Xbox Live News


Sea of Thieves - Kiwibeard Error

By Asif Khan, Apr 17, 2018 12:50pm PDT

How to fix the Kiwibeard error in Sea of Thieves.


Xbox Live Down With Users Receiving Error Code 0x87dd0006

By Sam Chandler, Mar 01, 2018 3:30pm PST

No Xbox Live for you tonight, at least for a while.


"Interesting. Were you already signed into the non-Home Xbox when Live went down? I'll have to ..."

- Madwacker see all 11 comments

Xbox Games With Gold For March Gets SUPERHOT!

By Charles Singletary, Feb 20, 2018 9:45am PST

SUPERHOT and Trials of the Blood Dragon lead the charge for Games With Gold in March.


Ancestors Legacy Open Beta Starts Today, Xbox One Launch Details Revealed

By Charles Singletary, Feb 06, 2018 11:50am PST

Our PAX South Best of Show has a release date and an official additional home on the Xbox One. You can also play the open beta for free right now.


Xbox Pulls Game Based on Logan Paul's Suicide-Forest Video From Marketplace

By Charles Singletary, Jan 31, 2018 1:25pm PST

A shameless cash in on a YouTuber's ridiculous stunt has been pulled from the Xbox store.


Sea of Thieves Beta Will Close Out January

By Charles Singletary, Jan 09, 2018 12:25pm PST

The dates and times for the highly anticipated pirate adventure for PC and Xbox users are finally set in stone.


"matchmaking didn't work the time I tried the beta, so I went in alone and had no idea what I was ..."

- mrazzino see all 9 comments

Xbox Live Party Chat App Is In Beta On Android, Coming Soon To iOS

By Charles Singletary, Dec 15, 2017 11:45am PST

More convenient means to keep in touch with your gaming friends are on the rise and Microsoft is joining the party.


Microsoft Console-Less Streaming Game Service Should Debut by 2020, Says Phil Spencer

By Charles Singletary, Nov 07, 2017 8:15am PST

The company attempted a trial of such a service in 2012, but it was too costly. Recent progress in cloud services is changing things, though.


"Focus is good. Why talk about something three years away when there’s new hardware to sell in ..."

- Serpico74 see all 17 comments

Rainbow Six: Siege Free With 6 Months of Xbox Live Gold

By Charles Singletary, Oct 05, 2017 10:50am PDT

Securing yourself additional months of online play, discounted games, and a solid tactical shooter with this promotional offer.


PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.


"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

- Kojak2000 see all 39 comments

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Is Free on Xbox One This Weekend

By Donovan Erskine, Sep 07, 2017 1:15pm PDT

Xbox Live Gold members will have full access to the game until Sunday night.


"Skyrim: SE: Director's Cut: Remastered: GOTY: HDR: 4K: Fan Edition: Horse Whipped"

- spazzium see all 3 comments

Sea of Thieves Will Be Playable on Laptops and Potatoes

By Chris Jarrard, Aug 30, 2017 11:50am PDT

Rare’s high seas adventure can run at 4K and not so 4K.


"The Forza Horizon 3 team borrowed some of that tech for the waves on their beaches."

- node see all 30 comments

Forza 5 and Oxenfree Headline September Xbox Games With Gold

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 11:15am PDT

Battlefield 3 and Hydro Thunder Hurricane round out the month's selection. 


Titanfall 2 Drops Onto EA's Origin Access

By Chris Jarrard, Aug 01, 2017 9:00am PDT

Respawn’s 2016 mech-filled FPS is now available to Access subscribers.


"Yeah I think I'll have to try that too. Really enjoyed the campaign."

- gracelessdragon see all 6 comments

Microsoft Accuses 'Gaming Site' of Hacking Xbox Accounts and Selling Proceeds

By David Craddock, May 22, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Any in-game items you buy from iGSKY might be purchased using stolen money.