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Xbox360 @ E3 2008 Information
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I decided to post some news and features that came out of E3 2008 here. Since PSX Extreme went Playstation only I'll figure I can handle alot of the news that is coming out. I'll be getting most of it through websites and other sources. It will be mostly news regarding the console and not every single game lol.

Xbox Live additional features not announced at E3 2008

· Play from hard drive. Copy your games from the game disc and play directly from the hard drive. Not only will the drive not spin, but load times are quicker, as well. Of course, you will still need the disc in the tray to prove you own the game.

· Access Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web. Browse and purchase Marketplace content whenever you want from and it downloads automatically to your console. Purchase that new map, television episode, the latest Xbox LIVE Arcade game or set up a movie to watch when you get home from work.

· Dashboard built into the new Xbox Guide. For everyone who loves the blades interface, it’s not going away; they are now built directly in to the new Xbox guide. Every feature and option is available right from the guide. You can even access your full games library at all times. No matter where you are (in dash or in game), immediately call up your games played list and directly launch a game.

· LIVE Party system. Create a party of up to eight friends, and stay with them from one game to another, or watch a Netflix movie together, or share a slideshow of your personal photos. It works with all Xbox 360 titles, not just upcoming games. LIVE Party allows up to eight people to chat in the dashboard, so you can meet up before playing.

· Xbox LIVE Primetime. This whole new category of games is going to give you more reasons to get online with your friends. Games will support everything you’d expect, like Achievements and leader boards, but many of these games will include real prizes. You can invite your friends, and even set a reminder for an upcoming show. Each game is broadcast simultaneously, so everyone is answering the same questions. Many events will have a live host, calling the shots as they happen.

· Avatars. Your online identity started as a Gamertag - it then grew into a personalized Gamercard. Now, it has evolved even further into avatars. You can express your style, check out new outfits and share this with the community. Avatars will also be integrated into Xbox LIVE Arcade games, LIVE Party, as well as retail games.

· New display support. Because you asked for it, we are adding 16X10 over VGA or HDMI, and support for 1440x900 or 1680x1050.


What your themes could look like in New Xbox experience.

[SIZE=2]A theme applied to the Xbox
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*Holding box for newer updates*
You know what the real irony is? It looks a LOT like the Mac interface. Which in turn is kind of like Windows Vista, lol.
Not sure how i feel about the new interface, although the avatars seem kinda neat. Will be interesting to see how it all works. Sadly, I'm more excited about this than HOME. Perhaps due to endless delays, I've simply just lost interest. Microsoft dumped this on me this week, and as long as I see it by the time they say it'll be around, I'll be happy! Release dates that I can believe in.
9/2/2010 - Leaving PSXE. The site imo has become a breeding ground for fanboys and extemists. I can get my PS3 news anywhere, and PSXE does not breed a community that is exactly welcoming.

Some of you shall be missed though! I think you few know who you are Smile
A few of you are actually on my PSN list at that! Cool

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