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Microsoft will take the wraps off the next Xbox on May 21st

[Image courtesy Polygon, click to see original article]

Microsoft’s long-awaited reply to the PlayStation 4 will finally be unveiled in just under a month from now. Here’s the official announcement from Major Nelson:

On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if you are in the US or Canada.

On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.

We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on.

A New Generation Revealed
Xbox Campus, Redmond WA
Tuesday, May 21st @ 1p ET/10a PT/17:00 GMT

This is going to be very exciting indeed. Much like this amazing GIF, found on The Verge’s forums:

Now, be honest – if it did that, you’d forget all about that always-online thing.



Okay, this is the last GIF, I promise!

So. it turns out that life tends to get in the way of gaming, just a little bit. Who knew?

Kidding aside, Friendly Fire’s been down for longer than I’d like. That said, I might’ve needed the break. I’d like to say I’ve used the hiatus to rest and build up my energy for the new year, but well…let’s just say my body wasn’t ready.

All of this to say that…

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Happy new year!

Do the Waltz!

I hope 2013 brings you happiness equal to the above image, dear readers – we should all be so lucky!

I mustache you to watch this GIF


First, I’d like to apologize unreservedly for that title. Secondly, isn’t that a glorious display of masculinity? Sadly, it comes (to my attention :P) too late for Movember, but Dotcore‘s conversion of Sam Aono’s original video is still a sight to behold.

GTA V is coming your way in Spring 2013

From Take-Two’s official website comes the news that we’ve all been waiting for – GTA V will be kicking in your doors come Spring 2013. According to Wikipedia, that’s just about six months away! Better yet, it will be available for pre-order in less than a week, on November 5th! (Remember, remember!)

You know how, sometimes, when you get a piece of news that you’ve been eagerly awaiting for ages, you just kinda feel drained? Unable to summon up an adequate response? This would be one of those times.


Thankfully, however, here’s Australian newsman (and all-around class act) Karl Stefanovic to do it for me: