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Xbox 360 gets a redesign, with Xbox One-inspired look

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Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 will be getting an upgrade to make it more like the Xbox One; and will give Xbox Live Gold members two free games per month until the Xbox One is released in November, such as Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3. Xbox Live Gold Members will also get a free download of Fable III. It is available today in the UK, US, Canada, […]

Microsoft on Xbox One connectivity policy: You must be connected to the internet, even to play offline

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Xbox One’s networking policy has always been a point of controversy and confusion because everyone has been hearing different stories of what it will be. Well, Microsoft has confirmed its policy – while there will be no requirement for an persistent connection, you will need to connect to the internet once a day or you cannot play offline. Yes. You heard that right. You must be connected to the internet, […]

Microsoft: Xbox One finally confirms its used games policy, will not charge a fee (for most games)

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Microsoft has finally outlined its used games policy – two weeks after the Xbox One launch. The company has confirmed that gamers will be able to give the disc to your friends – with some restrictions – and you will be able to trade-in some of your games at “participating resellers” at no cost. On giving games to your friends, Microsoft will not charge a fee when you transfer the game […]

Dear Nintendo, kill the Wii U now

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OPINION: The next-generation consoles announced by Microsoft and Sony for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have astonishing graphics, powerful hardware, and even a way to capture gaming moments to share to your friends. All of which don’t exist on the other supposed ‘next-generation’ console, the Wii U. I don’t even know why people are calling the Wii U a ‘next-generation’ console, mainly because the hardware is pretty much in line with […]

Nintendo schedules Nintendo Direct for June 12; it’s do-or-die for the Wii U

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E3 is approaching, and Nintendo has just scheduled a global Nintendo Direct event on midnight June 12 (Sydney time) – updating the Nintendo faithful about the future of Wii U games. And given the fact that most of the Wii U games have come from first-party, as opposed to third-party, it needs to really find a way to excite the fan base. The press conference is essentially do-or-die. The Xbox One […]

Xbox One – Gold membership carries over from 360

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Xbox 360 owners can rejoice at the announcement that their Xbox Live Gold membership carries over to the Xbox One, And with the of the discontinuation of the Family Gold membership, Microsoft announces a very nifty addition to Xbox Live on their new console. Promising to be more flexible and streamlined, Phil Harrison from Microsoft says that “if you have an Xbox Gold membership today for 360 and you buy an […]

Xbox One First Impressions

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The Xbox One has been on everybody’s minds after the reveal of what is going to be the biggest thing in Home Entertainment. With a huge focus on TV, Sports, Gaming Experience and Immersion, the Xbox One looks to be a very awesome water cooler. Microsoft are really set on redefining the Entertainment experience. but what does our Pwnage editor Adrian think about Microsoft’s new direction? Design Firstly i would […]

Xbox One – Redefining the term ‘used’ games

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Following today’s reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft had some interesting questions thrown their way about used games. Speaking to Kotaku after the Xbox Reveal event earlier today Microsoft have all but confirmed a new take on used games.

Microsoft: Xbox One does not require “always on” internet connection; is not compatible with Xbox 360 games

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Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will not have an “always on” internet connection – something that has been an on and off again rumor during the past few months, however it will need to be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours – this includes single player games; in addition confirming that the games on the Xbox 360 will not work with the Xbox One. […]

Microsoft, Steven Spielberg combine to create Halo television series

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Microsoft and 343 Industries has announced that they will bring Halo to television, and will partner with critically-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg to create “Halo: The Television Series”. The show will be an exclusive to the Xbox One. 343 Industries have already made a live-action miniseries of the Halo franchise, titled Forward Unto Dawn; and a move to creating a television series is similar to how many online video services are investing […]

Microsoft reveals the next-generation Xbox One

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After months of rumours and speculations, Microsoft has lifted the lid of its new next-generation console called Xbox One, promising to put you at the centre of entertainment and create a relationship with your television. Described as an “all-in-one device” for both gaming and entertainment, the console is designed to be simple and will use voice commands as its primary way to navigate through the console. For instance, it can […]

Microsoft announces “A New Generation” for the Xbox

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In a move to rival Sony’s announcement for the PlayStation 4 earlier this year, Microsoft this morning announced their plans for a “new generation of games, TV and entertainment”. On Wednesday May 22 3am AEST, Microsoft will live broadcast the official reveal from their Xbox campus – available via the official Xbox website, or through Xbox LIVE. Whether this announcement is Microsoft’s attempt at a next-generation console, or new plans […]

Nintendo reveals more Zelda, Yoshi and Donkey Kong for the Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct in the early hours of the morning revealed more first-party games that will come to Australian shores towards the end of the year. Coming soon to the Nintendo 3DS include new Zelda games, another Mario and Luigi game called Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros, and the return of Yoshi in a new Yoshi’s Island instalment for the 3DS. There will be a new game for the […]

Nintendo Direct for 3DS announced – midnight on Thursday 18th

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Nintendo has announced that there will be another Nintendo Direct presentation devoted for the Nintendo 3DS at midnight between tomorrow and Thursday 18th (Sydney time). What will Nintendo announce is anyone’s guess – but if the past Direct presentations are a guide, then expect to see more games coming soon. You can watch the presentation from their Ustream account or through the Nintendo Direct page.