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TodaySun, 25th Jul 2021

  • News Xbox Is Giving Away Free Gift Cards For The Xbox Summer Sale 2021

    Seemingly only in the UK for now

    Yep, it's that time again! Microsoft is once more sending out a batch of free Xbox Gift Cards to various Xbox users (seemingly only in the UK for now) in celebration of the massive Xbox Summer Sale on the Microsoft Store. We've seen reports of these being received in £4 and £8 increments, but they're only being...

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  • Hardware Review PowerA's FUSION Pro 2 Controller - An Affordable Alternative To Xbox's Elite Series

    A worthy budget option for advanced gaming

    The Xbox Elite Series controller is an impressive piece of kit, but it's certainly expensive, and it's also been faced with some users reporting stick drift issues - something which caused Microsoft to actually increase the warranty. In comparison, PowerA's FUSION Pro 2 Controller, which manages to make a...

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    • Xbox One
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    • Features
  • News Replaced Dev Praises Xbox For 'Actually Caring About The Indie Market'

    "They really give a chance to small studios"

    The team behind the retro-futuristic 2.5D platformer Replaced, which is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S via Game Pass in 2022, has heavily praised Microsoft for "actually caring about the indie market". In an interview with Twinfinite, Sad Cat Studios co-founder Igor Gritsay explained...

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  • Feature Excited For EA's Lost In Random? Check Out Alice: Madness Returns On Xbox Game Pass

    We're all mad down here

    Earlier this week we finally got a confirmed release date for Lost in Random, a new upcoming platformer under the EA Originals banner. It looks devilishly charming, with Tim Burton-esque visuals, platforming and a world we can't wait to get lost in. The bad news is there are still two months until we can finally play it. But...

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  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon & Leaving Soon In July 2021

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games coming soon in July 2021? It can be pretty difficult to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass every week, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's coming to Xbox Game Pass this July, as well as...

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  • News Xbox Is Getting A New 'Game Pass' Themed Dynamic Background

    Available now for Xbox Insiders

    If you're a fan of the new dynamic backgrounds on the Xbox Series X|S, you'll be pleased to hear Microsoft will soon be releasing another one. While it's not officially available just yet, Xbox Insiders have already got their hands on it. Introducing the new "Game Pass" theme - channelling Microsoft's video game...

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YesterdaySat, 24th Jul 2021

  • News Here Are The Release Times For Microsoft Flight Simulator On Xbox Game Pass

    The Xbox Series X and Series S versions

    We're sure you're well aware by this point that Microsoft Flight Simulator is taking off for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Tuesday, July 27, but now Asobo Studio has also confirmed exactly what time it'll be joining Xbox Game Pass. You can see the full list of all the times from across the world below,...

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  • Feature Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft Flight Simulator On Xbox Game Pass

    Game details, release times, pre-load info & more

    The sky is calling! After what feels like the longest waiting period, Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally making its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S debut this coming Tuesday, July 27, and we're eager to get into the cockpit! Ahead of its release, we've put together a quick guide so you know what...

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  • Mini Review Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game - A Worthy Competitor

    Included with Free Play Days this weekend

    Update: With the Olympics beginning in real life today, and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 included with this weekend's batch of Free Play Days titles, we're republishing this review to help you decide if you fancy trying it! Original story: Whether you should consider picking up the official game of this year's...

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    • Tokyo 2020
  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: Earn 500 Easy Points With This New 'Top 10' Xbox Challenge

    500 points for just a few minutes of work!

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! You might have noticed yesterday that a new punch card went live on the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, and it's a fantastic way to get 500 easy points for just a few minutes' work. As you can see from the image above, you first need to activate the punch card on the app, and...

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  • Talking Point What August 2021 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    It's almost that time again

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of July has seen Planet Alpha, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break and Midway Arcade Origins all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 24th)

    Anyone for some Death's Door?

    Welcome to the weekend! There's lots to check out on Xbox over the next couple of days, including a batch of Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles, and the usual set of weekly sales. Oh, and

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  • News Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Technical Preview 'Could Happen As Soon As Next Weekend'

    "Stay frosty"

    343 Industries has released its latest Halo Infinite 'Insider Infinite' blog update for the month of July - it covers flighting and what to expect from the upcoming multiplayer technical preview. Towards the end of the update, the developer mentions how it has been "given the okay" to reveal that its first "Bot-focused" technical...

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    • Halo Infinite
  • Pick One Which Of These Xbox Olympics Games Is Your Favourite?

    Remember, you can only pick one!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, we thought we'd take a look at the short history of official Olympics games that have released for Xbox over the years. The most recent, of course, is the game of Tokyo 2020, which is free to try with Xbox Free...

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Friday23rd Jul 2021

  • Feature Xbox Summer Sale Now Live, 500+ Games Discounted

    Hope you've been saving up!

    The Xbox Summer Sale 2021 is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from (technically) Friday, July 23 until Friday, August 5. Below, we've highlighted just some of the biggest games included in the sale (of course, there are many others to discover!), and Major Nelson...

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    • Deals
  • News Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Appears To Be Getting Optimised For Xbox Series X & Series S

    But we're not quite sure why

    Here's a weird one! Shadow of the Tomb Raider has suddenly appeared as 'optimised for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S' on the Microsoft Store, despite receiving a noteworthy FPS Boost a couple of months ago. Various members of the Tomb Raider community have spotted the tag on the Microsoft Store, although based on...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  • Video Here's A Look At Microsoft Flight Simulator Running On Xbox Series X

    "Never ceases to amaze..."

    We're now just a few short days away from the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Tuesday, July 27, and the first gameplay footage is just beginning to roll out. The video above is one of the first that was posted to YouTube earlier today (by MrNightlife), highlighting over three...

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    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
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  • Deals The Best Bargains In The Xbox Summer Sale 2021

    Amazing games with huge discounts!

    The Xbox Summer Sale is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from Friday, July 23rd until Friday, August 6th. Below, we've picked out some of the very best bargains available in the Xbox Summer Sale 2021, allowing you to pick up some highly discounted and/or...

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    • Xbox One
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    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News Don't Worry, Microsoft Flight Simulator 'Maintains A High Standard' On Xbox Series S

    "The two consoles have left me consistently in awe"

    We're expecting to see a fair few previews for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S crop up over the next few days, and Windows Central is one of the outlets that has been first to the punch. In their preview, they've highlighted the differences between the Xbox Series X...

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    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Deals All Classic Xbox Games In The Xbox Summer Sale 2021

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    The Xbox Summer Sale is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 500 games, bundles and add-ons, available from Friday, July 23rd until Friday, August 6th. Below, we've included all Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available in the Xbox Summer Sale 2021, and fortunately all of them are backwards compatible...

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  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 26-30)

    Including two major Game Pass launches

    It's time for another weekly Xbox new releases roundup, and we've got a very busy week ahead, with plenty of intriguing releases, loads of Game Pass additions and the arrival of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Series S! As it stands, here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One next...

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  • News Sniper Elite 4 Receives Free Upgrade For Xbox Series X, Series S

    "Sniping has never looked better"

    Sniper Elite 4 is the latest game to have received the next-gen upgrade treatment today, with an "enhanced" version now available as a free upgrade for Xbox Series X and Series S (included with Xbox Game Pass). The update is said to "deliver gorgeous visuals up to 4K on PS5 and Xbox Series X, super smooth 60 frames...

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  • News Xbox Game Studios Acquisition Helped Make Psychonauts 2 Bigger, Says Double Fine

    "To quote the age-old adage, you know, money is time"

    Psychonauts 2 began as a crowdfunded venture, before Microsoft later swooped in, picked up Double Fine and dropped a boat load of cash and extra time on the project. That's what some of the game's developers said in a recent report, which revealed how the acquisition helped the studio expand the...

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    • Psychonauts 2
  • News The Dead Space Remake Will 'Never' Have Microtransactions, Says EA

    "We're learning from mistakes"

    Developer EA Motive spoke to IGN yesterday following the reveal of the Dead Space remake at EA Play Live 2021, confirming various details about the game including that microtransactions won't be involved whatsoever. This was stated by senior producer Phil Ducharme, who explained that the team is "looking at what can...

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    • Xbox Series X
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    • Dead Space
  • News Respawn Entertainment Is Working On A 'Brand-New Single-Player Adventure'

    Set in a "unique universe"

    Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind Apex Legends, Titanfall and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, has announced it's working on a brand-new single-player adventure game, currently in its early stages. This was revealed on Twitter by Respawn creative director Mohammed Alavi, who described the team working on the...

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  • News Ahead Of Joining Xbox Game Pass, Hades Just Won 'Game Of The Year' At GDC 2021

    It's going to be a fun August

    The Xbox Game Pass releases are coming thick and fast at the moment, and another highly anticipated arrival this August comes in the form of roguelike dungeon crawler Hades, set to join the service on August 13. In the meantime, the game just won yet another award to add to its list of accolades, scooping Game of the...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Football Manager Dev Investing 'Millions' To Add Women's Football

    "We know it’s the right thing to do"

    The team at Sports Interactive have announced a highly ambitious plan to introduce the women's game into Football Manager, which is said to cost "millions" and will require a total rewrite of certain aspects of the title. In a blog post, CEO Miles Jacobson explained that women's football will be integrated...

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    • Football Manager
  • News Xbox Fans Are Eager To See Assassinations In Halo Infinite

    "We haven't seen assassinations in any reveals or trailers..."

    Since its delay last year, Halo Infinite has got back on track. There seems to be some concerns though about assassinations. YouTube channel TheReachWay raised discussion about them earlier this week - noting how there's been no mention of this mechanic so far. If you've ever played a...

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    • Halo

Thursday22nd Jul 2021

  • News Three More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (July 22)

    "Three entangled stories. One unforgettable adventure."

    It's Game Pass day! We've got another three games entering the service across console, PC and cloud today, with a brand-new release in the form of Last Stop, which is a new narrative-focused supernatural adventure. (Last Stop isn't available at the time of writing, but will be at some point...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Free-To-Play Shooter Splitgate Is So Popular, The Servers Can't Handle It

    "It’s been a rough day trying to handle this scale"

    Splitgate may not be launching on Xbox officially until July 27, but an open beta has been taking place ahead of its full release. The free-to-play shooter embodies elements of Portal and Halo, and is proving to be so popular tha

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  • News Xbox Unveils New Range Of Microsoft Flight Simulator Accessories

    For the ultimate Flight Sim experience

    The excitement is really building ahead of the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (included with Game Pass) on July 27, and some new flight accessories are on the way for the game. Without further ado, here's what Microsoft has announced today: Turtle Beach VelocityOne...

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  • News It's Official, A Dead Space Remake Is Coming To Xbox Series X & Series S

    They're heeeeere

    Well, after speculation and rumours galore over the past few weeks, it's finally happening - a Dead Space remake is in the works at EA Motive and is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at some point in the future. The short but sweet trailer showcased in-engine footage of the classic USG Ishimura ship from the original game,...

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  • Roundup Here's What Was Revealed At EA Play Live 2021

    Missed the event? Here's a recap

    Weren't able to catch the EA Play Live 2021 event earlier today? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself, and we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article. The following list is everything Xbox related that was revealed during the show: The Sims 4 gets a...

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  • News Xbox's Game Development Kit Has Been Made Free To Download By Microsoft

    "Get started building games today"

    There are a lot of aspiring game designers about these days, many of which are creating phenomenal games with minimal tools. Just look at Death's Door - a game developed by two people which is currently the talk of the town. With that being said, Microsoft wants to actively encourage more people to delve into games...

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    • Xbox Series X
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  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (July 22-25)

    Welcome to the Olympics!

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! Three more games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. So, what's on offer? We've got a great selection this week with EA's Battlefield 1, last year's Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga, and Olympic...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free Play Days
  • News Chernobylite Finally Enters The Exclusion Zone On Xbox This September

    Just in time for the spooky season

    Over the past few months you may have heard of a game known as Chernobylite, an RPG survival horror title set in a 3D-scanned recreation of the real Exclusion Zone from Chernobyl. It's currently in Early Access on PC, but is now finally making its way to Xbox One on September 7. Originally intended to release in...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Chernobylite
  • News You Can Now Purchase A Crash Bandicoot 25th Anniversary Game Bundle

    And it's currently available for half-price

    The Crash Bandicoot series this year celebrates its 25th anniversary and as part of this a new bundle pack has been released featuring three (or should we say five) games for the price of one. For just $59.99 / £54.99 (with 15 hours remaining at the time of writing), you can get Crash Bandicoot 4: It's...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
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  • Video The Ascent Gets A Gameplay Deep Dive Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Learn more about the cyberpunk RPG before it hits Game Pass

    The Ascent is an isometric RPG scheduled to launch for Xbox Game Pass on July 29, and ahead of its arrival next week, Xbox has released a 14-minute deep dive to give an indication as to what players can expect. In the video, the team at Neon Giant talk about their love for the sci-fi and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide How To Watch Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event

    All the details you need

    E3 2021 may be over, but EA still has big plans for this week in the form of EA Play Live, which is the company's annual showcase extravaganza. The event takes place today, Thursday, July 22 at 6pm BST. In terms of what to expect, EA says the show will feature "what’s next for games like Battlefield 2042 and Apex...

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  • News Battlefield Portal Will Allow You To Build Your Own Experiences With New And Classic Maps

    A brand-new mode in Battlefield 2042

    EA has announced Battlefield Portal today as part of EA Play Live 2021, which is a brand-new experience coming to Battlefield 2042, acting as a love letter to the series. The huge new feature will add a substantial amount of content. Along with the previously announced seven maps in BF 2042, Battlefield Portal...

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    • Xbox Series X
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    • Battlefield 2042
  • News GRID Legends Is A 'High-Stakes Driving Experience' Heading To Xbox In 2022

    This is your chapter of the story. Become a racing legend.

    Codemasters has announced today as part of EA Play Live 2021 that GRID Legends is a brand-new racing game heading to Xbox in 2022, described as a "high-stakes driving experience". The game will feature an "epic motorsport story" in a "ground-breaking extended reality production", the...

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  • News Activision Blizzard Sued Over Culture Of Harassment And Discrimination

    Allegations of "sexual harassment with no repercussion"

    Content warning: Please be aware that the following article and the sources linked within touch on topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and suicide. Bloomberg Law has reported today that a lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard, Inc. by the California...

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  • Video Watch Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event Here

    Featuring new gameplay reveals and surprises

    Update: The event is now over, and we've provided a full recap elsewhere here at Pure Xbox. Original story: E3 2021 may be over, but EA still has big plans for this week in the form of EA Play Live, which is the company's annual showcase extravaganza. The event takes place today, Thursday, July 22 at...

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  • News Doctor Who: The Edge Of Reality Crash Lands Onto Xbox This September

    Is there a doctor in the house?

    After missing its launch window of Spring 2021, the upcoming Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality from developer Maze Theory will now be launching for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on September 30. The game is said to be a reimagining of the previously released Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, a VR only title...

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  • Poll How Would You Grade Today's EA Play Live 2021 Event?

    Give us your verdict

    The dust is now beginning to settle on today's EA Play Live 2021 event! If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, you can catch the full thing over at our live blog page, and we've also provided a full recap of all the Xbox related announcements that occurred as part of the show. So, all things considered, what grade would...

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  • News EA Motive Is Using Fans From The Community To Help Build The Dead Space Remake

    "We don't want to be in siloed and create our own bubble"

    With the Dead Space remake officially announced, the question is now up in the air as to whether it will live up to the nostalgia of the original. It's a big task rebuilding a beloved game, something that Capcom managed perfectly with Resident Evil 2 Remake. To take on this gargantuan task,...

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    • Dead Space
  • News EA Showcases Lost In Random's Unique Combat, Launching This September For Xbox

    EA Originals strikes again

    EA Originals has already had a great year with It Takes Two, and now Lost in Random looks to continue that streak. It's set to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on September 10. The latest showcase of the game, which accompanied the release date confirmation, gave viewers an in-depth look at the game's...

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    • Xbox Series X
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    • Lost In Random

Wednesday21st Jul 2021

  • Guide All Games With Touch Controls On Xbox Game Pass

    The complete list of 80+ Xbox games with touch controls

    Thanks to the hard work of the Xbox team, over 80 games are now equipped with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass. These are available to access on Android and iOS devices, and even technically on PC (via browser). The best thing about games with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass is that the...

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  • Guide When Will The Xbox Summer Sale 2021 Be Revealed?

    Prepare for a barrage of discounts

    The Microsoft Store Summer Sale (also known as the Ultimate Game Sale and Super Game Sale) is almost upon us, during which a significant number of Xbox digital titles are expected to be discounted for a period of around ten days to two weeks. The official date of the sale hasn't been announced at the time of...

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  • News PES Fans Aren't Happy With eFootball's 'Photorealistic Visuals'

    "Did they really skip a year to come up with this?"

    Today has been dominated with the news that Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series is being totally disbanded and replaced with something called eFootball, which will be a new free-to-play experience arriving this autumn. The reception to the announcement has been somewhat mixed, but over at...

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  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Think Of Last Stop, Hitting Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow

    "It was a thoughtful journey, one that concluded on a satisfying note"

    The narrative-driven experience Last Stop was announced to be arriving on Xbox Game Pass just a couple of days before its launch tomorrow, and now the first reviews for the game have dropped. Been looking forward to this unique adventure? Here's what critics are saying ahead of...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Last Stop
  • News Konami Is Replacing PES With 'eFootball', A New Free-To-Play Experience

    It's the end of an era

    It's the end of an era, folks! Konami has today announced that the PES brand is officially being dropped and replaced with 'eFootball', described as a "next-generation, free-to-play football simulation experience." The new game will be out this Autumn for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, utilising the Unreal Engine...

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  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Now Available To Pre-Download With Xbox Game Pass

    Prepare for take-off!

    The time has almost arrived, folks! As of today, Microsoft Flight Simulator is available to pre-download for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, meaning you can install all 97GB so you're ready to play on release day. To download it, all you need to do is head to the Xbox Game Pass app on your console, find Microsoft Flight...

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  • News Cris Tales Has A Game-Breaking Glitch On Xbox, But There's A Workaround

    "We are working on a permanent fix for this problem"

    Cris Tales hit Xbox Game Pass yesterday after months of anticipation, but many players are running into an annoying issue so far. The game is locking up, preventing players from progressing at a certain point in the story. But don't worry, there's a workaround! According to users on Reddit and...

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  • News Netflix Is Officially Adding Games To The Service, Initially Focusing On Mobile

    At no additional cost!

    There have been many reports surrounding Netflix's potential venture into the world of games, and now its been confirmed. The service will be getting a gaming expansion at no extra charge to users, starting with a focus on mobile titles. The news was buried within the company's Q2 earnings report, which revealed it sees...

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    • Netflix
  • News Death's Door Players Are Loving This Unique Little Feature In The Game

    Pretty pointless, but packing a punch

    Death's Door launched on Xbox yesterday and we absolutely love it. It's the first game that we've given a 10/10 rating to this year due to its perfect blend of multiple genres. It's also a game that is packed with cute, funny little moments, and players seem to unanimously be loving this one singular feature...

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  • News Halo Co-Creator Was 'Pretty Worried' About Halo Infinite After E3 2020 Showing

    Weren't we all

    It's no secret that last year's July showcase of Halo Infinite's campaign was lacklustre. While the foundations were there, it seemed at the time that it needed much longer to cook. The series' co-founder Marcus Lehto also shared in those initial fears, recently revealing he was "pretty worried" by what he saw at last year's reveal...

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  • Random Someone Decided To Play Xbox Game Pass On A Smartwatch

    Thanks, Project xCloud

    A bit like the saying "will it run DOOM?", there are now Xbox fans out there wondering what sort of odd devices they can get Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming and Xbox Game Pass services running on. One individual, in particular, has gone to the extent of using a web browser on an Android smartwatch to access the Xbox Game Pass...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Random Tim Schafer Is Still Battling To Get All The Achievements In Brutal Legend

    "I’ll do it, I’m sure. After 50 years I’ll do it"

    You'd think that being the creator of a game would give you all the tips and tricks for achieving the full 1000 Gamerscore, but Tim Schafer doesn't appear to be so lucky, and is still finding it challenging to gather all the achievements over a decade later in Brutal Legend for Xbox 360...

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  • News Metroidvania Hacking Adventure Recompile Launches On Xbox Game Pass This August

    Delve into the ancient, sprawling ruins of the Mainframe

    Phigames and Dear Villagers have announced today that Metroidvania hacking adventure Recompile will be arriving for Xbox Series X and Series S on August 19, also joining Xbox Game Pass on the same day. The game is said to feature "stunning visuals, intense combat, tight 3D platforming, and an...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Recompile
  • Video Aliens: Fireteam Elite Looks To Be The Perfect Love Letter To The Series

    It sounds like the game is in good hands

    It's hard to believe we're only weeks away from Aliens: Fireteam Elite, considering a few months ago we didn't even know it existed, but here we are. As with any release on the horizon, previews for the game have dropped and the consensus seems to suggest fans of the series are going to find something to...

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    • Aliens Fireteam Elite
  • News PES Replacement 'eFootball' Will Be Tailored For PvP Gameplay, Rather Than Player Versus AI

    "This provides a greater thrill than what AI can provide"

    Konami made a big splash this morning by announcing that the PES brand is being replaced with something called 'eFootball', a brand-new free-to-play experience which is set to arrive on Xbox this autumn. There have been mixed reactions to the announcement, with some praising the move and...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PES

Tuesday20th Jul 2021

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

    July 20th 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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  • Review Death’s Door - This Xbox Console Exclusive Is A 2021 GOTY Contender

    "Deserves all the attention it will most likely get"

    What do you get if you throw Zelda, Dark Souls and Hollow Knight into a cooking pot? The answer: Death's Door. The latest release from publisher Devolver Digital and developer Acid Nerve is a love letter to the adventure game genre, mixing in the magic, beautiful worlds and mystery

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  • News These Ten Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (July 22-29)

    The latest batch of titles

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another ten games coming to the service over the next week, including the previously revealed Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Ascent. (We've also included two titles below which have joined Xbox Game Pass today, July 20) Here's a list...

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  • Guide Halo Infinite Beta: How To Sign Up For The Upcoming Multiplayer Preview

    Become a Halo Insider for a chance to get involved

    Halo Infinite's multiplayer preview is on the way this summer, and for a number of weeks now, the game's community manager Brian Jarrard has been reminding players to make sure they complete all the steps to be in with a chance. In his latest post over on Twitter, he's reiterated this message -...

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    • Xbox Series X
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  • Deals 150+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (July 20-27)

    Bag yourself a bargain

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! There are over 150 games to choose from once again this week, spanning the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight sales along with the ongoing WB Games Publisher Sale. We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox games offers in this week's current sales below, and Xbox's Major...

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  • News Yep, Xbox Game Pass Is Getting Two OG Classics Next Week

    We're winding back the clock

    Xbox Game Pass is having a killer month right now, with another 10 games unveiled for the service earlier today, all of which are arriving before the end of July, and among them are two original Xbox classics. Both Blinx: The Time Sweeper and Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge are joining Xbox Game Pass on July 26,...

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  • News Xbox Has Added Touch Controls To 14 More Game Pass Titles

    That's now over 80+ games with touch controls

    Microsoft continues to put a lot of focus on adding touch controls to Xbox Game Pass titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming, with another 14 added to the pile today, including the likes of Fable Anniversary, Outlast 2 and Steep. Here's the full list of titles that have received the treatment as of today:...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • Touch Controls
  • News Battlefield 1 Has A Free Expansion Available For Xbox This Week

    No catches, claim it while you can!

    This week's selection of Deals with Gold and Spotlight sales has gone live today, and one of the deals that is featured as part of the batch is a totally free expansion available for Battlefield 1 called "They Shall Not Pass". There are no catches with this as far as we can see, with the deal having been...

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  • Random Team Xbox Wants To Know The First Xbox Game You Ever Played

    Halo or something else?

    If you've got a Twitter account, Xbox wants to know what the first Xbox game you ever played was. Perhaps you played Halo on the original Xbox, or first joined the Xbox generation during the 360 generation - whatever Xbox game it is that you first played, let them know and the official account might share it in its official...

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  • Deals All Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (July 20-27)

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and as usual, we've got another selection of original Xbox and Xbox 360 classics to take advantage of, included across various sales including the ongoing WB Publisher sale. Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over the next...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Deals
  • News Cris Tales, A 'Love Letter To Classic JRPGs', Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    Peer into the past, act in the present

    We've been treated to another new Xbox Game Pass title today in the form of Cris Tales, which is a "gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective", launching into the service on day one. Inspired by the likes of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI and even Persona 5, the game features...

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  • News NBA 2K22 Gets A 'Features Preview' For Xbox One, Series X, Series S

    Including a brand-new City and Neighborhood

    2K Games has today shared some early details on features for NBA 2K22 on both last-gen and next-gen consoles, with the game set to arrive in just over a month on September 10 for Xbox One, Series X and Series S. Highlights include a new 'Seasons' feature across "fan favourite experiences" with "more...

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    • NBA 2K22
  • News Skull & Bones Has 'Just Passed Alpha', But Is Reportedly Still 'Struggling To Take Shape'

    "The game is still evolving"

    Kotaku has published an in-depth report on the status of Ubisoft's Skull & Bones, which appears to have been stuck in development hell for years now, although Ubisoft says the project has 'just passed Alpha'. Kotaku spoke to a variety of anonymous current and former devs on the project, with the outlet summing up...

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    • Skull & Bones
  • News Xbox Game Pass Shooter Lemnis Gate Has Been Delayed Until September

    The turn-based, time-looping FPS strategy game

    Lemnis Gate is one of the many day one launches scheduled for Xbox Game Pass this year, but it unfortunately won't be releasing this summer as previously stated, having been delayed until September 28. In a message on social media, the team explained that they require "a little more time to ensure...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Lemnis Gate
  • News Dirt 5's Super Size Content Pack Introduces More Cars, Tracks And Events

    Along with a couple of free circuits

    Dirt 5's latest expansion has arrived today in the form of the Super Size Pack, which brings new cars, Career events, sponsors and customisation items to the game. Better yet, there's also some free content for everyone! Let's start with the free content, which arrives in the form of two circuits on the...

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    • Dirt 5

Monday19th Jul 2021

  • Guide Games With Mouse & Keyboard Support On Xbox One, Series X, Series S

    The latest updated list of over 50 games with KBM

    You're probably well aware that the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S all feature keyboard and mouse support in certain games, but you might not be aware of how far it extends, with over 50 games supporting it! If you're thinking about hooking up a keyboard and mouse to your Xbox, we've...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Insurgency: Sandstorm Is Getting An Xbox Beta, Sign Up Now

    "Be one of the first to play Insurgency: Sandstorm on consoles"

    Yes, the popular PC team-based, tactical FPS shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm is still scheduled for Xbox at some point, having previously been delayed on multiple occasions, and a Closed Beta is set to begin soon. A page on the Insurgency: Sandstorm website is now asking for players to...

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  • News Tom Clancy's XDefiant Is A Free-To-Play Shooter Heading To Xbox

    Sign up now for a chance to play early

    Ubisoft has today revealed a brand-new Tom Clancy game in the form of Tom Clancy's XDefiant, described as a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter. In terms of Xbox, it's scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, Series X and Series S. The game combines intense gunplay with personalised loadouts and specialised...

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    • Ubisoft
  • News Psychonauts 2 Will Reportedly Run Better On Xbox Series S Than PS5

    There's no native PlayStation version for next-gen

    Double Fine's Psychonauts 2 has been getting a bunch of attention today following the release of various hands-on previews, and thanks to one of them, we appear to know the game's performance details for every single platform. Aside from PC, both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have the obvious...

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  • News Another Three Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (July 31)

    "Enjoy your vacation" while you can!

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of three games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the latter part of July 2021, highlighted by the action-adventure puzzle game The Touryst and roguelike UnderMine. Here's the full list of games currently set to leave around the end of July:...

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  • Rumour Xbox Has Something To Reveal About Cloud Gaming This Week

    "Just wait a few days"

    It looks like Microsoft has something new to reveal about Xbox Cloud Gaming this week, as Twitter account Aggiornamenti Lumia (which regularly scans the Microsoft Store for upcoming info) has teased a few details. Taking to Twitter, they posted the official image you see below, which highlights something to do with the cloud...

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  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (July 19-23)

    Stop the Time Empress and rewrite the future of the land

    It's time for another weekly Xbox new releases roundup, and it's a pretty busy one this week, albeit without any major AAA games hitting the market. The highlight is arguably Cris Tales, which joins Xbox Game Pass at launch on Tuesday. As it stands, here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and...

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  • Deals Warner Bros Publisher Sale Brings 100+ Discounts To Xbox This Week

    Save up to 80% on WB Games titles

    It's time for another Xbox sale! Warner Bros. Games is currently hosting a special publisher sale on Xbox for the next few days (it actually unofficially started last week), featuring 100+ discounts on WB games and add-ons. Below, we've highlighted all of the standalone games in the sale, but be aware that the...

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    • Deals
  • Roundup Psychonauts 2 Receives High Praise In Hands-On Previews

    "It's imaginative, intuitive, and very funny"

    Psychonauts 2 will be dropping on Xbox Game Pass at launch on August 25, and ahead of that date, various hands-on previews have gone out today. The good news? The vast majority of them are very positive! We've rounded up a few of them below, with the likes of IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar and VentureBeat...

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  • Random DJ Khaled Appears To Confuse Xbox Series S With A Speaker

    "What is this, a speaker?"

    American musician DJ Khaled has been hitting the headlines for a bizarre reason in the last 24 hours, as he posted a video to his Instagram highlighting a gift he received from Xbox, appearing to confuse the Series S with a speaker. The gift was the Space Jam: A New Legacy bundle various influencers have obtained...

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  • News Ubisoft To Reveal Brand-New Tom Clancy Game Later Today

    "Things are going to get wild"

    Update: GameSpot has posted a teaser video with a bit of gameplay of this new Tom Clancy title, which definitely looks like the rumoured PvP first-person shooter codenamed "BattleCat". You can watch the 20-second snippet above. Original story: Ubisoft announced last night via social media that a brand-new Tom Clancy...

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  • News Tencent Set To Acquire UK Developer Sumo Group For Over £900m

    The team behind Crackdown, Team Sonic Racing & more

    The Chinese technology giant Tencent has revealed its latest acquisition today in the form of the UK developer Sumo Group for $1.27 billion, according to a new report from Reuters. However, the deal isn't 100% final just yet. Sumo Group is made up of a few subsidiaries including Sumo Digital,...

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  • Video Skate 4 Won't Be At EA Play Live, But Here's Some New Mo-Cap Footage

    "We're working on it"

    It's now been over a year since EA revealed the existence of a brand-new Skate game at last year's EA Play Live 2020, but unfortunately we won't be getting any kind of update on the title at this week's EA Play Live 2021. In a message on Twitter, the team behind the game explained that "it's still early and we are committed to...

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    • EA Play Live
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Sunday18th Jul 2021

  • News Titanfall 2 Hacks Continue As Multiplayer Rendered Unplayable On Xbox

    "It’s sad to see the state Titanfall has been left in"

    We highlighted back at the start of this week how Titanfall 2 had been the victim of a series of DDoS attacks across all platforms, and unfortunately, the situation hasn't really got too much better ever since. While the hacks did cease for a couple of days, Titanfall 2 has once again been...

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  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks You Can Claim In July 2021

    "We are definitely not in Hawkins anymore..."

    The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program is back as usual for July, so we've listed everything you can currently get your hands on below. Keep in mind that while Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game was an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk for a while, it has since been made available entirely free-to-play for...

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  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator Might Add Helicopters In The Future

    "Planned" for a 2022 release, apparently

    Ever wanted to take to the skies in something that's not a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator? You might be in luck. In an update from the development team earlier this week, a feedback snapshot reveals the community's top wishes, and the top-voted one is the addition of helicopters. What's so exciting...

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  • News Warframe To Add Cross-Play, Cross-Save Integration Later This Year

    "Play anywhere. With anyone."

    Good news for Warframe fans! Digital Extremes announced this weekend as part of TennoCon 2021 that the game will be getting cross-play and cross-save support across all platforms later this year, including a new mobile port. In a press release, Digital Extremes CEO Sheldon Carter had the following to say:...

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