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Xbox.com to Get New Social and Zune Functionality – ‘Kinect Effect’ Video

Kinect Effect – Microsoft’s Xbox team posted a cool new video – “See the future possibilities of Kinect that go beyond the expected, into truly amazing things that people around the world are beginning to imagine.”

In other Xbox news, it looks as if the Microsoft “Ventura” social and music/video functionality for Xbox is finally ready for debut.

According to a Xbox.com forums post by Games Editor Denny Atkin, Microsoft in “coming” days replacing the “My Box” section on Xbox.com with new navigation bar that includes not only a new “social section,” but also the ability to search the Zune video catalog and buy movies and TV shows right from your browser.

Xbox.com replacing 'My Box' with social functionality

These changes are all in preparation for Microsoft’s launch of the public preview of its new Xbox Live dashboard, which is expected on November 15 — will add a number of new features, including: Kinect-enabled voice search using Bing, cloud storage for game saves, support for “Beacons” (which allow users to mark games they want to play with others), and the coming Xbox Live TV (“Orapa”) functionality.

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