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December 20th 2011, 1:00 am PT

12 Days Of Xbox Deals

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.

 

Bastion

To kick things off, we’re starting with Bastion.

Today only you can save 50% on this award winning Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

Remember, this offer is good for today only.

 

 

 Follow me on twitter where each day I’ll be posting the latest deal for each day so you won’t miss a thing.

In addition to the daily deals, we’ve also go the following special offers available until January 2, 2012

Offer Type Original Price Sale Price Savings
L.A. Noire – Rockstar Pass Game Add-on 960 480 50%
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Arcade 1200 600 50%
Renegade Ops Arcade 1200 600 50%
Oblivion  Game Varies by region
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga  Game Varies by region
Plants vs Zombies Arcade 1200 600 50%
Peggle Arcade 800 400 50%
Peggle Nights Arcade 400 200 50%
BloodRayne Betrayal Arcade 1200 600 50%
After Burner Climax Arcade 800 400 50%
Portal: Still Alive Arcade 1200 600 50%
Training Dummy Avatar Item 320 160 50%
Grappling hook Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Monkey Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Labrador Dog Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Red Dragon Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Ticker Pet Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Berserker Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Halo Flood Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Inferno Skateboard Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Cactus Dog Prop Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Home Run Animation Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Fastball Animation Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Touchdown Dance Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Ninja Kick Avatar Item 160 120 25%

You can also hit Xbox.com for more information on the Holiday Sale

December 20th 2011 at 1:00 am | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 93 comments

December 15th 2011, 9:36 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of December 5th

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Skyrim
Battlefield 3
FIFA 12
Modern Warfare 2
Halo: Reach
Gears of War 3
Madden NFL 12
GTA IV
Saints Row: The Third  
Forza Motorsport 4
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
NBA 2K12
NHL12 
FIFA Soccer 11
Batman: Arkham City
Halo 3
NCAA Football 12
Call of Duty 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Fruit Ninja Kinect
Pinball FX2
From Dust
Dungeon Defenders
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Outland
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Castle Crashers
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Scene It? Movie Night
Trials HD
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Peggle
Full House Poker
Iron Brigade
REAL STEEL
Prince of Persia Classic
Bloody Good Time 

  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
Total Miner: Forge 
CastleMiner
FortressCraft Chapter 1
The Impossible Game
Firing Range
Avatar Paintball
DLC Quest 
Avatar Legends
The $1 Zombie Game 
Avatar Rumble
Toy Stunt Bike
Temple of Dogolrak 
Flight Adventure 2
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 
Avatar Laser Wars
Trailer Park King
21 Ball Snooker Champion
Angry Fish
Miner Dig Deep
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based onUU’s

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Batman Arkham City
GTA IV
Age of Empires Online
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
F1 2011
DiRT 3
Resident Evil 5
Fallout 3
Fable III
Bioshock 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter IV
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
F1 2010
Section 8: Prejudice
Bulletstorm
Virtua Tennis 4
Red Faction Guerrilla
Operation Flashpoint Red River
Dead Rising 2 

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Indie Games, full versions purchased during the week.

Some content (and therefore the links) may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

Note: If you want to see this as Excel Web App, head over here.Feel free to use that if you want to embed the list on your blog etc.

December 15th 2011 at 9:36 am | Top LIVE | 42 comments

December 14th 2011, 6:25 am PT

Arcade: Joe Danger Special Edition

Joe Danger Special EditionContent: 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!"

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

December 14th 2011 at 6:25 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 32 comments

December 14th 2011, 6:24 am PT

Arcade: Sonic CD

Sonic CDContent: 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.

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

December 14th 2011 at 6:24 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 22 comments

December 13th 2011, 11:10 am PT

New Apps now available for your Xbox 360

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.

 

December 13th 2011 at 11:10 am | Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 187 comments

December 13th 2011, 9:02 am PT

Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow Game Add-on

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.

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

You’ll need a copy of Gears of War 3 to use this content

Update: Here is the trailer for the add-on

December 13th 2011 at 9:02 am | Game Add-on, Marketplace | 12 comments

December 13th 2011, 6:15 am PT

BF3 Game Add-on: Back to Karkand

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

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Read this support page from EA on How to download Back to Karkand if you have questions

You’ll need a copy of Battlefield 3 to use this content

You’ll need to download the game update first before you can download the map pack. Details on what is in the game update is here

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December 13th 2011 at 6:15 am | Game Add-on, Marketplace | 11 comments

December 13th 2011, 6:00 am PT

Coming Soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Joe Danger Special Edition  14-Dec 1200
Sonic CD 14-Dec 400
Trine 2 21-Dec 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Gears of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow Expansion  13-Dec 1200
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand 13-Dec 1200
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ancestors Character Pack 13-Dec 320
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Bundle #1: Back in Shape: Lose it + Jump Rope: Survival Mode  13-Dec 560
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  DLC 1: Back in Shape: Lose It  13-Dec 400
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 DLC 2: Jump Rope: Survival Mode 13-Dec 320
Duke Nukem Forever The Doctor Who Cloned Me 13-Dec 800
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 14-Dec 240
Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures 14-Dec 400
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ 15-Dec 240
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Japan’s Finest 13-Dec – 19-Dec  
Bangai-O    400 (50% off)
Hard Corps Uprising   600 (50% off)
Radiant Silvergun   600 (50% off)
Guwange   400 (50% off)
     
Rock of Ages 20-Dec – 26-Dec 400 (50% off)
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date  
Countdown to 2012 20-Dec to 2-Jan  
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Alice Madness Returns 13-Dec  
LA Noire 20-Dec  
UFC Personal Trainer 20-Dec  
     
Avatar Release Date  
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Update 13-Dec  
Black Eyed Peas The Experience 13-Dec  
Gears of War 3 Update 13-Dec  
Halo Collection 13-Dec  
Kung Fu Panda 2 13-Dec  
adidas Neo 1  20-Dec  
Burton Fall/Winter 2012 – Update 20-Dec  
Disney Heroes 20-Dec  
Marvel 20-Dec  
Military Collection Update 20-Dec  

 

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

December 13th 2011 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 61 comments

December 12th 2011, 8:57 am PT

Coming this week to Xbox LIVE Arcade

The following Xbox LIVE Arcade content will be released this Wednesday December 14th:

Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures Add-on 400 MSP
PBFX2 – Marvel Vengeance and Virtue Table Pack Add-on 800 MSP
Joe Danger: Special Edition Game 1200 MSP
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Holiday Pack Add-on Free
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 Add-on 240 MSP
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ Add-on 240 MSP

December 12th 2011 at 8:57 am | Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 65 comments

December 10th 2011, 11:47 am PT

Halo Waypoint & ATLAS now available on iOS and Android

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move information at Halo Waypoint

December 10th 2011 at 11:47 am | Halo, Xbox 360 | 66 comments

December 9th 2011, 2:55 pm PT

Demo: Just Dance 3

Just Dance 3Content: 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!

Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

Note: You’ll need Kinect to use this demo

December 9th 2011 at 2:55 pm | Demo, Marketplace | 9 comments

December 8th 2011, 7:30 am PT

Demo: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIIIContent: 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!!

Add the free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Order the full game

December 8th 2011 at 7:30 am | Demo, Marketplace | 39 comments

December 7th 2011, 2:38 pm PT

Arcade: Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples™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!

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

December 7th 2011 at 2:38 pm | Arcade, Marketplace | 26 comments

December 7th 2011, 12:00 pm PT

Introducing the official Xbox LIVE iOS App

Xbox LIVE has released the official Xbox LIVE app for iOS owners. This is a universal iOS app.

This free app will allow you to stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community when you are away from your console. Some of the features include:

  • Read and send messages to friends
  • Manage your friends list, invite new friends
  • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
  • Change your avatar features/items with the avatar closet
  • View and compare your achievement progress with friends

     
     


I’ve posted some screenshots to give you an idea of what to expect

You can download the free app here 

Also, yesterday, we introduced the Xbox Companion for Windows Phone 7, which has even more features than the iOS app. You can see details and download that free app here.

December 7th 2011 at 12:00 pm | Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 392 comments

December 7th 2011, 7:00 am PT

Demo: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

GoldenEye ReloadedContent: 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.

 

Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

December 7th 2011 at 7:00 am | Demo, Marketplace | 17 comments

December 5th 2011, 6:00 am PT

A Letter from Marc Whitten: A New Xbox 360 Experience

The following is a letter from CVP of Xbox LIVE Marc Whitten that he wanted me to share directly with the Xbox LIVE community. 

Dear Xbox LIVE Members,

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.

See you on LIVE,

Marc Whitten

Gamertag – Notwen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 5th 2011 at 6:00 am | Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 1,413 comments

December 4th 2011, 9:14 pm PT

Xbox Companion for Windows Phone coming December 6th

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.

Update: The app is now available. You can download it here.

 


 

December 4th 2011 at 9:14 pm | Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 130 comments

December 4th 2011, 9:00 pm PT

The Future of TV Begins this week on Xbox 360

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

More details in the official press release

Edit: Updated with corrections.

December 4th 2011 at 9:00 pm | Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 239 comments

December 4th 2011, 11:14 am PT

Xbox 360 2011 Holiday Console Line up

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 these bundles are available in most regions where Xbox 360 is sold, but check out the Xbox 360 section of Xbox.com for your region for specifics.

If you want to share this information on your website, just click the ‘Information About This Workbook’ link in the Excel Web App toolbar above and that will give you embed code.

I did not include the Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 LE Bundle in this list because it’s was a limited edition bundle and it is now becoming pretty difficult to find.

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:  

power on/off and disk tray eject.

December 4th 2011 at 11:14 am | Xbox 360 | 20 comments

December 2nd 2011, 10:38 am PT

Want to attend the 2011 Video Game Awards in LA next week?

Read this PDF File (171 K) and you could be in.

Basic details:
Date: Saturday, December 10th
Where: Los Angeles, California
Call time: 1:30pm-3pm (estimated)
Min Age: 18 yrs old
Dress Code: Hip and Trendy (Stylish)
Total Allowed: You and 1 guest (2 total)
Parking: Free

You must follow the steps in the PDF to apply.

If you end up attending, let me know!  

December 2nd 2011 at 10:38 am | Industry | 16 comments

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