New Xbox Experience, Picoreview

1. The little Xbox “Mii”’s are pretty lame compared to the Nintendo ones.

2. What exactly is the point of the large dashboard? It appears to almost, but not quite, duplicate the mini-blade interface you get when you hit the big green button. So you think everything is there until you can’t find something and you remember go look at the mini-interface again.

3. Still nowhere to cancel my credit card renewal payment without calling Microsoft.

Here’s a good thing: the little mini-blades come up fast. And it’s only one button push to start the current game I’m playing.

Still, it makes you wonder, if this is the best Microsoft can do, where exactly is its “advantage” on the software side?