Category: Xbox 360

Xbox and Xbox 360 media, events, and news.

Spring Time is Deal Time on Xbox 360

Ladies and gentlemen if you’ve been looking to stock your Xbox 360 game library, now is the time.  There’s a pretty huge Xbox 360 Spring deal-a-thon going on right now that you don’t want to miss out on.  Batman: Arkham City is only $4.99 during this deal!  Even if you have no interest in the game, that’s a deal you just have to take advantage of.

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You can actually get both Arkham City and Arkham Asylum combined for only ten bucks!  There are a lot of deals on add-on content, season passes and more.  Major Nelson has a break down for you to check out right here.  The deals run through April 21st so be sure to grab some before then.

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Game DVR Sharing Comes to YouTube on Xbox One

I know you’ve been waiting on an easier way to get your gameplay videos and clips onto YouTube.  Tomorrow is the day that it will become easier for you.  Microsoft is updating the YouTube app on Xbox One to include sharing of your Game DVR/Upload Studio creations.  I think the popularity of the game sharing on Xbox One will surely increase.

Now, use Game DVR to capture epic gaming moments, edit them in Upload Studio, and, with the simple click of a button inside the YouTube app (look for My Uploads, In Settings, elect to “Share game clips” and “Share on social network”), share them instantly to your YouTube channel. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, add individual YouTube videos to your Pins, earn Media Achievements, and add your YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.

Xbox 360 owners don’t feel left out because GoPro is launching for you.  I’m not sure how many of you are into GoPro type content but it’s coming.

Read the news here.

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Xbox Makes Perfect Choice, Phil Spencer

When the changes at Xbox first began there were two names that immediately wanted to see leading the Xbox division at Microsoft.  Aaron Greenberg and Phil Spencer.  Today Microsoft chooses one of those names and I couldn’t be more excited about the direction of Xbox now than ever before.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Phil Spencer.  He’s one of the most passionate people at Microsoft when it comes to Xbox.  And the dude has swag.  (smile)

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I think confidence and swag is an important part of the Xbox division.  It can’t be run by someone just pushing pencils with no real passion for the community and engaging the audience.  Phil has all of this.  He’ll convince fans of Xbox with the way he can capture your attention.  When I first met and spoke with him, he and I talked about Alan Wake.  It was one of the best conversations I can remember having.

You can read a little bit from Phil himself about the news.

“This past year has been a growth experience both for me and for the entire Xbox team.  We’ve taken feedback, made our products better and renewed our focus on what is most important, our customer.  Our mission is to build a world-class team, work hard to meet the high expectations of a passionate fan base, create the best games and entertainment and drive technical innovation. As we continue forward, this renewed focus and mission will be a foundational part of how I lead the Xbox program.”

Thief, Ghosts and Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Digital Discounts

It looks like those of you who prefer digital downloads to retail games will have a few discounted choices this Friday.  Microsoft is having a sale for the digital Xbox One versions of Thief, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and Call of Duty Ghosts.  I’m happy about this as I prefer digital games especially since we have to install them whether they are physical or digital.

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The price for Thief and Tomb Raider will be $29.99 and Ghosts will be $39.99.  The sale begins on Friday, March 28th and ends on March 30th so get ready.  And don’t worry Xbox 360 owners.  These same games will be discounted on the Xbox 360.

One of the really good discounts right now is for BioShock Infinite.  If you have Xbox Live Gold, the game is only $10!

 

Alien: Isolation, Creating the Alien, Xenomorph!

Just check out this behind the scenes of Alien: Isolation.  They sure are making it sound like everything I’ve ever wanted in an Alien game.  We’ll see if it’s just talk.  They say you won’t be able to predict the behavior of the Alien and that is great to hear.

“It’s a game where you’ll never feel safe.” – Creative Assembly

PS4 Continues Pace Ahead of Xbox One, February NPD

I thought this would be the perfect fanboy fuel for a Friday.  Sony’s PS4 continues to lead the next generation hardware sales despite the fact that the Xbox One outsold it when comparing dollars earned.  Yes it costs more so there’s that.

According to February’s NPD results, the Xbox One sold 258,000 units which comes up to about 90% of what the PS4 sold.  I’m not a math whiz so I can’t figure out what that would be in terms of PS4 sold.  Figure it out math nerds please.

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What I find interesting is that there are no exclusive PS4 or Xbox One game sitting in the top 10 for software sales.  In fact, I don’t think that there has ever been an exclusive in the top 10 since these consoles debuted.  What does that say about each console?

In last generation news, the Xbox 360 continues to outpace every other 7th generation console.  It continues to do well and that’s a good thing.  The Xbox 360 has yet to breathe its last breath folks.  Coupled with the Xbox One software sales, the Xbox platform has a staggering 48% death grip on software sales among all competitors.