Latest News

Review: Destiny (Xbox One)

Destiny (Xbox One)

"I'm your density. I mean, your destiny."

It goes without saying that we all expect big things from the creators of the Halo series. And it’s not just because they bestowed upon us one of the best science-fiction gaming franchises of all time, it’s also due to the epic promise that their new IP will be an intergalactic journey so grand that...

News: Defense Grid 2 Now Available On Xbox One

Defense Grid 2 Now Available On Xbox One

Get on this side of de fence!

Defense Grid 2, the sequel to 2008's Defense Grid: The Awakening is available on the Xbox One as of now. The original was a critically acclaimed take on the tower defense genre, and was widely embraced by fans of the genre. Defense Grid 2 brings new modes, including online PvP and co-op, and an expanded full single...

News: What's Out This Week: September 23rd (North America)

What's Out This Week: September 23rd (North America)

FIFA 15, Disney Infinity 2.0, CastleStorm, and so much more!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your...

News: Pier Solar HD Is Finally About to Launch on Xbox One...Almost

Pier Solar HD Is Finally About to Launch on Xbox One...Almost

The wait is almost over...

Way back in June, we reported that WaterMelon's charming Pier Solar HD had hit some certification issues with regards to its port to the Xbox One. Good news abound though, as the title is finally in final certification now, and is set to be released next month. Pier Solar HD is a title that was created for the Sega Mega...

News: Contrast and Spider-Man Trimmed in This Week's Deals With Gold

Contrast and Spider-Man Trimmed in This Week's Deals With Gold

Saving the world, saving some money

This week's Deals With Gold have gone live on Xbox One and Xbox 360, and the deals may be tempting to some who have been unsure as to whether or not to pick up a certain web-slinger's latest title. Hint: a 33% saving may not be enough for you to want to take the plunge. Elsewhere, Contrast and the still...

News: Rocksmith 2014 Confirmed for Xbox One

Rocksmith 2014 Confirmed for Xbox One

Exclusive to one retailer, though

Back in August we reported that Rocksmith would be headed to Xbox One. Today, Ubisoft has confirmed that this is the case and provided a few more details. The game - which will be all but identical to the Xbox 360 edition of Rocksmith 2014 - will be exclusive to Amazon UK when it launches on November 7th. It'll...

News: Microsoft Sets Xbox One China Release Date to September 29th

Microsoft Sets Xbox One China Release Date to September 29th

Not as big a delay as we thought

Microsoft has set the Xbox One's Chinese release date to September 29th, it was confirmed today. Previously, the system was stated to ship today, September 23rd, but the company ran into trouble with the Chinese government regarding an investigation into whether or not the co-branding deal between Microsoft and...

News: Official: Microsoft Slashes UK Xbox One Price

Official: Microsoft Slashes UK Xbox One Price

We hate to say we told you so

As we reported over the weekend Microsoft has cut the price of the standalone Xbox One in the UK by £20, to £329.99. The price cut makes the console cheaper than the PlayStation 4 in the UK, and has gone live today. Some retailers have started taking preorders on a new bundle comprising of an Xbox One with FIFA 15...

News: Destiny: How to Find The Magic Cave

Destiny: How to Find The Magic Cave

Fair play?

Here at Pure Xbox we believe in fair play, a level field, fun, and the like. Therefore if a significant method of obtaining loot is available and being made use of by some, we believe that all Guardians should at least know where it is, and how to get there. Without further ado, here are simple steps that will bring you to Destiny's...

News: Qute Releases Natsuki Chronicle Trailer

Qute Releases Natsuki Chronicle Trailer

Only in Japan

Japanese developer Qute has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming (we assume) Japan-only RPG shooter Natsuki Chronicle. Shown at the Microsoft booth at last week's Tokyo Game Show, the game looks to be somewhat similar to Qute's Xbox 360 releases Eschatos and Ginga Force which unfortunately didn't make the jump from Japan...

News: Raiden V Headed to Xbox One in Japan

Raiden V Headed to Xbox One in Japan

Guns at the ready

A new entry in the legendary shooter series Raiden has been confirmed for release on Xbox One in Japan. The new game - Raiden V - is currently exclusive to Microsoft's platform, although we're under the impression that it's a timed exclusive and will appear on other formats in due course. Either way, the teaser trailer that...

News: CastleStorm to Launch on Xbox One This Week

CastleStorm to Launch on Xbox One This Week

Definitively

Zen Studios has confirmed that along with their new Xbox One title Kickbeat, they'll also release the "Definitive Edition" of CastleStorm for Xbox One. We'll have a full review of the game in due course - we're storming castles as we speak, in fact. The title promises medieval warfare, physics-based destruction, and a nice take on...

News: Destiny Holds Firm at Top of UK Chart

Destiny Holds Firm at Top of UK Chart

The dance begins

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Activision's Destiny has held on to the top spot in the UK Official All Formats Chart, following its record-breaking debut last week. The game suffered 78% drop in sales week-on-week, which was to be expected, but held off strong challenges from new releases Disney Infinity 2.0 which debuted in second place,...

News: First-Person Mode Rumoured for Xbox One Grand Theft Auto V

First-Person Mode Rumoured for Xbox One Grand Theft Auto V

A new view of Los Santos

When Grand Theft Auto V launches on next generation consoles it will be much the same, gameplay wise, as its 360 counterpart. There will be graphical improvements of course, but this week Rockstar announced - and then quickly redacted - the fact that a playable first-person view would be available within vehicles and as one...

News: Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Last-minute bad news

Gamers in China hoping to pick up an Xbox One this month will now have to wait even longer. Microsoft has confirmed that “despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need more a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China.” The console was slated to release on Sept 23rd but is now...

Review: KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

Bass dropped.

If you haven’t heard of Kickbeat before and are looking at the screenshots, you’ll probably get the idea that it’s a fighting game that has something to do with music. On the surface of it, that’s true, but the fighting itself is mere decoration for what is a relatively standard rhythm action title. The game is set around...

News: For Better or Worse, Duck Dynasty is Coming to Both Xbox Platforms

For Better or Worse, Duck Dynasty is Coming to Both Xbox Platforms

Why, oh why?

Most days, when games are announced and the announcing party only confirms release dates for North America, we're a bit miffed. Being generally Europe-based, we want to know when the game is coming out in Europe. Today is not one of those days. Today, we would really like it if we never found out the European release date of the game...