Microsoft Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over LIVE Outages

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328w ago - Microsoft's Xbox Live service suffered some downtime during the holidays. People complained. Microsoft made-up, said they were sorry, and is now giving away a free Xbox Live Arcade game to all members of the service.

That wasn't good enough for three Texans, who today filed a class action lawsuit against the company. The group allege that Microsoft "failed to provide adequate access and service to Xbox Live and its subscribers."

The nine page PDF copy of the suit does not claim specific damages, but does note that the amount in controversy is over five million.
 

Japanese Titles Come to Xbox Originals

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336w ago - Can Jet Set and Panzer be far behind?

Coinciding with announcements made in America today, Microsoft Japan has unveiled its lineup of titles for the Japanese version of Xbox Originals.

In Japan, the new service will be called Xbox Classics, and will start off with five titles: Halo, Crimson Sky: High Road to Revenge, Magatama, Fable, and Puyo Puyo Fever. Pricing for these games is set at 1,200 Microsoft Points.

Of the five, the first four are from Microsoft, with the last, Puyo Puyo, coming our way from Sega. With Sega on board, perhaps we can look forward to big titles like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio in the future.

The Japanese service kicks off on 12/5.
 

Gran Turismo TV Goes Live!

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339w ago - If you have downloaded the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Demo, you will now see that the GT TV icon is active. You will see a little NEW tag on it, letting you know there is content available.

The first three available videos are in standard definition. They are from Best Motoring, Autobacs Super GT, and D1 Grand Prix. Here is a quick video showing the screens and the download process courtesy of kenvsryu555:




 

Halo 3 multiplayer update

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341w ago - Bungie has released a patch today for Halo 3 on Xbox360. Below is a list of the latest features.

Big Team Battle matches are now 16-player affairs.
In the Team Slayer playlist, the appearance of Shotty Snipers has been greatly reduced.
Now, when players veto Shotty Snipers, the game that results from the veto will not be Shotty Snipers.
In one-sided VIP matches, the attacking team will now see a waypoint for the VIP they are hunting.
In Lone Wolves, Slayer gametypes will appear more frequently.


Good, I was getting very sick of shotty snipers.
 

Clive Barker's Jericho demo arriving this week

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343w ago - Codemasters confirmed to GameSpot today that a PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 demo for Clive Barker's Jericho would be getting under gamers' skin this week. The PC demo will creep onto GameSpot Wednesday, with an Xbox Live and PlayStation Network trial slated to follow on Thursday.

Clive Barker's Jericho is rated M for Mature. Check out the latest trailer for the game, available exclusively through GameSpot, and pick up the PC demo on Wednesday.

In the demo for Barker's latest supernatural shooter, players will attempt to survive during the Crusades time period after their strike force has been decimated by the evil forces controlling the city of Al-Khali. As the spirit of deceased squad leader Cpt. Devin Ross, players will be able to possess the bodies of heavy-weapons expert Sgt. Frank Delgado, telekinetic sniper Lt. Abigail Black, and enchantress and martial weapons specialist Sgt. Billie Church. Players will also get a first-hand look at the warped abominations that Barker has devised for the game.
 







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