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My Xbox LIVE official for Android: we go hands-on

My Xbox LIVE official for Android: we go hands-on

Today Microsoft has been kind enough to push the Xbox LIVE app you know and love from your Windows Phone and/or iOS device over to Android for full mobile interaction on the go. This version of the application is up on the Google Play app store as we speak, it containing the ability to compare your achievements and awesomeness with the list of LIVE friends you know and trust. It also allows you to change the way your Xbox LIVE 3D avatar looks - and there's no more entertaining place to do such a thing than on your mobile device - no place on earth!

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Microsoft Xbox 360 update goes live for “some”

Microsoft Xbox 360 update goes live for “some”

A handful of Xbox 360 users will notice their console prompting them to download a new firmware update today and later this week. The rest of the crop will receive the update next week. But regardless of when you download it, don't expect any monumental change to your Xbox Live experience. Yet. This is mainly an update to prepare your system for future major updates.

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Microsoft extends $99 Xbox Kinect deal to Best Buy, GameStop

Microsoft extends $99 Xbox Kinect deal to Best Buy, GameStop

Microsoft is extending its $99 Xbox and Kinect bundle to Best Buy and GameStop stores. The deal first rolled out in early May exclusively on Microsoft's online store, allowing customers to get the console and motion controller at a deep discount if they sign up for a two-year Xbox LIVE Gold Membership subscription.

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SlashGear 101: What is Xbox SmartGlass?

SlashGear 101: What is Xbox SmartGlass?

With the "Xbox 720" next-gen console still somewhere just over the horizon, and a multi-screen strategy to chase, Microsoft is squeezing as much as it can out of the Xbox 360. Latest string to the console's bow is Xbox SmartGlass, revealed at E3 2012 this week, and set to spread your content between home and mobile devices as you game and consume multimedia. Read on for all the details you need to know.

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Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

After first launching on the PS3, Amazon's Netflix clone is making its way to the Xbox 360. The Amazon Instant Video app launched today over Xbox Live, allowing customers to have instant access to the library of movies and TV shows they've already purchased from Amazon, as well as the full span of streaming videos available to Amazon Prime members.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

In less than a month's time, a game based on a niche comic book franchise that was turned into a successful TV show has been able to become its own breakout success. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day has been downloaded a million times between the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. It's hopefully a good sign as future episodes of the game are released.

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CinemaNow app comes to Xbox Live

CinemaNow app comes to Xbox Live

As if gamers needed another video streaming platform on the Xbox 360, Best Buy's CinemaNow app has now arrived on the Microsoft console. CinemaNow is a platform that allows users to rent or buy movies and TV shows, just like iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, and Vudu, but without the brand recognition of any of those other names.

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Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Wondering what you’ll be able to pick up when Halo 4 is released on November 6th? Wonder no more. The official Halo website has detailed the Limited Edition of the game, available for pre-order starting from today. It might set you back a cool $99.99, but hopefully the features will be enough to entice you. The Limited Edition will offer multiplayer map packs, specializations, and bonus digital content.

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Is the $99 Xbox 360 a bargain?

Is the $99 Xbox 360 a bargain?

How cheap can gaming get? Microsoft grabbed some attention yesterday with its $99 Xbox 360 promotion, slashing the upfront cost of the console by a third as long as you're willing to commit - cellphone style - to two year's Xbox LIVE Gold membership. So, bargain way to get into gaming, or a shortcut to monthly pain?

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$99 Xbox 360 with two-year contract official

$99 Xbox 360 with two-year contract official

Looks like the rumors turned out to be true. Microsoft has officially announced that you’ll be able to purchase an Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle for $99 on a two-year contract. That will net you the 4GB version of the console, plus a $15 a month subscription fee that will also include an Xbox Live Gold membership so you can fully experience online multiplayer.

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Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

The feature within Xbox Live that allowed gamers to get the latest news and information about the Xbox 360 in an easily digestable video format is no more. Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on the Inside Xbox feautre from its gaming console, likely due to low user demand. This includes the closure of things like Major's Minute, Featured Videos, and Insider Moves.

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$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

What if you took the classic cellphone business model and applied it to consoles? Did your mind just explode? Microsoft is certainly hoping it will. The Verge reports that Microsoft will be offering a $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect as part of a two-year subscription starting from next week. The $99 upfront cost would net you the hardware, and you would continue to pay a $15 monthly subscription over the course of two years.

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