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Microsoft offering free Xbox Live Gold this weekend in the UK

Microsoft offering free Xbox Live Gold this weekend in the UK

Microsoft is giving UK gamers another chance to take advantage of some free Xbox Live Gold this weekend. The company just recently offered the same deal to those in the US and other regions in the world, except for the UK and Europe. They had a free weekend last month, and are now getting the opportunity to go at it once again.

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The CW attempts to secure more TV viewers with Xbox LIVE

The CW attempts to secure more TV viewers with Xbox LIVE

The CW TV network has become the latest TV network to bring its selection of shows to Xbox LIVE. The TV network has been struggling for some time to attract viewers to its TV series, so hopefully its collaboration with Xbox LIVE will help. With the new CW TV app, viewers will be able to catch the latest episodes of the CW's TV series a day after they air on live television.

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Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, stated today that Xbox SmartGlass now supports Amazon's selection of Kindle Fire tablets. It's coming in about half a year late, seeing as the app was released for regular Android devices way back in October of last year. With the Xbox SmartGlass app now available in the Amazon App Store, owners of the affordable Kindle Fire can enjoy an extension of the Xbox Live experience with their tablets.

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Microsoft offering free Xbox Live Gold this weekend

Microsoft offering free Xbox Live Gold this weekend

The last time that Xbox 360 gamers were treated with a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold was back in November. It's certainly been a few months, but Microsoft has announced that the promotion is back this weekend, giving those who don't have a Gold membership the opportunity to take part in the $60/year subscription service.

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Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Sources reinforce rumors that Microsoft’s next Xbox requires constant internet connection

Some new sources have reinforced previous rumors that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 will require a constant connection to the internet in order for you to play your games. The news comes from Microsoft Blogger Paul Thurrott in a discussion with Andrew Zarian on What The Tech. His sources say that there is a note for the Xbox 720 saying, "must be internet-connected to use".

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Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

In an effort to get Xbox Live users to play more of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade games, the company will be launching a new "Play To Earn" rewards system on Xbox Live on April 1 that will reward gamers with free items and Microsoft Points in exchange for playing XBLA games. The new program is only available to Xbox Live Reward members, so if you aren't a member, get signed up now to take advantage of the new rewards.

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Microsoft confirms LIVE accounts hacked, pulls Xbox Entertainment Award app

Microsoft confirms LIVE accounts hacked, pulls Xbox Entertainment Award app

Microsoft has issued a statement confirming that some of its "high-profile" Xbox LIVE accounts that are said to belong to both former and current employees have been hacked, reports the folks over at ars technica, which was cyberattacked yesterday by the same hacking group. Known as Team Hype, the hackers are suspected to have caused a host of grief, including having possibly caused a police raid on Brian Krebs, a security reporter.

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Xbox Live Games on Demand sale starts today

Xbox Live Games on Demand sale starts today

Last week, we told you about a major sale coming our way this week, with over 60 Xbox 360 games being discounted all week long, with different sales every day. Larry Hyrb, head of Xbox Live, has announced that the sale has begun, and to start the week off, Microsoft is going big with heavy discounts to several Halo titles.

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Xbox Live Games on Demand sale coming next week

Xbox Live Games on Demand sale coming next week

If you're an avid Xbox Live user, and prefer the convenience of downloading games instead of going to the store to buy them, you're in luck. From February 26 to March 4, Microsoft is holding the "Ultimate Game Sale," where they'll be discounting a handful of popular Games on Demand titles, some of which are 85% off.

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Netflix and Hulu AdZone access on Xbox Live is free this weekend

Netflix and Hulu AdZone access on Xbox Live is free this weekend

Microsoft is unlocking two of the most popular video-streaming services on Xbox Live this weekend. Xbox Live Silver members will be able to access Netflix without having to pay for a Xbox Live Gold membership. As for Hulu AdZone, you'll still need a Gold membership on Xbox Live, but you won't need a Hulu Plus subscription like usual.

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Crysis 3 Open Beta hits Xbox 360

Crysis 3 Open Beta hits Xbox 360

Eager gamers desperate for a taste of Crysis 3 can get their teeth into the title early, today, with the Crysis 3 Open Beta opening up for Xbox LIVE Gold members. The premature access - which comes ahead of Crysis 3's general availability in February 2013 - is based around two unique maps, Museum and Airport, and gives a teaser of the multiplayer experience on the Xbox 360.

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Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Many gamers played a bunch of different games on Xbox Live throughout 2012, but there are a handful of titles that obviously rise above the rest in terms of activity. Today Microsoft's Major Nelson released a list of the top 20 Xbox Live titles of 2012, and we're seeing some entries that are predictable and others that are somewhat surprising. Care to guess which game landed at the top of the list?

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