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Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December

Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December Well ladies and gentlemen it has been one long, joyous year. The Xbox One celebrated its first birthday and we here at Xbox Newsbeat have been covering all the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ, but now 2014 has come to an end and we have one final issue of our delightful little news blast for your...
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Minecraft Story Mode Adventure by Telltale Games Announced

Minecraft Story Mode Adventure by Telltale Games Announced Telltale Games’ meteoric rise to adventure game making legends has officially reached new heights. Mojang and Telltale Games announced their partnership today, which will produce a Minecraft adventure game called Minecraft: Story Mode. The game will be completed with input from several members of...
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Microsoft Launches Australia-Specific Xbox One Servers

Microsoft Launches Australia-Specific Xbox One Servers Are you a big online gamer? In this day and age I would be seriously surprised if many of you say “no, not really.” Well for those of you out there who are big into online gaming, you would know that the closer you are to the servers means the less ping and less lag you experience while playing....
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Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride for gamers, with some incredible highs and lows. Games like Dark Souls II, Watch_Dogs, Titanfall, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Far Cry 4 and Dragon: Age Inquisition have for better or worse been entertaining us through the past 12...
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Xbox Newsbeat: December 7th – December 14th

Xbox Newsbeat: December 7th – December 14th Ho, Ho, Ho everyone! The festive season is upon us and that means it is time to scurry about looking for presents for our loved ones and put them under the tree with care. Well while the rest of us are enjoying roast meals and family togetherness, the guys over at Microsft HQ never stop working, and that...
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Sunset Overdrive ‘Mooil Rig’ story DLC revealed

Sunset Overdrive ‘Mooil Rig’ story DLC revealed The first piece of story-based DLC for Sunset Overdrive has been revealed by Microsoft and Insomniac Games and it happens to take place on a “floating playground” called the Mooil Rig. This rig is stationed just off the shores of Sunset City and when a distress signal comes from the rig, the...
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks

Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks Can you feel it in the air? It is that special time of year where kids start writing their letters to Santa, and people start asking that inevitable question of “So…. What do you want for Christmas?” It can be a trying time to figure out the perfect gift for that special gamer, geek or...
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Xbox Newsbeat: December 3rd – December 6th

Xbox Newsbeat: December 3rd – December 6th Tis the season to be jolly, and we here at Xbox Newsbeat couldn’t be happier. Not only does the season bring family togetherness, good food and awesome gifts, but it also is a time where publishers like to get out the very last bits of news from the year so that we know what we will be playing after...
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Lizard Squad Takes Xbox Live Offline

Lizard Squad Takes Xbox Live Offline Sony wasn’t the only one to be hacked recently. Earlier today a hacker group by the name Lizard Squad took down Microsoft’s Xbox Live with a DDOS attack. They announced their “victory” with a tweet at 12:37pm (EDST): Xbox Live #offline — Lizard Squad (@LizardPatrol) December 2,...
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Xbox Newsbeat: November 25th – November 28th

Xbox Newsbeat: November 25th – November 28th As the month of November draws to a close, we here at Xbox Newsbeat want to celebrate with one final edition of the Newsbeat before we head into the Christmas season. So join us for three final headlines before we put on the red suits and sing carols! Sunset Overdrive Spices Up the Awesomepocalypse With...
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Xbox Newsbeat: November 19th – November 23rd

Xbox Newsbeat: November 19th – November 23rd Another week has gone by, and we here at Xbox Newsbeat cannot wait to start serving you the hottest, most delicious news bits from Microsoft HQ. This week is one of celebration, supercar racing and games long since forgotten, so sit back, put your napkin on your lap and get ready to enjoy the...
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Xbox Partners With JB HiFi for Digital Content

Xbox Partners With JB HiFi for Digital Content Don’t you hate it when you go to buy something through the Microsoft Store only to realise you withdrew all your cash and can’t pay for it online? Well with the new partnership deal between Microsoft and Australian Retailer JB HiFi, those days are numbered. Beginning its Australia-wide rollout...
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Minecraft Blockopedia Unboxing Video

Minecraft Blockopedia Unboxing Video Today the highly anticipated new Minecraft: Blockopedia landed on our doorsteps. Minecraft Blockopedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential information about each Minecraft block. Encyclopedic in its approach, each block is featured with a general overview of its properties, as well as...
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platform: Xbox One Install Size: 45 GB Release Date: November 11, 2014 Price: $99.99 AUD – Available Here – | $59.99 USD – Available Here Overview Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released in...
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Xbox Newsbeat: November 13th – November 16th

Xbox Newsbeat: November 13th – November 16th So this past weekend saw the release of the highly anticipated Halo: Master Chief Collection. To that end, most of the news coming out of Microsoft HQ was about Master Chief, the Halo Ring and all thing space-age… so what does that mean for Xbox Newsbeat? Well, it means we have a very special Halo...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 2nd November – 9th November

Xbox Newsbeat: 2nd November – 9th November Come one, come all! It’s that time again folks, time for Xbox Newsbeat! So settle down, throw the blanket over your feet and get ready for some of the hardest hitting news straight out of Microsoft HQ. Much like a great campfire story we have three killer headlines that will have you gripped, and...
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Astro Gaming Reveals Special Halo Branded A50 Headset for Xbox One

Astro Gaming Reveals Special Halo Branded A50 Headset for Xbox One Astro Gaming and Microsoft are continuing their partnership by releasing a special Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition gaming headset. The army green headset features a honeycomb design on the ear cups with gold accents. The A50 Halo edition will be available at select retailers and the Astro Gaming...
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Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive Review Sunset Overdrive Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platform: Xbox One Install Size: 22.98 GB Release Date: October 28, 2014 Price: $59.99 US – Available Here $89.95 AUS – Available Here Overview In a world where most video games come in different shades of gray and brown,...
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Xbox Newsbeat: October 27th – November 1st

Xbox Newsbeat: October 27th – November 1st The time has come once again for us to sit down in a circle by the fire, crack open a good book and discuss all the latest news and goings on from Microsoft HQ. What, your family doesn’t do that? Well maybe we’re just weird in the Xbox Newsbeat family! So maybe instead of by the fire, we will...
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Halo 2 Anniversary cinematic launch trailer released

Halo 2 Anniversary cinematic launch trailer released With Halo: The Master Chief Collection set to be released in a little under two weeks worldwide, Microsoft has released the launch trailer for Halo 2 Anniversary which is one of the games that will be included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection once it is released on November 11th in North America. Fans...
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Xbox Newsbeat: October 23rd – October 25th

Xbox Newsbeat: October 23rd – October 25th It is a  sunny Saturday morning, there are kids playing in the street, birds singing, and a little blinking notification light on my phone – that must mean its time for Xbox Newsbeat! Are you ready to get hand-serveed all of the latest and greatest news straight from Microsoft HQ ‘Cause...
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Sunset Overdrive launch trailer released

Sunset Overdrive launch trailer released Today Microsoft and Insomniac Games released the launch trailer for Sunset Overdrive which is set to be released next week on October 28th in North America and on October 31st for Europe. This trailer features all of the style and customization that players can expect once they pick up this over the top...
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection to require 65 GB of hard drive space

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to require 65 GB of hard drive space Recently Microsoft announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection had gone gold and with that came a bit of good news and bad news. The good news is that the game will now be released on November 11th almost everywhere in the world, except for a few countries who will be see the title released a few days...
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Xbox Newsbeat: October 17th – October 19th

Xbox Newsbeat: October 17th – October 19th So it is that time of the week once again. What time of the weak you ask? The time of the week where we sit down around the camp fire and share stories about the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ. That’s right, it is time for Xbox Newsbeat! This week’s newsbeat is a little short with...
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Assassin’s Creed Xbox One Bundle Includes Two Titles

Assassin’s Creed Xbox One Bundle Includes Two Titles Microsoft and Ubisoft have partnered to bring consumers an exclusive Assassin’s Creed Xbox One bundle, including a digital copy of not only the hotly anticipated Assassin’s Creed: Unity, but also the extremely well received previous entry in the main series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 10th September 2014

Xbox Newsbeat: 10th September 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back! After a brief hiatus to accomodate for the EB Games Expo, I am back in the anchor’s chair and ready to bring you all the hottest news out of Microsoft HQ in this week’s Xbox Newsbeat! As I shuffle my papers around I see that we have four absolutely killer Xbox...
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