Microsoft updating Xbox Live Arcade layout next week

With over 300 downloadable games in Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade, many games aren't getting the promotion they deserve. The dashboard architects are hoping to fix that by redesigning the service in an effort they call 'Destination Arcade.'

Destination Arcade, which will be included in the July 14 Xbox 360 update, includes a drastically different design from the current Xbox Marketplace and the Xbox Dashboard as a whole. Behind the new look is a suite of searching options, as customers can categorize games by price and user ratings, among other criteria. Destination will also include a news feed that highlights the most recent releases, price drops, and add-ons.

In his teaser post, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb also mentions a 'recommendation engine,' which can be seen in some of the images on Flickr(one of which is shown above), but its still not clear how it works , particularly in comparison to Netflix's more robust system. Regardless, we won't have to wait long, as the new look will debut in eight days.

SOURCE: Coming soon: Destination Arcade [Xbox Live's Major Nelson]

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags MicrosoftgamesXBox 360Xbox Live Arcade

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dave Rudden

GamePro
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?