Now that Xbox One has launched, you’ve probably noticed there is a lot to discover about the console. In this video, I thought I’d show you some quick tips that you may find useful. What are your tips? Leave them in the comment section below and maybe we’ll use it in a future video.
Great progress is being made on the ID@Xbox program. Chris Charla, the director of the program, has posted an update on the progress as well as unveiled a few of the studios that are part of the program.
Since it launched, Xbox One has been flying off store shelves and is sold out at most major retailers. The Xbox team is working hard to meet consumer demand and we are delivering consoles to retailers as fast as possible this holiday season. If you’re hunting for one, you haven’t missed your opportunity. Here are some tips and tricks to finding Xbox One this holiday season – you don’t want to miss out.
- Sign up for email newsletters and alerts from your favorite retailers and follow them on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.
- Call your local retailers to find out what day of the week they receive shipments. You can check in each week to see if they have new stock.
- Use retailer’s online stock checkers to find a store with Xbox One in stock near you, although we recommend calling to confirm.
- Check with stores outside of densely populated areas – you may have more luck in smaller locations.
You can also use tracking sites to help. Here are a few I’ve found:
You can also monitor social media – fans have been helping fans find Xbox One and I will be doing the same. Follow me for regular updates of where to find it this holiday.
Do you have favorite tracking sites or additional tips? Share your advice in the comments below.
Here are links to some of the major retailers:
If you signed up for the “Project Spark” open beta earlier this year, we have good news: the beta has started rolling out today! Starting exclusively on Windows 8.1 and becoming available to fans on Xbox One in early 2014, registered beta participants are invited to take the first steps toward bringing their creations to life on Xbox One.
The beta for both platforms will continue until the product launch next year.
For the uninitiated, “Project Spark” is an open world sandbox where players can create their own games, movies, and stories to with the world. The good news is, it’s not too late to sign up for the “Project Spark” beta. For more on “Project Spark, the beta program, and how to sign up, please click here to head over to Xbox Wire.
Cyber Monday may be a day to find great deals online, but there’s no better deal than “free.” Over the past few years, Eminem has been the #1 artist on Xbox Music; so today we invite Windows 8 and Windows Phone users in the US to download Eminem’s newest album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, absolutely free.
Starting Sunday (December 1st) Gears of War (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through December 15th .
Then on December 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Shoot Many Robots (Normally US $9.99) for free.
The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.
Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.
*Germany and Japan will receive “Halo Wars”
We’ve got so a lot of stuff on sale for the US Thanksgiving Holiday so we thought we’d start today. We’ll also have more deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday that you’ll see further down this post. Since Xbox Live has moved to local currency for Xbox Live Game store purchases, I’ve just included the percent off for each offer. Check your local version of Xbox.com or your Dashboard for pricing in local currency. More on Xbox.com.
Update: There are some good deals on Xbox Video. See that list here.
|Cyber Monday 1-Day Offers (2, Dec. Only)|
|Far Cry Blood Dragon||XBLA||75%|
|Red Dead Redemption||Games on Demand||75%|
|The Witcher 2||Games on Demand||75%|
|Dark Souls||Games on Demand||75%|
|Rayman Origins||Games on Demand||50%|
|L.A. Noire||Games on Demand||75%|
|Fast and Furious: Showdown||Games on Demand||75%|
|Men in Black: Alien Crisis||Games on Demand||75%|