I don't do the whole 'on-line gaming' thing (I don't have broadband, what can I say? I'm Amish...), so I'm sort of hoping there's an alternate way to get this stuff.
I downloaded the new update last night and had no problems (despite what Gamespot reports). I'm really impressed so far. It will take some getting used to but I really like the feel and look of it. My question is what people think of the avatars. I've read nothing but complaints on how stupid they are, etc.
I really like them. I had a lot of fun making mine and it even made me laugh a few times. Plus, I have some friends online that now at least I have an idea of what they look like which is nice.
Still, they are better than nothing, and I think Microsoft had to do something since PS3 Home is so close to being made public.
I will certainly set aside some time this weekend to explore the new interface more and share my impressions.
[QUOTE=ActRaiser]I played around with the Netflix option and found it incredibly easy to use. The only downer is that Netflix's list of movies and tv shows to stream is pretty small so it's not going to replace your existing disk based queue.[/QUOTE]The library on XBOX Live is more limited than the Netflix online library. Apparently the reason for the limitation is that many of the movies are licensed by Sony, and there is some wrangling going on about making these available through the competitor's console.
You can read about it here.