Xbox 360's new Machinima app is first to launch worldwide

Usually when Microsoft launches a new streaming media app for its Xbox 360 console, the app can only be accessed by a few countries where the console is sold. This week, Microsoft launched the first Xbox 360 app that has gone live for all of the countries and territories that sell the console.

The app is Machinima, and as the Major Nelson site reports, it offers all of the content available on the very popular YouTube channel, including gaming news, trailers, and original content such as 2012's Halo: Forward Unto Dawn series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy and its upcoming sequel. Xbox 360 users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions can share videos in the Machinima app with others on Facebook.

Microsoft will also be live streaming the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show for Xbox 360 owners on Thursday. The awards, held in Los Angeles, are meant to honor the best bands in hard rock and heavy metal. The event starts streaming at 4 pm Eastern Time on Thursday with red carpet coverage, followed by the awards themselves at 5 pm Eastern Time. Xbox SmartGlass app users can also get some "second screen" content from the awards, including backstage interviews, online polls and more.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Machinima

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