ESPN Adds ‘College Bowl Showdown’ Enhancements to Xbox 360 Service

ESPN and Xbox 360 are delivering a new and unique interactive experience for college football bowl season.  In a new software update to ESPN on Xbox LIVE available today, sports fans will be able to engage in this year’s bowl games – available live on – by playing the College Bowl Showdown pick ‘em against other friends on the Xbox 360 console.  Users predict who will win each game, earn a score for predictions and compete against friends to determine a winner.

Additionally, users can now “play all” when viewing video clips and highlights, allowing them to watch featured highlights in one seamless video, or even watch a continuous reel of highlights based on the sports and leagues they select via “My Sports.”

Xbox LIVE Gold members who are customers of an affiliated service provider will have access to 32 bowl games live this season on Xbox 360 via – ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network – including all five BCS bowl games highlighted by the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, #1 Auburn vs. #2 Oregon. For a full schedule of 2010-11 bowl games live on, click HERE.

ESPN on Xbox LIVE is free for Xbox LIVE Gold members. Users of this service will be able to watch sports and events with full DVR control, pull up current scores while watching the game, easily switch between events and more.

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