So apparently, if you filled out an application for the NXE a few weeks back, you can already get online and grab your update for the XBox 360. I turned on my 360 earlier tonight and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted with a new update, which then promptly replaced the old dashboard with the slick shiny new one.
All in all, while I like the way they’ve re-organized things, it all just seems overwhelmingly unnecessary, though I understand that something had to be done about all the clutter with the marketplace and the usability in general. I like the sleek look of it, and I can’t wait to test out the party system, which will let me bring several friends into games at once and do private chats with groups of people.
While some features are a little harder to find, I think one of the really cool things about the update is the ability to browse your achievements in a really easy-to-navigate way, with all of them laid out in blades and tables. It’s pretty easy to browse, which I guess was the end goal, though I think some people are going to hate it.
So, once you get your copy (if you applied go online and get it, the rest of you have to wait another day), let us know your thoughts!