Let it never be said that the distribution of downloadable content can't cause wacky hijinks. The botched release of the Crimson Map Pack DLC for Halo 4 led Microsoft to give away paid content for free and then to accidentally ban players for using it.
For a short period two days ago, prospective buyers of Halo 4's new Crimson Map Pack were able to snag the entire DLC offering for free. Now, after the fact, Microsoft and 343 Industries claim that this was part of the plan all along.
Microsoft announced more than 40 new entertainment apps for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Tuesday, including support from TV networks like The CW. What do these releases tell us about the future of Xbox and the rumored Xbox TV?
Another Wednesday, another Xbox Live update peppered with non-gaming apps. This week brings WSJ Live and Gol Stadium to Xbox 360, two apps that represent that sort of corporate content partnerships that will redefine Microsoft's game business.
Windows Phone 8 phones are coming out this fall, marking the next phase of Microsoft's grand Windows 8 transformation. The company says that video games will help the mobile platform thrive, but the company's made the same claims before and failed.
The Windows 8 Store's guidelines prevent UK video game publishers from selling many of their most popular games through Microsoft's new service. On the new operating system's launch day, Microsoft said it would ease ratings restrictions, but it may be some…