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Hackers Target Xbox Live

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:50 AM | Thursday, October 8, 2009 | (url: http://www.intern...)

As next-generation gaming consoles go online, some of the same problems that have faced consumer and enterprise IT networks are surfacing.

At a session during the SecTor security conference, Chris Boyd, director of research at Facetime security labs, detailed the myriad methods by which gamers and in particular, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox 360 users are under attack by cyber criminals.

"Though the Xbox doesn't have the number one market share, it is the top target for hackers," Boyd said. "Xbox Live has 17 million plus subscribers and that service requires payment."

Xbox Live provides a number of online products and services to gamers. According to Boyd, Xbox Live gamer accounts are now an established commodity on the black market.


Left 4 Dead Announced For XBox 360

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 10:50 PM | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

The 360 version of L4D will allow for four-player coop and eight-player versus matches over XBox Live or System Link. Lombardi was asked whether or not the game would support split-screen multiplayer, but he replied that for now, although split-screen is an attractive prospect, he couldn't promise it.


Microsoft Announces Downloadable Xbox Titles, Celebrates Anniv. with Free Game

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:55 AM | Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

Also announced were a few bonuses for Xbox Live subscribers in celebration of the service's fifth anniversary. The Xbox Live Arcade title Carcassonne will be available for free over a period of 48 hours to all members, beginning November 15. Additionally, those who have been subscribed since 2002 will receive 500 free Microsoft Points.


And Sony is still figuring out what SKU works best with consumers and if backwards compatibility is worth it or not...


XBox Live Hacked

Submitted by: Rayn @ 10:23 PM | Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Apparently hackers have gained access to XBox live accounts and are stealing passwords.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night to hit Xbox Live Arcade this Week

Submitted by: Mr Rabies @ 05:44 PM | Monday, March 19, 2007 | (url: http://gamerscore...)

Tribute? You steal men's souls, and make them your slaves!

Celebrate more than two decades of the Castlevania franchise by reliving (or experiencing for the first time) one of the series most highly regarded games. The legendary 2D side-scrolling action adventure game from Konami Digital Entertainment, Castlevania: Symphony of Night, will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 0900 GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

I can't wait.


XBL Hist 6 Million

Submitted by: Yogi @ 02:53 PM | Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | (url: http://www.2old2p...)

The Old Gamer's Paradise had this to say:

While PlayStation Network and Wii's non-existent network model sit idle, Xbox Live hits 6-million gamers four months ahead of their own estimations.

Makes you wonder what Nintendo is thinking and what Sony needs to do to try and stay in the game.