Xbox Live Labs: Do it for science, do it for avatar items

Microsoft has just rolled out a new testing app for Xbox Live in the US called "Xbox Live Labs." The downloadable app, available through March 27, consists of a series of network tests, during which you won't be able to run games or movies.

What do you get for your time, besides a potentially improved online service? Each completed test will award a unique zero-point Achievement and an item of Avatar clothing, including a lab coat, brain helmet, or mad scientist hair, even though this science seems pretty mellow.

You can find Xbox Live Labs in the community channel.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.