Humankind Has Played More Than 6 Billion Hours of Halo Online

When we talk about a franchise as popular as Halo, sometimes the numbers get so big as to grossly outsize human comprehension. Today, Microsoft announced that the tentpole franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date, and that people have put in over 6 billion hours into the online modes. » 10/22/14 4:01pm Yesterday 4:01pm

Ridiculous Argument On Xbox Live Takes A Suddenly Civil Turn

You often hear of people (and children) bickering on Xbox Live, especially within the communities of shooter games like Call of Duty: Ghosts in this example. But you rarely hear about them making peace just shortly after calling each other bunches of **** with **** who should go **** with **** in the ****. » 8/08/14 11:30am 8/08/14 11:30am

Guacamelee and BattleBlock Theater Hit Games With Gold In July

After bringing Games with Gold to Xbox One for the first time in June, Microsoft is following up with the best selection of games the program has seen so far in July. Xbox One owners will get the excellent Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition on July 2, the day it debuts, while 360 owners can grab BattleBlock… » 6/26/14 4:45pm 6/26/14 4:45pm

​Xbox Live Prepares to Warn and Punish Players With Bad Reputations

There are a lot of people on Xbox Live. Some of them are cool and do incredible things. Others are jerks who ruin the multiplayer experience for everybody else. New changes coming this month to Microsoft's online service will soon be doling out penalties and rewards to the trolls or decent people you're playing with. » 3/26/14 1:30pm 3/26/14 1:30pm

The Guy Looking To Expose Online Gaming's Worst Jerks

The guy recording racist and sexist crap in online multiplayer matches know he's going to stop doing it soon. "I really only play one game these days; [Call of Duty:]Ghosts on Xbox Live," he says. "I am a pretty nasty FIFA player but I really don't want to invest any more money or time into video games. I'm pretty… » 3/13/14 4:00pm 3/13/14 4:00pm