Has the 360 really become this shit?

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  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 19:43:25 9,050 posts
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    So I haven't turned on my 360 in maybe 5 months. After 6 months of owning it it started to misread discs and generally start to fall apart, so I tend to use it for certain games only where I know it is much better than PS3. (eg Bayonetta)

    To be fair I would have got rid of it a while ago, but really want to carry on my Mass Effect and Dragon Age saves. Anyway. turned it on today, had to do loads of updates and stuff, but what the fuck have they done to the interface? The blade system used to be decent, not is is some fucking horrible mess where they only show 3 or 4 items on a screen, and navigating is a nightmare.

    Eventually I made my way to the Mass Effect 3 screen, so I can download the DLC in readyness for the game arriving tomorow, and then I realised just why I always use the PS3 for DLC rather than Live. I want the DLC, it costs 840 points. I have 40 points already. I can buy 500 or 1000 points. And that's it.

    Have they really still not introduced a fucking system where you can buy what you want? I don't want 100 fucking points, even Sony who are unbeleivably shit at anything to do with online will let you just buy the fucking thing you want.

    tl:Dr - Why is the 360 interface so shit suddenly? And why can I not just buy the fucking one thing I want?
  • King_Edward 8 Mar 2012 19:45:30 11,454 posts
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    What do you mean become? At best it's only ever been the least shit console this gen.

    And they're switching the points for money in a bit.

    Edited by King_Edward at 19:46:42 08-03-2012
  • Dirtbox 8 Mar 2012 19:45:45 77,453 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=219846&start=0

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  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 19:47:23 9,050 posts
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    It used to be good. I'd rate it the same as the PS3. (Ignoring fanboyism, Ps3 = free online, better online store, 360 is usually better graphics and if you like multiplayer better online shit.) I used to like them both and if the 360 hadn't been such shoddy build I would be using both regularly.
  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 19:48:32
    I think they have users best interests at heart, so you get some extra points to spend on something else, without the hassle of purchasing more, that's why you've already got 40 points
  • HandsomeCrab 8 Mar 2012 19:49:20 278 posts
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    If you don't like it, go to Russia.

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  • elvenscroll 8 Mar 2012 19:52:14 1,374 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:

    Have they really still not introduced a fucking system where you can buy what you want? I don't want 100 fucking points, even Sony who are unbeleivably shit at anything to do with online will let you just buy the fucking thing you want.

    tl:Dr - Why is the 360 interface so shit suddenly? And why can I not just buy the fucking one thing I want?
    Dont you have to do a minimum 'wallet' fund on PS3? I wanted something in the sale and remember having to add 5 even though the game I wanted cost 3.99.

    But yeah, I also hate the new dashboard.

    Edited by elvenscroll at 19:52:48 08-03-2012

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  • SolidSCB 8 Mar 2012 19:54:55 6,386 posts
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    I stopped buying Microsoft Points when they started selling stuff for 372.31 points, leaving you with unredeemable virtual change you could spend on positively fuck all. Worst feature this gen bar none.
  • Mr-Brett 8 Mar 2012 19:54:56 12,723 posts
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    I think I actually prefer the PS3 interface these days but since I like playing games with other people and I prefer the controller I mainly play on 360. Also the constant excruciating updates on the PS3 really get on my tits.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 19:55:41
    Become?
  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 19:58:33 9,050 posts
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    Anyway, I am stuck with it. Where is the cheapest place to buy some points?
  • toythatkills 8 Mar 2012 19:59:10 158 posts
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    You can buy exactly 800 Microsoft Points at GAME.

    (For the next few days at least, anyway).

    You can calm down, now.
  • monkehhh 8 Mar 2012 20:06:04 3,266 posts
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    Never had a problem with Electronic First, 800 points for 7 quid.
  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 20:06:45 9,050 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    Never had a problem with Electronic First, 800 points for 7 quid.
    Do they email?
  • monkehhh 8 Mar 2012 20:07:48 3,266 posts
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    @ryandsimmons Yep.
  • Popzeus 8 Mar 2012 20:09:54 8,272 posts
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    The original blade based front end was a fucking dreadful interface.

    Current front end is a step backward from the one that came immediately before it, but still 100 times better than that fugly blade bullshit.

    IMO, etc.

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • thefilthandthefury 8 Mar 2012 20:16:43 24,949 posts
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    I never had a problem with the blades... everything was easy to find and easy to use. This new one is an utter abortion in comparison.
  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 20:30:01 9,050 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    monkehhh wrote:
    Never had a problem with Electronic First, 800 points for 7 quid.
    Do they email?
    Bah, that site uses paypal.

    Is there anywhere I can just buy points and have it emailed?
  • the-stax 8 Mar 2012 20:31:59 18 posts
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    Makes you wonder if there are any original 360's that are still kicking about that have never been online, and have thus still got the original Blades interface on them.

    There again, they'd probably have red ringed by now. ;D
  • SolidSCB 8 Mar 2012 20:33:16 6,386 posts
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    Kinect destroyed the dashboard.
  • SolidSCB 8 Mar 2012 20:35:25 6,386 posts
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    the-stax wrote:
    Makes you wonder if there are any original 360's that are still kicking about that have never been online, and have thus still got the original Blades interface on them.

    There again, they'd probably have red ringed by now. ;D
    My cousin has a modded one that still runs on the blades. It was a really sluggish interface, even offline.
  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 20:37:21 9,050 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Kinect destroyed the dashboard.
    I have kinect. I like it.

    But this is just awful!
  • waggy79 8 Mar 2012 20:38:45 912 posts
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    And you thought your drivel was worth a new thread? If you don't like it, sell it.
  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 20:38:48
    Yes it has, which is a shame as it used to be a great wee system.
  • RyanDS 8 Mar 2012 20:47:04 9,050 posts
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    waggy79 wrote:
    And you thought your drivel was worth a new thread? If you don't like it, sell it.
    And lose my "Super Shepherd Saviour of the universe" save? No chance!
  • RedSparrows 8 Mar 2012 21:13:10 21,959 posts
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    Hey, a thread of hyperbole and boring rants. Hi!
  • PazJohnMitch 8 Mar 2012 21:23:30 7,779 posts
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    the-stax wrote:
    Makes you wonder if there are any original 360's that are still kicking about that have never been online, and have thus still got the original Blades interface on them.

    There again, they'd probably have red ringed by now. ;D
    Many games contain dashboard mods on disc. I have an offline 360 at my Mums which has been updated by a few games. Something like Halo Reach, Gears 3 or even CoD is likely to have a dashboard mod on it. Do not think it has the Kinectified dash yet.
  • ronuds 8 Mar 2012 21:41:28 21,788 posts
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    You'll be happy to know they're moving to where you can just buy what you want. I wonder what they plan to do with "points cards" when that happens? It's their biggest seller.

    I don't think they have any plans to change the dash, though.
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