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TodaySat, 28th Jan 2023

  • News Become A TV Editor In 'Not For Broadcast', Launching On Xbox Consoles This March

    "The award-winning propaganda simulator"

    It's been announced this week that the well-reviewed PC game Not For Broadcast is officially coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 23rd, 2023, along with the new "Live & Spooky" DLC. This is described as an "award-winning propaganda simulator" in which your job is to edit the...

    • Xbox
    • Not For Broadcast
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Reveals What He Thinks Of 'The Last Of Us' TV Show

    Yes, he's been watching it too

    Although The Last Of Us might not be on Xbox in video game form, you can at least watch the highly popular new TV adaptation as part of HBO Max, TV from Sky and even Microsoft Rewards on your Xbox console right now. In fact, that seems to be what Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been doing lately, as he admitted during an

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    • Phil Spencer
    • The Last Of Us
    • PlayStation
  • Feature These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (January 30 - February 3)

    Including a big few days for Game Pass

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for January 30th to February 3rd! We've got a busy few days coming up, with the likes of Deliver Us Mars and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake on the way, along with whole bunch of Xbox Game Pass titles including Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 28-29)

    Bond, James Bond

    Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to enjoy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including the brand-new Xbox Game Pass additions of Hi-Fi RUSH and GoldenEye 007 no less, along with another batch of Xbox Free Play Days titles, the new release of Dead Space and another batch of

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Phil Spencer: 343 Remains 'Critically Important' To The Success Of Halo

    Master Chief's developer isn't going anywhere

    It's been a difficult period for Microsoft - with the company announcing 10,000 layoffs earlier this month. Unfortunately, the Xbox division has also been impacted by this, including the Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries. It's raised questions about the future of Master Chief, and now Xbox Head Phil...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Adds A Brand-New Dynamic Background For Series X|S Owners

    Celebrate the release of the Dead Space Remake

    We're used to scoring some free dynamic backgrounds for our Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but this one is just a little bit different. Instead of a first-party wallpaper, this time around there's a special third-party one based on EA's latest release, Dead Space. To apply it, you'll need to head...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dynamic Background
  • News Xbox Boss Still Thinks There's A 'High' Chance Of Activision Blizzard Deal Going Through

    "I'm more confident now than I was a year ago"

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was asked earlier today (as part of an IGN interview) about his thoughts on Microsoft's ongoing attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard, explaining that he remains confident the deal will go through. In fact, he's even more confident now than he was a year ago! That's due to...

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Activision Blizzard
  • News Despite A Quiet 2022, Phil Spencer Says He's 'Incredibly Confident' In Xbox's Future

    "We're excited about getting to roll into 2023"

    A brand-new interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer has dropped over at IGN, in which he was asked about Xbox's lack of first-party releases in 2022, with Spencer admitting it wasn't the best year for a "steady release of great games". In the discussion, Spencer put the blame on himself for Xbox's quiet...

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

YesterdayFri, 27th Jan 2023

  • Hands On Our First Impressions Of GoldenEye 007 On Xbox Game Pass

    Rolling back the years

    Can you believe it's finally here? For the first time ever since its Nintendo 64 release back in 1997, GoldenEye 007 has officially arrived on Xbox consoles, and we're still pinching ourselves that it's the real deal. The question is, though, what's this version like? In a nutshell, we're looking at a slightly spruced up...

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    • Hands On
    • Features
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Hi-Fi RUSH Has A Special 'Upgrade' Offer For Xbox Game Pass Members

    Get your hands on the Deluxe content

    The more we play of Hi-Fi RUSH, the more we're starting to think it could be the 2023 Xbox Game of the Year. Seriously, it's that good! If you're feeling the same way, you might be interested in a special "upgrade" offer on the Xbox Store. Basically, there are two versions you can buy of Hi-Fi RUSH, which are...

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    • Hi-Fi Rush
    • Tango Gameworks
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • Feature Microsoft's Acquisition Of Bethesda Is Starting To Add Amazing Value To Xbox Game Pass

    With a stacked year to come

    2023 really is going to be the year of Bethesda on Xbox Game Pass isn't it? Hi-Fi RUSH has started the year off with a bang, delivering a huge Tango-flavoured surprise for Xbox fans, and the year of Bethesda & Xbox clicking into gear is only just getting started. Xbox's Developer Direct showcase also pla

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Features
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News It's Time! GoldenEye 007 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    TIme to relive some memories

    It's already been a great week for Xbox Game Pass with the arrival of Hi-Fi RUSH, and now we've got another fantastic addition in the form of GoldenEye 007, which is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! This is a port of the N64 version from 1997 with some modern features such as native...

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    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Redfall's 'Bite Back Upgrade' Looks A Hard Sell Even For Xbox Game Pass Members

    Just a nibble

    We're very, very happy to see Arkane's Redfall finally dated; slotting into the upcoming Xbox Game Pass 2023 schedule on May 2nd. While the game's inclusion in Microsoft's subscription service provides incredible value (the game is $70 to buy separately), we're not quite sure the same can be said for its Deluxe upgrade. Yep, alongside...

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    • Redfall
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News GoldenEye 007 Xbox Vs. Switch Comparison Reveals Subtle Differences Between The Two

    Xbox Game Pass Vs. Nintendo Switch Online

    In addition to landing on Xbox Game Pass earlier today, GoldenEye 007 also arrived on Nintendo Switch for the very first time as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, and it's a little bit different to the Xbox version. For s

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    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox One
  • News No Straight Roads Director Saddened By Hurtful Comparisons To Hi-Fi RUSH

    "It’s not just about feelings but business too"

    We've spoken at length about how the new Xbox first-party release from Tango Gameworks, Hi-Fi RUSH, has been getting an amazing reception so far, but unfortunately it's had its drawbacks for the director of 2020 Xbox game No Straight Roads, who's revealed he's been seeing some hurtful comparisons...

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    • No Straight Roads
    • Hi-Fi Rush
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Video Xbox Series S Ray Tracing Capabilities Tested By Digital Foundry

    How does the system hold up?

    The folks over at Digital Foundry have once again taken a look at Xbox Series S, this time to see how our little digital-only box tackles ray tracing. This element of 'next-gen' has proved a bit of a stumbling block at times for Microsoft's budget-friendly console, which is perhaps expected given its incredible value...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Ray Tracing
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Xbox's Forza Motorsport 'Probably' Delayed Into Second Half Of 2023

    Update: Phil Spencer sheds some light

    Update: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer appears to have confirmed this in a new interview with IGN, telling the outlet that "we will come out with a date, no doubt when we're a little bit closer". "I know there were some questions on the date on Forza Motorsport... We will come out with a date, no doubt when we're a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Forza Motorspot
    • Turn 10 Studios
  • News Catan: Console Edition Brings The Board Game To Xbox This February

    "Trade, build, settle"

    Board game fans, this one's for you! We've finally got a proper date for Catan: Console Edition, which is officially coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on February 28th, 2023. This version of Catan, which "retains the essence of the board game in our digital iteration", includes a dynamic single-player AI...

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    • Catan
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Far Cry 7' & Far Cry Multiplayer Project Reportedly Safe From Ubisoft Cancellations

    Two titles supposedly in development

    When talking Ubisoft, lately the discussion has mainly centred around two subjects: cancellations and Skull & Bones. While the latter does seem to be coming out at some stage this year, several other Ubisoft projects have reportedly been cancelled internally. The next Far Cry game appears to have escaped such...

    • Xbox
    • Ubisoft
    • Far Cry 7

Thursday26th Jan 2023

  • News Phil Spencer Reacts To This Week's Xbox Game Pass 'Shadow Drop'

    "It won't be right for all games..."

    We've had a couple of Xbox Game Pass surprises this week, and one of them was that the new Tango Gameworks title, Hi-Fi RUSH, arrived on the service on the same day as the Xbox Developer Direct. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Tango Gameworks
  • News Here's A Look At The Updated Xbox Game Studios Roadmap For 2023 & Beyond

    We've got some great stuff to look forward to!

    Yesterday's Xbox Developer Direct gave us release dates for a couple of upcoming Xbox first-party games, as well as the announcement of Hi-Fi RUSH, and therefore it's a good time to take a look at the upcoming slate of XGS titles. Fortunately, the supremely talented Xbox fan Klobrille over on Twitter...

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    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News February Xbox Game Pass Shooter 'Atomic Heart' Has Officially Gone Gold

    Be gone, delays!

    Developer Mundfish has revealed that Atomic Heart, one of our most anticipated February arrivals here at PX, has officially gone gold! No more delays or major re-works, this Xbox Game Pass shooter is coming next month. The team acknowledges that it's been a long road for Atomic Heart and its development, with the game's first...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Atomic Heart
  • News Early Impressions Of Xbox's Hi-Fi RUSH Seem To Be Pretty Good

    Here's what the players think

    Xbox's first Developer Direct showcased five major games in the end, and the surprise of the lot was the new Tango Gameworks title Hi-Fi RUSH. Not only was it announced, but it's also been made immediately available on

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Dead Space Remake Scores Big With The Critics As First Reviews Go Live

    Launching on Xbox this week!

    Ready for the Dead Space remake? The game launches as soon as tomorrow (January 27th) for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and the review embargo has just lifted, so we've got a bunch of impressions to bring your way. Unfortunately, our review won't be ready until after launch as we were unable to obtain a review code...

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    • Dead Space
    • EA
    • Remake
    • Roundup
  • Feature Hi-Fi RUSH Has Us Mega Excited For More Xbox Shadow Drops In Future

    Seriously, what else have they got up their sleeves?!

    Xbox's first ever Developer Direct is in the bag, and we've come away very happy about how the whole event went down. Xbox brought a couple of release dates to the party, along with some

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Hi-Fi RUSH
  • News The Pathless Finally Leaps From PlayStation To Xbox This February

    From the team behind ABZU

    Former PlayStation exclusive The Pathless is finally taking flight on Xbox consoles next week! The game, which was developed by the team behind the excellent ABZU, released to pretty impressive reviews back in 2020, racking up a Metacritic high of 81% for the PC version. It's now coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox...

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    • The Pathless
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (January 26-29)

    Three titles available this weekend!

    Xbox Free Play Days is back for the weekend, folks! Microsoft has opened up three titles for free this week, including a fantastic racing game in the form of Assetto Corsa Competizione! Here's the full lineup: Assetto Corsa Competizione Lawn Mowing Simulator

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    • Microsoft
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Feature Hi-Fi RUSH Feels Like A Rhythm Game Version Of God Hand, And We're Absolutely Loving It

    The Music Within

    Wow. Stuff just happens doesn't it. You spend your whole week waiting and expecting a big game remake to drop that's gonna be the main topic of conversation for January 2023 (although the Dead Space Remake does look excellent) and then

    • Xbox
    • Hands On
    • Features
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Developer Direct: Aaron Greenberg Thanks Fans For Praising 'Perfect' Format Of The Show

    "A lot of care and thought went into this"

    The first ever Xbox Developer Direct is now officially in the books, and regardless of what you might have thought of the actual content of the event, it seems the majority of Xbox fans have been very pleased with the new show format. Social media was flooded with comments along these lines during the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Developer Direct
    • Events
    • Aaron Greenberg
  • News Fuga: Melodies Of Steel 2 Launches Day One For Xbox Game Pass This May

    The sequel to the "captivating tale of Fuga: Melodies of Steel"

    We have another confirmed Xbox Game Pass title for 2023! The team over at CyberConnect2 has indeed announced that Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 is heading to Xbox Game Pass day one - on May 11th, 2023. The first game — a turn-based RPG where children are thrown into lethal tanks to save...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Fuga: Melodies Of Steel 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The Fantastic 'Road 96' Is Getting A Prequel On Xbox This April

    Play the original game right now on Game Pass

    We've spoken at length about how much we enjoy the adventure game Road 96 on Xbox Game Pass, and if you're in the same boat as us, you'll be pleased to hear we're getting another title in the series this April! This one is called Road 96: Mile 0, and it acts as a prequel to the first game. You'll...

    • Xbox
    • Road 96
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Roadmap Details 2023 Content Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    Free updates all year round!

    Disney Dreamlight Valley may still be in 'early access' form at the moment, but that isn't stopping the team at Gameloft from continuing to add content to the title. As we look to the year ahead, the game's brand-new roadmap showcases exactly what we can expect as Xbox Game Pass players in 2023. The roadmap is split up...

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    • Disney Dreamlight Valley
    • Gameloft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Wednesday25th Jan 2023

  • News Microsoft Slashes The Price Of Xbox Series S For Lunar New Year

    Grab it at a discount once again

    If you're in the market for an Xbox Series S, then you'll be interested to know that Microsoft has discounted the console once again as part of the Xbox Lunar New Year celebrations, bringing it down to just $239.99 USD. The discounts vary in different regions, so in the UK it's only been reduced to £235.99, but...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Lunar New Year
    • Sales
  • News These Nine Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (January 25 - February 7)

    We've finally got a new roundup!

    We've been waiting ages for Microsoft to give us a big, proper Xbox Game Pass roundup of titles for the month of January (and February), and we've finally just received one following the conclusion of the Xbox Developer Direct event! The roundup includes a bunch of games that have just been announced, including

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Roundup Here's Everything That Was Revealed At January's Xbox Developer Direct

    Missed the event? Here's a recap

    Weren't able to catch January 2023's Xbox Developer Direct event earlier today? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself, which you'll find elsewhere on Pure Xbox. If you don't want to watch it all the way through, we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Developer Direct
    • Events
    • Roundup
    • Features
  • News Xbox Live Goes Down Temporarily As Microsoft Suffers Major Server Outages

    Teams, Outlook and Office 365 also affected

    If you've been running into issues accessing Xbox Live or any Microsoft services for that matter over the past few hours, it's probably because Microsoft has been running into some major worldwide server outages. According to Downdetector, there was a big spike at around 8am UK time where Xbox Live,...

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    • Xbox Live
    • Microsoft
    • Server Outage
  • News GoldenEye 007 Officially Arrives On Xbox Game Pass This Week

    It's finally time!

    It's finally almost time for the classic Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 to make its Xbox debut, including as part of the Xbox Game Pass library and the Rare Replay collection, with the release date set for Friday, January 27th!

    • Xbox
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide 'Xbox Developer Direct' Event Date, Start Time & Where To Watch

    Today's the day!

    It's almost time for Xbox's first ever 'Developer Direct' livestream! Yep, Microsoft is about to deliver deep dives into some of Xbox and Bethesda's biggest upcoming titles, in a brand-new event format for 2023. Here's everything you need to know about the Xbox Developer Direct January 2023 event. What Can We Expect From Xbox...

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    • Guides
    • Microsoft
    • Developer Direct
  • News Tango Gameworks Announces 'Hi-Fi RUSH', Available Today On Xbox Game Pass

    It's a shadow drop!

    Tango Gameworks has officially announced its brand-new project in the form of Hi-Fi RUSH, and the big surprise is that the game is available today on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC! As you can see from the launch trailer above, this is an action game "where everything you do syncs to the beat", and it...

    • Xbox
    • Hi-Fi Rush
    • Tango Gameworks
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Forza Motorsport Features 500+ Cars And 'Cutting Edge' Ray Tracing, Launches In 2023

    New gameplay, straight from 'Developer Direct'

    Turn 10 Studios has provided a brand-new look at Forza Motorsport during today's Xbox Developer Direct event, and it's looking rather incredible we must admit. The team's latest iteration of high-speed track racing brings 500+ cars, including over 100 that are new for the series, to Xbox Series X and S...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Turn 10 Studios
  • News 'The Day Before' Release Date Pushed Back As Zombie MMO Gets 'Blocked' On Steam

    More like 'Some Time After'

    Upcoming zombie MMO The Day Before was recently announced as an Xbox Series X|S title, although its console release was always planned to arrive at some point after the PC version. Well, new revelations have now come to light, and it looks like The Day Before is, oddly enough, not happening anytime soon. Developer...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Day Before
  • News Here's The Complete List Of Xbox Achievements In GoldenEye 007

    55 achievements for a total of 1000 gamerscore

    We've been waiting over 25 years for GoldenEye 007 to finally arrive on Xbox (we're still sad we never saw that Xbox 360 version), but now the 1997 N64 game is finally launching on Xbox Game Pass this Friday! Ahead of release, we can already reveal what the 55 Xbox achievements are in GoldenEye 007, as...

    • Xbox
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Confirms Another Xbox Showcase Will Take Place 'This Summer' In LA

    Following the upcoming 'Starfield Direct'

    Wow, what a busy day for Team Xbox! After wrapping up its first ever Developer Direct event earlier today, the team is already looking ahead at what's next. We know that a Starfield specific show is coming soon, and now we've been teased with some summer 2023 plans as well. In short, as expected, Xbox will...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • E3 2023
    • Developer Direct
  • News Hogwarts Legacy Looks Siriusly Impressive In Final Round Of Previews

    A whole wizarding world to explore

    The team at Portkey games has opened the castle gates and welcomed a bunch of gaming outlets and content creators in, to take a look at its upcoming Harry Potter game: Hogwarts Legacy. The result is a lot of early impressions of the upcoming open world action RPG, and we mean a lot. We've thrown the IGN 'Final...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Portkey Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Arkane's Redfall Releases This May On Xbox Game Pass

    Slay those vampires

    Microsoft and Bethesda have announced that Redfall, the upcoming vampire slaying shooter from Arkane Studios, hits Xbox Series X and S on May 2nd, 2023. As usual, the title will be available day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The grand reveal arrived during Xbox's first ever Developer Direct showcase, which delivered a huge...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Redfall
  • News Xbox Surpasses 120M Monthly Active Users, As Game Pass Reaches 'New Highs'

    Despite Microsoft's decline in gaming revenue

    It's a new year and as part of this, Microsoft has shared its latest earnings results for the quarter ended December 31st, 2022 (FY23 Q2). Overall, gaming revenue for the company saw a decline of 13% year-over-year. Xbox's "content and services" revenue also saw a decline of 12% and Xbox hardware...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
  • News Justin Roiland Resigns From High On Life Developer Squanch Games

    "The passionate team will keep developing games..."

    Justin Roiland has officially left the High On Life development studio, Squanch Games. The team announced this last night in a social media post, stating that they will "keep developing games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High on Life". You can take a look down...

    • Xbox
    • High On Life
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Poll How Would You Grade January's Xbox Developer Direct?

    Give us your verdict

    The dust is now beginning to settle on January 2023's Xbox Developer Direct event! If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, you can catch the full thing over at our live coverage page, as well as check out our recap of everything that happened as part of the show. So, all things considered, what grade would you give the...

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    • Xbox Developer Direct
    • Events
    • Polls
    • Features
  • Guide Dead Space Remake Release Date, Release Times & Preload Details On Xbox

    Here's everything you need to know

    EA Motive is delivering its Dead Space remake to Xbox players in January 2023, and as we're now firmly into launch week territory, we're here to bring all the information you need to know about this modern reimagining of a classic survival horror title. Dead Space Remake Xbox Release Date: The Dead Space remake...

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    • Guides
    • Dead Space
    • EA Motive
    • Xbox Series X
  • Live Watch The 'Xbox Developer Direct' Event Here

    It's time for the big show!

    It's time for the big one! Xbox is hosting its first ever "Xbox Developer Direct" event today, promising deep dives and/or release dates for Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends and The Elder Scrolls Online. "Presented together by Xbox and Bethesda, the Developer_Direct will share new, extended gameplay for...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Developer Direct
    • Event
    • Xbox One
  • Random We Played Far Cry 3 Online This Week, Four Months After Ubisoft 'Closed' The Servers

    And we had a blast doing so!

    To some of us, Far Cry 3 is the absolute pinnacle of Ubisoft's open world FPS franchise, even 10 years and several sequels on from its initial launch on Xbox 360. Most of that love is down to the game's engaging single-player story and vast open world, but it's easy to forget that the original release contained a bunch...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ubisoft
    • Far Cry 3
  • News Xbox Marketing Director Calls Gears Of War Leak 'Fake News'

    The leaked logos related to Gears 6 and a Gears Collection

    Recently, we reported on some Gears of War rumours that had been floating around on the web; mainly an apparent 'Gears of War Collection' in the works at Microsoft. Since then, a picture of two logos has been doing the rounds from a leak relating to both 'Gears 6' and this supposed...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Gears Of War 6
    • The Coalition
    • Marcus Fenix Collection
  • News Minecraft Legends Arrives This April On Xbox Game Pass, Watch The New Gameplay Trailer

    "Get a closer look at the gameplay of Minecraft Legends"

    Microsoft kicked off the first ever Xbox Developer Direct event today with a new look at Minecraft Legends, along with announcing a release date of April 18th, 2023 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. If you haven't heard of it, this is a new action strategy game in which you'll...

    • Xbox
    • Minecraft
    • Minecraft Legends
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Sniper Elite 5 Season 2 Brings New Map, Weapon Skins And More To Xbox Game Pass

    Setting sights on Season 2

    Rebellion's latest sneaky sniper shooter launched on Xbox Game Pass last May, and at the time, we called it the best Sniper Elite game in the series so far. Since that launch the team has continued to build on the base game, and now Season 2 has been revealed, and it's launching very soon. Let's dig into the free stuff...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Sniper Elite 5
  • News The Elder Scrolls Online Returns To Morrowind With 'Necrom' Chapter This June

    We're also getting a new playable class

    The Elder Scrolls Online was one of the five games featured as part of the Xbox Developer Direct event today, with Zenimax confirming a June 5th release date for ESO's next Chapter on PC, and a June 20th date for Xbox consoles. That chapter is called "Necrom", introducing two new zones each with their own qu

    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Bethesda
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News New Report Suggests Restructure At Halo Dev 343 Industries Is 'Ongoing'

    The team says it will continue to work on the franchise

    As a result of Microsoft's recent round of layoffs, Halo developer 343 Industries has been hit with a number of job losses in what sounds like a fairly major restructuring of the company moving forward. The team has since put out a statement to

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • 343 Industries
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X

Tuesday24th Jan 2023

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2023

    January 24th 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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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • News Microsoft Orders Sony To Attend Activision Blizzard Court Hearing This Summer

    For the FTC trial

    Things are getting real now! As part of Xbox's ongoing tussle over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has issued a subpoena to Sony - summoning the PlayStation owner to attend an FTC court hearing this summer. According to a new filing in the overall case, Microsoft issued the legal order on January 17th, expecting...

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    • Microsoft
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • News Hogwarts Legacy Xbox Preload Now Live, And You Can Install Before You Buy

    Using this neat Xbox app trick!

    Hogwarts Legacy is sure to be one of the biggest Xbox releases next month, and more than two weeks out from launch, the preload has gone live for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S users. That's right, you can already get Hogwarts Legacy pre-installed and ready to go for the game's current-gen launch on February 10th!...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Preload
  • News Xbox's New Tango Gameworks Project Has Just Leaked Before The Developer Direct Event

    Update: It's out now on Xbox Game Pass!

    Update: Well, this leak was correct! Hi-Fi RUSH is out right now on Xbox Game Pass! <related ids="144084"> Original story: Just over 24 hours before the Xbox Developer Direct January 2023 event, the next game from Japanese developer Tango Gameworks appears to have leaked, and it sounds like it's g

    • Xbox
    • Tango Gameworks
    • Developer Direct
    • Bethesda
    • Xbox Series X
  • Deals 200+ Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (January 24-31)

    The Lunar New Year sale is still ongoing as well

    It's Tuesday, so that means we've just been treated to another batch of Xbox deals! We've got over 200 new offers available today as part of Deals with Gold, Spotlight and THQ Nordic / Handy Games sales. Don't forget that the Lunar New Year and Publisher Spotlight Series sales are still live as well:...

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    • Deals
    • Deals With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Nacon's 'The Lord Of The Rings' Game Gets New Release Window, Coming To Xbox In 2023

    Gollum awakens

    Publisher Nacon has been working with Daedalic Entertainment on a brand new 'Lord of the Rings' game for some time now in the form of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. We've seen bits and pieces on the game for years at this stage, with the title announced before the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and we now have a brand-new...

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  • News Forza Horizon 5 To Honor Rally Icon Ken Block With Tribute Video & Special In-Game Content

    Calls on community's photos, clips & video

    2023 didn't get off to the best start in the racing community - with the loss of the legendary rally and Hoonigan driver Ken Block in a snowmobile accident. Not only was he a huge part of car culture, but he also had an impact on many video games over the years including the Forza series. Now, in honor of...

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  • News January's 'Forza Monthly' Livestream Will Be All About The New Forza Motorsport

    Coming right after Xbox Developer Direct!

    It looks like we're getting even more Forza Motorsport news this week, folks! Turn 10 Studios, the team behind the Forza Motorsport series, has announced that January's 'Forza Monthly' livestream will focus on the upcoming entry in the series. Forza Monthly livestreams, as the name suggests, are...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Microsoft
  • Reaction Xbox Needs A New, Reliable Competitor For PS5's 'DualSense Edge'

    Giving us the edge

    A lot of Xbox fans will be seeing Sony's brand-new, high-end controller doing the rounds in gaming circles at the minute, with PlayStation finally getting into 'Xbox Elite' territory with the 'DualSense Edge'. The Japanese company's new PS5 pad is an impressive-looking bit of kit, building on what Xbox first introduced with the...

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    • Xbox Series S
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    • Sony
  • News FOX News Causes A Stir With Discussion About Xbox And Climate Change

    "It's crazy what they're doing"

    Microsoft recently announced that Xbox had become the "first carbon aware console" as part of the team's sustainability efforts, and a discussion about this over on FOX News has been causing quite the stir on social media. The bit of the video that's getting attention includes a suggestion from FOX Across America...

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  • News Thanks To Microsoft Rewards, Xbox Owners Can Now Get A Free Trial Of HBO Max

    So you can watch "The Last Of Us" on your Xbox!

    Fancy 30 free days of HBO Max? Well, if you're lucky and you happen to spot a promotional ad for the service as part of Microsoft Rewards, you'll be able to claim your free trial! However, it appears to be limited to the US alone. Here's what you need to do: On a mobile device, navigate to Sign...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • HBO Max
  • News Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Has Been Delayed Again For Xbox Series X|S

    "We just couldn’t continue down this path..."

    We've been waiting a very long time for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to arrive on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of Xbox Game Pass, and unfortunately it seems as though the wait is far from over. Earlier today, Warhammer 40K: Darktide developer Fatshark took to Twitter to apologise for the...

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    • Warhammer
    • Warhammer 40K: Darktide
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Prepares For Battle In Official Xbox Launch Trailer

    Just a week to go!

    It's almost time, folks. Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is finally coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of the Xbox Game Pass January 2023 lineup on Wednesday, January 31st! To celebrate, we've got an official launch trailer showing clips from the game on Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S, and so far...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals All 30+ Backwards Compatible Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (January 24-31)

    Original Xbox and Xbox 360 classics

    Xbox has delivered yet another themed sale promo this week in the form of the 'THQ Nordic & Handy Games Sale', which is currently live alongside Deals with Gold, the Spotlight Sale and last week's ongoing 'Lunar New Year Sale.' Included in all of these sales promotions are a selection of backwards compatible...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Journey To The Savage Planet Is Getting A Free Xbox Series X|S Upgrade This February

    "What a time to be alive!"

    It's been announced today that former Xbox Game Pass title Journey to the Savage Planet is getting a free Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S upgrade for owners of the Xbox One version on February 14th, 2023. This version, known as the "Employee of the Month Edition", will add support for up to 4K resolution ("native or...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Wanted: Dead' Is An Upcoming Slasher From The Minds Behind Ninja Gaiden, And You Can Tell

    Wanted: Dead or [not] Alive

    Earlier this month we introduced you all to Wanted: Dead, as the team at Soleil unveiled the game's Xbox release date of February 14th, 2023. Well, ahead of that nearby launch, IGN has gone hands on with the title in what the outlet is calling its "final preview", before the game hits digital storefronts next month. The...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Wanted: Dead

Monday23rd Jan 2023

  • Random The Xbox Walkman Is Real, And It Actually Plays Cassette Tapes

    But of course you can't buy one

    Update: If you're in the UK, a brand-new competition has opened up to win one of these via Twitter! Original story: Back in December, Xbox DACH generated a bit of attention by running a competition to win an Xbox Walkman based on the Xbox Series S, and the device is now slowly starting to go viral on social media...

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    • Xbox Walkman
    • Random
    • Cassette
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  • News Xbox Exec Wants Fans To Keep Developer Direct Expectations In Check

    "Our goal has been to be as transparent as possible"

    It's officially Developer_Direct week here in Xbox land, and we have to admit we're pretty excited to see some fresh deep dives on Xbox's 2023 games lineup. However, ahead of the livestream later this week, Xbox's Aaron Greenberg is urging fans to not get too carried away. The exec recently took...

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    • Developer Direct
    • Events
  • News Microsoft Asks To Pause Gamers' Lawsuit Over ActiBlizz Acquisition, Judge Says 'No'

    A group of 10 gamers want to sue the company

    Back in December, it was revealed that a group of 10 "gamers" were filing a private consumer antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft's attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard, and Microsoft has recently been trying to pause that suit. The reason? Microsoft's lawyers have suggested that the company's (and...

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    • Activision Blizzard
    • Lawsuit
  • News Redfall 'Deluxe Upgrade' Leak Gives Us First Evidence Of Xbox Price Increases

    The game will still launch on Xbox Game Pass though

    Redfall is one of Xbox's major AAA releases for the first half of 2023, and while the game will of course launch day one on Xbox Game Pass, a new European leak has given us our first glimpse at Xbox's confirmed price hikes. According to well-known leaker

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  • News Resident Evil 4 Remake Isn't Launching On Xbox One, But Retailers Are Advertising It Anyway

    This is confusing

    Resident Evil 4 Remake is coming out in about two months, and the nature of its release seems to be causing some confusion, especially when it comes to Xbox platforms. You see, Capcom has opted to leave the Xbox One behind for this one, yet RE4 Remake is still hitting the PlayStation 4. So, it's kind of cross-gen, but kind of not...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Resident Evil 4
  • News Halo Infinite Campaign DLC Reportedly 'Never Existed', Multiplayer Live Service The Focus

    Fireteams at the ready

    Prior to 343 Industries' recent statement regarding the future of the Halo series, rumours were swirling that the team had scaled back its Halo Infinite post-launch plans following a series of layoffs over at Microsoft. However, new reports are suggesting those rumours were false, and that 343's DLC plans were being...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries
  • News WWE 2K23 Lays The SmackDown On Xbox This March, Featuring The Debut Of WarGames

    "The Champ is Here"

    Following the leak last week, Take-Two has now officially announced WWE 2K23, which arrives for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on March 17th, 2023, with three days of early access for the Deluxe and Icon Editions. This year's game comes with a variety of "franchise advancements", including the brand-new WarGames match...

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  • Talking Point What Do You Think Of Monster Hunter Rise So Far?

    Enjoying the latest Game Pass addition?

    Although it's been a quiet start to the year for Xbox Game Pass, last week saw the addition of three fantastic titles in Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and the former Nintendo Switch console exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise

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    • Monster Hunter Rise
    • Talking Point
    • Features
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  • News Four SteamWorld Games Are In Development, Including One For 2023

    Say hello to "SteamWorld Build"

    Today's "SteamWorld Telegraph" event has confirmed that Thunderful Publishing currently has four SteamWorld games in development, and one of them will be coming to PC and consoles in 2023. That game is SteamWorld Build, which was the focus of the show today. This will allow you to "build your own unique SteamWorld...

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    • SteamWorld
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Sunday22nd Jan 2023

  • Feature All New Xbox Games Coming Out In January 2023

    Release dates for every January Xbox launch

    Welcome to our roundup of all new Xbox games coming out in January 2023! Below, we've listed every Xbox game with a January 2023 release date, including all confirmed Xbox Game Pass releases so far. Without further ado, here are all the new games coming to Xbox in January 2023: The Biggest New Releases...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • January 2023
  • Soapbox January's Developer Direct Could Be The Start Of Something Big For Xbox

    Comms on lock

    Since Xbox basically ghosted The Game Awards in late 2022, I've talked at length about the form of future Xbox events; asking the question of whether Xbox should go down the 'Nintendo Direct' route for upcoming showcases. Well, that future is almost upon us, as the

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Features
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Saturday21st Jan 2023

  • News Just One Game Is Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In February 2023 So Far

    Hopefully we'll find out more very soon

    Update: We've now got a few more Xbox Game Pass titles to add to the list for February 2023! <related ids="144087"> Original story: It's definitely been a strange start to Xbox Game Pass in 2023. This month has already seen the likes of Monster Hunter Rise, Persona 3 & 4 and

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  • News 343 Industries Unveils Official Statement On The Future Of Halo

    "Halo and Master Chief are here to stay"

    It's been a rough week for Halo developer 343 Industries, with reports suggesting that the studio had been hit particularly hard by the recent layoffs at Microsoft, and speculation that Halo might even be passed to another team outside of 343i in the future. Well, that's not going to happen. Today, 343...

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  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (January 23-27)

    Ready to relive this horror classic?

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for January 23rd to 27th! The big highlight of next week is undoubtedly the Dead Space remake, but other highlights include the new version of Xbox 360 classic Risen, the free next-gen upgrade for World War Z: Aftermath, and a first appearance on Xbox for the tower defense...

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    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Phil Spencer Responds To Xbox Layoffs, Calls It A 'Difficult Moment In Time' For Microsoft

    "This is a challenging moment in our business..."

    This week has been dominated by the news that 10,000 people are being laid off from Microsoft's workforce, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has responded to the news in an internal email that was shared by Kotaku earlier today. In the email, Spencer acknowledged it had been a "difficult week" for...

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  • News Marvel's Avengers Is Ending Support And Being Delisted This September

    "We know this is disappointing news"

    The time has come! It's been announced today that Marvel's Avengers is officially ending development and support on September 30th, 2023, and the game is even getting delisted on Xbox and all other platforms after that date. An official blog post reveals that the decision to end support for Marvel's Avengers was...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 21-22)

    We've got three great new additions to Game Pass

    It's time for the weekend! We've got plenty to be getting on with over the next few days, including three fantastic additions to Xbox Game Pass, a couple of impressive Free Play Days titles, and checking out the massive Xbox Lunar New Year Sale, along with all the other u

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    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • Pick One Which Is Your Favourite EA Sports Series To Play On Xbox Right Now?

    FIFA? Madden? NHL? Tell us!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the announcement that EA Sports PGA Tour is getting a release on March 24th, we thought we'd find out what your current favourite EA Sports series is on Xbox. And by that, we don't necessarily just mean the modern titles! We've also included some classics...

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    • Pick One
    • Features
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    • Xbox One