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Xbox Newsbeat: May 23, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: May 23, 2015 Who’s ready for some Xbox Newsbeat? “What, no clever monologue for your intro, Andrew?” Nope, no time! Waste even a few seconds here and people will snap up the news before you even see it! So instead, lets just come straight out of the gate with two awesome headlines, straight from...
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Xbox Newsbeat: May 15, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: May 15, 2015 Microsoft was very sneaky this week, sliding in a second Xbox Newsbeat announcement. In honour of the stealth attack, I have sneakily commandeered Andrew’s keyboard. The weekend bonus announcement covers a little bit of everything, from system updates to Assassin’s Creed...
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Xbox Newsbeat: May 11th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: May 11th, 2015 If anybody tells you that the games media industry isn’t cut throat, you can call them a dirty, rotten liar for me. You spend a little too long watching Netflix and suddenly somebody swoops in and steals your Newsbeat out from under you. All jokes aside, another big thanks to Jamie for manning the...
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Halo: Spartan Strike Review

Halo: Spartan Strike Review Halo: Spartan Strike Developer: 343 Industries, Vanguard Games Publisher: Microsoft Platforms: iPad (Reviewed), iPhone Release Date: April 16th, 2015 Price: US$5.99 | AU$7.49 – Available Here Overview Following on from the successful Halo: Spartan Assault on PC and Windows Phone, Microsoft has done...
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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Developer: Undead Labs Publisher: Microsoft Platforms: Xbox One (Reviewed), PC Release Date: April 28, 2015 Price: $29.99 – Available Here Overview A little over a year and a half ago, Undead Labs released State of Decay on the Xbox 360 and it turned out to...
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Xbox Newsbeat: May 1 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: May 1 2015 This week has a bonus Xbox Newsbeat! I’m a huge fan of almost anything with the word “bonus” in it, so I’ve booted Andrew off his keyboard for this edition. Microsoft wanted to slip a few major announcements at the tail end of the week involving Halo 5, State of Decay: Year-One...
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Halo 5: Guardians Cover Art Contains New Spartans

Halo 5: Guardians Cover Art Contains New Spartans Today Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed the official cover art for Halo 5: Guardians and with this reveal also comes the appearance of a new group of Spartans. Microsoft describes this group as Spartan fireteams that will play a “crucial role” in the showdown between Master Chief and...
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Xbox Newsbeat: April 27, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: April 27, 2015 Ahh it’s good to be back! Welcome to this week’s installment of Xbox Newbeat folks. Firstly, I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Jamie for holding down the fort while I was away, he did a bang up job and made sure this engine kept turning. So now that I’m back, lets hit the ground...
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Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Ori and the Blind Forest Review Ori and the Blind Forest Developer: Moon Studios Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platforms: Xbox One (Reviewed), PC Release Date: March 11, 2015 Price: $19.99 – Available Here Overview Often when a game is produced with a ‘Metroidvania’ style of gameplay and features stunningly gorgeous visuals...
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Xbox Newsbeat: April 17, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: April 17, 2015 Andrew is away from the keyboard this week, so this week’s Xbox Newsbeat comes from the endless winter known as Canadia true north strong and free. This week brings news about Halo: Spartan Strike, Screencheat, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. “Halo: Spartan Strike” Launches Today on...
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Xbox Newsbeat: April 11th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: April 11th, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, welcome once again to the amazing, the wonderful, the eternal, Xbox Newsbeat! Newsbeat is your one stop shot for all of the week’s hottest Microsoft news. This week we’ve got a few Xbox One articles for you to feast your eyes on, so sit back, relax and feel the...
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First Few Minutes of Conker’s Bad Fur Day in Project Spark

First Few Minutes of Conker’s Bad Fur Day in Project Spark When Team Dakota and Microsoft announced they would be bringing Conker back in the Conker’s Big Reunion DLC pack for Project Spark, it got many excited to once again play everyone’s favorite sex-crazed, cigar-smoking, alcoholic squirrel once again. After all, we haven’t seen him since...
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Xbox Newsbeat: April 4th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: April 4th, 2015 Welcome everyone to the special Easter edition of Xbox Newsbeat. In between all of the chocolate bunnies and easter egg hunts, we are still committed to bringing you all of the exciting news from Microsoft HQ. So time to unwrap some chocolate, kick back and read what’s been happening in the world of...
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EB Games Expo 2015 Comes to Sydney Showgrounds this October

EB Games Expo 2015 Comes to Sydney Showgrounds this October The EB Games Expo is the closest thing we get to E3 down here in Australia, and now EB Games have finally told us when we will be getting our advanced look at all of the upcoming games and geeky products. When is it, you ask? Hold your horses ok! The 2015 EB Games Expo will be held in its usual home of the...
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ScreamRide Review

ScreamRide Review ScreamRide Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: Microsoft Platforms: Xbox One (Reviewed), Xbox 360 Release Date: Out Now Price: AU$49.95 – Available Here | US$39.99 – Available Here Overview When I first heard about ScreamRide, I thought it was a bit like Roller Coaster Tycoon but...
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Xbox Newsbeat: March 30th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: March 30th, 2015 It is a gloomy afternoon here in Sydney, and as I sit on my computer I think to myself that it is the perfect weather for some Newsbeat! Xbox Newsbeat is your one stop shop for all of the goings on in the world of Microsoft. So sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s delicious helpings of news straight...
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Halo 5: Guardians Teaser Website Reveals Clues About Master Chief

Halo 5: Guardians Teaser Website Reveals Clues About Master Chief Recently Microsoft and 343 Industries released launched a new teaser campaign for Halo 5: Guardians. The full reveal will occur on March 30th with a live-action trailer but for now we do have some hints thanks to an interactive “Bullet” teaser. Now I won’t spoil exactly what this teaser...
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Xbox Newsbeat: March 23rd, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: March 23rd, 2015 Has it been another week already? Time goes fast in the gaming world and sometimes you blink and ta dah, it is already time for another installment of Xbox Newsbeat. This week’s installment is a little shorter than usual, and focuses on two upcoming ID@Xbox games that Microsoft is publishing in the...
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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Debut Trailer Released

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Debut Trailer Released Earlier this year Undead Labs announced that they would be re-releasing State of Decay onto the Xbox One on April 28th and recently they released the debut trailer for State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. The trailer can be found below and features a bunch of gameplay footage as well as a number of...
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Project Spark Gets Conkers Bad Fur Day DLC

Project Spark Gets Conkers Bad Fur Day DLC It’s no secret Microsoft haven’t been kind to the classic IP’s they obtained when they purchased Rareware. Last year at E3 a trailer for Project Spark was shown and at the very end of the trailer Conker appeared just as he looks in Conker’s Bad Fur Day and cut the logo in half. Many...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 13th March, 2014

Xbox Newsbeat: 13th March, 2014 What’s this? An installment of Xbox Newsbeat on a FRIDAY! Well lets just say that I love each and every one of you all and wanted to give you a little treat before you head off on your weekend adventures. There were a couple of cool things happening in the world of Microsoft this week, so lets sit...
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Virtual Reality in 2015 Overview

Virtual Reality in 2015 Overview Virtual Reality seems to be the ‘big thing’ that every company is trying to get in on first. With the Game Developers Conference 2015 wrapping up, a lot of big companies have put their name in the V.R. hat as they all try to come out with the greatest reality morphing device. It can get a little...
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Xbox Newsbeat: March 9th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: March 9th, 2015 Did you guys all know that it is a pretty big time of the year for games? GDC and PAX East just wound up, which means there were  a tonne of new game announcements and updates. Of course Microsoft was leading the charge with their ID@Xbox programme, so we here have banded together to bring you a special...
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Xbox Newsbeat: March 2nd, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: March 2nd, 2015 It’s time for some March Madness folks! That’s right, the third month of the year has already begun and with it comes a brand new installment of everybody’s favourite Microsoft-specific news blast, Xbox Newsbeat! We have some killer headlines to kick off this month for you, so sit back,...
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The Simpsons Come to Minecraft in New Skin Pack

The Simpsons Come to Minecraft in New Skin Pack Who doesn’t or hasn’t at one time loved The Simpsons? Now you can add them to your world all over again as Microsoft and Mojang have released a brand new skin pack featuring Springfield’s finest for Minecraft. While you will have to utilize your own creativity to recreate that famous...
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Fable Legends to be Free-to-Play

Fable Legends to be Free-to-Play If the various developments about Fable Legends were concerning to longtime fans of the series, then the most recently revealed news from Microsoft and Lionhead Games may have been the last straw. The companies recently announced that Fable Legends will be a free-to-play game when it is released later this...
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