Microsoft Surface Book and Band 2 to be Microsoft Store Exclusive in Australia

The first Microsoft Flagship Store outside of North America is opening in Australia next week. Today, Microsoft announced that the hotly anticipated Surface Book and the updated Surface Pro 4 will be available exclusively in Australia at the brick and mortar Microsoft Flagship Store and at microsoftstore.com. The Surface Book will be priced at $2,299 AUD for the base model sporting 128GB of storag...

New Details For the New Xbox One Experience

During last week’s Xbox Newsbeat, we got to talk a little bit about this month’s huge update for the Xbox One console the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE). Well now just 10 days out from the massive update, Microsoft have spilled some more details about just what will change and why. Now, I find that oftentimes these things come best from the mouths of those responsible, so here is Micro...

Xbox Newsbeat: October 30, 2015

With this week’s Halo 5: Guardians launch, this week’s Xbox Newsweek is understandably headlined by Microsoft’s monster release. Critically Acclaimed Halo 5: Guardians Launches Worldwide With Global Celebration Halo 5: Guardian’s launch was a worldwide celebration that spanned the globe, from events in major cities around the world to six hour marathon YouTube Gaming live s...

Xbox One UI and Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility to Launch on November 12

Earlier today Microsoft announced that Xbox One owners can expect to see the brand new Xbox One user interface, as well as backwards compatibility with certain Xbox 360 games, go live for everyone starting on November 12th. This system improves the user interface to allow users to access popular content and various other features “up to 50 percent faster” than before and optimizes cert...

Halo 5: Guardians Review

Halo 5: Guardians Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox One Release Date: October 27, 2015 Price: $59.99 US – Available Here $99.95 AUS – Available Here Overview Since 2001 Halo has been one of, if not, the biggest video game franchise that Microsoft can bring to the table and in each of these titles we have seen Microsoft push their Xbox console to the limit an...

Xbox Newsbeat: October 23, 2015

This week’s Xbox Newsbeat brings news of the upcoming Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more. Listen to the Entire Halo 5: Guardians Soundtrack Right Now 343 Industries is streaming the new Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack for free for an entire week on Soundcloud. Composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi, the soundtrack will be available for purchase starting O...

Sydney’s Microsoft Flagship Store Grand Opening Festivities Announced

Microsoft is opening its first Microsoft Flaship Store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia. The store will officially open at 12 PM on November 12, 2015. Today, Microsoft has announced the festivities that will accompany the grand opening. The most important announcement is that Microsoft is making a $2,000,000 USD donation in software and grants to several not-for-profit groups supporti...

Xbox Newsbeat: October 16, 2015

Holy Halo, Batman! This week’s Xbox Newsbeat is almost all about the upcoming launch of Halo 5: Guardians, so let’s get to it! Xbox and YouTube Team Up for a One-of-a-Kind Halo 5: Guardians Launch Celebration  Gamers can hop onto Youtube on for a six hour Halo marathon on October 27th from at 9:00 AM AEDT to 3:00 PM AEDT. The broadcast will include coverage of the following events: The...

Halo 5: Guardians ‘Gameplay Launch Trailer’ Released

With Halo 5: Guardians going gold less than a week ago it only makes sense that Microsoft and 343 Industries begin to hype the game as much as possible with the highly anticipated first person shooter set to be released exclusively for the Xbox One in two weeks. As such they have released a new three minute long “gameplay launch” trailer, found below, for Halo 5: Guardians that feature...

Xbox Newsbeat: October 9, 2015

There’s a ton of Xbox news this week after Microsoft’s big press conference this week. If you missed all the fun this past Tuesday, then get caught up with this week’s Xbox Newsbeat.   Top Gear’s ‘The Stig’ Joins DJR Team Penske and the Xbox Car this Weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2015 #17 Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG X will be at Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 th...

Cuphead Hands-On Impressions

I first learnt of Cuphead, developed by MDHR studio, earlier this year at the Microsoft press conference when it was announced that the company would be supporting a number of indie titles for their platform. The trailer had me intrigued due to its retro, hand-drawn style and awesome jazz music. The game is composed entirely of boss battles and its style draws heavily from cartoons of the 1930s su...

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller’s New Video Gives a More Detailed Look

Its rare when we actually bring you news about a controller, but there are a hefty number of people who are hyped for the New Xbox Elite Wireless Controller from Microsoft, which will offer customization with almost an unlimited amount of options that will assist in performance and comfort alike. Today a new video surfaced for the device, and I must say even though it is expensive, it is definitel...

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