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Hits from the Xbong

OMG YOU GUYS look at this parents against pot website


Hits from the Xbong
Aug 02
// Niero Desu
Why is it that the people put in charge of teaching the chilluns all the beauty they possess inside end up marrying Bobby Brown, or making batshit crazy stuff like this website about dabbing? I laughed so hard that I haven't ...
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Xbox One update

Today's Xbox One update improves party chat and Achievements


Voice messages aren't ready yet
Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
It's Monday morning and I cannot handle Major Nelson's unbridled enthusiasm for the Xbox One's new "What's on" channel, a collection of "curated links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, and more." Clearly this is a ...
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Xbox One

The Xbox One February update is looking good with Game Hubs


The Xbox One continues to grow
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
The Xbox One has added a ton of features since launch. While it was once a barren piece of hardware, it can now do quite a bit of stuff, including a heap of multimedia playback options. The February update has just been ...
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Stay away from the Nightmare Place
The Xbox One may have a new edge on the console market with the addition of ReddX. The app allows Xbox One users to browse Reddit on their consoles, with all of the fancy features of the Xbone. Max has some recommendations for cool sub-Reddits to check out, and what to avoid if you have a soul.


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Xbox One

That new Xbox One system update is rolling out now


Minor updates and improvements
Apr 15
// Chris Carter
A brand new Xbox One update is rolling out on your console now, and Major Nelson has posted a recap of what to expect. First off, you can see a progress bar for game saves and updates, and the friend list has been given notif...
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Xbox sale

Tomb Raider and Walking Dead headline Xbox Ultimate sale


Day 4
Feb 21
// Chris Carter
There are a few quality pickups today in day four of the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game sale, most notably Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($4.04), Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 ($1), Tomb Raider ($13.49), Prototype 2 ($10), The Darkn...
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Xbox One demos

'There will be more Xbox One demos' says Major Nelson


Developers no longer required to make demos for Xbox Live Arcade
Dec 10
// Chris Carter
Xbox One owners may have noticed that there's a lack of demos on the platform - as in, basically none at all. Major Nelson has responded to the issue, noting that it's just temporary, stating, "[There will] be more demos for ...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Major Nelson gives some Xbox One tips and tricks


You might learn a thing or two
Dec 05
// Jordan Devore
This informational Xbox One video from Xbox Live's Major Nelson is proof that I'll click just about anything with "tips and tricks" in the title. I don't own the console and by the time I eventually do, these tidbits will ha...
Xbox One recording photo
Xbox One recording

Microsoft shows off Xbox One's recording and sharing


Xbox, record that.
Nov 19
// Joshua Derocher
Major Nelson, the poster child for the Xbox, posted a video showing how the recording function will work on the Xbox One. In it, Kyle Lampe uses his voice to command the Xbox One to record gameplay, edit the clip, and upload...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event


Microsoft invites gamer to launch party after retailer mix up
Nov 11
// Alessandro Fillari
It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b...
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Xbox One

Xbox One game gifting may be coming after all


Major Nelson notes that it's still in focus
Oct 31
// Chris Carter
Back when the Xbox One was announced and all of that terrible DRM news came out of it, there was one pretty neat feature -- digital game gifting. Essentially, the practice allowed you to buy a game digitally, play it, then "g...
Xbox One friend list photo
Xbox One friend list

Xbox One friend list takes some cues from Twitter


Here's the first look at the new friend list
Oct 14
// Darren Nakamura
The Xbox Live friend list has evolved over time, starting as a pretty barebones affair on the original Xbox, and eventually becoming the standard to which its competitors are compared. With the impending release of the Xbox ...
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Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend


You're free to do things every other platform does
Oct 01
// Chris Carter
Microsoft is "unlocking" Xbox Live Gold from October 4th through October 6th for select regions, so if you aren't keen on ponying up all the cash for Gold, you can play to your heart's content this weekend. If you're in Argen...
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Bioshock Infinite sale

The final day of the Xbox Live game sale is a good one


Day 4 closes out the Ultimate Game Sale
Jul 05
// Chris Carter
There's tons of great deals today for the Xbox Live "Ultimate Game Sale," including Bioshock Infinite for $39.99, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for $29.99, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $19.99, and Tomb Raider for $19.99. Infinite...
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New Xbox 360 update

Major Nelson announces beta for new Xbox 360 update


The new update improves system performance, and real money transactions
Jul 05
// Chris Carter
An update is on the works for the Xbox 360 that smooths out the console's performance and enables you to buy products with real cash instead of banana bucks -- and if you want to test it out, you can sign up directly on your ...
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Xbox One Achievements

Xbox One Achievements detailed, will carry over from 360


Achievements can now unlock more content (gulp)
Jun 13
// Chris Carter
Brace yourselves, tons of Achievement info is coming. Major Nelson dropped a novel of information on Achievements recently, and it goes into a lot of detail on how the new system will work. There's a lot of stuff to comb thro...
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Minecraft

Retail version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 delayed


Not too long now
Apr 14
// Harry Monogenis
Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is currently the highest grossing Xbox LIVE Arcade game out there and, nearly a year after its release, is still one of the most played games on Xbox LIVE -- outdoing most retail games when it c...
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XBLA sale

Dust and Mark of the Ninja headline XBLA sale


Lots of good stuff on sale
Apr 02
// Chris Carter
A number of Xbox Live Arcade titles are set to go on sale today according to Major Nelson, and CVG has evidently gotten the jump on him, providing a list of titles ahead of time. The Deal of the Week has a few gems, specifica...
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Xbox Live Sale

Xbox Live sale day 7 is all about the fighters


Play nice, kids
Mar 04
// Brett Makedonski
Major Nelson and his crazy price-slashing antics continue as we roll into day seven of the surprisingly good Games on Demand sale. This time 'round, the focus is squarely on the fighters.  Some of the genre's biggest nam...
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Xbox Live Day 6 sale

Xbox Live Sale Day 6: Metal Gear?!


SNAKKKKEEEE sale
Mar 03
// Chris Carter
In case you haven't heard, Xbox Live is having a massive sale for digital Games on Demand titles. Beyond the perpetual games they have discounted throughout the sale, every day features a new set of hot discounts. After some ...
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Xbox live games sale

Dishonored and Borderlands 2 50% off on XBL today


Also: Arkham City and Red Dead Redemption for $15
Mar 02
// Allistair Pinsof
The week's Xbox Live Arcade sale continues on, with 50% off Dishonored, Borderlands 2, and many more games. You may be able to find these titles cheaper at retail, but if you must play these games now -- and you really shou...
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Call of Duty sale

Xbox Live Sale: Call of Duty galore


All the Call of Duty!
Mar 01
// Chris Carter
Following up yesterday's Resident Evil fire sale, Call of Duty joins the ranks as the massive Xbox Live discounts continue. Today, we have Call of Duty both new and old on offer. You can grab Black Ops for $19.99, Black Ops I...
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox 360 has a giant Games on Demand sale next week


Save up to 85% on more than 60 games
Feb 22
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox Live has announced via Major Nelson that it will be discounting more than 60 of its downloadable retail titles next week. The sale, which is annual, will offer savings of upwards of 85% on some games. Take note that yo...
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Netflix unlocked on Live

Microsoft gracious enough to unlock Netflix this weekend


But you still need a Netflix subscription
Jan 31
// Chris Carter
If you don't have an Xbox Live Gold account, you're used to...well...not being able to access basically anything on your console. But you're in luck, as this weekend, Microsoft will allow you the honor and privilege of using ...
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Scott Pilgrim DLC

The Scott Pilgrim DLC question is answered


Wallace Wells and online play officially revealed
Jan 30
// Chris Carter
[Update: The post on Bryan Lee O'Malley's blog is now unavailable. We've reached out to O'Malley and Ubisoft for comment and will update with further information as it becomes available. -Ed] If you've been following the saga...
Scott Pilgrim DLC photo
Scott Pilgrim DLC

The Scott Pilgrim DLC that may not exist has been dated


Dated again
Jan 29
// Chris Carter
Major Nelson has released an Xbox Live Marketplace schedule for this week, and on it is the Scott Pilgrim: Online Multiplayer + Wallace Pack for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. This new DLC pack allows you to play as W...
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You could probably guess the top Xbox 360 games of 2012


Try it
Jan 24
// Dale North
It doesn't take a well-versed gamer like yourself to guess what the top Xbox 360 games for 2012 were (based on unique users per day connected to Xbox Live playing full games). Any bro off the street would easily knock out the...
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The Xbox Live daily deal is a Borderlands bonanza


Borderlands 1 and 2 on sale
Dec 27
// Chris Carter
If you haven't dabbled in the Borderlands series yet, now is a good time, as Xbox Live is heavily discounting the series today. Borderlands (Games on Demand) is on sale for $9.99, Borderlands 2 (Games on Demand) is $39.99, an...
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Xbox Live discounts Rock of Ages and more today


Another day of deals
Dec 25
// Chris Carter
Xbox Live's "Countdown to 2013" continues, and another round of deals is ready to go today on this glorious Christmas morning. Hydro Thunder is now 400 MSP (normally 1200), Rock of Ages is 200 MSP, Mini Ninjas Adventures is 4...
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Xbox 360 update released on Xbox Live


A number of small issues fixed
Nov 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
Microsoft has released an update for Xbox 360 consoles today, so be prepared to have to download an update the next time you connect to Live. According to company mouthpiece Major Nelson, the patch corrects errors in a few of...

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