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  • Blog Post: Reminder: Xbox 360 Games With Gold Titles Change Tomorrow

    If you haven’t yet visited Xbox.com to lock in your first Xbox 360 Games with Gold title for the month, you might want to do that soon. Otherwise, you’ll miss out on putting a hit on people. Mafia 2 rotates off the service after today. In its place, F1 2013 zooms in. For Xbox One gamers,... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Xbox Live Multiplayer On Xbox 360 Is Free This Weekend

    It may come as a surprise, but there is a portion of the console community that doesn’t pay for premium services. If you’ve got an Xbox 360 but have let your Xbox Live membership lapse, this weekend might be a good time to return to that system. This weekend, Xbox Live multiplayer is open... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Remember To Get Your April Games With Gold Titles

    Today is the last day to download your April Xbox Live Games with Gold games. If you haven’t yet done so, head over to Xbox.com to lock in your ownership. Rotating off the service tomorrow are Child of Light and Rayman Legends for Xbox One. Also leaving is Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Xbox Live Sign-In Is Back Online

    Update #2: According to Microsoft, the Xbox Live services has now fully normalized. Update #1: Good news, Xbox fans. Xbox Live sign-in is back online. Microsoft has not yet updated the status on the music and video issues yet. Stay tuned. Original Story: Xbox Live apparently has a case of the "Mondays... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Game Of Thrones Season Five Premiere For Free On Xbox Live

    Microsoft and HBO are teaming up to bring Xbox owners to Westeros. The duo announced this morning that the first episode of the current season is available for free for all Live members. Now through April 16, the first episode of season five (which premiered on Sunday, April 12) is available at no cost... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do Free Games Or Those You Purchase On Sale Get Played Right Away Or Sent To The Backlog?

    The current gaming environment rewards patience. While you can certainly get digital goodies if you buy at launch, those who are a bit more cost conscious can save some cash by waiting on the newest releases. Whether through digital storefront sales like Steam and platform holders offer, or programs... More
  • Blog Post: Spencer: Holiday Attacks On Xbox Live Were 'A Learning Experience'

    The network outages of Christmas are over, but that doesn't mean gamers don't feel any unease about it happening again. During my chat today with Microsoft head Phil Spencer, I asked what Microsoft is doing to address these concerns. "Our commitment to Xbox One customers is to make sure... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Games With Gold Titles Can Now Be 'Purchased' Through Xbox 360

    Players can now reserve their free copies of Xbox One titles offered through the Games with Gold program through the Xbox 360 dashboard. The move is meant to make it easier for Xbox 360 owners who don't yet own an Xbox One to reserve their virtual copies of the games offered up each month. Starting... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offering Discounted Xbox Live Subscription

    For a limited time, you can get a great deal on 12 months of Microsoft's Xbox Live service. The offer is currently available on the Microsoft Store . Instead of the standard price of $59.99, you can now grab a year's worth of Live for $39.99. The deal is available exclusively through Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Games With Gold In March Revealed, April Features Extra Games

    Microsoft has announced the Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for March. #IDARB returns for Xbox One, and it’s joined by three big retail hits from the past two years. First up, for Xbox One, is Rayman Legends. This updated version of the title sees Rayman and pals on a quest through beautiful scenery... More
  • Blog Post: #IDARB Arrives Early - Xbox Live Gold Members Can Get It Free Now

    It’s not quite February yet, which means it’s not technically time for new Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. However, Microsoft pushed #IDARB for Xbox One through a couple of days early. The title is a pixelated sports-meets-fighting-meets-platforming game that allows you to customize your... More
  • Blog Post: February’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Include #IDARB, Sniping, And Brotherly Love

    Microsoft has announced next month’s lineup for Xbox Live Games with Gold. The sport of the future is upon us (and you can design your own characters). On Xbox One, you can check out #IDARB. It’s sport meets fighting meets platforming, and you can check it out in our Test Chamber . On Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Rent Or Purchase Media From Xbox Live Or PSN?

    Microsoft and Sony continue to ramp up their media presence with video and music services. You can rent and purchase music, television shows, and movies via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, but do you? If you do opt to acquire this type of content through one of the services, do you typically rent... More
  • Blog Post: 18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Holiday Xbox Live And PSN Attacks

    Over the holidays, Microsoft’s Xbox Live service and Sony’s PlayStation Network suffered a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks . Today, an arrest has been made of an 18-year-old allegedly connected to the incidents. The BBC reports that the man was apprehended in Southport... More
  • Blog Post: The Witcher 2 Is Available Now For Games With Gold Members

    Microsoft is giving Xbox Live Gold members a few extra days to grab the second of this month’s Xbox 360 titles. While you still have through tomorrow to grab MX vs. ATV Alive, you can also now grab The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Between the current lull and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: December Xbox Live Games With Gold Expire Today

    Before you get caught up in New Year’s Eve festivities, you might want to spend a moment to make sure you aren’t leaving Games with Gold on the table. December’s offerings expire today, so double check to make sure you’ve obtained them. Currently available for Xbox One are Worms... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Boyd Multerer, Former Xbox Live Lead, Departs Company

    Another key employee has departed Microsoft’s Xbox team. Boyd Multerer, who lead development of Xbox Live, has left the company. Multerer shared the news via Twitter today. “Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run,” he writes. “Xbox was Great! Time to do something new.” In... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live And PSN Issues Plague Christmas, Some Still Ongoing

    Update 2 (12/27 9:03 CST) : Both services struggled last night, but it appears that things are slowly getting back on track. Xbox Live's service status shows it as up and running. Sony posted a tweet confirming that PSN is stabilizing and slowly coming back online. However, the service is still down... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Last Day To Get Xbox Live Games With Gold Title The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief

    Xbox Live Gold members might want to make some time to download the first of two Xbox 360 titles. The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief rotates out tomorrow. Note that this is only the first of three episodes, with the other two available for $9.99 each. You can read our review of it here . Tomorrow, check... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Xbox Live Is Currently Down On Xbox 360

    If you happened to sign onto your Xbox 360 to watch The Game Awards tonight (or do something else), you may be having some problems. The good news is that you're not alone. The bad news is that you might need to find another way to watch. Reports are coming in (and we have tested ourselves) that... More
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