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After claiming responsibility to takedowns of both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network multiple times in recent months, Lizard Squad is becoming web mercenaries for hire.
Microsoft had a few rough days with the Lizard Squad attacks on its Xbox Live service; it now looks like they will enter 2015 with yet another problem, the leak of the Xbox One SDK.
Microsoft is saying that the last day to buy an Xbox One for $349 is January 3rd which seems like a bold move considering that they had strong sales through the holidays at the lower price point.
An employee who was on the team that created Xbox Live is leaving Microsoft after 18 years with the company for a new adventure but we don't expect this to have a big impact on the service.
Attacks on the two platforms have disabled their online services throughout Christmas day, angering users worldwide and likely resulting in lost sales for both Microsoft and Sony.
It looks like Microsoft's Xbox Live service is down at the moment which is likely frustrating many users who got the console for the holiday; no word on why the service is down.
Later today, the movie 'The Interview' will stream online via YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video and its own website, after Sony made last minute deals.
The Xbox team are beefing up the media offerings of the Xbox One with the launch of several new movie and music apps this week - and, as usual, US users stand to gain the most with the new apps.
Microsoft has updated its Xim app and with version 1.3, the company is making it even easier to share images to larger screens through the use of Xbox, Air Play and even a Chromecast.
Are an Xbox Live Games with Gold member or have you subscribed to Playstation Plus' annual services? Do you want to know how much money you have saved this year thanks to these services?
From free music and festive deals, to Lenovo's global recall, Flight Sim's return, the end of the Nexus 5 and the cheapest Windows Phone ever, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Major Nelson, the human face behind the Xbox One, was streaming content recently and it looks like he accidentally revealed that transparent tiles will soon be coming to the Xbox One's dashboard.
Phil Spencer will be at Microsoft's Windows 10 event on Jan 21, although he won't be talking about Xbox, but rather about computer gaming, saying "it's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows."
Microsoft's 12 days of Deals continues and today the company is offering up the Jawbone Mini Jambox for $69, and there are good deals coming tomorrow too.
An upcoming expansion to "Sunset Overdrive" will bring a new area to the game when it releases Dec. 23, along with new weapons, missions, challenges and more.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, took the time over the weekend to comment on Sony's exclusive rights to Street Fighter V. Spencer mentioned he'd rather invest in first party IP than sign deals.
Microsoft has pushed out an update to the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1 which adds support for the MKV file format and a few other fixes. The new version can be downloaded right now.
From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft is currently in a tight spot as furious indie game developers barrage the company for not paying them their overdue payments. ID@Xbox has issued a statement which explains the issue.
Not sure what to get for your geeky friend or family member? Now there's an easier way to spend cash on a digital gift card to say "Thanks!" that can be used on Xbox and Windows Stores.
Microsoft is giving away 50 albums from various artists free of charge through its Xbox Music & Music Deals applications until December 15 to those within the US.
After eight years at the helm as Head of Xbox Japan, Takashi Sensui is resigning from his post which according to most analysts is due to Xbox's poor performance in Japan.
The month of December is near, which means a new set of free games for Xbox Live Gold members has been revealed. Check out the new set of downloadable titles for Xbox One/360.
Microsoft wants to 'win' Black Friday with some massive discounts on games. Titles such as Sunset Overdrive, FIFA 15 and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare have had their prices slashed.
If you want a white Xbox One, be prepared to pay a premium for the console as the device is in short supply with most retailers showing that the product is out of stock.
T-Mobile has announced that its customers will be able to stream music from Xbox Music, Google Play, SoundCloud and a number of smaller providers without any data caps or costs on that data.
Find out why the Atari game fared so poorly decades ago, watch interviews and live events from the excavation of the site where the 30 year old games were found in this documentary, now available free
This Saturday, November 22nd, the Xbox One will turn one year old and Microsoft is celebrating that event with giveaways for everyone and a few gift bundles for random winners too.
An EA executive has stated that Microsoft is catching up to Sony's PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, which is likely related to the Xbox One's recent price cuts and bundles.
Walmart is offering some tremendous Black Friday deals this year, including the Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle for only $329 (plus a $30 gift card) and the Xbox 360 4GB for $99.
From Windows preview updates and the new Visual Studio, to Cortana everywhere, the rollout of Android 5.0, and a bit of Raspberry Pi, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Sony may be committed to being a games-first platform, but the company is set to roll out its new Playstation Vue TV streaming service in select test markets during the month of November.
Microsoft retail stores now carry an exclusive bundle of Microsoft services that span entertainment, gaming and productivity in new Work & Play Bundle
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is about to launch. To give those that would like to know more about the places and things that are Halo, a website known as Halo Starscope has been launched.
From big Office changes and Xbox updates, to more bendy iPhones, Lollipop updates, cool concepts, creepy websites and Spanish Cortana, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
If you are looking to pick up a low-priced headset to use with your Xbox One, the first-party set of cans is now $30 cheaper, but we're not sure how long the deal on Amazon will last.
Microsoft says that its monthly updates have brought "hundreds of new features" to the Xbox One during its first year on sale, and has published a list of over 100 of its top additions to the console.
Microsoft's previously announced $50 discount for all Xbox One consoles has gone into effect today, which means you can pick up a brand new Xbox One online or at any major retailer on the cheap.
Reports over the Tokyo-based Sony Corporation's latest fiscal quarter are coming in and the data doesn't look good, showing almost universal losses across the board for the company.
Thanks to a LinkedIn post we now know that AMD has been working on a smaller, cheaper and cooler version of the chip found inside the Xbox One, a version that may be used in an upcoming Slim redesign.
A Microsoft infographic shows how many of its products - including a Lumia 635, wireless speaker, two headsets, portable charger and more - you can get for less than half the cost of an iPhone.
Microsoft has just announced a price cut for its Xbox One console and the bundles it comes with, meaning this holiday season gamers will be able to purchase one of said bundles for only $349.
"Sunset Overdrive" is Insomniac Games' first Xbox-exclusive title after a long history with PlayStation franchises, but just how good is the silly third-person action game?
Halo fans will get a nice surprise on Halloween with the release of 'Remaking the Legend'. The documentary will focus on the upcoming release of Halo 2: Anniversary from 'The Master Chief Collection'.
From Surface success and Fire failure, to the death of Nokia, OnePlus pre-orders, new Windows devices and the end of free Xbox Music, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the Xbox Video app on Windows Phone, with little fanfare and still no changelog yet, although it appears at least to introduce some new playback controls.
Ridley Scott's Halo Nightfall production is nearing release alongside the Halo: Master Chief Collection game. Check out the full official trailer for this intriguing mini-series.
In an effort to focus solely on paid subscription services, Microsoft has announced that it will be ending the ad-supported Xbox Music service in December, leaving no free option for streaming.
"Titanfall" on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC will soon get a new game mode focused exclusively on co-operative play for four players, Frontier Defense.