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That new Xbox One system update is rolling out now

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 notifications. The K...   read

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Xbox sale

Tomb Raider and Walking Dead headline Xbox Ultimate sale

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 Darkness II ($7.49) ...   read

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Xbox One demos

'There will be more Xbox One demos' says Major Nelson

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 Xbox One as the...   read

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Major Nelson gives some Xbox One tips and tricks

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 have long since l...   read

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Microsoft shows off Xbox One's recording and sharing

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 to SkyDrive...   read

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Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event

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 by a copyright c...   read

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Xbox One

Xbox One game gifting may be coming after all

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 "gift it" to a fr...   read

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Xbox One friend list takes some cues from Twitter

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 One, Microsoft ...   read

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Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

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 Argentina, Brazil, C...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read


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...   read


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...   read


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...   read

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