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April 4, 2020

#GameFace! April Achievement Challenge Returns

Our annual #AprilAchievementChallenge is back!
And what better time to go for all those achievements than when you're in lock-down? 

For this very special year, we have three different challenges for you. Take part in one, or all, its completely up to you. Just like how you play, or pay, for achievements... Just like Lee did last year. 
To get all the details you need, and to take part, check out our Patreon post found -> here <- 

Games, games and more games! The Xboxcast has been busy this month playing a whole heap of games! From The Division 2 and teaming up with clan stuff (which you should totally join), to Lego Marvel games, and even checking out the new update to State of Decay 2. We've been playing so much. So much so, even Paul joins us!

 

Due to the current lock down and the world changing overnight, our audio is not the best quality. So please excuse it while we adapt to this new method of recording. And even though we're in lock down, we're still streaming live on Mixer! So come hang out. 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

March 23, 2020

#NuNews: The Xbox Series X Episode

 

Its finally here!

All the delicious specs for the Xbox Series X! And we're going to go over them all... 

 

Thats right, Phil Spencer released all the info about what the beast contains in a blog post. And we're here to take it all apart for you. What is VRR and GDDR6? Is 16GB's enough gee-bees? Whats up with this 12 number everyone keeps talking about? 

Never you fear, we break it all down for you. And the answer is we're looking at one of the most impressive leaps in ages. The Series X is indeed a monster and will be the worlds most powerful console ever made when it debuts in November. 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer! 

 

We now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

March 18, 2020

#GameFace! I Have Never Taken My Santa Hat Off

 

We finally experienced the true power of the Xbox One X.

Just in time to get ourselves super hyped for the Series X... 

 

Kyle finally remembers to tell everyone about the Hellblade Story he has been teasing for weeks. So its OK now Kingsman, we can talk about it in the Discord!

Simone and Kyle have been brushing up their dance moves in Dance Central Spotlight, and bemoan the demise of the Kinect. While remembering why we all have very strong feelings towards Harmonix. And not the good types either. 

 

More stories about Tomb Raider, Gears 5, Two Point Hospital and, of course, The Division 2... We even had a mini-meetup of sorts in The Division 2! So join our clan and join us in the game! 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer

 

And we now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

March 14, 2020

#NuNews: I Don’t Even

 

The NextGen news starts to come in this week with the announcement that Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is coming to the Series X.

And it brings with it Fish A.I. Because if your fish is not smart, its dinner!

 

And now news has exploded, in a way! DOOM Eternal targets 60FPS on even the base Xbox One while Gears 5 gets an update, Forza Horizon 4 gets an update and State of Decay 2 gets an update! Does anyone see a pattern here? There's a new Worms game in the making as well. So relive your childhood and blow up your friends with the Holy Hand-Grenade! 

 

Just in case you missed it, a little game was released this week. Its on GamePass for Xbox and PC, its Xbox One X Enhanced and its Xbox Play Anywhere. So you have no excuse for not jumping into Ori and the Will of the Wisps! And of you look at all the reviews, this seems to be the best platformer ever made! State of Decay 2 gets its massive update to the Juggernaut Edition featuring remastered graphics, access to all add-on packs, new area, now items and weapons and so much more. It seems its time to go back to our zombie slaying ways. 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer! 

 

We now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

March 7, 2020

#NuNews: Let’s Pad It Out

 

Everything is being cancelled. And all the news that would have come out, hasn't! 

So this is a very quiet week... 

 

And what do we do with quiet weeks? Well we pad them out as much as possible! Thats right, non-stop nonsense from beginning to end as we try to find stuff to talk about. 

The Xbox Series X allows you to resume games after a reboot - which has us even more hyped. Fortnite and GTA V are still leading our gameplay charts, more games leave Game Pass and we get two new special edition controllers. 

 

Seriously, that it for news... For the new games, really only one is a standout, and that's an expansion to The Division 2 - Warlords of New York. Speaking of which, we have a clan in The Division 2. So if you play, and wanna hang out with us cool kids, look for The Xboxcast clan and sign up! You'll get to play with Lee, myself and Simone, along with most of our fans. So what are you waiting for? Join today!

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer! 

 

We now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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If you liked this episode, don't feel ashamed.

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

March 3, 2020

#GameFace! He’s Quite An Important Bug

We have three very important announcements!

What are they? Are they exciting? 

 

You'll have to listen to find out... 

 

In another twist, Kyle is still playing *all* the games while Lee is stuck on two. I mean, even Simone is playing more games than Lee at the moment. No wonder the universe feels slightly odd currently... 

Kyle surrenders Outer Wilds for now, gets super confused in No Man's Sky, bumbles his way through The Division 2 and dives back into Tomb Raider. You know, the 2013 one... 

Meanwhile, Lee plays The Division 2 and Black Flag. Looks like hes found something to stick with... Simone also dives into The Division 2 to join everyone else. Oh, and shes gone back to Dance Central Spotlight to bust a move! We should stream this at some point... 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer

 

And we now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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If you liked this episode, don't feel ashamed.

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

February 29, 2020

#NuNews: The Forza of Flying

Its the Xbox Series X episode! 

No, seriously, we have a bunch of news about the series X and you'll want to listen to our semi deep-dive into the hardware and what it means for you! 

 

An ordinary Tuesday morning (Monday for our US peeps), got completely disrupted with Phil Spencer dropping a bomb. All the specs for the Series X was published in a blog post, and pretty much destroyed the internet. So of course this is our take on it. Oh, and other news happened too...

Sea of Thieves got yet another free update, which looks awesome.

No Man's Sky got another free update, which looks awesome.

The Xbox dashboard got another free update, which looks awesome!

PUBG got another free update, which enabled cross-play between Xbox and Playstation. 

Look, everything got an update, ok!

 

We hope you enjoy this episode. And don't forget, we stream our recordings live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST only on Mixer! 

 

And we now have an Instagram! Check out the links below. 

 

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If you liked this episode, don't feel ashamed.

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Patreon

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer