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Obsessed with Xbox 360 online gaming? Addicted to your iPhone? Now you can mash the two together with an Xbox Live application for the iPhone.

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Pike's iXboxLive application for the iPhone

Software engineer and blogger Nicholas Pike has created the iXboxLive application, allowing gamers to create a modified Xbox Live buddy list on the Apple phone, or iPod Touch.

The application lets you see what games your selected buddies are currently playing, view their profile picture and access their gamer credentials, such as score, reputation and location. You can also see a buddy’s recently played games, including scores and play dates.

Pike points out that his application is based on Microsoft’s Xbox Community Developer SDK, rather than a commercial SDK, and this prevents all the features available on the console version of the list from being accessed on your iPhone or Touch, such as buddy messaging.

He also doesn’t advise you to create more than a dozen friends on his application, simply because the loading time for application increases significantly when you have over 12 pals listed.

Pike’s iXboxLive application is available through the iPhone App Store for 59p (€0.75/$1). Its average user rating is two stars.

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