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    Image credit: ViveDigital Thanks to the time zone gods, tomorrow the day will start around 2AM. Microsoft will open the electronic entertainment expo, better known as E3, with a keynote that is said to showcase “Xbox, the future revealed”. A very intriguing title indeed. We already know Nintendo have...
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    First shown off at this year’s CES conference back in January, Xbox’s Avatars are set to get an upgrade. Lets say your having a bad hair day and you don’t want to be on video, but you do want to chat to your friends online. Avatar Kinect allows you...
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      Utilising the CryENGINE 3, the multiplatform FPS Crysis 2, is the sequel to Crytek’s PC exclusive shooter, Crysis. The Crysis whingers have been well documented, the ones that believe that Crysis has been given a lobotomy to fit in with the console market. Ignore them. While some aspects...
  • Review: Bulletstorm

    The People Can Fly and Epic Games developed FPS –  Bulletstorm – brings in a new level of killing  takes away the repetition of cover-shoot-cover-shoot  that can be found in the oversaturated FPS market. The “killing is an art form” sums up the game precisely. It gives you freedom to experiment...
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    If you remember when Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 launched last year, Australian’s missed out on a key feature. Controlling content on your TV by voice commands was the thing of dreams and science fiction. Microsoft said in November that Voice control would come to Australian Kinect’s by ‘early...
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    Kids look away, this isn’t something anyone should repeat. One crazy gamer, clearly unwilling to update to a Xbox 360 S has hacked a 250GB hard drive on to his Elite. In what could only be described as inelegant, he punched a hole through the top cover (where the...
  • The Hottest gadget this Christmas – Kinect

    Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect is an amazing piece of technology that allows for new and exciting experiences by making you the controller. Kinect contains a video camera, depth sensor, an array of microphones as well as a motorised head and lives above or below your TV. All of this combines...
  • Hands-off with Kinect in Australia

    Microsoft’s Kinect launched today, so naturally I picked one up to review for you guys. I like to spend time with products before giving my full review (Boxee Box review coming soon), there are issues with products that only show up after extended use. Setup Setup was a breeze,...
  • Kinect senses Australia today !

    Update Kinect has arrived. After paying in full for the pre-order yesterday, I received a $50 refund from EB Games for what they said was a Microsoft launch promotion. While the terms don’t seem to be published anywhere, basically its a discount if you buy games when you get...
  • Foxtel on Xbox 360 launches, still artificially limited

    While the Xbox 360 Dashboard update rollout started last week, today some Xbox 360 owners have something else new and shiny to play with. If you happen to be in a FOXTEL areas (essentially that’s not Austar), then you can skip the FOXTEL set-top box and just use your...
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    Major Nelson officially announced the latest Xbox Update was pushing through Microsoft server farms a couple of hours ago. This means that if you don’t already have it.. just wait longer. As a beta user, I’ve actually had the update for few weeks now, I like the cleaner, more...
  • Halo Reach now available, do you care ?

    Halo is the franchise on Xbox 360 with Halo 3 still ranking very high in Xbox Live titles. Well today Halo fans got another  instalment in the series, this time its Halo Reach. While previous iterations have sold millions of copies and attracted fans from the world over, I...
  • Sydney chicks get to play Kinect tomorrow

    Sorry guys, your out of luck, geek chicks its your lucky day. Xbox Australia just posted a deliciously inviting tease, an offer to the ladies of Sydney to get hands on with Kinect. Sydney area ladies (and only ladies—sorry dudes) if you’re free tomorrow arvo and want to have...
  • Kinect Australian pricing revealed: $199 RRP

    Xbox Australia have finally announced local pricing for Kinect. The price for Kinect in Australia will be A$199 as a recommended retail price to stores, however your likely to find competition will reduce that price by around $20. Whilst the official release date for Kinect hasn’t been announced for...
  • EB estimates Kinect price as A$198

    Overnight Microsoft got official about Kinect pricing, listing it as US$149.99 with Kinect Adventures included. That begs the question, what price will Kinect be in Australia ? After hunting around some online stores, many still have TBA listed, but EB Games lists the price as an estimated A$198. Are...
  • Xbox 360 slims down under tomorrow, [updated] HNCS sucks!

    Update The Xbox 360 is now available in Australia. I have mine, but want to update you on the painful Harvey Norman Customer Service. Asking an employee if they have the new Xbox 360 he replied yes and proceeded to retrieve one from the back room. Strangely there were...
  • Introducing the new Xbox 360, glossy, quiet, connected.

    At Microsoft’s E3 2010 keynote this morning in the US, they announced a brand new model of the Xbox 360. The new hardware comes with a slick glossy black design, smaller in size and quiet. Hopefully the massive top and side grills provide adequate ventilation and mean the overheating...
  • Project Natal officially becomes Kinect, 12 launch titles

      Well it’s official, the name Project Natal was just a code name, the retail name for Microsoft’s new control-less device is Kinect. While Kinect relates to the connected experiences it provides, I actually preferred Natal as the name. There’s been a lot of discussion about Natal since it’s...

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