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It's Monday morning and I cannot handle Major Nelson's unbridled enthusiasm for the Xbox One's new "What's on" channel, a collection of "curated links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, and more." Clearly this is a ...
The Xbox One has added a ton of features since launch. While it was once a barren piece of hardware, it can now do quite a bit of stuff, including a heap of multimedia playback options. The February update has just been ...
The Xbox One may have a new edge on the console market with the addition of ReddX. The app allows Xbox One users to browse Reddit on their consoles, with all of the fancy features of the Xbone. Max has some recommendations for cool sub-Reddits to check out, and what to avoid if you have a soul.
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...


There are a few quality pickups today in day four of the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game sale, most notably Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($4.04), Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 ($1), Tomb Raider ($13.49), Prototype 2 ($10), The Darkn...
Xbox One owners may have noticed that there's a lack of demos on the platform - as in, basically none at all. Major Nelson has responded to the issue, noting that it's just temporary, stating, "[There will] be more demos for ...
This informational Xbox One video from Xbox Live's Major Nelson is proof that I'll click just about anything with "tips and tricks" in the title. I don't own the console and by the time I eventually do, these tidbits will ha...
Major Nelson, the poster child for the Xbox, posted a video showing how the recording function will work on the Xbox One. In it, Kyle Lampe uses his voice to command the Xbox One to record gameplay, edit the clip, and upload...
It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b...
Back when the Xbox One was announced and all of that terrible DRM news came out of it, there was one pretty neat feature -- digital game gifting. Essentially, the practice allowed you to buy a game digitally, play it, then "g...
The Xbox Live friend list has evolved over time, starting as a pretty barebones affair on the original Xbox, and eventually becoming the standard to which its competitors are compared. With the impending release of the Xbox ...
Microsoft is "unlocking" Xbox Live Gold from October 4th through October 6th for select regions, so if you aren't keen on ponying up all the cash for Gold, you can play to your heart's content this weekend. If you're in Argen...
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...
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 ...
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 thro...
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 c...
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, specifica...
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 nam...
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 ...
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 shou...
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 I...
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 yo...
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 ...
[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...
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 W...
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...
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, an...
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 4...
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...
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 th...
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 reade...
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 ...
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 trans...
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 jo...
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  M...
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 ...
*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 thi...
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...
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 recommen...
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,...