Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

A number of websites and services have experienced issues today, including the multi-hour outage over at Reddit this morning followed by a brief outage at Twitter. Microsoft is among the companies having trouble, in this case with its Xbox services. Though most services remain operational, one is limited, and that’s causing big problems for players who want to download purchased … Continue reading

Mini Xbox for xCloud streaming could undercut Google Stadia pricing

Game streaming is the future if publishers and console makers have their way. Although the idea isn’t new, it is only recently that the technology and industry backing have finally come together. Now that Google is also getting into the game, over players are starting to pick up the pace. Microsoft, of course, has been promoting its own xCloud platform … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 announcement was about ‘Stranger Things’

Microsoft set the internet abuzz last week when it made a cryptic announcement about the "all-new" Windows 1.0 -- and now we know why. As we'd already speculated, it's all about Stranger Things. To celebrate the return of the show -- set in 1985, Mic...

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2019 includes Castlevania SOTN

Microsoft has finally revealed its Xbox Games with Gold lineup for July 2019, and it includes hit title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. As expected, the lineup includes two games for the Xbox One and another two games for the Xbox 306, both of which can also be played on the newer console. The games are free for Xbox Live … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is only one console – for now at least

Microsoft has pulled the veil back on its next console ever so slightly, which means there’s a lot we still don’t know. The company has only talked about Project Scarlett in broad strokes at this point, leaving many questions unanswered. One of those questions is whether or not the Project Scarlett name refers to a single machine or multiple ones. … Continue reading

Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

The Xbox Live service went down around 5PM ET for many players, resulting in reports and acknowledgement from the Xbox team. Via its Xbox Support account, the company said that engineers are working on addressing the issue, but that there’s limited info to share. An hour later, the team said it is still investigating the matter involving error code 0x87DD0006. … Continue reading