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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$250 (about AUD$ 350) 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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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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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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Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital

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Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital

French publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced a new partnership with Sumo Digital during its annual What's Next event.

Known most recently for its work on Crackdown 3, Sumo Digital's work also includes Little Big Planet 3, Forza Horizon 2, and Dead Island 2.

The first title from this partnership will be a multiplayer experience set in a universe that is "as dark as it is violent." The unannounced title will be developed by recently-acquired Sumo Newcastle – the studio behind EVE: Valkyrie.

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IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap

IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap

IO Interactive has revealed the studio's Hitman 2 content road map for the year ahead.

The developer is promising new locations, new missions and new sniper maps which can all be viewed in the image below. The upcoming content is mostly locked off for those that do not own the Silver or Gold versions of the game or its expansion pass. Those with access will have two new locations and two new sniper maps, along with a range of Special Assignments. Standard edition owners, while missing out on the bulk of new content will still get the new themes, costumes and the Santa Fortuna and Mumbai ghost modes.

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Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week

Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week

Now that Bungie is the master of its own IP once again, the developers have announced the next big event coming to Destiny 2.

The limited-time event, dubbed 'The Revelry' will commence April 16 through May 7 and will add new content, a new are and a new Exotic Kinetic Fusion Rifle for players to get their itchy trigger fingers on.

'The Revelry' will introduce a new area called Verdant Forest, which adds objective-based battles players will need to fend off in order to come up against a wave of bosses. Much like the majority of Destiny, the content can be tackled alone but will be significantly easier to manage in a squad.

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PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution

PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution

After years of waiting, PlayStation gamers can now change their PSN names.

First announced in October, Sony confirmed the service rollout this morning, with SIE chairman Shawn Layden adding "sorry to have kept you waiting. Took more time to sort this out than I thought."

A full walkthrough of the name change process can be found over at the PlayStation Blog, where a number of FAQs have also been addressed.

Thursday 18 April

Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
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Microsoft unveil Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
Say goodbye to getting off the couch to change discs
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Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development
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Lucasfilm has something KOTOR related in development
A Movie? A Game? ...an appropriately-toned Christmas Special?

Tuesday 16 April

Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games
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Respawn co-founder Jason West joins Epic Games
CoD meets Fortnite
A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit
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A Tomb Raider movie sequel just got greenlit
Alicia Vikander returns as Lara Croft
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Friday 12 April

Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital
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Focus Home Interactive partners with Sumo Digital
Renews deals with Dontnod, Deck13, and more
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IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap
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IO reveals 2019 Hitman 2 content roadmap
New places to visit and dastardly ways to kill

Thursday 11 April

Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week
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Destiny 2 embraces 'The Revelry' LTE next week
New Exotic Gun and Content on the way
PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution
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PSN name changes are here but Sony advises caution
DLC, Save Files & Purchases might be lost.

Wednesday 10 April

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Wednesday 3 April

Darkborn looks to put you in the role of the monster
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Darkborn looks to put you in the role of the monster
Wonder if this one will get PETA's tick of approval
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