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« Reply #280 on: December 05, 2008, 08:39:58 PM »

Some GT members are reporting RRoD occurring only after the update, and both of my 360's have suddenly become much crankier, also only since the update - I wouldn't doubt that any new lag could be due to the Brave New Experience.  Unless, of course, that "custom triple core machine" (whatever that is, lol) should not be lagging for any reason.  icon_confused
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« Reply #281 on: December 06, 2008, 12:55:31 AM »

Hmm...my avatar looks close:



I guess I need to get a Gold Card too.  I've been leaning towards getting Left for Dead for the computer, but I guess the Xbox version runs as smoothly?  Anybody still playing?
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« Reply #282 on: December 14, 2008, 06:51:19 PM »

I'm new to the 360 (just picked it up last night.)

This interface is extremely confusing to me. I guess if I knew the terminology I'd be fine but it seems like they have hidden the simplest things like "change user" and "Play game".

I'll probably get the hang of it after a few days but wow, not a great first impression.

Overall the integration of the content seems smoother than on the Wii or PS3, but I could really go for a "simple" interface with just my games and settings in it. Hit me with ads when I've clicked something indicating I'm shopping.
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« Reply #283 on: December 14, 2008, 07:57:39 PM »

Quote from: somoflange on December 14, 2008, 06:51:19 PM

I'm new to the 360 (just picked it up last night.)

This interface is extremely confusing to me. I guess if I knew the terminology I'd be fine but it seems like they have hidden the simplest things like "change user" and "Play game".

I'll probably get the hang of it after a few days but wow, not a great first impression.

Overall the integration of the content seems smoother than on the Wii or PS3, but I could really go for a "simple" interface with just my games and settings in it. Hit me with ads when I've clicked something indicating I'm shopping.

I hadn't thought of that - a new user being introduced to the 360 by the Fancy New Blades of Death... Try what many of us are doing:  hit the big silver "X" button on the center of your controller.  It brings up a less fancy, but more user-friendly version of the interface.   icon_razz
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« Reply #284 on: December 14, 2008, 08:14:50 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on December 14, 2008, 07:57:39 PM

It brings up a less fancy, but more user-friendly version of the interface.   

Let me translate:

It brings up the old easy didn't need to be improved upon blade interface.
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« Reply #285 on: December 14, 2008, 08:40:14 PM »

Yeah, I think the old interface (which I used for all of five days) is better too, but I don't hate the new one.  I use a mixture of the main interface and the guide button to do what I want.

In other news, here's my avatar:

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« Reply #286 on: December 14, 2008, 09:04:49 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on December 14, 2008, 08:40:14 PM




This avatar makes me feel confused. SO hawt, but SO not.
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« Reply #287 on: December 14, 2008, 09:22:52 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 14, 2008, 08:14:50 PM

Quote from: mytocles on December 14, 2008, 07:57:39 PM

It brings up a less fancy, but more user-friendly version of the interface.   

Let me translate:

It brings up the old easy didn't need to be improved upon blade interface.

I do like the new interface, for a few minutes at a time... very shiny and nice - 'til you need to use it, of course. 

And Huw, I told you that you were going to get grief (teased, to translate to "proper" English) on that avatar.  Good for you, not giving in to "old biddy" pressure, lmao! Tongue

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« Reply #288 on: December 14, 2008, 10:22:24 PM »

when i first finished my avatar and saved it...the little jingle it plays...so wii.

question about netflix...will it only show the first five playable movies from your main netflix queue? I have way more than 5 watch it now movies in my queue yet only 5 are shown on XBL
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« Reply #289 on: December 14, 2008, 10:37:17 PM »

Let's just say my wife never touched my XBOX360 before and now with new interface, she's a fan.
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« Reply #290 on: December 15, 2008, 12:05:16 AM »

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on December 14, 2008, 10:22:24 PM

when i first finished my avatar and saved it...the little jingle it plays...so wii.

question about netflix...will it only show the first five playable movies from your main netflix queue? I have way more than 5 watch it now movies in my queue yet only 5 are shown on XBL

I agree about the sound after you save an avatar, very reminiscent of the Wii.

And Netflix will only show movies in your Instant Watch Queue, but it should show all of them. 
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« Reply #291 on: December 15, 2008, 12:35:56 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 15, 2008, 12:05:16 AM

Quote from: BEEFHAMMA on December 14, 2008, 10:22:24 PM

when i first finished my avatar and saved it...the little jingle it plays...so wii.

question about netflix...will it only show the first five playable movies from your main netflix queue? I have way more than 5 watch it now movies in my queue yet only 5 are shown on XBL

I agree about the sound after you save an avatar, very reminiscent of the Wii.

And Netflix will only show movies in your Instant Watch Queue, but it should show all of them. 

Interesting...I didn't even know there was an instant watch queue...thanks.
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« Reply #292 on: December 15, 2008, 12:53:44 AM »

pk, so I added a bunch of older TV series to my watch it now queue like Knight Rider, Voltron, the A-Team, Magnum PI and Airwolf only to start watching them and finding out alot of their episodes are currently only available on disc  icon_cry
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« Reply #293 on: December 15, 2008, 03:58:29 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 15, 2008, 12:53:44 AM

pk, so I added a bunch of older TV series to my watch it now queue like Knight Rider, Voltron, the A-Team, Magnum PI and Airwolf only to start watching them and finding out alot of their episodes are currently only available on disc  icon_cry

I have the first season of 30 rock on my queue and all episodes are available.
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« Reply #294 on: December 15, 2008, 10:30:43 PM »



the facial mole should be a little more to the side, but otherwise...
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« Reply #295 on: December 15, 2008, 10:40:55 PM »

Late Night with hit-by am'BUL-ance!
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« Reply #296 on: December 16, 2008, 12:51:10 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 15, 2008, 12:53:44 AM

pk, so I added a bunch of older TV series to my watch it now queue like Knight Rider, Voltron, the A-Team, Magnum PI and Airwolf only to start watching them and finding out alot of their episodes are currently only available on disc  icon_cry

Yeah, sometimes they do that for whatever reason.  I tried watching Dead Like Me but all the episodes aren't available.
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« Reply #297 on: December 16, 2008, 02:03:07 AM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on December 15, 2008, 10:30:43 PM



the facial mole should be a little more to the side, but otherwise...

wait...

you're Conan O'Brien?
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« Reply #298 on: December 16, 2008, 03:55:19 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2008, 02:03:07 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on December 15, 2008, 10:30:43 PM



the facial mole should be a little more to the side, but otherwise...

wait...

you're Conan O'Brien?

That was funny when I read it...two posts ago.
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« Reply #299 on: December 16, 2008, 04:59:36 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on December 16, 2008, 02:03:07 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on December 15, 2008, 10:30:43 PM



the facial mole should be a little more to the side, but otherwise...

wait...

you're Conan O'Brien?

That was funny when I read it...two posts ago.

bah, he wears a popped half collar (on the fruity side) so he doesn't count  icon_twisted
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« Reply #300 on: December 17, 2008, 02:26:56 AM »

New gear for your avatar (list from major nelson):

For the gentlemen we have
Blue Tuxedo (save that one for prom season)
Black Tuxedo
Shirt with Cummerbund
Black Trilby
Bowler Hat

For the ladies we have:
Elegant Ball Gown
Little Black Dress
Formal Trouser Suit
Elegant Watch
Red 60's Shades
Strappy High Heels
Platform Shoes
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« Reply #301 on: December 17, 2008, 05:49:17 AM »

Thanks, Leo!

We're getting a few more items, at least - but do you know what I find funniest about the choices you get for your avatar?  At least two of the categories you can select, show an item representing that category, but it is not a choice once you enter the category.  Take shoes... the icon representing them, on my 360 anyway (female character) - are brown sneakers.  Once you enter the area, you see that they are not available to actually select to use!  White sneakers are it...  Also, the lightly shaded glasses that are shown to represent eye wear, are exactly what I'd want, but there's no choice for them in that category either. 

I can understand if someone wants to look just like Superman, with Krypton in the background, along with Jor-el and Superdog, et al - that is what might be a paid item... but, brown (or blue, green, whatever) sneakers should be part of the basics, imo.   nod
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