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TodayMon, 6th Jul 2020

  • News Ubisoft Shares More Details On This Sunday's Ubisoft Forward Event

    Takes place this Sunday

    Ubisoft has provided more details on what to expect from its Ubisoft Forward event taking place this Sunday. In an article on its official site, the company revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape and "a few other surprises" will be part of the stream. An Assassin's Creed deep-dive will...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ubisoft
  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Takes The FPS Series To The Next Level In 2021

    Gameplay footage on the way

    Devolver Digital has revealed that Shadow Warrior 3 is coming in 2021, and gameplay will be shown during this weekend's Devolver Direct 2020 on July 11. No platforms have been announced as of yet. You can watch the teaser trailer for the game above, which is accompanied with the following story blurb: "Shadow Warrior 3...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Shadow Warrior 3
  • News Battletoads Rated For Xbox One In Brazil

    Announcement on the way soon?

    It's been a while since we last heard anything about Rare's Battletoads, with no new details or footage having surfaced so far this year. However, as spotted by Gematsu, it's been rated today in Brazil for PC and Xbox One. Battletoads hasn't received a release window as of yet, although the ratings page seems to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Battletoads
  • News 8BitDo Unveils New xCloud Gaming Controller For Android

    Available for pre-order on Amazon

    Games hardware company 8BitDo has announced a new official xCloud gaming controller for Android phone and tablet devices, as well as a separate new clip for Xbox One and Elite controllers. The controller works via Bluetooth, and includes an 18-hour rechargeable battery. It's said to feature "ultimate control over...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Project xCloud
  • Talking Point What Do You Want To See From July's Xbox Games Showcase Event?

    Let us know your wishlists

    Update (Mon 6th July, 2020 15:50 BST): It's been a few weeks since we first posted this, but now the event has an official date! Let us know what games you're hoping to see later this month in the comments below. Original story (Tue 23rd Jun, 2020 19:30 BST): We're sure you know about this by now - Microsoft is hosting a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Microsoft
  • Guide Everything We Know About July's Xbox Games Showcase So Far

    Update: We have a date!

    If you're a big Xbox fan, you're probably well aware of Microsoft's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event coming up later this month. It's been a while since it was first announced however, so here's a guide to keep you up to date! Below, we've rounded up all the confirmations and notable rumours so far: What Is July's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
    • Features
  • News Microsoft Reveals Date For July's Xbox Series X Event

    Mark your calendars!

    Microsoft has announced that this month's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event will take place on July 23 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST. The event is being classed as an Xbox Games Showcase. There will also be a pre-show for the event hosted by Geoff Keighley on YouTube Gaming as part of Summer Game Fest, which...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • News EA UFC 4 Beta Spotted On Microsoft Store, Cover Stars Revealed?

    Beta "currently not available"

    A listing for a UFC 4 beta has appeared on the Microsoft Store, seemingly confirming the game's cover stars as Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya. The listing doesn't give much information away about the game itself, revealing that "the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements, and your...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • EA UFC 4
  • News Nacon Connect To Reveal Four Unannounced Games Tomorrow

    Including the next Test Drive Unlimited

    Publisher Nacon has noted that it will reveal four unannounced games during tomorrow's Nacon Connect event, and we know one of them will be the next Test Drive Unlimited game. Nacon provided a schedule for the event in a press release, highlighting that a developer from KT Racing will be part of unveiling the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Nacon Connect
  • News Left 4 Dead Dev Shares Concept Art Of New Zombie Shooter Back 4 Blood

    Trailer currently in the works

    Left 4 Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios has shared a first look at concept art for Back 4 Blood, which is an upcoming co-op zombie FPS set to be published by Warner Bros. You can get a look at the concept art above, with the game's official Twitter account stating that "getting to this 4th of July has...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Back 4 Blood
  • News Shadows Of The Damned Strangely Disappears From Xbox Store

    Still playable via EA Access

    We noted over the weekend that players are having issues getting Gears of War 3 to work on Xbox One, and Xbox 360 game Shadows of the Damned is also having issues. In this case, the issue is that Shadows of the Damned is no longer available to purchase on the Xbox Store. The page for the game still exists, but trying to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Shadows Of The Damned
  • Video Here's A Look At F1 2020's New My Team Mode

    Create your very own F1 team

    Codemasters' F1 2020 officially arrives for Xbox One later this week on July 10, and reviews and gameplay footage have already begun to surface across the web as of earlier today. There's lots to sift through, but arguably the most intriguing aspect of F1 2020 is its new My Team mode, which allows players to create...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • F1 2020
    • Codemasters
  • Guide When Will The Xbox Summer Sale 2020 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Guides
  • Reminder Today Is Your Last Chance To Take Advantage Of These Xbox Deals

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Today is your last chance to take advantage of the current Deals With Gold, Spotlight, Add-On and Shocktober in Summer Sales on the Microsoft Store, with a new batch of discounts set to go live tomorrow. In the following table, we've once again highlighted some of the most notable deals, and you can also view all the...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals with Gold

YesterdaySun, 5th Jul 2020

  • News Early Gameplay Footage Of Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaks Online

    From a work-in-progress version

    Update (Sun 5th Jul, 2020 22:20 BST): Ubisoft has quickly issued a copyright claim on the original video, but it already looks to be popping up elsewhere. Here are some screenshots if you missed it: Original story (Sun 5th Jul, 2020 22:10 BST): Gameplay footage from an early, work-in-progress version of Assassin's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • Rumour Lockhart Dev Kit Easy To Use, Won't Hold Back Xbox Series X

    "It is indeed the same CPU and SSD"

    Back on Friday, a user took to message board NeoGAF to allegedly share comments from a friend in the industry about the Xbox Lockhart - Microsoft's unannounced, lower-spec next-gen console. This information has reportedly been vetted by a moderator on the message board, but we still suggest taking it with a pinch...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Lockhart
  • News Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Shares Praise For PlayStation VR Game

    Developed by Seattle studio Camouflaj

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter today to share praise for a PlayStation VR game - specifically Marvel's Iron Man VR, developed by the Seattle-based Camouflaj. In his tweet, Spencer noted he was proud to see the local studio launching an impressive game: This isn't quite as out of the blue as...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • PlayStation VR
  • News Insignia Team Shares Footage Of Original Xbox Games Working Online

    An Xbox Live replacement for the original Xbox

    You might remember that back in May, we learned of a new, unofficial project called Insignia that would reportedly allow original Xbox owners to play games online without any modifications or patches to software. Since then, the team behind the project has posted a couple of videos to YouTube showing...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
    • Insignia
  • News 343 Industries Is Adding A Jetpack Skull To Halo 3

    Finish the flight

    In the latest development update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries has revealed it will be adding a jetpack skull to the Halo 3 campaign. The team wanted something more than just an emblem to commemorate the upcoming launch of the third game on PC, so it's decided to add a completely new game modifier. There...

    • Halo
    • Halo 3
    • 343 Industries
    • PC
    • Xbox One

Saturday4th Jul 2020

  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Games

    The Complete List For Xbox One & PC

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games for console and PC? You'll find every included title in the subscription-based service below, including backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 games. It's worth noting that the console and PC versions of Game Pass are separate - if you want them both, you'll need...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • News Players Are Reporting Issues With Gears Of War 3 On Xbox One

    Seems to have vanished for some owners

    Over the past few days, we've noticed increasing reports that Gears of War 3 isn't working properly on Xbox One. The issue still doesn't appear to have been fully resolved at the time of writing. As noted on the official Gears forum, the game vanished from owners' libraries earlier this week before appearing...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Gears Of War 3
  • News Game Freak's RPG Little Town Hero Gets A Surprise Release On Xbox One

    And you can download it right now!

    Out of nowhere, Game Freak has released its brand-new RPG Little Town Hero on the Xbox One. Although the Microsoft Store launch date is listed as 23rd June, according to multiple sources, this version has only just been made available. It'll set you back £17.99 / $21.49 and requires 2.4 GB of free space. If...

    • Xbox One
    • Game Freak
    • Little Town Hero
  • News Pick One: Which Of These Fighting Games Is Your Favourite?

    Soul Calibur VI, Mortal Kombat 11 or Injustice 2?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the recent addition of Soul Calibur VI to the Xbox Game Pass lineup, we're focusing on three great Xbox One fighting games. We just want to know your favourite! Let's take a look at what we're working with: Soul Calibur VI (2018) The...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Pick One
  • News Star Wars: Squadrons Will Have A Hardcore Mode For Experienced Pilots

    Just don't get cocky, kid

    You'll be able to customise your Star Wars: Squadrons experience when the game launches later this October, allowing you to determine how authentic and challenging you want its gameplay to be. This was revealed by creative director Ian S. Frazier in a recent interview with IGN Japan, who explained that when you start the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 4th)

    Playing any Xbox Game Pass games?

    Welcome to the weekend! This past week saw the release of a handful of new Xbox One games, two new additions to the Xbox Game Pass library, and a massive Xbox sale including discounts on over 300 games, bundles and add-ons. Here's what we're playing over the next cou

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday3rd Jul 2020

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox One Next Week (July 7-10)

    Start your engines

    Next week is a fairly busy one for new Xbox One releases, including a day one Xbox Game Pass title in the form of 2D action-RPG CrossCode. There are a couple of major releases for fans of simulation racing games to look forward to as well, with both Nascar Heat 5 and Codemasters' F1 2020 making their debuts. Let's take a look at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Xbox 'Edinburgh' Codename Spotted In Xbox One Operating System

    But what is it?

    We've been hearing about "Lockhart" for a while - the highly-rumoured codename for a second next-gen console from Microsoft. But now, another codename has been spotted under the name of "Edinburgh." Naturally, this has fuelled rumours that Microsoft might be working on another next-generation console. But ultimately, we have no idea...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Edinburgh
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The New Test Drive Unlimited Will Be Revealed Next Week

    Update: It's official!

    Update (Fri 3rd Jul, 2020 19:00 BST): It's official! Nacon and the official Test Drive Twitter account have confirmed that Test Drive Unlimited will be part of next week's Nacon Connect event on July 7. Original story (Wed 1st Jul, 2020 12:30 BST): It looks like we might get our first look at Test Drive Unlimited 3 next...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Test Drive Unlimited 3
  • News More Publishers Are Reportedly Considering Raising Next-Gen Game Prices

    2K announced an increase for NBA 2K21 yesterday

    Yesterday, we learned that 2K was raising the price of NBA 2K21's Xbox Series X and PS5 versions to £64.99/$69.99, and according to a research firm, more publishers might follow suit. Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, IDG Consulting President and CEO Yoshio Osaki explained that production costs have

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Tencent Opens US Studio, Working On AAA Game For Xbox Series X

    Led by Rockstar veteran Steve Martin

    Publisher Tencent Games is opening a new studio in the US, led by Rockstar veteran Steve Martin (via GamesIndustry.biz). The new developer is called Lightspeed LA, and is already working on a next-gen AAA open world game for Xbox Series X and PS5. It has recruited team members with experience at the likes of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Tencent Games
  • News New Halo Infinite Toys Contain No Key Spoilers, Says 343 Industries

    "We wouldn’t intentionally spoil key game details"

    Toy maker Mega Bloks recently unveiled its Mega Construx Halo Infinite range, appearing to spoil some potentially key details about the upcoming Xbox Series X launch title. However, developer 343 Industries has since commented on this, revealing that the toy reveal was planned and no key details...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • News The First Avenger Captain America Arrives In Fortnite

    Wield the shield

    Epic Games has just revealed Captain America for its ever-evolving battle royale game, Fortnite. Of course, this super-soldier is armed with his indestructible shield and iron will. Here's a bit more about what to expect from this new outfit - now available from the Item Store, along with a video: Cap’s Outfit includes two...

    • Xbox One
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Marvel
  • News Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Title Drake Hollow Has Been Delayed

    For technical reasons

    Developer The Molasses Flood has revealed that its upcoming action village building game Drake Hollow has been delayed from its planned release date of July 17th. In a statement on Twitter, studio director Forrest Dowling explained that the reasons were "techincal, boring, complicated to explain, and all under NDA anyway":...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Drake Hollow
  • News Tennis World Tour 2 Is Being Developed By The Same Team Behind AO Tennis 2

    Here's your first look at gameplay

    It was revealed earlier this year that Tennis World Tour 2 was coming to PC and consoles in 2020, but here's something we didn't know - it's got a brand-new developer in Big Ant Studios. The Australian developer previously worked on January's AO Tennis 2, and publisher Nacon says after that first successful...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Tennis World Tour 2
  • News Celebrate Rocket League's Fifth Anniversary With New Items And Limited-Time Modes

    "Thank you to the Xbox Community for your continued support"

    It's hard to believe it's been five years since Rocket League first launched! As a result, Psyonix is celebrating with a special Fifth Anniversary event complete with all-new items and Limited Time Modes. The event runs until July 13, allowing players to earn balloons following Online...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Rocket League

Thursday2nd Jul 2020

  • News Amazon Is Making A Fallout TV Series With The Creators Of Westworld

    “We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television"

    Amazon Studios is working on a Fallout TV series, with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films attached to produce the project. The show is currently in development with a series commitment. In a statement, Bethesda Executive Producer Todd Howard...

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    • Amazon
  • Rumour Xbox Lockhart Will Look More Like An Xbox One S

    Specifically the model "without a disc drive"

    The rumoured "Xbox Lockhart" is a system that continues to make headlines. Although we're still waiting for Microsoft to officially confirm the existence of this smaller and lesser-powered next-generation console, new details about it somehow continue to surface. The latest morsel of information comes...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Lockhart
    • Xbox One S
  • News Ubisoft Reveals Hyper Scape, A New Free-To-Play Battle Royale

    Update: Coming to Xbox One later this summer

    Update: Ubisoft has revealed a brand-new, free-to-play battle royale called Hyper Scape. The game is reportedly coming to Xbox One later this summer (thanks Eurogamer). The game has been designed from the ground-up as an intense, vertical and fast-paced battle royale experience, allowing up to 100...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Hyper Scape
  • Poll How Many Xbox Games Have You Bought So Far This Year?

    And which have been your favourites?

    We're now past the midway point of 2020, and we saw some great games arrive on Xbox One in the first half of the year, including Ori and the Will of the Wisps, DOOM Eternal, Gears Tactics, Minecraft Dungeons and many more. As a result, we thought it'd be a good chance to look back at some of the purchases we've...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Polls
  • News NBA 2K21 Launches In September, Won't Support Smart Delivery On Xbox Series X

    But the Mamba Forever Edition includes a free upgrade

    2K has revealed that NBA 2K21 is coming to Xbox One on September 4, 2020 and Xbox Series X this Holiday, but it unfortunately won't support Microsoft's Xbox Smart Delivery program. However, there is a way to get a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version - if you purchase the £84.99/$99.99...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Renews Fable Trademark With 'Intent To Use'

    Amid rumours of a new game

    Amid rumours that a new Fable might be in the works, Microsoft has been spotted renewing its Fable trademark. The application was filed back on June 26th, and while it doesn't really give much away, it suggests the trademark isn't for "current use" but rather "intent to use," which Microsoft has also added to trademarks...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Fable
  • Video Watch Phil Spencer's Full Interview From Gamelab Live 2020

    Talking Xbox Series X and more

    You might have noticed that we've referenced Phil Spencer's keynote interview from Gamelab Live 2020 a few times over the past week, and now it's officially been made available to watch on YouTube. It's a fascinating fifty-minute long interview with the Xbox boss, going in-depth about everything from the Xbox Series X...

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    • Microsoft
    • Gamelab Live 2020
  • News A Plague Tale: Innocence Has Sold Over One Million Copies Worldwide

    "This wouldn't have been possible without our community"

    Publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced that 2019's stealth action-adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence has impressively sold over one million copies worldwide. In a statement on Twitter, the publisher thanked developer Asobo Studio and the game's community: If you've never...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • A Plague Tale Innocence
  • News Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated As Gambling, Says UK's House Of Lords

    "The Government must act immediately"

    Update: Ukie, the UK’s video game trade body, has issued a response to the House of Lords report: The UK games industry, through its trade association Ukie has been working hard to address the concerns raised in the Lords Select Committee report released today. In January this year the industry launched its...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Loot Boxes
  • News Mixer Has Begun Disappearing From Xbox Insiders' Consoles

    Disappears for everyone on July 22

    Late last month, Microsoft revealed that it was shutting down its Mixer streaming service on July 22 and teaming up with Facebook to enable to the Mixer community to transition to Facebook Gaming. Now, some Xbox Insiders have noticed Mixer features have already been removed from their consoles. This was alluded to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Mixer
  • News Hacking Adventure Game Recompile Is Coming To Xbox Series X

    Metroidvania-inspired

    Developer Phigames has announced that its 3D metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure game Recompile is coming to Xbox Series X, and you can watch the trailer for the game above. You'll play as a sentient virus, trying to escape deletion in an effort to achieve sapience and ultimately create the first technological singularity...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Recompile

Wednesday1st Jul 2020

  • News Microsoft Reveals More Games Coming To Xbox Game Pass In July

    Including some major titles

    Microsoft has revealed four more games that are being added to Xbox Game Pass over the next week, including two that are already available to download. So, what's on offer? There's 2018 fighting game Soul Calibur VI, management sim Out of the Park Baseball 21, retro action-RPG CrossCode, and Bethesda's online action-RPG...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Another 6 Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon

    Update: Date confirmed

    Update (Wed 1st July, 2020 14:30 BST): Microsoft has added two more games to this list in the form of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Undertale, as well as confirming that all the below titles will leave on July 15th. We've included all of this information in the newly-updated table below. Original story (Tue 30th...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Summer Demo Event Announced, Will Feature Up To 100 Playable Games

    Arriving later this month

    Update: The program manager for this event has told us that it's up to the developers whether they want their demos playable after the week is over, so some may choose to "turn them off" afterwards, while others may continue working. Original story: Microsoft has announced that it'll be hosting an Xbox Summer Game Fest...

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    • Xbox One
    • Summer Game Fest
  • News The Initiative's First Game To Reportedly Debut At July's Xbox Series X Event

    Is it Perfect Dark?

    The hype train is in full effect for July's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event later this month, and now according to a report from Video Games Chronicle, we have a new possible date for the event, as well as a suggestion that new Xbox studio The Initiative will debut its first game during the show. Let's start with The...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • The Initiative
  • News SoulCalibur VI Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    Update: Download now!

    Update (Wed 1st Jul, 2020 09:15 BST): It's official! SoulCalibur VI has been added to Xbox Game Pass for console, and is now available via the Microsoft Store. Original story (Wed 1st Jul, 2020 04:45 BST): Fighting fans are in for a treat - with the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account kind of announcing SoulCalibur will...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • SoulCalibur
    • Bandai Namco
  • Talking Point What Do You Want To See From Halo Infinite?

    And how excited are you for it?

    Welcome to July! We're now officially halfway through the year, and that means there's less than six months to go until first adopters (hopefully) get their hands on the Xbox Series X. That also means Halo Infinite isn't too far away, with the highly-anticipated next entry in the series set to release for both Xbox...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Crysis Remastered Has Been Delayed 'By A Few Weeks'

    Gameplay trailer delayed too

    Crytek has revealed that it has delayed the upcoming release of Crysis Remastered "by a few weeks." Its gameplay trailer will no longer officially debut today either, and pre-orders will be pushed back as well. The game had previously been listed with a July 23rd release date on the Microsoft Store. In a statement on

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    • Xbox One
    • Crysis Remastered
  • News Minecraft Dungeons' Jungle Awakens DLC Is Now Available

    As well as a free update

    The first DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is now officially available for Xbox One and PC. You can either buy it separately, or get it with the Hero Edition / Hero Upgrade versions of the game. Jungle Awakens includes an array of new features such as weapons, enemies and items, as well as three new story missions. Furthermore,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Minecraft Dungeons
  • News Zion Williamson Will Grace The Cover Of NBA 2K21 For Xbox Series X

    And there's a new trailer

    Yesterday, we learned that NBA 2K21's cover athlete for current-gen systems would be Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, 2K has revealed that the New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson is the cover athlete for the next-gen, Xbox Series X version of the game. You can watch the latest announcement video above,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • NBA 2K21
  • News Farming RPG Ooblets Launches In Early Access Later This Month

    Coming to Xbox One

    Indie farming RPG Ooblets was announced as coming to Xbox One all the way back in 2017, and following plenty of hype since, it now finally has an Early Access release date - July 15 for Xbox One. If you've never heard of it, the game is a farming, creature collection, and town life sim in which you'll build up your farm, befriend...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Ooblets
  • News Physics-Based Brawler Party Animals 'Unleashes The Cute' Later This Year

    "The cuteness overload has only just begun"

    Recreate Games has revealed that its hilariously floppy physics-based party game, Party Animals, is "unleashing the cute" on PC and consoles in late 2020. The game will feature a range of playable animals such as puppies and kittens, and is said to include a variety of task-oriented and competitive games...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Party Animals
  • News Rhythm Game Fuser Now Available For Pre-Order, Watch The New Trailer

    From the creator of Rock Band

    Music game Fuser, from the creator of Rock Band and Dance Central (Harmonix), is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One, and you can watch its new gameplay reveal trailer above. Fuser is a nonstop virtual music festival which allows you to combine elements of popular songs to create your own...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Fuser

Tuesday30th Jun 2020

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2020

    June 30th Quests now live

    Have you checked out the Xbox Game Pass Quests program yet? If not, why not?! For Xbox Game Pass members, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Quests, and most importantly, various tips and tricks to...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • Deals Over 300 Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In This Week's Xbox Sale

    Including a Shocktober In Summer Sale

    It's another big week for the Xbox Live sales, particularly if you're a horror fan! This week's Shocktober In Summer promotion results in some heavily discounted horror and zombie games, while a whole heap of DLC is also reduced as part of this week's Add-On sale. We've highlighted just a few of the most...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals with Gold
    • Features
  • News The Head Of Xbox Live Is Leaving Microsoft After 15 Years

    "I made so many friends, learned so much and truly had a blast"

    Xbox Live GM Dan McCulloch has announced he's leaving Microsoft after spending 15 years with the company. In a message on Twitter, McCulloch said he "truly had a blast," and he's excited about what's next: "After 15 years at XBOX, I announced today that I would be leaving. I made so...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
    • Microsoft
  • Rumour Xbox Series X Was Originally Going To Launch In August, Lockhart In October

    "Clearly plans have been adjusted since the conception of the hardware"

    According to the latest report from trusted journalist Brad Sams at Thurrott, Microsoft was initially (around 2018) planning to launch the Xbox Series X in late August 2020, and the currently unannounced Xbox Lockhart in mid-October. Sams explained that plans have clearly been...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Lockhart
  • News The First Two Of July's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Both ready to download

    You can now begin downloading the first batch of July 2020's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship and Xbox 360 classic Saints Row 2. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store (links at the bottom of the page). Here's what you can...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Games With Gold
  • Guide All The Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sale

    Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One

    This week's set of Xbox Live offers includes over 300 games, bundles and add-ons across various promotions, including a Shocktober In Summer Sale. As part of this, there are also 15 backwards compatible games on offer, including multiple Castlevania and Dead Space titles. Don't forget to check out our weekly...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • Reminder These 9 Games Leave Xbox Game Pass Today

    Discounts still available

    Here's a final reminder - today is your chance to play the likes of Life is Strange 2, Metro Exodus and The Flame in the Flood with Xbox Game Pass, all of which leave the service in less than 24 hours. There are nine games being removed in total, all of which you'll find below: Date Game Platform June 30th ACA...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft Rolls Out Revamped Xbox Guide For Select Insiders

    For Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead members

    If you're an Xbox Insider as part of the Alpha or Alpha Skip-Ahead rings, you might notice that your Xbox guide has received (or will receive) an update today with a new, "cleaner" layout. You can get a taste of this in the screenshot above, which showcases new buttons added to the bottom of the guide for...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Insiders
  • News Fortnite Save The World Will No Longer Become Free-To-Play

    Development of new content to slow down

    Back in 2018, it was revealed that Fortnite's Save The World mode (separate from Battle Royale) would eventually become free-to-play, but now Epic Games has nixed those plans and decided it will remain a premium experience. This was revealed in an official announcement on the Epic Games website, which...

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    • Xbox One
    • Fortnite
  • News It Looks Like The Microsoft Store Just Revealed The Release Date For Crysis Remastered

    Not again!

    Oh dear - just a day before the big reveal, it looks like the release date for Crysis Remastered has surfaced online. Once again, Microsoft's online store has let the cat out of the bag. Assuming it is correct, the game will be arriving next month on 23rd July and will apparently require around 7GB of free space. Some screenshots have...

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    • Crysis Remastered
    • Microsoft Store
  • News Call Of Duty: Warzone Adds 200 Player Mode, New Starter Pack

    Part of Season Four Reloaded update

    The Season Four Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Warzone has officially dropped, bringing with it a limited-time 200-player Battle Royale mode, a new starter pack and more. The 200-player mode is featured as part of Battle Royale Quads, allowing 50 teams of four to drop into Verdansk. The update also includes a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Call of Duty Warzone
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Has No Microtransactions, Confirms Developer

    "We're seeing confusion and want to be crystal clear"

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time developer Toys for Bob has confirmed the game will have no microtransactions. The developer took to Twitter earlier today to address fan concerns, related to a listing on the Microsoft Store which says the game "offers in-app purchases." Fortunately, there's...

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    • Xbox One
    • Crash Bandicoot 4
  • News NBA 2K21's Current-Gen Cover Athlete Is Damian Lillard

    Pre-orders go live July 2nd

    2K has revealed that NBA 2K21's cover athlete for current-gen systems is Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. You can watch the announcement video above, which features snippets of gameplay and also mentions that pre-orders for the game will go live on July 2nd. Nothing has been said about who will grace the...

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    • NBA 2K21

Monday29th Jun 2020

  • Poll Are You Happy With July 2020's Xbox Games With Gold?

    Give us your thoughts

    Microsoft announced July 2020's Xbox Games with Gold last week, 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 2019 rally racer WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship, basketball beat 'em up Dunk Lords, Xbox 360 classic Saints...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Games With Gold
    • Polls
  • Rumour July's Xbox Series X Event Will Fall Around The Week Of July 20

    "Of course, plans can shift and change"

    We're almost into July, and that means Microsoft's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event is just a few weeks away! And according to the latest rumour, the event is currently set to fall around the week of July 20. This comes from Jez Corden at Windows Central, who says that "multiple sources with knowledge...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • Rumour Xbox Lockhart (Series S) Reveal Currently Set For August

    Originally planned for E3 2020?

    We've been talking a lot about Xbox Lockhart recently here at Pure Xbox, and the rumours don't seem to be slowing down! According to Eurogamer, Microsoft's second next-gen console (possibly called Xbox Series S) is currently set to be revealed in August. The website says that the lower-spec system was initially...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Lockhart
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Big Budget Harry Potter Game Coming To Xbox Series X Next Year

    To be revealed after DC FanDome

    We've heard multiple rumours over the past couple of years about a supposed Harry Potter game in development by Avalanche Software, and a new report from Bloomberg has suggested the game is very real, and will be released for Xbox Series X (and other platforms) in late 2021. According to the report, the big-budget...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Harry Potter
  • News Descenders Publisher Hails 'Incredible' Xbox Game Pass, Says Sales Have Tripled

    Full of praise for the service

    No More Robots founder Mike Rose has taken to Twitter to describe how "incredible" the Xbox Game Pass subscription service has been for Descenders, revealing that sales of the game have tripled since it joined the program in 2019. In a highly praiseworthy thread, Rose enthused that Descenders will remain part of Xbox...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Descenders
  • News We'll Get Our First Look At Crysis Remastered Gameplay On Wednesday

    Here's how you can watch

    It's been a while since Crysis Remastered was officially revealed back in April, but we're finally getting a proper look at the game via a new gameplay trailer on Wednesday, July 1. According to its YouTube page, the trailer will premiere at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST. Watch

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    • Crysis Remastered
  • Reminder Today Is Your Last Chance To Take Advantage Of These Xbox Deals

    Deals with Gold, Spotlight and Super Savings Sales

    Today is your last chance to take advantage of the current Deals With Gold, Spotlight and Super Savings Sales on the Microsoft Store, with a new batch of discounts set to go live tomorrow. In the following table, we've once again highlighted some of the most notable deals, and you can also view...

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    • Xbox One
    • Deals
  • News Don't Worry, Coffee Talk Isn't Trying To Collect Your Personal Data

    Publisher explains Xbox One permission screen

    Indie game Coffee Talk is currently available with Xbox Games with Gold, and as a result, lots of players have been noticing that the game initially asks for permission to grant personal data to be sent to the game's publisher. Taking to Twitter, publisher Chorus Worldwide explained that it doesn't...

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    • Xbox One
    • Coffee Talk
  • UK Charts The Nostalgia Is Strong With Battle For Bikini Bottom

    SpongeBob debuts in third place

    This past week's top ten boxed UK sales chart saw SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated debut in third place, just behind PS4 exclusive The Last of Us Part II and 3DS title Bravely Second: End Layer, the latter of which received a huge discount at UK retailer Argos. The only other two Xbox One...

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    • Xbox One
    • UK Charts
  • Video The Making Of Ori And The Will Of The Wisps' Soundtrack

    Behind the scenes

    Moon Studios' Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of this year's standout highlights so far, with our review back in March calling it "easily one of the best platformers currently available on Xbox One." Last week, the official Xbox YouTube channel uploaded a behind the scenes look at the making of its soundtrack, recorded by the...

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    • Xbox One
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • News Fight EDM With Rock In No Straight Roads, Now Launching In August

    Take back Vinyl City - with rock!

    Developer Metronomik has announced that its upcoming music-based action-adventure game No Straight Roads will now launch for Xbox One on August 25. It had recently been delayed from a June 30 release date. The game is centred around indie rock band members Mayday & Zuke in their attempt to lead a musical...

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    • Xbox One
    • No Straight Roads