Xbox Newsbeat: November 20th, 2015

As the week comes to a close, it is getting to the time where we all pack up our bags and get ready for the weekend, and what better way to ring in the weekend than with a little installment of Xbox Newsbeat. Newsbeat (as I hope most of you know by now) is your one-stop shop for all the hottest and freshest news from Microsoft HQ. Since it is a scorching Friday afternoon, we wont bog you guys down...

Xbox Newsbeat: November 13, 2015

This week’s Xbox Newsbeat focuses on the two big releases of the week: the New Xbox One Experience and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Your New Xbox One Experience Begins Today The new Windows 10 oriented Xbox One Experience launches today. It is probably bringing the biggest shake up to the Xbox Experience since the launch of the original Xbox. The full change log is as follows: Xbox One Backward ...

Xbox One’s List of Initial Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Titles Listed

Since Microsoft announced back at E3 that they would be adding backwards compatibility to the Xbox One fans have been wondering exactly what titles will be supported when the feature is added for everyone on November 12th. Now that question has been answered as Microsoft’s own Major Nelson has decided to compile a list of the 104 titles that will be supported as long as players have either b...

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider Developer: Crystal Dynamics Publisher: Microsoft, Square Enix Platforms: Xbox One (Reviewed), Xbox 360 Release Date: November 10, 2015 Price: $59.99 US – Available Here $99.95 AUS – Available Here Overview The name Lara Croft has long been iconic in the game industry ever since the first Tomb Raider debuted back in 1996. After struggling to find its place in the...

Xbox Newsbeat: November 6, 2015

There’s a really high chance you are busy playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III right now. If you manage to peel yourself away from the latest Call of Duty game, check out this week’s Xbox news with Microsoft’s Xbox Newsbeat. A Closer Look at Xbox One Backward Compatibility with Major Nelson and Smosh Games’ FLitz Major Nelson and FLitz from Smosh Games’ FLitz sit down to tal...

Halo 5: Guardians saw the Biggest Launch in Halo History

It looks like Microsoft is very pleased with the launch of Halo 5: Guardians as the company announced that this title is the biggest launch in Halo history and is also the fastest selling Xbox One exclusive title to date. So far Halo 5: Guardians has pulled in more than $400 million in global sales of games and hardware which pushes the franchise to over $5 billion overall. With more than 21 milli...

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...

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