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Saturday Soapbox: Service Games

Microsoft's $99 Xbox points towards the future of games as a service - but can we trust the platform holders to provide a service that's worthwhile?

Microsoft and Sony might remain coy on their respective plans for the next generation of consoles, but they're slowly becoming clearer through their current movements. When Microsoft announced the $99 Xbox 360 earlier this week, one suggested outcome for the next generation of consoles came a step closer to reality: a subscription-based model not too dissimilar from what we've come to expect from our mobile phone providers, by which you're given the hardware at a knock-down, affordable price and are subsequently locked into a contract over a fixed period of time.

Beachhead reveals Call of Duty: Elite Clan Operation details, screenshots

Call of Duty: Elite developer Beachhead has revealed new details and screenshots for Clan Operations.

These are being put through "extensive testing", promised Beachhead on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 forum. "And while we can't give you a date on when it will be ready, it is getting closer every day," the developer added.

Clan leaders can enlist in a Clan Operation via the Compete section of Elite.

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Assessing COD Elite

New maps begin to drop. Do they justify the Premium?

The grand entrance of Call of Duty: Elite at the gun-toter debutante ball wasn't graceful. Backstage she nervously applied the finishing touches to her camo paint while she listened to the unexpected wolf-whistles as Modern Warfare 3 shimmered down the red carpet. It was her time to shine: the moment she'd been built for. Yet as she approached the doorway a stun grenade became dislodged in her purse, and fell...