Microsoft games-on-demand service for the Xbox 360 is ready and the company will push the service out to all existing subscribers on August 11. The update also adds UI goodies for Xbox live users who subscribe to Netflix, as well as a new Avatar Marketplace that lets you outfit your digital alter ego with apparel from popular fashion labels and Xbox 306 games. Darren Gladstone takes a sneak peek at the upgrades. Also, Matt Peckham blogs about the upgrade.

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At a Glance
  • Xbox 360 Elite, the premier Xbox 360 console package that includes a massive 120GB hard drive, a HDMI port and like all Xbox 360 consoles and a premium black finish.

    Pros

    • Large (120GB) hard drive
    • HDMI 1.2 connector

    Cons

    • Lacks integrated high-def disc player
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