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Saturday25th May 2024

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (May 27-31)

    Including plenty of big releases!

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for May 27-31! We've got plenty of good stuff on the way next week including MultiVersus, F1 24 and Hypercharge Unboxed, along with three Game Pass titles highlighted by Lords of th

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News DOOM: The Dark Ages To Be Announced At Xbox's Showcase, Claims New 'Exclusive'

    And it's supposedly coming to "PlayStation as well"

    There have already been some signs a new DOOM game could be appearing at this year's Xbox Games Showcase and a new "exclusive" has now independently verified this while also providing some new information about the title. According to Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson, the final name of the new entry...

    • Xbox
    • DOOM
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Talking Point Which Has Been The Most Reliable Xbox Console For You?

    The one with the least issues

    We probably should touch wood or something before saying this, but in the multiple years since the Xbox Series X and Series S launched, none of us at Pure Xbox HQ have ever encountered any major issues with them. Sure, they're a little bit dustier than they used to be, and perhaps they're running a bit louder as a...

    • Xbox
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 25-26)

    How about some Hellblade 2?

    It's time for the weekend! Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is the obvious highlight for the next couple of days, but don't forget we've got more Xbox Game Pass additions along with Free Play Days titles and some great d

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

Friday24th May 2024

  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (May 2024)

    The latest freebies for XGPU subscribers

    It's time for another batch of Xbox Game Pass Perks for May 2024! It's been a quiet month for Perks on the whole, but there are still some nice freebies to take advantage of, including special bonuses for Minecraft and Sea Of Thieves! Here's the latest list of available Xbox Game Pass Perks for May 2024:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
    • Xbox One
  • News XDefiant's First Xbox Update Announced, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    A double XP weekend is also coming!

    XDefiant launched earlier this week on Xbox Series X|S, and the team at Ubisoft San Francisco already has a patch ready to go for the coming weekend. XDefiant Patch 1 goes live 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST today, and there'll be roughly one hour of server downtime while the patch is applied. Once Patch 1 has been...

    • Xbox
    • XDefiant
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Review XDefiant (Xbox) - Classic COD In A Current-Gen Frock

    Getting back to basics

    Xbox 360 era Call of Duty was a special time for Activision's long-running FPS franchise. Call of Duty 4 burst onto the scene with unprecedented popularity back in 2007 — pairing smooth, fast-paced gunplay with a deep, addictive progression system — and most of the series' Xbox 360 follow ups built on the formula fairly...

    • Xbox
    • Reviews
    • XDefiant
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's New 'Activision Blizzard Sale' Includes Lots Of Call Of Duty Discounts

    And it runs until the Xbox Games Showcase

    We've got a few more games to add to this week's Xbox deals, as a new Activision Blizzard sale has just kicked off on the Xbox Store featuring a bunch of titles from the Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot and Diablo franchises in particular. Som

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Call of Duty
  • News Xbox Series S Seems To Do A Great Job At Handling Ninja Theory's Hellblade 2

    Series S users are in good hands

    Much has been made of the Unreal Engine 5 tech powering Ninja Theory's Hellblade 2, but that focus so far has largely been placed on the Xbox Series X and PC versions of the game. However, in a new video from the folks over at Digital Foundry, lower-end devices like the Xbox Series S and Steam Deck have been put...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade 2
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Ninja Theory
  • News This Weekend Marks A Sad Anniversary For The Lord Of The Rings On Xbox

    Did you end up buying this?

    So here we were, just casually minding our own business on a Friday afternoon, and it was suddenly brought to our attention that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum launched on Xbox (and other platforms) exactly a year ago this Saturday. Forgive us for shuddering a little bit when we hear that name, but wow... what a shame...

    • Xbox
    • The Lord Of The Rings
    • Gollum
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hellblade 2 Developer Ninja Theory Thanks Fans For 'Incredible Response'

    "We've loved hearing your impressions"

    It's been another big week in the land of Xbox with UK-based studio Ninja Theory launching Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 on the Series X|S, PC, Cloud, and also Game Pass. It's already one of the highest-rated Xbox games of the year and with this in mind, the team has now issued a brief message on social media,...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Skull And Bones Season 2 & Free Trial Announced As Player Numbers Dwindle On Xbox

    Saving a sinking ship?

    Skull & Bones is getting a week-long free trial shortly, just as the game's second season of content washes ashore. Ubisoft has announced that players across all platforms can try the game out for free from May 30th through June 6th, and there'll be "no content limitations" during this time. That should mean that free...

    • Xbox
    • Skull And Bones
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hypercharge: Unboxed Dev Shares Kind Words For Xbox's Sarah Bond Ahead Of Launch

    "She’s genuinely wonderful"

    The release of action figure shooter Hypercharge: Unboxed is just around the corner on Xbox, and as mentioned earlier this week, we recently had a chance to talk to Joe Henson - Creative Gameplay and Marketing Manager on the title. We'll wait until next week to reveal the entire interview, but to give you a another...

    • Xbox
    • Hypercharge: Unboxed
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Digital Foundry Analyses 'Next-Level Visuals' Found In Hellblade 2 On Xbox

    "Hellblade 2 is a defining moment"

    Ever since Hellblade 2 was unveiled alongside the Xbox Series X, we've expected the game to be a looker, and that's exactly what Ninja Theory's sequel delivered earlier this week. Of course, that means that the tech aficionados over at Digital Foundry have been keeping a close eye on the game as well - and now the...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Hellblade 2
    • Ninja Theory
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Design Lab Is Offering Free Engravings For The Rest Of May

    Get creative

    If you're in the mood to treat yourself or you've racked up a sizeable number of Microsoft Rewards points, Xbox Design Lab is a great way to personalise your Xbox experience with a custom controller for Xbox One, Series X and Series S. One of the personalisations you can add along the way is an engraving at the bottom of the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Design Lab
    • Controllers
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Stop The Presses, Kermit The Frog Is Now Part Of Disney Speedstorm

    Movin' right along

    Disney Speedstorm happens to be one of our favourite free-to-play games here at Pure Xbox (we even included it in our Best Racing Games guide), so it's pretty awesome to see that none other than Kermit The Frog is joining the lineup! Yes, as part of Season 7 of the game, Kermit is being added as part of a Limited Time Event. As...

    • Xbox
    • Disney Speedstorm
    • Free To Play
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

Thursday23rd May 2024

  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (May 23)

    Both are new day-one releases!

    Welcome to another Xbox Game Pass update! Microsoft is adding two more games to the library today, and they're both brand-new day one releases on Xbox. Here's what to expect from your two new Xbox Game Pass additions: Galacticare (Console, PC, Cloud): "Build, manage and optimise intergalactic hospitals! Recruit...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Nine Xbox Games For Free (May 23-26)

    There are a whopping 9 games to play!

    Microsoft is bringing a special Free Play Days lineup to Xbox players today, with a total of nine games playable for free on Xbox consoles this weekend. The reason for such a stacked lineup is because all of this week's games are Warhammer themed, ahead of the 2024 edition of the Warhammer Skulls showcase. The...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
  • News Mad Max Dev Takes Offense At 'Nonsense' Criticism Of The 2015 Video Game

    In response to the franchise's creator

    When we talk about Xbox games that are underrated here at Pure Xbox, the Mad Max game from 2015 is often one that enters the discussion - and it's also a game that's regularly discounted by 90% in the weekly deals on the Xbox Store. Despite the love for it though, it didn't review that well, racking up a 72...

    • Xbox
    • Mad Max
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Beta Footage Of Valve's New Game Has Apparently Leaked

    And no, Microsoft isn't buying Valve

    Closed beta footage of Valve's new "6v6 4-lane third-person shooter MOBA" has apparently leaked online. Allegedly codenamed 'Deadlock', this new title is expected to follow in the footsteps of games like Counter-Strike and DOTA, and will supposedly feature more than 19 heroes. The footage that appears to have...

    • Xbox
    • Valve
    • Leaks
    • Steam
    • Microsoft
  • News Call Of Duty: Black Ops 6 Confirmed, Game Will Feature In Xbox Direct Next Month

    No longer redacted

    Well, it's official! The next CoD game is titled Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, with the game being teased this week through a cryptic website and various short video clips to hype up the announcement. For now, we don't have an official release date for Black Ops 6, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it's coming out sometime...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 6
    • Treyarch
    • Activision
    • Xbox Series X
  • Roundup Every Xbox Warhammer Announcement At The Skulls Showcase 2024

    New release dates and updates!

    Today marked the Warhammer Skulls Showcase 2024, which revealed a bunch of Warhammer announcements for Xbox. Below, you'll find a complete roundup of everything we saw (Xbox-related) at the event. Here's the complete Xbox rundown from the Warhammer Skulls Showcase 2024: Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 (PvE Co-Op Mode...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Warhammer
    • Roundup
  • News Here's Some Uncut Gameplay Of 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' Ahead Of Xbox Release

    Klowning around

    Good heavens, it's been more than 18 months since we first learnt about Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game! What's decidedly less righteous than heaven is what you'll actually be getting up to in this new Xbox title, as you can see in the fresh video clip up above (warning: contains lots of Klown bashing). Yep, developer...

    • Xbox
    • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Is There Anything Specific You Want To See In Redfall's Final Update?

    One more patch is coming

    Right at the tail end of last week, Redfall developer Arkane Austin announced that one final update is coming to the game before the studio's impending shutdown, and we're starting to think about what exactly could be included in the game's closing patch. The team has already confirmed that an Offline Mode is coming,...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Redfall
    • Xbox Series X
  • Hands On MultiVersus Brings A Fun PvE Campaign Mode To Xbox Next Week

    As part of the game's 2024 relaunch

    Next Tuesday marks the relaunch of MultiVersus on Xbox consoles (and other platforms), bringing the free-to-play brawler back to market for the first time since June of 2023. Ahead of the relaunch, we had a chance to go hands-on with the PC version recently, allowing us to sample all the new features that are...

    • Previews
    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Hands On
    • MultiVersus
  • News Samurai Shodown's Delayed Update For Xbox Series X|S Is Now Available

    Better late than never

    SNK rolled out an Xbox Series X|S upgrade for its fighting game Samurai Shodown back in 2021, but for a long time it's gone without rollback netcode. Fortunately, all of this changes today. After it was originally scheduled to arrive in September last year, this update has finally been released. You'll be prompted to update...

    • Xbox
    • Samurai Shodown
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Upgrade

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