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Xbox One Titanfall Bundle Announced

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Titanfall is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and to celebrate, Microsoft have revealed a Special Edition Xbox One Titanfall Bundle. Which includes a Standard Xbox One and Kinect, Standard Xbox One wireless controller, Standard Xbox One chat headset, a download code for a digital copy of Titanfall, along with a month of Xbox Live Gold. “To celebrate the launch of Titanfall, we wanted to do something special,” said Xbox exec [...]

Free Xbox Live Gold for 360 users this Australia Day weekend

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What better way to celebrate Australia day, with an Xbox controller in hand and gaming away all weekend, Xbox are once again giving 360 users FREE Xbox LIVE Gold in celebration of Australia’s national day, so don’t miss your chance to check out all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold. You can also check out Foxtel Play on the Xbox360, with a FREE trial for 14 days. Click Here for more [...]

BARGAIN HUNTER: Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

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If you’re after a tablet and don’t want to spend up big, the Surface RT has had it’s price slashed – mainly because the brand new Surface 2 is available in Australia. If you’re a little hesitant with purchasing one, it’s still a great tablet for general web browsing,  media consumption and general app use. We reviewed the Surface RT at the start of this year and despite it’s downfalls, this price [...]

Xbox One UI demo showcases Dashboard personalization, Skype, DVR and more

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Xbox have released a video on their Youtube that showcases the many features of the Xbox One. from switching and snapping, Live TV, Skype, game DVR, OneGuide and much more. Yusuf Mehdi and Marc Whitten walk through what it’s like to use the Xbox One dashboard, being customized and tailored to how YOU play games and watch TV. Although the Kinect is no longer mandatory for the Xbox One, you will [...]

Xbox One launch titles download/install sizes

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Moonlightswami, as he goes by on Twitter, already has his hands on the Xbox One after a Target shipping error, and has revealed the download/ install file sizes of Xbox One launch titles. According to Moonlightswami, all Xbox One games will need to be installed on the HD before playing, with file sizes ranging from a couple of MB to around 45GB. Unknown whether these numbers are the same for [...]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review: Most Productive Tablet Ever?

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Despite their initial efforts resulted in $900 million in inventory writedowns, Microsoft is taking a second shot at the tablet market with its latest devices under the Surface brand – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.

When it was announced last year, it was a shock departure from what Microsoft had traditionally relied on for Windows – release the software, and rely on its third-party OEM partners to push products running the OS. However, when the Surface RT came out, it received a mixed response from critics and sales were below expectations.

Microsoft releases recovery images for Surface RT

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Microsoft have released a Surface RT recovery image to address issues with the Windows RT 8.1 update released a few days ago. Microsoft removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the store after reports of the update causing devices to stop booting. The recovery image is 3.7GB large and will return your Surface RT back to it’s factory condition. The recovery image will require a USB drive which has over [...]

Free Xbox Live Gold this weekend

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Aimed at Silver members, Microsoft is offering free Xbox Live Gold this weekend, from October 4 to 6. Player will be able to access apps and features exclusive to Gold members, and most importantly, be able to play multiplayer/online. Also with GTA Online now available (but not fully functional), players will be able to bust a cap in random strangers, or you can play the Battlefield 4 open beta which [...]

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and a slew of accessories

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After eighteen months in development, Microsoft has announced the next generation of Surface tablets, with Redmond revealing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at a press conference in New York City. As rumoured, the Surface 2 (dropping the RT moniker) features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, a hefty upgrade from the ageing Tegra 3 in the current Surface RT, and will be running Windows RT 8.1. Most of the [...]

Xbox One launches November 22

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Just announced today by Microsoft (and via Major Nelson), the Xbox One will be launching on the 22nd of November 2013 in the 13 available launch countries. Just to recap these first 13 countries are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and the US. Microsoft’s Yusuf Medhi also revealed that the Xbox One’s CPU performance has been increased from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ. These games will [...]

Halo 4 GOTY Edition Confirmed

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Along with Dishonored, Borderlands 2 and Injustice, Halo 4 will be releasing a game of the year edition, complete with all DLC, Spartan Ops Season 1 and all Pre-Order Bonuses, The GOTY Edition will be available in October for $49.99 USD. A Game of the Year Edition of Halo 4 will be offered this October, offering tremendous value for fans who want to enjoy one of the most critically acclaimed [...]

Killer Instinct: Pricing Details + 5th Character Reveal

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During Gamescom, Double Helix and Microsoft announced Killer Instinct’s pricing structure for the Xbox One this November. There will be 6 characters available at launch, with another 2 being released a few months after, and for those who get the Ultra Edition, will also get an emulated version of the original Killer Instinct Arcade game. It was also confirmed that there will be character skins and accessories (small features that [...]

Microsoft reveals Xbox One game line-up

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Along with an announcement trailer, Microsoft recently revealed the line-up of games that will be coming to the Xbox One. Despite that a console release date is yet to be announced, they have listed a number of games, some which are exclusive to Xbox One, and titles that will have exclusive and timed exclusive content available on Xbox. Here is the games list as of August 19, 2013. which Xbox [...]

Killer Instinct: Chief Thunder Revealed

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Double Helix Games and IGN released the reveal trailer for Chief Thunder in the upcoming Killer Instinct game.In the video we finally see Thunder’s new character design, the previous game he appeared in was the very first Killer instinct in 1994, so there has been a lot of design and story changes for Thunder. We also take a look at the process of designing Thunder’s play style, special moves and [...]

Official YouTube app for Windows Phone is here(ish)

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Earlier this year, Microsoft released an official YouTube application for Windows Phones, complete with account login and video downloading. During it’s initial release, it was thought that the rivalry been Microsoft and Google had finished (or at least, an agreement had been made). But this wasn’t the case as shortly after, Google had sent a letter to Microsoft asking for it’s removal due to breaking the terms of service. After [...]