Launching in partnership with Sydney's flagship Microsoft Store and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the newly formed "Xbox Academy" is offering a three hour hands-on gaming workshop where you can learn coding, art, marketing and other aspects of development - for free.
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Microsoft and Sony aren't planning to upgrade their flagship consoles for a few months yet, but you can still improve your gaming experience with some well-chosen accessories - even if the hardware at the core of the system stays the same.
We've already seen what Microsoft's HoloLens can do to Portal. Now, let's picture what it can do to Final Fantasy 14.
When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would get a dedicated "Game Mode", our interest was definitely piqued. Can't say no to higher framerates for nothing, right? Well, it turns out you can when said new mode delivers minimal benefits, or in some cases, worse performance. How is that even possible?
Remember those Xbox Onesies?
Remember that stroke of marketing genius that went viral on a global scale? To the point where even EA tried to imitate it with a tone deaf Battlefield Onesie that almost every reasonable human being railed against?
That idea originated in Australia, with Microsoft Australia to be precise. And as much as I hate onesies with a powerful passion it was a world class idea.
But now Microsoft Australia is drunk with power.
We previously saw strong signs that Microsoft was working on a "game mode" for Windows 10, but it wasn't exactly clear what that mode would do. Microsoft has since provided some details, via platform engineering head Mike Ybarra.