Microsoft is bringing a piece of election action to Xbox. Xbox Live members will be able to interact in real time throughout the three scheduled presidential debates, as well as enjoy live feeds from the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Xbox LIVE members will also be able to voice their opinions by responding to poll questions throughout live programming of the debates and election events hosted on Xbox LIVE throughout the campaign season.
Fred Humphries (Vice president, Government Affairs, Microsoft): Technology has been a transformative force in politics during recent years.
Xbox 360 owners can also learn facts about the candidates and issues from Face the Facts USA, register to vote through Rock the Vote, and participate in live daily polling from YouGov. NBCNews.com will deliver daily election programming.
Members will be able to fully access the first wave of content, which will focus on convention-related news, beginning Monday, Aug. 27. There are currently more than more than 40 million Xbox LIVE members worldwide.