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Xbox Newsbeat: July 3, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: July 3, 2015 We’re back with another Xbox Newsbeat! This week brings more news from the Forza universe, Windows 10, gamescom 2015, and Minecraft. The Forza Garage is Now Open! New Car List Confirmations for Forza Motorsport 6 Every week until September 15th, Forza Motorsport will be releasing parts of the...
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Xbox Newsbeat: June 26, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: June 26, 2015 It’s been a quiet week since the E3 frenzy, and Microsoft is no exception. This week’s Xbox Newsbeat brings us news about Forza, Halo 5: Guardians, and July’s Games with Gold titles. Celebrate 10 Years of Racing with the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console Microsoft...
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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Teaser Trailer Released

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Teaser Trailer Released After being leaked before the official reveal then officially announced during their E3 press conference, Microsoft and The Coalition still had a little extra to show off for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. You see, today the company released a new teaser trailer for the title showcasing some of the...
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Xbox Newsbeat: June 19, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: June 19, 2015 This week’s Xbox Newsbeat is E3 themed. We have a ton of news to cover, so let’s get right into it. Microsoft Unleashes Xbox One Backward Compatibility Probably one of the biggest news for Xbox One owners from E3 is the confirmation of Xbox One backward compatibility. Gamers will be able to...
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Microsoft’s 2015 E3 Presentation: The Complete Recap

Microsoft’s 2015 E3 Presentation: The Complete Recap Welcome to Capsule Computers live (or semi-live) recap of events with the 2015 E3 showing for Microsoft. Below are the announcements as they occur, laced in some opinion as needed of course, so let’s get to it! We start off with Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries opening the show. She seems friendly...
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Rare Replay Collects 30 Rare Classics for $30

Rare Replay Collects 30 Rare Classics for $30 Rare fans have been waiting for a return to form for the company and while there was no sequel announced for some of the classic franchises that they would like to see back, Microsoft had the next best thing. During their E3 2015 press conference Microsoft and Rare announced that they will be releasing...
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Gears of War 4 Announced with New Characters; Gears of War Ultimate Edition Confirmed

Gears of War 4 Announced with New Characters; Gears of War Ultimate Edition Confirmed Looks like yesterday’s leak was right on the money as today during Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference the company revealed that they are indeed planning on releasing Gears of War Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One on August 25th. The title will run at 60fps at 1080p at launch. That wasn’t...
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Rise of The Tomb Raider Set for November 10th Release

Rise of The Tomb Raider Set for November 10th Release Near the end of the Microsoft E3 2015 press conference it was revealed that Rise of The Tomb Raider will be released on the Xbox One on November 10th, bringing the number of expensive and highly anticipated titles that come out on that day to a staggeringly high number. Before announcing that release date...
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Keiji Inafune’s ReCore Announced as Xbox One Exclusive

Keiji Inafune’s ReCore Announced as Xbox One Exclusive In a rather unexpected move, Microsoft took a bit of time at their E3 2015 press conference to announce that they were working with Keiji Inafune’s studio Comcept and Armature Studios, the team made up of former Metroid Prime developers, to create a brand new title called ReCore. Few details about...
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Xbox One Elite Controller Revealed

Xbox One Elite Controller Revealed At the Microsoft E3 2015 presentation the company announced that the Xbox Elite Wireless controller will have a number of different features that have never been available to standard controllers before. You see, Microsoft will now be allowing players to not only customize their controller’s trigger...
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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Announced

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Announced During Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference Phil Spencer took to the stage to announce something that most next-gen fans have been hoping for ever since the consoles were released. He announced that the Xbox One will be getting backwards compatibility this holiday season with a hundred titles being...
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Gears of War Remaster Details Leaked Early

Gears of War Remaster Details Leaked Early It appears that whoever was handling the Gears of War Russian website is in a bit of trouble today as it has been discovered that the Russian version of the website has accidentally leaked information concerning the Gears of War remaster on Xbox One. Although now removed, the details were posted, captured,...
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Xbox Newsbeat: June 12, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: June 12, 2015 With E3 2015 just around the corner, Microsoft is sneaking in an Xbox Newsbeat before the big show. Which means I’m sneaking in to deliver your latest Newsbeat update while Andrew is away.   Porsche Returns to Forza with Forza Horizon 2 Porsche Expansion Chances are, you probably will never be...
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Play More Games With New Xbox One

Play More Games With New Xbox One From when it was first announced as having a 500GB Hard Drive, many people thought that the Xbox One would be very easy to fill up with games. Well, those people who were anxious about that weren’t exactly wrong, I know I personally have had to delete games on more than one occasion just to make room...
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Xbox Newsbeat: June 8th, 2015

Xbox Newsbeat: June 8th, 2015 Welcome, welcome ladies and gentlemen to this week’s killer installment of Xbox Newsbeat. Well, it is a bit of a light week this week actually, but that is because E3 is a week away, and Microsoft, like the rest of the big publishers are saving their exciting news for then. Also you know, it is a long...
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ID@Xbox Xbox One Bundle Now Available In Australia

ID@Xbox Xbox One Bundle Now Available In Australia In the land down under Microsoft is offering a special bundle for fans of indie titles. Xbox Australia has announced that an all new ID@Xbox Xbox One bundle is now available for purchase online. The console is priced at $499 and comes with the console itself, an Xbox One controller, a 14 day Xbox Live...
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Windows 10 to Launch Worldwide on July 29

Windows 10 to Launch Worldwide on July 29 Gamers, the long awaited DirectX 12 is coming. Windows 10 is launching around the world on July 29, 2015. Microsoft’s new OS represents a huge change in the company’s direction. It is bringing devices of all size running on one operating system, from the smallest smartphone to monster gaming...
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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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