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Xbox One Australian Release Date Announced

Microsoft has confirmed that its next-generation video games console, the Xbox One, will be hitting Australian stores on November 22. A new pre-order bundle including the game FIFA 14 was also announced. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to make your decision: will it be the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?

Why I'm Choosing PlayStation 4 Over Xbox One

Throughout this console generation, I have primarily been an Xbox 360 gamer. Whenever possible, I’d plump for the Xbox version of a game and rarely played PS3 exclusives unless work demanded it. This is in stark contrast to the previous generation, where I was a staunch PlayStation 2 supporter and barely even held an Xbox controller. In a few months, my allegiance is going to shift yet again. However, I’ve come to realise this has nothing to with the future and everything to do with the present…

What The Next Generation Of Consoles Means For Your Home Theatre

Video game consoles aren’t just for gaming. They also make great set-top boxes that stream video and music into our living rooms, and the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no different. Each console brings a little something different to the table, so let’s take a look at how those new consoles will bring entertainment other than video games to your living room.

Xbox One's DRM Backflip Is A Bad Business Decision: Here's Why

Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced a raft of changes to its upcoming Xbox One platform in response to palpable gamer outrage. Barely a week after its controversial E3 press conference, the company has back-flipped on DRM and used game restrictions — the console will no longer require you to connect to the internet every 24 hours and disc-based games can be sold and swapped at leisure. While this is a partial win for consumers, from a business perspective it can only be viewed as another blunder.

Ask LH: Why Are Australians Being Ripped Off For Next-Gen Consoles?

Dear Lifehacker, I was so excited about the announcement of the new Xbox One and PS4 at E3 on Tuesday and even happier when they mentioned the price. This excitement soon died when I released EB Games had priced the Xbox One for $100 more and the PS4 for $150 more than the announced price at E3. Why do us poor Australians pay such a large markup ? Are they overcharging? Thanks, Console Me

Briefly: Best Of E3 2013, Winter Weight-Loss, Get A Free Daily Hot Chocolate From 7-11

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: the best of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony 4K TVs available to pre-order now, get a free hot chocolate from 7-11 for the next 14 days.

E3 Battleground: Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (AKA E3) is the single biggest event on the gaming calendar. Not unrelatedly, Microsoft and Sony both chose to unveil fresh details about their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles at today’s E3, including pricing, release dates and some all-new game announcements. Here’s an overview of what we now know, along with the console we think came out on top…

Lifehacker 101: Ultra HD TVs

4K TV, or ‘Ultra HD’ is the new buzzword being spouted by television manufacturers as they smartly side-step the Hindenburg-sized catastrophe that was 3D TV. If you listen to the hype, the next-generation of televisions are an industry-changing revolution that will make your 1080p displays look like an oil-stained nickelodeon canvas from 1915. (They said the same thing about 3D but this time they really mean it. Honest.)

WIN! Trade In Your Old Tech For An Awesome VAIO Duo 11 From Sony!

OK guys, it’s time to dust of your old laptops, Blackberrys and gadgets. The guys at Gizmodo have teamed up with Sony Australia and Intel Australia to give away almost $6000 worth of VAIO Duo 11 hybrid tablet / Ultrabooks in prizes. Entering is easy…just send us a photo of some old technology you have lying around to get started! Here’s how to enter.

Windows 8 Ultimate Buyers Guide: Choosing The Right Form Factor For You

Tablet? Laptop? Convertible? Ultrabook? When you’re researching online or looking on the store shelves, you could be forgiven for feeling intensely overwhelmed by the amount of choice available to you. Thankfully, we’re here with the Ultimate Windows 8 Buyers Guide to help you make the right choice when it comes to your next laptop, tablet or portable.

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