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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
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...
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
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...
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
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 ...
Xbox One Achievements

Xbox One Achievements detailed, will carry over from 360


Achievements can now unlock more content (gulp)
Jun 13
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...
Minecraft

Retail version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 delayed


Not too long now
Apr 14
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...
XBLA sale

Dust and Mark of the Ninja headline XBLA sale


Lots of good stuff on sale
Apr 02
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...
Xbox Live Sale

Xbox Live sale day 7 is all about the fighters


Play nice, kids
Mar 04
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...
Xbox Live Day 6 sale

Xbox Live Sale Day 6: Metal Gear?!


SNAKKKKEEEE sale
Mar 03
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 ...
Xbox live games sale

Dishonored and Borderlands 2 50% off on XBL today


Also: Arkham City and Red Dead Redemption for $15
Mar 02
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...
Call of Duty sale

Xbox Live Sale: Call of Duty galore


All the Call of Duty!
Mar 01
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

Xbox 360 has a giant Games on Demand sale next week


Save up to 85% on more than 60 games
Feb 22
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...
Netflix unlocked on Live

Microsoft gracious enough to unlock Netflix this weekend


But you still need a Netflix subscription
Jan 31
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 ...
Scott Pilgrim DLC

The Scott Pilgrim DLC question is answered


Wallace Wells and online play officially revealed
Jan 30
[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

The Scott Pilgrim DLC that may not exist has been dated


Dated again
Jan 29
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...

You could probably guess the top Xbox 360 games of 2012


Try it
Jan 24
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...

The Xbox Live daily deal is a Borderlands bonanza


Borderlands 1 and 2 on sale
Dec 27
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...

Xbox Live discounts Rock of Ages and more today


Another day of deals
Dec 25
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...

Xbox 360 update released on Xbox Live


A number of small issues fixed
Nov 27
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...

Fire Pro Wrestling is finally coming to Xbox Live


Sep 18
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a game called Fire Pro Wrestling for XBLA was announced. The fair lads and maidens of the video game kingdom waited a full harvest year, and still, the game never came. Then th...

Microsoft acknowledges Xbox 360 Fall update video issues


Jan 20
Microsoft's Major Nelson sent out a tweet that lets us know that they're aware of a color output issue some users began seeing after installing the Fall Xbox 360 update. The technically inclined members of Destructoid's reade...

This year's Xbox Live preview program now taking sign-ups


Oct 12
With the imminent launch of the new Xbox 360 dashboard comes bearing a chance to be part of the Preview Program Microsoft has been putting on for the past few years. Major Nelson confirmed via his Twitter that there are even ...

R.I.P. glossy Xbox 360 S: 2010 - 2011


Aug 15
If you buy and Xbox 360 this holiday, don't expect to be able to check your teeth for food bits in its reflection. Microsoft has announced that it's ditching the glossy look of the console this holiday. "We are actively trans...

Major Nelson mocks Kevin Butler's hack code blunder


Feb 11
Major "Gary Busey's sexy brother" Nelson has been quite amused by Kevin Butler's recent blunder. The fictional Sony executive posted the notorious PS3 jailbreak code on Twitter, seeming to not know what it was and making a jo...

I've played none of this year's top 20 Xbox Live games


Feb 03
Call of Duty: Black Ops  Halo: Reach  Red Dead Redemption  Fable III  Battlefield: Bad Co. 2  Medal of Honor  Mass Effect 2  FIFA Soccer 11  Fallout: New Vegas  BioShock 2  M...

Xbox 360 update lets you load games at startup again


Jan 19
Major Nelson wrote a post to let people know about an mandatory firmware update for the Xbox 360 which is currently live. The update re-enables the "Boot to Disc" option which allows users to have the Xbox skip the dashboard ...

Xbox 360 Deal of the Week: Plants vs. Zombies


Jan 17
*sings PvZ song* You love this game, and you probably already have it on two or more platforms, but get it again this week at a nice discount for your Xbox 360.  PopCap's brilliant lawn defense game wants your brains thi...

Microsoft 'ran out' of Xbox 360s this holiday season


Jan 13
Microsoft is pretty good at the ol' spin game. America's NPD data comes out tomorrow, and Microsoft does not believe that it beat out the competition this Holiday season, even with Kinect backing it up. However, Microsoft has...

Stuntman, NFL Tour, Facebreaker hit Xbox Games on Demand


Jul 20
Major Nelson has updated with the latest Games on Demand titles to appear on Xbox 360. This week, we're getting Stuntman: Ignition, NFL Tour and FaceBreaker. Of the three, Stuntman is the only one I can even slightly recommen...

360 Deal of the Week: LOL SPORTS


Jun 21
Look, that's nothing against sports fans. That's also nothing against our beloved sports writer, Samit Sarkar. It's just that "LOL SPORTS" is a thing that we've always said in response to sports-based videogames. I think you,...

Games on Demand: Force Unleashed, more


May 19
Major Nelson has updated with the new releases on Games on Demand for Xbox 360. I wouldn't get too excited. The best of the bunch for my money is Star Wars: Force Unleashed which will set you back $29.99 in North America...

Call of Duty: Classic hits this Wednesday


Nov 30
Soon even the soft or less-elite modern combat veterans will be able to get in on the World War II arcade shooter action. Infinity Ward’s downloadable, Call of Duty: Classic, is set to make its proper debut over Xbox L...

Major Nelson: Next Xbox 360 dashboard will be faster


Jun 22
You want a faster Xbox 360 dashboard, right? In his latest podcast, Major Nelson dropped hints about some performance enhancements that will make the next dashboard update faster."The team has done some really good stuff...






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