Media

April 20th 2012, 10:01 am PT

G+ Hangout #3 Archive

If you missed it, here is the archive.

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 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

November 7th 2011, 12:35 pm PT

Your COD: MW3 Console Alert tones

Tomorrow will see the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. In addition the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Console we announced earlier this year will also go on sale. If you really want to get in the mood, I’ve posted the custom sounds that the console makes. Here are the .WAV files of they what they sound like: power on/off and disk tray eject. Feel free to download them for your personal, non-commercial use. They make great alert tones.

 

 

 

 

Download the MW3 LE Console power on/off and disk tray eject .WAV files

October 7th 2011, 9:59 am PT

Download the ‘Achievement Unlocked’ sound

I posted this some time ago, but when I moved my blog earlier this year, a few things got lost in the shuffle..namely the post that pointed to this file.  So back by popular demand…the sound that has been heard multiple millions of times around the world of as Xbox 360 Gamers run up their Gamerscore: The Achievement Unlocked sound. These audio files were created directly from the master file – so they don’t get any better than this.

Right click and choose ‘Save as’ (or something similar) to save this to your local computer. Grab the flavor that suits you the best (I have posted two versions of the same file.)

Achievement Unlocked sound (MP3)

Achievement Unlocked sound (ZIP file with iPhone ring format)

I know that you’ll use it for a ring tone, but what are some of the other creative ways do you plan to use this?

This is for non-commercial, personal use only

July 21st 2011, 10:50 am PT

Limited Edition Star Wars Console

Today, during a panel presentation at the 41st annual Comic-Con International, Xbox and LucasArts unveiled the first custom Xbox 360 console with Kinect featuring a limited edition Star Wars theme inspired by the beloved duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, as well as the brand-new Podracing mode featured in the upcoming title Kinect Star Wars.

Here are the details for the bundle

Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle

This first ever custom Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle includes an R2-D2 blue-and-white themed console, a custom Xbox 360 Wireless Controller inspired by C-3PO and the first ever white Kinect sensor. The bundle is set to debut alongside Kinect Star Wars this holiday, but is available now for pre-order through participating retailers. Priced at $449.99, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle will include:

  • Kinect Star Wars game
  • Custom R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 Console with custom sounds (Hear them (MP3)  – >  Power on and Tray eject)
  • White Kinect Sensor
  • Custom C-3PO-themed Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
  • 320 GB Hard Drive
  • Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Kinect Adventures game
  • Exclusive downloadable content

Here are pictures of the new bundle

Pre-order the Xbox 360 Limited Kinect Star Wars Bundle

Kinect Star Wars brings the Star Wars universe to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect Star Wars allows fans to physically experience training as a Jedi, using the Force and battling with a Lightsaber. Using full body motions, players can live out the ultimate Star Wars fantasy, no controller required.

Podracing Mode
Previously shown content for the title includes the Jedi mode unveiled at E3; complete with Lightsaber combat and Force movement, the mode optimizes the ideal mix of gameplay feel and heroic animation through epic Jedi duels with an array of fan favorites from the Star Wars universe. The Kinect Star Wars’ Podracing game mode allows fans a chance to compete alongside the surviving racers of the Boonta Eve in recognizable pods and other unlockable vehicles native to the Star Wars universe.

 

 

June 6th 2011, 9:00 pm PT

Announcing the Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Console

The Xbox 360 limited edition Gears of War 3 Bundle includes an exclusive red and black console design with two custom-designed Xbox 360 wireless controllers, a 320GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi connection for easier access to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE. The console will be available for $399 (US ERP) and at your favorite retailers beginning September 20, 2011.

The package also includes a standard copy of “Gears of War 3,” a wired headset, plus a download token for bonus game content including the Infected Omen Weapon Pack and the Adam Fenix character for use in multiplayer. The Infected Omen Weapon Pack gives fan the infected omen skin for use on the five starting weapons: Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Gransher, and Sawed-Off Shotgun. Also, the power and eject buttons have been customized with unique sounds from the “Gears of War” universe.

Also, the customized Limited Edition “Gears of War 3” wireless controller will be available separately for $59.99 (US ERP).

Hey look I’ve got pictures of the new stuff!

Update: The console and controller are now available for pre-order

August 9th 2010, 3:36 pm PT

Xbox 360 console sounds

 

I like audio. I like audio a lot. I also like to share audio that I think you may enjoy as well. In the past, I’ve posted the Crackdown Agility Orb sound and the Achievement Unlocked sound, and now I am sharing sounds that the new Xbox 360 makes when you turn it on or press the disc eject button.

 

Direct from the master audio files, I’ve created two versions of each. One is the MP3 version and the other is an iPhone friendly ring tone version.

 

Xbox 360 power  (.MP3)  (.M4R)  iPhone ringtone format

 

Xbox 360 tray     (.MP3)  (.M4R)  iPhone ringtone format

 

Let me know how you plan to use these, we’d love to know.

 

We are releasing these under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.

 

I am also working on getting clearance for posting the audio from the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo Reach console. Look for that next week.

 
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