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Microsoft gives away free Kinect game

Kinect title Haunt is currently being offered for free to US Xbox 360 owners. It’s part of a new dashboard feature called ‘Kinect Central’ which looks to promote the motion-sensing camera to owners of the console. The promotion is for a limited time and will expire on Monday July 2nd. …

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360 dash app usage rises 50%

The amount of consumers using entertainment apps on Xbox Live globally increased by 50 per cent from November to December. On average, over 60 per cent US Xbox Live Gold members accessed these apps for one hour each day. Entertainment apps include YouTube, Blinkbox, Netflix and MSN. Several went live …

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YouTube lands on Xbox Live

UK Xbox 360 owners will be able to access a host of new dashboard apps today including YouTube, Blinkbox, MSN and Muzu.TV. As well as being able to view content from internet video giant YouTube, gamers can now watch over 10,000 films using digital movie service Blinkbox via the Xbox …

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Xbox dash "designed for ads", users discover ad block workaround

One developer has labelled the new Xbox 360 ‘Metro’ dashboard an advertiser’s dream” and criticised it for effectively hiding away a user’s game content. "For me the truly disheartening news is that the ‘games’ tab on our game console is now several pages away from the start," Mommy’s Best Games …

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ANALYSIS: New dash is the most important Xbox launch this year

A new operating system is not the most exciting Xbox 360 launch this year. There are no hordes of eager consumers queuing outside GAME to get their hands on it. No outlandish launch party. There’s a distinct lack of chainsaw-wielding monsters, super cars or spartan warriors. What we have are …

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LoveFilm hits Xbox 360 with new dashboard tomorrow

Microsoft has confirmed that streaming movie service LoveFilm will arrive on Xbox 360 tomorrow alongside the rollout of the console’s new firmware and dashboard design. LoveFilm has been available on PS3 for some time. In the US the new service will be joined by a number of others, too, such …

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New 360 dash coming December 6th

Xbox 360 owners can download a new-look dashboard update next month adding cloud storage and voice and gesture controls. The free download will go live on December 6th which will let users scroll through on-screen menus using the Kinect motion accessory. It will also include cloud storage for game saves …

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Latest Xbox update blocks piracy

It looks as if the recent update to the Xbox 360 UI was more than simply preparation for the arrival of Kinect – it’s also dealt a big blow to the piracy community on the console. Xbox 360 piracy typically works by altering the firmware for the internal DVD drive, …

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Xbox 360 dashboard update goes live

Microsoft’s latest revamp of the Xbox 360 dashboard is now live and available to download from Xbox Live. Online-enabled Xbox 360 owners who turn on their machine from this point will be prompted to download the new software, which amongst other things also prepares their machines for the arrival of …

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Xbox 360 dash update gets more new features

Microsoft has announced a number of extra changes that are on the way in the next Xbox 360 dashboard update due out on November 4th. Chief amongst the additions in a reworking of the codec powering voice chat. This will provide improved audio quality for those chatting with friends while …

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