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News: GameStop Launches Mystery Bag Offer

GameStop Launches Mystery Bag Offer

Strange, but true

US retailer GameStop has announced a deal that some may find to be a little strange, today. What the retailer is offering, is a "Mystery Grab Bag" for Xbox 360, which costs $19.99. For that price, GameStop say that you'll get between three and five preowned Xbox 360 games of their choice, with the combined value of those titles...

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

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

Stacks on stacks

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 writer's gaming...

Competition: Scare Yourself Silly and Win Alien Isolation for Xbox One

Scare Yourself Silly and Win Alien Isolation for Xbox One

Game over man! Game over!

The weekend is looming large, and what better way to celebrate than to get your hands on a copy of Alien Isolation for Xbox One, huh? The game is currently under review here at Pure Xbox so we'll have our opinion running next week, but we thought we'd brighten up the end of the week by giving everyone the chance to snag a...

News: Farming Simulator 15 Shows You How Much Wood a Woodchuck Could Chuck...

Farming Simulator 15 Shows You How Much Wood a Woodchuck Could Chuck...

...if a woodchuck could chuck wood, of course.

Well OK, maybe it doesn't ACTUALLY show that, but a new gameplay video from the agriculture simulator shows off the new graphics and physics engine in Farming Simulator 15, as well as the game's new forestry features. You'll be able to cut down trees, prepare them, process them into logs, turn 'em into...

News: Xbox One x AAPE Asia-Exclusive Console Uncovered

Xbox One x AAPE Asia-Exclusive Console Uncovered

Chimp in the tub.

Details have emerged today about a forthcoming collaboration between Microsoft and AAPE by A Bathing Ape. The companies have gotten together to work on an Asia-exclusive Xbox One console design, as well as a controller, tote bag, and t-shirt, all featuring the monikers of both corporations. The official name for the collaboration...

News: WWE 2k15 To Get Content-Filled Season Pass

WWE 2k15 To Get Content-Filled Season Pass

Break the walls down

2k's upcoming grappler WWE 2k15 will find itself launching alongside a Season Pass, it has been confirmed today. However, it doesn't look like it's going to be one of those "here are some new outfits" sort of deals. It seems that WWE 2k15's pass will provide new content for 2k Showcase, which is the game's story-driven...

News: Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Features in the pipeline

In an interview with The Inner Circle podcast, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed that a few fan-demanded features are currently in the works for the Xbox One dashboard. Spencer said "Themes and background pics are something we are working on, and screenshots. I know people beat me up on screenshots...I know people like...

News: White Xbox One and Halo Bundle on the Cards

White Xbox One and Halo Bundle on the Cards

Whiteout

The Brasil Game Show is getting underway, and spotted in the rafters at the event, was an advert for a new Xbox One bundle. It looks to feature the white Xbox One (which will only otherwise be available in a bundle with Sunset Overdrive when it launches) packed in with a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This is definitely an...

News: Halo Master Chief Collection: Warlock (Wizard) Will Be Re-Imagined

Halo Master Chief Collection: Warlock (Wizard) Will Be Re-Imagined

At this point Warlock is at least Level 72!

If we were to mention Max Hoberman, many would reply “Hober-who?” But Mr. Hoberman was the visionary behind many of Halo 2's beloved multiplayer maps that have actually stood the test of gaming time, being re-envisioned, re-mastered and re-released in countless forms. Take, for instance, the final...

News: Styx: Master of Shadows Appears on Xbox One

Styx: Master of Shadows Appears on Xbox One

Far too stealthy

This week sees the turn of Focus Home Interactive's Styx: Master of Shadows as the "Surprise New Game of The Week." Previously only rumoured to be due for release at some point in 2014, the game suddenly appeared for download on Xbox One today, with a UK price tag of some £23.99. We're awaiting a review copy, but for now we can...

News: Battlefield 4 Goes Premium (Again) in October

Battlefield 4 Goes Premium (Again) in October

Strange timing

EA has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will be seeing something of a re-release come October 21st on Xbox One. A new collection, entitled Battlefield 4: Premium Pack will be launched, which contains the full game, as well as the China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike, and Dragon's Teeth packs. Also included, is the as-yet-unreleased...

News: Trials Fusion Dives Into The Abyss With New DLC

Trials Fusion Dives Into The Abyss With New DLC

One more addiction

Ubisoft has released the third DLC pack for Trials Fusion today. The new pack is entitled Welcome to The Abyss and claims to take players from the clouds of utopia that were present in the Empire of the Sky pack and down to the ruins of a forgotten undersea civilization. Expect stone relics and a distinct Indiana Jones-esque...

News: Rugby 15 Adds Guinness PRO12 Licence, Aiming for Xbox One

Rugby 15 Adds Guinness PRO12 Licence, Aiming for Xbox One

Putting the boot in

Bigben Interactive and HB Studios have confirmed that they've inked a deal to bring the Guinness PRO12 licence to their upcoming scrum-simulator Rugby 15. The developer has already confirmed that the game will contain the official Aviva Premiership Rugby licence, as well as the TOP14 and PRO D2 licences. PRO12 is a league that...

News: Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Norton Lists Entire Huge Video Game Collection For Auction

Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Norton Lists Entire Huge Video Game Collection For Auction

Buy a house, or buy games...your choice

eBayer reel.big.fish (who goes by "NintendoTwizer" in some places, and good old Aaron Norton in others) has listed his entire personal collection of games, consoles, and gaming paraphernalia on the auction site today. That may not sound like a big deal, but the user is well regarded as a big-time collector,...

News: Xbox 360 Version of Forza Horizon 2 to Miss Out on DLC

Xbox 360 Version of Forza Horizon 2 to Miss Out on DLC

Ouch...

Turn 10 has confirmed that the Sumo Digital-developed Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 will not have any DLC released for it. Community manager Brian Ekberg also confirmed that any benefits that players obtain via the Forza Rewards system are Xbox One exclusive. Ekberg said: "We are currently planning to release DLC only for the Xbox...

News: First Car Pack Released for Forza Horizon 2

First Car Pack Released for Forza Horizon 2

Six-pack.

The first car pack for Forza Horizon 2 has been released today, and it contains a few interesting models for sure. The set, entitled the Mobil1 Car Pack is free for Car Pass holders, or $5 if you haven't picked up the pass. If you pick it up this month, you'll get your hands on a bonus car in the form of the 1988 BMW M5. The pack...

News: Kingdom Hearts III Jumps to Unreal Engine 4

Kingdom Hearts III Jumps to Unreal Engine 4

Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts III has been moved to Epic's Unreal Engine 4, and that despite some slight hold-ups, the game's development is back on track. Japanese magazine Famitsu interviewed Nomura, who said "Development is steadily proceeding as planned. Due to the impact of changing the game engine to...

News: Divekick: Addition Edition Plus to Launch on Xbox One This Week

Divekick: Addition Edition Plus to Launch on Xbox One This Week

Kicking and screaming

Another Tuesday, another day where an indie game we previously had no release date for has suddenly appeared out of nowhere. This week is the turn of the two-button fighter Divekick: Addition Edition Plus which launches on Xbox One at some point today in the US, and tomorrow (October 8th) in Europe. Iron Galaxy Studios has...