New Xbox 360 features available

November 17, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Xbox

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Microsoft mouthpiece Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) just announced on his blog that the new social media features for Xbox 360 are now available.

We’ve just released the latest new features for your Xbox 360.  In case you’ve been off the grid for the past few months and don’t know what is in this update, allow me to give you the some of the highlights: Facebook, Zune Video, Twitter and Last.FM.  Here is how to find ‘em: Facebook and Twitter will appear automatically on your dashboard in the new My Community channel, Zune Video is in the Video Channel and Last.FM will be found under the Music Channel.

Assuming you have the latest Xbox 360 system update from Xbox LIVE, these new features will automatically appear sometime over the next few hours. Availability of these features will vary by region.

Remember, if you are under 18, you’ll have to wait a little longer for some of these features.

Facebook confirmed for PS3 Firmware 3.10

November 17, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Playstation

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Sony has confirmed that the next release of the PS3 firmware will see Facebook added.

“By linking your PlayStation Network account to your Facebook account, you will have the option for the PS3 to automatically update your Facebook News Feed with Trophy and PlayStation Store activity,” says the PlayStation Blog.

“This update also enables developers to set specific criteria in their titles to publish additional game information to your News Feed. You can then check out your updates, and those of your friends, on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media favorites through the PS3’s built-in web browser,” it says.

“This is just the beginning of our integration with Facebook and we are looking forward to adding new features enhancing the experience in future updates.”

It’s surely just a coincidence that this announcement comes on the same day that Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune integration comes to the Xbox 360.

Facebook coming to the PS3

November 12, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Playstation

PS3 Facebook

Determined not be outdone by the recent announcement of the release of social networking on the 360, it seems that Sony has some tricks up its sleeve for the PS3. A number of screenshots are doing the rounds on forum sites, and Sony has commented that they’ll “have more info on this very shortly.”

Xbox 360 social networking confirmed for 17 November

November 12, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Xbox

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Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has confirmed that the dashboard update which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM will go live on Tuesday, November 17.

“We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment,” said Whitten. “We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.

“It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”

Xbox 360 System Update: Getting ready for Twitter, Facebook & LastFM

September 23, 2009 by Susan Taylor  
Filed under News, Xbox

According to Major Nelson, today’s Xbox update was in preparation of the upcoming Xbox Live integration with Twitter, Facebook and LastFM. Major Nelson states that “There are no new features or changes in this update. This update is preparation for additional system enhancements (Facebook/Twitter/Last.FM) that will arrive later this year.”

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