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.

Xbox Live breaks record

November 13, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Xbox

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A new record has been set for the number of Xbox Live users online at one time, according to Microsoft mouthpiece Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson:

“We just hit a new Xbox Live record: Over TWO MILLION people connected to the service at once,” wrote Major Nelson.

The release of Modern Warfare 2 might be connected, as just under a million people were playing the game on Live yesterday.