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December 6th 2006, 8:02 am PT

Trailer: Eragon

Name: Making Of Video Trailer
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Eragon video game. Includes a code to enter to win an HD TV and Gold Xbox Live membership!

Name: Director and Designer Interview Trailer
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: The film director & game designer discuss translating the property. Plus a chance to win an HD TV and Xbox Live Gold membership.

 

December 6th 2006 at 8:02 am | Archive | No comments

December 6th 2006, 7:05 am PT

Arcade: RoboBlitz

Name: Roboblitz
Price: 1200 Points
Available in: All Xbox Live regions
Dash Details: Single Player, HD (High Definition). Wasn’t that cool? Well, it gets even cooler. Purchase the full version of RoboBlitz and you’ll get even more weapons, more baddies, and more of that juicy physics magic you just can’t get anywhere else on Xbox Live® Arcade. See if you can score the full billion points. Buy RoboBlitz today!

December 6th 2006 at 7:05 am | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 9:16 pm PT

XNA Open House

Always wanted to visit the Xbox Campus? Well next week you can. The XNA team is holding an open house next week right here at our offices. They have XNA demos and tutorials planned, plus make sure you bring your own XNA project to show off. If you have not done a project yet, you still have time to download XNA Studio express and spend the weekend whipping up a game. Maybe I need to bring my mic and record all the fun for a upcoming show. See you next week.

[XNA Game Studio Express Launch Event/Open House details]

 

December 5th 2006 at 9:16 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 4:22 pm PT

Holiday gift ideas for the ladies in your life

Xbox.coms TriXie has gathered her Xbox GamerchiX together to provide a public service for men this holiday: The GamerchiX Gift Guide.
The ladies have put together a guide to what to get for a gamer girl. It would have been nice if theyd broken it down by price (since thats how we shopright?)  but there are a lot of good ideas in there. The most helpful part (as every married man knows) is the list of what NOT to get. (like kitchen appliances and stuffed animals)


[See the list on Xbox.com]

December 5th 2006 at 4:22 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 1:12 pm PT

Pictures: Viva Pinata Sweet and Sour packs

Name: Viva Piata Sour Picture Pack
Price: 80 Points
Available in: All Xbox regions
Dash Details: This Picture pack features 5 sour piatas from the game Viva Piata.

Name: Viva Piata Sweet Picture Pack
Price: 80 Points
Available in: All Xbox regions
Dash Details: This This Picture pack features 5 sweet piatas from the game Viva Piata.

December 5th 2006 at 1:12 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 1:09 pm PT

Viva Pinata: Accessory Pack

Name: Accessory Pack 3
Price: 90 Points
Available in: All Xbox Live regions
Dash Details: This accessory pack for Viva Piata includes the following: 1.Mermaid’s Earrings 2.Romance Earrings 3.Santa Hat (Accessories will fit on most Piata. Accessories can be obtained from Paper Pets in the village.)

 

December 5th 2006 at 1:09 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 1:06 pm PT

Theme:TDU Fast and Classy Theme

Name: TDU Fast and Classy Theme
Price: 150 points
Available in: All Xbox Live regions.
Dash Details: This theme pack includes 4 wallpapers featuring Lamborghini, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Pagani and Mercedes.

December 5th 2006 at 1:06 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 1:04 pm PT

Demo:Splinter Cell Double Agent Single Player Demo

The following demo is now available for Xbox Live Gold members*

Name: Splinter Cell Double Agent Single Player Demo
Price: Free
NOT Available in: Asia
Dash Details: Download the demo

*This content will be available to Silver members in the above regions in about 7–days.

 

December 5th 2006 at 1:04 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 1:01 pm PT

Demo: College Hoops 2K7 Demo

The following demo is now available for Xbox Live Gold members*

Name: College Hoops 2K7 Demo
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Download the demo

*This content will be available to Silver members in the above regions in about 7–days.

 

December 5th 2006 at 1:01 pm | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 12:35 am PT

Trailer: Halo 3 1st TV Commercial

Name: Halo 3 Holiday Teaser Trailer (480p and 720p)
Price: Free
Available in: All Xbox Live regions
Dash Details: This is the TV spot designed to run as a one-time special event during ESPNs Monday Night Football on December 4th. Featuring live actors and photo-realistic CG from leading Hollywood FX company, Digital Domain, the teaser was designed to give the Halo Nation a tiny, but evocative glimpse into the story of Halo 3 and a rare chance to see the Halo universe envisioned as a live action spectacle.


 

December 5th 2006 at 12:35 am | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2006, 12:29 am PT

Halo 3 Video

Just posted on Xbox.com.

And the Beta sign up has opened up as well.

December 5th 2006 at 12:29 am | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2006, 6:44 pm PT

Video: AOM "Pick Of Destiny" Tenacious D

Name: Artist of the Month: December 2006 – “Pick Of Destiny” – Tenacious D – Video 
Price: Free
NOT Available in: Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Details: Download the featured Xbox Live Artist of the Month video, “Pick Of Destiny” from Tenacious D. To learn more about the program go to: www.xbox.com/artist.

 

December 4th 2006 at 6:44 pm | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2006, 4:22 pm PT

Major on AGI

I neglected to mention this on my show yesterday, but I was a guest on the ‘All Games’ show on Friday. You can listen to it here ( I am in part 1.) I had a great time..and I can’t wait to swing by again.

 

December 4th 2006 at 4:22 pm | Archive | No comments

December 3rd 2006, 11:50 pm PT

Show #203 The one about Shadowrun and G4’s Tina Wood

This week’s show:
Xbox News
Interview: G4 TV Alumni Tina Wood (see the video of us recording the inteview here)
Interview: Shadowrun Lead Designer , John Howard
How to get in on Shadowrun and Halo 3 Betas
Name the Game
…and much more!

Get the blogcast
[iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3) Listen in iTunes? Submit a review
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[MP3] Download the show (MP3)

Format:
01:16:10, 21.7 MB, MP3

Link dump (links to things I mention in this episode):
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/
http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2006/11/27/539203.aspx
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamerscore/sets/72157594395060893/
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/11/23/video-marketplace-status.aspx
http://on10.net/Blogs/laura/im-bringing-xbox-back/
http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=40
http://shadowrun.com/default.htm
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=mediocre
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/11/27/how-to-sign-up-for-the-shadowrun-beta.aspx
http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?link=halo3ad
http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9255
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/fearxbox360/default.htm 

Edit: Added link to step-by-step video

December 3rd 2006 at 11:50 pm | Archive | No comments

December 3rd 2006, 11:50 pm PT

Show #203 (WMA) The one about Shadowrun and G4’s Tina Wood

This week’s show:
Xbox News
Interview: G4 TV Alumni Tina Wood (see the video of us recording the inteview here)
Interview: Shadowrun Lead Designer , John Howard
How to get in on Shadowrun and Halo 3 Betas
Name the Game
…and much more!

Get the blogcast
[RSS] Add the Major Nelson Blogcast feed to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically (WMA).
[WMA] Download the show This is an enhanced blogcast. [?]

Format:
01:16:10, 21.7 MB, WMA

Link dump (links to things I mention in this episode):
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/
http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2006/11/27/539203.aspx
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamerscore/sets/72157594395060893/
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/11/23/video-marketplace-status.aspx
http://on10.net/Blogs/laura/im-bringing-xbox-back/
http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=40
http://shadowrun.com/default.htm
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=mediocre
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/11/27/how-to-sign-up-for-the-shadowrun-beta.aspx
http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?link=halo3ad
http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9255
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/fearxbox360/default.htm 

Edit: Added link to step-by-step video

December 3rd 2006 at 11:50 pm | Archive | No comments

December 2nd 2006, 12:33 pm PT

Xbox Live Activity for week of 11/27

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live. If the Xbox 360 list and the original Xbox list were combined, then Gears of War continues to be the top Xbox Live title.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (UUs)
1  Gears of War
2  Call Of Duty 3
3  Small Arms
4  LOST PLANET OnlineDemo
5  SUPERMAN DEMO
6  Madden NFL 07
7  Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
8  Rainbow Six Vegas Multi Player Demo
9  Call of Duty 2
10  Oblivion

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
1  Small Arms
2  UNO
3  Contra
4  Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
5  Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting
6  Geometry Wars Evolved
7  Texas Hold ‘em
8  DOOM
9  PAC-MAN
10 Defender

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1  Halo 2
2  Battlefield 2: MC
3  Madden NFL 07
4  Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
5  Counter-Strike
6  Forza Motorsport
7  Call of Duty 2
8  Call of Duty 3
9  Ghost Recon 2
10 Rainbow Six 3


 

December 2nd 2006 at 12:33 pm | Archive | No comments

December 2nd 2006, 8:06 am PT

Picture: Viva Piñata! Maximum Candiosity

Name:Viva Piata! Maximum Candiosity Gamer Picture
Price: Free
Available in: All Xbox Live regions
Dash Details: Two days only! Download the Exclusive Viva Piata Gamerpic.

December 2nd 2006 at 8:06 am | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2006, 9:40 pm PT

Madden NFL 07: Alternate uniforms

Name: AFC East Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Bills, Jets & Patriots; alternate uniform for the Dolphins.

Name: AFC North Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Steelers & Browns; alternate uniforms for the Bengals & Ravens.

Name: AFC South Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniform for the Titans; alternate uniforms for the Texans & Jaguars.

Name: AFC West Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs & Raiders


Name: NFC East Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants & Redskins.


Name: NFC North Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Bears, Lions & Packers; 2005 season uniform for the Vikings


Name: NFC South Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Bucs, Falcons & Saints; alternate uniform for the Panthers.


Name: NFC West Throwback Uniforms
Price: Free
Available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Dash Details: Turn back the clock with Madden NFL 07 throwback uniforms, brought to you for free courtesy of Sprint! Includes throwback uniforms for the Cardinals, 49ers, Rams & Seahawks.


Trey from EA has posted a few of photos of some of thie content on his Flickr account. Thanks Trey!


December 1st 2006 at 9:40 pm | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2006, 2:13 pm PT

NCAA 07: Alternate uniforms

Name: Alt Uniforms – Big 10, Pac 10, Notre Dame
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Represent your team with a brand new alternate uniform, brought to you for free courtesy of Coca-Cola! This download includes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan St., Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, WSU.

Name: Alt Uniforms – ACC
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Represent your team with a brand new alternate uniform, brought to you for free courtesy of Coca-Cola! This download includes: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest.

Name: Alt Uniforms – Big East, Conf. USA
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Represent your team with a brand new alternate uniform, brought to you for free courtesy of Coca-Cola! This download includes: Cincinnati, Connecticut Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, West Virginia, Marshall, UCF, Houston

Name: Alt Uniforms – SEC, Mtn. West
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Represent your team with a brand new alternate uniform, brought to you for free courtesy of Coca-Cola! This download includes: Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Colorado State, UNLV, San Diego State, TCU, Utah, Wyoming.

Name: Alt Uniforms – Big 12, WAC
Price: Free
Available in: Canada and the U.S.
Dash Details: Represent your team with a brand new alternate uniform, brought to you for free courtesy of Coca-Cola! This download includes: Baylor, Colorado, Iowa St, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma St, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Boise St, Hawaii, LA Tech, Nevada, Utah St.

December 1st 2006 at 2:13 pm | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2006, 1:15 pm PT

Video: Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

Name: Xbox 360 HD DVD Player (720p/480p) 
Price: Free (the cost of the video, not the player!)
Available in: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States (This is the availability of the videos, NOT the player.)
Dash Details: DVD has evolved. Six times the resolution. Six times the wow. Hi-Def movies – up to 1080p

Edit: Added some clarification comments. This a high quality version of this commercial

 

December 1st 2006 at 1:15 pm | Archive | No comments

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