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  • Netflix Just Gave iTunes A Big Fat Kiss

    A new movie came out on DVD this week called The Invention Of Lying. It’s co-written, co-directed, and co-starring Golden Globe host Ricky Gervais and looks mildly entertaining enough that I want to rent it. So I load up Netflix to add it to my queue — but wait, according to Netflix, it’s not available until February 16. Why? Because it’s a Warner movie and as such… Read More

  • More screenshots of Perfect Dark for Xbox Live.

    The Xbox Live Arcade port of Perfect Dark still carries that frustratingly (well…) vague “winter 2010” release date, but we’re beginning to see more and more screenshots trickle out from wherever these things trickle out from. Who knows. Anyhow, there’s a series of new screenshots on some dude’s Photobucket that may interest you. Read More

  • Call of Duty Classic now on Xbox Live for 1,200 Microsoft Points

    Call of Duty Classic, the hip and groovy new name for the ol’ standby that is (was? Tense: who needs it?) Call of Duty 1, is now available on Xbox Live for 1,200 Microsoft Points/SpaceBucks. I don’t know if there’s any improvement over the original version of the game. Read More

  • Were you one of the 2 million Xbox Live users who used Facebook this past week?

    At least 2 million Xbox Live users have logged into Facebook this past week, which I guess means the feature is a bit of a success. (You’ll recall that Microsoft launched Facebook and Twitter to so much enthusiasm last week.) Mysteriously, Microsoft didn’t reveal the number of people who logged into Twitter. Is this the end of Twitter? Read More

  • Law firm asks, ‘Were you banned from Xbox Live? We want to help.’

    It’s safe to say that we hear at CrunchGear think you should be able to do whatever you want with hardware that you buy. Let’s take console modding. You wanna flash the drive on your 360 for whatever reason? Fine, go ahead. But don’t think that you can log onto Xbox Live with said modded console, and play your misbegotten wares (or is that warez?), on Microsoft’s network. Read More

  • Microsoft bans ‘small percentage’ of modded Xbox 360s from Xbox Live

    Fair warning to those of you who play your modded Xbox 360 on Xbox Live: Microsoft is breaking out the ban hammer. Again. Read More

  • Free GTA IV multiplayer this weekend on Xbox Live

    Good news, everyone. (I hope people understand that reference.) Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City comes out tomorrow, and to help grease the wheels a little bit, this weekend will be a free-play weekend on Xbox Live for GTA IV. That is, if you have GTA IV but don’t subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, you’ll be able to play online multiplayer this weekend. Read More

  • Pay for your Xbox Live addiction with Paypal

    Good evening, readers- If you’re an Xbox Live subscriber in the US then Major Nelson has some news for you. Microsoft has rolled out Paypal as a method of payment for MS points, Xbox Live accounts and such, but it’s not what you think. You can’t actually do anything from your console and all transactions take place on A couple of things to point out: PayPal is… Read More

  • Fall Xbox Live Update preview goes live

    After a slow start, Microsoft finally pushed out the Fall Xbox Live Update preview last night for press and other folk. Don’t be too jealous because the Xbox team is offering the update to you, reader, starting this Monday. All the details on this update can be found here. Hop on over to Major Nelson’s blog and sign up for a chance to be apart of the preview. Good luck! Read More

  • That Fall Xbox Live update drops on August 11

    All of this drops on August 11. Games On Demand titles confirmed for 8/11 are as follows: Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Mass Effect and Sonic the Hedgehog. We’ll have to wait for the next update to get Facebook, Twitter,, Zune Video and 1080p Instant On. That is all. Read More

  • Breaking: Incoming Xbox Live update detailed in full

    A (press) preview of the upcoming Xbox Live update goes live on Monday, but we’ve got all the details to share with you now. And we have a gaggle of screenshots to boot. Read More

  • Xbox Live still a little funky after those there updates

    Hey there, amigo. Have you logged onto Xbox Live today? Don’t! Well, not unless you’re looking forward to dealing with a few post-maintenance glitches. Read More

  • Amazon hints about Zune HD Xbox Live integration

    Microsoft officially outed the Zune HD a week ago, but the Amazon product listing under the Technical Details section is talking about Xbox Live integration that wasn’t mentioned in the Microsof presser. Integration with the Xbox LIVE network gives you access to millions of videos, TV shows, and games from Xbox LIVE720p HD video output to your HDTV with optional docking station There is… Read More

  • Should we wave goodbye to buying video games at retail?

    Is it to early to proclaim—loudly, as you do—the practice of buying video games at retail dead? Yes, it probably is too early; yet we continue. Microsoft’s announcement today that it will make available, sometime this year, full retail games available for download via Xbox Live, may well be more important than Project Natal, or “Project Christmas” as I like to… Read More

  • Xbox Live to get full downloadable games

    Forget Twitter, Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Project Natal, this is huge. Xbox Live is getting full, downloadable games this Fall. The games can be purchased with just a credit card meaning you don’t have to mess around with Xbox points. Nice. More as we get it. Read More

  • Microsoft will reset cheaters' Xbox Live Gamerscore

    Microsoft is taking bold, new actions against cheating on Xbox Live. (You can cheat on XBL? Why would you even bother?) So explains one Stephen Toulouse, from Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement, in a recent Major Nelson podcast. It comes down to this: if you’re caught cheating on XBL, Microsoft will reset your Gamerscore and put a permanent marker on your Gamertag that says, “This… Read More

  • Video: This is the Fallout 3: Broken Steel trailer

    Within lies the Fallout 3: Broken Steel trailer. The expansion comes out tomorrow on Xbox Live and Games For Windows Live. It’ll cost 800 Microsoft points. It raises the level cap from 20 to 30, and it somehow fiddles with the game’s ending. That is all. Read More

  • Yes! Marvel vs. Capcom 2 heading to Xbox Live, PSN this summer

    It’s time to get excited, friends. Not only will Capcom release Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network this summer, but it will release demo this Thursday. That means you only have to wait two days till you’re unleashing 100+ hit combos and trash talking like you never thought you could. Read More

  • Max Payne, Max Payne 2 now on Xbox Live

    Heads up, 360 gamers. You can now find Rockstar’s Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne on Xbox Live. Each game costs 1,200 Microsoft points, or $15 in non-spacebucks. Read More

  • Lode Runner: Why the Xbox 360 was made

    I can think of no better way to leverage the gaming power of the XBox 360 than by playing the seminal Brøderbund platformer Lode Runner! Running back and forth, climbing, digging, collecting gold, and avoiding robots: Lode Runner has everything a game needs. And now it’s available on XBox LIVE, with lush new graphics, multiplayer support, and the all-important level editor for hours of fun! Read More

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