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TodaySat, 20th Jul 2024

  • Talking Point How Hyped Are You For Indiana Jones On Xbox Series X|S?

    It's definitely the big release of 2024 for us

    We've passed the halfway point of 2024 now, and we're very much looking ahead to what's in store for us during the latter part of the year. There are absolutely tons of fantastic-looking games on the horizon, but we'd probably still single out Bethesda's Indiana Jones and the Great Circle as our most...

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  • Deals The Best 'Lowest Price Ever' Games In The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024

    Including some seriously major AAA games!

    We're a few days into the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024 now, and as we've highlighted elsewhere on Pure Xbox, there are some absolutely fantastic deals you can take advantage of until the end of the month. But what about those "Lowest Price Ever" deals? The games that have never been this cheap on the Xbox...

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  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 22-26)

    Hopefully along with some Game Pass titles...

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for July 22-26! Although we haven't got any confirmed Game Pass titles yet, we do have over 20 new releases heading our way including F1 Manager 2024 and the new version of 7 Days to Die. That said, the last time we checked, 7 Days to Die hadn't yet passed...

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    • Weekly Roundup
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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 20-21)

    There's plenty to choose from on XGP!

    Welcome to the weekend! We're spoilt for choice on Xbox at the moment, with lots of new Game Pass additions, some excellent Free Play Days titles, a Throne and Liberty Beta, the new free-to-play release of

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  • News Microsoft Says FTC Is Being 'Misleading' In Response To Xbox Game Pass Criticisms

    "A misleading, extra-record account of the facts"

    Earlier this week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a filing as part of its ongoing battle against Microsoft and the Activision Blizzard takeover in which it criticised some of the recent changes to Xbox Game Pass. Specifically, the FTC's counsel brought up Game Pass's price increase...

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YesterdayFri, 19th Jul 2024

  • News FTC Calls Out Xbox's New 'Degraded' Game Pass Tier & Price Increases

    Microsoft recently hiked prices and announced a new 'Standard' sub

    Update (Sat 20th Jul, 2024): Microsoft has now issued a response to the FTC, stating that the Commission is providing a "misleading, extra-record account of the facts". You'll find more details elsewhere on Pure Xbox: <related ids="169169"> Original story (Fri 19th Jul,...

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  • News Sony PlayStation 'Regrettably Outspends Us', Says Xbox EMEA Marketing Boss

    "We’re not blessed with huge media budgets"

    We've seen Xbox fans talk about Microsoft's perceived lack of marketing for its gaming business before - heck, it's been a hot topic for some time when comparing success levels with other platform holders. Well, in a new interview with MarketingWeek, the Xbox EMEA boss has given us some frank quotes...

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  • Talking Point Do You Think This Generation Will Be A Short One?

    Shutting up shop early

    So, we're almost at the four-year mark of the Xbox Series X|S generation, and if the last few console cycles are anything to go by, we should be around the halfway mark right now. Xbox 360 lasted eight years, Xbox One lasted seven, but what about Xbox Series X and S? Will they go the distance and turn in similar numbers?...

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    • Features
  • News Halo TV Show Cancelled By Paramount+ After Two Seasons

    Xbox will reportedly seek "another outlet for a third season"

    We've got some breaking news about the Halo TV Show, with Paramount+ announcing it's officially cancelling the series after two seasons. Here is the official Paramount+ statement about the cancellation of its Halo series (via The Hollywood Reporter): “We are extremely proud of this...

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  • Deals Walmart Is Offering A Huge Discount On The Xbox Mini Fridge

    The eight-can version from 2022

    It feels like most people who have been interested in the Xbox Mini Fridge will have bought one by this point, but the 100+ Mini Fridges that are currently in Walmart "Carts" at the time of writing suggests otherwise! The reason for the sudden surge in popularity is because Walmart has discounted the 2022 version of...

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  • News Fallout: London Is Still On The Way, And It's Getting Even More Interesting

    Still just PC only though

    Remember Fallout: London? This extremely ambitious mod for Fallout 4 on PC was supposed to release a few months ago, but Bethesda's next-gen update for the base game caused issues that resulted in an indefinite delay. There's still no release date for Fallout: London just yet, but the team continues to work hard on the

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    • PC
  • News PowerWash Simulator Is Giving Away Free DLC On Xbox Game Pass

    Celebrating two years of washing!

    Two years ago, PowerWash Simulator arrived in 1.0 form on Xbox Game Pass, and to celebrate the game's second anniversary, developer FuturLab is bringing free DLC to all players on all platforms. Available now, all you avid PowerWash cleaners out there can grab the 'Muckingham Files – Part 3' add-on for free on...

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  • News SEGA Compares Original Vs. Remaster In New Sonic X Shadow Generations Footage

    Spruced up for Xbox this October

    SEGA has shared a fresh look at the upcoming Sonic X Shadow Generations, this time comparing some of the original stages to how they look in the team's new remastered efforts. We've shared this video up above for you to take a look at, and we must admit, the new versions of these classic stages look absolutely...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Capcom's 'Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess' Is Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 19)

    A brand-new Capcom IP!

    We have another new addition to Xbox Game Pass! Japanese developer Capcom is bringing its new IP Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess to the library today, July 19, as the service's latest day one release. We've been hands-on with this strategy adventure title over the last few weeks, and we can tell ya, it's rather good. Check

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  • News Diablo 4 Shares First Gameplay Footage Of New Expansion Class

    The Spiritborn arrives this October

    Ahead of the launch of the Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred expansion on Xbox this October, Blizzard has officially revealed the first gameplay footage of the new expansion class known as the Spiritborn. This class calls upon the unique strengths of "Jaguar, Gorilla, Eagle, and Centipede Spirit Guardians", as you can...

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    • Diablo
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass

Thursday18th Jul 2024

  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 18)

    Two highly anticipated day one releases

    Your latest Xbox Game Pass update has arrived! Today, we have two brand-new titles coming to the library - and they're both day one releases for the service. The titles in question are Dungeons Of Hinterberg and Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn; both of which we've just reviewed here at Pure Xbox. So, we'll drop...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Lots Of Games Are Reduced By 90% In The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024

    Over 50 titles at ridiculously low prices!

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games in the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024? Well, this year's version of the Xbox Summer Sale is absolutely packed with them - over 50 games have been discounted by at least 90% or more, and there are so many other great deals to be found in the 80% and 85% ranges. Of course,...

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    • Discounts
    • Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
    • Xbox Summer Sale
  • Deals All 60+ Backwards Compatible Games In The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024

    Loads of classics on offer!

    The Xbox Summer Sale 2024 is now officially in full swing, and as usual for these massive sales, we've got a whole bunch of backwards compatible classics from the OG Xbox and Xbox 360 eras that have been discounted as well! So, in the table below, we've picked out every single backwards compatible deal (from those...

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  • Deals Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024 Now Live, 800+ Games Discounted

    Lots of new releases on sale!

    Following a brief period of exclusivity for Xbox Game Pass members over the past week or so, the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2024 (also known as the Xbox Summer Sale) has begun in full today! It's not just the same selection as the preview sale either, as lots more games have been added to the list. This includes some big...

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    • Ultimate Game Sale
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  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (July 18-21)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox Free Play Days is back, and we have a pretty good lineup this week - with three Xbox games playable in total. Headlining that lineup is Ubisoft's Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, whose free trial we already mentioned on Pure Xbox a couple of days ago. <related ids="168984"> While that's...

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  • News Aspyr Details New Features In Star Wars: Bounty Hunter's Xbox Release

    "We're excited to share a few more details"

    We're just a couple of weeks away from the arrival of 2002's Star Wars: Bounty Hunter on Xbox for the very first time, and as part of the build up to launch, Aspyr has revealed new details today about what this version will entail. This new Xbox release (which is also being re-released on various other...

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    • Star Wars Bounty Hunter
    • Apsyr
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Series X|S Console Sales Down A Third In Europe With 'Weaker Software Lineup' In 2024

    It's a trend across the entire industry

    Some fresh gaming industry sales data from the first half of 2024 in Europe has been detailed by the folks over at GamesIndustry.biz, and it showcases a slow year across the board despite some wins here and there - particularly for software. Those wins start with the fact that unit game sales in the region...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • Review Dungeons Of Hinterberg (Xbox) - Solid Dungeons & Superb Vibes Make For A Fun Hipster Holiday On Game Pass

    Good, or a load of Herzwaffeln?

    Dungeons Of Hinterberg is a very, very good name for a computer game. It has a vibe, the word Hinterberg, you see, a very specific sort of vibe that Microbird Games has absolutely nailed. When you say Hinterberg to us, we sense adventure, we demand mysterious mountains and picturesque (but very weird) villages. We...

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  • News Xbox Adds Nvidia GeForce Now Integration To Its Game Pages

    "Launch supported games on GeForce Now via Xbox.com"

    Microsoft's relationship with Nvidia continues to blossom, with Xbox today announcing it's now "enabled" GeForce Now integration on its official store pages. To reiterate, this will allow users to launch supported games on GeForce Now via the Xbox.com game page. Below is the announcement,...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
    • Nvidia
  • News Here's 10 Minutes Of New Gameplay From Ubisoft's Open World Star Wars Outlaws

    And it's out next month!

    It's been a couple of weeks since Star Wars Outlaws went gold, and now developer Massive Entertainment has 10 minutes of fresh gameplay for us to feast over via IGN. As usual, we've dropped the video directly above so you can watch it right here, and remember, the full game is out next month - so we've really not got long...

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    • Star Wars Outlaws
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Ubisoft
  • News Splitgate 2 Hits Xbox In 2025, And This Time It's Much More Ambitious

    "A revolutionary step forward for competitive shooters"

    A few years ago, a game called Splitgate made a huge name for itself following its free-to-play launch on Xbox (and many other platforms), but by September of 2022, it had been announced that development was ending on the project. Why? Well... Splitgate 2 of course! It's been reveal

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Dragon Age: The Veilguard Multiplayer Was 'Looked At', But It Just Didn't Work

    "We really felt multiplayer wouldn't do that."

    It's been a long wait for Dragon Age: The Veilguard — formerly Dragon Age Dreadwolf — to mark the return of BioWare's long-running RPG series, but we're almost there. Set to launch in Fall 2024, The Veilguard is bringing plenty of BioWare heritage forward - despite once being tested as a multiplayer...

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    • Dragon Age: The Veilguard
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • BioWare
  • News Fallout TV Series Nominated For Loads Of Emmy Awards At 2024 Show

    The ceremony goes ahead in September

    It's no secret that Amazon Prime's Fallout TV series ended up being a massive success - probably more than anyone realistically expected before it aired back in April. And, well, it looks like the show is set for some awards show recognition of that success later this year. The Emmy Awards has announced the...

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    • Fallout Amazon Prime
    • Bethesda
    • Microsoft
    • Emmy Awards

Wednesday17th Jul 2024

  • Guide Amazon Prime Day 2024 - Best Deals On Xbox Consoles, Games, Accessories, Game Pass And More

    Update: More deals arrive on final day

    Amazon Prime Day 2024 is here, and just like every year, it's chock-full of tempting Xbox deals and discounts! This year's event is running from 16th - 17th July 2024, and to save you the hassle of scrolling through page after page of products, we'll be updating this page with all the best Xbox deals...

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  • News Here's The Final List Of Xbox 360 Store Sales Ahead Of July 29th

    A decent list, but it's ending with a whimper

    Well, we really are almost at the end now! The Xbox 360 store officially closes on July 29th, 2024, and Microsoft has today unveiled the final ever sales list for the store ahead of its closure - there won't be any more after this! You ready for the bad news? Nothing appears to have been added today. We...

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  • Interview The Precinct - A Mix Of Police Simulator And Old-School GTA

    "There is a lot for players to uncover"

    It's ridiculous how many amazing indie games we're getting on Xbox this year, and The Precinct looks set to be another one in the near future! This mix of Police Simulator and old-school GTA is being brought to us by the team behind 2019's American Fugitive, and it looks to be shaping up extremely well based...

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    • The Precinct
    • Interviews
    • Features
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  • News No Man's Sky 'Worlds' Update Sounds Like A Complete Overhaul On Xbox Game Pass

    Hello Games delivers again!

    Every few months or so we seem to bring you the news on a huge No Man's Sky update, but today's drop from developer Hello Games is ridiculously jam-packed even by its own growing standards. No Man's Sky 'Worlds Part 1' is basically a complete overhaul of the Xbox Game Pass adventure. We've seen this sort

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • No Man's Sky
    • Hello Games
    • Xbox One
  • Review Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn (Xbox) - New Game Pass RPG Hurt By Its Own Ambition

    Ran out of ammo

    Back in December 2018, A44 Games released Ashen. With a striking art style, gorgeous atmosphere and great combat, it is still an indie gem of the soulslike genre. Now, five and a half years later, the team is back with Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, which is a soulslike far greater in scale than the small adventure Ashen was...

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    • Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Yes, Xbox Has Made A New Controller With Deadpool's Booty On The Back

    A new wirelass option

    As if Xbox couldn't surprise us any more on a random Wednesday afternoon, the team has decided to unleash this Deadpool controller into the world. Complete with, ahem, a booty grip on the rear, this Deadpool Xbox controller is sure to turn heads as part of Microsoft's latest sweepstakes competition. Actually, the full prize...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deadpool
  • News Xbox Is Adding New Installation Options To 'Provide More Control' Over Downloads

    Only install what you want!

    Microsoft has detailed its newest Alpha Skip-Ahead update for Xbox Insiders, and it contains a pretty neat new feature for game installations. The team is aiming to make installing games more flexible by allowing users to pick and choose what they want to install at the point of finding the game and hitting the download...

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  • News Forza Horizon 4 Has A Ridiculously Good Discount On Xbox Right Now

    All editions are at least 80% off!

    Last month, Microsoft announced that Forza Horizon 4 would be delisted from digital storefronts this December - and all three editions of the game have an amazing discount right now as part of Xbox's big summer sale. The Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Forza Horizon 4 are all 80% off right now - a

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    • Forza Horizon 4
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News College Football 25 Seemingly Leads To Huge Spike In Xbox Console Sales

    A massive start for EA's new franchise

    It's not even been 48 hours since EA Sports College Football 25 arrived on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of its Deluxe Edition and free Game Pass Ultimate trial, and it's already proving extremely popular. In fact, it's been so popular that some reporters are suggesting that it's led a huge spike in...

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    • College Football 25
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Antstream Arcade Celebrates One Year On Xbox, Reveals 'Most Played Games' So Far

    Along with various other crazy statistics

    Yes, it's been an entire year since the cloud-streaming service Antstream Arcade made its debut on Xbox, bringing well over 1000 retro games to Xbox One, Series X and Series S that we've been enjoying our time with ever since. To celebrate the occasion, Antstream has revealed some pretty crazy statistics...

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  • News Asphalt Legends Unite Launches For Free On Xbox Consoles Today

    Malcolm, is that you?

    Update (Wed 17th Jul, 2024): Today's the day! Asphalt Legends Unite is now available for free on the Xbox Store: Asphalt Legends Unite (Xbox Store) Original story (Thu 20th Jun, 2024): Asphalt 9: Legends has been a grea

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  • News Amazon's New MMORPG 'Throne And Liberty' Is Getting An Xbox Beta This Week

    Here's when you can play

    Over a year ago, we brought the news that Amazon Games was publishing MMORPG Throne and Liberty on Xbox consoles, and with the full launch coming this September, an open beta has been put together for fans to enjoy. Starting tomorrow and wrapping up on July 23rd, Throne and Liberty's Xbox beta is set to deliver a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News EA Sports FC 25 Brings 'Rush' Football To Xbox This September

    Kick off early with a free Game Pass trial

    We're not far away from the next entry in the EA Sports FC series! It's been announced today that EA Sports FC 25 will launch on September 27th, 2024, and as usual it'll be available for Xbox One, Series X and Series S. There are loads of new features in this year's game to look forward to, with perhaps...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Indie Hit 'Dave The Diver' Set For Xbox Game Pass Launch This Month

    Possibly towards the end of July?

    This week we got a fresh look at what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in mid to late July, with the lineup still looking quite light at the time of writing. However, in that very roundup Microsoft teased another update coming soon - and a new rumour is suggesting that

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    • Dave the Diver
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Dead By Daylight Spin-Off 'The Casting Of Frank Stone' Locks In Xbox Release

    Available this September

    Following the initial announcement, Behaviour Interactive and Supermassive Games have now officially locked in a release date for the Dead by Daylight spin-off 'The Casting of Frank Stone'. It will be officially launching for Xbox Series X|S on September 3rd, 2024. If you pre-order the game now you'll get "instant access"...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Dead By Daylight
  • News DOOM Spacesuit & Super Shotgun Mods Hit Starfield On Xbox

    Slaying amongst the stars

    Ever since Bethesda added official mod support to Starfield we've seen some pretty amazing creations come about — especially relating to Star Wars — but today, another Bethesda IP is in the Starfield modding spotlight. Over the last couple of days, a pair of awesome-looking DOOM mods have been added to the game's...

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    • Starfield
    • DOOM
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Tuesday16th Jul 2024

  • News Xbox Studios 'Player Numbers' Graphic Provides Interesting Look At Microsoft's Most-Played Franchises

    Lots and lots of players

    With the likes of Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft's expertise in ongoing live service titles, plenty of the team's biggest franchises continue to grow. Just this week, we brought news of a major new player milestone for 2021's Forza Horiz

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  • News Easy 1000G Achievements Suddenly Added To 60+ Xbox Games

    Bending the rules? You be the judge...

    We know that there are plenty of Xbox achievement hunters out there who are always looking for the latest games to increase their gamerscore with, and we've got 60 of them to add to the list - courtesy of some recent title updates. The updates have been picked up by True Achievements this week, and they're all...

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    • Achievements
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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Original 'S Model' Xbox Controller Returns For Series X|S This August

    Update: Pre-orders have begun!

    Update (Tue 16th Jul, 2024): Well, we've passed the pre-order date, which means the Hyperkin DuchesS Xbox controller is now available to buy from some retailers! We'll throw a couple of links down below if you're interested in getting one. Keep in mind that the controller comes in both black and white variants - you...

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    • Hyperkin
    • Controllers
  • News Xbox Confirms Next Three Game Pass Titles, Teases 'Another Update' Coming Soon

    "Let’s get to the games"

    We've been treated to another Xbox Game Pass update by Microsoft today, but there aren't any surprises this time - it contains July 16th's titles which we've highlighted elsewhere on Pure Xbox, along with the rest of this week's games. <related ids="168950"> Those other three upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles are...

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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Releases Dynamic 'Blades' Background To Mark Xbox 360 Store Closure

    The sales list has also been updated

    Microsoft has delivered its final update on the status of the Xbox 360 Store prior to its closure on July 29th, and the update comes with a little surprise for Xbox Series X|S owners. The big news here is that the team has released a brand-new dynamic background for Xbox Series X and S users, and it features...

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    • Store Closure
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  • News 343 Responds To Rumours About The Studio Outsourcing Halo Development

    It ain't happening, chief

    There seems to have been some strong rumours going around recently suggesting that Xbox studio 343 Industries was moving towards an 'overseer' role for future Halo games - hinting that they'd no longer be the series' core developer. Well, a number of sources have now come out to shut down those rumours, including a comment...

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  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (July 16)

    Plus a bonus 10-hour trial!

    Welcome to your latest Xbox Game Pass update! Today, we have two full additions to the library, plus a bonus third addition in the form of EA's 10-hour trial for College Football 25. Today's full game additions are both brand-new releases in Flock and Magical Delicacy, which is always good to see! We'll drop some more...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Three Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass In Late July 2024

    Your late July batch of leavers

    Our second batch of titles leaving Xbox Game Pass in July 2024 has been revealed, with three games in total exiting the service at the end of the month. There aren't any huge departures in this list, but there are still some great games on the way out in late July. Here's what's leaving Xbox Game Pass on July 31st:...

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    • Leaving soon
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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Amazon Now Selling Fire Stick, Xbox Controller & Game Pass Ultimate Bundle

    Xbox gaming without Xbox hardware

    Earlier this month, Xbox once again expanded its Cloud Gaming program, this time bringing the Game Pass library to certain Amazon Fire Stick devices. While the experience has been getting mixed feedback so far shall we say, the mega-retailer has now doubled down on its partnership with Xbox. As spotted by

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    • Amazon Fire Stick
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  • News Forza Horizon 5 Adds New 'Coffee Shop' Car Meet Location In Latest Major Update

    Grab a coffee and do some donuts

    Another big Forza Horizon 5 update has been detailed, as developer Playground Games continues to deliver the goods for its 2021 open world racer. As you'd expect, we've got lots of new vehicles coming via the game's Festival Playlist this month, but it's the new car meet location that's caught our eye so far. Yep,...

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    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Has A Free Xbox Trial Until The End Of July

    To coincide with the first DLC launch

    Cancel your Tuesday night plans, we've got a big free trial that's available on Xbox as of today! Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is now officially free to play for everyone on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S courtesy of a trial that lasts until July 28th, accessible via the game's official page on the Xbox Store...

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    • Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free Trial
  • News Baldur's Gate 3's Next Massive Update Will Include 'Dynamic Split-Screen' On Xbox

    Plenty of major features still to come!

    Larian Studios has today pulled back the curtain on the next major update for Baldur's Gate 3, and it includes an awesome new feature that'll be great for local co-op players in the form of something called "dynamic split-screen". Once this arrives (and if you want to turn it on), you'll find that Baldur's...

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    • Baldur's Gate 3
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Call Of Duty: Black Ops 6 Multiplayer Open Beta Dates Revealed

    The first simultaneous CoD beta ever

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is launching on Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass this October, and ahead of release, Activision has now officially revealed the open beta release dates for the game. As highlighted by The Verge's senior editor Tom Warren, this is actuall

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    • Call of Duty
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass

Monday15th Jul 2024

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

    Update: Now live on Xbox!

    Update: The College Football 25 free trial is now live on Xbox! Follow the instructions below to download it. Original story: It's been a long time coming, but EA Sports College Football 25 is almost here! The EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate free trial is going live for the NCAA game this week, allowing subscribers to...

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    • EA Sports College Football 25
    • Early Access
    • Date
    • Time
  • News Xbox Gaming On Amazon's Fire Stick Is Getting Mixed Feedback So Far

    Some love it, some not so much

    Last week, Xbox officially brought its cloud streaming service to Amazon Fire Stick devices, allowing anyone with a compatible controller to enjoy hundreds of titles with a Game Pass Ultimate membership. Various Xbox users have been getting hands-on since then, including the analysis experts over at Digital Foundry...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • Amazon
    • Fire Stick
    • PC
  • News '7 Days To Die' Sets New Target Release Date For Xbox Series X|S

    We could be playing it next week!

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

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    • 7 Days To Die
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    • Xbox Series S
    • Release Date
  • News Hallmark's Musical Xbox Ornament Sounds Like A Must-Buy This Christmas

    Update: It's available now!

    Update (Mon 15th Jul, 2024): Just a quick update to say this ornament is now officially available to buy! You can grab it via the Hallmark US website (as shown down below), and it seems to be proving very popular already. <products id="26461"> Original story (Mon 15th Apr, 2024): Yes, it's a bit early to start...

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  • News Analysts Claim Xbox Game Pass Price Hikes Were 'Inevitable', And That An Ad-Tier Could Be Next

    A shifting landscape

    Last week, Microsoft announced some big changes for Xbox Game Pass, including price increases across all tiers of the service. It all continues to feel like a messy mix-up, especially considering the lack of proper communication from the team on all of th

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    • Xbox Series X
  • Review Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess (Xbox) - A Colourful Slice Of Strategy Magic Dances Onto Game Pass

    Dancing Machine

    Is it just us, or has Capcom been on some sort of record-breaking streak of fantastic form since around about 2016? The Resident Evil 2 Remake upped the game for revamps in general, Street Fighter 6 is the best the series has been since Street Fighter 2 Turbo (fact) and the likes of Monster Hunter and Devil May Cry are enjoying more...

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  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Think About 'Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess' On Xbox Game Pass

    Coming to the service this week!

    Capcom is bringing Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess to Xbox Game Pass players later this week, which means early reviews of the action-strategy title are now starting to hit the web. Our Pure Xbox review has just gone live, which you can watch up above or read all about down below - alongside a

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  • News Forza Horizon 5 Still Growing As Playground Games Hits Impressive New Player Count

    It's still incredibly popular in 2024!

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

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    • Xbox Series S
  • Review Poppy Playtime: Chapter 1 (Xbox) - A $5 Game That'll Give You The Creeps

    Cheap thrills

    Poppy Playtime: Chapter 1 was always destined to be a hit on Xbox. You take a game with Five Nights at Freddys inspirations, slap a ridiculously cheap £4.19 / $4.99 sticker on it, and it's bound to wind up in the "Top Paid" Xbox charts before long. That's exactly what's happened within its first few days on sale, but is it any good?...

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    • Poppy Playtime: Chapter 1
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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Crash Bandicoot Artist Talks Cancelled 'Crash 5' Project From Toys For Bob

    Crashed 'n' burned

    We all know that the wait for Crash 4 was an agonising one - after all, the team even referenced the 20+ year gap since Crash 3 with their 'It's About Time' subtitle for the game. Since then, we've seen Crash Team Rumble release as a spin-off, but the wait for 'Crash 5' could turn out to be another long one. Taking to social...

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

    We're hoping that means a sequel

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

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

    Leaked docs have appeared online

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

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    • Aliens: Fireteam Elite 2
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Saturday13th Jul 2024

  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (July 15-19)

    Including five Game Pass titles!

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

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    • Weekly Roundup
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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Two Games Are Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In August 2024 So Far

    An early look at what's ahead

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

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    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point If You Had To Limit Yourself To Three Xbox Games, What Would They Be?

    Our own "Desert Island Discs" scenario

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

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

    How about Neon White on Xbox Game Pass?

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

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    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing