Gerard Campbell writes:
"Some time after 11 tonight, when you boot up your Xbox 360 console, you'll be prompted to download an update to your Xbox 360's software and when it restarts, you'll be welcomed to the New Xbox Experience, perhaps the biggest change to the 360 console's dashboard environment since the console was launched here in 2006.
I got a look at the NXE last month in Japan and was impressed. In fact, Microsoft's John Schappert told me that the plan was to make Xbox Live as strong a social networking tool as Facebook and Bebo.
Gone is the blade system of the original launch software and in its place is a much cleaner layout with areas labelled "My Xbox", "Game Marketplace", "Video Marketplace", "Friends" and "Spotlight"."