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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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Xbox tipped to drop Gold pre-req for streaming services

Xbox tipped to drop Gold pre-req for streaming services

Xbox users could find themselves with a bit more freedom in the near future, if Microsoft follows through with plans leaked by unnamed sources. Reportedly, the company plans to drop the Xbox Live Gold requirement for using streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

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Titanfall down, Xbox Live compute outage live

Titanfall down, Xbox Live compute outage live

There’s a bit of a problem going on with Xbox Live Compute at the moment, and Titanfall is feeling the pain. Logging on to the service this morning results in your ability to get in several levels down to the point where you’d select the type of game you play. At that point, you’ll just wait, and wait, and wait.

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Xbox Originals to arrive in June

Xbox Originals to arrive in June

Following closely on the heels of Yahoo's original comedy ambitions today, Microsoft has revealed that Xbox Originals -- original shows and live events of various sorts, including the Halo TV series -- will kick off this coming June. Those using an Xbox One, Xbox 360, or another Microsoft device will have access.

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Xbox Live is down: it’s not just Titanfall

Xbox Live is down: it’s not just Titanfall

This afternoon alerts have been sent out to users of the game Titanfall for Xbox One and PC. This alert shows that Xbox Live members and those playing Titanfall through Origin are having a tough time connecting to games - the whole lot is connected through one system, as it were, working with Windows Azure.

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 trailer: spoilers stay flat

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 trailer: spoilers stay flat

It’s time again to get involved with a Telltale Games title, this time rolling with "A Crooked Mile," the third installment in The Wolf Among Us adventure game series. This game continues to build on the legend of the series aesthetically, bringing back super-charged graphics that aim to be gorgeous instead of realistic.

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Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

It’s not clear whether the change in staff announced this week by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will have any grand impact on how you play the game. The big change is in how Xbox and Xbox Live will be run. Instead of being two separate ecosystems that just happen to work with one another, Nadella has let it be known that Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox Live divisions will be run as a single unit, and they’ll be run by the same fellow, too: Phil Spencer.

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Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One gamers have known for months that the reputation system from the Xbox 360 would be redesigned for the next-gen console gamers. Today on Xbox Wire, Xbox Live's Program Manager Micheal Dunn gave a preview of what the notifications will look like, making it easy to see what others think of you.

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Xbox Live down as Titanfall launches [Update: Fixed]

Xbox Live down as Titanfall launches [Update: Fixed]

Eager Titanfall gamers have seemingly overwhelmed Xbox Live, with Microsoft's online gaming service down for many players. Reports of issues signing in to Xbox Live began earlier today, with Microsoft recently confirming that it was investigating the problem. Access to the online service is required for multiplayer-only Titanfall, among other games.

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