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Microsoft Stealth Edits the UK Twitter & Facebook Date
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In a scenario that is close to your parents saying, "Christmas will be some time in the holiday period this year kids," Microsoft today stealthily edited the UK homepage on Xbox.com removing the November 17th date for Twitter and Facebook that we reported on yesterday and replaced it with "Autumn 2009"... or "fall" to our friends on the other side of the pond.

This isn't necessarily a statement that the social applications aren't coming to the Xbox 360 on November 17th, it could simply mean that Microsoft hate to work under the pressure of a deadline and once every site reported it this weekend, they had a ton of people off sick today, so they panicked. Of course that could be just the Monday morning factor, or even the impending zombie apocalypse, we won't ever be sure. My money is on the latter though.

So then, Twitter and Facebook is coming in the "Autumn," or chances are, November 17th... I mean they must get these dates from somewhere. No pressure MS... really.

[Thanks Filter X 2007]




 
 

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Comment #1 by sir gibo
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 01:57:26 PM
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cool still cnt w8


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Comment #2 by Hurricane500
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 01:57:42 PM
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It'll still be sweet whenever it comes


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Comment #3 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:08:41 PM
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I dont use either of these social sites, but this may change that. The bottom line is the services are free, so Im willing to give it a chance.


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Comment #4 by StrikeFear14
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:10:03 PM
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Actually, thanks me, but no big deal. I was only the first one to mention it on the former post.


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Comment #5 by Hitchenson
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:12:12 PM
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Yay, I can't wait for all this awesome stu- ohwai- it's all pointless and serves no real use.


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Comment #6 by Astrex
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:19:49 PM
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Facebook on the iphone is rubbish, there is so many functions you can't do i hope the facebook on xboxlive isn't so limited


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Comment #7 by Acid Mother
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:23:35 PM
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This garbage should never be on a gaming console. Way to lose focus, MS! Can't improve on your shitty games? Give em what they don't want, and lots of it!


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Comment #8 by Mini mess
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:24:12 PM
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not correct #5 you'll be able to post images and status reports to your facebook while gaming, and plus tweeting during xbox sessions will be a bonus as that is my main topic on my twitter page that is discussed.


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Comment #9 by NATH4Nx
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:24:31 PM
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Why so cloak and dagger. Its not that big.


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Comment #10 by Webb [STAFF]
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:25:05 PM
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@#4 - We can't go back and read every comment made. Filter e-mailed me, simple as, so thanks to him for making the effort in bringing this to our attention.


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Comment #11 by Youngtone 03
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:25:18 PM
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november is mw 2 month
who cares about anything else


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Comment #12 by CheesyToast111
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:33:11 PM
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Really @11
Do you have nothing else worth anything in your life.


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Comment #13 by squirreltakos
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:37:08 PM
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This is the most insignificant piece of news yet. If you really can't wait for this, maybe you should buy a computer, not a 360.


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Comment #14 by Kamikze Ants
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:39:30 PM
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Facebook is already dying, putting it on live is just gonna finish it off:(


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Comment #15 by omgyjya_switch7
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:42:58 PM
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Facebook and Twitter are useless to me. Why don't they just give us an internet browser so we can look at whatever we want?


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Comment #16 by danny hampson
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:44:13 PM
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shame it wont be free


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Comment #17 by hardy86
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:51:37 PM
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@16 whats not free


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Comment #18 by oli90
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 02:52:36 PM
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this is going to suck


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Comment #19 by MAXIBHOY
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 03:22:47 PM
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#16 it is free......


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Comment #20 by StrikeFear14
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 03:41:41 PM
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No biggie, just sayin :P didn't mean to come off harsh. Rough morning.


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Comment #21 by Gorsty
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 03:44:41 PM
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As a user of both, it really makes no difference to me, I have my laptop and my iPhone to update should I really need to. Oh, and @ #6, have you used the latest iPhone app yet? You can pretty much do everything now, on the original 2.0 version it was extremely limited, now its been sorted.


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Comment #22 by FatalFlaw810
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 04:00:52 PM
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I'm not sure why people are complaining about this...it's free and if you don't want to use it then don't use it. It's that simple people. It's not like MS is pointing a gun at your head and making you use the features...


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Comment #23 by Binarynova
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 04:13:37 PM
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@#22 "I'm not sure why people are complaining about this..."

People will complain simply for the sake of complaining. They feel that they won't use it so they don't want anyone else to have the privilege of using it. Does it make sense? Nope. But that's how people are.

Me? I use Facebook so I'm looking forward to seeing how this all works out. If it's got anything interesting going on with it I might use it. If not, I won't. No big deal.

Semi-related note: On YouTube search for "everything's amazing but nobody's happy"

You might like it.


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Comment #24 by Stewie
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 04:22:56 PM
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#19 It is indeed free... to the Gold subscribers.


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Comment #25 by zyxomma100
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 04:31:14 PM
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Meh. As long as it doesn't clutter up my dashboard any more, I'll be fine with it. I can't imagine myself actually using these features.


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Comment #26 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 05:01:47 PM
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Left 4 Dead 2 release day!


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Comment #27 by darksidecow
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 05:08:40 PM
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why are people so pissy about this? its like netflix i thought it was unnessisary but then i saw how cool it was eveb though its not a game. its kinda of like that its just another option for you to do stuff dont get mad say its crap just becuse microsoft is trying to give you more stuff to do with your xbox.


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Comment #28 by Atroxx70
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 05:25:25 PM
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Isn't that about the same date that Halo: Waypoint is coming? Wonder if it's part of the same update.


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Comment #29 by mjc0961
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 05:55:54 PM
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Until they cancel that trash or make it an optional update, I'm going to keep playing my PS3 and Wii since I can actually find what I want to use on them without having MOAR ADS added every time there's a firmware update.


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Comment #30 by Filter x360a
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 06:01:53 PM
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@ 10
Thanks Webb!


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Comment #31 by Soilydude
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 06:14:42 PM
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If it's not out by the 17th I'm getting a PS3! >=|

But no pressure MS. ;D


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Comment #32 by nate64
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 07:47:46 PM
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I would care if I was a Gold member. But I'm not, so I don't.
@31 It's not like you have to decide between this or a PS3. So you should just get a PS3 anyways.


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Comment #33 by darquesyde
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 07:49:21 PM
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Xbox wants more of a family experience with My Horse & Me 2 and the Family Fun night...not to mention a bunch of others (Natal anyone?), so that they can get more gamers. More gamer players:= $$$; Hardcore are going to be upset cause it doesn't do anything for them, but M$ sees this as a way to connect people on the FaceSpaces out there to lead them to buy Live subscriptions or even an Xbox "Entertainment" system, or maybe someone will have to buy one of those messaging kits. Who knows, if it will bring $$$ in, Microsoft is all for it.

Personally, I don't know what to think of it now, but I felt the same for Netflix...and I've enjoyed quite a few shows with that service.


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Comment #34 by 96skyline
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 07:51:32 PM
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I have a PC for this stuff, why clogg up Xbox Live??

Also, texting etc would be slow with a controller, even with the chatpad its still a pain, versus a keyboard.

But, if you must have it all on your 360, then I guess its a good thing.

For me, I'll just stick with what the console was made for, gaming!


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Comment #35 by toonsage
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 08:42:50 PM
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lmao poor ms =/


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Comment #36 by DRKC
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 09:09:08 PM
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Damn swine flu


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Comment #37 by The Lovat Scout
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 09:20:31 PM
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Wow, I can't believe so many people are bitching and complaining about this. I, personally, look forward to using Facebook on my Xbox, it sounds extremely interesting. Sorry for everyone else, I hear walmart has a sale on Kleenex's...


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Comment #38 by wickawoo33
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:18:44 PM
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lol


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Comment #39 by DENAz666
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:29:02 PM
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Meh still not to phased about it. GF is going to be very happy though


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Comment #40 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 01:02:54 AM
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@34 - just get a usb keyboard...

This is cool, i dont use either but it don't bother me any. People who complain about clutter in XBL are just weird. If its one more channel, that means only .3 seconds more time to get to whatever you want to get to. Its not a big deal.

If you don't like it, don't use it. But i for one don't care what MS does to pull in casual gamers. As long as they continue to cater to the "hardcore" group it don't bother me none.


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Comment #41 by xHHx CURT
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 01:48:35 AM
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Facebook and twitter? I guess people would like it but i say get a more social life... Isn't twitter just saying what your doing at that exact time? YOULL BE ON YOUR XBOX...


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Comment #42 by danny hampson
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 01:52:54 AM
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#16 and #22...sorry i though it did cost a small fee, i must of mis-read something...my bad


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Comment #43 by KIDDRAGON67
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 03:10:34 AM
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@41, haha that's too right!

I'd profer having X360A on the xbox!


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Comment #44 by UsR Jimbob
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 04:35:24 AM
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i just want to publish every achievement i unlock and annoy people for filling up their facebook page with all my achievements :P


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Comment #45 by Ouija Board
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 07:33:25 AM
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Crap, crap, crap - why does everyone need to know what everyone else is doing, don,t get these sites at all. I spend most of my time out with my friends or dog - don,t feel the need to come home and tell my friends my dog took a shit or the weather is bad. Anyone over 18 and using these site seriously need some help.


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Comment #46 by ADenton109
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 08:49:19 AM
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I only think you can update your states and see everyone else's nothing else no applications. Thats what i have heard.

@45 there are a lot of people that use it to keep in contact with friends that are not in the same country there are different time zones in the world so its not easy ringing Australia to tell you family that your dogs had a shit because they will be in bed! So things like Facebook give you a chance to keep in touch, maybe you just need some friends to talk to thats why your saying that.


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Comment #47 by Aletdownofstate
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:07:59 AM
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Banhammer, lol.


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Comment #48 by Nerdz0r
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 12:47:41 PM
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This isn't exactly bad, I mean if I want to go on my facebook I can simply go on computer so I'm not bothered about the wait.


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Comment #49 by HeavyarmsTB
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 01:18:05 PM
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I Use Facebook a little, but not much. Would be a good change of pace instead of constantly using a computer.


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Comment #50 by uneasy ash
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 06:44:06 PM
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Hey anything that makes that little white box (or little black box if you've been lucky) more useful to people is good right? As long as its free and you get a choice of whether to use it or not I'm ok with it but I doubt I'll use it (I spend enough time trying to avoid my friends as it is!)


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Comment #51 by mbyte69
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 07:25:11 PM
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looking forward to seeing what this Facebook for the 360 is gonna be like who knows it may be quite gd. I have Sky so the sky player is prob gonna get used on there a few times as well better then usin my PC with a small monitor, jst hope quality is gd :)


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Comment #52 by Cobruh
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 11:17:19 PM
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Haters stay hatin'


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Comment #53 by francisrossi
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 04:10:32 AM
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@#44 - I'm with you :D

I already clog it up Youtube ratings, so why not?

It'll doubtless be very limited, but I'm not bothered.


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Comment #54 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 05:33:47 AM
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This has to be the 2 most pointless additions to the NXE ever! Why the FUCK would anyone want either of these shit no life outside of the digital world applications?


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Comment #55 by RazgriZ FX
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 08:56:42 AM
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What's so good about facebook? I used the thing after being begged to by my Uni mates in the first year. I then deactivated it because it's pointless.

OoOoOOoooo status update about my life, oooooo. The majority of people who don't play games say stupid things like "gamers need to grow up and GET A LIFE" when all they do is sit on facebook and update everyone about THEIR life, talk about self centered fucktards, guess what!? NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOUR LIFE! Go back to your dead end job to come home, sit infront of the TV with your ready made dinner, go to sleep, get & go back to that shit job, rinse and repeat.

Now you even get some people that say the same thing, "gamers need to grow up and GET A LIFE", now these people I'm talking about are so fucking ignorant they don't even r


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Comment #56 by RazgriZ FX
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 08:57:13 AM
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they don't even realise; they are actually playing games too... yet they think they have a "SOCIAL LIFE" because they use facebook.

Wow, standard's today are really slipping. Facebook on Xbox? Way to go to show off to all your school friends how much of a "nerd" you are > that's what they think, not my words.

I've not used Twitter and don't care to. Why not update Xbox 360 with something more important to gamers, why not make gaming more fun by having more functionality in the sense of clan, community & group pages right there on your Xbox, uplinks to competitions/competitive ladder, league & tournament bases such as MLG, WCG, ESGN etc, feeds straight to your Xbox, why not just have an internet browser!?

Adding Facebook & Twitter is a way to add to the "social" experience? Sorry m


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Comment #57 by RazgriZ FX
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 08:57:39 AM
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Sorry my way of socialising is actually hooking up with my mates & hitting town.


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Comment #58 by II KaotiK
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:58:19 AM
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I use FaceBook to keep in contact with my friends who live an hour away and can't see me due to study, and my family who lives 9 hours away and can't afford to see me.

I do agree with a couple of comments though. I quite often call people out on telling me I don't have a life, when all they do is talk about themselves on FB/MS.

~Bryce


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