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Xbox One owners that have waited since Friday's announcement of this June's Games with Gold freebies to click that shiny download button are now able to do so. This month's free games, available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, are Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and twin-stick shooter Halo: Spart...

June 3rd 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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This week's Deals with Gold discounts two Xbox One games, NBA 2K14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. 2K Sports' basketball sim is 33 percent off on Xbox One and half-off on Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The game's My Player jewelry and Spanish commentary add-ons are also half-off this week. Mea...

June 3rd 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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We've all experienced a case of customer bad luck in our lives. Maybe you, oh, we don't know, bought an Xbox Live Gold subscription right before Microsoft announced they would be getting rid of the Gold requirement for entertainment services like Hulu and Netflix? Well if that's the case, your bad...

May 14th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox Live Gold subscription will no longer be required in order to use Netflix, HBO Go, and other entertainment apps. The company's new-found generosity doesn't apply to free-to-play games and MMOs including The Elder Scrolls Online, though. Microsoft's Phil...

May 14th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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One of Microsoft's big announcements today was the restructuring of Xbox Live Gold; the company will now allow Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners to use entertainment apps like Netflix and HBO Go without requiring a paid Xbox Live subscription. As Microsoft's Phil Spencer clarified to Joystiq today, the...

May 13th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft announced this morning it will no longer keep Netflix, Hulu and other streaming apps behind the company's Xbox Live Gold paywall. "Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership," t...

May 13th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This week's Deals with Gold lineup on Xbox Live spotlights Double Helix's Killer Instinct alongside a handful of standout Xbox Live Arcade releases, offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of featured games. Starting today, Killer Instinct's Combo Breaker Pack is priced at $14.99, giving Xbox O...

May 6th 2014 at 12:17pm 0 Comments
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As promised, the Tequila Works-developed survival game, Deadlight, is the latest freebie for Xbox Live Gold members. The Xbox 360 game – regularly priced at $15 – will remain free until April 30. In her review of Deadlight, Joystiq's Jess Conditt said the game "shines in its detailed w...

April 17th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is cleaning out its digital shelves with a sizable sale on Xbox 360 games and add-ons this week. Ending April 21, the sale spans 11 games and hundreds of pieces of DLC. Five of the games feature popular DC comics superhero Batman in some capacity, such as 75 percent off both Batman: Arkha...

April 16th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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If you missed last weekend's premiere episode of HBO's fourth season of Game of Thrones, Microsoft is giving you a chance to catch up on Xbox Live. Starting today, the first episode of Game of Thrones' fourth season is available as a free download on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The offer is open to...

April 8th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft is pushing forward on its original television programming initiative by partnering with UK broadcaster Channel 4 and production company Kudos to create a drama series called Humans. The sci-fi drama is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's series Real Hu...

April 7th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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A young boy from San Diego discovered a way to log into Xbox Live accounts without using the proper password, but instead of using this knowledge for evil, Kristoffer Von Hassel turned his exploit over to Microsoft. According to a report from local ABC affiliate KGTV, the 5-year-old Von Hassel dis...

April 4th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments