New Xbox Experience Gets the Hiccups

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New Xbox Experience Gets the Hiccups
Microsoft has acknowledged that there have been some "hiccups" with the New Xbox Experience, which went live yesterday.

Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, Xbox's online mascot, reports on his blog that "the LIVE service and and are aware of a few issues including what's happening with Marketplace. The team is actively working on the issues, so thanks for bearing with us."

The marketplace problems in question have involved content not being available. Numerous reports on the official Xbox forum, however, have also mentioned other issues including freezes, slow downs and even the Red Ring of Death.

Interestingly, while Xbox forum users seem aggrieved, everyone posting on Major Nelson's blog are in the majority entirely positive.

It should, of course, be borne in mind that the update will have been downloaded by millions of users over the last 24 hours - everyone connected to Xbox Live who turned on their 360. Some of those users would, statistically, have experienced issues purely thanks to turning their consoles on.

How has your experience been with NXE? Tell us in the Forum.

Elsewhere, Bungie has confirmed that installing Halo 3 to your hard disk - a function made possible by the NXE - will result in longer loading times than playing straight off the game disc. You can read more about that here.

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SuperSaiyan4 20 Nov 2008 12:01
I experienced the console locking up now and again and no content available.

Overall loving the new experience its fantastic! Just hope they smooth out the minor niggles.

Also found that Fallout 3 isn't optimised either for the hard drive if installed it feels slightly longer actually when loading but the main thing is NO dvd drive noise.
Char Azn 21 Nov 2008 01:38
My Xbox 360 automatically connects to the net once it boots up so it downloaded the new update automatically the day before. The install and everything seems ok but after I shut it down again, it never came back up. Red Ring of Death, nuff said!!!! M$ better not make me pay for the repairs
PreciousRoi 22 Nov 2008 14:07
Given the choice, I think I'd "opt out" of the NXE, while keeping the install feature...
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