All News tagged with 'Xbox LIVE'

Everyone Can Play Multiplayer This Weekend on Xbox Live

This weekend, everyone can enjoy multiplayer on Xbox Live thanks to an Xbox Live Free Play Days for All event. The event allows players without Xbox Live Gold to enjoy the benefits of multiplayer on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Xbox 360 Games Now Count Toward Monthly Gamerscore Leaderboards

Microsoft has updated the monthly gamerscore leaderboard, one of the Xbox One dashboard's features. Xbox 360 gamerscore now applies to the monthly leaderboard, which it previously did not.

Posted 25 days ago by Kelly Packard, 59 comments

Discord Account Syncing Coming Soon to Xbox Users

Aside from Spotify, for which an Xbox One app finally launched last August, Discord has to be the most-requested app for Xbox One. This isn't a Discord app, but it might be the start of one: connecting an XBL and Discord account.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 30 comments

Xbox Avatar Update Previewed in Leaked Video

The new Xbox avatar update should be coming soon, but if you can't wait to see what the new options will look like, this leaked video makes for a great preview. Featuring tons of new options, those who like avatars may be pleased.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 121 comments

Xbox Team Deploy Fix For Missing Gamerscore Issue

As an achievement hunter, you may have occasionally had an issue in the past where that gamerscore is lost for a few days or so. We say in the past, as Microsoft have released a fresh new fix that should solve the issue.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 33 comments

A Few New Security Features Come To Xbox

It's perhaps not the most thrilling update, but it's an important one nonetheless as Microsoft has announced a few new security features to keep your account safe.

Posted 2 months ago by Andy Mills, 18 comments

Xbox Anime Month Starts With Naruto Sales and Free Play Days

In addition to the Naruto sales we've already detailed in our Xbox One Sale Roundup, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Free Play Days on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 from February 1st-4th.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 23 comments

Early Versions Of Windows 10 Could Have Difficulties With Xbox Live Soon

If you're a Windows 10 user that plays games that use the Xbox app or Xbox Live, you may want to look into updating the operating system as those running early versions are set to run into a few issues soon.

Posted 3 months ago by Andy Mills, 59 comments

New Preview Alpha System Updates Detailed For Alpha Insiders

A couple of new updates have made their way to Xbox One Alpha Insiders with one releasing yesterday and another one today. Take a look at the details of both patches and see what's new, what's been fixed, and more.

Posted 4 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 10 comments

Buy a Three-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription and Get Three Months Free

Another deal is available for those of you that are on the lookout for discounted Xbox Live Gold membership, with Microsoft now rewarding players who purchase a three-month subscription with an additional three months.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 85 comments

Save 50% on a Six-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription (EU Only)

If you're on the lookout for cheap deals on Xbox Live Gold and live in Europe, Microsoft has just the thing for you, as a six-month Xbox Live subscription is currently available for a 50% discount at £12.49/€19.99.

Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 104 comments

Xbox Quests Introduced

Microsoft just announced another interactive way of earning prizes: Xbox Quests. Every month, those with an Xbox Live Gold membership will have an opportunity to participate in three customized quests.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Bricker, 151 comments

Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders Can Now Remove 0 Gamerscore Games from Their Profiles

Removing 0 gamerscore games is a big deal to some people. Apparently it's a big deal to enough people, because Microsoft has finally built the feature to allow users to remove such games from their profiles starting today.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 189 comments

Xbox Fall Update Details Revealed

Microsoft released details of the eagerly anticipated fall update that comes with a lot of new tweaks and customization features.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Bricker, 136 comments

Xbox Live Gold Free This Weekend

If you own an Xbox but lack Xbox Live Gold, this weekend is a great chance to dive in. Starting from October 6th through October 9th, gamers can play online multiplayer with friends on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 17 comments

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gets Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Blizzard's Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition at no charge thanks to the dungeon crawler being part of an Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days promotion.

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 23 comments

Multiplayer All Access Weekend Begins on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Regardless of whether or not you're an Xbox Live Gold member, there is a lot to do on Xbox this weekend. Microsoft has opened up Silver players' horizons even further thanks to a Multiplayer All Access Weekend.

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 27 comments

Latest Xbox One Update Rolling Out Today

if you're not in the preview program, you've likely been waiting for this update for a while. Major requested updates, like custom gamerpics and Mixer co-streaming, are arriving today for the entire Xbox One community.

Posted 10 months ago by Mark Delaney, 144 comments

Gifting System Not Far Off for Xbox One Users, Says Mike Ybarra

According to Xbox and Windows Corporate Vice President Mike Ybarra, a gifting feature for the Xbox One store is "not far" off. Now how about that wishlist?

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 100 comments

PSA: Scheduled Xbox 360 and Backwards Compatibility Server Maintenance

TrueAchievements here with a friendly PSA that the Xbox 360 servers (and therefore backwards compatibility games on Xbox One) will be affected by server maintenance between 8:00AM UTC and 10:00AM UTC.

Posted 11 months ago by Kelly Packard, 40 comments

Xbox Debuts New Avatar Design

Teased long ago on Twitter, the Xbox team has today officially shown off the avatar redesign they've been working on for quite some time. The new avatars are more expressive, inclusive, and have been built from the ground up.

Posted 11 months ago by Mark Delaney, 157 comments

Free Copy of Rocket League with Three-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription

A free copy of Rocket League will be available to anyone that purchases a three-month subscription of Xbox Live Gold. This offer runs from June 12 to June 30 and is valid for digital and physical purchases.

Posted 11 months ago by Roland Chansen, 85 comments

Live Blog: Microsoft Conference

Come and join us as we watch the Microsoft E3 2017 presentation!

Posted 11 months ago by Rich Stone, 31 comments

Jump Stars Official Release Date & Trailer

Jump Stars now has an official release date. Grab a friend or two and prepare to fight for you freedom! The game launches Summer 2017.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz, 1 comment

The Division Receives Update Patch 1.6.1

The Division welcomes patch 1.6.1 to players, which brings a plethora of fixes and changes that were requested and needed. The Quality Update patch is now live for all on all formats.

Posted 1 year ago by Stephanie Caldwell, 12 comments

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Multiplayer Free This Weekend on Xbox Live

From May 18th to the 21st, Microsoft is offering free online multiplayer for all Xbox Live players. Even more exciting is a limited time offer to unlock Minecraft: Xbox One Edition for free.

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Bricker, 38 comments

Major Nelson Walks Us Through the Latest Xbox Update

All the new features and goodies of last months Xbox Insider update are now rolling out to the broader community. Major Nelson is here to walk us through the key features including Looking For Group, Xbox LIVE Arena, and more.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 31 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands Details Fallen Ghosts Expansion

Ubisoft will shortly be releasing a second major expansion for Ghost Recon Wildlands. Details have come pouring in now regarding the post-game and post-story content that picks up where the lengthy game ends.

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Bricker, 6 comments

Server Maintenance Scheduled for Xbox 360 and Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft has announced server maintenance for April 27th, of which anyone planning to use their Xbox 360 or a backwards compatible game should take note.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 61 comments

Xbox Insiders Update Rolling Out, Includes Arenas, Party Overlays and More

New features will be making their way to Xbox Insiders including Killer-Instinct tournaments, an option to enable a Party overlay, and improvements to the Looking for Group and Activity Feed features.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 34 comments

TrueAchievements is Now Partnered with Beam!

To celebrate our new partnership, Join us today for a chance to win one of over 40 codes for various games, Xbox Live Gold accounts, and Beam Pro accounts!

Posted 1 year ago by Rich Stone, 47 comments

Free-to-Play Weekend in Rocket League & NBA 2K17, Multiplayer All-Access Details

Rocket League and NBA 2K17 treat gamers to a free-to-play weekend if you've not already checked these games out, and Xbox LIVE multiplayer is free to all for the weekend on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. [UPDATE]

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 30 comments

Weekend Headlines Jan 13-15th: Announcements, Updates and Trailers

At the end of last week, Nintendo revealed more details and games for their upcoming console. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was all that happened last weekend, but you would be wrong.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

TrueAchievements Has Now Tracked 1 Billion Achievement Unlocks

After almost 9 years of tracking Xbox Gamers' achievement unlocks, we have now accumulated a staggering one billion of them! Analysing the data in various ways has thrown up some interesting results...

Posted 1 year ago by Rich Stone, 191 comments

Xbox One Update Increases Download Speeds Substantially

Microsoft releases console updates all the time, and many of them are nothing to write home about. But today's update might be just what you're looking for.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore, 117 comments

Xbox One - Three Years Later

The Xbox One is three years old this week. What's your opinion of the console so far into its lifespan? And how much more life will it span exactly? These questions and more are discussed at length in this weekend's discussion.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 161 comments

Free Multiplayer Weekend Joined by Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Freeplay

Xbox Rule #17: If a game starts showing up as free on the Marketplace, it's about to be part of Free Play Days. All XBL members regardless of status can play multiplayer this weekend with free access to Borderlands: THC.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 35 comments

Arena, Achievement Rarity And More Comes to the Xbox LIVE Preview Program

You Looked For a Group, you've joined a New club, now it's time to organize your team with Group Messaging and lead your Club to victory, if you happen to play Killer Instinct and live in the US, with the new Arena feature.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 81 comments

TGN Debate: Do Multiplayer Achievements Ruin Games?

On one hand, they tell us how to play, potentially to the detriment of the team. On the other hand, they bring us closer together with friends old and new. Is the cost really worth the benefit?

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore, 265 comments

New Clubs and Looking for Group Features Come to the Xbox LIVE Preview Program

Scott Nelson of the Xbox Engineering Team dishes all of the details with Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson, about the new Clubs and Looking For Group features.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 25 comments

Forza Motorsport 6 Free Play Days

Earlier this week, Xbox One gamers reported Forza Motorsport 6 popping up in their "Ready to Download" lists. It's for an Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days event that is already live and goes until Sunday night.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 30 comments

Dance Central 3's Go Shorty Achievement Reminder

Players still in need of the Go Shorty achievement in Dance Central 3 will have another opportunity to unlock the achievement tomorrow, August 24th.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment

Team Xbox Recaps E3 by the Numbers

After watching the Microsoft E3 conference, did you wonder how many gamers hopped online and designed their dream controller? Or question how popular the Halo Wars 2 beta really was? Microsoft has the answers.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

Microsoft's Vision for The Future - Where's the Benefit?

Play Anywhere. Project Scorpio. Microsoft says they're here for our benefit but what do we really get? The fear is rife on the internet over what might happen, so let's shine a light on things and see what we're really getting.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore, 234 comments

Microsoft Introduces Xbox Play Anywhere And New Xbox Live Features

Microsoft's E3 Briefing revealed a host of new Xbox Live features, including Arena, Clubs, Cortana, and Language Region Independence. Also introduced, is Xbox Play Anywhere, which continues to unite Xbox One and Windows 10.

Posted 1 year ago by Ben Terrett, 16 comments

Minecraft Continues to Expand With "Realms": Cross-Platform, Persistent Worlds

Mojang just can't stop spilling content and features for Minecraft. Now we have Realms, allowing for a persistent online world for you and 10 friends to explore together or separately, 24/7. But it will cost you after 30 days...

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke, 1 comment

WWE 2K16 Playable Free From June 16th - 19th for Xbox Live Gold Members

Hopefully everyone is having a great time playing Rocket League completely free this weekend as part of Xbox Live Gold's Free Play Days. Plan your next weekend around WWE 2K16 being free from June 16th to June 19th.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 13 comments

Thousands of Gamers Get New Gamertags

Yesterday, Microsoft released nearly one million Gamertags for re-use and we've got some interesting stats on the changes that we have seen so far. Since 7PM BST yesterday evening when the first batch of Gamertags was released, the TrueAchievement scanners have scanned over 200,000 of

Posted 2 years ago by Dave Horobin, 242 comments

Microsoft Releasing Nearly 1 Million Old Gamertags For Re-Use

"That gamertag is taken. Please try another." We've all been there, right? And some of us have ended up with strange text-speak versions of our intended tags, whilst others (like me) have had to just make up something that sounds like a word. Well, there's a chance your original in

Posted 2 years ago by Sam Quirke, 311 comments

Madden 16 is Free Through Monday for Gold Members

Second only to the Super Bowl, the NFL draft is the league's most watched annual event, and round one will begin tonight where the Los Angeles Rams -- it's still weird to say that -- will be on the clock first. To celebrate the big weekend ahead for football fans, EA Sports is letting anyone with an

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments