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Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 sale wraps with deals on Skyrim, Oblivion [Update]

Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 sale wraps with deals on Skyrim, Oblivion [Update]

Today marks the final day of the Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 sale, and the promotion seems to be going out with a bang. Microsoft and Bethesda have dropped prices on both Skyrim and Oblivion, along with some DLC for each. Skyrim has shaved 50% off its normal Games on Demand price, coming down to $29.99, while Oblivion has dropped down 33% to just $9.99.

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Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft has promised one-month of free Xbox LIVE Gold service to any gamers affected by the Cloud Saved Games system going offline, having finally fixed the issues that caused the unexpected downtime. The free service extension, which will be applied automatically to eligible gamers' accounts according to Microsoft's Major Nelson, will be tagged onto the end of current subscriptions.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 28, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend is about to kick off, but luckily for us, it's chosen to wait patiently while we recap the news. We heard today that the Samsung Galaxy S IV may ship in April with S-Pen functionality, which is exciting for all of us who love the Galaxy Note II. Speaking of the Galaxy Note II, we saw a leaked press shot of the handset in black today, while Instagram use was seen surging on iOS and Android but taking a hit on Facebook.

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Xbox Live cloud storage currently down, Microsoft working on a fix

Xbox Live cloud storage currently down, Microsoft working on a fix

If you've been having issues retrieving your Xbox 360 saves from the cloud, you're not alone. As it turns out, Microsoft is experiencing some problem with Xbox Live at the moment, which is causing a couple of different headaches. The first (obviously) is that Xbox Live cloud storage is currently inaccessible, while the second involves Xbox.com going down for some users.

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The Walking Dead Episodes 2-5 are 50% off today on Xbox Live

The Walking Dead Episodes 2-5 are 50% off today on Xbox Live

The Walking Dead, which won five awards at this year's Video Game Awards, is having a major sale for today only. Episode 1 is still completely free, as it's been for a couple days now, but episodes 2 through 5 are all 50% off each. This means you can get the entire series for just $10 through Xbox Live.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone! Today a collection of BlackBerry 10 slides outed video chat and screen sharing through BBM, and we learned that smartphone and tablet activations rose to huge numbers of Christmas day earlier this week. There's a new survey from Pew and NPD that suggests tablets are beginning to replace eReaders and print, while we heard that Apple might be thinking about producing the Mac Mini here in the US.

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Borderlands 2 prices take a dive on Xbox Live

Borderlands 2 prices take a dive on Xbox Live

If you've been holding on out Borderlands 2 and have an Xbox 360, now might be a good time to buy. As a part of Xbox Live's Countdown to 2013 sale, the Games on Demand price for Borderlands 2 has taken a tip, shaving 33% off to come in at $39.99. That isn't bad for a game as recent as Borderlands 2, and you can also feel good knowing that you're getting a Game of the Year contender on the cheap.

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NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

It's no small feat taking on the entire internet when you're making sure the world is safe for children - that's why New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has removed approximately 2,100 registered sex offenders from online gaming communities instead. Targeting groups like Gaia Online, NCSoft, and THQ, Scheiderman has made it clear that if it's possible that a child is playing a video game online, he doesn't want sex offenders anywhere on the digital premises.

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Xbox LIVE explodes with video apps including Vimeo, Crunchyroll, and AOL On

Xbox LIVE explodes with video apps including Vimeo, Crunchyroll, and AOL On

It's not every day that the folks responsible for the Xbox LIVE app environment release so many items at once, and certainly not so many high-profile names as these. What we've got here is a fabulous list of additions to the Xbox LIVE lineup starting with Vimeo - finally you'll be able to have that one big YouTube alternative that makes your videos look just a little bit more refined than the competition - so smooth!

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft players on Xbox 360 are about to take a pretty significant step up with title update 7. Recently detailed on PlayXBLA.com, title update 7 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition brings the game up to PC version 1.0.1, so there are plenty of noteworthy additions with this release. Unfortunately, The End won't be featured in title update 7, with players being forced to wait until title update 8 to take on the Ender Dragon.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

There are definitely a lot of Xbox 360 gamers out there who haven't sprung for a Xbox Live Gold membership, and Microsoft knows it. To get more gamers to try out the service, Microsoft is hosting a free weekend of Xbox Love Gold, meaning that gamers will have a full weekend of access to the $59.99/year membership at no cost.

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