Microsoft today launched the Xbox 360 Family Timer worldwide, available for download via Xbox LIVE in 26 countries.
Family Timer feature that will enable parents for the first time to set the appropriate amount of gaming and entertainment time on the Xbox 360 console for their kids ? on a daily or weekly basis. A list of countries with available Xbox LIVE service is at http://www.xbox.com/live/countries.
The Xbox 360 Family Timer is an addition to the console?s existing set of parental control features. Similar to the parental controls in the Windows Vista operating system, the new Xbox 360 Family Timer can restrict children?s activity time. Notifications will appear to warn gamers that the session is nearing the end so they have sufficient time to save their game, and the feature will automatically turn off the console when the predetermined time limit has been exceeded.