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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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First ten minutes of Ori and the Blind Forest revealed for TGS 2014

First ten minutes of Ori and the Blind Forest revealed for TGS 2014 Today Microsoft and Moon Studios released a ten minute video walkthrough for Tokyo Game Show that goes through the prologue and sunken glades levels for Ori and the Blind Forest. In the trailer, which can be found below, we see that Ori has been separated from the Spirit Tree during a storm and is saved by...
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Killer Instinct: Season 2 Maya Gameplay Revealed at TGS

Killer Instinct: Season 2 Maya Gameplay Revealed at TGS Maya was revealed via concept art display at Evo 2014 back in July, but now we have the official gameplay reveal trailer courtesy of Xbox Japan. Showcased at TGS 2014, the video shows off Maya’s knives and their ability to act as projectiles. The video – which can be viewed embedded at the...
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D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die to be released on Xbox One tomorrow

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die to be released on Xbox One tomorrow Swery65 has always been a man of surprises and it seems that he is taking his surprises to the next level. Today at Tokyo Game Show it has been announced that D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die will be getting a sudden launch on the Xbox One… tomorrow. The game will be available for purchase in North...
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Microsoft Brings Two Big Names to EB Games Expo

Microsoft Brings Two Big Names to EB Games Expo In just a few short weeks, Sydney will be playing host to the biggest domestic gaming event of the year – the EB Games Expo. Three days where gamers can get their hands on the latest and upcoming games. In the expo’s short life-span visiting game developers have always been part of the...
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Microsoft has Purchased Mojang, will be Announced Monday?

Microsoft has Purchased Mojang, will be Announced Monday? Rumour has it, courtesy of Reuters, that Microsoft has purchased Minecraft developer Mojang for a cool $2.5 billion! The title has sold over 54 million copies across various platforms. since it first launched for the PC back in 2011. It’s crazy to think a developer/publisher with pretty much one...
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Xbox Newsbeat: September 10th – September 12th

Xbox Newsbeat: September 10th – September 12th Ahh it feels like just yesterday that I was sitting down to my computer to write last week’s Xbox Newsbeat, and yet here I am again! What’s Newsbeat you ask? Newsbeat is your one stop shop for all the news out of Microsoft HQ over the past week. We have news about games, about consoles...
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Sunset Overdrive season pass announced and detailed

Sunset Overdrive season pass announced and detailed As many people unfortunately would expect, Microsoft and Insomniac Games have announced that they will be releasing a season pass for Sunset Overdrive which will be priced at $19.99. This season pass includes access to the game’s first three pieces of DLC, which include two campaign add-ons that add...
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Xbox Newsbeat: September 5th – September 9th

Xbox Newsbeat: September 5th – September 9th   As I looked out the window today, I thought “Man, it is such a nice day and there’s only one way to make it perfect… Xbox Newsbeat!” So I jumped up and got ready to give you guys the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ. This week is small but sexy with four Xbox One specific headlines...
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to be released on Friday

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to be released on Friday Fans have been waiting for it and the day has finally come. Minecraft finally has a release date for the Xbox One. Today Microsoft announced that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Friday September 5th as a digital download. Those who already own the Xbox 360 version of the game will be able to...
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Xbox Newsbeat: August 23 – August 29

Xbox Newsbeat: August 23 – August 29 Ok folks, time to say “Xbox On,” press the big button in the center of your controller and get ready because it is time for Xbox Newsbeat! Newsbeat is your one stop shop for all of the delicious, newsworthy goodness from Microsoft HQ. This week is a big one, with THREE Xbox One dedicated...
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Xbox Newsbeat: August 16 – August 22

Xbox Newsbeat: August 16 – August 22 I feel like there should be epic music playing with heavy drums and awesome fanfare. Why? it is time for Xbox Newsbeat, that’s why! Xbox Newsbeat is your one stop, all access, best possible place to get all of the hottest news from Microsoft HQ. This week is pretty jam-packed, with three articles all...
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Xbox Newsbeat: Aug 9 – Aug 15 2014

Xbox Newsbeat: Aug 9 – Aug 15 2014 Step right up folks for another installment in the one, the only Xbox Newsbeat! Newsbeat is your all-access pass to all the latest and greatest news coming straight from Microsoft HQ. Since we just went through a jam-packed Gamescom, we have a big instalment this week with no fewer than FIVE delicious...
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