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TodaySat, 29th Jan 2022

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 29-30)

    It's Hitman Trilogy for us

    Welcome to the weekend! We've got plenty of choice over the next couple of days with a new Game Pass title in Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master, three more Free Play Days offers, and the highlight of the week in the form of a massive Xbox Lunar New Year sale, which features discounts for well over 500 games. Hold on to...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Stunning Hellblade 2 Concept Art Shows Moody Shoreline Settlement

    We can't wait for this one

    Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 looks like it's coming on nicely indeed. Late last year, we were treated to some fresh gameplay footage from The Game Awards, and developer Ninja Theory continues to show glimpses of its upcoming sequel. A week ago, a ridiculously detailed Senua model was showcased, sweaty skin pores and all...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade II
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Evil Dead: The Game Has Been Delayed (Again)

    Will now release in May

    Saber Interactive - the team behind Evil Dead: The Game - really wants this title to be the best it can possibly be at launch. With this in mind, the upcoming release has been delayed again. Following on from a setback in August last year, which rescheduled the release for February 2022, it's now been pushed back to

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Evil Dead The Game
  • News 343 Hoping To Release Halo Infinite Big Team Battle Hotfix Next Week

    Cat ears will also return in Season 1

    343 Industries issued a hotfix for Halo Infinite multiplayer earlier this month - attempting to resolve the matchmaking issues associated with the Big Team Battle. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work and eventually led to the team temporarily removing Challenges in the game that required BTB. Now, in the latest...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

YesterdayFri, 28th Jan 2022

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (February 1-4)

    Fight the infected in a post-apocalyptic open world

    We all know what the big release of next week is — after years of waiting, Dying Light 2 is finally getting a release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on February 4th. Don't forget that Life is Strange Remastered is also arriving on February 1st, and

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Guess What, Everyone's Criticising Xbox Games With Gold Again

    "What a horrible selection"

    Microsoft revealed the latest batch of Xbox Games With Gold for February 2022 earlier this week, and, you guessed it... people aren't very happy. The selection of games isn't bad (in our view), but it's not exactly a thrilling offering either. Immediately following the reveal, numerous Xbox fans took to social media to...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft Thinks Players Just "Don't Get" NFTs

    Oh boy

    Some of you may remember that Ubisoft decided it was time to go public on its NFT intentions with 'Ubisoft Quartz' last month. It was some weird playable NFT thing being added to Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which just looked like an opportunity for expensive cosmetics to us. Well, apparently, that's because we "don't get it". In an interview...

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    • Ubisoft Quartz
    • NFTs
    • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • News Xbox Is Reportedly Working On A 'Monster Hunter' Style Exclusive

    Being developed by Certain Affinity

    We've got some exciting news coming out of Xbox Game Studios today, as it's being reported that Xbox has partnered with developer Certain Affinity on a Monster Hunter style exclusive, known internally as "Project Suerte". Both the Grubbsnax podcast and Windows Central are reporting this, with the latter s

    • Xbox
    • Monster Hunter
    • Certain Affinity
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point 10 Days Later, How Are You Feeling About The Activision Blizzard Acquisition?

    Has your opinion changed since January 18th?

    It might not seem like it, but it's already been 10 full days since Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard for a little under $70 billion, and we've learned a fair few things about the deal in the days since. For example, we know that the acquisition is set to conclude somewhere...

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    • Activision Blizzard
    • Talking Point
  • Rumour Halo Infinite Battle Royale Mode Might Be In The Works

    Certain Affinity at the helm

    So, yesterday we learnt that developer Certain Affinity is reportedly working on a 'Monster Hunter style' Xbox exclusive. Frankly, that sounds awesome, but it's not all the team is seemingly developing for Xbox. Windows Central backed up that initial rumour via their "own separate sources", and then went on to reveal...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News FromSoftware's Miyazaki Thinks 'More Players' Will Finish Elden Ring

    In comparison to other FS games

    Can you believe we're less than a month away from Elden Ring? FromSoftware's latest effort releases February 25th, and it's safe to say it's one of the most anticipated games of the year. Well, it may also be a little more accessible this time out. In a new interview on the PlayStation blog, Hidetaka Miyazaki talks...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Miyazaki
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Remember Microsoft Zune? Hyperkin Jokes About Bringing It Back

    Retro beats

    Do you guys remember the Microsoft Zune? Yeah, there was the weird marketplace for accessing music, TV shows etc. on the Xbox 360, but we mean the actual iPod-like device? Well, accessory manufacturer Hyperkin does, and they've joked about bringing it back. Hyperkin has made a bit of a habit in recent years of remaking old Xbox stuff...

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    • Xbox
  • News Hogwarts Legacy & Gotham Knights Are On Track For 2022, Says WarnerMedia CEO

    Believe what you will

    Earlier this month, we heard that the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy was potentially set to be pushed into 2023. It seemed plausible, given the fact that we know very little about the game as of yet. However, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has reiterated the company's 2022 plans and there's some good news! Right, so, his...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Gotham Knights
    • Warner Bros
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Huge New Elder Scrolls Online Expansion 'High Isle' Is On The Way

    The Legacy of the Bretons kicks off in June

    Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online (or ESO if you're down with the kids) is getting a brand new expansion later this year as part of its 2022 "Legacy of the Bretons" roadmap. The High Isle expansion will take place in an all-new region, a Breton Island Kingdom, and will apparently...

    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Bethesda
  • News 343 Industries Seeking 'Sandbox Design Lead' To Help Build The Future Of Halo Infinite

    "This is a tremendous opportunity"

    343 has successfully shipped Halo Infinite on Xbox and PC, and while the fight may be finished for now — there's more to come in the future. The team at 343 is currently seeking someone to fill the shoes of the game's Sandbox Design Lead. Here's a bit about it, courtesy of the official job listing, along with a...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Sea Of Thieves Will Deliver Monthly Story-Driven Adventures In 2022

    As part of an "overarching story"

    A few days ago, Rare announced that it would be be laying out its 2022 plans via livestream. Well, that stream has come and gone, and this year sounds like a big one for Sea of Thieves. If you're after more story-based content from Rare's pirate adventure, you're in luck. Adventures are coming, new monthly story...

    • Xbox
    • Sea of Thieves
    • Rare
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft's Hyper Scape Battle Royale Will Shut Down In April

    No more hype

    Battle royale can be a tough market. Competition is fierce, with the likes of Fortnite, Apex Legends and Warzone ruling the roost. Ubisoft has learnt this the hard way, as its own Hyper Scape BR will close down after less than two years. If you don't remember this one, we can't really blame you. Ubisoft brought Hyper Scape to market in

    • Xbox
    • Hyper Scape
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday27th Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Games With Gold For February 2022 Announced

    The latest batch of titles

    Microsoft has officially announced all four Xbox Games With Gold titles for February 2022! These games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Here's the complete list of titles you can look forward to in February: Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One:...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News UFL's First Gameplay Trailer Is Here, And It Actually Looks Brilliant

    It's even signed up Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cast your mind back to August of last year, and you might recall a new football (soccer) game that was announced at Gamescom called UFL. Today, it's received its first very gameplay trailer, and it's looking very promising so far. You can watch the new trailer above, which shows various snippets of raw gameplay...

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    • UFL
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Poll Are You Happy With February 2022's Xbox Games With Gold?

    What do you make of the selection?

    Microsoft has officially announced February 2022's Xbox Games with Gold, giving us a look at four more games we'll be able to play at no extra charge with our Gold memberships next month. In case you missed it, the games are Xbox One titles Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse and Aerial_Knight's Never Yield, along...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Polls
    • Features
    • Xbox One
  • News Call Of Duty Will Reportedly Ditch Xbox One Versions In 2023

    "COD 23 is current-gen only"

    As the Activision Blizzard deal continues to unfold, we keep getting nuggets of information on the future of Call of Duty. One significant bit of news is that the next few CoDs will still launch on PlayStation. We're now hearing reports that most of those releases will be current-gen only. Prominent leaker Tom Henderson...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Forza Fans Won't Give Up On Japan As The Next Horizon Location

    Is this the place?

    It's been a few short months since Forza Horizon 5 launched, and debate is already raging on various platforms as to where the next game should be set. Fans are bringing up all sorts of requests, including Chile, Germany and even somewhere in Africa. However, you guessed it, Japan is right up there as a top request. In a Reddit...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master - The Complete List Of Songs

    All the tracks included with Xbox Game Pass

    In case you missed the news, Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master is now available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, and it marks the first time the popular Japanese rhythm series has ever made an appearance on Xbox. But what about the list of songs for the Xbox version? Well, it's an eclectic list to...

    • Xbox
    • Taiko No Tatsujin
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News SEGA's Two Point Campus Launches With Xbox Game Pass This May

    From the creators of Two Point Hospital

    We've got more exciting Game Pass news to share today, as it's been confirmed that the follow-up to the excellent Two Point Hospital, this time titled "Two Point Campus", will launch with Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on May 17th. As you can probably tell from the title, this game is focused around...

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    • Two Point Campus
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (January 27-30)

    Included with Xbox Live Gold & Game Pass Ultimate

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! More games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. Update: Microsoft has confirmed there are only two games instead of three this week, and they are as follows: For...

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    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    "Light your drumming spirit on fire!"

    Just the one Xbox Game Pass addition today, but it's an exciting one! Taiko no Tatsujin has finally made its debut on Xbox, with a new release now available on the service called "The Drum Master" for consoles and PC. If you've never heard of this series, think of it as a mix of Rock Band, Donkey Konga, Rhythm...

    • Xbox
    • Taiko No Tatsujin
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Unseen Star Wars: 1313 Footage Features Boba Fett, City Exploration

    Rest in peace

    When it was announced, Star Wars: 1313 had an incredible amount of hype behind it. Dubbed 'Uncharted in the Star Wars universe', 1313 looked a hell of a lot of fun, from preview footage anyway. Sadly, the game was canned many years ago. While we've had some similar Star Wars stuff since, namely Jedi: Fallen Order, a level of fan...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars: 1313
    • LucasArts
    • Boba Fett
  • News Forget Crash Bandicoot For Now, Here's The Return Of Kao

    Remember this one?

    Kao the Kangaroo is back! We'll admit that not all of us here at Pure Xbox remember this fella, but Kao made his debut back in the Sega Dreamcast era, before getting 3 sequels across PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance. Kao the Kangaroo is your typical 3D mascot platformer. That means plenty of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Kao the Kangaroo
  • News This $375 Xbox Series X|S Carry Case Is Fit For Wilderness Survival

    Xbox vs. Wild

    Ever fancied taking your Xbox on an adventure but don't know how to protect it? Well, Nanuk has you covered. The manufacturer, which specialises in super sturdy case designs, has created a product for the well travelled Xbox player. The 'Nanuk 938 for Xbox Series X or S' is a gargantuan case that'll protect everything you need for a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Random
  • News Rainbow Six Extraction Surpasses Three Million Players In Its First Week

    A positive reaction

    Rainbow Six Extraction made its debut across multiple platforms last week. This included a release on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service, and it seems to be paying off. According to the game's official Twitter account, the title has already surpassed three million players within its first week. Ubisoft is set to expand on this -...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ubisoft
  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Gets Free Demo For Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

    Tutorial and Edit modes featured

    If you've been eagerly awaiting Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires and its return to a smaller-stage format, there's now a free demo out for the upcoming release! The demo, which is live now across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, features two of the game's modes. The tutorial is here, which contains a Castle Siege, along with...

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    • Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

Wednesday26th Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Exec Responds To Being Criticised For 'Trolling' PlayStation Fans On Twitter

    "This was about celebrating a fan creation"

    Xbox GM of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg often likes to have a bit of fun on social media, and his latest move has drummed up a lot of attention — his profile pic now features him and Crash Bandicoot doing the Xbox symbol! It certainly hasn't gone unnoticed, with countless people taking to Twitter...

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    • Aaron Greenberg
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Random
  • News Microsoft Is Making Changes To Refunds And Auto-Renewals On Xbox

    After the CMA "identified concerns"

    Have you ever been caught out by auto-renewing subscriptions on Xbox? We know the pain, sometimes things can be a little more complicated to cancel than they should be. Well, it looks like the UK's Competition and Markets Authority agrees, as it "identified concerns" relating to some Xbox policies. As a result,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Live
    • Microsoft
  • News Crysis 4 Officially Revealed By Developer Crytek

    Update: A teaser trailer is here!

    Update: Crytek has officially followed up the Crytek China post by dropping a teaser trailer, which confirms Crysis 4's existence (you can watch it above). Crytek CEO Avni Yerli also had the following to say on the official website: "Right now the game is in the early stages of development so it will be a while...

    • Xbox
    • Crysis 4
    • Crytek
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Activision Has 'Existing Agreements' To Release Next Three Call Of Duty Games On PlayStation

    Including a new iteration of Warzone

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently indicated that he had a "desire" for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and now a report from Bloomberg is suggesting that'll definitely be the case for at least the next two years due to "existing agreements" on the...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • PlayStation
  • News Shredders Xbox Game Pass Release Date Leaked On MS Store

    Let's get snowboarding!

    We've known for a while that Shredders, the snowboarding game by FoamPunch, is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one. Well, after a bit of a delay (where it was initially pushed to Feb), the game is almost ready to go on Xbox. Shredders will seemingly now launch on March 17th, according to its UK Microsoft Store page (as...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shredders
  • Deals The Best Bargains In The Xbox Lunar New Year Sale 2022

    Great games at ultra-low prices

    Xbox dropped a massive Lunar Sale on us this past Tuesday featuring over 500 games, and many of those titles have been heavily discounted, so we thought we'd put together a little guide of some of the best bargains. There's no hard and fast rule for this guide, but we're generally trying to limit the selection to...

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    • Deals
    • Lunar New Year Sale
    • Bargains
    • Xbox One
  • News Crusader Kings 3 Makes Console Debut On Xbox Game Pass This March

    Next-gen strats

    Medieval strategy game Crusader Kings 3 came to PC in 2020, where it was also a part of Game Pass for PC. In the time since, the developer has been hard at work translating the game to console, which isn't always easy for the genre. Well, we're happy to report they've been successful! Crusader Kings 3 comes to Xbox Game Pass on March...

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    • Crusader Kings 3
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Battlefield 2042 Drops Out Of Top 50 Most-Played Xbox Games

    DICE's latest is in the trenches

    Battlefield 2042 hasn't been with us for particularly long, having just released back in November of last year, and it should really be riding high on the current official Microsoft list of

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    • Battlefield 2042
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Soapbox Bring Back Guitar Hero On Xbox Game Pass For The Emo Teen Parties

    We need it!

    Since the Activision Blizzard deal announcement a week ago, I've thought a lot about the publisher's backlog. I've said my piece on Call of Duty, and there's been much talk about where Crash and Spyro belong with Xbox. However, Guitar Hero sticks out as perhaps Activision's most unique IP, and I think it could bring a lot of value to...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guitar Hero
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Blizzard Is Working On A Brand-New Survival Game For Console & PC

    "We're going on a journey to a whole new universe"

    Blizzard is currently in the process of being acquired by Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios, and it's just announced that it's working on a brand-new survival game for console and PC, with the hiring process already in full force. The game is untitled for now, but Blizzard says it's "going on a...

    • Xbox
    • Blizzard
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite Is Officially The 'Biggest Launch' In Franchise History

    More than 20 million Spartans have joined the fight

    Alongside Microsoft's latest earnings report, 343 Industries has revealed more than 20 million Spartans (aka players) have now joined the fight in the latest Halo entry, Halo Infinite. This makes Halo Infinite "the biggest launch in Halo's franchise history - we'll let that sink in for a moment...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Halo
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Techland Reveals Post-Launch Roadmap For Dying Light 2

    Five years of content support are in the works

    Techland has revealed the post-launch roadmap for its upcoming open world zombiefest, Dying Light 2, which finally arrives on Xbox next week. The game's predecessor was well known for its strong content support in the years after it first released, with the excellent The Following update doing so much...

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    • Dying Light 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Aliens-Inspired 2D Shooter Hidden Deep Is Coming To Xbox

    "Fear the horrors that lurk below..."

    Hidden Deep has just launched into Steam Early Access this month. It's a spooky-looking 2D shooter from indie developer Cogwheel Software, who says the game is inspired by Aliens, The Thing, and Half-life. Well, the good news is it's also coming to Xbox. We're not exactly sure how far along things are, but rest...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
    • Hidden Deep
  • News Blizzard To Share More About Warcraft, Overwatch And Diablo In The 'Coming Weeks'

    "Stay tuned!"

    Following on from Microsoft's announcement that it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion, Blizzard has now shared its own surprise — with the reveal of a brand-new survival game for consoles and PC. While details are still limited, the latest announcement has seemingly raised some concerns about the...

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    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
    • Warcraft
    • Diablo
  • News Xbox Gaming Revenue Up 8% YoY In Latest Earnings Report

    Driven by Game Pass, first-party releases and hardware

    Microsoft's latest earnings results have been published for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 (FY22 Q2), revealing Xbox gaming revenue has increased by 8% year-over-year. Xbox's content and services revenue grew by 10% and was driven by growth in first-party titles and Xbox Game Pass...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
  • Video Here's Six Minutes Of Life Is Strange Remastered Footage, Out Next Week On Xbox

    Before the storm

    Life is Strange: Remastered Collection is out February 1st, and Square Enix has finally treated us to a good chunk of gameplay from the first title in the series. The six minutes of footage show a segment from early in the Life is Strange campaign, during Episode 1: Chrysalis. The collection will also include the first game's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Life Is Strange
  • News 'A Memoir Blue' Launches With Xbox Game Pass This March

    Was originally scheduled for February

    Cloister Interactive's hand-drawn magical realist adventure, A Memoir Blue, has seen its February release date pushed back to March 24th. However, there's some good news — it's also releasing with Xbox Game Pass on day one! The game, which sees players explore the memories of Miriam, a superstar athlete who...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • A Memoir Blue
  • News The New Halo TV Show Is Getting Its 'Official' Trailer This Sunday

    Suit up

    Well, it's been a long time coming! Finally, we'll get another proper look at the Paramount Halo TV show this Sunday, January 30th. The official trailer will land during halftime at the AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs. We don't know how long the trailer will be, or what it'll consist of, but...

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    • Halo
    • Paramount
    • Halo TV Show

Tuesday25th Jan 2022

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2022

    January 25th 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 Two More Indies Announced For Xbox Game Pass In February 2022

    Power your dreams

    After a packed January lineup, we're already starting to hear about what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in February! Yeah, things aren't slowing down for the service just yet, so we better get those backlogs tackled... Anyway, first up is Dreamscaper. This eerie roguelite lets you live out your dreams (or nightmares) at night, while...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Get Ready For An Invasion In Sniper Elite 5 On Xbox Game Pass

    Drop into other players' campaigns and wreak havok

    Rebellion, the developers behind the always entertaining Sniper Elite series have just dropped a slick cinematic trailer for Sniper Elite 5 which, amongst other things, shows off an interesting new multiplayer mode. The mode, known as Invasion, will see players jump into each other's campaigns...

    • Xbox
    • Sniper Elite 5
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Upcoming Games
  • Deals Xbox Lunar New Year Sale Now Live, 500+ Games Discounted

    Along with many other sales this week

    If you thought last week was busy for sales on Xbox, you've seen nothing yet! The Lunar New Year 2022 sale has begun today, featuring discounts for over 500 Xbox games (including many major and recent releases), and it's complimented by Deals with Gold, Spotlight, Deep Silver and THQ Nordic sales as well! What a...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Lunar New Year Sale
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Series S Deal Drops Console To Its Lowest Price Yet In UK

    Go next-gen for a nice price

    There's currently a very nice deal going on over at retailer John Lewis, with a Series S console bundled up with Rocket League and Fortnite dropping to its lowest price in the UK at £234, that's a whole £15 under the usual asking price. As spotted by TechRadar, the deal will require you to sign up as a

    • Deals
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals All 50+ Backwards Compatible Games In The Xbox Lunar New Year Sale 2022

    As if last week's selection wasn't enough

    This week's selection of Xbox deals is now live, and alongside the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight offerings, we've also got a couple of publisher sales and a massive Xbox Lunar New Year Sale, featuring over 500 games! Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over the...

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    • Deals
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 2022 Will Be 'The Biggest Year Yet' For Sea Of Thieves

    All aboard

    Sea of Thieves launched back in 2018 and it's still delivering plenty of content. To showcase the year ahead, developer Rare has announced a livestream event, featuring all things Sea of Thieves for 2022. The livestream, simply dubbed the '2022 preview event', will show an exclusive first look at the game's next season, along with "a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Sea of Thieves
    • Rare
  • News Star Wars Battlefront 3 Definitely Isn't Happening, Says Report

    At least not with EA & DICE at the helm

    If you've been holding onto hope that EA might be interested in making a third Star Wars Battlefront with developer DICE, we've got bad news — according to a report from VentureBeat, that definitely won't be happening. The report says that, following today's announcement about three new Star Wars games from...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Battlefront
  • News Microsoft And Sony 'Have Never Been Competitors', Says Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford

    You sure about that?

    As Xbox gobbles up publishers and studios like nobody's business, we're all left wondering what the end game is. The company has expressed that it has Amazon and Google in its sights, rather than Sony, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford seems to agree that Microsoft doesn't want to directly compete with Sony. In a series of...

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    • Microsoft
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
    • Gearbox Software
  • News Sea Of Thieves & Everwild Artist Jumps Ship To Fable Developer Playground Games

    "I will be starting a new chapter"

    One of the most anticipated (and perhaps secretive) Xbox releases is the next Fable game. All we really know at the moment is that it's been in development for at least four years now. Although it seems the project could be well underway, the recruitment drive continues - with Playground Games apparently kicking...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Fable
  • News EA Confirms Respawn Is Working On Three New Star Wars Games

    Including the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel

    EA has confirmed today that beloved developer Respawn (Apex Legends, Titanfall) is working on three new games in the Star Wars universe, including a much-anticipated sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Let's start with that one. EA says the team is actively working on the next Star Wars Jedi title...

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    • EA
    • Star Wars
    • Respawn
    • Jedi Fallen Order
  • News Halo Infinite Topped Xbox And PC Sales Charts In December

    A strong first month

    Well, it looks like Halo Infinite got off to a pretty great start in the US! Despite its Xbox Game Pass launch, Halo Infinite still topped the December sales charts for both Xbox and PC platforms. Only Call of Duty beat it across all systems for the month. We have to say we're quite surprised by the PC sales, given the series'...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • NPD
    • Steam
    • PC
  • News 'Unpacking' Clone Finally Removed From iOS & Google Play Stores

    "Ad-riddled" rip-off had been downloaded millions of times

    Indie developer Witch Beam's Unpacking was a real surprise hit on the gaming scene in 2021. A wonderfully tactile and zen-like puzzler, it combines a thoughtful story with relaxed and creative gameplay. It is, in short, a great little game you should really check out ASAP on Xbox Game Pass...

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    • Unpacking
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Mobile
  • News You Can Invite Two Friends To Play Rainbow Six Extraction For Free, Starting This Week

    Hey buddy!

    Rainbow Six Extraction dropped on Xbox Game Pass late last week, and we've been digging into it since. If you've been holding off trying it until a few mates get in on the action, Ubisoft has you covered. Starting Thursday, January 27th, the game's 'Buddy Pass' system goes live. The Buddy Pass acts like a trial, for players who don't...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • Guide Rainbow Six Extraction: How To Play With Friends, Add Players Via Crossplay & Utilise The Buddy Pass System

    Because friends who slay together, stay together

    Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Extraction is finally here and, as we mentioned in our recent review, it's a solid bit of tactical shooting action that mixes up the usual super serious military vibe of the series for something altogether more preposterous. Of course, co-operative play is front and centre here...

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    • Rainbow Six Extraction
    • Xbox Game Pass

Monday24th Jan 2022

  • Rumour Apple 'Poaching' Xbox Engineers To Potentially Make A Video Game Console

    "I've heard that for ages..."

    Here's a crazy rumour to start off the week! It was mentioned by Windows Central reporter Jez Corden on the latest episode of The Xbox Two podcast that Apple might be "poaching" Xbox engineers to make its own games console. Jez says he's been hearing this for a while, although he admits the sourcing on the information...

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    • Rumour
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (January 24-28)

    Including Taiko No Tatsujin on Game Pass!

    After the madness of this month for Xbox Game Pass (and beyond), it looks like things are finally quietening down this week. We've only got a couple of handfuls' worth of new releases heading to Xbox, and only one could be described as a major release — Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master, which is also...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Rumour Another Xbox Franchise Is Getting A Remastered Collection

    What's your bet?

    It's been a number of years since we got Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It was quite a unique bundle, as missions and maps could be interchanged at will, well, when it was fixed at least. Since then, there's been all sorts of talk about a Gears of War collection, and a new rumour points towards something similar coming. This...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo: Master Chief Collection
    • Gears of War
  • News Here's A Look At How Much Xbox Game Studios Has Grown Since 2017

    A staggering amount

    Remember the dark days? When Xbox had little other than Halo, Forza and Gears of War to show for itself... well, those years are well and truly over. Xbox fan artist Klobrille, who some of you may know on Twitter, has showcased just how much Xbox Game Studios has grown since Microsoft's acquisition spree began back in 2017...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News Dying Light 2 Trailer Reveals Three Performance Modes On Xbox Series X

    Quality mode supports ray tracing

    Dying Light 2 developer Techland has given us a closer look at the Xbox Series X version of its upcoming zombie adventure. The high-end next gen version supports three modes: Quality, Performance, and Resolution. So, let's have a look at all three. Quality mode aims to deliver the richest visual experience,...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Dying Light 2
  • Talking Point What Have You Bought In The Xbox Backwards Compatibility Sale?

    It ends this Tuesday

    We're always eager to check out the weekly Xbox deals every Tuesday here at Pure Xbox HQ, but this past week has been particularly great, as Xbox has been hosting a special backwards compatible sale on the Microsoft Store. The sale includes offers on over 100 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, including many beloved franchises...

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    • Talking Point
  • Guide Best Xbox Indie Games: 40+ Great Games To Try In 2022

    Many of them included with Xbox Game Pass

    What are some of the best indie games on Xbox? Microsoft has got an absolutely fantastic indie program on the go these days and the team at [email protected] have released some incredible games over the past few years. Amidst the usual hustle and bustle of huge AAA releases, some of these smaller indie offerings have...

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  • News Insider Patch Addresses Issue With Xbox Game Pass Not Working Offline

    Rolling out!

    We're extremely quick to champion Xbox Game Pass here at Pure Xbox, as are most of the Xbox community! However, that doesn't mean there aren't issues from time to time, and one cropped up recently regarding offline games. Basically, players were reporting that Game Pass games weren't launching properly when offline. Sometimes it only...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Elden Ring Is 'Massive' And Will Take 30+ Hours, Says FromSoftware

    "This will differ significantly by player"

    We're finally being treated to the long-awaited release of FromSoftware's Elden Ring on February 25th, and in addition to confirming the game has gone gold, the developer has revealed how long the game will take to complete. As mentioned during an interview at the Taipei Game Show 2022, Yasuhiro Kitao...

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    • Xbox One
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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Elden Ring Has Officially Gone Gold

    Day one patch in the works

    Elden Ring got a slight delay last year, when the game was pushed back to February 2022. Thankfully, we won't see any more delays, as FromSoftware has confirmed the game has gone gold and is ready to be distributed. In a presentation from the Taipei Game Show 2022, FromSoftware's Yasuhiro Kitao confirmed the news. In a...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Elden Ring
  • Review Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction - Solid Extra-Terrestrial Siege Shenanigans

    How will you REACT under pressure?

    Rainbow Six Extraction really is such a great idea, a hugely appealing experiment that takes the often rather bland and samey world of Ubisoft's tactical military shooters and adds plenty of twisted alien sci-fi action and warped vistas to the mix. For the most part it's a mix-up that works too. Based on a...

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    • Xbox
    • Rainbow Six Extraction
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Hitman 3 Crashing Issues On Xbox Are Being Investigated

    "We're working hard on testing the resolution"

    Hitman 3 was added to Xbox Game Pass last week, along with the first two games in the trilogy. The Game Pass launch coincided with Hitman 3's first Year 2 content drop, but that update seems to have caused issues for some players. Don't worry though, developer IO Interactive is on the case. The issue...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Hitman 3
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 343 Industries Can't Replace Halo Infinite XP Boosts Lost During Server Outages

    Developer says it doesn't have the ability to fix issue

    Halo Infinite's excellent multiplayer suite has generally been going down a storm with players since the game launched back in November of 2021. However, there have also been some widely reported issues with how the mode's Battle Pass progression system works, the pace at which gamers earn XP...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries

Sunday23rd Jan 2022

  • Random Phil Spencer Has Been Playing Some Call Of Duty: Vanguard On Xbox

    Checking out his new purchase

    This past week was one of the busiest not just in Phil Spencer's time as Head of Xbox, but also for the Xbox brand itself, and the Microsoft Gaming CEO has been using his downtime to analyse Microsoft's new purchase. Multiple Xbox fans have been pointing out that they've spotted Spencer ("P3" on Xbox) playing the...

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    • Call of Duty
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Xbox Can't Really Talk About Activision Blizzard Until The Deal Is Done

    "The reality is, this is gonna take a while"

    Earlier this week, Microsoft broke the internet when it announced it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion. While there's a lot of conversation surrounding this future acquisition and how it will pan out, don't expect to learn too much about it right away. According to Xbox's...

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    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News Watch Dogs: Legion Has Received Its Final Update, Confirms Ubisoft

    "Until next time, DedSec"

    Ubisoft's Watch Dogs: Legion was one of the launch titles for the Xbox Series X and Series S back in November 2020, and the company has confirmed that after a year of support, there are no plans for further major updates. In a message posted on its official website, the team highlighted the various improvements made to the...

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    • Watch Dogs Legion
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Is Giving Away This Custom Lunar New Year Series S

    "Lunar New Year, new Lunar Xbox"

    It's that time again! Xbox is hosting another giveaway for a custom console on Twitter, and this time it's for the Lunar New Year version of the Xbox Series S, with the competition open to everyone in an Xbox Live supported region. As you can see, it's another stunning looking design — it already has over 30k...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Lunar New Year

Saturday22nd Jan 2022

  • Feature Alright, It's Time For Xbox To Make A Smash Bros. Game

    It would be ridiculous not to at this point

    With Microsoft announcing the acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this week, the topic of Xbox Game Studios potentially commissioning a Super Smash Bros. style multiplayer game has cropped up once again. There are a few reasons why you might not want to pursue it, but in our opinion, it's an...

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    • Soapbox
    • Feature
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  • Talking Point What February 2022 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    Something from Activision Blizzard?

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of January has seen NeuroVoider, Aground, Radiant Silvergun and Space Invaders Infinity Gene all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Pick One Which Of These Is Your Favourite Activision Blizzard Franchise?

    You've got some classic IP to choose from

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the absolutely insane news that Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard, we thought we'd take a look back at the company's most famous and beloved franchises. From Call of Duty to Crash Bandicoot, Activision Blizzard has some major IP that...

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    • Activision
    • Pick One
  • News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Includes A 'Mumble Mode' For Old Times' Sake

    Because who needs fully-voiced characters?

    This week finally treated us to a release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (April 5th), and the impressive six-minute trailer that accompanied it revealed a key feature that fans have been requesting in recent years. Basically, if you don't want to listen to the fully-voiced characters like in...

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    • LEGO Star Wars
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite's Season 2 Battle Pass Will Allow You To Earn Credits

    343 has been listening

    It seems more changes are on the way to Halo Infinite multiplayer. In an update from 343's head of design, Jerry Hook, it's been confirmed Credits will be earnable in Season 2's Battle Pass - following ongoing community feedback. Credits are in-game currency that can be used to purchase shop items and consumables. Here's the...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 22-23)

    Rainbow Six Extraction on Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! Well, it's been an incredibly busy week in the world of Xbox, and there's plenty of new stuff to check out over the next couple of days, including a massive batch of Xbox Game Pass titles. Don't forget about the huge backwards compatib

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    • What Are You Playing