xbox live

  • 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

  • PSA: Xbox 360 system update now live But don’t expect any new features. However, this will prepare our RROD… Read More

  • Be careful, there's a phishing scam going around Xbox Live

    There’s a phishing scam going around Xbox Live right now that promises free Microsoft points by visiting a Web site. After entering your XBL info in the Web site, it sends the same message to everyone on your friends list. Friends, it’s simply stealing your login info. You get no points, no glory, and you’ll annoy your friends in the process if you give up your info. To… Read More

  • The behind-the-scenes story of Xbox Live

    You gamers should know how great Xbox Live can be, but do you know how the service came about, or what Microsoft’s plans for it in the future are? (You may also know how incompetent many XBL players are—playing Team Fortress 2, it never ceases to amaze me that on my team of eight players, six were engineers, one was a useless dunce, and I was the only scout trying to get the briefcase. Read More

  • Madden 09 demo on Xbox Live

    The demo for Madden 09 is now—or will be in the next few hours—available on Xbox Live. (PS3 owners: a demo is salted to appear on PSN around the same time.) Go crazy, football fans, playing the same game you’ve been playing for the past 20 years. That’s two NFL stories in as many days. Clearly something has gone wrong here. Read More

  • Tidings from Microsoft's Gamefest 2008

    The very exclusive Microsoft Gamefest conference is in full swing right now somewhere here in the Northwest, and they’ve dropped a couple of newsworthy items. First of all is the revision of the Games for Windows – LIVE system they’ve got going on. Starting today every multiplayer feature of LIVE is free on Windows: chat, shared friends lists with the 360, achievements, and… Read More

  • 60GB Xbox 360 on the way says leaked e-mail

    Remember this? We should know for sure by E3, but for now it looks like Microsoft will release a 60GB Xbox 360 sometime this month. An internal e-mail, which I refuse to copy-paste here out of respect for the original source, Xbox Family, supposedly sent from Microsoft to GameStop and Best Buy details the company’s plans. In addition, Microsoft will release a stand-alone 60GB hard drive… Read More

  • Happy Bungie Day!

    If you haven’t already been informed of this then I have great news for you! Today is Bungie Day and to celebrate you can download a gaggle of Halo 3 goodies from Xbox Live that include themes, gamer pics, and the ultra frosty Cold Storage map as well as a price drop for the Legendary Map Pack down to 600 MS points. I guess I should dig up my copy of Halo 3 and take out Gear of War. Yes… Read More