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  • News How To Download The Free 'College Football 25' Trial With EA Play & Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    And also how to pre-install it before then!

    It's been a long time coming, but EA Sports College Football 25 is almost here! The EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate free trial is going live for the NCAA game this week, allowing subscribers to check out 10 hours of College Football 25 across all of its modes. The official release date for the College...

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    • Early Access
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  • News Remember Driver On Xbox? Ubisoft Says It's Working On 'Exciting Projects' For The Franchise

    We're hoping that means a sequel

    The last Xbox Driver game launched all the way back in 2011 in the form of Driver: San Francisco, but is the series about to make its grand return? Well, we're not entirely sure just yet, but Ubisoft says that it is "actively working" on the franchise - as the company also confirms the cancellation of a TV...

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    • Driver
    • Ubisoft
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Former Game Pass Title 'Aliens: Fireteam Elite' Is Getting A Sequel In 2025

    Leaked docs have appeared online

    It appears that developer Cold Iron Studios has plans for an upcoming sequel to Aliens: Fireteam Elite; the former co-op Game Pass shooter that first launched in 2021. A range of documents on this supposed sequel have been circulating online (thanks, VGC) - and if they're real, they actually show a decent amou

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Aliens: Fireteam Elite 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Forza Horizon 5 Still Growing As Playground Games Hits Impressive New Player Count

    It's still incredibly popular in 2024!

    The Forza Horizon series has been a consistent performer for Xbox over the past decade or so, and with the help of Xbox Game Pass, the last two entries in particular have been incredibly popular. Forza Horizon 5, the team's latest effort, just keeps on trucking - and Playground Games has now seen over 40...

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    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News '7 Days To Die' Sets New Target Release Date For Xbox Series X|S

    We could be playing it next week!

    You may remember that back in April, it was announced that 7 Days to Die would be coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S - and in the process, the outdated Xbox One version would be getting delisted entirely. Well, we're almost ready for the 1.0 launch! As things stand, 7 Days to Die has a release date of July...

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    • 7 Days To Die
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Release Date

Saturday13th Jul 2024

  • News Two Games Are Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In August 2024 So Far

    An early look at what's ahead

    Yes, it's still the middle of the month and we've got a large batch of July Xbox Game Pass additions still to come, but as we always do around this time, we're taking an early look at what's ahead for August 2024 on Xbox Game Pass as well. And the answer is... not that much just yet. However, August looks like it could...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 15-19)

    Including five Game Pass titles!

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for July 15-19! We've got a very busy few days ahead, with some particularly big Xbox Game Pass releases on the way including Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess! Here's what's coming to Xbox next week:

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    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
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    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point If You Had To Limit Yourself To Three Xbox Games, What Would They Be?

    Our own "Desert Island Discs" scenario

    Over here in the UK, we have a popular BBC radio series called Desert Island Discs in which celebrities choose a selection of songs that they'd bring with them to a desert island - it's just a way of asking for their favourites basically. So, how about we do the same with Xbox games? For this weekend's...

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    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 13-14)

    How about Neon White on Xbox Game Pass?

    Welcome to another weekend! We've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to enjoy over the next couple of days, along with more Xbox Free Play Days additions and a special "Teaser" sale ahead of the Xbox Summer Sale 2024! Here's what we're playing this weekend: Fraser Gilbert, Editor: I'll tell you what...

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    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing

Friday12th Jul 2024

  • News Microsoft Rewards Is Making Big Changes Relating To Xbox Game Pass

    "Important changes are coming..."

    Update: We're still waiting on proper clarification, but in the meantime, some Microsoft Rewards members have been getting a new message on Xbox suggesting the news isn't as bad as first feared. Here's a look: Original story: We all know how amazing Microsoft Re

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Phasmophobia Dev Figures Out New Xbox Release Date, Due Later This Year

    It's finally coming to Xbox!

    Last year, spooky ghost-hunting game Phasmophobia was supposed to be coming to Xbox, before a couple of last-minute delays pushed the release beyond 2023. At the time, we had no real idea when the console version would eventually come out - but the dev team now has a fresh release date. However, it's not disclosing the...

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    • Phasmophobia
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Alaskan Road Truckers: Highway Edition' Delivers Soothing Long-Distance Hauling On Xbox Series X|S

    And the early reviews are looking good!

    Fancy some digital wilderness trucking on Xbox Series X|S? Well, Alaskan Road Truckers: Highway Edition might be your new best friend! Now live and making its console debut, this truck simulator has gotten off to a strong start on Xbox - with some great user reviews bolstering what looks like a solid launch...

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    • Alaskan Road Truckers Highway Edition
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Lots Of Games Are Reduced By 90% On Xbox This Week (July 9-16)

    Including a few Xbox classics!

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games in this week's Xbox sales (July 9-16)? Thanks to this week's special "teaser" sale for Xbox Game Pass members, along with some deals that have been carried over from last week, we've got over 30 games that have been discounted by at least 90% on the Xbox Store. Before we dig in, be...

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    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Stalker 2 Dev Drops Beautiful New Screenshots As We Near Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Less than two months to go!

    After what feels like an eternity, GSC Game World's Stalker 2 is almost here. Xbox Game Pass aficionados, we have less than two months to wait, and in the meantime we've got a fresh set of screenshots to gawk over. Showcasing some immaculately detailed weapons and gadgets, alongside the game's ever-impressive open world,...

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    • Stalker 2
    • GSC Game World
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Two Months On, Did Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 Live Up To The Hype?

    It was such a long wait...

    It's weird that we're not talking about Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 as much anymore. Pure Xbox was on an indefinite hiatus when the game was first revealed back at The Game Awards in 2019... it's been that long since it was revealed! And of course, the past few years have built more and more hype for Ninja Theory's latest...

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    • Senua's Saga Hellblade 2
    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • News Free-To-Play Xbox Shooter 'The First Descendant' Hits Incredible Player Milestone

    In just seven days!

    Xbox strolled into July with a couple of big free-to-play releases ready to go, and it turns out, one of those free-to-play releases has ended up being a bit bigger than we were expecting - at least at launch. In just seven days, Nexon's The First Descendant has hit over 10 million players across all platforms, including Xbox...

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    • The First Descendant
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Game Pass Member Sale Raises Hopes About Call Of Duty Coming To The Service

    But it's just weird wording from Microsoft

    Earlier this week, a sneak peek sale went live for Xbox Game Pass members ahead of Microsoft's big summer promotion, and the wording of these discounts has been the cause for lots of confusion over the last few days. Basically, when non-Game Pass members check these deals out, the store listings tend to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Here Are The Top 10 Most Popular Trailers From The Xbox Games Showcase 2024

    A good old top 10!

    It's now been over a month since the Xbox Games Showcase 2024, and despite some of the negativity surrounding Team Green in the first half of this year, we can't deny that it was an amazing show last month. In fact, Microsoft says that last month's showcase was

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    • Xbox Games Showcase
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Reminder Five Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Weekend

    You've got a few days left to play!

    It's that time again, folks! A selection of titles will leave the Xbox Game Pass library at the end of the weekend - with five games in total exiting the service in just a few days. All five of the below games will leave Xbox Game Pass on Monday, July 15, so you basically have the coming weekend to give these a...

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    • Microsoft
    • Leaving Soon
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  • News TMNT: Mutants Unleashed Brings More Turtle Action To Xbox This October

    Cowabunga, dude!

    Last September, it was announced that a video game adaptation of the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem would be released at some point in 2024. Now, in a new update, it's been confirmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants Unleashed will arrive for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on October 18th, 2024 for $39.99 /...

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    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday11th Jul 2024

  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (July 11-14)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox Free Play Days is here, and we have a pretty hefty lineup this week - with four Xbox games playable in total. Headlining that lineup is Ubisoft's The Crew Motorfest, whose free trial we already mentioned on Pure Xbox last week. <related ids="168539"> While that's the main event here,...

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    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 11)

    Both making their Xbox debuts!

    Welcome to your latest Xbox Game Pass update! Today, two new-to-Xbox titles are entering the library, including the fantastic Neon White which our very own Liam Doolan recently reviewed here on the site! <related ids="168478"> We've also got the gorgeous open world adventure Tchia hitting the library today, so...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News If You Like Mario Kart, You Might Enjoy This Free New Racer On Xbox

    Say hello to Stampede: Racing Royale

    The latest addition to Xbox's free-to-play lineup has been revealed today in the form of Stampede: Racing Royale, which has officially launched in Xbox Game Preview form for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Windows PC. As noted in the headline, the game clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the likes of Mario...

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    • Mario Kart
    • Stampede Racing Royale
  • Rumour Day One Releases Delayed On A 'Case-By-Case Basis' For Xbox Game Pass Standard Tier

    This ain't it, chief

    Well, Xbox Game Pass Standard has officially been unveiled by Microsoft - and it's swooping in to replace Xbox Game Pass Console "in the coming months". While we know that this middle GP tier will exclude certain day one releases, we don't really know which games will skip the tier at launch, and for how long they'll be delayed...

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    • Xbox Game Pass Standard
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • PSA Don't Forget, There Are Ways To Save Money On Xbox Game Pass

    To avoid the price increase

    Yesterday was a bit of a crazy one, wasn't it?! Out of nowhere, Xbox quietly announced that Game Pass was getting a price increase starting this week for new subscribers, and it's an increase that affects the vast majority of regions. However, just because Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now costs £14.99 / $19.99 per-month via...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Tipster' Suggests Xbox Will Stop Marketing Consoles In Certain Markets

    Specifically in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    It's been reported by The Verge's Tom Warren today that Microsoft might be switching up its marketing strategy in certain regions going forward, with the likes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East potentially set to be affected. According to Warren, he was told by a "tipster" back in May that...

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    • Rumours
    • Consoles
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Review The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road (Xbox) – 10 Years Of Tamriel With A Trip To West Weald

    Eight chapters and counting

    The Elder Scrolls Online might have started its life a lot later than certain other MMORPGs, but that hasn’t stopped it from making a name for itself over the past 10 years. Since its initial launch in 2014, which was propelled by the popularity of Bethesda’s solo adventures, it has evolved in all sorts of ways, and...

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    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Do You Ever Pre-Order Xbox Games Anymore?

    Are your buying habits changing?

    Earlier today, reports started to swirl about the biggest UK games retailer stopping in-store pre-orders in 2024, and the news has got us thinking about the practice and whether it still has a place in gaming these days. At one time, pre-ordering new games felt like a much more worthwhile thing to go out and do...

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    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Pre-Order
    • Xbox One
  • Report UK Retailer GAME Ending In-Store Pre-Orders This Month

    One by one, they fall

    Following a slew of big policy changes recently, including the axing of its pre-owned stock earlier this year, major UK retailer GAME is reportedly about to stop accepting pre-orders of any kind in its brick-and-mortar stores. First reported on by TechRadar and corroborated by

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    • GAME UK
    • Frasers Group
    • Industry News
  • News Xbox Game Pass Zombie Romp 'World War Z: Aftermath' Gets Huge Free Update

    Including a new map!

    Today, developer Saber Interactive has launched its 'Battle of Arizona' update for World War Z: Aftermath, bringing a brand-new HordeXL map to the co-op Xbox Game Pass zombie-slaying adventure. The new horde mode arena, which takes place in Phoenix, AZ, comes as part of the team's latest update since the game's next-gen...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • World War Z Aftermath
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The Outlast Trials Adds New Villain Next Week In 'Massive' Xbox Update

    Welcome to Project Lupara

    The Outlast Trials got off to a fantastic start on Xbox this March, and following an initial patch back in April, the team has returned with a "massive" update for the multiplayer horror title - arriving July 16th. Dubbed 'Project Lupara', this latest Outlas

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    • The Outlast Trials
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Planet Coaster 2 Is Making A Splash On Xbox Later This Year

    "Create a coaster and water park paradise"

    It's such a great time to be a fan of rollercoaster games on Xbox right now, and we've got yet another one arriving later this year in the form of Planet Coaster 2, which launches for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in the Autumn of 2024. The big feature of Planet Coaster 2 compared to the original is the...

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    • Planet Coaster 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Wednesday10th Jul 2024

  • News Xbox Game Pass Gets Price Increases And New 'Standard' Subscription Tier

    "Game Pass Standard will not include games released on day one"

    There have been multiple reports about Microsoft potentially increasing the price of its Xbox Game Pass subscription service and adding more tiers ahead of the arrival of Activision game releases, and it's now been officially confirmed. In an update on the Xbox support page, Microsoft

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
  • Reaction Microsoft's Constant Tweaking Of Xbox Game Pass Is Becoming Exhausting

    Just pick a plan and stick with it

    So, Xbox Game Pass is changing again. Following last year's introduction of Game Pass Core comes a fresh replacement for 'Console' Game Pass in the form of Xbox Game Pass Standard - which sits just underneath Game Pass Ultimate. Keeping up? Yeah... it's all becomi

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Features
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Provides More Detail On Its New Xbox Game Pass Standard Tier

    With additional info to come "soon"

    In the wee hours of the morning here in the UK, Microsoft decided it was the right time to announce sweeping changes to Xbox Game Pass. The service's 'Console' tier is no more — to be replaced by Xbox Game Pass Standard — while both the existing Core and Ultimate tiers are getting price increases. <related...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Here's A Complete List Of All Price Increases Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    Starting this week

    It's been a busy start to the day, with Microsoft announcing price increases for various forms of Xbox Game Pass over the past few hours, and we won't blame you if you're getting a bit confused about all the different changes taking place! So, we thought we'd use this opportunity to share a list of all the price increases coming...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Price Increase
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Game Pass Changes Partly Because Microsoft 'Isn't Seeing Strong Growth', Claims Analyst

    "One factor that influenced this move..."

    Have you taken in the news about all of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass changes yet? Don't worry, we're still a little confused by the service's new structure as well, but gaming analyst Daniel Ahmad has provided some insight as to part of the reason behind these changes to Xbox's subscription plans. The...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Rumour Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Is Joining Xbox Game Pass This Month

    Coinciding with the Game Pass price hike

    Last year's Call of Duty release, Modern Warfare 3, is seemingly coming to Xbox Game Pass later this month. As reported on by Insider Gaming, Microsoft was apparently planning to announce this alongside

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3
    • Microsoft
    • Activision Blizzard
  • Review Neon White (Xbox) - A Speedrunner's Heavenly Delight, Now On Game Pass

    Look into the light

    Neon White isn’t your average first-person shooter. It incorporates elements of speedrunning, parkour, card games and even some basic aspects of the visual novel genre to create a stylish single-player experience where you must kill every demon in sight to secure your spot in Heaven. You’ll take control of a demon-slaying...

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    • Xbox
    • Neon White
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Nobody Wants To Die' Extended Gameplay Shows Off Impressive Unreal Engine 5 Visuals

    Coming to Xbox Series X|S this month!

    Following its initial reveal back in March, publisher PLAION has partnered up with IGN to showcase a chunk of extended gameplay from Nobody Wants to Die — an upcoming UE5 cyberpunk adventure — and you can check out the 10-minute video up above. It's looking like quite a slow-paced affair this one, but from...

    • Xbox
    • Nobody Wants To Die
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Double Dragon' Is Officially Getting A 3D Revival On Xbox In 2025

    The beat 'em up classic returns

    Update: The game has now appeared on Steam, complete with screenshots! Here's more about it: "The player traverses the screen horizontally to take down enemies in this beloved genre. Experience the same simple and intuitive gameplay, with controls and balance refined for the modern era. The carefully crafted...

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    • Double Dragon
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Sea Of Thieves Justifies Multiplatform Release By Charting Again On PS5 In June

    Fresh plunder

    Another month brings even more Sea Of Thieves success for Microsoft! Rare's pirate adventure, which first launched on Xbox all the way back in 2018, has sold very well on PS5 again in June 2024. In both the US and Europe, Sea of Thieves was in the top five most downloaded PS5 games for the month of June. This follows May's standings,...

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    • Sea Of Thieves
    • PS5
    • Rare
    • Microsoft
  • News NBA 2K25 Hits The Court This September For Xbox One & Series X|S

    It promises "enhanced authenticity and realism"

    It's always around this time of the year that 2K unveils its next basketball release, and we've been treated to it today in the form of NBA 2K25, which arrives for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on September 6, 2024. Pre-orders are already live on the Xbox Store, with prices ranging from...

    • Xbox
    • NBA 2K25
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Tuesday9th Jul 2024

  • News Xbox Summer Sale 2024 'Teaser' Now Live, 300+ Games Discounted

    Game Pass members get the deals one week early!

    It's time to kick-off the Xbox Summer Sale 2024! This year's promotion has begun with one week of exclusivity for Game Pass members, before the sale is blown open to all Xbox players in the near future - seemingly around July 17th. Otherwise known as the Xbox "Ultimate Game Sale" 2024, this teaser...

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    • Deals
    • Summer Sale
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Rumour Reliable Leaker Reveals Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Addition

    Coming to the library... soon?

    Microsoft typically keeps its cards close to its chest when revealing Xbox Game Pass titles - most additions are only announced a week or two before they're added to the library. Every now and then though, we get an unofficial tease, and reliable leaker 'eXtas1s' has today revealed a game we can expect to come to the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Rumours
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Forza Motorsport Splits Update 10 Into Two Parts As Team 'Works Through' New Content

    Update 10 is a little different

    Last month's Forza Motorsport update delivered sweeping changes to the game's visuals, and while not all of the content for Update 10 has been revealed yet, the team has explained that things will work a little differently this time around. The game's July update will begin rolling out tomorrow, but that will only be...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Turn 10 Studios
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 9)

    Your latest Game Pass arrivals

    Welcome to your latest Xbox Game Pass update! We have two new titles entering the library, including the recent release of Cricket 24 and the well-reviewed Case of the Golden Idol - which makes its Xbox debut today! Here's an introduction to your Game Pass lineup for July 9th: Cricket 24 (Console, PC, Cloud):

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News US Sales Figures Reveal Interesting Stats About Xbox Series X|S & Hellblade 2

    "Getting a lot of questions on this one..."

    The team over at Circana (NPD) has been revealing May 2024's sales data from the United States over the past couple of days, and we've learnt a few interesting things about the Xbox Series X|S and Hellblade 2 in the process. Let's start with the console data. According to the report, "all current...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Hellblade 2
    • Sales
  • Soapbox I Miss The Type Of Pick-Up-And-Play Games We Got On Original Xbox

    Waking up to a new realisation

    This past weekend, I took a couple of days off work for a short break, but as I've recently learnt in life, Xbox soon finds me again in some fashion. This time out, a browse of a retro game shop saw me picking up gunboat warfare title Blood Wake on the original Xbox, and it's making me miss this era so bloody much...

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    • Original Xbox
    • Blood Wake
    • Microsoft
    • Features
  • News Xbox's New 'Just For You' Offers Include Super-Cheap Mafia Trilogy Deal

    For some of us anyway!

    As another Tuesday rolls around we have a fresh set of Xbox deals for the coming days - with the focus of this week's discounts being a 'teaser' collection for Xbox's big summer sale. However, we're also seeing a selection of these 'Just For You' offers that Xbox likes to throw around these days, and a deep discount on

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    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Gaming Now Officially Available On Amazon Fire TV Stick

    Accessible Xbox play

    Late last month, Microsoft announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming was about to mount a new offensive - this time taking over select Amazon Fire TV devices. Now, less than two weeks later, the Xbox app is officially available on the Amazon Fire TV S

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Amazon Fire TV
    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Talking Point Have You Ever Bought Any Official Xbox Merchandise?

    If so, was it worth the money?

    On quiet Tuesdays like this, all kinds of conversations come up at Pure Xbox HQ, and today the topic is official Xbox merchandise. Specifically, we're interested in knowing if you personally have ever bought anything like this. Obviously we're not talking about controllers or consoles here. Instead, we're referring to...

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    • Talking Point
    • Merchandise
    • Features
  • News BioShock 4 Dev Hiring 'Like Mad' For Next Game In Series

    But when will we see it?

    It feels like ages since we started hearing about work on the next BioShock game, right? The 2K studio now at the helm, Cloud Chamber, was first unveiled to the public back in 2019 - and the team still appears to be heavily staffing up for 'BioShock 4'. As spotted on the developer's website (thanks,

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    • BioShock 4
    • Cloud Chamber
    • 2K
    • Xbox Series X

Monday8th Jul 2024

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In July 2024

    The full list of confirmed games so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in July 2024? 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 in July, as well as the...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • July 2024
    • Guides
  • News Here's A Final Look At The Xbox 360's Best-Selling 'Arcade' Games

    They'll all be delisted before the end of the month

    Anyone who owned an Xbox 360 back in the day will likely remember Xbox Live Arcade - the original home for indie releases and other small titles that were traditionally digital-only. It later transitioned into ID@Xbox for the Xbox One era. A lot of time has obviously passed now, but considering...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Store Closure
    • Xbox Live Arcade
  • Feature 'Blur' Is An Xbox 360 Classic That Deserves Backwards Compatibility

    Alas, it'll probably never get it

    If you're a fan of racing games and you were playing them back in the Xbox 360 days around 2010, you'll probably remember the so-called battle between Blur and Split/Second. Both of these fantastic racers were released around the same time, and both of them ultimately never got as much appreciation as they deserved...

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    • Blur
    • Xbox 360
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Features
  • News When Will The Xbox Summer Sale 2024 Be Revealed?

    It's almost that time of year again

    Update: Microsoft has kicked off the Xbox Summer Sale 2024 with a "Teaser" event in which over 300 games are discounted for Xbox Game Pass members. That sale ends on July 17th, so we're expecting the full, larger sale to begin for everyone at some point around that date - probably between the 17th and 19th...

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    • Deals
    • Xbox Summer Sale
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Random Xbox Fan Accidentally Misses Out On Custom Prize Worth Over $600

    "Well this sucks"

    Alright, so give us a break on this one - we're almost a year late to this story, but we've only just found it and we're keen to share it! It's all about a custom Barbie Xbox Series S that was being given away back in June of 2023. As usual, this was part of a sweepstakes that anyone could enter, and Redditor spitfyrez was picked...

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    • Random
    • Xbox Series S
    • Barbie
  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (July 2024)

    The latest freebies for XGPU subscribers

    It's time for another batch of Xbox Game Pass Perks for July 2024! It's still early days so we don't have much to shout about just yet, but look out for the UFC 4 Premium Starter Bundle - it normally retails for £15.99 / $19.99! Here's the latest list of available Xbox Game Pass Perks for July 2024: Apex...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
    • Xbox One
  • Talking Point Is There A Place For 'Snap Mode' On Xbox In 2024?

    Not gonna lie, we actually miss it

    It's been over 10 years since Xbox introduced a new feature called "Snap Mode" that would allow Xbox One owners to watch TV or access apps at the same time as playing their favourite games, and it's still being talked about to this day. That's despite the fact that Snap Mode hasn't existed for ages now - the...

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    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Snap Mode
    • Xbox One
  • News The Incredible 'ESPN NFL 2K5' Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary This Month

    Considered by many to be the best NFL game ever

    We're based in the UK here at Pure Xbox, so American football might not be our specialty, but we've spent the past two decades hearing about how ESPN NFL 2K5 is the best NFL game ever, so we want to celebrate its 20th anniversary! Yes, July 20th will mark the exact 20-year point for this classic...

    • Xbox
    • ESPN NFL 2K5
    • Original Xbox
    • Anniversaries
  • News Starfield's Latest Xbox Mods Include Some Very Famous Star Wars Ships

    Including the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!

    It feels like Starfield is slowly turning into the ultimate Star Wars sandbox, with various character skins and even usable lightsabers added to the game in recent weeks, and now we've got some very famous ships in the mix! Courtesy of a modder called

    • Xbox
    • Starfield
    • Mods
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Cities: Skylines 2's Xbox Release Delayed Again, Dev Blames 'Unresolved Issues'

    "We understand this is disappointing"

    We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Cities: Skylines 2 on Xbox Game Pass ever since it was announced back in mid-2023, and although it's since joined PC Game Pass, the console version has yet to release. Unfortunately, it's sounding like it'll miss 2024 entirely now, as the developer has confirmed that a

    • Xbox
    • Cities Skylines 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Is Getting A Very Similar Game To 'Trombone Champ' This Week

    And it's set to be ridiculously cheap!

    A couple of years ago, a game called Trombone Champ started going viral following its PC release, taking the form of a Rock Band-like rhythm game where the idea is to stay in tune while playing along to various songs. The unique aspect of Trombone Champ is that it's purposely difficult, and the real joy comes...

    • Xbox
    • Disaster Band
    • Trombone Champ
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X