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TodayTue, 18th May 2021

  • Rumour Elden Ring Won't Be At Xbox's Showcase, Or Maybe Even E3

    Hellblade 2 may also not be appearing

    Everything seems up in the air surrounding Elden Ring. We had a leaked trailer earlier this year, later followed by what seemingly looked like confirmation of a worldwide reveal during Xbox's E3 conference. Alas, one industry insider seems adamant it won't be shown during the Xbox Showcase, and possibly not at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News To Celebrate Shrek's 20th Anniversary, Let's Look Back At That Awful Original Xbox Launch Game

    This is the part where you run away!

    When you look at previous Xbox console launches, each has come with some pretty great launch titles. This generation we had Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like A Dragon usher us into the Xbox Series X|S life span, whereas the Xbox One had fantastic games such as Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of R

    • Xbox
    • Shrek
  • News Trademark Renewal Sparks Hope For A New The Evil Within Game

    Please say it's true!

    We're not going to hide the fact that we're huge fans of The Evil Within series here at Pure Xbox. When Resident Evil was going through a rough patch, the Bethesda published franchise was filling in a void that was left behind. We've had the first game enter Xbox Game Pass this year, as well as some nifty new features added to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Evil Within
  • Rumour Wait, Is Tom Cruise Going To Be In Starfield?

    Bethesda are "huge fans" of Cruise after all

    We're going to be honest, we're not totally convinced on this rumour, but it's so crazy it might just be true. In the sea of Starfield rumours which consistently seem to be making their rounds, today's seems to indicate that Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise could be making an appearance in the game. These...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Starfield
  • News Seven More Games Are Getting Touch Controls For Xbox Cloud Gaming

    It's a pretty great list

    With more devices being enabled with cloud gaming, now even more titles have received the touch screen treatment - and it's a pretty diverse list. Seven additional games now have touch controls enabled, making it easier to play on the go and enjoy all they have to offer. The following games can now be played via this way...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Project xCloud
  • News Saints Row: The Third Remastered Is Getting An Upgrade On Xbox Series X

    A remaster within a remaster

    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is getting, well, an Xbox Series X|S remaster. What feels like the Inception of upgrades, the free update to the next-gen version will be arriving on May 25 with an array of new features. The next-gen version will ensure the game is using the full horsepower of the Xbox Series consoles...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Saints Row The Third Remastered
  • News Grand Theft Auto V Is Coming To Xbox Series X This November

    Time to return to GTA!

    Surprise! Rockstar Games has announced the release date for the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V, and it's coming to Xbox Series X|S on November 11. The Xbox Series X|S release is said to come "with new features and more", according to an official Rockstar Games blog post. Not only that, but the summer updates for GTA...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Grand Theft Auto V
  • News These 15 Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (May 18-27)

    A huge selection is on the way

    Woah! We've had an absolutely huge announcement, as a whopping 15 games have been announced to be coming to Xbox Game Pass between May 18-27. Including titles such as the indie breakout, Maneater. Here's a list of what's on the way in the near future: Date Game Platform May 18 SnowRunner Cloud, Console, and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Cyberpunk RPG The Ascent Launches On Xbox Game Pass This July

    Here we go!

    The Ascent is an upcoming twin-stick shooter that relishes its cyberpunk setting. It's already been confirmed to be coming to Game Pass on day one, and now we have a release date of July 29 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC. From the minds of classic Xbox titles such as Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and Wolfenstein, players...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Maid Of Sker Is Getting An Xbox Series X Update And New Mode

    A sker-y amount of new features

    If you've just come out of Resident Evil Village and are already looking for the next game filled with spooks, then the previously released Maid of Sker is getting a free Xbox Series X|S update on May 26. Xbox Series X players can take advantage of 4K visuals at 30FPS with the Fidelity Mode, or 1440p to embrace 60FPS...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Maid of Sker
  • News SnowRunner Is Now Available On Xbox Game Pass

    Another win for Game Pass

    Update: The intense off-road simulator SnowRunner is now available to download via Xbox Game Pass for Xbox and PC! Original Story: While we wait for the next batch of Game Pass titles, Xbox has announced that SnowRunner is one of the next batch of titles. Oh, and it will be added to the service from May 18. While the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Another Six Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (May 31)

    So long, partner

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of six games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass by the end of May, with the most notable of the bunch arguably being the the various Kingdom Hearts titles. Here's the full list of games currently set to leave on (or around) May 31: Date Game Platform May 31 Assetto Corsa Console May

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Deals 150+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (May 18-25)

    Including an [email protected] Gamefest sale

    It's that time again! The weekly deals on Xbox are back and this time the focus is on a number of Focus Home Interactive titles (no pun intended). There's also a huge [email protected] Gamefest sale, with tons of great indies available - so be sure to check those out too. We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • News Production On Bethesda's Indiana Jones Game Appears To Be Underway

    Exciting times

    As you might recall, Bethesda kicked off this year with the surprise announcement of a new Indiana Jones game. While the teaser trailer didn't show much at all, fans did learn that the game is being handled by Bethesda and MachineGames - the team behind the Wolfenstein series. So, what's the latest on this anticipated project?...

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Indiana Jones
    • Lucasfilm Games

YesterdayMon, 17th May 2021

  • News Xbox Appears To Be Cracking Down On One Cheaper Game Pass Loophole

    But there are still other means

    Xbox Game Pass is a fantastic deal in its own right, but many users have managed to make that deal considerably cheaper through a variety of methods. One such way saw players converting EA Play memberships into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a lower price, but it seems that path is being closed off. Originally, EA Play...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Video Here's Biomutant Running Across Various Xbox Consoles

    Take a look at the performance

    Biomutant is right around the corner, landing on Xbox One on May 25, and to promote its release, THQ Nordic have released videos of the game running across multiple Xbox consoles. Both the base Xbox One and the superior Xbox One x are both seen running raw footage of the game. The most notable difference between the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Biomutant
  • News It Looks Like Rare's Everwild Has Been In Development For Five Years

    With full development kick starting in 2019

    When Everwild was announced last year, we were left a little unsure of what the game actually is. With just a CGI trailer out in the wild (no pun intended), you'd be forgiven for thinking the game's not that far in its development cycle. But on the contrary, it looks as though it's been in pre-production...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • Hands On Mass Effect Legendary Edition - The Best Way To Experience The Original Series

    I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favourite remaster on the Citadel

    Back in 2007, when Master Chief was still finishing the fight in Halo 3 and before Kait Diaz became the face of the Gears of War series, BioWare released the first Mass Effect game. As you might recall, it started out as an Xbox exclusive on console and was originally published...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Mass Effect
  • Rumour Starfield Is Set To Release Early 2022

    Rumours originally suggested it would be this holiday season

    It seems Starfield rumours and leaks are dropping every other day. Just recently it was reported that the game would be exclusive to Xbox and PC, and now it looks like we may have a rough date on when that release could be. As part of a recent Kinda Funny Gamecast

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition's First Patch Is Now Available, Here's Everything Included

    Along with various achievement issues

    EA and BioWare have released the first patch for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which aims to rectify the wireless headset issue that has been causing the game to crash on Xbox Series X. Although, it still causes issues if the headset is turned on or off in the launcher. Along with this, a variety of other...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • News Chivalry 2 Cross-Play Open Beta Comes To Xbox Next Week

    Chaaaaaaaarge!

    Chivalry 2 is heading onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on June 8, but for those interested, a free open-beta with cross-play is available between May 27 until June 1. Players will be able to get a first taste of the game ahead of its full release, along with the ability to play against PC and PlayStation users. If you've got a slow...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Chivalry 2
  • News Rockstar's Detective Thriller L.A. Noire Is Ten Years Old Today

    Doubt!

    It may seem like only yesterday, but Rockstar Game's L.A. Noire has hit the big 1-0, as it reaches its first decade of being available having released back on May 17, 2011. That's right, the studio's departure from the usual open-world hijinks of Grand Theft Auto to a more grounded story about you raising through the police ranks is that...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox 360
  • News Crash Bandicoot Voice Actors Are Teasing A 'Fun New Project'

    "Well lookie lookie!"

    When we got word that Toys for Bob would be assisting in the development of Call of Duty, we were understandably concerned. It didn't help that many key developers inside the studio departed not long after the announcement. It seemed the future of Crash Bandicoot was up in the air, but a new tease gives us a tiny bit o

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Mass Effect 3's Multiplayer Could Come To The Legendary Edition

    "I would never say no to that"

    When Mass Effect Legendary Edition was announced, there was one question on many fan's minds: Where is Mass Effect 3's multiplayer? While the collection brings all three games into one lovely package, the multiplayer is nowhere to be seen, which left the community slightly miffed. But there is some hope on the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect 3
  • News Battletoads And Sea Of Thieves Are Getting Official Jigsaw Puzzles, Because Why Not

    Get jiggy with it

    If you're looking to expand your physical merchandise for a variety of Rare developed games, then you're in luck. The studio has announced today that both Battletoads and Sea of Thieves are getting the jigsaw treatment, and they're both available to pre-order now! They're up on the Rare official merch store, retailing at $18.99...

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

Sunday16th May 2021

  • Guide All Free Xbox Games With Gold In 2021

    The complete list of every 2021 Xbox Games With Gold title (as they're announced)

    Looking for the latest Xbox Games with Gold titles? Struggling to remember which games you downloaded (or missed!) earlier in the year? This page lists every Games with Gold title currently announced in 2021 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and Xbox 360...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox 360
  • News Ubisoft's The Division: Heartland Suffers Major Gameplay Leak

    As part of an exclusive 'closed test'

    Well, Ubisoft won't be very happy about this! It was only last week that the company revealed The Division: Heartland - an upcoming free-to-play title set within The Division's universe - and gameplay has already leaked online. The footage is rapidly being removed by Ubisoft, which shows 20 full minutes of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Ubisoft
  • News New Xbox Internet Browser Isn't Ready For Public Yet, Says Microsoft

    "It will be a couple months at least"

    There's been a lot of excitement surrounding the upcoming new version of Microsoft Edge for Xbox in recent months, but a member of Team Xbox has warned that it'll still be a little while until it releases publicly. At the moment, it's available to members of the Xbox Insiders program, and has been adding...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft Edge

Saturday15th May 2021

  • News Yes, Bethesda's Starfield Reportedly Will Be An Xbox And PC Exclusive

    Insider confirms

    While it might have seemed like common knowledge to some people, apparently not everyone is aware that Bethesda's upcoming Starfield will almost certainly be an Xbox Series X|S, PC and Game Pass exclusive. As a result, well-known insider Jeff Grubb has made it loud and clear that Starfield is "exclusive" to Xbox and PC. If...

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Starfield
  • News These Six Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Today (May 15)

    Including Alan Wake & Final Fantasy IX

    In case you'd forgotten, today marks the removal of six more games from the Xbox Game Pass library including Alan Wake and Final Fantasy IX. Various old FIFA games were also recently removed from EA Play. Here are the six games set to leave before the end of the day on Xbox Game Pass:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Two More Of May 2021's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Triumph over your naysayers as El Presidente

    You can now begin downloading the second batch of May 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game Dungeons 3 and Xbox 360 game Tropico. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace (links at the bottom of the page). Here's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Games With Gold
  • News Watch Dogs: Legion's 60FPS Mode Is Coming Soon To Xbox Series X|S

    "We’re very excited to bring this to the game"

    Ubisoft announced back in early April that Watch Dogs: Legion would be getting a much-requested 60fps performance mode for Xbox Series X and Series S, and now it'll officially be implemented with the game's next title update. Arriving as part of title update 4.5, the 60fps performance is described as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Feature Game Pass Gems: Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Psychonauts

    Get psyched ahead of the sequel

    We could describe any level in Psychonauts and you'd probably wonder if we'd lost the plot. This is one of the most inventive, creative, and downright bonkers games out there - let alone being an excellent platformer. Originally released back in 2005, the game failed to capture an immediate audience and was quickly...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Psychonauts
    • Features
  • Pick One Which Game In The Mass Effect Series Did You Start With?

    The first one? Andromeda? Tell us!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! Today, following the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition earlier this week, we thought we'd take a look back at the series and ask one question - which game did you start with? Were you there at the beginning with Mass Effect on Xbox 360 in 2007, or did you wait for...

    • Xbox
    • Mass Effect
    • Pick One
    • Features
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 15th)

    Picking up the Mass Effect remastered trilogy?

    Welcome to the weekend! Mass Effect Legendary Edition has now officially arrived, and so we're sure it'll be the popular choice over the next few days, but there are also plenty of great new Xbox Game Pass releases to enjoy, another selection of Free Play Days titles, and over 250 games included as par

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features

Friday14th May 2021

  • Guide All Original Xbox Games You Can Play With Backwards Compatibility

    List of backwards compatible Xbox games on Xbox One, Series X, Series S

    One of the best things about modern Xbox consoles in the year 2021 is that you can still play hundreds of great games spanning the history of the brand, including from both the original Xbox and the Xbox 360. In the case of the original Xbox though, there aren't actually as...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Backwards Compatibility
  • News New Gameplay Screens Appear To Have Leaked Of Bethesda's Starfield

    Supposedly from an early 2018 build

    Uh, oh! Looks like Bethesda has had a pretty big leak, as a few new gameplay screenshots appear to have surfaced online from the highly-anticipated Starfield, supposedly from an early 2018 build of the game. Twitter user SkullziTV has posted some of these on his account, stating that they are they are "all from...

    • Xbox
    • Bethesda
    • Starfield
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Out Now

    It's mostly early impressions so far

    Today's the day! Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now finally available on Xbox, and the first few reviews and impressions have begun trickling in over the past 24 hours, although there's not too much to look at thus far. It seems pretty much every outlet was affected by getting review access later than...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • News Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Is 'Essential' With FPS Boost On Xbox Series X, Says Analysis

    "It easily holds its own against proper Series X and PS5 titles"

    It's been almost a couple of weeks now since Microsoft unleashed a massive batch of 74 FPS Boosted titles for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and of that selection, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has a clear highlight. To be fair, they've only tested 15 of them, but

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (May 17-21)

    Here's what's on the way

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! We've haven't got any major releases on the level of Resident Evil Village or Mass Effect Legendary Edition arriving over the next few days, but there are still some pretty big games on the way, including the much-anticipated Rust Console Edition and day one EA Play title,

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Subnautica's Free Next-Gen Upgrade Is Now Available On Xbox Game Pass

    And Subnautica: Below Zero is also out now

    This news has gone totally under the radar over the past 24 hours, with no patch notes having surfaced as of yet, but Subnautica has now been optimised for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S - with the upgrade available for free! This means you can also access it if you play the game via Xbox Game Pass, and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Subnautica
  • News Dolby Vision For Gaming Is Now Rolling Out To Xbox Series X|S Insiders

    The first consoles ever to support it

    Microsoft has announced today that Dolby Vision for gaming is officially rolling out to Xbox Insiders "this week" for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which will make them the very first consoles to ever support the feature. Few details have been provided at the time of writing, but Microsoft has told The Verge...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dolby Vision
  • News Xbox Series Consoles Outsold PS5 Last Month In The UK, But Not Nintendo Switch

    It's all to do with the stock situation

    The latest sales figures for April 2021 in the UK have arrived courtesy of GfK Entertainment and GamesIndustry.biz, revealing that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were the second best-selling consoles of the month. This is reportedly due to "significant drop in PS5 console stock," which actually resulted...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PS5
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News 343 Celebrates Halo's 20th Anniversary With Absolutely Stunning 4K Artwork

    "Here’s to finishing even more fights!"

    As you might have already heard, this year marks Xbox's 20th anniversary. While the big date is actually 14th November 2021, Microsoft has decided to kick celebrations off early. Halo also turns 20 years old this year, and 343 Industries is joining in on the fun. To highlight the great journey the Halo...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • 343 Industries
  • News Gears 5 Will Now Be Forcing Cross-Play Between Xbox & PC Players

    As part of the new Operation 7 update

    The Coalition has announced that as part of Gears 5's Operation 7 update dropping next week on May 18, players on Xbox consoles and PC will now be forced to play together to help with matchmaking times. The studio says that it sees "40% of our players disabling the crossplay option", and the result has...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • Talking Point Looking Back, What's Your First Memory Of The Original Xbox?

    Did you get one on launch day in 2001?

    The 20th anniversary celebrations have officially begun! The Xbox brand is turning 20 years old on November 15, 2001 (as is the Halo franchise), and as a result, we thought we'd dip into some nostalgia to end the week. It's been a long 20 years, and many of us weren't there at the beginning, but we're willing...

    • Xbox
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox20
  • News SEGA Might Be Thinking About Reviving Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio

    Along with a bunch of other classics

    It looks like SEGA hasn't necessarily given up on the likes Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio and other classic IP, as they've been listed for potential remasters, remakes or reboots as part of a new end-of-fiscal-year results presentation. As highlighted by IGN, the slideshow gathers a bunch of examples of past IP...

    • Xbox
    • SEGA
    • Crazy Taxi
    • Jet Set Radio
  • News Xbox Series X|S Will Launch In Mainland China This June, Confirms Microsoft

    With pre-orders available next week

    Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will officially launch in mainland China in a few weeks on June 10, with pre-orders starting as soon as next week from the Microsoft Store on Wednesday, May 19. The recommended retail price of the Xbox Series X will be ¥3,899 in the country,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • China
  • News Good News, Ghostrunner Is Officially Getting A Sequel For Xbox Series X

    With the original having sold 600k copies

    Big fan of last year's hardcore FPP slasher Ghostrunner? Good news! The game is officially getting a sequel, as announced by publisher 505 Games, and it'll be coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. In a press release, it was revealed the sequel will receive the double the investment - an initial €5...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Ghostrunner

Thursday13th May 2021

  • News Five More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (May 13)

    Get ready to bring the thunder

    It's Xbox Game Pass time! We've got another five games joining the service today, and there are some heavy hitters amongst them including Just Cause 4: Reloaded, Red Dead Online and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Final Fa

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft Kicks Off Its 20 Years Of Xbox Celebrations

    "We are excited to celebrate this milestone together"

    Yes, it's really been 20 years since the release of the original Xbox - or at least, it will have been on November 15, 2021! To lead up to that date, Microsoft has begun kicking off the celebrations early, issuing a first wave of 20th anniversary gear into the Xbox Gear Shop, dishing out a bunch...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (May 2021)

    Rogue Company, Spotify Premium & more

    Update: Microsoft has added to this with a new Rogue Company Perk, which we've included below. Original story: 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!...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Bright Memory, An Xbox Series X|S Console Exclusive, Is Now Cheaper Than Ever

    It's been discounted for the next two weeks

    Bright Memory 1.0 was an example of a very affordable Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch title on day one this past November, and as of today, it's actually dropped in price by another 20% for the next two weeks. So, what is it? Basically, Bright Memory is a "lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Bright Memory
  • News EA Explains Why Your Mass Effect Legendary Edition Pre-Load Is Only 20GB On Xbox

    It's all to do with Smart Delivery

    The whole situation surrounding Mass Effect Legendary Edition's pre-load on Xbox has been a little confusing up to this point. Some people have reported seeing a file size of 80GB+, some have reported seeing a file size of just 100mb, and now others are reporting seeing a file size of just over 20GB. Which is it?!...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect
  • News Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance Arrives This June On Xbox Game Pass

    Set out on an epic brawl through Icewind Dale

    We've got another day one release hitting Xbox Game Pass very soon! Tuque Games has announced that Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance will be available on the service across console, PC and cloud on June 22. The game is a third-person action brawler that drops you and your friends into the unforgiving...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft Is Now Offering 3 Months Of Xbox Game Pass For Just $1

    New subscribers only though

    Microsoft has been running a promotion where you can get a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £1 / $1 for a while now, but at the moment, that has been extended to 3 months as part of a special deal. This appears to be available in most regions right now, but there's no word on how long the deal will last: If...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • PSA Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has An Issue With Certain Xbox Accessories At Launch

    But don't worry, there's a workaround

    Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be with us very, very soon, but unfortunately there's already an Xbox related bug that you'll want to be aware of when using certain accessories - particularly wireless headsets. The team at BioWare and EA say they have identified an issue where the game will crash to the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Mass Effect
  • News Sunset Overdrive Co-Director: 'We Own The IP, Nothing Stopping Us Making A Sequel'

    Don't expect it on Xbox though

    We've pretty much resigned ourselves at this point to the fact that a potential Sunset Overdrive sequel would likely never reach Xbox, but nevertheless the game's co-director says he'd be very interested in making one. Speaking to GQ earlier this week, Insomniac Games' Marcus Smith reaffirmed to the outlet that the...

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    • Xbox One
    • Sunset Overdrive
    • PlayStation
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (May 13-16)

    Push your riding skills to the limit

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! 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 ever-popular basketball sim NBA 2K21 (the Xbox One version), which is also currently available...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free Play Days
  • News Psychonauts Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    Experience Double Fine's classic platformer today

    The moment many Xbox fans have been waiting for has finally arrived - yes, Psychonauts is now available to Game Pass subscribers on Xbox Series X|S and PC. If you've not played this game before, now is a great time to check out Double Fine's classic platformer. It was originally released in 2005 and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Psychonauts
  • News Tencent's TiMi Forms 'Strategic Partnership' With Xbox Game Studios

    "Will revolve around new game experiences"

    TiMi Studios, a Chinese developer skilled in mobile development and owned by the industry giant Tencent, has formed a "strategic partnership" with Xbox Game Studios. This news comes from Niko Partners' senior analyst, Daniel Ahmad, but at this stage there's not much information about what exactly is...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Tencent
    • China
  • News If You Can't Find May's Gamerscore Challenge On Xbox, You're Not Alone

    It's missing for a lot of people right now

    The Microsoft Rewards 10k Xbox Gamerscore Challenge suddenly reappeared earlier this week - much to the delight of many of us - but unfortunately some Xbox users haven't actually been able to start completing it yet. For whatever reason, there are reports across the web of people who can't see the...

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  • News Xbox Studio InXile Entertainment Appears To Be Making An 'FPS RPG'

    Being developed with Unreal Engine 5

    It was revealed last year that Wasteland 3 developer InXile Entertainment was working on an "ambitious" RPG, and now, thanks to a new hint, it looks like that game will take the form of a first-person shooter RPG. This reveal came out of the blue following a tweet from the official Xbox account yesterday, to...

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  • News Xbox Party Chat Is Introducing Speech-To-Text Integration

    And synthesis of speech from text

    Microsoft has announced two brand-new features - now available to Xbox Insiders - that will enable transcribing speech into text and synthesis of speech from text when using Xbox Party Chat. The Xbox team says either feature "can be used to help gamers who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or cannot or choose not to...

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Wednesday12th May 2021

  • News Xbox Exec Teases Unannounced IP That Will 'Blow Your Mind'

    Coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one

    Xbox's head of gaming services Ben Decker has been talking to GamesRadar in an interview about Xbox Game Pass, hinting as part of the discussion that Xbox has unannounced IP "that is gonna blow your mind." Decker made the comment while talking about the many Xbox Game Studios (including Bethesda) that are working...

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  • News 'The Original' Xbox Dynamic Background Is Now Available

    Included in the May update

    Last weekend on the Xbox Podcast, a number of fans spotted a classic Xbox dynamic background on Major Nelson's dashboard. The May 2021 update for the Xbox Series X|S is now available, and included is a new dynamic background titled "The Original" - and yes, it's the same one Larry had! Here's a look: To apply this...

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  • News Did Valve Boss Gabe Newell Just Tease More Games For Console?

    If so, we'll find out later this year

    Legendary video game creator Gabe Newell recently made an appearance at a public school in Auckland, New Zealand, and answered a number of questions related to video games. In response to a question asking if Valve would consider bringing games to the current-generation consoles, he said fans could perhaps get...

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  • News Remedy Is Finishing Up Work On CrossfireX, Possibly Moving On To Alan Wake 2

    Sounds like the team is busy, busy, busy

    Remedy Entertainment has provided some more details on its current projects in a business review report, confirming that it's finishing up work on this year's release of CrossfireX, and moving on to a big AAA project with Epic Games. Let's start with CrossfireX. Remedy is handling the single-player portion...

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  • Poll What Do You Think Of The New Quick Resume Improvements On Xbox Series X|S?

    Happy with the new upgrades?

    The May 2021 Xbox update officially rolled out yesterday across the world, and arguably the biggest highlight of the package was a bunch of improvements to Quick Resume on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. In particular, you can now see at-a-glance which games are being saved in a Quick Resume state on your console, so...

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  • News Scarlet Nexus Is Getting A Timed Exclusive Demo For Xbox Series X|S

    "Are you ready, OSF Cadets?"

    Update: As expected, the demo also now appears to be coming to Xbox One on May 21. Original story: Bandai Namco's Scarlet Nexus will be with us in just one month on June 25, but before that we're getting a timed exclusive demo on Xbox, arriving May 21 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and May 28 for PS4 and PS5...

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  • News It's The End Of An Era, Xbox OneGuide Has Switched Off Its TV Listings

    You can quit making those TV jokes now

    The majority of us have some pretty negative memories of the Xbox One reveal and its overreliance on TV-based features, but there were some cool aspects to that integration, and Xbox OneGuide was a notable example. Sadly though, this month marks the end of an era - as part of the May 2021 Xbox update, the core...

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  • News EA Confirms Battlefield 6 Will Be A Cross-Gen Release

    Official reveal scheduled for this June

    Although there were rumours last month that EA'S next entry in the Battlefield series would not support older platforms like the Xbox One, it seems this is not the case. During the company's full-year earnings call on Tuesday, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson clarified the game will be coming to "current-gen and...

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  • News Fans Will Be 'Really Blown Away' By The New Battlefield Trailer, Says EA

    "Everything I've seen in the game is spectacular"

    There's a lot of hype surrounding the new Battlefield, which is now officially expected to be revealed in June, and EA has talked a bit more about what fans can look forward to from the trailer when it arrives in a few weeks' time. As part of an earnings call yesterday, EA CEO Andrew Wilson lavished...

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  • PSA Titanfall 2, Sniper Elite 3 Are Ridiculously Cheap In This Week's Xbox Sales

    Both are discounted by 90%

    You've probably had a chance to browse this week's Xbox sales by now, which feature discounts on over 250 games, but there are a couple of titles we wanted to highlight that are discounted by a massive 90%. Specifically, the incredible Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition and Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition are both heavily...

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  • News Toy Soldiers HD Returns To The Battlefield On Xbox This August

    A remaster of the Xbox Live Arcade game

    Here's a blast from the past! 2010 Xbox Live Arcade game Toy Soldiers is officially getting an HD remaster on Xbox One this August, allowing you to "experience the award-winning XBLA hit updated for a whole new generation!" According to the game's trailer, Toy Soldiers HD will feature new content, skins,...

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  • News Xbox Cloud Gaming Might Now Be A Requirement For Indie Developers

    According to a confidential document

    We laid eyes on a bunch of confidential documents last week as part of the Epic Games Vs. Apple court battle, and the latest document doing the rounds has appeared to reveal some interesting information about Xbox Cloud Gaming. This 222-page confidential document - created in September 2020 - has reportedly been...

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  • News Ubisoft Wants To Build Free-To-Play Games For All Its Biggest Franchises

    But don't worry, the premium releases will continue

    Ubisoft made a splash last week when it announced a free-to-play version of The Division called 'Heartland' would be arriving sometime between 2021 and 2022, and the company says we'll see more titles like this in the future. As part of its latest earnings call (thanks VGC), Ubisoft confirmed it...

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  • News LucasArts Classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors Arrives On Xbox This June

    Along with its sequel, Ghoul Patrol

    The nostalgia is kicking in! Disney and Lucasfilm Games have announced that 1993's cult classic run-and-gun shooter Zombies Ate My Neighbors is making its Xbox debut on June 29 - along with its 1994 sequel, Ghoul Patrol. Both are packed together for a single price of £11.24 / $14.99 (

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Tuesday11th May 2021

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

    May 11th 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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  • Guide All Optimised For Xbox Series X Games Out Now

    Enhanced games for the Series X (and Series S)

    If you've recently picked up an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you will likely be keen to play games which are optimised to take advantage of the full power Microsoft's next-gen consoles have to offer. It's not just the brand-new games, either - many Xbox One titles have already had this optimisation...

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  • Guide Easy Achievements For The 10K Microsoft Rewards Challenge

    The best games to get you to 10k Gamerscore quickly

    Update (Tue 11th May, 2021 21:30 BST): The Microsoft Rewards 10K Xbox Gamerscore Challenge has returned for May 2021, so we've updated this guide below with a few extra games to help you get some easy achievements! Original story (Fri 8th Jan, 2021 14:00 GMT): The Microsoft Rewards program kicked...

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  • News Here's What's Included In The Xbox May 2021 Update

    The latest new features for May

    The Xbox May 2021 update has reportedly begun rolling out now to all Xbox users, and it's packed with quite a few new features, with the highlight being some major improvements to Quick Resume on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at Xbox Wire:...

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  • Deals 250+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (May 11-18)

    Including an Achievement Hunter sale

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This week's selection features discounts on over 250 games and add-ons, spanning Deals with Gold and Spotlight sales, as well as Achievement Hunter and DC Franchise sales! We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox games offers in this week's current sales...

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  • News The Microsoft Rewards Xbox Gamerscore Challenge Is Back For May 2021

    Earn up to 10k points for gift cards and other goodies

    It's been a few months since we last saw it, but the Microsoft Rewards 10k Xbox Gamerscore Challenge has returned as of today, allowing you to earn up to 10k Microsoft Rewards points by earning achievements this month. It should be starting to appear in your Microsoft Rewards app right now, as...

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  • Rumour Xbox & Bethesda's E3 Event Will Feel Like 'One Big Showcase'

    "I think in recent weeks they've decided to make it even closer"

    We're now just a month away from the return of E3 in June 2021, so rumours surrounding the event are bound to ramp up over the next few weeks, and this latest report arrives from Venture Beat's Jeff Grubb on his Game Mess Show. Grubb, who often dishes out insider info on the Xbox...

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  • Talking Point Six Months Later, What Are Your Thoughts On The Xbox Series X|S?

    Has Microsoft got off to a good start?

    Can you believe it's already been six months since the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S? The two consoles officially arrived on November 10, 2020, and sadly many fans are still struggling to get their hands on one. It was certainly one of the most challenging times to launch two new consoles into...

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  • News How Long Is Biomutant? Developer Reveals 'Estimated' Length

    "It really depends on what type of player you are"

    THQ Nordic and Experiment 101’s long-awaited action-RPG Biomutant will finally be with us on Tuesday, May 25, and in an interview with Gaming Bolt, the game's developer recently revealed how long it'll take to complete. According to studio head Stefan Ljungqvist, a rushed playthrough will take...

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  • Deals All 20+ Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (May 11-18)

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and as usual, we've got another selection of original Xbox and Xbox 360 classics to take advantage of, included across various sales including an Achievement Hunter sale. Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over the next week,...

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  • News Xbox Is Introducing A Way For Insiders To Reserve A Series X

    Called the 'Console Purchase Pilot'

    Microsoft has today announced a brand-new scheme called the 'Console Purchase Pilot', which will allow select Xbox Insiders to reserve an Xbox Series X (or an Xbox Series S) for purchase through their Xbox One. This was revealed in a tweet earlier this afternoon by the Xbox Insider account, which you can see...

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  • Gallery 343 Shows Off New Halo Infinite Concept Art

    Introducing the Razorback...

    To help pass the time until the release of Halo Infinite for Xbox and PC, 343 Industries has been sharing teaser artwork and screenshots. In the latest update on Halo Waypoint, we've got a look at Razorback and some "Brute brothers" you'll likely run across. The Razorback is described as the Warthog's more spacious and...

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  • News Xbox Game Pass Members Are More Likely To Play With Friends & Family, Reveals Survey

    In Europe, at least

    You might have seen yesterday that Team Xbox came out with a bunch of stats about Xbox Game Pass use in Europe (which you can see above), with the highlight being that "Xbox Game Pass members are more likely to connect with friends and family through gaming on a regular basis compared to non-members." According to a sample of...

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  • News Don't Get Your Hopes Up For A Skull & Bones Release Anytime Soon

    It's just been delayed again

    There was a lot of excitement when Ubisoft unveiled a first taste of Skull & Bones to the world... but that was all the way back at E3 2017, and unfortunately we're still not going to be seeing it until at least 2022. As part of its latest earnings results, Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine,...

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  • News Resident Evil Village Has Already Shipped Over 3 Million Units Worldwide

    After just a few days!

    It's only been out since last Friday, but Capcom has confirmed today that Resident Evil Village has already shipped over 3 million units worldwide, saying it has "captivated fans worldwide and delivered a strong start to sales." Further details weren't provided, but as revealed by GfK Entertainment (thanks GamesIndustry.biz),...

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  • News Sorry, Gears Developer The Coalition Isn't Working On A Star Wars Game

    "We are not working on any such title"

    We've heard a few things about Gears developer The Coalition over the past week, and the latest announcement is that the studio is officially shifting its resources to next-gen development with Unreal Engine 5. Following that announcement yesterday, a member of the team took to Reddit to confir

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  • Random Someone Used Skate 3 To Create A Rube Goldberg Machine

    "The culmination of 13 years of play and dedication"

    It's not very often that we post random user-created videos from games, but this is definitely worth an exception! Skate 3 player Skate3Tommy has taken to the web to share this incredible Rube Goldberg creation. It shows him using a concrete ball to set off a chain reaction featuring big pipes,...

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  • News The Annual EA Play Live Event Returns This July, A Month After E3

    Save the date

    EA has announced that its summer event 'EA Play Live' will be returning as usual on July 22, which puts it just over a month after the conclusion of E3 2021. Until now, EA has typically aligned its show with with the annual E3 convention. No further details have been provided at the moment, but fans are already speculating about which...

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