Enlist Now for the HaloFest Livestream, November 8-11
On Nov. 11, the next step in the Halo journey begins with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall. In the days prior, Microsoft and 343 Industries invite fans to join the celebration as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch – including the first look at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta and the world premiere of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall. HaloFest: A Celebration Fit for a Spartan: Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Microsoft and 343 Industries’ tribute to longtime fans, the culmination of more than 13 years of storytelling, adventure and gameplay. For the first HaloFest, 343 built a living museum of Halo history, but this time, the history is encapsulated in its purest form, the Master Chief’s epic saga. So this year, in celebration of those memories and the future that lies ahead, Halo will take over the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, the day before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives worldwide.
Watch All the Vines You Could Ever Want Starting Today on Xbox One
Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours of short, looping videos on the big screen with the addition of the Vine app on Xbox One. Available to Xbox Live members*, Vine on Xbox One provides a spectacular Vine viewing experience for your TV that brings you one of the world’s most used video apps alongside your favorite games and entertainment.
This is the first Vine viewing experience built specifically for the TV, giving you access to funny, quirky, artistic, creative Vines directly in your living room. Now you can watch and explore the world of short, looping videos, and Xbox One makes them easy to enjoy using Kinect voice or gesture control to play, pause and search through the next or previous Vine. You can watch popular Vines, explore channels like Art, Music & Dance, and Comedy, view playlists, and more. In addition, the app can be snapped next to your games, TV or other entertainment apps, making it possible to watch Vines alongside your favorite games or whatever you’re watching.
The 5 Must-have Marvel Super Heroes in Disney Infinity
Picking a favorite figure among the 16 that have launched alongside the all-new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360) is a task on par with squeezing the Hulk into a pair of skinny jeans. So, rather than selecting just one must-have Marvel icon, we chose five – still no easy feat. After fighting Frost Giants, Symbiote-infected foes, and Sakaaran soldiers from behind the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, Star-Lord – and all their Play Set-compatible pals – we've decided that the following quintet of crime-fighters are the coolest... so far.
VH1 Brings You the Drama on Xbox One
It was an eventful summer with lots of great new entertainment apps arriving on Xbox One, and Xbox is keeping the apps coming as we move into the fall. Launching today on Xbox One, VH1 allows Xbox Live members in the U.S. to check out VH1 shows anytime. Available with a subscription from a participating cable provider, VH1 on Xbox One offers full episodes, sneak peeks, show extras, exclusive content, and more. You can navigate the VH1 app with voice and gesture controls using Kinect, with the Xbox One controller, or with the Xbox One media remote. VH1 looks amazing in full screen, or you can snap the app next to a game so you can play and watch at the same time. And like all entertainment apps on Xbox One, VH1 is available for free in the Xbox Live App Store. Download the app and check it out today!
Xbox One Launches in China
This is a monumental day for us at Xbox and marks the first day of our journey in China as today, Xbox One officially launched in China, becoming the first video game console to do so in 14 years. Now available at more than 4,000 retail locations in 37 cities throughout the People’s Republic of China, gamers and families throughout the country now have access to some of the best games and entertainment experiences spanning racing, sports, fitness, dance and adventure with music, karaoke, entertainment, social and more app experiences to come. It has been rewarding to see new fans lining up at stores, connecting to Xbox Live for the first time, and enjoying the first wave of games available. To capstone Xbox One’s first day, some of the most iconic buildings of the Shanghai skyline – including the Oriental Pearl Tower – were awash in Xbox Green. “This milestone is significant for both our partnership with China and our global expansion plan. Every new market launch is unique and we’re grateful to our fans for their patience and enthusiasm,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We will continue to work closely with our partner BesTV to bring exciting games, entertainment and app experiences to delight gamers across China.”