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News: Get An Inside Look at Life is Strange With This New Developer Diary

Get An Inside Look at Life is Strange With This New Developer Diary

A New Beginning, indeed

The very first episode of Life is Strange is ready to launch later this month, but you can get a behind the scenes look at the title right now in a recent Developer Diary from Dontnod Entertainment, the creators of Remember Me. This is the first in a three-part video series called "A New Beginning," where the team talks...

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

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

There's snow way we'd forget about WGAYPTW in 2015!

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...

News: Rogue Legacy Headed to Xbox One

Rogue Legacy Headed to Xbox One

Cat's out of the bag

Cellar Door Games' incredibly popular Rogue Legacy is heading to Xbox One in due course, the company have confirmed via their Twitter account. Despite already being available for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, gamers have been champing at the bit to get their hands on an Xbox One version of...

News: Rebellion Announces Zombie Army Trilogy for Xbox One

Rebellion Announces Zombie Army Trilogy for Xbox One

X-ray kill cams are back in play

Rebellion have announced that their new game Zombie Army Trilogy will be headed to Xbox One in 2015. The series originally began life as a PC-only expansion for the Sniper Elite titles, and both Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army and it's sequel were wildly popular. Now, the series is jumping to consoles with a...

News: GameBlast 15: Your Ideas Required!

GameBlast 15: Your Ideas Required!

It's all for charity, mate

In February, UK charity SpecialEffect will be running their now-annual GameBlast gaming marathon to raise money to help people with disabilities to be able to play video games. They are the Editor-in-Chief's charity of choice here at Pure Xbox, so you can bet your bottom dollar (and donate it too!) that we'll be taking...

First Stage: Funk of Titans

Funk of Titans

Anciently funky

Last year, we debuted a new feature by the name of First Stage, which saw us take on the first stage of a game in order to give you a taste of it with no commentary, no opinions, or anything like that to take focus from the action. We let it lapse a little, but the feature will make a comeback this year. We'll kick things off with...

News: Rare Composer Suggests That Xbox One Banjo Kazooie Could Be On The Cards

Rare Composer Suggests That Xbox One Banjo Kazooie Could Be On The Cards

Bear with us. This may be too good to be true-ie.

Rare composer Robin Beanland tweeted today that this year would be "a HUGE year" for Rare. Not only that, but he attached a picture of a few musical notes to the tweet. Check it out... Gematsu got their deerstalkers on, and have come up with a list that could suggest that a Banjo Kazooie comeback...

News: Sling TV Arriving on Xbox One In Early 2015

Sling TV Arriving on Xbox One In Early 2015

TV streaming app features ESPN, TNT and Cartoon Network

The Xbox One just acquired a huge exclusive, but it isn't a game. While there are plenty of video-on-demand services available on Xbox One (including recent additions such as Crunchyroll and HBO Go) there aren't many ways for users to watch live television, unless you've connected up your...

News: Smite Xbox One Beta Registration Now Open

Smite Xbox One Beta Registration Now Open

Jump in

Registration is now open for the upcoming free-to-play Xbox One title Smite from Hi-Rez Studios. This MOBA game, produced in partnership with Microsoft, pits players against each other as one of many legendary gods, commanding and using mere AI mortals like ants, as one does in most MOBAs. Check out the trailer below, and head here to...

News: Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Pushed Back to February

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Pushed Back to February

Battle lines drawn further away

KOEI TECMO Europe has confirmed that they've pushed Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires for Xbox One back to February 27th. The game was initially slated to be released at the end of January, and no reasoning has been given for the delay. However, the company has confirmed the pre-order bonuses that will be available, should...

News: Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Kinect may not be dead after all

A new development team within the Xbox Division has been recently formed, according to a new job posting on the Microsoft Careers page. The job is for a new Senior Software Development Engineer, who will work closely with a team whose purpose is to "to push the envelope of today’s and tomorrow’s technology." The...

News: Activision Confirms New SpongeBob Game for Xbox 360

Activision Confirms New SpongeBob Game for Xbox 360

Once more, to the well

Activision has confirmed that it will release a new SpongeBob-based game for Xbox 360 in March. Entitled SpongeBob Heropants, the new game will be set after the events of the upcoming film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Things in Bikini Bottom have taken a turn for the worse, as SpongeBob's broken psyche is...

News: Bungie Teases "Legendary" Gift For Destiny Players

Bungie Teases "Legendary" Gift For Destiny Players

"Small, but Legendary token of gratitude"

Bungie has announced that Destiny players will receive a token of gratitude at the Postmaster at some point this week. Speaking via their official Twitter account, Bungie teasingly said that the special delivery will be “small, but Legendary". At this point, no one is sure what the item in question...

News: Now Far Cry 4 Digital Editions Run Into Problems

Now Far Cry 4 Digital Editions Run Into Problems

Can't boot, won't boot

Following on from yesterday's confirmation that some folks are still having issues with Ubisoft's Shape Up, it appears that people are now struggling with digital editions of Far Cry 4. Eurogamer reports that some players of the Xbox One digital editions of the game are finding that the game just won't boot up

News: Alien: Isolation Season Pass Currently 50% Off On Xbox Consoles

Alien: Isolation Season Pass Currently 50% Off On Xbox Consoles

Please sir, may I have some more for less?

Looking for a way to expand your Alien: Isolation experience? Well, you're in luck, because Sega and Creative Assembly have announced that, starting today and running through January 7th, those in North America keen on Isolation's Survival Mode can pick up the season pass for $15, which is half price. The...

News: Killer Instinct Season 2 Owners Will Receive Bonus Character Omen

Killer Instinct Season 2 Owners Will Receive Bonus Character Omen

The Herald of Gargos has emerged from Shadow Jago

Owners of Killer Instinct Season Two will gain access to an exclusive bonus character. Microsoft Studios has announced that Omen, the Herald of Gargos, will be added to Killer Instinct in the upcoming weeks. Omen is considered to be a bonus character which means he is not one of the eight...

News: Ubisoft Aware of Issues With Shape Up

Ubisoft Aware of Issues With Shape Up

Shipped out

You may remember back in November, that we "reviewed" Ubisoft's Xbox One fitness title Shape Up. We found it to have a few pretty nasty bugs that prevented us from actually reviewing the game to completion, or at least to the point that we could give it a score. We filed a report with Ubisoft Customer Service in order to find a...