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Rumor Grind: Microsoft to phase out Microsoft Points?

Rumor Grind: Microsoft to phase out Microsoft Points?

IGN has a report today, in which they’re saying that many Gaming Publishers have told them that Microsoft is looking to phase out Microsoft Points, and instead bring in actual cash payments. As we all know MS Points have been around for sometime, in which every purchase that takes place on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace (including Zune) uses MS Points to calculate the value of said item. It’... »

Microsoft release Xbox App for iPad and iPhone

Microsoft release Xbox App for iPad and iPhone

Well it looks like Microsoft has been busy for not only the Windows Phone Platform, but they’ve gone ahead and created an app for iOS devices and the interesting this is that the App is very good. The Apps (called My Xbox Live) themselves are both free for the iPad and iPhone (and iPod Touch too, but that goes under the iPhone category). We tried it out on the iPad and as you can see from th... »

Battlefield 3 still lagging behind two Call of Duty games on Xbox Live

Battlefield 3 still lagging behind two Call of Duty games on Xbox Live

With Battlefield 3 storming out the gate with 5 million sales over it’s first weekend, we thought it was therefore interesting that the game is actually lagging behind not one, but two Call of Duty Games on Xbox Live. What do we mean? Well put simply, according to online play rankings for Xbox Live puts Battlefield 3 lower than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, and ... »

If you play Modern Warfare 3 early, you risk getting banned from Xbox LIVE

If you play Modern Warfare 3 early, you risk getting banned from Xbox LIVE

Update: Activision has confirmed that it won’t be banning players to play the game early (ie: before the release date), so if you have the game feel free to fire it up and commence the noob killing spree! Infinity Ward’s ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ might be the most anticipated shooter game to come out, now that Battlefield 3 has already hit the market. Having said tha... »

An App to control your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone

An App to control your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone

One of the most requested features Windows Phone users have been asking for has been the ability to control your Xbox 360 straight from your Windows Phone, and lo and behold – Microsoft has been listening! Microsoft, apart from revealing a brand new Xbox LIVE TV Lineup, have also announced an app for Windows Phone devices to be able to control your Xbox with just the swipe of a finger, and t... »

Microsoft adds 40 worldwide TV providers to Xbox LIVE TV

Microsoft adds 40 worldwide TV providers to Xbox LIVE TV

Xbox Live TV has taken a huge leap forward in terms of what it offers, with Microsoft signing on a huge number of providers to add content and allow users to access straight from their Xbox 360’s. The deal sees plenty of TV and entertainment channels such as HBO Go, SyFy, ABC iView, Foxtel, ESPN, and so on. Users wanting to access Xbox LIVE TV will need to wait for the upcoming Xbox dashboar... »

The New My Windows Phone page connects all your live pages

The New My Windows Phone page connects all your live pages

It seems with Mango right around the corner, we’re clearly seeing some big changes from Microsoft on all fronts, and it continues with the New My Windows Phone page. This page has been given a nice facelift, and it actually unifies all your current accounts under the Windows Live account you currently use as you can see in the image above. It’s a nice change that we think was needed to... »

Windows Phone 7 Games cost a lot more than iOS Games

Windows Phone 7 Games cost a lot more than iOS Games

Well there you have it. That list pretty much sums up the ridiculous prices Windows Phone 7 users get charged, over our iOS (Apple) counterparts. The reason? Xbox live integration, versus Apple’s Games Center integration, which is pretty much like comparing a Porsche to a Ford. However, it still doesn’t feel right to overcharge Windows Phone 7 users by as much as $4 for a game does it?... »

(Updated) Even more ‘Mango’ Windows Phone 7 features revealed

(Updated) Even more ‘Mango’ Windows Phone 7 features revealed

Rounding up the article we wrote a week ago, Mango for Windows Phone 7 continues to impress with it’s range of feature’s coming soon. ‘Mango’ is of course the codename for the next Windows Phone update, which is expected before the end of the year. By the time Mango rolls up, we may be calling  it Windows Phone 7.5 rather than Windows Phone 7. Let’s have a look at a f... »

AU: Get 2 free xbox 360 games when you buy a HTC HD7

AU: Get 2 free xbox 360 games when you buy a HTC HD7

Anyone who purchases a HTC HD7 from Telstra after April 8 can take advantage of Microsoft’s new offer – you can claim either 2 free Xbox 360 games or 3000 Xbox LIVE Points, and the promotion is officially running till June 6 (But the phone must be bought by May 31st latest). The catch here however is that the offer is only limited to the first 5000 customers that take advantage of this... »