Microsoft Corporation is going to bring original programming to the Xbox in 2014 as driven by entertainment and digital media president Nancy Tellem. The original programming will be available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One through Xbox Live. One of the first programs will center around the “Halo” series with Steve Spielberg as the producer.
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Nat Brown is a former Xbox engineer and co-founder that has blasted Microsoft for letting gamers down with “five years of failure.” Nat Brown was one of the leading engineers and came up with the name of the console. The Xbox has sold over 76 million units and Xbox Live has around 46 million paying subscribers.
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Minecraft is currently the most popular game on XBox LIVE. This is the first LIVE Arcade game to sit on top of the activity charts. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets players build and fight their way out of landscapes where monsters roam around. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is at second place, FIFA 13 is in third place, Call of Duty: Black Ops lands is in fourth place, and Borderlands 2 is in fifth place.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched a universal iOS application for Xbox LIVE. The free Xbox LIVE app allows you to stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community when you don’t have your console near you. Features include:
- Ability to read/send messages
- Manage friends list and invite new friends
- Read/Edit your LIVE profile
- Change avatar and items in the avatar closet
- View/compare achievement progress
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced 14 new XBox LIVE titles coming to the Windows Phone 7 operating system within the next few months. Microsoft made the announcement at the annual Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany. Some other new features coming to Windows Phone 7 also include Avatar Awardables, game add-ons, parental controls, and fast async.
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Conan O’Brien almost signed a deal with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to have an exclusive show on the Xbox 360 according to executive producer Jeff Ross. The deal did not end up getting signed because it was not clear what Conan would be doing exactly. Conan ended up going with TBS as a result. [GamaSutra]
Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward sent out a tweet saying that Modern Warfare 2 gamers have logged in about 1.75 billion hours into the game on Xbox Live itself. When dividing this many hours into years, it comes out to be around 200,000 years. [Kotaku]