Avatars hit all–new Xbox dashboard

Microsoft has been showing off its latest gaming goodies over at E3. And on top of the awesome looking Gears of War 2 and Fallout 3, they've also unve

Microsoft has been showing off its latest gaming goodies over at E3. And on top of the awesome looking Gears of War 2 and Fallout 3, they've also unveiled a new dashboard for the Xbox 360.

Rocking Second Life style avatars, you'll be able to personalise your look with hats, clothes and shirts. There's also a new community channel, so instead of having a list of friends, you'll be able to see them instead. You can even invite them to a 'live party.'

Once you've handed out invites, you can chat with mates and even force your pics on an unsuspecting public. Plus, when the service hits this autumn, you'll be able to join a 'massive multiplayer game show' and win prizes. Sounds a bit too 70s TV for our liking.

The interface has also had a complete makeover. We'll be getting some screen shots soon, so stay tuned for more details.