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

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

Kicking back with Axelay, IDARB, Hand of Fate and more.

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...

Feature: These Are the Xbox 360 Games We Want to See Remastered for Xbox One

These Are the Xbox 360 Games We Want to See Remastered for Xbox One

Providing old favorites with a minor facelift

Whether you like them or hate them, it seems that remasters, definitive editions, and last-gen ports will continue travelling over to the Xbox One for some time to come. We'll admit that we're not entirely fond of the idea if it means that potential sequels get the shaft, but we do welcome the remaster...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - GameBlast Edition

This weekend we get charitable, and you should join us!

It's time for a super special edition of WGAYPTW. That's right, since our staff is taking part in GameBlast 15 this weekend, we decided we'd focus on what games we'll be playing during our livestream sessions. Honestly, the words below are pretty much business as usual, but hey, there's a...

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

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

We fill our hearts with Zelda, Battlefield, and XCOM.

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...

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

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

Three amigos set their sights on some familiar targets

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...

pX Draws: ZOMBIES!!

ZOMBIES!!

Inspired by the release of Resident Evil and Dying Light

We'll be the first to admit that the whole zombie thing has been done to death over the course of the last 10 or so years. Well, really, it all started around the release of 28 Days Later and exploded into a whole new kind of beast when the popular comic book series, The Walking Dead, turned...

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

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

So hooked it's not even funnie

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...

First Stage: Riptide GP2 (Xbox One)

Riptide GP2 (Xbox One)

Getting our jetski on

Back once again to take on the first level of a new game to give you a taste of it, Pure Xbox presents First Stage. This week, we're having a bash at the "Milk Run", which is the first stage of the new jetski racer Riptide GP2, due to be available to buy digitally from January 23rd for Xbox One. With no more in the way of...

Pure Retro: Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - The Master of The Leagues

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - The Master of The Leagues

Better than the rest

Back in the day (I promise not to use that too much in our retro articles, but just let me have this one) things were very, very different to how they are now when it came to console football. Now, we have the yearly battle between EA's FIFA and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer franchises and that's pretty much your lot. Any new...

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

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

When there's a drought, bring the retro games out

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...

Pure Retro: Did You Know That James Bond 007: Nightfire Had a Thrilling Multiplayer Mode?

Did You Know That James Bond 007: Nightfire Had a Thrilling Multiplayer Mode?

License to Kill

When the Xbox 360 was the latest and greatest console on the market, that meant the original Xbox was only last-gen, which didn’t make it all that old. But now that the Xbox One has ushered in a new generation, it finally makes sense to slap the retro label on those classic Xbox games. That’s where Pure Retro comes in. From here...

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

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

There's snow way we'd forget about WGAYPTW in 2015!

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: GameBlast 15: Your Ideas Required!

GameBlast 15: Your Ideas Required!

It's all for charity, mate

In February, UK charity SpecialEffect will be running their now-annual GameBlast gaming marathon to raise money to help people with disabilities to be able to play video games. They are the Editor-in-Chief's charity of choice here at Pure Xbox, so you can bet your bottom dollar (and donate it too!) that we'll be taking...

First Stage: Funk of Titans

Funk of Titans

Anciently funky

Last year, we debuted a new feature by the name of First Stage, which saw us take on the first stage of a game in order to give you a taste of it with no commentary, no opinions, or anything like that to take focus from the action. We let it lapse a little, but the feature will make a comeback this year. We'll kick things off with...

Feature: Game of the Year - Staff Lists

Game of the Year - Staff Lists

Another year bites the dust

With just a few days left in 2014, we thought it would be the perfect time for Pure Xbox to put a Game of the Year list out in the wild. Instead of featuring a single list of games voted on by our entire team of writers (like we did for our Most Wanted Games of 2015 article), we've instead decided to feature each writer's...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty

Gearing up for the holidays the only way we know how

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...

Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games of 2015

Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games of 2015

A list so good there's not even room for Geralt, Croft, or Snake.

With the end of 2014 nearly here, we’ve decided to have a look at next year’s schedule of video game releases and round up a list of the ones we’re looking forward to the most. If you haven't had yourself a gander at what's on the radar, we can assure you that there's a whole...

Feature: Did Xbox Live Gold Represent Value for Money in 2014?

Did Xbox Live Gold Represent Value for Money in 2014?

Crunching the numbers

Since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and the introduction of the requirement for gamers on that console to subscribe to PlayStation Plus in order to play games online, Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold has been compared to Sony's effort more than ever before. They're essentially now equal in terms of the base services that they...

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

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

Time to plug in

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...

Pure Holidays: A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

Check it twice

Have you been following all of the Pure Holidays madness around Pure Xbox? Well, if you haven’t, what we’ve been doing is whipping up guides to the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 games available this holiday season, and also providing review coverage of many gaming and gaming–related accessories that we believe might be of...

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

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

Cold out? Stay indoors and game.

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...

Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 Games Available This Holiday Season

Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 Games Available This Holiday Season

Last gen isn't down and out yet

Because a vast majority of this year's releases have launched for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, we haven't spent enough time with many of the last-gen versions to be able to weight in on them. For that reason this list is relatively smaller than the one we put together for our Xbox One Holiday Game Guide. Nevertheless,...

Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox One Games Available This Holiday Season

Our Guide to the Best Xbox One Games Available This Holiday Season

If you need Xbox One gift ideas, this guide is for you.

The holiday season is now fully upon us. That means, not only do you have to start buying gifts for family, friends and coworkers, you also have to let others know what's on your wish list. So, if you or the person you're buying for owns the latest Xbox console and is uncertain of what to...