A new console generation has started in Australia, but thanks to COVID-19, this launch has a very different feel.

Xbox Series S and Series X consoles are now being delivered to people with pre-orders, though it doesn’t seem to be an easy console to grab in person without a reservation…

Aka how to do absolutely nothing with your unfair advantage

Remember when Google made a unified messaging app called Hangouts?

Apparently Google doesn’t.

Hangouts started as a video calling product, and a pioneering one at that. It allowed free, in-browser video calls to multiple people and had a bunch of features that seemed revolutionary at the time. At some point…

I’m in physical pain waiting to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which launches March 20. But lucky people in Melbourne will have the chance to try the game early this weekend (including Friday) at the Supernova Comic Con & Gaming convention. Melbourne sure is the game convention hub of Australia, with PAX Australia also taking place later this year.

Presumably this will be the same demo that was playable at PAX East last week. A special edition console will also be available at launch, though online pre-orders are currently sold out across the board.

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