Tag Archive: Xbox live


The Xbox Dashboard update came out yesterday as many of you will be aware. Already there are many problems like the inability to connect to Xbox Live.  The most serious of these problems are broken consoles. If you have a complant about the new update head to the Xbox status page.

In my opinion the new update looks sleek, it offers a new tonne of stuff and it really separates it form the Sony’s PSN system. I really like it and I really thought i wouldn’t. What do you think? And have you had any problems? Leave your answer in the comments:

Xbox sells over Thanksgiving!

Over the Thanksgiving week in America the Xbox 360 had it’s largest sales spike in the consoles 6 year history. Consumers bought some 960,000 consoles throughout the week in the US alone. 800,000 of that was in a 24 hour period. With all the new updates and releases coming out soon Microsoft have it sorted. If Xbox 360s sell the most in December this year too then the have the prestigious title of the United States most loved console 2011.

Kinect in TVs?

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology looks set to appear in next generation TVs. Microsoft are keen to push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible, even those without and Xbox 360 gaming system. Will we be seeing TVs where you swing you arm to turn on/off a TV? Or will it involve the newer voice command that the Kinect has? Microsoft is already in the stage of licensing the technology to major manufacturers like Sony. We might see the PS3 with the Kinects’ technology.

Xbox or PS3

For quite a while now the ultimate gamers question has been ‘Xbox or PS3?’. I am a Xbox guy and have been for almost a year. I used to play on a PS2 and it was a good console, but how things have improved. Price – the Xbox is cheaper, however you are missing out on the blu-ray capability of the PS3. Feel – I really like the Xbox controller, it fits snugly in your hand and I would say, is a better choice for the more competitive gamer. PS3, I feel is for the ‘luxurious’ gamer (so to speak) for it has better graphics and not to mention the beautiful curvy black console (better looking than the Xbox). Games – there isn’t much between them, normally the games are released at the same time for both of them. Xbox live tends to get the map packs and additions to games first, PS3 network a week or two later.

In summary both are great consoles and I wouldn’t say no to either! But because I don’t need the blu-ray and I really do like the Xbox controller, I tend to swing towards Microsoft’s Xbox. You may be calling me bias right now but it is just my opinion. What are you? Xbox? or PS3? leave your answer in the comments:

Xbox: Dashboard Update

The New Design - Looking good!

The next annual November Xbox Dashboard update is said to be more than routine. For starters your interface will change, getting a ‘new’ look. Most of us will hate it at first, as you do, but I hope it will be worth while. What may prove most interesting is what the new Dashboard will bring to the table. You may have seen the vast amount of TV broadcasters Microsoft have signed to bring your TV fix. The likes of YouTube and Bing have been accommodated in the new Dash. The new Dash is thought to have a ‘App’ tab to bring a third-party to the Marketplace – reminds me of the Apple ‘App Store’, surely Microsoft aren’t copying Apple? Will these ‘Apps’ be played on though, I mean with the vast amount of Games out there do we really need ‘Apps’?

The Kinect will be integrated within the Dash aswell – Bing will have complete voice control and gestures will be used to cycle through the Dash menu. Finally Microsoft are using their inventions. The update is dated on November 15th 2011 but looks more November 25th 2011.

Minecraft on Apple?

A few days ago a Minecraft Pocket Edition was released for Android. An Apple App is in development. I hope that it will be released on an earlier iOS, so it’s compatible with my first generation Ipod touch. If not an upgrade might be in order. A Xbox Edition is also in development and I hope it won’t be too expensive for I’ve already shelled out £15 for the computer version. There could be a system that if you buy the game on one platform you get it free, or a least for a discount on another. However I doubt it, for people could share their acounts to get the game. If Minecraft is being released on so many platforms, will we be seeing  an Ipad, Macbook, Playstation, or Nintendo Edition?