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12:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Microsoft gives three month window for Xbox Live Gold refunds

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...

Brett Makedonski

7:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs

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...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 05.13.2014

Games with Gold coming to Xbox One, June titles revealed

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...

Jordan Devore





8:30 PM on 05.12.2014

Rumor: Microsoft to waive Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu

[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 ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 05.06.2014

Killer Instinct and Fable Anniversary discounted on Xbox Live

It's not a huge discount, but 25 percent off the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack is worth considering right now. That's $14.99 for the eight season-one characters, including Fulgore. Other deals this week through May 12 fo...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Saints Row: The Third and Dust are next for Games with Gold

May's free titles for Xbox Live Gold members are some of the best featured in Microsoft's Games with Gold promo so far, I'd say. We're getting the action-adventure RPG Dust: An Elysian Tail from May 1 - 15 and the ridiculous ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Pay $2.99 to have Snoop Dogg narrate Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer matches

Infinity Ward is rolling out a bunch of customization items for the Xbox versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts on Tuesday, April 22. Among that content lineup is a Snoop Dogg Voice Pack for multiplayer. It's exactly what you'd ex...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 04.15.2014

Xbox 360 spring sale: Tons of DLC and Batman

Xbox Live Gold members can save on nearly everything Batman and loads of DLC as part of the Xbox 360 spring sale and weekly deal offerings. Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel Arkham City are $4.99 each, so that's an easy re...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Pick up Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater on the cheap this week

Have you heard that The Behemoth makes some pretty good games? It's true! Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater are two such examples, and you can pick them each up for under $5 on Xbox Live this week. Now, there...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 04.08.2014

Here are a few more Xbox One features coming soon

Xbox One owners set up to preview system updates are getting a few new features this week that will be available to the community at large in a future update. Those additions are: Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output f...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Xbox One original programming could include Gears of War, Fable

Though we haven't seen Microsoft's television shows on Xbox One come to fruition just yet, the company has big plans to make the console compelling beyond games. Interactive TV, anyone? President of entertainment and digital ...

Jordan Devore



Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Xbox Tattletale Program photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Xbox Tattletale Program
by Bill Zoeker

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, had a parental control that alerted parents when their kids acted like dicks online? Shitty kids are probably the biggest reason I don't do more online multiplayer, and I know I'm not alone in wishing there were some way to curb that nuisance. Enjoy our thoughts, and Max's strained trash-talking.

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Hitman: Absolution, Deadlight are April's free Games with Gold photo
Hitman: Absolution, Deadlight are April's free Games with Gold
by Jordan Devore

The featured titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion have tended to not be compelling, I think most of us can agree. April shows signs of improvement, with Hitman: Absolution available to Xbox Live Gold members for free from April 1 - 15, and Deadlight offered from April 16 - 30.

I hadn't yet played the game, but our own Brett Makedonski shared this advice for Deadlight: "Get it for free, play the first bit, then put it down forever."

Let's hope this pair is the beginning of moderately good things to come for Games with Gold.

Xbox Live Gold Members Get Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight Free in April [Major Nelson]

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5:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Microsoft to begin warning 'disruptive' Xbox One players

Microsoft has once again spoken about the Xbox One's player reputation system, revealing that it will begin sending warning messages to some players whose reputations drop from "Good" to "Needs Work" as a result of peer feedb...

Jordan Devore





1:30 PM on 03.25.2014

Thief, Tomb Raider, and more half price on Xbox Live

Xbox One deals straight from the console's digital marketplace itself are a welcome sight indeed. This week's Xbox Live sales are available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from March 28 - 30: Thief (50 percent off), Tom...

Jordan Devore



Here are a bunch of upcoming Xbox One indie games photo
Here are a bunch of upcoming Xbox One indie games
by Jordan Devore

This week at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft has shared more details about its self-publishing program for Xbox One, ID@Xbox. A couple different lists of who all is signed on to make games for the platform have come out since the program's announcement last August, but this latest list, viewable in full below, summarizes 25 specific titles.

With tons of indie game confirmations for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita these past few months especially, it's great to see Xbox One play catch up here; everyone wins. These relatively new platforms need as much software as they can get and it's always nice to have smaller developers pick up the slack between big-name, AAA releases.

Also, Super Time Force, Hyper Light Drifter, and 1001 Spikes on Xbox One: freakin' yes.

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