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Game of Thrones' season 4 premiere is free on Xbox

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Game of Thrones' season 4 premiere is free on Xbox

Did you miss the season four premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones? You'll be able to catch up for free--regardless of your subscriber status--on Xbox Live. The episode will be free to access on Xbox until April 14.

Read more: Why the deal? »

"Yeah, that pissed me off. Comcast is being really shitty about that. We bought a Roku for our ..."
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YouTube adding native support for game DVR uploads on Xbox One

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YouTube adding native support for game DVR uploads on Xbox One

On Xbox One, you can record gameplay clips by saying "Xbox, Record That." And with Upload Studio, you can edit and share those clips directly from your console. Tomorrow, a new update to the Xbox One app will make it even easier to share game DVR recordings.

Read more: App updated with new features »

"I actually really liked when I was able to do stuff like this on the 360 with BLOPS. I have all ..."
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Strike Suit Zero is first ID@Xbox game, launches tomorrow

Strike Suit Zero is first ID@Xbox game, launches tomorrow

The first game from ID@Xbox, Microsoft's indie game publishing program for Xbox One, will be available tomorrow. Strike Suit Zero is a space combat game inspired by Wing Commander and Homeworld, with a suit designed by Appleseed's Junji Okubo. Originally released on PC earlier this year, the new console release is dubbed the "Director's Cut," as it adds new features based on feedback from the original

Read more: Microsoft 'bent over backwards' to help »

"I never had a problem with my copy. Or infinity for that matter (which is zero, without the ..."
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DVR controls & universal remote coming to Xbox One SmartGlass

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DVR controls & universal remote coming to Xbox One SmartGlass

Microsoft continues to give gamers what they want with Xbox One system updates--like "an enhanced TV watching experience." A new update due later this year will give Xbox One owners "more control over Xbox One, their TV, and set-top box... all from a tablet or smartphone." That's synergy!

By using Xbox SmartGlass, you'll be able to set new DVR recordings and watch recorded content. OneGuide is also coming to SmartGlass, letting users see a combined listing of live TV and VOD content.

Watch: Microsoft explains new SmartGlass features »

"because sometimes you want to do things and don't have the remote handy? And hey, while we are ..."
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Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming tomorrow will be Hitman: Absolution, followed by Deadlight starting on April 16.

Read more: Last chance for Dungeon Defenders »

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Phil Spencer becomes new 'head of Xbox'

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Phil Spencer becomes new 'head of Xbox'

It's been a rather tumultuous time at Xbox, with the recent departures of Marc Whitten and Don Mattrick from the executive team. Taking over as the new official "head of Xbox" is Phil Spencer, former VP of Microsoft Studios.

In his new role, he'll oversee the development teams of Xbox, Xbox Live, and Microsoft Studios. In his new job, he'll "bring more of the magic of Xbox to all form factors, including tablets, PCs, and phones." That means he'll also overlook development on other services, including Xbox Music and Xbox Video.

Read more: The past year has been 'a growth experience' »

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Xbox One Reputation warnings coming this month

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Xbox One Reputation warnings coming this month

Microsoft is going to start rolling out warnings soon to those in the yellow zone on Xbox One, the company has announced. In the new console's Reputation System, yellow signifies "Needs Work" and players in that area risk dropping to the red zone, where penalties await.

Read more: "To remind players about their effect on the community" »

"Thats stupid. why penalize someone for having fun? its a GAME!? racist remarks, sexism, ..."
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Dozens of Xbox One indies coming via ID@Xbox

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Dozens of Xbox One indies coming via ID@Xbox

Microsoft showcased over two dozen games at an ID@Xbox event at Game Developers Conference today. While some of these games have been previously announced for Xbox One, many of them are brand new for Microsoft's console.

For the uninitiated, ID@Xbox is Microsoft's indie gaming initiative for Xbox One. Through the program, developers can get access to free Xbox One dev kits. To see the full list of games, check past the break.

Read more: 25 games at the event »

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One million Gamerscore milestone achieved

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One million Gamerscore milestone achieved

A dedicated Xbox gamer has become the first person to get a seven-figure Gamerscore. Achievement hunter Raymond "Stallion83" Cox crossed the 1 million mark by playing Titanfall. Aptly, he hit the magic number by earning the game's "I liked a Challenge" achievement.

Read more: Eight years, three months »

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Xbox Games with Gold: Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders in March

Xbox Games with Gold: Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders in March

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for March, which will have you declaring war and fighting off waves of invaders. Coming tomorrow will be Civilization Revolution, followed by Dungeon Defenders starting on March 16.

Read more: Last chance for Toy Soldiers »

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Watch Xbox One's updated party & friend features

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Watch Xbox One's updated party & friend features

Microsoft is pushing its biggest Xbox One update next month, just in time for Titanfall. The March update promises to improve the party and friends functionality of Xbox Live. For example, you can mark friends as favorites, and it becomes much faster and easier to send game invites to friends. Watch a new video from Major Nelson after the break to see all the updates in action.

Watch: A preview of the March update »

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Microsoft exec pledges free-to-play support coming to Xbox One

Microsoft exec pledges free-to-play support coming to Xbox One

Microsoft has been curiously slow to embrace free-to-play, with only a few offerings on Xbox 360. Sony, on the other hand, has been much more aggressive, with free-to-play games on both PS3 and PS4. In spite of their slow start, Microsoft promises that more free-to-play experiences are coming to their next-gen console.

Read more: 'Good success with F2P on 360' »

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Xbox One system update beta invites going out today

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Xbox One system update beta invites going out today

The next Xbox One system update will be the most important one in the console's short life cycle so far. Coinciding with the launch of Titanfall, it promises to address the most pressing complaints people have had with Xbox Live services on Microsoft's next-gen machine.

"In order to ensure our customers have the best experience on Xbox One and Xbox Live, we need the help of our passionate community," Microsoft said in an announcement. Yep, that means a beta is coming.

Read more: Check your inbox »

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Xbox One March update detailed, focuses on improving Live

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Xbox One March update detailed, focuses on improving Live

A system update for Xbox One this week will offer some subtle tweaks to the Dashboard, including a battery indicator for the controller and the ability to see how much space is left on the hard drive. However, next month's planned update promises to be far more exciting.

Central to the March update is enhancing the Xbox One experience, just in time for Titanfall's release. For example, getting to your friends list will be faster, with the list being centered on the homepage of the Friends app. You'll also be able to see "Recent Players," Live members you've encountered in recent matches.

Read more: Invite friends to game & party chat »

"I don't think any of that explains why party chat was off by default WHEN YOU CREATED A PARTY. I ..."
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Xbox Games with Gold giving Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War in February

Xbox Games with Gold giving Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War in February

Microsoft has revealed the pair of games coming free to Xbox Live Gold members in February, namely action-tower defense Toy Soldiers: Cold War and Techland's FPS action-RPG Dead Island. They're a fair enough pair of games, but, well, February's PlayStation Plus lineup includes Metro: Last Light, Payday 2, and Outlast.

Read more: Dates for the two »

"I agree, Dead Island is a good game but others in this thread pretty much have summed up what I ..."
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