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TodayTue, 25th Jan 2022

  • Deals Xbox Lunar New Year Sale Now Live, 500+ Games Discounted

    Along with many other sales this week

    If you thought last week was busy for sales on Xbox, you've seen nothing yet! The Lunar New Year 2022 sale has begun today, featuring discounts for over 500 Xbox games (including many major and recent releases), and it's complimented by Deals with Gold, Spotlight, Deep Silver and THQ Nordic sales as well! What a...

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    • Deals
    • Lunar New Year Sale
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One

YesterdayMon, 24th Jan 2022

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (January 24-28)

    Including Taiko No Tatsujin on Game Pass!

    After the madness of this month for Xbox Game Pass (and beyond), it looks like things are finally quietening down this week. We've only got a couple of handfuls' worth of new releases heading to Xbox, and only one could be described as a major release — Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master, which is also...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Rumour Apple 'Poaching' Xbox Engineers To Potentially Make A Video Game Console

    "I've heard that for ages..."

    Here's a crazy rumour to start off the week! It was mentioned by Windows Central reporter Jez Corden on the latest episode of The Xbox Two podcast that Apple might be "poaching" Xbox engineers to make its own games console. Jez says he's been hearing this for a while, although he admits the sourcing on the information...

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    • Apple
    • Rumour
  • Rumour Another Xbox Franchise Is Getting A Remastered Collection

    What's your bet?

    It's been a number of years since we got Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It was quite a unique bundle, as missions and maps could be interchanged at will, well, when it was fixed at least. Since then, there's been all sorts of talk about a Gears of War collection, and a new rumour points towards something similar coming. This...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo: Master Chief Collection
    • Gears of War
  • News Here's A Look At How Much Xbox Game Studios Has Grown Since 2017

    A staggering amount

    Remember the dark days? When Xbox had little other than Halo, Forza and Gears of War to show for itself... well, those years are well and truly over. Xbox fan artist Klobrille, who some of you may know on Twitter, has showcased just how much Xbox Game Studios has grown since Microsoft's acquisition spree began back in 2017...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News Dying Light 2 Trailer Reveals Three Performance Modes On Xbox Series X

    Quality mode supports ray tracing

    Dying Light 2 developer Techland has given us a closer look at the Xbox Series X version of its upcoming zombie adventure. The high-end next gen version supports three modes: Quality, Performance, and Resolution. So, let's have a look at all three. Quality mode aims to deliver the richest visual experience,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Dying Light 2
  • Guide Best Xbox Indie Games: 40+ Great Games To Try In 2022

    Many of them included with Xbox Game Pass

    What are some of the best indie games on Xbox? Microsoft has got an absolutely fantastic indie program on the go these days and the team at [email protected] have released some incredible games over the past few years. Amidst the usual hustle and bustle of huge AAA releases, some of these smaller indie offerings have...

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  • News Insider Patch Addresses Issue With Xbox Game Pass Not Working Offline

    Rolling out!

    We're extremely quick to champion Xbox Game Pass here at Pure Xbox, as are most of the Xbox community! However, that doesn't mean there aren't issues from time to time, and one cropped up recently regarding offline games. Basically, players were reporting that Game Pass games weren't launching properly when offline. Sometimes it only...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What Have You Bought In The Xbox Backwards Compatibility Sale?

    It ends this Tuesday

    We're always eager to check out the weekly Xbox deals every Tuesday here at Pure Xbox HQ, but this past week has been particularly great, as Xbox has been hosting a special backwards compatible sale on the Microsoft Store. The sale includes offers on over 100 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, including many beloved franchises...

    • Xbox
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Talking Point
  • News Elden Ring Is 'Massive' And Will Take 30+ Hours, Says FromSoftware

    "This will differ significantly by player"

    We're finally being treated to the long-awaited release of FromSoftware's Elden Ring on February 25th, and in addition to confirming the game has gone gold, the developer has revealed how long the game will take to complete. As mentioned during an interview at the Taipei Game Show 2022, Yasuhiro Kitao...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Elden Ring Has Officially Gone Gold

    Day one patch in the works

    Elden Ring got a slight delay last year, when the game was pushed back to February 2022. Thankfully, we won't see any more delays, as FromSoftware has confirmed the game has gone gold and is ready to be distributed. In a presentation from the Taipei Game Show 2022, FromSoftware's Yasuhiro Kitao confirmed the news. In a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Elden Ring
  • Review Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction - Solid Extra-Terrestrial Siege Shenanigans

    How will you REACT under pressure?

    Rainbow Six Extraction really is such a great idea, a hugely appealing experiment that takes the often rather bland and samey world of Ubisoft's tactical military shooters and adds plenty of twisted alien sci-fi action and warped vistas to the mix. For the most part it's a mix-up that works too. Based on a...

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    • Xbox
    • Rainbow Six Extraction
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Hitman 3 Crashing Issues On Xbox Are Being Investigated

    "We're working hard on testing the resolution"

    Hitman 3 was added to Xbox Game Pass last week, along with the first two games in the trilogy. The Game Pass launch coincided with Hitman 3's first Year 2 content drop, but that update seems to have caused issues for some players. Don't worry though, developer IO Interactive is on the case. The issue...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Hitman 3
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 343 Industries Can't Replace Halo Infinite XP Boosts Lost During Server Outages

    Developer says it doesn't have the ability to fix issue

    Halo Infinite's excellent multiplayer suite has generally been going down a storm with players since the game launched back in November of 2021. However, there have also been some widely reported issues with how the mode's Battle Pass progression system works, the pace at which gamers earn XP...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries

Sunday23rd Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Can't Really Talk About Activision Blizzard Until The Deal Is Done

    "The reality is, this is gonna take a while"

    Earlier this week, Microsoft broke the internet when it announced it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion. While there's a lot of conversation surrounding this future acquisition and how it will pan out, don't expect to learn too much about it right away. According to Xbox's...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • Random Phil Spencer Has Been Playing Some Call Of Duty: Vanguard On Xbox

    Checking out his new purchase

    This past week was one of the busiest not just in Phil Spencer's time as Head of Xbox, but also for the Xbox brand itself, and the Microsoft Gaming CEO has been using his downtime to analyse Microsoft's new purchase. Multiple Xbox fans have been pointing out that they've spotted Spencer ("P3" on Xbox) playing the...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Watch Dogs: Legion Has Received Its Final Update, Confirms Ubisoft

    "Until next time, DedSec"

    Ubisoft's Watch Dogs: Legion was one of the launch titles for the Xbox Series X and Series S back in November 2020, and the company has confirmed that after a year of support, there are no plans for further major updates. In a message posted on its official website, the team highlighted the various improvements made to the...

    • Xbox
    • Watch Dogs Legion
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Is Giving Away This Custom Lunar New Year Series S

    "Lunar New Year, new Lunar Xbox"

    It's that time again! Xbox is hosting another giveaway for a custom console on Twitter, and this time it's for the Lunar New Year version of the Xbox Series S, with the competition open to everyone in an Xbox Live supported region. As you can see, it's another stunning looking design — it already has over 30k...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Lunar New Year

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