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You Must Sign Into Xbox Live Every 5 Years or You'll Lose Your Gamertag

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As part of its revised account service agreement, Microsoft now requires Xbox users to sign into their accounts every five years or risk potentially losing their Gamertag. Only your gamertag will be affected, and not your purchases. If you fail to abide by the new rule, it might be made available for others to use. Microsoft Re-Releases One Million Xbox Live Gamertags, Grab Yours Microsoft did not state whether or not the change will be applied retroactively, so you may want to log into your account in case you haven't done so since, say, late 2011. Microsoft regularly releases lapsed...

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Microsoft Re-Releases One Million Xbox Live Gamertags, Grab Yours

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If you missed out on getting the Xbox Live gamertag you’ve always wanted, now might be your chance to get it. Microsoft has re-released nearly one million gamertags that have gone unused since the original Xbox was around, and anyone with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription and at least one year of cumulative Gold subscriptions can grab one or more. Microsoft didn’t reveal the gamertags but provided a few of the categories they fall under: Proper names Pop culture references (entertainment, sports, gaming) Geography and travel Types of food Science and technology Math and numbers Animals Some of the...

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Microsoft Stops Making the Xbox 360

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Microsoft has stopped production the Xbox 360 after 10 years the console has been on the market, but promises to provide continual support for owners. The Xbox 360 is arguably Microsoft most successful console, having essentially dominated North America (the most important gaming market) in the previous generation. You could say the original Wii sold notably more, but hardly anyone compares Nintendo’s underpowered console to either the Xbox or PS3. Needless to say, it did a lot to grow the brand, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer stating: “The Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft. I...

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Microsoft Announces New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games

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Microsoft has added to their list of backwards compatible games for the Xbox One, with standouts including The Witcher 2, Skullgirls, Counter Strike GO and Soulcalibur. The company has also changed their plans for the feature, which allows gamers to conveniently play Xbox 360 titles on their Xbox One, moving away from a monthly release to something a bit more immediate. Going forward, all Xbox One Backwards Compatible games will be released as soon as they become available rather than in batches, with Microsoft explaining: “What this means for you is that you won’t have to wait to find out...

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Here Are the First 104 Xbox One Backward Compatible Games

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Microsoft has announced the first 104 games to be backward compatible with the Xbox One, and it’s quite an impressive lineup. The list includes the complete Gears of War catalog, Assassin’s Creed II, Fallout 3, Borderlands, Castle Crashers and even cult classics like Metal Slug, Pac-Man and Sonic CD. Going forward, all Xbox 360 games available through Games with Gold after November 12, 2015, will be playable on the Xbox One. Future Xbox 360 Games with Gold Titles Will be Backwards Compatible on Xbox One Sega Will Make Wii’s Bayonetta Xbox One Backwards Compatible? Without further ado, here are all...

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