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News: More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

Xbox 360 goes dark

While the connectivity issues Microsoft's been having lately seem to have been solved for Xbox One users (knock on wood), the problems only seem to be growing for the Xbox 360. Today, reports of Xbox 360 gamers not even being able to boot up their games and applications are streaming in. Instead of their games loading, all they...

Reminder: It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

We shouldn't have to remind you to download free games, but...

It’s the last day of July, which means it’s the last day that Xbox One Gold Subscribers can download Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and, more importantly, the superb platform-brawler Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. If you have yet to download either of these games, we...

News: Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

First console in China for 14 years

This article has been updated since first posted. Since 2000, mainland China has seen no new consoles on its markets due to the ban the government placed on video game consoles. The ban was introduced due to concerns about the negative impact video games were said to have on the younger generations and on mental...

Talking Point: Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Weighing in on the power of free games

Ever since Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition was added to Games With Gold on Xbox One a few weeks ago, we’ve been entertained by the countless number of praise-filled comments left throughout the internet by gamers enamored with their free download. Considering we awarded the game a 9 when we...

News: Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Four SKUs set to go on sale

The Japanese Xbox One launch is creeping up on us, with September 9th drawing ever nearer. Microsoft has confirmed that four - count 'em - hardware bundles will be available on launch day, offering varying benefits. The grand-daddy of them all with be the limited edition bundle, which is styled in a similar way to the...

News: Sunset Overdrive Available for Digital Pre-Order "Soon"

Sunset Overdrive Available for Digital Pre-Order "Soon"

Pre-loading still unconfirmed

Gamers will soon be able to pre-order Sunset Overdrive digitally via the Xbox One Games Store, according to Insomniac Game's latest Sunset TV video. Sunset TV's host, Brandon Winfrey, revealed the news when he responded to a fan question: "Will I be able to get the Day One Edition Content if I download it from the...

News: Microsoft CEO Reaffirms the Importance of the Xbox Brand

Microsoft CEO Reaffirms the Importance of the Xbox Brand

Don't worry; Xbox is alive and well

"Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox," wrote Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today in an email to employees. He also considers the "single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent, in a mobile-first world" just so happens to be the industry we love to...

News: Xbox One July System Update Now Available

Xbox One July System Update Now Available

Snappy!

Microsoft has begun rolling out the latest software upgrade for Xbox One and should be available for everyone today. As we outlined last month, the new update will allow players to immediately snap various apps simply by double-tapping the Xbox Home button on the controller. With this new feature comes a new app called Achievement Snap...

News: Microsoft Xbox Live Service Alert Issued

Microsoft Xbox Live Service Alert Issued

Technical issues.

Microsoft has issues an Xbox Live service alert and are currently working to resolve issues with connectivity and other services. The news came when Microsoft issued the alert via their support page over the weekend, acknowledging problems with "Downloading items that you have already purchased" and limited playback functionality...

News: Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...On Facebook

Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...On Facebook

Social media market share

This should get the fan boys boiling. According to data pulled from Facebook, the Xbox One is more "liked" across the United States than the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U. The information comes from the Movoto Real Estate Blog where they collected and arranged a map of gamers' console preference in the country, similar to...

News: The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

More characters and particles on screen

Just like many of you, our anticipation for Insomniac's totally insane action shooter, Sunset Overdrive is at an all-time high. It wowed us when we saw the first trailer in May and its presence during Microsoft's E3 conference cemented it as the must-play Xbox One exclusive when it arrives on October 28th. And...

News: Games With Gold Gets Refreshed Today With Two Free Games

Games With Gold Gets Refreshed Today With Two Free Games

Let's fight, shall we?

What's better than getting a free game? TWO free games, of course! Microsoft has refreshed Games With Gold on Xbox 360 today, replacing the punishing and challenging Dark Souls with two brawlers — Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Charlie Murder is a 4 player beat-em-up with a punk rock aesthetic,...

E3 2014: Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Check out these ultra-realistic screenshots

If you've been tuning into any live broadcasts from the E3 show floor, you've likely had a glimpse at the festivities taking place in and around the Xbox booth. While it's hard to get a sense of what it's like to be there in person without actually being there in person, Microsoft has released a group of...