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Bioshock Infinite sale

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

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 probably needs...

 
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New Xbox 360 update

Major Nelson announces beta for new Xbox 360 update

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 360's home...

 
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Xbox One Achievements

Xbox One Achievements detailed, will carry over from 360

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 through, but the ke...

 
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Minecraft

Retail version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 delayed

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 comes to online ...

 
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XBLA sale

Dust and Mark of the Ninja headline XBLA sale

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, specifically Retro City ...

 
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Xbox Live Sale

Xbox Live sale day 7 is all about the fighters

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 names are on displ...

 
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Xbox Live Day 6 sale

Xbox Live Sale Day 6: Metal Gear?!

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 technical ...

 
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Xbox live games sale

Dishonored and Borderlands 2 50% off on XBL today

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 should play Arkham...

 
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Call of Duty sale

Xbox Live Sale: Call of Duty galore

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 II for $49.99, M...

 
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Xbox sale

Xbox 360 has a giant Games on Demand sale next week

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 you'll probably b...

 
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Netflix unlocked on Live

Microsoft gracious enough to unlock Netflix this weekend

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 Netflix without...

 
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Scott Pilgrim DLC

The Scott Pilgrim DLC question is answered

[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 of the Scott P...

 
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Scott Pilgrim DLC

The Scott Pilgrim DLC that may not exist has been dated

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 Wallace Wells, S...

 
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You could probably guess the top Xbox 360 games of 2012

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 top three to f...

 
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The Xbox Live daily deal is a Borderlands bonanza

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, and the Borderlan...

 
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Xbox Live discounts Rock of Ages and more today

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 400, Leedmees is...

 
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Xbox 360 update released on Xbox Live

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 the console's ...

 
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Fire Pro Wrestling is finally coming to Xbox Live

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 they waited nearl...

 
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Microsoft acknowledges Xbox 360 Fall update video issues

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 readership tell us t...

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

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 more spots avai...

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

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 transitioning all ou...

 
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Major Nelson mocks Kevin Butler's hack code blunder

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 joke about Battle...

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

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  Madden NFL 11&nb...

 
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Xbox 360 update lets you load games at startup again

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 entirely and go...

 
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Xbox 360 Deal of the Week: Plants vs. Zombies

*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 this week for only...

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

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 turned this in...

 
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Stuntman, NFL Tour, Facebreaker hit Xbox Games on Demand

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 recommend to you partly...

 
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360 Deal of the Week: LOL SPORTS

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, dear reader, s...

 
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Games on Demand: Force Unleashed, more

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. Top Spin 3&nb...

 
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Call of Duty: Classic hits this Wednesday

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 LIVE Arcade on W...

 

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Fire Emblem Fates reacquired! Debating if I want to put a pause on Bravely Second (hah!) or finish it before getting back to

 
Pixie The Fairy

Been catching up on the GX3 panels now that most of them are The Bayonetta one is really

 
Oridan

Chromie is one of my favorite Warcraft characters, so Im happy about her inclusion in Listen to her adorable voice acting in WoD! Every days great at your Bronze Dragonshrine!

 
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Mod support for Total War: Warhammer means that well have the most beautiful Lord of the Rings game

 
JcDent

And Games Workshop shall cast them into the furnace of FAQ; there shall be wailing and gnashing of

 
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Thought it was Wednesday today so I didnt go see Civil Going 11:40AM Friday morning, I hear its fantastic!

 
Torchman

Welp, words cannot describe how great Captain America Civil War God damn I may go see it a second

 
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This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No (link in comments)

 
Occams

The number one cause of SIDS is when someone ends a sentence with

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
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New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
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Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
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North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
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Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
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The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
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When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
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