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  • Blog Post: PSA: Xbox 360 Multiplayer Is Free For Everyone This Weekend

    If you’ve been itching for a Halo or Call of Duty match on Xbox 360, but your Xbox Live Gold has expired, you’re in luck. Microsoft is opening multiplayer up to everyone this weekend. Beginning today, October 9, you’ll be able to jump online in any game that supports multiplayer without... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition For Games With Gold Starts Tomorrow

    August's Games With Gold are coming to an end, but fear not, new titles – including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Xbox One are starting tomorrow. The last August Games With Gold is How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition for Xbox One, which you can pick up for free today if you're an... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Today Is Your Last Day For Two Xbox Live Games With Gold Games

    Today’s the last day of July, which means two of the currently available Xbox Live Games with Gold titles are going away tomorrow. You’ve still got time to lock-in your licenses for them though, so get a move on. On Xbox One, you can grab Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The other Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Runs Down Windows 10's Xbox Live Overlap

    Xbox is a big part of Windows 10, and Microsoft has released a video detailing just how integral Microsoft's gaming platform is to its new operating system. You can check out the video below to see how your Xbox will speak to your Windows 10 enabled PC or Surface tablet. Arguably the most exciting... More
  • Blog Post: August Xbox Live Games With Gold Takes Us To The Metro And Ground Zeroes

    Microsoft has announced August's Games with Gold offerings. For those who have held off on the prequel chapter for Metal Gear Solid V, your ship has come in. From August 1 through August 31, you'll be able to nab Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for Xbox One. From August 16 through September... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Currently Experiencing Issues

    Update: Xbox Live continues to experience issues, but the error has changed. Originally, Xbox Live was suffering from sign-in issues. The latest from the Xbox Live status page says the issues with Xbox Live are now affecting unlocking achievements and buying downloadable items. Original story Xbox Live's... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Last Chance For Plants Vs. Zombies Via Games With Gold

    Xbox Live Gold members have only a bit of time remaining to get the first Xbox 360 Games with Gold title for the month. Plants vs. Zombies rotates off the service tomorrow. Gears of War 3 will take its place through the end of the month. A second new Xbox One title arrives tomorrow, also. So Many Me... More
  • Blog Post: Perpetrator Of Holiday DDoS Attacks Convicted Of Over 50,000 Counts Of Computer Crime

    If you were one of countless gamers lamenting the loss of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network service in December 2014, justice has been served. Finland has convicted Julius Kivimaki of over 50,000 counts of cyber-crime, including harassment, fraud, and data breaches. Kivimaki was identified in late 2014... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Sign-In Issues Are Reportedly Repaired

    Update: Microsoft is reporting that Xbox Live sign-in issues have been resolved. You should be in the clear now. Original Story: It looks like its Microsoft’s turn. The company is reporting that Xbox Live is down for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. The company says that services are “limited”... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live's Games With Gold Gets Beefed Up For July And Beyond

    Microsoft has announced an improvement to the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Starting in July, two new games will be added to the Xbox One library. Previously, Xbox One users received one new game and one returning. July’s schedule is a bit disrupted, but there are four new games. Here’s... More
  • 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
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