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News: What's Your Family Game of The 2013?

What's Your Family Game of The 2013?

Prizes to be won with Family Gamer TV.

If you're a gamer that is also a parent or guardian, then the chances are that you scour the shelves looking for games that are suitable for your kids to play with you. With 2013 being quite the year for family gaming, our friends over at FamilyGamer.TV are trying to find out which titles were the absolute best...

News: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: First Look

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: First Look

Satisfactory?

Xbox has released a new gameplay video showing off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and it's Nemesis system. Judging from the video, there appears to be a lot of nods to the Batman Arkham titles going on, yet we feel there's a flair from the Assassin's Creed's series thrown into the mix, too. However, it's still set in the Lord of The...

News: You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

If only we could buy one

Wishing your Xbox One controller had a little more of a Nintendo flair to it? Yeah, we didn't think so either but after looking at this amazing paint job, it's pretty hard to look at our controllers the same way. Heavily inspired by Nintendo's classic NES system, reddit user alechere gave their Xbox One controller a whole...

News: Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Who says console gaming is dead?

The next-gen console race is most certainly underway. According to the latest December NPD Group figures, the Xbox One sold 908,000 consoles in the United States, effectively taking the lead over the PlayStation 4 for the month. Sony's latest black box took home the silver crown, while the Xbox 360 landed in third,...

Out This Week: January 14th (North America)

January 14th (North America)

Don't throw away that 360 just yet!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan,...

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV - Freedom Cry

Assassin’s Creed IV - Freedom Cry

Look and DLC.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was met earlier last month with smiling fans and shiny review scores, after Ubisoft delivered what is arguably the best instalment in the franchise yet. Brilliant gameplay, a stunning new setting, and a beautiful story had gamers everywhere raving that Ubisoft had finally restored their faith in...

Feature: Pure Xbox Best of 2013

Pure Xbox Best of 2013

A year's worth of games spanning generations

With the minutes left in 2013 rapidly fading away, we figured what better time for us to cram in the obligatory feature highlighting our favorite games of the year. Over the course of the past twelve months the Xbox brand has no doubt had its share of ups and downs, but all-in-all it was a solid year of...

News: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Seven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Seven

Gaming overload incoming

It's that time again. Time for us to let you glance into the ultra exciting, luxurious lives of the Pure Xbox staff, as we've prepared a preview of our weekend gaming schedules just for you. But of course, since we're doing such a noble thing for our readers, we expect the same to be done for us. That means, when you're done...

News: NBA 2K14 Receives Another Patch

NBA 2K14 Receives Another Patch

Third time is a charm?

While some may say NBA 2K14 is the greatest basketball simulation to date (we are still reviewing it and may say otherwise), it seems Visual Concepts has responded to the community complaints about all of the problems that the game has been facing. Today, a third patch since it's launch, was released that fixed a whole slew of...

Out This Week: December 17th (North America)

December 17th (North America)

Hello, Clementine!

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX we...

News: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Announcement Trailer Makes A Mark

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Announcement Trailer Makes A Mark

Jinkies.

PressPlay has released an updated trailer for the upcoming Xbox Live game Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. This is the spiritual successor to the cult classic Max and The Magic Marker that was previously released on Mac/PC, Wii, DS, Windows Phone 7, iOS and on the PlayStation Network a few years back. That game reviewed quite well over at...

News: A Very Incompetent Tale

A Very Incompetent Tale

One man's struggle against the system.

The Xbox One has launched and – barring the odd faulty unit, which is to be expected when you’re building over two million of the things – it’s all gone relatively well. Stock is still short of course, but that’s to be expected given the high demand and the time of year. The fact is though, that most...

News: A Release Date for Fable Anniversary is Here

A Release Date for Fable Anniversary is Here

Bonus content also detailed

It has been known for a while now that Fable Anniversary — the remake of the original Fable which debuted on the Xbox back in 2004 — would be coming to the Xbox 360 in February, but until today we didn't have any concrete details. Announced via their official website, Lionhead Studios has finally unveiled that the...

News: Xbox One Breaks 2 Million in 18 Days

Xbox One Breaks 2 Million in 18 Days

Oil up the cash registers...

Whilst it really is still very early days, Microsoft has decided to confirm a few Xbox One launch sales numbers this evening. For the 18-day period running November 22nd-December 9th inclusive, the console has managed to sell through 2 MILLION units across the 13 markets in which it is available, meaning that the system...

News: Free Peggle 2 Multiplayer DLC Confirmed

Free Peggle 2 Multiplayer DLC Confirmed

Duel in the crown.

PopCap Games has confirmed that Peggle 2 - which hit the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One earlier this week - will be getting a new head-to-head multiplayer mode. What's best, is that the new mode will be delivered as DLC, and will be entirely free. Peggle 2 producer Jared Neuss confirmed that the new "Duel" mode is being finished...

News: Xbox One System Update Rolls Out

Xbox One System Update Rolls Out

Minor changes, panic not.

It may not include the grand list of fixes that everybody wants, but Microsoft has rolled out a system update for the Xbox One today. If you haven't already got it, the update will download automatically when you switch the system off. It will then power the system down altogether, meaning that "Xbox On" won't work until...

News: Rayman Legends Gets Xbox One Release Date

Rayman Legends Gets Xbox One Release Date

Snoop says it's legendary.

Ubisoft has released a new trailer to celebrate the fact that Rayman Legends is coming to Xbox One, and has been given a US release date of February 25th, with the game arriving three days later in Europe on February 28th. There's a short amount of game footage on the next-gen platform that is shown near the end, but that...

News: South Park: The Stick of Truth Is Still Alive

South Park: The Stick of Truth Is Still Alive

And Kicking Soon.

Ubisoft has released a short trailer for the much-delayed but apparently still upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth, with Cartman demonstrating how to use the magic that's "inside of us". It's an interesting short but be warned, it's rated 18+ as it does use slight profanity. The trailer briefly shows the game's controls and a...

Wildcard Wednesday: Don't Starve

Don't Starve

Are you afraid of the dark?

Wildcard Wednesday is where we open up the floor to one of our writers to talk about any game that they have fond memories of, on any platform. From Pole Position on the Atari 2600, through to Journey on the PS3, no game is off the table. This week, Ken jumps back in to PC gaming, and a little game that induces some...

Out This Week: December 10th (North America)

December 10th (North America)

Peggle fever has returned

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at...

News: Games With Gold Reminder: Gears of War

Games With Gold Reminder: Gears of War

Grab it quick!

We'd hate for Xbox fans to miss out on this deal, so this is just a quick and helpful reminder to make sure everyone grabs their free Games on Demand version of Gears of War. The game is a hefty 6.27GB but you can redeem it on Xbox.com and the download will be queued up on your Xbox 360 console the next time you boot it up. It is...

News: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Comes Out of Hiding in March

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Comes Out of Hiding in March

Phantom Pain still without date

The much-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is coming to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 with its own exclusive content on March 18th, 2014. The release date was revealed after a 15 minute gameplay demonstration from Konami, which can be viewed below alongside another new trailer about the exclusive DLC on Xbox...