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TodayTue, 16th Apr 2024

  • News Six Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass In Late April 2024

    The latest group of leavers

    The second batch of games leaving Xbox Game Pass in April 2024 has been revealed today, and in total we have six games leaving the library - including one EA Play title. Here's the full list of titles leaving Xbox Game Pass on April 30, 2024: Xbox Game Pass: Leaving Soon (April 30, 2024): Date Game Platform April...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News These Six Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (April 17-30)

    The latest official roundup of new titles

    Microsoft has announced the latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles for April 2024, which includes the previously confirmed Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and Another Crab's Treasure, along with some surprises! Don'

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's Towerborne Beta Is Opening Up To More Players Ahead Of 2024 Launch

    "Sign up thru the Insider Program today"

    Xbox Game Studios' Towerborne first opened up pre-release playtesting last year, and now the team has announced another expansion to its Insider Program. Developer Stoic will be "opening the doors" to more players "very soon" as the team continues to build towards the game's full launch. At the moment we...

    • Xbox
    • Towerborne
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News This Week's Xbox Deals Include A Huge Discount For 2022's Saints Row

    Time to pull the trigger?

    We're now entering the final couple of days of the Xbox Spring Sale 2024, but Microsoft has also added just over 100 games to the list of Xbox deals for the next week, with most of them being exclusive to Xbox Game Pass members. Interestingly, 2022's failed Saints Row reboot has dropped to a very low price in the process,...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Saints Row
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Ubisoft's XDefiant Server Test Will Apparently Take Place This Weekend On Xbox

    Reportedly starting April 19

    Months and months after the game's last pre-release test, Ubisoft is apparently very close to unleashing XDefiant's latest stress test on Xbox Series X|S. According to a new report from Insider Gaming, the team is targeting an April 19th date for its 12-hour serve

    • Xbox
    • XDefiant
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Two Additions Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (April 16)

    Including another day one release

    We have a couple of fresh additions on Xbox Game Pass today, April 16th! Obsidian is bringing its 'Fully Yoked Edition' of Grounded to the library today, while new day-one title Harold Halibut is also available on the service. Here's a bit more information on today's new Xbox Game Pass additions: Grounded: Fully...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Palworld Update 0.2.2.0 Coming To Xbox Soon, Here's What's Included

    "Major fixes" and more

    Pocketpair is still rolling out regular updates for its smash hit release Palworld and this includes a new patch for Xbox Series X|S, bumping the game up to Version 0.2.2.0. This latest update, which will be released when its ready, comes with "major fixes" and various other fixes. Here's the full rundown of what to expect...

    • Xbox
    • Palworld
    • Update
    • Patch Notes
    • Xbox Series X

YesterdayMon, 15th Apr 2024

  • News 'PERISH' Marks The Launch Of New Hellish FPS On Xbox Series X|S

    Lowkey slaying

    So, during our weekend release roundup we detailed a new Xbox FPS called PERISH that looked pretty darn fun, and well, HandyGames' shooter is officially out now on console after a year or so on Steam. That Steam release has brought in a 'Mostly Positive' rating so far, so we're keen to see how this indie shooter lands with an Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • PERISH
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Rewards Fans Are Preparing For A New Era On Xbox This Week

    Which sadly means the end of another one

    In case you missed it, Microsoft Rewards is undergoing a transformation on Xbox right now. We've started to see a few new offers entering the Xbox Rewards Hub recently, but sadly there are some downsides to report as well. The big one is that the old Microsoft Rewards Xbox app is shutting down very soon. Its...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ori Dev's 'No Rest For The Wicked' Re-Confirmed For Xbox, PC Early Access Starts This Week

    No restin' for this lot

    Ori developer Moon Studios has just dropped its latest trailer for No Rest for the Wicked; the team's upcoming action RPG coming to Steam Early Access this week. That Early Access date is confirmed for April 18th, while the studio has also taken the opportunity to remind us that an Xbox Series X|S version is still in the...

    • Xbox
    • No Rest For The Wicked
    • Ori Moon Studios
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hallmark's Musical Xbox Ornament Sounds Like A Must-Buy This Christmas

    It plays the Halo theme tune!

    Yes, it's a bit early to start thinking about Christmas 2024 already, but you might want to keep this one in mind! Hallmark has unveiled a new "Original XBOX Console Ornament With Light and Sound", and it's getting a release this July. Retailing for just $22.99, this Christmas decoration isn't just fun to look at, as...

    • Xbox
    • Hallmark
    • Original Xbox
    • Halo
  • News Former Xbox Exec Likes The Idea Of 'Tipping' Developers After Beating Their Games

    "Some games are that special"

    The price of AAA games has been a hot topic recently, especially with the move to $70 releases, but one former Xbox & Blizzard exec has taken to social media to express that they'd actually like the option to give devs more money for their releases. Yep, Mike Ybarra — who left X

    • Xbox
    • Blizzard
    • Microsoft
    • Industry
  • News Alone In The Dark Performance Impresses Digital Foundry, Despite 'Sacrifices' On Xbox Series S

    Performance mode looks like the way to go

    It's been the best part of a month since THQ Nordic brought the Alone in the Dark series back into the limelight, and despite a middling critical reception, Digital Foundry is fairly impressed with the tech behind title - especially when it comes to console performance. In a new

    • Xbox
    • Alone in the Dark
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hypercharge: Unboxed Dev Finally Teases New Xbox Release Date

    "Something BIG is coming"

    Back in 2022, the dev team behind toy soldier-shooter Hypercharge: Unboxed began heavily teasing an Xbox release for its PC title, and after a chunk of time and numerous internal delays, they're back at it again with a fresh Xbox tease. Taking to Twitter this weekend, developer Digital Cybercherries says that "something...

    • Xbox
    • Hypercharge: Unboxed
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Harold Halibut: Release Date & Release Times On Xbox Game Pass

    The latest day one release on XGP!

    We've got another day one Xbox Game Pass release kicking off the week in the form of Harold Halibut this Tuesday, and this one's particularly interesting as it features a stop-motion visual style using handcrafted models! The first reviews have dropped today, including here at Pure Xbox where we gave Harold...

    • Xbox
    • Guides
    • Harold Halibut
    • Release Date
    • Release Time
  • News Cliffy B's 'LawBreakers' Makes Surprise Return Thanks To Fan-Led Resurrection

    But will it ever come to Xbox?

    Cliffy B's now-defunct studio BossKey never brought its hero shooter LawBreakers to Xbox, despite last year's update that sparked fresh interest in the title. Well, one year later, that interest still seems to be there - despite an Xbox release remaining unlikely. A group of LawBreakers fans have resurrected the PS4...

    • Xbox
    • Lawbreakers
    • Cliffy B
    • Gears of War
  • Hands On Sker Ritual - A Zombie-Filled Ceremony That Struggles To Satisfy

    Skert around it, for now

    The team behind 2020's story-based horror title Maid of Sker is back this year with an FPS spin-off - one that takes shape as a wave-based shooter not too dissimilar to Call of Duty's Zombies mode. Wales Interactive sticks to CoD's blueprint quite closely here, and while the concept is sound and the game does what it says on...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Sker Ritual
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Saturday13th Apr 2024

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (April 15-19)

    Including another day one Game Pass release

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for April 15-19! It's looking like a pretty quiet few days ahead for Xbox releases, but we've still got the likes of Sker Ritual on the way, along with the day one Xbox Game Pass title Harold Halibut! Here's what's coming to Xbox next week: New Xbox Releases (April...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Two Games Are Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In May 2024 So Far

    An early look at what's ahead

    Update: Well, it turns out there's actually two! Indie adventure Hauntii has sneaked into the lineup for May 2024 as well, and obviously we'll have more joining the list as we get closer to May. Stay tuned! <related ids="161857"> Original story: It's always around this time of the month that we take a look at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Almost A Year On, What Do You Think Of The Current Xbox Dashboard?

    The new version made its debut last July

    It was all the way back in September of 2022 that Team Xbox first unveiled a new dashboard interface that would be tested by Insiders over the next year, with the intention of incorporating feedback into the final, public version. The feedback was mixed to say the least, with concerns around backgrounds...

    • Xbox
    • Dashboard
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 13-14)

    Bit of Tomb Raider on Game Pass?

    It's time for the weekend! As usual, there's lots to enjoy on Xbox over the next few days including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days additions, and lots of great offers in the ongoing Xbox Spring Sale 2024. Here's what we're playing this we

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Has Apparently Sold Over 5 Million Copies

    That's great news for the future

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has apparently been a huge success for developer Toys for Bob. According to the game's design director Toby Schadt (via LinkedIn), the game has sold "over 5 million copies" since its initial multiplatform release in 2020. So in other words, this is great news for the future of...

    • Xbox
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
  • News Kingdom Come: Deliverance Dev Warhorse Gearing Up For 'New Game Reveal'

    All will be revealed next week

    The Czech video game developer Warhorse Studios has been busy working on Kingdom Come: Deliverance since 2018 and in the latest update, it seems the team is finally ready to unveil its next project. If you are wondering exactly what the big reveal might be, according to Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson, it's supposedly...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

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