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At the E3 game conference Microsoft unveiled a new look for it’s Xbox 360 interface to make features easier to use and buy, and improve the social experience. Microsoft also announced that it will be adding and selling user-generated games for Xbox.rnrn
The first major change to the system involves basic navigation. The top-level channels now consist of six items that closely resemble the menu structure of Windows Media Center: Spotlight, Games, My Xbox, Primetime, Community, and Videos. Each option contains additional functionality in sub-menu options and contains major innovations.rnrn
Microsoft is banking heavily on its new Primetime feature, a brand-new area that gives users a whole new way to play games together. Virtual gameshows are the name of the game here.
Microsoft has partnered with a number of content providers such as Netflix to provide thousands of hours of additional content in the Xbox Live video section.
Microsoft added a community channel to make socializing easier. The new channel lets you quickly find your friends, see what they’re doing, and then make it easy to join in on the action.
The MyXbox section will give you a central location to edit personal items. From here you’ll be able to add pictures, edit your profile, and view your achievements.
The Games channel will let users easily find games to purchase and explore. You’ll be able to find demos, full downloads, and game previews.