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The History of the Xbox

From "DirectX Box" to "720," it's been a long, strange trip for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console. Here is what happened, from its odd beginnings to the rumored Scarlett console with streaming.
Gaming

Want to play games in peace? Here's how to appear offline on the Xbox One

Sometimes, you just don't want to be bothered while you're playing video games. If you're having one of those reclusive days, we have instructions on how to appear offline on Xbox One.
Computing

Microsoft wants artificial intelligence to catch cheaters on Xbox Live

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an application from Microsoft describing a method of cheat detection for games on a platform level using machine learning. The idea is to bring cheat detection outside the game.
Gaming

Learn how to change your gamertag on an Xbox One in just a few simple steps

It might seem tricky to change your username at first, but learning how to change your gamertag on an Xbox One is easier than it looks. Keep in mind, though, that you might have to pay to make the switch.
Gaming

Report finds millennials want to use cryptocurrency in their favorite games

A recent report surveyed 1,000 gamers to rate their stance on using cryptocurrency in video games. Around 64 percent believe the current method of purchasing digital goods needs a major overhaul.
Gaming

Try 'Fallout 4' for free this weekend on Xbox One

Explore the wasteland of the apocalypse in Fallout 4 for free this weekend. If that's not your style, here are all of the other best demos, betas, and free games coming out for consoles and Steam.
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Loot boxes may be coming to Xbox Live in a rumored Career system

Corroborating comments from Microsoft Vice President Mike Ybarra last year, Xbox Achievements and Gamerscore may be getting an upgrade soon with loot boxes and RPG-like progression in a rumored Career mode.
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Xbox Indie Creators Program goes live today with first wave of games

Announced back in March, the Xbox Live Creators Program is now live, allowing developers to directly publish their games to Xbox One and Windows 10. The first wave of games from the program is now live for download.
Gaming

Make a cool Xbox One controller design and Microsoft will reward you for it

If you create a design in the Xbox Design Lab that proves popular, Microsoft is launching a new scheme which will reward you with Xbox Live digital currency. You may even see your controller in a new marketing video.
Gaming

One-month Xbox Live membership goes for $1 during upcoming spring sale

Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and Xbox Design Lab custom controllers are among the products going on sale next week during the Xbox Store Spring Sale, which will run from Tuesday through April 17.
Computing

Microsoft has resolved issues with users being unable to log into its services

If you're having issues logging into a Microsoft service right now, then there may not be anything wrong with your PC. Rather, it's looking like Microsoft itself is what's holding you back.
Gaming

Anyone can develop games for Xbox One with the Xbox Live Creators Program

At GDC, Microsoft announced that developers can soon self-publish games to Xbox One without an approval process. However, Creators Program games won't have access to key Xbox Live features.
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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.
Gaming

‘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.
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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.