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Gamescom 2013: Peggle 2 Confirmed as Xbox One Launch Title

Peggle 2 Confirmed as Xbox One Launch Title

Cool clear!

We kind of knew that this one was coming, especially after the incredibly awkward half-announcement that was made at E3, but Peggle 2 is coming to Xbox One. Not only that, but it'll be a launch title, and a timed exclusive, so you won't see it on other platforms for a while. Very little has been revealed about the game so far, but...

Gamescom 2013: Mojang's Cobalt coming to Xbox One and 360

Mojang's Cobalt coming to Xbox One and 360

Guncraft.

Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that their next title - Cobalt - will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game is a 2D platform shooter, that looks like it's been pulled right out of the 16-bit era, and will be a competitive multiplayer title. The game is currently in alpha for PC, and the company have released a trailer,...

Gamescom 2013: Fighter Within Announced For Xbox One Launch

Fighter Within Announced For Xbox One Launch

Beat 'em down.

As we we reported yesterday, Ubisoft is working on a new Kinect-only fighting title by the name of Fighter Within. The game is a spiritual successor to the godawful Fighters Uncaged, which garnered nothing but hatred from gamers when it was released. We're hoping that the improved fidelity of Kinect 2.0 will allow the development...

Gamescom 2013: Microsoft Announces Fable Legends for Xbox One

Microsoft Announces Fable Legends for Xbox One

New and exclusive

Microsoft has announced that they'll be bringing Fable Legends to Xbox One. The game is exclusive to the platform and is in development with Lionhead. 4-player co-op is on offer, and we're told that you can play as either the hero, or the villain. Also, the game is always-online. This is probably the first of many "always-online"...

Gamescom 2013: Microsoft Announces ID@Xbox Self Publishing Program

Microsoft Announces ID@Xbox Self Publishing Program

Two free dev kits for registered developers.

Microsoft has revealed it's solution that allows indie developers to self-publish on Xbox One. The "ID@Xbox" program will provide each registered developer with two Xbox One development kits at no cost, and will allow them to access the full power of the console, Kinect, cloud services, and the Xbox Live...

Rumour: Microsoft to Bundle FIFA 14 With Xbox One

Microsoft to Bundle FIFA 14 With Xbox One

Now this is an interesting angle.

"Two senior industry sources" are claiming that Microsoft is due to bundle EA's upcoming soccer title FIFA 14 with the Xbox One in Europe, all for the announced launch price of £429.99, claims industry rag MVC. Now, there have been many suggestions that Microsoft is going to reduce the price of the Xbox One launch...

News: Konami Confirms Castlevania 3DS Port for XBLA

Konami Confirms Castlevania 3DS Port for XBLA

Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate to get HD makeover.

Konami has confirmed that they'll be bringing a HD remake of 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate to Xbox Live on October 31st. The game is a relatively direct port of the 3DS title, as far as we know, barring the HD makeover. No screenshots have been released as yet, but...

News: New Ubisoft Fighting Title Leaked

New Ubisoft Fighting Title Leaked

Beat up your friends with the power of Kinect

Thanks to the wonderful power of the internet and Google's caching feature, a new fighting title from Ubisoft has been leaked, entitled Fighter Within. The title is apparently going to utilize Xbox One and the Kinect 2.0 and will most likely be a sequel to Fighters Uncaged. However, there are some...

News: GTA V Achievements List Uncovered

GTA V Achievements List Uncovered

You'll be playing for a while.

Those stealthy fellows over at Xbox360Achievements have uncovered the final achievements list for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V which of course, is due to drop in September. From the list available, 17 achievements pertain to the game's much-discussed multiplayer mode, GTA Online. 11 achievements are "secret2,...

First Stage: Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Old-school gameplay.

At Pure Xbox, we like to occasionally do "Let's Play" style videos without any of the annoying, banal chatter. We want to show you the game without you needing to download a demo or get your rental on. We fire it up and run through the first five minutes or so of the game so that you can see whether it's your sort of thing, and...

News: Eidos Montreal releases new Thief trailer, named "Uprising"

Eidos Montreal releases new Thief trailer, named "Uprising"

Hear me roar

The forthcoming Thief reboot has more than a few people intrigued to see what Eidos Montreal come up with. To further raise the fans' hopes of a successful new chapter in the franchise, Eidos have released a new trailer from the game. Thief has also been officially given a release date as well - 25th February 2014 in the US and 28th...

News: Tropico 5 Confirmed for Xbox 360 in 2014

Tropico 5 Confirmed for Xbox 360 in 2014

El Presidente to return.

Kalypso has confirmed that Tropico 5 is currently in development at Haemimont Studios, and is headed to the Xbox 360 and other platforms in 2014. The tropical city-builder sim has been slowly building a following over the last few years, with the third and fourth games in the series drawing critical acclaim. The fifth game...

News: Xbox 360 to Xbox One Season Pass Guarantee Launched

Xbox 360 to Xbox One Season Pass Guarantee Launched

Fair play.

Microsoft has confirmed that if you purchase a season pass for a selected Xbox 360 title, your pass will automatically transfer to the Xbox One version of the same game. It isn't for all games of course, but the big three - Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft - are lined up to take part in the deal. Both Battlefield 4 and Call of...

News: Xbox One Launch Markets Confirmed

Xbox One Launch Markets Confirmed

Lucky 13.

Microsoft has confirmed exactly which countries the Xbox One will be launching in come November. Thirteen territories have been identified, which is just a shade over half of the initial target that Microsoft set themselves at E3, when they announced that 21 markets would be getting the console on launch day. The company acknowledged that...

News: The Xbox One Knows When it's Overheating, Regulates Power

The Xbox One Knows When it's Overheating, Regulates Power

So long "red ring"

As much as we would like to forget about it, the Xbox 360's "red ring" hardware problems was catastrophic for Microsoft. Early 360 hardware had the tendency to overheat, singeing internal parts, resulting in players seeing the dreaded "three rings of death" across the machine's power button. It wasn't a happy time for most gamers...

News: Xbox One Will Allow You To "Favourite" Your Best Friends

Xbox One Will Allow You To "Favourite" Your Best Friends

A nice touch.

When Xbox One is launched, the friends list that we know and sort of love, will be expanded. No longer will you be limited to 100 friends, as the new platform will allow you to add up to 1,000 people to your list, to enable the sort of maniacal egomania that you would generally only find on social networking sites such as Facebook...

News: Your Xbox One Won't Require Kinect - At All

Your Xbox One Won't Require Kinect - At All

Microsoft confirms.

Just in case you missed it, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will be entirely functional from a gaming point of view if you decide that you don't want your Kinect 2.0 device to be plugged in to it. As we already knew - but many, many people decided to ignore - there is an option to entirely disable Kinect, and that's...

News: Rayman Legends Demo Coming August 14th

Rayman Legends Demo Coming August 14th

On all platforms. Heh.

Ubisoft has confirmed that they'll be releasing a demo of Rayman Legends tomorrow, August 14th, for Xbox Live Gold members. Xbox Live Silver members can pick it up from the 21st. The demo will feature three different levels of the game, as well as a look at the game's Invasion mode. The maps "Teensies in Trouble" and "A Toad...