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  • 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...
  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 152 replies
    T-GAAP ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | by: Mark Reschke
    The long reigning king of the desktop OS is in trouble. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is rapidly steering the company into the back office and service spaces, while their nascent mobile and desktop platforms are crumbling around them. Microsoft is putting on a brave face continuing to heavily advertise the 2-in-1 Surface debacle, but Nadella is only buying time, as he must surely know that Apple and Google is the two-headed beast that Microsoft can not stop. In less than a decade, Microsoft will be associated with IBM or Oracle, not Apple or Google. Apple’s iOS is poised for...
  • PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down <Truncated>

    12/25/2014 11:47:04 AM PST · by Sawdring · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/25/2014 | Dave Smith
    Hackers don't take a holiday, it seems. Hours after Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down Wednesday, Sony’s PlayStation Network went down, too. These are two giant networks that console gamers access to play their games online. It's especially bad timing since a lot of people are probably getting new PlayStations and Xboxes for Christmas.
  • Xbox, PlayStation networks under DOS attack on Christmas Day

    12/26/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    Millions of children and adults who received the latest video games were prevented from playing them on Chirstmas thanks to a DOS attack on Xbox and PlayStation networks. USA Today: Online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were knocked offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent DDos (distributed denial of service) attack. Taking credit for the takedown: a group called Lizard Squad, which previously claimed credit for August attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Both networks were still having problems Friday morning. The network status Web page for...
  • Microsoft second-quarter results exceed expectations; Xbox One, Surface sales strong; Revenue up 14%

    01/29/2014 7:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 01/27/2014 | BY RYAN NAKASHIMA
    Microsoft Corp. reported revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter that topped Wall Street expectations, as the company sold 3.9 million Xbox One consoles to retailers and doubled revenue from its line of Surface tablets from a quarter earlier. Net income in the quarter through December climbed to $6.56 billion US, or 78 cents per share, from $6.38 billion, or 76 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 14 per cent to $24.52 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 68 cents per share on revenue of $23.67 billion. Departing CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced he’d step...
  • Priorities: Man Runs Into Burning Home and Suffers Smoke Inhalation to Save ... His Xbox

    01/27/2014 6:50:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Brenda Washington
    Man suffers smoke inhalation trying to get Xbox out of burning home • Fire possibly started in electrical junction box OLATHE, Kan. —A man suffered minor smoke inhalation early Friday morning when he ran back into his burning home to retrieve an Xbox, according to Olathe firefighters. Fire crews were called to the home in the 800 block of Loula Street about 3:30 a.m. Two men lived in the home. They were awakened by smoke alarms sounding. Authorities said both men got out, but one man went back into the home to get the video game system and was overcome...
  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/07/2013 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | July 7, 2013 9:34 AM PDT | Steven Musil
    Microsoft is pulling the plug on MSN TV, a service formerly known as WebTV, as Apple ramps up its set-top box efforts. The pioneering service, one of the first to offer Internet access via television sets, will shut down September 30, Microsoft revealed in an e-mail to subscribers and an FAQ posted to its Web site. WebTV, which was founded by Web entrepreneur Steve Perlman in 1996, was acquired by Microsoft for $425 million in 1997. …
  • Xbox One DRM restrictions dropped after gamer outcry

    06/20/2013 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 33 replies ^ | Wednesday 19 June 2013 17.28 EDT | Keith Stuart
    Microsoft responds to global outcry and removes daily online requirements and restrictions to pre-owned sales. Xbox president, Don Mattrick, thanks gamers for 'candid feedback' Microsoft has sensationally abandoned its controversial plans to restrict the sharing of Xbox One games, and has also removed daily online authentication requirements for its forthcoming console. In a statement released on the Xbox website on Wednesday, Don Mattrick, the president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, wrote that the company had listened to "candid feedback" from gamers. Before listing the changes, his explanation reads, "You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today...
  • Microsoft boss defends Xbox One price

    06/18/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 4:09 PM EDT | Chris Morris
    ...Arguing the value of a system versus its cost is old hat in the video game industry. It's the go-to tool for any console manufacturer facing criticism about pricing decisions, but given Microsoft's other recent PR stumbles specifically, confusion about its policy on used games (which is still persistent, despite the company putting out a clear statement on the matter right before E3) and its required internet connection -- Mattrick's argument is falling flat. "Isn't this pretty much what Sony was saying last gen about their outlandish pricing?," noted one forum user on GameSpot. "The sign of a wise man...
  • Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video

    06/13/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 6-10-2013 | Sony Step-by-step how to lend games to your friends.