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Xbox Entertainment Studios being closed

By Steve Watts, Jul 17, 2014 11:20am PDT

Halo shows and Atari documentary still moving forward


"So I watched this video: and while is a bit old, ..."

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Report: Microsoft removing Xbox Gold requirement for Netflix and Hulu

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 7:00am PDT

Microsoft is reportedly planning to remove the Xbox Live Gold requirement to access services like Netflix and Hulu, but may put other services (like its own original programming) behind a paywall to make up for it.


"Ayup. This was my last big objection to the XBO. I still don't like the Metro interface, but I ..."

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Xbox getting shows from Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera

By Steve Watts, Apr 07, 2014 7:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced a few more shows to its expanding Xbox TV line-up, including comedies from Seth Green, Michael Cera, and Sarah Silverman, and a drama based on a popular Swedish sci-fi series.


"Unless the Michael Cera show is "thirty minutes of Michael Cera being punched in the face", I'm ..."

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Ridley Scott producing Halo digital feature, with new Spartan hero

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Director Ridley Scott is producing a Halo digital feature for Microsoft, with Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring handling writing duties and TV director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan set to direct.


Why Xbox TV originals won't be like Choose Your Own Adventure

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2014 8:30am PST

Xbox Entertainment creative director Elan Lee explains why he doesn't see the future of interactive TV as branching paths and multiple endings.


"Choose your adventure video game/TV show hybrids would just be FMV adventure games. MS could ..."

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Xbox Entertainment to debut Atari E.T. documentary

By Steve Watts, Dec 20, 2013 9:00am PST

Xbox Entertainment has announced that it will produce a video game documentary series, starting with an episode that will dig up the graveyard of Atari E.T. cartridges.


"The noise ET makes when he is in the pit, we'll anywhere actually, as his neck ..."

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Xbox TV shows to begin early 2014

By Steve Watts, Dec 16, 2013 7:00am PST

Microsoft entertainment president Nancy Tellem says they hope to kick off their first original series on Xbox Live either in the second quarter of 2014 at the latest.


"I don't think they ever gave a date for the original programming in May."

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PBS app now available on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT

After an extended session of headshots, fragging, and gibbing, you may want to unwind and watch a documentary on the plight of birds. PBS is now...


"Oh, and PBS isn't always liberal. Some episodes of Frontline have seemed more like ..."

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Time Warner Cable app for Xbox 360 coming this summer

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2013 9:30am PDT

Time Warner Cable and Microsoft have inked a deal where TWC customers will be able to access programming through Xbox 360.


The LeBrons season two airs exclusively on Xbox on May 10

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2013 2:35pm PDT

Microsoft has brought back the web series The LeBrons for a second season on the Xbox 360.


"Sports fans? They're all idiots with shitty standards for entertainment anyway, so..."

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The CW network added to Xbox TV, features SmartGlass

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2013 7:30am PDT

The Xbox 360 has added a CW app to its list of entertainment apps, and it features SmartGlass functionality to follow along with shows.


Report: Microsoft looking to bring 'Heroes' to Xbox as original content

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Microsoft has been pushing to get the next Xbox into the TV space, but a new report out of Hollywood suggests the company is looking at bringing...



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Microsoft sells Mediaroom, focuses entertainment efforts on Xbox

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Microsoft has agreed to sell the IPTV Mediaroom to Ericsson, as it focuses the full brunt of its entertainment efforts on the Xbox.


"interesting. hopefully Ericsson will keep it up to date. my cable co uses this for their DVR stuff."

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WWE app now on Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 11:00am PDT

The Xbox 360 got a WWE app today, allowing owners with Gold subscriptions to view pay-per-view events.


"If the UFC app launch is any indication, I wouldn't buy WrestleMania on this app this Sunday."

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Wall Street Journal and Ford app now available on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 31, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Two more apps have launched on Xbox Live today: The Wall Street Journal, and an "advertising app" for Ford that lets you actively choose to be bombarded with intrusive advertisements while using your Xbox 360.


"I'm getting the Ford app as we speak it is going to rock my world"

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