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Xbox Live’s cross-platform play: iOS and Android achievements

Xbox Live’s cross-platform play: iOS and Android achievements

If you thought Microsoft making a play for your exclusive gaming was powerful in their capturing of big titles like Titanfall, just wait until they’ve extended Xbox Live to iOS and Android. As Apple uses their own Game Center and Google uses Google Play Games, so too does Microsoft plan on extending their Xbox Live environment to both Android and iOS.

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Xbox Live Gold weekend starts Friday: 360 for USA and Canada

Xbox Live Gold weekend starts Friday: 360 for USA and Canada

Supposing you're one of the massive number of gamers out there with an Xbox 360 that's also one of the (comparatively few) that doesn't work with Xbox Life Gold, today is another one of those weekends where it's your time to shine. This weekend begins at one minute after midnight tonight for the latest Free Xbox Live Gold weekend for Xbox 360 users exclusively.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay expands in “CODnapped”

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay expands in “CODnapped”

While we're so close to the release of the Xbox One-first release of the Call of Duty: Ghosts expansion "Onslaught" we can taste it, there's a bit more work the company behind promotion the release has to do before we get there. The most recent release here comes in the form of a 1080p video that likely cost one whole heck of a lot of cash to produce. Working with real-deal live-action effects and your favorite British name-face Stephen Graham - from Gangs of New York, Snatch, and a whole lot of other films - you'll find this video spot taking that one extra step toward reality.

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Xbox One update will make online social features more accessible

Xbox One update will make online social features more accessible

Microsoft revealed an upcoming update to the nascent Xbox One console that will hopefully improve the overall gaming experience, even those parts not directly involved in gameplay. The major update will be fixing issues that revolve around the console's more social aspects, particularly its online features.

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Xbox One Verizon FiOS TV app live with Xbox LIVE Gold

Xbox One Verizon FiOS TV app live with Xbox LIVE Gold

Subscribers to the Verizon FiOS TV and internet service as well as the Xbox One's Xbox Gold program will find no less than a full-fledged app for the service. This means that users will be able to browse 74 live channels with next-generation console as easy as it would be to tap with any other app. This release is being pushed right this minute to the Xbox One.

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Xbox One system software update detailed for December 10th

Xbox One system software update detailed for December 10th

There's an Xbox One software update coming your way that includes a collection of feature fixes and performance boosts. Because this is one of the first system updates to arrive for the relatively new console, the folks responsible for the update at Microsoft have made clear the methods with which users will need to be familiar with to get the update live for themselves. Two different modes exist, in this case, one for "Instant On" users, one for those that have opted out.

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Xbox One voice and gesture command cheat sheets available

Xbox One voice and gesture command cheat sheets available

Xbox Live's "Major Nelson" (Larry Hryb) has posted two handy cheat sheets for the Xbox One's Kinect voice and gesture controls. The cheat sheets detail some of the more fundamental voice and gesture commands you can use at any one time, depending on the context of the task at hand. The resolution is a bit grainy at the moment, but the good Major has promised some full-size printable PDFs soon. [UPDATE: unified PDF now available at his blog.]

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Xbox Live down for Social and Gaming: It’s not just you

Xbox Live down for Social and Gaming: It’s not just you

Microsoft has issued a service alert informing the Xbox Live gaming community that social and gaming for Xbox One is down. As of this moment and until further notice from Xbox, you will not be able to join online games with other members. The alert was issued a little after noon Central Time today.

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Microsoft Xbox One “Made By You” lets you influence Gamerpic Gallery

Microsoft Xbox One “Made By You” lets you influence Gamerpic Gallery

Microsoft this week announced a contest whereby you can submit a Gamerpic design to be featured in the Xbox One Gamerpic Gallery. If your design is selected, it will appear for all Xbox One gamers to use as their Gamerpic. Plus, you'll get a free Xbox One controller "to commemorate the win," Microsoft wrote on the "Made By You" contest page.

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Xbox One boots in 17 seconds, among leaked revelations

Xbox One boots in 17 seconds, among leaked revelations

The latest Xbox One revelations ahead of its official Nov. 22 release date come by way of Twitter user @Moonlightswami, whose early acquisition of a console was likely made possible through a mistake on the part of Target. Among @Moonlightswami's confirmed findings are a 17-second boot time, an initial 500MB software update, some very large game downloads in the Xbox Live Marketplace, and others. But he paid a price for sharing those findings via YouTube; more on that little drama later.

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Steam users eclipse Xbox Live, PSN still far and away tops

Steam users eclipse Xbox Live, PSN still far and away tops

This afternoon the folks at Valve have let it be known that they're rolling in with a cool 65 million users total for the Steam gaming network. This number can be compared to the most recent report from Sony on the PlayStation Network working with 110 million users and Microsoft reporting that they're in at 48 million users in Xbox Live. These numbers are not the same as "active users", a number which is much more difficult to grasp.

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Grand Theft Auto Online updated to fix deleted cars and ugly characters

Grand Theft Auto Online updated to fix deleted cars and ugly characters

An update to Grand Theft Auto Online for both PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers should fix missing cars, mods that disappear, and an exploit which allowed the same vehicle to be sold multiple times, as developer Rockstar Games addresses the issues in the overwhelmed multiplayer title. The glitches were down to a cloud save failure, Rockstar Games said, while also pointing out that it had tweaked the algorithms in the character creator so that default "random" generations would be better looking. Meanwhile, there's also news for Xbox Live Games on Demand users.

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