Debate

We’re just throwing this little tip for you folks out there in the US who are into the Presidential election. If you have an Xbox 360, you can watch the debate live tonight (9PM ET) in unfettered HD right to your TV and without all the political “noise” from commentators.

It’s all part of this new experiment in politics that Microsoft is spearheading, using the Xbox 360 as a medium for political awareness. See, not only do you get to watch the debates but you can participate in live polling via your Xbox controller. 

During the debate, questions will appear on the screen related to the topic at hand and you can voice your opinion back, with the live voting results showing on your screen. I dunno, but that just seems kind of neat. Too bad there's no Windows Phone app.

Award

"I watched hours of nauseating debates and all I got was this Avatar award"

And if you’re a brave soul and can watch 3 out of 4 of these events, you get a free Halo 4 Warrior Armor outfit for your avatar. Knowing US politics, you will have certainly earned it if you can stomach a few hours between those two.

Here are the dates for the presidential debates 9PM ET/6PM PT

  • October 3, 2012: Presidential Debate - Domestic Policy
  • October 11, 2012: Vice-Presidential Debate
  • October 16, 2012: Presidential Debate – Foreign and Domestic Policy

You can learn more about the program by heading to Xbox.com: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/elections-2012/home