Celebrate the count down to 2012 with 12 days of deals on games, add-ons, avatars and more from Xbox LIVE. Drop by Xbox LIVE every day to see what new deals we have for you – but remember these special discounts won’t last more than a day.
Content:Joe Danger Special Edition Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: "A death-defying thrill-ride starring the world’s most determined stuntman, Joe Danger! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals, the reckless Team Nasty. Leap school buses full of screaming kids and pools of ravenous sharks, as you attempt to wheelie your way into the record books in over 100 eye-poppingly gorgeous levels! Stunt, create, share! Drop into the sandbox to make your own Events and torment your friends with your devious creations. Special Edition is the ultimate fun packed version of the multi-awarding winning Joe Danger. Experiment with 30 insane level creations in the Laboratory and unlock some new friends, exclusive to Xbox 360!"
Content:Sonic CD Price: 400 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD! Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones! Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.
Following up on last weeks Xbox 360 system update, today we have released the following twelve customized entertainment apps to the Xbox LIVE service:
blinkbox (UK): blinkbox gives access to a wide range of movies online. With more than 10,000 movies titles movie fans can watch their favorite films immediately with no additional subscription required.
iHeartRadio (U.S.): Listen to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast radio stations from 150 U.S. cities or create your own Custom Stations with the New iHeartRadio.
MSN (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, US and UK): MSN brings you the latest breaking news, sports, celebrity gossip and more from around the globe. MSNBC content is available in the U.S. version of the app only.
MUZU.TV (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK): MUZU.TV the music video site, offers nearly 80,000 music videos at your command. Brand new releases from the world’s biggest artists, great music videos from every decade, up and coming bands and the latest music news and interviews.
Rogers On Demand (Canada): Rogers On Demand provides select TV shows and movies to everyone for FREE. Rogers customers can also catch up on their favorite premium programming anytime, from anywhere in Canada.
SBS ON DEMAND (Australia): SBS ON DEMAND is a catch up TV service that lets you watch full episodes, of your favorite SBS television programs.
TMZ (Canada, U.S.): Your all-access pass to the latest TMZ entertainment stories and breaking news videos everyone is talking about!
RTVE (Spain): Complete episodes from series, news programs, documentaries and the best Spanish audiovisual content from RTVE.
Verizon FiOS TV (U.S.): Get Verizon FiOS TV with 26 live channels like MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon – with more to come. Plus with Kinect, change channels with your voice.
YouTube (Available in 24 countries globally**): From your favorite web original video to gaming tips, a universe of compelling content is available through YouTube on Xbox LIVE.
Edit: Updated partner information.
*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live. ** YouTube available in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany , Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.
Content:RAAM’s Shadow: Pack 2 Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: If you own Gears of War 3 Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. RAAM’s Shadow adds more than three hours of campaign gameplay, featuring missions on both sides of the Locust War. As the COG, play as the veterans of Zeta Squad: Tai, Minh, Valera, and Barrick. As the Locust, you are the fearsome General RAAM with all new executions and the power of the Kryllstorm. Also included are 250 Gamerscore, the Chocolate weapon skin pack, and six new character skins for Versus multiplayer.
Content:Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: For purchasing the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3, you can grab your Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge! Note that Back to Karkand requires the latest Multiplayer Update to play. Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack. It features four of the most loved Battlefield maps ever, boldly reimagined with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you new weapons, vehicles, dog tags, and persistence in the form of all-new "assignments" to carry out on the battlefield. The maps included are Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island. All have been redesigned from Battlefield 2 as a return years later, changing the scenery and adding the powerful destruction that Frostbite 2 brings to the game
If you are a Halo Reach fan and you have a iOS or Android device, you’ll want to download the free Halo Waypoint app now available. Previously available only on Windows Phone, the team at 343 Industries has now made an official mobile app available on both iOS and Android.
Content:Just Dance 3 Price: Free Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Just Dance 3 is now available for the first time on the Xbox 360 Kinect. With over 40 tracks spanning a variety of genres, hit artists, and Billboard chart-toppers, Just Dance 3 will get any party started! The advanced technology of the Kinect gives Just Dance 3 the ability to track full-body movement for a controller-free, interactive dance experience. Just Dance 3 on Kinect even has exclusive features that take advantage of the unique Kinect camera. So, join the movement and play the spontaneous and outrageous #1 dance game in America!
Content:THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Demo Price: Free Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text:Consume your enemies with the flames of wrath until they turn into ashes! “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII” comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!!
Content:Apples to Apples Price: 800 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Party-style fun is ripe for the picking as Apples to Apples™ the video game comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade! This game of hilarious comparisons is as simple as comparing “apples to apples” – just select the red card you think is most like the green card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win the round. And everyone gets a chance to be the judge! Play online with up to 5 friends in Classic Mode or two variant modes – Baked Apples and Crab Apples! Choose from 26 hilarious Apple Avatars, enjoy environments like Space Apples and Carnival Apples, and collect Golden Apple Cards that mix up the game! Bursting with over 1000 red and green cards, Apples to Apples™ the video game provides endless hours of unpredictable, over-the-top fun!
Content:GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Price: Free Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Play through all the iconic movie moments re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming standards. Experience stunning visuals, a unique blend of action and stealth, and upgraded multiplayer. In the new MI6 Ops, test your 00 mettle in various agent skill challenges. Refined. Recharged. Reloaded.
Today, we’re launching a new Xbox 360 experience that connects you with your favorite entertainment and games like never before and makes finding and enjoying entertainment as simple as it should be.
It’s a vision we shared at E3 and I’d like to thank you for all of your valuable feedback along this incredible ride and share a little more about what we have in store this holiday – from Beacons, cloud storage and Facebook sharing, to our latest entertainment offerings.
Building upon our great lineup of partners, we’ve teamed up with nearly 40 of the world’s leading TV & entertainment providers to bring you an array of live and on-demand TV, movies, games, sports and music experiences. The first wave of new partners rolls out today with experiences like EPIX and TODAY (MSNBC) in the US, LOVEFiLM in the UK, Sky Go in Germany, Premium Play by (MediaSet) in Italy and Telefonica España – Movistar Imagenio in Spain. And we’ll continue to roll out more entertainment content to Xbox LIVE in the coming months.
Beyond entertainment, you’ll find a number of features designed to make your Xbox experience more personal, social and effortless. The dashboard has an entirely new look and feel and a completely reimagined interface that makes your entertainment accessible through simple voice commands. Now, using voice search with Bing on Xbox, you can find and play the programming you want across multiple entertainment providers without having to search for a remote control. In the mood for ‘The Office?’ Just say “Xbox, Bing, ‘The Office,’” and Xbox will display all episodes available from various entertainment apps across the console.
We’re also bringing you Beacons and Facebook sharing, further integrating social into your Xbox experience. Before jumping into an episode of ‘The Office,’ you can activate a Beacon to let your friends know that you want to play, say, “Gears of War 3.” Then, sit back and relax with the Dunder Mifflin crew. The Beacon will let you know when a LIVE friend is available for a round of Horde in Gears. After the game, use Facebook Sharing to tout your achievements and showcase your in-game accomplishments through direct posts.
While we’re proud of our capability to connect you remotely to the global community of more than 35 million Xbox LIVE members, sometimes there’s nothing like being with your friends and family. And so we’ve added cloud storage so you can access game saves and your LIVE profile, including achievements, from your friends’ consoles as well.
Lastly, with the ever-expanding library of content available, we realize Xbox is enjoyed by all members of the family. Rest assured that our parental controls have improved in parallel with this new content. Parents can manage their child’s console activity, sharing on social networking sites as well as regulate access to games, movies, television, and music. Additionally, the update brings enhanced navigation to Xbox 360 Family Settings to better integrate with Kinect.
We strive to continually innovate and bring meaningful experiences to each and every member of the Xbox LIVE community. Currently, our community is already enjoying 2.1 billion hours of entertainment each month. We imagine this number will only continue to grow as you discover enhanced entertainment on Xbox this holiday that is instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways. We hope you enjoy this new chapter in the evolution of Xbox and continue to push us to write the next.
If you read the press release put out earlier today, you probably saw the huge list of partners coming soon to Xbox 360 and may have missed the paragraph about the Xbox Companion app coming this week, so I wanted to share a few more details about it.
Starting this Tuesday, Dec. 6, the free Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone will let you find, learn more about and control content from popular entertainment services on Xbox LIVE.
This Xbox Companion app will have some cool new features to use with your Xbox 360 including:
Xbox Companion search powered by Bing. Search the unified Xbox catalog for movies, TV shows, music, games and apps using the Windows phone. View a detailed unified results page across all content providers. You can see recently played games and apps and browse the Zune video catalog
Using the Xbox Companion app you can learn more details about the movie, TV show, music or game that is playing on your console. You can also get friend activity (friends online, friends with beacons, friends who have recently played), achievements and related items. You’ll also be able to select a search result, and launch a movie, TV show, game or app on the connected console as well as play, pause, fw, rw the playing video or music on the connected Xbox,initiate media purchase and navigate your Xbox console with Windows Phone using the Xbox Companion.
The Xbox Companion is a free app that launches on Tuesday, December 6th exclusively on Windows Phone. See the screen shots here.
On Tuesday, December 6th the latest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard will be available to consoles around the world. In addition to new and updated features, if you have Kinect you’ll be able to say it and Xbox will find it with Bing Search.
Today we also announced the following partners and apps are coming soon to Xbox 360:
Dec. 6: • EPIX. United States • ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States • Hulu. Japan • Hulu Plus. United States • LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom • Netflix. Canada, United States • Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy • Sky Go (SkyDE). Germany • Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain • TODAY (MSNBC). United States
Later in December: • 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom • ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia • AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush) • Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada • blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom • Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States • Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally • Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom • DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain • GolTV (Mediapro). Spain • iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States • Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany • MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom • MSNBC.com. United States • MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom • ninemsn. Australia • Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada • Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada • SBS ON DEMAND. Australia • TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States • TVE (RTVE.es). Spain • UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States • Verizon FiOS TV. United States • VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States • Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States • YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally
Early 2012: • Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain • BBC (BBC). United Kingdom • CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States • HBO GO (HBO). United States • MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States • Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom • Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States
Now that the Holiday season is upon us, I wanted to let you know what the console offerings are available for the Holiday. From the 4GB console or the Xbox 360 250 GB Kinect bundle all the way up to the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 console we’ve got something for anyone on your gift list.
Here is the latest list of consoles and bundles that you can look for in stores:
Many of you have asked for the Gears 3 console sounds so you can use them for as ring tones etc. I have great news! I have located the original files and happy to share them here as WAV files for your personal use:
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