Xbox Newsbeat: October 2, 2015

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xbox-eb-expo-promo-shot-001It’s EB Expo this weekend at the Sydney Showgrounds. Microsoft’s Xbox Newsbeat has some news to keep you satiated until Capsule Computer’s previews come rolling in.

Xbox Live at EB Expo This Long Weekend

Microsoft is boasting a 700SQM+ booth with enough TV screens to equip several sports bars this weekend. Visitors can check out the following games at EB Expo:

  • Halo 5: Guardians (24 Player Warzone mode)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Forza Motorsport 6 (including 3 screen simulator)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • FIFA 16 (16 player tournament)
  • NBA 2K16
  • Minecraft
  • Rare Replay
  • Quantum Break experience
  • Cuphead
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • Happy Dungeons
  • Tumblestone
  • Killer Instinct Season 2

Get Ready for Halloween Scares with October’s Games with Gold


It’s a brand new month, which means three new games this month with Xbox Games with Gold. Xbox Live Gold members can snag themselves a copy of Valiant Hearts: The Great War on Xbox One for free from October 1-31st. Xbox 360 owners can snag Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes from October 1-15th. Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on season one of The Walking Dead adventure game. Xbox 360 owners can get it from October 16-31, while Xbox One owners will be able to get their copy from October 16th to November 15th.

Three Blockbuster Games When You Take Home the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle

If your favourite gamer (including yourself!) has been eyeing an Xbox One all year, then the Xbox 1TB Holiday Bundle might be the best deal for the console this holiday season. The the bundle comes with the new 1TB Xbox One and a downloadable copy of Gears of War: Ultimate EditionRare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest. As a bonus, gamers who play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition before December 31 will unlock a copy of the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War library via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. Gamers can expect the bundle to set them back $549 AUD.



New Xbox One Bundle Delivers the Ultimate Tomb Raider Experience

If Gears of War isn’t your thing, then join the most famous fictional antiquarian since Indiana Jones with the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle. The bundle contains a 1TB Xbox One, a digital copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider, the “Tactical Survival Kit” for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a digital copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. The bundle will be available in November for $549 AUD.

Further New Xbox One Bundles

Several new bundles are launching over the next two months. A LEGO bundle containing an Xbox One 500GB and The LEGO Movie Video Game will launch this month. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle is available now. Another Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle featuring special Cirrus White 500GB Xbox One and controller will launch in November. The Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle will launch in November with a 1TB Xbox One and a digital copy of Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. 

Finally, those who are looking to purchase an Xbox One with a Kinect can grab the new Xbox One with Kinect Bundle this October. It contains a 500GB Xbox One, a Kinect for Xbox One, and a digital copy of Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rival and Zoo Tycoon.



Overdog app launching in Australia and New Zealand

Overdog is expanding to Australia and New Zealand. The social matching application looks to help Xbox One gamers make friends by matching them to other gamers who enjoy similar interests in video games, sports, movies, music, and TV. Interested gamers can check out the app on Xbox One.

Xbox at PAX Aus 2015

Microsoft has announced their PAX Aus 2015 plans. They will be bringing Halo 5: GuardiansRise of the Tomb Raider, and tons of indie games from the ID@Xbox program to the show. PAX Aus 2015 will be running from October 30 to November 1st at the Melbourne Convention Centre.





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