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Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Now that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is out, the same outage that seems to happen after every major release is in full effect. Remember when the Alpha for Destiny was released? Same sort of situation. Or so it seems. There appears to be a relatively minor problem going on with some Call of Duty players attempting to play the offline campaign while Xbox Live is down. While it certainly should work just fine, it's appearing that even offline is offline, so to speak.

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State of Decay: Xbox One just got permanent death mode

State of Decay: Xbox One just got permanent death mode

The game State of Decay brought Zombie Survival to the Xbox Live universe last June. Today, this online constantly-changing universe has been announced to be headed for Xbox One. In a whole new edition, to boot.

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PSN and Xbox Live hit by cyberattacks amid fake bomb threats

PSN and Xbox Live hit by cyberattacks amid fake bomb threats

Both Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming networks were brought down over the weekend by cyberattackers that also reportedly had a Sony executive's flights diverted after a fake bomb threat. What appeared to be a DDoS attack targeting the PSN on Sunday evolved into something significantly more serious, across both main online gaming services.

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ReddX lets you dig around Reddit from your Xbox One

ReddX lets you dig around Reddit from your Xbox One

When you have a spanking entertainment contraption that is the Xbox One, what else do you need? Why a way to participate in all the lively discussions happening on Reddit, of course! That will soon not only be possible but maybe even fun once the ReddX app gets formally launched on the console later.

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Xbox One update today: all the little details

Xbox One update today: all the little details

Today the Xbox One update for August comes your way be you a normal citizen or someone special. This update includes the allowance of mobile purchases, a new low battery notification, "last seen" time in your friends list, and a few other oddities. Watch out for 3D Blu-ray integration as well - now all you’ll need is a 3D TV and a 3D Blu-ray to make it work!

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Xbox Live is down too: probably not Destiny Beta’s fault

Xbox Live is down too: probably not Destiny Beta’s fault

This early afternoon the PlayStation Network was knocked out by Destiny Beta traffic. Now in the later afternoon, Microsoft has notified the world that Xbox Live is down as well. As of 12:23:39 PM CST, Purchase and Content Usage was down for the count. As of 3:39:42 PM CST, Xbox Live Core Services were Limited.

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Xbox One finally gets try now unlock later feature

Xbox One finally gets try now unlock later feature

Gamers transitioning from the Xbox 360 to Microsoft's current gen console might have been feeling the painful loss of one of the Xbox 360 store's killer features, but now they need not pine any longer. Microsoft has flipped the switch and now gamers will be able to try a demo of a game and then just pay later for access to the full game. Now if only there were Xbox One games that took advantage of that.

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Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

This month two games are popping up free for Xbox Live Gold members: "Max: the Curse of Brotherhood" and "Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition." Both games are generally considered to be "indy", and they certainly play that way - but they’re bringing a fine mix of nostalgia and high-end graphics (flat as they may be) that give us pause.

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Xbox Live is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Xbox Live is down (sort of), it’s not just you

This afternoon you may be having trouble connecting to your best buddies on Xbox Live with your Xbox One or Xbox 360. You are not alone. There’s a service disruption going on that started a bit after mid-day that continues through to the time this article is first posted.

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Xbox One update – external drives, Hulu Plus for Gold subscribers

Xbox One update – external drives, Hulu Plus for Gold subscribers

Delivering as promised, Microsoft is pushing out updates not just to the Xbox One but also to the Xbox 360. And with this update comes not only support for external drives and real names in Xbox Live, but also a few goodies for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

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Xbox Live Gold early cancellations allowed amid June update

Xbox Live Gold early cancellations allowed amid June update

Microsoft has added a bit of a rule change to their Xbox Live and Gold FAQ, one that allows early cancellations. This update and allowance will take place after the June software update, and all requests will need to be made before August 31st, 2014.

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Xbox One and 360 drop Xbox Live demand for Netflix, Hulu, more

Xbox One and 360 drop Xbox Live demand for Netflix, Hulu, more

Microsoft has ditched its requirement that Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners have Xbox Live subscriptions in order to access streaming services, meaning on-demand options like Netflix and Hulu will only require you pay up to the service themselves. The decision also brings Skype, OneDrive, and Internet Explorer to all Xbox users, as well as see Microsoft launch Games with Gold for Xbox One in June.

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