Leak: XBOX 360 Dashboard Update - This 8-Bit Life
Finally we get some good leaked footage of the XBOX 360 Dashboard update. While this definitely looks unfinished and very, very french (same thing?) I have to say that I really like the Metro-style that they’re going for. The tile arrangements have an ordered but organic structure to them and from looking at this video (around 0:17) we can see that some live tiles have stateful instances within themselves for embeded information like games on sale, etc. Overall it looks like the dashboard is now considerably less nested than before, categories like video, games, and the tantalizingly named applications section all appear at the top of the screen at all times which should make for simpler navigation. Oh and if you look at the image at the lower right corner of the screen you’ll see that all of this is being controlled by the Kinect and you can get a rough idea of what the gestures for navigation will most likely look like. It will be interesting to see how this shapes up for release.