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  1. creaky

    Destiny 2’s first raid goes live a week after release

    Bungie has announced on its blog that the first raid for Destiny 2 will be available from 6PM BST on September 13. The game’s Trials PvP mode will also go live at 6PM BST on September 15, and Nightfall is ready to go from day one. It’s also announced that the game’s servers will unlock with a...
  2. creaky

    Blu-ray bitstream pass-through now live on Xbox One

    The Creators Update for the Xbox One, which rolled out to the consoles last week, listed bitstream pass-through among its list of enhancements. But as Microsoft noted in its blog post, the feature was due to be made available later, and the company has now made good on its promise by releasing...
  3. creaky

    Xbox Live Black Friday Sale Begins Nov 18

    The Xbox Store's Black Friday sale kicks off tomorrow, November 18, a full week before the real Black Friday, on November 25. Microsoft still hasn't released a full list of the deals for its Black Friday sale, but the company has now put out a new video that teases what to expect from the sale...
  4. kenny

    Xbox Live Summer Spotlight

    The Summer Spotlight program is back once again. Running for the next six weeks, the program will feature digital titles weekly that players can earn Xbox Live Rewards credits for purchasing. One of the goals of the program is to shine some light on indie titles. Players have from now until...
  5. creaky

    Sign into Xbox Live Every Five Years or Risk Losing Your Gamertag

    Microsoft has changed some parts of its account service agreement, requiring Xbox users to sign in every five years or potentially lose their Gamertag. The Microsoft service agreement that spans the company's various products, including Skype and Xbox, has been amended to add an interesting...
  6. creaky

    Xbox Play Anywhere Feature Goes Live in September

    Microsoft's new Play Anywhere feature, which was announced at E3 last month, will go live on September 13, the company confirmed to Polygon. The feature lets you buy a game digitally on Xbox One and get the PC version free or vice versa, while game saves and achievements are also available...
  7. creaky

    Upcoming Xbox Live Gamertag purge is your shot at a less dumb account name

    Another great Gamertag purge is at hand for Xbox Live. Starting on Wednesday at 11 am PDT / 7 pm BST, Microsoft will begin releasing close to a million abandoned account names from the original Xbox era for active users to claim. The new tags will roll out across a 24-hour period, though not...
  8. agamer

    Xbox Live Games With Gold For April 2016

    For the month of April, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility. On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download The...
  9. creaky

    Microsoft May Compensate Xbox Live Users Affected by Recent Downtime

    Microsoft's Xbox Live, the network that powers the company's console and PC gaming platforms, has had something of a tough start to 2016. Issues with the service cropped up in January and then again in February. In some cases, the issues blocked players from downloading and even playing their...
  10. agamer

    See Your 2015 Xbox Gaming Stats With This New Page

    Microsoft has launched a new "Your 2015 Year in Review" website that lets you see a lot of data about your Xbox gaming habits in the past year and how they stack up with friends the community at large. It's easy. Head to this page (make sure you're logged in) and the full report should...
  11. creaky

    Share your Xbox Live trial codes

    Not everyone can afford a Gold subscription for Xbox Live but a lot of games come with free trial codes, mostly for 48 hours but some for longer. If uoy feel like helping someone out then post any unwanted codes you have below, hopefully the recipient will post and say thanks. The thread will...
  12. creaky

    Xbox One Reputation System Changes Coming

    Xbox boss Mike Ybarra broke the news on Twitter, revealing that Microsoft are aiming to update the reputation system. The current system shows three ratings for anyone on Xbox Live, Good, Needs Works and Avoid Me. Leveling Up Your Reputation is detailed here by Microsoft, who state: "The...