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Gamescom 2015: First Scalebound Footage Rears Its Head, Release Window Announced

First Scalebound Footage Rears Its Head, Release Window Announced

4-player co-op confirmed

With hardly a drip of new information since its first unveiling at E3 2014, Microsoft and PlatinumGames finally pulled the curtain off of Scalebound yesterday with a thrilling six minute gameplay demo that involved huge dragons, giant crabs, and...uh, dubstep? First gameplay impressions defines Scalebound as an action-RPG...

Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Game Preview Set to Get Four More Titles

Xbox One Game Preview Set to Get Four More Titles

Booming along..

Since the announcement and launch of the Xbox One Game Preview program, complete with Elite: Dangerous and The Long Dark back at E3, things have been pretty quiet. However, at their Gamescom conference today, Microsoft confirmed that Team 17s strategy title Sheltered will be added to the service today, meaning that you can get your...

Gamescom 2015: Thimbleweed Park Pointing and Clicking on to Xbox One Next Year

Thimbleweed Park Pointing and Clicking on to Xbox One Next Year

Use balloon animal with corpse

During Microsoft's Gamescom press conference Ron Gilbert took to the stage to announce that his Kickstarter-funded point and click adventure game Thimbleweed Park will be coming to Xbox One. A quick teaser trailer was shown off; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCYAUaBkzJI Ron Gilbert is a name many will know from the...

Gamescom 2015: Killer Instinct Season 3 Launching March 2016, Some Content Coming Today

Killer Instinct Season 3 Launching March 2016, Some Content Coming Today

Do You Have Battletoads?

Microsoft have announced that Killer Instinct will be getting a third season of content in March 2016. Little is known as to what content will make up this pack, but it is expected to take a similar form to previous seasons with a mix of old and new characters and arenas. Alongside this information was the unveiling of Rash...

Out Today: Beyond Eyes (Xbox One)

Beyond Eyes (Xbox One)

A modern fairy tale

One of the surprises of Microsoft's E3 showcase, Beyond Eyes looks to be an incredibly intriguing and touching title. It's available today to purchase digitally on Xbox One. In Their Words: Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey,...

Gamescom 2015: New UI Targeting September for Preview Program Members, Full Launch in November

New UI Targeting September for Preview Program Members, Full Launch in November

Windows 10 inbound!

Mike Ybarra (Director of Program Management for Xbox) took to the stage at Gamescom 2015 during Microsoft's Press Conference to announce that the Xbox One's new Windows 10 powered UI would be coming to the console in November. Since stepping off the stage, Ybarra has taken to Twitter and rolled out a few more details. Many Xbox...

Out Today: Boggle (Xbox One)

Boggle (Xbox One)

Wanna Boggle?

The legendary word game Boggle is the next title that Ubisoft have ported to consoles as part of their Hasbro Game Channel promotion. It's out today for Xbox One and you can get your wordplay on right about now. In Their Words: So you think you're fast at finding words? Prove it! Challenge yourself or up to 3 friends online in a...

Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Getting DVR for Free-to-Air TV

Xbox One Getting DVR for Free-to-Air TV

Fancy stuff

Microsoft's Gamescom press event was jam-packed full of announcements and information, but one of the things that will get swept under the carpet a little is that after many requests, the Xbox One will soon support DVR for Free-to-Air TV. What this means is that you'll be able to use your Xbox One hard drive to record TV shows via the...

Out Today: Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight (Xbox One)

Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight (Xbox One)

Free to play from out of nowhere

We reported on Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight coming to Xbox One a few weeks ago, but it seems that the publisher has decided to pull the trigger today with no warning. That isn't usually a good sign, but at least it won't cost you a penny to try the game out. In Their Words: Get ready to turn your living room...

Gamescom 2015: Insane £450 Halo 5 Guardians Pink Mist Edition Available for Preorder

Insane £450 Halo 5 Guardians Pink Mist Edition Available for Preorder

With a real Needler!

If the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition didn't get your wallet sweating when it was announced earlier in the year, this sure will. GAME UK have announced that they'll be selling a limited edition Limited Collector's Pink Mist Edition of Halo 5: Guardians when it launches in October. The Pink Mist Edition comes with...

Out Today: Rare Replay (Xbox One)

Rare Replay (Xbox One)

Best game compilation ever?

Well, the hype has been building since E3 and it's now at breaking point. Rare Replay is with us today! Why are you still here? Why are you not playing Blast Corps? In Their Words: To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Rare brings together the adventures of its iconic characters in a collection that spans the decades...

Gamescom 2015: Homefront: The Revolution Getting Early Access Multiplayer Beta on Xbox One

Homefront: The Revolution Getting Early Access Multiplayer Beta on Xbox One

More Red Dawn than Dads Army

One of the bigger surpises to come out of the Xbox briefing at Gamescom was the re-reveal of Homefront: The Revolution from Nottingham-based Deep Silver Dambuster studios. Originally the IP of the now defunct Crytek UK and taken on by Deep Silver who, demonstrating that their promise that the game would be more than...

Gamescom 2015: Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One

Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One

One more thing

E3 has for a long time had the tradition of company execs coming out on stage to make one last special announcement and this year, Gamescom followed suit. Microsoft's Head of Games Phil Spencer came out towards the end of the company's Gamescom presentation to reiterate the stellar line up of titles coming this year, as well as the...

News: The Pure Xbox Grand Twitter Gamescom Big Love Giveaway Extravaganza Party Thing!

The Pure Xbox Grand Twitter Gamescom Big Love Giveaway Extravaganza Party Thing!

Prizes. What more do you need to know?

Gamescom is upon us, and we're currently hard at work writing up the news from Microsoft's presser, getting more information on things so you've got all at your fingertips and all that noise. What we want to do is give you MORE than that. We can hear it now: "How, Pure Xbox? How could you EVER give us MORE...

Gamescom 2015: All Xbox 360 Games With Gold From Now On Will be Backward Compatible

All Xbox 360 Games With Gold From Now On Will be Backward Compatible

Four games a month to add to your backlog.

Microsoft have announced that all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold offerings will be available to Xbox One owners via the new backwards compatible functionality coming this November. Microsoft went on record and confirmed their first party line up of games would be included within the program. This includes...

Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Get Chatty!

Gamescom 2015 is in full swing following Microsoft's press conference in Cologne and there were plenty of hardware announcements alongside those about games. One such announcement was that Microsoft are bringing a Chatpad to market for use with the Xbox One controller. A stable part of Xbox 360, the Chatpad affords players a much easier...

Gamescom 2015: Cities: Skylines coming to Xbox One

Cities: Skylines coming to Xbox One

All this used to be trees...

PC centric city-building title Cities: Skylines from Finnish developer Colossal Order, is coming to Xbox One as announced by Director of ID@Xbox Chris Charla during today's Gamescom briefing. Since launching on the 10th of March 2015, the game has sold 1 million units on the PC, thanks to the vacuum left by Sim City's...

Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break Release Date Confirmed

Quantum Break Release Date Confirmed

Time Travel to 2016

Quantum Break was announced back in May 2013 and it finally has a release date. During Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 press conference, Remedy took to the stage to announce that the game would be launching on April 5th 2016. Phil Spencer introduced the game as part of Microsoft's look into 2016, as an opening clip showed off some new...

News: Amazon Lists Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 10 Compatible Hori Arcade Stick

Amazon Lists Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 10 Compatible Hori Arcade Stick

Oh, yes.

In the market for a new arcade stick for a bit of Killer Instinct? Well, it might be worth your while to hold off a little, it seems. Indeed, the Xbox One Hori Real Arcade Pro. V Kai stick appears that it'll be heading to the west relatively soon. Initially announced for Japan only, the stick has been listed by Amazon US this morning, with...

News: Prepare to Sail the Lost Sea on Xbox One 

Prepare to Sail the Lost Sea on Xbox One 

Set sail on an acute adventure.

eastasiasoft's 3D strategy action game Lost Sea is indeed comign to box One this year, courtesy of the ID@Xbox program. The game was initially announced back in October but more details have now emerged. Set in a procedurally generated archipelago in the infamous Bermuda Triangle, Lost Sea is a cartoon B-movie...