Xbox invites you to be a part of the first-ever live, interactive TV presidential debate

This Wednesday (October 3rd) , Xbox is providing U.S.-based Xbox 360 owners with an opportunity to interact live, for the first time ever, with a presidential debate through its new Election 2012 Hub on Xbox LIVE – a new television experience where viewers become participants.

Throughout the debate, the Xbox LIVE community (Xbox LIVE gold membership required) will be able to weigh in with their opinions by responding to real-time poll questions about the candidate’s performances, their responses to questions and views on issues. Participants will be able to view poll results of the Xbox LIVE audience throughout the evening. All Xbox LIVE participants are also encouraged to submit poll questions via Twitter – #XboxPoll. Submitted questions will be reviewed and some of the best will be asked to the Xbox LIVE community during each debate.

The debate will begin at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Oct 3. Xbox users can access and participate in this interactive television experience directly through the Xbox LIVE dashboard. This will be the first of four debates – three presidential and one vice presidential – that will stream live through the Election 2012 Hub on Xbox LIVE.
As a bonus, Xbox LIVE users who watch three of the four debates will be awarded with a Halo 4 Warrior Armor avatar.

50 thoughts on “Xbox invites you to be a part of the first-ever live, interactive TV presidential debate

    1. Probably not. I think it is more on the participation bit so if you don’t get to visit then your are SOL. The only gleaming hope is that they don’t do them back to back but I dunno.

  1. pretty weak that it requires gold…because, you know, even people who don’t spend $60/year playing video games online should probably have informed opinions on who they want to become PotUS

      1. IMHO he did make Romney look like an idiot, in fact i think the almost everyone in those debates looked better then Romney. he just doesn’t have the backing of Coke, and Fannie May and Freddie Mac. It’s obvious the Republican party had chose their nominee well before the primary debates even started…

  2. Am I missing something or just not looking in the right place? There is no Election Hub or anything about the election on my xbox dashboard. Nothing has changed on it since i got updated for the public beta a few weeks ago, well ad wise the same 3 ads.

    1. As someone else already mentioned it is in the TV section but I have yet to verify. I’m getting the latest update as we speak (it hasn’t been turned on for a while as I’ve been busy).

  3. If you are on the beta and still looking for this it is on the main screen. Big button has Obama and Romney in the image. It will redownload the Xbox Live Event Player if needed as I’m doing that now.

    P.S. – Yes I’m in the beta.

  4. If you are on the beta and still looking for this it is on the main screen. Big button has Obama and Romney in the image. It will redownload the Xbox Live Event Player if needed as I’m doing that now.

    P.S. – Yes I’m in the beta.

    1. What is the Election 2012 Offer?
      A. Any Xbox LIVE Rewards member in the United States who watches 3 out of the 4 presidential and / or vice presidential debates on Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE for 30 minutes or more each will receive a Halo 4 Warrior Armor for their Avatar.

      Maybe if you aren’t an xbox rewards member you have to watch the full debate.

  5. I’m in the UK yet can still watch this through my previously downloaded Live Event Player. Question is, will I still be eligible for the gold Avatar armour?

    You should see Brit TV coverage when your elections happen, it is INSANE. It’s everywhere! Is it the same for you guys when one of our electrions rolls round?

  6. This better give me credit. I watched, don’t know for how long (probably past the 30 minutes), but kept getting the Live event viewer is unavailable. I finally gave up and watched it on tv so I wouldn’t miss anything.

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