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Security Expert IDs Two Idiots Claiming To Be Lizard Squad Hackers

Security buff Brian Krebs thinks he knows the names of two of the people behind last week’s massive PSN and Xbox Live outages. Or at least, he thinks he knows the names of two people who went on TV and the radio claiming to be been behind it.


Kim Dotcom May Have Just Saved Holiday Gaming

Infamous hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for bringing down Xbox Live and PSN today with DDOS attacks, but Kim Dotcom may have just got them to cease and desist. I say “may” because there aren’t many details yet, other than a few tweets.


Hackers Are Attacking PSN And Xbox Because Christmas Spirit Is Dead

Since late last night, it looks like a bunch of hackers have been attacking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online gaming services. Merry Christmas 2014, everyone!


How To Get Your Xbox Live Gold Membership Refunded

Did you buy a whole year of Xbox Live Gold just to stream videos on your Xbox? Then you were probably miffed to find out that it will soon be free to do exactly that. The good news is that you can get a refund. The bad news is that you have to remember to do it months from now.


Sharing Cuss-Filled Videos On Xbox One Can Get Your Account Suspended

Everyone who’s played so much as a 15 minutes of Candy Crush knows that, aside from mechanics, graphics, and all that other good stuff — swearing is a crucial part of playing games. Swear too much at your Xbox One in gameplay footage though, and your account can get suspended if you upload it.


How Xbox Live's Cloud Computing Could Make Games That Last Forever

At Microsoft’s huge Xbox reveal earlier this year, the company made a big hubbub about the 300,000 cloud servers it would be adding to help speed up GPU and CPU heavy tasks. But in an interview with Gizmodo, Xbox Live Lead Programmer John Bruno detailed how it could change the way we think about gaming in the future.


Why The Hell Are The Xbox One's Best New Features Behind A Paywall?

You don’t buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don’t buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting some of its most heavily promoted Xbox One features behind an idiotic Xbox Live Gold paywall? Because it can. But that doesn’t mean that it should.


Report: Microsoft's Xbox-Like Set-Top Box Is Coming Next Year

The Verge reports today that Microsoft will release a set-top box next year alongside its next generation Xbox. The “Xbox TV” will deliver the popular Xbox Live streaming entertainment services currently available on the Xbox as well as some basic gaming. In other words, it’ll bring you streaming videos and Angry Birds but not Call of Duty.


Yes, Microsoft Paid To Make This Terrible Xbox Live Ad 10 Years Ago

Once upon a time, online console gaming was a novel thing. And a singular, cohesive, online community built around a console was downright mindblowing. Enter Xbox Live, which turns 10 this week.


Get Internet Explorer For Xbox Before Anyone Else [Updated]

Major Nelson just announced that Microsoft is accepting beta testers for the next version of Xbox Live which includes new features like Internet Explorer for Xbox, better search and discovery, an updated dashboard and more. Here’s how to get it.

Update: Aaaaaaand it’s closed. Sorry about that, readers.

If you’re interested and of course you are, you can sign up right here. It’s that easy. [Major Nelson]