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September 22nd 2014, 9:06 am PT

If Sunset Overdrive Was Reality, This Is What It Would Look Like

The biggest games in our industry often launch with the fanfare of a live-action trailer. As Insomniac Games, the developers of Sunset Overdrive recently found out, perhaps not every game should attempt to cross over into real life. Take a look:

Check out the interactive behind-the-scenes video (complete with additional content, surprises and Easter Eggs) over on xbox.com/sunsetoverdrive.

Sunset Overdrive launches exclusively on Xbox One beginning October 28th.

September 22nd 2014 at 9:06 am | Video, Xbox One | 29 comments

June 19th 2014, 10:51 am PT

Major League Gaming App Now Available for Xbox One

Just in time for the MLG Championship, Major League Gaming released the MLG app for Xbox One today.

Xbox Live members can now watch all of MLG.tv’s competitive gaming content on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition to the MLG Championship starting tomorrow, MLG programming includes the MLG news show eSports Report, plus the world’s best players, teams and leagues and premier competitions. Check out the MLG.tv programming schedule for more information.

The MLG App is also available for Xbox 360. For more on the MLG App for Xbox One, as well as highlights of upcoming content, head over to Xbox Wire.






June 19th 2014 at 10:51 am | Video, Xbox One | 75 comments

April 7th 2014, 8:25 am PT

GoPro Launching on Xbox 360; Big YouTube Update on Xbox One Tomorrow

Game DVR and Upload are among the most popular apps on Xbox One, and a new feature is about to make sharing your game clips even better. Starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One allowing you to share this video directly to your YouTube channel.

Here’s how it works: use Game DVR to capture your favorite gaming moments (“Xbox, Record That”), edit them in Upload Studio, then head over to the updated the YouTube app, and look for My Uploads. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, and more (find all the details on Xbox Wire).

More great video is heading to Xbox 360 tomorrow as well, as the GoPro app will become available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers With GoPro on Xbox 360. You can check out follow adventurers from around the world, or if you’re feeling adventurous yourself, even purchase GoPro cameras and accessories directly through the app.

To kick off the launch, GoPro is offering two exclusive videos that the Xbox community will get one week before they’re available elsewhere. Find more details on the app, and a preview of those videos, over on Xbox Wire.

April 7th 2014 at 8:25 am | Video, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 36 comments

March 25th 2014, 9:17 am PT

New Entertainment Apps for Xbox One & Xbox 360

This week we’re rolling out new experiences on Xbox One and Xbox 360, perfect for fans of movies, baseball, and eSports.

Just in time for the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, the Major League Gaming app is now available for Xbox 360. Watch MLG’s premier competitions on your Xbox 360, Call of Duty’s Championship gets underway this Friday.

Major League Baseball’s season also throws out its first pitch of the season this weekend, and MLB.tv Premium subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be able to enjoy the new MLB.tv app for Xbox One. MLB.tv Premium offers live, HD-quality video of every out-of-market regular season game in 2014, plus full archives for every game. Visit MLB.com/Xbox for complete details.

Movie fans have more choices than ever starting today on Xbox 360 as we add ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY from Starz our extensive list of entertainment apps. Additionally, EPIX is prepping an Xbox One app, and has just added Time Warner Authentication for its Xbox 360 app.

For more on these apps click on over to Xbox Wire.

March 25th 2014 at 9:17 am | Video, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 35 comments

February 7th 2014, 9:38 am PT

Take a Tour of Kinect Sports Rivals Island

Kinect Sports Rivals is getting is rapidly approaching, launching Spring 2014. While the focus of the game is in using Xbox One’s Kinect to bring you directly into a variety of sports activities, it also happens to be quite a good looking game.

In this new video, I introduce you to Louise O’Connor, Rare’s art director, who’ll take you on a guided tour of the Kinect Sports Rivals island. Learn the ins-and-outs of the challenges and hazards the island possesses, and get a leg-up on the competition.

Don’t forget, the Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason International Champions global wake racing contest is taking place all February long.

February 7th 2014 at 9:38 am | Trailer, Video, Xbox One | 58 comments

December 12th 2013, 4:15 am PT

Dead Rising 3 Hidden Camera Prank

Graeme Boyd from Xbox Europe (aka AceyBongos from Xbox Live and Twitter) just sent this over. Take it away, Graeme:

Hey folks! Major has been kind enough to let me post on his blog once in a while so you might hear from me again soon if we’ve got something cool going on over here in Europe. Like, er, this!

I’m a big fan of Dead Rising 3 and zombies in general, so I talked to the UK Xbox team about an idea to give some people the ultimate DR3 experience. At the London Xbox One Tour event last month we built a fake VIP room, invited in some gamers, then gave them a zombie prank they’ll never forget. The results? Well, I’ll let them speak (or scream) for themselves… Enjoy!

December 12th 2013 at 4:15 am | Video | 13 comments

November 23rd 2013, 5:01 am PT

Get Ready for Your New Gameday – The NFL on Xbox One is Here

With yesterday’s worldwide launch of Xbox One, you didn’t just jump ahead to the next generation of gaming – you’ve also entered into a new NFL Football viewing experience. The NFL on Xbox One combines live games, highlights, stats and your fantasy team together on the biggest, best screen in the house — your TV.

During a recent game, I put the final app through its paces – here’s what you can expect to experience beginning this weekend:

The NFL on Xbox One is now available.

Note: The NFL on Xbox One, including NFL.com Fantasy Football, requires advanced TV hardware, broadband Internet, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) and an account on NFL.com. Additional subscriptions and/or requirements apply for some features, including NFL Red Zone. See www.xbox.com for details.

November 23rd 2013 at 5:01 am | Video, Xbox One | 55 comments

April 20th 2012, 10:01 am PT

G+ Hangout #3 Archive

If you missed it, here is the archive.

April 20th 2012 at 10:01 am | Video | 17 comments

March 27th 2012, 7:31 am PT

Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE

Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Here are the highlights.

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Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console for the first time, including the new Streampix library. With Kinect, you can control it all with your voice or a wave of your hand – however you like

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HBO GO
on Xbox 360 launched their entire catalogue of live and on demand original content – that means every episode of every show, from the latest hits like Game of Thrones, to older favorites like The Sopranos. With Kinect, you can voice search the entire HBO catalogue.

MLB.TV
MLB.TV transforms sports entertainment by providing live and on demand games in HD, coupled with exclusive personalization features only found on Xbox 360 – jump between the action via the Mini Guide and watch two games at once with Split Screen. With Kinect, you can pause and rewind live games and highlights using just your voice and motion controls.

So there you have it, a huge day for TV on Xbox – starting today Xbox LIVE Gold members who subscribe to Comcast’s XFINITY TV and Internet, HBO and/or MLB TV  now also have enhanced access on Xbox 360.

March 27th 2012 at 7:31 am | Press Release, Video, Xbox Live | 135 comments

March 6th 2012, 3:19 pm PT

G+ Hangout #2 Archive

Last night, e, lollip0p and I hosted a G+ Hangout On Air. Stephen Toulouse and Dan Amrich dropped by as well.

In case you missed it, here is the archive of the hour and eighteen minutes

Note: There was a technical problem early on in the show where I (the host) was dropped. This happens from 1:47 until about 2:25. So enjoy the 38 seconds of silence.

Here are some of the things we mention during the show:

http://majornelson.com/2012/03/05/a-preview-of-xbox-360-kinect-arcade-and-windows-phone-games/
http://criticalpathbook.com/
Dance
Steps for Nerds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5s7vvBcR_I
Cisco e4200
Canon S100
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
Blackwire C435 PC Headset
http://models.audiusa.com/a7

March 6th 2012 at 3:19 pm | Video | 12 comments

January 23rd 2009, 3:07 pm PT

Halo Wars Vidoc #1

Content: Halo Times Ten: Halo Wars Vidoc #1
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Overview of Halo Wars

Add this video to your Xbox 360 download queue

January 23rd 2009 at 3:07 pm | Free, Marketplace, Video | 21 comments

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