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GameStop Will Pay You $200 for Your PS4 or Xbox One If You Do This

Looking to switch from Xbox One to PlayStation 4 or the other way around?<p>GameStop has announced a new trade-in offer where it will pay you $200 for your current-gen system when you apply the credit towards the purchase of either a new Xbox One or PS4.<p>To get the full $200 credit, your system must …

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Microsoft Testing "Variety" of New Xbox Prototypes - Report

Not a day after new details about Sony's rumored PS4.5 emerged, The Verge's Tom Warren is now reporting Microsoft is testing "a variety of prototype Xbox devices." The information is sourced to insiders who are reportedly familiar with Microsoft's plans for Xbox.<p>Among the prototypes are modular …

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Microsoft Discontinues Xbox 360, Servers Staying Online

Microsoft has ended production of the Xbox 360, the company announced today. The system was introduced in November 2005 and has sold more than 84 million units. Online services for the console will remain available.<p>"While we've had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a …

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How Xbox 360 Dominated a Decade

<i>This article was originally published on GameSpot on November 22 to mark the Xbox 360's ten-year anniversary. Here we have republished it in light of Microsoft's decision to cease production of its longstanding console.</i><p><i>The Xbox team had bold ambitions, but few within the company would have expected</i> …

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PSA: Windows 8 No Longer Officially Supported

As of January 12, Microsoft's controversial operating system, Windows 8, is no longer officially supported. As such, Microsoft is advising people still running it to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or run the risk of exposing their computers to potential security risks and threats.<p>The …

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[UPDATE] Xbox Live Servers Currently Experiencing Issues, Snoop Dogg Has Noticed

<b>UPDATE: The official Xbox Support Twitter account has announced that Xbox Live services have been restored. It also advises users to cycle their Xbox One consoles before attempting to connect to the service again.</b><p><i>The original story follows below.</i><p>Xbox Live is currently experiencing issues with …

"Not True" That Microsoft Will Turn Off Xbox 360 Servers in November, Exec Says

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Asked on Twitter recently to weigh in on rumors that Microsoft would turn off the Xbox 360's servers this coming November, Microsoft's top gaming boss Phil Spencer succinctly stated: "Not true."<p>For the sake of comparison, Microsoft discontinued …

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PSA: Last Chance to Get Your Free April Xbox Games

Today is April 30, the last day of the month, and that means Xbox Live Gold members have just hours left to claim their Games With Gold freebies for April.<p>Microsoft offered twice as many free games as usual this month, meaning you've got as many as four games to grab before the day is over. On Xbox …

Xbox 360 Update Adds 2 TB Hard Drive Support and More

Xbox 360 today received a new system update delivering a number of features previously only available to preview program members, Microsoft has announced.<p>The main feature of today's update is support for larger external hard drives. You can now connect a hard drive as large as 2 TB, a massive …

More Free Xbox 360 Games Now Available

It's April 16, which not only means it's <i>Futurama</i> voice actor Billy West's 62nd birthday, but it's also the day when more free games have become available for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.<p>Available now are Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. The games are free …

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Xbox Sales Fall in Latest Quarter, But Minecraft and Xbox Live are Bright Spots

Microsoft on Thursday reported earnings for the quarter ended March 31, announcing that the company shipped (i.e. sold to retailers) 1.6 million Xbox consoles, which includes Xbox 360 and Xbox One, during the period. This compares to a combined shipment tally of 2 million consoles during the same …

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New Xbox 360 preview program lets owners test future updates

Updates for what's nearly a 10-year-old console<p>Microsoft first launched its Xbox One preview program just over a year ago, allowing console owners to test upcoming dashboard updates on a monthly basis. It has been well received, and now the company is expanding the program to the Xbox 360. While …

This Week's Xbox One/Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

Microsoft on Tuesday announced this week's suite of deals for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Titles on sale include Assassin's Creed Unity, Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption, and more. See the lists below for a full rundown of the games on sale this …

Mad Max Release Date Revealed; Xbox 360, PS3 Versions Cancelled

Go mad this September.<p>Avalanche Studios' post-apocalyptic, open-world game, Mad Max, will be released September 1 in North America and September 4 in …

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Mad Max game canned on Xbox 360 and PS3, other versions dated

Mad Max has had a weird, twisty road returning to the gaming world, but the end is finally in sight. Warner Bros. has announced that Avalanche's open-world <i>Mad Max</i> game will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS on Sept. 1 in North America and Sept. 4 in the UK.<p>Notably absent from that …

Microsoft bringing Xbox One Preview Program to Xbox 360

More than nine years after launching the Xbox 360, Microsoft is giving users of the console the ability to get an early look at forthcoming system updates through its Preview Program, Microsoft's Larry Hryb announced yesterday.<p>The initiative already exists on Xbox One, where Microsoft kicked it off …

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Xbox 360 Gets Its Own Xbox One-Style Preview Program for Updates

Apparently pleased with the results of its preview program for system updates on Xbox One that launched last year, Microsoft has announced plans to introduce a similar program on Xbox 360.<p>Beginning sometime early this month, select Xbox 360 owners will be invited to sign up for the Xbox 360 Preview …

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