JFizzle said:But can't you tell if it's crappy by the screenshots and box art and title and rating? Especially if it's a massage app, that shouldn't waste any of your time, you should be skipping right over it. Same goes for the fart apps, talking to girls apps, etc, right? These are the types of games we're talking about here.
And you should delete some of your memory or get a new hard drive or something if the dashboard is taking that long.
The dashboard has always taken that long. I install all of my games to the Hard Drive and have a huge library of arcade games. Deleting stuff is not an option and it is a pretty absurd solution to the problem. Browsing one's game list is an excruciating experience. I have trial games that I downloaded and never played because after two or three cycles of pain with the dashboard refreshing, I just gave up and move on to something else.
While the indie developers releasing trash games cannot be blamed for the piss poor performance of the dashboard, it is just another thing that contributes to the general shitiness that is the indie games experience.
Screenshots and boxart do not tell the whole story. Miner Dig Deep is probably one of the best games on the service. Its box art and screens do not do the game justice at all.
HadesGigas said:Xbox.com is constantly making me enter my password. Especially in Opera where it says I enter the password wrong the first time, no matter what, then accepts it the second time.
And it's pop-in windows for buying are slow loading and sometimes randomly decide to become a full page.
My experience with the browser is the same as well. The interface is slow, clunky and seems to register every other click of the mouse button. Maybe I am too impatient, but the aggravation/reward ratio is too high to "wade through the shit".