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  • European release of Trenched delayed by Trench boardgame

    If you’re one of the many Europeans eagerly awaiting the release of Double Fine’s latest title, Trenched, you’re probably wondering what the hold up is. As it turns out, they’ve been delayed by a copyright claim by the designer of the boardgame “Trench.”

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  • Tropico 3 now available on Xbox Live Games on Demand

    Kalypso Media has just announced that the banana republic nation building simulator, Tropico 3, is now available on Xbox Live via the Games on Demand service.

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  • Beat Bungie at Halo, earn yourself a steak

    Bungie is conducting all sorts of festivities for its 20th anniversary celebration. Though the most enticing challenge for Halo fans is Bungie’s steak challenge. Beat the developers at Halo Reach during their 24-hour Halo marathon and they’ll mail you a pair of steaks. That’s right, steaks.

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  • Xbox COO on PSN hack: "We don’t wish that upon anybody"

    So a bad thing happened to PSN recently. You may have heard about it. Given that it has ears everywhere, Microsoft also caught wind of Sony’s no good, very bad month. Make no mistake, however: the console-maker’s not popping any champagne bottles over its bitter rival’s darkest of hours.

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  • Cloud Storage feature revealed for Xbox Live

    Microsoft’s announced a few additional details in a press release sent out to recap its E3 2011 announcements.

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  • Microsoft issues statement regarding PSN outage

    A Microsoft representative has issued a statement to Electronic Theatre regarding the ongoing PSN issues, which are plaguing users worldwide.

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  • Xbox 360 exec victim of hacker attack

    An 360 business exec has found himself on the wrong end of a hacker who didn’t like being banned repeatedly from Xbox Live.

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  • Xbox Live Fall Update Preview Program now live

    A new UI? Meh. ESPN? No thanks. Zune Music? Not interested. Wait, you say our Avatars have longer legs now? Is this… is this what the future feels like?

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  • Amazon discontinues Xbox Live sales

    Amazon.com is no longer selling Xbox Live titles via its website after the service was cancelled.

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  • Saint's Row 3DS is also an Xbox Live game, unlocks things in Saint's Row 3

    We’re glad we threw away our coffee before walking into Nintendo’s E3 conference, because if we hadn’t, we would’ve spit it out the second we spotted the Saint’s Row logo among the parade of games announced for Nintendo’s latest handheld. Turns out, though, that THQ didn’t just figure, “Hey, you know what’d not be the […]

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  • MW2 Stimulus Pack day-one buyers get seven more days of XBL Gold

    When we think of a good day-one launch, we generally picture the opposite of what happened to Modern Warfare 2′s Stimulus Package. Instead of landing gracefully on players’ Xboxes, the DLC crashed and exploded, and Microsoft spent hours scrambling to pick up the pieces. So, you’re probably hoping for some kind of apology, right? Too […]

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  • Microsoft: No new Game Room games until "late April"

    Retro fans who – somewhat perplexingly – bought a new console to play old games, prepare to be disappointed.

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  • "Loyal" Halo 2 players to gain free access to Halo: Reach beta, other free perks

    As much as we loved our original Xbox and its Tonka-tough, bullet-deflecting exterior, we jumped ship to the Xbox 360 seconds after it launched. Some people, though, aren’t so fickle. “Loyal” is what Microsoft’s calling them, and we agree. But Microsoft’s officially declared it curtains for the original Xbox’s Live service on April 15. The […]

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  • Xbox Live finally integrated into Windows Mobile

    Microsoft’s formally announced Windows 7 for mobile at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The good bit? The OS’s latest iteration will incorporate Xbox Live.

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  • Xbox Live really, actually coming to Windows Mobile

    As noticed by The Telegraph, Microsoft is staffing up to finally bring Xbox Live to Windows Mobile.

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  • Transformers Avatar clothing now available on Xbox Live

    We’ve always wished the giant robot that appears in the background of our XBL friends list could be our avatar, but this is the next best thing. CVG‘s reporting that your Avatar can now disguise itself as a robot in disguise. Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee helmets are available, as are a number of Transformers-themed […]

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  • Xbox Live boss: Cloud gaming won't overtake consoles any time soon

    European Xbox Live boss Jerry Johnson has seen what streaming videogame services like OnLive and Gaikai have to offer, but – despite their potential ability to send his main moneymaker packing – he’s not too worried. “Streaming technology is something that the industry is betting on longer term… right now I don’t believe that technology […]

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  • Twitter/Facebook/Last.fm XBL preview invites going out Friday

    Microsoft’s Major Nelson has sent word (via Twitter, naturally) that invites for the New Social Networking Experience preview program will be along shortly. “The preview schedule: We close sign ups later today and (if all goes well) send first wave of notification emails Friday,” he said. And that’s all he wrote.

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  • Microsoft issues XBL permabans to illegit Forza 3, Borderlands players

    DO NOT PIRATE VIDEOGAMES. Ok, with that out of the way, here’s an after-school-special-friendly example of why pirating’s for suckers. See, if you somehow managed to nab an illegitimate early copy of Forza 3 or Borderlands, you’re cruising for an Xbox Live permaban. “You know, when you play a pre-release title on LIVE when I […]

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  • XBL Game with Fame hints at L4D Crash Course drop date?

    When is L4D’s Crash Course DLC hurtling onto our gaming systems? No one knows. But a recent Xbox Live Game with Fame announcement might be dropping hints about the DLC’s drop date. “If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold Member, and you want a chance to play the new Crash Course add-on for Left 4 Dead, […]

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Xbox Live Latest

  • Halo Waypoint dropping on November 5

    Halo fanatics rejoice! Now, in addition to your Master Chief cat helmet, Cortana action figure, Halo: Fall of Reach book, and Halo-themed Slurpee cup, you’ll soon be able to bring some Halo action to your Xbox 360. Said the Halo Waypoint Twitter feed: “Nov 5. Mark it on your calendar. That’s when you will get […]

  • Hate Xbox Live’s 100 friend limit? Blame Halo 2

    Hey Mr. or Ms. Popular, is the inability to have more than 100 Xbox Live friends the only fly buzzing around the delicious cake that is your perfect life? Well, we can’t help you, but we can give you something to blame: Halo 2. Speaking with a “high level source,” G4 discovered that Halo 2′s […]

  • Rumor: Xbox Live Dashboard update pics surface [Update]

    GamecinemaHD has received some pics of what appears to be the new Xbox Live Dashboard update. Shots show the arcade rating system, multiple menus for Avatar Awards, Props, and Games on Demand. Looks rather neat. Go have a look, but keep it in your head as a rumor until an official announcement. Update – The […]

  • Microsoft voiding Xbox 360 warranties in Columbia

    Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t take kindly to Xbox 360 users logging into Xbox Live in Columbia. Those who do get their console warranty voided. Since XBL is not official in Columbia, users that log in to the US version aren’t allowed to get repairs performed by tech support. Engadget has more info on their site and […]

  • World at War heads up Live chart for week of January 26

    Looks like the usual suspects rounded out the top five Live titles this week.  Whatever would we do if Call of Duty or Halo missed the list?  Check to make sure the earth was still rotating, most likely. CoD: World at War Halo 3 Call of Duty 4 Gears of War 2 Left 4 Dead […]

  • 800 Microsoft point cards now helping keep retail relevant

    Don’t want Microsoft’s scheming corporate perverts to get an eyeful of your wallet’s private bits, but can’t afford to fork over $19.99 for a 1600 MS point card in these harsh economic times? Well then, your life is officially complete now that Microsoft has finished working the kinks out of its 800 MS point card. […]

  • New Avatar clothing renders your current outfit completely obsolete

    Yes, even your monocle. Really, just take that thing off. You’re embarrassing yourself. This New Avatar Experience spices up your doppelganger’s life with a few fetching pieces of formalwear. Guys get two tuxedos, two snazzy hats, and a dress shirt, while girls snag shoes, dresses, and sunglasses. We still want the giant Xbox mech from […]

  • Top Spin 3 demo on Live

    There’s a demo of 2K’s new tennis title, Top Spin 3, available right now, live, this second on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, says Major Nelson. The demo’s available no matter where you live and as for size, well, we haven’t checked, and Larry hasn’t told us, so no joy there. Update: The demo is 394 […]

  • EA closing down online racing from Burnout demo

    EA is shutting down the online part of the Xbox 360 version of the Burnout Paradise demo to free up server activity for paying cutsomers. “In order to enable the best possible experience for gamers who have purchased Burnout Paradise, we will be switching multiplayer off this Friday 1st February,” confirmed the publisher. “We hope […]

  • GRAW 2 co-op pack for Xbox Live

    Ubisoft is to release a co-op expansion pack for the Xbox 360 version of GRAW2, to be made available through Xbox Live Marketplace. The pack will contain a five-map co-op campaign set in levels taken from the original Ghost Recon and its first expansion, Island Thunder. The update will also add some Achievements, and will […]