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You Can Get a Refund If You Cancel Xbox Live Gold

On Tuesday, Microsoft did something that Xbox users have wanted them to do for years–the company finally tore down the part of the Golden Paywall that encompassed entertainment apps. What this means is that starting June 9th, Xbox users will be able to stream Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Go, and more without having to purchase …

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Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality

It appears the rumors are true. Xbox head Phil Spencer has just announced that they are tearing down the Golden Paywall–at least for entertainment apps. In under a month, you’ll be able to stream Netflix (and all other entertainment apps) without a subscription to Xbox Live Gold. “Xbox 360 has been a leader in delivering entertainment experiences for years, with …

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Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall

UPDATE: Microsoft made it official. Original Article: Unlike many of its competitors, Microsoft forces Xbox users to pay for the company’s console subscription service, Xbox Live Gold, if they want to stream content from media apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Although nobody (on the consumer end) has ever really liked this, it’s been that way for …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Breaks Piracy Record

When the season four premiere of HBO’s fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night, a record 6.6 million viewers tuned in legally. Another million-plus viewers pirated the episode, setting another record. Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, which owns HBO, called the new piracy record “better than an Emmy.” The Sunday night episode entitled “Two Swords” garnered a …

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Xbox One Reputation System Gets Teeth This Month

During the last generation of console gaming, Microsoft took a huge lead in multiplayer gaming, providing gamers with a large community of players linked by a robutst, well-designed infrastructure. Unfortunately, as the generation wore on Xbox Live became notorious for younger, immature gamers who use racist and homophobic language while screaming into their headsets. To combat this blight on the …

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Microsoft Wants To Put Xbox Live On Android, iOS

When it comes to gaming, Microsoft has really only dominated the living room with Xbox. Part of its success has been thanks to Xbox Live – the first online gaming service for consoles that got it. Now it wants to bring that same kind of experience to more mobile platforms. The Verge reports that Microsoft is working to bring Xbox …

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Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend Coming For ‘Titanfall’ Beta

Microsoft wants everyone with an Xbox One to play Titanfall. Every one. In order to achieve this, Microsoft is easing back its Xbox Live Gold paywall for one weekend. One weekend that just happens to coincide with the start of the Titanfall beta test. The free Live Gold weekend begins at midnight on Valentine’s Day and lasts until midnight on …

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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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Here’s How Multiplayer Is Changing On Xbox One

Xbox Live has been the defining feature on Xbox 360 as millions of players hop online every day to play games with friends and strangers from all over the world. That will remain the same on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is introducing some new features that will make Xbox Live even better. As previously revealed, the core of the …

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Xbox Fitness Coming To Xbox One This Holiday Season

On November 1, Nintendo will jump back into the fitness gaming category it helped create with Wii Fit U. Later this year, Microsoft will be throwing its hat into the ring with a similar app for Xbox One. On Friday, Microsoft announced a new Xbox One app called Xbox Fitness that will be launching this holiday season. Unlike Nintendo’s game …

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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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These Xbox One Features Require Xbox Live Gold

Since the launch of Xbox Live, players have had to pay to play online. Microsoft began adding more perks with Xbox Live Gold on the Xbox 360, such as using Netflix or Internet Explorer. Now it’s adding a whole host of new features that are exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members on the Xbox One. In an update to its …

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