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Microsoft withdraws Xbox Live Gold price hike following uproar from users

In what feels like an attempt at kicking some bad news under the rug on a Friday, Microsoft announced this morning that the price of Xbox Live Gold is going up.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get EA Play on November 10th

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers would be able to access EA Play for no additional cost. The company shared more details about the rollout. Console play

Microsoft will now pay up to $20K for Xbox Live security exploits

Think you’ve found a glaring security hole in Xbox Live? Microsoft is interested. The company announced a new bug bounty program today, focused specifically on its Xbox Live network and services

Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console, arriving late-2020

If you didn’t watch last night’s Game Awards, you may have missed it. But Xbox Series X is the company’s  next-generation console, and will be arriving in late 2020. Thankfully, Microsoft h

Xbox Live is down for many (Update: It’s back up)

If you were trying to sneak in a quick game on Xbox Live during your Friday afternoon lunch break and found that you can’t get online: don’t worry, you’re not alone. While Microsoft&

Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft today announced a new initiative that combines under a single umbrella all of the company’s gaming-related products for developers like Xbox Live, Azure PlayFab, Direct X, Mixer, Virtu

Microsoft can ban you for using offensive language

A report by CSOOnline presented the possibility that Microsoft would be able to ban “offensive language” from Skype, Xbox, and, inexplicably, Office. The post, which cites Microsoft’

Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360

Starting today, Xbox 360 will support Hulu's Live TV service. Hulu launched the highly anticipated streaming service earlier this May, which provides access to live television as well as Hulu's librar

Xbox One gets Beam streaming, a new guide and more starting today

Xbox One is getting an update starting today, echoing some of the major changes coming to Windows in its forthcoming Creators Update. The big new additions include streaming via Microsoft’s own

The Xbox Game Pass is a $9.99 Spotify-like game subscription

Having free games with Xbox Live Gold was one thing, but Microsoft wants to go one step further. The company is launching a new service called the Xbox Game Pass. It’s a library of more than 100 gam

Minecraft takes a big step towards becoming a fully cross-platform game

Minecraft, one of the most playable games of all time, is about to become all the more collaborative after it took a major step towards becoming a fully cross-platform title.

Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4

At this point, there's very little difference between the <a href="">Xbox One</a> and the PlayStation 4. But there was one key differentiating point.

Snoop Dogg Would Like Bill Gates To “Fix His S*&t”

When something happens like, I don't know, Xbox Live going down, what do you do? A lot of us run to Twitter to complain about it. Not because our complaints will be heard, but because hot damn sometim

Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called 'revenge porn' from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via

U.K. Police Arrest Alleged Lizard Squad Hacker

Vinnie Omari, alleged member of the Lizard Squad, the hacking crew that took down both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network on Christmas, was arrested in Twickenham on December 31. Omari provided det

Hackers Take Credit For PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Outages On Christmas

Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gam

Microsoft Fires Back At Sony With Free 360 Game Downloads For XBOX Live Gold Gamers

Well, Microsoft kicked off its big E3 media briefing today with a big middle finger to rival console player Sony. Starting on July 1, XBOX Live Gold members who still have XBOX 360s will get two free

Microsoft To Refund Windows Azure Customers Hit By 12 Hour Outage That Disrupted Xbox Live

Microsoft will refund Windows Azure customers impacted by an outage last week caused by an expired SSL certificate. In a brief <a target="_blank" href="

Microsoft Has Built An Interactive Video Production Studio In LA, With More Than 150 Employees

Today at the D: Dive Into Media conference, representatives from Microsoft provided more details on its new video-production studio, which will provide a whole new level of interactivity for viewers.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo

Xbox Live is finally getting around to adding short-form, Web-original content: That began a few weeks ago with the addition of, among other new content providers. And today Xbox live is addin
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