TGS: Microsoft Dates New Xbox Experience

Knowing Mii, Knowing You - Tokyo Game Show keynote brings 360 dashboard news

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Microsoft has put a date to the 'New Xbox Experience', which will provide a massive overhaul of the Xbox 360's dashboard. November 19th is the day when the update will be released to 26 countries in 19 different languages.

This came from John Schappert (corporate VP of LIVE, software and services for Xbox) as he delivered his Tokyo Game Show keynote, titled 'A Canvas for the World'. He told attendees that work on the update is done and showed it in action.

If you haven't come across it before, the 'New Xbox Experience' includes a huge overhaul to the 360's familiar "blade" menu system, the introduction of caricature avatars (like the Wii) and the facility to install games to your HDD (like the PS3).

You can see the 'New Xbox Experience' in action here.
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SuperSaiyan4 9 Oct 2008 11:50
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'and the facility to install games to your HDD (like the PS3).'

Wrong.

PS3 does not allow install of games, its a partial install and has to read off the disc AND hard drive to allow for a slightly faster streaming since blu-ray is slow.

Xbox 360 installs IS infact FULL installation of a game, needing the disc ONLY to prove that the game is present in the system and fully streams the game off the hard drive resulting in no spin of the dvd drive to access the game and improving load times.

May I also advise that the biggest news for today is Tekken 6 for the 360 just in case you missed that Spong...
PreciousRoi 9 Oct 2008 12:06
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I saw a comparison video of GTA IV booting up installed to the hdd and from the disc only...worked out to a few seconds, and one "still shot" faster.

The bit that I'm looking forward to is a complete abscence of unreadable disc errors and hopefully a reduction in game freezes.

But yeah, you are perfectly and technically correct. It is misleading and IMNSHO, wrong, to imply that the new hdd install feature for 360 is similar to that used on the PS3, when it is not implemented in the same fashion at all.
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SuperSaiyan4 9 Oct 2008 12:26
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From what I read about that video was there were a few mistakes made and errors with timing being a bit off and the video having to catch up or something or another.

All in all the major improvement here is no disc spinning couple with faster load times overall that has to be a huge improvement.
Earl 9 Oct 2008 12:40
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
From what I read about that video was there were a few mistakes made and errors with timing being a bit off and the video having to catch up or something or another.

All in all the major improvement here is no disc spinning couple with faster load times overall that has to be a huge improvement.


For me the biggest benefit will be the reduction of Noise, I dont play with much volume due to sleeping kids and the sound of the 360 reading disks is to loud for me at times.
Daz 9 Oct 2008 15:12
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biggest news for today is Tekken 6 for the 360


someone needs a reality check, if they think that's big news
SuperSaiyan4 9 Oct 2008 15:46
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That is the biggest news for today, FF13 was and so is Tekken 6 for the 360.
Daz 9 Oct 2008 15:55
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FF13 was big tekken 6...not so much
deleted 9 Oct 2008 22:25
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
That is the biggest news for today, FF13 was and so is Tekken 6 for the 360.


biggest news today is SS4 is spouting s**t again, oh wait that s old news!,

Tekken who cares SS4, Tekken will take ages to hit the Platimum mark, FFXII will hit it in a week!, even PS3 fanboys wouldnt give a s**t about the Tekken news, as for the HDD installs yes you are correct the PS3 you cant install the whole game but the Installs on the PS3 would speed up the loading than if they wernt there its just symantics!
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