Girl Gamers UK were invited over to the Launch event of Xbox 360’s new social Xbox Collectibles preview event which was held in ‘The Music Room’ in Central London last night. We had the chance to see in a world-first collaboration with Brit Award winning and MOBO nominated singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, who then was joined by songbird Paloma Faith. Everyone seemed to have a really good time as the party started. Paloma Faith has a seriously astounding voice and it was great to see her perform last night with Taio Cruz
Xbox 360’s were set up along the outside of the room for guests to have some hands on time with the new features that Xbox 360 have added which included Facebook, Twitter, last.fm and Zune. I tried the Twitter feature out which was pretty good and had a sneak peak of some movies. It’s pretty impressive and so much to choose from.
From today Xbox 360 invites Xbox LIVE members to join the biggest social network on TV as Facebook, Twitter, last.fm and Zune join forces on a games console for the first time ever. Members will also including the opportunity to watch exclusive never-seen-before film footage from James Cameronâ€™s eagerly anticipated and ground-breaking sci-fi epic, AVATAR.
The Last.fm and Xbox Live partnership firmly catapults the Xbox 360 into the centre of the social music revolution. With the ability to discover music and explore endless personalised stations, music fans can turn their game console into the ultimate living room entertainment centrepiece. This is another example of Last.fm working with an innovative partner to further connect listeners with their favourite music and artists.â€
- Facebook â€“ Update your status to share what movie, game or entertainment youâ€™re enjoying, connect with friends and view their Facebook stream, status updates and photos on the big screen â€“ all seamlessly integrated and custom-built for Xbox 360. You can even compare your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends lists to see which of your friends are on LIVE.
- Twitter â€“ Stay in the know by discovering, posting, and replying to Tweets right on your Xbox 360. You can even view friend profiles, trends and conversations, or search to see whoâ€™s tweeting about your favourite game.
- Last.fm â€“ Discover more music and explore endless personalised radio stations with Last.fm on Xbox 360. Skip, â€œbanâ€ or â€œloveâ€ songs to create your perfect mixâ€“ weâ€™ve even built in â€œGamer Stationsâ€ with music selected specifically for the gaming community. (Available in the U.S. and UK)
- Zune - Zune brings a premium high fidelity video experience with instant-on HD in 1080p and 5.1 channel surround sound to Xbox LIVE. No waiting for downloads or buffering, itâ€™s there at the press of a button. You can also share the experience with up to seven friends through voice chat and Avatar integration on the TV screen â€“ it puts a whole new spin on â€œmovie night.â€