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News: Orange Box Joins Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Orange Box Joins Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Crysis 3, The Witcher 2, too!

The third day of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is in play, and for the next 24 hours, and this new day brings quality, rather than quantity. Five titles are discounted to ludicrously tasty prices, with discounts ranging from 63-75%. Don't forget that the week-long deals are still running concurrently. You can read more...

News: Xbox One Will Launch in Japan Next Year

Xbox One Will Launch in Japan Next Year

Japanese gamers shouldn't have to wait too much longer

Microsoft has confirmed today that despite the Xbox 360's lackluster performance in Japan, they are not being deterred from launching the Xbox One in that territory. President and CEO of Microsoft Japan, Yasuyuki Higuchi, revealed in an interview with 4gamer that their next-gen console will be...

News: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Day 2 Kicks Off

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Day 2 Kicks Off

For the next 24 hours, you can pick up some more sweet deals as part of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale. There are some pretty sweet offers to be had, and don't forget that the week-long deals are still running concurrently. You can read more about those here. Day 2's offers are as follows:- LEGO: Lord of The Rings - $14.99 (was $29.99) LEGO: Batman...

News: Assassin's Creed II Will Be Free From July 16th

Assassin's Creed II Will Be Free From July 16th

For definite, this time.

After the furore surrounding the initial release in Microsoft's "Games With Gold" programme, Major Nelson has taken to Twitter to confirm that - for sure - the next title that will be free to Xbox Live Gold users will be Assassin's Creed II. Initially, it was thought that both that game and Halo 3 would make up July's free...

News: Ubisoft Asks Users to Change Passwords After Security Breach

Ubisoft Asks Users to Change Passwords After Security Breach

UPlay, but hackers don't.

Ubisoft has posted information confirming that their security systems have been breached, and certain people were able to access users' personal data. Now, Ubisoft doesn't store any payment information, so there are no worries there, but if you commonly use the same password at Ubisoft as you do on other websites and for...

News: GTA V Ships on Two Discs, Requires 8GB Install

GTA V Ships on Two Discs, Requires 8GB Install

Start clearing some space...

Rockstar has confirmed that when Grand Theft Auto V ships on September 17th, it'll be coming to Xbox 360 owners on two discs. Not only that, but the game will REQUIRE installation, with that installation taking up some 8GB of HDD space. The first disc contains the mandatory install data, whilst disc two will be used to...

News: LoveFilm Cans Games

LoveFilm Cans Games

No more from the rental giant.

The Amazon-owned, UK-based internet rental company LoveFilm has today declared that it will no longer provide game rental packages to new customers. If you have a subscription that includes games, then you'll still be able to rent titles as normal for the time being (although that will undoubtedly change soon), but...

News: Xbox Live Gold Free Games Offer May Continue Into 2014

Xbox Live Gold Free Games Offer May Continue Into 2014

Nothing ruled out.

After yesterday's somewhat disappointing announcement regarding the first (well, second) game to be released as a free title as part of Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold Free Games plan, it seems that at least some people at the platform are listening to the criticism. Jumping into a thread on Reddit, Major Nelson has stated that...

News: Borderlands 2, ACIII Kick off Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale

Borderlands 2, ACIII Kick off Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale

Good times ahead.

Microsoft has confirmed the first batch of titles to be included in July's Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale. All of the titles are available from Xbox Live Games on Demand, and there are some pretty tasty offers to be had. A series of titles will be available from now until July 8th, and those are:- Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway -...

News: Official Gold Chrome 360 Controllers Incoming

Official Gold Chrome 360 Controllers Incoming

These are the controllers you're looking for.

Via the official Xbox UK Facebook page, Microsoft has announced that they'll be releasing the Xbox 360 Special Edition Wireless Gold Chrome Controller in the UK. The controller, which looks more than a little like the one that came with the "Limited Edition" Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 bundle (barring a...

News: Mattrick to Leave Microsoft, Join Zynga

Mattrick to Leave Microsoft, Join Zynga

The grapevine is rustling.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Don Mattrick is to leave Microsoft, and join Facebook giants Zynga as CEO. Mattrick recently headed up the sub-par Xbox Reveal, and was very much the face of the corporation's gaming division over the last few months. Rumours have previously tied him to taking up the CEO position...

News: Check Out This Awesome Sonic Acoustic Guitar Medley

Check Out This Awesome Sonic Acoustic Guitar Medley

Rockin' the zones.

We thought we'd add some extra brightness to this already bright Monday (well, it's bright in the UK at least) by posting something that we found that we thought was pretty impressive. A talented fellow by the name of Guilherme Machado has recorded a very cool acoustic guitar melody of all of the various themes and musical chops...

News: Microsoft to Return to Tokyo Game Show

Microsoft to Return to Tokyo Game Show

Back Once Again

CESA have confirmed that Microsoft will return to the Tokyo Game Show this year, after skipping the event in 2012. Microsoft still hasn't announced when the Xbox One will be available officially in Japan, but has confirmed that the machine will indeed be released in the country, despite failing to capture the nation's imagination...

News: Minecraft Digs In To UK Chart

Minecraft Digs In To UK Chart

Deadpool hits the top 10, too.

The boxed retail release of 4J's Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has jumped right in to the UK chart at #2, behind Sony's superb The Last of Us, which holds on at the top spot. The successful launch of the boxed edition just goes to show that everyone's not quite ready to switch to digital distribution just yet, what with...

News: Developers Can Now Patch Their Xbox 360 Games...For Free!

Developers Can Now Patch Their Xbox 360 Games...For Free!

Free updates for everybody!

Microsoft is no longer charging developers to update their games on retail titles or XBLA games. Based on a report from Eurogamer and confirmed by a few other sources, Microsoft had changed this policy earlier this year but chose not to be openly clear about it. Previously, developers were charged a large fee —...

News: Microsoft Defends Lack of Bundled Headset with Xbox One

Microsoft Defends Lack of Bundled Headset with Xbox One

You don't need that! You've got Kinect!

Microsoft has thrown out some sandbags and jumped into the trenches to defend its decision to not include a headset with the Xbox One console. A headset will be available at launch, but will be sold separately (price unconfirmed as yet), and this has given people cause to complain due to the fact that the...

News: Crackdown 3 On The Cards for Xbox One?

Crackdown 3 On The Cards for Xbox One?

Phil Spencer drops the hint.

There's no official confirmation as yet, but it seems that a third title in the Crackdown series may well be on the way. A graphic used at Microsoft's Xbox Reveal event in May featured an Agility Orb from the game, but nothing has been mentioned about it since. In speaking to IGN though, Microsoft's Phil Spencer seems...

News: Xbox One Game Sharing May Not Have Been As Great As We All Thought

Xbox One Game Sharing May Not Have Been As Great As We All Thought

"Disgruntled Employee" spills the beans.

When Microsoft reversed their plans to use restrictive DRM in the Xbox One, we all thought that the much celebrated "Family Policy" would be stripped from the device as a result. That policy related to sharing your game library with members of your "family." You could nominate up to 10 people - from anywhere...

News: Xbox Live Gold Free Games Detailed

Xbox Live Gold Free Games Detailed

Halo 3, Assassin's Creed 2 kick things off.

As we reported during E3, Microsoft is introducing a new offer where Xbox Live Gold members get access to two free retail games per month. The company has confirmed a few more details this morning, stating that the games will go live on the 1st and 16th of each month. Currently, Fable 3 is free as a bit...

News: Retailers Rejoice as Microsoft Reverses Policies

Retailers Rejoice as Microsoft Reverses Policies

We're as surprised as you are.

Retailers have been rejoicing since Microsoft decided to pretty much scrap scrap all DRM requirements from their upcoming Xbox One console. What a surprise, given that outside of gamers' homes, they will be the main beneficiaries of the policy changes. In case you're not up to speed, profit margins on games that are...

Talking Point: Kinect Isn't Going Anywhere

Kinect Isn't Going Anywhere

Should it?

Microsoft have recently ditched their plans to enforce DRM on Xbox One titles, have removed the requirement for the console to connect to the internet every 24 hours, and have made the Xbox One a region-free device. All good work. But still, gamers are complaining. They think that Kinect for Xbox One is always watching you (even though...

News: Microsoft Removes DRM and Internet Check-Ins from Xbox One - CONFIRMED

Microsoft Removes DRM and Internet Check-Ins from Xbox One - CONFIRMED

Xbox One is now REGION FREE, too!

Following on from our previous story, Microsoft have confirmed via press release that they will be removing DRM, internet requirements, and region checking from the Xbox One. The release, from Don Mattrick, states that the company has listened to user feedback, and has taken the following decisions:- 1) After a...