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Xbox Game Pass Takes On PlayStation Now To Become The Netflix of Gaming

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Games Pass, its’ monthly subscription based games library service will launch today for Xbox Live Gold Members and will be available to the general Xbox Live population regardless of subscription status on June 1st. Xbox Games Pass is the company’s attempt to compete with Sony’s PlayStation Now Service which offers PS4 owners a digital library of streaming titles to their PS4 and PC for a fixed monthly price. Games Pass offers subscribers...

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Join The Division For Free With New Trial

The Division

Ubisoft’s year old open world third person shooter set in a post-federal government Manhatten, Tom Clancy’s The Division now has a free trial available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Uplay. After downloading the client brand new agents are able to play for free until level 8 or after eight hours have elapsed. In terms of the character level cap this is the exact same level cap that was used during the games’ alpha...

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Xbox One Games With Gold For August Really Missed The Mark

I can’t help but get excited towards the end of the month because we get to find out what free treats both Microsoft and Sony have for subscribers. Next month’s line-up of free software for the Xbox One & Xbox 360 is not only underwhelming but also proves the thousands of players who cry out for “AAA titles” that they should be careful what they wish for. Just because a title is from a AAA developer or costs...

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Xbox Spring Sale Launches Today, Include Ubisoft, 343i and EA Titles

Xbox One Dashboard

Microsoft has launched a Spring Sale to mark the change in seasons and it includes 40 – 60% off over 150 different games from major publishers like Namco Bandai, EA Games, Konami, Ubisoft and Bethesda Softworks. Gold members also get an additional 10% off the sale price. Microsoft is also bringing back their $1 for one month of Xbox Live gold for those whose subscriptions may have lapsed. Here are some of the best Xbox One Deals:...

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Xbox live goes down, stays down

Last night reports started flooding in that Xbox live was down started flooding Twitter, Facebook, and other social media that Microsofts Xbox live service was down. Since the latest Xbox One requires a connection to live to use apps, stream media, and play and download most games, this effectively rendered the 500$ piece of hardware useless. After over 14 hours (first reports coming in at 5pmEST) the service is still spotty this morning. As of my posting...

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3 New Tracks Join Rock Band 4’s Line Up Today

Harmonix has announced that they will be making available three new tracks on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk, “Heartbreak Song” from Kelly Clarkson and Outcast’s “Hey Ya!” all join the optional downloadable content available for Rock Band 4. New Tracks Launching Today On PS4 and Xbox One Include:         Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”         Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”    ...

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Resident Evil HD Re-Release Confirmed For Jan 2015

Capcom released one of the ground breaking &  most influential survival horror tiles, Resident Evil more than 18 years ago and now the first game in the series is coming back from the dead to scare a new generations of players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3 and Xbox 360 this January. Re-visiting the 2002 remake originally released on the Nintendo Gamecube this enhanced port includes upgraded visuals with new 3D models, a brand new easy mode...

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Microsoft’s Games With Gold Becomes Permanent

Microsoft’s apparent answer to Sony’s Playstation Plus service has been extended indefinitely, according to a blog post the company posted today. Microsoft also claimed users have spent over 120 million hours playing the games provided by the Games with Gold service, though made no indication as to whether or not these figures were captured in specific time frames or overall.

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Rainbow Six: Vegas & MTG 2013 Free on Xbox This September

Free games make the world go ‘round, okay maybe not but they make even the most bitter days just a little bit sweeter.  The next two free games in Microsoft’s ‘game with gold’ program have been announced as Ubisoft’s 2006 tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Vegas and the 2013 edition of Magic The Gathering. MTG will be available from September 1st through the 15th and Vegas will report for duty from Sept 15th through the 30th. Both titles...

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Konami to Update 3DS Castlevania in HD

Konami announced today that they will be updating Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate in HD for release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The game was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. In the game, it is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The worlds’ alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force – the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this...

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Xbox Live Family Plan No More As of Aug 27th

We’ve known for a while now that the Xbox Live Family Plan was going to be no more sometime starting this summer and now subscribers have received notice that the axe will fall on their plan on August 27th. Xbox Live Family Plan allowed up to four accounts (one parent, three child) to share an Xbox Live subscription for one year for $99. Each of the four accounts will now be separated from one another and each...

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Xbox Live Ultimate Sale’

Not to be outdone by Sony’s own online sale, Microsoft has revealed their roster of discounted games for July ’13. Headlining all of this is a massive one day sale on some of 2012’s best games including Far Cry 3,  Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2 and Assassins Creed III. Considering the most expensive of these is $20, and several of them are priced at just $10 – be prepared to empty your wallet. The Bioware games are...

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Black Ops II ‘Vengeance’ DLC Pack To Be Released In Two Weeks

Prepare to load some extra ammunition it your favorite weapon’s clip because Activision has announced that the latest expansion for Call of Duty Black Ops II, Vengeance, will be available in just under two weeks –  on July 2nd. Debuting first on Xbox Live this optional expansion adds four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies experience for $14.99. The four new maps include “Cove”, an all out firefight set on a small island located in the...

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Darkstalkers Resurrection Now Available!

Capcom has confirmed that Darkstalkers Resurrection is now available to download in North America on PlayStation Network (PSN) for $14.99. The game will be released in Europe on PSN on March 13th (€14.99 / £11.99) and across all territories on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points. Featuring a unique and colorful cast of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection contains two games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3), for the price of one....

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Xbox ‘Gold Family Pack’ Gets Discontinued

Back in November 2010, Microsoft rolled out a great service to families with numerous gamers within the household called the Xbox Gold Family Pack. The deal was actually really sweet, you get four Xbox Live memberships for $100 (a savings of $100). This was great for families and friends who pitched in together to get a cheaper subscription to Xbox Live. Today it was announced by Microsoft that the plan is no longer available. Read on for...

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