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Confirmed: Xbox Dashboard Update Coming December 6

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Dashboard update has been a long time coming. We feel like we've been talking about the upcoming changes and improvements forever. However, today, we finally have a date for the launch. Though October brought rumors of a Black Friday launch, Microsoft has today confirmed that the new Dashboard will officially launch on December 6.

"Console owners around the world will feel like they have a new Xbox," Microsoft said today. "The new dashboard is built from the ground up to take full advantage of voice control. Users will be able of effortlessly navigate through their favorite entertainment on Xbox 360 using voice or gestures with Kinect for Xbox 360."

The update is set to deliver a newly designed user interface (dashboard), expanded voice control with Kinect, and the first group of new entertainment custom applications.