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News: Xbox Live Service Alert Lowered (Update)

Xbox Live Service Alert Lowered (Update)

Xbox Live stable... Nearly

Following up from our recent report regarding the Xbox Live service alert, the majority of Xbox Live services have been fully restored and Microsoft has lowered the alert level. At the time of writing, Xbox Live is sitting in the recovery ward, after experiencing connectivity issues with Xbox Video and Xbox Music stores...

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: 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...

Rumour: Is Microsoft Lifting the Gold Requirement for Netflix, Hulu?

Is Microsoft Lifting the Gold Requirement for Netflix, Hulu?

Xbox Live Gold may be undergoing some major changes

Microsoft is looking to shake things up in regards to the Xbox Live Gold paywall requirements, if "multiples sources within Microsoft" are to be believed. Ars Technica is reporting that Microsoft may be lifting the Gold requirement to use video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and other...

News: Expect Multiplayer and Party Chat Improvements in March Xbox One Update

Expect Multiplayer and Party Chat Improvements in March Xbox One Update

Coming right before Titanfall launch

As much as we love our fancy new Xbox One's, it's clear that there are some areas that can be improved upon— mostly software related. Thankfully, a major update in March will help improve some of the nitpicks people have been complaining about surrounding multiplayer and party chat. Releasing sometime before...

News: Journey Back to Rapture With This 'Burial at Sea - Episode Two' Preview

Journey Back to Rapture With This 'Burial at Sea - Episode Two' Preview

Seaing old faces

Keep your arms and legs inside the bathysphere when descending please — you wouldn't want to get spliced. The fine folks at Irrational Games revealed quite the tease today in the form of an enticing preview for the second part to Burial at Sea, the story-based DLC counterpart to BioShock Infinite. Before clicking on the video...

Out This Week: January 14th (North America)

January 14th (North America)

Don't throw away that 360 just yet!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan,...

Out This Week: December 17th (North America)

December 17th (North America)

Hello, Clementine!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX we...

Out This Week: November 26th (North America)

November 26th (North America)

Keep moving, nothing to see here!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan,...

News: Fulgore Returns to Killer Instinct in March

Fulgore Returns to Killer Instinct in March

Spinal confirmed, too.

Microsoft has confirmed that the eight character to be released during season one of Killer Instinct will be the fearsome Fulgore. Fulgore - who was a character in the original game - will be available to download in March 2014, as revealed by the below trailer. Another character from the original - Spinal - has also been...

Out This Week: November 12th (North America)

November 12th (North America)

XCOM stands out as the highlight this week

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because...

News: Xbox One Dashboard Uncovered

Xbox One Dashboard Uncovered

Finally, some more details.

Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson) has posted a new video with Yusuf Mehdi (VP of Marketing and Strategy, Microsoft) and Marc Whitten (Chief Product Officer, Microsoft) showing off the new dashboard and just how easy, or so it seems to be, to use. You can view the 12 minute video below: In short, they show off voice and facial...

News: Microsoft Sends Out Rewards to Loyal Gamers

Microsoft Sends Out Rewards to Loyal Gamers

It's Killer.

It seems that Microsoft is acknowledging that the Xbox brand would not have been successful without gamers. Seemingly based on your Gamerscore and years of continuous Xbox Live membership, gamers are being sent rewards. Some rare cases have seen gamers picking up free Xbox One consoles complete with Forza Motorsport 5. More commonplace...

Out This Week: November 5th (North America)

November 5th (North America)

Call of Duty makes a haunting return

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX...

News: Assassin's Creed Liberation HD to Launch in January on XBLA

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD to Launch in January on XBLA

Digital title gets dated. Nearly.

Ubisoft has confirmed that their HD remake of Assassin's Creed Liberation will go on sale in January for the Xbox 360, via Xbox Live Arcade. The game - originally a PS Vita exclusive - features the first playable female Assassin, Aveline, and tasks the player with hunting down and eliminating enemies in all manner...

Out This Week: October 22nd (North America)

October 22nd (North America)

There's sure to be something for everyone this week

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young...