Xbox 360

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1st November 2010

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

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Xbox Live Indie Games gets stay of execution

Microsoft looking into preserving titles.

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Huge Xbox spring sale now live

More than 350 games cut in price.

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Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

If they're backwards compatible.

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Xbox avatars will get wheelchair option

Looks like they're getting a visual upgrade, too.

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Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

"We've had an amazing run."

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16-person Party Chat and better Xbox 360 integration in next Xbox One update

Plus: more Avatar features, improved Achievements section, more.

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FeatureReporting on the Xbox 360: stories from behind the scenes

Halo 3 launch! Fake Kinect families! Molyneux! More!

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Xbox One list of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility games revealed

104 titles confirmed - but no COD, Halo or Red Dead Redemption.

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How's Xbox doing?

Well. Well enough?

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Peter Moore recounts $1.15bn Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death saga

"If we had tried to fudge over the problem the Xbox brand and Xbox One wouldn't exist today."

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After a week, 1m votes cast for Xbox One backwards-compatible games

Red Dead Redemption still most-requested on Xbox Feedback site.

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Xbox One back compatibility supports Xbox 360 DLC

Just needs the publisher to allow it.

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Xbox 360 saves carry over via Xbox One's back compatibility service

UPDATE: Xbox 360 multiplayer works seamlessly on Xbox One too.

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Netflix testing adverts on Xbox 360 app

But only for its own shows.

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Funds from Microsoft Points switchover expire 1st June

Use them or lose them, Microsoft warns.

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£70 Star Wars movie bundle launches on Xbox this week

Comes with Star Wars Pinball and R2-D2 avatar toy.

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Microsoft mulled idea of giving away original Xbox free

"They were going to be the casual gamers' machine."

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Xbox One April system update includes voice messages

Works cross-platform with Xbox 360, too.

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Xbox Live and PS Plus subs now used to calculate UK inflation

Along with Spotify, e-cigarettes and craft beer.

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Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

Microsoft planning avatars' "biggest adventure yet".

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Xbox 360 getting new 500GB hard drive

UPDATE: Costs £79.99 in the UK, out this month.

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Microsoft quietly ends Xbox subscription offer

"This program was intended to be a pilot experiment."

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Xbox Achievement hunter finally hits a million Gamerscore

"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days."

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Microsoft: Xbox 360's Games with Gold programme will improve

Will be "more true" to gamer's expectations.

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Microsoft "concerned" by claims GCHQ considered using Kinect for surveillance

But insists it has never heard of controversial Optic Nerve program.

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NSA, GCHQ can listen to Xbox Live chat communications

UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".

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Xbox Live Gold Family Packs moving to individual Gold subs

Extra months free but monitoring reports gone.

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Mattrick tried to buy Zynga while still at Microsoft - report

Doggedly pursued social games company deal.

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Microsoft opens registration for Xbox Beta Program 2013

Sign up now via your Xbox 360 dashboard.

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Kinect sales equal the original Xbox, higher than GameCube

Xbox 360 numbers top 76 million worldwide.

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Microsoft buys media-streaming, home automation tech for Xbox

Beats Apple, Google to snap up Slingbox creator's new company.

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Xbox SmartGlass free app launches on iOS, Android

Anything Windows Phone can do, they can do too.

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Xbox 360 SmartGlass app launches free this week

Compatible games include Forza Horizon, Dance Central 3.

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Xbox 360 dashboard update rolls out from today

Personalised dashboard! Internet Explorer! The death of Zune!

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Microsoft reward scheme gives you 17p on your birthday

UPDATE: A list of the top ten 20 Microsoft Point items you can buy!

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Microsoft "aware" Xbox Live and Xbox.com currently unavailable

UPDATE: Service back to normal, Microsoft states.

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Microsoft to launch new Xbox Live dashboard beta

Includes Internet Explorer, personalised content recommendations.

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Control your Xbox 360 with Xbox Live iOS app

Plus, launched on Android for the first time.

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Xbox Live Tournaments to offer free and paid-for tourneys

Plus other Xbox Live "performance improvements" coming.

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Napster, Absolute Radio, AOL apps coming to Xbox Live

And Internet Explorer, but only for Gold subscribers.

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Xbox SmartGlass streaming service announced

Internet Explorer confirmed for Xbox 360.

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4 On Demand now live on Xbox 360

Demand 5 app also arrives on the dash.

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New Xbox 360 dashboard "an advertiser's dream"

XBLIG devs have their say on Metro UI. MS responds.

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FeatureMetro Politics: What Xbox's New Dash Means

Rummaging in the guts of Microsoft's latest update.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 dashboard update delay

UPDATE: New dash rolling out now.

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A list of Xbox 360 TV channels coming December and 2012

AlloCiné! Crackle! Vevo! Telenovelas/Sports!

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Free Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone 7 tomorrow

Search and even control Xbox Live content.

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New Xbox 360 dashboard images

Games! Music! Apps! Shiny!

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VideoXbox 360 Dashboard Update

Firmware refresh is live.

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Digital FoundryXbox 360 summer dashboard update

All the hidden bonuses in the new upgrade revealed.

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E3: Avatar Marketplace for Xbox 360

Buy more things for mini-you.

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Wearable Achievements for Avatars?

Microsoft has grand plans for mini-you.

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Microsoft produces NXE stats

Avatars more popular than Milky Bars.

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First 360 Avatar clothes dished out

One for the snowboarders to enjoy.

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Sony films return to NXE Netflix shop

Much ado about nothing, apparently.

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Rare wanted avatars for Xbox 360 launch

To soften "hardcore and spiky" image.

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NXE causing problems with HDMI sound

Internet finds temporary solution.

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NXE Avatars to get more free clothes

MS to do regular wardrobe updates.

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Microsoft details "Xtival" 360 event

Chat to Prodigy, play some games.

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Microsoft working to fix NXE "hiccups"

Issues being resolved, says the Major.

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Sony Pictures pulls NXE Netflix content

Hundreds of films temporarily axed.

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All NXE preview sign-ups get it early

If you applied properly, you're in.

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Xbox 360 to hit 25m sales this month

NXE is "watershed moment" - Mattrick

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Win thousands of MS Points this week

Download XBL content to enter.

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NXE adds 10,000 more previewers

And Zapper added to Xbox Originals.

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Mattrick adamant he invented avatars

Wants to send rival firm "a card and a cake".

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XBLA games to feature avatars soon

Four current titles, one new one.

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NXE manager: "We can do it again"

Why make new consoles anyway?

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FeatureXbox Live's Jerry Johnson

What happens when NXE launches?

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New Xbox Experience

Xbox 720 in all but name.

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MS will block NXE preview blaggers

Beta users can't upgrade mates' 360s.

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Microsoft reveals XNA compo winners

Circus acrobat puzzler wins 40 grand.

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NXE preview slots all snapped up

Don't even bother blinking.

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MS: Primetime will miss NXE launch

Other features "coming soon", too.

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48-hour publication time for XNA games

All part of the NXE community games bit.

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MS launches 360 storage upgrade site

Refurbished 20GB HDD for 13 quid.

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NXE will allow for remote downloads

And requires 128MB of storage space.

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New Xbox Experience

Download stuff remotely from 19th November.

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New Xbox Experience dated

Plus Metal Slug, Space Invaders for XBLA.

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Xbox 360 outselling PS3 two-to-one - MS

Sales have doubled since price cut.

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Xbox Live comes back to life

Maintenance done. Tea finished.

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New Xbox Experience themes info

And how Avatars will show your status.

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New 360 front end coming in November?

Rock Band 2 advertisement suggests so.

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FeatureThe New Xbox Experience: Avatars

Rare shows off its new threads.