Your Xbox Sells You Movie Tickets

Your Xbox Sells You Movie Tickets

Microsoft has struck a deal with MovieTickets.com that allows the company to sell gamers tickets through the Xbox 360. Sorta. [More]

Microsoft Falsely Accuses Me Of Modding Broken Xbox, Wants $100 To Fix It

Microsoft Falsely Accuses Me Of Modding Broken Xbox, Wants $100 To Fix It

Zach’s Xbox 360 opted to play for Miami rather than Cleveland, but what he expected to be a routine repair has turned into a standoff. He says Microsoft accuses him of modding his console despite Zach’s contention that the unit, which he says is clean, shows no physical signs of being modded. [More]

Best Buy Wouldn't Exchange My Broken Xbox Because It Was Saving Stock For Sales Event

Best Buy Wouldn't Exchange My Broken Xbox Because It Was Saving Stock For Sales Event

Sean bought an Xbox 360 at Best Buy, took it home and it did what Xbox 360s tend to do, never mind that it was a redesigned Xbox 360 S model. He took the insta-broken console back to the store, which was sold out of the 360s. An employee called a nearby Best Buy that had plenty of 360s in stock, but that location refused his exchange because it was saving consoles for a sales event. [More]

Go Easy On Tapping The 'A' Button If You're Getting An Xbox 360 Demo

Go Easy On Tapping The 'A' Button If You're Getting An Xbox 360 Demo

Jonathan wishes his trigger finger wasn’t so itchy, because while going on an Xbox 360 free demo downloading binge he accidentally bought a game. [More]

Microsoft, Sony Charge You Fees On Top Of Fees To Use HuluPlus On Consoles

Microsoft, Sony Charge You Fees On Top Of Fees To Use HuluPlus On Consoles

Tech bloggers who dug through some hidden text on Hulu’s page announcing pay service HuluPlus discovered unwelcome news for PS3 owners. The text indicates Sony plans on reserving HuluPlus access for those who sign up for its $50-a-year PlayStation Plus online service. The probable move, for now unconfirmed by Sony, falls in line with Microsoft’s decree that only paying Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access HuluPlus. [More]

Five Months From Now Microsoft Will Stop Gouging Families For Xbox Live

Five Months From Now Microsoft Will Stop Gouging Families For Xbox Live

Microsoft’s indispensable Xbox Live service was always tough on gaming households, requiring family members and roommates to piggyback on one another’s accounts or spring for separate $50-a-year subscriptions. Yesterday the company announced it will start selling 4-for-the-price-of-2 Xbox Live Gold Family Packs, which give you four subscriptions for $100 a year. [More]

Everyone But Microsoft Says Xbox Motion Controller Will Cost $150

Everyone But Microsoft Says Xbox Motion Controller Will Cost $150

Microsoft is staying mum on the price of Kinect, its motion and voice controller due out in November, saying it’s evaluating options. [More]

What Do You Think Of Ads In Video Games?

What Do You Think Of Ads In Video Games?

In the recently released Xbox 360 video game Alan Wake, players can’t help but notice that — in addition to playing the game — they’re also being heavily advertised to by Verizon. At one point, they’re even fooled into watching a Verizon ad. [More]

Xbox To Slim Down, Get Motion Controller With Odd Name

Xbox To Slim Down, Get Motion Controller With Odd Name

Microsoft’s PR machine has sprung a couple of leaks on the eve of the E3 video game mega-conference in Los Angeles: A USA Today report that seems to have since been taken down identified the motion and voice controller previously known as Project Natal as the Kinect. Microsoft later confirmed the moniker. Also, a quickly pulled Italian ad identified a slimmed-down Xbox 360 with a 250gb hard drive. [More]

Microsoft Stops Carnival Trickery, Sells Online Currency In Regular Increments

Microsoft Stops Carnival Trickery, Sells Online Currency In Regular Increments

Microsoft used to pull the old carnival trick while selling you Microsoft points, having you buy them in 1,000 point ($12.50) increments to buy a game that costs 800 points ($10). You’d end up with some left over, which you’d feel as though you were wasting unless you re-upped and bought more games to reduce your balance to zero. Now that’s changed, Kotaku reports: Microsoft lets you buy them in 400 point increments. [More]

USB Storage Now Available For Xbox 360

USB Storage Now Available For Xbox 360

Remember a couple weeks back when Microsoft announced that they would finally be allowing USB storage for the Xbox 360? Well, that day is finally here. [More]

Hallelujah, Microsoft To Finally Allow Xbox 360 USB Storage

Hallelujah, Microsoft To Finally Allow Xbox 360 USB Storage

In a savvy move that helps defray one of the big knocks on the Xbox 360 — that its storage options are limited — Microsoft will release a firmware update that allows gamers to store games and saves on portable devices, up to 16GB in size, that connect to the console via USB, Joystiq reports. [More]

Call This Number If Your Xbox Has Broken Multiple Times And You Need Your Replacement Pronto

Call This Number If Your Xbox Has Broken Multiple Times And You Need Your Replacement Pronto

While submitting his busted Xbox 360 for repair, Ben stumbled upon a valuable piece of info for those whose have suffered multiple system breakdowns: A special phone number that expedites the shipping your refurbished replacement console, provided you have your reference number and the extension of a CSR who helped you with your problem when you called 1-800-4MY-XBOX. We first reported the secret number (1-888-236-0927) two years ago. [More]

Microsoft Wouldn't Sell Xboxes To U.S. Army

Microsoft Wouldn't Sell Xboxes To U.S. Army

Wired reports that the U.S. Army was interested in purchasing a bunch of Xbox 360s to aid in training, but it was turned down flat by Microsoft. [More]

Microsoft Won't Let Me Transfer My Xbox Hard Drive Data Because Of Registration Error

Microsoft Won't Let Me Transfer My Xbox Hard Drive Data Because Of Registration Error

Ben says he bought a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 with a 250GB hard drive so he could transfer saves and downloaded content from his full old hard drive to a new one. [More]

This Robot Will Either Enhance Your Xbox 360 Or Bite You In Your Sleep

This Robot Will Either Enhance Your Xbox 360 Or Bite You In Your Sleep

Microsoft’s motion-sensing peripheral currently known as Project Natal is in the prototype phase, and The Seattle Times snagged this shot of the device, a secret agent sent by Skynet to kill John Connor and ensure the robotic enslavement of the human race. [More]

Newegg Cracks Open Awesome Xbox 360 Games Sale

Newegg Cracks Open Awesome Xbox 360 Games Sale

If you’re looking to stock up on a bunch of good Xbox 360 games you always wanted to play but didn’t feel like shelling out $60 for, Newegg has got a deal for you. [More]

Fed-Up Xbox Gamer Has Gone Through 6 Broken Consoles

Fed-Up Xbox Gamer Has Gone Through 6 Broken Consoles

Jay knows his tale of having gone through six Xbox 360s isn’t all that unusual, but he rightly expresses that it’s pathetic that stories like his are common. The poor guy even bought an Xbox 360 Elite in hopes that the redesign would be more reliable. But alas, his Elite and its replacements now broken as many times as his chain of launch consoles. [More]