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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.

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Azurik: Rise of Perathia came out within two weeks of the first Xbox's US launch back in November of 2001 (Australia got the Xbox in March the next year). It was supposed to be Microsoft's interpretation of Mario meets Zelda, showing off what the new system could do and creating a iconic dynasty in the process. Instead, the blue-skinned stud rocking Goku hair and goggles turned out to be even more forgettable than Gex.

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People who pre-order games digitally on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been earning themselves an unadvertised and easily abused perk: The ability to rate, and sometimes review, video games that they have yet to play and aren't even out yet. As a result, both online stores are full of star-ratings for games that haven't been released. The Xbox One, which supports user reviews, displays dozens of user reviews written by people who haven't played the games.

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There are some pretty cool games in December's Xbox Games with Gold. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab four games for "free"; the two games for the Xbox 360 are backward compatible, so you can play them on your Xbox One as well. Remember, these are only free if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.