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 Assassin’s 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.
In August, the annual Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade promotion will make its return. During the Summer of Arcade, a new XBLA game will be released every week for four weeks.
Microsoft announced back during the Xbox One reveal that they would be changing the way gamers pay for goods through their digital services. It was further announced that Xbox Live's Microsoft Points would be done away with for good and replaced with real world currency rates. Well, before the rates undergo the change Microsoft is beta testing the system before the fall roll-out.
One of the biggest complaints about Xbox Live are all the little troll kids who happen to be racist, homophobic misogynists. It's so ridiculous and so bad that it's more hostile and volatile than the mutant infested future of 2019: After The Fall of New York.
Day two of the Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale is up and running, offering another six games at deep discounts for the next 24 hours. There's also news concerning the July 16 Games with Gold promotion, which fans of sneakily killing folks with hidden blades might have an interest in.
If you’re in the market for some gaming on the cheap, then you might want to check out the Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale, beginning today and offering brand new discounts every day through July 8. If today’s first crop of titles can serve as any indication, your digital backlog might be getting a whole lot bigger over the course of the next week.
Microsoft is making good on its “Games with Gold” promotion today with the first free game to be offered to Gold Subscribers. Get ready for some tower defense action in Defense Grid: The Awakening.
If you're the kind of gamer who buys a game console to watch advertisements after putting down some money to become an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, there's good news for you: You'll get plenty of advertisements on the Xbox One's dashboard and much more streamlined advertisements geared toward getting you to click them even when you don't want to.