Create Your Own Xbox One Background

Last week Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced the availability of the XBox One November System Update for Preview Members. One of the #1 requested features by fans was the ability to create custom backgrounds for your Xbox One. This will be made possible with the November System Update, which will be release to the general public somewhere next month. The preview members call already create and configure custom backgrounds for their Xbox One.

New Apps coming to XBOX starting with SkyDrive

  Today Major Nelson announced a list of 40 new apps coming to XBOX 360 before Spring 2013! Because I live in the Netherlands not all Apps will become available here. Please check out the blog post at for the entire list For some of the Apps it’s not sure if they will be available in the Netherlands, but the following Apps certainly will appear on a Dutch Xbox near you:

XBOX Live Presents : XBOX NationsXBOX Live Presenteert : XBOX Landen

And just like the previous five years (Xtival ‘07, Xtival ‘08, Xtival Spring ‘09, Xtival Winter ‘09 and Free Live Weekend ‘10) …it’s party time again! Xbox Nations is your free Gold pass to an Xbox LIVE Weekend packed full of great entertainment and fun. Take part in a world record attempt with Kinect Sports, watch discounted movies in Zune, unlock achievements for the Xbox Nations leaderboard – and pick up great games, music, and Avatar items too!

XBOX Live Presents : Free Live Weekend!

And just like the previous four years (Xtival ‘07, Xtival ‘08, Xtival Spring ‘09 and Xtival Winter ‘09) …it’s party time again! All Xbox LIVE Free members will be upgraded to Gold – giving you access to the complete Xbox LIVE experience, including online multiplayer games, instantly-streamed movies and music in Zune , voice chat, Video Kinect and great social features like Twitter and Facebook to share your achievements with your friends.

Microsoft Management is ready for Kinect! Are you?


The Microsoft Executives are a big fan of Kinect. If you check out the Microsoft Executive listings you can see that their pictures have been swapped with their XBOX Live Avatar’s! Too bad their XBOX Live Gamertag aren’t mentioned, so you won’t be able to become friends with Steve B. for example.

Just click Read More to see what I mean…or click here to go to the Microsoft Press pass page.

Live : XBOX E3 Media Briefing Starts at 19:30 CET

It’s E3 time again. Just like every year Microsoft has some nice new XBOX 360 features to announce. Watch it live over at The most, in my opinion, interesting feature will be the new XBOX 360 add-on called Kinect (also known as Project Natal), which will make it possible to control your XBOX 360 without a physical controller. Your body is the new controller!

XBOX 360 : Xtival Winter ‘09 Starts This Friday!

It’s party time again if you own an XBOX 360! Just like last Spring ‘09, in 2008 and 2007 this will be the 4th Xtival in Europe! This year the party will be bigger and better then the last editions! See Tiësto headlining, plus MSN bring you live performances from the music scene’s best talent. There’s a lot to play for this weekend including tournaments, demos and great deals on your favourite games.

XBOX 360 : Zune Video Streaming Test Weekend – FAIL!

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XBOX 360 : Xbox LIVE Fall Update & No Blu-Ray

Today was the day that the First Wave would receive the Fall 2009 Xbox LIVE Update Preview. When I turned my Xbox on earlier today (or better said : yesterday) I received the update. Ohw…another fact about the Xbox 360 : There will be no Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360! The Blu-Ray accessories Steve Ballmer talked about earlier were Blu-Ray accessories for the PC! To refresh your memory : This is what’s the Xbox Live Fall Update bringing us….

Participate in the 2009 Fall Xbox Live Update Preview Program

Earlier this year I blogged about an XBOX Live update Preview, but now it’s time for another XBOX Live Preview. This time it’s the Preview of the Fall 2009 Update with Twitter and Facebook and Zune integration. What do you need to do? Just read the rules below : Just fill out the form on Microsoft Connect (Note: You have to use the Windows Live ID that is connected to your XBOX Live GamerTag!