Xbox.com Getting Major Overhaul – Right Now!

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Microsoft’s Major Nelson has informed us of a major overhaul for the Xbox.com website, and it should be happening this very instant as we have scheduled this post to go up at exactly the same time that the upgrades begin.

The Xbox.com site as well as the forums will be down for a short amount of time, and when it comes back, it will be new and shiny along with a heap of new features. What kind of features you ask?

Hit the jump for more.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Browser based Avatar editor: Edit your avatar and preview avatar items before purchase
  • Combined views for messages, friend and game requests
  • Improved notification of your account subscription
  • Leverage Family Reports to understand what your family is doing and how they are using LIVE
  • Play web games with your Xbox LIVE friends on the web or on Windows Phone 7
  • Marketplace: More powerful search and more intuitive ways to browse and filter

Major Nelson has also uploaded a bunch of screenshots of the new site for you to look at on his flickr account and you can check them out right here.

Last Updated: October 20, 2010

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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