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Old 07-19-2008, 07:33 PM
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Looking for simple answers to your Xbox 360 dashboard redesign questions? Here are a few points to take away from the new Xbox experience:
  • "There's nothing to announce" right now regarding a keyword search for the Marketplace. We hope for some kind of searching option or a better layout for content
  • Playing games from the hard drive will work fine for multi-disc games; in fact, you can pick which discs you want to rip (but a disc swap for the correct disc in the drive is required)
  • As an example, Joystiq was told that Devil May Cry 4is approximately a 4 or 5GB installation and takes about 10 minutes to copy onto a harddive: PS3 installation is roughly 18-25 mins
  • You'll need to keep the disc in the drive the entire time. This is about speeding up load times and to check if you own the title -- the disc will not spin so no more jet noises
  • Xbox 360 notifications look the same but are actually very cleaned up and look sharper -- the sounds are all the same
  • Yes, you can still use your gamertag pics and your themes (they look cleaner and more crisp now, an example of what it could look like is above) -- example of a gamerpic in action is in the top right corner of the image above
I'm excited about being able to play games strictly from the HDD, if I want.

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:34 PM
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Sounds good so far.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:49 PM
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so how much room to these take up on the HDD? Will this be feasable for 20gb hdd users??

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I would guess it would copy the entire thing to the HDD, so unless you play like 1 game...then no, it wouldn't be feasible. Turning your 20gb HDD into a 120GB HDD would cost about $50. It would take a little work, but you could make it all look stock. I have to search around and see if external HDD's, like a 1TB drive could be hooked up externally. This is exciting news indeed. When will this new dashboard launch?

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from what I understood about the downloads, it would decrease the load times but you would still need the disk in the drive. load times arent that important to me, but being able to hook up a external HD would be nice
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