Microsoft's Xbox team of executives must be shrieking like teenage girls in the 60's at the moment, what with the amount of Beatles-related cash-ins on the horizon for Xbox Live
. With The Beatles: Rock Band
due on September 9, Microsoft have announced a range of ways users can "relive the magic of Beatlemania", which include:
1vs 100 - On August 29, Harmonix will be taking over the online game show, with a Q&A session to be held with "some of the creative minds" behind the game, followed by two episodes of the show devoted entirely to Beatles trivia.
Avatar Clothing - Anyone buying The Beatles: Rock Band will receive a free Beatles t-shirt for their avatar.
Charity - "All You Need Is Love" is being released as downloadable content exclusively for the Xbox 360
. That we knew. What we didn't know is that all proceeds made from the sale of the song (at 160MSP) will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Vids - A series of music videos, live recordings and documentaries will be released in the days after September 9, including "Imagine: John Lennon".