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  • News Pure Xbox Game Club February 2023: Hi-Fi RUSH

    Come join the PX Game Club!

    Want to enhance your Xbox Game Pass experience? Come join the official Pure Xbox Game Club! We can't take any credit on staff for this — the PX Game Club is the work of ralphdibny and the rest of the contributors over at the Pure Xbox forums, who have established a community that meets up every month to play a game on

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  • News 'Undisputed' Boxing Game Launches To 'Very Positive' Reviews, Xbox Release On The Way

    It's already out in Early Access on Steam

    It's been ages since a great new boxing game arrived on Xbox, so we've been keeping a very close eye on the progress of Undisputed (formerly known as eSports Boxing Club) over the past few years. Well, good news! Undisputed officially launched in Early Access on Steam earlier this week, and so far the...

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  • Deals Xbox 'Anime Month' Sale Provides Deep Discounts On Japanese Titles

    Monster Hunter, Mega Man & more!

    Xbox is bringing the heat with some of these recent sales promotions, and another one has just gone live! Alongside this week's major Ubisoft sale — which has the potential to be even better thanks to a 'Just For You' bonus — the Microsoft Store has now set an 'Anime Month' sale live, featuring a selection of...

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  • News Amnesia: The Bunker Will 'Reinvent The Rules Of Horror' On Xbox Game Pass In May 2023

    Update: Release date pushed back slightly

    Update (Wed 1st Feb, 2023): It's been confirmed today that Amnesia: The Bunker has been delayed slightly to May 16th, 2023. The game is still set to release for Xbox One, Series X and Series S as part of Xbox Game Pass. Original story (Thu 1st Dec, 2022): We've got a new Amnesia game on the way! Amnesia:...

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  • Feature 50 Xbox Series X|S Games To Look Forward To In 2023

    Look to the future now...

    Update (Wed 1st Feb, 2023): Well, that was 2022 and it's been another cracking year in the world of video computer games. Yes, we may not have got all of the big exclusives we were hoping for over the past twelve months, with the likes of Redfall and Starfield still MIA, but on the flipside we've been spoiled with gems such...

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  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Makes The Leap To Xbox Series X|S This Month With New Performance Modes

    Next-gen warrior

    Devolver Digital has announced that bonkers first-person shooter Shadow Warrior 3, which first launched last year on Xbox One, is getting a native next-gen version later this month. Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition, as the new version is called, will contain a bunch of new features aimed at taking advantage of current-gen...

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  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: How To Complete February 2023's 'Xbox Game Pass Dynamic Duos' Punch Card

    500 points for just a few minutes' work!

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! In addition to the new February 2023 Monthly Bonus Round punch card on Xbox, we've again got a second punch card this month in which you can acquire an extra 500 points in just a few minutes. The punch card is called "Xbox Game Pass Dynamic Duos" and requires you to obtain one...

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  • News WWE 2K23 Shows Off A First Look At The New 'WarGames' Match Type

    The first gameplay trailer

    Last week treated us to the announcement of WWE 2K23 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (coming on March 17th, 2023), and now we've got our first look at some actual gameplay from the upcoming release. The most notable part of this first gameplay trailer is the WarGames match type, which makes a brief...

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  • News Hogwarts Legacy's Official Launch Trailer Lands Ahead Of Xbox Series X|S Release

    A wonderful world awaits

    After what feels like years and years of anticipation, Portkey Games' sprawling Harry Potter RPG is almost here for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S players. Yep, Hogwarts Legacy launches first on current-gen platforms later this month, which means it's time for the big launch trailer. The above clip is crammed full of...

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  • News Atomic Heart Overview Trailer Reveals Runtime & Lots Of New Gameplay Details

    Coming to Xbox Game Pass this month!

    It's almost Atomic Heart time for us Xbox Game Pass folk, and a couple of weeks out from the game's launch, Focus Entertainment has dropped a brand-new gameplay overview trailer that provides one of the most in-depth looks at the game yet. The above clip — which is almost 10-minutes in length — shows us more...

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  • News Redfall Requires 'Persistent' Online Connection Even In Single-Player

    Bethesda FAQ page confirms

    Following last month's Xbox Developer Direct showcase, we now know quite a bit more about Arkane's open world shooter Redfall, including a proper nailed-on release date for the game. In light of the latest gameplay deep dive, and the release date reveal, the team at Bethesda has updated Redfall's FAQ page, and it provides...

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  • News Resident Evil 4 Remake Preview Details New Mechanics & Sidequest Content

    Overmauled

    We can officially say it - Resident Evil 4 Remake arrives on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S next month! Naturally, then, we're going to start to hear more about the game as its launch date draws ever closer, and a new Game Informer feature details a fair amount of fresh info on Capcom's upcoming adventure. The GI preview is restricted...

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  • News These 18 Games Could Be Permanently Delisted On Xbox Next Week

    In other words, buy them while you can

    Microsoft caused a lot of fuss yesterday when it was announced that over 40 games were being removed from the Xbox 360 marketplace beginning on February 7th, 2023, and that's definitely bad news for a few titles in particular. Although many of the games in the list have since transitioned to the modern Xbox...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise's First Xbox Game Pass Update Improves Performance

    Rising frame rates

    Monster Hunter Rise arrived on Xbox Game Pass last month, with Capcom finally bringing this Nintendo Switch launch exclusive over to Xbox consoles almost two years after release. Despite the leap in system power with this port, there have been a few minor problems on Xbox - problems that have now been addressed in a brand-new...

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  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: How To Claim 2000 Bonus Points On Xbox In February 2023

    Your Monthly Bonus Round instructions

    It's that time again! We're big fans of the Microsoft Rewards program here at Pure Xbox, which allows you to complete tasks in order to earn redeemable points which can be spent on gift cards, donations and much more. February 2023's "Monthly Bonus Round" challenge has just begun, and by satisfying a few easy...

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  • Guide New Xbox Games Release Dates In 2023

    2023's upcoming Xbox launch dates

    What new Xbox games release dates in 2023 are coming up? If you're looking for a list of 2023 Xbox release dates, including for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, you've come to the right place. 2023 is shaping up to be a massive year for the platform when it comes to new releases and Xbox Game Pass, with...

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Tuesday31st Jan 2023

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2023

    January 31st Quests now live!

    Have you heard of Xbox Game Pass Quests? For subscribers to the service, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find guides for completing the game-specific Xbox Game Pass Quests every single week, helping you to maximise your Microsoft Rewards points in...

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  • News Xbox Is Offering Absolutely Crazy 'Just For You' Deals Right Now, Over 90% Off AAA Titles

    Some of the best discounts we've ever seen!

    We share plenty of Xbox deals with you lovely lot, including weekly roundups highlighting the biggest Xbox Store discounts at any given time. This week's Ubisoft sale seemed like your typical publisher promotion, until we started spotting 'Just For You' deals cropping up on our Xbox dashboards, offering up...

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    • Far Cry
  • News Microsoft Announces 40+ Games Being Removed From The Xbox 360 Marketplace

    The departures begin next week

    Microsoft has revealed today that over 40 games will be removed from the old Xbox 360 marketplace beginning on February 7th, 2023, including plenty of classics such as Mass Effect 2 and various Assassin's Creed games. Before you get too worried, many of these games are already available on the modern Xbox Store as...

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  • News Forza Motorsport Specs Revealed, Including Xbox Series S Performance Targets

    We're impressed!

    As we get closer and closer to Forza Motorsport's proper next-gen arrival this year, all of the nitty gritty details about the game's technical makeup are starting to trickle out. While the game's Xbox showcase appearances so far have focused on the Xbox Series X version, we now know a little more info about how the new Forza will...

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  • News Xbox's New 'Deep Pink' Official Wireless Controller Is Now Available

    Update: It's back again on the Xbox Store!

    Update (Tue 31st Jan, 2023): Remember this? The official Deep Pink Xbox Wireless Controller is back in stock on the Microsoft Store as of today, and it's also now available in the UK! You can check it out at the links below. As you can see, the price is £54.99 and $64.99 USD. <products id="22264">...

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  • News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 31)

    Closing out January

    February 2023 for Xbox Game Pass is already looking like it could be a stacked month, bringing a few biggies to the library in the form of Atomic Heart, Hot Wheels Unleashed and more. However, January ain't over just yet, and the first month of the year is going out with a bang in regards to Xbox Game Pass.

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  • Deals Huge Xbox Ubisoft Sale Now Live, 200+ Games Discounted

    Along with Deals with Gold and Spotlight offers

    Update: In addition to these offers, Xbox is also hosting a couple of Anime Sales throughout February. Original story: Another week, another batch of Xbox deals! This week, the focus is on a brand-new Ubisoft sale featuring over 200 discounts in all, but we've also got Deals with Gold and S

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  • News Activision Blizzard Thinks Sony's 'The Last Of Us' Can Help Justify The Xbox Acquisition

    "Sony will be just fine without the FTC’s protection"

    The talk of the TV world right now is undoubtedly Sony and HBO's The Last Of Us series, which has drawn massive attention through its first few episodes — and even Xbox's Phil Spencer has been loving it! However,

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  • Report Xbox Is 'All But Starting From Scratch' On Next Halo Project, Moving Over To Unreal Engine

    Following Infinite's troubled development

    Halo Infinite seems to be all over the gaming news right now, and sadly, not for the reasons you'd want it to be. Following Microsoft's recent round of company layoffs, we've been hearing a lot about restructuring at Halo dev 343 Industries, and a new report sheds even more light on what looks like a major...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
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  • News The Lords Of The Fallen Looks Incredible In Breathtaking New Screenshots

    A vast world awaits

    It was back at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 that The Lords of the Fallen was unveiled for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with a stunning cinematic trailer, but we haven't really heard anything about it since then. Well, until now at least! Today, the team behind The Lords of the Fallen has revealed a bunch of new...

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  • Feature New Xbox Releases: All Games Coming Out In February 2023

    Release dates for every February Xbox launch

    Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in February 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a February 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. We've also got a guide to all new Xbox games release dates in 2023 elsewhere on Pure Xbox: <related...

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  • News Phil Spencer Wants E3 2023 To Be 'Successful', But Apparently Xbox Won't Be Part Of It

    According to a new report

    As revealed last year, E3 is making its grand return in the form of E3 2023 in Los Angeles this summer, but it's been suggested that Xbox won't be taking part in the event, with no plans for a "formal presence" on the show floor. According to sources at IGN, all three of Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo won't be involved in...

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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Series X And Xbox Series S Consoles Are Going Up In Price In Japan

    Starting next month

    Well, here it is. A few months after Xbox boss Phil Spencer warned us all of potential price increases across the Xbox division, the company's current-gen consoles are officially going up in price in Japan. Revealed by Japanese outlet Famitsu, both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console prices are increasing by 5,000 yen in the...

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  • News All 25+ Backwards Compatible Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (January 31 - February 7)

    A bunch of discounted classics!

    It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another set of Xbox deals for the week ahead! This week, Ubisoft is running a publisher sale, which happens to stretch across a bunch of Xbox backwards compatible titles as well. Keep in mind that quite a few of the Xbox 360 games in this week's sales have Xbox One ports or...

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  • News EA Delays Star Wars Jedi: Survivor For 'Crucial' Extra Polish Time

    Now arriving a bit later

    This one is a little unexpected! Seemingly out of nowhere, EA has delayed the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor out of its March release date, to allow for a bit of extra development time ahead of launch. Thankfully, the delay isn't a long one. Respawn Entertainment's upcoming action adventure now hits all platforms on...

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  • News Halo TV Boss Kiki Wolfkill Has Reportedly Left 343 Industries

    It seems she's jumped over to the main Xbox team

    It's been a rough patch for the Halo team since Microsoft announced mass layoffs across multiple divisions including Xbox. Following the news of Joe Staten's exit at 343 Industries, it seems there's also been a significant departure from Halo's TV series. As spotted in various reports, Halo...

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  • News 'The Crew: Motorfest' Races Through Hawaii On Xbox Later This Year

    The third entry in Ubisoft's series

    Good news, racing fans! We've got a third game in Ubisoft's The Crew franchise on the way, with The Crew: Motorfest set to arrive for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point later in 2023. All we've been treated to at the moment is a teaser trailer along with some limited information, but it...

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Monday30th Jan 2023

  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (January 2023)

    Here's what you can claim for free this month

    The Xbox Game Pass Perks program is back once again for January 2023, and as the month has worn on we've been treated to a pretty sizable batch of Perks, including for the likes of Dead Space, Skate 3 and Fallout 76! Here are the Xbox Game Pass Perks you can claim in January 2023: Apex Legends - Arc...

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  • News Xbox Exclusive Starfield Is Apparently 'Playable In Full From Start To Finish'

    Despite no release date

    We're eagerly anticipating any news on that next Developer Direct here at Pure Xbox - a show that's set to focus solely on Bethesda's Starfield. While the huge open

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  • News Xbox Research Survey Asks Fans If They Are 'Done Playing Halo Infinite'

    343 guilty stark

    Plenty of discussion regarding the future of Halo Infinite, and the studio behind it at 343 Industries, has been ongoing recently in the wake of mass layoffs at Microsoft. While we don't know the full details of just how badly the team has been affected by Microsoft's internal changes (there were certainly some job losses), it seems...

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  • News GoldenEye 007 Dev Responds To Lack Of 60FPS And Online Multiplayer In Xbox Version

    "We've strived to clarify some things..."

    Last week's arrival of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass was a fantastic surprise, and we've been having fun reliving some memories over the past few days with (slightly) enhanced visuals and a much improved control scheme. However, the elephant in the room is that GoldenEye 007 on Xbox is sa

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  • News Xbox Games With Gold For February 2023 Announced

    The latest batch of titles

    Microsoft has officially announced the new Xbox Games With Gold titles for February 2023! These games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Keep in mind that as of this past October, Microsoft will no longer be including Xbox 360 games as part of...

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  • Guide Age Of Empires 2 Release Date, Release Times & Preload Details On Xbox Game Pass

    Everything you need to know

    It's finally almost time for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of Xbox Game Pass for the very first time! The strategy masterpiece will be joined by Age of Empires 4 on Xbox consoles later this year, but for now, it's just the second gam

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  • News Sci-Fi Shooter 'Roboquest' Is Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 30)

    So many robots

    Before January 2023's Xbox Game Pass lineup comes to a close, Microsoft has a few more additions for subscribers to enjoy. Today, January 30th, RyseUp Studios' roguelite FPS Roboquest comes to the service in Game Preview form. Here's a taste of what to expect from Roboquest on Xbox Game Pass: Roboquest - Console (Already On PC):...

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  • News First Reviews For Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Impressed By Xbox Conversion

    "The basic gameplay is just as good on Xbox as it ever has been"

    Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition heads to console this week; also included in Xbox Game Pass on day one of its console launch. While we haven't had chance to play this title ahead of release (our impressions are coming soon), a few early reviews have hit the web and they're seeming...

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  • Video Dead Space 'Performance Review' Looks At How Xbox Series X And S Versions Stack Up

    Multiple modes tested

    IGN has taken an early look at pretty much every version of EA's Dead Space remake, from the Xbox Series X and PS5 versions right through to how the game runs on Xbox Series S, and even Steam Deck. The Xbox Series S version misses out on ray tracing here - as is becoming pretty common for the system. However, that doesn't...

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    • Dead Space
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  • Review Hi-Fi RUSH - Tango Gameworks Drops A Beat-Bopping Banger On Xbox Game Pass

    A shadow drop, no less!

    Well, it's been quite an unexpectedly exciting few days on Xbox Game Pass, thanks to Tango Gameworks, which went and stealth-dropped a bonafide banger in the form of Hi-Fi RUSH during last week's Xbox Developer Direct. Yes, it seems the entire internet has had a very positive reaction to this cel-shaded rhythm action game,

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  • Review SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Another Lazy Outing For Everyone's Favourite Sea Sponge

    A Little Dab'll Do Ya

    Ooooooh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Whose videogame antics aren't really for me? SpongeBob SquarePants! Yes, SpongeBob SquarePants, the...eh...the square sea sponge who wears pants, is back for another bite at the video game cherry and, well, it's very much a case of us having seen it all...

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  • Poll Are You Happy With February 2023's Xbox Games With Gold?

    Including a well-reviewed strategic RPG

    Microsoft has officially announced February 2023's Xbox Games with Gold, giving us a look at a couple more games we'll be able to play at no extra cost with our Xbox Live Gold memberships next month. <related ids="144143"> The highlight of the bunch is arguably strategic RPG For The King, which has a...

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  • News MLB The Show 23 Launches Day One On Xbox Game Pass This March

    For the third year running!

    It's nearly that time again! For the third year in a row, Sony's MLB The Show will arrive on Xbox Game Pass at launch, this time in the form of MLB The Show 23 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 28th, 2023. This year's version features Miami Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr on the cover, as revealed...

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  • News Xbox Studio Tango Gameworks Calls Hi-Fi RUSH 'The Best Thing We've Ever Made'

    Hi-Fi praise

    Hi-Fi RUSH has proved a bit of a departure for Xbox studio Tango Gameworks, a team which has been known for its horror-focused titles since The Evil Within burst onto the scene in 2014. Despite the dramatic shift in style, the game has been incredibly well-received so far, and the developers themselves seem pretty thrilled with how...

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  • Roundup Xbox Game Pass Romp 'Hi-Fi RUSH' Is Getting Fantastic Reviews So Far

    Giving everyone a rush

    It's safe to say we were all a little taken aback by Microsoft's surprise Xbox Game Pass drop last week, right? The completely unannounced Hi-Fi RUSH launched right after January's Xbox Developer Direct event, from the team over at Tango Gameworks. And, well, the reception has been absolutely fantastic so far. We loved our

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