Xbox LIVE http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-live/news en-GB Behind enemy lines: Microsoft's Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android http://www.stuff.tv/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch out iOS Game Centre: Microsoft has you in its sights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Behind enemy lines: Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android" alt="Behind enemy lines: Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MyXboxLIVE-iPad-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices.</p> <p>According to The Verge&#39;s unnamed sources, Microsoft is planning on infiltrating iOS and Android smartphones and tablets in a bid to win back game developers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news#comments Android Apple Google iOS Microsoft Smartphones Tablets Xbox LIVE Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:46:06 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433227 at http://www.stuff.tv '70s BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7 to be revived for Xbox Live http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hopefully the effects will be a bit better this time around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Blake&#039;s 7" alt="Blake&#039;s 7" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blakes-seven.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft's made much of the Xbox One's TV features – and it's putting its money where its mouth is.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future dystopia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Created by Terry Nation, the man behind Doctor Who's Daleks, Blake's 7 ran for four seasons between 1978 and 1981. With a more cynical, bleak tone than BBC sci-fi stablemate Doctor Who, Blake's 7 followed the adventures of freedom fighter Roj Blake and his crew. Wags will doubtless have fun drawing parallels between the oppressive, Orwellian Federation of the show and the Xbox One's all-seeing Kinect – though Microsoft's gone to great lengths to point out that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kinect/microsoft-tells-stuff-why-kinect-isnt-evil-telescreen/feature">Kinect isn't an all-seeing telescreen</a>.</p> <p>Over the years, there have been several attempts to revive Blake's 7 – either as a continuation of the original series or as a reboot (unsurprisingly, given that most of the cast were killed off in the final episode, and Blake himself is gunned down earlier in the series). To date, the only successful attempts have been in the form of audio dramas – hopefully Microsoft will manage to get the show back on the small screen.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/034b04e2-04fa-11e3-9e71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2c2Mqss1U">Financial Times</a> via <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23712001">BBC</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pnautWFuEnQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news#comments BBC Microsoft Xbox LIVE Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:08:46 +0000 Stephen Graves 1425582 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox Live Gold membership will work on multiple accounts with Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-live-gold-membership-will-work-multiple-accounts-xbox-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you own an Xbox 360 and a Live Gold membership account, it’ll run right across to your new Xbox One, with benefits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Xbox One" alt="Microsoft Xbox One" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-one-05_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has confirmed that if you have an Xbox Live Gold membership for your 360 it will work on your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/meet-the-xbox-one">new Xbox One</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently 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up http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-live-adds-4od-and-demand-five-demand-line/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4OD and Demand Five join the Xbox LIVE on-demand stable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="305" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-360-live-update-apps_2.png" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="305" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-360-live-update-apps_0_0_0.png" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1817.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that Xbox LIVE members have been treated to a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/xbox-360-dashboard-update-%E2%80%93-need-to-know">dazzling new dashboard</a>, Microsoft has decided to roll out a new bunch of video apps – 4OD and Demand Five – in a bid to bolster the Xbox LIVE on-demand experience and continue to transform the PS3 rival a one stop entertainment device. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/xbox-live-adds-4od-and-demand-five-to-on-demand-line-up </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-live-adds-4od-and-demand-five-demand-line/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-live-adds-4od-and-demand-five-demand-line/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:59:26 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419203 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox 360 YouTube app goes live for beta testers http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-youtube-app-goes-live-beta-testers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This new Xbox LIVE is taking shape like an internet connected turtle – slowly but surely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="305" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-360-youtube-app-beta_2.png" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="305" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-360-live-update-apps_3.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who signed up to the Xbox 360 beta participant programme, pat yourself on the back – the YouTube app for Xbox LIVE is now yours to play with, ahead of everyone else.</p> <p>Download the app from the Xbox 360 Apps Marketplace and take the Kinect controls for a spin right now. Otherwise, keep your eye out for the official roll out and word of all those other shiny <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/xbox-360-dashboard-update-%E2%80%93-need-to-know">Xbox LIVE video, music and social apps</a> we were promised.</p> <p><strong>You may also like </strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/xbox-360-youtube-app-goes-live-for-beta-testers </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-youtube-app-goes-live-beta-testers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-youtube-app-goes-live-beta-testers/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:41:42 +0000 Sophie Charara 419112 at http://www.stuff.tv My Xbox LIVE app comes to iPhone and iPad http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/my-xbox-live-app-comes-iphone-and-ipad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t think you&#039;ll be getting all the features seen on the Windows Phone app, though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-live-iphone-iPad-iOS-app_0.png" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1877.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sneaky sneaky Microsoft. With the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/xbox-360-dashboard-update-%E2%80%93-need-to-know">Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE dashboard update</a> came news of a shiny new Windows Phone companion app with tons of functionality: like searching for music, movies and games from your handset. No such luck for iPhone and iPad users with the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-xbox-live/id480914036?mt=8">My Xbox LIVE app</a> which went live on the App Store today – and 'Droidsters have been left out in the cold entirely.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/my-xbox-live-app-comes-to-iphone-and-ipad </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/my-xbox-live-app-comes-iphone-and-ipad/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/my-xbox-live-app-comes-iphone-and-ipad/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:57:02 +0000 Sophie Charara 419071 at http://www.stuff.tv Rugby World Cup 2011 demo goes live on Xbox and PSN http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rugby-world-cup-2011-demo-goes-live-xbox-and-psn/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summer&#039;s not for sports, it&#039;s for sports-themed gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="475" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rugby-world-cup-2011_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2999.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers can get their mitts on the England v South Africa demo of the official Rugby World Cup 2011 game this week, gearing up for its launch on 26 August. The demo is live now on <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Rugby-World-Cup-2011-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802464f87f3" target="_blank">Xbox Marketplace</a> for Xbox Live Gold members and hits the <a href="http://uk.playstation.com/psn/" target="_blank">Playstation Network</a> today.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/rugby-world-cup-2011-demo-goes-live-on-xbox-and-psn </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rugby-world-cup-2011-demo-goes-live-xbox-and-psn/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rugby-world-cup-2011-demo-goes-live-xbox-and-psn/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:52:07 +0000 Sophie Charara 417275 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox 360 adverts are no enhancement http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-adverts-are-no-enhancement/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft has been insisting that its plans to run adverts through Xbox Live will enhance rather than interference with people&#039;s gaming experience.It&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_687.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has been insisting that its plans to run <a href="http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/07/01/advertising-on-xbox-live.aspx" target="_blank">adverts through Xbox Live</a> will enhance rather than interference with people's gaming experience.</p> <p>It's a pretty poor attempt at defending what is going to be an unwelcome intrusion on the lives of Xbox 360 owners. The only thing like to be enhanced is Microsoft's bank balance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/xbox-360-adverts-are-no-enhancement </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-adverts-are-no-enhancement/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-adverts-are-no-enhancement/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Fri, 03 Jul 2009 13:07:00 +0000 admin 143323 at http://www.stuff.tv CES: Microsoft brings BT Vision IPTV to the Xbox 360 http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ces-microsoft-brings-bt-vision-iptv-xbox-360/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rare bit of UK-specific news from the Consumer Electonics Show in Vegas - Microsoft has teamed up with BT to bring the BT Vision internet TV service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_1783.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A rare bit of UK-specific news from the Consumer Electonics Show in Vegas - Microsoft has teamed up with BT to bring the BT Vision internet TV service to the Xbox 360 console.</p> <p>The TV-on-you-Xbox solution uses Microsoft's Mediaroom software to provide an replica of the experience you'll get from the BT Vision 'V-box' set-top box.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/ces-microsoft-brings-bt-vision-iptv-to-the-xbox-360 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ces-microsoft-brings-bt-vision-iptv-xbox-360/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ces-microsoft-brings-bt-vision-iptv-xbox-360/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Mon, 07 Jan 2008 22:52:00 +0000 admin 111802 at http://www.stuff.tv New Xbox Live will cost £40 a year http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-xbox-live-will-cost-%C2%A340-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A sub to the 360&#039;s new online service will cost the same as the current Xbox Live tariff. And that&#039;s not the only good news - Microsoft&#039;s also going to offer several ways to pay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/208500482mn.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>To play games online with the new Xbox 360 you'll only have to shell out £40 a year. </p> <p> That's the word just in from Microsoft, which has announced pricing for the new version of Xbox Live.</p> <p> Anyone who buys the £210 console will automatically get access to Xbox Live Silver, which allows you to send text messages to mates and buy new game content - maps, weapons etc - from the new Xbox Live Marketplace. </p> <p> However, to partake in online multiplayer games and videochat you have to upgrade to the Gold membership. You'll be able to pick from three subscription options:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/new-xbox-live-will-cost-%C2%A340-year </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-xbox-live-will-cost-%C2%A340-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-xbox-live-will-cost-%C2%A340-year/news#comments Microsoft Xbox LIVE Tue, 13 Sep 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 540 at http://www.stuff.tv