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Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

The fine game-oriented folks at Verizon are this month tending to the Xbox 360 crowd with an offer for FiOS internet, TV, and phone that'll give users a free copy of Halo: Anniversary as well as Xbox LIVE Gold for 12 months. The best part about it is that there's no annual contract requirement, and your price per month is locked in for two years. And Halo: Anniversary - how could you do without that if you're a true Halo fan? You absolutely cannot, that's the answer to that.

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Xbox LIVE not hacked insists Microsoft

Xbox LIVE not hacked insists Microsoft

Microsoft has denied claims that Xbox LIVE has been hacked, despite reports suggesting the online gaming service had suffered a security breach exposing user data. The company took to its official Facebook page after UK newspaper The Sun alleged gamers had lost between £100 and £20o each ($156-313); in fact, Microsoft clarified, victims had been the unfortunate quarry of a phishing scam.

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Xbox 360 dashboard update goes live Dec 6

Xbox 360 dashboard update goes live Dec 6

Microsoft's new Xbox 360 dashboard, integrating Kinect into navigation and bringing the UI in line with Windows Phone and Windows 8, will hit consoles on December 6, the company has announced. At that point, gamers will be able to use their Kinect to control the Xbox via voice and gestures, as well as share content on Facebook.

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Xbox 360 dashboard revamp rolls out to beta testers

Xbox 360 dashboard revamp rolls out to beta testers

Microsoft began rolling out its new Xbox 360 dashboard preview to beta testers today. The company started accepting beta testers last month for the dashboard preview, which is expected to bring several new features and an overall face lift. The new look will be reminiscent of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Metro UI and Live Tiles interface.

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Microsoft may ban Xbox Live accounts playing Modern Warfare 3 too early

Microsoft may ban Xbox Live accounts playing Modern Warfare 3 too early

Much excitement surrounds Activision's Call of Duty game franchise with the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 title set to be released on November 8. But somehow, in the hustle and bustle, some retail stores, including Kmart, have accidentally sold the discs early, with one ending up on eBay for more than $1,700. Although purchased legitimately, playing these discs before the release date could get your Xbox Live account banned.

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Microsoft accepting beta testers now for new Metro style Xbox LIVE dashboard

Microsoft accepting beta testers now for new Metro style Xbox LIVE dashboard

Back in September, a leak revealed that Microsoft's revamped Xbox LIVE dashboard would launch on November 15 with beta testing starting sometime in October. Things seem to be falling in line with speculation as Microsoft has announced today that it is now accepting sign ups from users interested in beta testing the new interface.

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NBA JAM On Fire Edition out now, Unlockable Characters revealed!

NBA JAM On Fire Edition out now, Unlockable Characters revealed!

If you're a fan of the greatest basketball video game in the history of the world, NBA JAM, you know that there's some undeniably awesome unlockable characters in every single edition. What we've got here this week (available starting this week, that is,) is the newest NBA JAM game entitled On Fire Edition - and with it comes some of the strangest new oddball basketball players you've ever seen!

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Xbox 360 TV expanded experience made official

Xbox 360 TV expanded experience made official

The folks at Microsoft have announced plans today to expand their Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE functionality to include a slew of new services, partners, and functionality. More than 20 countries are involved in the rolling out of this expansion, partners ranging from HBO to Verizon to the BBC to Televisa, everyone's in on it! There's a unified dashboard for Xbox LIVE, Comcast Xfinity integration, 26 new channels of live TV in the USA, further Bing search integration with voice-powered search, "more entertainment options" including Zone marketplace expansion with Xbox LIVE and Kinect, a handful of new apps, sharing, and music discovery. Is it time everyone jumped aboard this Xbox 360 as entertainment station train? Quite possibly yes!

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Xbox LIVE could get Comcast, Verizon TV next week

Xbox LIVE could get Comcast, Verizon TV next week

Microsoft has reportedly been in talks with almost two dozen content providers to source music, sports, movies, and TV shows for expanding its Xbox LIVE streaming service. Early last week, there were reports that the company was considering partnerships with Comcast and Verizon to bring traditional cable TV to the Xbox 360 console, and now a source has revealed that the service could start as soon as next week.

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Xbox Dashboard to launch November 15 tips PayPal leak

Xbox Dashboard to launch November 15 tips PayPal leak

Microsoft's Xbox Dashboard upgrade has been tipped to roll out on November 15, with a leaked internal PayPal email supposedly confirming the third-gen interface's full launch. Although Microsoft expects to begin a trial of the updated Dashboard in October, the email shared with Kotaku suggests users not part of that beta won't have long to wait until they too can have it.

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Microsoft considering Xbox TV partnerships with Comcast, Verizon

Microsoft considering Xbox TV partnerships with Comcast, Verizon

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Comcast and Verizon for partnerships to stream traditional cable TV directly through the Xbox 360 console. The upcoming service was originally thought to be a threat to other video streaming services such as Netflix as well as to cable TV, but now it looks like Microsoft will be seeking cable TV as allies instead.

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Microsoft talks Xbox LIVE on Windows 8

Microsoft talks Xbox LIVE on Windows 8

Microsoft has been talking more about its plans to integrate Xbox LIVE into Windows 8, pulling together its PC and gaming divisions as well as streaming entertainment. Spokesperson Major Nelson confirmed to developers at BUILD this week that they would be able to create Windows 8 specific titles that hook into the same Xbox LIVE systems as their Xbox 360 counterparts.

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