Xbox 360 dashboard update live on December 6

The new Xbox 360 dashboard will be available for all to download on December 6th. As previously noted, the update will add a new Kinect-friendly Metro-styled interface, expanded voice controls, and additional entertainment & TV apps.

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The new Xbox 360 dashboard will be available for all to download on December 6th. As previously noted, the update will add a new Kinect-friendly Metro-styled interface, expanded voice controls, and additional entertainment & TV apps.

Microsoft says that "owners around the world will feel like they have a new Xbox."

It's unclear what TV apps will be available on the December 6th launch of the new dashboard. According to Major Nelson (via The Verge), apps will be available "on an ongoing basis through the holiday months." Planned services for Xbox Live roll-out include HBO Go, VUDU, Crackle, and more.

The dashboard update also adds cloud storage for game saves and Live profiles. In addition, the update will have "enhanced family settings," Facebook sharing, and the new Beacons feature.

To access many of these new features, such as cloud storage and live TV, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold account. But, you already have one of those, right?

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    November 22, 2011 6:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox 360 dashboard update live on December 6.

    The new Xbox 360 dashboard will be available for all to download on December 6th. As previously noted, the update will add a new Kinect-friendly Metro-styled interface, expanded voice controls, and additional entertainment & TV apps.

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      November 22, 2011 6:32 AM

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      November 22, 2011 6:33 AM

      I hope they address the crazy hacking going on.

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        November 22, 2011 6:35 AM

        Which hacking?

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        November 22, 2011 10:49 AM

        Has there been any indication that this is a system issue and not people being phished and/or using duplicate passwords across multiple sites?

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          November 22, 2011 11:35 AM

          Yeah, it is looking like there is a vulnerability with the restore Xbox account process that people have found a way to use a hacked 360 to fool 360 to fool live servers into thinking they are you without your password. If true and Microsoft doesn't fix it, this could get real bad real quick.

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      November 22, 2011 10:14 AM

      "Owners around the world will feel like they have a new Xbox."

      Until the inevitable happens and this update somehow, someway, causes red rings while buying items in Skyrim or some such nonsense.

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      November 22, 2011 10:41 AM

      Will we feel like we "have a new Xbox" because the new dashboard will brick our old one and force us to buy another console?

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        November 22, 2011 10:46 AM

        lol ok

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        November 22, 2011 10:47 AM

        I have it now on a launch 360 with no bricking :D

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        November 22, 2011 12:19 PM

        no because it will sprout legs and wings and run and fly away over a rainbow moonbeam of sunshine

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          November 22, 2011 1:00 PM

          Will it land in the gumdrop forest????

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        November 22, 2011 12:31 PM

        It will do a 360 and walk away

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      November 22, 2011 10:42 AM

      it's so much better. i instantly recognized this.

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      November 22, 2011 11:06 AM

      They keep making it harder to get to the games I own. So far I don't like it.

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        November 22, 2011 12:20 PM

        Xbox Bing ______

        you're at the game you own

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        November 23, 2011 8:01 AM

        Dash starts on the Play Disc tile, just push down once to go to the Quickplay for all your recently played games and apps. Your full games list is two tabs over, push RB twice and down once to go to My Games.

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      November 22, 2011 11:37 AM

      I hope I have my Live account back by then. I'm not holding my breath though.

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      November 22, 2011 12:21 PM

      They don't have Skype integration in this do they?

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      November 22, 2011 12:35 PM

      What the fuck is Metro-styled?

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        November 23, 2011 1:44 AM

        It's the tile motif that MS is using on Windows phone software these days and Windows 8.

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      November 22, 2011 12:45 PM

      Why did I think this was happening on November 25th? Oh well.

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