Since installing NXE 9 days ago, I’ve encountered a few abnormalities with my Xbox. Actually, one of them isn’t so much an abnormality as it has happened to me on countless occasions before, but it seems to be occurring that little bit more often since updating.
Firstly, my 360 has frozen on me twice since downloading NXE. Luckily both times have been while exploring the new Dashboard, fortunately avoiding me to lose a sickening amount of progress on Fallout 3. It tends to happen when I’m bringing up the Guide, for whatever reason.
Secondly, and this is a new one to me, I’m sometimes having to sign in to my profile twice. Odd! My Xbox isn’t set to automatically log me in as CandyStoreRock due to an unfortunate incident with Pro Evo earlier this year, which tarred my profile with an unwanted 0/1000 points. But when I select my profile, log onto Xbox Live, look at my Friends List to see who’s online, I’ll suddenly be signed out having to repeat the process.
I’d be naive not to expect hiccups here and there with the launch of NXE, so is anyone else having similar problems?
November 19th: It seemed everyone on Twitter had something to say about the impending New Xbox Experience, so much so that even I was itching to download the Dashboard update. Most people seemed to generally like the overhaul, but the buzz was all about the Avatars. I’d made my feelings on Avatars pretty clear, jumping to the conclusion I’d hate them, therefore NXE, months before it even hit. I’m not normally one to condemn something before I’ve even had a taster; it just seems wrong. But unfortunately my doubt has been somewhat founded, and that stems way beyond the Avatars.
I know it’s unfair to condemn something before it’s even made its way to our 360s. After all, as my post regarding my hatred of sci-fi and my consequent love of Mass Effect proved, you can’t judge a book by its cover. But what you can do is develop initial impressions then rant about them on your blog!
Everywhere I look at the moment, various updated screenshots of the New Xbox Experience are being published onto the internets, yet friends of mine and readers of this blog have been fairly quiet on what their initial impressions on it are. From the moment this new-look and dramatic overhaul of the dashboard was revealed at E3 this year, I’ve been anti-NXE, mainly spouting much abuse towards the ridiculous Avatars we have to adopt.