Not to be trumped in the online flesh-and-blood female host arms race by Sony and Qore
's Veronica Belmont,
Microsoft has announced a partnership with IGN to bring its popular "IGN Strategize" segments to Xbox Live, hosted by IGN host/celebrity Jessica Chobot
(who may or may not lick a 360 controller
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's "Major Nelson," made the announcement this morning via his Twitter feed
. A brief preview clip of himself and Chobot chatting has subsequently hit the "Inside Xbox" section of Live. IGN Strategize will soon join the other regular Inside Xbox segments and focus on tips, tricks, and strategies, hence the name.