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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,...
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...
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 L...
You want a faster Xbox 360 dashboard, right? In his latest podcast, Major Nelson dropped hints about some performance enhancements that will make the next dashboard update faster."The team has done some really good stuff...
Oh noes! I hope you don’t have any big Xbox LIVE plans for next Tuesday, because according to Major Nelson, it’s going to be offline. Starting Tuesday June 16th from 7:01AM UTC (12:01 AM PST), Xbox LIVE will be do...
When one has a tattoo, one needs to pick something tasteful and understated, otherwise one looks like a total tit. Videogame-themed tattoos are difficult to pull off with this in mind. The above picture is a tattoo that did n...
Major Nelson loves pageviews as much as any other blogger, as evidenced by the fact that he recently urged people to keep an eye on his site next week. According to the cheeky Xbox Live funster, there could be a chance of ear...
Having fun with that free Xbox Live Silver account? Sure, you can't play games with your buddies online, but you sure can compare high scores! And yeah, every now and then content will appear that's only initially available f...
Topher's Halo 3: Homophobia Evolved post showed us a video documenting what happened to a gamer named "xxx GayBoy xxx" after jumping in to an online game of Halo 3. Word of the homophobic video is out, and now Xbox...
One of the first things we thought of when we heard that the Xbox 360 would get downloadable Xbox games was Achievements. Surely the addition of Achievements would make bargain bin games like Halo, Psychonauts, Crimson Skies:...
For those of you who value your Gamertag or Gamerscore (mine's so low that I couldn't care less), Xbox Live's Major Nelson is warning you to keep your account information to yourself. The consequences for sharing can equal ac...
I don't know about you, but whenever I hear distant, old music playing on the radio, I find myself wanting to take cover from an incoming Big Daddy. In fact, an incident from a couple of nights ago is a great example of how B...
Now's your chance! Hit up Billy G. and friends with all of your gripes. We hear it all the time; these days everyone is quick to say what they dislike about Microsoft's services, often comparing them to competitor's services...
Has it been a while since you dusted off that Xbox 360 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas? Well it's time to get back in the swing of things -- Tom Clancy style. According to the latest blog entry of Major Nelson, Ubisoft ...
The tournament itself was...interesting. Basically, I got to wander around and watch people play Pac-Man. Nick Chester was just oozing with jealousy at that. Actually, the event was rather quiet for most of the time that the ...
 So, with the Pac-Man World Championship now over, it's time for me to take a look back at what's gone on today. The event was host to all different sorts of people -- gamers representing seven different regions,...
To everyone who e-mailed us about the "major" Xbox 360 announcement: thanks. We know. It's not a price drop, it's not a new hardware SKU, and no, Halo 3 Mini-Tales is not coming out on the Zune. Today At th...





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