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  • News Microsoft President Confirms 10-Year Offer For COD On PlayStation, Says FTC Lawsuit Would Be 'Huge Mistake'

    Brad Smith gives his views

    Yes, it's another one of these stories! Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith has today been discussing the potential of an FTC lawsuit over the company's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, confirming in the process that Microsoft has not only offered Sony a 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, but...

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    • Microsoft
    • Call Of Duty
    • PlayStation
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 GOTY Edition To Launch After 'Phantom Liberty' Expansion

    Another one

    CD Projekt RED isn't far from launching its The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade, but there's still a fair amount of Cyberpunk 2077 stuff ticking away in the background. The team is continuing its work on the futuristic RPG's expansion, Phantom Liberty, and sometime after that a Game of the Year Edition will launch. As reported on by Polish...

    • Xbox
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • CD Projekt RED
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News The Witcher 3 Next-Gen 'Impresses Hugely' For Xbox Series X In Digital Foundry Preview

    "Truly looks and plays better than ever before"

    We're only just over a week away from the launch of The Witcher 3 Next-Gen for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and Digital Foundry has had a chance to go hands-on with the free update prior to its December 14th release date. Basically, it's good news! The outlet says that the new version "impressed...

    • Xbox
    • The Witcher 3
    • Xbox Series X
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Xbox First-Party Games Are Officially Getting A Price Increase In 2023

    Including Starfield, Redfall & Forza Motorsport

    Microsoft has confirmed today that Xbox Game Studios (first-party) titles will be getting a price increase from 2023 onwards, with Starfield, Redfall and Forza Motorsport all reflecting the new $69.99 USD price point next year. This will affect games "built for Xbox Series X|S" - in other words, all...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • Video EA Showcases First 18 Minutes Of The 'Dead Space' Xbox Series X|S Remake

    It's looking good!

    Back in October, EA finally showed some gameplay of its upcoming Dead Space remake, which officially launches on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in January 2023. Our first taste of the game's current-gen makeover left us wanting more, and well, EA has now provided that courtesy of IGN. The team has just dropped almost 20 minutes...

    • Xbox
    • Dead Space
    • EA
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Owners Stunned By 'Insane' Fortnite Graphics Following Unreal Engine 5.1 Upgrade

    "It really looks amazing"

    You may have noticed over the weekend that Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 went live across all current Xbox platforms, although the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were treated to an absolutely awesome feature that you won't find on Xbox One. As of this update, Fortnite now makes use of various Unreal Engine 5.1 features...

    • Xbox
    • Fortnite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Set For March 2023 Release On Xbox Series X|S

    Steam has revealed a launch date

    Early 2023 is starting to look pretty busy for new Xbox releases, and now it seems as though Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is joining the lineup! According to a Steam listing that was quickly removed earlier today, the game is currently set for a March 16th, 2023 launch. In fact, it might actually be a day earlier in...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Jedi Survivor
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Hands On Need For Speed Unbound Is A Next-Gen Return To Form For NFS

    Gotta go fast

    As soon as we caught wind that British developer Criterion was back behind the wheel of the latest Need for Speed title, you could say we were pretty excited to see the final result. A number of the series' recent entries have underwhelmed us, so a mix up in the dev department felt like a good choice with 2022's game. While the results...

    • Xbox
    • Need for Speed Unbound
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • Guide Best Xbox 360 Games

    Historic games for a legendary console

    Looking for the best Xbox 360 games? Crazy as it may seem, the good old Xbox 360 is now seventeen years old and, peering back over the history and back catalogue of Microsoft's amazing 7th gen console, there's an absolute feast of great games to choose from. From excellent Xbox Arcade titles to fresh new...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Guides
    • Best Xbox 360 Games
  • News There's Apparently A 'Rift' At The FTC Over Xbox's Activision Blizzard Deal

    Things might have swung in Microsoft's favour

    It was reported recently that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was likely to file a lawsuit against Microsoft's attempt acquisition of Activision Blizzard, but there's now "hope" that the merger will be approved by the FTC instead. A new report from the New York Post says that the acquisition has...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
    • FTC
  • Feature These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (December 5-9)

    It's a great week for Game Pass

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for December 5th to 9th! The big spotlight is definitely on Xbox Game Pass this week, which adds Hello Neighbor 2, Chained Echoes, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News EA Adds Three 'Medal Of Honor' Games To 2023 Server Closure List

    It's a growing tally

    Medal Of Honor has been dormant for some time on Xbox, with the series' only recent release coming in the form of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for PCVR. While the future of the series following 'Above and Beyond' is unclear, the fate of some Xbox 360-era titles has sadly been confirmed - they're set to close down soon...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Medal Of Honor
    • EA
    • Server Closures
  • News NFS Unbound Dev Says Leaving Xbox One Behind Led To 'Transformative Racing Experience'

    "I feel like anyone that plays it will totally understand"

    Need for Speed Unbound is the first NFS title to arrive after the current-gen console launch in late 2020, with the teams at EA and Criterion deciding to drop last-gen systems with this release. While the development studio initially wanted to go with a cross-gen release for Unbound, it...

    • Xbox
    • Need for Speed
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Here's What Might Be Leaving Xbox Game Pass In January 2023

    Some early predictions!

    What's leaving Xbox Game Pass in January 2023? Well, Microsoft hasn't confirmed anything just yet, but based on some games that were added to the service this time last year, we can at least make a few predictions ahead of time. We know that a lot of Xbox users want more advance notice of games leaving Xbox Game Pass, but...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Leaving Soon
    • January 2023

Sunday4th Dec 2022

  • Talking Point What Do You Think Of Insurgency: Sandstorm On Xbox Game Pass?

    Enjoying it so far?

    Insurgency: Sandstorm has been playable on Xbox Game Pass for a few days now, having arrived on the service as one of November 2022's biggest Game Pass additions. Here at Pure Xbox, we've been enjoying this one since it first released on console, and we're glad to see the game opened up to a whole new audience. Sandstorm is a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Insurgency: Sandstorm

Saturday3rd Dec 2022

  • Review The Callisto Protocol - An Uneven Spiritual Successor To Dead Space

    Get a GRP

    Striking Distance Studios has made no secret of the fact that its inaugural effort, The Callisto Protocol, shares plenty of DNA with Visceral Games' genre-defining Dead Space franchise, and with a bunch of ex-Visceral staff, including Dead Space's co-creator, designer, animation director and co-developer all involved here, it should come...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox
    • The Callisto Protocol
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Despite The Launch Issues, The Callisto Protocol Is Great At 60FPS On Xbox Series X

    It's a beautiful game as well

    The release of The Callisto Protocol caused a bit of fuss earlier this week when it was reported that the Xbox Series X version was missing ray traced reflections in its quality mode compared to the PS5, along with a few more instances of dropped frames than Sony's console when running at 30FPS. Digital

    • Xbox
    • The Callisto Protocol
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo's Multiplayer Creative Director Leaves 343 After More Than 11 Years

    Another Halo veteran has departed

    Following the recent release of the Halo Infinite Winter Update, longtime 343 Industries employee Tom French has announced his departure from the team. In a brief message on social media, French said he was stepping out of his Spartan armour to go on "new adventures". He added how it had been a "massive honor" to...

    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Pick One What Was Your Favourite Xbox Game Pass Game In November?

    Pentiment? Battlefield 2042? Vampire Survivors? Tell us!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! With November now finally behind us, we're once again going back and looking at the complete batch of Xbox Game Pass games from last month, with the goal of picking an overall favourite. It was another strong month for Xbox Game Pass (as always), with...

    • Xbox
    • Pick One
    • Features
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Winter Demo Event 2022 Announced, Will Feature 20+ Games

    Play a bunch of [email protected] demos for free next week!

    Xbox has announced today that the [email protected] Winter Demo Event 2022 will be taking place from December 6th to December 12th, allowing you to check out a bunch of upcoming Xbox indie games. The demos for these games will be available to download from the Xbox dashboard for a week before they disappear,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 3-4)

    Anyone for some Walking Dead?

    Welcome to the first weekend of December 2022! We've been spoilt for choice in terms of new additions on Xbox this week once again, including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days games, lots of major new releases including The Callisto Pr

    • Xbox
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • What Are You Playing

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