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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty

Gearing up for the holidays the only way we know how

Welcome to What Games Are You Playing This Weekend, also known by the uber-popular acronym WGAYPTW. This is a laid-back feature that allows us to share our upcoming weekend gaming plans with all of you. By providing a little window into our personal lives, you can learn what makes us tick as...

Review: Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (Xbox One)

Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (Xbox One)

Making it rain.

When crafting a DLC package of any significant weight for a game that has gone down really well with gamers and critics alike, developers have to be careful. What they add can’t interfere with the mix that they already had, as they really don’t want to be messing with a successful formula. Playground Games found a way to ensure...

Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games of 2015

Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games of 2015

A list so good there's not even room for Geralt, Croft, or Snake.

With the end of 2014 nearly here, we’ve decided to have a look at next year’s schedule of video game releases and round up a list of the ones we’re looking forward to the most. If you haven't had yourself a gander at what's on the radar, we can assure you that there's a whole...

News: Halo Master Chief Collection Early Adopters to Get Exclusive "Thank You" Bonuses, ODST Campaign Confirmed

Halo Master Chief Collection Early Adopters to Get Exclusive "Thank You" Bonuses, ODST Campaign Confirmed

A nice treat

We're all aware of the problems from which Halo: The Master Chief Collection suffered at launch, but with things slowly getting up to speed, Microsoft and 343 have decided to try to make things right a little bit. Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries has announced some bonuses coming to early adopters of the game. If you played the...

News: Xbox Live Countdown to 2015 Day 5 Brings Deep Silver Discounts

Xbox Live Countdown to 2015 Day 5 Brings Deep Silver Discounts

Shiny

The fifth batch of Microsoft's Countdown to 2015 game deals has gone live, with the 50 weekly deals that will be running through to December 22nd still going. Day 5 brings us two (or three, sort of) titles from Deep Silver. On Xbox One, Metro Redux gets cut, while on Xbox 360, Metro Last Light and Saints Row IV get their prices trimmed. Xbox...

Rumour: Microsoft to Unveil VR Headset at E3 2015

Microsoft to Unveil VR Headset at E3 2015

Could the heavily-rumored headset come to fruition next year?

If a report from Digitimes is true then virtual reality will become a reality for Xbox owners. According to the somewhat sparse report which cites "upstream supply chain" sources, Microsoft is set to mass produce a VR headset which will debut at E3 2015. The rumor suggests that the...

News: Marvel vs. Capcom Origins To Be Pulled From Xbox Live

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins To Be Pulled From Xbox Live

Marvel wins the real MvC

Capcom has warned that the fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, will be pulled from Xbox Live in December. Announced by Community Chief, Peter Rosa, via Capcom Unity, MVCO will be removed from both platforms by the of the year after being on the digital download services for only 2 years. Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins is a...

News: You Won't Be Respawning In This New Far Cry 4 DLC

You Won't Be Respawning In This New Far Cry 4 DLC

Permadeath

Ubisoft has confirmed that they'll release a new DLC package for Far Cry 4 on January 13th, 2015. The new content, entitled Escape from Durgesh Prison will have you aiming to beat a series of challenges against the clock in order to secure a spot on the leaderboard. The twist though, is that if you fall in combat, you won't respawn. You...

News: New Documentary Shows How 343 Makes A Halo Beta

New Documentary Shows How 343 Makes A Halo Beta

The sprint is on

In a brand new and somewhat unexpected documentary starting tonight on The Halo Channel, developers 343 will show the process behind preparing the Halo 5: Guardians Beta. The Sprint - Making The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will be a six part series following the trials and tribulations involved with getting a proper beta...

News: Milestone Announces New Rally Title for Xbox One

Milestone Announces New Rally Title for Xbox One

Bit of a mouthful

In one of the sparsest press releases of recent years, PQube have confirmed that Italian developer Milestone s.r.l. - the "world leader in development of videogames dedicated to the world of motorcycling" - is working on a new game for Xbox One, focusing on the world of rally racing. Entitled Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo, the game...

News: Don Bradman Cricket Bowls Onto Xbox One

Don Bradman Cricket Bowls Onto Xbox One

'owzat?

Big Ant Studios and Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd, have confirmed that they're bringing the next game in their cricketing franchise to Xbox One. A sequel to last year's Don Bradman Cricket 14 for Xbox 360, Don Bradman Cricket will launch on Xbox One in February 2015, and will feature a career mode which will allow you to take control...

PSA: Forza Horizon 2 VIP Discount Not Being Applied

Forza Horizon 2 VIP Discount Not Being Applied

Hold your fire!

The first DLC content pack for Forza Horizon 2 has been released today. Entitled "Storm Island", the DLC provides loads of new content for the game, which we reported on yesterday. However, the pack is supposed to cost $19.99 for non-VIP users, and $9.99 for those with the Forza Horizon 2 VIP pass. However, the VIP pass discount is...