xbox live

  • New Xbox Experience demo now online

    Fire up Xbox Live for a “glimpse” of the upcoming New Xbox Experience, Microsft’s latest update to the Xbox System Software. The Avatars are still lame, sure, but the enhanced multimedia options are a welcome treat. Read More

  • Fable II to ship without working online co-op mode

    Would-be Xbox 360 killer app Fable II comes out on October 21, but it’s now emerged that the game will ship without a functional online co-op mode. That’s right, after you make the long, lonely drive back from GameStop that Tuesday, you won’t immediately be able to hop on Xbox Live to play with your friends. That said, you won’t have to wait very long for online co-op. Read More

  • Xbox Live and Zune going down for maintenance on Monday

    Anybody who completely relies on Microsoft for all of their entertainment needs is going to be bored straight out of their minds when Monday, September 29th rolls around. At 12:01 AM PST, both the Xbox Live and the entire Zune service will be taken down for maintenance. Live will be out for 24 hours, while Zune will go dark for closer to two days. According to Major Nelson, the Live outage is… Read More

  • Duke Nukem 3D now on Xbox Live Arcade

    A cool 800 Microsoft points will get you all the womanizing, blue collar fun that is Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade. The classic shooter’s graphics have been bumped up to high definition, and there’s an eight-player death match, conveniently named DukeMatch. Bad news for you folks in Germany and Korea: the games isn’t available to you. Mr. Nukem is too crude for… Read More

  • Xbox Film Club: See movies before they're released (in the UK)

    Microsoft has a new scheme designed to get people excited about watching movies on Xbox Live, which isn’t half-bad as it is now. They’re launching something called the Xbox Film Club, which gives a handful of lucky people (you have to enter and win) the chance to see new, hit movies before their theatrical release. It does seem to be UK-centric at this point, what with one of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox Live Marketplace Extended Play Download Days

    Get it while it’s hot, folks. Actually, you have until the end of October. Hopefully they offer a better assortment, but that’s just me. Read More


    While it’s no Duke Nukem Forever, Duke Nukem 3D has been been updated and will be available on XBox Live in September. Rumor has it that the new version will include co-op and multiplayer modes as well as an on-line score board. You could also just download it for your Mac/Linux box or PC, but you need those achievements, don’t you OCD boy. Read More

  • NHL 2K9 demo now on Xbox Live for free

    It’s always been a dream of mine to drive a Zamboni. The demo will provide fans an early chance to experience the new simplified controls and relive the excitement of this past season’s thrilling Stanley Cup™ Final for a brief three minute period as either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Read More

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo released on Xbox Live

    The demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is now on Xbox Live. The 900MB demo is available in all XBL regions, so people all over the world can enjoy the game. You wanna take a wild guess as to what’s my least favorite movie franchise of all time? I just never “got” it, sorry. Read More

  • Microsoft endorses Xbox Live iPhone/iPod Touch apps, but they have to be free

    I’m not the most avid Live player and my friends can attest to that. I’m just not very fond of getting my arse handed to me by 12-year-old girls. However, I do like to see what others are playing and how good they are, so I may actually download one of friends list apps through iTunes. You see, Microsoft requires that all apps pertaining to Xbox Live be free. So you filthy… Read More

  • Thirty Helens Agree: Xbox Live gaming should be free

    I, along with 30 Helens, agree with Don Reisinger on the subject of Xbox Live. Xbox Live Gold memberships should be free. I actually can’t speak for the aforementioned Helens, so let’s just say that Don and I are in complete concurrence. Read More

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