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Microsoft details its 'PhD-validated' Reputation system for Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Microsoft wants to make Xbox Live on Xbox One a better place. Following the reveal of Xbox One, the company promised an updated Reputation system--one that promises to track player behavior and attempt to separate hostile players from the more sportsman gamers. But how exact...


"You are aware a PhD is a doctorate, right? You're getting your terms all mixed up. Your first ..."

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Xbox Games with Gold offers Crackdown & Dead Rising 2 in August

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2013 10:30am PDT

Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download Crackdown and Dead Rising 2 in August.


"Hm I have wanted to play DR2 for a while but I'm tempted to wait and play Off The Record instead ..."

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Dev claims self-publishing coming to Xbox 360 as well

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 27, 2013 2:57pm PDT

It appears The New Microsoft--the one that loves indies and self-publishing--plans on introducing self-publishing not only on Xbox One, but Xbox 360 as well.


Every retail Xbox One can become a dev kit, everyone can self-publish games

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 24, 2013 2:20pm PDT

Speaking to Shacknews, Marc Whitten, corporate VP of Xbox Live, told us that their indie vision is based on the following idea: "our goal is that everybody can decide to stop playing and start creating." And key to that strategy is that "the box you get at retail can be a de...


"tl;dr ...just kidding. Pretty good post and I feel the same way."

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Xbox One also lets you play games as they download

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 16, 2013 10:00am PDT

Xbox One will let users play games, even if they're only partially downloaded. The feature is similar to what Sony proposed during PS4's reveal event in February.


"Why wouldn't it be able to be done? Guild Wars has done it for years."

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How Microsoft plans to make Xbox One a friendlier place to play online

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 03, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Microsoft wants to tackle the online nastiness of Xbox Live with a new system on Xbox One--but how? A new Reputation system will track player behavior and attempt to separate hostile players from the more sportsman gamers.


"Wow and here i thought people wanted to think for themselves, guess i was wrong there."

- bloodreviara see all 34 comments

How Sunset Overdrive uses Xbox One cloud

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 03, 2013 10:15am PDT

Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive is an Xbox One exclusive published by Microsoft. So of course it's going to use that fancy Xbox Live Cloud that Microsoft's been so keen to talk about. So, how does Sunset Overdrive take advantage of all that internet-based computing power?


"How are the funding servers for the PC version? Is Microsoft paying for those too? "

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Assassin's Creed 2 is next Xbox 'Games with Gold' title

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2013 9:15am PDT

Assassin's Creed 2 is the next game in Microsoft's "Games for Gold" promotion. It will be included for Xbox Live Gold members from July 16-31.


Xbox Games with Gold continues with Defense Grid

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 01, 2013 10:50am PDT

Like PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold now offers subscribers free games. Last month, gamers were able to get Fable 3 gratis. What's on tap for today? Not Halo 3 or Assassin's Creed 2 as promised.


"Pretty much. There is really no contest between the PSN+ free games and what Microsoft is giving ..."

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Wargaming CEO 'not happy' with Xbox Live Gold requirement for World of Tanks 360

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2013 11:30am PDT

Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi admits that the Gold requirement for World of Tanks isn't ideal. "This we have to tolerate, which I am not happy about," he said. "I would rather add another 30-40 million non-golden members."


"WOT is more like a shooter than an MMO. I think Microsoft didn't charge for FFXII because they ..."

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Titanfall uses Xbox Live Cloud on Xbox 360 and PC

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Microsoft has made some nebulous claims regarding the "power of the cloud." Respawn Entertainment, developers of the upcoming Titanfall, finally make clear what the cloud actually is, and why they're so fond of it.


"I hope this means Titanfall isn't gonna be a GFWL or Windows 8 Xbox game only game. One of the ..."

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Injustice gets Man of Steel DLC in July

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 22, 2013 10:00am PDT

Coming next month, WB will release a Man of Steel skin for Injustice, which should make your in-game Superman at least 50% more handsome.


When do Xbox Live Gold games release every month?

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2013 9:30am PDT

Xbox 360's "Games with Gold" promotion will be releasing its games on the 1st and 16th of each month, Microsoft has announced.


"I'm also currently not in my Xbox region, do they do IP checks during purchase attempt?"

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Fez 2 not coming to Xbox because 'Microsoft won't let' it

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2013 11:00am PDT

Although Fez debuted on Xbox 360, developer Phil Fish has no plans to bring the recently-announced sequel to Microsoft platforms. When asked which platforms Fez 2 will appear on, he said: "not Xbox."


"I watched indie game the movie and the guy is a total dick if you ask me, and I never played his ..."

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General Zod coming to Injustice: Gods Among Us in July

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2013 2:30pm PDT

General Zod is the next DLC character for Injustice.


"I think he actually looks like an alt skin for Zod with the laser eyes and such."

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