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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,...

News: Titanfall: Update 8 Breakdown

Titanfall: Update 8 Breakdown

It ain't over until Respawn says its over!

Titanfall shocked and amazed Xbox Owners when it first hit the scene nearly a year ago. Shooter fans had rarely seen something as fast-paced and awe-inspiring as running across a wall to board a hundred and fifty foot tall robot that they’d just then called to drop from orbit. Since then, we’ve seen...

News: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Get A New Xbox 360 Port?

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Get A New Xbox 360 Port?

Surely not!

Those eagle-eyed folks over at Xbox Achievements have uncovered something a little bit interesting, it seems. Today, they've published a new list of Xbox 360 achievements for the aging Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which sees its 10th anniversary looming large this month. "But, wait!" we hear you cry. "The game was already out on Xbox...

News: KOEI Tecmo Confirms Bladestorm: Nightmare for Xbox One

KOEI Tecmo Confirms Bladestorm: Nightmare for Xbox One

Not a moment too soon

A while ago, we reported that KOEI Tecmo was working on a new game that was scheduled to be the follow up to the underrated Xbox 360 action strategy title Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War. There was no confirmation of platforms, however. Today though, KOEI Tecmo has confirmed that the game is headed to Xbox One under the...

News: Alien: Isolation "Corporate Lockdown" DLC Revealed

Alien: Isolation "Corporate Lockdown" DLC Revealed

First of five

Sega has announced details regarding a new DLC package for Alien: Isolation Entitled 'Corporate Lockdown', it will be the first of five post-launch add-on packs due to be released for Alien: Isolation's Survival Mode, which started life as a "Demo" when the game launched. According to Alien: Isolation's official post: "Each add-on...

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...

News: 343 Apologises for 20GB Halo Day One Patch

343 Apologises for 20GB Halo Day One Patch

Still doesn't explain much

A couple of days ago, it was confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would come with a massive multiplayer-enabling 20GB patch for gamers to download on day one. The patch wouldn't prevent the single-player campaigns from being playable as it downloaded, but understandably, some were unhappy with the decision to...

News: New FIFA 15 Patch Set to Improve Goalkeeper Intelligence

New FIFA 15 Patch Set to Improve Goalkeeper Intelligence

In a manner of speaking...

When we reviewed FIFA 15 a few weeks ago, we noted that the game had a specific problem when it came to goalkeepers making crazy decisions. One of the main improvements to the game was mooted to be improved goalkeeper AI that was more in keeping with real-life shot-stoppers. That is generally the case, but there are too...

News: Shh! Silence: The Whispered World II is Coming to Xbox One in 2015

Shh! Silence: The Whispered World II is Coming to Xbox One in 2015

Quiet down.

Deadalic Entertainment has confirmed that their new adventure game Silence: The Whispered World II will not only be coming to PC and Mac, but also to Xbox One. The Xbox One version will release simultaneously with the other versions when the game launches in early 2015. Silence is being touted as a "genre-defining, visually stunning...

News: Both Seasons of The Walking Dead Shuffle Back to October 31st on Xbox One in Europe

Both Seasons of The Walking Dead Shuffle Back to October 31st on Xbox One in Europe

Walkers now want you on Halloween!

The release of both Season 1 and Season 2 of Telltale's The Walking Dead have been delayed until October 31st in Europe for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Originally set for release on October 24th, Telltale Games haven't released an official statement as to why both games have suffered the one week delayed in...

News: Rockstar Warns Gamers Against Grand Theft Auto V Beta Phishing Scams

Rockstar Warns Gamers Against Grand Theft Auto V Beta Phishing Scams

No such thing as a GTA V beta

There are so many new games out at this time of year and the notion of getting invited to play one of them early is highly appealing, but please don't be fooled by any messages you get regarding Grand Theft Auto V, as there will be no beta or any kind of early access before its official release on the latest systems...

Weirdness: Get Back to Tokyo-to With This Awesome Jet Set Radio Future Soundtrack Mash Up

Get Back to Tokyo-to With This Awesome Jet Set Radio Future Soundtrack Mash Up

Blast from the past

We thought we'd publish a bit of something to perk you up on this fine (or not fine...depends on what the weather is like where you are, really) Wednesday, and it just so happens that this little beauty came flying our way. YouTube user 「|_◎G¡」 (no, we don't know either) has posted a very, very sweet mix of 31 different...

News: Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Launches in UK

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Launches in UK

£25 to you

Microsoft has confirmed that they have released the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, in the UK at least. The device is scheduled to launch in all the usual stores on Friday, but is available to order from the UK Microsoft Store now. It's expected to be released in other European territories very shortly. The tuner connects via USB, and...

News: This Week's Deals With Gold Will Drive You Crazy

This Week's Deals With Gold Will Drive You Crazy

Some great discounts to be had

This week's Deals With Gold have been confirmed, and there's some good news ahead for those that like the throb of the engine and the squeal of wheels on tarmac. On Xbox One, Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition get slashed in half, as does Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut in case you missed it when it was available via...

News: Pure Pool Still Being Cued Up for Xbox One

Pure Pool Still Being Cued Up for Xbox One

New screenshots released

Ripstone and developer VooFoo Studios have confirmed that Pure Pool is still heading to Xbox One, and is all but ready to go. There was some concern for the Xbox One version of the game after the PlayStation 4 version released a few months ago and all went quiet on the Xbox front. But, we're expecting the game to launch in...

News: Microsoft Confirms November Xbox One System Update Details - Custom Backgrounds On The Cards

Microsoft Confirms November Xbox One System Update Details - Custom Backgrounds On The Cards

Nicely done, again

Microsoft has confirmed the details of what gamers can expect in the November Xbox One system update, just days after the October update went live to all gamers. On the cards this month are some cool things, including a few customisation options. Note that these features are currently rolling out to those in the Preview Program,...

News: Don't Worry, Halo: Master Chief Collection Digital Versions DO Come with Halo 5 Beta Access

Don't Worry, Halo: Master Chief Collection Digital Versions DO Come with Halo 5 Beta Access

Mixed messages

Pure Xbox reader Jari pitched us a question via Twitter a little while ago, asking if the digital versions of Halo: Master Chief Collection allowed access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta, in the same way that we're told the physical versions will. We looked into it, and found that the source of confusion is that the text on the Xbox...

News: Mega Win Monday (Europe): Win Project Spark Starter Pack on Xbox One

Mega Win Monday (Europe): Win Project Spark Starter Pack on Xbox One

Build on!

It's Monday, and here at pX, that means that it's Mega Win Monday. This week, we've got a physical Xbox One copy of the Project Spark Starter Pack to give away. Unfortunately for our worldwide residents, due to the fact that it's a region-locked physical copy, this competition is only available to readers from the UK and Europe. Fair...