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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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EB Expo 2014 Event Recap

EB Expo 2014 Event Recap EB Expo 2014 has increased in size and scale every year since it became open to the public in 2011 and this year was no exception. With playable demos of games yet to be released anywhere in the world, massive stage shows, Q&A’s, cosplay contest, retro lounges, movie props, booth babes, the...
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Doctor Who Minecraft Mash Up Arrives on Xbox 360

Doctor Who Minecraft Mash Up Arrives on Xbox 360 It seems like the Doctor’s travels have taken him to a new unexpected realm, one full of blocky landscapes, blocky people and blocky baddies.  The good Doctor has arrived in Minecraft as a DLC skin pack, but it will only be for Xbox 360. Over 50 new Doctor Who skins will be made available, including...
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Forza Horizon 2 Interview with Art Director Ben Penrose

Forza Horizon 2 Interview with Art Director Ben Penrose See Ben, no one can even tell you spilled coffee on your shirt! … Oops! A few developers made the long trip ‘Down Under’ from all over the globe to attend the EB Games Expo 2014. One in particular missed his own launch party for the commitment – Ben Penrose, Art Director on Forza...
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Sunset Overdrive Interview with Creative Director, Marcus Smith

Sunset Overdrive Interview with Creative Director, Marcus Smith One of the most highly anticipated Xbox One titles, Sunset Overdrive, has come to EB Games Expo Sydney and today I had the pleasure of speaking to Insomniac’s Creative Director, Marcus Smith. What drove you to Sunset City? How did you come up with this amazing idea behind Sunset Overdrive? Oh boy....
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Xbox One Gets Better With New Foxtel Subscription Service

Xbox One Gets Better With New Foxtel Subscription Service Foxtel, Australia’s largest provider of subscription television has today announced that they are bringing their services to Xbox One consoles. Foxtel have previously had their service; Foxtel Play on the Xbox 360 but this will be the first time that owners of Microsoft’s next-generation console...
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Xbox 360 Still Lives with Awesome Holiday Bundles

Xbox 360 Still Lives with Awesome Holiday Bundles You think the next generation consoles have killed the Xbox 360? Well think again! Microsoft have just announced a suite of new bundles for players to get their hands on this holiday season. Been meaning to check out Gears of War, well now you can! Here is a list of all the bundles that Microsoft will be...
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D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Season 1 Review

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Season 1 Review D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Season 1 Developer: Access Games Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platform: Xbox One Install Size: 8.82 GB Release Date: September 19, 2014 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview There are many types of games in this industry, but few titles blended together wacky ideas...
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Xbox Newsbeat: September 20th – September 26th

Xbox Newsbeat: September 20th – September 26th Ahhh, another week has gone by already and it is time once again for Xbox Newsbeat. For those who haven’t heard the spiel before, Newsbeat is your one stop shop for all the coolest news out of Microsoft HQ from the past week. While this week’s newsbeat only has three headlines (no, nothing for Windows...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 17th September – 20th September

Xbox Newsbeat: 17th September – 20th September Ahh another sleepy Saturday evening and you know what that means? It is time to power on your Xbox Ones, load up a few games and get ready for Xbox Newsbeat. Newsbeat is as always your one stop, all-access spot for all the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ. A lot has gone down in Xbox-Land this...
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