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Microsoft Ends Xbox 360 Production

Even we look forwards towards a potential Xbox One revision, Microsoft is turning over a page to their past. After nearly 11 years in production, Microsoft is finally ending Xbox 360 manufacturing. This means while Xbox…

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Formula E ‘Virtual Championship’ to Take Place on Forza 6

Not content in running only in the real world, Formula E, the racing series for specially designed electric cars, will be running a ‘virtual championship’ that will take the form of a month-long eSports tournament on…

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Microsoft Improves Cyberattack Security Measures

In the modern interconnected world, we rely on technology to complete work, and enjoy various forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, this means there are unscrupulous individuals who try to exploit any loopholes and attack networks. Perhaps, they…

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Phantom Squad Threatens Week-Long Xbox Live and PSN Attack over Christmas

Following its attack on Xbox Live earlier this week, hacker group Phantom Squad has threatened to take down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for a week over Christmas, calling its first successful attempt a demonstration,…

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Hacking Group Threatens to Attack Gaming Networks During Christmas

The hacking group, Lizard Squad targeted the poor security on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network last year and caused major disruption during the holiday period. This meant many new console owners couldn’t play games online with…

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Microsoft Considering Xbox Live Subscription on Windows

Microsoft has been attempting the win back the hearts of PC gamers and making promises to take the platform seriously. Rightfully, this was greeted with a degree of skepticism given Microsoft’s history and the disgraceful Games…

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Xbox Rewards Changes Star Level Requirements – Users Not Happy

Without warning, Microsoft has shifted the requirements for its various star levels for members of its Xbox Rewards program, with the one star threshold alone doubling. Many users have been angered by the move, which has…

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More Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain Details Revealed

The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been a global success, my first experience of this series came courtesy of Sons Of Liberty on the PS2, I liked the way you could hide in lockers and peer…

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Game of Thrones Première Free to US Xbox Live Members

If you haven’t already gorged yourself on the four leaked episodes already, or don’t have access to HBO, Microsoft is offering Xbox Live members – on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 – the chance to…

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US Cop Fired For Racial Abuse on Xbox Live

A Deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been fired after being caught on camera making racial threats over Xbox Live. Former Deputy Michael Slater abused a man known only as “David”, who was deliberately…

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Xbox Live Online Multiplayer to be Free on Windows 10

Last week’s Microsoft announcement that Xbox Live would be coming to Windows 10 wasn’t quite as clear as it could have been, saying that users would have access to the “vast majority” of Xbox Live services,…

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Lizard Squad’s DDoS Service Hacked

How deliciously apt: Lizard Squad’s for-hire DDoS service, Lizard Stresser, has been hacked by unknown persons. Lizard Squad are the hacker group responsible for the attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network that brought the services…

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Lizard Squad Hacked Home Routers to DDoS Attack Xbox Live and PSN

Brian Krebs, an online security blogger, has found how hacker group Lizard Squad managed to amass the trafficking power to take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, and the answer lies very close to…

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Lizard Squad Member Arrested for Fraud

A yet to be officially named member of Lizard Squad has been arrested over claims of online fraud. The individual is believed to be 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, and is in connection to money stolen from PayPal accounts. “The…

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The FBI Confirms it is Investigating Lizard Squad After Hacking PSN, Xbox Live

Well, Lizard Squad is in some deep… well… you know what I was going to say. The FBI has confirmed that it is now investigating the hacking group, after they took both Sony’s PlayStation Network and…

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Lizard Squad Start Selling DDoS Attack Services

It seems that the Christmas DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network by hacker group Lizard Squad could have been an elaborate marketing campaign. On Tuesday morning, Lizard Squad announced on Twitter that it will…

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Tor Reassures Users After Hack Attempt

  The Tor Project, victims of an attempted hack by a group known as Lizard Squad, has reassured users that the threat is being dealt with and that users’ anonymity remains intact. It seems that Lizard…

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Lizard Squad Claims Xbox and PSN Hack Was For Our Own Good, Anonymous Declares War

Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for taking down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, has claimed it committed the act for the good of gamers. Whatever the motivation, Anonymous has declared war on Lizard…

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Lizard Squad Attacks Tor

Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for the Christmas Day attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, has turned its sights upon anonymous internet server, Tor (The Onion Network). To clarify, we are no longer attacking…

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Kim Dotcom Saves XMAS, Stops Lizard Squad Attack on Xbox Live and PSN

Hacker group Lizard Squad launched a DDoS attack on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network (PSN), taking both services down on Christmas Day. The official Lizard Squad Twitter account demanded 10,000 retweets before it would allow the…

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The Lizard Squad Takes Down Xbox Live in the UK

It looks like The Lizard Squad would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, as the hacking group has taken down Xbox Live in the UK, and in many other parts of the world. The…

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Xbox Live January Games With Gold Revealed

It has taken Microsoft a while to get their Games with Gold promotion up to a standard that can rival the PlayStation Plus offerings from Sony, but they’re certainly starting to provide gamers with some quality…

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Hacking Group Threatens to Shut Down Xbox Live “Forever” on XMAS

Imagine all the people signing into Xbox Live over Christmas with their brand new Xbox One consoles, to reach it and see it has been hacked and shut down. This could be the future in just…

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Xbox Live Hit by DDoS Attack

On Monday, Xbox Live Gaming Servers were taken offline by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, with a hacker group known as Lizard Squad taking responsibility. Microsoft will receive a wonderful Christmas present from us.…

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Microsoft Bringing 40 Xbox Live Games To Windows Phone 8 Devices

Running Windows Phone 8 or 8.1? Well Microsoft has just updated the list of available Xbox Live games that are available for Windows Phone 8 users. The list of Xbox Games from Microsoft Studios that are…

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WRC Powerslide Now Available On Stream

The developers at Milestone are well known in the world of video game racing, having created many iconic titles since they started out in 1996. Now they look to continue that trend with the release of…

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Rumour: Xbox One Dashboard Update & 3 new Xbox One Consoles Designs On The Way

Rumour has it that the Xbox One is expected to get a major dashboard update in March, which will reportedly fixed a number of issues with the Xbox Live service on the console, as well as…