Xbox Fitness Adds Yoga and Spotlights Jillian Michaels’ Top Fitness Tips
We’re excited to announce two new yoga workouts from Jillian Michaels, Yoga Inferno Workout 1 and Yoga Inferno Workout 2, will be added to the Xbox Fitness library on Tuesday, May 6. A 10-Minute Solutions yoga program, 5 Day Get Fit Mix: Power Yoga, will also join the Xbox Fitness library for our yoga fans. Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength, helping you round out your workouts, move better and feel less stiff and tired. These yoga programs are among many workouts included in the extensive Xbox Fitness library of the world’s most popular fitness brands, including Tracy Anderson, Beachbody (P90X® and INSANITY®), Anchor Bay (a Starz company) and Mossa. Be sure to check out all the exciting content, including these new yoga programs, available for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership through December 2014.
Witness Video Game History: Attend Atari Landfill Excavation on April 26
Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave. The Atari Corporation – faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game – allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the Alamogordo landfill. Fuel Entertainment brought the opportunity to Xbox Entertainment Studios, and now, as part of a documentary series (developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios and two-time Academy Award® winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn, through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox), the team will excavate the legendary New Mexico landfill to reveal the true story of Atari’s bizarre burial.
Xbox One System Update: New Features Available for Preview
Hey folks, we’re still working on our next Xbox One system update and have been receiving some really great feedback from members with early access. Tonight, I wanted to let you know we’re pushing a few more features to the members previewing new system updates. We’re committed to delivering innovation through system updates, and I can’t say enough how integral fan feedback is to this process. Some features previewed won’t always make it to launch right away because we want to help ensure the best experience for our fans before pushing a new feature. Also, these features may roll out over several days to this audience.
Xbox Entertainment Studios and UK’s Channel 4 Partner on Original Drama with Kudos
Today Xbox Entertainment Studios and UK broadcaster Channel 4 announced an innovative partnership to co-produce "Humans," a bold new drama. The hour-long, eight-episode series will be produced by award-winning UK production company, Kudos ("The Hour," "Utopia," "Broadchurch"). "Humans" will share a premiere broadcast window on both the Xbox platform in North America and Channel 4 in the UK in 2015. Written by British writing team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley ("Spooks," "Spooks: The Greater Good"), "Humans" is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's acclaimed series "Real Humans." "Humans" is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.
New Xbox Apps Bring Gaming, Sports and Movies from MLG, ENCORE PLAY and More
This week we’re rolling out new experiences that offer a little something for everyone on Xbox One and Xbox 360 – from the hardcore gamer, sports nut or movie buff. Whether you’re gearing up for the next video game tournament with Major League Gaming or want to kick back and watch the latest movies from ENCORE PLAY, we’ve got it right here on Xbox. As you may have seen yesterday, the Major League Gaming (MLG) app launched on Xbox 360. With the MLG app, Xbox Live Gold members in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. can watch all of MLG.tv’s programming including the best gamers competing in MLG’s premier competitions from their comfort of the living room. Now, gamers and enthusiasts can watch live broadcasts of gaming tournaments and professionally produced gaming content through a console app created for the big screen.
Xbox One Coming to 26 New Markets in September
On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be blown away by the support and engagement of our fans. You’re spending an average of over five hours per day on Xbox One. And following the launch of “Titanfall”* – as well as the highly anticipated Twitch broadcasting feature – we’ve seen you light up Xbox Live even further. In fact, last week we saw the highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live since the launch of Xbox One. Now it’s time to ensure even more fans around the world can enjoy Xbox One. So today we’re proud to share that it will be available in 26 additional markets in September this year. We’ll have much more to share at a local level towards the end of April, so stay tuned.
Maximize Your Next-Gen Gaming Experience with these Three Apps for Xbox One
Has there ever been a better time to be a gamer? Next Tuesday, March 11, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment are bringing one of the most anticipated games of the year to Xbox One: “Titanfall.” With all of the exciting multiplayer action and non-stop heroic moments, we’re also pumped to debut Twitch broadcasting on Xbox One so you can share your gameplay experiences with the world. There are a couple of things you’ll want to do to make sure you and your friends are ready to bring the best of both worlds together, so be sure to check out the step-by-step video above and how-to guide we’ve prepared to make sure you don’t miss a beat.