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Xbox Live revenues ahead of PSN

Xbox Live revenues ahead of PSN

It had appeared that Sony had got one over rival Microsoft when it announced earlier this week that the number of registered users on PSN has passed 20 million – ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2009 at 2:38PM in News
56% of Xbox Live members pay Gold subscription

56% of Xbox Live members pay Gold subscription

An internal Microsoft document has revealed that 56 per cent of Microsoft’s global Xbox 360 userbase pays the annual $49.99/£39.99 subscription charge to access the Gold version of the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 11:15AM in News
XBLA Deal of the Week returns

XBLA Deal of the Week returns

Microsoft has announced that, following a successful trial last December, it is to resurrect its Xbox Live Arcade ‘Deal of the Week’ this year – and it begins today with ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2009 at 1:12PM in News
Xbox Live freed up for GTA IV

Xbox Live freed up for GTA IV

To celebrate the release of its exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content next Tuesday, Microsoft is to allow players of the game free access to multiplayer gaming – ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2009 at 11:57AM in News

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Resi 5 demo sails past 1m downloads

Resi 5 demo sails past 1m downloads

Microsoft has confirmed that the recently released playable demo for Capcom’s massively hyped survival horror sequel Resident Evil 5 has been downloaded 1.8m times by European and North American gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 11:38AM in News
"Mind blowing" growth for Xbox Live

"Mind blowing" growth for Xbox Live

Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg has stated that the strong sales enjoyed by his firm’s console over the Christmas period has been mirrored by some equally ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
Xbox Live Primetime to debut this spring

Xbox Live Primetime to debut this spring

Having missed its previously scheduled launch alongside Microsoft’s recent New Xbox Experience dashboard upgrade for the Xbox 360, the platform holder yesterday announced at US technology show CES that its ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2009 at 10:15AM in News
EA announces branded XBLA Channel

EA announces branded XBLA Channel

EA and Hasbro have announced that they are to launch a branded channel on Xbox Live Arcade under the Hasbro Family Games Night banner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2009 at 4:41PM in News

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Street Fighter II HD breaks records

Street Fighter II HD breaks records

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom is claiming that its recently released Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network title Street Fighter II HD has shattered both day one and week one ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2008 at 5:36PM in News
HD OutRun heading to consoles

HD OutRun heading to consoles

One of the most cherished names in the arcade business is returning with news of a brand new title from Sega – OutRun Online Arcade, which is heading to both ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2008 at 5:31PM in News
Free game offer on XBLA

Free game offer on XBLA

Users of Microsoft’s Xbox Live service will be able to log in and download a free Live Arcade title called Dash of Destruction today – thanks to a Doritos competition ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2008 at 10:21AM in News
NXE boosts Xbox Live sales

NXE boosts Xbox Live sales

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed the NXE has provided a significant boost to Xbox Live Arcade sales.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 11th 2008 at 11:22AM in News

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Microsoft announces XBL Deals of the Week

Microsoft announces XBL Deals of the Week

Microsoft’s online mouthpiece Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb has announced that the firm is to discount one item per week on its Xbox Live Marketplace throughout the month of December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2008 at 5:24PM in News
US: Microsoft announces Xbox Live Black Friday savings

US: Microsoft announces Xbox Live Black Friday savings

With the USA today busy celebrating Thanksgiving, Microsoft has announced a range of discounts beginning tomorrow and running until Sunday evening for users of its Xbox Live Marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 11:45AM in News
Dev claims XBLA titles are too cheap

Dev claims XBLA titles are too cheap

Hot on the heels of the arrival of the new Community Games digital distribution channel which formed part of Microsoft’s redesigned Xbox 360 UI, one developer has hit out at ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2008 at 3:04PM in News
Xbox Live recovers after troubled weekend

Xbox Live recovers after troubled weekend

Microsoft has claimed that technical issues which saw many users face problems accessing the Xbox Live network over the weekend have now been resolved.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2008 at 10:44AM in News

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Games for Windows Live to challenge Steam?

Games for Windows Live to challenge Steam?

Microsoft has, without great fanfare, revamped its Xbox 360-a-like Games For Windows Live service, and the introduction of a PC version of content delivery service Live Marketplace suggests that the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 11:01AM in News
Original Street Fighter movie heading to Blu-ray

Original Street Fighter movie heading to Blu-ray

February next year looks to be the month where it all happens for Street Figher fans – as if the news of the console release of Street Fighter IV wasn’t ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2008 at 2:20PM in News
Gears of War sells 2 million

Gears of War sells 2 million

Not content with simply wowing the critics and storming straight to the top of the UK charts, Microsoft has announced that Epic’s Gears of War 2 sold a substantial ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2008 at 10:24AM in News
EA announces Need for Speed Live event

EA announces Need for Speed Live event

US publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it will debut a brand new car show based on its popular Need for Speed franchise next year at UK race circuit Brands ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2008 at 10:48AM in News
360 Arcade Starter Kit revealed

360 Arcade Starter Kit revealed

Ahead of the release of the New Xbox Experience next month, Microsoft has lifted the lid on a new Starter Pack designed to get owners of the base model Xbox ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2008 at 10:35AM in News
Xbox Live Primetime to miss NXE launch

Xbox Live Primetime to miss NXE launch

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Primetime, an online quiz network originally announced as part of the firm’s New Xbox Experience, will not arrive alongside the upcoming Xbox 360 update ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2008 at 1:05PM in News
New tech to target Xbox Live potty-mouths

New tech to target Xbox Live potty-mouths

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has reportedly filed a patent for a new type of audio filter that can detect and scramble abusive language muttered by online gamers in real-time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2008 at 11:20AM in News
Capcom to launch dedicated PSN storefront

Capcom to launch dedicated PSN storefront

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom is to launch its own dedicated storefront on Sony’s PlayStation Network Store, Edge Online reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2008 at 12:19PM in News
Microsoft details free 360 memory scheme

Microsoft details free 360 memory scheme

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has lifted the lid on its scheme to help those lacking memory space ahead of the release of the new Xbox dashboard upgrade next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2008 at 11:46AM in News