When I turned my Xbox 360 on this morning I was prompted for an update. Unless something huge is being rolled out updates usually don’t make headlines, so I really didn’t think anything of it. This update almost went under the radar until I went to search for some new indie games and noticed the layout had changed. This kind of threw me for a loop and for a moment I thought I was searching in the wrong area of the dashboard. After careful examination I realized that the infamous “Game Type” button had been removed and that Arcade, Indie, and Games on Demand each had their own dedicated buttons within the Games Marketplace.
A celebration is in order because that was one of my biggest beefs with last fall’s dashboard update. Finding downloadable games became so layered that prior to today it made finding new games a bit cumbersome, but not impossible. I also remember a slight uproar in the Indie developing community because the search ability for indie games was buried a few levels deep. Well worry no more you unsung heroes of video game development because your games are now easily accessible within the games marketplace. I think that everyone will be pleased by this slight adjustment to the games marketplace and it will make future browsing much more accessible. We think this update works well, but maybe you might have already gotten used to the previous build. If so sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.