There are a lot of reasons to game on a PC instead of a console. The ability to upgrade your game machine on your own time and in accordance with your own budget is a big advantage. The improved performance -- due to the sheer power of new PC hardware -- is another. According to Gamasutra, Kevin Gammill, Group Program Manager for Xbox, seems to think another, very cool feature of PC gaming is about to come to television gaming: Variable refresh rate.
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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. This is an early heads up for you -- tomorrow, the Microsoft Store is slashing Xbox One S prices by $100, and throwing in a free game to boot.
If you intentionally held off buying the last generation of console to save a couple of bucks, but you still want to play all those platform exclusives, now might be the time to take the leap. EB Games will sell you a Xbox 360 E console with a 500GB hard drive, plus a couple of games, for less than $100.
Looking for a way to break into the lucrative app making world? Knowing how to develop for the Universal Windows Platform will put you far ahead of the competition. With the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform Expert Bundle, you can amp up your hiring potential by building apps that run across a bunch of Microsoft-supported systems.
Say hello to Seagate's new portable 512GB Game Drive for Xbox SSD. It's portable, so you can take your games to your mate's place.
Using flash storage, it fits about 15 titles (based on 35–50GB per game) and promises to reduce waiting at welcome screens - as well as enable quicker transitions between levels.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.
As you're likely aware, this week Xbox discovered a wonderful pun and decided to share it with the world in the form of the multi-pocketed (seriously, there's even a pocket for your phone) Xbox One-sie (get it?!) -- an item hotly debated here in the office, and not actually available to the public -- yet.
But that looks set to change, and we have the details.
Are you one of the people that didn't buy an Xbox One on launch, because something better was eventually coming around the corner? Well, here it is. The new, slimmer, more visually impressive version of the Xbox One will launch in Australia within a couple of weeks, and will be initially available only with a massive 2TB hard drive.