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Gamers Bought Over $1 Million Pizza Hut Pies Through XBox App

xbox_app-image1_300dpi.0_cinema_720In the span of four short months, XBox gamers have been getting quite hungry for Pizza Hut – the game console app was able to genera a quick $1 million in revenue, especially on weekends.

In an interview with Polygon, Pizza Hut’s Director of Relations, Doug Terfehr, said, “It’s been a source of unbelievable growth for us… Just the explosion of people who wanted to download it, experiment with it, play with it with Kinect.  Read more

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Sony Sells 2.1 Million PS4s

PlayStation 4Sony said it has sold 2.1 million of its new PlayStation 4s in about two weeks. Fans snapped up a million of those units in the first 24 hours they went on sale Nov. 15.

“It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” wrote Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a blog post. “I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence.” Read more

Interactive TV Shows Coming To Xbox Live By End Of Year


It looks like it won’t be long before Xbox Live users will be enjoying Microsoft original interactive TV content. GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers reports that at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference, Microsoft’s Entertainment and digital media President, Nancy Tellem, announced that the company is working on producing its own premium interactive TV shows by the end of this year.

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New Rumors Leak About a 7″ Surface Tablet

A Mockup or the Real Thing?

Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next rumor.

According to The Verge, a new 7″ Surface tablet has been confirmed as being in the works. It’s going to be called the Xbox Surface and if this rumor is true then it will likely have specs similar to the ones leaked back in June. Read more

HBO Go and Comcast Added to XBox Live


The world of online streaming video is heating up.  Netflix is finally recovering from a problematic 2011 and HBO has had great success with their HBO Go app which allows HBO subscribers to watch their favorite programs on any device.  Add one more device to the list, as HBO Go and Comcast’s digital video service are both coming to XBox.

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Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone Teased by Microsoft at Nokia World


Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph provided a teaser preview of the upcoming Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone at Nokia World in London this week. The app will be free when it becomes available. The app is more than just a remote control. The app can, for example, search for a movie, provide detailed information about the movie on the phone (synopsis, cast and crew, etc.) and then start playing the movie on the Xbox 360 and its connected large screen TV. At this point, the Windows Phone can be used as a remote control for the movie playing on the TV through the Xbox.
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