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Xbox Series S: Release date, trailer, price specs, more

Published: 8/Sep/2020 17:45 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 17:18

by Isaac McIntyre

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The Xbox Series S release date and initial launch prices have finally been revealed and confirmed by Microsoft themselves. The Xbox Series X has also been revealed, but only through new insider reports.

The next-generation Xbox consoles will both be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, trusted Microsoft insiders Jez Corden and Zac Brown have reported. This was confirmed by Xbox just hours later, at least for the Series S.

The entry-level Xbox Series S console ⁠— which appeared online ahead of schedule thanks to an early promo video release ⁠— will cost $299 USD at launch.

Microsoft will also reportedly release its more powerful Xbox Series X at the same time. The Series X will launch at a slightly more expensive $499 USD price point, according to leaks.

These prices, at least for the Xbox Series S, line up with where the Xbox One and Xbox One X were originally launched. It’s likely the Series X will be at the higher price point.

The Xbox Series S is half as big as Microsoft's flagship next-gen Xbox Series X console.
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The Xbox Series S is half as big as Microsoft’s flagship next-gen Xbox Series X console.

The leaked Xbox Series X and S release date and launch prices comes just hours after Xbox fans were given their first look at the Series S. The cheaper console is quite a bit smaller than its bigger brother, and will be white.

Windows Central is tipping the Series S to be “roughly as powerful” as the Xbox One X, and have suggested it will be geared towards 1080p monitors.

The reports are also suggesting all Xbox Series X and S consoles will come with a $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option. This will include Xbox Live, and access to the huge catalog of Xbox Game Pass titles.

Xbox Series X vs Series S specs

Series X vs Series S
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Spec comparison between Series X and Series S.

While Microsoft’s next generation of consoles is slowly having its information dripped out ahead of the big reveal, we’ve seen very little on the other side of the console war.

Xbox Series S pricing

With the release of The Xbox Series S on November 10, 2020, we’ve gone ahead and put together region-specific information on pricing, release dates, and where to buy them. Check out below to see how and where to get your hands on them where you are:

Xbox Series S UK info

  • £249.99
  • £7.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass
  • £10.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Places to pick up your Xbox Series S:

Xbox Series S US info

  • $299
  • $9.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass
  • £14.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Places to pick up your Xbox Series S:

Xbox Series S EU info

  •  €299
  •  €9.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass
  • €14.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox All Access Plan

Alternatively to buying the console outright, Xbox has an All Access plan which allows you to purchase and pay for the console. This is a fantastic financing method to allow you to get the console straight off the bat. It also includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and comes in at $24.99/£20.99 monthly.

This option is available for those in the US at the WalmartTarget, Microsoft & Best Buy.

In the UK, you can find it at Microsoft, Smyths Toys, GAME.

Sony has kept its ship tight, apparently, and that means hiding the PlayStation 5’s possible release dates too. There have been rumors the PS5 may clock in at $599 USD, but considering Xbox’s leaked lower price, that could be changed.

With the cat out of the bag for one of the consoles, it’s likely more news will come for the Series X soon. Keep your eyes peeled during, or even ahead of, Xbox’s planned Tokyo event later this month, on September 24.

Business

TikTokers Josh Richards & Griffin Johnson become Royal Ravens co-owners

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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TikTok superstars and original members of the Sway House, Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson, have become investors in ReKTGlobal, the parent company of the Call of Duty League’s London Royal Ravens franchise and Rogue.

The news was announced on December 1 as two of the biggest names on TikTok have officially become co-owners of the London Royal Ravens and Rogue of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

“Griffin and Josh have uniquely captured the attention of Generation Z and beyond, and their influence is undeniable. They are both incredible additions to the ReKTGlobal ownership team,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “They have strong business instincts, a unique talent for developing viral content, and an understanding of how to connect with younger audiences and casual gamers.”

Combined, Richards (23.4M) and Johnson (9.8M) boast over 33 million followers on TikTok as well as similarly huge numbers on most main social media platforms. ReKTGlobal envisions their massive online presence will play a key role as the pair will develop new content, merchandise collaborations, and promotions with the Royal Ravens and Rogue.

Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson join ReKTGlobal
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Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson repping merch from the teams they now co-own.

“They are natural-born hustlers and have leveraged their TikTok fame to step into acting and music, becoming entrepreneurs and investors in the process,” Bialek added. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the ReKTGlobal family as we continue to bridge the gap between the world of esports, entertainment and pop culture.”

Griffin Johnson shared similar sentiments as the news of their investment became public, having roots as an avid gamer and Call of Duty fan.

“The fact that I can now say I own a part of London Royal Ravens and Team Rogue is unbelievably surreal,” he said. “I am thankful to Dave and Amish for allowing me into the ReKTGlobal family with open arms. Can’t wait to get to work and help bridge the gap between traditional social media and esports.”

ReKTGlobal is a huge esports org
ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal’s reach and presence in esports is massive.

As for Josh Richards, this isn’t the first time he’s been involved with ReKTGlobal; in May 2020, his creator management company, TalentX Entertainment, embarked on a joint venture with ReKTGlobal called TalentX Gaming, a talent management company with a focus on gaming and esports athletes and content creators.

“Coming on as an investor to ReKTGlobal was genuinely a no-brainer,” he commented. “After a few meetings with the C-suite at ReKTGlobal, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.”

The TikTok megastars are the latest in a long list of celebrity figures who have joined ReKTGlobal as investors, including legendary DJ Steve Aoki, Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, international producer Nicky Romero, NBA defensive star Rudy Gobert, NFL player Landon Collins, and, most recently, star YouTuber Vikkstar.