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Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

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Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on its first Digital-only Xbox One.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition strips the disc drive, making it the first current-gen console to entirely forgo physical media options.

Microsoft announced that the console will come with three pre-installed games: Forza Horizon 3. Sea of Thieves and Minecraft, making the USD$250 (about NZD$ 370) price point quite the bargain when factoring in the individual cost of the games included.

The upcoming console will still allow users to play 4k content from Netflix and other streaming sites.

You can check out the full episode of Inside Xbox below.

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Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development

Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that something related to Knights of the Old Republic is in development.

Talking with Josh Horowitz from MTV News, Kennedy replied to a question about KOTOR saying "You know, we talk about that all the time."

"Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn't start to feel like too much."

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Sphero Specdrums let you make music with colour

Sphero Specdrums let you make music with colour

I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on the latest gadget from the smart folks at Sphero. The companies claim to fame is their app-controlled ball of the same name, but not content on resting on their laurels, Sphero has branched out into the fun world of music creation.

Being a massive audiophile, I jumped at the opportunity to try out the Sphero Specdrums. After a brief demo, I was handed the rubber finger pads that attach snugly to your fingertips and allow you to sample beats by simply touching any colour on the spectrum (ah, now I understand the name!).

Fingers at the ready, I loaded up one of the many samples available in the Specdrum app and jumped straight into tapping out some beats. The finger pads are incredibly responsive and pick up the tapped colour and play the corresponding sound immediately.

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Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games

Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games

Epic Games has gained some serious first-person shooter clout with its hiring of Jason West.

The company is yet to confirm West's role at the company beyond a vague mention that he will be "contributing to Epic's development efforts.

West co-founded Infinity Ward alongside Vince Zampalla and Grant Collier in 2002, with the studio going on to produce some of the most celebrated Call of Duty titles in the franchise's history.

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Sony reveals first details for the PlayStation 5

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Sony reveals first details for the PlayStation 5

The first confirmed details for Sony's next console have been revealed by Mark Cerny in an interview with Wired.

Cerny, who served as lead system architect for the PlayStation 4, has taken up the mantle again for Sony's next console and was quick to note that it would not see a 2019 release.

When discussing technical specifications for the upcoming system, Wired writes:

The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments. While ray tracing is a staple of Hollywood visual effects and is beginning to worm its way into high-end processors and Nvidia's recently announced RTX line, no game console has been able to manage it. Yet.

The specs for this system mean support for 8K graphics, while ray tracing would offer implementation in sound design for games in addition to visual spectacles.

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A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit

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A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit

One of gamings most prolific adventurers is making her way back to the big screen for a sequel to 2018's Tomb Raider film.

Warner Bros. and MGM confirmed the news and announced that Alicia Vikander has signed up to return as Lara Croft. Amy Jump, best known for her work on Free Fire, Kill List and High-Rise is set to write the script.

2018's Tomb Raider had mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike, yet still managed to gross over $270 million at the box office with a production budget of around $100 million.

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Jedi: Fallen Order unveiled with November release date

Jedi: Fallen Order unveiled with November release date

Jedi: Fallen Order's panel at the Star Wars Celebration event has unveiled a number of new details for the game – including its first trailer.

Set after the events of Episode III, the story of Fallen Order will follow a padawan called Cal Kestis who survived the devastating Order 66.

Kestis is played by actor Cameron Monaghan – known for his roles on Shameless and Gotham.

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Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development
Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development
NEWS A Movie? A Game? ...an appropriately-toned Christmas Special?
Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
NEWS Say goodbye to getting off the couch to change discs
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Sphero Specdrums let you make music with colour
Sphero Specdrums let you make music with colour
NEWS Making beats has never been easier
Sony reveals first details for the PlayStation 5
Sony reveals first details for the PlayStation 5
NEWS SSDs, Backwards Compatibility, PSVR Support & more
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Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games
Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games
NEWS CoD meets Fortnite
A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit
A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit
NEWS Alicia Vikander returns as Lara Croft
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Jedi: Fallen Order unveiled with November release date
Jedi: Fallen Order unveiled with November release date
NEWS No multiplayer, no microtransactions
Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital
Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital
NEWS Renews deals with Dontnod, Deck13, and more
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IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap
IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap
NEWS New places to visit and dastardly ways to kill
Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week
Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week
NEWS New Exotic Gun and Content on the way
PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution
PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution
NEWS DLC, Save Files & Purchases might be lost.
A Millionaire wants to make a real life Battle Royale event
A Millionaire wants to make a real life Battle Royale event
NEWS Time to start saving?
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Fallout 76 introduces first non-cosmetic microtransactions
Fallout 76 introduces first non-cosmetic microtransactions
NEWS Sounds a lot like diet pay to win...
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Angry fans have Gearbox founder doubling down on Epic
Angry fans have Gearbox founder doubling down on Epic
NEWS Pitchford blows off some Steam
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A Starlink update is coming but the toys are done and dusted
A Starlink update is coming but the toys are done and dusted
NEWS Who'da thunk it?
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Ubisoft hints at a viking setting for next Assassin's Creed
Ubisoft hints at a viking setting for next Assassin's Creed
RUMOUR Origins, Odyssey... Odinson?
Labo VR support coming to Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey
Labo VR support coming to Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey
NEWS That was unexpected.
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The Division 2 drops its first content update tomorrow
The Division 2 drops its first content update tomorrow
NEWS Plus first details on the upcoming raid
PS4
Apex Legends update is resetting players progress [Update: Fix now live]
Apex Legends update is resetting players progress [Update: Fix now live]
NEWS Legends reborn...
Borderlands 3 release date confirmed as September 13
Borderlands 3 release date confirmed as September 13
NEWS 6 month exclusivity to Epic Games Store
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Darkborn looks to put you in the role of the monster
Darkborn looks to put you in the role of the monster
NEWS Wonder if this one will get PETA's tick of approval
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BioWare responds to Anthem's problematic development
BioWare responds to Anthem's problematic development
NEWS "We don't see the value in tearing down one another"
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Rage 2 has an amazing pre-order bonus
Rage 2 has an amazing pre-order bonus
NEWS Pow, pow puppy chow!
360, PS3, PS4
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Did Borderlands just leak its own release date?
Did Borderlands just leak its own release date?
NEWS Please don't be an April Fools joke.
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Media Molecule's Dreams early access coming soon
Media Molecule's Dreams early access coming soon
NEWS What dreams will come?
Bethesda won't be talking Elder Scrolls or Starfield this E3
Bethesda won't be talking Elder Scrolls or Starfield this E3
NEWS Good.
Warcraft I & II are now available on GOG
Warcraft I & II are now available on GOG
NEWS Zug zug.
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Borderlands 3 finally announced
Borderlands 3 finally announced
NEWS It's Christmas for Borderlands fans right now
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E3 2019 will be CD Projekt Red's 'most important ever'
E3 2019 will be CD Projekt Red's 'most important ever'
NEWS Is it finally time for a Cyberpunk 2077 release date too?
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Hot new Nazi-killin' co-op in Youngblood's latest trailer
Hot new Nazi-killin' co-op in Youngblood's latest trailer
NEWS Brutal new action and a delicious release date.