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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 15/10/2012 12:18:56 PM   
Chief


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I tried searching for a thread but well done you. It ticks all the boxes for me so far.

Fuck it:

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 16/10/2012 8:59:49 AM   
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The latest dashboard update is starting to roll-out globally. Could be a week or 2 before it gets to us Brits...

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/16/psa-xbox-360-fall-dashboard-update/

For those who are using the beta Dashboard - does youtube work in IE10 from the Xbox?


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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 16/10/2012 5:36:57 PM   
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Mine updated today.

Internet explorer's pretty good. Annoyed by the lack of flash but not a surprise. The immature person in me went straight to the porn version of youtube to see if that work and it does so assuming YouTube does too

Free month trial for xbox music too, seems a bit slow at the moment but could be teething problems

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 16/10/2012 6:38:04 PM   
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I didn't go straight to the porn either... Typing is a ballache, I started this message 20 minutes ago.


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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 10:49:39 AM   
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I didn't go straight to the porn either... Typing is a ballache, I started this message 20 minutes ago.


Get yourself a messenger kit, they're the shit.

Can you open up the browser while in the middle of a game?

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 10:52:24 AM   
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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 11:15:33 AM   
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No update for me yet - although (very off-topic) I have just pre-ordered a Surface RT so I'll hopefully be able to use that and the Smartglass app with the new Xbox Dashboard

Just wanted to share that with you all.




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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 11:56:02 AM   
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Got the update last night. Doesn't look that different to be honest. Doubt I'll use the browser much either.

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Can you open up the browser while in the middle of a game?


I'm sure I asked that upthread and the answer was no, because it's an app that has to launch from the dashboard.

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 12:59:00 PM   
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Well I didn't look upthread so fuck you!

That's a bit shit though really. Still, better than nothing.

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 17/10/2012 1:02:22 PM   
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quote:

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Well I didn't look upthread so fuck you!

That's a bit shit though really. Still, better than nothing.




I thought it'd be ideal to have a guide/collectable video running at the same time but, alas, it was not to be.


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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 24/10/2012 8:53:41 AM   
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Well the Dashboard update rolled out yesterday for me.

Really like the new tweaks to the interface. Its what the last dashboard update should have been. Still miss the Inside Xbox lot though, really good they were.

IE is actually pretty good - although it is quite slow at times to load full pages - which surprised me. Using the chatpad is a must and its actually a pretty handy thing to have on the big screen. Its obviously not going to replace your laptop/PC/tablet but its handy to have.




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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 24/10/2012 9:16:35 AM   
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Wont this smartglass thing mean we can use our phones to type?

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 24/10/2012 9:41:19 AM   
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Wont this smartglass thing mean we can use our phones to type?

Yep! or ipads etc i think from what i read though its not going to be avaliable till "early 2013" the apps that is. At least for IOS anyway. i think the Windows tablets and maybe windows phones can use it from the 26 October if my memory serves me right...

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 24/10/2012 12:52:51 PM   
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Where are you getting these?


Through the 360's dashboard on the main page. 3 times running now I've signed up for 2 months for £2, turned off auto renewal and then I get offered it again on the day my sub runs out. Dunno if it's some kind of loyalty thing because I'd been signed up for Gold continuously from 2003 till February of this year or what.


Hopefully something shall show up for me. My sub runs out in 2 weeks.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 24/10/2012 1:45:01 PM   
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I let mine run out hoping for that deal but they only offered the norm. Bought a 12 month sub elsewhere for a lot cheaper than the normal price.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 25/10/2012 6:22:42 AM   
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I let mine run out hoping for that deal but they only offered the norm. Bought a 12 month sub elsewhere for a lot cheaper than the normal price.


I've had it twice previously and it never showed up this time either....

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 25/10/2012 9:36:23 AM   
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I've just got a load of 14 month in stock and can do special Empire prices ;)

Got a load of one month codes too so tempted to do some sort of giveaway at some point.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 25/10/2012 9:43:08 AM   
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How much for the 14 month M? PM me if you like. My sub runs out in a couple of days and am debating wether to bother due to my recent videogame hiatus.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 25/10/2012 2:41:04 PM   
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I've just got a load of 14 month in stock and can do special Empire prices ;)

Got a load of one month codes too so tempted to do some sort of giveaway at some point.


Damn, 6 weeks late...

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 26/10/2012 9:18:59 AM   
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How much for the 14 month M? PM me if you like. My sub runs out in a couple of days and am debating wether to bother due to my recent videogame hiatus.


Right now, I can do 14 month for £27 if anyone wants one. Paypal gift :)

PM me if interested.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 27/10/2012 4:18:07 PM   
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Smartglass on Win 8 rocks. I can't wait for my Surface to turn up.

It's available for Android now as well.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 27/10/2012 4:20:19 PM   
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Ive been tinkering on my W7 phone and it works ok, much better for typing alhough it should sync more quickly.


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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 28/10/2012 5:53:13 PM   
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Not sure on Smartglass myself, nice for text input I guess (which I barely ever do), but it's largely pointless for me otherwise if I'm honest.

That said Windows 8 is quite nice, fast as well.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 28/10/2012 7:58:21 PM   
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Don't forget to download all those free achievement points.

I've just acquired a film, right clicked on the file and selected "play to Xbox". That was sweet.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 28/10/2012 11:44:13 PM   
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Still waiting for the SmartGlass iOS app.

Unfortunately MS have behaved like arseholes with this SmartGlass launch.

Originally it was announced that it was a service that would provide WiiU like features and added gameplay options via a second screen on devices we already own, such as Android phones and tablets, iOS devices and of course Windows devices, rather than buying an expensive proprietary device.

Then shortly before the release, as late as this week, saying it would be available on the 26th, and still no mention of their intention to make it Windows device exclusive till 2013.

Then rumours start leaking, people start getting pissed off with Microsoft, but still no official word. Then finally the release day rolls round and iOS and Android just get a coming soon line, and nothing else.

Admittedly the Android release has since surfaced, although it would appear this was a kneejerk reaction by MS to consumer response to their awful idea of making it Windows exclusive for a few months. This feature is an Xbox seller, not a phone or tablet seller, no-one is going to sell their existing device and buy a Windows one because they can get SmartGlass on it for a few months before their existing devices. And no amount of console interactivity on a tablet would surely persuade someone to buy those ridiculously priced Surface tablets, £107 for a case? Jog on Bill.


I understand MS have just launched a new product line that they want to sell, but thank heavens it appears common sense finally prevailed, though their silence on the iOS app is still a rather poor showing.

Fortunately my copy of Forza Horizons has yet to arrive so there's little benefit to me having a SmartGlass app at the moment so the actual missing out of the app isn't bothering me, I just wish MS would be a little more transparent at times.


I also pray for those who have dared to purchase a Surface tablet that the platform is supported better than the god awful WP7/WP7.5 platform, and the same can be said for WP8. Such a good idea and UI, the best mobile UI out there, but support is lacking from MS and as a more concerning result third parties. Apps are few and far between, and updates and support for apps that do exist are even fewer in numbers. Also the terrible web browser on WP7.5 has to have been improved.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 28/10/2012 11:47:42 PM   
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Ive been tinkering on my W7 phone and it works ok, much better for typing alhough it should sync more quickly.



Unfortunately Microsoft have developed it in a bit of a backwards fashion, perhaps there's logic to it or something relating to hardware restrictions. But instead of just using your local network to connect your devices to your Xbox and vice versa, MS have chosen to do it via the internet, so you device and the xbox, both talk over the internet to the xbox servers and then back to each other, so I doubt syncing will ever be as quick as it could/should be.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 29/10/2012 10:50:27 AM   
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the god awful WP7/WP7.5 platform,



What do you think is so awful about it? Since getting a windows phone a year and a half ago Ive been nothing but impressed. Obviously you get used to whatever your using ie operating systems/consoles etc but Ive read a lot into multiplatform reviews regarding phone OS and Windows 7 and 7.5 have generally been regarded quite well. Windows products have suffered from retro-use backlash but to say that W7.5 is awful really puzzles me.

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RE: Female Batman Avatars Xbox 360 thread - 29/10/2012 11:41:48 AM   
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quote:

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the god awful WP7/WP7.5 platform,



What do you think is so awful about it? Since getting a windows phone a year and a half ago Ive been nothing but impressed. Obviously you get used to whatever your using ie operating systems/consoles etc but Ive read a lot into multiplatform reviews regarding phone OS and Windows 7 and 7.5 have generally been regarded quite well. Windows products have suffered from retro-use backlash but to say that W7.5 is awful really puzzles me.



I've owned a Lumia and used an HTC Radar with WP7.5 on for a few months, and my experience was as I said earlier, that the actual concept behind it, the actually user interface, the live tiles etc were solid and better than any other smartphone UI out there.

However, the platform is missing so many features that are considered basic on other platforms (e.g. screenshots) and more importantly for me, just like consoles, the main pull of a phone once you're satisfied with the hardware is the software available for it, and this is where WP7/7.5 falls short. MS just haven't supported it enough themselves, and third party support as a result is lacking, the selection of apps is so minimal compared to other platforms, and the general quality of what is available is for the most part below what the other platforms have to offer.

My biggest gripe was also Internet Explorer on WP was just awful so many sites refused to load or worked incorrectly, and as a result of the above issue there wasn't a plethora of alternatives to try instead to solve this.

Maybe WP8 will address a lot of this, but they really need to get the third parties on board for it to ever become a viable option.

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 30/10/2012 10:46:27 AM   
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I'm needing to get a new play & charge kit, are the third party kits any good? Official ones are like 3 times the price on Ebay so I was wondering if the others are worth a punt?

Also, has anyone had any experience making custom joypads? I've half thought about fucking about with colour schemes and stuff and it looks pretty easy. The only bit I think would be tricky is soldering LEDs as I have never soldered a thing in my life. How hard is it?

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RE: Xbox 360 thread - 30/10/2012 1:07:48 PM   
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quote:

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I'm needing to get a new play & charge kit, are the third party kits any good? Official ones are like 3 times the price on Ebay so I was wondering if the others are worth a punt?

Also, has anyone had any experience making custom joypads? I've half thought about fucking about with colour schemes and stuff and it looks pretty easy. The only bit I think would be tricky is soldering LEDs as I have never soldered a thing in my life. How hard is it?


I'm currently using these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Venom-Twin-Rechargable-Battery-Packs/dp/B002LSI5DI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1351602286&sr=8-3

They're okay. The charge doesn't last as long as the official ones, but they're decent enough and a fraction of the price of the Microsoft battery packs.

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