While we anxiously wait for the day when the Kinect will allow us to Minority Report our way through the Xbox 360 dashboard, we'll take a preview of the updated design to tide us over. Is it better? Is it worse? Our thoughts!
"The most notable difference is that the menus have been squared out and displayed in a linear fashion. Gone are the soft, rounded edges of each sub-screen, laid out in a descending pattern that disappeared into the distance until you cycled them forward. Now, each screen is a right-angled, straightforward affair that progresses directly from left to right. Perhaps this’ll be more impressive when we’re scrolling through menus with a flick of our wrist once the Kinect launches in November, but for the moment, this design change seems to sap some of the personality from the dashboard while adding efficency."
Check out our complete Xbox Dashboard Update Preview.