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  • Blog Post: Reminder: Three Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles Expire Today

    This is your friendly reminder that today is the last day of September, which means Xbox Live Games with Gold turns over tomorrow. You don’t want to miss out on your free-with-membership games, right? Three games leave the service today. Be sure to nab Super Time Force and Crimson Dragon on Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: October Xbox Live Games With Gold Includes A Brand New Game For Xbox One

    Microsoft has announced the three Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for October. One of them, the game for Xbox One users, is brand new. On Xbox 360, players will be able to download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from October 1 through 15. For the second half of the month, Darksiders II will be available... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Reports Xbox Live Sign-in And Multiplayer Issues

    Update: Xbox One's Live services appear to be back to normal, according to the Xbox Live server status page . The Xbox 360 may continue to experience issues. Original story Microsoft's server status page (and news tipsters) are reporting issues with Xbox Live. You can find Xbox Live's server... More
  • Blog Post: Unearthed E.T. Cartridges To Be Auctioned Off

    The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico. The cartridges, which were buried in the desert outside of Alamogordo following the failure of the game and 1983 meltdown of the game industry, had been... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Retunes Xbox Live Rewards Program

    Microsoft has made a few changes to its Xbox Live Rewards program, which include a few new ways for players to earn credit for things they may already be doing. Most noticeably, each member is ranked by a series of stars, which is accompanied by a higher rebate percentage for bigger spenders. Members... More
  • Blog Post: Get Behind The Wheel Of Forza Motorsport 5 For Free This Weekend

    Xbox Live Gold members get a brand new feature this weekend. The company is rolling out a free play weekend for Forza Motorsport 5, and all you need to do is have a current Gold membership to take advantage. You’ll be able to start revving your engine at midnight Pacific tomorrow, September 4.... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Issues Resolved, PSN Attackers Taking Credit

    Update: Xbox Live's earlier sign-in issues appear to be resolved. A separate problem pertaining to Diablo III , however, continues to persist. I was just able to sign into Xbox Live on my Xbox 360 without issue. Original story: Xbox Live is currently experiencing sign-in issues and those claiming... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Reports All-Clear On Xbox Live Black Screen Error

    Update: (August 3, 2014 @ 8:42 a.m. Eastern): After two days of Xbox Live issues resulting in a black screen error for many Xbox 360 (and some Xbox One) users, Microsoft is reporting the problem is fixed. The Xbox support page has been updated, removing the problem for this list of service alerts. Original... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Get Your July Xbox Live Games With Gold Before They Are Gone

    Today is your last day to download this month’s Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. If you hesitate, you’ll lose out, as the roster rotates tomorrow. You can currently download Battleblock Theatre for Xbox 360, which is yours even if you let your Xbox Live Gold membership lapse later. On Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Xbox Live Friends, Sign-In Issues Resolved

    Update: The Xbox Live support page is reporting that the issues from yesterday have been resolved. You are now free to move about the galaxy. Original Story: It looks like Xbox Live is currently having some issues. The official support page reports that sign-in, friends list, and monitoring friend activities... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Is In The Clear

    Update 3: Xbox Live is now up and running with only a couple of minor issues. The PBS and Twitch apps are experiencing intermittent service problems, but all other functions are up and running. Update 2: We reached out to a Microsoft representative about the cause and projected time frame for recovery... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Today Is Your Last Day For Games With Gold Gotham City Impostors

    We’ve reached the mid-point of the month, which means that Xbox Live Games with Gold will be rotating tomorrow. Today is your last day to download Gotham City Impostors before it leaves the service. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download The Behemoth’s Battleblock Theatre. We... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live's Free-To-Play Ascend: Hand Of Kul Heading To PC

    After gaining 2.5 million players on Xbox Live, Signal Studios has decided to expand the Ascend: Hand of Kul operation. The PC version of Ascend: Hand of Kul will be available to download on Steam on May 20. It's online free-to-play action-RPG – a much different genre than Signal Studios'... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis - Breaking Down The Kinect-Free Xbox One

    Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One on May 21, 2013, the company has been haunted by decisions and comments about the console’s direction . Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and his team announced three major changes that should shrug off the specter of the past in favor of striding into the future... More
  • Blog Post: Games With Gold Gives Away Dark Souls, Expands To Xbox One

    Next month's free Games with Gold titles are headlined by From Software's harrowing action/RPG Dark Souls. For Xbox 360 owners, June's free Games with Gold titles are the aforementioned Dark Souls, Ska Studio's quirky brawler Charlie Murder, and the excellent Street Fighter IV: Arcade... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] Microsoft To Free Netflix From Xbox Live Paywall

    Update: Microsoft has confirmed changes to the paywall and much more. Not only are subscription services moving in front of the Xbox Live membership fee, but the company is dropping Kinect from the Xbox One. For more, read our additional coverage . Original Story: According to new reports, Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: May’s Games With Gold: Bunnies And Marital Aids

    Microsoft has announced the two Xbox Live Games with Gold for May. As usual, it’s a pairing of one digital and one retail release. For the first half of the month (May 1 - 15), Xbox Live Gold members can download Dust: An Elysian Tale . It’s a side-scrolling game in the Metroid vein featuring... More
  • Blog Post: Deadlight Available Now Via Xbox Live Games With Gold

    April’s second Xbox Live Games with Gold title is available starting today. You can pick up Tequila Works’ Deadlight right now. Deadlight is a 2.5D platformer set in a world overrun by zombies. Not sure if it’s worth your time? Check out our review (we liked it). More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall For Xbox 360 Won't Be Available On Games On Demand

    Titanfall has finally released for Xbox 360 – and it's good ! However, EA has confirmed that it won't be coming to Xbox Live's Games on Demand as a downloadable title. The statement released on EA's official site reads: "After extensive testing, we felt that it simply did not... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Issues Fixed

    Update #2 (4:47 p.m. Eastern): That was fast. Xbox Live is back up and running. Update #1 (4:41 p.m. Eastern): Microsoft has amended its statement on the issues facing Xbox Live right now. "It’s come to our attention that some of you are unable to sign in to Xbox Live," the statement... More
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