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TodayThu, 2nd Dec 2021

  • News Two New Dynamic Backgrounds Are Now Available On Xbox Series X|S

    Halo Infinite and Wasteland themes

    Ahead of the release of Halo Infinite on Xbox Series X|S next week, Microsoft has released a brand new themed background. This one is officially titled "Halo Infinite - Courage" and once again features Master Chief. This is the second Halo-themed dynamic background to be added to the dashboard. In addition to...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dynamic Backgrounds
    • Halo

YesterdayWed, 1st Dec 2021

  • News These 12 Games Are Coming Soon To Xbox Game Pass (December 2-14)

    The latest batch of titles

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another 12 games coming to the service in early to mid-December, including the likes of Halo Infinite, Aliens: Fireteam Elite and Stardew Valley! Here's what's coming to Xbox Game Pass over the next week-or-so:...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide How To Claim 2500 Bonus Microsoft Rewards Points On Xbox In December

    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. December 2021's "Monthly Bonus Round" challenge has just begun, and by satisfying a few easy...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Another Seven Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (December 8-15)

    Last chance to try Man of Medan

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of seven games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass from December 8th to December 15th, including a few key departures such as Destiny 2, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and Guacamelee! 2. Here's the full list of games currently...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Here Are The Release Times For Halo Infinite On Xbox Game Pass

    The exact time you'll be able to start playing

    The campaign portion of Halo Infinite officially launches a week today on Wednesday, December 8th, and courtesy of 343 Industries, we already know the exact time you'll be able to start playing on that date. And no, it's not a generic midnight release! Here are the full release times for Halo Infinite:...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Release Times
    • Guides
  • News Anvil Brings Its Multiplayer Co-Op Roguelike Shooter To Xbox Game Pass This Thursday

    Top-down sci-fi action

    We've got a whopping 12 games heading to Xbox Game Pass over the next couple of weeks such as Halo Infinite, Among Us and Stardew Valley, and we're kicking things off this Thursday with a batch of titles including ANVIL.

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  • News Xbox Is Offering Exclusive Monthly Game Pass Perks For Halo Infinite

    Look out for the first 'Pass Tense' bundle next week

    The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program is getting supercharged this December with a cool 'Pass Tense' bundle for Halo Infinite, which is the first in a line of monthly multiplayer Game Pass Perks heading our way. This first bundle includes the exclusive ‘Pass Tense’ MA40 Assault Rifle...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Game Pass Perks
  • News Xbox Is Giving You A Chance To Join The 'Alpha' Insider Program

    "We are looking for the next wave..."

    The Xbox team has announced that they're looking for the next wave of 'Alpha' and 'Alpha Skip-Ahead' members of the Xbox Insider program, and you can request to join now via the Insider Hub on console. Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead are the two rings in the Insider program which receive new features earlier than...

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    • Xbox Insiders
  • News Respawn Takes Titanfall Off Sale, Promises The 'Universe Will Continue'

    "Titanfall is core to Respawn's DNA"

    Respawn has announced today that it's taking the original Titanfall off sale immediately — including on Xbox — with the game also set to be removed from EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on March 1st, 2022. In a message to fans, the company explained that it would continue to keep the servers active "for...

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    • Titanfall
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    • Xbox Series X
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  • News Rockstar Has Slightly Delayed GTA Trilogy's Physical Xbox Release

    You'll have to wait a bit longer

    If you've been holding out for the physical version of the GTA Trilogy - Definitive Edition on Xbox, you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Rockstar has revealed disc copies of the game won't be arriving on Xbox and PlayStation platforms until 17th December. This version was originally scheduled to...

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    • GTA Trilogy
    • GTA Definitive Edition
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Battlefield 2042 Update #3 Makes 'Hundreds' Of Changes, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Going live this Thursday

    EA and DICE have outlined the plans for Battlefield 2042's third update today, and it's fair to say it's a huge one, promising "hundreds of changes" including fixes, balance changes and quality of life enhancements. Some of the highlights include new Weekly Missions with XP and cosmetic rewards, improvements to Battlefield...

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    • Battlefield 2042
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Fall Guys Makes 'First Step' Towards Xbox Release, More Details To Come In 2022

    "Excited to share more"

    The team behind the popular PC and PlayStation game Fall Guys has confirmed that an Xbox (and Nintendo Switch) release is still a top priority, but it won't be getting a surprise launch before the end of the year. Fall Guys' official Twitter account responded to speculation about a shadow drop for the battle royale game on...

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    • Fall Guys
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Dying Light 2 Has 'Gone Gold', But The Work Isn't Finished Yet

    "We will not slow down"

    You might have seen on social media yesterday that Dying Light 2 was officially confirmed to have "gone gold", but developer Techland also stated in a press release that the work still isn't finished for the game yet. Tymon Smektała, Lead Game Designer on Dying Light 2 pointed out that going gold is "a great sign but it...

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    • Dying Light 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Tuesday30th Nov 2021

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

    November 30th Quests now live

    Have you heard of Xbox Game Pass Quests? For subscribers to the service, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find guides for completing the game-specific Xbox Game Pass Quests every single week, helping you to maximise your Microsoft Rewards points in...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • News Three More Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (November 30)

    Including this unexpected addition

    It's Game Pass day! We've got (at least) three games hitting the service today, including the previously revealed Evil Genius 2 and Mind Scanners, along with an unexpected addition in the form of Generation Zero. Here are the new games you can download with Game Pass today: Evil Genius 2: Console, PC, Cloud:...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Evil Genius
    • Generation Zero
    • Mind Scanners
  • News Aliens: Fireteam Elite Is Heading To Xbox Game Pass This December

    Alongside the Season 2 update

    We've got more exciting Xbox Game Pass news to share for December, as it's been confirmed that Aliens: Fireteam Elite will be coming to the service on December 14th, arriving alongside the free Season 2 update for the game. If you don't know anything about it, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person...

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    • Aliens Fireteam Elite
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
  • News Generation Zero Arrives On Xbox Game Pass, Includes Major Update & Series X|S Benefits

    Build, Prepare, and Fight Back

    Xbox treated us to a nice little surprise earlier today in the form of Generation Zero being added to Game Pass, which joins two other titles in Evil Genius 2: World Domination and Mind Scanners making their debuts on the service. If you

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    • Generation Zero
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Is Getting A Quick Fix XP Update

    343 reiterates larger updates "will take time"

    We heard again yesterday how 343 was well aware of the concerns surrounding the progression in Halo Infinite, and it seems the developer will be rolling out a small but signficant update very soon. This change should show up later today or at some point tomorrow, depending on your time zone. 343...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • News The First Two Of December 2021's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    "Have an orc-killing blast!"

    You can now begin downloading the first batch of December 2021's Xbox Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game The Escapists 2 and Xbox 360 game Orcs Must Die!. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store (links at the bottom of the page) or by searching manually on your...

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    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition Update 1.03 Now Live: Full Patch Notes

    It fixes over 100 bugs

    The latest set of patch notes for GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition has dropped today in the form of update 1.03, and it's a pretty sizeable update at that, featuring fixes for over 100 bugs along with a few new features. Those new features include cloud cover for GTA: San Andreas when cruising at high altitude,...

    • Xbox
    • GTA Trilogy
    • GTA Definitive Edition
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Video Here It Is, Halo Infinite's Official Launch Trailer Has Arrived

    Just over a week to go!

    We're now just eight days away from the release of Halo Infinite's campaign (and official release of the multiplayer too), and the launch trailer for the game has just dropped. It's so close we can almost taste it! The trailer is made up of some light story details, gameplay clips, and various cutscenes and other bits of...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Gallery Bethesda's Starfield Gets A New Video Featuring Lots Of Fresh Concept Art

    "The Endless Pursuit"

    Bethesda has released a new trailer today for the highly-anticipated 2022 Xbox exclusive Starfield, and it's set to be the first in a series of new videos under the "Into The Starfield" banner. This first one is called "The Endless Pursuit". You can watch the video above, which features Game Director Todd Howard, Studio...

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    • Starfield
    • Bethesda
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals 100+ Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (November 30 - December 7)

    Deals with Gold & Spotlight offers

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! The selection is still quite small this week due to the ongoing Black Friday sale, but we've nevertheless got just over 100 new Deals with Gold and Spotlight offers to take advantage of. We've rounded up some of the most notable current deals below, and Xbox's Major...

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    • Deals
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Deals All 25+ Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (November 30 - December 7)

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and alongside the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight discounts, we've still got the ongoing Black Friday sale which ends later this week — last chance to take advantage! Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over the next...

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    • Deals
    • Classics
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
  • News These Eight Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Today (November 30)

    Last chance to try Call of the Sea

    In case you'd forgotten, today marks the removal of eight more games from the Xbox Game Pass library, including favourites such as Call of the Sea, Hello Neighbor, Haven and Morkredd, just to name a few. Here are the eight games confirmed to leave before the end of the day on Xbox Game Pass:...

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  • Random Thanks To Xbox, You Can Now Star In Your Very Own Halo Infinite Trailer

    Become Master Chief

    Xbox's latest cool gimmick to promote Halo Infinite has arrived in the form of a custom trailer creator. By heading over to xbox.com/become, you can star as Master Chief himself in a short video, but you'll need a webcam to take part. As highlighted by Xbox's Aaron Greenberg and Major Nelson below, the finished product looks...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Random
  • News Alien: Isolation Lead Designer Joins Rare's Everwild Team At Xbox

    "Looking forward to making amazing things"

    The release of Rare's Everwild may still be a way off, but we've at least got some fresh news about it today in the form of a new hire for the team, with former Alien: Isolation lead designer Gary Napper joining the project. Napper, who also served on the early design team for Halo Wars 2, took to Twitter...

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    • Everwild
    • Alien Isolation
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News 'Explore New Worlds' In Minecraft's Free Caves & Cliffs Part 2 Update, Out Now On Xbox

    Climb high and dig deep

    Minecraft's latest update has arrived today in the form of Caves & Cliffs Part 2, which adds a whole bunch of new features to the game free of charge, following on from the launch of Part 1 back in June of this year. So, what's included? Here's a rundown of some of the most important new features: Explore New...

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    • Minecraft
    • Updates

Monday29th Nov 2021

  • Random This Guy Owns 2706 Copies Of Sneak King For Xbox 360, And He's Trying To Get More

    He's even got a YouTube channel about it

    Remember the Burger King game Sneak King for Xbox 360? It released back in 2006 as a freebie with the purchase of value meals at the fast food restaurant, and ended up reportedly selling over 3.2 million copies as a result. Incredibly, Redditer nomercyvideo took to the social media platform over the weekend...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Sneak King
    • Random
  • Guide LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga For Xbox: Everything We Know So Far

    Gameplay details, release window, trailers and more

    You might have pushed it to the back of your mind, especially considering the fact that it's been delayed a couple of times, but we've got a brand-new LEGO Star Wars game coming to Xbox One, Series X and Series S soon! Everything we've seen about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga so far suggests...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Lego Star Wars
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  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (November 29 - December 3)

    Venture beyond the void in Chorus

    We're fast approaching December, and while this week isn't crammed with as many high-profile releases as we've been used to recently, we've still got some big titles on the way including Oddworld: Soulstorm Enhanced Edition and Chorus, along with a slate of new Game Pass titles including Warhammer 40,000:...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Cyber Monday Xbox Deals 2021: Offers On Series X, Series S, Games, Xbox Game Pass, And Accessories

    Last chance to bag a bargain

    Welcome to Cyber Monday 2021! Black Friday may be over, but there are still plenty of Xbox deals sticking around for games, Xbox Game Pass, accessories and even potentially the Xbox Series X and Series S over the next 24 hours. Below, you'll find a whole bunch of great offers. Don't forget that Xbox is hosting a massive...

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    • Cyber Monday
    • Deals
    • Xbox Series X
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  • News Xbox Announces New 'Clarity Boost' Feature For Cloud Gaming

    Try it today

    It was reported earlier today that Xbox had some "intriguing" news to share about Cloud Gaming this week, and it looks like it's been revealed in the form of a new Clarity Boost feature on the Microsoft Edge browser. This feature allows you to improve the visual quality of the stream when playing through a browser, and will be...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • Microsoft Edge
  • Review Lawn Mowing Simulator - Who Knew Mowing Could Be This Fun?

    Step aside Flight Sim!

    Update (29th Nov, 2021): With Lawn Mowing Simulator making its triumphant debut on Xbox Game Pass this Thursday, December 2nd for Series X|S, we're republishing this review so you can see what the fuss is all about. Enjoy! Original review (9th Aug, 2021): As this reviewer looks out to his overgrown lawn which has been...

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    • Lawn Mowing Simulator
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Reviews
  • News Xbox Reportedly Has 'Intriguing' News To Share On Cloud Gaming This Week

    Update: Revealed as 'Clarity Boost'

    Thanksgiving week is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and it's time to get back to some Xbox news. We've been starved for announcements in recent days, but it looks like Xbox is gearing up for something xCloud related this week. Windows Central reporter Jez Corden, who has revealed plenty of insider...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Guide Xbox & Microsoft Edge: How To Remove Borders And Go Full Screen

    Get rid of those black or white bars

    The new Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox is great, but what happens if you're trying to browse, play a game or watch a video and the browser won't stretch to full screen? Fortunately, there's a way to remove the borders and sort that out. It's really, really simple as well. Here's exactly what you need to do: Go...

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    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Browser
    • Guides
  • News Halo Infinite Just Gave Us One Of The Best Live-Action Trailers In Years

    Forever We Fight

    Halo Infinite's latest trailer dropped yesterday, and it's already found itself trending on YouTube. The trailer is titled "Forever We Fight", and takes the form of a live-action sequence featuring a variety of dramatic scenes before Master Chief makes his appearance late on, and the whole thing is pretty darn amazing. Here's the...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Halo Infinite Physical Copies Are Beginning To Show Up In The Wild

    Watch out for spoilers!

    We're now just over a week away from the release of Halo Infinite's campaign as part of Xbox Game Pass on December 8th, but some players who have pre-ordered the physical version have seemingly started receiving it early. Evidence of this has been posted on social media, as you can see below: Naturally, this means we...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News It's 'Way Too Early' For Cyberpunk 2077 To Come To Xbox Game Pass, Says CD Projekt

    "It’s a decision based on data"

    We've heard numerous rumours over the past year that CD Projekt might be looking to bring Cyberpunk 2077 to Xbox Game Pass at some point, but the company says it's "way too early" to be considering that. As highlighted by VGC, CD Projekt mentioned during an investor Q&A earlier today that subscription models...

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    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • CDPR
  • News 343 Confirms End Time For Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai Event On Tuesday

    It won't return until January 2022

    Halo Infinite's Fracture: Tenrai event has been ongoing for the past week, allowing you to grab the Yoroi Samurai armour, and 343 Industries has revealed that the event will end (for now) at 10am PT / 6pm GMT on Tuesday, November 30th. As you may well be aware, Fracture: Tenrai features a free 30-tier Event Pass...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Fracture Tenrai
  • News Halo Infinite Dev Says He's 'Feeling Everyone's Pain On Progression'

    It's a top priority for the team

    Halo Infinite has got off to a fantastic start in terms of player numbers and the reception to its gameplay so far, but the same can't be said in regards to the game's progression model which has received a fair bit of criticism. The negativity has stemmed around everything from slow progression in the Battle Pass...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Won't Ever Be Getting Multiplayer, Dev Explains Why

    "We had been attempting it..."

    Ghostbusters is the talk of the town right now following the recent release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife in cinemas, but in regards to the 2019 remastered game on Xbox, it's been confirmed that it'll never be adding multiplayer. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered only includes the single-player component of the...

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    • Ghostbusters
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Sea Of Thieves Season 5 Introduces Custom Quests, Fireworks & Much More This Week

    Shiver me timbers and all that

    As fans of Rare's fantastic open world pirate romp will likely already know, Sea of Thieves Season 5 officially kicks off this Thursday, the 2nd of December, and we've been treated to a fairly chunky preview video detailing everything that's going to be coming players' ways when it makes landfall. You can check out...

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    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Halo Infinite Multiplayer: How Many Kills Is A Killing Spree?

    How many Spartans do you need to slay for this achievement?

    You'll gain all manner of shiny medals and XP boosts for performing various feats during combat in Halo Infinite's multiplayer modes and one of the most common of these is the good old Killing Spree. But what is a Killing Spree exactly? Well, a Killing Spree is, quite simply, a medal that...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite

Sunday28th Nov 2021

  • Random Halo's Master Chief Makes Epic Appearance At The Oregon Ducks Game

    "Pelican inbound"

    Of all the places you might have expected Halo Infinite and Master Chief to pop up over the next few weeks, it probably wasn't at an Oregon Ducks college football game! But that's exactly what happened last night. Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg praised the Halo marketing team and Oregon Ducks "for pulling off this wild activation",...

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    • Halo Infinite
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  • News Xbox Exec Clarifies Why FPS Boost Is Finished On Series X|S For Now

    "Enhancing games from the past is difficult..."

    Following the recent addition of 37 FPS Boosts to backwards compatible games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, director of project management Jason Ronald confirmed that the program was essentially being put on hold for the time being, explaining that "we're kind of finding where some of the...

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    • FPS Boost
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Series S Reportedly Dominated This Year's Black Friday Console Sales

    Affordable and "readily available"

    We've heard stories in recent times suggesting the Xbox Series S has outperformed the Xbox Series X in various key markets, and now there appears to be even more good news about the smaller and more affordable model. According to the Adobe Digital Economy Index - which recorded "over one trillion visits to U.S...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Sales
  • News Xbox 'Investigating' TimeSplitters Issue With Backwards Compatibility

    "We are aware..."

    Update: Good news! Xbox's Jason Ronald has taken to Twitter to confirm that the team is investigating the aiming sensitivity issue with TimeSplitters 2 and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect when using backwards compatibility: Original story: Xbox treated us to 76 new backwards c

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    • TimeSplitters
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

Saturday27th Nov 2021

  • News Some Forza Fans Say They're Getting 'Bored' With Horizon 5 Already

    "There is zero progression"

    Forza Horizon 5 has been almost unanimously praised since its release on Xbox Game Pass earlier this month, but if you look hard enough, you'll still find pockets of players who don't think it's quite living up to expectations. In a thread over at the official Forza Reddit community, various players vented their...

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    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: All Games Coming Soon In December 2021

    The latest Game Pass reveals and updates

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

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks You Can Claim In November 2021

    "Watch your favourite YouTube creators without ads"

    It's been a hectic month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks in November 2021, with a wide range of freebies available including a Marvel's Avengers Perks Pack along with YouTube Premium and Crunchyroll Premium trials! Here are the new Perks you can get your hands on this month: Black Desert:...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
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  • News Saints Row 5 Artist Signs On With State Of Decay 3 Developer Undead Labs

    Joins the Xbox studio as a 'Principal Technical Artist'

    It's been a while since we've heard anything about State of Decay 3, but if you were wondering how this upcoming Xbox Series X|S release is going - it seems the project is still chugging along. As highlighted by @klobrille, Undead Labs recently recruited an employee from the Sain

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • State of Decay 3
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 27-28)

    Mortal Shell on Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! It's been a quieter week in the world of Xbox after an exhaustively busy November, but we've still got a batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to check out, over 600 games included as part of the Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021, and Halo Infinite

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • Pick One Which Of These EA Games From 2021 Has Been Your Favourite?

    There are some good titles to choose from

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, as we approach the end of the year, we thought we'd take a look back at EA's offerings in 2021. The company has given us nine new offerings over the past 12 months in all. There have been some great titles amongst them, too. The year kicked off with the...

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    • Pick One
    • Features

Friday26th Nov 2021

  • Deals The Best Bargains In The Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021

    Amazing games with huge discounts!

    Original story (Fri 19th Nov, 2021): The Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021 is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 600 games, bundles and add-ons, available from Friday, November 19th until around Friday, December 3rd, so you've got a while to take advantage. Below, we've picked out some of the very best...

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    • Deals
    • Black Friday
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Black Friday 2021 Best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Deals

    Save up to 55% on Game Pass Ultimate this Black Friday

    Black Friday 2021 has treated us to an array of great deals, with over 600 games discounted as part of the Xbox digital games sale, and lots of other games and accessories reduced at various retailers around the globe. In addition, we've also come across some great deals on Xbox Game Pass...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Deals
    • Black Friday
  • Deals All 35+ Classic Xbox Games In The Black Friday Sale 2021

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    The Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021 has arrived, and as you'd expect, the 600+ deals include a small number of original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles. Unfortunately, none of them are part of the recent batch of backwards compatible additions. Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over...

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    • Deals
    • Classics
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Is Getting Another Free Demo Event For The Game Awards 2021

    Various "TGA21" demos have started to appear

    Xbox has been hosting a number of free demo events over the past couple of years, and it looks like another will be arriving as part of The Game Awards 2021, which takes place on December 9th, 2021. No official details have been revealed at the time of writing, but various hidden "TGA21" demos have been...

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    • Demos
    • The Game Awards 2021
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be 'Perceived As A Very Good Game' In The Long Run, Says CDPR

    "We’re proud of many aspects"

    CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński has exclaimed that "Cyberpunk 2077 will be perceived as a very good game" in the long run, stating that the notoriously poor feedback at release "gave us a kick and motivated us to make changes". Kiciński made these comments as part of a new interview with Rzeczpospolita...

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    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • CDPR
  • Talking Point What Have You Bought In The Xbox Black Friday Sale 2021?

    Been using any Microsoft Rewards points?

    Another Black Friday is almost over (don't worry, Cyber Monday is still to come), but even though the sales might be slowing down, Xbox is continuing to host its massive digital game sale until Friday, December 3rd. Over 600 games have been made available as part of the sale, and Microsoft added to this with...

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    • Deals
    • Black Friday
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Phil Spencer Says Psychonauts 2 Is Probably His Game Of The Year For 2021

    "It's the best game Double Fine has ever shipped"

    It's that time of the year where we're starting to see Game of the Year nominations pop up all over the place. Xbox Game Studios has had a good run so far - receiving all sorts of nominations from different ceremonies. What about the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, though? What's his top game of the...

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    • Psychonauts 2
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Exec Confirms Game DVR Improvements Are A Priority For 2022

    "We still have work to do"

    As reported by our pals over at VGC, Xbox's director of program management, Jason Ronald, has opened up about his thoughts on the console's current "capture and share experience". Appearing on the Iron Lords Podcast, Ronald mentioned that improving Game DVR was a big priority for the company after listening to feedback...

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  • News Mass Effect TV Show Plan "Makes Me Cringe A Little", Admits Former BioWare Writer

    Some things just don't translate well to other mediums

    Former BioWare lead writer, David Gaider, has posted a rather lengthy Twitter thread in which he says that the idea of a potential Amazon-backed Mass Effect television show makes him "cringe". The ex-Biowa

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  • News Unsurprisingly, Halo Infinite Is Now The 'Top Free Game' On Xbox

    Beating the likes of COD: Warzone and Fortnite

    343 Industries has remained largely silent about how many people are playing Halo Infinite so far, but thanks to the Microsoft Store, we know that it's at least the most popular free-to-play title on Xbox right now. In both the UK and US, the game is sitting at the peak of the 'Top Free Games' chart,...

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Thursday25th Nov 2021

  • News Halo Infinite's Fracture: Tenrai Event Is Causing Frustration With Fans

    "This is so artificially padded"

    Halo Infinite launched its first special event this week in the form of Fracture: Tenrai, but while the gameplay continues to be heavily praised, the progression part of the event is getting some serious criticism. For those who aren't in the know, Fracture: Tenrai is entirely free and allows you to claim various...

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  • News The Outer Worlds 2 Has Seemingly Been In Development Since 2019

    More Corp

    We're already well aware of the fact that The Outer Worlds 2, Obsidian's sequel to their excellent 2019 sci-fi RPG, is currently in development, with a rather tongue-in-cheek announcement trailer having been aired for the game at E3 back in June. However, according to a Twitter post by @FaizShaikh7681, which zeroes in on Obsidian...

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  • News Xbox 360's Logo Was Almost Used For The Original Xbox Instead

    Along with a variety of alternate designs

    Did you know that Microsoft was considering using (a version of) the Xbox 360 logo for the original Xbox? Thanks to the new Xbox virtual museum, we can see what it would have looked like, and there are various other alternate designs on display as well. You can see the logo on the right side of the image...

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  • News When The Original Xbox First Leaked, Microsoft Openly Lied About It

    "You guys, I think they're onto us"

    We've been treated to a bunch of fascinating information about the original Xbox courtesy of the new Xbox virtual museum, and one of the sections goes into detail about the first time the original console leaked to the press. Next Gen Magazine was the first outlet to get word of Microsoft's new "Xbox" project,...

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  • Poll How Would You Grade Xbox Games With Gold In 2021?

    Has it been a good or bad year for GwG?

    Microsoft recently unveiled the final batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles for 2021, so this gives us a good opportunity to look back on the past year of the program and ultimately give our verdict on the 12 months as a whole. It's fair to say there's been some disgruntlement about GwG throughout the year,...

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  • News Phil Spencer: Xbox Is 'Refilling The Pipe' With Ambitious New Ideas For The Future

    "We've got to be constantly pushing the boundaries"

    Xbox head Phil Spencer has made a number of appearances on Major Nelson's podcast recently, speaking a little bit more about the brand's plans for the long-term future, including how he excited he is for the so-called "Horizon 3" plans. The Xbox team breaks down its future plans into "Horizon 1"...

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  • News Farming Simulator 22 Is Off To An Udderly Great Start On Xbox

    It's pushing up the 'Top Paid Games' list

    There's no doubt that Farming Simulator is one of the most popular franchises of its kind, and the latest release in Farming Simulator 22 appears to be off to a great start on Xbox, also sporting highly impressive numbers on PC. Following its launch on November 22nd, the game rocketed towards the peak of...

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  • News Microsoft Shares Early Dashboard Concepts For The Original Xbox

    It could have looked very different

    We all remember the iconic original Xbox dashboard and its incredible intro sequence (the latter still viewable today with backwards compatible titles on modern consoles) but Microsoft had plenty of alternate ideas for these as well. A few examples have been published on the Xbox virtual museum, broken down into...

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  • News Sea Of Thieves Is Giving Away This Free Halo Spartan Ship Set

    Between now and next week

    The Sea of Thieves team over at Rare is celebrating the arrival of Halo Infinite multiplayer (and upcoming release of the Halo Infinite campaign) by offering a free Halo Spartan Ship Set throughout the next week. To access it, all you need to do is log into your Sea of Thieves account before December 1st: In addition,...

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  • News Battlefield 2042 Update #2: Full Patch Notes

    No scoreboard yet but bullet spread has been improved

    Battlefield 2042 is here and developer DICE is busy getting patches and updates out in order to fix some of their shooter's current bugs and glitches. Update 2 arrives today and brings with it improved bullet spread and increased range on multiple weapons, reduced damage fall, fixes for vehicle...

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  • Guide Halo Infinite Multiplayer: How To Mute Other Players

    Silence is Golden

    There's nothing worse than having a great game of Halo Infinite ruined by the incessant chatter or abuse of random online players. With this in mind, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with how to mute your foes in-game so you can get on with enjoying killing them to death without having to listen to them cry for help. In...

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  • News Battlefield's Head Of Design Is Moving On From DICE Following 2042's Launch

    Says it was an "absolute pleasure" to serve on the "best design teams"

    Yesterday, we heard how DICE would be supporting Battlefield 2042 with "years" worth of updates. One individual who won't be involved in this process though is the company's now-former head of design. In an email, obtained by our friends over at

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