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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you're planning to buy Destiny on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and think you might migrate to Xbox One or PlayStation 4 eventually, consider going for a digital copy (I know) -- you'll be able to upgrade to the current-genera...
Next month's Games with Gold lineup is among the service's best yet. Xbox 360 owners who are subscribed to Xbox Live Gold can nab Monaco: What's Yours is Mine for free from September 1 - 15, followed by Halo: Reach from Septe...
The Xbox 360 is still getting a steady source of menu skins, and this labor day George Washington menu is no exception. Donations to the Call of Duty Endowment are available at $1, $5, $10, and $20 increments, and any am...
We're in a great point in technology that 2D properties can be faithfully represented in 3D instead of looking weird and uncanny. Platinum's Legend of Korra game looks pretty neat, even to someone who hasn't watched the...
Months later, I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that action studio extraordinaire Platinum Games is behind an Activision-published videogame adaptation of The Legend of Korra. Potential -- real potential -- for a lic...
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...
Hm, could we have another Xbox Live feature out in the wild? One attentive reddit user happened to find a peculiar listing for Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on the Xbox One beta program noting something called "Free Play...
When I think of the dashboard on Xbox platforms, I think "ads, everywhere" -- but it wasn't always this way. In a blog post on Gamasutra, software developer Allen Murray writes about how he was "one of the people -- if not TH...
More than 20 Capcom games are 50 to 75 percent off in this week's Xbox Live sale and, better yet, you don't even need to be a Gold subscriber to take advantage of the deals. Here are the sale prices: Asura's Wrath - $9.99 Bi...
I had assumed EA Access would require an active Xbox Live Gold membership to use given the way these things usually go but it turns out that's not the case. When the subscription service launches later this summer, it'll just...
As you flip the calendar from July's impossibly cute picture of a puppy to August's impossibly cute picture of a puppy, you should be reminded that there's a new stable of free games to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 for X...
RedLynx's Trials Fusion gets an injection of Borderlands flavor today, as the game's first add-on takes players to the outskirts of society where rogues reside in the wastelands. Titled Riders of the Rustlands, the...
Microsoft has come out with its August lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold members and the highlight here is unquestionably Arkane Studios' stealth title Dishonored. You'll want to clear hard drive space for it in a coupl...
Once the next Xbox One system updates goes live for all console owners in August, you'll be able to buy, download, and install games and DLC while away from home using Xbox.com or Xbox SmartGlass. With file sizes as large as...
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Now we're talking. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is going to be a nice freebie for Xbox One owners. That's coming up next month as a part of Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion, though last month's selection,...
This week, you can nab Vanquish for $7.99, Anarchy Reigns for $4.99, LEGO The Lord of the Rings for $6.99, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for $14.99, among other Sega and LEGO deals. These are open to all Xbox 360 players, rega...
In addition to Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft's Games with Gold is getting two more additions this month on the 360 -- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Charlie Murder. S...
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...
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...
Xbox One owners rejoice! There are a number of changes coming with the next system update in June, including external storage support (which nearly everyone has been clamoring for) as well as real names with which you can ide...
Microsoft made substantial changes to the Xbox Live Gold subscription program yesterday. Because it's altered a service that people paid for in advance, Microsoft's giving customers an out in the event that they're unhappy wi...
As of next month, Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Twitch will no longer require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership. It's been a long time coming, but the decision is good to see non...
Microsoft is coming up on the one-year anniversary of its Games with Gold program in which Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download two free games per month on Xbox 360 to own even if their membership lapses. In June, there wi...
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed that entertainment apps are being set free.] As much as I've gotten used to the idea that Xbox Live Gold is a requirement for certain entertainment apps, that's not to say Microsoft shouldn't ...