Xbox acquires Bethesda Softworks

September 22, 2020

“Today is a special day,” begins the most seismic announcement Phil Spencer has ever made. It certainly is. Xbox has announced overnight that it will acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. The deal, worth USD $7.5 billion, makes every studio under Bethesda’s umbrella and all of the IP they produce, from The Elder […]

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Here’s where to preorder an Xbox Series X/S in Australia

September 21, 2020

Both the Xbox Series X and Series S will open preorders first thing tomorrow morning. See below for where you can preorder yours and make sure you secure a console at launch. Series X preorder will open at 8am AEST (that’s 7:30am ACST, 6:00am AWST, and 10am NZST) at retailers around the country. Pricing appears […]

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Xbox confirms Australian Series S/Series X launch date and pricing

September 10, 2020

Following the announcement of its low-cost Series S console on Tuesday, Xbox has formally announced pricing on the higher-end Series X. The Xbox Series X will retail for $499 in the US, in line with price points indicated in Tuesday’s leaks. This translates to $749 AUD, as announced by Xbox ANZ on socials earlier this […]

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Xbox Series S officially revealed, Series X pricing to follow

September 8, 2020

After images of the console leaked earlier today, Xbox has confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S. Series S is a smaller, less powerful, budget-priced version of the Xbox Series X hardware arriving later this year. The Series S will set you back USD $299. As this story was being prepared, Xbox UK announced […]

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Xbox 20/20

Every trailer from last night’s Xbox 20/20 broadcast

May 8, 2020

At 1am last night, Xbox began the most critical step on the path to launching a new console — they started talking about the games. The latest episode of Inside Xbox was the first stop on the Xbox 20/20 video tour and was all about the kind of third-party developer support fans can expect on […]

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Xbox Series X + Project xCloud livestream to reveal new details

March 11, 2020

Microsoft have announced a series of live-streams on Xbox Series X that will replace its now-cancelled slate of GDC 2020 talks. The live-streams, called Game Stack Live, will broadcast a series of panels on Mixer over two days. One of these panels is titled “Xbox Series X + Project xCloud = New Chapter in Gaming.” […]

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Huge new Xbox Series X technical details revealed

February 25, 2020

When they said the Xbox Series X was a monster, they weren’t kidding. Xbox head Phil Spencer has detailed a laundry list of tech specs for the forthcoming game system via the official Xbox Newswire blog. The key theme? Power and speed. Here’s a taste: Let’s break down a few of the new items Phil […]

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E3 2019: Check out the new Gears 5 trailer

June 9, 2019

Microsoft have given fans a fresh look at Gears 5 (formerly Gears of War 5) during the Xbox E3 2019 press briefing. The game, which shifts its narrative focus from Gears of War 4‘s lead JD Fenix to team member Kait Diaz, looks to continue to franchise’s penchant for spectacle, chest high walls and chainsaw […]

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E3 2019: Project Scarlett is the next generation of Xbox hardware

June 9, 2019

We’ve arrived at that point in the hardware cycle when its time to start looking at what comes next. Xbox have used their E3 press briefing to do exactly that, unveiling the first glimpses of what they’re currently calling Project Scarlett, the ultra powerful next generation Xbox console. Scarlett is a beefy machine. Now packing […]

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Tickets to Xbox GrE3n Carpet events around Oz are on sale now

May 28, 2019

So you want to go to E3 but it’s in Los Angeles and you are very poor. Welcome to club, friend. Good news for you though, you can get a little taste of it for not very many dollarydoos at all! Xbox ANZ are holding GrE3n Carpet events at theatres around Australia and New Zealand. […]

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What could be the selling points of the next generation of consoles?

December 15, 2018

We have, if you can believe, almost reached the end of the current generation of consoles, and with news of PlayStation pulling out of E3 in 2019 in rumoured preparation of a hardware announcement, speculation is mounting as to what the selling points could be for the next generation. 2019 is going to be an […]

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Details released for the Xbox Adaptive Controller’s unique accessible packaging design

July 27, 2018

We’re on the cusp of a major development in gaming, and an important step forward for consumer technology. Historically, those who live with disabilities are overlooked when it comes to designing pieces of modern technology, and this has been most apparent in gaming. As you can imagine, it must be difficult to navigate traditional video […]

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You can now use Discord to chat to your mates across PC and Xbox

April 26, 2018

Hey, wasn’t it frustrating playing Sea of Thieves with friends cross-platform and having to put your laptop on the couch so you could use Discord to communicate? Those days are over, friends. Discord is coming to the Xbox One.

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Sea of Thieves closed beta extended until Jan 31st

January 29, 2018

If you were one of the lucky few to get into the Sea of Thieves closed beta this last weekend, you may have noticed the odd server issue preventing you from playing. Bit of a hassle really, and Xbox agrees. The beta, which was originally scheduled to end tonight, has been extended another couple of […]

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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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EB Expo’s return to the Gold Coast is a successful one

October 10, 2017

This weekend saw the EB Expo return to its roots, overtaking the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time in five years. It was, by all accounts, a successful homecoming.

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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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Gone Before Their Time: The Video Games That Never Made It – Part III

March 29, 2017

In our last two installments, we explored a slew of major franchises with promising games abandoned before they ever saw the light of day. From the enigmatic ambition of Peter Molyneux’s Fable franchise, to the never realised depths of the Pirates of the Caribbean games, it’s clear that even the most popular franchise often suffer […]

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Dragon Ball launches its most expansive game experience XENOVERSE 2 in Australia

October 28, 2016

Bandai Namco has announced the release of their game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, that is promised to be the most expansive Dragon Ball game to date. The newest installment in the Dragon Ball universe boasts enhanced graphics and gameplay, an expanded customizable character mode, as well as a new city hub called Conton City, which […]

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More Details Revealed About XBOX FANFEST: Sydney 2016

September 19, 2016

Xbox has announced some exciting new information about Xbox FanFest: Sydney 2016. If you are one of the lucky 250 free ticket holders, you will get to experience a host of interactive experiences, meet and greet with industry developers and score some cool Xbox swag.

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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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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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Xbox’s Major Nelson is this year’s keynote speaker at PAX AUS

July 7, 2016

Larry Hyrb, best known to Xbox fans around the world by his online handle Major Nelson, has just been announced as the Storytime keynote address speaker at this year’s PAX Australia convention in Melbourne.

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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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