Xbox Live Dashboard Preview Program Sign-Ups Begin
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Xbox Live Dashboard Preview Program Sign-Ups Begin

That fancy metro UI dashboard for your Xbox 360 can be all yours before anyone else if you want.  All you need to do is sacrifice a goat, eat three lemons without making a sour face, and walk across some hot coals with your feet covered in  beef jerky.

Actually, just follow this link and fill out the survey and Microsoft might select you to be in the "Preview Program" for the upcoming dashboard which launches sometime this fall.  Other than a slick new design the dashboard features the following.

 

  • New design for integrated Kinect and controller navigation 
  • New Beacons to play online with friends 
  • Deeper Facebook integration 
  • New Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile

The dashboard also features new searching capabilities across all content and plenty of updated third party apps like ESPN, Netflix, and Hulu.  

The beacon feature looks particularly useful for co-op gamers, allowing you to find folks to play games much easier.  We'll see how it plays out soon.

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