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Grab 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for as low as £21.84 at CDKeys

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Games With Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, Xbox One

Grab 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for as low as £21.84 at CDKeys

12 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription | CDKeys | £22.99 (£21.84 with FB code)

CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £22.99, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £21.84.

Click here to nab that 5% off CDKeys Facebook voucher code.

Nice spot Eden0032!

 

This week's Deals With Gold headlined by Batman and other superheroes

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Deals With Gold, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

This week's Deals With Gold headlined by Batman and other superheroes

It's all about superheroes with this week's Deals With Gold initiative. As with the previous post, some of them are better than others, but we certainly won't turn our noses up at Arkham Asylum and City for under four quid apiece, even if you do need a Gold subscription to access these deal prices.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for over £20, though? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Don't do it.

Click here for this week's "Deals" With Gold >>

THQ/Nordic sale kicks off on Xbox LIVE - features Darksiders, Red Faction, Painkiller

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Darksiders, Nordic Games, Red Faction, THQ, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

THQ/Nordic sale kicks off on Xbox LIVE - features Darksiders, Red Faction, Painkiller

There's a big fat Nordic/THQ sale that's kicked off on Xbox LIVE, with a bunch of games such as Red Faction: Armageddon, Guerilla and Darksiders getting a lovely little price slash for digital aficionados. As usual, there are a few "deals" on here that might raise some eyebrows (RF: Guerilla for £7.49 will no doubt be hilarious to anyone who's browsed physical media for it over the last couple of years) but it's worth a look for those of you who prefer convenience to clutter, and it's certainly a decent opportunity to snap up some DLC offerings if you're so inclined.

Click here for the full list of Nordic/THQ deals >>

REMINDER: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition now £19.99 on Xbox LIVE... if you have Gold

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Xbox Live, Xbox One Games

REMINDER: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition now £19.99 on Xbox LIVE... if you have Gold

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition | £19.99 |
Xbox LIVE (Gold sub. required) | Review

We got a big kick out of the Tomb Raider reboot, and Crystal Dynamics' Definitive Edition of the next-gen consoles is a perfect way to get into the game if you didn't own it on PS3/Xbox 360. I'm still not necessarily sold on buying it again on next-gen consoles if you already own it (I'm yet to get the game on PS4), but it's the lowest it's been at under £20 and well worth snapping up if you've been teetering on the brink.

You will need an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription to get it at this price, mind.

Get £50 of Xbox Live credit for £38.95 via CDKeys

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One

Get £50 of Xbox Live credit for £38.95 via CDKeys

£50 Xbox Live credit (X360 + Xbox One) | CDKeys | £38.95
Facebook link

If you're looking to stock up on Xbox Live credit in preparation for Microsoft's weekly Xbox One deals, this CDKeys offer won't steer you far wrong. So long as you like their Facebook page and get their voucher code (you can unlike and relike if necessary), you'll get £50 worth of credit for £38.95, which you can spend on Super Time Force, Titanfall Expedition and still have plenty of change left over. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!

Grab 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for as low as £22.99 at CDKeys

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Games With Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, Xbox One

Grab 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for as low as £22.99 at CDKeys

12 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription | CDKeys | £24.19 (£22.99 with FB code)

CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.19, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £22.99. It's the lowest it's ever been, so be sure to get in there quick.

Click here to nab that 5% off CDKeys Facebook voucher code.

Bag 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for under £25 at CDKeys

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Games With Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, Xbox One

Bag 12 Months of Xbox LIVE Gold for under £25 at CDKeys

12 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription | CDKeys | £24.90 (£23.65 with FB code)

CDKeys are currently selling 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for £24.90, but if you go over to their Facebook page and give them a "Like" you can get that price dropped even further down to £23.65, saving you a tenner on the standard price for such goodness.

Click here to nab that 5% off CDKeys Facebook voucher code.

Xbox LIVE Sale: Battlefield, FIFA, Crysis and more

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Crysis 3, Dead Space, FIFA 14, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Xbox LIVE Sale: Battlefield, FIFA, Crysis and more

Microsoft have slashed the prices on a number of items over on Xbox LIVE including the likes of FIFA 14, Crysis 3, Dead Space, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

Check out the full list below:

Thanks OXM!

Xbox Live Deal Of The Week Offers Seriously Crazy Serious Sam Prices

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Castlestorm, Serious Sam, Serious Sam 3: BFE, XBLA, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Xbox Live Deal Of The Week Offers Seriously Crazy Serious Sam Prices

If you're an Xbox Live Gold Member, you can now pick up some seriously awesome games at seriously cheap prices. See what I did there? Yeeeah.

But don't let my awful attempts at Tuesday morning humour put you off from getting involved, seeing as you can get Serious Sam 3 or Double D XXL for £1.68. Also Castlestorm, which was surprisingly good fun. Links to the marketplace and our reviews below - but not before giving due credit and thanks heatlight @ HUKD, who posted these deals long before we did.

New Xbox Live Terms Of Use Will Let Microsoft Share Your Personal Info With Third Parties

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Terms Of Use, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One

New Xbox Live Terms Of Use Will Let Microsoft Share Your Personal Info With Third Parties

You'll have to agree to a new user agreement later this week to continue using Xbox Live, which "asks all users to commit to keeping their contact information up to date" in an effort to clamp down on potential fraud - and demands your consent to share personal info with third-party partners.

It's a security thing. Details below.

Click here to read more...

Xbox One Video Details A "Ton" Of Multiplayer Improvements

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, multiplayer, Xbox Live, Xbox One

Xbox One Video Details A "Ton" Of Multiplayer Improvements

Microsoft's Xbox One charm offensive continues unabated, at least for specialist gaming media and enthusiasts. Community reps Graeme Boyd and Larry Hryb have teamed up to present a new video detailing Xbox One's multiplayer features, and the numerous improvements promised by the next generation of Xbox Live. If you're looking forward to getting involved online at launch, or are still sitting on the fence, it's probably worth a watch.

That said, it's a little galling to watch them chatting about Skype when it's locked behind the Xbox Live pay wall... yet free on other platforms including the Vita. With luck, Gold Membership will be such an attractive option that it won't matter in the long run.

Click here to read more...

Harada: PS5 Will Be A Service, Not A Console

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Cloud gaming, Katsuhiro Harada, Next-gen, Next-next-gen, PS5, PSN, Xbox Live

Harada: PS5 Will Be A Service, Not A Console

Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada has suggested that the PS5 might well take the form of a service rather than a console. Now, Harada is known for having some pretty far-out (yes, I've been watching Bill and Ted, sue me) ideas, but actually as this one goes, it's not really that far-fetched.

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Xbox Live Gold Free For All This Weekend

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold Free For All This Weekend

All Xbox Live members will be treated as Gold Members this weekend, starting Friday, letting us enjoy the diverse range of entertainment apps, premium features and... No, I couldn't keep a straight face either. We'll all be playing Grand Theft Auto Online, or perhaps the Battlefield 4 beta for flavour.

This might also be a good opportunity to grab some multiplayer-only achievements if you're so inclined.

Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes Is Next Free XBLA 'Game With Gold'

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capybara Games, Games With Gold, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD, Puzzle games, XBLA, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold

Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes Is Next Free XBLA 'Game With Gold'

Xbox Live Gold members will be able to freely download and play Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes as the next 'Games With Gold' title, Microsoft confirmed yesterday. The promotion will run throughout the first two weeks of October, and will be well worth a look if you haven't tried it out yet.

We heaped praise upon the "lengthy and enjoyable puzzle game" in our 8/10 review.

Massive Rockstar Sale Hits Xbox LIVE

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bully: Scholarship Edition, L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Massive Rockstar Sale Hits Xbox LIVE

Rockstar have kicked off a massive Xbox LIVE sale this week that'll see Bully available for three quid, L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption for under a tenner, and Max Payne 3 for less than £7.

The relevant DLC has all been heavily discounted too, and you can now see exactly how much things will cost thanks to the recent XBL update that nixed Microsoft Points in favour of "real" currency.

Click here to read more...

Black Ops II: Apocalypse Map Pack Out Today On XBL

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Activision, Black Ops II: Apocalypse, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, DLC, FPS, Map pack, Treyarch, Xbox Live

The fourth and presumably final Black Ops II map pack launches today on Xbox Live, offering another four maps (two of which are "re-imagined") and zombie scenario for 1200 Microsoft Points... no, wait... £10.20. That's going to take some getting used to! Apocalypse is due out on PC and PS3 next month.

We've got the details after the break, though I daresay many of you will be more interested in the launch trailer embedded above.

Click here to read more...

Xbox One Will Feature Cross-Console Friends List With Xbox 360, No Cross-Console Chat

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Voice chat, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One

Xbox One Will Feature Cross-Console Friends List With Xbox 360, No Cross-Console Chat

Microsoft have revealed new details about how Friends Lists will work on Xbox One, stating that although you'll be able to have cross-console entries between Xbox One and Xbox 360 there'll be no cross-generation console chat.

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Xbox One Reputation System Explained: "No More Cheats Or Jerks"

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Reputation, Xbox Live, Xbox One

Xbox One Reputation System Explained: "No More Cheats Or Jerks"

Microsoft: Three-Tier System Is "Fair For Everyone"

Xbox Live program manager Michael Dunn has revealed the specifics of how the Xbox One's revamped reputation system will work. A complex algorithm will take both user reports, mutings, blockings and other factors into account, in order to bracket players into three separate categories. Good, Needs Improvement... and Avoid Me.

In contrast to the Xbox 360's practically useless setup, the new system will be carefully monitored to ensure that only the truly bad apples get slapped down. It's a big promise, but an exciting one.

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12 + 1 Months Xbox LIVE Gold Membership | £24.99 | SimplyCDKeys

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Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Xbox 30, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One

12 + 1 Months Xbox LIVE Gold Membership | £24.99 | SimplyCDKeys

12 + 1 Months Xbox LIVE Gold Membership | £24.99 | SimplyCDKeys

Given that Xbox LIVE Gold Membership is often a tenner more than this, we suggest you snap this one up sharpish. Also, remember that Xbox LIVE Gold Membership will carry over to the Xbox One.

NB. Please note, you're paying for a digital code, not a boxed card. SimplyCDKeys is part of SimplyGames, who we've used many times before without issue.

Cracking spot, crimpshrine!

REPORT: Self-Publishing On Xbox 360 To Arrive This August

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FarSight Studios, Indie devs, Indie Games, Microsoft, Self-publishing, XBLA, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

REPORT: Self-Publishing On Xbox 360 To Arrive This August

FarSight Studios, the developers behind The Pinball Arcade, have revealed that Microsoft will allow indies to self-publish on Xbox 360 as early as next month. 

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