Microsoft

The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate

April 10, 2018

I know, that headline doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here’s what’s up: Microsoft dropped their latest piece of kit, the Surface Pro with 4G this morning which is good news for tech fans looking for their new portable machine. Not content to run a typical marketing campaign, Microsoft AU decided to send Australian DJ […]

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Tech Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2: Pleasant surprise

March 21, 2018

I come from a generation of tech nerds for whom dunking on Microsoft was simply the done thing. Apple was nowhere to be seen when I was a teenager and we grew up using Windows machines. To this day, whenever I see the House of M’s name attached to anything, I must fight an old, […]

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: It’s nice to be excited for a Rare game again

February 5, 2018

The Sea of Thieves closed beta dropped last week, attracting a surge of interest on social media and triggering a wave of nostalgia amount 90’s kids with fond memories of developer Rare’s golden age at Nintendo. Its been 16 years since Rare headed to Xbox and it feels, for the first time since that changeover, […]

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Microsoft Studios exclusives will now launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

January 24, 2018

Xbox have announced overnight that any Xbox One titles published by Microsoft Studios will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass digital delivery platform on the same day as their retail launch. This is actually pretty huge news. Here’s why.

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Tech Review: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop dominates its price range with superior battery life

December 18, 2017

At first it may seem odd Microsoft present such a standard-looking laptop following their run with the Surface Pro and Surface RT series, a wearily received but now beloved family of tablets that really reinvented the company’s image to the casual tech consumer. Their goal of creating new product categories is nowhere to be found with the Surface Laptop which isn’t really all that different to a regular laptop, though does sport a sleek, stylish design that falls in-line with top competitors and even nudges them out. Simply put, this is one of the best laptops released in 2017, with refined details that make the user experience that much more seamless, proving that Microsoft can still work with something so unremarkable and still come out on top.... Continue Reading

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Yo ho ho and a boat full of trolls, Sea of Thieves drops March 20

December 11, 2017

Microsoft have announced that their upcoming multiplayer pirate title, Sea of Thieves, will see release worldwide on March 20, 2018. The game, created by legendary developer Rare Ltd, has seen multiple technical alphas and has been the sleeper multiplayer hit at numerous gaming trade shows over the last two years.

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Games Review: Xbox One X (2017): Raw power, same mistakes

November 7, 2017

Boy, Don Mattrick really fucked Xbox, didn’t he? It’s been five years since Microsoft’s now-infamous E3 2013 presentation, the unveiling of an All-in-One corporate fantasy wildly out of step with what its audience actually wanted and expected. Microsoft have been trying to course correct ever since. So dominated have they been by the runaway success […]

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Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for

November 3, 2017

As of this writing I have had our Xbox One X review unit in my home for eight days. The console, along with a generous care package of games including console exclusives, new releases and a few November headliners, arrived the Thursday afternoon before PAX Aus. I’ve been able to play three of these games […]

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Paris Games Week 2017: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets a release date for Xbox One

November 1, 2017

The most popular game in the world, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is coming to Xbox One. This we’ve known since E3 earlier this year. What we haven’t known was when. Now we have an answer, and it’s way sooner than you were expecting.

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update, announces Surface Book 2

October 19, 2017

Thursday was a bit of a day for Microsoft. They’ve had an OS update drop, the launch of an experimental new piece of hardware and the announcement of some updated kit. Check it all out after the jump.

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