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  • News Bus Simulator 21 Is Bringing Over 30 Licensed Buses To The Depot This September

    Dun, dun, dun, another one rides the bus

    If the idea of using your Xbox to drive a virtual bus gets you all excited (hey, no judgement here!), then you'll be thrilled to know that Bus Simulator 21 officially has a release date, arriving September 7 for Xbox One. The game will reportedly feature over 30 officially licensed buses from world-renowned...

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  • News If You 'Like Pain', You Can Use The Original Vehicle Controls In Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    "It's like night and day"

    We're not sure why you would, but there's an option to use the original Mako vehicle controls in Mass Effect Legendary Edition. For those who don't remember, they were some of the most awkward and unresponsive controls ever seen for commanding a vehicle. Luckily, the remastered version will introduce a new control scheme,...

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    • Xbox Series X
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    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • News You Could Win This Stunning Hood: Outlaws & Legends Xbox One X

    Is this the best custom Xbox One X of all time?

    Hood: Outlaws & Legends has officially begun its early access period ahead of the game's full launch next Monday, and in celebration of the release, Focus Home Interactive is giving away this unbelievable custom Xbox One X. Sure, it's an Xbox One X which is a bit disappointing in 2021, but the...

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    • Hood Outlaws & Legends
  • Talking Point Do You Want More 'Narrative-Adventure' Games Like The Last Of Us 2 On Xbox?

    The Xbox Portfolio Team seems keen on it!

    There was quite a bit of fuss earlier this week when the Xbox Portfolio Team's internal review of PlayStation exclusive The Last Of Us 2 was brought into the spotlight as part of the ongoing Apple Vs. Epic Games court trial. In the review, the team highlighted a couple of negatives about the gameplay...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
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    • The Last Of Us 2
  • News Future Yakuza Titles Will Continue The Turn-Based Combat Found In Like A Dragon

    We hope you liked it

    If you were hoping the Yakuza series would go back to its roots of real-time combat, you're in for some disappointment. The new turn-based combat found in Yakuza: Like A Dragon is here to stay, according to the series' producers. In a new interview with IGN, following the announcement of

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  • News Panic Over, Forza Horizon 4's Xbox Crashing Issue Has Been Fixed

    "Thank you for all the reports and being patient"

    Update (Fri 7th May, 2021 17:45 BST): Problem solved! The team over at Turn 10 Studios has confirmed that Forza Horizon 4's crashing issue on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S has been fixed with a new update. Original story (Thu 6th May, 2021 11:45 BST): The brilliant Forza Horizon 4 has received...

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    • Forza Horizon 4
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (May 10-14)

    Here's what's on the way

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! Next week is dominated by the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which drops on the Friday, although we've also got some other pretty exciting games heading to Xbox as well. Here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One next week: New Xbox Releases (May 10-14):...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Will Also Be A Timed Sony Exclusive

    We may have to wait a bit longer

    If you were hoping, like us, that Final Fantasy VII Remake could be heading to Xbox now that the year long exclusivity deal with Sony is up, then prepare yourself. The upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, an upcoming extended version of the base game, has now also been confirmed to be exclusive to...

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    • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • News Lost Judgment Launches Worldwide On Xbox This September

    Marking a simultaneous global release for the first time

    After teasing an upcoming announcement for the past few weeks, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has announced Lost Judgment, a sequel to the recently released Judgment, which will be launching on September 24 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S. The sequel looks to tell a darker and more emotional...

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    • Lost Judgment
  • Guide All Of These Games Support 120FPS On Xbox Series X

    Take advantage of super high framerates

    One of the cool new features of the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) is the ability to play games at up to 120 frames per-second, providing a new level of smooth performance never before seen in Xbox history. That said, there are definitely some caveats, with one of them being that only certain titles can...

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  • Video MechWarrior 5 Gets Its First Xbox Trailer, Releases This Month

    "Be your own weapon of war"

    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries was quietly announced as coming to Xbox back in March, but now it's received the full reveal treatment, with confirmation that it'll arrive for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on May 27. Interestingly, it looks like it'll be coming to Xbox Game Pass for console, as the official...

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  • News Gearbox Shuts Down Borderlands Spin-Off Rumours, But Has 'Amazing' Stuff In The Works

    "These rumours are NOT accurate"

    There have been various reports that a Borderlands spin-off is currently in the works, but Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, has shut down those rumours. But all is not lost, as Pitchford has said the studio is working on "the big one." The original report comes from Gamereactor, who claimed a spin-off is in the works...

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  • News The Witcher 3 May Reportedly Be Using Fan-Made Mods For Its Xbox Series X Version

    Modders have created some fantastic upgrades

    Well, this is interesting. It appears that CD Projekt Red may be roping in some modders to help assist on the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As reported by Kotaku, CD Projekt Red may be looking into using the modding community to get the next-gen version ready. This all stems from...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Battlefield 6's Trailer Appears To Have Leaked In Audio Form

    The full thing should be with us very soon

    The first two images of the trailer for Battlefield 2021 reportedly leaked this past Sunday, and now audio of the official trailer also appears to have been uploaded to the web prematurely - a whole 33 seconds of it. As you'd expect, this audio quickly spread across social media following its reveal. You...

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    • Battlefield
  • News The Time Has Arrived, Resident Evil Village Is Out Now On Xbox

    Return to a world full of survival horror

    It's a big day for Resident Evil fans! The latest entry in the series, Resident Evil Village, is now officially available to play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, available from the Microsoft Store for £54.99 / $59.99. Here's a bit of blurb about what you can expect: "Set a few years after...

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  • News Conan Exiles Is Coming Soon To Xbox Game Pass

    Survive, fight and dominate

    If you've been wanting to try out the online multiplayer survival game Conan Exiles, but don't particularly fancy forking out for it, the good news it's been announced for Xbox Game Pass. Yes, today on a special Twitch broadcast about the game's upcoming expansion, Isle of Siptah, developer and publisher Funcom announced...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X

Thursday6th May 2021

  • News The Xbox Series X Seagate Expansion Card Is On Sale Again In The UK

    Here's a chance to bag a discount

    It's only been a month since the Xbox Series X & S's Seagate 1TB Expansion Card reached its lowest price ever in the UK, and while it hasn't quite got to that level again, it's nevertheless on sale right now over at Amazon. The recommended retail price for the storage card is a whopping £219.99, but Amazon has...

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    • Seagate Expansion Card
  • News 'Former 343 Employee' Spills The Beans On Halo Infinite's Development

    "Don't expect an epoch-making masterpiece"

    It looks like we've got some new insider details on Halo Infinite, as a so-called "former 343i employee" who supposedly worked as a skybox artist on the title appears to have shed some light on the development process for the game. In a Bilibili video translated from Mandarin by random0_point over at

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    • Halo Infinite
  • News Unsurprisingly, Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is A Pretty Big Download On Xbox

    And it's available to pre-load now

    Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be with us in just over a week on Friday. May 14, and you can begin pre-loading the game as of today! As you might expect, it's a big download clocking in at just over 84GB. The pre-load is beginning to roll out if you're already pre-ordered the game (don't forget to take...

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  • News Three More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (May 6)

    Time to take to the pitch

    It's that time of week again! Another batch of Xbox Game Pass titles are now available, and there's a varied selection for everyone. With a mixture of titles available on console, the Windows 10 Store, and the cloud, there's a lot of choice in how/where you play. FIFA 21 is via EA Play so won't be available until a little...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Is Getting A 4K Re-Release This Week

    Yes, it's arriving as soon as tomorrow!

    In a reveal from IGN today, it has been announced that 2001's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is getting a re-release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as soon as tomorrow, May 7th! According to IGN, the game will be available on digital storefronts for $29.99, and it's not a remaster or a remake, so...

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  • News Resident Evil Village Shines On Xbox Series X, But Has Some 'Difficulties' On Series S

    It seems like a close call across all platforms

    Resident Evil Village releases officially tomorrow, but the team at Digital Foundry has had their hands on all console versions of the game prior to release. The results seem to suggest the Xbox Series X version has some advantages over others, but the Xbox Series S suffers in some departments. Right...

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    • Resident Evil Village
  • News Ubisoft Announces The Division: Heartland, A Free-To-Play Entry Coming To Xbox

    But what is it?

    If you thought you'd seen the last of Tom Clancy's The Division - you were wrong. Ubisoft has announced a new free-to-play title set within the same universe known as The Division: Heartland, coming to Xbox sometime between 2021 and 2022. Being developed by Tom Clancy game veterans, Red Storm, the game is said to be a standalone...

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    • The Division Heartland
  • News Unable To Load Your Games And Apps On Xbox Right Now? Microsoft Is On The Case

    Update: Problem solved!

    Update: It appears the issue is fixed as quick as it came to be! Xbox Support has said that the store should be functioning and purchased games and apps should load. Hurray! Original Story: It's been a while, but it seems a pretty substantial outage has hit Xbox Live. Owners are currently unable to load any digital games...

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    • Xbox Live
  • Video Back 4 Blood Shares A Look At Its Rogue-Lite Card System

    The Left 4 Dead inspired co-op shooter

    The Left 4 Dead spiritual successor Back 4 Blood may have been delayed recently until October 2021, but that doesn't mean the studio has gone quiet! This latest official trailer showcases the game's rogue-lite card system. Basically, the game's AI (known as the 'Game Director') will play a selection of cards...

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    • Xbox One
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    • Back 4 Blood
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (May 6-9)

    Relive the critically acclaimed TV series

    Free Play Days is back for another weekend! Two 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 the TV series tie-in, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind for anyone looking for a puzzle-adventure, as well as...

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  • News UK Retailer Box Will Be Restocking The Xbox Series X This Friday

    Sign up now for a chance at getting one

    Here we go again! UK retailer Box.co.uk has revealed to Pure Xbox that it will once more have another Xbox Series X restock tomorrow on Friday, May 7th, but you need to sign up now for a chance at being able to purchase one. As with previous restocks from the retailer, it will be holding a ballot to ensure...

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  • News Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition Arrives On Xbox Series X This June

    A free upgrade for existing owners

    We won't have to wait much longer for Metro Exodus on Xbox Series X and S, as an enhanced version of the game is confirmed to be arriving on June 18 as a free upgrade to all existing owners. There will also be a physical edition of the game made available. Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition will bring ray tracing,...

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  • News Super Animal Royale Is Happy Tree Friends Meets Fortnite, Coming To Xbox With Game Pass Perks

    Become the top of the food chain

    Remember Happy Tree Friends back in the day? Those cute and fluffy cartoons that often ended in grotesque violence as the helpless cartoon animals harmed themselves in a variety of dumb ways? Well, imagine if you got to play a Fortnite inspired game in that vein and you'd have Super Animal Royale, which is coming to...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News EA Sports Acquires Super Mega Baseball Developer, Metalhead

    "This is a huge step forward for our team"

    Until the release of MLB The Show 21 last month, Super Mega Baseball was considered arguably the best baseball series on Xbox for years, and now the game's developer has been acquired by EA Sports. In a message to fans on Reddit, Metalhead called it a "very exciting day for the studio," and confirmed the...

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  • News Xbox Expected Nintendo's Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 To Come Out In 2020

    Better to be safe than sorry

    If you thought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 might have made an appearance last year, you weren't the only one. Recent documents have highlighted that as of August 2020, Microsoft believed it would be contending against the game, alongside other Nintendo exclusives. As IGN reports, the ongoing Apple vs. Epic...

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  • News It Looks Like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Is Coming Back To Xbox

    Possibly as a re-release?

    Here's a blast from the past! 20 years since its original release for PS2, classic action-RPG Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance appears to be getting some kind of revival on modern consoles, as teased by Black Isle Studios. It was spotted recently that the game had been uploaded to the PlayStation Store for PS4, and Black Isle...

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  • News Square Enix, Bandai Namco, SEGA, And More Join E3 2021

    Elden Ring!?

    E3 is so close we can pretty much taste it. It's exciting to think a fully fledged gaming event is on the horizon, and now the anticipation is even higher as more publishers have confirmed their attendance. In the latest announcement, it was revealed that Square Enix, Bandai Namco, SEGA, XSEED Games/Marvelous USA, Gearbox...

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  • News Outriders Players Are Being Instantly Killed By A New Glitch

    Developer says it's investigating the matter

    Outriders by People Can Fly has experienced ongoing issues since its launch at the beginning of last month. While many are still recovering from wiped inventories, a new issue has now reportedly popped up in the latest update for the game, which was released last week. Whatever

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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Almost 30 Years Later, A Sequel To 1992's Flashback Is On The Way

    Despite there already being a sequel

    In something of a surprise announcement, the 1992 classic Flashback is getting a sequel. Even more surprising is the fact that it technically already received a sequel in 1995 known as Fade to Black. Nevertheless, a fully fledged numbered sequel is on its way. While very little is known about the project at...

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  • News Observer: System Redux Is Taking A Step Back To Xbox One This July

    Back to the future

    Released as an enhanced version for Xbox Series X|S of the original game back in November, Observer: System Redux is now heading to Xbox One on July 16. A physical edition will also be available on the same date and a "Veteran Discount" is being prepared for owners of the original game (which was a whopping 80% when it released on...

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    • Observer System Redux
  • News Remnant: From The Ashes Is Getting A Free Next-Gen Upgrade Next Week

    With two performance modes available

    We've got another free next-gen upgrade on the way! Third-person survival action shooter Remnant: From The Ashes is getting a "major upgrade patch" for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as soon as Thursday, May 13. According to the team, this will allow the game to run at 4K resolution at 30fps, or 1080p...

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    • Remnant From The Ashes
  • News Finally, Outriders' Inventory Bug Restoration Is Beginning To Roll Out

    Time to get back into the fight

    If you've been affected by the inventory wipe bug in Outriders since its release into Xbox Game Pass earlier this year, then you'll be happy to know that the restoration fix is beginning to slowly be rolled out to players. Developer People Can Fly revealed the news in an update post, stating that the restoration...

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Wednesday5th May 2021

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: Coming Soon & Leaving Soon In May 2021

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games coming soon in May 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 May, as well as...

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  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition's Performance Options Showcase Huge Xbox Series X Advantage

    Another great example of backwards compatibility

    EA has released the specifications of Mass Effect Legendary Edition on all platforms, and while there's no native next-gen version, the Xbox Series X version is boasting one impressive result over other platforms. The game is set to come with two options for players to take advantage of. First off is...

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  • Roundup Here’s What The Critics Are Saying About Resident Evil Village

    People seem to be lycan it a lot

    One of the biggest games of the year finally arrives later this week on May 7, and with it critics have shared their opinions on Resident Evil Village before the world gets their hands on it this Friday. In our review, we really loved the atmospheric open setting which is crammed with some exciting set pieces, but...

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  • News Microsoft Confirms It Never Earns A Profit On Xbox Console Sales

    "We sell the consoles at a loss"

    Update: Microsoft has followed up on its comments with the following statement: "With more than 23 game studios creating games, more than 100 million monthly active Xbox players, and more than 18 million Xbox Game Pass subscribers across console, mobile and PC, the Gaming business is a profitable and high-growth...

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  • News Interestingly, It Looks Like Fable Will Run On The ForzaTech Engine

    With an "enriched toolset"

    While we're more than likely a ways off until Playground Games' take on Fable hits Xbox consoles, we now have a little tiny nugget of new information to keep us going. The developer who is most notably known for working on the Forza Horizon series appears to be using that same graphics engine for the fantasy adventure. In...

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  • News Here's 12 Minutes Of Beautiful Biomutant Gameplay Running At 4K

    This could be a surprise hit

    We're only a few weeks away from Biomutant, so understandably, we're beginning to learn more. Today has seen a mass amount of previews hit the internet, giving us our most in-depth look at the game thus far. One of the most notable previews comes from Game Informer, which has dropped 12 minutes of gorgeous 4K gameplay...

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  • News The 'World's First Xbox Controller To Include Dolby Atmos' Is Heading To North America

    Along with two new RIG headsets

    Nacon and RIG have announced today that the RIG Pro Compact - the world's first Xbox controller to actually include Dolby Atmos for Headphones as part of the package - is coming to North America on May 20. If you've seen this controller before, it's because it's already available in Europe as the Nacon Pro Compact...

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  • Review Resident Evil Village - An Action-Centric Follow-Up That Can't Quite Hit The Highs Of Its Predecessor

    Ethan's Hunt

    Set just three years after the events of 2017's superlative Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village rejoins perennial whiner Ethan Winters and his wife Mia as they struggle to come to terms with the ordeal they suffered at the hands of the hillbilly Bakers in the Mold-infested swamps of Louisiana. Although the family has now been whisked...

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  • News The New 'Motes' Dynamic Background Is Now Available On Xbox Series X & S

    Get customising!

    We've enjoyed personalising our Xbox Series X|S consoles with the new dynamic themes, but while the selection was great at launch, we've been hungry for more ever since. Luckily, a new background is out today for us all to play with. As confirmed by the engineering lead at Xbox, Eden Marie, the 'Motes' background should be...

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  • News Never Mind, DayZ Is No Longer Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Month

    But Alan Wake & Final Fantasy IX still are

    Popular open world survival game DayZ was included in the latest batch of games to be leaving Xbox Game Pass recently - originally expected to depart on May 15th - but that appears to no longer be the case. According to the official DayZ Twitter account (as spotted by True Achievements), the game "ain't...

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  • Random Phil Spencer Has Been Revisiting Assassin's Creed Unity On Xbox Series X

    Taking advantage of that sweet FPS Boost

    Despite being something of a let down when it first released, Assassin's Creed Unity has enjoyed some great support from Xbox. Not only does it have Auto HDR, but it's also one of the most recent titles to receive an FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. As a result, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has...

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  • News Hold Up, Why Is Psychonauts 2 Already Available To Pre-Load On Xbox?

    Are we about to get a shadow drop?

    Update: Just around an hour after it went live, Microsoft appears to have already pulled the ability to pre-load Psychonauts 2 via the Xbox mobile app. We'll keep an eye out for any further developments! Original story: Double Fine's highly-anticipated Psychonauts 2 has yet to receive a release date, so it's a...

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  • News Double Fine Shares Three New 4K Screenshots Of Psychonauts 2

    And the game looks great!

    In response to supposed leaked images that weren't really "leaks" at all, Double Fine has released three brand new 4K screenshots of the upcoming Xbox release Psychonauts 2. It shared all of these shots via social media - noting how anyone who wants "some new high rez stuff" just had to ask. So, here are all three shots...

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  • Talking Point Will Activision Ever Get On Board With Xbox Game Pass?

    It's looking unlikely right now

    We're all well aware that Xbox Game Pass has been heavily supported by the vast majority of publishers in the games industry thus far, but one notable absentee has been Activision Blizzard. As of the time of writing, none of the company's titles are included as part of the service, which is absolutely a shame. It's...

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  • News Resident Evil Village Will Dial Back The Tension Found In Its Predecessor

    "Our goal is not always to make it scarier than the previous title"

    No matter where you stand on Resident Evil VII, there's one thing we can all agree on - it was brown pants scary. Despite us engaging in multiple playthroughs, we still found ourselves screaming at the sight of the Baker family chasing us through their decrepit mansion. For those...

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  • News Call Of Duty 2021 Will Be 'Built For Next-Gen' And Helmed By Sledgehammer Games

    "This is a built for next generation experience with stunning visuals"

    To the surprise of no one, Call of Duty is returning this year. Shocking, we know, but now we do actually have some new information. While it's been speculated for some time, Activision has finally confirmed that this year's entry will be helmed by Sledgehammer Games. The news...

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  • News Stalker 2 Will Seemingly Be An Xbox Console Exclusive For 3 Months

    According to a confidential Microsoft document

    Stalker 2 was confirmed last year to be a console launch exclusive, but that period doesn't seem to be overly long, as a recently unveiled confidential Microsoft slide has revealed it's only for a three month period. As part of Apple vs. Epic Games' court case, Microsoft's vice president of gaming,...

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    • Stalker 2
  • News Tackle Insects In Stonefly, Arriving On Xbox Series X This June

    A bug’s life

    Update: We now have an official release date and new trailer for Stonefly, as Flight School Studio has announced it will be hitting Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on June 1. Here's what Bohdon Sayre, the game's director at Flight School Studio, had to say about the game: "Our small team set out to create something...

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Tuesday4th May 2021

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

    May 4th 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 2021...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • Guide These 10 Xbox Games Are Free To Claim With Gold Right Now

    If you're an Xbox Live Gold member

    When Microsoft unveils a new batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles, those games sometimes vary in different regions, and thanks to how the Microsoft Store works, it's possible to actually claim all of them with very little fuss. Here are some games that are currently free with Gold on different Microsoft Stores:...

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  • News This Darth Vader Xbox Controller Will Lure Your Wallet To The Dark Side

    It's stunning, but expensive

    We've seen some pretty amazing Star Wars Xbox controller designs over the past year, but this is surely the best! Razer is selling this stunning limited edition Darth Vader controller for a whopping $179.99. The controller was created for Lucasfilm's 50th anniversary, and features quick charging with the included stand,...

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    • Star Wars
  • News Baldo Is Looking Like The Studio Ghibli And Zelda Crossover We Never Knew We Needed

    This looks gorgeous

    Baldo: The Guardian Owls was originally announced back in 2019 and is expected to release on Nintendo Switch first with an Xbox One version sometime after. It looked gorgeous in its initial reveal, with its Studio Ghibli inspirations mixed in with Zelda-esque gameplay. Over the years, news on the game has slowed down. It was...

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  • PSA Buying Mass Effect Legendary Edition? You Can Get 6000 Microsoft Points For Free

    If you buy it on the Microsoft Store

    If you're a keen user of the brilliant Microsoft Rewards program then you'll probably know this already, but if you want to pre-order next week's Mass Effect Legendary Edition digitally, you can get 6000 Microsoft Rewards points for free! All you need to do is head to the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, locate...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect
  • Deals 400+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (May 4-11)

    Including a Spring Add-On Sale

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This week's selection features discounts on over 400 games and add-ons, spanning Deals with Gold and Spotlight sales, as well as publisher and Spring Add-On sales! And don't forget, the Golden Week and Star Wars sales are still live for a little longer as well. We've...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News You May Not Want To Enable Ray Tracing For Resident Evil Village On Xbox Series S

    "The hit to performance can be extraordinary"

    If you're thinking of taking advantage of Resident Evil Village's ray tracing option on Xbox Series S, you may want to rethink that. Tech wizards Digital Foundry have taken to the recent demo to see how options fare

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Resident Evil Village
  • Feature 10 New FPS Boost Games You Need To Try On Xbox Series X

    Faster than fast, quicker than quick

    With the huge announcement that over 70 titles have been given the FPS Boost treatment this week, there is undoubtedly something for everyone. Whether you're into first-person shooters or open world adventures - there's most likely a game you're going to want to try. FPS Boost has been a fantastic feature on the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • FPS Boost
    • Features
  • News Stalker 2 Will Be 'Hundreds Of Hours' Long, According To Developer

    "It's a very long game"

    The team at GSC Game World has been fairly vocal about the upcoming Stalker 2 in recent weeks. The Xbox Series X|S exclusive has enjoyed a lot of buzz since its initial reveal, with many fans of the original already on board. It seems those interested are in for a lengthy adventure, as the game is claimed to be "hundreds of...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Stalker 2
  • News Leaked Documents Suggest Xbox Wants To Bring Game Pass To Other Consoles

    As part of Xbox Cloud Gaming

    The ongoing court battle between Epic Games and Apple has brought a lot of confidential documents into the spotlight, and one of these suggests that Xbox "haven't given up" bringing Xbox Game Pass to other consoles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer mentioned this in an email to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in August of 2020,...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Nintendo
    • PlayStation
  • Deals The Force Is Strong With This Star Wars Sale, Now Live On Xbox

    Featuring over 30 Star Wars games and bundles

    We've seen a few sales crop up on Xbox over the past few week, and we've got another one in the form of the May the 4th Sale, which has discounted over 30 Star Wars games, add-ons and bundles to celebrate the occasion. Below, we've included every single game in today's Star Wars sale, and while quite a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News Wait, Did Sony Just Trademark The Sunset Overdrive IP?

    It certainly looks like it

    Sunset Overdrive is one of the best Xbox One exclusives - we won't hear otherwise. Insomniac Games blended the perfect level of traversal with the signature inventive gunplay the developer is known for. Unfortunately, hopes of a sequel were somewhat crushed when Sony purchased the team. Now, a recent register of the...

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    • Sunset Overdrive
  • Soapbox Truly, The Force Awakens Is An Incredible LEGO Star Wars Game

    And it's better than ever on Xbox Series X & S

    When you hear people talking about LEGO Star Wars games, they're usually talking about LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga - a collection of two games from the mid-2000s that changed the way LEGO games would be envisioned forever, and for their time, they were regarded as some of the best Star Wars games...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens
  • Rumour Gears Dev The Coalition Working On Brand-New IP, Possibly Star Wars Related?

    "Gears studio, The Coalition, is busy"

    It wouldn't be a news day without a juicy rumour to go with it, and there seems to be some news circulating that The Coalition could be handing a new IP, alongside a new Gears instalment. The latest rumour comes from the speculation expert, Jeff Grubb, who mentioned he'd "heard rumours" that The Coalition is...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Iron Galaxy Would Definitely 'Consider' A New Killer Instinct, If Given The Opportunity

    Hear that, Microsoft?

    The US developer Iron Galaxy - arguably best known among Xbox fans for its work on Season 2 and Season 3 of Killer Instinct - says it would "consider" making a new entry in Rare's fighting series, if the opportunity ever presented itself. This is all according to Iron Galaxy's general manager, Shekhar Dhupelia, during an...

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    • Iron Galaxy
    • Killer Instinct
  • Random We're Loving This Official DOOM & Star Wars Crossover Art

    This is the slay

    Happy Star Wars Day, and May the 4th be with you! Today is the day to celebrate all things Star Wars, and even Bethesda has been getting in on the fun with this amazing official DOOM / Star Wars crossover art! The company posted this over on its Twitter account earlier today, and it quickly racked up thousands of likes on the...

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    • DOOM
    • Star Wars
    • Bethesda
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  • Random These Star Wars Creations In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Are Impressive

    Punch it, Banjo!

    While these creations were originally shared for last year's Star Wars day, Rare has taken the opportunity to showcase them to the community again, and honestly, we couldn't resist talking about them. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was a massive departure from the series. It changed drastically from the platforming roots it...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox 360
  • News The New 'Daystrike Camo' Xbox Series X Controller Is Now Available

    "Always mission ready. When do we start?"

    Two new Xbox Series controllers were unveiled back in March. An Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo variant - the former of which is already readily available. Now, the Daystrike Camo joins the fray and is available to purchase as of today. The new controller retails for £59.99/$69.99 via the Microsoft Store,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • PC
  • Soapbox Star Wars Republic Commando Was Ahead Of Its Time

    We're just clones, sir

    It took me way to long to play Star Wars Republic Commando - way too long. After binging every season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I grew attached to the clones in a way the movies never seemed to convey. Their personalities shone through, and the lore presented was some of the best in the franchise. Jumping into Republic...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • News Dragon Quest Builders 2 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    Get building, everyone!

    After the surprise reveal that it would be joining Xbox Game Pass, Dragon Quest Builders 2 has finally arrived and is now available through Xbox Game Pass on consoles, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming for everyone to enjoy! For those that don't know, the game is set in the Dragon Quest universe, with a bit of a twist. Instead of the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dragon Quest Builders 2

Monday3rd May 2021

  • News Spotify Premium Is Returning As An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk

    But only for new Spotify Premium members

    Update: That was quick! Thanks to Microsoft, it's already been revealed that this promotion will be offered as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk, and will give subscribers access to four months of Spotify Premium for free as of May 4. The downside? You'll need to be a new Spotify Premium member to use it...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (May 4-7)

    Here's what's on the way

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! The big release of this week is undoubtedly Resident Evil Village which drops on May 7, and don't forget that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 4! Here's what's coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One this week: New Xbox Releases (May 4-7): Optimised For...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News These Nine Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (May 4-13)

    The latest batch of titles

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another nine games coming to the service soon, including the previously announced Dragon Quest Builders 2 and FIFA 21, along with many others! Here's a list of what's on the way in the near future: Date Game Platform May 4 Dragon...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Oops, Xbox's Confidential Review Of The Last Of Us 2 Just Leaked

    "Naughty Dog still can't seem to make decent gun combat"

    The ongoing court battle between Epic Games and Apple Inc. has brought out an unlikely review from the Xbox Portfolio Team which was filed this past August, originally intended to remain as an internal Microsoft document. The review is for Sony's The Last of Us 2, and it reads like any other...

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    • PlayStation
    • The Last Of Us 2
  • News These 74 Games Are Getting FPS Boosts On Xbox Series X

    Microsoft, you really do spoil us

    It's only been a week since Microsoft treated us to 13 FPS Boosted games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S courtesy of EA, but this time they've dropped a ridiculous 70+ FPS Boosts for us to enjoy - available today! There are some much-requested games in this list as well, including multiple Assassin's Creed...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FPS Boost
  • News Limited Run Games Is Now An Official Xbox Partner

    "We're making really good progress"

    Limited Run Games does an absolutely phenomenal job introducing physical editions of games we have only dreamed about in the past. Earlier this year, for example, a stunning Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition physical release was revealed. But one particular downside is how a giant chunk of...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Limited Run Games
  • Random Oh No, There's A Fake Animal Crossing Game On The Microsoft Store

    "We have Animal Crossing at home!" Animal Crossing at home...

    Somebody get Tom Nook on the phone, as this blatant Animal Crossing rip off on the Microsoft Store will not be winning any awards of subtlety. How this slipped through the cracks is beyond us, but given how the game's promotional art and title are literal replicas of Nintendo's Animal...

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    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (May 2021)

    NBA 2K21, Spotify Premium & more

    The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program is back in force for May 2021, and it's off to a pretty impressive start with 'free' Perks available for NBA 2K21, Apex Legends and even Spotify Premium! Here are the new Perks you'll be able to get your hands on this month: NBA 2K21: MyTEAM Bundle (May 4) Assemble your...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Reaction FPS Boost On Xbox Series X Just Keeps Getting Better And Better

    Better, faster, stronger

    When FPS Boost first got announced, the initial selection wasn't earth shattering, but it showed promise for Xbox Series X|S owners for what this feature could bring. Titles such as Far Cry 4 and New Super Lucky's Tale got some impressive boosts in their frame rate when they dropped, and this was only the beginning. Since...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FPS Boost
    • Features
  • News Microsoft May Not Be Investing Into Discord, But Sony Is

    "Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together"

    You may remember there were strong rumours circulating a few weeks back that Microsoft was in talks to acquire Discord. It was later claimed that those talks fell through and nothing was to come of it. While it's not a complete purchase, Sony has today confirmed it has...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News No, Microsoft Won't Be Updating Revenue Split For Console Publishers

    “We have no plans to change the revenue share"

    Following the news that Microsoft would be slashing the revenue it takes on PC games, a leaked document from the upcoming Epic Games and Apple case has circulated this weekend which claimed the same would potentially be done with Xbox titles. However, this doesn't appear to be the case, as Microsoft...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S

Sunday2nd May 2021

  • News Another 11 Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (May 2021)

    Final Fantasy, Alan Wake & others

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of twelve games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the early part of May 2021, including some pretty major titles such as Alan Wake, DayZ, Final Fantasy IX and others. Here's the full list of games currently set to leave in early May 2021: Date Game Platform May...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Rumour The First Two Images Of Battlefield 6 Have Supposedly Leaked

    "Yes, the images are real"

    There have been a lot of details and supposed leaks floating around about the next entry in the Battlefield series recently, and it looks like we've just been treated to our first look at some screenshots. Two grainy images have appeared online, and according to well-known Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson, they're the...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Battlefield
  • News Xbox Mini Fridges Will Be Widely Available Later This Year, Says Exec

    "That's the plan!"

    The team at Xbox promised to officially make Xbox Series X mini fridges after winning a competition on Twitter early last month, but until now, there's still been some doubt about how many would be put into production. Fear no more however, as GM of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg has suggested that the Xbox Series X mini...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • Reaction Wow, Titanfall 2's Community Day Was A Massive Success

    With a peak of over 50,000 players

    You might remember that earlier this week, a TikTok campaign encouraged all Titanfall 2 fans to jump online on Saturday, May 1st, and that campaign stretched a long way - even Xbox Game Pass on Twitter got involved! The community really took the idea to heart, and as a result, the 2016 game enjoyed a massive...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Titanfall 2
  • News It's Time, The Resident Evil Village Demo Is Now Live On Xbox

    But you only get 60 minutes to play it

    Just in case you'd forgotten, the official demo for Resident Evil Village is now finally live on Xbox, and you've got from now until May 9/10 - depending on where you live - to give it a try ahead of the game's release next week. The confusing downside with this demo is that you can only play it for 60 minutes...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
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    • Resident Evil Village
  • Quiz Can You Guess All Of These Xbox Star Wars Games?

    The force is strong with this one

    With May the 4th almost upon us, it's time to take a trip down memory lane. Xbox has been home to some pretty spectacular Star Wars experiences, ranging from massive multiplayer battles, to reliving the films in the form of Lego bricks. There's a game for every fan out there. But how well do you know your Star Wars...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Quiz
  • News Cloud Save Support Is Coming To Minecraft Dungeons On 5th May

    Play your save on any supported platform

    The Minecraft spin-off Minecraft Dungeons will be receiving a save cloud support update next week on 5th May. This update will be coming to all platforms the game is available on - including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC - and means players will be able to play their saves across multiple platforms...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • PC

Saturday1st May 2021

  • Guide How To Claim 2500 Bonus Microsoft Points On Xbox In May

    Your Monthly Bonus Round instructions

    It's that time again! We're big fans of the Microsoft Rewards program here at Pure Xbox, which allows you to complete tasks in order to earn redeemable points which can be spent on gift cards, donations and much more. May 2021's "Monthly Bonus Round" challenge has just begun, and by satisfying a few easy...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Looks Set To Have A Sizeable Day One Patch

    Featuring visual and performance improvements

    We're now just a couple of weeks away from the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14, and when you get it on day one, it looks like you'll need to download an extra 10GB+ for its initial patch. Patch 01.01 has already been discovered for the game on PlayStation, where it's a size of 11.8GB,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect
  • Feature Pick One: Which Of These May 2021 Xbox Releases Are You Most Excited For?

    Remember, you can only pick one!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, as we've just entered a new month with some big releases on the way, we want to know which of the following May 2021 Xbox games you're most excited for. Remember, you can only pick one! Let's take a look at what we're working with: Dragon Quest Builders 2 (May 4)...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Pick One
  • Feature 5 Reasons To Be Excited For Dragon Quest Builders 2 On Xbox Game Pass

    Just keep building

    With the surprise announcement of Dragon Quest Builders 2 coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 4, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Back in December, we had the absolutely fantastic Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age join the service, so this can't be as good, right? Surely it's just an uninspired knock off of the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 1st)

    We're taking down some mutated dinos

    Welcome to the weekend! We've recently received a couple of big new Game Pass releases that you can check out over the next few days in Second Extinction and Destroy All Humans, another couple of games are available as part of Xbox Free Play Days, and there are multiple sales ongoing right now,

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • News PowerA Is Bringing Out A Licensed Cuphead Xbox Series X Controller

    "Good day for a swell battle!"

    Big fan of Cuphead? Then you might be interested in this officially licensed Mugman Xbox Series X & S (wired) controller, which is arriving courtesy of accessory maker PowerA this July according to a listing over on Amazon. This isn't the first time we've seen a Cuphead controller from PowerA - there's an Xbox One...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Cuphead
  • News Konami Isn't Attending E3 2021 But Has Some Key Projects In The Works

    Expect an update in the coming months

    Japanese company Konami - known for series such as Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Contra and Castlevania - has announced it won't be making an appearance at this year's E3. While it's not "ready" to present this year, it wishes the ESA all the best and intends to update its fans on a number of "key projects",...

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    • Industry