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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...

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...