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  • Penny Arcade Takes On The Xbox Live Price Hike

    Yeah, after spending years building a buddy list and earning all those meaningless achievements, you’re probably going to pay Microsoft whatever they want for Xbox Live. Am I right? [Penny Arcade] Read More

  • Yes! A True Sequel To Bangai-O Coming To XBLA

    One of the best games from the Dreamcast is finally getting a proper sequel: Bangai-O! Those who played it remember it fondly; a version for Nintendo DS was released, but (despite being pretty good) it didn’t really have the same savor as the original. I have a feeling this new one is going to be the sequel I’ve been hoping for. It’s called Bangai-O HD Missile Fury, and… Read More

  • Microsoft Is Jacking Up The Cost Of Xbox Live November 1st

    Hope you have some extra cash. Xbox Live is getting slightly more expensive starting November 1st in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The single month charge is increasing to $9.99 from $7.99, three months will cost $24.99 from $19.99 with the yearly plan increasing to $59.99 from $49.99. Why? Microsoft isn’t saying but we have some ideas. Read More

  • Did Microsoft kill Xbox Live+Windows Live cross-platform play because console gamers were too bad?

    Oh, what could have been. Rahul Sood, of Voodoo PC fame (now at HP), says he’s heard from people in the know that Microsoft was working on a project that would have integrated Xbox Live with a sort of Windows Live. The end goal was to have been console gamers and PC gamers playing against each other on a combined Xbox Live+Windows Live service. The reason why this project never saw the… Read More

  • "Major" update to Xbox Live Arcade next week

    Get ready for Xbox Live Arcade to become a bit more useful. Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced today that there is a significant update to Xbox Live Arcade, including a new recommendation engine and visual browser system. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Everyone is busy talking about Microsoft Kinect (the project formerly known as Natal), but to me, some much bigger news just dropped at E3 from Microsoft: ESPN live sports access. Simply put: this was the only thing holding me back from completely canceling my cable subscription. As soon as this goes live, I’m done with cable forever. No, this live sporting access won’t be… Read More

  • Xbox 360 to add Hulu?

    From DVR to On-Demand, more and more TV viewers are choosing when they get to watch their favorite programs. The greater question has been how you’ll be able to get all the other content to your screen — stuff like Netflix and Hulu. If you have an Xbox, the latter problem may be a thing of the past. Read More

  • Last Halo 2 Xbox Live player signs off

    Microsoft had tried to shutdown the original Xbox Live servers, but a couple of Halo 2 stalwarts had refused to log off! I guess Microsoft couldn’t turn the servers off, or wouldn’t, while people were still connected? No matter: the last Halo 2 Xbox Live player has signed off. We wish him well in his future endeavors. Read More

  • Microsoft, News Corp in talks over Xbox Live channel (but it'll cost you $1 or $2 extra)

    Would you be willing to pay an extra dollar or two per month for Xbox Live if you were able to watch live TV on it? That’s what Microsoft and News Corp. execs are currently contemplating, with the two companies in talks over bringing a “young, male” channel to XBL. Now, this is all rumor and speculation, so no need to freak out if you’re diametrically opposed to the idea. Read More