Today Microsoft hosted a 90 minute event at this year´s E3. They talked about several things to come to our Xbox and even to our smart devices.
First I want to show off a list of all games that were presented by Microsoft and their partners:
• Halo 4
• Forza Horizon
• NHL Gamecenter Live
• NBA GameTime with NBA League Pass
• ESPN will tur into live on your Xbox (if you are in the US)
• Gears Of War Judgement
• FIFA 13
• Madden 13
• Splinter Cell Blacklist
• South Park
• Dance Central 3
• Ascend: New Gods (only on Xbox 360)
• Nike+ Training for Kinect
• Resident Evil 6
• Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
There is even more TV and Entertainment coming around the world, and today 35 of them where announced:
• Absolute Radio – U.K.
• Ameba TV – Canada, U.S.
• BreakMedia – Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, U.K., U.S.
• Comedy Central Stand Up – U.S.
• Comoyo – Denmark, Norway, Sweden
• Corus Entertainment’s Franklin the Turtle – Canada
• GameSpot TV – Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
• Headweb – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
• Indie Flix – U.S.
• Machinima – All Xbox LIVE markets
• Napster – Germany, U.K.
• Nickelodeon – U.S.
• Paramount Movies – U.S.
• Picturebox – U.K
• Quickflix – Australia, New Zealand
• Rakuten ShowTime – Japan
• Revision3 – Canada, U.K., U.S.
• Rhapsody – U.S.
• RTL XL – Netherlands
• Slacker Radio – Canada, U.S.
• SnagFilms – U.S.
• Terra (Sunday TV) – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico
• The AOL On Network – Australia, Canada, Netherlands, U.K., U.S.
• The Weather Channel – U.S.
• The Whistle – U.S.
• TOU.TV – Canada
• TV3 – Spain
• Twitch TV – U.S.
• Univision – U.S.
• Wuaki – Spain
• Youzee – Spain
Until here, this is an announcement like we have expected. New Games, Apps and new Entertainment partners. What´s more you ask? Ok, here we go:
Microsoft announced a Music service for Xbox, Windows Phone and Windows 8. They will call it simply Xbox Music. The service will include about 30 million tracks. Some of you might have been using Zune Pass, you will find similar features like Smart DJ there. No details were announced, so I expect there will be more to come.
Xbox SmartGlass is an application for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and other portable devices that connects phones, PCs and tablets with your Xbox 360 console to make your entertainment smarter, more interactive and more fun.
During the keynote Microsoft announced the Xbox SmartGlass app. It will be just an app you download on your Windows Phone, your Android or iOS device and of course to your Windows 8 PC or tablet. It provides you airplaying features for apps, films, music and games.
Internet Explorer on Xbox
Other consoles have webbrowsers, yes. But no one has a browser that can be controlled by voice and SmartGlass.
Through the power of Xbox, the magic of Kinect and the intelligence of Xbox SmartGlass, you will be able to surf the Internet using your voice on your Xbox 360 and navigate using your mobile devices for an incredibly easy Web browsing experience on the television.
Xbox on Windows 8
Finally, Xbox will make its way also to Windows 8. The premium entertainment experiences that Microsoft will launch on Xbox will come to more than 180 countries. You will have a huge experience with the Metro apps for Video, Music, Games and Xbox SmartGlass. And of course Xbox Live will come to Windows 8.
Summary of this year´s event is that Microsoft is about to create a more huge ecosystem that Apple, Sony or Google are have created. With the unique Metro design language, the power of the Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and Windows 8 Microsoft will gain marketshare.
I bet we will hear some more about the upcoming Windows Phone version Apollo at 20th of June, when Microsoft is about to hold a developer summit to close the circle for this epic ecosystem we will live in.
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