Watch the First Trailer for Atari: Game Over
In April, history was made in the world’s most famous garbage dump. After years of speculation spanning countless conspiracy theories, the legend was confirmed: unsold copies of the Atari game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial were found buried deep outside the dusty town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. While the result of the dig itself was big news (after all, E.T. almost single-handedly destroyed the game industry in the early ‘80s), it’s only one part of a much larger story. That story is finally being told in the upcoming documentary “Atari: Game Over.” Featuring interviews with everyone from the creator of the game to the denizens of Alamogordo, this is one story you won’t want to miss. We’ve got our hands on the first trailer for the movie, so check it out above and be sure to watch “Atari: Game Over” when it comes to Xbox this fall.
Big Action Launches on Xbox One Today with GoPro Channel
A few short months following the launch on Xbox 360, the GoPro Channel is now available* on Xbox One. GoPro on Xbox One gives Xbox Live members around the world access to epic action-adventure videos on the TV and is celebrating its launch with no less than four exclusive videos just for Xbox! The GoPro Channel also offers access to on-demand GoPro content, the ability to share videos and purchase cameras and equipment directly through the app channel. To date, GoPro on Xbox 360 has been immensely popular and received nearly half a million downloads with users watching an average of 18 minutes of GoPro videos per viewing session worldwide and 30 minutes per viewing session in the U.S.
Social and Mobile features heat up this summer with next Xbox One update
You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product. Last month, we launched Xbox Feedback, a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. Coming next week, we will begin implementing some of the features you requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for folks who get early access. We’re looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond. In the next update, we’ll improve a number of social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out in the next week to those with early access to the Xbox One system update:
Xbox One Sales More Than Double in June with New $399 Option and Unveiling of Holiday Games Lineup
Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our Xbox One console options, including the new $399 offering, and the amazing lineup of games announced during E3. Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double* in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales. We’re excited to welcome so many fans to Xbox this summer and we can’t wait for them to get their hands on the wide selection of new games available this year on Xbox One, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Xbox One is the only place you can play these games along with creative independent titles and blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Evolve, Grand Theft Auto V, and dozens more. We’re honored that Xbox One was awarded with the best games line-up of 2014 by game critics at E3 and our fans have a lot of amazing new games to look forward to in the coming months.
Tune In: Every Street United Players Check Out the Competition
In last Sunday’s episode of “Every Street United,” the players got a glimpse of their competition when coaches Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids sent videos of the players in action to their teammates. This Sunday, the players will get an even closer look when they meet each other on Skype. The journey to Brazil is quickly approaching, so players will also be making final preparations for the experience that could change their lives. Check out the videos above to get a closer look at Ben and Richard’s skills, and be sure to tune in this Sunday to see the players’ first meetings. Watch virtually anywhere on Xbox Video, or catch up on past episodes and check out interactive features in the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold membership is not required.
Everything You Need to Know About Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world – and from July 24-27, Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game. Make that a ton of AAA games. Check out all the exciting events you can attend – and games you can play – at the show. See some previews for upcoming games, and learn the latest scoops from some of Xbox’s most talented developers. If you’re a gamer, you won’t want to miss any of these. Halo: Nightfall First-Look on Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF – Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director) along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production. The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive on Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB – Join Xbox Live's Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games's Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.
Eight Players Selected for Every Street United Street Soccer Tournament in Rio
The “Every Street United” competition is about to heat up! After a global search to uncover the best street soccer players from around the world, eight players from Argentina, Brazil, England, Ghana, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the United States have been selected by legendary footballers Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids to represent their countries in the game of their lives in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though they come from different backgrounds and cultures, the players are all united by one passion: street soccer. To get ready for this Sunday’s episode, get to know each of the players through their bios below. Find out where they come from, what drives them and what they’ve overcome to follow their dream.