Newsbits: Apps, Music and The Walking Dead
- Microsoft recently sold its Mediaroom and the IPTV service to Ericsson. According the the press release the sale “allows Microsoft to commit 100 percent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox.” Sounds like the Xbox will be even more of a multimedia platform in the future.
- Flixster and Virgin Gaming apps have launched for Xbox LIVE Gold users. The former allows for rental of movies while the latter serves as an opportunity for players to not only view live professional tournaments, but also register and compete in smaller scale tourneys.
- The first annual Xbox LIVE Video Awards are underway. Voting takes place via the Xbox LIVE dashboard and Facebook. See Major Nelson’s blog post for more details.
- A retail version of The Walking Dead will be released May 10 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It is currently available for purchase in North America.
- More XBLA games have been delisted in the past few months: Nexuiz (for real this time), MLB Bobblehead Pros and its DLC, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball and 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 (incidentally, 3D Ultra Minigolf is still available)
- IGN recorded a full nine full minutes of Super T.I.M.E. Force during PAX East. You can view a mirror of the footage over at PlayXBLA right now.
- A remixed version of the Fez soundtrack will be available April 20. You can preorder a copy here.