Like most people I woke up this morning to see I had a new mail from Xbox Live in my inbox. Thinking it was the normal preview program update, I was surprised to see an invite to use Overdog.
Now honestly I had no idea what Overdog was, so a quick search revealed a gaming profile matching service that lets you game with people who have similar interests as you.
You start by defining you profile, specifying likes in sport, games, music, films etc and then Overdog does it magic by recommending people it believes you would like to play with, based on these interest.
This to me sounds very similar to the suggested friends menu that was released recently on the Xbox Profile dashboard and website, and perhaps the two will be linked in the future. The cynical side of me see this as a perfect opportunity for Microsoft to gain our likes and dislikes and use this to undertake in-game advertising.
Anyhow my verdict is open, and over the coming days I will use Overdog to its full extent allowing me to come back with a more defined opinion, so watch this space.
In the meantime you can find more information on Overdog here.
Are you a sports fan? Love motorsports? Mad for football? Go crazy for the tennis, snooker and cycling? If so then ThisisXbox have something just for you…
3 Months Free access to Eurosport Player, the on-demand service from Eurosport providing unlimited access to Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and exclusive sport content. The service is available on your PC, tablet, mobile and more importantly, your Xbox 360.
We have 12 of these codes up for grabs.
To enter simply follow both @ThisisXbox & @KrisWB on Twitter whilst hitting Retweet on the update below:
You can pick up a second entry by posting a comment below answering the following question; What is your favourite sport to watch LIVE?
Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
- Winners will be picked on Wednesday 2nd October at 5PM (UK/GMT).
- Winners will randomly selected by @KrisWB.
- ThisisXbox.com retains the right to disqualify any person they feel is manipulating multiple accounts and persona’s to increase their chance of winning.
- No cash prize equivalent.
- All codes need to be redeemed via http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/subscription.shtml and selecting ‘I have a Promocode’.
- You can learn more about Eurosport Player via their official website here or on Xbox.com here.
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation. They create and produce all-original weekly and daily episodic community-driven programs watched by a super-loyal, passionate fan base – and it’s now available on UK Xbox 360’s from the App Marketplace on your very own console!
Revision3 has built the app from the ground up to be an amazingly outstanding Xbox 360 experience for viewing Revision3 content. Making use of the Kinect for Xbox 360 motion and voice sensor, you can literally tell the application what show you want to watch, and move through the episode lists with a swipe of your hand. Video is displayed in full HD glory.
All shows run from either a minute to an hour and are presented by hosts who are experts, not actors, with tremendous influence over their audiences. If you fancy having a look at what shows you can watch, you can visit the Revision3 website for more information.
LOVEFiLM, has today announced the arrival of its new and improved LOVEFiLM Instant streaming application on the Xbox 360, marking the latest development in the ongoing rollout of the next generation app.
Features which will be made available on the games console – which has sold over 76 million units worldwide – as a result of the launch include an improved search function and recommendation engine, optimised user interface, and the addition of the popular Watchlist feature making it easier to watch TV online.
Revisiting content is also made simple with a homepage display that keeps track of what is currently being viewed and the last location reached in that video – making it easier to resume viewing from the same spot on any LOVEFiLM.com device.
The enhanced LOVEFiLM Instant streaming application for Xbox 360 is available to download on Xbox Live from today, and will soon be made available on all LOVEFiLM-enabled devices.
Machinima – the next generation of video entertainment for gamers well – more than 202 million unique gamers, has landed on the Xbox 360 dashboard in the form of an App! The number one all-time entertainment channel on YouTube can now be viewed directly from the comfort of your own chair, bed, whatever takes your fancy by launching the newly released App on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Machinima gives you an easy, all-access pass to watch episodic narrative series like the extremely successful “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”, live streams, gameplay videos, and original content, including weekly and daily shows such as fan favorites “Sanity Not Included” and “How to Annoy People.” As the top global online video destination for young gamers, you won’t want to miss downloading the Machinima app and getting instant access to all of your favorite Machinima channels, including the main “Machinima” channel, which is one of the largest YouTube channels, “Machinima Realm” focusing on fantasy and role-playing games, and “Machinima VS“ covering the world of competitive gaming, just to name a few.
Machinima speaks directly to the gaming audience and beyond, providing a destination to watch your favorite content in the comfort of your living room, or any location you choose. With Machinima on Xbox, you can also share videos directly from the app to Facebook.
Just let us know in the comments box below how much you enjoy this is app.
IGN Entertainment has today launched their brand new media app on the XBOX LIVE online entertainment network in the UK. Continue reading IGN Xbox LIVE App launches in UK
Yesterday saw an update to the BBC iPlayer app on Xbox LIVE that gives you catch-up access to your favourite national BBC radio stations for the very first time on Xbox 360, including: Continue reading UK – Xbox Dashboard Apps Improve Services
NOW TV, is set to launch tomorrow on the PC and is a brand new internet TV service from Sky. All set to give millions more people an easy and commitment-free way to enjoy amazing movies, instantly and on demand. Building on the increasing popularity of watching TV over the internet, NOW TV will offer access to Sky Movies – the UK’s most popular subscription movies service – in a new way. It is easy, flexible and great value – with no contract, set-up costs or installation. Continue reading SKY To Launch NOW TV Instant Movies on Xbox 360 UK
Movies, TV and Music – Unlocked for EVERYONE in the UK from the weekend of April 20th until April 23rd on Xbox LIVE. For this weekend you will not need to be an Xbox LIVE Gold Subscriber to have access to all of the App’s available, but you will need to start free trials for some of the App’s streaming services on offer. Continue reading Movies, TV and Music – Unlocked for EVERYONE in the UK Next Weekend
The Voice Studio App is available to download now on the Xbox LIVE App Marketplace and this free tool is provided to help Microsoft improve Kinect speech recognition. Continue reading Voice Studio App Out Now On UK Dashboard