Furthermore, selecting an avatar is now required by the Xbox Live service.
Having the advantage of the lead, Microsoft was able to experiment with various customization options for the consumer’s individual consoles.
The ability to customize the way the console looked with various themes to fit the front and sides of it was something very different for home console users.
The updates can be downloaded from the Xbox Live service directly to the Xbox 360 and subsequently installed.
Microsoft has also provided the ability to download system software updates from their respective official Xbox website to their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system.
The Xbox 360 game system allows users to download applications that add to the functionality of the dashboard.
Most apps required the user to be signed into a valid Xbox Live Gold account in order to use the features advertised for the given app.Not all original Xbox games are supported; the last reported update to the compatibility list was in 2007 and support has since been discontinued for adding new titles.There are more than 400 titles on the list which covers most of the big name titles, and as a requirement for backwards compatibility the users have to have a hard drive for their Xbox 360, specifically an official Microsoft-brand Xbox 360 hard drive.It contained a New pop-up/in-game Live Guide, using a redesigned version of the "blades" interface, a tabbed interface that featured five "blades".Also, users were able to create personalized Avatars, essentially mini characters of themselves.In system, the Xbox 360 Dashboard had the ability to have multiple profiles with password on the same console with each user being able to customize the dashboard to exactly fit their own unique style.