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Feature: Top 11 - Machines in Video Games

Top 11 - Machines in Video Games

Who is the ultimate mean machine?

Whether it's simple robots, controllable mechs or half-human cyborgs, machines have been one of the most popular go-to source for video games over the last 50 years. They make the perfect cannon fodder enemy, a great tool for destruction and of course, a fantastic outlet to answer philosophical questions. So in the...

Feature: XBLA Sequels We Want to See on Xbox One

XBLA Sequels We Want to See on Xbox One

Did your favourite download make our list?

You don't need us to tell you how successful Xbox Live Arcade has been for the Xbox 360. Even if you spend just a few minutes time browsing the impressive catalog of games the service has amassed since its inception in 2005, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of high-quality releases crowding around...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Ten

It's time to party...with games!

It's the double-digit birthday of WGAYPTW. To celebrate we're going to do the same thing we do every other week; expose our weekend gaming plans to anyone who'll listen. But since a one-sided conversation is generally considered to be rude, we expect to hear from you about your plans, as well. That means, once...

Feature: Ways to Satisfy Your Thirst for Adrenaline While Waiting for Trials Fusion

Ways to Satisfy Your Thirst for Adrenaline While Waiting for Trials Fusion

10-ish games that certainly aren't caffeine-free

While Trials HD may have taught us about persistence and anguish – in the most feel-good, rewarding way possible – it was the sequel, Trials Evolution, that turned us into hardcore adrenaline junkies. Reset after reset, while learning the art of transforming trip-up into triumph, we found it...

Feature: Three Reasons Why Phil Spencer Is Just What the Xbox Brand Needs

Three Reasons Why Phil Spencer Is Just What the Xbox Brand Needs

Phil's the boss.

Phil Spencer - head honcho at Microsoft Studios - has been promoted and will serve as the head of Microsoft’s Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams, including Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Microsoft Studios (still.) The announcement came yesterday after a period of leadership that didn’t seem to have a great deal of direction. With...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Nine

Titans, snakes, potty-mouthed kids and more!

Spring may have officially arrived yesterday, but that doesn't mean that the Earth has yet to thaw from an exceptionally cold and snowy winter. With many parts of the globe still enduring the seemingly never-ending effects of the fading season, it should come as no surprise that most of our staff is...

News: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Eight

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Eight

We're finally back to some serious gaming

After a lengthy and unexpected sabbatical, WGAYPTW is back in full force! If you're just joining us, this is a biweekly feature where we not only share our jealousy-inducing gaming plans with you, but we expect you to do the same for us. Modern or retro, Xbox or Nintendo, it doesn't matter — this is about...

Feature: Pure Xbox Best of 2013

Pure Xbox Best of 2013

A year's worth of games spanning generations

With the minutes left in 2013 rapidly fading away, we figured what better time for us to cram in the obligatory feature highlighting our favorite games of the year. Over the course of the past twelve months the Xbox brand has no doubt had its share of ups and downs, but all-in-all it was a solid year of...

News: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Seven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Seven

Gaming overload incoming

It's that time again. Time for us to let you glance into the ultra exciting, luxurious lives of the Pure Xbox staff, as we've prepared a preview of our weekend gaming schedules just for you. But of course, since we're doing such a noble thing for our readers, we expect the same to be done for us. That means, when you're done...

Wildcard Wednesday: Don't Starve

Don't Starve

Are you afraid of the dark?

Wildcard Wednesday is where we open up the floor to one of our writers to talk about any game that they have fond memories of, on any platform. From Pole Position on the Atari 2600, through to Journey on the PS3, no game is off the table. This week, Ken jumps back in to PC gaming, and a little game that induces some...

News: Beyond the Black Flag: Assassin’s Creed IV Multiplayer

Beyond the Black Flag: Assassin’s Creed IV Multiplayer

Yo-ho-ho!

Over the years, Assassin’s Creed has advanced drastically, each instalment bringing with it new gameplay mechanics to engage and challenge players, as well as gripping new characters and locations. The unique multiplayer experience is no different, growing in both complexity and popularity since its debut in 2010 with Assassin’s Creed:...

Review: Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1

Return to Rapture

Burial at Sea - Episode 1 sees the return of Bioshock Infinite’s not-so-good-guy Booker DeWitt and his not-so-trusty-sidekick, Elizabeth, in the slightly more unfamiliar setting (for them at least!) of Rapture - the city under the sea that served as a home base for both Bioshock, and Bioshock 2. While this is a separate...

News: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Five

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Five

Tying up loose ends and going next gen.

The Playstation 4 has launched in North America today. The Xbox One will be unleashed upon the world one week from now. Some of the biggest holiday releases - like Assassin's Creed 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4 - have already made their debut. Needless to say, there's a lot to play, and even more...

Editor's Opinion: Just Play Games

Just Play Games

Not long now.

The next generation of console gaming is right around the corner. In a day or so, the PlayStation 4 launches in the US. In a week or so, the Xbox One launches in all the territories that it’ll be launching in this year. A week after that, the PlayStation 4 hits the UK. The boys and girls over at our sister site, Push Square will be...

News: Halloween 2013: Our Scariest Video Game Memories

Halloween 2013: Our Scariest Video Game Memories

These are the reasons we sleep with the lights on.

To celebrate the arrival of another Halloween, a few brave members of our staff have reopened old wounds by recalling their scariest video game experiences of all time, simply for your enjoyment. In an attempt to get the most authentic, and possibly embarrassing tales of fear from our writers, no...

Feature: Great Batman Moments of the Last Decade

Great Batman Moments of the Last Decade

Celebrating the release of Arkham Origins

As many of you may already know, Batman: Arkham Origins puts you in the suit of an inexperienced Batman as he fights for his life on Christmas Eve. Turns out the Black Mask has hired a handful of assassins tasked with one goal: kill the Bat. The idea of such carnage against the backdrop of a peaceful,...

News: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Four

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Four

"We're gonna have some fun, show you how it's done, TGIF."

A regular feature over at our sister site Nintendo Life, is their roundup of the staff's weekend gaming plans. Having absolutely no shame, we decided that we'd pinch the idea and find out what the Pure Xbox staff will be getting busy with at the end of the week. This isn't just about us...

Interview: LocoCycle

LocoCycle

Those wheels were fast as lightning.

One of the titles due to hit the Xbox One via digital means on launch day, is Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle. The game is coming from a studio that has some fantastic games already in the books, from Xbox Live Arcade titles The Maw, 'Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and Ms. 'Splosion Man, through to one of the original...

Wildcard Wednesday: Sensible World of Soccer

Sensible World of Soccer

Goal-scoring superstar hero.

Wildcard Wednesday is where we open up the floor to one of our writers to talk about any game that they have fond memories of, on any platform. From Pole Position on the Atari 2600, through to Journey on the PS3, no game is off the table. This week, Ken talks about a game that dominated his teenage years. Back in the...