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Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle: Get it now for limited-time $50 discount
An Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle will be available soon at U.S. retailers, and for a limited time you can get it for $50 off the estimated retail price of $299.99, reports Major Nelson’s blog. The bundle includes an Xbox 360 250GB console, “Borderlands 2” and “Forza Horizon...
14 Mar 2014
This week’s Xbox Live deals: Big savings on ‘Soulcalibur V,’ ‘Retro City Rampage’ and more
“Soulcalibur V” and “Retro City Rampage” are among the games on sale this week at the Xbox Games Store, with savings of up to 80 percent. Discounts are good through March 17. “Soulcalibur V” – regularly $14.99, now 75 percent off – continues the epic...
12 Mar 2014
Take the ‘Titanfall’ personality test to pick your perfect Titan
If you need some help figuring out which Titan best suits you, you have to check out the “Titanfall” Personality Test . You can take the written portion of the Full Combat Certification exam to find the Titan that matches your style of play. At the end of the test, you’ll receive...
11 Mar 2014
Video: ‘Titanfall’ launch party at SXSW
When “Titanfall” debuted at SXSW in Austin Monday night, it made a big splash with the fans who had waited in line, who could barely contain their enthusiasm, and who posed for pictures with Major Nelson and helped the Xbox community ring in this much anticipated game. Watch the video...
11 Mar 2014
Video: Tackle ‘Titanfall’ with these tips and tricks
Now that “Titanfall” has arrived on Xbox One, you might want to get some tips and tricks on how to become a master pilot. Ryan Treit, a producer working with Microsoft Studios, narrates the video above, and helps players get a running start with these giant robots. He advises pilots to...
11 Mar 2014
Calling all fans! ‘Titanfall’ for Xbox One: Microsoft retail stores midnight launch events
Microsoft News Center Staff
In anticipation of the release of one of the hottest games of the year – “ Titanfall ” – Microsoft retail stores are hosting launch events on March 10 to celebrate the Xbox One and PC exclusive and bring fans together for a night of fun. Starting at 9 p.m. on March 10, fans...
7 Mar 2014
Xbox Live Store deals include ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts,’ ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition’ for Xbox One
This week’s Xbox Live Store deals include two Xbox One games, “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition.” You’ll save 33 percent off “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which normally retails for $59.99; and 10 percent off “Call...
4 Mar 2014
Xbox Live Gold members get free ‘Civilization Revolution’ and ‘Dungeon Defenders’ in March
“Games with Gold” gives Xbox Live Gold members two free games to keep each month, and for March, those games are “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution” and “Dungeon Defenders.” From March 1-15, “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution” (normally...
28 Feb 2014
Red Bull TV comes to Xbox 360, along with improved WWE app
Get ready to grunt and shout: Red Bull TV is now available on Xbox 360 in all Xbox Live markets, and a new and improved WWE app for Xbox 360 in the U.S. is also ready for your console, just in time for the launch of the WWE Network, Xbox Wire reports. Red Bull TV specializes in high-quality programming...
26 Feb 2014
‘Dead Rising 3’ new downloadable content ‘Chaos Rising’ now ready for your zombie-killing pleasure
The zombie-slaying fun continues with the release today of “Chaos Rising,” the new “Dead Rising 3” downloadable episode that puts you in control of renegade biker Hunter Thibodeux, who must escape from prison, seek revenge and fight for control of his gang. “Chaos Rising...
26 Feb 2014
Coming March 11: Xbox One ‘Titanfall’ special edition bundle
In partnership with Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, Microsoft announced Monday that the Xbox One “Titanfall” Bundle will be available starting March 11 for $499.99. The bundle is now available for pre-order and includes the download code for a digital copy of “Titanfall...
24 Feb 2014
Xbox inviting select Xbox Live members to preview Xbox One updates
Xbox is inviting select Xbox Live members to preview and provide feedback on new features coming to Xbox One in a March system update, as well as future system updates, before the updates are implemented worldwide, reports Major Nelson. “Selected participants will receive a message over Xbox...
20 Feb 2014
Weekly Red Stripe sale includes ‘Kinectimals’ and ‘BigBot Audio Drop’
The weekly line-up of Red Stripe Deals – which saves you at least 50 percent off the original price of six favorite apps, indie games and Xbox titles – includes some of the cutest digitally animated creatures you might ever see, puzzles set to songs and an app that keeps your images and videos...
13 Feb 2014
Free Xbox Live Gold weekend for Xbox 360 Feb. 14-16 in US, Canada
If you’ve always wanted to check out the latest entertainment experiences on Xbox 360, now is your chance, writes Larry Hryb: Xbox Live Gold member benefits for Xbox 360 will be free for all Xbox Live subscribers from Feb. 14-16 in the U.S. and Canada. “During this free Gold weekend, all...
13 Feb 2014
New ‘Dead Rising 3’ downloadable episode ‘Fallen Angel’ reveals new character battling zombie apocalypse
Xbox Wire unveils the return of the zombie invasion to Xbox Live with the release of the second chapter of the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos” called “Fallen Angel.” The new “ Dead Rising 3 ” downloadable episode ($9.99) reveals “an all-new character fighting...
12 Feb 2014
Xbox One multiplayer and party updates coming in March
An improved multiplayer and party experience will be included in the March update for Xbox One, reports Marc Whitten, chief product officer, in a blog post to Xbox One users. “We’ve prided ourselves on having the best multiplayer service for Xbox 360 and we’ve listened to your feedback...
11 Feb 2014
Register for the ‘Warface Xbox 360 Edition’ beta – or win a voucher for instant access
Crytek and Microsoft Studios announced Wednesday the launch of a public beta for “ Warface Xbox 360 Edition .” Xbox Wire reports, “Fans of the popular free-to-play online first-person shooter can be among the first to experience the intense cooperative and competitive multiplayer action...
5 Feb 2014
New Xbox Games Store deals include savings on ‘Crimson Dragon’ for Xbox One
"Crimson Dragon" Get ready to hunker down and play because it’s a big week of savings on more than two dozen games and add-ons from the Xbox Games Store, with discounts valid now through Feb. 3, writes Larry Hryb on Major Nelson’s blog. “Crimson Dragon”...
28 Jan 2014
That’s one, um, tall alien in the trailer for Onslaught, first downloadable content for ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’
Onslaught, out Jan. 28 for Xbox Live only, is the first downloadable content pack for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and in it, the elite team of soldiers trying to retrieve intel meet up with a three-story tall terror “unlike anything they’ve faced before,” writes Xbox Wire. ...
24 Jan 2014
Get ‘CODnapped’ in new ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ trailer for ‘Onslaught’
The dream, ah yes, the dream, for “Call of Duty” fans: You’re plucked out of mundane everyday life and obligations into the exciting, challenging world of COD. Now, you can be kidnapped, er “CODnapped,” into what resembles COD nirvana. It’s all part of the official...
22 Jan 2014
Check out remastered weapons for soon-to-be-released ‘Fable Anniversary’
With the release of “Fable Anniversary” coming Feb. 4, Xbox Wire staff decided to share five of their favorite remastered weapons from “Fable” and “Fable: The Lost Chapters,” and nearly all of them “fall into the Legendary Weapon category.” Take for...
21 Jan 2014
This week’s Xbox Live Store deals include ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ on demand for Xbox 360
"Call of Duty: Ghosts" If you’ve been waiting to get games like “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Final Fantasy XIII-2” and “Dark Souls,” for Xbox 360, now’s your chance. They’re among the games on demand and add-on deals available this...
21 Jan 2014
Newly announced Xbox One ‘Titanfall’ Limited Edition Wireless Controller is one sleek unit
“Titanfall” is coming March 11, and along with it, a “must-have commemorative companion to the game,” the Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller, reports Xbox Wire. “The sleek controller was inspired by the C-101 carbine, used by the elite...
15 Jan 2014
Watch a preview of ‘Onslaught,’ first downloadable content pack for ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’
“Onslaught,” the first downloadable content pack for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” is arriving first on Xbox Live Jan. 28, with other platforms to follow, reports Xbox Wire. “Take the fight onto four small to medium Multiplayer maps: Fog, Bayview, Containment and Ignition,...
14 Jan 2014
Xbox Fitness rings Nasdaq opening bell to kick off third annual ‘Fit Week’
Microsoft and Xbox Fitness rang the famous opening bell on Wall Street Thursday morning in celebration of Nasdaq’s third annual “Fit Week,” with members of the Xbox Fitness team giving the crowd live demos. During the first week of trading each year, Nasdaq hosts a week of bell ceremonies...
9 Jan 2014
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