Monday, November 25, 2013

The Philippines now has XBOX LIVE (based on Major Nelson posting)

I was informed recently that the Philippines is now an Xbox Live supported region. The odd thing is, it's based on a posting by Major Nelson all the way back in October 2013:

http://majornelson.com/2013/10/01/xbox-live-free-gold-weekend-this-weekend/

Starting this Friday (4, October)  through Sunday (6, October) we’ll be unlocking Xbox Live Gold for the below regions. If you are not a Gold Member yet, it’s a great opportunity to try Multiplayer on your favorite games.
Regions include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Your region not listed above? We’ve got your covered with the following dates:
Oct. 11 – 14: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico
Nov. 7 – 10: Japan
Have fun and I’ll see you on Xbox Live.

Eventually I checked on the net (don't have an Xbox Live enabled 360) and it says that you can pick the Philippines as your country now. I don't know the extent of the support yet (is there a marketplace? Does this affect matchmaking in some way? Can you buy DLCs in pesos?) but apparently this is real, because of Windows Phones and Windows 8 support for Xbox Live. So we kinda got it thanks to some technicality.

This is still good news, so letting everyone know. Give it a try. Maybe it will help with matchmaking with online games.

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On that note, there is NO PSN SUPPORT yet for the Philippines.

Sony? Please throw us a bone!