Microsft Launches New Blog for Xbox News


17, 2013

Xbox Wire

Microsoft’s Xbox launch event is rapidly approaching and is now less than a week away.  Microsoft is busy constructing a tent on campus to hold the event in.  Follow the humorous account @XboxRevealTent for the latest construction updates.  While Major Nelson, aka Larry Hyrb Director of Programming for Xbox Live, has typically disseminated information through his blog, Microsoft has decided to create an official news blog for Xbox News going forward.

Xbox Tent

The new blog, named ‘Xbox Wire,’ will be run by Lisa Gurry, who joined Microsoft in 1997.  Lisa started as a Market Manager for Windows, eventually moving on to a Product Manager for Office, PR Manager for MSN, and Director of PR for Bing, and now Senior Director of PR for Xbox.

Lisa writes:

Hello and welcome to Xbox Wire. It’s an exciting year for Xbox – we’re counting down the days until May 21, when a new generation of entertainment is revealed. Our team has been working incredibly hard and we have so much good news to share with you.

In preparation, we’re launching Xbox Wire – a news blog to help you keep up with the latest Xbox news. You will be able to follow our journey as we bring you the best in games and entertainment and along the way we’ll introduce you to the people, places and technology that bring it all to life. 

You’ll see some familiar faces on Xbox Wire. Our executives will write blogs occasionally, but most of our blogs will be from everyday people on the Xbox team. Our own Major Nelson will appear as well – both via blog posts and through interviews – of course, Major’s fans can also continue to follow along with him at MajorNelson.com. I’m lucky to spend my time at work living and breathing all things entertainment and I’m excited to serve as your editor here at Xbox Wire. 

We’re currently in beta mode, but expect to graduate by May 21. In the meantime, enjoy the latest Xbox news and send any feedback on what stories you’d like to see to [email protected] or @lisagurry. If you’d like to join the conversation as we anticipate #XboxReveal, please visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at xbox.com/hub

Thanks for reading,

Follow the official Xbox hashtag #XboxReveal for the latest Xbox updates.

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