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  • Mini Review Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game - A Worthy Competitor

    Included with Free Play Days this weekend

    Update: With the Olympics beginning in real life today, and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 included with this weekend's batch of Free Play Days titles, we're republishing this review to help you decide if you fancy trying it! Original story: Whether you should consider picking up the official game of this year's...

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YesterdayFri, 23rd Jul 2021

  • News Ahead Of Joining Xbox Game Pass, Hades Just Won 'Game Of The Year' At GDC 2021

    It's going to be a fun August

    The Xbox Game Pass releases are coming thick and fast at the moment, and another highly anticipated arrival this August comes in the form of roguelike dungeon crawler Hades, set to join the service on August 13. In the meantime, the game just won yet another award to add to its list of accolades, scooping Game of the...

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    • Xbox One
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  • Deals All Classic Xbox Games In The Xbox Summer Sale 2021

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    The Xbox Summer Sale is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from Friday, July 23rd until Friday, August 6th. Below, we've included all Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available in the Xbox Summer Sale 2021, and fortunately all of them are backwards compatible...

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  • News Respawn Entertainment Is Working On A 'Brand-New Single-Player Adventure'

    Set in a "unique universe"

    Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind Apex Legends, Titanfall and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, has announced it's working on a brand-new single-player adventure game, currently in its early stages. This was revealed on Twitter by Respawn creative director Mohammed Alavi, who described the team working on the...

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  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 26-30)

    Including two major Game Pass launches

    It's time for another weekly Xbox new releases roundup, and we've got a very busy week ahead, with plenty of intriguing releases, loads of Game Pass additions and the arrival of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Series S! As it stands, here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One next...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Don't Worry, Microsoft Flight Simulator 'Maintains A High Standard' On Xbox Series S

    "The two consoles have left me consistently in awe"

    We're expecting to see a fair few previews for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S crop up over the next few days, and Windows Central is one of the outlets that has been first to the punch. In their preview, they've highlighted the differences between the Xbox Series X...

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    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • News The Dead Space Remake Will 'Never' Have Microtransactions, Says EA

    "We're learning from mistakes"

    Developer EA Motive spoke to IGN yesterday following the reveal of the Dead Space remake at EA Play Live 2021, confirming various details about the game including that microtransactions won't be involved whatsoever. This was stated by senior producer Phil Ducharme, who explained that the team is "looking at what can...

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    • Dead Space
  • News Xbox Fans Are Eager To See Assassinations In Halo Infinite

    "We haven't seen assassinations in any reveals or trailers..."

    Since its delay last year, Halo Infinite has got back on track. There seems to be some concerns though about assassinations. YouTube channel TheReachWay raised discussion about them earlier this week - noting how there's been no mention of this mechanic so far. If you've ever played a...

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    • Halo
  • News Sniper Elite 4 Receives Free Upgrade For Xbox Series X, Series S

    "Sniping has never looked better"

    Sniper Elite 4 is the latest game to have received the next-gen upgrade treatment today, with an "enhanced" version now available as a free upgrade for Xbox Series X and Series S (included with Xbox Game Pass). The update is said to "deliver gorgeous visuals up to 4K on PS5 and Xbox Series X, super smooth 60 frames...

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    • Sniper Elite 4
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Deals The Best Bargains In The Xbox Summer Sale 2021

    Amazing games with huge discounts!

    The Xbox Summer Sale is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from Friday, July 23rd until Friday, August 6th. Below, we've picked out some of the very best bargains available in the Xbox Summer Sale 2021, allowing you to pick up some highly discounted and/or...

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  • News Xbox Game Studios Acquisition Helped Make Psychonauts 2 Bigger, Says Double Fine

    "To quote the age-old adage, you know, money is time"

    Psychonauts 2 began as a crowdfunded venture, before Microsoft later swooped in, picked up Double Fine and dropped a boat load of cash and extra time on the project. That's what some of the game's developers said in a recent report, which revealed how the acquisition helped the studio expand the...

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  • News Football Manager Dev Investing 'Millions' To Add Women's Football

    "We know it’s the right thing to do"

    The team at Sports Interactive have announced a highly ambitious plan to introduce the women's game into Football Manager, which is said to cost "millions" and will require a total rewrite of certain aspects of the title. In a blog post, CEO Miles Jacobson explained that women's football will be integrated...

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  • News Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Appears To Be Getting Optimised For Xbox Series X & Series S

    But we're not quite sure why

    Here's a weird one! Shadow of the Tomb Raider has suddenly appeared as 'optimised for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S' on the Microsoft Store, despite receiving a noteworthy FPS Boost a couple of months ago. Various members of the Tomb Raider community have spotted the tag on the Microsoft Store, although based on...

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    • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  • Video Here's A Look At Microsoft Flight Simulator Running On Xbox Series X

    "Never ceases to amaze..."

    We're now just a few short days away from the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Tuesday, July 27, and the first gameplay footage is just beginning to roll out. The video above is one of the first that was posted to YouTube earlier today (by MrNightlife), highlighting over three...

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    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
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  • Feature Xbox Summer Sale Now Live, 500+ Games Discounted

    Hope you've been saving up!

    The Xbox Summer Sale 2021 is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from (technically) Friday, July 23 until Friday, August 5. Below, we've highlighted just some of the biggest games included in the sale (of course, there are many others to discover!), and Major Nelson...

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Thursday22nd Jul 2021

  • News Three More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (July 22)

    "Three entangled stories. One unforgettable adventure."

    It's Game Pass day! We've got another three games entering the service across console, PC and cloud today, with a brand-new release in the form of Last Stop, which is a new narrative-focused supernatural adventure. (Last Stop isn't available at the time of writing, but will be at some point...

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    • Xbox One
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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Free-To-Play Shooter Splitgate Is So Popular, The Servers Can't Handle It

    "It’s been a rough day trying to handle this scale"

    Splitgate may not be launching on Xbox officially until July 27, but an open beta has been taking place ahead of its full release. The free-to-play shooter embodies elements of Portal and Halo, and is proving to be so popular tha

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    • Xbox Series X
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    • Xbox Series S
    • Splitgate
  • News It's Official, A Dead Space Remake Is Coming To Xbox Series X & Series S

    They're heeeeere

    Well, after speculation and rumours galore over the past few weeks, it's finally happening - a Dead Space remake is in the works at EA Motive and is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point in the future. The short but sweet trailer showcased in-engine footage of the classic USG Ishimura ship from the original game,...

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    • Dead Space
  • News Xbox Unveils New Range Of Microsoft Flight Simulator Accessories

    For the ultimate Flight Sim experience

    The excitement is really building ahead of the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (included with Game Pass) on July 27, and some new flight accessories are on the way for the game. Without further ado, here's what Microsoft has announced today: Turtle Beach VelocityOne...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Roundup Here's What Was Revealed At EA Play Live 2021

    Missed the event? Here's a recap

    Weren't able to catch the EA Play Live 2021 event earlier today? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself, and we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article. The following list is everything Xbox related that was revealed during the show: The Sims 4 gets a...

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  • News Xbox's Game Development Kit Has Been Made Free To Download By Microsoft

    "Get started building games today"

    There are a lot of aspiring game designers about these days, many of which are creating phenomenal games with minimal tools. Just look at Death's Door - a game developed by two people which is currently the talk of the town. With that being said, Microsoft wants to actively encourage more people to delve into games...

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  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (July 22-25)

    Welcome to the Olympics!

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! Three more games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. So, what's on offer? We've got a great selection this week with EA's Battlefield 1, last year's Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga, and Olympic...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Free Play Days
  • News You Can Now Purchase A Crash Bandicoot 25th Anniversary Game Bundle

    And it's currently available for half-price

    The Crash Bandicoot series this year celebrates its 25th anniversary and as part of this a new bundle pack has been released featuring three (or should we say five) games for the price of one. For just $59.99 / £54.99 (with 15 hours remaining at the time of writing), you can get Crash Bandicoot 4: It's...

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    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Chernobylite Finally Enters The Exclusion Zone On Xbox This September

    Just in time for the spooky season

    Over the past few months you may have heard of a game known as Chernobylite, an RPG survival horror title set in a 3D-scanned recreation of the real Exclusion Zone from Chernobyl. It's currently in Early Access on PC, but is now finally making its way to Xbox One on September 7. Originally intended to release in...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Chernobylite
  • Video The Ascent Gets A Gameplay Deep Dive Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Learn more about the cyberpunk RPG before it hits Game Pass

    The Ascent is an isometric RPG scheduled to launch for Xbox Game Pass on July 29, and ahead of its arrival next week, Xbox has released a 14-minute deep dive to give an indication as to what players can expect. In the video, the team at Neon Giant talk about their love for the sci-fi and...

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  • Guide How To Watch Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event

    All the details you need

    E3 2021 may be over, but EA still has big plans for this week in the form of EA Play Live, which is the company's annual showcase extravaganza. The event takes place today, Thursday, July 22 at 6pm BST. In terms of what to expect, EA says the show will feature "what’s next for games like Battlefield 2042 and Apex...

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  • News GRID Legends Is A 'High-Stakes Driving Experience' Heading To Xbox In 2022

    This is your chapter of the story. Become a racing legend.

    Codemasters has announced today as part of EA Play Live 2021 that GRID Legends is a brand-new racing game heading to Xbox in 2022, described as a "high-stakes driving experience". The game will feature an "epic motorsport story" in a "ground-breaking extended reality production", the...

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  • News Battlefield Portal Will Allow You To Build Your Own Experiences With New And Classic Maps

    A brand-new mode in Battlefield 2042

    EA has announced Battlefield Portal today as part of EA Play Live 2021, which is a brand-new experience coming to Battlefield 2042, acting as a love letter to the series. The huge new feature will add a substantial amount of content. Along with the previously announced seven maps in BF 2042, Battlefield Portal...

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  • News Activision Blizzard Sued Over Culture Of Harassment And Discrimination

    Allegations of "sexual harassment with no repercussion"

    Content warning: Please be aware that the following article and the sources linked within touch on topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and suicide. Bloomberg Law has reported today that a lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard, Inc. by the California...

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  • Video Watch Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event Here

    Featuring new gameplay reveals and surprises

    Update: The event is now over, and we've provided a full recap elsewhere here at Pure Xbox. Original story: E3 2021 may be over, but EA still has big plans for this week in the form of EA Play Live, which is the company's annual showcase extravaganza. The event takes place today, Thursday, July 22 at...

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  • News Doctor Who: The Edge Of Reality Crash Lands Onto Xbox This September

    Is there a doctor in the house?

    After missing its launch window of Spring 2021, the upcoming Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality from developer Maze Theory will now be launching for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on September 30. The game is said to be a reimagining of the previously released Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, a VR only title...

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    • Doctor Who The Edge Of Reality
  • Poll How Would You Grade Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event?

    Give us your verdict

    The dust is now beginning to settle on today's EA Play Live 2021 event! If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, you can catch the full thing over at our live blog page, and we've also provided a full recap of all the Xbox related announcements that occurred as part of the show. So, all things considered, what grade would...

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  • News EA Motive Is Using Fans From The Community To Help Build The Dead Space Remake

    "We don't want to be in siloed and create our own bubble"

    With the Dead Space remake officially announced, the question is now up in the air as to whether it will live up to the nostalgia of the original. It's a big task rebuilding a beloved game, something that Capcom managed perfectly with Resident Evil 2 Remake. To take on this gargantuan task,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dead Space
  • News EA Showcases Lost In Random's Unique Combat, Launching This September For Xbox

    EA Originals strikes again

    EA Originals has already had a great year with It Takes Two, and now Lost in Random looks to continue that streak. It's set to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on September 10. The latest showcase of the game, which accompanied the release date confirmation, gave viewers an in-depth look at the game's...

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    • Xbox Series X
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