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Xbox Entertainment Awards Winners Announced

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So without delay, here are the winners of the 2013 Xbox Entertainment Awards:

GAMES

  • Best Game – Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Best Family Game – Kinect Sports Ultimate
  • Best Xbox LIVE Arcade Game – Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  • Best Add On / Consumable – Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass

TV & MOVIES

  • Best TV Series – The Walking Dead
  • Best Movie – Ted
  • Best Superhero Movie – Avengers Assemble
  • Best Comedy – Ted

MUSIC

  • Best Album – Lana Del Ray – ‘Born to Die’
  • Best Single – Swedish House Mafia – ‘Don’t You Worry Child’
  • Best Artist – Eminem
  • Best Music Video – Psy – ‘Gangnam Sytle’

It has been confirmed Xbox will now create special content based on your favourites of 2012. Check out your dashboard from the 13th May to see the content.

Thanks for voting and a huge congratulations to all the winners!

First Ever Xbox Entertainment Awards Finalists Announced

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Xbox are pleased to announce the finalists of their inaugural “Xbox Entertainment Awards” as voted for by fans in the UK. If you would like to vote now for your all-time favourites from the finalists – head on over to the HOME section of the dashboard and cast your vote.

Split into three sections covering TV & Movies, Music, Games you can choose from a range of popular items that include: The Walking Dead, Family Guy, Gangnam Style, Halo 4, Black Ops II, Assassin’s Creed III, Minecraft, and many others – so check out the dashboard today to vote.

Fans will have until 16th April to decide the winners using Xbox LIVE’s unique interactive voting. Special programming will be created based on the final results and all voters will be automatically entered into a sweepstake when downloading the Xbox Entertainment Awards Gamerpic.

Prize up for grabs include:

  • VIP experience at Gamescom 2013
  • Xbox 360 console + Kinect sensor
  • Xbox LIVE Gold subscription giving you access to multiplayer gaming, plus live TV, music and more
  •  TV and Movies from Xbox Video

You can also vote on the web at: http://awards.xboxapp.com/uk

Microsoft Give Out 1600 MS Points To Those Who Were Affected By Entertainment Awards Technical Error

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The Xbox Entertainment Awards website launched last week marking the first time ever that gamers could vote for their favourite entertainment experiences on Xbox LIVE for the past year nominating games, video’s and music choices. However, the website was soon taken down when it was spotted that gamers who entered a prize draw had their personal information revealed.

Microsoft has issued emails to all those affected gifting them with 1600 MS Points and making assurances that their gamertag, email address and date of birth that was visible for a short period did not compromise their Xbox LIVE Account.

The contents of the email is as follows:

Thank you for supporting and voting in the Xbox Entertainment Awards.

Unfortunately, I’m writing today to share information about a technical error we experienced on Tuesday 19th March with the Xbox Entertainment Awards voting app available on our UK Facebook page. The voting app inadvertently disclosed a limited amount of participants’ personal data for a brief time to a non-public web page. We took immediate steps to remove the application from its UK Facebook page and sincerely apologise for the error.

The information available for that brief time was generated from the prize draw form you filled in and was limited to your name, email address, Gamertag and date of birth. No other information was recorded or available. The information disclosed cannot be used to directly compromise your Microsoft Account. However, to ensure that you have the appropriate security in place on your Microsoft Account we highly recommend you visit www.xbox.com/security. If you have not already done so, use the information there to set a strong password on the Microsoft Account and to add or update additional security information. Further information can be located at Microsoft’s Safety & Security Centre at www.microsoft.com/security.

We have removed the “Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition” element of the Xbox Entertainment Awards and have closed this Facebook prize promotion. To apologise for any inconvenience this technical issue and the withdrawal of the Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition may have caused we are, as a gesture of goodwill, providing you with 1600 Microsoft Points which can be redeemed for TV shows, movies and games to enjoy on your Xbox 360 console, tablet or PC.* For redemption instructions, please sign in to your Microsoft Account on www.xbox.com/live and click on My Account, then Redeem Code

Xbox Entertainment Awards Security Breach – Don’t Vote

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The new and first Xbox Entertainment Awards on Xbox LIVE has been breached, in a security blunder the system is leaking out information and the gamertags of those who voted and entered the competition sweepstakes.

The awards website had the aim of “Bringing together the best and broadest range of entertainment – inclusive of games, movies, TV, music and more – the Xbox Entertainment Awards celebrate Xbox community favourites, as voted by you.” it also gives the opportunity of winning n Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 320 GB console, Kinect sensor, Xbox LIVE Gold One Year Membership, 2000 Microsoft Points, games and swag.

MCV were first contacted by a user who gave them a screengrab of the information. Information such as email addresses, gamertags and date of birth’s allow potential hackers and scammers access to your Xbox LIVE Gold account profile. Microsoft has taken the site down until further notice, but it’s left a bitter taste in my mouth that I no longer trust it.

Please DO NOT VOTE on the Xbox Entertainment Awards website as if an oversight left thousands of gamers tags and email addresses on full view – I wouldn’t bother with it in future.

Source: MCV

 

Xbox Entertainment Awards – Voting Now Open

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Microsoft has fired off an announcement that the Xbox Entertainment Awards Nominations are on!  Bringing together the best and broadest range of entertainment – inclusive of games, movies, TV, music and more – the Xbox Entertainment Awards celebrate Xbox community favourites, as voted by you.

From 18th – 26th March, you can vote and nominate in the following categories:

GAMES

  • Best Game
  • Best Family Game
  • Best Xbox LIVE Arcade Game
  • Best Add-on (or Consumable)

TV & MOVIES

  • Best TV Show or TV Series
  • Best Movie
  • Best Superhero Movie
  • Best Comedy

MUSIC

  • Best Album
  • Best Single
  • Best Artist
  • Best Music Video

Check out all the nominees or write in your choice now here.  Everyone that votes can also enter into a prize draw to win an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 320 GB console, Kinect sensor, Xbox LIVE Gold One Year Membership, 2000 Microsoft Points, games and swag from some of the biggest blockbusters on Xbox.

The finalists in each category will be announced on 9th April, with interactive voting then taking place on the Xbox LIVE dashboard until 16th April – and the ultimate winners announced on 17th April.  Everyone who votes on Xbox LIVE between 9th-16th April will also be placed into a sweepstake* to win prizes, including a VIP experience at gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany.

Make your vote count now and see if your favourites prevail in the Xbox Entertainment Awards!