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Microsoft acquires Beam livestreaming service

Microsoft Acquires Beam Streaming Service

Microsoft just announced they have acquired the streaming service, Beam, a service that allows viewers to interact with streamers as they broadcast.Beam is an interactive...
Does Party Chat Make Things Better Or Worse? - 2014-07-10 16:09:53

Does Party Chat Make Things Better Or Worse?

When the Xbox 360 first hit the streets back in 2005, it opened a whole new world of online play to console gamers. It...
Xbox Live & PSN Need To Learn From Steam - 2014-06-24 16:52:12

Xbox Live & PSN Need To Learn From Steam

You might have missed it over the weekend (since it was very brief), but there was a minor cry of outrage from some PS4...
Xbox Live Gold Weekend Starts Today - 2014-05-23 13:07:43

Xbox Live Gold Weekend Starts Today

Good news for those of you who don't have Xbox Live Gold Accounts, as Microsoft will be lifting the requirement of having it for...
Sony Needs To Run A Tighter PSN Ship 2

Sony Needs To Run A Tighter PSN Ship

There’s a bit of a smudge on Sony’s face this week as their online PlayStation store missed its usual Tuesday update and slipped into...
Xbox Live Rewards Program up and running

Xbox Live Rewards Program up and running

Following the closure of Microsoft Points, the new Xbox Live Rewards program is now up and running allowing players to earn credits, which can...
Major Nelson: Banned Xbox One Accounts Can Still Access Purchased Games - 2013-06-17 15:30:27

Major Nelson: Banned Xbox One Accounts Can Still Access Purchased Games

Director of Programming for Xbox Live Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb confirmed over the weekend banned Xbox One accounts would still be able to play...
Are You Ready For Subscription Based Consoles? - 2013-04-17 15:46:59

Are You Ready For Subscription Based Consoles?

In a preview note from Wedbush Securities, the oft quoted Michael Pachter gave an interesting bit of advice to potential investors.He said: We think that...
Microsoft vows "vigorous action" after Gears of War: Judgment leak - 2013-02-19 16:44:41

Microsoft vows "vigorous action" after Gears of War: Judgment leak

Users may want to hold off on the temptation to download the recently leaked Gears of War: Judgment, as (aside from it being illegal)...
343 Industries Taking a Stand Against Sexism - 2012-11-05 14:30:21

343 Industries Taking a Stand Against Sexism

The development team behind the Halo games, including tomorrow's Halo 4, are making sure you can't tell a woman to make you a sandwhich...
Pirates, Ye Be Warned - 2012-10-15 19:03:33

Pirates, Ye Be Warned

According to a leaked email from Microsoft posted on Reddit, Halo 4 pirates could be facing up a permanent ban on Xbox Live and...
Microsoft integrates PayPal into Xbox Live 1

Microsoft integrates PayPal into Xbox Live

US residents can now buy Microsoft Points with a PayPal account instead of a credit card. Thanks to Sony’s new open-door security policy, people are...