Duncan Mackenzie released an application in May of 2007 that checks your Xbox Live status and sends your status to Twitter so all your followers on Twitter can see what you’re playing on your Xbox 360.
A short while after the initial release, Microsoft made some changes to Xbox Live that broke Duncan’s software, so he came out with an update. Then, a short while later, both Xbox Live and Twitter made some changes which totally broke Duncan’s software. It hasn’t worked since those updates were made.
Since then, I’ve been looking for something similar every few weeks or so. The other day, I set out to find a replacement for Duncan’s software and I came across Martin Hinshelwood’s blog.
Martin has picked up where Duncan left off with his Xbox Live to Twitter application. Martin was having trouble getting Duncan’s software to work, so he just wrote his own. I’ve been using Martin’s Xbox Live to Twitter app for a few days now and haven’t had any problems with it. It’s been posting my Xbox Live status to Twitter like mad.
If you use Twitter and have Xbox Live, you should give Xbox Live to Twitter a try. You can download the Windows installer or the source code at the CodePlex.