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Xbox LIVE is currently down, Microsoft is working hard to fix it

Xbox LIVE is currently down, Microsoft is working hard to fix it

If you're trying again and again to sign into your Xbox LIVE account, you're not alone, and it's not your fault. According to the Xbox LIVE Status page, several Xbox LIVE services are currently down, and Microsoft is working diligently to correct the issue. Unfortunately, Xbox LIVE seems to have disconnected at quite possibly the worst time, as this is Call of Duty: Black Ops II's double XP weekend.

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Dark Souls sells over 2.3 million copies worldwide

Dark Souls sells over 2.3 million copies worldwide

Action-RPG Dark Souls has sold an estimated 2,367,000 copies worldwide, according to the executive director of "From Software" (Dark Soul's publisher in Japan), Eiichi Nakajima. The sales have amazed From Software so much that it decided to launch an Xbox 360 version of the game in Japan. While the game was released for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 overseas, it was only limited to the PS3 in Japan.

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Dishonored DLC Knife of Dunwall flips the tables: now you’ve done it

Dishonored DLC Knife of Dunwall flips the tables: now you’ve done it

In the trailer you're about to see for the next bit of storyline for the Dishonored video game legacy, you'll find yourself not in the shoes of the protagonist. Instead you'll be the assassin who actually did murder the Empress - and though you feel the guilt of doing so weighing on your mind, you've still got a job to do. Of course you're still "Dishonored", so to speak, but you're under a cloak - and you've got one massive amount of shadowy skills to bash your way forth with.

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Xbox 720 AMD heart tipped as backward-compatibility cut

Xbox 720 AMD heart tipped as backward-compatibility cut

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox may sacrifice backward-compatibility for 360 games in favor of easier cross-platform development for Xbox and Windows PC games, sources claim, following Sony in jumping to AMD chips. The unofficially titled "Xbox 720" will ditch IBM Power PC processors for AMD's x86-based chips, Bloomberg reports, bringing greater hardware parity to Xbox and PC, and allowing game developers to more easily release titles for both platforms. However, those upgrading from an existing Xbox 360 to the new console may be less impressed.

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“Defiance” is both a TV show and a video game

“Defiance” is both a TV show and a video game

The new SyFy drama "Defiance" is taking a big leap and is going to be the first TV show to have a video game counterpart weaved into it at the same time. While it's normal for some shows and movies to have video games made after they air, like The Walking Dead, Defiance will seamlessly connect both simultaneously. The actual show will take place in a revamped St. Louis, while you will be able to create a new character in a revamped San Francisco.

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Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Some new sources have reinforced previous rumors that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 will require a constant connection to the internet in order for you to play your games. The news comes from Microsoft Blogger Paul Thurrott in a discussion with Andrew Zarian on What The Tech. His sources say that there is a note for the Xbox 720 saying, "must be internet-connected to use".

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Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Pink slips were flying around the offices at High Moon Studios today as Activision has decided to lay off 40 of its full-time employees. The cuts began happening right after the High Moon Studios team completed development of Activision's upcoming Deadpool game. Activision stated that it "works to align its costs with its revenues," and that reducing its staff is all part of aligning "our development talent against our slate."

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Popcornflix lands on Xbox 360 with support for Kinect

Popcornflix lands on Xbox 360 with support for Kinect

Microsoft has worked hard to turn the Xbox 360 into more than just a gaming platform since the game console launched. The software giant has done a very good job and many people use the Xbox 360 as much for streaming media, such as TV shows, movies, and audio, as they use it for playing games. The Xbox 360 now has a new digital movie platform available via Xbox LIVE.

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: the one April Fool we wish wasn’t

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: the one April Fool we wish wasn’t

If there's one single joke we've seen today that's so radical and excellent that we'd rather see the real product than laugh at the trick, it's the DLC for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. In an effort to bring us back to the 1990's, a magical time when .gif images were used as webpage decorations, the folks behind this fantastic webspace have created a site, a teaser video, and more pixelated greatness than you can shake a joystick at - enter the Blood Dragon!

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