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  • News The 'Worst Xbox Game Of 2022' Is Shutting Its Servers This May

    Including the single-player campaigns

    It's been a week of closure announcements in the world of Xbox and we've got another game to add to that list, as Metacritic's worst-rated Xbox game of 2022, CrossfireX, is officially shutting its servers this May. The news was announced by the CrossfireX team today, with the explanation being that "the game

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Sinister Fishing RPG 'DREDGE' Launches On Xbox Consoles This March

    "A single-player adventure with a sinister undercurrent"

    Team17 has announced today that sinister finishing adventure DREDGE will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 30th, 2023, developed by the New Zealand-based Black Salt Games. This is a single-player fishing adventure in which you'll complete quests, sell your catch...

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    • Dredge
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Do You Think We'll See Hellblade 2 On Xbox In 2023?

    It hasn't been announced, but it seems possible

    Xbox Game Studios looks set for a much busier year in 2023. We've already been treated to the surprise drop of Hi-Fi RUSH from Tango Gameworks, and we've got the likes of Redfall, Forza Motorsport and Starfield on the way. But what abou

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    • Hellblade 2
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 'Inkulinati' Is Getting Impressive Feedback On Xbox Game Pass So Far

    Despite some silly one-star reviews

    Although it was overshadowed by the arrival of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition earlier this week, Inkulinati also launched on Xbox Game Pass back on January 31st, and the reception seems to be

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    • Inkulinati
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Dragon Ball: Kakarot Finally Launches For Xbox Series X|S With Awkward Workaround

    The new DLC is also now available

    The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S version of Dragon Ball: Kakarot was supposed to launch all the way back in mid-January, but due to various issues, the release was postponed indefinitely a few weeks ago. Well, we've got good news and bad news! The good news is that the next-gen version is finally now available...

    • Xbox
    • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Zombie MMO 'The Day Before' Reveals 10 Minutes Of Uncut Gameplay

    The walking dead... literally

    After a somewhat controversial delay revolving around the game being blocked on Steam, zombie MMO The Day Before is now set for a November 2023 launch, at least on PC. Following this announcement, the team behind the game has dropped some uncut gameplay to try and soften the blow of its unfort

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Day Before
  • Soapbox As A First-Time Player, Dead Space Feels Stuck Between Two Different Genres

    It's a visual treat nonetheless

    Back in the Xbox 360 says, the original Dead Space somehow managed to evade my gaming grasp. I'm not entirely sure how — the concept is certainly up my alley — but either way, the series slipped by and I never got around to playing it. So, when EA Motive revealed it would be fully remaking the first game from the...

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    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dead Space
  • Guide Hogwarts Legacy Release Date, Release Times & Preload Details On Xbox

    Everything you need to know

    We've been hearing about Hogwarts Legacy for such a long time, and now it's finally ready to launch on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! The huge open world Harry Potter experience is heading to the two next-gen Xbox consoles for the time being, and will be followed up with an last-gen Xbox One version in a couple of...

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    • Guides
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 'Guilty Gear Strive' Beta Is Free This Weekend Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Get your fight on

    Arc System Works' popular fighter Guilty Gear Strive is coming to Xbox this spring, including day one on Xbox Game Pass! If that sounds like too much of a wait, you can give the game a whirl before launch with the new cross-play beta, which is now live for the coming weekend. Oh, and it's totally free! Yep, the team has officially...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Two Free-To-Play Xbox Games Are Closing Down For Good Very Soon

    Servers going dark

    Is 2023 fast becoming the year of the gaming shut down? While Microsoft has officially walked back its support page comments on the Xbox 360 store closure, two other Xbox experiences are indeed closing down in the next few months. The teams behind two free-to-play Xbox games, Rumbleverse and Knockout City

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free To Play
  • News Phil Spencer Praises The Excellent Control Scheme In Age Of Empires 2 For Xbox

    "Having a great time playing co-op campaign"

    It's been a good few days for Xbox Game Pass, with the highlight arguably being the arrival of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for the very first time! The reviews have been really good for this new console version of the strategy classic, and

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    • Age Of Empires 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox 360 'May 2023' Closure Message Was An Error, Says Microsoft

    "The Xbox 360 marketplace will not close in May 2023"

    Update [Fri 3rd Feb, 2023 01:35 GMT]: A Microsoft spokesperson says the Xbox 360 Marketplace will not be closing in May 2023. The message on the website was apparently "posted in error". Here's the full response (via Gematsu): "This message was posted in error and we can confirm the Xbox 360...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Marketplace
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YesterdayThu, 2nd Feb 2023

  • News Another Six Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (February 15)

    Including this Xbox exclusive FPS

    The official Xbox app has revealed that six games are set to be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the middle part of February 2023, including the Xbox exclusive CrossfireX: Operation Catalyst, which is one of the paid single-player campaigns in the otherwise free-to-play shooter. You can check out what we thought of it...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Leaving Soon
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Game Pass Shooter 'Back 4 Blood' Has Officially Ended Development

    "We’ve traveled on a fantastic adventure together"

    Developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced today that Back 4 Blood has officially ended development, explaining that the studio is working on another new game and doesn't currently have a large enough team to continue working on new content for Back 4 Blood moving forward. The news was announced...

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    • Back 4 Blood
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (February 2-5)

    Three titles to enjoy

    Xbox's Free Play Days promotion returns this weekend, with a distinct twist to celebrate 'Amine Month'. Yep, two of the free play choices for this week are anime-themed, with one Ubisoft title rounding out the selection. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

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    • Free Play Days
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Two Additions Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (February 2nd)

    Including a great gothic roguelike RPG

    It's the first day of Xbox Game Pass in February 2023! We can't quite stretch to calling this roundup two "new games" as we usually would though, as only one of them is brand-new to the service, while the other is a new cloud addition. The highlight today, then, is Darkest Dungeon, which is a fantastic gothic...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News The Last Of Us Star Says Banjo-Kazooie Was So Good It Made Him Quit Video Games

    Time Extension "The slow dopamine drip is so delicious"

    Actor Nick Offerman has revealed that he hasn't played a video game in 25 years and blames Rare's N64 epic Banjo-Kazooie for putting him off gaming for good (thanks, VGC). Offerman – who has starred in movies and TV shows such as 21 Jump Street, Parks and Recreation, The Lego Movie and (most recently)...

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    • Rare
    • N64
  • News The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Patch Improves Ray Tracing Performance On Xbox Series X

    Amongst other fixes & changes

    CD Projekt RED has detailed its latest The Witcher 3 Next-Gen patch, and it brings with it some very welcome performance improvements for console players - notably in the game's ray tracing mode on Xbox Series X. Update 4.01 also makes changes to the game's screen space reflection quality, which applies to both the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Witcher 3
    • CD Projekt Red
  • News New Info Suggests Xbox Developer The Coalition Has 'Cancelled' Two Games Recently

    Don't worry, Gears 6 is still in the works

    Earlier today, we shared a report from well-known journalist Jeff Grubb about the upcoming Gears 6, and now he's also been speaking as part of Thursday's Game Mess Mornings show at

    • Xbox
    • The Coalition
    • Gears Of War
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Wild Hearts' Will Have Free 10-Hour Trial On Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Later This Month

    Play to your heart's content

    EA's Monster Hunter-like Wild Hearts is out later this month, and ahead of launch, the team has taken part in a Reddit AMA to talk about how the game is shaping up heading into its release month. There are some int

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Ea Wild Hearts
  • Deals Lots Of Games Reduced By Up To 90% On Xbox This Week (January 31 - February 7)

    Across a wide range of Xbox sales

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games from January 31st to February 7th? Fortunately, we've got absolutely loads of Xbox games that have been discounted by up to 90% across various Xbox sales this week, including a Ubisoft Publisher Sale, Anime Month Sale, THQ Nordic & Handy Games Sale, and the usual Deals with...

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    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Think Of Xbox Planetary Adventure 'Deliver Us Mars'

    The sequel to Deliver Us The Moon has arrived

    Deliver Us Mars is finally here! No, not the literal delivery of Mars as a place for all humans to forge new life, we mean the sequel to the hit video game Deliver Us The Moon. You know, the much more important news! Anyway, indeed, KeokeN Interactive's next adventure is available now for Xbox One and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deliver Us Mars
    • Deliver Us The Moon
  • Rumour Gears 6 Development Has 'Begun In Full' Within The Last Year

    Update: Other Coalition projects reportedly scrapped

    Update: Jeff Grubb has since revealed more about what he knows regarding The Coalition's upcoming plans. In a discussion during Thursday's Game Mess Mornings show at Giant Bomb, Grubb stated that all projects aside from Gears 6 have been scrapped. There were apparently two others in the works...

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    • Microsoft
    • Gears 6
    • The Coalition
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point Would You Like To See The New 'Forza Motorsport' In VR?

    GT7 VR has us thinking of what could be

    IGN has posted quite a lengthy deep dive on all things Gran Turismo 7 VR, right on the eve of the game's huge update that'll make Sony's racer fully compatible with PSVR 2. Of course, this is a PlayStation exclusive racing series and has been since the dawn of the brand, but this preview has really got us...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Gran Turismo 7
  • News 'Titanfall 3' Hopes Dashed As EA Reportedly Cancels Unannounced Respawn Project

    Triple dashed

    'Titanfall 3' has been on our hypothetical wishlist for years at this point - in fact, probably since right after we wrapped up Titanfall 2's fantastic single-player campaign way back in 2016. EA doesn't seem to have gotten the memo though, at least according to a new Bloomberg report about an internal cancellation. Journalist Jason...

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    • EA
    • Respawn Entertainment
    • Titanfall 3
    • Apex Legends

Wednesday1st Feb 2023

  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Upcoming Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Best Xbox Exclusives

    Xbox console exclusive games you can enjoy in 2023

    What are the best Xbox exclusives you can play as of February 2023? The Xbox ecosystem has been home to some truly stellar Xbox exclusives over the years, top-notch titles that you'll only find on Microsoft's family of consoles and PC. What's more, the vast majority of these titles are now...

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    • Exclusives
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Delisted Games
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Undisputed
    • Boxing
    • eSports Boxing Club
    • Xbox One
  • 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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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • 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...

    • Guides
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Release Dates
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In February 2023

    The full list of confirmed games so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February 2023? It can be pretty difficult to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass every week, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in February, as well...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • February 2023
    • Guides
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series S
    • Redfall
  • 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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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Monster Hunter Rise
  • 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:...

    • Xbox
    • Amnesia The Bunker
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Deals
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shadow Warrior 3
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Atomic Heart
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Resident Evil 4
    • Capcom
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Portkey Games
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • WWE 2K23
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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