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According to several reports, Microsoft's online services have been suffering through some pretty major outages this morning. Xbox Live, OneDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, Azure and the Windows Store have all had issues letting users log into accounts.


Microsoft's latest overhaul of Xbox Live will give gamers more control over who they play with — as well as who they don't. The Cortana-powered Find A Group and Club modes will make it easier to find people who are a good "cultural" match. Whether you hate homophobic and racist trash talk or would prefer to only play with your gender, Xbox Live has you covered. In short, you'll soon be able to erase the gamers you don't want to interact with forever.


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.


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.


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.


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.


No one ever thinks they will be the victim of a phishing scam or account hacking until it finally happens to them. A hacked Xbox LIVE account is an inconvenience at the very least, but how bad can it get and what should you do if you’re a victim? Read more to find out.


Only suckers pay RRP for Xbox Live. Or so a commenter told me the other day, anyway... So why not take advantage of this deal - 14 months of Gold Xbox Live for just $50. It's a Gears of War 3 promotion, but doesn't require the game in order for you to take advantage of the great price (although if you haven't played it yet, you should probably give it a go...


Ever since Windows Phone 7 launched with Xbox Live integration, our hopes for an official Xbox Live app for iOS died a miserably lonely death. But it was all in vain, because Microsoft this morning snuck out an official iOS app for Xbox Live users.


Windows Phone 7 - it's the platform we hate to love. Why? Because despite being a fantastic example of what Redmond can achieve when it innovates, it's been let down by slow reaction times and average hardware. And while the partnership with Nokia will help on the hardware front, the slow reaction times are still hanging around, as exemplified by Xbox Live.