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Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

Microsoft unveils Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One; Ford GT stars

Microsoft has publicly revealed the next installment in its Forza Motorsport Xbox racing series. The sixth major addition to the long-running franchise accompanied by the spin-off Forza Horizon, it is expected to launch at some point this year.

Cool last-minute holiday deals: Xbox One bundles at $299

As the last few frantic hours of Christmas shopping for friends and family take hold, American retailers are slashing the prices of Xbox One console bundles to under $300, comparable to Black Friday.

Xbox One gets major system update for October

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting a system update today, continuing the monthly patches it has received since launch. This is one of the more major ones though and includes some major UI tweaks.

Review: 'Video Games: The Movie' is a doc that needed more time in beta Special

'Video Games: the Movie' is a very informative documentary, but is severely lacking in the substance, education, and fun department.

Xbox will shut down entertainment branch and lay off thousands

Xbox previously announced an entertainment division in development, which now seems to not be happening amid a ton of layoffs.

Xbox One update coming later this week

The awaited July Xbox One system update shown off earlier this year at E3 will be arriving later this week, bringing a new achievements system with it.

Xbox One TV commerical switches on Xbox consoles

Xbox One owners are complaining that a new television commercial is inadvertently switching their consoles. There have been several complaints from Xbox owners about consoles activating on without their permission.

Microsoft files patent for touchscreen game control layout

Microsoft has filed a patent for a new control scheme for touchscreen mobile devices that resembles console controllers with two 'thumbsticks' at the bottom corners of the screen and what can only be called shoulder buttons at the top of the display.

Video: 5pb to make 'Psycho Pass' game for the Xbox One

Game company 5pb plans on making an adaptation of "Psycho Pass" for the Xbox One consoles. A trailer has been streamed for viewing.

Microsoft drops Kinect, sells XBox One for $399

Microsoft reverses another position, removing the "integral" Kinect and dropping the price of the XBox One to $399 to match that of Sony's PS4.

Teaser website launches for Xbox One exclusive 'Sunset Overdrive'

Games developer Insomniac Games and publisher Microsoft have teamed up to produce a viral teaser website for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive title 'Sunset Overdrive'.

Police: Florida dad killed his crying baby so he could play Xbox

Homosassa - According to sheriff's deputies, a 24-year-old father suffocated his one-year-old son because the baby's crying was interfering with his ability to play video games.

Microsoft announces new Kinect for Windows to arrive this summer

Microsoft has revealed that the new version of Xbox Kinect for Windows, based on the unit supplied with the company's Xbox One console, will be released later this year in the summer.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Washington - Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony."On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be b...

With ad budgets growing, new video advertising association formed

With Social Media Week in full swing, the formation of a new advertising organization was announced — with the intention of bringing more marketing dollars to digital video outlets on YouTube.

Girl, 8, raped by 13 year-old brother after watching porn on Xbox

Blackburn - A 13-year-old boy in the U.K. has admitted to sexually assaulting his younger sister after viewing pornography on a friend's Xbox 360.

Review: Xbox 360 Kinect is a great gift for anyone, even grandparents Special

One of the problems with becoming old is the ability to exercise usually declines as aging occurs. The reduction in physical activity can be due to a myriad of health problems such as arthritis or loss of muscle mass.

Op-Ed: NSA spying on Fantasy Football (Satire)

Given the huge involvement of Americans in “Fantasy Football,” it’s likely only a matter of time before the leagues become a target for the ever-watchful spies of the National Security Agency.

'Sexist' Xbox One ad forces Microsoft to rewrite

What was intended to be a cute, customizable form meant for men to convince their girlfriends to buy XBox One consoles instead brought Internet ire to Microsoft.

Xbox One sales exceeds 1 million on launch day

On Friday Microsoft announced that more than a million Xbox One consoles were sold within 24 hours in more than 10 countries after it went on sale for the first time in the morning.

Xbox One shows off the hardware in Toronto Special

Toronto - Though the Xbox One isn't set to launch until November 22, Microsoft took over a Toronto building to give media a taste of the new gaming-multimedia console.

Op-Ed: Gamers should wait before buying a PS4 or Xbox One

The gaming industry is going to enter the eight generation of consoles this month, but it may be better to wait before wasting one's hard earned money on a product that has a probability to be defective.

Review: Madden NFL 25 the perfect football insider's video game Special

Once again, the Madden NFL video game franchise amazes football fans with slick gameplay, robust online options and some added details you won't find in any other sports title.

Xbox One hitting store shelves November 22

Gamers have been waiting with bated breath to find out when the Microsoft Xbox One is finally going to be released. Now we finally know that we'll be able to get our hands on the console come November 22.

Microsoft patents Augmented Reality glasses

A newly filed patent from Microsoft hints plans of a release of a head-mounted display in the form of augmented reality glasses.

Microsoft's bold anti-bullying move with Xbox Reputation System

Redmond - After unveiling its plans for their new gaming console, the Xbox One, Microsoft informed the media that Xbox Live will get a complete overhaul and the biggest improvement will come in the form of the Reputation System.

Video: Xbox One receives no love, gets only boos, at EVO2K13

At EVO2K13, Mad Catz and Double Helix were welcomed with boos from the audience when they talked about the new "Killer Instinct" game being an Xbox One exclusive.

Microsoft is dishing out newly golden Xbox 360 controllers

Los Angeles - August a big month for Microsoft as they break away from the competition and earn some extra income by selling a new color of controller.

XBox One will now allow traded games to be played

Microsoft has reversed its decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned titles on its new Xbox One console. Recently the company had said that only the original purchaser of a game could play it on the new console.
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