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Xbox One has sent Overdog! to Preview Members

Overdog! the first interest-based matchmaking service has come to the Xbox One for those in the preview program. Overdog was featured at GDC 2015.

Their most recent tweets suggests they have been busy since then!

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WCxAlchemist3333d ago

Overdog app not working at least 4me

Tedakin3333d ago

Check for a system update.

GearSkiN3332d ago

Same stuck on black screen

RjK311jR3333d ago

i had this idea written down of course actions speak louder than words.. the idea is great and if implemented correctly could be a really unique way of meeting and instantly joining games together..before u even get into the game

lemoncake3333d ago

Instead of matching you with random people it attempts to match you with people who have similar interests to you.

Tedakin3333d ago (Edited 3333d ago )

I got it. Can't connect.

EDIT: A system update is required for it.

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New Xbox One App Aims to Improve Matchmaking

That's the pitch for Overdog, a new "interest-based" matchmaking game service for Xbox One. The company behind the service, also called Overdog, today launched the "first-of-its-kind" platform on Microsoft's new console, aiming to allow" Who doesn't want that?

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nicksetzer13322d ago

From what I have seen of it, it seems like a user created advertising database. Pretty much like facebook. It allows users to "like" things to share with others, but in reality the goal is likely just data collection for marketing.

JoGam3322d ago

So you're saying it doesn't really help with Matchmaking per say?

nicksetzer13322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

Not really, it simply gives you a list of people that are playing any specific game. (Pick them based on what you "like")It is not part of the actual matchmaking for any game.

Eonjay3322d ago

Well that seems like smart marketing from a business perspective.

However, I did get a chance to speak with some folks who worked for Xbox Live and Xbox Marketing (Kinect) recently and all I can say is that the people doing the ground work for Xbox Live are great folks.

Samsara823322d ago

It's like a free dating service for gamers and you have a percentage of profile compability ( based. On interests and games played)and you can add peop'e to your friend's list if you wish

Satyre283322d ago

I have been using it for awhile now from the preview program. It is actually really nice, you basically put your interests could be games, shows, movies etc. You put what game you want to play and it will bring up people that have same interest as well as what game they want to play and with a click of the button you can open their profile to friend, party, group etc. Its a really good way actually to meet some people, ive already become pretty good friends with a handful from this app.

Bigpappy3322d ago

I am not really an online gamers, as I mostly play multi-player with people I know.

Having said that, I am right now not seeing any real need for the app, as when I do get the rear urge to play online with strangers, I just search for a game and booya, I am in and playing. The whole dating service stigma is a major turnoff for me personally.

WCxAlchemist3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

Ive Noticed i get paired up those who actually ommunicate. Its Like BF4 is a new game playing with those who arent mutes. Overdogg try it out its Free

Edit: 2b honest im a mute but nice 2hear others call out enemies LoL

hkgamer3322d ago

it sounds good, but at the same time it could be someones worst nightmare. imagine being matched up with someone you dislike all the time, or a stalker of some kind.

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Xbox Preview : Overdog

Xbox Preview program members are now receiving invites to an exclusive preview of Overdog.

Overdog is an Interest-based matchmaking service for Xbox One.

Gamers will be able to create a profile, and find others based on shared interests and preferred games.

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Former NFL Star Hunter Hillenmeyer Explains How OverDog Connects Gamers With Pro Athletes

OverDog, which has current and former pro players like Hank Baskett (Philadelphia Eagles), Chris Kluwe (Minnesota Vikings), David Price (Tampa Bay Rays) and John Thorrington (DC United) on its advisory board, wants to create a platform where any athlete can connect directly with their fans by playing any video game they like. It’s one thing to meet an NBA, NFL or MLB star for a minute to get an autograph signed, it’s quite another to spend 20 minutes playing against them in a game of Madden or teaming up with them in a game of NBA 2K13. Hillenmeyer explains why now is the right time to capitalize on the eSports phenomenon and bring in real pro athletes into the game in this exclusive interview.

jagiii4069d ago

This seems like a cool way to interact with big name athletes.

Magnagamer2224069d ago (Edited 4069d ago )

This looks cool, there has always been a deep correlation between videogames and Pro athletes. Glad to see someone is finally making the connection between gamers and professional athletes.