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Xbox Live Update for the week of May 20, 2015

It’s time again to take a look at the titles we’ll be playing this week in the Xbox Live Marketplace. First up is the Xbox One’s Spy Chameleon, an arcade-puzzler that will test the player’s ability to blend into their surroundings. Tackle five missions and 75 levels of super secret stuff that only a chameleon could pull more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 13, 2015

It’s time for some puzzle platforming on the Xbox One with Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. There are serious problems at the Particle Zoo. Leptons, glutons and bosons are taking the place over. It’s up to Schrodinger’s Cat to save the day and set things right. Use four different color-coded Quarks to fix more »

May Xbox One update brings dedicated servers for party chat

It’s time again for the Xbox One to roll out some new features. May’s update goes live today and fulfills some long-running fan requests. Preview audience members got a sneak peek at party chats with dedicated servers, not this feature is rolling out for everyone. This should seriously increase the up time on party chat. more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 6, 2015

I think Xbox Live is contractually obligated to offer up at least one zombie-themed game per week. This time, it’s a Kinect offering. Slice Zombies on Xbox One asks players to hold off the zombie apocalypse with their bare hands. Cut, grab and shoot them before your brains end up on the menu. Slice Zombies is $9.99. Ultratron is a robot-themed more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of April 29, 2015

Yea verily, the Shovel Knight hath arrived on Xbox One. One of 2014’s best platformers brings a few new secrets to the land of Microsoft, including the freakin’ Battletoads. You heard me, those 90s era icons of badassery are unlockable as playable characters in this version of Shovel Knight. There are also elements from the legendary 90s hit, more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of April 22, 2015

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles brings the Metroidvania style to Ubisoft’s juggernaut of a series, and to the Xbox One. Guide assassin Shao Jun on a quest for vengeance against the Chinese Emperor. Sneak around, avoid guards and bring justice to 16th century China. Chronicles is $9.99, or free to owners of the season pass. Infinity Runner on Xbox more »

Xbox One April update adds includes voice messages and party chat fixes

New Xbox One features are currently available to preview members, while the rest of us will see them next month. Voice messaging was conspicuously absent as we transitioned from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Soon that feature will be here. Players will also be able to message from Xbox 360 to and vice versa. Party more »

Xbox One April update finally fixes achievement notification

I love some Xbox achievements. On the 360 there was nothing I enjoyed more than hearing that little “plink,” annd seeing what task I had accomplished. On the Xbox One, I’ve come to hate it because checking the achievements is such a hassle. Microsoft has heard our complaints, and an April  update currently in preview more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of March 18, 2015

Hey, I’m pretty sure that melon is looking at me funny. I think he wants to go. Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 has arrived on the . Explore the Blueberry Moon Festival and challenge the Fruit Ninja team. Each member has their own game at the festival. Some of your old favorites including Sensei return to more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of March 11, 2015

Xbox One platformer Ori and Blind Forest  leads this week’s Xbox Live Arcade releases. It tells the tale, appropriately enough, of Ori. He’s an orphan destined for great adventures. He and his best friend Naru have to save the forest after a mysterious entity named Kuro causes it to start dying. This game is so, more »

Xbox One’s March update adds long requested screenshot feature

The latest Xbox One system update adds more of the features that the community has asked for. Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb delivered the info on his blog. Screenshots were one of the most requested features, and they are now here. Just press the Xbox button on your controller and press Y to save. more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of March 4, 2015

It is March 5 in Dallas, Texas and we are snowed in. Really, I’m not joking. It’s almost time to fill out NCAA basketball brackets and all three of my kids are home because the roads are too icy for them to go to school. And my friends who work in offices that are closed more »