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Weekly Wrap: Ukulele Edition

Ukulele Edition

An instrumental week?

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: Xbox 360 owners will be glad to find out that the system got a...

News: New Xbox 360 Update Adds Support for Larger Hard Drives and More

New Xbox 360 Update Adds Support for Larger Hard Drives and More

2TB drives are now allowed

Microsoft has pushed out a new system update for the Xbox 360 today that implements a number of new features that should keep last-gen owners happy for the time being. Ever since Microsoft launched the Xbox Feedback website, one of the most requested features on Xbox 360 is for larger external drive support. With this new...

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

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

Leaving weekdays in the rear-view

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...

News: It Looks Like The Jackbox Party Pack is Coming to the UK and Europe After All

It Looks Like The Jackbox Party Pack is Coming to the UK and Europe After All

Let's get quizzical

The party game compilation The Jackbox Party Pack released in the US back in November of 2014 but it appeared as if it wouldn't be making the jump to the UK and Europe. It seems that's no longer the case now though, since European game age raters PEGI have slapped a "12" rating on the compilation, indicating that it will be...

News: Ubisoft Releases Free Child of Light Digital Art Book

Ubisoft Releases Free Child of Light Digital Art Book

Pretty as a picture

Ubisoft have released a free digital art book that features on their runaway digital hit Child of LIght, as a "thank you" to the fans that helped to make the game successful. Child of Light: Reginald the Great features the tale of Robert's son, Reginald, who sets out on an adventure to fins his purpose in life. He finds Roberta...

News: All You Need to Know About Trials of Osiris in Destiny: House of Wolves

All You Need to Know About Trials of Osiris in Destiny: House of Wolves

"Your skill alone won’t carry you through."

Bungie has released the first details regarding Trials of Osiris, Destiny's new PvP game mode that will be released with the House of Wolves expansion on May 19th. Trials of Osiris will be a new multiplayer weekly event which pits two teams of three to battle each other in a new game mode called...

News: Dead Island 2 Suffers Yet Another Delay

Dead Island 2 Suffers Yet Another Delay

2016 just got more crowded

Deep Silver has confirmed that Dead Island 2 -- the sequel to 2011's Fallout3-meets-zombies melee adventure -- is being delayed to 2016. We had found out only earlier this month that the game was pushed back to September from its original Spring 2015 release window. Now, thanks to a statement on the Dead Island Twitter,...

On This Day: It's Been 13 Years Since the Burnout Series Crashed onto Xbox Consoles

It's Been 13 Years Since the Burnout Series Crashed onto Xbox Consoles

The start of something great

For this installment of On This Day, we're looking back on the original Burnout, which squealed onto the Xbox on April 30th, 2002 in North America. If you weren't already aware, Acclaim Entertainment was responsible for publishing the first two games in this series, before Electronic Arts took over. Criterion Games,...

News: Did You Know Gaming? Takes On the Original Xbox

Did You Know Gaming? Takes On the Original Xbox

Watch and learn

Those crazy kids at Did You Know Gaming? has taken a look at the original Xbox console, in an eight minute video that covers the conception of Microsoft's first entry into the console market. Whether you were a fan of the original Xbox and the beautiful "Duke" controller or not, you'll undoubtedly pick up a few tidbits of...

News: WRC 5 Set to Scandinavian Flick Its Way to Xbox One

WRC 5 Set to Scandinavian Flick Its Way to Xbox One

No, that isn't a euphemism

Bigben Interactive has sent through word that they'll be publishing a new title in their popular rally series WRC, for Xbox One. WRC 5 is currently in development with France's Kylotonn Games and will launch toward the end of the year. Bigben have confirmed that the 2013 FIA WRC 3 Champion Sébastien Chardonnet will serve...

News: Overkill's The Walking Dead Slated for 2016

Overkill's The Walking Dead Slated for 2016

Slow Walkers

Starbreeze Studios announced today that Overkill Software's game based on the hit comic 'The Walking Dead' is coming in 2016. The game is appropriately titled Overkill's The WalkingDead and will be published by 505 Games. Not much is known about the game other than that it is powered by Starbreeze's Diesel engine, but a teaser trailer...

News: Gigantic Xbox One Beta Signups Open

Gigantic Xbox One Beta Signups Open

Go big or go home

The crossplay F2P MOBA title that was announced during Phil Spencer's GDC session earlier this year - Gigantic - will be heading into beta soon and as such, developers Motiga have opened up a registration page so that you can get a piece of the action. Pulling from both shooters and traditional MOBAs, the game is a team battler...

News: Saddle Up! Le Tour De France 2015 Detailed for Xbox One

Saddle Up! Le Tour De France 2015 Detailed for Xbox One

Pedal power

Focus Home Interactive have released the first batch of screenshots from Cyanide's cycling sim Le Tour De France 2015, which has been confirmed as being due for release on Xbox One this June. You can check out the screenshots below, and in addition to the new visuals, Focus have confirmed that the game will allow you to play through all...

News: Warner Bros. Gives Shadow of Mordor the GOTY Treatment

Warner Bros. Gives Shadow of Mordor the GOTY Treatment

Get more for your money

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the best games of 2014, and if you still haven't played it yet, then you're going to want to pick up the new Game of the Year Edition on May 5th in North America or May 8th in Europe. The new re-release houses the main game plus all released DLC content including the story-based...

News: Halo 5: Guardians' Cover Art Revealed

Halo 5: Guardians' Cover Art Revealed

Two Sides Represented

After a month long ARG, the payoff has finally been revealed. If you're a hardcore Halo fan then you have probably been paying attention to Microsoft's alternate reality game titled 'Hunt The Truth'. The ARG, which was conducted via Tumblr, has finally played its course and has revealed the cover art for Halo 5: Guardians. The...

Out Today: Project Root (Xbox One)

Project Root (Xbox One)

Shoot 'em on up

The Xbox One could use a few more "schmups," and Project Root looks ready to help close that void. While it's clear its inspiration comes from classic shoot-em-ups, Project Root is also bringing some new ideas to the table, such as a free roaming open world. As a launch promotion, Xbox Live Gold members can grab this one at a 30%...

Out Today: Shovel Knight (Xbox One)

Shovel Knight (Xbox One)

Can you dig it?

The hit indie retro-infused platformer, Shovel Knight, finally reaches Xbox One today. Even better, Xbox fans get treated to exclusive boss battles with everyone's favourite Battletoads, which should make certain fans pretty darn happy. While you wait for Shovel Knight to finish downloading, make sure you check out our review. In...