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Microsoft leaks Xboxlive SSL server cert

Redmond is scrambling to propagate a new certificate for the * domain, having “inadvertently disclosed” the certificate's contents. In its advisory, Microsoft says the accidental disclosure of the cert's private keys could expose customers to man-in-the-middle attacks, although the cert “cannot be used to issue …

Microsoft's Black Thursday: XBox Live goes down as XBox Studio canned

Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service fell offline this afternoon, San Francisco time, and remained down for at least a couple of hours. The US giant reported that access to its Xbox Live Core Services and TV, Music and Video services were "limited". "We understand that some of our members are running into issues when …
Jack Clark, 17 Jul 2014
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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

Microsoft is reportedly backing a reboot of Blake's 7, the seminal British science fiction show. The Finanacial Times' reports Microsoft feels Blake's 7 is just the kind of content it needs to encourage Xbox owners to deploy the device as an entertainment hub that deposits rivers of subscription revenue into Redmond's coffers …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 2013
Killzone: Mercenary

Shadowrun Returns and Killzone: Mercenary ... old titles, new takes

Game Theory As the traditional quiet of August sets in, it’s over to a selection of download-only titles to provide the fix that gamers need. Step forward Microsoft’s latest Summer of Arcade collection – led by the excellent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – and Harebrained Schemes’ take on Shadowrun, both proving that there’s still reason …
Mike Plant, 13 Aug 2013
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Microsoft to unveil new Xbox console on May 21

Microsoft has confirmed that it will unveil the next iteration of its Xbox gaming platform next month. The new console will be revealed at a special press event that will take place at Microsoft's Redmond campus on May 21. The event will also be streamed on Xbox Live and and simulcast on Spike TV in the US and Canada …
Neil McAllister, 24 Apr 2013

Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

An independent Brit movie has become the first to be debuted exclusively on Microsoft's Xbox games console. Xbox Live subscribers will get the first chance to see Pulp, a comedy about a comic book company owner who ends up working with the police to stop "a gang of Geordie criminals", from today. The film's creator Adam Hamdy …
Xbox Live: Summer of Football

Microsoft flings free Xboxes to long-term Live lovers

Microsoft is giving some of its long-standing Xbox Live members a limited edition Xbox 360, free of charge, in celebration of the online service's ten year anniversary. A number of gamers expressed their joy this week when they received an Xbox Live Limited Edition Xbox 360 in the post without prior warning. Microsoft's Larry …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2012
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Gamers bereft as Xbox Live takes a dive

Updated Microsoft's Xbox Live service is down, apparently across the world, and Redmond is trying to sort out the problems so gamers can get their Friday fix. The Xbox support team confirmed the outage in a Twitter message at 5:20UT, and thanked users for their patience on the status page. The Zune network is also down (not that that …
Iain Thomson, 6 Jul 2012
Xbox Live: Summer of Football

BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, 4OD aim for Xbox

Microsoft has signed up video-on-demand companies Blinkbox and Lovefilm, and Channel 4's catch-up viewing service 4OD, to bring their offerings to the Xbox 360 this year. BBC iPlayer will be coming too. So will Channel 5's catch-up service. The channels will be made available through Xbox Live. They'll be joined by a number …
Tony Smith, 6 Oct 2011
The Register breaking news

Virgin Media blames Activision for Call of Duty lag problems

Virgin Media has blamed coders of the popular Xbox Live game Call of Duty: Black Ops for slow connection issues that are hampering its service. "We're aware some of our customers are experiencing issues whilst playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox Live. Xbox Live traffic isn't managed by our systems so we've taken a close …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Microsoft reveals revamped Xbox dashboard

Microsoft announced the next update to its Xbox dashboard yesterday, bringing a host of new features into play, including the introduction of voice search using Bing on the console which will be integrated with the firm's motion sensor tech, Kinect. While Apple was busily trying to outplay Microsoft with its iCloud …
Team Register, 7 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Attacker grabs gaming tag of Xbox Live policy director

NSFW link Microsoft's director of policy and enforcement for Xbox LIVE has had his Xbox account hijacked by a disgruntled gamer using a social engineering attack on his domain name registrar, Network Solutions. Stephen Toulouse, who goes by the screen name “Stepto” and owns the domain, also lost his email and web hosting …
Kevin Murphy, 4 Apr 2011
Games of the Year

Sony PlayStation Network vs MS Xbox Live

Head-to-Head The online functionality of games consoles has come a long way. Unrecognisable from the 14.4Kb/s modem sideshow curios on the SNES and Megadrive, and a quantum leap over Sega's iconoclastic Dreamcast, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's online services can alone inform purchasing decisions. So if you're contemplating buying either …
Andrew Bailey, 16 Dec 2010
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Microsoft opens online PC gaming shop-front

Microsoft is opening the Games for Windows Marketplace - an online store that integrates Xbox Live and Windows Live services to make it easier to buy PC games. Some 100 top titles are on offer at launch,including Fable, Grand Theft Auto III and Max Payne, along with newer titles such as Dead Rising 2 and Lost Planet 2. Gamers …
Caleb Cox, 25 Oct 2010
The Register breaking news

Brits to get off lightly when Xbox Live prices rise

Some British Xbox Live Gold users will be paying more for their online gaming pleasure from 1 November onwards. On that date, the price of one month's Gold access will rise from £5 to £6. Neither the three-month nor the annual price will go up, Microsoft pledged. Actually, Brits have fared fairly well. US-based users will not …
Tony Smith, 31 Aug 2010
Monday Night Combat

Monday Night Combat

Review “Gnarlacious,” drawls Mickey Cantor, Monday Night Combat's fittingly exaggerated commentator, as he rouses the crowd for another explosive competition. And he's right. Monday Night Combat Noses are red, violence is blue You'd be hard pressed to think of a better superlative. Colourful, frantic and comically OTT, Uber …
Andrew Bailey, 18 Aug 2010
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MS lists Windows Phone 7 gaming launch line-up

Microsoft has listed the Xbox Live games that will run on Windows Phone 7 handsets when the smartphone platform launches later this year. Among them, some well known titles. MS hopes Windows Phone 7 will beat the iPhone and Android platforms at their own app-centric game, and entertainment titles is only part of that programme …
Tony Smith, 17 Aug 2010
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Given that Dracula is so often the star of Castlevania games, it's ironic that Konami has whipped up something of a Frankenstein's monster with Harmony of Despair. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Higher burning You see, Frankenstein was so obsessed with whether he could bring his abomination to life, he neglected to …
Andrew Bailey, 11 Aug 2010

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