Look who’s back again….it’s the Second Shot!

It has been a while, but it’s back. If you’re attending (or planning to attend) an MCP exam between January 5th and May 31th, Microsoft is offering you a Second Shot…for free (if you happen to fail your first attempt). With the full transition to Pearson VUE as Microsoft’s sole exam delivery provider this year, there’s a slight difference in the Second Shot process. Please note: You must complete a Microsoft certification exam between January 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015.

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.

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!

Participate in the new Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program

Major Nelson announced on his website today that there will be another XBOX 360 System Update and you can participate in the Update Preview Program! 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!). When you’ve successfully signed in, you need to fill out the XBOX Live Update Preview Sign Up survey in order to be considered for receiving the Preview System Update.

XBOX 360 : Xtival Spring ’09 starts this Friday

Just like last year (and the year before that) this weekend it’s Xtival Spring ‘09 time! And again this year it’s Europe only! What is Xtival again? Everybody gets a XBOX Live Gold Membership for FREE during this weekend to game online whole weekend long! New this year are the Stewards, they’re there to help you if you have any question. Just visit the Xtival Spring and add them to your friends!