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E3 2011: UFC Live slams Xbox 360

Ultimate Fighting Championship honcho Dana White took the stage at Microsoft's presser today to announce a new service for Xbox Live, enabling you to order pay-per-view events and a slew of other features.

A teaser video demonstrated how you can order a new pay-per-view and then on the fly, choose to watch pre-fight weigh-ins for the event or the montage vignettes that build up the fights. As Georges St. Pierre walked down the isle in the video, a menu enabled you to watch selected past fights from the Welterweight champion's history. Pretty sweet stuff considering you can do this while streaming the live fights.

Finally, there's an option to place wagers on the fight; choosing between knockout, submission and decision. At the end of the fight, you'll be awarded points based on your wager and how you fared against the rest of your friend's wagers. No idea what the points mean or what reward system there is yet.

No cost was announced or release date. Stay tuned for more info.

Jun 6, 2011

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3 comments

  • T3xH - June 6, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    Thanks Shane, looks cool tons of potential to do some cool things through live.
  • SignsByMoon - June 6, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    Everybody is jumping on the pay-per-view bandwagon. Everything will be on-demand in the future. Whatch whatever you want - anytime you want with a few clicks.
  • Conan - June 6, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    It would be a much sweeter deal if there was a discount on the pay per views for Live members, even if it was $10. They are way too expensive to get consistantly, but a lower rate could really draw in more viewers, instead of people just going to the local Buffalo Wild Wings (like myself).

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