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Funny first, factual second!

Join Kyle, Lee and Simone as they balance their gaming life with real life.
Covering all the Xbox news and new games in #nuNews, and then talking about their latest gaming adventures in #GameFace!, The XboxCast aims to be the only Xbox podcast you need.
Join us every week as we try to make sense of it all.

We’re currently the longest running ANZ Xbox podcast in the world!

Find out more at www.thexboxcast.co.nz

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Funny first, factual second!

Join Kyle, Lee and Simone as they balance their gaming life with real life.
Covering all the Xbox news and new games in #nuNews, and then talking about their latest gaming adventures in #GameFace!, The XboxCast aims to be the only Xbox podcast you need.
Join us every week as we try to make sense of it all.

We’re currently the longest running ANZ Xbox podcast in the world!

Find out more at www.thexboxcast.co.nz

    #NuNews: There’s Been a Change in the Charts!

    #NuNews: There’s Been a Change in the Charts!

    Lee has a big bottom.

    Can you hear it? Can you hear the big bottom? Can you? 

     

    Maybe we should get better work stories? Because we're now complaining about being misquoted, and builders. Gary, we feel you. Do you feel seen? Also, we do the charts. Not as a joke, But as a service to you. You're welcome. You can thank us by supporting us on Patreon! lol 

     

    Things are happening in the charts, but we don't know what or why. But excitement all around! Things are moving, and maybe GTA V will finally be knocked off the charts. Clippy has come to Halo and caused no end of problems. He popped up and told everyone he's here to help shoot. What do you think of Halo's rollout of Season 2 so far? Lee is not convinced. 

    Our Top Tip of The Week is all about explaining QoS is. Because we're geeks. And we like to help. 

     

    And in our biggest story this week - Excel is getting Eve Online integration! Now this is ground breaking! Talk about living in the future. No longer will you need to have spreadsheets in space, but rather spreadsheets on your laptop while you're on the train to work. Kyle gets way too excited about this... Maybe even worth getting back into Eve Online for? 

     

    In some exciting news - we're going to be at PAX Melbourne this year! Want to come meet us? Well now you can! 

    We won't have a booth, but we'll be walking around - all three of us. So come hang out for the weekend and show us your flossing skills. 

     

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    Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter and Xbox

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 46 min
    #GameFace! Alex Quick, SharkMan!

    #GameFace! Alex Quick, SharkMan!

    Kyle has been giggling in his sleep. 

    And it could be because of his new laptop...

     

    Kyle gets a quick 1000GS in Bullet Beat, thanks to a cheeky update. So, now it's time to redownload that! Lee is going full on into story mode on Jedi: Fallen Order and Marvel's Gaurdians of the Galaxy. And Simone is eating mans in Maneater! What a strange week for gaming. And of course, the best way to cap a strange week in gaming is by playing Anthem! Pour one out for what could have been a great game...

     

    We're going to be at PAX Melbourne! Do you want to get an XboxCast hug? Come up to us and do the floss!

    Then we'll know that you're a listener. And you may get stickers, or merch, or maybe just the promise of merch... But who knows. We don't remember half of what we say. 

     

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    Kyle: XarCrius on Xbox and Twitter

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #NuNews: Power As In Power

    #NuNews: Power As In Power

    We do the charts. 

    Unironically. 

     

    Gears 5 is giving away two free achievements because it's dropping certain modes, and this leads to an interesting thought - is this the right way to do it? Or is there a better way to deal with discontinued achievements? How would you deal with achievements tied to things that stop working? Stupid freaking Rockband and their "check our website" achievement! 

     

    You can now get GamePass for 42% off! But only if you're in the US. Not if you're in ANZ. Because we don't get things like that here... Luckily Scotland joins ANZ in being slow when it comes to Xbox. Almost as slow as Lee is when it comes to reading the news stories. There's a rumor that Zenimax Online is building a Mandalorian MMO. And who owns Zenimax? Some small company called Microsoft... 

     

    And Skull & Bones - the long-awaited game from Ubisoft - is getting a TV show. Did you know? We didn't. And do we really need another pirate TV show? 

     

    In another announcement - we're back on Twitch and YouTube! Woohoo! And we've made the game give away even easier now - subscribe to our YouTube channel and we'll give away these games when we get to 100 subscribers.
    So, what are you waiting for? Get subscribed!  

     

    Remember to pay the fee!
    If you got any value out of this podcast, please rate it on your podcast platform of choice. And then share it with your friends. 

     

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    Kyle: XarCrius on Xbox

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #GameFace! 2022’s April Achievement Wrap Up

    #GameFace! 2022’s April Achievement Wrap Up

    When you stop drinking tea, does the Queen unfriend you? 

    Asking for a friend... 

     

    April is finally over! And boy did we play a lot of trash. So much trash. Lee played almost every baby game known to man. But we know someone who played even more baby games than we ever thought existed! The winners this month... *drum roll please* 

     

    Neomaster with 157,875 GS in one month wins the Touch Some Grass Award for the most gamerscore in one month. 
    Out of The XboxCast, Lee wins with 29,477 GS! His personal best! 
    Diabolic Jester wins the Have You Thought About Staying Inside? award for the most steps! He got 408,432 steps in the month of April. 
    Kyle beat the other two slackers with 305,466 steps! 
    Neomaster popped 2,425 achievements and takes home the Addicted To The Pop award! 
    With 266 chevos popped this month, Lee beat the other two.

    Thanks to everyone who took part! We have some big plans for next year already. And we even had an official competition running with the gamer score plus steps going on. Should we make it official next year? Too late. We already have! 

     

    Keep an eye on the website, as we'll be adding all these stats to it at some point. You'll be able to see all the graphs and info your little heart could desire. If there's any other stats you want to know about, tell Simone! She's the keeper of the graphs. 

     

    In another announcement - we're back on Twitch and YouTube! Woohoo! And we've made the game give away even easier now - subscribe to our YouTube channel and we'll give away these games when we get to 100 subscribers. So what are you waiting for? Get there and get subscribed!  

     

    Remember to pay the fee!
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    Kyle: XarCrius on Xbox

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #NuNews: We’ll Ignore Your Technical Issues

    #NuNews: We’ll Ignore Your Technical Issues

    Lee deals with auditors. And no one cries. 

    We call that a win! 

     

    Maybe we should turn this podcast into our work stories? Because it seems like both Lee and Kyle have a lot to say on the subject. And Kyle's laptop is about to melt into the center of the earth while recording this podcast. Happy times all around! 

     

    The charts continue to be whelming. Not overwhelming, or underwhelming. Just whelming. Just what we expect. Kingdom Hearts 4 is revealed and looks super realistic. Like almost true to life real... Not exactly the direction we expected. Especially when Lee finds the wrong video! 

    Is Certain Affinity looking to be sold to Microsoft? Or is 343 Industries going to be taken off Halo? Something has to be done as the perception is that Halo is not evolving fast enough. Are you still playing Halo Infinite? 

     

    March saw the best month ever for Xbox - selling almost half a million units in one month alone! Great job everyone. And well done to Phil for turning the Xbox ship around in such a massive way. Microsoft has also grown almost all its businesses, so the future is very bright indeed. 

     

    And do you remember Riders Republic? We got slightly obsessed with it earlier this year. Well, it's gotten a Season 2! New stuff, new events, new, new, nu! How exciting.  

     

    Remember to pay the fee!
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    Kyle: XarCrius on Xbox

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #GameFace! All Four One, And One Four All

    #GameFace! All Four One, And One Four All

    All four of us, back together again?

    Covid-crew go! 

     

    Kyle and Simone have been away on holiday while Lee and Paul have gotten the spicy cough. That's our excuse for missing some podcast episodes, and we're sticking to it! 

    So, to make up for it, we got Paul in to chat about... movies! Movies, TV series, RPG's and somewhere there is a podcast all about our April Achievement Challenge (including some games). 

     

    What games did you play for AAC? We played some really bad games. So bad, most of us gave up and went back to CyberPunk! Simone has given XCloud a good shake while on holiday. What did she think and how did it handle?  Want to hear us rant about these bad games? Which game wins the One Leaves award this month? How much trash before we just go "we've done enough"? You'll just have to listen to this episode to find out. 

     

    In another announcement - we're back on Twitch and YouTube! Woohoo! And we've made the game give away even easier now - subscribe to our YouTube channel and we'll give away these games when we get to 100 subscribers. So what are you waiting for? Get there and get subscribed!  

     

    Remember to pay the fee!
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    And remember to subscribe to Paul on YouTube! 

     

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    Kyle: XarCrius on Xbox

    Lee: Leehoward on Twitter and Xbox

    Simone: GymBeanNZ on Twitter and Xbox

     

    • 1 hr 24 min

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