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  • An Xbox outage is preventing some players from launching digital titles

    05/07/2022 8:07:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 7, 2022 | Emma Roth
    This most recent string of issues follows a massive outage spanning several hours on Friday night and into Saturday morning. Some players were unable to start Cloud Gaming sessions, launch digital games, make purchases, or even access streaming apps including Netflix and Disney Plus. Although Xbox seemed to resolve these problems, it looks like issues with its store, digital titles, and Cloud Gaming have started to resurface. As my colleague Tom Warren notes, if you’re affected by the outage, you should still be able to play games offline when you have your Xbox set as your “home” console. Xbox Support...
  • Brit freed from Guantanamo cashes in on Xbox

    05/31/2009 9:18:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 761+ views ^ | May 31, 2009 | ANDREW PARKER
    A BRIT who spent two years in Guantanamo Bay as a terror suspect is cashing in with a computer game based on the US detention camp. Moazzam Begg, 41, will appear as himself in the Xbox 360 game, which could rake in £3million. Rendition: Guantanamo, due to go on sale in October, lets players control a detainee trying to shoot his way out. Begg, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, is shown in the game as head of an organisation helping the suspect to escape. Human rights activist Begg was thrown into the camp on Cuba in 2003 after the CIA held him...
  • Delaware County Man Detained on Child Pornography Charges for Preying on Young Boys Over Online Gaming Systems

    12/11/2020 2:13:42 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | December 11, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Geoffrey Hines, 34, of Upper Darby, PA, was arrested and charged by Indictment with 29 counts of child pornography offenses. The defendant made his initial appearance in federal court this afternoon in front of United States Magistrate Court Judge Richard Lloret, who ordered him detained pending trial.The Indictment charges Hines with multiple counts each of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, manufacturing and attempting to manufacture child pornography, and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, for at least five years, the defendant preyed...
  • Microsoft to Buy Game Company ZeniMax Media, Parent of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 Billion

    09/21/2020 10:31:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | Sept 21, 2020 | Todd Spangler
    Microsoft is massively expanding Xbox’s original games portfolio: The software giant announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks — one of the biggest privately held game developers and publishers in the world — for $7.5 billion in cash. The deal will give Microsoft’s Xbox games division ownership of top-selling games including “Fallout,” “The Elder Scrolls,” “Doom,” “Quake,” “Wolfenstein,” “Prey” and “Dishonored.” Microsoft plans to add Bethesda’s franchises to its Xbox Game Pass cloud-based service, which has over 15 million subscribers, including future titles like the buzzy space RPG “Starfield.” With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft...
  • Screen Time Linked to Lower Brain Development in Preschoolers, MRIs Show

    11/05/2019 3:22:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | 11/05/2019 | racgel desantis
    The study, which was published on Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, used a special type of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging to scan white matter in the 47 participants’ brains, and made several alarming finds — particularly relating to the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids have limited screen use due to the possible cognitive behavioral risks, including language delay, poor sleep and impaired executive function, according to the study. The study was conducted from August 2017 to November 2018 on participants recruited at a U.S. children’s hospital, and took...
  • Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

    08/23/2019 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Vice ^ | 08/21/19 | Joseph Cox
    Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.Contractors working for Microsoft have listened to audio of Xbox users speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command features, Motherboard has learned. The audio was supposed to be captured following a voice command like “Xbox” or “Hey Cortana,” but contractors said that recordings were sometimes triggered and recorded by mistake.The news is the latest in a string of revelations that show contractors working on behalf of Microsoft listen to audio captured by several of its products. Motherboard previously reported that human contractors were listening to...
  • Indiana 16-year-old fatally shot while trying to sell Xbox

    06/14/2019 7:42:53 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 60 replies
    WGN ^ | 6/13/19 | Tom Negovan
    A 16-year-old from Gary was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to sell his Xbox. The teen, identified as Johnny Peluyera, was with his father when they met up with two men near 51st and Maryland streets to sell the teen’s Xbox. They arranged the meeting using an online sales app. The boy’s father said he knew something wasn’t quite right. He spotted a gun and tried to warn his son, but the teen was shot in the back as he tried to run back to his father’s car.
  • 13-year-old boy sells Xbox, does yard work to buy his single mom a car

    04/02/2019 8:22:44 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04-02-2019 | Caitlin O'Kane
    A single mom from Nevada said she was in "complete shock" after her 13-year-old son gave her a grand gift she never expected from a boy his age. Krystal Preston posted the heartwarming story on her Facebook, sharing that her son, William Rabillo, surprised her with a car. "I have no words right now that can express how I am feeling at this moment," the mom wrote. "The last couple weeks have literally been hell filled with so many tears, anger, confusion and heart ache. Today I got the shock of my life." Preston said her son, who had been...
  • Rumor: Next Xbox Specs Revealed, Anaconda and Lockhart

    02/24/2019 11:55:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | February 22, 2019 | Liana 'LiLi' Ruppert -
    Xbox Lockhart specs CPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2 GPU: Custom NAVI 4+ Teraflops RAM: 12GB of GDDR6 memory Storage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive Xbox Anaconda specs CPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2 GPU: Custom NAVI 12+ Teraflops RAM: 16GB of GDDR6 memory Storage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive According to the same report, both systems, with the Lockhart being the cheaper of the two, will be revealed during E3 2019 and launched in 2020 with Gears 5 and Halo Infinite as launch...
  • Microsoft To Ban 'Offensive Language' From Skype, Xbox, Office and Other Services

    03/27/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 79 replies
    CSO from IDG ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Ms. Smith, CSO
    Microsoft will ban 'offensive language' and 'inappropriate content' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to 'investigate.' Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances.Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. The ban hammer could also...
  • Microsoft Creators Update Will Blur The Lines Between Xbox One And Windows 10 Gaming

    01/29/2017 10:21:32 AM PST · by dayglored · 5 replies
    iTech Post ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Mandy Adams
    Microsoft has been keen on making doing a Creators Update to improve the Xbox's gaming abilities. The latest information reveals that the company plans to bring the same quality of gaming to Xbox and PC gamers. Xbox insiders who had the first dibs on the latest update already saw the changes brought about by the new update. Xbox UI Changes Microsoft received a lot of complaints on how complicated it is to navigate the Xbox home screen and the company already addressed this issue in their Creators Update. The main goal of this update is to bring Windows features to...
  • Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio

    01/01/2017 7:25:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm EST | Jez Corden
    Microsoft claims that Scorpio will rock 6 teraflops of computational power and 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth, Microsoft is aiming for uncompromising 4K UHD resolution gaming with Project Scorpio. The current Xbox One has a peak throughput of only 1.3 teraflops with a theoretical maximum of 200 GB/s of memory bandwidth, making Scorpio potentially over 4.5 times more powerful than the Xbox One. ... Unlike previous console upgrades, Project Scorpio will be fully backwards and forwards compatible with the Xbox One, including accessories, all games, and Xbox 360 backward compatibility. Besides VR experiences, Microsoft confirmed to me at E3 2016...
  • (Vanity) Xbox One Co-op

    11/06/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 7 replies
    Me again | Today | Me
    So, next Friday I will be Upgrading to an Xbox One S. I chose the Xbox over the PS4 Neo simply because PS4 doesnt allow beta games or private party games, and I really want to play Ark: Survival Evolved, and maybe start a Freeper Tribe on a public PvE server and if there is enough interest, possibly purchasing a private server in the future. If there are any fellow Gamer Freepers out there and are interested please get ahold of me. I already have an Xbox Live account set up and can give you my ID. Will also be...
  • NJ Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Beau Over Xbox

    03/29/2016 8:43:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2016
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute over their Xbox console has pleaded not guilty to reckless manslaughter and weapons charges. Aisha Barr entered her pleas on Monday during an arraignment hearing. The 29-year-old Newark resident remains jailed on $250,000 bail.
  • Windows 10 apps will come to the Xbox One this summer

    03/17/2016 4:39:27 AM PDT · by dayglored · 2 replies
    Engadget ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Matt Brian
    It feels like Microsoft has been dangling the "Windows will come to Xbox" carrot for the longest time, but now it appears the company isn't too far away from actually delivering. Speaking with Business Insider at GDC 2016, Xbox product manager Jason Ronald revealed that the company will begin opening its PC and gaming ecosystems to over the course of the year, with Windows 10 apps coming to the Xbox One in the summer. Microsoft's plan is to merge the Xbox Store and Windows Store, which will host apps that can be run on a smartphone, tablet, PC or console....
  • Repost: Question about Madden 16 for Xbox(glitch in last post)

    01/25/2016 7:07:23 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 6 replies
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    There was a glitch that wouldn't let anyone post a response the last time I did this, so I'm going to try it again. TheRobb7 My son and I were interested in watching the Xbox play the NFL season against itself in Franchise Mode. We would watch 1 game a week and simulate the rest. PROBLEM : we can't get the Xbox to do it. It will only play against itself in Exhibition Mode, which means that we couldn't compile stats and standings. Does anyone out there know of a work-around?
  • Question about Madden 16 for Xbox 360

    01/24/2016 6:19:10 AM PST · by TheRobb7
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • New Hacking Group Threatening Xbox Live and PSN with DDoS Attacks for Christmas

    12/16/2015 7:42:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    softpedia® ^ | 16 Dec 2015, 14:04 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    LizardSquad copycats are trying to ruin Christmas for gamers Last year, the LizardSquad hacking group managed to ink its name into the history of Internet after taking down the Xbox Live and PlayStation networks during Christmas. With this year's holiday just around the corner, a new group, unoriginally named Phantom Squad, is now threatening to carry out similar attacks as well. If we believe their Twitter timeline, the hackers seem to have launched a DDoS attack against Reddit yesterday, even if nobody noticed its effects. Of course, a behemoth like Reddit is hard to take down in its entirety, but...
  • Microsoft to unlock old Gears of War games via new remake

    08/03/2015 4:35:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    PC World ^ | Mark Hachman
    Xbox and developer The Coalition said Monday they will “unlock” the first four games in the Gears of War franchise for those who buy the $39.99 Gears of War:Ultimate Edition game or the related Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle for the Xbox One. All users will have to do to receive the games—the original Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment—will be to play the Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live sometime between Aug. 25 and Dec. 31, 2015, on Xbox Live. In addition, Microsoft said the four original Gears games...
  • Son Comes Home With Bad Grades. Then His Father Decides to Give Him Some Tough Love Motivation

    05/16/2015 3:45:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-16-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AT THE LINK Provided below] What do you do when your child comes home with bad grades? Do you cuddle him (or her)? Or do you get angry and tell them they should do better? Or do you go further than that? Do you punish him by, say, not giving him pocket money or by grounding him for a few days? One father decided to take it a bit further than that. When his son told him he failed his class, he gave his son a sledgehammer, threw his most prized possession (Xbox) in the garden and forced him...