Microsoft have today launched the Xbox Live Alerts integration with MSN Messenger, giving you the ability to receive invites and other Xbox Live related information, directly to your PC.


The service was first announced by Microsoft during the pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles lst year, and was part of their plans to ensure Xbox Live gamers could be fully connected by various means - even when away from the Xbox console itself.

To get the service activated you'll need to visit the Live Alerts page which takes you through a step-by-step process of making sure everything's set up, and within a minute or two it's all enabled.

Once you've done this you'll be able to receive invitations in MSN Messenger from friends playing Xbox Live games, details of when friends log in to Xbox Live, service messages, and news of new downloadable content as soon as it's available.

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