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Pure Holidays: A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

A Guide to Some of the Season's Nicest and Naughtiest Gaming Accessories

Check it twice

Have you been following all of the Pure Holidays madness around Pure Xbox? Well, if you haven’t, what we’ve been doing is whipping up guides to the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 games available this holiday season, and also providing review coverage of many gaming and gaming–related accessories that we believe might be of...

Accessory Review: Sumo Omni Reloaded

Sumo Omni Reloaded

Shape-shifter

Just last week we reviewed the Sumo Sultan Bean Bag and expressed our overall satisfaction with the unit. While a bean bag might not be a traditional gaming accessory, we do believe – in this case at least – it’s something that can greatly enhance all those hours spent in front of the television. Today we’re taking a look at...

Accessory Review: Official Xbox One Media Remote

Official Xbox One Media Remote

Officially awesome

With the Xbox One being such a media-focused machine and with recent updates to the dashboard allowing for you to play things via DLNA, you may be thinking about picking up the official Xbox One Media Remote. We’ve been using one since it was released in April, and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. The device easily fits...

Accessory Review: Sumo Sultan Bean Bag

Sumo Sultan Bean Bag

It's what's on the inside that counts

With as much time as we — as gamers — spend basking in the glow of illuminated screens, it's important to have seating comfortable enough to accommodate our frequent and often lengthy sessions. Sure, a run-of-the-mill couch works just fine, and even plopping down on the floor gets the job done in a pinch,...

News: PDP Adds Privacy Screen to Kinect Stand

PDP Adds Privacy Screen to Kinect Stand

Tin foil sales to plummet.

Accessories manufacturer PDP has announced a new stand for your Xbox One Kinect sensor, that comes with an interesting feature - a privacy screen. When the stand is in place atop your TV, you can slide over a screen that blocks the RBG and IR cameras, preventing <insert name of whoever you're scared of here> from...

News: You Can Thank Skype for 'Higher Quality Voice Chat' on Xbox One

You Can Thank Skype for 'Higher Quality Voice Chat' on Xbox One

Don't believe it? Listen for yourself

Microsoft purchased Skype in 2011 for a sum of $8.5 billion dollars (pocket change, really) and while it wasn't exactly clear what they intended to do, many people assumed it would be integrated with the next-gen Xbox. Too right they were as Microsoft today revealed that Skype is very much integral to the Xbox...

News: New Video Shows Why the Xbox One Controller is King

New Video Shows Why the Xbox One Controller is King

Better D-Pad, haptic feedback are just some of the enhancements

The next-gen race is heating up and both Microsoft and Sony are only three short months away from launching their successors to the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. Sony seems to be keeping new information about the PS4 rather closely, possibly waiting until Gamescom this month before...

News: Xbox One Controller and Headset Pricing Confirmed

Xbox One Controller and Headset Pricing Confirmed

US prices go live.

Microsoft has confirmed final pricing for additional Xbox One controllers and headsets, as well as laying out the details for the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit. The extra controller on its own will be $59.99 (the same as the PS4's DualShock 4), with the Play and Charge kit setting you back $24.99. A bundle deal is available from...

News: Microsoft Defends Lack of Bundled Headset with Xbox One

Microsoft Defends Lack of Bundled Headset with Xbox One

You don't need that! You've got Kinect!

Microsoft has thrown out some sandbags and jumped into the trenches to defend its decision to not include a headset with the Xbox One console. A headset will be available at launch, but will be sold separately (price unconfirmed as yet), and this has given people cause to complain due to the fact that the...

E3 2013: Xbox One Headset Images Emerge

Xbox One Headset Images Emerge

Meet the new headset. Same as the old headset.

Microsoft has released the first images of the official Xbox One Chat Headset that will come bundled with your Xbox One console. Also, the first images of the Play 'N Charge kit have surfaced, too. We know, exciting, huh? Some folks will be interested, and that's why we're posting it. As far as the...

News: Microsoft Updates 320GB Drive Bundle

Microsoft Updates 320GB Drive Bundle

New Games Included

Microsoft has passed on a nugget of information regarding an update to their standalone 320GB HDD package. Previously, if you were to buy a 320GB HDD standalone, it came complete with a code to download Lego Star Wars III, but that's changed. In March, packs will be heading to retail that come bundled with digital copies of the...

News: Bulk Up Your Xbox with 320GB Hard Drive

Bulk Up Your Xbox with 320GB Hard Drive

Get a free game too

Kinect doesn't require a huge amount of storage, but if you're finding your 4GB or 250GB Xbox 360 S is bulging at its digital seams you might want to consider upgrading to the new 320GB HDD, just announced by Microsoft. As well as being the biggest official hard drive for Xbox 360, the add-on (or plug-in) also comes with a...

News: Nyko Zoom Reaches United Kingdom Next Month

Nyko Zoom Reaches United Kingdom Next Month

Take a closer look

The Nyko Zoom add-on for Kinect is causing quite a stir in North America at the moment — our US wing is preparing for a full review soon — but Britons need not feel left out, as the space-saving attachment will make it across the pond in October. Interactive Ideas is one of the distributors preparing to provide the accessory...

News: GamingZap Shows Off New Powerless Kinect Adaptor

GamingZap Shows Off New Powerless Kinect Adaptor

It'll make sense

When Microsoft launched Kinect in November 2010, it faced a problem: how to get the sensor to draw power from older Xbox 360 consoles, as well as the newer S models. The simple solution was to bundle a USB to mains adaptor, but that still requires a separate plug socket. UK retailer GamingZap has just launched a way around it: the...

News: Nyko Zoom Pushed Back to September

Nyko Zoom Pushed Back to September

Due to "overwhelming demand"

Plenty of our users have expressed an interest in the Nyko Zoom accessory that promises to reduce the space needed for Kinect by around 40%; so many so, in fact, that the manufacturer has pushed the add-on's release back by a month to ensure it can meet demand. The company confirmed to us that it is holding back the...

News: Nyko Zoom for Kinect Hits Europe in August

Nyko Zoom for Kinect Hits Europe in August

Zooming in

The green-eyed monster is making its way to Europe, as the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is down for release next month according to retail sources speaking to MCV. GamingZap expects the add-on, which apparently reduces the space Kinect requires by as much as 40%, to come into stock on 23rd August, the same day it's due in North America. We can't...