Newsbits: December 12, 2012
- The Xbox Community Ambassadors program is expanding. Ambassadors are regular community members who provide community support in exchange for some cool gifts, the higher end of which includes XBLA games. Are you knowledgeable? Apply today.
- The Verge reports that the ESPN Xbox Live app will be getting SmartGlass support some time this month.
- PlayXBLA revealed one of the new gods in Ascend: New Gods, the Titan. See a screenshot after the jump.
- SmartGlass is now available for your iPhone or iPad–that is if you’re
trendylucky enough to have one. Pick it up here.
- Xbox Live apps Rhapsody, Blip.TV, LOVEFiLM Deutschland, RTL XL, and TOU.TV recently launched in their respective regions, and the IGN app is now available in Canada. For full descriptions, hit the jump.
- The Blinding of Isaac is coming to consoles. Super Meat Boy‘s Edmund McMillen announced the information via his blog earlier this month. No word yet if that includes the Xbox 360 and XBLA.
- Happy Wars has been updated with additional weapons, including a mailbox and a winged staff. No word on whether these are free or microtransactional.
Rhapsody (Launching in the United States)
With Rhapsody on Xbox 360, you can choose from a catalog of millions of songs. Having a party? Create playlists and jam all night long. Enjoy new releases every week, plus listen to our Featured, Popular, Artist and Genre Radio.1
Blip.TV (Launching in the United States)
Blip lets you discover, watch and share the best in original web series. Choose from hundreds of hand-picked dramas, comedies, lifestyle, sports and other series. Get your web series fix on the large screen in the comfort of your own home.1
IGN (Now available in Canada)
Get the best of IGN from the comfort of your couch with the official IGN app for Xbox 360. IGN delivers original video content, live streams, reviews and shows like Strategize, IGN Pro League, and the Daily Fix. Queue up reviews, news, previews, and walkthroughs for your favorite games and have them available right at your fingertips. And with Kinect, you can even play, pause, and rewind what you’re watching with your voice or a wave of your hand.
LOVEFiLM UK (Updating in United Kingdom)
Watch thousands of LOVEFILM movies, streamed instantly to your Xbox. LOVEFiLM Subscribers on packages of 6,99€ or above can watch films instantly and get the UK’s largest selection of DVD and Xbox games. And the best bit? All this comes as part of your subscription. That’s right, thousands of films to watch instantly at no extra cost.
LOVEFiLM Deutschland (Launching in Germany)
Watch thousands of LOVEFILM movies, streamed instantly to your Xbox. LOVEFiLM Subscribers on packages of 6,99€ or above can watch films instantly and get the Germany’s largest selection of DVD and Xbox games. And the best bit? All this comes as part of your subscription. That’s right, thousands of films to watch instantly at no extra cost.1
RTL XL (Launching in the Netherlands)
Watch the best RTL programs through the RTL XL Xbox application.1
TOU.TV (Launching in Canada)
North America’s leading French-language entertainment web TV site, with over 2,000 hours of free video content from across the French-speaking world. Its vast inventory of content, such as serial dramas, soap, documentaries and web series, make it THE ultimate entertainment platform.1