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TodaySun, 28th Nov 2021

  • 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
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Sales

YesterdaySat, 27th 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
    • Guides
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Features

Friday26th Nov 2021

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (November 29 - December 3)

    Develop your army and fight for victory

    We're fast approaching December, and while next 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
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide Black Friday Xbox Deals 2021: Offers On Series X, Series S, Games, Xbox Game Pass, And Accessories

    It's that time of the year again

    Welcome to Black Friday 2021! As usual, we're expecting to see plenty of Xbox deals for games, Xbox Game Pass, accessories and even potentially the Xbox Series X and Series S over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period. Below, you'll find a whole bunch of great offers. Don't forget that Xbox is hosting a massive...

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  • 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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    • Game DVR
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Bioware
  • 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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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Free Games

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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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • 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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    • The Outer Worlds 2
    • Obsidian
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • 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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    • Xbox20
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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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    • Xbox20
    • Original Xbox
  • 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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    • Xbox Games With Gold
    • Talking Point
    • Polls
    • Features
  • 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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    • Phil Spencer
    • Future
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Xbox 20
    • Original Xbox
    • Dashboard
  • 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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    • Farming Simulator 22
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Battlefield 2042
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • 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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    • Battlefield 2042
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Wednesday24th Nov 2021

  • News The Dreamcast's Legacy Lives On With Xbox, Says Former SEGA America President

    "The baton was passed to Xbox"

    Former SEGA of America president and Xbox head Peter Moore was a guest on the Xbox Pioneers: Creativity & Innovation panel earlier this week, and spoke a little bit about the legacy of the doomed SEGA Dreamcast. Moore has always talked about his fondness for the console, and mentioned during the discussion that...

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    • Dreamcast
    • SEGA
  • News Xbox's New (& Expensive) Boba Fett Controller Arrives This Christmas

    Collect your bounty

    You might remember that we highlighted a new Star Wars Mandalorian Xbox controller here at Pure Xbox last week, and the same company behind that controller (Razer) is bringing out an amazing Boba Fett variant as well. Like the Mandalorian version though, the downside is that it's very expensive, coming in at an eye-watering...

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    • Controllers
    • Star Wars
    • Boba Fett
    • Razer
  • Deals All 35+ Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (November 23-30)

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    Original story (24th Nov, 2021): This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and alongside the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight offerings, we've also got the ongoing Black Friday sale which features over 600 games with some huge discounts! Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game...

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    • Classics
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
  • Roundup Here's What's Coming To Xbox In December 2021

    It's Halo Infinite month

    Welcome to our final roundup of new releases for 2021! December is all about Halo Infinite, of course, but we've also got some other major launches on the way including Game Pass additions such as Among Us and The Gunk! Without further ado, here's what you can look forward to on Xbox in

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • December 2021
  • News Psychonauts 2 Wins 'Xbox Game Of The Year' At The Golden Joystick Awards 2021

    "Thanks to everyone who voted for us!"

    The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 took place last night, and the best Xbox game award went to Psychonauts 2. It was a little bit of a strange selection of titles, with Psychonauts 2 being joined by Lost Judgment, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Artful Escape, The Ascent and

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    • Psychonauts 2
    • Golden Joysticks
  • News Halo Infinite Team Is Listening To Constructive Feedback, But Admits Changes Will Take Time

    "Thank you for understanding"

    We've heard a lot about the free-to-play model in Halo Infinite over the past week, and if you do have any genuine concerns - there's apparently no need to worry. In a message over on Twitter, 343's Halo community director Brian Jarrard has mentioned how the team has heard all of the "constructive feedback" loud and...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Deep Silver's Chorus Is Looking Mighty Impressive

    Exclusive video shows off eight minutes of gameplay

    It's that time of year again when the usual big-hitting AAA game titles are releasing and we can all barely move for Far Cry 6 , Call of Duty Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite and so much more. However, no matter how busy you are with all these fancy premium releases, it's always a good...

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    • Chorus
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Publishes 1999 Letter About Trying To Acquire Nintendo

    'I understand Mr. Takeda's concerns...'

    It was revealed earlier this year that Microsoft had once tried to acquire Nintendo back at the turn of the millennium, and now a letter from that time period has been published by the Xbox team on the new Xbox virtual museum. The letter is from October 1999, and unfortunately the majority of it is obscured...

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    • Nintendo
    • Random
  • News Battlefield 2042 Team Responds To Negative Feedback, Promises 'Years' Of Updates To Come

    Starting with an update this Thursday

    We highlighted this past weekend that Battlefield 2042 had got off to a pretty rocky start with players, particularly over on Steam where it still holds a 'Mostly Negative' rating, and the team at DICE has responded to that feedback. In a lengthy post over on the offi

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    • Battlefield 2042
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite Dev Reveals The 'Huge Pressure' Of Delaying The Game From 2020 To 2021

    "It was 100% a player-first decision"

    343 Industries head of creative Joseph Staten has been conducting a few interviews over the past week following the launch of Halo Infinite's multiplayer, and he's spoken a bit more about the decision to delay the game in 2020. As you may well recall, Halo Infinite was originally intended to release alongside...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries
  • News Disney Classic Games Collection Now Live On Xbox, Also Available As DLC

    Get The Jungle Book and MORE Aladdin Pack

    Whether you're a current owner of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King or you're looking to pick up the collection for the first time, you'll be interested to know the

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    • Disney Classic Games Collection
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Mind Scanners Brings 'Retro-Futuristic Psychiatry' To Xbox Game Pass Next Week

    Diagnose the citizens of a dystopian metropolis

    Brave at Night, the indie studio behind kingdom management RPG Yes, Your Grace, has announced that their latest title will (also) be coming to Xbox Game Pass in the form of "retro-futuristic psychiatry simulation", Mind Scanners. In the game, you'll "diagnose and treat the citizens of The Structure"...

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    • Mind Scanners
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

Tuesday23rd Nov 2021

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

    November 23rd 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
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  • News Random Xbox Fans Are Being Sent 20th Anniversary Gift Packages

    Specifically Xbox FanFest members

    It's sometimes brought up as a criticism that Xbox sends a lot of gift packages to influencers, but rarely to random fans of the brand. That isn't the case this time around, as Xbox owners have been getting surprises through their letterboxes. As highlighted by VGC, members of the Xbox FanFest program have been...

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    • Random
    • Xbox20
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Former Nintendo America President Says Games Industry Is 'Better' Because Of Xbox

    "I passionately believe that"

    Xbox is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and as part of this, it's held a panel hosted by the former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé. While Reggie was technically there to guide the discussion of some of Xbox's pioneers, he also shared his own thoughts about how far the Xbox brand had come in...

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    • Nintendo
    • Games Industry
  • News Xbox Has Created An Incredible Virtual Museum For Its 20th Anniversary

    You can even explore it with people online

    Xbox has created a brand-new virtual museum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand, and the execution is pretty incredible, allowing you to run around with other "players" in various worlds, as well as explore your own stats. It's located at museum.xbox.com, where you'll be able to check out worlds...

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    • Xbox20
    • Museum
  • News Here Are Your Xbox Games With Gold For December 2021

    The final batch of the year

    Microsoft has officially announced all four Xbox Games With Gold titles for December 2021! These games are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members (including subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Here's the complete list of titles you can look forward to in December: Xbox Series X / Xbox One: The...

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    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Three More Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (November 23)

    It's Mortal Shell time!

    It's Game Pass day! The big highlight addition today is the arrival of Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, but we've also got two brand-new releases on Game Pass in the form of Deeeer Simulator and Before We Leave. Here are the new games you can download with Game Pass today: Before We Leave: Console, PC, Cloud: Before We...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Mortal Shell
    • Deeer Simulator
    • Before We Leave
  • Deals 70+ Games Added To This Week's Xbox Sales (November 23-30)

    To go alongside the Black Friday sale

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! It's a small selection this week due to the ongoing Black Friday sale, but there are still plenty of new Deals with Gold and Spotlight offers to take advantage of over the next few days. We've rounded up some of the most notable current deals below, and Xbox's...

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    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Lawn Mowing Simulator Arrives On Xbox Game Pass Next Week

    Bye Halo Infinite, it's lawn mowing time

    Update: We've got a date! Lawn Mowing Simulator will arrive on Xbox Game Pass next Thursday, December 2nd. The game is also getting paid Ancient Britain DLC and a free string trimmer feature on the same day. Original story: Listen, we've had fun with Halo Infinite over the past

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    • Lawn Mowing Simulator
    • Xbox Game Pass
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  • Guide Halo Infinite Fracture Tenrai Event: How To Get The Yoroi Samurai Armour

    The first free event for Halo Infinite

    Halo Infinite's first season of multiplayer action, Heroes of Reach, is underway and 343 Industries has detailed the game's first "mini season" special event, an event through which players can nab themselves a pretty spectacular Yoroi Samurai armour set. It officially started earlier today, November 23rd...

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    • Halo Infinite
    • Guides
    • Yoroi Samurai
    • Fracture Tenrai
  • News Halo Infinite Season 1's Paid Cosmetics Could End Up Costing Over $1000 In Total

    Hope you've got deep pockets

    While the general reaction to Halo Infinite's multiplayer has been a positive one so far, various Halo fans have been taking to social media to grumble about its free-to-play model recently, particularly in regards to customisation. Some Halo fans feel like they've been short-changed by the requirement to pay...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Poll Are You Happy With December 2021's Xbox Games With Gold?

    What do you make of the selection?

    Microsoft has officially announced December 2021's Xbox Games with Gold, giving us a look at four more games we'll be able to play at no extra charge with our Gold memberships next month. In case you missed it, the games are Xbox One titles The Escapists 2 and Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition, along with Xbox 360...

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    • Games With Gold
    • Polls
    • Features
    • Xbox One
  • News Rock Band Creator Harmonix Has Been Acquired By Epic Games

    "To create musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite"

    Harmonix, the development team best known for creating the Rock Band series of games, has announced today that it has been acquired by Epic Games, which has tasked the studio to "create musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite". In a post on the Harmonix website, the company stated that it...

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    • Epic Games
    • Harmonix
    • Rock Band
    • Fuser
  • News SRX: The Game Is Offering A Free 24-Hour Trial On Xbox This Week

    The official game of The Superstar Racing Experience

    If you're a fan of racing games and feel like trying something new over the next week, SRX: The Game is offering a free 24-hour trial which can be accessed until November 29th, playable on Xbox One, Series X and Series S. Never heard of it? SRX: The Game is the official game of The Superstar...

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    • SRX The Game
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Monday22nd Nov 2021

  • News Xbox Responds To Calls To Add 'Platinum Trophy' System For Achievements

    "We've definitely heard that feedback"

    Xbox director of project management Jason Ronald appeared on the Iron Lords Podcast this past weekend, and had some interesting comments to share in regards to calls for a 'platinum trophy' system for achievements. The host questioned Ronald about whether Xbox could get "a Sony platinum achievement equivalent,...

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    • Achievements
    • PlayStation
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide All Games With FPS Boosts On Xbox Series X And Xbox Series S

    60fps and 120fps boosts for next-gen Xbox consoles

    Back in the middle of February, Microsoft announced the first additions into a brand-new 'FPS Boost' program for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, improving the performance of select Xbox One games on the new systems. Microsoft has worked closely with developers to make these improvements happen,...

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    • FPS Boost
    • Guides
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (November 22-26)

    Including Mortal Shell on Xbox Game Pass

    Update: Cricket 22 has been delayed by a week to December 2nd, so it no longer appears on this list. November has been a busy month in the world of Xbox, but things are finally slowing down a bit this week. We've still got some big releases in the form of Farming Simulator 22

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Has No More FPS Boost Plans 'In The Immediate Future'

    "We're finding the limitations..."

    Xbox director of project management Jason Ronald has been speaking more about FPS Boost in an interview with the Iron Lords Podcast, confirming there are no immediate plans to add any more titles to the Xbox Series X|S program. In the interview, Ronald explained that the team is finding the limitations of the...

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    • FPS Boost
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Worked On Recent Batch Of Backwards Compatible Titles For 'Years'

    "The team has gone above and beyond"

    In our final roundup of the day from Xbox exec Jason Ronald's appearance on the Iron Lords Podcast this past weekend, the director of project management had some interesting comments to share about backwards compatibility. Ronald was asked about the final batch of backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 titles...

    • Xbox
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Some Lucky Xbox Fans Already Have The New Series X Mini Fridge

    The first batch is out in the wild!

    The highly-anticipated first batch of Xbox Series X Mini Fridges wasn't supposed to begin arriving in homes until this December, but it looks like the shipping date has been pushed forward in various regions to late November. We've started spotting lucky owners showing off their new appliances across social...

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    • Mini Fridge
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Ex-Bungie Composer Tells Fans To Destroy Destiny Music He Wasn't Supposed To Release

    Court-enforced video released on YouTube

    Former Bungie music composer Marty O'Donnell, who was fired by the company in 2014 and ordered to return all materials related to Destiny and its "Music of the Spheres" prequel, has been forced to post a video on his YouTube channel requesting fans who previously downloaded any such assets to "delete them and...

    • Xbox
    • Bungie
    • Destiny
  • Feature The Xbox One & Xbox 360 Are Now Eight And Sixteen Years Old

    The kids grow up so fast!

    Microsoft has been putting all the attention on the original Xbox over the past week due to it celebrating its 20th anniversary, but both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 are also celebrating birthdays today, turning eight and sixteen respectively. The Xbox 360 first launched all the way back on November 22nd, 2005, and it kicked...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Cricket 22 Marks The Series' Debut On Xbox Series X|S This December

    Update: Now delayed by an extra week

    Update (22nd Nov, 2021): The release of Cricket 22 has been slightly delayed, now arriving on December 2nd. Original story: Big Ant Studios and Nacon have officially announced Cricket 22, which will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 25, with a free upgrade available from last-gen...

    • Xbox
    • Cricket 22
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Rumoured For Xbox Game Pass, But We're Not So Sure

    It looks more like a mistake for now

    You might have seen a rumour cropping up over the past few days suggesting Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon, but after doing a little extra digging, we're not so sure that's the case. A couple of eagle-eyed Reddit users appeared to spot this initially, noticing that the Xbox Game...

    • Xbox
    • Mass Effect
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
  • News EA Reportedly 'Shot Down' Pitch For Star Wars Battlefront 3

    But other EA Star Wars titles are in the pipeline

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 endured such a crazy lifespan, starting out as one of the most lambasted releases of all time, and going on to totally right those wrongs and become one of the best Star Wars games in the history of the franchise. Unfortunately, it sounds like we might be left waiting for...

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    • Star Wars
    • Star Wars Battlefront
    • EA
  • Talking Point What December 2021 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    What early presents does Xbox have in store?

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of November has seen Moving Out, Kingdom Two Crowns, Rocket Knight and LEGO Batman 2 all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Halo Infinite Guide: Walkthrough, Tips & Tricks, Weapons, Battle Pass, Levelling Up & More

    I think we're just getting started

    Hello and welcome to our Halo Infinite walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get to grips with all aspects of Master Chief's latest adventure, guiding you to each and every one of the game's collectibles and secrets, as well as providing you with all the hints, tips and tricks you'll need to succeed...

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    • Xbox
    • Halo. Halo Infinite
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

Sunday21st Nov 2021

  • News Battlefield 2042 Draws Significant Criticism In Its Opening Weekend

    "Stay away, it's an absolute mess"

    The official release of Battlefield 2042 took place this past Friday, and it's fair to say the reception has been mixed at best. In fact, there have been a lot of players taking to the web to criticise the game in its current state. Over on the Steam platform, the game is sporting a "Mostly Negative" user score at...

    • Xbox
    • Battlefield 2042
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite's Opening Campaign Cutscene Has Leaked Online

    Watch out for spoilers

    As you might have heard, the Halo Infinite campaign "preview embargos" have now been lifted for select press, media and creators. It gives access to the first four missions with some restrictions in place, like "no spoilers" as noted by 343. It's also meant to allow fans to "watch safely" and enjoy these first impressions...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Is Bundling The Series S With Fortnite & Rocket League Freebies This Christmas

    At no extra charge

    If you're in the market for an Xbox Series S and you're a big Fortnite and/or Rocket League fan, then you'll be glad to know a new bundle has been put together this Christmas, complete with various freebies for both games. The Xbox Series S – Fortnite and Rocket League Bundle includes the console along with 1,000 Fortnite...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Fortnite
    • Rocket League