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Microsoft’s service-wide log-in issues should now be fixed

Update: Yesterday, we learned that many users across the world were having issues with Microsoft’s account-based services, with customers unable to login to Xbox, Outlook, Office 365 and even Skype. At the time, we didn’t have official acknowledgement from Microsoft on the wide-spread issue but today, the company finally got …

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Connecting Xbox Live and PSN could be easy according to Sony

Earlier this week, Microsoft issued an open invitation for developers to create cross-platform games between the PC and Xbox One. The company also noted that it would be open to games being cross platform with other networks, like the PlayStation Network and since then, Sony has answered a few questions …

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Xbox Live is back up after 15 hours of issues

Last night, Xbox Live began having a lot of issues with its core services, which spread through to things like app connectivity and games. During this time, people had trouble launching apps like YouTube, Netflix, Plex or catch up services, users also couldn’t access things like the store or go …

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Microsoft has plans to prevent Xbox Live DDOS this Christmas

In December last year, a group of people launched a large-scale DDOS attack on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Different people involved had different opinions on why the attack went ahead, but the disappointing fact is that both services were down over the holidays, preventing many from enjoying their …

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Ubisoft explains why digital games are more expensive on console

With this generation of consoles, Sony and Microsoft increased its emphasis on digital downloads in an attempt to push the industry forward from physical discs. However, despite the fact that digital games are cheaper for publishers to release in the long run, we often see digital copies remaining fairly expensive …

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Xbox One ultimate game sale is live

Microsoft has launched the ultimate game sale on Xbox Live, bringing discounts on many Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, giving Xbox gamers the chance to save up to 85 per cent on some games. Those who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription will get an extra 10 per cent …

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UK police have arrested second Lizard Squad member

The UK police have arrested a second member of online troll group, Lizard Squad, following the Christmas day DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. An 18 year old was taken in to custody today after being linked directly to the attacks. The arrest was carried out by …

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Alleged PSN and Xbox Live hackers arrested

Christmas day was a frustrating one for many, as despite the new games they’d opened from Father Christmas, they were unable to play them online as both Xbox Live and the PlayStation network were down. Laying claim to the DDOS attack that caused it was a hacking group called Lizard Squad, …

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Xbox Live and PSN back online following Christmas day attacks

Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network are back online following the Christmas period DDOS attacks which saw both services suffer from issues for a few days. The attack was carried out by Lizard Squad, a group of ‘hackers’ that threatened to take down Microsoft and Sony’s respective online services earlier this …

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Microsoft apologizes for late Xbox developer payments

Last night it was discovered that some developers participating in the Xbox Live Indie Games program, weren’t being paid on time by Microsoft, for the second time. However, the company has come out to apologize and explain why payments didn’t go out as they should have. According to Microsoft, these …

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Microsoft denies that Xbox Live has been hacked

Rumors have been floating around recently suggesting that Microsoft, Sony and other large tech companies had been hacked after an only group claimed to have leaked the usernames and passwords of 1473 Windows Live accounts and 2131 PlayStation Network accounts. However, these rumors have turned out to be false. The …

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Sales of Microsoft Xbox One hit nearly 10 million units

Microsoft Corp. late on Wednesday said that the life-to-date (LTD) shipments of its Xbox One video game console are about to surpass 10 million units. As expected, sales of XB1 are significantly behind those of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4, which is shipments have set multiple records for Sony. “As we …

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Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China

Microsoft Corp. has decided to delay the launch of its Xbox One video game console in mainland China. The company said that it needs some additional time to polish the system before it reaches the market. Microsoft’s Xbox One will be the first foreign gaming console officially sold in China …

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