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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 Walking Dead 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...

News: May The Force Be With Your Wallet: This Week's Deals With Gold Listed

May The Force Be With Your Wallet: This Week's Deals With Gold Listed

Improvement

This week's Deals With Gold are an improvement over last week's sorry offers, with the focus being placed on Star Wars-related titles, what with May 4th coming up. Other than those, though, there are some nice offers to be had. The likes of Resident Evil and Strider get trimmed in a Capcom spotlight sale, which filters down onto Xbox...

News: Warner Bros. Announces Eye-watering Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight

Warner Bros. Announces Eye-watering Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight

This won't hurt a bit...

Some would say "eye-watering", but others would describe it differently. We'll keep it a little professional. For now. Warner Bros. have announced that the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight will have a Season Pass available at launch, much as we have come to expect. The season pass will provide "regular new content for six...

News: Deep Silver Picks Up Mighty No. 9 Publishing Duties, Release Date Confirmed

Deep Silver Picks Up Mighty No. 9 Publishing Duties, Release Date Confirmed

Coming to retail outlets

In a surprising twist, Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 will be heading to retail, thanks to publisher Deep Silver. The publisher has confirmed that the game will launch both at retail and digitally for Xbox One, and as a digital-only title for Xbox 360, on September 15th in the US, and September 18th everywhere else. You may...

Out Today: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

Stay alive

Tuesday's here, and the first new game to hit Xbox One today is State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. Including a remastered version of the main game, both DLC packs from the Xbox 360 edition, and a few alterations to the way things work, the game is available at a 33% discount to owners of the original. In Their Words: State of...

News: The Latest Episode of Hunt the Truth Has Released, and It's the Longest Yet

The Latest Episode of Hunt the Truth Has Released, and It's the Longest Yet

Ben Giraud lands an unlikely interview

Episode 5 of Hunt the Truth, the audio series that explores the mystery behind the plot in Halo 5: Guardians, runs over 20 minutes, and it finds Ben Giraud getting unexpected details about the Master Chief. You can listen to it here. When we last left Ben, he was suffering from a serious case of paranoia,...

News: Activision Confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops III Release Date: New Trailer and Screenshots

Activision Confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops III Release Date: New Trailer and Screenshots

Just as we thought

After most of the information leaked last week, it seems that Activision have given up on a May 4th announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and decided to just get the information confirmed as quickly as they can. The company has confirmed that the Treyarch-developed game will launch on Xbox One on November 6th, a date...

Weekly Wrap: Mathematical Edition

Mathematical Edition

Whoa! Algebraic!

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: Call of Duty: Black Ops III details are slowly being leaked. Additional...

News: New Witcher 3 TV Spot Appears

New Witcher 3 TV Spot Appears

Just Geralt doing what he does...

The new TV spot for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has surfaced and looks pretty tasty, if you like giant Gryphons and damsels in distress! Luckily, here at Pure Xbox, we do. Personally, we may have been a little more careful with an Igni sign in a cornfield, but that's why we write about games rather than ply a trade as...