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Microsoft Celebrates the Global Launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

On Tuesday, November 10, players around the world can jump into the next generation of gaming with the release of the all-new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

Microsoft is inviting Xbox fans from around the world to celebrate, connect and play together for the launch of the new consoles with an official livestream and events from across the globe.

The Wait Is Over – Xbox Next Generation Launch

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch Nov. 10, Pre-Orders Begin Sept. 22

Get Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X plus Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including EA Play, from just $24.99/month with Xbox All Access

Microsoft unveiled Xbox Series S, an all-digital next-generation console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in its smallest Xbox ever. Joining Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful console ever, the next generation of Xbox consoles elevate the way all games look, play and feel.

Fans looking to upgrade their current hardware or those new to Xbox can upgrade or begin their journey with Xbox with two great options this holiday. Xbox Series S ($299 USD/$379 CAD/$8,499 MXP/£249 GBP) and Xbox Series X ($499 USD/$599 CAD/$13,999 MXP/£449 GBP) will launch Nov. 10, pre-orders begin Sept. 22.

Xbox also announced it is teaming up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members an EA Play membership at no additional cost. In addition to the 100+ high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass already, Game Pass members will also be able to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games like “FIFA 20,” “Titanfall 2” and “Need for Speed Heat,” as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and Sims. Xbox Game Pass gets even better for the over 10 million members from 41 countries worldwide.

With Xbox All Access you can get everything you need to jump into the next-generation of gaming — an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with no upfront cost. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 USD a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 USD a month for 24 months.

Xbox All Access will be available in the following countries this holiday: Australia at Telstra; Canada at EB Games; Denmark at Elgiganten; Finland at Gigantti; France at FNAC; New Zealand at Spark; Norway at Elkjøp; Poland at Media Expert; South Korea at SK Telecom; Sweden at Elgiganten; UK at GAME and Smyths Toys; United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart.

Check local market retailers for price and pre-order availability.

 

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IFA 2020 Special Edition

IFA 2020 Special Edition is the most inspiring global innovations tech event!

Berlin, 3rd – 5th of September 2020

For the first time since the start of the Corona crisis, a leading global trade fair for consumer electronics will be opening its doors

IFA 2020 Special Edition is the first major global fair for consumer and home electronics that will physically take place since the pandemic.  From September 3rd to September 5th, outstanding brands and up-and-coming start-ups will showcase their novelties, trends and highlights at the Berlin exhibition grounds.

“After all those event cancellations, our industry urgently needs this platform in order to present its innovations.  Virtual events are certainly helpful, but they lack the emotional connection” says Director Jens Heithecker.

This year, the main question is:  Which innovations will prove successful in the new normal of the post COVID 19 situation?

Due to the new importance of our homes and the boom of household appliances, the focus is primarily on smart home applications and products that have a positive influence on the living climate.  Besides, the focus is on cutting-edge technologies, such as IoT, 5G, Mixed Reality, AI and robotics which will redesign the world in the era of digital working and learning, telemedicine and digital health.

The number of participants is limited, because health and safety are top priority.  Nevertheless, there will be non-virtual live events that will focus on B2B core functions of IFA.

Cross-industry innovations will be presented at SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT.  For the first time, the platforms for both, technologies that will change our mobility (SHIFT) and future-oriented products, concepts and solutions from high-tech companies, startups and research institutes (IFA NEXT) will be combined and will serve as an expert network.

These event components aim at trade visitors.  Media representatives can experience the latest products, press briefings and IFA keynotes live at the IFA Global Press Conferences.

Microsoft Unveils the Future of Console Gaming with Xbox Series X

Debuted at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday and Available Holiday 2020, Xbox Series X will set a new bar for power, performance, speed and compatibility. 

On Thursday, Dec. 12 at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, CA, an event to celebrate the latest achievements made across the gaming industry, Microsoft unveiled the future of gaming with Xbox Series X (previously codenamed Project Scarlett), coming Holiday 2020. 

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, spoke about the future of console gaming and how Xbox Series X will be Microsoft’s fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility. Additional details about the new Xbox console include:

– Xbox Series X will deliver a new level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations    

– With Xbox Series X, you’ll be able to play thousands of your favorite games across four generations of gaming 

– You can also expect compatibility with your Xbox One gaming accessories and industry-leading services like Xbox Game Pass to be available when you power on your Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020

– Microsoft also gave a first look at the unique design of Xbox Series X, which packs four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way

  Xbox Series X supports both vertical and horizontal orientation 

The possibilities of what Xbox Series X enables developers to achieve was brought to life at The Game Awards with the unveil of “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II,” a sequel to the award-winning “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” from world-renowned developers Ninja Theory, being built to fully leverage the power of Xbox Series X. The footage showed was captured in engine and reflects the possibilities of how developers will be able to use the power of Xbox Series X to deliver games in new ways to fans.  

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Minecraft Earth’s “Mobs in the Park!” Global Event

Minecraft Earth’s “Mobs in the Park” Gives Players Exclusive Access to New Jolly Llama Character

Minecraft’s First-Ever AR Mobile Game Comes to Life in New York City, London, and Sydney

Minecraft Earth, the new augmented reality mobile game, is celebrating its release rollout with a one-of-a-kind experience that brings the game to life. “Mobs in the Park” are hitting the streets of New York City, London and Sydney with pop-up events featuring a customized adventure with life-sized statues where players can get their hands on exclusive access to the all-new Jolly Llama mob, in-game, before it’s globally available in December.

Minecraft Earth is a free-to-play augmented reality game for mobile that brings the creative nature of Minecraft to the real world. The early access version is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Philippines, Sweden, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Iceland.

The pop-up events will be at Hudson Yards, New York City, The Queen’s Walk, London, and Campbell’s Cove in Sydney for three consecutive weekends (November 16-December 1).

Nov, 21, 2019

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DC Shines The Bat-Signal Across The World In Honor Of Batman Day!

To celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80 years as the World’s Greatest Detective, DC and Warner Bros. lit up the night skies by projecting the iconic Bat-Signal, and produced fan celebrations, in major cities around the globe.

Batman Day takes flight worldwide as millions of fans of all ages gather on six continents in celebration of the Dark Knight. Today’s global Bat-Signal projections mark the 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader’s first appearance in the pages of DC Comics back in 1939. 

Beginning in Melbourne and concluding in Los Angeles, this auspicious confluence of fan celebrations spotlight the character that now ranks as the most widely recognized masked man in pop culture.

Bat-Signal activations, Batman 5K night runs, talent signings and fan celebrations are highlighting DC’s annual Batman Day festivities, where the character and his stories are feted globally on a single day.

Location details include:

– Melbourne at Fed Square

– Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing

– Johannesburg at The Leonardo Building

– Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 11

– Rome at Roma Termini

– Paris at Galeries Lafayette

– Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

– London at the Senate House

– São Paulo at Itaúsa – LMB

– Montreal at Complex Dupuis

– New York at the Domino Sugar Refinery

– Mexico City at Torre Reforma

– Los Angeles at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot

– To honor 80 years of The Dark Knight, the spire of New York’s Empire State Building was lit in Batman Yellow.

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