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New Xbox Experience - Games Store - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2008 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT

Later this fall Microsoft is overhauling the Xbox 360's dashboard, called the New Xbox Experience, changing the look of the user interface, adding new features, avatars and plenty more.

The number one reason you turn on your Xbox 360 is for the games, and the team creating the New Xbox Experience certainly didn’t forget about that. This week we can share with you what the Games Store will look like later this fall when the New Xbox Experience launches.

Today, when you look at a particular game in the Game Store you get a pretty basic list of information: name of the game or piece of content, ESRB rating, price and a short explanation of what it is. That information is really useful, but with the New Xbox Experience we thought we could give you even more.

When you go into the new Games Store this fall, you will be able to check out screenshots of the game, watch trailers and read the back-of-the-box description like you are shopping at a retail store. The Games Store will also display every available download for the game you are looking for. Let’s say you are looking at “Gears of War 2,” you will have all available Gears of War 2 options easily accessible such as: previews, trailers, gamerpics, themes, game add ons, game images. You’ll never need to search for the content you want.

Now you will get all of the information you want about the games you want to play, in one easy-to-navigate place right there on your TV.

The games are the top reason why you turn on your Xbox 360, and this fall Microsoft will make the gaming experience even better.

Some of the features that make the new Xbox experience groundbreaking are the following:

  • Entertainment without limits. With LIVE Party, bring your favorite games, TV shows, movies and pictures to life by sharing those experiences with friends, wherever they are around the world.
  • Express yourself. With the new Xbox 360 experience, gamers can personalize their entertainment like never before. They can create their own avatar, designed exclusively by Rare Ltd., and jump into a party with friends from around the world.
  • "Must See TV" and much, much more. The biggest names in entertainment worldwide, such as Netflix, NBC Universal, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel, USA Network, Constantin and MGM are bringing their content to Xbox 360.

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