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New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« on: November 24, 2009, 06:11:58 AM »


According to a report by InformationWeek, the state of New York is in the planning stages of a revamped emergency broadcast system capable of sending alerts to Xbox Live (and presumably other console online services) in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack or other not-so-good event. The state's deputy chief information officer says the idea makes sense "considering the amount of time our youth spend on video games."

No specifics of how the system would actually work were provided, but we'd hope those who heed the warnings would get Achievement points for doing so. After all, it'd mean taking precious time away from griefing other players in Modern Warfare 2.


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Re: New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 06:18:12 AM »
good idea, if i'm home alone then i won't usually bother with TV and i'll just bum out on the xbox :D

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Re: New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 09:15:10 AM »
That is a good idea.

They started doing something similar in my area with text messages to your cellphone.

I wonder if the XBL notifications will override any personal settings (Busy, Notifications Off, etc.).


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Re: New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 12:40:01 PM »
Should you then be able to contact the emergency service using XBL?



Although if I'd be dead if a serial killer broke into my house and I had to type a distress call XBL message without a keyboard or chat-pad!!



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Re: New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 12:55:14 PM »
Should you then be able to contact the emergency service using XBL?



Although if I'd be dead if a serial killer broke into my house and I had to type a distress call XBL message without a keyboard or chat-pad!!

Just hire big Duncan Ferguson as your personal bodyguard, he doesn't take that kind of thing lightly  ;D


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Re: New York State will issue emergency alerts via Xbox Live
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 12:57:01 PM »
you could shout down your headset to us, then we could ... errrm, well ... we'd probably just laugh our t*ts off :P :P :P

 

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