360 Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM to launch next week on November 17

Thursday, 12th November 2009 17:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Did you see that date? Our eyes weren’t playing tricks on us back in October after all now, were they?

Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has confirmed to FastCompany that the dashboard update which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM will go live on Tuesday, November 17, which means come next week – you’ll be able to convert Facebook friends to Xbox Live contacts.

“We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment,” said Whitten. “We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.

“It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”

The date is pretty fitting since it’s a MASSIVE day in game releases: Assassin’s Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, God War War Collection, AssCreed DS & PSP Bundle, LBP PSP, The Sims 3 expansion World Adventures, RE: Darkside Chronicles, Toy Hawk: RIDE, Lego Indy 2, etc.

Maybe November 17 should be declared an international gaming holiday, because you know nobody will go into work that day.



  1. theevilaires

    of course it is….

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    I like that pic how it says ‘Play Station’ XD

    #2 5 years ago
  3. clynchehaun

    I wonder if the PS3 Facebook app will come out the same time frame….

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Ves

    Wonder if the PS3 ‘leak’ had something do to with it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Meh meh meh meh meh.


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Mudflap

    @2 LOL. Pic’s been changed now so there’s no evidence of ‘Play Station’ text.

    MS must’ve given VG247 a dirty look or something.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    of course its MEH “now”….

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Looks like someone doesn’t know my feelings on the facebook, twitter, myspace shite.

    Total garbage, for people who think others are interested in a running commentary of their lives… and for those sad enough to be interested in a running commentary of someone else’s life.

    (Though in fairness twitter does have some uses for news and I’ve heard myspace is quite useful for up and coming bands)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    It doesn’t matter how I know your feelings on the facebook, twitter, myspace shit.

    I know your feelings about M$ and anything they can get over on Sony makes your day bright and gay.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext


    You’re a very paranoid fellow. Search around… you’ll see that I’ve always felt this way about this utterly pointless update. It doesn’t take Sony making an equally pointless update to make that the case.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    Naw Mudflap. Just didn’t notice the pic had PS on it till you mentioned it, and it was listed in the file name.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    But Psycho, where else can we share pics of our dogs with our best friend who lives 500 miles away, and give their boyfriend in South Africa shit at the same time? Also, it’s a great way to find out if the boyfriend in high school who dumped you horribly at a dance is now fat and bald or not! :-D :-D :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Flickr. :P

    I can’t speak for finding out about your old boyfriends though. :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    I got into the preview but cant seem to find LastFm.

    #14 5 years ago

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