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Deals with Gold

Xbox discounts Spider-Man, 1001 Spikes, and a lot of Mass Effect DLC


For Gold subscribers only
Sep 23
As part of this week's Deals with Gold promotion, Microsoft's slashing prices by a third across three Xbox One games. Web-slinging Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($40.19), shadowy noir Contrast ($10.04), and death s... read
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Xbox TGS lineup

Microsoft's TGS lineup includes few Japanese games


'Why doesn't Xbox sell in Japan?' asked nobody ever.
Sep 09
Microsoft has revealed its Tokyo Game Show lineup, and one has to wonder how much it will resonate the crowd next week at the Makuhari Messe convention center. Japan has never embraced the Xbox brand, largely due to a lack of software designed to appeal to the local market, and a slate of titles like this doesn't figure to bring about a sea change. read
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Stop. Just. Stop.

DDoS attackers now tied to Xbox Live outages


Group claiming responsibility for PSN issues is at it again
Aug 24
Xbox Live users are now reporting intermittent sign-in issues, and the group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network attacks and bomb threat is again taking credit. Microsoft seems to be aware of the... read
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ID@Xbox

Xbox is shuttling PAX-goers to the Microsoft campus to play indie games


Pre-PAX
Aug 21
If you're going to be in Seattle next week for PAX Prime, Xbox is giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some games before the convention even begins. Bonus perks are you get to ride in the Sunset Overdrive bus,... read
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360 HDD

Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 500GB Hard Drive


Yep, Xbox 360
Aug 20
Microsoft has revealed a new accessory for the Xbox 360 -- the 500GB Hard Drive. Yep, that's 360, not "One," as the prior generation is getting the upgrade here. It'll cost $110 for the privilege, although no release date out... read
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Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature

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Xbox at gamescom

Xbox has 'big reveals' planned for its trip to gamescom


Starting with Call of Duty multiplayer
Aug 01
If its word is to be believed, Xbox is going to take advantage of its time at the world's biggest videogame convention. When gamescom hits (and in the days leading up to it), Microsoft will hold a handful of events where rev... read
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Atari: Game Over

Game Over: Stories of E.T. and industry failures uncovered in new trailer


Documentaries are the best
Jul 28
You ever hear of game developers living like rock stars? That's what Atari was doing back in the '80s when it was on top of the world. Then E.T. happened, and well, it all went wrong very quickly. As part of Xbox's... read
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Xbox sale

This week's Xbox Deals with Gold sale has Wolfenstein cheap(er)


There sure are a lot of guns this week
Jul 15
Even though Microsoft just ended its summer's Ultimate Games Sale, it's not content to simply cease offering discounts altogether. Everything with a gun must go, apparently -- leading to some pretty decent prices on both Xbox... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox sale: BioShock Infinite, Peggle 2, Painkiller


Final day!
Jul 14
Here we are, the final day of this Xbox 360 sale. It's like last call at the bar, your mind just a little blurry from one too many vodka tonics, and that damn Semisonic song just came on over the speakers. You know you're goi... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox sale: South Park, Peggle, Left 4 Dead 2


Peggle's kind of timeless
Jul 12
No, it's not Xbox 360 newcomer Peggle 2, and yeah, Left 4 Dead 2's pretty old at this point. And anyone that's interested in Madden 25 would probably be better served by waiting for the next iteration in the franchi... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox sale: GTA V, Need for Speed Rivals, Crysis 3


That's more like it
Jul 11
We're about halfway through the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale, and the daily deals are really starting to heat up. While Grand Theft Auto V is the most high-profile of the bunch, the rest are no slouches. The likes of Need fo... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox sale: Garden Warfare, Assassin's Creed Liberation, Black Ops II


Shoot, shoot, stab
Jul 10
On the third day of Xbox's Ultimate Games Sale, you can pick up two games that are relatively new to the platform. Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is probably the most enticing, but don't sleep on the Xbox 360 HD port... read
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Cuphead, Plague Inc. Evolved, Threes, more coming to Xbox One


Microsoft shows off ID@Xbox games
Jun 09
[Update: More games reconfirmed or announced, plus loads of trailers added.] Microsoft just showed off some of the additional ID@Xbox games we can expect from indie developers. Of note are Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Cu... read
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Assassin's Creed Unity to have four-player co-op


Gameplay debut
Jun 09
Ubisoft just showed off gameplay for Assassin's Creed Unity for the first time, and as part of the reveal they announced that there will be four-player co-op. This is the "biggest playground ever. Hundreds of quests, ac... read
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Xbox signs more than 45 new apps


Now up to 225 apps worldwide
Jun 04
Microsoft sends word that they've announced more than 45 new apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360 globally today. Their plan is to get the entertainment stuff out of the way to make E3 all about games.  They're now up to a to... read
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Xbox One

Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download


Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault
Jun 03
We've known for a little while now that Xbox One was finally going to be included in Microsoft's continuing Games with Gold program beginning in the month of June. We just didn't know when in June that was going to take effec... read
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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow wants to fly to consoles like PlayStation and Xbox


Take a look, it's on a console
May 30
Confession time: Ever since the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter was announced earlier this week, we've been looking for a reason to write about it. It's a formative relic of our youths, how could we not want to discuss it? With ... read
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Dark Souls

Friendly reminder: Dark Souls is free on Games with Gold first of June


I've heard some people like that game
May 30
It's about that time of month when Microsoft clears its throat and lets everyone know what the upcoming titles in the Games with Gold program are going to be. But, it's already done that earlier in May, and Jordan already tol... read
Xbox photo
Xbox

Microsoft CEO says Xbox is sticking around


Against the wishes of investors
May 28
One of the trendiest rumors surrounding Xbox these past few months was the potential for Microsoft to either sell off the brand or kill it all together. Microsoft's CEO took the opportunity this week to put that rumor to rest... read
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Xbox handheld?

Phil Spencer doesn't think Microsoft will get into gaming handhelds


That's probably wise
May 06
Nintendo and Sony seem to have a lock on the dedicated gaming handheld scene, with the former doing much better than the latter. Of the three major console manufacturers, Microsoft is the odd man out, as it's never shown any ... read
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Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation


One man's trash is another man's history
Apr 28
As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico lan... read
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Xbox One

That new Xbox One system update is rolling out now


Minor updates and improvements
Apr 15
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... read
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Slow news day?
This week, we filmed a wonderful short piece in which Bill and I discussed the lack of video games that let us play as actual animals. Unfortunately, Bill's microphone cut out mid-discussion, and the camera's face-tracking started focusing on an animated GIF of some dogs having sex I had up on my monitor behind me. So, here's what we did instead.  read feature

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It's already the closest thing these kids have to a parent
Max had to leave early this week to go stay in a horse cottage and attend a zoo wedding or something, so we farted out Dumb Idiot Ideas pretty quickly. I had the idea: what if the Xbox One, with all of its voice recognition,... read feature

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So it has been Whitten
Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox, joined Microsoft in 2000, helping to build the original Xbox and Xbox Live, and release two subsequent consoles. Microsoft has announced his departure from the company to take the ... read feature

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Rare

Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing


And its strange journey to Xbox
Feb 28
Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, a... read
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Xbox One

Oh really? Xbox One named a 'Product of the Year'


The winner in home entertainment
Feb 26
Microsoft can add a bit more hardware to the Xbox One's trophy case. The Xbox One has been named the Product of the Year in the home entertainment category by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation. While more than 45,000 ... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Saints Row IV, Metro: Last Light close out Xbox sale


Turn the light off when you leave
Feb 24
It's been a whole seven days since the latest Xbox Ultimate Games Sale got underway, but we're already at the end. Time sure flies. Tomorrow, we'll be back to the dull and daily grind of full-priced games. Microsoft's sending... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Day five of Xbox sale lets you practically steal Payday 2


That headline works because the game's about robbing banks
Feb 22
Oh, Major Nelson; you and your wacky price-slashing antics. Back for another round of "Some Good Deals and Some Really Old Games." In case the name didn't give it away, that's where Xbox offers some good deals, and throws in ... read
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Third day of Xbox sale is for the dragons and zombies


And kind of underwhelming
Feb 20
While the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale continues to roll on, the third set of daily deals features mostly Games on Demand titles that have been out for a while. Apart from FIFA 14 and Dead Island: Riptide, the likes of Left ... read
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Let's take a look at some of the new Halo toys


A Halo 2 specific Master Chief? Hmm ...
Feb 19
New York Toy Fair took place last week, and the official Halo Twitter showed off some of the upcoming toys we can expect. Highlights include Master Chief wearing the cloak from the Halo 5 teaser, an electronic Mantis with wir... read






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