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  • 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
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Appears To Be Functional Once More

    Update 2: Microsoft has offered comment on last night's Xbox Live outages. "Xbox Live was experiencing log-in issues for some Xbox 360 and Xbox One customers," says the representative. "Service has since been restored—customers now have full access to Xbox Live. As always, please... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Games With Gold In December Includes Worms, Ravens, And Snow

    Microsoft has announced the December Games with Gold titles for Xbox Live members. One new Xbox One game and two Xbox 360 titles enter the rotation on December 1. On Xbox One, players will be able to lob holy hand grenades at each other in Worms Battlegrounds. On Xbox 360, you might solve a mystery in... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Time Running Out To Bid On Unearthed E.T. Cartridges

    Update : You've only got about an hour left to bid on one of the uncovered Atari cartridges. If you want to check out the items, head over to the eBay auctions . Original Story : The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Service Restored

    Update : The Xbox Live support page reports that Xbox Live is now fully operational once more. Original Story : If you’re having trouble logging into Xbox Live on Xbox One, you aren’t alone. Microsoft says it is aware of the problem and working to fix it. The Xbox Live status page also acknowledges... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Today Is Your Last Chance For October Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles

    This is your friendly reminder that today is the final day of the month. That means that it’s also your last chance to grab the Xbox Live Games with Gold titles that are currently available. On Xbox One, Crimson Dragon will be rotating out. For Xbox 360 owners, Death departs on his pale horse if... More
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