Inside Xbox isn't a thing anymore, you probably don't care.

#1 Edited by Zacagawea (1600 posts) -

In the last 10 years, Xbox LIVE has transformed in so many amazing ways, and as a community we’ve experienced so much together. I’ve personally witnessed many changes that have helped Xbox LIVE improve and together with our members we’ve created a community we all value and rely on.

At Xbox, we are focused on making entertainment and gaming more amazing, and we must continue to invest our resources and talents wisely. Consequently, we’ve decided to discontinue production of Inside Xbox in the United States, and as a result this content will also no longer be available in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Xbox LIVE in EMEA is currently looking at its operating model for Inside Xbox. This could potentially result in some changes, but we have no news here to share yet. Xbox LIVE in Mexico and Japan will continue to produce first-party content for its members via other media outside of the Inside Xbox brand.

We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our viewers and fans of Inside Xbox, and remain committed to providing our members with access to high-quality news and information via the console, social media channels and Xbox.com. We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings. However, day-to-day news content and weekly programming currently offered though Inside Xbox will cease production in the United States. This includes shows like Major’s Minute, Featured Videos and Insider Moves packaged under the Inside Xbox brand.

This decision was not made lightly. Our teams working on Inside Xbox have done a great job connecting with our members and delivering high-quality, informative game news and tips. We thank them all for their contributions to the Xbox LIVE community and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

http://majornelson.com/2012/05/02/changes-for-inside-xbox-u-s

This means that you won't be seeing Larry Hyrb's gray hair and crazy dress shirts on your Xbox anymore.

That Windows Phone apps show with the blonde dyke lady spotlighting shitty games?

Gone. Fucking gone.

I'm actually not sure if this is going away, but seriously, you better hope it is.

The awkward and stilted show with those two British guys (one with a terrible haircut) on a couch answering questions and being unfunny?

Gone.

It's all gone...At least for people in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. I'm not sure what kind of content that's produced in Mexico/Japan, but whatever is, it won't be under the thriving Inside Xbox brand anymore. (I BET THAT STUFF IS SHIT GREAT) Seems like the UK stuff will also go away soon.

We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings.

There is an IGN app on the marketplace, so I guess further integration and more apps like that are coming?

Is a GB app now possible? How awesome would that be?

I feel like I'm missing something here or that I'm being stupid, but I'm going to turn this into a thread anyway and then eat left over pizza.

#2 Posted by Zacagawea (1600 posts) -

Holy shit, nobody actually cares

#3 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Wait why? Larry Hyrb is the fucking man! I can't believe they're getting rid of him and all the other people who worked at Inside Xbox. I would like to know why they fucking cancelled it.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Where the hell did they stuff that shit after they updated the xbox dash board anyway. I liked that one young girl form Tech Tv. not the one with white hair, but the other one.

#5 Posted by TheRealJpoe (135 posts) -

Before I went to websites for gaming news Inside Xbox was a must watch for me. Even though I'd never watch it again, it's still sorta (kinda) sad to see it go.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (4860 posts) -

Who and what is this? I don't get my news from these sources in years.

#7 Posted by JustKamToo (703 posts) -

What is this? oh yeah I don't care.

#8 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

#9 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1546 posts) -

We're all budding Alex Navarros.

#10 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I never saw any of the US stuff but I thought the UK stuff was funny when it first started mainly because of how cheap it was and because they knew it was cheap. When they started getting more complicated and elaborate with the terrible jokes it became genuinely awful. All the info provided was stuff you could get from 2 minutes of looking online anyway. Also didn't help that they hide it all behind a little icon on the new dashboard.

#11 Posted by ashleychittock (136 posts) -

Wait, SentUAMessage has been cancelled? I don't have to see those two gurning hipsters on my dash any more? Maybe I should pay more attention to religion.

#12 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

Nnnnnoooooo I watched the UK Inside Xbox stuff all the time! It was a no-budget mess, and I love how far they ran with "tell people about xbox".

Everyone has shitty youtube updates now with some awful sexy reporter, or like super-polite super smiley americans all fake-excited about EA or whatever- but the Inside Xbox guys were just two grimey dopes! When they started a few years ago I remember they had zero camera pressence and were just shy editors who liked videogames. But they were and still are completely legit guys.

By now, some parts are totally funny, and the parts that aren't are completely awful cheap green screen abuse, WHICH I AM ALL FOR!!!!! These shows could easily be just bullet-point Microsoft newsletters or fake, polished, forced Gamespot crap, but the Inside Xbox guys owned it, gave it a life, and made Microsoft feel like a bunch of real people.

If they got hate-mail they'd joke about it, when the Kinect came out they joked about it, when that Sony hack thing happened they joked about that, in a totally none-snarky none-hateful way. ON the Xbox dashboard. I hope those guys can find something similar where they can do the best of what they've bin slowly getting better at on the Xbox.

They reminded me of GamesRadar; where nobody was watching, so it gave them the freedom to just completely fuck about and make a huge self-made production out of ANSWERING E-MAILS to make their own jobs more fun for them and the people watching. When the new dashboard hit a couple months ago I thought it was a real shame that all the effort they were puttin in got hidden behind ads.

#13 Posted by Hosstile17 (767 posts) -

Man, I miss the Kinect Show girl. She was a pretty lady.

#14 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

you probably don't care

Accurate

#15 Edited by ShaggE (6568 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

It's a thing now to say "it's a thing" about things that are now a thing.

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#16 Posted by Ramone (2975 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

That Windows Phone apps show with the blonde dyke lady spotlighting shitty games?

Probably not a good idea to be making those sorts of comments around here right now, or ever, anywhere.

#17 Posted by august (3856 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@Sooty said:

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

It's a thing now to say "it's a thing" about things that are now a thing.

So that happened.

#18 Posted by ShaggE (6568 posts) -

@august said:

@ShaggE said:

@Sooty said:

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

It's a thing now to say "it's a thing" about things that are now a thing.

So that happened.

That thing? Yeah, totally a thing.

Online
#19 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Where the hell did they stuff that shit after they updated the xbox dash board anyway. I liked that one young girl form Tech Tv. not the one with white hair, but the other one.

Tina Wood? She got married, changed her name to Summerford, and also got old.

I liked Insider Moves.

I considered all of that stuff part of what I was paying my XBL fees for. It also populated the video section of the dash. Now it's all useless ads and attempts to trick you into launching the zune app.

Ugh, the 360 dashboard is complete dogshit now. They must have a team assigned to making it worse, none of what they've done could be unintentional.

#20 Edited by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

That Windows Phone apps show with the blonde dyke lady spotlighting shitty games?

Dyke... seriously... wow...

#21 Posted by ShaggE (6568 posts) -

@onan said:

@Dagbiker said:

Where the hell did they stuff that shit after they updated the xbox dash board anyway. I liked that one young girl form Tech Tv. not the one with white hair, but the other one.

Tina Wood? She got married, changed her name to Summerford, and also got old.

37 is old?

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#22 Posted by Amukasa (53 posts) -

I like the title you used. It says it all.

#23 Posted by Ketchupp (673 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@august said:

@ShaggE said:

@Sooty said:

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

It's a thing now to say "it's a thing" about things that are now a thing.

So that happened.

That thing? Yeah, totally a thing.

Because of course it is.

#24 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@onan said:

@Dagbiker said:

Where the hell did they stuff that shit after they updated the xbox dash board anyway. I liked that one young girl form Tech Tv. not the one with white hair, but the other one.

Tina Wood? She got married, changed her name to Summerford, and also got old.

37 is old?

It's definitely not "young."

#25 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@JoeyIA said:

@BraveToaster: Well, I edited the post, but by using 'Quote' instead of 'Reply' you just re-posted them.

Yes, I'm well aware of that. That's why I deleted my post.

#26 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

@BraveToaster: I made the mistake of letting something on the internet offend me. Fuckin' rookie mistake *shakes head*.

#27 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Looks like Larry better think about sprucing up the 'ol Resume.

#28 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Get rid of the entire xbox interface and then maybe i'll turn the damned thing on for something other than arcade games

That being said , getting rid of this atrocity is step one in the right direction

#29 Posted by Zacagawea (1600 posts) -

@Ramone said:

@Zacagawea said:

That Windows Phone apps show with the blonde dyke lady spotlighting shitty games?

Probably not a good idea to be making those sorts of comments around here right now, or ever, anywhere.

Post date is important. I also did not judge her in anyway and dyke doesn't mean what it used to anymore.

#30 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

Larry Hyrb is a tool so I can't say this bothers me.

#31 Posted by Ramone (2975 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

@Ramone said:

@Zacagawea said:

That Windows Phone apps show with the blonde dyke lady spotlighting shitty games?

Probably not a good idea to be making those sorts of comments around here right now, or ever, anywhere.

Post date is important. I also did not judge her in anyway and dyke doesn't mean what it used to anymore.

A couple of points here

1) It's never alright to make those sorts of comments about someone you know nothing about

2) Search the word 'Dyke' and tell me what the first result is

#32 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

@OmegaPirate said:

Get rid of the entire xbox interface and then maybe i'll turn the damned thing on for something other than arcade games

That being said , getting rid of this atrocity is step one in the right direction

Yeah, replacing videos of people infront of cameras with more thumbnails for Zune Marketplace music videos is a step in the right direction.

#33 Posted by CptBedlam (4453 posts) -

Giantbomb app, please. That's all.

#34 Posted by Zacagawea (1600 posts) -

@Ramone:

1.) I don't care about peoples feelings

2.) Exactly what I stated earlier

I really don't care to have this conversation. Mods can remove that part if they want, that's cool. They could also leave it alone, that's cool too.

#35 Posted by Sweep (8927 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Why do people constantly say "IT'S A THING" all the fucking time now? I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

I think Alex said it one time on some video or something? I think the community is just starved for memes.

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#36 Posted by cmblasko (1292 posts) -

@Sooty: I don't know, it must be a E3 mystery.

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