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  • Talking Point If You Had To Limit Yourself To Three Xbox Games, What Would They Be?

    Our own "Desert Island Discs" scenario

    Over here in the UK, we have a popular BBC radio series called Desert Island Discs in which celebrities choose a selection of songs that they'd bring with them to a desert island - it's just a way of asking for their favourites basically. So, how about we do the same with Xbox games? For this weekend's...

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    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Two Games Are Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In August 2024 So Far

    An early look at what's ahead

    Yes, it's still the middle of the month and we've got a large batch of July Xbox Game Pass additions still to come, but as we always do around this time, we're taking an early look at what's ahead for August 2024 on Xbox Game Pass as well. And the answer is... not that much just yet. However, August looks like it could...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 15-19)

    Including five Game Pass titles!

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for July 15-19! We've got a very busy few days ahead, with some particularly big Xbox Game Pass releases on the way including Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess! Here's what's coming to Xbox next week:

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 13-14)

    How about Neon White on Xbox Game Pass?

    Welcome to another weekend! We've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to enjoy over the next couple of days, along with more Xbox Free Play Days additions and a special "Teaser" sale ahead of the Xbox Summer Sale 2024! Here's what we're playing this weekend: Fraser Gilbert, Editor: I'll tell you what...

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

Friday12th Jul 2024

  • News Microsoft Rewards Is Making Big Changes Relating To Xbox Game Pass

    "Important changes are coming..."

    Update: We're still waiting on proper clarification, but in the meantime, some Microsoft Rewards members have been getting a new message on Xbox suggesting the news isn't as bad as first feared. Here's a look: Original story: We all know how amazing Microsoft Re

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Lots Of Games Are Reduced By 90% On Xbox This Week (July 9-16)

    Including a few Xbox classics!

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games in this week's Xbox sales (July 9-16)? Thanks to this week's special "teaser" sale for Xbox Game Pass members, along with some deals that have been carried over from last week, we've got over 30 games that have been discounted by at least 90% on the Xbox Store. Before we dig in, be...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Phasmophobia Dev Figures Out New Xbox Release Date, Due Later This Year

    It's finally coming to Xbox!

    Last year, spooky ghost-hunting game Phasmophobia was supposed to be coming to Xbox, before a couple of last-minute delays pushed the release beyond 2023. At the time, we had no real idea when the console version would eventually come out - but the dev team now has a fresh release date. However, it's not disclosing the...

    • Xbox
    • Phasmophobia
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Alaskan Road Truckers: Highway Edition' Delivers Soothing Long-Distance Hauling On Xbox Series X|S

    And the early reviews are looking good!

    Fancy some digital wilderness trucking on Xbox Series X|S? Well, Alaskan Road Truckers: Highway Edition might be your new best friend! Now live and making its console debut, this truck simulator has gotten off to a strong start on Xbox - with some great user reviews bolstering what looks like a solid launch...

    • Xbox
    • Alaskan Road Truckers Highway Edition
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Stalker 2 Dev Drops Beautiful New Screenshots As We Near Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Less than two months to go!

    After what feels like an eternity, GSC Game World's Stalker 2 is almost here. Xbox Game Pass aficionados, we have less than two months to wait, and in the meantime we've got a fresh set of screenshots to gawk over. Showcasing some immaculately detailed weapons and gadgets, alongside the game's ever-impressive open world,...

    • Xbox
    • Stalker 2
    • GSC Game World
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Two Months On, Did Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 Live Up To The Hype?

    It was such a long wait...

    It's weird that we're not talking about Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 as much anymore. Pure Xbox was on an indefinite hiatus when the game was first revealed back at The Game Awards in 2019... it's been that long since it was revealed! And of course, the past few years have built more and more hype for Ninja Theory's latest...

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    • Senua's Saga Hellblade 2
    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • News Xbox Game Pass Member Sale Raises Hopes About Call Of Duty Coming To The Service

    But it's just weird wording from Microsoft

    Earlier this week, a sneak peek sale went live for Xbox Game Pass members ahead of Microsoft's big summer promotion, and the wording of these discounts has been the cause for lots of confusion over the last few days. Basically, when non-Game Pass members check these deals out, the store listings tend to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Reminder Five Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Weekend

    You've got a few days left to play!

    It's that time again, folks! A selection of titles will leave the Xbox Game Pass library at the end of the weekend - with five games in total exiting the service in just a few days. All five of the below games will leave Xbox Game Pass on Monday, July 15, so you basically have the coming weekend to give these a...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
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    • Leaving Soon
    • Reminder
  • News Free-To-Play Xbox Shooter 'The First Descendant' Hits Incredible Player Milestone

    In just seven days!

    Xbox strolled into July with a couple of big free-to-play releases ready to go, and it turns out, one of those free-to-play releases has ended up being a bit bigger than we were expecting - at least at launch. In just seven days, Nexon's The First Descendant has hit over 10 million players across all platforms, including Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • The First Descendant
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Here Are The Top 10 Most Popular Trailers From The Xbox Games Showcase 2024

    A good old top 10!

    It's now been over a month since the Xbox Games Showcase 2024, and despite some of the negativity surrounding Team Green in the first half of this year, we can't deny that it was an amazing show last month. In fact, Microsoft says that last month's showcase was

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Games Showcase
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News TMNT: Mutants Unleashed Brings More Turtle Action To Xbox This October

    Cowabunga, dude!

    Last September, it was announced that a video game adaptation of the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem would be released at some point in 2024. Now, in a new update, it's been confirmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants Unleashed will arrive for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on October 18th, 2024 for $39.99 /...

    • Xbox
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday11th Jul 2024

  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (July 11-14)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox Free Play Days is here, and we have a pretty hefty lineup this week - with four Xbox games playable in total. Headlining that lineup is Ubisoft's The Crew Motorfest, whose free trial we already mentioned on Pure Xbox last week. <related ids="168539"> While that's the main event here,...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 11)

    Both making their Xbox debuts!

    Welcome to your latest Xbox Game Pass update! Today, two new-to-Xbox titles are entering the library, including the fantastic Neon White which our very own Liam Doolan recently reviewed here on the site! <related ids="168478"> We've also got the gorgeous open world adventure Tchia hitting the library today, so...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News If You Like Mario Kart, You Might Enjoy This Free New Racer On Xbox

    Say hello to Stampede: Racing Royale

    The latest addition to Xbox's free-to-play lineup has been revealed today in the form of Stampede: Racing Royale, which has officially launched in Xbox Game Preview form for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Windows PC. As noted in the headline, the game clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the likes of Mario...

    • Xbox
    • Mario Kart
    • Stampede Racing Royale
  • Rumour Day One Releases Delayed On A 'Case-By-Case Basis' For Xbox Game Pass Standard Tier

    This ain't it, chief

    Well, Xbox Game Pass Standard has officially been unveiled by Microsoft - and it's swooping in to replace Xbox Game Pass Console "in the coming months". While we know that this middle GP tier will exclude certain day one releases, we don't really know which games will skip the tier at launch, and for how long they'll be delayed...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass Standard
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • PSA Don't Forget, There Are Ways To Save Money On Xbox Game Pass

    To avoid the price increase

    Yesterday was a bit of a crazy one, wasn't it?! Out of nowhere, Xbox quietly announced that Game Pass was getting a price increase starting this week for new subscribers, and it's an increase that affects the vast majority of regions. However, just because Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now costs £14.99 / $19.99 per-month via...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Tipster' Suggests Xbox Will Stop Marketing Consoles In Certain Markets

    Specifically in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    It's been reported by The Verge's Tom Warren today that Microsoft might be switching up its marketing strategy in certain regions going forward, with the likes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East potentially set to be affected. According to Warren, he was told by a "tipster" back in May that...

    • Xbox
    • Rumours
    • Consoles
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Review The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road (Xbox) – 10 Years Of Tamriel With A Trip To West Weald

    Eight chapters and counting

    The Elder Scrolls Online might have started its life a lot later than certain other MMORPGs, but that hasn’t stopped it from making a name for itself over the past 10 years. Since its initial launch in 2014, which was propelled by the popularity of Bethesda’s solo adventures, it has evolved in all sorts of ways, and...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Do You Ever Pre-Order Xbox Games Anymore?

    Are your buying habits changing?

    Earlier today, reports started to swirl about the biggest UK games retailer stopping in-store pre-orders in 2024, and the news has got us thinking about the practice and whether it still has a place in gaming these days. At one time, pre-ordering new games felt like a much more worthwhile thing to go out and do...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Pre-Order
    • Xbox One
  • Report UK Retailer GAME Ending In-Store Pre-Orders This Month

    One by one, they fall

    Following a slew of big policy changes recently, including the axing of its pre-owned stock earlier this year, major UK retailer GAME is reportedly about to stop accepting pre-orders of any kind in its brick-and-mortar stores. First reported on by TechRadar and corroborated by

    • Xbox
    • GAME UK
    • Frasers Group
    • Industry News
  • News Xbox Game Pass Zombie Romp 'World War Z: Aftermath' Gets Huge Free Update

    Including a new map!

    Today, developer Saber Interactive has launched its 'Battle of Arizona' update for World War Z: Aftermath, bringing a brand-new HordeXL map to the co-op Xbox Game Pass zombie-slaying adventure. The new horde mode arena, which takes place in Phoenix, AZ, comes as part of the team's latest update since the game's next-gen...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • World War Z Aftermath
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The Outlast Trials Adds New Villain Next Week In 'Massive' Xbox Update

    Welcome to Project Lupara

    The Outlast Trials got off to a fantastic start on Xbox this March, and following an initial patch back in April, the team has returned with a "massive" update for the multiplayer horror title - arriving July 16th. Dubbed 'Project Lupara', this latest Outlas

    • Xbox
    • The Outlast Trials
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Planet Coaster 2 Is Making A Splash On Xbox Later This Year

    "Create a coaster and water park paradise"

    It's such a great time to be a fan of rollercoaster games on Xbox right now, and we've got yet another one arriving later this year in the form of Planet Coaster 2, which launches for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in the Autumn of 2024. The big feature of Planet Coaster 2 compared to the original is the...

    • Xbox
    • Planet Coaster 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

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