Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is Now Available for Digital Pre-order at 25% off !

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 6/16/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

PAYDAY is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter where you rob banks and get paid. The Crimewave edition includes an enhanced graphic engine. Up to four friends co-operate on the hits and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. The pre-order edition includes the pre-order lootbag content, adding new gear, masks and money to your game.

Pre-order the game now and save 25% – offer valid for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

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Xbox One April System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Updates and More Now in Preview !

By Major Nelson posted March 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Thanks to suggestions from our fans, we continue to focus on finding great ways to bring the Xbox community closer together. Over the past few months, we’ve introduced several features to make it easier to connect to friends and meet new people.

You may have noticed a few new features that rolled out to preview over the weekend, including game hub links and more detailed achievement notifications. Now this week, we’re bringing even more features to Xbox One in preview, making it easier to keep in touch with friends on Xbox One or Xbox 360.

Check out the list below for features in the April preview update that are starting to roll out tonight:

Voice messages – New this month is the No. 1 feature requested in the Friends and Parties area on the Xbox Feedback site > “Add audio message …” Xbox One preview program members will be able to compose and playback voice messages in the messages app when snapped on Xbox One. Quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through your snapped messages app accessed through a simple quick double tap of the Xbox button. Additionally, voice messages can be exchanged between Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.

Well, this will be the best party chat for consoles! PSN blows..lol Dedicated Servers you gotta love that!

Dedicated servers for party chat – We are committed to continuing to make improvements to party chat, designed to improve quality, reliability, and ease of use. We’re enhancing party chat with dedicated chat relay servers. This new service will enable Xbox One owners that may have historically had NAT issues to party chat more reliably. Parties where players are unable to form direct peer-to-peer connections for party chat will automatically leverage dedicated server infrastructure to relay traffic.
Currently, this service is only enabled for parties where one or more members are enrolled in the Xbox One Preview program. Those preview consoles enable the service for their party chat sessions, even if some of the party participants are not part of the preview program.

What’s On – The Xbox engineering team is continuing to experiment with the What’s On area, which highlights popular games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts and clips. What’s On has been available for preview members in the U.S. and this month, the preview of this feature is being expanded to Canada and the UK as well. Additionally, the “Staff Picks” are now more personalized based on your recent game activity, and we’re introducing new experiments with Twitter Trending TV, and Game Clips for subsets of the preview audience.

Keep sending us your feedback and we’ll keep working on bringing you the latest and greatest features on Xbox One.

Major Nelson Unboxing – The Witcher: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition on Xbox One !

I’m so glad, I pre-order it one year ago for Xbox One !

Find out what’s included in the Xbox One version of The Witcher: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition with Major Nelson. Learn more about the ultimate version of this much-anticipated game, and pre-order it now for Xbox One at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/witch… The Witcher: Wild Hunt launches on May 19th.

August Update Preview for Xbox One !

I want “XBOX SCREENSHOT” for the love of gaming Gods !!! Come on ! Microsoft !

Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, chats with Richard Irving from the Xbox Engineering team to discuss the updates coming in August. New updates include the ability to Like, Share and Comment on your Activity Feed. Also coming in August is Mobile Purchase, where you can use Xbox One SmartGlass and the web to purchase Games and Add Ons with the option to have them download immediately to your Home console

Garden Warfare: Tactical Taco Party Pack Preview “FREE DLC” !

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Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson offers an in-depth look at all the Tactical Taco madness in Garden Warfare’s upcoming free add-on, available July 1st. The Tactical Taco Party Pack includes a brand new game mode, Vanquish Confirmed, along with a new map, additional character variants, and a whole lot more.

Xbox One July Update Preview !

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Hey folks…we’re here in Los Angeles at E3 2014, and it has been a packed house all week long. We filled the Galen Center on Monday for our annual E3 show and rolled out an incredible line-up of blockbuster exclusivesfor this holiday and next year. And directly after our show, we held a great panel discussion with Phil, Yusuf and others – for 200 of our biggest Xbox fans. This was the first event of its kind for us… and we loved it. You can also read Phil’s thoughts on the past week at E3 here.

As we pack up our booth, we end E3 just as we started: Our focus is on you. You’ve shaped Xbox into what it is today, and we can’t thank you enough. We look forward to hearing more from you over the coming weeks – now, officially on Xbox Feedback – a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. From what we’ve seen this week, your feedback continues to be amazing. As of today, more than 65,000 fans like you have suggested more than 4300 ideas and contributed over 180,000 votes.

We can’t wait to dig into your ideas and explore what may be possible for the future of Xbox. What better way to keep this momentum going than to share what’s coming in July? Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out in the next few days to folks getting early access to the Xbox One system update.

  • Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
  • Double-tap to Snap.  Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
  • Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.
  • Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
  • ‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.

Once again, thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make E3 2014 a memorable one. But we have no intention of letting our foot off the gas. We can’t wait to roll out these new features in July as we pave the way for an amazing line-up of blockbusters and exclusives this holiday.

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XBOX GOLD – Starting for real now, it’s about time !

Xbox Gold is not just a name no more . Free Xbox One games monthly !

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Head of Xbox: Phil Spencer Discusses New Role

I think he will do a great job !

A Guided Tour of Everything New in the Xbox One March Update !

Major Nelson provides a first look at the number of updates and new experiences available with the March Update for your Xbox One – the best place in the world to game. Parties, friends, and recent player lists are all improved and now available. See what you can do with Twitch Broadcast and Machinima to get ready for Titanfall.

My mash up of the Microsoft Store Grand Opening in CT !

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Free @Titanfallgame T-Shirts last night @MicrosoftStore Grand Opening in CT ! #MicrosoftCT

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Xbox One Titanfall Beta opening up to everyone !

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Later today, the teams will be opening up the Titanfall Beta to all Xbox One owners.  That means no code will be necessary to download and play the beta. We are really excited to get a good test on all of our systems before launch and encourage you to join in.

To download the beta, sign in to your Xbox One and head to the “New Game Demos” section of the Game Store and it will appear there. You can also say “Xbox Bing” then “Show me game demos”.

Note: It may take some time until all Xbox One’s can see the demo in the store. Some members may see it before others. Until then just relax and rest assured everyone will see it soon.

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Xbox One Stereo Headset and Headset Adapter Details

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First up, the all-new Xbox One Stereo Headset. The Stereo Headset pairs a premium, full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio experience with a unidirectional microphone taking advantage of Xbox One’s Skype-powered chat audio codec. Included in the package is a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter that puts all of the audio controls right at your fingertips. You can balance the game and chat audio levels, control the master volume, and mute the microphone.

The Xbox One Stereo Headset does not use separate batteries and is passively powered through the Wireless Controller. Additionally, headset is compatible with mobile devices, tablets and PC/Mac.

The Xbox One Stereo Headset will cost $79.99 (MSRP).

For Xbox fans that already have a favorite set of stereo gaming headphones, we’re happy to reveal that the Stereo Headset Adapter will also ship separately. Plug your compatible headset into the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to chat with your fellow players, and enjoy the convenient volume controls right on the adapter. For more details on the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, please visit xbox.com/xboxone/compatibleheadsets.

The Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter will cost $24.99 (MSRP.)

Both will be available in Xbox One markets worldwide in early March.

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Microsoft delays February Xbox One update !

At last we will get a real update for Xbox One later this week !

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More updates in March too !

Where to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing!

On Monday, June 6th the 2011 Xbox E3 Media Briefing will be held at E3 in Los Angeles. The invite only* event will be held at USC’s Galen Center and begins on Monday June 6th at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT/16:30 GMT (what time is that in your region?) If you can’t attend, don’t worry….Spike TV will be carrying the entire 90-minute event live and commercial free in HD.  In addition the briefing will air live in Times Square, and be available for live streaming on Facebook, mobile platforms, MTV.com, Spike.com and Xbox.com/E3.

Again, that’s this Monday June 6th at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT/16:30 GMT.

I’ll update this post with the links to the stream when they are available.
The stream will be available in most regions via Xbox.com/e3.
(That page may not work now, but it will closer to show time. )

This year, you will be able to watch the stream on your mobile device at xbox.mobi/e3

If your school or work place blocks any of the streaming sites (or maybe this blog) I’ll be posting Tweets in real time from the briefing, so be sure to follow me for updates.

Download this iCal file and add it to your calendar so you won’t miss the event or scan one of these tags to download the iCal file directly to your mobile device.

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*If you are already in the LA Area, I will have a small number of briefing tickets to give away at our Tweet-up.

Note: The briefing will not be streamed LIVE over Xbox LIVE, but will be available later in the day for on demand playback from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

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