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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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E3 2017: The Darwin Project Announced With Gameplay Trailer

June 11, 2017

A seemingly new IP has been announced at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference with a small gameplay trailer. This game is known as The Darwin Project. The trailer above shows us a death match arena like that of The Hunger Games, in which multiple personalities take each other on in a bid to survive, as […]

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E3 2017: Metro: Exodus revealed with gameplay trailer

June 11, 2017

The Metro series is a wonderful duo of cult classic goodness, and with that being said, Microsoft have decided to announce Metro: Exodus, the third instalment in a series based on the best selling novel Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The gameplay trailer above takes players across multiple environments, and seems similar enough to the […]

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Go big or go home: Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio’s insane tech specs

April 6, 2017

Microsoft’s Xbox division have never been ones to shy away from a good boast. When they claimed last year that their forthcoming console, codenamed Project Scorpio, would be the most powerful ever made, it was all too easy for us in the gaming press to arch a skeptical eyebrow. We’re happy to admit when we were wrong […]

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Microsoft Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update Announced

March 31, 2017

Microsoft has announced the release of their highly anticipated Surface Studio, as well as their Windows 10 Creators Update, which will roll out on 12th April across Australia and New Zealand. The Surface Studio devices are designed to provide new, more flexible ways of creating, and will be coming to Australian and New Zealand markets […]

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Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

March 23, 2017

The team at Microsoft Store, Sydney have today announced an exciting new opportunity for Australian students with a passion for gaming and graphics. Xbox Academy will be a videogame-fueled educational establishment opening its doors in April to a multi-talented student cohort of designers and developers. In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Australia’s most […]

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Check out the Australian specs, prices and release dates for Microsoft’s new Surface range

October 28, 2016

Microsoft has unveiled the newest editions to their surface family, Surface Studio, Surface Dial, and Surface Book with Performance Base. The new devices are aimed to cater to the needs of creatives, across professions like design, architecture, and photography. The Iris has the low-down on the specs and prices. Surface Studio The Surface Studio is […]

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Xbox FanFest is making its way to Sydney this month

September 8, 2016

Xbox is bringing its wildly popular open house fan event to our shores. Xbox FanFest: Sydney 2016 will give Australian Xbox fans with the chance to check out some of Xbox’s most anticipated titles, such as Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

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Want an Xbox Onesie? This might be your best chance to get one

August 25, 2016

Microsoft have announced that they will be pointing punters at a limited number of the new Xbox Onesie garment this very afternoon via their social channels at 5:30PM AEST time.

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2TB Xbox One S available now Australia-wide

August 3, 2016

For those who have been waiting to clear out a bit of space in their overstuffed home theatres, Microsoft have come to the rescue. The Xbox One S, Microsoft’s smaller, leaner Xbox One console is available today across the nation.

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Xbox One S 2TB console gets Australia pricing and release date

July 19, 2016

Microsoft have announced 2TB model of their new, slimline Xbox One S console will arrive in Australia in early August. The computing giant also announced local pricing for the updated console.

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Microsoft withdraws Gamescom press conference, will host external fan event instead

July 13, 2016

Microsoft has announced it will be holding an Xbox fan event in the midst of the Gamescom 2016 conference, rather than moving forward with its usual press briefing. The new event will allow fans to get some hands-on time with a number of the Xbox One’s most anticipated future releases.

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Here are your Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for July

June 28, 2016

Microsoft have announced that The Banner Saga 2, Stoic’s sequel to their 2014 RPG, will make its debut on Xbox One as part of their Games with Gold program.

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Microsoft produces one-millionth Xbox One Elite Controller

June 28, 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has announced the production of the one millionth Xbox One Elite Controller this week. This is a pretty significant milestone considering how hard it was to find the AU$199 controller last year due to surprisingly high demand.

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E3 2016: Microsoft confirms that Project Scorpio is real

June 13, 2016

Microsoft closed out their press conference at E3 this morning by ending months of speculation regarding an upgraded Xbox One console with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer calling the machine “the next step change for gamers and developers.”

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E3 2016: Xbox One to receive a wealth of updates over the next few years

June 13, 2016

The Xbox E3 press brief answered the prayers of a number of fans this year with the addition of long-requested features, including a brand new competition platform called Arena.

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E3 2016: The Division‘s Underground expansion detailed

June 13, 2016

This morning’s Xbox E3 press briefing saw a brief trailer from Ubisoft regarding the upcoming expansion for The Division. Called Underground, agents will delve beneath New York’s streets and tackle randomly generated missions

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E3 2016: Microsoft unveils Xbox Play Anywhere, lets you buy and play games on Xbox One and Windows 10

June 13, 2016

Microsoft have unveiled a new initiative called Xbox Play Anywhere, a long awaited uniting of their Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms that allows games like Gears of War 4 to be purchased once and played on either platform and will track your progress and achievements across both.

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E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 allegedly leaks ahead of E3

June 8, 2016

Could Dead Rising 4 have leaked ahead of a possible announcement next week? If these images from Reddit and This Gen Gaming are to believed, that may be be the case.

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Xbox Live is having some problems today and no-one’s angrier about it than Snoop Dogg

January 14, 2016

Xbox Live has apparently suffering from a few performance issues today that are keeping players from accessing cloud storage, finding friends, Game DVR, leaderboards and matchmaking in-game. That’s according to Microsoft themselves. If that wasn’t bad enough, Snoop Dogg has taken to his Instagram to register his displeasure with the situation.

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The New Xbox One Experience arrives tomorrow

November 12, 2015

Love it or hate it, your current Xbox One user interface is going away tomorrow. It’s being replaced with the Windows 10-inspired New Xbox One Experience, notable for the introduction of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility.

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PAX AUS 2015: Day 2 in brief

November 2, 2015

With our legs a little sore, we headed back to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday for PAX Aus Day 2.

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Microsoft unveils hybrid laptop Surface Book

October 7, 2015

Microsoft have unveiled their first ever first-party laptop, the Surface Book. The hybrid machine combines a fully removable Surface Pro tablet and physical laptop body that can be used in the traditional configuration or flipped right around and used as a prop.

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Gamescom 2015: Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles now Xbox One backwards compatible

August 5, 2015

Microsoft have used their press conference at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany to announce that any Xbox 360 games included in their Games With Gold promotion will be backwards compatible on Xbox One. 

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Gamescom 2015: Xbox One controllers finally get a chatpad in November

August 5, 2015

Microsoft have answered the pleas of many a fan at their Gamescom 2015 press event today with the reveal of a proper chatpad for the Xbox One controller. The chatpad drops this November and you can pre-order it right now.

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Gamescom 2015: Look at this gorgeous limited edition Halo 5 Xbox One console

August 5, 2015

Microsoft have revealed a new 1Tb model of the Xbox One console to commemorate the launch of Halo 5: Guardians later this year it might actually be the prettiest console I’ve ever seen.

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Video Games Review: Rare Replay Collection

August 4, 2015

Gaming historians got pumped when Rare announced an anthology comprising many of their best games at E3 this year. The Rare Replay Collection has arrived and offers something of an industry time capsule, cataloguing the rise and fall of one of gaming history’s most celebrated developers.

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Windows 10 is out! Here’s a list of things you should know before upgrading

July 29, 2015

Microsoft’s newest, boldest (and apparently last) version of their long-running Windows OS, Windows 10, launched today and many people have already begun upgrading. With so many fresh installs going on and so many grappling yet again with a new OS, we thought we’d try to explain a few of the basics and make the transition a […]

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Microsoft Windows 10 to launch July 29th

June 2, 2015

Microsoft have announced that the newest iteration of their venerable OS, Windows 10, will launch July 29 in 190 countries around the world. Microsoft are obviously very keen to sweep the almost universally maligned Windows 8.1 under the rug with the cleaner, apparently more user-friendly OS. The operating system will be made available for free […]

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