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Friday Night Fights - Get Over Here!


Game with the Dtoid Community!
May 22
Guys, I have a problem. I'm thirsty as hell. Not for some sweet meat slapping, but for blood. Your blood. Someone needs to hit me up on Xbox or PC for some Mortal Kombat X action. I have 9 Komplete on PC as well. LET'S DO THI... read
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Xbox One update

You can now send voice messages on Xbox One


And, uh, listen to them too
May 11
With today's Xbox One update, users can now send and receive audio messages -- and there's cross-platform support, meaning Xbox One folks can correspond with Xbox 360 people, and vice versa. If you're wondering what the holdu... read
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Xbox

Get some free Xbox Live multiplayer this weekend


Have some friend time
May 01
At this point, I'm used to just ponying up some discounted rate of $60 for Xbox Live Gold every year. I've done it for so long that I often forget it's tied to all multiplayer situations on the service. When I think about it... read
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Games with Gold

Turn out the lights on April, but remember your free Xbox games first


With love, Willie
Apr 30
Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say that all good things must end. Call it tonight, the party's over. And, tomorrow starts the same old thing again. Before bowing out of the Aprilstravaganza, Xbox Live Gold subsc... read
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Games with Gold

May's Games with Gold are kind of the same old


One month in a smokey pool hall was too long
Apr 29
When I cover these Games with Gold posts, sometimes I'll comment how the announcements are akin to flipping the page on a cute animal calendar and finding out what kitty, or puppy, or baby duck in a bonnet the next four weeks... read
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Deals with Gold

Xbox Live sale: Learn about other cultures, shoot all other cultures


Mutually exclusive, of course
Apr 21
Xbox Live's small weekly Deals with Gold sale features an interesting juxtaposition of games this week. One title strives to teach you about an under-represented culture. Most of the rest task you with lining up across from p... read
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Xbox sale

Don't get too excited about Xbox's spring sale


Not a lot of winners here
Apr 08
Xbox players may have noticed recently that Microsoft has turned a new leaf when it comes to the quality of sales. Once known for being laughably bad, Microsoft's often very respectable Ultimate Game Sales have gone a long wa... read
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Xbox One

Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'


Also preview rewards!
Apr 07
When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job wit... read
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Games with Au

How does twice the number of Games with Gold in April sound?


More games, same price
Mar 26
We're at that point in the month where it's time to start thinking about which adorable kitten is waiting to replace that other adorable kitten when you flip your calendar, and less importantly, what Xbox's Games with Gold ti... read
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Free BioShock

Grab a free copy of BioShock Infinite on Xbox Live


At least play the opening sequence
Mar 16
March is already half over (have you filed your taxes yet?), which means more free Xbox games. With an active Xbox Live Gold membership, you can now download BioShock Infinite for free on Xbox 360. Love it or hate it, there's... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft cuts price of Xbox Live down to $40


No word on the timeline
Feb 26
[Update: it appears as if the promotion is temporary through Microsoft.com, as expected.] Microsoft is continuing its aggressive "let's undercut Sony" scheme, following up its Xbox One console price cuts. One year of Xbox Liv... read
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Games with Gold

March's Games with Gold are some of the best games


And bonus games in April!
Feb 25
In the recent past, Xbox Live's Games with Gold program has had mostly the same cadence every month: a standout title, an indie game, and a bit of filler. March breaks that mold with three superb games from 2013. March's Xbo... read
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Ultimate Game Sale

Xbox has another Ultimate Game Sale up its sleeve


Deals galore!
Feb 17
There's a tiny niche audience of consumers that love both buying things and doing it at a discount. Seriously, just the smallest sliver on a Venn diagram. Still, Microsoft's doing its best to cater to that sub-section with an... read
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Free game

February's Xbox One Games with Gold is already out


Go get your #IDARB on
Jan 29
February's the shortest month of the year, but Xbox is artificially lengthening it by spilling it over into January. That's the only way to explain this month's Xbox One Games with Gold already popping up for free on the Xbox... read
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Games with Gold

Brothers and #IDARB headline February's Games with Gold


Sniper Elite V2's also in there
Jan 28
February's a tricky proposition if you're the procrastinating type when it comes to gobbling up your free videogames. A meager 28 days means that you need to get in gear and download the new Xbox Live Games with Gold early. N... read
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Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold free month rolling out for Master Chief Collection owners


Check your messages
Jan 19
As an apology for some of the issues with the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft announced that it was gifting players a free month of Xbox Live. That free month is happening right now, and a message should be in yo... read
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Xbox Live avatars

The next generation of Xbox Live avatars may be upon us


Run for cover
Jan 09
Miis were introduced in 2006, but Microsoft cleverly got on the bandwagon in 2008 with Xbox Live avatars. Although they weren't as cute, they were far more customizable -- and of course more profitable as the publisher sold t... read
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Games with Gold

Go download your free D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and MX vs. ATV Alive


D 4 free
Jan 05
I'm downloading Swery's Dark Dreams Don't Die right now. You should do the same, assuming you have an Xbox One and an Xbox Live Gold membership. The quirky adventure game is free throughout January as part of Microsoft's Game... read
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Xbox Live deals

Xbox Live deals: Game of Thrones, Revengeance, Rock Band Blitz


Some deals require Xbox Live Gold
Dec 23
I never know quite which deals to highlight: do I talk up mostly newer games that haven't been on sale time and time again, or do I stand my ground by highlighting old favorites that most (but not all!) of us already own? Hmm... read
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Tower of Guns

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One


Face full of bullets, more like
Dec 12
Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o... read
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Games with Gold

I don't know WTF #IDARB is but I want it


Debuting on Xbox One as a Games with Gold title in February
Dec 11
I've heard that title before, #IDARB. I know it's coming to Xbox One. But other than that, I'm clueless. Brett came into chat today wondering about it, and Nic said the game looked "amazingly silly" on Giant Bomb months ago.... read
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Deals with Gold

There are a ton of games on sale for Xbox Live's deals of the week


The perfect time to buy Valiant Hearts
Nov 25
It probably has something to do with Black Friday, but maybe Microsoft just felt like selling a lot of stuff. Regardless of the reasoning, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will find the most bountiful selection of discounts in rece... read
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Sunset Overdrive trial

Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow


FYI: The game is 23.17 GB
Nov 21
So here's a cool thing: Microsoft and Insomniac are opening up Sunset Overdrive for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for 24 hours. The punk-rock shooter will be free to play -- the whole game, including co-op -- from 12:01am Easter... read
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$50 Steam, PSN Gift Cards going for $40 at Best Buy via eBay


Gift cards, the easiest Xmas gifts ever
Nov 13
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Loaded title above but some solid deals. A rare and a rather surprising deal just showed up for eBay this m... read
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Terraria

Had enough yet? Terraria headed to PS4 and Xbox One next week


Just remembered that I own Starbound
Nov 06
There's no stopping Terraria. I played, and I do mean played, the 2D sandbox game years ago on PC, and it was quite the time sink. Back then, I didn't imagine it'd come to any other platforms, but it has -- to consoles, handh... read
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Games with Gold

October's Games with Gold are among my favorites


Viva Piņata: Trouble in Paradise, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and Volgarr the Viking
Oct 30
Two of my favorite Xbox 360 games will be free next month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is up first on Saturday, November 1. You'll have through November 15 to download the adorable... read
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Xbox Live has a dedicated weather news app now


WeatherNation launches
Oct 08
Xbox Live does just about everything, now including streaming weather news. WeatherNation has launched for the Xbox 360, bringing 24/7 streaming weather news to users, straight from their television network. It will also feat... read
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Korra

Legend of Korra will have difficulty levels Platinum fans expect


And a final boss that will 'blow your mind'
Sep 29
This first "behind the scenes" video for Platinum's Legend of Korra game isn't great, but fans of Platinum's intense action fare might be happy to hear that there will be a high difficulty level just for them. Could've ... read
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Free Xbox games

October's Games with Gold are Bad Company 2, Darksiders II, and Chariot


That last one is for Xbox One
Sep 25
Here are your Games with Gold for October. Xbox 360 owners with an active Xbox Live Gold account will be able to download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for free from October 1 - 15, followed by Darksiders II from October 16 - 31... read
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Games with Gold

Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold


Super Time Force is still up for grabs on Xbox One
Sep 16
Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super... read
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Jojo

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD has been delisted on the Xbox Live Arcade


Sad
Sep 11
It's  a sad day when something gets delisted on a digital storefront. In terms of physical media we don't really have anything comparable, as so many copies are generally out in the wild after any release -- even the rar... read
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Xbox Live Rewards

Xbox Live Rewards program slightly revamped


New reward methods
Sep 08
The Xbox Live Rewards program is getting a little simpler. From now on, if you spend $150 a year, you'll actually get 1% back. Yeah, that doesn't sound like a lot, but if you earn more ranks you can get up to 5%, and if you'r... read






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