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April 10th 2015, 8:01 am PT

Xbox Store Spring Sale – Weekend Offers

The Xbox Store’s Spring Sale is still going on and includes even more deals going on this weekend. These offers are valid until 12 April while the rest of the weekly offers are valid until 13 April. You can see the Spring Sale weekly offers on my post here or over at the Xbox Store – Xbox One Deals and Xbox 360 Sales.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Kalimba Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Just Dance 2015 Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Trivial Pursuit Live! Xbox One Game 33% 25%
Guacamelee! STCE Xbox One Game 60% 50%
The Golf Club Xbox One Game 67% 60%
Risk Xbox One Game 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Peggle  Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 60% 50%
Zeno Clash UE Arcade 75% 67%
Zuma’s Revenge! Arcade 75% 67%
Peggle Nights Content Pack Add-on 60% 50%
Dungeon Defenders Arcade 67% 60%
Just Dance 2015 Games On Demand 40% 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

April 8th 2015, 6:00 am PT

TV on Xbox Gets More Versatile with Over-the-Air Tuner for the U.S. and Canada

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Hauppauge, 23-year veterans in the over-the-air TV space, to deliver one of the most asked for Live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans in the U.S. and Canada – an over-the-air TV tuner. Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means access to broadcast networks available in your area, like CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS, with no subscription cost. When paired with the recently released Sling TV, you can get all of those networks, plus ESPN, TNT, Disney Channel, Adult Swim, and more, live, on your Xbox One.

Starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program in the U.S. and Canada can get over-the-air TV by purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q (MSRP $79.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Micro Center), and an HDTV antenna. In the next few months, Xbox will be partnering with Hauppauge to release a lower cost version of this tuner, the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One, retailing for MSRP $59.99, and available to everyone in the U.S. and Canada.

We are also pleased to announce that we are expanding support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner to preview members in 11 more European countries starting today, adding Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is already available today for those in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and will be available at retail in these 11 new countries later this year.

For more information about over-the-air TV including setup, availability and summary of features, check out this article over at Xbox Wire.

We’re pleased to be expanding our TV offerings, bringing TV tuners for over-the-air TV to a total 19 markets and helping gamers stay connected to their gameplay, even when they’re watching TV. Stay tuned for more news on entertainment and gaming coming soon!

April 7th 2015, 9:12 am PT

UPDATED: Say Hello to Spring with Great Deals on Xbox Games and Video

Spring is officially in the air and starting today you can save on games, movies, and TV shows with fresh deals for the entire family. The Xbox One deals offer a combined savings over $2,500 on 276 games, HD movie and TV shows while the Xbox 360 deals will fetch a combined savings over $2,600 on 294 games, HD movies and TV. And, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save over an additional $65 on all game offers.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store. And don’t forget to check back this Friday for a look at the weekend bonus deals.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Gold Edition Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Xbox One Game 60% 50%
Kinect Sports Rival Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Tetris Ultimate Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Monopoly Plus Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Xbox One Game 75% 67%
Boom Ball for Kinect Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Beachbody P90X for Xbox Fitness Xbox One Game 33% 25%
The Crew Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Lara Croft Temple of Osiris & SP Add-On 60% 50%
Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Add-On 60% 50%
Project Spark Champion Play Quest Add-On 60% 50%
Ryse: Son of Rome Season Pass  Add-On 50% 40%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
My Monopoly Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Games On Demand 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion: Interactive TV Games On Demand 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Games On Demand 67% 60%
The Voice Games On Demand 50% 40%
TMNT (Retail) Games On Demand 75% 67%
Kinect Sports: Season 2 Games On Demand 67% 60%
Virtua Tennis 4 Games On Demand 75% 67%
Rockstar Table Tennis Games On Demand 80% 75%
Rayman Origins Games On Demand 67% 60%
Summer Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Winter Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Mini Ninjas Games On Demand 75% 67%
Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood Arcade 67% 60%
Guacamelee STCE Arcade 60% 50%
Tony Hawk’s PS HD Arcade 60% 50%
Trials HD Arcade 50% 40%
Motocross Madness Arcade 50% 40%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50% 40%
Freefall Racers Arcade 75% 67%
Let’s Sing and Dance Arcade 50% 40%
Geon Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band 3 Games On Demand 50% 40%
The Crew Season Pass  Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
P4AU Navigation Set A Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU Navigation Set B   Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU P4A Story  Add-On 40% 33%
Forza 4 VIP Add-On 67% 60%
Rock Band 3 – Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Aerosmith Greatest   Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – The Black Keys Pack 02  Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Pretty Hate Pack 01  Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

April 6th 2015, 7:30 pm PT

The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Arrives on Xbox

Disney has just announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection – all six epic Star Wars films for the first time on Digital HD, and with all new never-before-seen bonus material. We’re thrilled to reveal that Xbox is a digital distribution launch partner and we’re offering exclusive incentives for Xbox customers who purchase the Saga on Xbox Video!

Microsoft is offering two exclusive incentives for fans who purchase the six-film bundle on Xbox Video. First, they will receive everyone’s favorite scrappy astromech droid, R2-D2, as an Xbox Live avatar companion that flashes characteristics of classic R2-D2 from “A New Hope.” Also, they will receive the action-packed Star Wars Pinball Pack for the free-to-play game Pinball FX 2, for Xbox One or Xbox 360.

In addition, Disney is offering a Star Wars featurette video exclusively for Xbox customers; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive an exclusive roughly 60 second sneak peek at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox-exclusive featurette when they pre-purchase the “Star Wars” saga bundle on Xbox Video, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in all their high-definition glory on April 10.

Xbox Video is available today as a free download on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8/RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone. Verify Xbox Video availability and system requirements.

May the Force be with you!

March 12th 2015, 9:37 am PT

Watch Crackle’s Original Feature Film Dead Rising: Watchtower First on Xbox

Dead Rising: Watchtower, the all-new original movie based on the video game franchise, is available only on Crackle. Xbox Live members (Xbox One and Xbox 360) with the Crackle app installed will have the movie available exclusively for one week from March 20-26.

Dead Rising

Trapped in a quarantined city, three survivors must evade infection while tracking down the cause of the epidemic. Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen, Keegan Connor and Rob Riggle.

March 11th 2015, 9:50 am PT

Xbox App on Windows 10 – March 2015 Feature Summary

It was a busy week last week, with new tools releasing to Windows 10 developers at GDC to enable them to build great games for both Xbox and Windows. We’re eager to share that more features are coming to the Xbox app on Windows 10 as part of our monthly effort to deliver new functionality to the Xbox app. Today, we are adding the following features:

More ways to connect with your friends.

  • Game Clips – View game clips created on Xbox One and watch popular game clips from the Xbox Community. Download game clips from Xbox Live directly to your PC.
  • Activity Feed – Like comments and delete your own activity feed posts.
  • User Profile – Profile headers will now be collapsed by default to show more profile information on the screen.
  • Friends Search – Use the search box at the top of the friends list to find an existing friend by gamertag or by real name if they are sharing it with you.

More control of your experience.

  • Improved Window Sizing – The Xbox app adapts to changing window sizing to more intelligently display different views dependent on the size of the application window.
  • Connect to your Xbox One – Remotely control your Xbox One from the Xbox app using a virtual game controller.
  • OneGuide and Universal Remote Control – Access OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control to change channels, manage volume or access the DVR on your set-top box connected to your Xbox One.
  • Games – See recently played Xbox Live games across devices – that includes Windows 10 devices, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The Xbox app will automatically update to the March version when it becomes available in the Windows Store. Once you receive the update, your version number should be 3.3.3019.0 or higher. You can verify the version number of the Xbox app under Settings. To read more about these features, check out the full story at Xbox Wire.

The Xbox Feedback site has a new Xbox on Windows 10 sub-forum so you can easily submit your ideas and vote up ideas for improvements you would like to see for the Xbox app on Windows 10. We value your feedback and would love to hear from you.

January 20th 2015, 2:55 pm PT

Join us for a G+ Hangout this week

Instead of recording a podcast this week, join @thevowel, @jeffrubenstein, @lauralollipop and me this Thursday night, January 22nd at 9p ET/6p PT as we get together and talk about news from this week’s Windows 10 event including our thoughts on the Xbox app and HoloLens.

Find all of the details at my Google+ page  or click the video below once we’re live and watch it from here.

Click here to find out what time the Hangout starts in your time zone.

January 14th 2015, 11:42 am PT

Join us for a G+ Hangout this week

The podcast crew and I will be doing a Hangout Thursday at 9p ET/6p PT – You can watch the feed above at that time, but if you to ask questions you should head to this event page during the stream. See you Thursday night!

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