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Halo Trilogy theme on XBLM

A Halo 3 theme is now available on Marketplace for 150 MS Points or as a bonus with the new Halo faceplate out tomorrow. Here's the official description:

The Halo Trilogy dashboard theme is a must-have for serious Halo fans. Available as a free gift with the purchase of the Halo 3 Xbox 360 faceplate, or right now as downloadable marketplace content, the theme features never-before seen scenes from Bungie Studio Halo 1, 2 and 3. Each blade presents a re-imagined view from the Halo universe, including all three iterations of the Master Chief's iconic Spartan armor, from past, present and future.

Buyers please weigh in with your review. Does everybody agree that just about all of the game-related themes on XBLM make the text too hard to read?

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1. I'd agree for any of the ones i've tried, i normally end up changing back to the glass theme withing a the first 10 times i use any other theme.

Posted at 10:41AM on Oct 30th 2006 by KineticOnline 0 stars

2. I really like the Rockstar Studio Table Tennis theme. It's simple (simply a "swoosh" of blue/green/yellow, like that of what is featured on the game box, for all blades), cheaper (only 100 points as compared to the 150 of most themes) and everything is still very readable. Not for everyone I know, but definitely worth look if you like simple/colorful themes.

Posted at 10:58AM on Oct 30th 2006 by PaperTiger201 0 stars

3. This is what pisses me off in general about dashboard themes and gamer pictures. You can't preview them anywhere, and then if they suck you can't get a refund.

I never bought a theme and bought gamer pictures only once and that time I knew what I was getting.

Posted at 11:11AM on Oct 30th 2006 by BklynKid 0 stars

4. "This is what pisses me off in general about dashboard themes and gamer pictures. You can't preview them anywhere, and then if they suck you can't get a refund."

@BklynKid

Why don't you check out...um I don't know Xbox.com instead of complaining.

If you’re still too lazy to search it yourself I provided a link

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/themes.htm

It's updated regularly.

Posted at 11:26AM on Oct 30th 2006 by KingOfGods 0 stars

5. I always go back to the Penny Arcade theme, being that it's one of the few I've paid for and they actually seem to understand what makes a good theme: A clear picture with not a lot of detail and a different color scheme for each blade. About half the Tomb Raider themes also follow this idea. Too many themes are overly complicated pieces of concept art that only serve to obscure the text.

Oddly enough the water effects, when enabled by the Vision Camera, don't seem to be as distracting (though the camera's other effects are pretty bad).

Posted at 11:27AM on Oct 30th 2006 by Rob H. 0 stars

6. #4

I have to disagree with the "updated regularly" comment. Xbox.com rarely has the recently released themes and pics to preview.

I've wasted money on several gamerpics and themes only to find that they're really not very cool. No more, Microsoft, no more.

Posted at 11:42AM on Oct 30th 2006 by Les Doodis 0 stars

7. Les doodis.... is it microsoft's fault that your dumb enough to blindy purchase their product?

And why buy so many gamer pictures and themes anyway? You can only have one up at any given time.

hmm????

Posted at 12:25PM on Oct 30th 2006 by John 0 stars

8. @ john well said

Posted at 1:24PM on Oct 30th 2006 by edward 0 stars

9. #4, the theme in question isn't there.

Posted at 12:16PM on Oct 30th 2006 by BklynKid 0 stars

10. I've really like the Burnout 3 theme. Had it for a long time. Gun's theme was okay for a little while. They need to make the options to switch the themes easier to find. I always forget you need to hold down the silver X button on the controller to find the selection.

Posted at 1:35PM on Oct 30th 2006 by Eradicator360 0 stars

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