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Xbox Live Cross-Platform Coming To Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, during which it plans to unveil a new SDK. Speculation says that this means cross-platform support is coming to Xbox Live.

Video Games February 4, 2019

Microsoft Allegedly Launching Xbox All Access Subscription Service That Includes A Console, Xbox Live, And Game Pass

Microsoft might unveil a new subscription service called Xbox All Access later this month. It’ll include an Xbox One console, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass.

Video Games August 23, 2018

Forza Horizon 2 Leaving Xbox Marketplace On September: Download It For Free While You Still Can

Say goodbye to ‘Forza Horizon 2’ this October. Turn 10 confirms the game is leaving the Xbox marketplace for good, but there’s still plenty of time to download it along with all available DLC.

Video Games August 20, 2018

Microsoft May Now Ban Xbox One Players For Offensive Language: Will This Stop The Trolls?

An update to the Microsoft Services Agreement apparently paves the way for Microsoft to suspend Xbox One players for offensive language. A civil rights activist, meanwhile, noted the ambiguity of some of the contents of the agreement.

Video Games March 28, 2018

Xbox App's Party Chat Feature Is Now Available On iOS, Android

Microsoft’s Xbox party chat application is now live and ready to download for Android and iOS users. The app permits real-time conversation among gamers and essentially extends the Xbox Live outside of the living room.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Xbox Games With Gold August 2017: 'Bayonetta' Returns, 'Slime Rancher' Launches, And More

The free Games with Gold for August 2017 include the return of 'Bayonetta' through the Xbox Backward Compatibility program and the console debut of 'Slime Rancher.' 'Trials Fusion' and 'Red Faction: Armageddon' are also part of the lineup.

Video Games July 25, 2017

Huge Xbox One Update Rolls Out: Custom Gamerpics, Console Co-Streaming, Profiles Linked To Controllers, And More

Director of Xbox Programming Larry Hryb, more popularly known as Major Nelson, detailed the massive update that has been rolled out to the Xbox One. Among the new features of the console are custom gamerpics, co-streaming, and controller-linked profiles.

Video Games July 13, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Games With Gold July 2017, Adds 'Resident Evil 6' And 'Dead Island' To Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2017, which include 'Grow Up' and 'Runbow' for the Xbox One. The new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, meanwhile, include zombie-infested 'Resident Evil 6' and 'Dead Island: Definitive Edition.'

Video Games June 29, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Connect Xbox Live And PSN: Will Sony Say Yes For Cross-Platform Play?

Sony might be a tad bit unwilling to support Microsoft in its cross-play plans, as proven by PS4 being left out of Microsoft’s cross-play plans for 'Minecraft.' Microsoft, however, is still holding conversations with Sony at present.

Video Games June 13, 2017

Free Xbox Games With Gold For June 2017 Include 'Watch Dogs,' 'Assassin's Creed III,' 'Dragon Age: Origins'

Microsoft revealed the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for the month of June 2017, which includes 'Watch Dogs,' 'Assassin's Creed III,' and 'Dragon Age: Origins.' Some of the titles can be downloaded for free starting June 1.

Video Games May 24, 2017

Horror Game 'Alan Wake' Will Disappear From Steam And Xbox Live, And David Bowie Has Something To Do With It

Psychological thriller 'Alan Wake' will be taken down from Steam and Xbox Live after May 15. The reason behind developer Remedy's decision to stop selling the horror game involves David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and Roy Orbison.

Video Games May 13, 2017

Xbox Live Games With Gold May 2017: Free Games Lineup Includes 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II' And More

Microsoft has now announced the Games with Gold lineup for the month of May, complete with 'Star Wars titles' and games with female characters at the helm. Here’s all the free games you’re going to get in May.

Video Games April 22, 2017

Assassins, Romans, Monsters, And Zombies: Xbox Live Announces Games With Gold For April

Xbox has announced the games lined up for April’s Games with Gold. Four critically acclaimed games will be available for free for Xbox Live Gold members.

Video Games March 24, 2017

New Xbox Live Features, Including Custom Gamerpics, Games Filtering, And More, Coming To Insiders

Microsoft is bringing a laundry list of feature updates to Xbox Live, including custom gamerpics, improvements to Looking For Group posts, captive portal support, and more. The updates will roll out over the coming weeks to Xbox Insiders.

Video Games March 21, 2017

Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup For February 2017 Includes 'Project CARS,' 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'

Microsoft has now unveiled free Xbox Live Gold titles for the month of February. Included in next month’s free lineup are 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime,' 'Project CARS,' and more.

Video Games January 25, 2017

4 Features To Look Forward To With Microsoft Project Scorpio

Microsoft Project Scorpio is the next video game system to come from Microsoft, and so far, we're not entirely sure of the features it might bring to the table. However, we can take a big guess an hopes to be right in the future.

Gadgets January 1, 2017

'Minecraft' Heads To The Big Screen Via Apple TV, Comes With 7 DLC Updates

'Minecraft' is heading to the Apple TV with seven special DLCs. While players can enjoy the Creator and Survival modes, there are several limitations such as the lack of support for Minecraft Realms and Xbox Live.

Video Games December 20, 2016

Xbox One Update: Preview Members Get Multiplayer Features Clubs, LFG On Xbox Live

Xbox One Preview members now get to enjoy the promised multiplayer features Clubs and Looking for Group or LFG on Xbox Live, with Arena following soon.

Video Games September 7, 2016

Xbox Live Gold Free Games For September Include 'Mirror's Edge,' 'Forza Horizon'

Check out the free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers next month.

Video Games August 24, 2016

Xbox Live Is Experiencing Issues - Here's The Latest Info

Gamers on Xbox One are running into problems when it comes to Xbox Live.

Video Games August 17, 2016

Microsoft Acquires Beam: Gamers Will Soon Be Able To Watch And Play Along With Their Favorite Xbox Live Streamers

Microsoft has acquired interactive livestreaming service Beam, which allows viewers to participate as their favorite streamers play their games. Making the interactive experience possible is the ultra-low latency that the company's technology provides.

Microsoft August 12, 2016

Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox Summer Update: Cortana, Background Music, Windows 10 Games On Xbox Live And Much More

Microsoft has started to roll out the Xbox Summer Update, which contains many new features and improvements for the Xbox One. Among the additions to the gaming console is the digital personal assistant Cortana.

Video Games July 31, 2016

Xbox Games With Gold For August Includes Beloved Cult Classic 'Beyond Good And Evil'

Xbox gamers will get the chance to play one of the most critically acclaimed games of the past two decades next month. 'Beyond Good and Evil HD' is included in the lineup of next month's free Games With Gold titles.

Video Games July 26, 2016

Xbox Live Gamertags Will Now Expire After 5 Years

Microsoft updated its terms of service for Xbox Live users. One of the key changes involves gamertags that will now expire in five years if players don't log in to Live within that time period.

Video Games July 26, 2016

If You Love Your Xbox Live Gamertag, Make Sure To Log In At Least Once Every Five Years

The amended services agreement of Microsoft requires Xbox Live subscribers to log in to the gaming network at least once every five years to keep their gamertags. Have you logged in since Sept. 15, 2011?

Video Games July 25, 2016

Microsoft's Xbox Live Revenue Increases, But Not Enough To Offset Lagging Xbox Console Sales

Microsoft has reported a 4-percent increase in Xbox Live revenue for the quarter ending June 30. However, the company's gaming division still struggled, primarily due to the lagging sales of its consoles.

Microsoft July 20, 2016

Xbox Live Now Supports Capture Cards For Twitch Broadcasters On Xbox One

Twitch is the number one streaming platform today for video games. With capture card support for Xbox One broadcasters, use of the platform is expected to expand even further.

Video Games July 13, 2016

Xbox Games With Gold For July Include 'Rainbow Six Vegas 2,' 'The Banner Saga 2'

The next wave of free games for Xbox Live Gold members have been revealed.

Video Games June 28, 2016

Xbox Live Games With Gold June 2016: 'Goat Simulator,' 'The Crew,' 'Super Meat Boy' And 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown'

The list of free Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for June is here, and it's definitely one heck of a lineup, featuring 'Goat Simulator' and 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown,' to name a few.

Video Games May 25, 2016

Microsoft Freeing Up 1 Million Xbox Live Gamertags: Here's What You Need To Know

Nearly 1 million Xbox Live Gamertags will be up for grabs this week. This goes without saying, but this is the perfect opportunity to get the name you've always wanted.

Video Games May 17, 2016

Xbox Live Games With Gold April 2016: Free Games With Backward Compatibility And More

Xbox unveiled the free games that will land on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in April’s Games with Gold program. We found that the titles are a strong mix of acrobatics, humor, horror, aliens and backward compatibility support.

Video Games March 28, 2016

'Rocket League' Developer Is Already Working On Xbox Live-PSN Cross Network Play

'Rocket League' developer Psyonix says they are already working on cross-network play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Geek March 22, 2016

Microsoft Dives Deeper Into eSports With Xbox Live Tournaments Program

Microsoft builds an eSports service and toolkit for Xbox Live and Windows 10. This will make it easier for developers - companies and individuals alike - to run both big and small events for competitive, professional gaming.

Video Games March 17, 2016

New Xbox Deals With Gold: Discounted Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games Through March 21

Microsoft released a new list of discounts in its Deals With Gold program. Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers can purchase titles and add-ons for a fraction of their initial prices, with some discounts requiring an Xbox Live Gold membership.

Video Games March 16, 2016

Rocket League Will Be The First Cross-Network Game: Xbox vs. PlayStation Soon A Reality?

Microsoft announced that it is opening up cross-network play to developers, and 'Rocket League' will be the the first game to support the feature. Why did Microsoft finally open up the Xbox One and Xbox Live to the possibility?

Video Games March 15, 2016

Xbox Gamers Could Soon Play Online With PS4 Users Thanks To New Cross-Network Play

Microsoft has announced cross-network play for the Xbox One, which will allow those using Xbox Live to connect with gamers on other gaming networks.

Geek March 14, 2016

Xbox Live Goes Down In Extended Outage As Microsoft Scrambles To Issue A Fix

Xbox Live goes down again leaving customers without access to its services for hours. Microsoft is working on a fix but has not confirmed the reason for the extended outage.

Apps/Software February 23, 2016

Xbox Games With Gold vs. PS Plus Free Games For February 2016

Both Microsoft and Sony are offering a new batch of free games, but which package is the better deal?

Geek January 27, 2016

Xbox Live Games With Gold For February 2016 Includes 'Hand Of Fate,' 'Gears Of War 2'

Microsoft has revealed its free Xbox game offerings for February.

Geek January 27, 2016

Interview: Roblox Gaming Platform Brings Imaginative Play To Xbox One

Roblox makes its move to gaming consoles. It's launch on Microsoft's Xbox One is available to download for free on Xbox Live.

Geek January 27, 2016

Xbox Live Down For Some Users And Snoop Dogg Is Not Happy About It

Xbox Live is currently experiencing a service outage, with players not able to join online games, and rapper and avid video gamer Snoop Dogg is not happy about it. He even uploaded a profanity-laced video on Instagram to call out Microsoft, Xbox One and even Bill Gates.

Video Games January 13, 2016

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sale Discounts 'Fallout 4' And 'Metal Gear Solid V'

Some of this year's biggest games are being discounted as part of Xbox's massive holiday sale.

Geek December 29, 2015

Hackers Threaten To Take Down PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam And ‘Minecraft’ On Christmas Day

Groups of hackers are planning to take down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, while another group is saying that it will shut down Steam and 'Minecraft' all on Christmas day.

Video Games December 21, 2015

Xbox Live Down As Hackers Threaten Holiday DDoS Attacks On Xbox Live And PSN

Another squad of hackers is threatening Xbox Live and PSN with DDoS attacks. "Some men just want to watch PSN and Xbox Live burn," the group tweeted.

Video Games December 18, 2015

Xbox Live December Games With Gold Includes A Fifth Free Game For The Holidays

Microsoft is throwing in an extra free game as part of its Games with Gold program for December.

Geek November 24, 2015

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