Well, the news I uncovered earlier this week turns out to be 1/2 true now! Major Nelson just released on his blog the following details:
As a part of our ongoing commitment to improve Xbox LIVE, we are rolling out an optional testing program called Xbox LIVE Labs. Xbox LIVE Labs performs a number of network tests from your console to Xbox LIVE. These results are recorded solely for the purpose of testing and improving the service. Although we want your support, participating in Xbox LIVE Labs is entirely optional and voluntary. These results are recorded solely for the purpose of testing and improving the service and will not be used to identify you.
If you choose to participate, each completed test rewards you with a cool Avatar item and a zero point achievement as a thank you for your contribution.
There are a total of three Avatar items and three zero point achievements that you can earn for each completed test, including a lab coat, brain helmet, and crazy mad scientist hair!
Xbox LIVE Labs runs from March 10-27 and is open to all Xbox LIVE members living in the United States.
Well that certainly happened sooner than I thought. Now all that’s left is to see what happens with “Xbox Dashboard”. Maybe sooner than we think?.