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Weekly Wrap: Mathematical Edition

Mathematical Edition

Whoa! Algebraic!

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap, which is our attempt at making it a little easier for you to keep up with Pure Xbox. We know it's hard to keep up with all the news and features so this should get you caught up every Sunday on the week that was. News of the Week: Call of Duty: Black Ops III details are slowly being leaked. Additional...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifty Four

Just coastin' along

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 and learn which writer's gaming...

Interview: We Sat Down With MADE to Talk Slice Zombies for Kinect on Xbox One

We Sat Down With MADE to Talk Slice Zombies for Kinect on Xbox One

Slice or Die

One quick glance at Slice Zombies for Kinect and you might mistake it for another Kinect-only game about slicing fruit. Take another good, hard look however, and you'll eventually see a game that takes the usual slice-and-dice gameplay to a whole other level by adding a ton and we mean, a TON -- of chaos on screen. It's also one of...

Weekly Wrap: FMV Edition

FMV Edition

We're going live!

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap, which is our attempt at making it a little easier for you to keep up with Pure Xbox. We know it's hard to keep up with all the news and features so this should get you caught up every Sunday on the week that was. The format is still being ironed out, so let us know your suggestions in the comments below!...

Screenshot Sunday: Issue 2

Issue 2

Spending time in fantasy land

Welcome to the second issue of Screenshot Sunday, a bi-weekly feature in which Pure Xbox staff shares their favourite screenshots from the past two weeks. The Xbox One has the new feature to take a screenshot, so why not take full advantage of it! Every time we play a game, a story is told and we want to share with you...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifty Three

Get over here... and tell us what you're playing this weekend!

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...

On This Day: Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles First Appeared on Xbox

Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles First Appeared on Xbox

Guess you could say they entered Dimension X

It was eleven years ago today that the world's most famous turtles made their debut on Microsoft's first video game console. Well, actually, the game – cleverly titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – released in North America in 2003, but it didn't release in Europe until 16th April, 2004. For the sake...

Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First Wrapped Its Hands Around My Beating Heart

Remembering When Mortal Kombat First Wrapped Its Hands Around My Beating Heart

Dave Letcavage time travels back to the 1990s

Mortal Kombat is one of the most recognizable and prolific franchises in video game history. With over 20 games – including major entries and spin-offs – released over the past 23 years, there's a good chance that even the most casual gamers have had at least one encounter with this blood-soaked...

Weekly Wrap: Declassified Edition

Declassified Edition

Black Ops

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap, which is our attempt at making it a little easier for you to keep up with Pure Xbox. We know it's hard to keep up with all the news and features so this should get you caught up every Sunday on the week that was. The format is still being ironed out, so let us know your suggestions in the comments below! News...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifty Two

Just winging it

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 and learn which writer's gaming...

On This Day: 12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted Released for Xbox in North America

12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted Released for Xbox in North America

Apparently gamers took the title's advice

One of the coolest things about our latest feature, On This Day, is that we aren't necessarily in control of what game we end up writing about -- it's dictated by the date. That means that sometimes our only option is to write about a game that wasn't all that popular or well received. Which brings us to Run...

News: Weekly Wrap: Happy Easter Edition

Weekly Wrap: Happy Easter Edition

Eggs for everybody!

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap, which is our attempt at making it a little easier for you to keep up with Pure Xbox. We know it's hard to keep up with all the news and features so this should get you caught up every Sunday on the week that was. The format is still being ironed out, so let us know your suggestions in the comments...

Screenshot Sunday: Issue 1

Issue 1

Getting Fast & Furious

Welcome to the first issue of Screenshot Sunday, a bi-weekly feature in which Pure Xbox staff shares their favourite screenshots from the past two weeks. The Xbox One has the new feature to take a screenshot, so why not take full advantage of it! Every time we play a game, a story is told and we want to share with you our...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifty One

We're returning to Pandora, Yharnam, and Termina

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...

On This Day: It's Been Exactly 11 Years Since R: Racing Evolution Released in PAL Territories

It's Been Exactly 11 Years Since R: Racing Evolution Released in PAL Territories

Ridge Racer...but not really

On this day 11 years ago — 2nd April, 2004 to be exact — R: Racing Evolution released for the original Xbox in PAL territories. Developed and published by Namco, this racing simulation was a spinoff of sorts in the Ridge Racer series. Unfortunately Namco's efforts to change things up weren't universally appreciated,...

Achievement Alert: Add an Easy 1000 Points to Your Gamerscore with Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious

Add an Easy 1000 Points to Your Gamerscore with Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious

These achievements come fast for furious drivers

Achievements and Gamerscore are a big part of Xbox culture. Not only do we like to unlock the most brutally difficult achievements to showcase our skills to our friends and followers, but sometimes we just like to send our Gamerscore skyrocketing by any means necessary. The best way to do that is to...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Fifty

Happy Happy Joy Joy - WGAYPTW Is Here!

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 and learn...

Round Up: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Starts Pulling in Good-Looking Reviews

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Starts Pulling in Good-Looking Reviews

Worth looting?

When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was announced as a last-gen-only game, many fans had the suspicion that it would eventually find its way onto the Xbox One. Now, thanks to The Handsome Collection, both The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 are landing on current hardware this week, and review scores have come into view. We've only counted...

Feature: The Pure Xbox Guide to Metroidvanias

The Pure Xbox Guide to Metroidvanias

Beat Ori? Looking for more Metroidvania action? We've got you covered.

If you've spent any time flipping through the pages of Pure Xbox, you're probably aware that we fell madly in love with Ori and the Blind Forest when it released last week. In fact, we had such a great time back-flipping off trees and bashing through enemies that we didn't just...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Nine

Spring is here again...

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 and learn which writer's...

Round Up: Battlefield Hardline Robs Great to Decent Scores From Critics

Battlefield Hardline Robs Great to Decent Scores From Critics

Pretty much as expected

Battlefield Hardline, developed by Visceral Games, shakes up the familiar Battlefield formula by focusing on cops vs. robbers, as opposed centering around wars of the global kind. It feels like we've been waiting ages to learn how this thematic shift will payoff for the series, but as of today we wonder no longer. With a...

Round Up: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Reviews Are Without Regret

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Reviews Are Without Regret

Apparently the FFXV demo voucher comes with a good game

The Final Fantasy Type-0 review embargo has lifted a day before its North American release (it's out at retail this Friday in Europe), so we've gone ahead and prepared a review Round Up for anyone that's interested to know how it's faring with critics. At the time of writing, the Xbox One...

Interview: PHL Collective Discusses ClusterPuck 99 for Xbox One

PHL Collective Discusses ClusterPuck 99 for Xbox One

ClusterPuckin' insane

A slew of ID@Xbox titles were announced last week for Xbox One at GDC, and few were more intriguing than PHL Collective's ClusterPuck 99, mainly due to the game's live-action trailer that was entertainingly confusing rather than massively enlightening. A local-multiplayer focused sports hybrid, the game has been available on...

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

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

Hanging out in forests without sight

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 and learn...