Holy Shit, Xbox was Still Charging for Party Chat?

A few months back, Microsoft made the disastrous call to double Xbox Live Gold prices, the subscription service used to gate non-subscribers from playing multiplayer games online. The immediate backlash lead to Microsoft pulling their planned price hike and, to smooth things over, they also announced that they would be…

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Xbox Live Becomes Xbox Network

In November 2002, one year after the Xbox first launched, Microsoft shipped out the Xbox Live starter kit. The package, which included a headset, a year of Xbox Live, and a minigame, separated itself from other console online solutions by bundling the network adapter into the console and then selling…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 22, 2020

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100 Free Xbox Live Gamertag Username Ideas

Whether you’ve just acquired your very first Xbox, or you’ve been with the brand since MechAssault, everyone that sets foot into Microsoft’s X-based ecosystem will have to come up with an Xbox Live Gamertag eventually. Maybe you’re just starting out with an Xbox Games Pass subscription on PC, or maybe…

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