xbox live

  • iXtreme version 1.6 adds further Xbox Live ban precautions

    Six years ago, news of a new Xecutuer BIOS would have had me counting down the hours till school let out, at which point I’d go home and flash my X2 Pro with Team Xecuter’s latest handiwork. (That particular Xbox has since been moved around so much in various moves that the X2 Pro has been disconnected, thus ending the fun.) But now, the iXtreme hacked firmware for the Xbox 360? Read More

  • Amazon Jumps Into The HD Stream As Well. Doesn't Really Make A Splash.

    With all of the online video services now offering much of the same (sometimes lousy) content, the new differentiating factor seems to be high definition quality. Microsoft has been there for a while (with videos over Xbox Live), as has Apple (over the Apple TV), and now Amazon is joining the gang. The new HD option for Amazon Video On Demand is available starting today for some 500 movies… Read More

  • You can now buy Xbox Live download codes from Amazon

    You can now buy digital downloadable Xbox 360 goodies from Amazon. That is, you can head over to and buy a, say, Duke Nukem 3D download code, then download the game from your Xbox 360 using said code. Yes, sorta like using, but now it’s Amazon, so there Read More

  • Tasteless joke lists child for sale on Xbox Live

    How dumb are people? Someone at the weekend put a phony ad on Xbox Live. Advertising what, exactly? Oh, you know, just someone’s child. Yup, a Florida woman’s child was listed as “for sale” by a couple of knuckleheads (presumably this is at least a two-man job: one guy to come up with the idea, and the other to convince him to carry it out). They even included the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox Live Gold membership for $40

    In the off chance that you guys haven’t logged onto your Xbox in the last few days I wanted to tell you that there’s an in-dash special on Xbox Live Gold memberships. For a limited time Silver members can upgrade to Gold for $40. That is all. Read More

  • Yikes: Microsoft bans lesbian from Xbox Live because her sexual orientation is ‘offensive’ to others (Update: Actually, no)

    To quote Chris Matthews, “Oh, God.” It seems a woman was recently banned from Xbox Live because her sexual orientation—she’s a lesbian—has been deemed “offensive” by Microsoft. Let’s see how long it takes for Microsoft to “reconsider” this ban. (updated) Read More

  • Booting services add to the fun of Xbox Live

    Are you 12? Do you not like someone on Xbox Live? Do you not have to go to the table right now and finish your yogurt? Well, you’re in luck because for $20 you can kick someone off of Xbox Live. A fairly breathless story by the BBC describes hackers who send DDOS attacks to certain IP addresses, kicking the victim’s IP address off of XBL. There are two popular methods, one… Read More

  • Free Xbox LIVE for GTA IV and expansion

    Soon you will be able to play GTA IV or its The Lost and the Damned expansion on Xbox LIVE for free. Specifically from Tuesday, February 17 at 9:00AM PST to Sunday, February 22 11:59PM PST, multiplayer service that usually required a paid Xbox LIVE Gold subscription will be free for owners of those games. Read More

  • eBay auction for ‘Hitman’ XBL Gamertag

    I really, really hope someone with too much money and little-to-no first person shooter skills wins this auction. Imagine seeing a player with the Gamertag “Hitman” on your team in Call of Duty, only to watch him get killed over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. Read More

  • You can download the Halo Wars demo right now

    Just a quick note that the Halo Wars demo is now on Xbox Live. Remember, if you’re at work or whatever, you can queue the download on, and as soon as you turn on your 360 it’ll start downloading. The future! Read More

  • Resident Evil 5 demo hits Xbox Live today!

    BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! Oh wait, wrong game. Tehehe. Read More

  • Nate Robinson confirms Xbox Live identity during real-life basketball game

    Wow, here’s a new one. Apparently Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks plays quite a bit on Xbox Live and constantly has trouble trying to prove to fellow gamers that he’s really Nate Robinson. So in last night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Robinson apparently made a special salute before shooting free throws in order to prove to someone on Xbox Live that it was… Read More

  • Halo Wars has gone gold (and there's a documentary!)

    So Halo Wars, which comes out in North America on March 3, has gone gold. (Unless, of course, Microsoft is lying to us.) That means, for the non-nerds in the house, that the game is all done and Microsoft is busying pressing copy after copy in some plant somewhere. Read More

  • Resident Evil 5 demo on Xbox Live on January 26

    North American Xbox 360 owners will be able to download the Resident Evil 5 demo on January 26. That’s free and clear: no weird hacking required. Read More

  • Microsoft ‘tampering’ with misbegotten Resident Evil 5 demos

    Microsoft is up to no good. Redmond has just admitted to tampering with people’s misbegotten Resident Evil 5demoin an effort to prevent them from playing it before Capcom says it’s okay. Read More

  • Microsoft says PlayStation Home ‘feels like 2005 tech’

    What does Microsoft think of Sony’s PlayStation Home service? Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg told Kotaku the following: “What Home to me feels like is Second Life for hardcore gamers. It doesn’t feel like it broadens the experience and invites people in. When they unveiled it, it seemed innovative. I think what’s happened is now here we are a couple of… Read More

  • 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

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