Microsoft’s Next Dashboard Update Coming August 11

Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 dashboard will be released on August 11th and feature a number of improvements and new features, including:

  • A new “Xbox Live Games On Demand” service, allowing users to download whole Xbox 360 games. The service will launch with 30 games, including Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Mass Effect, and Sonic The Hedgehog.
  • Netflix party support, so friends can watch Netflix movies together (I’m assuming if both have Netflix accounts setup).
  • The Avatar marketplace, you can now buy stuff for your virtual avatar, including an RC Warthog from Halo.

The “Games on Demand” service sounds pretty cool, Netflix party support seems alright, too. I might do that like once or twice before I tire of watching Rocky Horror Picture Show with Robert one too many times. Once is more then enough. The Avatar marketplace, though…really? I’m sure people will buy stuff, but why?

[ Kotaku ]

4 thoughts on “Microsoft’s Next Dashboard Update Coming August 11”

  1. Upon returning from journeys in Cyrodiil I immediately logged on to my computer and headed right over the AwesomeRadicalGaming.com. Wowee I was surprised with all the updates. As for this update, Netflix party mode huh, so do you just put the headset on and comment on stuff with your friend across the United States? Also fricken figures xbox would come up with another way to make money by selling avatar stuff. As for Downloadable games, I didn’t know at first but lesser titles may be cool, like Lego Star Wars.

  2. Upon returning from journeys in Cyrodiil I immediately logged on to my computer and headed right over the AwesomeRadicalGaming.com. Wowee I was surprised with all the updates. As for this update, Netflix party mode huh, so do you just put the headset on and comment on stuff with your friend across the United States? Also fricken figures xbox would come up with another way to make money by selling avatar stuff. As for Downloadable games, I didn’t know at first but lesser titles may be cool, like Lego Star Wars.

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