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Watch Xbox One's updated party & friend features

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 25, 2014 8:30am PST

The March update promises to improve the party and friends functionality of Xbox Live. A new video shows how.

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

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 24, 2014 12:30pm PST

In spite of their slow start, Microsoft promises that more free-to-play experiences are coming to their next-gen console.

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"I don't think I understand your post. Are you saying that if TitanFall fails it will be seen as ..."

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Xbox One system update beta invites going out today

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 20, 2014 9:30am PST

"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.

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"I only have so much soul to shred and Shacknews already got it."

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Xbox One March update detailed, focuses on improving Live

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2014 6:00am PST

"The March update includes many more great features," Xbox's Marc Whitten explained.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2014 10:00am PST

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 includ...

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

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World of Tanks servers going offline to prep for Xbox 360 launch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 27, 2014 6:00pm PST

Servers for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition beta will be going down later this week, in order to prepare the game for its final release.

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Next Xbox One update will address parties

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 09, 2014 1:00pm PST

While the new Xbox One Dashboard does a lot of things right, some things aren't quite as easy to access as they were on Xbox 360. Primarily, parties. That's going to be one of the big focuses for the next system update from Microsoft.

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"I just want someone from Microsoft who can speak to the press without saying the word EXPERIENCE ..."

- TastyWheat see all 14 comments

Xbox Games with Gold for January: Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 30, 2013 9:45am PST

Microsoft has announced its next two "Games with Gold" offerings for

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""it's yours to keep whether you continue your Gold subscription or not." Oh damn. So PSN with ..."

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Xbox One indie games expected to launch around March

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 16, 2013 2:30pm PST

Although Sony has taken the lead in courting smaller developers this generation, Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has been winning back indies. The fruits of their labors will be seen starting March.

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World of Tanks Xbox 360 goes open beta this weekend

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 13, 2013 2:30pm PST

World of Tanks is nearly ready for release on Xbox 360. But before Wargaming's free-to-play action game goes fully live, they need to do one more beta.

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"This game is awesome. Been playing for months and is about the most addictive a game gets. "

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Report: Intelligence agencies spied on Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, and Second Life

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2013 8:15am PST

A set of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that intelligence agencies like the NSA and British GCHQ created characters and obtained communications data on Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, and Second Life to keep tabs on possible terrorist and crimi...

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"I think the guy who had to pull duty on Second Life had it worse. On a related note, I'm going ..."

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Over 30 developers signed up to make indie games on Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2013 10:00am PST

Microsoft has been aggressively pursuing indie talent through its ID@Xbox program. Today, Microsoft revealed exactly who's on board. Unsurprisingly, there are some big names interested in self-publishing on Xbox One.

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"And Crytek and Double Fine have had no outside funding? You guys are delusional..."

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Xbox Live goes down on eve of Xbox One launch

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 21, 2013 3:55pm PST

With just a few hours to go before Xbox One officially launches, it appears Xbox Live service has gone down. At the time of publishing, the...

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"its almost like they had these things that look like boxes and can connect to the internet to ..."

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Xbox One SmartGlass app now available to download

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 19, 2013 2:40pm PST

Xbox One may not be available until this Friday, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend to own one. You can get your mind and body ready for...

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"Psh, typing in your codes at all was so last gen. Kinect will scan them for you now! But yea, ..."

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Bing for Xbox One promises to be more 'conversational'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 19, 2013 2:15pm PST

Major Nelson believes you'll use Bing on Xbox One because it's far more "conversational" than before. It'll be particularly helpful if you're looking for certain media--say, "romantic comedies starring Julia Roberts."

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"I used to love him on Just Shoot Me. He didn't get enough screen time."

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