Microsoft begin deployment of the new Metro Xbox 360 dashboard

November 10, 2011

  • Beacons – Beacons allow you to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE.
  • New Xbox LIVE Dashboard – With an updated look and feel, you can use voice and gesture controls to float through the menu and select games, movies, music and applications.
  • Facebook Sharing – With the integrated “share” feature, you can tout your achievements and showcase your in-game accomplishments through instant, direct posts.
  • Roaming Profile – With new roaming profiles you can now bring your complete Xbox LIVE® profile to any Xbox 360®, including game saves, friend lists and your Gold membership.
  • This update adds the Windows 8 Metro style to the Xbox 360 interface. Next Microsoft will be adding Bing and YouTube integration to the Xbox 360 in subsequent updates. As we have said on this site before, Microsoft is bringing Metro to Desktops, Servers, Phones, Tablets, Bing and the Xbox. Look out for more..]]>

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