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News: Xbox Fitness to Remain Free for Xbox Live Gold Users

Xbox Fitness to Remain Free for Xbox Live Gold Users

Get your sweat on

Microsft has confirmed that their popular Xbox Fitness service for Kinect for Xbox One will remain free past the end of December 2014. When it was first announced, Xbox Fitness was only said to be free until the end of 2014, but a Windows Phone Central report states that Microsoft has confirmed this to no longer be true. They...

News: Mega MEGA Win Monday (US): Win an Xbox One with Assassin's Creed Unity and Black Flag!

Mega MEGA Win Monday (US): Win an Xbox One with Assassin's Creed Unity and Black Flag!

Now you're talking!

Our good friends over at Microsoft have provided a doozie of a prize for us to give away to our US readers this week. That's right, on this Mega MEGA Win Monday, you can snag yourself a shiny new Xbox One console, complete with digital copies of Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag! Of course, that bundle...

Pure Holidays: A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

Check it twice

Have you been following all of the Pure Holidays madness around Pure Xbox? Well, if you haven’t, what we’ve been doing is whipping up guides to the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 games available this holiday season, and also providing review coverage of many gaming and gaming–related accessories that we believe might be of...

News: Now, The Banner Saga 2 is Confirmed for Xbox One

Now, The Banner Saga 2 is Confirmed for Xbox One

What's going on?

You may remember that we brought you the news yesterday that The Banner Saga has been rated by the ESRB for release on Xbox One. Well today, Stoic and Versus Evil have put out a joint press release confirming that the game's sequel, The Banner Saga 2, will be releasing on Xbox One in 2015 via Microsoft's ID@Xbox publishing program...

Accessory Review: Sumo Omni Reloaded

Sumo Omni Reloaded

Shape-shifter

Just last week we reviewed the Sumo Sultan Bean Bag and expressed our overall satisfaction with the unit. While a bean bag might not be a traditional gaming accessory, we do believe – in this case at least – it’s something that can greatly enhance all those hours spent in front of the television. Today we’re taking a look at...

News: The Banner Saga Set to Launch on Xbox One

The Banner Saga Set to Launch on Xbox One

Raise your flags

A month or so ago, it was confirmed that Stoic's The Banner Saga would be coming to PlayStation 4 early in 2015, but today we've got word that the game will also launch on Xbox One at around the same time. The game has been re-rated by the ESRB to include the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, today. Developed by Stoic, three...

News: New Arkham Knight Trailer Shows Why You Don't Mess With Batman

New Arkham Knight Trailer Shows Why You Don't Mess With Batman

The final chapter in the Ace Chemicals trailer trilogy

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight this weekend. The trailer (which can be seen below) shows Batman finishing up his business inside of ACE Chemicals. In the past two weeks Warner Bros. published part one and part two of its Ace...

News: Next Four Free EA Sports UFC Fighters Revealed

Next Four Free EA Sports UFC Fighters Revealed

Brock!

EA Sports UFC has gained some popularity of late, after being included in several Black Friday deals. The fact that the game has received a bunch of patches since launch mean that gameplay has improved a lot too, which is drawing some players back in. Something else that will help, is a SIXTH free content update for the game. Due on...

News: Human Element Announced for Xbox One

Human Element Announced for Xbox One

FPSpectacular

Toward the end of the inaugural showing of The Game Awards, Robotoki confirmed that they're working on a new game for multiple platforms (including Xbox One) entitled Human Element. Set 35 years after a zombie apocalypse, the game has created faction-aligned safe havens all across the landscape. You need to choose a hero and compete...

News: New King's Quest Confirmed for Xbox One

New King's Quest Confirmed for Xbox One

Legendary

Not many games can legitimately be listed under the heading of "legendary" but it's a different matter when you're talking about a large percentage of Sierra On-line's original titles. From the genre-defining King's Quest, through to Space Quest and even Leisure Suit Larry, the company has created titles that have pushed the barriers for...

News: Threeonezero Confirms Adr1ft for Xbox One

Threeonezero Confirms Adr1ft for Xbox One

Drifting in

During the inaugural The Game Awards show from Las Vegas, developer threeonezero confirmed that they'll be releasing their new title Adr1ft for Xbox One. The game will be published by 505 Games. Whether this ends up being a digital-only title or will get a full retail release, we're not sure. Starting out floating through a destroyed...

News: The Game Awards - Live Stream

The Game Awards - Live Stream

Very revealing...

Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards are only a few hours away, and although the show is all but replacing Spike TV's awful award show and will probably be much the same in terms of tone, there are set to be a number of big reveals going on, as well as new trailer releases and information drops. Love him or hate him (we love him),...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Eight

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Eight

Cold out? Stay indoors and game.

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...

Accessory Review: Official Xbox One Media Remote

Official Xbox One Media Remote

Officially awesome

With the Xbox One being such a media-focused machine and with recent updates to the dashboard allowing for you to play things via DLNA, you may be thinking about picking up the official Xbox One Media Remote. We’ve been using one since it was released in April, and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. The device easily fits...

News: Resident Evil Remake Shuffles to Consoles This Coming January

Resident Evil Remake Shuffles to Consoles This Coming January

Get your RE fix at a budget price

Capcom has finally confirmed the release date and price for the updated Resident Evil Remake heading to Xbox One and Xbox 360. The horror classic will arrive on January 20 and will cost $19.99/£15.99, and will be the same on PS4, PS3 and PC. Current-gen owners get the graphical edge however, with the game running...

News: Blood Bowl 2 Announced For Xbox One

Blood Bowl 2 Announced For Xbox One

The most popular sport in the Warhammer universe is back

Developer Cyanide announced today that Blood Bowl 2 will be coming to Xbox One. This is Cyanide's second time adapting the board game Blood Bowl, a popular Warhammer spin-off that combines American Football with the series' fantasy elements. Blood Bowl 2 is expected to launch in Spring 2015...

Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 Games Available This Holiday Season

Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 Games Available This Holiday Season

Last gen isn't down and out yet

Because a vast majority of this year's releases have launched for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, we haven't spent enough time with many of the last-gen versions to be able to weight in on them. For that reason this list is relatively smaller than the one we put together for our Xbox One Holiday Game Guide. Nevertheless,...

Accessory Review: Sumo Sultan Bean Bag

Sumo Sultan Bean Bag

It's what's on the inside that counts

With as much time as we — as gamers — spend basking in the glow of illuminated screens, it's important to have seating comfortable enough to accommodate our frequent and often lengthy sessions. Sure, a run-of-the-mill couch works just fine, and even plopping down on the floor gets the job done in a pinch,...

News: OlliOlli Skates Onto Xbox One In Early 2015

OlliOlli Skates Onto Xbox One In Early 2015

Curve Studios is handling the port

Publisher Curve Studios announced that they will be working with developer Roll7 on bringing OlliOlli to Xbox One. The 2D skateboarding title previously released on the Playstation Vita in January of this year. The game, which focuses on combos and timing the landing of tricks, will arrive on the Xbox One in early...

News: Threes! Snaps Onto Xbox One This Friday

Threes! Snaps Onto Xbox One This Friday

Limbo and Boom Ball also see worldwide release

The popular and addictive mobile game, Threes, will be available to download on Xbox One this coming Friday, according to tweets from game co-creator Asher Vollmer and the official ID@Xbox account. Threes! will be playable in Snap mode, meaning you can be attempting to beat a friend's high score...

News: Metro Redux, Wave of Disney Games Slashed in This Week's Deals With Gold

Metro Redux, Wave of Disney Games Slashed in This Week's Deals With Gold

...and Pac-man, of course

Following on from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Spending Saturday, and Super-Spending Sunday (or whatever those days in-between are called), Microsoft has confirmed the latest wave of Xbox Deals With Gold. If you're getting ready for Christmas and have young-'uns heading to your house for the festivities, the big M has you...