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Doorbuster deal: 3 months of Xbox Live Gold for just $10

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Get three months of Xbox Live Gold for the lowest price ever.
Get three months of Xbox Live Gold a super low price, two days only.
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Gift shopping for teenagers is its own unique can of worms, but there is something you can get that’s practically a sure hit. Sharing a house with an Xbox gamer? This is your chance to get them three months of Xbox Live Gold for its lowest price ever. Starting Thanksgiving, you can purchase this subscription for just $9.99 or 60% off. No code is needed, but this doorbuster deal ends after Black Friday.

Make and play games with an Xbox Live deal that Prime Day can’t touch

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Learn how games work by playing and coding with this better-than-Amazon deal.
Master game development with this eight-course bundle and three months of Xbox Live Gold.
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Our parents might’ve scolded us for letting our imaginations run wild, but that rebellious creativity birthed many of the games we know and love today. The 2023 Ultimate Xbox Game Developer Bundle offers game development training to help you bring those imaginary worlds to life for just $19.99 (a $1,624 value).

And it even comes with three months of Xbox Live Gold — a $24.99 value — as inspiration.

This collection is discounted thanks to our Deal Days sale. It’s our answer to Prime Day, and it features awesome apps, courses and gear at low prices that Amazon can’t touch. However, it only runs until October 12.

Get three months of Xbox Live Gold for just $20

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Get free games with this special Xbox Live Gold deal, less than $20 today.
Unlock the full potential of your Xbox with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, less than $20 today.
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There’s no better time than fall and winter to cozy up indoors with a great new game … or three. For Xbox gamers, the ultimate way to do that is with Xbox Live Gold. For a limited time, you can purchase three months of Xbox Live Gold for only $19.99 (regularly $24.99)

Xbox Live is finally available on iOS and Android

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This could be a game changer. Literally.
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Microsoft’s Xbox Live network is officially making its way onto iOS and Android.

The company revealed today that it is launching a new SDK that will allow mobile developers to add Xbox Live functionality to their games, giving gamers the ability to score achievements on the go.

Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to Android and iOS

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Controller support is better than ever.
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Microsoft is gearing up to release a software development kit that will allow Android and iOS developers to integrate Xbox Live features into their games.

The SDK, which will be officially confirmed by Microsoft next month, will also be available to Nintendo Switch developers. It will make Microsoft the first console-maker to open up its platform to third-party systems.

Dark Horse unleashes Hell(boy) on your messages with branded emoji sets

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Now, you can use Hellboy emojis to drop the Right Hand of Doom on your friends in iMessages.
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How big a fan of Hellboy are you?

If you answered, “Such a big fan that I wish ‘Hellboy’ were a language I could speak all the time — if only someone would make a keyboard to that effect,” you’re in luck because custom keyboard designer Swype has teamed up with publisher Dark Horse Comics to bring both Red and samurai rabbit Usagi Yojimbo to your iMessages.

Gaming Goes Social (And Streaming!) Like Never Before With Crytek’s GFACE

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Crytek, the developers behind the Crysis series of games, are said to be in the advance stages of building a new social gaming network called GFACE that will be capable of some pretty amazing things. In addition to the features you’d expect from any social network, such as the ability to communicate with friends and share your experiences, GFACE will boast an impressive game streaming service that allows you to team up with friends and play together from a number of different devices. Think of it as Facebook meets OnLive… only better.

Microsoft Hints At Xbox LIVE Platform And Titles For iOS

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A Microsoft spokesperson has revived rumors that its Xbox LIVE platform is coming to iOS after they revealed the company’s plans to provide the Xbox experience and its titles on other platforms. While iOS users already have access to a basic Xbox LIVE app, Microsoft is expected to introduce a more in-depth experience including Xbox LIVE games like that available to Windows Phone users.

Microsoft Job Listing Suggests Xbox LIVE Games Are Coming To iOS

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Microsoft has recently shown a surprising willingness to develop all sorts of software for rival mobile operating systems, with a number of popular releases for iOS devices in particular. Many believed, however, Microsoft would make Xbox LIVE games exclusive to its Windows Phone platform in a bid to encourage gamers to adopt Windows Phone devices.

But according to a recent Microsoft job listing, it seems that may not be the case. The software giant is currently looking for an experienced developer who will “bring the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment experience to mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iOS, and other mobile platforms.”