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Play Xbox One early at a few Microsoft Stores

Microsoft's Major Nelson is embarking upon a tour of the United States and Canada, opening new Microsoft Stores and visiting existing ones in order to show off the Xbox One to the general public. Obviously we're too scared to go outside too cool for large groups, but if you live in Massachusetts, F...

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Major Nelson cracks open Xbox One controller in new video

Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) and Zulfi Alam, general manager of the Xbox accessories group, break down the changes being made to the Xbox One's controller in a new seven-minute video. In the video, Hryb and Alam discuss the "screwless" back plate and new battery compartment, and a...

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Banned Xbox One accounts will retain access to purchased games

Users banned on Xbox One will not lose access to the games they've purchased, Director of Programming Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson, colloquially) told Reddit Games during an E3 video interview. This became a popular question following an Xbox Support Twitter answer from June 13 that read, "If yo...

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Greenberg teases Xbox reveal, says E3 is 'all about the games'

Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business Chief of Staff Aaron Greenberg recently stopped by the Major Nelson podcast to discuss next week's Xbox reveal event and how Microsoft will show its "vision for the future of games." "We're really going to tell one story across two events. So we're go...

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Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value Bundle includes Darksiders 2, Batman: Arkham City

Microsoft has announced a new 250GB Spring Value Bundle for the Xbox 360, available in "select major retail stores" and shipping out today for $300. In addition to the black Xbox 360 with a 250GB hard drive, the bundle includes a wireless controller, copies of Darksiders 2 and Batman: Arkham City (...

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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 th...

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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 onli...

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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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