Avoid Browser Glitch That Causes Unintentional Xbox Live Purchases

Avoid Browser Glitch That Causes Unintentional Xbox Live Purchases

If you like to look for free Xbox 360 game demos via Xbox.com on a browser, it’s easy to make a mistake that causes you to accidentally buy the product rather than just test it out. [More]

Report: Xbox 360 Update Uglies Up Video Playback

Report: Xbox 360 Update Uglies Up Video Playback

That Xbox 360 update that makes gamers promise not to sue and reportedly broke some consoles also may have brought another annoyance along with it. Reports say updated machines have trouble properly playing video, making colors appear washed out. [More]

Mandatory Xbox 360 Update Breaks Some Consoles, Microsoft Claims 'Coincidence'

Mandatory Xbox 360 Update Breaks Some Consoles, Microsoft Claims 'Coincidence'

Last week’s exciting Kinect Dashboard update for Xbox 360 consoles didn’t just ask users to waive their right to sue and make customers pay to be advertised to. It also appears to have caused problems with a number of consoles. Nothing major: it just keeps them from reading any discs…no, wait, that is major. Microsoft representatives say that this is a coincidence, and that customers with freshly broken consoles need to send them in for repair for $100 or so. [More]

Microsoft Makes Gamers Promise Never To Sue It After Xbox Update

Microsoft Makes Gamers Promise Never To Sue It After Xbox Update

It turns out that shiny new mandatory Xbox 360 update was something of a Trojan Horse that allows Microsoft to twist gamers’ arms and make them agree never to sue the company. [More]

Will Xbox TV's Voice & Motion Controls Actually Revolutionize TV Watching?

Will Xbox TV's Voice & Motion Controls Actually Revolutionize TV Watching?

Starting tomorrow, an update to the Xbox 360′s dashboard will integrate its Kinect motion/voice-detection system and Microsoft’s Bing search engine in the hopes of creating a truly hands-free entertainment experience. But does it work? [More]

FiOS Bringing 26 Channels Of Live TV To Xbox 360

FiOS Bringing 26 Channels Of Live TV To Xbox 360

As we wrote early last month, the folks at Microsoft had signed some sort of then-nebulous deal with Verizon FiOS to bring more live TV options to Xbox 360 users. Now, as the twosome prepares to roll out its offerings, details of the deal have finally been released. [More]

Xbox 360 Finally Getting More Live & On-Demand TV

Xbox 360 Finally Getting More Live & On-Demand TV

It’s been reported for quite some time that Xbox 360 users would eventually get access to more streaming video options. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with a number of content providers to bring content from HBO, SyFy and even more for Comcast and Verizon FiOS subscribers. [More]

Xbox TV Service To Launch By End Of Year

Xbox TV Service To Launch By End Of Year

Microsoft has been plotting out its plan to imbue Xbox 360s with cable box-like TV powers for months, and is now gearing up to launch the live TV service, which it says will include “news, sports and your favorite channels” as well as on-demand video. [More]

Get Your Free Xbox 360 From Dell For Only $100

Get Your Free Xbox 360 From Dell For Only $100

It was probably a glitch and not a nefarious plot on Dell’s part, but Chris found it odd when he tried to take advantage of Microsoft’s back-to-school promo where a free Xbox comes with certain Windows laptops. Dell’s site kept showing that adding on the free Xbox promo made his total $100 higher than with just the computer. Huh? [More]

Lawsuit Accuses Microsoft Of Double Billing Xbox Live Customers

Lawsuit Accuses Microsoft Of Double Billing Xbox Live Customers

For Xbox 360 users to have access to online gaming, they need to get a paid subscription to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service. But a new lawsuit alleges that the service’s “vague and onerous terms of use,” are leading subscribers to be double-billed. [More]

Microsoft At E3: Bing, YouTube, More TV Streaming Coming To Xbox

Microsoft At E3: Bing, YouTube, More TV Streaming Coming To Xbox

Judging from the bulk of Microsoft’s major announcements at its E3 press conference Monday, the company doesn’t want Xbox 360 owners to turn off its machine when they want to watch TV rather than play games. A fall system update will deliver Bing-powered voice web search, a YouTube app and an unnamed TV-streaming service. [More]

Microsoft Reaching Out To Xbox 360 Owners Whose Systems Won't Play Games

Microsoft Reaching Out To Xbox 360 Owners Whose Systems Won't Play Games

Responding to news that some Xbox 360s might not be able to play game discs, Microsoft’s PR firm sent us a message to clarify the issue: [More]

Report: Some Older Xbox 360s Might Not Read Upcoming Game Discs (Updated)

Report: Some Older Xbox 360s Might Not Read Upcoming Game Discs (Updated)

Update: Microsoft released this clarification through its PR firm: [More]

Clunky Version Of Hulu Plus Hits Xbox Today

Clunky Version Of Hulu Plus Hits Xbox Today

Microsoft is releasing its long-in-the-making Hulu Plus app on the Xbox 360 today, providing a subscription video streaming alternative to Netflix. [More]

Report: Xbox Will Add Hulu Plus Friday

Report: Xbox Will Add Hulu Plus Friday

Hulu Plus, which charges viewers $8 a month to watch an expanded library of shows while still making them suffer through commercials, is finally heading to the Xbox 360, according to a scan of the print edition of Official Xbox Magazine sent in to Joystiq. [More]

Microsoft Works To Prevent Indie Game Ratings Manipulation

Microsoft Works To Prevent Indie Game Ratings Manipulation

Seeking to prevent further abuse of its indie games rating system, Microsoft announced it will restrict the ability to rate games to paying Xbox Live Gold members. Previously, anyone could sign up for a Live account and assign ratings to games on the service, and some developers accused users of making up fake accounts to falsely prop up the visibility of certain games while damaging others. [More]

Hackers Seize Control Of Xbox Cop's Site

Hackers Seize Control Of Xbox Cop's Site

Xbox Live rule enforcement comes with its risks. A Microsoft employee who serves as director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live suffered an apparent attack from hackers who seized his personal site and Xbox Live account. [More]