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Displaying items by tag: Xbox LIVE

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has suffered a massive outage that affected customers in various parts of the world, with cooling problems being identified at about 2.30am Pacific Time on Tuesday (7.30pm AEST Tuesday).

Published in Data Centres

In 2014, Lizard Squad ruined the gaming fun for millions of Xbox and Playstation gamers with DDoS attacks - and it might happen again.

Published in Home Tech

A new bundle dubbed ID@Xbox is exclusively available in Australia to showcase the latest and greatest games from independent developers around the world - including Australia. 

Published in Entertainment

[Updated 14 May 2015] A 24 hour sale at Microsoft's online store is just a week away.

Published in Home Tech

Web channel ‘Drama Alert’ has posted an 18 minute video featuring a live interview with members of Lizard Squad, Finest Squad, Anonymous and Kim Dotcom discussing the hack attacks that took down PSN and Xbox Live, which are now both back online.

Published in Entertainment
Saturday, 27 December 2014 22:21

PSN and Xbox Live appear to be back up

After a tumultuous Christmas Day 2014 and Boxing Day, both the PSN and Xbox Live services finally appear to be back up and running again.

Published in Entertainment

Kim Dotcom offered the PSN and Xbox Live hackers, Lizard Squad, vouchers to his MegaPrivacy service, which ‘stopped’ the attacks, but there are still issues preventing many from logging in to both services.

Published in Entertainment

The Playstation Network and Xbox Live networks have been down for most of the day thanks to concerted DDoS attacks by the Lizard Squad hackers, but Finest Squad says both networks are coming back soon.

Published in Entertainment

The ongoing dramatic rise of ISIS is being felt around the world and has leaked into the world of gaming, after the PlayStation Network servers went down following an attack suspected to be the work of a group linked to the radical Islamic group.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 06:01

Microsoft wows gamers at E3

Microsoft has hit back at critics of the Xbox One, announcing an avalanche of new games for its next generation console at E3 in Los Angeles today.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 30 April 2012 09:52

Quickflix IPTV coming to Xbox Live

Online DVD rental and Internet movie distributer, Quickflix (ASX: QFX) has announced a partnership with Microsoft under which its online movies will be available to view on the Xbox 360 in Australia and New Zealand.
Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:37

Internode, iiNet pool unmetered content

The integration of Internode with its new owner iiNet continues with the pooling of unmetered content.

Published in Home Tech

Microsoft has acquired video search engine VideoSurf for a reported $70 million and plans to add its video tagging technology to Xbox Live.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:30

Microsoft tunes into more Xbox 360 TV channels

Need a break from Call of Duty? More Australian TV content will soon be available on Xbox 360.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 11 April 2011 12:57

Rockstar changes its tune on DLC releases

Gamers that missed out on pre-ordering Rockstar's smash Red Dead Remption will finally be able to purchase in-game bonuses that were previously reserved for preorders - and Rockstar has promised a much quicker turnaround for LA Noire.

Published in Entertainment
I thought integration with Xbox LIVE would be a strong selling point for the new Microsoft attempt at taking on the iPhone and Android with Windows Phone 7.  But alas there are just too many restrictions that will hold it back.
Published in Radioactive IT
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 11:36

Windows Phone - Lucky 7?

With a focus on drawing together work and play, communications and entertainment and trying to help users avoid the distractions of complexity while using their smartphone, Microsoft unveiled its latest mobile OS, Windows Phone 7. Although the OS has been in public view for several months announcements regarding handsets, carrier partners and Marketplace were made yesterday by Microsoft Australia's CEO Tracey Fellowes.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:52

Foxtel via your Xbox 360

Microsoft and cable tv provider Foxtel have signed an agreement to deliver cable TV channels over the internet via Xbox LIVE.  This includes a wide range of video-on-demand content, and is a broadside shot back at Sony on the launch day of its PS3 based video delivery service.

Published in Entertainment

An early release of the proposed box art for the latest version of Fable - Fable III has a small 'blemish.'  A small stamp at the top has the words "Only on Xbox 360 & Windows" surrounded by a green rectangle.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 23 April 2010 08:08

Microsoft turns in (some) good numbers

The run of positive financial results from the IT industry continues with Microsoft reporting its best-ever third quarter.

Published in Listed Tech
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