getting new ‘Social’ section Social

Microsoft has announced that will be getting an update “in the coming days” that will rid the website of its “My Xbox” section, replacing it with a brand new one titled “Social.”

The new section will be the first to utilize the company’s new “Beacons” feature for Xbox LIVE. Beacons allow users to mark games that they wish to play with others and leave a comment along the lines of “available 7-10 pm Pacific” or “let’s play Horde mode!”

Checking out the new will also give gamers a chance to get an advanced look at the new “Metro” style that is set to become the new look for Xbox LIVE. Under Metro, the new Social section will show top headlines and deals for the service, messages, friend activity, and the user’s friends list in addition to a side menu for redeeming codes, adding Microsoft Points, and checking the download queue.

Whenever a user clicks on a game in the updated website to see its page, it will show players their achievements as well as any beacons that friends have set for that title. When the new Xbox LIVE update lands, players will be notified when friends are playing the games that they have set beacons for. Windows Phone users, on the other hand, will be able to receive those notifications once the update hits

To get a taste of what the new will look like, just scroll down below.


Setting Beacon

Social Landing


Game Beacon




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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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