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Old 11-08-2008, 11:06 AM
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Default MS just gave me access to the NXE (New Xbox Experience)

Got an email late last night that I would have access this morning to the new Xbox Experience.

I fired up my 360, it asked me if I wanted to update and after about two minutes, I have the new dashboard.

There was a really cool intro movie and then it immediately asked if I wanted to create an avitar. I had my wife do it for me. It's very similar to Mii's, yet fewer options right now.
For example, you can pick eyebrows, but you can't raise, lower or make them wider, etc... Still a step up from Mii's with more animations and options for clothing and stuff.

I downloaded Oblviion to my harddrive since this game always stood out as a load intensive game. It took about ten minutes to install and the performance is noticeably better.

I then tried Netflix streaming and watched a few SD movies and some of the stuff was in HD. The SD content almost seems to have a bit of a framerate issue, but the HD content ran smooth as butter. I noticed it wasn't outputting in 5.1, but I'll see if that's a setting for me to adjust.

Other than that, the interface is much more fun to navigate. It's very graphical and one everyone's avitars are in place, it's going to be amazing.

That's it after about an hour, but let me know if you want me to try anything else on it.

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dustoman was invited too.. nothing but good things i'm hearing about the NXE.
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How do you get invited?
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:24 PM
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How do you get invited?
It requires one to "smoke the cigar". Bill loves that sort of stuff.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:27 PM
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It requires one to "smoke the cigar". Bill loves that sort of stuff.
Packmule, you know I'll smoke a pole for free, you offer me money all the time.

I have no idea why I got the email. I haven't signed up for anything.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:29 PM
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Packmule, you know I'll smoke a pole for free, you offer me money all the time.

I have no idea why I got the email. I haven't signed up for anything.
I should have used the term "Mr. Gates". I actually completely didn't notice your S/N.

Double win for me!!
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I should have used the term "Mr. Gates". I actually completely didn't notice your S/N.

Double win for me!!
Great, now our secret is out.
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Downloading the update... NOW!
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They went back to the list they got two weeks ago, and chose people at random.
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They went back to the list they got two weeks ago, and chose people at random.
I'm jealous! I want in damnit!
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