An update to the Xbox 360 software today made available a few new services for Xbox Live users. Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm all now have apps in the My Community tab
Personally, Iâ€™m not sure how often Iâ€™ll use the new features, if only because they donâ€™t offer quite the number of features more mature Facebook and Twitter clients have on other platforms.
For those of us already on Twitter, itâ€™ll certainly help make the service even more popular with the general public, which may or may not be a good thing.
Still, itâ€™s an interesting upgrade for players looking to keep up with their friends and familyâ€™s social media content, all without leaving the couch.
I’ve decided that I will end the last few hours of 2008 watching HD-DVD movies on my Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on in order to symbolically close out the year celebrating the failed technology of 2008.
While I’m doing that, I’ll have my 30GB Zune that locked up today along with everyone else’s due to that clock device bug sitting on top of the stack of HD-DVD movies I got as part of one of the last ditch offers to get the format jump started by the studios.
God speed, you failed tech of 2008! 2009 failed tech, here we come!
The UK website CVG is reporting that the scheduled December 2nd release of this fall’s Dashboard update for Microsoft’s XBox 360 will include the ability to download and play full games for the original Xbox.
The service, dubbed Xbox Originals, will be available to Xbox Live members for 1200 Microsoft points, which translates to about $15.