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Surface Go 2 Review: Your new favourite travel buddy

July 2, 2020

The Surface Go 2 understands there’s always room in the PC market for something more portable. Business customers are always looking for something lighter. Something that can travel more easily, but doesn’t sacrifice the overall power and nimbleness of a full-blooded ultrabook. That’s the niche into which the Surface Go 2 has neatly folded itself. […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch Review: AMD comes through

December 21, 2019

The Surface Laptop series has proven to be a big success for Microsoft, pulling them ahead when it comes to traditional clamshell laptops and placing them in direction competition with Dell and Apple. Most importantly, it has given the company a new identity in this race, and arguably won them more than a few legs. […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3: details, pricing, and release

October 2, 2019

Microsoft’s successful Surface Laptop product line is finally ready to release the third iteration of their straight-forward laptop family, which will come in two different sizes when it launches later this month. Announced at a press event in New York, alongside a whole heap of other new gadgets (which we’ll get to in the coming […]

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Microsoft Pro Intellimouse Review: All work, no play

August 16, 2019

Microsoft’s Intellimouse brand has been around a really long time. For much of its life, the Intellimouse has been found at the cheaper end of the hardware scale, the kind of mouse your dad would buy when purchasing a $450 laptop on Boxing Day. Knowing that this was likely the target audience for their device, […]

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E3 2019: Press conference times and where you can see them in Australia

June 4, 2019

E3 2019 is almost upon us. The year’s biggest storm of gaming news begins in earnest next week but the announcement-packed press conferences kick off as early as Friday morning Australian time. This year’s show promises to be a pivotal one, with two high profile changes to the lineup. The first change has to do […]

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Microsoft Surface Headphones Review: Earning a spot in the premium tier

April 4, 2019

I wasn’t expecting to like Microsoft’s Surface Headphones as much as I did. Not a brand known for producing premium tier headphones, the Surface Headphones are the apparent result of watching makers operating in the same space and careful note taking. The first thing you’ll notice about the Surface Headphones is how clean the design […]

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Tech Review: One month with the Surface Laptop 2 – the good and the bad

February 1, 2019

Microsoft haven’t taken such a big leap from the Surface Laptop to its sequel, but they haven’t really had to. Released in 2017, the Surface Laptop was a strong entry for the company, and also a surprising move given that they’ve become such a dominant force in the realm of tablets and 2-in-1 devices. It […]

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Win a fancy new 256GB Surface Pro 6 to celebrate “Anything but Ordinary”

November 21, 2018

There are two reasons why we’re teaming up with Microsoft to give away a shiny new and very, very cool 256GB Surface Pro 6 worth AU$1,849.00. One, we’re just really nice people and we want you to have a good Christmas; two, Microsoft are doing something pretty damn cool in the very nifty space between […]

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Microsoft reveals Project xCloud, changing the way you game forever

October 10, 2018

On Monday Microsoft unveiled its plans and development for new game streaming service Project xCloud, which will allow users to play from any device, anywhere. Designed to work across consoles, PCs, tablets and smartphones, the core aim of Project xCloud is to allow users to experience a high quality, immersive gaming experience without the necessity […]

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Tech Review: I Had A Steamy, Weeklong Love Affair With the Microsoft Surface Go

October 3, 2018

For a long time, tablets have existed in a nebulous space – not quite as practical as a phone, and not nearly as capable as a laptop. The Microsoft Surface Go exists somewhere in the space between, filling a much needed niche in portable computing. For just over a week, I had the chance to […]

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Tech Review: Xbox Adaptive Controller is remarkable tech made for remarkable people

September 20, 2018

Gaming and physical disabilities have a long history of not working well together. Back in the early days of arcade joysticks and two-button controllers, the hurdles disabled players had to overcome in order to enjoy a video game were fewer. Even if you didn’t have great dexterity in your fingers, you could rest your palm […]

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The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate

April 9, 2018

I know, that headline doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here’s what’s up: Microsoft dropped their latest piece of kit, the Surface Pro with 4G this morning which is good news for tech fans looking for their new portable machine. Not content to run a typical marketing campaign, Microsoft AU decided to send Australian DJ […]

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Tech Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2: Pleasant surprise

March 21, 2018

I come from a generation of tech nerds for whom dunking on Microsoft was simply the done thing. Apple was nowhere to be seen when I was a teenager and we grew up using Windows machines. To this day, whenever I see the House of M’s name attached to anything, I must fight an old, […]

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: It’s nice to be excited for a Rare game again

February 5, 2018

The Sea of Thieves closed beta dropped last week, attracting a surge of interest on social media and triggering a wave of nostalgia amount 90’s kids with fond memories of developer Rare’s golden age at Nintendo. Its been 16 years since Rare headed to Xbox and it feels, for the first time since that changeover, […]

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Microsoft Studios exclusives will now launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

January 23, 2018

Xbox have announced overnight that any Xbox One titles published by Microsoft Studios will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass digital delivery platform on the same day as their retail launch. This is actually pretty huge news. Here’s why.

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Tech Review: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop dominates its price range with superior battery life

December 17, 2017

At first it may seem odd Microsoft present such a standard-looking laptop following their run with the Surface Pro and Surface RT series, a wearily received but now beloved family of tablets that really reinvented the company’s image to the casual tech consumer. Their goal of creating new product categories is nowhere to be found […]

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Yo ho ho and a boat full of trolls, Sea of Thieves drops March 20

December 11, 2017

Microsoft have announced that their upcoming multiplayer pirate title, Sea of Thieves, will see release worldwide on March 20, 2018. The game, created by legendary developer Rare Ltd, has seen multiple technical alphas and has been the sleeper multiplayer hit at numerous gaming trade shows over the last two years.

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Games Review: Xbox One X (2017): Raw power, same mistakes

November 7, 2017

Boy, Don Mattrick really fucked Xbox, didn’t he? It’s been five years since Microsoft’s now-infamous E3 2013 presentation, the unveiling of an All-in-One corporate fantasy wildly out of step with what its audience actually wanted and expected. Microsoft have been trying to course correct ever since. So dominated have they been by the runaway success […]

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Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for

November 3, 2017

As of this writing I have had our Xbox One X review unit in my home for eight days. The console, along with a generous care package of games including console exclusives, new releases and a few November headliners, arrived the Thursday afternoon before PAX Aus. I’ve been able to play three of these games […]

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Paris Games Week 2017: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets a release date for Xbox One

November 1, 2017

The most popular game in the world, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is coming to Xbox One. This we’ve known since E3 earlier this year. What we haven’t known was when. Now we have an answer, and it’s way sooner than you were expecting.

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update, announces Surface Book 2

October 19, 2017

Thursday was a bit of a day for Microsoft. They’ve had an OS update drop, the launch of an experimental new piece of hardware and the announcement of some updated kit. Check it all out after the jump.

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Hands-On Preview: Everything We’ve Played on the Xbox One X So Far

September 20, 2017

So you managed to snag a preorder on the Xbox One X before they sold out. Fantastic effort, great job! But what the hell are you going to play on it, and which games will allow you to take advantage of all that raw power? Xbox Australia invited us to a hands on event in […]

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Ten things discovered while playing the Xbox One X

September 20, 2017

The Xbox One X has been met with a bit of bemusement by Australian gaming hobbyists so far. First we couldn’t pre-order the machine but could instead go on a waitlist. Then it was announced that the unit was cost Aussie punters a whopping $649.95 AUD. Then pre-orders for the machine finally opened but the […]

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Hands On: Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One X, 2017) feels equal parts tentpole release and tech demo, but isn’t torn between them

September 19, 2017

It is a truth universally acknowledged that powerful new video game consoles must be in want of a pretty racing game for their launch lineup.

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Gamescom 2017: Age of Empires 4 announced, headed by Homeworld, Dawn of War developer

August 21, 2017

After 12 years of dutiful remakes, remasters and rereleases of the wildly popular medieval strategy series by the now defunct Ensemble Studios (RIP), Age of Empires 4 has finally been announced.

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Crackdown 3 has been delayed into 2018

August 16, 2017

Crackdown 3, the long-awaited third entry in the open-world superpowered police series, has been delayed into 2018 according to a new report from Polygon.

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E3 2017: Sea of Thieves is back with a new gameplay trailer

June 11, 2017

Sea of Thieves has been anticipated for what seems like the longest time, and it’s back with a new gameplay trailer straight from Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference. The trailer shows us the daily life of a pirate, rummaging for treasure and taming the high seas. Both the world and gameplay seem interesting and varied, […]

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E3 2017: First gameplay trailer for Bioware’s new IP Anthem revealed

June 11, 2017

Bioware’s newest IP Anthem was revealed at EA’s E3 2017 press conference, but it was Microsoft’s press conference which got to reveal the first look at some gameplay. The gameplay trailer above shows us a vast open world in which players take on the role of a freelancer, assigned with the protection of Fort Tarsis, […]

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E3 2017: Microsoft reveals gameplay for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

June 11, 2017

Assassin’s Creed: Origins has been all but officially revealed at this point, but during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, we were finally shown some gameplay. The trailer above shows our new main character, Bayek, as he scours a remote Egyptian town to pursue an elusive target. While the game looks familiar to the naked eye, combat […]

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E3 2017: New State of Decay 2 Trailer Revealed

June 11, 2017

Microsoft has announced a sequel to the cult classic zombie survival game, with State of Decay 2 during their E3 2017 press conference. The trailer shows new gameplay, while possibly hinting at characters that die permanently? It’s an interesting concept and hopefully we see more that confirms this. State of Decay 2 is developed by […]

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