Archive for the ‘XBox Live’ Category

Microsoft’s Xbox Live is coming to Switch, iOS, Android

February 4th, 2019
Microsoft’s Xbox Live is coming to Switch, iOS, Android

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Xbox Live users will soon be able to take their "gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more" to games on the Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. That's according to a Game Developers Conference session description recently posted ahead of the March conference (and first noticed by Windows Central).

The conference session is titled "Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and PC" and is led by members of the Xbox team. It promises a first look at a new "cross-platform XDK" that will "enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs." That will expand the potential audience for Xbox Live from 400 million gaming devices to over 2 billion, by Microsoft's count—the service currently has 68 million active players, Microsoft says.

The next step

Microsoft has been slowly opening up the Xbox platform's walled garden for years now. Back in 2014, Microsoft bought Minecraft maker Mojang but continued to support the game on many non-Microsoft platforms. In 2016, the company officially opened up the Xbox One to allow for gameplay with players on other platforms, eventually pressuring Sony to reluctantly do the same.

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Hackers threaten to take down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas Day

December 24th, 2016

Bad news for gamers!

It’s once again the time when most of you will get new PlayStations and XBoxes that continue to be among the most popular gifts for Christmas, but possibilities are you’ll not be able to log into the online gaming console, just like what happens on every Christmas holidays.

On 2014 Christmas holidays, the notorious hacker group Lizard Squad knocked the PlayStation

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Hackers Plan to Ruin Christmas Eve for Millions of PlayStation and Xbox Live Gamers

December 17th, 2015

Remember the notorious hacker group Lizard Squad that spoiled last Christmas holidays of many game lovers by knocking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live offline with apparent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks?

But, Will you be able to Play Xbox and PlayStation Game this Christmas?

Probably Not.

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Because a new hacking group is threatening to carry out

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17-Year-Old Lizard Squad Member Found Guilty Of 50,700 Hacking Charges

July 8th, 2015

An alleged member of Lizard Squad, who claimed responsibility for knocking Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live offline late last year has been convicted of 50,700 counts of cyber crime.

The infamous computer hacker gang Lizard Squad launched massive Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against the largest online gaming networks — PlayStation Network and Xbox Live

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