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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...

Feature: Did Xbox Live Gold Represent Value for Money in 2014?

Did Xbox Live Gold Represent Value for Money in 2014?

Crunching the numbers

Since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and the introduction of the requirement for gamers on that console to subscribe to PlayStation Plus in order to play games online, Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold has been compared to Sony's effort more than ever before. They're essentially now equal in terms of the base services that they...

News: Rumor: Microsoft to Unveil VR Headset at E3 2015

Rumor: 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...

News: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Coming to Xbox One

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Coming to Xbox One

Well, eventually...

CI Games have confirmed that they're working on the next entry in the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series and that it will be released on Xbox One, amongst other platforms. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is quite a way off, though, apparently launching in the first half of 2016. The game will be set during a modern-day conflict in Eastern...

News: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend Confirmed for Xbox One

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend Confirmed for Xbox One

Japan only, so far

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has confirmed that Arc System Works will release the latest entry in their BlazBlue fighting series for Xbox One in April 2015. Entitled BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, the game will be revealed more in-depth in the December 18th edition of the magazine when it hits newsstands. Currently, the...