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TodaySat, 17th Apr 2021

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 17th)

    Will you be raining on anyone's parade?

    Welcome to another weekend! It's admittedly been a very quiet week in the world of Xbox, but if you're looking for some new stuff to check out, we've got a couple of new Xbox Game Pass and Games with Gold titles, one Free Play Days addition,

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  • News It's Official, Halo's Legendary Multiplayer Announcer Is Back For Halo Infinite

    343 confirms

    Although most fans were already pretty confident Jeff Steitzer would be returning as the voice of the multiplayer in 343 Industries' upcoming release Halo Infinite, it's now been officially confirmed. In the latest 'Ask343' YouTube video, a fan asked if Jeff - the "true sounds of Halo", would be returning in Master Chief's latest...

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YesterdayFri, 16th Apr 2021

  • Feature These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (April 20-23)

    Here's what's on the way

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! It's actually a very busy one next week, with some major releases on the way including Sony San Diego's MLB The Show 21, which drops in Xbox Game Pass on the Tuesday. Here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One next week: New Xbox Releases (April 20-23): Optimised For Xbox...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Square Enix Responds To Acquisition Rumours, Says It's Not For Sale

    "We do not consider selling off the company"

    Update: In response to Bloomberg's report, Square Enix has issued a statement to confirm that it "does not consider selling off the company or any part of its businesses," and has not received an offer from any third party. "Bloomberg has reported today that there is interest from several buyers to...

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  • News Resident Evil Village's Graphical Options Revealed For Xbox Consoles

    With ray tracing available on next-gen systems

    We're not long from the release of Resident Evil Village, so now Capcom has released the full details on the game's various graphical options, including the ability to play with ray tracing enabled at 45FPS on Xbox Series X. As seen on the official site, both the Xbox Series X and Series S will have...

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  • News MLB The Show 21 Early Access Begins On Xbox One, Xbox Series X

    The Game Pass version follows next week

    It's here! After fifteen years, MLB The Show is finally on Xbox... kind of. This is the early access portion of MLB The Show 21, which is exclusively available right now to Deluxe Edition and Jackie Robinson Edition purchasers. It's not on Xbox Game Pass until next Tuesday, but we can at least get a good look...

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    • MLB The Show 21
  • News Resident Evil Village Has A Pretty Convoluted Limited Time Demo Coming Next Month

    It's going to be a short stay

    The Resident Evil Showcase finally revealed the details for Resident Evil Village's upcoming Xbox demo, and it's pretty confusing. Operating as a time limited demo, you'll be able to play an hour of the game between two specific dates. During the hour, you can explore either the village or castle areas of the game - or...

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    • Resident Evil Village
  • Video This New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Gameplay Looks Amazing

    Filled with gorgeous combat and pizza

    When we heard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge was coming to consoles, our collective inner child exploded with excitement. It looks to be a perfect continuation of the classic brawler, and this latest gameplay trailer has fuelled our anticipation even further. The combat heavy trailer focuses...

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    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredders Revenge
  • Rumour It Sounds Like Battlefield 6 May Not Be Coming To Xbox One

    But it could be coming to Xbox Game Pass

    We know Battlefield 6 is coming, despite no gameplay or proper teaser trailers as of yet. EA hasn't been quiet on the game's existence, but they have been silent on whether the game will be coming to last-gen systems, which has one known Battlefield leaker curious. Rumours have circulated in recent weeks...

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  • Deals Huge LEGO Franchise Sale Now Live On Xbox (April 16-23)

    Packed with over 25 games!

    Like LEGO games? Then have we got the sale for you! Microsoft is hosting a LEGO Franchise Sale on Xbox for the next week, featuring over 25 games from both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One generations to choose from. Below, we've included every single game and Season Pass in the LEGO Franchise Sale. The following LEGO Xbox...

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  • News Free Nintendo Switch Racer Asphalt 9: Legends Is Coming To Xbox

    "The multi-award-winning arcade racing game"

    If you're a keen reader of our sister site Nintendo Life, then you'll almost certainly have come across Asphalt 9: Legends at some point, which is generally considered one of the best free-to-play games on the Nintendo Switch. Now, developer Gameloft has confirmed that the popular racer will be making...

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  • News Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection Rises From The Dead On Xbox This Year

    The classic platforming series returns

    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection released on Nintendo Switch earlier this year and was met with high praise from fans. The success seems to have garnered it some attention on other platforms, as Capcom has announced an Xbox One version is coming soon. The new adventure continues the classic platforming adventure...

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    • Ghosts N Goblins Resurrection
  • Feature Game Pass Gems: Now Is The Perfect Time To Revisit Resident Evil 7

    Take a trip to the Bakers' before Resident Evil Village

    After last night's Resident Evil Showcase, we're all unbelievably pumped for Resident Evil Village. Every showing of that game has done nothing but elevate our excitement levels more and more. It's only a few weeks away now, but every hour is feeling like an eternity. So how are we all going to...

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  • News The Fan Favourite Mercenaries Mode Is Returning For Resident Evil Village

    Showing a more light hearted side to Village

    In an effort to listen to fans who have been asking for more content in their Resident Evil games, Capcom is bringing back the fan favourite Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil Village. The arcade action returns, with some brand new ideas under its belt. Moving away from the slow paced, methodical nature...

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  • News Despite The Bad Press, Cyberpunk 2077 Resulted In CD Projekt's Most Financially Successful Year Yet

    Over four times more than the previous year

    It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 suffered a rough launch. In fact, that's perhaps putting it too mildly, but that's not stopped the game from making 2020 a highly successful year financially for CD Projekt. According to a new report from GamesIndustry.biz, CD Projekt announced two preliminary numbers...

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    • Cyberpunk 2077
  • News Is This A New Super Monkey Ball Coming To Xbox?

    It's looking that way!

    We had Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD hit the Xbox One back in 2019, which was a wonderful remaster of the classic game. But now it looks like another title could be in the pipeline. Spotted by Gematsu, the Australian Classification board has rated an unannounced game known as Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. The rating...

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  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is Getting A Lovely Photo Mode

    Give your artistic side some freedom in space

    As is the tradition with most games these days, BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will allow you to be a shutterbug, as a photo mode is coming bundled into the game. Shared on Twitter by Mac Walters, the game's project director, fans got a first look at the photo mode in action...

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    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Random Rain On Your Parade Has An Awesome Metal Gear Solid Level

    Snake! Snaaaaaake!

    We’ve been playing a lot of Rain on Your Parade since it hit Xbox Game Pass, and it’s packed with some nifty little Easter Eggs and references. One of the best we’ve seen so far is an entire level dedicated to Metal Gear Solid. The level in question happens fairly early on, so don’t worry about spoilers too much, but if...

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    • Rain On Your Parade
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Dead By Daylight Is Getting A Resident Evil Crossover This June

    A perfect birthday treat for both games

    This year is seeing a lot of Resident Evil celebrations take place to usher in its 25th anniversary. The horror franchise has captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world, so it was only a matter of time before it made its way into asymmetrical horror, Dead By Daylight. Coming this June,...

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    • Dead By Daylight

Thursday15th Apr 2021

  • News Two More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (April 15)

    Prepare to ruin everybody's day

    It's Xbox Game Pass time! We've got another two games joining the service today - both of which are brand-new releases on console and/or the Windows 10 Store, with Rain On Your Parade also coming to the cloud. Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Rain On Your Parade (Console, PC,...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News These Three Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Today (April 15)

    They're blasting off into the Game Pass void

    In case you'd forgotten, today marks the removal of three more games from the Xbox Game Pass library including Deliver Us The Moon, with a bunch of old EA Sports games also leaving EA Play tomorrow, April 16. Here are the three games set to leave before the end of the day on Game Pass:...

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  • News Two More Of April 2021's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Lay down some serious carnage in run-and-gun action

    You can now begin downloading the second batch of April 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game Truck Racing Championship and Xbox 360 game Hard Corps: Uprising. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace...

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  • Rumour Xbox Looking To Publish AAA Game With 'An Ambitious Connected World'

    "This particular one sounds extremely promising"

    This past month has seen a gargantuan amount of Xbox rumours flying around. As we draw closer to E3 in June, we can probably expect more and more to surface, which makes separating the possible ones from the fake ones harder. A new one we've spotted is from a pretty reliable source, and suggests that...

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  • News Wait, Are We Getting Some Metal Gear Solid News Next Week?

    The teasing seems to suggest so

    It seems like a lifetime since Metal Gear Solid V released, and since then news on the franchise has been low - outside of a poorly received Metal Gear Survive. But now it looks we could be getting something next week... maybe. The official Twitter account has seemingly teased an upcoming announcement, which could...

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  • Feature Four Years Later, Here's A Look Back At The Launch Of Xbox Game Pass

    It's come a long way since then!

    Can you believe that it's been four years since Microsoft introduced Xbox Game Pass to the world? Back in early 2017 (February 28, 2017, to be exact), the company officially announced its "new digital gaming subscription service" that would provide an "enjoyable and seamless experience" with over 100 titles at...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Features
  • News F1 2021 Takes Pole Position On Xbox One, Xbox Series X This July

    To be published by EA Sports for the first time

    We found out a couple weeks ago via a leak that Codemasters' F1 2021 would be releasing this July, and now it's been confirmed that the game will officially arrive on July 16 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The big new feature of this year's game is a "thrilling new story experience"...

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  • News Mojang Will Split Minecraft's Next Big Update Into Two Parts

    "This was not an easy decision"

    Last year, at Minecraft Live, Mojang lifted the lid on its absolutely massive Caves & Cliffs update for its sandbox game. It's considered by the team to be one of the "most ambitious" updates for Minecraft ever, but unfortunately, due to how big it is, and the current state of the world, the team has found it's...

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  • News Time-Bending JRPG Cris Tales Heads To Xbox Series X This July

    And you can download the demo right now

    Update: We finally have a solid release date, as it's now been confirmed that the game will be arriving on July 20 for $39.99. It's going to be a great summer with this beautiful looking JRPG hitting the Xbox family! The absolutely stunning Cris Tales is set to make its arrival this July for Xbox Series X|S...

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  • News Skate City Flips From Mobile To Xbox Consoles This May

    After a successful launch on Apple Arcade

    Update: It's now been confirmed that Skate City will launch for Xbox on May 6. Check out the new trailer above! Original story: The stylish Skate City on Apple Arcade is performing an ollie over to Xbox One later this year. With its unique art style, the well received skater takes place in iconic...

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  • Video New Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Trailer Highlights Its Insane Combat

    We're already prepearing for the difficulty

    We're not long from Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection releasing on Xbox, and our fingers are already tensing at the amount of button mashing we'll be doing. Although, this new character trailer showcases the combat each of the heroes do and it's looking glorious, so we're sure it'll all be worth it in the...

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  • News Six More Games Now Have Touch Controls On Xbox Game Pass, Including Wreckfest

    And Banjo-Kazooie!

    Microsoft isn't showing any signs of slowing down with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass, as another six games have been treated to the feature as of today, including popular racer Wreckfest and even Banjo-Kazooie! Here's the full list of new additions, available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members on Android: Banjo-Kazooie

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  • News Sea Of Thieves Season Two Sets Sail Today, Here’s Everything Included

    Shiver my timbers!

    Sea of Thieves took a dramatic change to a seasonal format in recent months, and Rare its now ushering in its second season, which features a wide array of new content and is available today. Much like the first season, there's an insane amount of content here which comes with new world events, customisation items, and a whole...

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  • News Xbox France Has This Weird Microsoft Flight Simulator PC Up For Grabs

    Fly me to the danger zone!

    We've seen some absolutely insane custom built PCs out there, but honestly, this may take the prize for the most out there. To celebrate the new world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, this unique competition from Xbox France is giving away this strange themed PC, which resembles a jet engine of an aircraft - we're...

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  • News Outriders' Inventory Bug Has Been Patched, But No Sign Of Gear Being Returned Yet

    "Efforts to restore your items are a separate process"

    Outriders has endured a pretty nasty inventory bug since launch, which has seen affected players having the entirety of their earned loot being wiped. It's been a huge priority for developer People Can Fly, who has been working around the clock to rectify the issue. A new patch has now released...

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  • News Ubisoft Forward Confirmed To Return As Part Of E3 2021

    Splinter Cell, anyone?

    It was already said that Ubisoft would be attending E3, and now we know the company will be hosting their own digital showcase, much like previous years. The conference will air during E3 on June 12 at 12pm PT. As it started doing in 2020, the company will return with Ubisoft Forward - a digital presentation that looks at...

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  • News Wasteland 3 Is Getting Its First Expansion On Xbox This June

    More RPG goodness for you to indulge in

    Wasteland 3 launched last year and was a fantastic reminder of classic RPGs in the vein of the original Fallout games. It featured a lengthy campaign, and was a treat for fans of the genre. Now, inXile Entertainment has announced its first expansion, The Battle of Steeltown, will be releasing on June 3 for...

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  • News Free Play Days: Try Kingdom Two Crowns On Xbox For Free (April 15-18)

    Just the one game available this week

    Free Play Days is back as usual this week, but instead of a batch of games, we've only got the one addition in the form of side-scrolling micro strategy game Kingdom Two Crowns, including its free 2020 Dead Lands expansion. As always, remember that you'll require Xbox Live Gold (or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) to...

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  • News Aw, Jeez! Rainbow Six Siege Is Getting Some Rick & Morty DLC

    I'm Pickle Rick!

    If yesterday's announcement of a crossover between Power Rangers and Street Fighter wasn't odd enough, we now have Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege rece

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  • News Last Stop Brings An Intertwined Narrative To Xbox This July

    Like a less violent Pulp Fiction

    You may remember Last Stop from Xbox's Indie Showcase last month. We got a decent look at its gameplay, which seeks to bring a new narrative adventure for players from publishers Annapurna Interactive. Now we have a confirmed release window of July for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The story follows three different...

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Wednesday14th Apr 2021

  • News The Forgotten City Is A Skyrim Mod Turned Full Game Coming To Xbox This Summer

    The mod had over 3 million downloads

    The Forgotten City originated as a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and managed to rake in over 3 million downloads on PC. Due to an unprecedented amount of fan feedback, it later became commissioned as a fully fledged title, which will be making its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One sometime this Summer...

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  • Talking Point Xbox Fans Really Want The Simpsons Hit & Run Made Backwards Compatible, Do You?

    Save me, Jebus!

    No matter what your view is on gaming, it seems The Simpsons Hit & Run is a universally adored game - that's a fact. Nope, we won't hear otherwise. Despite releasing all the way back in 2003 (it's almost 20 years old!), fans still reminisce over this game on a regular basis. C'mon, how many times have you gone onto social media...

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  • News Pirate Action RPG King Of Seas Finally Sets Sail On Xbox This May

    An epic adventure awaits you in a fantastic world

    It was revealed earlier this year that Team17's upcoming pirate action RPG King of Seas would be releasing this May, and now we've got an official release date in the form of May 25th for Xbox One. We've also got a new release date trailer which you can see above, along with the news that the game...

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  • News Xbox Live Gold Removal For Destiny 2 And Call Of Duty: Warzone May Take A Bit Longer

    "We are working with the studios as the titles require an update"

    After attempting to raise the price of Xbox Live Gold earlier this year, Microsoft quickly retracted that implementation following a huge critical backlash, later coming forward to say all free-to-play titles will no longer require a Gold membership. Since then, the removal of the...

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  • Feature Rumour Roundup: The Hottest Xbox Rumours We've Seen In April 2021

    Believe what you want to believe!

    We're sometimes in a bit of a quandary when it comes to rumours here at Pure Xbox. What do you believe, and what don't you believe? And when there are so many rumours doing the rounds, which do you pick out to highlight? It's a problem that we've definitely faced with rumours in April 2021, as we've seen plenty of...

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  • News The Day Before Isn't Coming To Xbox Right Now, But There's Still Hope

    The hype is strong for this MMO survival game

    If you keep up with the PC gaming scene, you've probably noticed that upcoming MMO survival title The Day Before has been getting a lot of hype, with an IGN trailer getting over 2 million views in a matter of days earlier this week. Of course, the downside from our perspective is that it's only planned...

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  • News MLB The Show 21 Receives Heavy Xbox Advertising At Toronto Blue Jays Game

    "Own the Show on Xbox"

    The release of MLB The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass is now less than a week away, and while it's obviously developed by PlayStation Studios, it's nevertheless getting a lot of marketing for Xbox consoles. Just recently, heavy advertising for the Xbox version of MLB The Show 21 has been spotted in the real-life MLB, with one...

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  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.21 Aims To Fix Another Sizeable List Of Issues

    Get ready for another update, folks

    After the huge update late last month, CD Projekt Red has now released another patch for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox consoles, which again seeks to rectify an assortment of issues and stability fixes. Hotfix 1.21 focuses on the game's overall stability, whilst also addressing a variety of progression blocks that were...

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  • News Bad News, Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Has Been Delayed

    Seems travel restrictions have hit Valhalla, too

    If you were gearing up to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla's first expansion on April 30, you're going to have to wait a little longer, as it will now release two weeks later on May 13. Wrath of the Druids is set to see the story take a short trip overseas to Ireland. With a new plot, missions, and...

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  • News Free-To-Play Shooter Warframe Is Now Optimised For Xbox Series X

    The latest game to receive a next-gen upgrade

    The time has arrived! The team behind the free-to-play co-op shooter Warframe announced recently that the game would be optimised for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S very soon, and now the upgrade is officially live. Warframe is now playable at up to 4K resolution at 60fps with new dynamic lighting,...

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  • News Blizzard Levels Up Its Arcade Collection With Two Free Games

    Lost Vikings 2 and RPM Racing return

    A few months ago, Blizzard surprised fans with the announcement of the Blizzard Arcade Collection. This three-in-one collection includes The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing and Blackthorne for $19.99 USD. If you were hoping for a little bit more bang for your buck, Blizzard has now updated this retro package...

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  • Feature The Best Free Demos You Can Download On Xbox One, Xbox Series X

    There are over 100 free demos available!

    The idea of a free demo is certainly a bit of a thing of the past in 2021 compared to ten or twenty years ago, but nevertheless there are still well over 100 free demos you can download on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. There's something for everyone too, from major AAA releases to hidden indie...

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  • PSA Balan Wonderworld’s Demo Is Being Delisted Today, In Case You’re Curious

    Last chance to see what the fuss is about

    Balan Wonderworld has come and gone fairly quickly, and hasn’t left a massive impact in its wake. We weren’t big fans of the game, and day one issues revolving around potential epileptic seizures didn’t help. In a strange turn, Square Enix has announced it will be pulling the demo from digital...

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  • Random Former Halo Composer And His Dog Share TikTok Collaboration Of The Halo Theme

    Good doggo!

    Marty O'Donnell worked on the Halo series during the Bungie days, creating some of the iconic tunes we all know and love today. The legendary composer has now started his own TikTok channel, where he's shared a nostalgic rendition of the classic theme. Not only did O'Donnell play the Halo theme on his piano, but he was also joined by...

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  • News Motorcycle Sim RiMS Racing Revs Onto Xbox Series X This August

    Motorheads are wheelie going to like this

    If you ever thought there was a lack of realistic motorcycle racing sims on Xbox, then RiMS Racing aims to rectify that on August 19, when it hits Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The racer will provide a unique experience, as players will be able to fully customise and tweak their bike for optimal...

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  • News Youtubers Life 2 Makes Its Way Onto Xbox Later This Year

    Live the life of bliss... in your bedroom

    If you were a fan of the first Youtubers Life then you’ll be happy to know a sequel is on its way to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S sometime later this year with some substantial changes. To usher in the evolution of YouTube over the past few years since the original’s release, the sequel promises “new...

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  • News Become A Legendary Skater In OlliOlii World On Xbox This Winter

    The third game in the OlliOlli series

    Roll7 has today announced as part of the latest Nintendo Direct that OlliOlli World will be releasing for multiple platforms including Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point this winter. The game is the third entry in the side-scrolling series, and will see you venturing to several lush skating...

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  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Is Getting Street Fighter DLC, Obviously

    Hadouken!

    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid may have released back in 2019, but two years down the line it's still getting new content with a new pack coming on May 25. Oh, and that new content will see the game introducing a Street Fighter crossover, because why not? Both Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter universe will be playable...

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Tuesday13th Apr 2021

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2021

    April 13th Quests now live

    Have you heard of Xbox Game Pass Quests? For subscribers to the service, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find guides for completing the game-specific Xbox Game Pass Quests every single week, helping you to maximise your Microsoft Rewards points in...

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  • News Several Ubisoft Titles On Xbox Are Shutting Their Servers In 2021

    Say goodbye to those Rainbow Six Vegas maps

    Get playing any Tom Clancy games you have in your backlog from the Xbox 360 days, as Ubisoft has confirmed it will be closing down the servers for multiple games at some point this year. The news was spotted on Resetera, and highlights that three Tom Clancy titles across the Xbox systems will be closing...

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  • News Got An Xbox Controller With Drift Issues? Lawyers Are Reportedly Interested In Buying Them

    Cash in on your misfortune

    There's been a long running legal battle surrounding drift issues with the Xbox One and Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers, but we haven't heard much in a while. However, a recently shared email from lawyers involved with the case seems to suggest they're building evidence by purchasing faulty controllers from Xbox users. As...

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  • Deals 90+ Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (April 13-20)

    To go alongside the Xbox Spring Sale 2021

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This week's selection features discounts on over 90 games across Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales, with the Xbox Spring Sale 2021 still taking centre stage until it ends this Thursday. We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox games offers in this...

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  • Rumour Is The Switch On Phil Spencer's Shelf Teasing An Xbox Collab With Nintendo?

    Apparently "pretty much everything" is a sign...

    In a slight development, VentureBeat journalist and industry insider, Jeff Grubb, has apparently revealed "pretty much everything" we saw on Phil Spencer's shelves during a livestream is a sign of things to come. That includes the Nintendo Switch, too. Grubb made these comments during a recent...

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  • News MLB The Show 21 Is Now Available To Preload With Xbox Game Pass

    Get ready to play ball next week

    Ready to play ball? MLB The Show 21 marks the series' debut on Xbox consoles next Tuesday, April 20th, and the PlayStation Studios title is now available to preload with pre-orders and for Xbox Game Pass members. To access the Xbox Game Pass pre-load specifically, you'll need to head into the Xbox Game Pass app on...

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  • News Xbox Fans Are Saving Money On Xbox Game Pass Using EA Play Codes

    These are some pretty huge savings

    Looking to save big on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? There's always the Xbox Game Pass conversion trick if you're a new member, but if you're already subscribed to the service, EA Play can also help with some huge savings. Xbox fans in the UK have been documenting this on HotUKDeals, highlighting that a 12 month...

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  • Random This Official Halo And Mario Artwork Is The Crossover We Didn't Know We Needed

    It's a me, Master Chief!

    There's been a lot of buzz already this week that Microsoft and Nintendo could be collaborating together on something. Well, the official Halo Instagram account has only added fuel to the fire with this new artwork, which can only be described as a massive tease. The art, which is beautifully drawn, features many iconic...

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  • Video EA Reveals Side-By-Side Comparison For The Mass Effect Remaster Trilogy

    See how much better the Legendary Edition will look

    We're fast creeping up on the release of the highly anticipated Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14, but before then, EA and BioWare have started the hype train rolling with a bunch of gameplay and details over the past few days. The latest bit of marketing has arrived in the form of an...

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  • News CDPR Says It's 'Convinced' It Can Make Cyberpunk 2077 A Game To Be Proud Of

    There are no plans to abandon it

    We're all well aware of the rocky launch suffered by Cyberpunk 2077 late last year, and since then, developer CD Projekt has started releasing a series of patches to try and fix technical issues with the game. The team has a big job to get the game up to scratch on last-gen consoles specifically, but speaking to...

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  • News Xbox Game Pass Now Has Amazon Alexa Support In The US

    Alexa, download more games for me

    As if Xbox Game Pass wasn't accessible enough, it's been revealed that Amazon Alexa is getting integration with the service to make it an even easier experience, launching initially in the US with further rollouts in the near future. According to The Verge, users will be able to use an Alexa applicable device...

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  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator Releases Its Fourth Free World Update

    This time focusing on Western Europe

    The latest free world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has arrived, and this time it focuses on Western Europe - specifically France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. As usual, it's looking fantastic! There are loads of new features included as part of the update, such as improved digital elevation data...

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  • News It Looks Like The Next BioShock Will Be An Open World Game

    Numerous job listings suggest so

    It's already been confirmed that developer Cloud Chamber will be helming the next BioShock entry, with a team comprised of series veterans. While we still don't have concrete details on what that experience will be, recently discovered job listings have found out some interesting details - most notably how the game...

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  • News Xbox Wins Award For Series X 'Power Your Dreams' Marketing Campaign

    Congratulations!

    Last year saw Xbox launch the 'Power Your Dreams' campaign, in an effort to fully sell the potential of the Xbox Series X. If the console constantly being out of stock wasn't enough of an indication it's performing well, then maybe an award will do the trick? Josh Munsee, the senior marketing manager at Xbox, revealed that the...

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  • Video Here's A Deep Dive Into Hood: Outlaws & Legends' Brutal Gameplay

    It could be a sleeper hit

    It seems to be coming in under the radar, but Hood: Outlaws & Legends arrives on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as soon as next month, and Focus Home Interactive has dropped an extensive look into the game. The multiplayer centred action game is a new take on the Robin Hood story, pitting two teams of four against each...

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  • News WRC 10 Launches This September For Xbox, Watch The Reveal Trailer

    Celebrating 50 years of the competition

    Nacon has today announced (and shared a trailer for) the next entry in the popular World Rally Championship series entitled WRC 10, arriving on September 2 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This version is celebrating 50 years of the competition it's based on, featuring a retrospective mode in...

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  • News New Subnautica: Below Zero Trailer Introduces Us To Its Weird And Wonderful World

    Somewhere beyond the sea

    The much anticipated follow up to Subnautica arrives on May 14, and a new cinematic trailer reminds us of the weird underwater world we'll get to experience again in Subnautica: Below Zero. Set after the events of the first game, the latest installment will have players diving and crafting their way to uncover the mystery...

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  • News NieR Replicant Is Getting Some Cool, Free NieR: Automata DLC

    2B or not 2B

    A lot of fans were introduced to the world of NieR through NieR: Automata, and to remember that phenomenal title, the upcoming NieR Replicant will be getting some downloadable content dedicated to the game. Leaked via a Microsoft Store listing, the

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Monday12th Apr 2021

  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (April 12-16)

    Here's what's on the way

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! Again, we've got another quiet week coming up for major new releases on Xbox, but fortunately there are plenty of indie titles, along with some new Xbox Game Pass additions. Here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One this week: New Xbox Releases (April 12 - 16): Optimised...

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  • News YouTuber Aims To Prove Morrowind Can Reboot The Original Xbox Without The Player Knowing

    "Todd Howard is 100% accurate"

    In a previous Bethesda discussion with Microsoft, director and executive producer of Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard, revealed that it was possible for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrorwind to reboot the original Xbox console if the game is running low on memory. Even more interesting is how it would do this without the...

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    • The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
  • Random Xbox Actually 'Commissioned' This Insane Halo & DOOM Crossover Portrait

    It's great to see the family come together

    In one of the weirdest stories we've ever had to report (and we've reported on some weird ones!), Xbox has "commissioned" a variety of Bethesda themed portraits in honor of the company joining the first-party family. Throughout the month, more images are said to be coming, but the first is a riff of Halo...

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  • News Phil Spencer Heavily Recommends This 'Special' New Xbox Indie Game

    "Fantastic atmosphere, writing and mechanics"

    Every now and again, Xbox boss Phil Spencer will recommend a game he's been playing - that isn't Destiny 2. Recently, the big man has been diving into Lost Words: Beyond The Page, which he has championed on social media. Taking to Twitter, Spencer shared his thoughts on Lost Words, saying "it's really a...

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    • Lost Words Beyond The Page
  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator Receives Surprise PEGI Rating For Xbox One

    Is it a mistake or the real deal?

    The outstanding Microsoft Flight Simulator was finally announced in 2020 as coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this summer, with no sign of an Xbox One version at the time, seemingly due to the high demands of the sim. However, Xbox fans have discovered that the game recently received a PEGI rating in Europe...

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  • News Here's Our First Official Look At The Resident Evil Village Map

    Some areas are a big "nope" from us

    We're not long from Resident Evil Village hitting Xbox, and understandably, excitement levels are at an all time high for fans. To help tide us all over until May 7, Capcom has unveiled a look at the game's map, giving us a taste of the locales we'll be exploring next month. In an exclusive reveal to IGN, a...

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  • News Buckle Up, We're Getting New Test Drive Unlimited News Very Soon

    Along with details on WRC 10

    Nacon got us all very excited back in July last year when it officially revealed the next Test Drive Unlimited game, called Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown. And now, it looks like we're getting more details over the next few days. The publisher is currently hosting a "racing week" for its franchises, which includes...

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  • Talking Point Final Fantasy VII Remake's Exclusivity Window Is Up, Will We Hear Anything?

    It almost seems like a 'when' rather than an 'if'

    Over the weekend, Final Fantasy VII Remake's exclusivity window on PlayStation officially ended, and Square Enix is now technically free to push the game onto other platforms. The question now posed is what will happen with the game, and will it make its way onto Xbox consoles eventually? We don't...

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  • Reminder The Xbox Spring Sale 2021 Ends This Week

    Last chance to take advantage of 600+ discounts

    It feels like the Xbox Spring Sale 2021 only just began, and it's already preparing to end in just a few short days on Thursday, April 15th. If you've got a bunch of titles that you've planning to buy, now is probably the time! If you haven't had a chance to sample what's on offer yet, you'll find a...

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  • Feature Before It Leaves Xbox Game Pass, You Should Try Deliver Us The Moon

    It might just surprise you at how good it is

    It's always a sad time when games leave Xbox Game Pass, and one of the most notable examples from the next batch being removed this Thursday, April 15 is Deliver Us The Moon, which is a fantastic little indie title from KeokeN Interactive and Wired Productions. The best bit? You can download it today and...

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  • News BioWare's Xbox Classic Jade Empire Is 16 Years Old Today

    Who remembers this one?

    Back in 2005, before the days of Mass Effect and Dragon Age, BioWare introduced Xbox players to the world of Jade Empire. The classic exclusive was an RPG based around Chinese mythology, and as of today, has been around for 16 glorious years. The game captured hearts of fans around the world and was well regarded amongst...

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  • Rumour Sonic Colors Remastered Could Be Heading To Xbox

    Just in time for the series' 30th anniverary

    This year marks Sonic's 30th anniversary, and SEGA has been fairly quiet on what they plan to do to celebrate the iconic hedgehog's birthday. Multiple sources seem to have given an insight into future plans, suggesting a remastered version of Sonic Colors could actually be arriving on Xbox consoles...

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  • News EA's NHL 21 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Time to lace up your skates

    Ready to hit the ice? The latest entry in EA Sports' excellent fast-paced, hard-hitting NHL series is now available to play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, included as part of EA Play. Welcome to NHL 21! The game originally released for Xbox One back in October 2020 (with no separate Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S...

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  • News MPC Shares A Behind The Scenes Look At The Xbox Series X Trailer

    We love seeing a plan come together

    The Xbox Series X debuted with a pretty impressive Power Your Dreams launch trailer last year - especially considering the current global restrictions making it harder to film. But it ended with a impressive result, in which we've now been given some behind the scenes details on how it was all made possible...

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Sunday11th Apr 2021

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: Coming Soon & Leaving Soon In April 2021

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games that are coming soon and leaving soon in April 2021? 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 happening this...

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  • News WWE 2K22 Officially Unveiled, Including A Sneak Peak At Gameplay

    Looking good there, Rey

    It's been a year and a half since 2K released the critically panned WWE 2K20, but now the developer is getting ready to step back into the ring with WWE 2K22, which has received a trailer with some teases of gameplay. The trailer was revealed as part of WrestleMania 37, and shows brief glimpses of Rey Mysterio taking on...

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  • Soapbox Outriders Is The Perfect Looter Shooter For A Single Player Gamer Like Me

    Being a lone ranger is fun

    I've never had the time to sink into looter shooters such as Destiny, nor do I have the friendship circle that wishes to play those sort of games. Yet I always find myself drawn to each new release in the genre, but ultimately fall off within a few weeks as the game opens up into more multiplayer focused events. Sure you...

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  • News Outriders Dev Says Inventory Wipe Bug Is Its Top Priority

    Plan is to run a "one-off" mass restoration

    Outriders' Xbox patch is now available, but while cross-play is now live between platforms, it seems there's now been an increase in inventory wipes. Not long after this update went live the Outriders' socials shared another message stating how the developer was "aware" and "deeply sorry" players were...

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  • News Xbox FanFest Returns Next Week With An Exclusive Talk Show

    "Let's talk games"

    Xbox FanFest has been a physical event for many years, but has recently turned to the digital age to bring the showcase to more fans around the world. It's set to return for its next outing on April 15 at 2pm PT / 10pm GMT with a new experience known as Xbox FanFest Talks, but you'll need to register to gain access. The show will...

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Saturday10th Apr 2021

  • PSA Thanks To An Easter Egg, TimeSplitters 2 Is Now Fully Playable On Xbox One

    But you'll need a copy of Homefront: The Revolution

    We've been waiting for the classic TimeSplitters series to return ever since the original Xbox generation, and while that unfortunately hasn't been the case, it is possible to play TimeSplitters 2 on your modern Xbox right now! However, it'll definitely require some work. TimeSplitters 2 (a...

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  • News Xbox And Bethesda Mobile Developer Alpha Dog Working On New DOOM Game

    "Run and gun through hundreds of exciting levels"

    When Microsoft acquired Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media, it got the rights to a bunch of studios. One of them was Alpha Dog - a Canadian mobile developer, known for creating "top-tier" 3D games for portable devices. So what's the sudden interest in Alpha Dog, you ask? It's become the hot...

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  • News Industry Reporter Claims Fable, Perfect Dark & Everwild Are 'So Far Away'

    "I had a few conversations with a few friends"

    There's been a lot of hype around the upcoming Xbox exclusives Fable, Perfect Dark and Everwild (amongst others) since they were announced, but sadly it looks like we've got a long wait until they arrive. In fact, industry reporter and head of GamesIndustry.biz Chris D

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  • News Age Of Empires 4 Arrives This Fall On PC, Including Xbox Game Pass

    No sign of a console version though

    Today's Age of Empires Fan Preview event has just wrapped, giving us a first proper look at Age of Empires 4's gameplay (amongst other things), as well as an official release window for the game - this Fall. As you can see from the trailer above, the gameplay looks really, really good, and we're looking forward...

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  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has Gone Gold Ahead Of Its Release

    The release has hit lift off

    In a world of constant game delays, many have worried whether Mass Effect Legendary Edition would be the next for the chopping block. But it doesn't seem that way, as the game has gone gold ahead of its May 14 release. Mac Walters, the project director on the game, confirmed the news on Twitter. For those that don't...

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  • Feature Pick One: Which Of These Xbox Wrestling Games Is Your Favourite?

    It's WrestleMania weekend, baybee!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate WrestleMania 37 taking place this weekend in Tampa, Florida, we thought we'd take a look back at a selection of wrestling games from various series' on Xbox. Which of these titles is your favourite? Remember, you can only pick one! Let's take a look...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 10th)

    We're taking on a Zombie Army with Game Pass

    Welcome to another weekend! There's plenty of new stuff to be checking out on Xbox over the weekend, including a new batch of Xbox Game Pass titles, a next-generation update for Crysis Remastered on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and hundreds of deals in the ongoing Xbox Spr

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  • Video Watch The Age Of Empires Fan Preview Event Here

    Featuring "reveals and surprises"

    Update: The Fan Preview event has now finished, but you can watch the replay above! Original story: Welcome to the Age of Empires Fan Preview event! Today's stream will feature "surprises, reveals: new gameplay civilizations and campaigns, and so much more", set to begin at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST. It's been...

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