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News: Sources: 2015 'Optimistic' for The Division Release

Sources: 2015 'Optimistic' for The Division Release

Game looks to be in trouble

Last week, we reported that Tom Clancy's The Division had suffered a delay, and had been pushed back to 2015 from it's original autumn 2014 target date. Today, anonymous development sources talking to GameReactor have suggested that not only is the 2015 release date "a tad bit optimistic", but that the game is in serious...

News: Spencer: Expect More Pre-E3 Announcements

Spencer: Expect More Pre-E3 Announcements

Intrigued? You bet.

During a recent session of questions and answers on Twitter, Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer (who we're backing for greatness) dropped a few bits of information that have left us salivating. The main one that we picked up on, was the confirmation that a few more announcements would be made before E3. The message clearly...

News: Codemasters Detail GRID Autosport Multiplayer

Codemasters Detail GRID Autosport Multiplayer

Custom cups, progression, and more!

GRID Autosport is coming to Xbox 360 in June, and Codemasters have taken to their blog to details some of the multiplayer functionality that will feature in the game. The company is looking for gamers to get in to multiplayer and have a "long-game" experience, as they would with an online shooter. Each individual...

News: YouTube Set to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion?

YouTube Set to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion?

Could this big deal, be a big deal?

According to Variety, Google's YouTube has made a deal with Twitch to purchase the increasingly popular videogame-streaming service for more than $1 Billion. Though YouTube and Twitch representatives have declined to comment, sources say an official announcement of the acquisition is imminent and will be one of...

E3 2014: EA To Reveal Six New Games at E3

EA To Reveal Six New Games at E3

Or so we're led to believe...

The man with the plan, Geoff Keighley, has fired out a tweet confirming that EA will drop six new titles on us on June 9th, as part of their "EA World Premiere" show. The show, which kicks off at noon PST (8pm UK time) from the Shrine Expo Hall in LA, will be broadcast on Spike TV in the US. We're assuming that it will...

News: World Cup Fever Pushes FIFA 14 To Top of UK Chart

World Cup Fever Pushes FIFA 14 To Top of UK Chart

Still going strong

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup coming up in just a few short weeks, World Cup fever seems to have pushed FIFA 14 to the top of the UK All Formats sales chart for the week ending May 17th. Strangely, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup game - which is FIFA 14 dressed up in World Cup-coloured clothes -2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is...

News: Xbox One May System Update Starts Rolling Out

Xbox One May System Update Starts Rolling Out

Rolling, rolling, rolling...

As we reported it would be last week, the Xbox One May system update is locked down and ready to roll. As well as the usual stability fixes, the update contains a new feature called Sound Mixer that allows you to alter audio levels. With this, you can control the sound levels of two apps when using Snap. Also, you can...

News: NBA 2k15 Gets Euroleague Expansion

NBA 2k15 Gets Euroleague Expansion

Release date confirmed, too

2k Sports have dropped some knowledge our way regarding NBA 2k15, which is heading to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this October. The game will feature 11 more Euroleague teams than last year's effort, with the inclusion of Brose Baskets Bamberg, Budivelnik Kyiv, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade, FC Bayern Munich, Galatasaray...

Rumour: Halo 1-4 To Be Released for Xbox One As The Master Chief Collection

Halo 1-4 To Be Released for Xbox One As The Master Chief Collection

Wouldn't it be cool?

According to reports coming out of Engadget, Microsoft are going to drop a bomb or two at E3 this year, starting off with the announcement that the original Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 are going to be re-released for Xbox One in a single package, entitled The Master Chief Collection. With Halo 5: Guardians...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eleven

Fairy tales, time travel, and FORE!

For those of you new to the site, WGAYPTW 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 tastes may align with yours. But this...

News: Incoming! Halo 5: Guardians Confirmed for Xbox One in 2015

Incoming! Halo 5: Guardians Confirmed for Xbox One in 2015

Just what the doctor ordered.

343 Industries has confirmed the title and rough release window for the next title in the Halo series. Halo 5: Guardians will launch in 2015 for Xbox One. 343's General Manager Bonnie Ross said:- Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4. That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the...

News: Minecraft Xbox One Comparison Shots Released

Minecraft Xbox One Comparison Shots Released

Thirty-six times the size of the 360 version?

The team over at 4J Studios has released a pair of comparison shots to show off the difference between the draw distances in the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft and the upcoming Xbox One edition. On top of that, the team has confirmed that they're currently playing with a maximum world size increase of 36...

News: Tom Clancy's The Division Delayed to 2015

Tom Clancy's The Division Delayed to 2015

More development time required

Massive Entertainment has confirmed that Tom Clancy's The Division has been delayed. Originally due to launch in late 2014, the title has been pushed back to 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Massive stated that "Working on The Division is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Massive, Reflections,...

Poll: Is Graphical Fidelity More Important Than Gameplay?

Is Graphical Fidelity More Important Than Gameplay?

The age old question returns.

With Microsoft announcing a Kinect-free Xbox One bundle earlier this week, which will be available at the same price as Sony's PlayStation 4, the distance between the two machines is getting smaller. But, one difference remains, and that's what developers are able to do with the hardware that the boxes contain. As we...

News: Watch Dogs Visual Numerics Confirmed

Watch Dogs Visual Numerics Confirmed

Dynamism is everything!

Earlier this week, there were concerns raised regarding the framerate and resolution of the upcoming Watch Dogs on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, after Sony made claims on their official site that the highly anticipated title would "run at 60 frames per second in 1080p" on PS4. That claim was soon removed and now Ubisoft has...

News: Limited Refunds Available If You Want to Ditch Xbox Live Gold

Limited Refunds Available If You Want to Ditch Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft clarifies policy

As reported yesterday, in June an update will sweep through Xbox Live, allowing you to use streaming services without the use of Xbox Live Gold via your Xbox One and Xbox 360. While you still need the service to play online multiplayer and to take advantage of some of the new initiatives like Deals with Gold, Microsoft is...

Guide: Setting Up US Netflix on Your UK Xbox One

Setting Up US Netflix on Your UK Xbox One

A whole new world.

With Microsoft confirming that Netflix will be usable by non-Xbox Live Gold members on the Xbox One soon, we thought we'd give you a couple of quick tips on how to open up a a whole new world of content on the popular streaming service. How? Well, with a subscription to a service that makes Netflix believe that you're in the US,...

Editor's Opinion: The Right Moves

The Right Moves

Action/Reaction

We prefer to think before reacting, here on the good ship Pure Xbox. We don’t jump in to start firing shots at our competitors with ill-thought-out and rapidly-penned missives when news goes down, just because we see an opportune moment. We report the news and we focus on one company’s hardware, sure, but we don’t start...