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post Jul 14 2008, 01:10 PM
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Watching the streaming MS conference on kotaku right now:


Big bombs so far:

WTFFFFF FINAL FANTASY 13 is on 360, same day as PS3.

Lips: MS singstar type game, but you can use any song you want, stream tracks from your iPod or Zune.

Netflix tie in with 360, if you have netflix you can access over 10,000 movies online streaming to your 360 for no additional cost.

Gears 2 dropping Nov 7th. You can ride the brumak in-game! New multiplayer mode "Horde" 5 player co-op vs. swarms of locust. buttrock.gif

Fable 2 dropping october.

Resident Evil 5 release date March 13, 2009.

New XBL interface using the "avatars" previously leaked. Will be part of the dashboard update this fall. Integrated into games like Mii's. Can buy clothes and shit on XBL marketplace. (natch)


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post Jul 14 2008, 07:57 PM
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Dear Xbox LIVE Member,

When we launched Xbox 360 in November 2005, Xbox LIVE was integrated directly into the console. Back then, Xbox 360 was the first system to deliver access to experiences beyond just the disc in the tray. With the Xbox guide and dashboard you had access to everything on your console as well as your community.

We also imagined that Xbox experience would continuously improve over time, through the power of software.

Since launch, you’ve always pushed us to continuously innovate. It is because you spoke with one loud voice that we added new features like background downloading, 1080p support, movies and TV shows, video chat, a Marketplace blade and instant messaging.

Over time, as we’ve delivered more and more content into the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, we’ve heard from many of you that it has become increasingly difficult to find the games and content you want.

And that brings us to today.

Because of your feedback, we started rethinking the entire Xbox experience. What we discovered was that we could not only provide a better experience for you, but also something that reaches out to new audiences.

What John Schappert unveiled for the world on stage at E3 was just a sneak preview, so I wanted to share some deeper details on some of the new features in the new Xbox experience.

Here is a look at some additional features you will find interesting:

Play from hard drive. Copy your games from the game disc and play directly from the hard drive. Not only will the drive not spin, but load times are quicker, as well. Of course, you will still need the disc in the tray to prove you own the game.

Access Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web. Browse and purchase Marketplace content whenever you want from Xbox.com and it downloads automatically to your console. Purchase that new map, television episode, the latest Xbox LIVE Arcade game or set up a movie to watch when you get home from work.

Dashboard built into the new Xbox Guide. For everyone who loves the blades interface, it’s not going away; they are now built directly in to the new Xbox guide. Every feature and option is available right from the guide. You can even access your full games library at all times. No matter where you are (in dash or in game), immediately call up your games played list and directly launch a game.

LIVE Party system. Create a party of up to eight friends, and stay with them from one game to another, or watch a Netflix movie together, or share a slideshow of your personal photos. It works with all Xbox 360 titles, not just upcoming games. LIVE Party allows up to eight people to chat in the dashboard, so you can meet up before playing.

Xbox LIVE Primetime. This whole new category of games is going to give you more reasons to get online with your friends. Games will support everything you’d expect, like Achievements and leader boards, but many of these games will include real prizes. You can invite your friends, and even set a reminder for an upcoming show. Each game is broadcast simultaneously, so everyone is answering the same questions. Many events will have a live host, calling the shots as they happen.

Avatars. Your online identity started as a Gamertag - it then grew into a personalized Gamercard. Now, it has evolved even further into avatars. You can express your style, check out new outfits and share this with the community. Avatars will also be integrated into Xbox LIVE Arcade games, LIVE Party, as well as retail games.

New display support. Because you asked for it, we are adding 16X10 over VGA or HDMI, and support for 1440x900 or 1680x1050.

This is only the beginning. Over the next few months, we will share more details on the upcoming changes.

See you online,

Marc Whitten

Holy crap thats awesome

If I'm understanding this correctly, we can all party up and watch a movie if one of us has a netflix account (which I do) We can do our very own Apocalypse Tribe version of Mystery Science Theater 3000! LOL


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Crushinator   E3 2008 news wrap up   Jul 14 2008, 01:10 PM
Riel   Gears 2 looks awesome,wow....RE co-op online,great...   Jul 14 2008, 03:14 PM
Vitamin D   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jul 14 2008, 01:10 PM...   Jul 14 2008, 03:20 PM
donkeybeatz   QUOTE(Vitamin D @ Jul 14 2008, 04:20 PM) ...   Jul 14 2008, 03:38 PM
Knightsword   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jul 14 2008, 02:10 PM...   Jul 14 2008, 05:47 PM
DarkEpyon   Somehow, I'm not surprised that FFXIII is coming t...   Jul 14 2008, 05:49 PM
AC9breaker   QUOTEDear Xbox LIVE Member, When we launched Xbox...   Jul 14 2008, 07:57 PM
donkeybeatz   Some Nintendo Press Conference highlights: -Motio...   Jul 15 2008, 11:24 AM
Ether   Oh my god, Wii music was just embarrassing, and pe...   Jul 15 2008, 11:36 AM
Crushinator   Yeah, nintendo's presentation seemed a bit underwh...   Jul 15 2008, 12:19 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   Dow2 Trailer. Gamespot sucks and so does their em...   Jul 15 2008, 12:39 PM
AC9breaker   Yeah oddies, vid didn't work for me. says undefin...   Jul 15 2008, 01:41 PM
ZioII   Once again Nintendo disappoints. They either reha...   Jul 15 2008, 01:49 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(ZioII @ Jul 15 2008, 01:49 PM) wii ...   Jul 15 2008, 04:00 PM
Crushinator   New trailer for Bionic Commando. Looks fucking aw...   Jul 15 2008, 06:29 PM
AC9breaker   I'm sure most of you guys have already seen this b...   Jul 19 2008, 12:42 AM
tanshin   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Jul 18 2008, 11:42 PM)...   Jul 22 2008, 04:56 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, best trailer of E3 for sure. Watch the HD ve...   Jul 19 2008, 12:44 AM
HC82   Oh man, that trailer represents Duke Nukem to its ...   Jul 23 2008, 08:59 PM

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