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A new beta of Microsoft’s Beam game-streaming service now live for Pro users

Subscribers to Microsoft's Beam game streaming service can now access a new beta packed with new features such as a revised homepage, "deep" improvements to the chat system, and more. General users will see the updates in early January.

Got an inactive Xbox gamertag? Microsoft says to use it or lose it

If it's been a few years since you last powered on an Xbox console, your gamertag may be at risk of deactivation, as Microsoft has updated its services agreement in a bid to prune inactive user accounts.

Microsoft brings capture-card support for Twitch streams of Xbox One games

Microsoft has introduced capture card support for Twitch streams of Xbox One games, allowing gamers to automatically share their broadcasting status via Xbox Live without relying on the Xbox One Twitch app.

Xbox Live’s upcoming Clubs feature helps you find and chat with like-minded gamers

Microsoft's launching a new Xbox Live feature, Clubs, aimed at helping members find like-minded gaming companions. It'll debut as part of the Xbox One's October update.

‘Goat Simulator’ and ‘The Crew’ free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in June

June marks the third anniversary of Microsoft's Games With Gold program, and Xbox Live Gold service subscribers can expect to receive free copies of titles like Goat Simulator and The Crew throughout the next month.

Microsoft: ‘Nearly 1 million’ unused Xbox Gamertags now up for grabs

Microsoft announced plans to wipe "nearly 1 million" unused and dormant Xbox Gamertags over the next month, giving gamers a rare opportunity to reclaim abandoned Xbox Live usernames.

Microsoft slashes the price of Xbox One bundles, and games

Microsoft takes $50 off the Xbox One for the Spring Sale which puts the console at $299, giving it a winning edge against the PS4. Don't worry, the games are on sale too just to make sure you don't spend too little.

Xbox and PC gamers can finally battle as Microsoft rolls out cross-network play

Microsoft is breaking down the barriers that have long divided online gameplay in multiplatform video games, as the company announced today that licensed Xbox developers can now enable support for cross-network multiplayer with non-Xbox…

Snoop Dogg draws attention to Xbox Live's outage while PSN laughs

It's hilarious when a star snaps on social media. When Xbox Live crashed, Snoop Dogg took to Instagram and said what a few thousand gamers may have been thinking: "Ya'll's f**king server is f**ing whack man."
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Netflix will shut down users watching out-of-country content | DT Daily 3:05

Those using services to avoid Netflix's country recognition technology may suddenly get shut down in the coming weeks as Netflix says it is going to actively seek out such users and put a stop to the practice.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both had successful holiday seasons… In their own way

Sony and Microsoft both announced that the 2015 holiday season was great for their video game platforms. How the two companies measured that success differed quite a bit from one another.

Microsoft’s Work and Play bundle is back for this year’s holiday season

The Work and Play bundle consists of a one-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold, Assure support, Office 365, Skype Wi-Fi, a $60 store card, and a year's worth of unlimited Skype calls.