Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson. Mediaroom operated as a quasi-separate entity from Microsoft, who is going all-in with an IPTV strategy based on the Xbox . At Ericsson, Mediaroom will continue to operate essentially as per usual, with that company investing in growing the business, while at Microsoft, the sale allows Microsoft to dedicate “all TV resources to Xbox in a continued mission to make it the premium entertainment service that delivers all the games and entertainment consumers want,” Microsoft said in [...]
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According to several reports, Microsoft will announce their newest Xbox gaming console on May 21st of this year, with the console's launch coming in "early November" according to eurogamer.net . The reports also claim that the machine will simply be named just "Xbox" and will cost around $500 with a subscription or $300 with a lower level model. As for the news we brought you earlier in the year that speculated Microsoft's latest offering would be always-online and require an Internet connection to function, that appears to still be accurate. No word on whether [...]
EDM Goes Mainstream: While Money Rolls in, Porter Robinson, Beatport, Onebeat Executives Ponder the Future of Dance
In many ways the foundation of the potential success of Xbox Music is built on the fact that music has long permeated the Xbox experience. Even as Microsoft has developed Xbox Music, they've been extending the Xbox brand to not only connect Microsoft entertainment offerings but to tie together hardware via Xbox Live. As Tyler Hayes notes, "Who would have thought a few years ago that the Xbox would be a trojan horse for music, or that it could actually pull it off?" Tyler Hayes asked " Why Is No One Talking About [...]
Drop it like it’s hot with hip-hop’s hottest dance game. The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the first authentic hip-hop game in the dance category. Dance to the most popular tracks of the genre with original moves designed by the most famous hip-hop choreographers in the industry. Trigger lavish visual effects worthy of the best music videos and avatar customization unique in the market. Experience the world of hip-hop through music, dance, and design with The Hip Hop Dance Experience. As you may have noticed (check out the ads all over MJF today), Ubisoft's new video [...]
We know. When you see streaming, your eyes scan to the right of the screen expecting to see green or blue... which you are trained to understand means either Spotify or Rdio. This time however, you can expect a sleek grey visually stimulating streaming service that doesn’t start with an S or an ...
When Forza Horizon is released on Xbox 360 Microsoft Sweden thought that the soundtrack was lacking tracks from Swedish artists. They decided to put together it's own soundtrack inspired by the game. The result is tracks from John Dahlbäck, Marcus Price & Carli and Style of Eye with tracks that are made to be played on high volume on your cars stereo, no matter if it's a sports car or a scrap car. The EP will be released on Itunes tomorrow but we got it one day early for you to listen to.
Artist: XBOX Title: Forza Horizon File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Greatness Year: 2011
One way to read this Bloomberg story is at face value : that cable companies are making console video games irrelevant because they are "gearing up" to offer video games directly to customers. The other way to read the article is to laugh and suggest that Bloomberg got duped by the three major cable providers in a clever PR move. The Xbox and Playstation are the ones making cable companies obsolete as they continue to offer more apps and streaming television services. The Xbox is basically a few steps away from being all anything anyone needs [...]
FWD's Matt Buchanan argues that if you're going to be buying any sort of tech gadget, make sure you are buying one that is great to use today and not something that has the promise of greatness once it receives an update. The even grosser, hairier underbelly of update culture is beta culture : Companies releasing products that aren't finished because they can "finish them" after you've paid money for them. Because you expect updates, and well, simply because they can, releasing not-quite-finished products is all part of the plan. Whether it's finally optimizing [...]
Microsoft is finally putting the pieces in place for its "three screens and a cloud" approach to computing. It's the same one Apple is successfully taking, obviously, and one that Google is currently struggling how to crack. We won't know how Microsoft fairs until all of its Windows 8 products are released, as well as the next-generation Xbox.
IHS Screen Digest recently released their analysis of the 2011 US online film industry with some major changes from 2010. Other than the industry doubling to reach $992 million, it showed a major shift in consumption from transactional models to subscription models. Netflix alone jumped from a 0.5% market share ...
We're really too good to you guys. Showering you in gifts and prizes. We're like that rich kid at school's parents who used to give their son/daughter a new Xbox just because it was a Wednesday. Well, we're making up for all those years of disappointment with something even better... A NEW CAR! OK, not that good, but pretty good nonetheless. We have two prize packs to give away, which both include a 'Medication' USB, a copy of NEW BUILD 's 'Misery Loves [...]
At a press conference today held just prior to the opening of the E3 gaming conference, Microsoft put the last nail in the Zune coffin with the launch of new Xbox based media services Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows 8. Few details were shared during today's Los Angeles announcement, but Zune Music has been replaced by Xbox Music, which Microsoft says will feature 30 million+ tracks, The new music service will work across Microsoft Windows 8 PCs, mobile phone handsets, and the Xbox 360 console. A [...]
Max Payne 3 just dropped yesterday and if you've been a fan of shooter free for all's then you may want to check this game out. This vid gives us 15 minutes of full gameplay so we can really get a feel of the new Max Payne game. Max Payne 3 is the third installment in Rockstar Games Max Payne series and is set eight years after the events of the last installment. No longer a cop, Max is close to washed-up, drunk and addicted to painkillers. Without a job on the force, [...]
Apple recently launched an update to their Apple TV operating system. The new look takes some of the focus off their à-la-carte movie and TV store and opens the experience visually to a more diverse app-style marketplace. The shift turned a small list of supported internet services into an array ...
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to get in shape! What better way to do that than by having a good time dancing? Thanks to gaming platforms such as the Xbox 360 and Xbox Kinect , people everywhere are slimming down, getting fit and having fun shaking their stuff with dance games or dance inspired work outs. Here are 5 Xbox Kinect games to get you dance fit for summer: Dance Central - Time to Smash Some Moves! [...]
Farhad Manjoo makes the interesting observation that Microsoft's Xbox is already ahead of the curve when it comes to bringing television into the Internet-era. Over the last few months, Microsoft has turned its video-game console into your TV’s best friend. Late last year, the company revamped the Xbox’s interface, adding a wonderful voice-search feature through the Kinect motion-gaming add-on. Microsoft also added dozens of entertainment services to its Xbox Live online plan, including Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and on-demand video from cable and satellite services around the world. This week, the [...]
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