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Minecraft is now an R-rated game in South Korea

By Dom Peppiatt 8 July 2021 10:42 GMT Minecraft has become an adult-only title in South Korea, thanks to Xbox Live accounts in the region only being available to people over the age of 19.As reported by The Korea Herald (via GamesIndustry), Minecraft will soon be classified as an R-rated game in South Korea thanks to Microsoft informing players in the region that they will need an Xbox Live account in order to play the game.This harkens back to a law that was introduced in the country back in 2011 that prohibits minors from playing games between midnight and 6am.Rather than…

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Sea of Thieves: Trident of Dark Tides | Can you sell the Trident?

The Trident of Dark Tides is a special weapon in Sea of Thieves, introduced with the recent 2.2.0 update supporting the launch of the game’s third season.Watch on YouTubeThe Trident has some unique uses, but also carries with it some restrictions. Can you sell the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves? Where to find the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves How to use the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves Can you sell the Trident of Dark Tides in Sea of Thieves?To put it simply: no, you cannot sell the Trident of Dark…

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Sea of Thieves: The Sunken Pearl | How to complete the Statue Puzzles in Siren Spire

The Sunken Pearl is a Tall Tale introduced in the third season of Sea of Thieves — which, as most fans are already well aware, features a major crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.Watch on YouTubeThis is the second of five Tall Tales that make up the season’s story campaign A Pirate’s Life. After you’ve completed the campaign’s titular first quest, you’ll need to head off in search of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship the Black Pearl… the only wrinkle is, it’s currently in the Sunken Kingdom which, as the name suggests, is at the bottom of the ocean.To get…

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Xbox Live Gold is no longer required to play free-to-play titles online

By Stephany Nunneley 21 April 2021 16:58 GMT It’s official: you no longer need an Xbox Live Gold account in order to play online multiplayer in free-to-play titles on Xbox consoles.Today, Microsoft is making online multiplayer in free-to-play games available on Xbox without an Xbox Live Gold membership.So, as of now, Xbox players will be able to access online multiplayer at no charge for a library of over 50 free-to-play games that support online multiplayer.The games that are now free-to-play online without Gold are listed below, and more will be added over time. 3on3 FreeStyle Aegis Wing APB Reloaded Apex Legends…

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Microsoft testing feature which would no longer require Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer in free-to-play games

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 19:14 GMT Microsoft is testing new features which wouldn’t require an Xbox Live Gold subscription.Currently available to Xbox Insiders in Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha, the feature being tested is one that would no longer require an Xbox Live Gold account in order to play multiplayer in free-to-play games.Microsoft said it is aware that titles do not currently support the Free-to-Play multiplayer testing currently available in Preview. It is currently working with studios as the titles require an update to support this service change.Titles currently not supported include Destiny 2 and Call of…

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Microsoft announces price increase for Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 22 January 2021 15:03 GMT Microsoft has announced a price increase for Xbox Live Gold.The company has said it will be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets.According to the new pricing structure, existing 12-month or six-month Xbox Live Gold members won’t see a price increase until they decide to renew.Once renewed, or started, the price of one-month Gold membership is increasing $1 and the price of a three-month membership is increasing $5, or your regional equivalent.For those who want to upgrade to their Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the remaining…

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Star Wars: Squadrons, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Yooka-Laylee are free to play with Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:27 GMT Three games are free to play this weekend with Xbox Live Gold.Star Wars: Squadrons, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Yooka-Laylee are free to play from today through Sunday with Xbox Live Gold. Each will be available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.If you play the games during this time, should you decide to purchase, you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event. As well as being free to play, two of the games are also on sale. You can pick up Star…

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Grab 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $20 this Cyber Monday

By Matt Bassil, Sunday, 29 November 2020 21:39 GMT For Xbox owners with a love of variety, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a package that’s hard to beat. A subscription nets you access to more than a hundred titles, covering every genre under the sun – along with Xbox Live Gold, so you can play them all online with your pals.If you’ve managed to snag an Xbox Series X/S by this point, Xbox Game Pass is the cheapest way to gain access to a good range of next-gen titles. What’s more, it’s constantly updating, so you’re guaranteed to always have something…

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is 50% off this Black Friday

By Henry Stockdale, Monday, 23 November 2020 15:02 GMT Since Microsoft introduced Game Pass in 2017, it continues to offer some fantastic value across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with its subscription-based model. And this Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Black Friday offers makes it even better.That’s all thanks to Best Buy’s latest Black Friday offers. Their latest deal is a 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for $22.99. You’d usually be looking at paying $14.99 a month, so this offer gives you a massive 50 per cent saving.For the unfamiliar, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines your membership of…

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Xbox Live users are currently unable to sign-in on multiple platforms [Update]

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:41 GMT Xbox Live sign-in issues have been addressed.Xbox Live users should now be able to sign into Xbox Live on all platforms. Original storyIf you are having issues logging into Xbox Live, it’s not just you.Microsoft has said it is aware of users on multiple platforms being unable to log into Xbox Live. Rest assured, a team is looking into the issue. We’re aware that users are currently unable to sign into Xbox Live on various platforms. The right teams are looking into the issue and working on a fix. We’ll provide…

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Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S

Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free.You will no longer have to be an Xbox Live subscriber to use cloud saves to transfer your Xbox 360 games to Xbox Series X/S.When the consoles launch, you will be able to transfer over your 360 games using the cloud. Once you hit the power button on your new console, you will be able to start downloading all 360 games that are backward compatible. If you have them on disc, just pop them into the Series X drive. “Preserving the games of our past is fundamental to our…

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Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are free to play with Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 16:26 GMT You read the headline right.Starting today and throughout the weekend, you can play Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Xbox One for free with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.All can be played until October 4.If you have not played the games before, this is the perfect time to give them a try before Yakuza: Like a Dragon releases day one with box Series X/S on November 10. It is also coming to Xbox One and PC that same day. This is the seventh main entry…

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Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane are free to play with Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:03 GMT Starting today, you can play three games for free with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.Microsoft is offering three games to play for free this weekend with Gold: Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane.In Hunt: Showdown, you will not only be battling monsters but other players as well in the Louisiana swamps as a bounty hunter. The game was recently updated with a new solo PvE mode called Trials which let you complete challenges and earn new rewards.Warhammer: Chaosbane finds you battling Chaos hordes in a world…

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Overwatch, Wreckfest, and F1 2020 are free to play with Xbox Live Gold this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:26 GMT You can play three games for free with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from today.Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play three games for free this weekend.The games are Overwatch: Origins Edition, Wreckfest, and F1 2020.The free period kicks off today and runs through Sunday, August 23 at 11:59pm PDT. That’s Monday, August 24 at 2:59am EDT, 7:59am BST.Overwatch progress and items you earn during the trial will carry over after your game purchase. Plus, the Overwatch Summer Games event is currently going on until…

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Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5 are free to play with Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 13 August 2020 19:46 GMT Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5 for free this weekend.Xbox One players can play both Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5 for free this weekend with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.You can download and play both games from today through August 16.If you like what you play, both games are on sale. You can grab Injustice 2 for $9.99 and NASCAR Heat 5 for $39.99.The Elder Scrolls Online is also free to play this weekend on Xbox…