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Xbox Live Gold Is Becoming Xbox Game Pass Core, Will Include Over 25 Game Pass Games

Xbox has announced that Xbox Live Gold is getting a rework in the form of a new service called Xbox Game Pass Core. Per a new post on the official Xbox website, Game Pass Core is an "evolution" of…

July 17, 2023 | 09:11 EDT

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Crude Crypto Goes Global In Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed

There are tons of games about aliens arriving on Earth. Many popular titles deal with humans banding together in order to fight an outer space force with superior technology. You've got the newest…

May 31, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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What Lies In The Multiverse Review

I think most of us would revel in the idea of living in the multiverse and recent studies have shown that that may be the case. Of course, that doesn't mean we're anywhere close to visiting parallel…

March 3, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Xbox Games With Gold March Games Are Pretty Dull

Update: Looks like billbil-kun is right again. Xbox has just released it's usual announcement for next month's Xbox Live Games With Gold March games, and it's exactly as it was leaked. The original…

February 24, 2022 | 09:43 EST

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Dying Light 2 The Wharf Collectibles Guide

Dying Light 2 has a lot of areas to explore and the Wharf stands out for leading out into the water. This area is a bit smaller than others and has a layout of different clusters of buildings with…

February 9, 2022 | 06:55 EST

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Bad Timing: The Dying Light 2 Immunity Mechanic Is Pointless

Techland's Dying Light, released in 2015, was a huge parkour-zombie-survival hit that still holds up today. It received an expansion called The Following, but officially became part of a series with…

February 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Xbox Games With Gold January Lineup Announced

The Xbox Games With Gold January lineup has been officially revealed by Microsoft. A prominent leaker originally revealed the lineup earlier today, but it's now been confirmed. There's plenty for…

December 23, 2021 | 11:02 EST

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A Beginner’s Guide To Unbound: Worlds Apart

When it comes to games that use portals, transportation is the first thing that comes to mind but that’s not how Unbound: Worlds Apart works. You play as Soli, a mage who is able to open portals…

July 29, 2021 | 04:55 EDT

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Unbound: Worlds Apart Review

It’s normal for humans to wonder about worlds beyond our own. This universe is a big place getting bigger every day and we’ve barely scratched its surface. Although, it’s not just other planets we’re…

July 28, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Black Skylands Guide for Beginners

Being a pilot is not easy and neither is being a sailor. Imagine the challenges that come with trying to do both at once. Well, it’s what you’ll need to do if you want to have your own airship. Even…

July 12, 2021 | 02:48 EDT

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The Sky Is Calling In Black Skylands!

Ever since humans looked up and saw birds soaring through the air, they’ve had the desire to fly. However, being cursed without wings, we had to use our creativity to come up with ways to explore the…

July 10, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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8 Games That Fairly Portray LGBTQ Characters

Pride is an event that is celebrated around the world and has become a symbol of love and acceptance. While this is how it’s viewed now, many don’t realize that Pride was sparked as a form of…

June 25, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Edge of Eternity Review

It’s thanks to series like Final Fantasy that we have such hard to discern time periods. When you have characters wearing medieval armor and using medieval weapons while flying on a spaceship, you…

June 8, 2021 | 04:00 EDT

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Xbox Series X Orders Are Being Delayed Worldwide by Retailers

Microsoft's latest console(s), the Xbox Series X|S, is being delayed worldwide by retailers such as Amazon US, UK, and Canada. For some, this is a day or two of delays, while for some they have been…

November 10, 2020 | 10:16 EST


Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 6 Headline August 2019's Games With Gold

This month's Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold subscribers features a hardcore third-person shooter, and racing fun for Xbox One fans. Meanwhile, an action-RPG and one of the newer Castlevania…

July 30, 2019 | 01:02 EDT

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Xbox Live Games With Gold For July Announced

Microsoft has announced July’s Xbox Live Games With Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360. For the Xbox One, there is INSIDE and Big Crown: Showdown. For the Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backwards…

June 30, 2019 | 10:25 EDT

Xbox Games With Gold For June 2019 Announced

Xbox Games With Gold For June 2019 Announced

The Xbox Games With Gold June 2019 has been announced on Xbox Wire, with another lineup of games for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. This month you'll get another four games: EA Sports NHL 19, Rivals…

May 30, 2019 | 05:20 EDT

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Gameloft Working With Microsoft To Bring Xbox Live To Mobile Games

Mobile gaming studio Gameloft will work with Microsoft to bring the latter's Xbox Live system to its mobile games. The partnership will begin with Dragon Mania Legends, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and …

May 7, 2019 | 10:44 EDT

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Xbox Games With Gold For May 2019 Announced

Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry "MajorNelson" Hryb has announced on Twitter the May Xbox Games With Gold lineup of games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will receive. Four games will be…

April 29, 2019 | 05:07 EDT

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription Will Merge Services For $14.99/month

Console gamers have the unfortunate burden of purchasing a program like Xbox Live to make use of many online features. On the upside, they also have access to stuff like the Xbox Game Pass which…

April 5, 2019 | 06:52 EDT

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Xbox Live Coming For iOS And Android Games

Microsoft has announced the availability of Xbox Live for any games released on iOS and Android. The company is launching a cross-platform software development kit (SDK) which will game and app…

March 16, 2019 | 10:20 EDT

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Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles For March Announced

Microsoft has announced March’s Xbox Live Games With Gold titles. Microsoft starts out the month with 2018’s Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridon. Based on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time…

February 27, 2019 | 08:34 EST

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Xbox Live Cross-Platform Support Coming to 2 Billion Devices

The days of Xbox Live being a Microsoft exclusive appear to be coming to an end—it looks like Xbox Live cross-platform support is about to become a reality. The news first broke at the listing of an…

February 4, 2019 | 09:00 EST

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[Updated] Xbox Live is Having Major Issues for the Third Day in a Row

Update: Xbox Support issued a new tweet notifying users that some issues are resolved. Another tweet released by Xbox Support says the…

February 1, 2019 | 01:57 EST

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Xbox Live Monthly Active Users Grew to 64 Million Last Quarter, Game Pass Engagement Hits All Time High

Yesterday, Microsoft held its quarterly earnings call, detailing company numbers from October 1st to December 31st of last year. Gaming specific stats include Xbox Live numbers, player engagement,…

January 31, 2019 | 11:08 EST

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Games With Gold for February 2019 Brings The Boom

We're so early into 2019 and already we have all kinds of great new games coming out, and plenty of deals from all storefronts. This week closes out January so subscribers of Xbox's Games with Gold…

January 30, 2019 | 09:33 EST


Microsoft and Discord Team Up to Bring Discord to Xbox Live

In a sign that Microsoft wants to further unify Xbox and PC players under a shared ecosystem, Discord is coming to Xbox Live sometime in the near future. Best known as a kind of a free chat app,…

April 26, 2018 | 12:40 EDT


Crackdown and Fable Among New Additions to Xbox One X's 4K Lineup

Microsoft has announced another batch of Xbox 360 games that can be enhanced on the Xbox One X. According to Xbox Live Director of Programming Major Nelson’s blog, the games are The Witcher 2:…

February 28, 2018 | 08:27 EST

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[Rumor] Microsoft Working On Xbox Career System & Avatar Loot Crates

Microsoft may be working on a new "Career" system for the Xbox ecosystem with loot crates for avatars according to Windows Central. Previously, Xbox platform chief Mike Ybarra had stated that he…

January 10, 2018 | 11:46 EST

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Battle the Undead Xbox Games With Gold January 2018

As we come to the close of 2017, the Xbox Games With Gold January 2018 lineup has been announced. Let's have a look at what's on offer for the first month of the new year. Four titles are up for…

December 25, 2017 | 07:00 EST

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Xbox Games With Gold December 2017 Games Feature Vermintide, Back To The Future

A new month is soon upon us, and the Xbox Games With Gold December 2017 games have been revealed according to a tweet from Major Nelson. This month, there are four titles up for grabs in the Xbox…

November 29, 2017 | 09:30 EST

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Xbox Games With Gold November 2017 - Nights Into Adventure

Major Nelson has announced the four titles across the Xbox 360 and Xbox One that will be available for Xbox Live Gold members through the month of November 2017 through their Games with Gold service…

October 29, 2017 | 01:01 EDT

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Xbox Live Indie Game Shutdown Pushed To October 7

Originally set for today, Microsoft's Xbox Live Indie Game shutdown has been delayed to October 7th. Introduced in 2006 with the XNA Game Studio, this program helped many game developers start their…

September 29, 2017 | 01:45 EDT

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Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1 With 100+ Games

The Xbox Game Pass service will be launching on June 1, 2017, with over 100 games available in its catalog as reported by Major Nelson. Announced earlier this year, the Xbox Game Pass is a…

May 28, 2017 | 04:43 EDT


Games with Gold December 2016 - One last Horror Game

We're almost up to December after a full year of Games with Gold but with a month to go there are still four free games to collect which have just been announced via Major Nelson's Xbox Blog. For…

November 22, 2016 | 04:39 EST


Microsoft Unveils Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update

At a New York event on Wednesday, and followed by an announcement on Microsoft's news feed, the company have revealed a new hybrid desktop/touchscreen device - called the Surface Studio - which aims…

October 27, 2016 | 07:08 EDT

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September Games With Gold Announced

Every month active Xbox Live Gold members get access to four games through the Games With Gold service, and the games for next month have just been revealed. As usual it contains two Xbox One games…

August 24, 2016 | 02:28 EDT

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Microsoft E3 2016 - Xbox Live Updates

Next up at the Xbox showcase we're looking at whats coming next for Xbox Live.Mike Ybarra arrives to elucidate on Xbox Live's growth. Xbox Live will be bringing more servers online in order to…

June 13, 2016 | 02:19 EDT


[UPDATED] Xbox Live Matchmaking Down on Xbox One

Update: The Xbox Live service's matchmaking has resumed normal functionality according to the Xbox Live Service Status website.Xbox Live is currently having issues with matchmaking for the Xbox One…

March 28, 2016 | 12:06 EDT

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Hackers Threaten to Bring Down Playstation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas

An anonymous group calling themselves "Phantom Squad" have threatened to take down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next Friday on Christmas Day.The threats were issued from a twitter account …

December 17, 2015 | 02:49 EST

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Xbox One designer Boyd Multerer leaves Xbox

Microsoft has lost a major player from their Xbox team today as the lead designer of the Xbox One and the founder of Xbox Live, Boyd Multerer has left the company to pursue independent opportunities…

December 30, 2014 | 12:28 EST

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Lizard Squad explain their reasons behind PSN and Xbox Live attacks

As the majority of you probably know, this has been a very sad Christmas for PSN and Xbox Live users. A coordinated DDoS attack brought down both services, leaving many people incapable of enjoying…

December 27, 2014 | 11:46 EST


Haven't been able to get on Xbox Live, PSN? Here's why

If you've been trying to get in some online gaming on your Xbox or PlayStation 4 this holiday, you've probably been left frustratingly unsatisfied. You can thank a certain malicious internet group: …

December 26, 2014 | 01:47 EST

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Marvel vs Capcom Origins to be Pulled From Shelves

According to Capcom the Fighting game Marvel vs Capcom Origins will be getting pulled from the PlayStation Network and XBox Live Marketplace in the coming weeks. On December 23rd you will see it…

December 19, 2014 | 01:21 EST

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Games With Gold November 2014

Another month and another free round of games for subscribers of the Xbox gold with the Games with Gold program have just been announced my Xbox Live's Major Nelson. Just like with all of the other…

October 30, 2014 | 03:37 EDT

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Xbox Feedback

Since the announcement of the Xbox One Microsoft has shows in all of the different changes to the platform that it has been listening. The changes of features gamers don't like, such as the Kinect…

June 9, 2014 | 09:42 EDT


Xbox Live's Games with Gold for June Announced

Major Nelson took to his blog to tell us what free games to be expecting for the month of June for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 systems. Xbox One will be receiving their first Games with Gold…

May 30, 2014 | 03:51 EDT

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Most Anticipated Games of 2014- Titanfall

As a huge fan of the First Person Shooter genre, I must say that a refresh is needed and Titanfall hopes to bring that well needed fresh taste to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One March 11, 2014. Being…

January 24, 2014 | 09:00 EST