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Does the New Xbox 360 Dashboard Look Familiar to You?

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This fall the Xbox 360 gets a sexy new dashboard update, giving the service a look and feel that should be incredibly familiar to both Windows Phone 7 owners and folks that have gotten a peek at Windows 8.

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Microsoft is in the midst of a torrid love affair with squares and rectangles. They put content into squares. Then they pack those squares into rectangles. Then they make bigger rectangles out of those rectangles. I get it. I understand the attraction. I'm a big fan of boxes myself. They are a fine way to organize things.

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I suppose it's about time that Microsoft begin presenting a united front. This is what the Windows Phone 7 interface wants to look like. It's what the new touchscreen tablet and PC version of Windows 8 looks like, so by gum it should be what Xbox Live looks like.

Illustration for article titled Does the New Xbox 360 Dashboard Look Familiar to You?
Illustration for article titled Does the New Xbox 360 Dashboard Look Familiar to You?
Illustration for article titled Does the New Xbox 360 Dashboard Look Familiar to You?
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Illustration for article titled Does the New Xbox 360 Dashboard Look Familiar to You?

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Can't comment on the usability front since I've never tried this, but it certainly looks better. The blades were fugly, in my opinion.