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August 17, 2019

#324: NuNews for August 12th

You can now build computers on your Xbox. We truly are living in the future! 

PC Building Simulator has arrived on Xbox this week, to make all your virtual dream PC's come to life. 

 

Slay The Spire arrives and jumps straight onto GamePass. We have it on good authority that this may even be GotY... If you like rougelikes that is. If they are not your thing, maybe try a duck that bends gravity to its will? Or Stellaris's new expansion - Utopia! 

 

On the news side, things take a dramitic turn. Twitch is in hot water, for the umpteenth time this year, after turning Ninja's page into an advertisers nightmare. Phil Spencer thinks Mixer Pro being added to GamePass Ultimate makes perfect sense. Kotaku decides to burn the rest of its bridges with all gamers by telling them they aren't playing games right. And in what might be the biggest twist of the year, it seems that Death Stranding might be coming to Xbox! 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

August 13, 2019

#GameFace! *crickets*

Dear Super Sexy Patrons - we have not forgotten you! And to prove our love, we brought back the Patreon Shoutout. 

You may want to check where you rank! 

 

We're continuing with out #back2YourBacklog challenge - well Lee isn't. But Kyle and Simone are! What are you playing to help clear your backlog this August? Kyle is still stuck on Mass Effect: Andromeda, but managed to sneak some Rocket League in. Simone is dealing to zeds in State of Decay 2, and even has a quick Stardew Valley update for us! 

 

And Lee? Well he's just playing everything, but his most recent obsession is The Ashes. A game about cricket. A game that kept him up till 3 the next morning!  

 

We're doing an experiment on Mixer... So head over to our channel and give us feedback. And don't forget - we're live every Tuesday at 7PM NZST! 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

August 10, 2019

#323: NuNews for August 5th

 

Back to normal programming! And the GamePlay charts are looking extremely underwhelming... 

 

The biggest news this week is Ninja moving to Mixer! It has sent shock waves through the streaming community and a massive win for Microsoft. We look forward to what the future holds. But for now, we're happy to see Mixer in the limelight. 

 

GamePass adds new games, Games with Gold revealed which games we can look forward to in August, and No Man's Sky is getting another massive update. New games arrive this week with Planetfall from Paradox Interactive leading the charge, and the US President in a mech suit? Yeah, its one of those weeks! 

 

We now have email addresses! Its true. You can email us!  

gameface@thexboxcast.co.nz 

nunews@thexboxcast.co.nz

feedback@thexboxcast.co.nz

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

August 3, 2019

#322: NuNews for July 29th

Lee abandoned us. Well only for one episode... So Paul and Simone have stepped up to the plate. 

Will #NuNews be as good? Let's find out! 

 

August comes with a new challenge - we call it #back2YourBacklog - and the rules are simple. Choose a game you have started but never finished from your backlog and during August, go back to the game and finish it. Finish could be what ever you want it to mean - from the story to collectibles to even those sweet, sweet cheevos! 

 

Fortnite World Champs, Doom being pulled from backwards compatibility and Xbox Home Screen re-designs are coming! The news is exciting this week! As for new games - Madden 20 charges in, while Mutant Year Zero gets its first expansion. And Simone even knows what teenage friends look like!

 

 

And don't forget - we now have email addresses! Its true. You can email us!  

gameface@thexboxcast.co.nz 

nunews@thexboxcast.co.nz

feedback@thexboxcast.co.nz

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

July 30, 2019

#312 - GameFace! Grumpy is Easy

 

#GameFace! The podcast you know and love is back! Because we have actually had some time to play some games! 

 

Let us entertain you with our thoughts on the Gears 5 Tech Test. Sprinkle some being-really-bad-at-Rocket-League. Add a dash of Forza Horizon 4 Lego. And you end up with almost a full podcast. But wait! We're completely missing Simone's stories! 

 

Find out what Simone has been up to in Stardew Valley, how she suddenly has a taste for Uruk blood and will she ever finish Microsoft Jigsaw? 

 

Filled to the brim with exciting gaming stories, including our thoughts and our achievements. 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

July 27, 2019

#321: NuNews For July 22nd

 

In a special turn of events, our live stream for this weeks episodes were such a hit, that Simone even stayed on to give her unsolicited opinions on the news! Just like old times. 

 

Do you feel the need for a Wolfenstein co-op game? Because we have just the thing to scratch that itch!

We didn't make it, so we can't take all the credit, but you can still thank us later. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is blasting onto your Xboxs this week! 

 

Xbox hardware tanks in this past quarter as the world holds its breath for the new most powerful console in Scarlett, but thanks to Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Live usage has jumped to 65 million people! If only they would all listen to this podcast... Monster Hunter: World is celebrating 13 million units sold by giving free stuff away. Seriously, go now and log in! Free in game items guys!

 

Thanks to Kingsman for highlighting some easy cheevo games in the Xbox Sale. We all know Lee will play any bad game to get his score up. 

 

And don't forget - we now have email addresses! Its true. You can email us!  

gameface@thexboxcast.co.nz 

nunews@thexboxcast.co.nz

feedback@thexboxcast.co.nz

 

If you're wanting to see the raw, behind the scenes recording of the podcast, check out our Mixer page! Podcast recordings stay there for 2 weeks, and then are gone forever... 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

July 20, 2019

#320: NuNews For July (So Far)

 

We are back, ladies and gentlemen! 

After Kyle and Simone's three week trip, and a small mid-year break, we're in your ear holes again. And boy does it feel good! 

 

As a thow back to the old days, Lee's news is completely out of whack. So yeah - have fun following that along! Fishing game Fishing Planet is out now as a free to play and Play Anywhere title, so theres no reason not to get your rods out. Is Microsoft releasing a cheaper console just for XCloud game streaming? We don't know! Destiny 2 has some news, along with The Division 2 and then its back to the Microsoft news... The news this week is an adventure! 

 

New games will have you playing as an avocado, mowing mutant laws, playing with gravity and being scared by a non-existent town in the UK. 

 

And don't forget - we now have email addresses! Its true. You can email us!  

gameface@thexboxcast.co.nz 

nunews@thexboxcast.co.nz

feedback@thexboxcast.co.nz

 

And, if you're wanting to see the raw, behind the scenes recording of the podcast, check out our Mixer page! Podcast recordings stay there for 2 weeks, and then are gone forever... 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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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: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer