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Xbox update page touts official Netflix ‘exclusivity’

Microsoft claims Netflix will be “exclusive” to the Xbox 360 games console at the bottom of its dashboard update page.  The note reads: “Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience.” Even though …

Xbox Live Dashboard update arrives Aug 11

Microsoft has announced that the upcoming Xbox Dashboard update will be hitting Xbox Live on August 11. The update is set to include many new features, including Games on Demand, improved Netflix performance (along with Movie …

Microsoft Comments On 360 Dash Advertisements

Following yesterday news that the company would later this year be placing advertisements on Xbox Live, Microsoft have moved to assure users that the ads will “enhance, not interfere” with their experience.

Microsoft to Bring Silverlight to Xbox Live

Last week Microsoft announced it will bring  Silverlight to Xbox Live within the next year. Silverligh is a cross-platform technology that Microsoft developed in response to the popular Adobe Flash format. With Silverlight, Xbox 360 owners will soon …

Last.fm on XBL: free to gold subscribers, 3 hours per month for Silver

Microsoft announced at their E3 keynote last month that Last.fm would be coming to Xbox Live. Today gaming site Joystiq spoke with Christina DeRosa, a general manager for XBL, and she let them know who the service will …

Major Nelson: Xbox 360 guide faster after next update

Xbox Live spokesman Major Nelson said on his show this week that the next update for the 360 would increase the speed of the guide. “Whatever we call it (and it’s not going to be called …

John Schappert leaves Microsoft, returns to EA

Electronic Arts Inc. announced it has recruited former EA executive John Schappert back from Microsoft Corp., where he was corporate vice president of interactive entertainment in the company’s Xbox business. Schappert will resume his old title as EA’s …

MGS Rising levels third-party playing field, Microsoft’s Kim declares

Microsoft exec Shane Kim believes that someday, “we’ll talk about third-party exclusives like the way we talk about car phones.” That someday could be sooner than you think, if . “[Microsoft has] said for a long time …

Development on 360 version of FFXIII just two months old

Square Enix showed of a impressive demo of Final Fantasy XIII running on Xbox 360 at the Microsoft media briefing during E3, we were shaken to the core to find out that the build being demoed was …

Molyneux would like to see Rare have an identity

Microsoft’s European Creative Director Peter Molyneux would like to help fellow UK developer Rare gain an identity. Speaking with GI.biz during E3, the outspoken Lionhead Studios head says he was “totally blown away” by the talent at Rare …