All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft Xbox 360’

Xbox One Gets YouTube Upload Capabilities

When the latest generation of video game consoles was launched last fall it was clear that the software for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One was half-baked. This was especially true for the Xbox One, which was missing numerous features that had been promised earlier in the year. Since the beginning of 2014 the Xbox One has received …

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New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed

With the Xbox One designed from the ground-up to be an all-encompassing living room entertainment system, the streaming apps that have become popular on video game consoles are now more important than ever to Microsoft. Today the company previewed several new apps that are coming soon to both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The app that Microsoft is …

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Major League Gaming App Released For Xbox 360

Major League Gaming (MLG) today released an official app for the Xbox 360 console. The app allows 360 users to stream and watch watch MLG content at any time of the day through their console. “The MLG app for Xbox 360 brings our content directly to gaming fans on Xbox Live,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO of MLG. “MLG …

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‘Titanfall’ Delayed Again For Xbox 360

Since its release for Xbox One and PC one week ago Titanfall has enjoyed moderate success. Microsoft revealed this week that the game helped push active Xbox Live hours to their highest levels since the launch of the Xbox One. Whether the game will become the Call of Duty-level success story that Microsoft so badly needs is yet to be …

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‘Peggle 2’ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way to every other platform. EA and PopCap Games this week announced that the rollout of Peggle 2 will continue first …

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‘Titanfall’ on Xbox 360 Delayed to March 25

Titanfall is one of the most-hyped games of 2014 so far. The game’s marketing promises it will revitalize the stale console shooter genre and bring Call of Duty-style gameplay to the latest Microsoft console. Gamers playing Titanfall on Xbox 360, however, will have to wait a few weeks to join in. EA announced this week that the Xbox 360 version …

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Xbox Live Subscribers Get ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Free in January

Though the second half of 2013 was a PR nightmare for Microsoft and the Xbox One’s original incarnation is still fresh in gamers’ minds, Microsoft did manage to bring one very consumer-friendly feature to Xbox Live subscribers this year. The new Xbox “Games With Gold” program brought to Xbox Live users an answer to the free games that Sony has …

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‘Fable Anniversary’ Coming to Xbox 360 on February 4

There are only a few Xbox-exclusive franchises that are still kicking around. Halo will obviously continue as a series until it no longer makes money, but this year’s Gears of War: Judgment may have been Epic’s final take on the series. Aside from the big exclusives, Microsoft still has the Fable IP to lean on for exclusive titles. Though the …

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‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Xbox Exclusives Announced

As Microsoft so pointedly showed by making Metal Gear Solid V the first debut of its E3 presentation, the Metal Gear franchise is no longer exclusive to PlayStation consoles. The game (games, really) will be coming to both PlayStation and Xbox consoles next year. Along with the console releases will come exclusive content for each hardware manufacturer. One month ago …

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Halo: Spartan Assault is Coming to Xbox Consoles

Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted a Halo-branded top-down shooter called Halo: Spartan Assault. The game was designed primarily with tablets and smartphones in mind, and Microsoft tried to used the game to sell Windows Phone 8 smartphones and the Windows 8 OS by limiting access to the game to those platforms. Obviously, with Windows Phone 8 representing a minuscule share …

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New Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles Announced

Though Microsoft’s efforts are currently on promoting its upcoming Xbox One console, the company still knows the Xbox 360 has years of life left. This holiday season, Microsoft will continue to try to expand the Xbox 360’s large user base with its annual game bundles. Three different Xbox 360 “Holiday Value” bundles will be available this year. All of the …

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Fable Anniversary Delayed to February

It’s that time of year. The time when publishers and studios begin sheepishly announcing that their original release date predictions for games were far too optimistic. Gamers can expect at least a few game delays for titles that are currently scheduled to be out by the end of the year, probably with new tentative February or March 2014 dates. That’s …

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Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released

Back in June, Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a deal for Xbox 360 consoles to stream hundreds of live cable TV channels to Time Warner customers. This week, the fruits of that deal have been revealed in a new Time Warner Cable app for Xbox 360. According to Microsoft, the app provides “up to” 300 …

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FIFA 14 Gets “Legendary Footballers” on Xbox One

At its press conference today at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that every pre-ordered Xbox one Day One Edition console in Europe will come bundled with a free copy of FIFA 14. It’s quite a gambit for Microsoft to pay for that many copies of FIFA, but the company hasn’t stopped there. It has also obtained exclusive content for the Xbox One …

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Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Kicks Off With Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

One month ago, Microsoft announced that, despite the company focusing heavily on launching its new Xbox One console, it would still be putting on its annual “Summer of Arcade” promotion. The even is now here, and Xbox Live subscribers can now download the first title in the promotion, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Brothers is a fairy tale game …

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Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Starts August 7

With the Xbox Live summer sale behind us, Microsoft is giving Xbox 360 gamers only a few weeks to play their new games before this year’s Summer of Arcade games begin showing up. The promotion will begin on August 7 and run until August 28. As announced at E3, the titles for the Summer of Arcade will include Brothers: A …

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Assassin’s Creed II Free For Xbox Live Gold Members on July 16

Xbox Live’s “Ultimate Game Sale” began on Tuesday, offering games such as Assassin’s Creed 3 and Borderlands 2 for as much as 67% off. Though the second day of the sale isn’t quite as exciting, Xbox Live Gold gamers will be pleased to know that Microsoft has announced the next game in its “Games with Gold” program. Assassin’s Creed II …

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Xbox Live Summer Sale Starts With Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3 on Sale

Last week, Microsoft announced that its “Ultimate Game Sale” on Xbox Live would be starting this week, complete with an impressive list of games console fans can expect to be on sale. Today, the sale has begun, and Microsoft has kicked off the deals with a few of the best-received sequels of the past year. Assassin’s Creed 3, Borderlands 2, …

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Microsoft Gives Away its First “Games with Gold” Game

Though Microsoft’s big E3 presentation was mostly about games, the company did manage to slip in a bit of good information for gamers who are sticking with the Xbox throughout this year. Xbox Live Gold members who don’t unsubscribe will be getting two free games each month, from July until December. This “Games with Gold” program is Microsoft’s way of …

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Xbox Live Game Sale Coming Next Week

While PC gamers everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the Steam summer sale to begin, it seems that a big summer sale for console gamers will begin soon too. Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb today announced that an Xbox Live “Ultimate Game Sale” will begin next week. Multiple titles will be on sale each day …

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Project Spark Opens Up Beta Registration

In contrast to their big Xbox One unveiling, Microsoft remembered to bring games to its E3 presentation. However, only one of those games really stood out as different from the games that have become popular on the current generation of consoles. In the midst of trailers for sequels and shooters, the demonstration of Project Spark showed that there is something …

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Xbox LIVE Game Sale Begins Next Week

Microsoft today revealed that a huge sale on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand titles will take place next week. Over on his blog, Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb revealed that the “Xobx Ultimate Game Sale” will begin on February 26 and run until March 4. During the sale, games could be on sale for “up …

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Halo 4 Trailer Released For New Map Pack

Though it’s often baffling that the shooter genre has spawned the most successful console franchises, a little observations could reveal why. Game franchises such as Call of Duty and Borderlands are well-supported by their developers and new content is being released for the titles on a nearly bi-monthly basis. Now, this could be a chicken-and-the-egg problem of which came first, …

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Over 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Have Been Sold

The announcement of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 console is less than two weeks away. Though the announcement of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox isn’t expected until the E3 conference in June, the company this week released some numbers that show just where the company stands as the industry prepares for the next generation of consoles. Microsoft claims it has sold more than …

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Call of Duty Games Dominated Xbox Gaming in 2012

It’s no secret that the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful gaming ventures in history. What many gamers might not know, however, is just how many people continue to play the older games in the series. This week Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the director of programming for Xbox LIVE, announced the top 20 games on Xbox …

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Dead Space 3 Ad Pushes Kinect Features

More than a few Dead Space fans are uneasy about the inclusion of co-op gameplay in Dead Space 3. Though Visceral Games seems to have come up with an interesting conceit for the feature (one of the characters will hallucinate and see different things throughout the game) it still feels like the type of feature the publisher, EA might force …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Resumes in January

Microsoft today revealed the future of Halo 4 for the next couple of months. Of particular note is that Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode is going on hiatus until January. The first five interactive episodes of Spartan Ops, comprising the first half of “season 1” have already aired. All five episodes will all be re-entered into Matchmaking, one per week, …

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New Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Announced

With all of the amazing big-budget gaming titles that were released this year, it’s easy to forget that some of the best and most fun gaming experiences can be had with smaller, less expensive games. Some of the most creative, challenging, and addictive gameplay can be found on Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Network. Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer …

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Coming December 10

343 Industries is certainly determined to support the Halo 4 multiplayer community. In addition to the weekly updates and story videos that accompany the game’s Spartan Ops mode, it appears that map packs for more standard multiplayer modes are coming as scheduled. Today 343 and Microsoft announced that the first Halo 4 map pack, Crimson, will be launching on December …

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Gears of War: Judgment Pre-Order Trailer Released

In a holiday season filled with Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution trailers, there has been surprisingly little video released concerning Gears of War: Judgment since its announcement at this year’s E3. Now that Halo 4 has been released, however, it appears that Epic sees the chance to finally promote its Xbox 360 exclusive, scheduled to hit …

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