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Microsoft Reveals New Interactive TV Series for Xbox

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Microsoft's got a new TV show for Xbox users.

While Microsoft fans wait with baited breath for the unveiling of the new Xbox, the Redmond, Washington-based company has given us a little something to chew on in the meantime. The company is hoping to continue its assault on living room entertainment with the launch of a brand new show aimed at music fans.

Dubbed 'The Music Room,' Edge Magazine reports that the show will be hosted by model and TV presenter Laura Jackson and will be exclusive to Xbox users. The show's trailer promises to bring viewers the hottest new bands around as well as performances from the likes of Everything Everything, Don Broco and Swim Deep. The first episode will also feature Carl Barat of the Libertines.

 

So, where does the interactive part of this show come in? According to Edge, viewers will be able to vote to determine the finale in real time. However, the trailer offers a sneak peek of other interactive functionality that viewers can expect. The example given poses the question, "What should Laura do next?" with available options including "Sneak into soundcheck," Play Dance Central 3," or "Nose around the backstage."

The show kicks off on May 29 at 20:30 BST and will be accessible to Xbox Live Gold users. Check out the trailer below:

The Music Room - Xbox Live

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    Grandmastersexsay , May 21, 2013 10:15 AM
    Sounds like focus group tested corporate crap to me.
    Innovation doesn't happen in a conference room.
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    alyssaethan1 , May 21, 2013 10:24 AM
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    yobobjm , May 21, 2013 10:42 AM
    There are way too many interactive things these days, sometimes I just want to sit down and relax.
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    computerguy72 , May 21, 2013 10:46 AM
    Seems very neat. This xbox reveal presentation has lots of meat in it.
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    SteelCity1981 , May 21, 2013 10:53 AM
    so the xbox one seems to be 90% interactive multimedia and 10% gaming. Honestly I wasn't impressed with the graphics of the games they were showing it wasn't all that better then the xbox 360
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    SteelCity1981 , May 21, 2013 10:53 AM
    so the xbox one seems to be 90% interactive multimedia and 10% gaming. Honestly I wasn't impressed with the graphics of the games they were showing it wasn't all that better then the xbox 360
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    sporkimus , May 21, 2013 11:00 AM
    Microsoft finally had their opportunity to unveil something great... and they completely dropped the ball. People don't want an "interactive all-in-one multimedia console". We want a gaming console, plain and simple. Why can't MS comprehend this?
    Quit over-complicating an easy solution.
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    sporkimus , May 21, 2013 11:01 AM
    Microsoft finally had their opportunity to unveil something great... and they completely dropped the ball. People don't want an "interactive all-in-one multimedia console". We want a gaming console, plain and simple. Why can't MS comprehend this?
    Quit over-complicating an easy solution.
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    peterson99 , May 21, 2013 11:22 AM
    I don't understand why people think a multimedia console will somehow detract from the gaming aspect. What's wrong with doing both?
    IMO I like the direction they are taking with the console, and am crossing my fingers to, maybe, have a cable killer sometime soon in the future!
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    vertigo_2000 , May 21, 2013 12:22 PM
    Watching TV is a passive form of entertainment. I can't be bothered to decide what Laura will do next given a list of 3 options. I simply don't care that much about Laura. Is there no creativity left that the viewer must now decide what happens? I don't need or want to digitally interact with the people I watch on TV. I see no purpose for this. Maybe I'm not visionary enough.
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    Bobs Your Uncle , May 21, 2013 9:33 PM
    Anybody remember when, gosh, I think it was MTV & VH1 used to have music in their line-ups? Maybe I'm just old....
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