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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Seven

Yep, it's that time 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...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Six

Recharged and ready for crazy amounts of gaming!

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...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Five

Hangin' with Mr. Chief

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...

Editor's Opinion: Why Refusing Review Embargoes Isn’t the Way to Go

Why Refusing Review Embargoes Isn’t the Way to Go

Taking a stand by not taking a stand

Well, it’s all been kicking off this week, hasn’t it? You probably already know the story, but I’ll give you a brief bit of background. Background Players: Assassin’s Creed Unity was set to come out digitally in the US at midnight on Tuesday, 11th of November. Ubisoft decided to set a review embargo in...

pX Draws: Master Chief

Master Chief

See us do sketchy things to honour the return of a legend

With Halo: The Master Chief Collection reaching store shelves and digital marketplaces starting tomorrow, we've decided to have a little out-of-the-ordinary fun. If you didn't find the straightforward title of the article to be explanation enough, here's the gist of it: what we've done is...

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

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

Our crew gets down with sunsets, monkeys, and betas.

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...

Review: Video Games Live - Manchester, UK

Video Games Live - Manchester, UK

Orchestral Controllers in the Dark

Video Games Live is an orchestral music show that plays some of gaming's biggest soundtracks in a theatre setting. The show hit the UK last week, and we sent Pure Xbox's Josephine Johnson along to the show's first appearance in Manchester, to find out what the score is. I started gaming in 1986. The first game I...

Feature: Don't Miss These Five Awesome Trailers From October

Don't Miss These Five Awesome Trailers From October

Launch trailers capture our attention

These days, it's not uncommon for blockbuster game releases to get a swarm of promotional videos leading up to their launch, sometimes so many that it seems nearly impossible to keep up. The unfortunate truth is that many of these trailers are variations of another you've already seen, and it's not always worth...

Poll: What's Your Most-Anticipated Game of November?

What's Your Most-Anticipated Game of November?

We hope you've been saving your money.

It’s nearly here — the biggest month of video game releases kicks off just a few short days from now, and we couldn’t be more excited. When Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Far Cry, Dragon Age, and Grand Theft Auto are just some of the names gearing up to fight for your holiday allowance, you know...

Discuss: Share Your Thoughts on the Evolve Big Alpha RIGHT HERE

Share Your Thoughts on the Evolve Big Alpha RIGHT HERE

Is it everything you hoped it would be?

The Evolve Big Alpha is currently underway, and it’s teaching Xbox One owners how to either put their teamwork skills to the test, or track their prey as a solitary hulking creature of darkness. This 4 vs. 1 asymmetrical gameplay has been the talk of the town since the industry went hands-on with it at this...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Halloween Edition

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Halloween Edition

Enter if you dare...

Welcome to What Games Are You Playing This Weekend, also known by the spooky acronym WGAYPTW. This is a terrifying feature that allows us to share our repulsive weekend gaming plans with all of you. By providing a creepy window into our personal lives, you can learn what makes us tick as gamers and learn which writer's...

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

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

What time it is? WGAYPTW time!

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...

Poll: Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Open for discussion

In a recent interview with OXM, Far Cry 4’s creative director Alex Hutchinson had some interesting things to say about the future of linear games. In summary, he believes that games with a linear campaign are “really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.” Hutchinson also said: "They're already super high-quality,...

Roundup: The Legend of Korra Has Reviewers Bent out of Shape

The Legend of Korra Has Reviewers Bent out of Shape

Platinum goes bronze

The Legend of Korra is a cartoon on Nickelodeon that has a massive following of die-hard fans, much like the series it was spawned from, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Platinum Games is a developer that is highly respected, responsible for cult classics such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, and The Wonderful 101. Long story short, Platinum...

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

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

Bet you can't top this lineup.

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...

Roundup: The Evil Within Scares Up Review Scores Worth Shining A Light On

The Evil Within Scares Up Review Scores Worth Shining A Light On

Survival horror is back?

Potential customers aren't typically comforted when review scores for the game they're interested in haven't been made public before release day. That's not to say that a lack of reviews automatically means the game in the spotlight is going to be bad, but unfortunately in many cases the trepidation ends up being warranted...

Editor's Opinion: Our Resolution Resolution

Our Resolution Resolution

Drawing some lines.

Whereas every other site on the planet seems to take pride in reporting that the latest multi-platform title runs at this resolution or that resolution, you may have noticed that we don’t really run articles about how many lines are on a screen. Indeed, some sites appear to almost salivate when even a new Xbox One exclusive...

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

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

Stacks on stacks

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...

News: Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Features in the pipeline

In an interview with The Inner Circle podcast, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed that a few fan-demanded features are currently in the works for the Xbox One dashboard. Spencer said "Themes and background pics are something we are working on, and screenshots. I know people beat me up on screenshots...I know people like...

Round Up: Alien: Isolation Face-Hugs Critics with an Authentic Setting and Genuine Scares

Alien: Isolation Face-Hugs Critics with an Authentic Setting and Genuine Scares

Surviving the horror

It feels as if we've been waiting forever to learn whether or not Alien: Isolation would be the authentic Alien experience that fans of the iconic science-fiction franchise deserve. After the putrid taste that Aliens: Colonial Marines left in the mouths of consumers, critics, and the game industry at large, we don't blame anyone...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty

Release season is heating up!

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...

Impressions: Cruising Through Stunning Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

Cruising Through Stunning Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

Dave shares his thoughts on the upcoming racer

The Forza Horizon 2 review embargo has been lifted, and while we don’t have a review prepared and polished for you just yet, we have rounded up some thoughts that we’re excited to share. Actually, our US Editor, Dave Letcavage, will be the one telling of his experiences, as he’s logged the most...