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The new xbox dashboard experience or (NXE) as microsoft prefer to call it is a great addition to the xbox with lots of different features such as having your own personal avatar, being able to keep up with the latest and greatest news concerning xbox live in the inside xbox and the spotlight sections, browsing game cataologues is easier and more appealing to the eye.
But i must say out of all the features i believe the greatest by far is the addition of the party chat feature which allows you and 7 of your friends to be in a chat at any 1 time and talk to each other whilst you could all play 8 different games from each other. The PS3 has recently been called out for not possessing this feature and i think it sets xbox and ps3 apart in my opinion as it is something i have always wanted on the xbox and it has been added to the xbox.
All these great new features aside i do think that the dashboard is slower and i also think that having premium themes for your freinds section and charging those who pay good money per year for the service to have different avatar clothing is a HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT, it is a big fat reminder that the only reason xbox did this is to convert itself into an even bigger cash cow than ever before.
This being said having those other features as described earlier make fantastic additions that are so good it drowns out the cons with pros.
So i haven't played my xbox in aaaaages, and i heard abut the Playstation netowrk going down from some hackers ( should of bought a 360 ;) ) so i decided to go back on and sign up again as my 6 month deal had run out a few months ago, i logged onto my account and added more Xbox points so do a years subscription it was £40 so not too bad, then i got an update, i didn't think anything of it as there are often a few updates on the system, but this took quite a bit longer so i went away and came back 5 mins later and restarted the xbox, and then the new layout had appeared.
From just looking at it, it looks more crisp and well finished, there looks like there is so much more going on which is what i personally like. There are things to do like listening to music, radio and you can even watch TV through Sky Player which i thought was pretty cool
I thought that the old xbox live dashboard was cool, but very boring, this one seems so much more enjoyable and if your bored there is always something to do. I give it a Big thumbs up
Another cool feature is the avatar, you get to create your own avator (very similar to the nintendo wii) i made mine look pretty much similar to me ha, but you can make yours however you fancy.
So yeah, if you like technology and are interested in consoles, try out the new xbox live update, i like it and think it is definately an experience worth looking at
If its not broke dont fix it.
Thats what i said in the beginning.
However this new interface is so much better!
Its alot nicer looking, has more goign on, easier to use and its so simple. everything you need is at the push of a button, you are able to go between all the different options with jsut the dpad or analogue stick.
The new features are great too, such as beign able to install your games onto your hard drive to make the xbox alot quieter and the game loading speeds are so much faster.
There are some down sides thoguh, mainly because i am use to using the old interface which means i sometimes get lost and revert to using the old one ( by pushing the guide button).
I cant fault it one bit, its alot nicer looking then the old one, the layout is so much better and there are loads of more options for you to use.
Thumbs up from me.
Every other evening, to seperate the events of my mad and busy life, I will sit down in front of the TV, and indulge in a few hours of Xbox 360. As advertised on the "Dashboard" (the xbox's version of a computer desktop) of the 360, the new Xbox experience had been pending for some time.
The next time I logged on to my Xbox 360, I was prompted in the usual way to allow my console to update. Only this update took minutes in comparison to seconds, so must have been substantial I figured (the wonders of high speed internet!).
And POW!, the new Xbox expreience had arrived, so heres the lowdown......
Firstly - It's Simple
It's brilliantly easy to Navigate, Complimenting the great volume of entertainment you can obtain from the magic little green and white box. Sorting your various entertainement needs into vertically scrolling order, you can sort between sections such as "Spotlight", "Community", "My Xbox", etcs.. Once in your desired sections, you can scroll horizontally to your desired topic/option within the section. Everything within these menu's is well depicted in big square box's, titled and colourful. Making the new navigation experience more like a read through your favourite magaizine, rather than just another boring electrical appliance menu.
Secondly - It can do so much!
In contrast, just as it is simple. It is also icredibly complex. To illisratate best, I'll list it's features off the top of my head...The 360 can:-
-Play games (obviously...)
-Play music (from CD, from Mp3 Players, by streaming a wireless link from your windows PC!, or purchased online)
-Play radio (taylor designing you own radio station and prefered tastes)
-Play Movies (DVD's, or via the 360 online in standard or HD format)
-Play TV on demand and Movies through Sky Player
-Display photos onslide shows streamed from a PC or from a USB device
-Browse community sites like your facebook page or twitter
-Download just about anything (games, films, themes, images, music, etc all straight from the Xbox 360's online access)
As well as so much more that it goes without saying, you could lose yourself in a 360 just exploring for hours.
Thirdly - Its that bit Extra..
Additional to all the things the Xbox 360 is capable of, it also has a few refined tweaks to it that set it apart from anything else, as it often instills a sense of party fun as your playing.
From the start, you set up your "avatar" (basically a mini cartoon version of yourself) and you dress them as you want, exploring certain seasonal events with them as your virtual self. Events such as "1 vs 100" which is a great online realtime gameshow with a "who wants to be a millionaire" swing on it. Or playing various games to download that involve your avatar in things like.. card games, or strategy building games etc..
Adding to this same cennected party feel, is the option to have voice chats with any of your online friends inside the xbox community (as well as on windows messenger) at anytime. And to have a multiple person conversations (named "parties")with online friends, whilst either playing the same game together, or doing completely different things.
So to tie it all up.. Personally as a person who has followed the computer console world from my childhood starting on the Megadrive, and moving on through the various playstations, nintendo's, and other popular gaming systems through the rising years... I don't think anything comes close to the current Xbox 360 experience (not even PS3 with its various bugbears)..
Well Done Microsoft.
The New Xbox Experience (or NXE which sounds better) wasn't something I was all that excited about at first. I admit I'm fairly resistant to change and I didn't like a lot of what I first saw.
All I can say is, boy was I wrong!
The avatars are a big change. I liked the original gamerpic philosophy and in a fit of narrowmindedness labelled it solely as a Mii (the Wii avatars) rip off and didn't want anything to do with it. I thought they looked too cartoony, ugly and just stupid.
Once I got into the avatar creator, I realised I was actually having fun making a little mini-me. There is a decent selection of hair, faces and clothes to choose from, all for free, but as usual the really good stuff is only available to buy and I think the prices are way too high. A lot of people do buy the stuff though, and I have collected a few things from promotional give aways, and from game awards, which is nice.
I think that despite appearances the avatars add a lot to the console. Now every person is truly unique (before you would have multiple people with the same gamerpic) and even better, you can still use your gamerpics so nothing has been lost. Games like A Kingdom For Keflings that actually use your avatars are really a lot of fun and overall I have been completely impressed with the addition.
The other obvious point is the visual redesign of the interface. I can't fault how it looks as it is completely intuitive and much easier (and quicker) to navigate. The premium themes make looking at your friends' list a new joy, although older non-premium themes just do not work well anymore which makes money spent on those a little wasted.
On to the functionality - installing games to the hard drive! This is a brilliant feature for games you are going to be playing a lot, it makes the console run almost silently once it's installed and is fantastically simple to do. The long term benefit of less laser wear is not to be sniffed at either.
Then my favourite addition - there is a new completed games overview on your Xbox section. I love completing games so this is the winner hands down!
All in all the NXE update has done nothing but impress, there are loads of new features, and even better it's design means that future updates and new features will be easy for Microsoft to implement making all us Xbox owners very happy indeed.
The NXE as it is known in a shortened form is a complete redesign of the Xbox 360 dashboard which was updated in fall 2008. It is standard for all new Xbox 360 consoles and and is a required download for an older console connected to Xbox Live. The NXE brought new life to the Xbox and added many neat features. Not only does the dashboard now look much better, it is also easier to naigate. Premium Themes can now be purchased at the Marketplace which improve the style even more and party chat enable eight friends to connect and speak to each other no matter what game they are playing(MW2 is an exception to this). The new avatar system also allows xbox users to create a virtual person which can resemble themselves or just look plain comical! The NXE also adds a spotlight channel which shows whats new and hot on xbox live tyhis week. All in all, a great update which imrpoved xbox and xbox for the better!
The new xbox experience is nice to look at, slick and easy to navigate.
I was slightly sceptical about switching over to the new dashboard, if it aint broke dont try fix it, right?
Wrong, I think the new dashboard has breathed a new lease of life over the xbox. It gives it more of a user friendly feel and it is easier to find certain aspects on the xbox. The new avatars are also fun, they have gave your xbox much more of personality where you can recreate yourself instead of the old generic 'picture of dog'.
My only criticism of this download would be the fact that when you are in a game and you press the xbox button, the menus that appear are still in the old style, i think microsoft should also have developed these to make them more pretty and user friendly.
Overall the NXE is head and shoulders above the old one, it has improved functionality, way more user friendly and also much better to look at.
The New Xbox Experience has been available for quite a long time now. It is a free update and its main purpose is to make the dashboard look prettier! It also provides a few other features and will update itself the first time you get Xbox Live and have some spare space.
One new feature that you notice straight away is the avatars. These are very similar to the Mii`s on the Wii and other things. You can customise many things about your avatar and even buy or download for free items for them. They also appear in a few games like Uno which makes it more interesting. The avatars are also viewable on your friend's list showing you people avatars as well as the games they are playing. This is now extended to unlocking avatars awards and this feature has just started. These are rewards that when you doing something in a game you get an avatar item and I look forward to this being used more. It is only used in a handful of games at the moment most notably Left 4 Dead 2. I am looking forward to get a football shirt from Fifa!
The menus have also changed and look better for it. You now go up and down and then left to right and it is just better than the previous dashboard.
1 vs 100 also was promised with the update and has now arrived. It is a great free quiz game and you can win prizes like Microsoft points, free games and even cars. This is also one of the games that uses your avatar and it is quite good fun!
Anyway this is a pretty cool update well worth having if you have not already got it and it adds some cool new features!
This review may also appear on other sites under the names ns1209 and mariofan123.
The New Dashboard Experience
I know, I'm sure that changing how the main menu looks on your awesome Xbox 360 isn't going to exactly affect you when you are chainsawing locust on Gears 2, being an evil SOB on Fable II or whatever dark and gory fun you're having (unless you're playing Viva Pinata of course) but it seems Microsoft doesn't give a damn and rolled out a brand new dashboard update in November of 2008 in time for the Christmas Rush. With some major changes to the layout, including new, useless and expensive changes, does the NXE make the dashboard something more interesting?
Short answer no. Long answer NOOOOOOOOOO! Despite the praise it's recieved from, well, everyone else, I fail to be moved or, better yet, feel enjoyment from this dashboard update. It's going to sound cold or mean, but I feel this thankfully free update is trying to morph our Xbox 360s into Nintendo Wiis. And better yet it's charging us money for it too, as well as adding more things to do which cost money mostly.
I guess the positive thing about the new update is that the layout of the dashboard itself is above average, if not completely full-proof. It's still split up much like the old layout, however now it's a bit more muddled up per se. You have the main section where you can view your achievements, change your themes and avatar, load up your arcade games, check your memory, listen to music or watched downloaded videos and much more. There's also the friends section where you can view what your buddies are doing and invite them to chat or parties, the marketplace section where you can download games, add-ons, movies and more. Finally, there is an Inside Xbox section where you can find out latest releases and watch videos like interviews and demos from E3 as well as a spotlight section, highlighting deals of the week and more. It's a nice simple layout and organised.
Unfortunately, I can't compliment the 'experience' much more than that. It's most of the new features which got on my nerves a bit, particularly, the avatar system. Basically, these are cop-outs of the Miis featured from the Wii-childish, shallow and expensive. At first, we got new, if lackluster, clothes every couple of weeks which were nice but not enough. Now, a recent update has added many more clothes from brands and games like Gears of War 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction. However these are ridiculously expensive, with items like a Star Wars Lightsaber costing a massive 400 Microsoft points. That's half, or in some cases the whole, price of an arcade game. To be honest there's nothing to actually do with your avatars, with the exception of a few arcade games and the new Guitar Hero game, there's no use for your avatar in almost every Xbox 360 game. They simply appear on your dashboard to remind you how pointless they are.
Another new feature, which is a mix of recently added and added back in November, is the Games on Demand feature. This is a selection of original Xbox, and now Xbox 360, games which you can download off the marketplace directly onto your hard drive. The original Xbox games are pretty good, spanning from classics like GTA: San Andres and Halo: Combat Evolved to some hard-to-find gems like Psychonauts and Stubbs the Zombie. But the Xbox 360 part of Games on Demand is a shambles. There are a couple of decent games on there like Mass Effect and Battlefield: Bad Company, but most of the games featured on there, like Meet the Robinsons, Sega Rally and other sub-par games mean it's not that enticing. Top that with a large amount of memory required (meaning people with small memory are left in the cold) and whopping prices (each game is £20, yet I found Sega Rally and other games for £10 or less) mean this feature is another disappointment.
The communication side of things is slightly improved with the Dashboard update which came with a new feature known as Parties. While private chat was 1-on-1 meaning if you had more than one mate you would have to go into Game Chat with complete strangers, the new party system basically lets you talk with up to 7 or so friends over Xbox Live. This feature is good and all, but constantly mates are being cut off from parties whether it's bad connection or just for no good reason. However, a recent update was supposed to fix that, though I have yet to see it actually work when we've been kicked from parties. Also, that update also changed private chat in that people will join and there will be no on-screen indicator to tell you, just a loud bleep in your ear. A deafening and bizarre change, but it's happened so not much I can do about that.
The other new feature recently added is the new rating system, which you can use to give games ratings and guide others to buy the best downloads. It's a bit like Dooyoo, only you don't have to write about it-just give a game a rating out of five stars and it's done and dusted. Of course, you get no money for it, but oh well. You can organise what you're looking at into the best rated, best selling and more. It's quite helpful, but sadly it doesn't apply to movies on Xbox Live meaning you can't avoid those trashy, low budget movies (well you can-don't buy them). Still, being able to see which Xbox 360 themes are bad before you buy them with the rating system is a nice touch, in fact I found a great Saints Row 2 theme because it was rated 5 out of 5.
Speaking of the trashy movies, added with the update was the feature which lets you rent movies for a moderate price of usually less than 400 microsoft points. Once you buy it you have 14 days to watch it, and if you watch it before, you won't be able to watch it after 24 hours. It would be okay if not for some issues. Downloading movies takes a long time, and really it's not worth it considering you watch it for a day then lose it. Also, the selection can range from modern and entertaining to old, crusty and downright odd. There are far too many low budget horror movies for my liking, and what's with the odd selections like the first and third, but no second, Matrix films and Rocky II and III, but no Rocky I or IV. It's bewildering, and not really worth the time to download or money when you could probably buy it on DVD cheaper.
There are some other more nit-picky issues which still bring the Experience down. You notice the dashboard cuts off half the screen and is much wider than the old dashboard, but Mircosoft haven't taken into consideration that half the themes which I PAID MONEY FOR look rubbish now as the new dashboard theme cuts off half of the picture and sometimes makes the themes looks downright bad. Just look up for the OXM article talking about the themes gone badly and it has some screenshots showing some of the bad themes because of it. Other issues like that only add to the main issues as to why this dashboard theme, as free as it is, isn't very good.
Is the New Xbox Experience good, bad or ugly?
I know it's free, but to be honest, there's nothing here that would make me scream out and ask for them to make this mandatory like they have. To be honest, there were only a couple of things I liked, like the Xbox Classics available on Games on Demand and the layout of the theme itself, but aside from that, everything else was either half-baked, downright obnoxious or, in some cases, both. The new avatars are shallow and pretty much never useful, except for depleting most of your Microsoft points for its ridiculously expensive clothing. The movie service is odd, the Xbox 360 games from the Games on Demand are expensive especially when you can find them on disk, and all the other nit-picky issues just pile up until all you're left with is sadness. Unfortunately, it's mandatory so it won't be going away anytime soon, unless you don't have Xbox Live, so all I can hope for is that Microsoft will keep updating the Experience to make it better.
The update was released in November of 2008. A recent August update added the Avatar Marketplace and Games on Demand (Xbox 360 games) among other things. Another update coming soon will add features such as popular websites like Twitter and Facebook as well as Sky straight to your console.
Hi today I will be reviewing the New Xbox Experience or as most people know it the new dashboard update.
In case you can't remember the old dashboard or have never had an Xbox 360 before the old dashboard was well boring it had 5 "blades" which had all of the content on them and they were well quite dull.
The NXE is a lot more exciting and came packed with amazing new features including:
Avatars - These are basically better and more detailed versions of the Nintendo characters. These allow you to create your own character which is fully customizable in that you can change height fatness clothes how their face looks pretty much everything.
Parties - This feature allows you to chat with up to 8 people at once unlike the old Private chat which was only 1 on 1 chat. This feature is a great improvement as it is brilliant for clan matches or if you want to speak to all of your friends at once.
New Video Marketplace - It is now even easier to find films which you can rent or music videos and trailers because all of the video content has its own marketplace.
As well as these new features the dashboard now looks a lot more exciting as you can see your friends' avatars and the layout of the content makes everything easier to find.
To download this update all you need to do is connect to Xbox Live and press update when you are prompted to do so. This update is free and you don't have to have a gold membership to download. You can also get the NXE by buying new games like Fight Night Round 4 as these games are bundled with the new dashboard
This update was released on the 17th of November 2008.
There has been a recent change to the NXE which has added a whole heap of new features these include:
Games on Demand - You can now purchase full Xbox 360 games from the marketplace and use your credit card or Microsoft Points to do so. These all cost £19.99 or 1600 MSP. There are around 10 games available but more will be added soon. Quite a lot of people have been complaining about the price me being one of them. Some of the games that you have to pay £19.99 for you can buy in the sops for around £8. Microsoft's answer to this is that it is a lot quicker and more convenient to download. I don't think this is the case as it will take a few days to download the 8GB of data this obviously depends on your internet connection.
Avatar Marketplace - You can now download clothes for your avatar this includes avatar props which are items that your avatar plays with when people view them. To download these items it costs Microsoft points the Tops cost around 80MSP and the props are around 240MSP. My favourite prop is the Star Wars Lightsaber.
Netflix - You need to be in the US to use this
Xbox Live veterans - It now shows in your profile how many years you have been a member for.
Parties update - It is now easier to invite people to parties. There is this cool ne feature which automatically reconnects you to a party if you get disconnected. This is brilliant if you have a dodgy connection which drops out every so often.
Account Recovery - This service is now a lot faster.
User ratings - You can now rate any content that is available on the marketplace. This is done by a 5 star rating. As well as being able to rate the content you can see the average rating it has received this is great for the community games as you can tell if they are going to be good or not.
Community games - These are games that have been created by the community. This update to this feature is the name it has been changed from community games to Indie Games.
Achievement Browser - When you have a look at your achievements it takes a while to find out what you need to do to unlock it they have now changed it to a thumbnail system which when you put the curser over the achievement it shows the text about how you need to unlock it at the top of the screen.
Achievement tracking - In the profile section of the dashboard it now tells you how many games you have unlocked all achievements for and also shows you how much Gamerscore you could have if you completed every game.
Voice messages - It now tells you if you are about to send a blank voice message. This update is good because I used to always get sent blank voice messages.
System settings - This screen has been made easier to navigate.
Memory - You can now see what time each thing is saved in your memory.
As you can see a lot of things have been added to the new dashboard and there is still more things coming including Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM, and Zune Radio.
I think this update is a brilliant addition to an already great console and just shows that the Xbox has great capabilities and is constantly changing.
Microsoft is saying that they are hoping to keep the Xbox going for at least another 10 years with new updates and stuff.
I recommend signing up to Xbox live even if it is just to get this new dashboard.
Thanks for reading.
Also the picture realted to the update on this site is not what the update actually looks like :)
After loads and loads of waiting with growing expectations Microsoft finally delivered the new xbox dashboard!
From those of you who remember or still have it......the original xbox dashboard was nothing exciting, yes it let you do what you needed to do but it wasn't very visually exciting and gave you no extras......
Then came along the ps3 with it's new exciting and I think Microsoft woke up and realised they may need to improve.......,and that they did!
Along comes the new dashboard with way more then had been seen before and better then that it was free :D providing you had an xbox live account which of course everyone doesn't :(
The update now features your own virtual avatar! A digital version of you which you can dress and bling up as you wish and then take a picture afterwards to use as your gamer picture! Cool!
You can now be in a party with a number of your friends where you can all chat together (better then the restricted two person conversations before!) and can go find and play in live games together.
Users can now buy games through xbox live from game addons to full arcade games and at a reasonable price as well!
You can now watch movies on your netflix account through your xbox, and even better.....now thanks to the party system you and your friends can sit and watch a movie together using the service!
You can now rate other players you come across on xbox live! This is particularly handy if you wish to avoid certain players you don't get on with!
Overall, despite taking it's time to get here, the xbox update is a great new setup which will keep you addicted to xbox live even more then normal! It is a problem that non live users can't get hold of it but on the other side of things how else could they get it besides download?
Comes very highly rated by myself!
NXE: New Xbox Experience was a new Update/Download which was brought to xbox live users. This was an update which brought many different features, and made life using the xbox a little more easier. The first feature was the new 'avatar' feature. This feature allowed the user to create their own character and add different tops, bottoms, showes and other accessories such as ear rings, and watches. Also the user is able to take a snap shot of the avatar, and use it as their gamer picture. The next feature which was brought with the NXE update was a more organised dashboard, this made different sections on the dashboard which allows the user to scroll through different things such as the xbox live marketplace, where game demos, and game add ons can be added to new games at a price, and also a media library where films and music can be accessed.
The New Xbox Experience has been online for a long time now for the Microsoft Xbox 360. It is a totally free update and it will automatically install onto your Xbox if you have an Xbox Live connection as well as a bit of space on your hard drive. It's just a modern version of the Xbox 360 Dashboard and there are a few added bonuses.
The newest and most predominant feature of the New Xbox Experience is the way you can create and customise your very own avatar. It's simply an animated character, which you can customise to look like yourself. There are many options to change absolutely everything from the shape of their head to their eye colour, height, weight and clothes. You can really customise your avatar so it will be unique for you.
This avatar along with your entire friend's is viewable when they scroll through the friend's menu from the Xbox 360 Dashboard. It will show what game they are playing and the other people's avatars if they are in a party with others. You get to recognise your friend's avatars so it can be quite efficient too. You can take a picture of your avatar and post it as your Xbox Live Gamer Picture for everyone to view next to your Gamertag.
Apart from this, all the Xbox 360 Dashboard menus have changed. You get the main options such as 'My Xbox', 'Marketplace' and 'Friends' but you scroll left and right to view different boxes containing all the information. Each box has vertical menus that you scroll up and down. It's a lot more modernised, and resembles the cover flow with the latest Macs and iPod Touch/iPhone. In general, it's a lot easier to get around as not only can you see the current screen but you can see the next option in the background, which you can flick to.
It's totally free to download and your Xbox 360 will update automatically. It has a more modernised feel and is just nice to have a new look. The avatars thing is quite cool, like the Mii's on the Wii. There's nothing more to say really - if you haven't already, switch on your Xbox and with an Internet connection, it will update automatically!
Thanks for reading,
If you have an xbox 360 and have it online you have already used this and well got used to it. Its hard to say much bad about it since its just really an update making the system look fresh again. It does make moving round, finding what you looking for or whats new the marketplace so much easier and functional.
Improves vastly in its party system, so you can meet up with mates get in a party all from the dashboard, load a game while still being in the chat mode with your party, take that game out load another different game from your party play that and still be chatting to your buddies with no break in communication at all.
Plus you get your very own mii .... well its pretty much a mii but Microsoft version. bit of a copy but in the games world who doesn't copy who eh??? the avatars are fun not as much so at the moments as the mii but soon they will come more into light with new games and improvements letting your avatar be part of the game.
Xbox Live New Xbox Experience (NXE)
I downloaded NXE when I first got my Xbox 360 Elite in January as all my other Xbox's where away to get fixed. (Three Xbox 360's). The download was free and it included alot of good features to your Xbox 360.
Some of the new features of the NXE...
You can have a avatar, it is the Xbox 360 verson of Mii's. You can change your outfits, hair, skin colour, eyes and many others. You can go into your Pictures, Music, Videos, Media Centre and Settings alot easier and quicker. You can get into your game downloads alot easier and quicker. You can also turn of your console by hitting the Four green lighted button on the controller once for two seconds and go over right to the very end of the coloums and turn off you console.
Information on the NXE...
You don't have Xbox live to get the NXE, you can download it from www.xbox.com. Or type it in on Torrents, But the only disadvantage is that you can't have a avatar if you don't have Xbox Live. You can see your friends avatar when you go into friends coloum at the dashboard. You can also use you avatar as your gamer picture! If you are downloading it from Xbox.com to put on your Xbox 360 without Xbox live you need to put it on to a Memory Stick but don't worry the file isn't too big.
Overall I would rather have the NXE than the old Xbox dashboard, when I first seen the NXE I couldn't belive it because the old Xbox dashboard had very little features to it and then all of a shudden Microsoft brought out this new dashboard which is better that PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. The only disadvantage is that you can't change back to the Old Xbox dashboard after you put the NXE on your Xbox 360 Console. I would reccommend anyone who has a Xbox 360 to download the NXE as it far better than the Old Xbox Dashboard!