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Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22

Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22
Straight from the mouth (or fingers as the case may be) of Major Nelson, here’s the latest LIVE usage details. Nothing on the full retail list elicits any sort of surprise reaction from me, but I am happy to see how effective the Deal of the Week is in pushing Arcade titles. Duke Nukem 3D is just...
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Xbox Will No Longer Be LIVE

Xbox Will No Longer Be LIVE
While I’m a little late posting this, it’s still relevant judging from the reactions I’ve seen all over the net. At the end of last week, Xbox LIVE General Manager Marc Whitton announced that they will no longer be offering their LIVE service for the original Xbox as of April 15th,...
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Xbox LIVE Marketplace: 01/26-02/04

Xbox LIVE Marketplace: 01/26-02/04
Major Nelson was kind enough to post this earlier today. Notable items include Splosion Man, which will be next week’s Deal of the Week, reduced down to 400 MP.It’s a fantastic platformer (I gave it a 9 out of 10) that everyone should have so at 400 MP, there really is no reason not to pick...
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Serious Sam HD Supermercial

Serious Sam HD Supermercial
G4 TV was kind enough to post the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter trailer dubbed a ‘Supermercial’. Even if you don’t care for Serious Sam, this trailer’s a riot! Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Rock Band Restock 1/18-1/21

Rock Band Restock 1/18-1/21
*sigh* Is it sad that I look forward to the Rock Band & Guitar Hero music updates so much that I feel totally let down when I don’t see the artists I want to see? Don’t get me wrong, Tom Petty rocks. But, I’m itching for some more mainstream modern content (read: released in the...
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2009’s Top Games On Xbox LIVE

2009’s Top Games On Xbox LIVE
It’s been an interesting year to say the least. That’s “interesting” in a good way. 2009 brought a virtual ton of fantastic gaming experiences & 2010 doesn’t look to be much different. One of the key components of today’s gaming culture is online play, be it through...
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Microsoft Reveals LIVE Plans For December

Microsoft Reveals LIVE Plans For December
December is one of those months where everyone wants to get everything done as early as possible so they can enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Lots of places have all the details worked out so they can just sit on auto-pilot until the new year. Predictably, Microsoft has revealed their plans for...
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Games For Windows LIVE Demand Games

Games For Windows LIVE Demand Games
Microsoft announced today that beginning December 15th, they plan to extend their Games on Demand service to encompass Games For Windows as well. No, you won’t be doing any cross platform downloading. You will be able to digitally purchase & download games like Capcom’s Resident Evil...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 11/25/09

Tekken 6 will be getting an update on the Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 tomorrow. It should optimize the online portion of the game like input response time & such… The new, bigger screened DSi is out in Japan (called the DSi LL) & has sold more than 100,000 units already. Look for it...
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Microsoft Gives Thanks This Week

Microsoft Gives Thanks This Week
Typically the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is thought of as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Over the last few years, retailers have extended their sales to encompass online shopping & this year a lot of them have even begun the sales earlier, pushing the consumer to buy before...
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Live on LIVE This Week 11/16-11/18

Live on LIVE This Week 11/16-11/18
On this week’s edition of Major Nelson’s podcast, he announced that releasing on Xbox LIVE Arcade this week (Wed, Nov 19th) will be Gyromancer for 1200 MP & Diner Dash for 800 MP. Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Games For Windows Live 3.0 Is…Um…Live

Games For Windows Live 3.0 Is…Um…Live
The next version of Games For Windows Live has launched. Now at version 3.0, it adds some new features along with some new anti-piracy measures. Players can now download new content in game. No more exiting out to get new DLC. In addition, you’ll be able to buy Microsoft Points & make account...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 06/17/09

It’s back! Yes, Daily Gaming Tidbits is back! At least I hope it is. My responsibilities have grown a bit since before E3, but I hope to keep a Tidbits post running everyday like it used to be. Granted, it may be a bit late when it posts (after 5pm PST), but it will go up daily if all goes to plan....
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 05/28/09

Microsoft has announced that they have broke the 30 million mark in unit sales. The 784MB Fight Night Round 4 demo is now available on XBLM exclusively to Gold Members. Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Xbox Live Top 10 Lists

As posted on Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb’s blog today, here is the top LIVE activity for the last week. Most notably is the success of the Deal of the Week, with Brain Challenge taking Top Arcade Title honors. Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s) Bookmark It Hide...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 04/28/09

The Elder Scrolls universe is rich with back story & lore, as anyone who has played the games can attest to. Now Bethesda, in conjunction with Del Ray books, is bring that lore to you. Author Greg Keyes will write at least 2 novels based on the franchise. The first of which is The Infernal City,...
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Free Halo 3 Multiplay For Silver Members This Weekend

    Do you love Halo 3 multiplayer but can’t afford the $50 for a Live Gold membership? If so, then here is some good news for you! To celebrate the release of the latest of Halo 3’s map packs, (this one is called Mythic, if you don’t have it, you can buy it here), they are allowing...
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Internet Explorer Turns 8

So, Microsoft has now released their final build of Internet Explorer 8. After playing around with it, it seems to be even more firmly integrated into Window’s Live. Since I don’t really use Live all that much, nor do I use IE, I don’t know how much this is an improvement over previous...
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