Posts Tagged ‘XBLIG’

Microsoft releases SmartGlass SDK to developers

Microsoft releases SmartGlass SDK to developers

[via Gamasutra] The software development kit (SDK) for Xbox SmartGlass has been released to developers today, allowing Microsoft partners to work on it and apply the tech to their current and upcoming titles. Xbox SmartGlass is a companion application for Xbox LIVE that will allow users to control their Xbox, and is optimised for Windows Tablets and Phones and also made available to iOS/Android ...

Xbox 360 lifetime sales hit 67 million units

Xbox 360 lifetime sales hit 67 million units

Microsoft have revealed the latest Xbox 360 sales figures, via their official blog. The post confirms that the Xbox 360 still has a 47% share of the market, the same figure as revealed via April’s NPD data. Lifetime sales of the console now stand at 67 million units sold since its 2005 launch. “Since 2005—when we launched Xbox 360—we have sold 67 million consoles and have generat...

LIVE activity charts for the week of April 9th

LIVE activity charts for the week of April 9th

Major Nelson has posted the latest activity charts up on his blog for Xbox 360, XBLA, XBLIG and Games for Windows Live. Despite reports of slowing sales figures, Modern Warfare 3 remains the top played title on Xbox Live, ahead of Black Ops. On the Arcade side, Fez continues to captivate gamers, and this is reflected in its topping the activity for XBLA. Top 10 of each category can be found belo...

Xbox LIVE Newsbeat: 20 March – 2 April

Xbox LIVE Newsbeat: 20 March – 2 April

Here’s your XBL newsbeat for the 20th of March to the 2nd of April. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region. Release schedule below. Click on the images to enlarge. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gal...

Xbox LIVE Newsbeat: 21 February – 5 March

Xbox LIVE Newsbeat: 21 February – 5 March

Here’s your XBL newsbeat for the 21st of February to the 5th of March. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region. Release schedule below. Click on the images to enlarge. #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #...

Microsoft to retain redeemable codes for 360 after MS Points phase out

Microsoft to retain redeemable codes for 360 after MS Points phase out

Following on from yesterday’s Inside Mobile Apps report on Microsoft’s plans to scrap the current MS Points system. Eurogamer have today reported that redeem codes will be retained for Xbox 360 purchases, while at the same time confirming aforementioned report. Eurogamer’s source has described the move as a “profit driven decision” on Microsoft’s part. The sour...

Is Microsoft preparing to scrap the Microsoft Points system?

Is Microsoft preparing to scrap the Microsoft Points system?

Another Microsoft based rumour doing the rounds this morning (we’ve had quite a few of them already), this time from Inside Mobile Apps which reports that Microsoft is planning to phase out their proprietary virtual currency system, Microsoft Points by the end of the year. They claim to have information from “a source with knowledge of the Microsoft’s decision.” They go on...

Xbox Live Newsbeat: 22nd – 28th November

Xbox Live Newsbeat: 22nd – 28th November

Here’s your XBL newsbeat for the 22nd of November to the 28th of November. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region. In the Spotlight: Get ready for Fan Appreciation – 22nd – 28th November Extreme savings all week on Xbox LIVE with one-day special savings on Friday and Monday! Release schedule below. Click on the images to en...

Microsoft’s Kinect tech is 1 year old!

Microsoft’s Kinect tech is 1 year old!

Happy Birthday. Enjoy this video! The Kinect Effect Here’s to many more years of Kinect functionality.

Report – Microsoft Studios Acquires Indie Game Developer Twisted Pixel

Report – Microsoft Studios Acquires Indie Game Developer Twisted Pixel

Microsoft have today announced the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based game developer Twisted Pixel, the creative minds behind Xbox LIVE Arcade titles  such as “Splosion Man” and the recent Kinect for Xbox 360 title, “The Gunstringer.” Twisted Pixel began life in 2006 as an independent studio developing Xbox LIVE Arcade titles. They will now bring their team of developers to Microsoft Stu...