Playstation UI walkthrough video

November 15, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of your PS4 today, or planning on trying to walk in and grab one off the shelf, then we suggest taking a look at this video walk-through of the Playstation 4 UI first.

It’s easily the most comprehensive and high quality footage we’ve seen to date and shows off all the functions you should know about – friends lists, the Playstation Store, and how to use the DVR (digital video recorder), Twitch, Facebook and other apps.

We think that the new Playstation UI looks extremely easy to use and very well-layed out (KISS – keep it simple, stupid!), and looks to be a major improvement on the current offering from the PS3. As with all things though, we won’t be able to say for sure until’s own PS4 unit arrives – hopefully soon!

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Evolution of the Xbox dashboard

September 10, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment

Who remembers the blades on the Xbox 360, or even the original green Xbox dashboard? In case you can’t, here’s a cool little image that should jog your memory.


Yup, the blades were cool! Thanks to KillerByte2 of Reddit for the memories.

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Xbox One dashboard & multitasking video leaked

September 8, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


One of the first leaks of a working “out in the wild” Xbox One console has come out with YouTube user Jackson Carter uploading the video you can see below.

In the two minute clip Carter focuses mainly on the Xbox One’s dashboard/user interface and also gives us a quick rundown through the hardware (looks pretty legit to us).

As you can see, the Xbox One dashboard has been more than just influenced by the Windows 8 “Metro” tile layout and we also get a peek at the console’s multitasking capabilities via a beta version of Ryse and the new Kinect 2.0 (the leaker doesn’t have access to any other games right now).

With the original video being pulled from YouTube (and the one above uploaded in it’s place) you’d have to think this means it must be the real deal…

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New Xbox One IU images released

August 20, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment

We hope you’re a fan of the new-ish Windows 8 UI (Metro) because as you’ll see from these brand new Xbox One user interface screenshots, the look is consistent.

Microsoft released the images following their Gamescom press conference and in them you can see how multitasking will work (playing Forza and changing your music) as well as game invite/update notifications (while watching a movie) and other features.






What do you think of the look?

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PS4 user interface leaked via test kit video

August 7, 2013 by Staff - 2 Comments


The user interface, more commonly known as a dashboard these days, for the Playstation 4 has not yet been revealed. However this leaked clip should give us some idea of what it could look like when Sony finally decide to do the big unveiling.

The footage comes courtesy of a very early PS4 testing kit (hence the crash which actually takes us back to the dashboard, enabling us to see it, in the first place).

We thought that the dashboard sounds were pretty much perfect (atmospheric, if you will) although there will likely be an option to turn them off if you want, just like with the PS3. The UI also looked very quick which will make a nice change from what we currently have with the Playstation 3.

What makes a good dashboard in your eyes?

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