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Xbox Live gets family friendly

A subtle revamp of the Xbox interface will help Microsoft further its reach into mainstream and family audiences. At Gamescom last week, the firm was demoing the various ways its Kinect camera improves the interface – and told MCV it wants to make the experience ‘more fun for new users’. …

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Facebook reveals Games Dashboard

Any keen gamers will know that accessing games on the world’s largest social network is a bit of a chore – but that looks set to change with the upcoming launch of what Facebook is calling its new Games Dashboard. Developers have already been given access to the new designs …

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Xbox dashboard update next month

Microsoft’s annual firmware update for its Xbox 360 console will be rolled out on August 11th, according to reports from Joystiq. Firmware is the term for embedded software that controls the innards of a device – in the same way that Windows dictates how your PC organises and runs itself, …

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NXE rollout begins

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has announced that all those who successfully signed up to the New Xbox Experience preview program will over the next few hours be able to download the new service. NXE launches worldwide tomorrow, and brings with it a host of new upgrades for the console …

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Xbox Live Primetime to miss NXE launch

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Primetime, an online quiz network originally announced as part of the firm’s New Xbox Experience, will not arrive alongside the upcoming Xbox 360 update on November 19th . Forbes quotes the platform holder as saying: The delay is necessary in order to ensure a …

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MS to help those short on storage for NXB

Microsoft has clarified the memory requirements needed to install the upcoming ‘New Xbox Experience’ dashboard revamp for Xbox 360, as well as stating that it has plans to help those who find themselves short on storage space. Users will need 128MB of storage space to run the new firmware upgrade, …

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TGS: 360 dashboard update next month

Microsoft has dated the launch of ‘the new Xbox experience’ 360 dashboard update for November 19th. The new firmware was first unveiled at E3 this year and will introduce Microsoft’s Wii-style avatar system, Live Party, more on-demand HD entertainment and a Community Games channel – all part of the overhauled …

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E3 08: Microsoft roundup

In the run-up to E3 some analysts were predicting that Xbox 360 has had its day and that the path was clear for PS3 to overtake Microsoft’s machine – but an announcement-packed E3 conference has proved that the US firm still has plenty of energy to invest in its machine. …

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E3 08: Full game installs part of autumn 360 update

Xbox’s Major Nelson has outlined the main features coming as part of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 dashboard update this autumn, many of which represent a significant upgrade in functionality. The headline features have already been given plenty of airtime. Firstly, Xbox Live Avatars will replace Gamercard images and offer a fully …

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