E3: New Dashboard with avatars for Xbox 360

Microsoft may just have stolen some of Sony’s thunder! Under Microsoft’s press conference at E3 today, they announced a new Dasboard update this Fall with avatars. So it’s now wonder that there was no Dashboard update this Spring. Microsoft call it The New Experience.

Microsoft’s new avatar system will be much like Home on Sony’s PS3. And from the little that they actually showed, it looked real nice.

The new design and navigation of the Dashboard looked great and easy to use.

You can costumize your avatar in almost any possible way you want. And when your friends logs on Live, their avatar will turn up on your Dashboard. You can make a party with up to 7 of your friends, play games together or watch each others photos.