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Microsoft apologizes for cloud save issue, doles out free month of Xbox Live

The Xbox Live service experienced some hiccups recently with its cloud save feature and now Microsoft is making amends with a free month of Xbox Live. Microsoft notes it's automatically applying a one-month extension to impacted customers. There is no need to call support if you were affected by...

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XBLA countdown to 2013 daily deal: Them's fightin' games

Today's Xbox Live deal offers 50 percent off of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Dungeon Defenders, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition and Dungeon Fighter Live, all for XBLA. Virtua Fighter 5, Dungeon Defenders and Street Fighter 3 are each 600 MS Points,...

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Free Xbox Live Gold this weekend for pretty much everyone except Europe

Xbox owners somehow eeking out a meager existence without an Xbox Live Gold account will be given a peek at how the other side lives this weekend, when Gold features are opened up to everyone for a limited time. The promotion runs from now through Sunday and includes access to services such as...

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Xbox Live's Black Friday-only sale chops 50 percent off selected content

In addition to its plethora of discounts across the holidays, Xbox Live has several selected downloadables going at 50 percent off today. You know, since it's Black Friday and all. The one-day-only batch includes Airtight Games' puzzle-platformer Quantum Conundrum (600 MSP) and Trendy's co-op tower...

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Wreckateer free, half-price games in Xbox Live 10th anniversary sale

Wreckateer is now free as part of Xbox Live's 10th anniversary celebrations. The Kinect-enabled demolition-fest won't is going for nada and niente for 48 hours, Microsoft tells us. While they aren't free, several other XBLA games are going half-price. Those with costs lopped in half include Castle...

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Microsoft rewarding longstanding Xbox Live users with free Xbox 360s

Microsoft is sending out free Xbox 360 consoles to gamers who've used Xbox Live the longest. One Reddit user received a 10th anniversary-themed unit (full image below the break) along with a code for 12 more months of Live membership. Xbox's Major Nelson then confirmed Microsoft is indeed sending...

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Xbox Live features Planets Under Attack, big board, card, and puzzle game sale this week

Yes, the majority of you will probably be playing Halo 4 or Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Xbox Live this week. This we know. But just in case you're looking for something else, Major Nelson has a whole list of new content on Xbox Live this week. Perhaps, for example, the new version of Atari's...

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Canceled NBA Live 13 noted as downloadable title, EA has 'no comment'

EA Sports' canceled NBA Live 13 was going to be a digitally distributed product on Xbox Live Arcade. The word of the XBLA release comes directly from Microsoft community guru Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb. It had been rumored before that NBA Live 13 was going to be a digital release for $20. "NBA Live...

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Steal the Saints Row: The Third season pass for half-off today only

The season pass for the Xbox 360 version of Saints Row: The Third is 50 percent off today only, running 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Major Nelson made the announcement over Twitter. Normally, the season pass includes all Saints Row: The Third DLC at a 15 percent discount: Nyte Blayde Pack, Genkibowl...

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Xbox celebrates going back to school with some distracting sales

A couple of serious sales are doing the rounds on Xbox Live Marketplace this week. First up, the Back to School sale sees a good number of games go half-off, including Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Bloodforge, both episodes of Sonic 4, and Joe Danger. The pick of the bunch, however, is definitely...

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