Hackers take down PSN and Xbox Live while Assassin's Creed Unity has been delayed by two whole weeks. More on those and other stories in this August 30th, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
The Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup for August has been announced, including two games for the Xbox 360 and two games for those of you gaming on the Xbox One. Get ready for dragons, dirt bikes, space battles and stealthy murder.
Want free cash? Want free cash that you can use for your Xbox One? Well, GameStop is giving away $5 of free Xbox Live store cash, right now.
If you've missed out on the most recent chapters of Grand Theft Auto, you can now get them at a steep discount. Digital copies of GTA 5 and GTA 4 have been marked down for the weekend on Xbox 360.
Following the new policy change for app access on the Xbox One, due to go into effect on June 9th, Joystiq decided to do a proper follow-up and ask if more than just apps will be eligible for the paywall addendum.
Microsoft has launched a new set of discounts for Xbox 360 owners today. Xbox Live Gold subscribers and everyone else can pick up full games and DLC packs on the cheap until April 21st.
During the presentation of the Fire TV set top and gaming box earlier today, Amazon used a direct slide to inform the casual consumer that they don't have to pay to access apps they're already paying for.
Microsoft has long been held under the microscope when it comes to user data following the PRISM scandal. Well, they're not quite done with being under the microscope when it comes to user data and sharing personal information.
Listen up, tread-heads! World of Tanks has officially deployed worldwide on the Xbox 360, meaning those of you with an Xbox Live Gold account can download the game, jump into your favorite war machine and roll out onto the battlefield to do some series damage starting...Now!
So the big draw to the Xbox One is that it's an all-in-one media hub entertainment system. You can go online and surf the web using voice commands (although you probably wouldn't want your wife hearing what you're searching for), you can watch movies, stream content, play games and even upload game moments while skyping with friends... if you pay extra for Xbox Live Gold.
By now, we should all know that the console wars are in full swing and while both Microsoft and Sony are fighting to catch up to the current market leader, Nintendo, they are also trying to fight to keep their previous-gen customers moving over to next-gen, and they will do whatever it takes to keep the die-hards from switching sides.
The next-generation console war is still a few months off but both Microsoft and Sony are head-over-heels in the marketing department to jockey for a position of ascertained leverage. One of the tactics Microsoft has been employing is making Xbox Live look evermore enticing to outsiders, and they've taken it one step further with their Summer of Arcade promotion.
Dear citizen, Microsoft has called upon you to serve and protect the online environment of their lauded premium multiplayer service, Xbox Live. Those who meet eligibility will be prompted to enroll within the new Enforce United initiative, in which esteemed members of the online gaming community will be rewarded with the ability to help curb the rising online criminal force known as a troll.
The Games with Gold promotion continues this week with Assassinís Creed II, free to subscribers, along with all sorts of new content being added to the Xbox Live Marketplace, including sales on Mortal Kombat content and games from the Tom Clancy lineup.
If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you'll have a free game waiting for you tomorrow. Assassin's Creed 2 will be available for no charge as part of the new "Games with Gold" feature of Xbox Live.