In which you can now add apps or downloaded games too. This seems a bit redundant to me as anything that you go on enough to want to pin will surely be in recent. I know that’s where I always accessed Netflix from on the old dashboard and I’m pretty sure nothing is going to change there.
Moving on, The social tab remains pretty, as does Bing (although bing has supposedly been improved ) and the Settings tab. The games tab has now become bigger like the Home. My games, browse games and search games on the left. Three large tabs for certain games in the middle (Right now in the UK it’s Nike+ Training, Happy Wars and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13) followed by a further advertisement in the fourth tab. And down the left what appears to be a recomendation bar. (For me It’s SSX and Prototype 2) followed by a tab at the bottom which offers me a chance to look at all my recommendations. If you open this you can hover over all the games you’re recommended and see which games that you play or “showed interest in” caused you to be recommended that game.
The TV and Movies tabs are now gone, replaced with one TV & Movies tab. Once again there is a recommendation bar down the right hand side. The music tab hasn’t really altered at all, they’ve just made it wider in order to coincide with all the other tabs. There seems to be the exact same content as there was before. Flick over to the apps page and there you will see the big glowing ‘e’ of internet explorer. That’s right, Xbox has a browser baby!!! It may be internet explorer, but still. However, before you judge it too soon, download it and try it. It’s actually very slick and smooth and works pretty well. However, most people will use their xbox whilst having their laptop open next to them, and the whole one finger punch typing thing does get pretty tedious very quickly, so if I was you, I wouldn’t use it for all of your surfing the web. (Does anyone actually use the term surfing the web anymore?) P.s Yes, you can watch porn, Enjoy you horny fuckers.
That’s about it… OH WAIT!!! The most exciting thing about this new dashboard!!!! SmartGlass!!! Using your phone or tablet in sync with your xbox. I’ll let the professional explain this one
Until next time gamers.
As always your thoughts and comments are welcome.