Sharing Cuss-Filled Videos on Xbox One Can Get Your Account Suspended

Everyone who's played so much as a 15 minutes of Candy Crush knows that, aside from mechanics, graphics, and all that other good stuff—swearing is a crucial part of playing games. Swear too much at your Xbox One in gameplay footage though, and your account can get suspended if you upload it. » 11/25/13 8:06pm 11/25/13 8:06pm

How Xbox Live's Cloud Computing Could Make Games That Last Forever

At Microsoft's huge Xbox reveal last spring, the company made a big hubub about the 300,000 cloud servers it would be adding to help speed up GPU and CPU heavy tasks. But in an interview with Gizmodo, Xbox Live Lead Programmer John Bruno detailed how it could change the way we think about gaming in the future. » 10/15/13 9:00am 10/15/13 9:00am

Why the Hell Are the Xbox One's Best New Features Behind a Paywall?

You don't buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don't buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting some of its most heavily promoted Xbox One features behind an idiotic Xbox Live Gold paywall? Because it can. But that doesn't mean that it should. » 8/08/13 9:36am 8/08/13 9:36am

You Can Get a Free Year of Xbox Live Gold for Buying Office 360

Good news, Microsoft fans! For a limited time buying Microsoft products will get you more Microsoft products for free. To be more specific, you'll get a yearlong subscription to Xbox Live Gold when you purchase the new(ish) Microsoft Office 365 which also happens to be a subscription based software suite. Advertised as … » 7/18/13 3:31pm 7/18/13 3:31pm

Xbox Live Gold Is Still One of the Biggest Ripoffs in Tech

A lot of mud has been slung Microsoft's way this week, much of it deserved. Used game restrictions, mandatory internet check-ins; these new impositions don't sit well. But they also distract from the single worst thing about the Xbox One, which was also the single worst thing about Xbox 360: The tyranny of Xbox Live… » 6/13/13 10:30am 6/13/13 10:30am

Report: Microsoft's Xbox-Like Set-Top Box Is Coming Next Year

The Verge reports that Microsoft will release a set-top box next year alongside its next generation Xbox. The "Xbox TV" will deliver the popular Xbox Live streaming entertainment services currently available on the Xbox as well as some basic gaming. In other words, it'll bring you Netflix and Angry Birds but not Call of… » 11/21/12 1:34pm 11/21/12 1:34pm

Get Internet Explorer for Xbox Before Anyone Else Does

Major Nelson just announced that Microsoft is accepting beta testers for the next version of Xbox Live which includes new features like Internet Explorer for Xbox, better search and discovery, an updated dashboard and more. If you're interested and of course you are (new features yay!) you can sign up right here. [ » 7/26/12 12:09pm 7/26/12 12:09pm

9 Things a Microsoft Tablet Needs to Succeed

Today, Microsoft will—reportedly, hopefully—finally unleash its tablet on the world. But other than that it might possibly exist, not much is known about Redmond's iPad and/or Kindle Fire fighter. Since we don't know what it is, let's talk about what it should be. » 6/18/12 2:20pm 6/18/12 2:20pm

It's Time for Xbox Live Gold to Be Free

If you didn't catch Microsoft's press conference at E3 today, here's a brief recap: game, game, XBOX LIVE CONTENT STREAMING SPORTS MUSIC APPS, South Park game, exeunt. The message was clear: streaming services aren't just the sideshow anymore; they've got a spot in the main tent right alongside Master Chief. » 6/04/12 4:57pm 6/04/12 4:57pm

Is Microsoft Killing Zune and Windows Live Apps In Windows 8?

The Verge reports that Microsoft Zune and Windows Live apps will not be included in the upcoming preview of Windows 8—at least not the way we're used to seeing them. Though the brands and apps will be gone, their functionality will be included in other parts of the OS. » 2/24/12 3:08pm 2/24/12 3:08pm