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News: Full Just Dance 2015 Tracklist Revealed

Full Just Dance 2015 Tracklist Revealed

Spin that record, babe.

The full list of tracks that will make it onto the disc for Ubisoft's upcoming Just Dance 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 has been released, and there are a few classics to be found. Amongst the current chart nonsense - and of course, "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen (even though it's in no way what you'd call a "danceable"...

News: As Microsoft Purchases Mojang, Original Minecraft Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson Steps Down

As Microsoft Purchases Mojang, Original Minecraft Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson Steps Down

No longer digging it.

Microsoft now owns Minecraft developer Mojang, but speculation was rife as to whether the man behind the Minecraft phenomenon, creator Markus 'Notch' Persson, would remain at the helm of the Swedish studio. Speaking on his own blog, Notch confirmed that this wouldn't be the case, and that he will be stepping down as soon as...

News: Locked In: Microsoft Purchases Minecraft Developer Mojang

Locked In: Microsoft Purchases Minecraft Developer Mojang

Sold!

As was rumoured last week, Microsoft have purchased Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. The price is $2.5 billion, and it has been confirmed that Microsoft is acquiring the company, rather than the two parties entering a partnership or anything like that. Microsoft did, however, confirm that they will be continuing to make Minecraft available...

News: Destiny Takes UK Top Spot in Launch Week

Destiny Takes UK Top Spot in Launch Week

Predictable, really.

After dominating everyone's conversation for about three weeks, Activision and Bungie's new title Destiny was the bestselling game of the week in the UK, pushing last weeks' number one The Sims 4 down to second position. The game enjoyed the biggest new IP launch EVER in the UK, with Xbox and PlayStation format sales split down...

Mega Win Monday: Enter to Win Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball for Xbox One

Enter to Win Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball for Xbox One

We have five download codes locked and loaded!

Yeah, it's Monday...but don't be too bummed about it. While we're aware that it's a day of the week generally associated with hard work and boring school, around Pure Xbox it means we're giving away video games. That's right, pXers — Mega Win Monday has once again returned! (Suddenly, having a "case...

News: This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

Don't get caught playing Angry Birds Star Wars on this, okay?

For the majority of players, the Xbox One is a stay-at-home console. It's most likely living right below your TV looking pretty, and it may even be your central media device for your living room. Sometimes, we wish we could take our Xbox One's with us during the day but naturally, the...

News: Microsoft Issues Xbox Live Sign-in and Multiplayer Service Alert Over Weekend

Microsoft Issues Xbox Live Sign-in and Multiplayer Service Alert Over Weekend

Hopefully resolved

Over the weeked, Microsoft issued a service alert when Xbox One and mobile users were experiencing issues signing into Xbox Live, while 360 users were having trouble “Joining other Xbox Live members in online games." Though it appears the Xbox One sign-in issues have been addressed, 360 owners continue to have problems with...

News: Microsoft Launches New Wave of Xbox 360 Bundles

Microsoft Launches New Wave of Xbox 360 Bundles

Holiday value

Microsoft has announced a number of new Xbox 360 bundles that will all launch next week on September 16th. Blue System Bundle The first of the new bundles will cost $250 and will include a blue system with matching controller, one month of Xbox Live Gold, and copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts. The blue...

News: Shadow Warrior Delayed On Xbox One

Shadow Warrior Delayed On Xbox One

Releasing a month or so later than expected

Namco Bandai have announced that the upcoming Shadow Warrior, will not be releasing as initially planned on September 26th for next-gen consoles, and the game has now been slated for an October 24th next-gen debut. No reason or explanation has yet been given for the delay at this time. The cult game was...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Seven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Seven

We have a date with... well, you know the rest.

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...

News: August NPDs Show Madden Rules The Roost in the US

August NPDs Show Madden Rules The Roost in the US

Unsurprising

August's NPD chart has been released, and it shows that Madden NFL 15 is the king of the castle in terms of sales in the US. If you didn't see that one coming, then, well...there's not much we can do to help you. As always, the most interesting thing about the top ten is the way in which console sales for each title are ranked and...

News: Destiny's Level Cap Broken Down

Destiny's Level Cap Broken Down

Raise the bar higher!

A mere few days ago we were treated to the latest endeavour by Bungie Studios. We were provided with our Destiny. Many of us likely went tumbling in with friends head over heels, not knowing what exactly was in store. The game is more difficult than what we experienced in Beta play, where an unfortunate level cap of 8 was...

News: Telltale Narrows Down Release Dates For The Walking Dead Series One and Two and The Wolf Among Us for Xbox One

Telltale Narrows Down Release Dates For The Walking Dead Series One and Two and The Wolf Among Us for Xbox One

Episodic adventures will Walk Among Us in a couple of months

It was revealed yesterday via Telltale Game's official Twitter account, that The Walking Dead Series 1 and Series 2 will be coming to Xbox One in October of this year and the first series of The Wolf Among Us will be arriving in November. No specific dates were given for either digital...

Late to the Party: Investigating the Mysteries of Shadow Complex for the First Time

Investigating the Mysteries of Shadow Complex for the First Time

Dave Letcavage gets his Metroidvania on

Not everyone has the time to play every game that’s released. Even though we try our hardest to keep up, every now and again a game slips through the cracks during the busiest points in our lives, diminishing in priority by the day until it fades from view. From time to time, with a passing mention on...

News: Activision Announces The Voice For Xbox 360

Activision Announces The Voice For Xbox 360

Probably US-only

Activision, not only purveyors of top-dollar titles such as Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is also in the habit of releasing a budget licenced title or two. We've already seen that a game based on Duck Dynasty is in development, but now they're catering for a group of fans who'd be less likely to want to shoot...

News: Deals With Gold Gives Borderlands Discounts

Deals With Gold Gives Borderlands Discounts

What's the dealio?

We're a shade late to the party with this one, so you'll have to cut us some slack (not for any reason other than that we're asking you to), but Microsoft has confirmed that Deals With Gold has been updated mid-week, and they're offering a nice Borderlands-themed set of discounts for Xbox 360 owners. On Xbox One, Worms...

News: No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

Play it loud

Is your Xbox One making a lot of noise? Particularly a loud whirring sound each time you're on the dashboard? If so, Microsoft has pledged to replace the unit for a new one. Most likely spurred by the Xbox One now available in 29 new countries, an Xbox Support forum thread has gained enough entries from concerned console owners about...

Talking Point: Tell Us About Your First Day With Destiny

Tell Us About Your First Day With Destiny

We also have a few things to say.

After what seems like ages, Destiny has finally found its way into our homes and — most importantly — our Xbox Ones and Xbox 360s. While we’re busy exploring the galaxy for our official review, we’re looking to get your opinions on your earliest hours of the adventure that Bungie has slaved over since...

News: New Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Shows Off Co-op Heist Mission

New Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Shows Off Co-op Heist Mission

Get in, get out

Ubisoft has released a new commented trailer showing off a co-op Heist mission in Assassin's Creed Unity. The video shows the players sneaking through the underground passages of the Hôtel-Dieu, Paris' oldest hospital. It certainly looks the part, and is sure to raise the excitement levels even further for the latest entry in the...

News: Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Be An Episodic Experience, Released Digitally

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Be An Episodic Experience, Released Digitally

Interesting approach

Capcom has confirmed that the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be delivered in episodic chunks, via digital means. The game will be split into four "episodes" which will be released at weekly intervals. Each episode will contain "hours of gameplay" and will provide dramatic cliffhangers to leave players wanting more...

News: Shadow Of Mordor Delayed on Xbox 360, New Trailer Released

Shadow Of Mordor Delayed on Xbox 360, New Trailer Released

Bad news, good news

The Xbox 360 edition of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has officially been delayed from it's original September 30th release date, and will now launch on November 18th. Warner Bros. have confirmed that the 360 edition will "take more time in development" than the Xbox One version, which is still slated for release on September...

News: Destiny Sells $500 Million, Has Most Successful New IP Launch of All Time

Destiny Sells $500 Million, Has Most Successful New IP Launch of All Time

Big numbers

Activision has released a few details about the first-day sales performance of Destiny, and there are some big, big numbers being bandied around. According to the publisher, more than $500 million worth of the game was "sold into retail stores" on day one. We're assuming that would count as "shipped" rather than "sold" but you've got to...

News: Minecraft Won't Become Xbox Exclusive If Buyout Is Completed, Claim Sources

Minecraft Won't Become Xbox Exclusive If Buyout Is Completed, Claim Sources

No blocks coming

Yesterday we learned that Microsoft may be looking to buy Minecraft creator Mojang AB in a $2 billion dollar deal. Instantly, that gave owners of Minecraft on non-Xbox platforms reason to worry. Would Microsoft do something as heinous as ripping the PlayStation versions of the game from sale, or stop providing support for gamers...