By Jason Wadsworth
Microsoft has announced that the first update for the Xbox 360 NXE Dashboard will arrive on August 11th. This update will bring users new features like Games on Demand, Avatar Awardables, the Avatar Marketplace, a system for rating games, and new friends list filters. Major Nelson has also mentioned that the updates to the Xbox 360 Dashboard will likely result in a more speedy, responsive experience. Let’s hope that’s true!
Not included in this update are the much anticipated social media feature announced at E3 like last.fm, Twitter, and Facebook integration. Microsoft did say that theses features will be added in another update that will be released this fall. Microsoft is currently recruiting users to participate in an preview program for that update.