The rather exciting Xbox LIVE Ambassadors Campaign is about to kick off and I’m one of the lucky 30 Brits taking part in it!
I’ve always been an avid gamer and have had an Xbox 360 for over 5 years now. My normal entertainment comes from a mixture of beat em ups like the Dead or Alive series, racing games like Forza Motorsport or football games like the magnificent FIFA series. There’ve been many evenings where I’ve bunged FIFA on and played random matches against people from all over the world. When the Boy was a new born, I used to keep him down stairs into the small hours asleep in his moses basket playing FIFA whilst wifey got some well earned kip upstairs. I remember well a series of matches against a softly spoken Spanish Barca fan who didn’t speak any English and me not a word of Spanish. The language of football triumphed though and we must has spent hours playing against each other. The online aspect is brilliant, so much better conceived and implemented than any other rival offering.
Xbox Live has now moved on to the next level though. The recent winter dashboard update has turned the Xbox 360 into a multimedia powerhouse. Live Sky TV, 4OD, Demand 5 and Lovefilm have all come to Xbox Live amongst other things, with BBC iPlayer to join shortly. (iPlayer is so ubiquitous now I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until my pocket calculator can pick it up).
If you want to read up a bit more about what’s happening, have a look at the xbox.com release on the new media hub properties that Microsoft have introduced to the Xbox 360. Over the next 5 weeks I’m going to be talking about my experiences using all of the exciting new features on Xbox Live in my role as an ambassador, which should hopefully give you a good idea whether they’d be up your street too. If you have any questions though, ask and I’ll pass them along to the clever boffins over at Xbox LIVE. My big worry? Where am I going to find the time for gaming???
If you’re the sort of person that wants to give helpful feedback and be in with a chance of winning some FAB prizes, there is a survey you can fill in here to help.
If you don’t already follow me on twitter, I’m Daddacool there, and as you can see below, my Gamertag is also Daddacool. Feel free to friend me on Xbox Live, we can have some fun!