Xbox Live Marketplace Release Schedule for Jan ‘10

January 13, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

There will be 3 new Xbox Live Arcade games released over the rest of the month, including Serious Sam and Death by Cube (pictured)

Reliable old Larry Hryb, better known by his Xbox Live Gamertag “Major Nelson” yesterday posted the release schedule for Xbox Live Marketplace for the remainder of this month on his blog.

Here it is:

Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:

January 18th: Mass Effect’s Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station, 240 Microsoft Points each.

January 18th: Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship, 400 Microsoft Points.

January 25th: Portal: Still Alive, 800 Microsoft Points.

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand:

January 12th: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

January 26th: Dead Rising

Xbox LIVE Arcade:

January 13th: Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD, 1200 Microsoft Points

January 20th: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, 1200 Microsoft Points

January 20th: Death by Cube, 800 Microsoft Points

Xbox Avatars Marketplace:

January 14th: Burton gear and Darksiders outfits.

January 21st: International attire , MX vs. ATV, and University style outfits

He also posted this little tid-bit at the end of the blog post:

Starting today, the following Games on Demand are now available for a lower price:

BioShock, Saints Row, MX vs. ATV Untamed, Prey and Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution.

Plus, this Friday January 15 from 12n ET/9am PT through Monday January 18 at 12n ET/ 9am PT, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy Last.fm on Xbox 360 for free.

1 vs 100 Live Free Over Christmas

December 23, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

The popular trivia game 1 vs 100 will be free over Christmas

The popular trivia game 1 vs 100 will be free over Christmas

Major Nelson has revealed more news via his blog recently, this time about the increasingly popular 1 vs 100 Live.

All Xbox Live members, including Silver will be able to play 1 vs 100 over the course of a few days in the Christmas period, with a “special holiday episode” on Boxing Day. I assume the special episode he is referring to will be in the USA, but there may be one in the UK too.

The actual quote:

“1 v 100 Live will be free for all Xbox Live members (Gold and Silver) from Dec. 24th to the 28th (in regions where it is available.)”

I would definitely recommend giving it a try, and I know I will be online on it at at least one time in the next few days…

New Xbox 360 features available

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

360 Twitter

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.

Major Nelson dismisses Blu-ray link

October 23, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  
Filed under News

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Yesterday we reported that Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, let slip that Blu-ray accessories could well be on their way to the Xbox 360.

Even though Microsoft already released a statement backtracking Ballmer’s comments, Major Nelson has today come out and pretty much closed the idea of Blu-ray coming to the Xbox. He said:

“During an interview yesterday, Steve Ballmer was asked about Blu-ray and the Xbox 360. I want to clear something up – Steve was referring to Blu-ray accessories for the PC. As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360. In fact, the future of home entertainment starts very soon when Xbox 360 becomes the first and only console to offer instant-on 1080p streaming HD movies. With a library of thousands of TV shows and movies to choose from, Xbox 360 owners can instantly watch the movies they want, when they want, in the highest form of high definition.”

Who knows what to make of this…