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Good News For Customers Who Bought That Xbox Live Gold Subscription They No Longer Need

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Microsoft recently announced a major change to its online subscription. Starting in June, an Xbox Live Gold membership will no longer be required to a...

Microsoft Gives Xbox Owners What They Want: Netflix Without A $60 Fee

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology

Good news for Xbox fans. Microsoft announced that, starting in June, it will no longer require a $60-a-year Xbox Live Gold subscription to use streami...

The 'Halo' Show Might Premiere On Showtime, Not Xbox

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.05.2014 | TV

Xbox Entertainment Studios is reportedly in talks to bring its "Halo" series to Showtime. Variety reports that Xbox Entertainment Studios and Show...

There's A Catch To Some Of The Xbox One's Best Features

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

Microsoft promised that the $499 Xbox One will be an "all-in-one entertainment system," but we now know that gamers will have to pony up a little extr...

Xbox One Unveiled!

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

After a prolific run across 8 years with over 70 million units sold for the Xbox 360, Microsoft announced its next generation system, the Xbox One, in...

Dispatch from Amsterdam: Video Consumption on Xbox Beats Gaming

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

AMSTERDAM -- XBox LIVE, built as video game platform, has become more popular for video consumption of television and films than gaming for users ...

NBC News Doubles Down its Game on the Xbox

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Xbox Live has been an increasinly popular platform for video news consumption, and NBCNews.com has substantially increased the number of apps and ...

(Video) MSNBC.com's Exec Producer: Xbox LIVE Users Are Voracious News Consumers

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Xbox LIVE users are more engaged with video news than MSNBC.com's desktop audience says Executive Producer, Stokes Young, in this video ...

WATCH: 15 Geekiest-Ever Proposals

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 05.25.2012 | Weddings

Dropping down on one knee doesn't cut it for everyone. When it comes to the Big Moment, some grooms-to-be take it one step further and incorporate...

Video: The "Addressable" Electorate: Microsoft Xbox LIVE and 2012 Presidential Election

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE, the fast growing gaming console, which has become a primary video consumption platform for some 40 million users around the...

How to Watch TV Today

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.24.2012 | TV
Vanity Fair

It appears that 2012 will be the first year that sales of flat-panel TVs have declined, and last month it was announced that owners of Microsoft's Xbox console now spend more time watching entertainment content than playing games.

Dailymotion Launches on Xbox Live in 35 Countries (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Dailymotion, the big Paris-based video site, which served 1.2 billion video views worldwide in December,  launched its Xbox Live App late las...

WATCH: 9 Adorably Awesome Video Game Proposals

Posted 01.06.2012 | Weddings

When Joe decided that it was time to pop the question to longtime girlfriend Jen, he knew that no ordinary proposal would do. So the gamer boyfrie...

Microsoft Releases...An iPhone App?

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

Microsoft surprised the tech world Wednesday when it released an Xbox app for a mobile operating system besides its own. The My Xbox Live for iOS d...

Microsoft Investors Puzzled By Cost Of Skype Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Bill Rigby) - Microsoft Corp's move to buy money-losing Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion was immediately skewered by criti...

And Then There Were Two: Microsoft Warns Of Xbox Live Security Threat

USATODAY | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

Fresh off the data breach that slammed Sony's PlayStation Network, rival Microsoft has issued a security warning tied to Xbox Live and the Activision ...

Windows Phone 7 Launch Comes to NYC

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

One of the main points that Ballmer and de la Vega kept driving was that "Windows Phone 7 is your phone." The mobile OS is designed to keep you in touch with the people who mean the most to you.

Microsoft To Increase Xbox Live Subscription Fee

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Microsoft is raising subscription prices for its popular Xbox Live Gold online gaming service in the U.S. and three other countries. ...

Online Gaming Statistics Reveal How Much Time Gamers REALLY Spend Playing (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Editor's Note: Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post. ...

'Gears of War 3' Character's Life Or Death Decision Supports Child's Play Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The newest installment in the Gears of War franchise, developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios, will take another look into the...

New Xbox LIVE Policy: 'Gay' And 'Bi' Allowed In Player Names

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Xbox LIVE gamers can now use the words "gay,""straight," "lesbian," "bi," and "transgender" in their nicknames and profiles. Previously, Microsoft, Xb...

Xbox Live DOWN? Problems With Xbox Live Servers Reported

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 6:34 PM : The Xbox Live support site posted the following status update: Users may experience difficulties with the following services: User...

Apple Tablet & eReader? : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 19, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. As Apple's scheduled event nears, sources now say that not only ...

Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program Begins, Wave 1 Invites Released

engadget.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Xbox 360's resident spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb wants you to know that the Xbox Live update preview program is now officially a go, with the f...