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Mega Win Monday: Win Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate for Xbox One

Win Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate for Xbox One

Hacking, slashing, and winning.

It's Monday, and that can only mean one thing. Well, it can mean a number of things - generally the inability to wake up, multiple strikes on the "snooze" button, and about eight pints of coffee an hour - but here at Pure Xbox, it means that it's time for a Mega Win Monday contest. This week, we're giving away a...

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: 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...

News: Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Build 'em high!

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has laid to rest concerns that Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang will affect people who publish YouTube videos of the game for fun or profit. The concerns quickly came to light once the deal announcement was made, with prominent YouTubers making it clear that they were concerned that...

News: UFC Fight Pass Launching on Xbox One Soon

UFC Fight Pass Launching on Xbox One Soon

Are you ready? Are you ready? FIGHT.

If you're an Xbox One owner who is a fan of octagon-based fighting, then you're in for some good news. UFC Fight Pass is heading to Xbox One soon, with a release planned by the end of the year. That's according to the UFC themselves, who Tweeted the following in response to a question from a user:- If you...

News: Sci-fi Adventure Nova-111 Launching on Xbox One in 2015

Sci-fi Adventure Nova-111 Launching on Xbox One in 2015

Turn-based, real time, and spacey all in one

Publisher Curve Digital has inked an agreement with California-based indie developers Funktronic Labs to bring their sci-fi themed adventure game Nova-111 to Xbox One in 2015. The game will launch simultaenously on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux apparently, Nova-111 is being...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Eight

We hang with demos, D4, and that dastardly Dodongo.

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 gamers...

News: Giana Sisters 2 In Development for Xbox One

Giana Sisters 2 In Development for Xbox One

Platform funtimes ahead

Black Forest Games has confirmed in our interview with the studio's Adrian Goersch at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, that the company are bringing a sequel to the impressive Xbox 360 platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Xbox One. They confirm that the game - going by Giana Sisters 2 for now at least - is in the...