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  • News NHL 94 Rewind Added To EA Play, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Rolling back the years

    Talk about a classic sports game! EA has very quietly added NHL 94 Rewind to the EA Play library today at no extra charge, which means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate owners can also get access to it. In case you haven't been keeping track, NHL 94 Rewind is an updated version of the original with modern rosters, and was originally...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts On The New Xbox Series Controller So Far?

    How are you getting on with it?

    It's hard to believe, but it's almost been a full, solid month since the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launched back on November 10th. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one at release, you've hopefully now had a good few weeks to get used to the feel of the new Xbox Series controller. Let's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Polls
  • News UK Retailer Criticised For Expensive Next-Gen Console Pricing

    Even some staff members aren't happy about it

    Cast your mind back to a couple of weeks ago, and you might remember a story about UK retailer CEX reselling Xbox Series X consoles at a significantly higher price than the RRP - a practice that has seen the company come under fire from customers and even some staff members according to a new report from...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • CEX
  • News Walmart Canada Postpones Today's Xbox Series X Restock

    Update: "We apologize for the inconvenience"

    Update (Thu 3rd Dec, 2020 17:45 GMT): Walmart Canada has announced that it has postponed today's planned restocking of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. We'll let you know when we get an update on this! "We apologize for the inconvenience, however, we will be postponing the release of Xbox that was...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Walmart
  • News Undead Labs Details Next-Gen Improvements For State Of Decay 2

    A new hardcore difficulty mode has also been added

    State of Decay 2 has been optimised for the Xbox Series X, featuring new content for players to dive into. Making the jump to Xbox Series X|S, developer Undead Labs has made improvements to support the new hardware. The game now operates with "blazingly fast load times, improved image quality,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • State of Decay 2
  • News Eight More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (Dec 3)

    Discover a world unknown

    It's Xbox Game Pass time! We've got a massive eight games joining the service today across console, PC and Android, including Remedy's Control, as well as a couple of Optimised for Xbox Series X|S titles! Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Control (Console, Android) Control is Jesse...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft's Holiday Advert Shows Us Master Chief Should NOT Play Fetch With Dogs

    Honestly, Chief. What were you expecting!?

    In a year that at times has been quite dreary, Microsoft has decided to spread some festive cheer in a new Christmas advert that features Halo mascot Master Chief and various other Xbox properties. In a particularly amusing moment, Master Chief can be seen playing fetch with a group of dogs, using his very...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Sea Of Thieves Is Introducing Seasons With Battle Passes Next Year

    The aim is to give players more objectives to strive for

    Rare promised significant changes to Sea of Thieves last month and those promises are seemingly getting delivered, with a shift from monthly updates to seasons - complete with battle passes. In a recently released video update on the game's social media channels, the developer announced a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • Reminder The Xbox Black Friday Game Sale Ends Today (Dec 3)

    Last chance to take advantage of 700+ discounts

    Just in case you'd forgotten, today marks your final chance to take advantage of over 700 discounts on games, bundles and add-ons as part of the massive Xbox Black Friday and Cyber Monday Game Sale. If you're still looking for a great deal, we've highlighted loads of bargain offers over the past few...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Black Friday
  • News Ubisoft Confirms The Division 2 Will Be Getting An Xbox Series X Patch

    Bringing 4K resolution and 60FPS

    It seems every day more and more games are getting revealed to be reaping the benefits of the next-gen consoles and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is the latest to be announced. As spotted by GamingBolt, Ubisoft shared the details in a recent Stat

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Division 2
  • News Microsoft Has Acquired The Esports Platform Smash.GG

    "We're excited about this acquisition's potential"

    Microsoft is on a roll of acquisitions as the company has recently purchased the esports platform Smash.gg. In a statement on Twitter, Smash.gg announced that it has been scooped up by Microsoft, adding that the "team will now benefit from additional resources and support as part of the Microsoft...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News UK Retailer Box Reveals Xbox Series X Restock Plans For December

    Register now for a chance at securing one

    Original story (Wed 25th Nov, 2020 14:00 GMT): These stock announcements are coming thick and fast at the moment! UK retailer Box.co.uk has revealed its plans for Xbox Series X stock in December, with the console set to be available on two separate dates. The retailer will have both the Xbox Series X and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Free Xbox Series X Upgrades Now Live

    Try them out with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    The free Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S upgrades for FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 have gone live a day early today, with both of them now available to download on the new consoles via Dual Entitlement. You can see a clip of FIFA 21 above, which clearly boasts improved graphics and a selection of new...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FIFA 21
    • Madden 21
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (Dec 3-6)

    Bring more than your fists to the fight

    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? Both games this week are already part of the Xbox Game Pass library, in the form of popular fighter Soul...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free Play Days
  • Guide All Optimised For Xbox Series X|S Games Out Now

    Enhanced for the Series X

    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 and now offer faster...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Optimised for Series X
  • Rumour Is A Halo x Fortnite Crossover In The Works?

    Bring on the dabbing Master Chiefs

    It was teased yesterday that God of War's Kratos might be coming to Fortnite soon as one of the new skins for its latest season of content, and rumours are now circulating that Halo might have a presence as well. Various images have been circulating on social media over the past few hours showing various cosmetics...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Fortnite
    • Halo
  • News Microsoft CEO Is Asked How Xbox Will 'Win The Console War' With PS5

    "We are absolutely very, very much focused on gaming"

    Microsoft held its 2020 annual shareholders meeting yesterday, and as part of the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked by a shareholder what was "being done to set Xbox apart from the PS5 to win the console war". Obviously the shareholder didn't get the memo, as Xbox boss Phil...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • Microsoft
  • News CDPR Warns Fans Not To Share Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Ahead Of Release

    Wants every player to have the same "spoiler-free" experience

    CD Projekt Red has issued a warning about sharing footage of Cyberpunk 2077 ahead of the game's release next week. To ensure players around the world can enjoy the same "spoiler-free" experience on release, it's asking anyone who does receive a copy of the game early not to upload or...

    • Xbox
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • CD Projekt Red

YesterdayWed, 2nd Dec 2020

  • News Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (Dec 2020)

    Cowabunga!

    Microsoft has formally unveiled the latest batch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks that are currently live on console and PC, which adds up to passes and bundles for two games, and the return of 3 months of Discord Nitro! Here's what you're able to get your hands on now / this December: Smite – TMNT Starter Pass & Rewards TMNT x...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Is 'Just Getting Warmed Up' With Game Pass Additions This Holiday

    More news to come at The Game Awards?

    It was revealed yesterday that no less than 17 (!) games would be coming to Xbox Game Pass between December 3rd and December 10th, and it looks like there's still plenty to come throughout the month of December. Following the announcement, general manager of business and content planning for Xbox Game Pass Matt...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Will More Games Be Added To Xbox Backwards Compatibility?

    Here's what Microsoft says about it

    Backwards compatibility is undoubtedly one of the most impressive features of the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, providing access to thousands of games from across three generations of Xbox. As great as it is, though, many fans have been pleading with Microsoft to add more original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles to the...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Backwards Compatibility
  • Feature 5 Reasons To Check Out Dragon Quest XI S With Xbox Game Pass This Week

    A wonderful upcoming addition to the service

    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is a bit of a mouthful, but when it hits Xbox Game Pass later this week on December 4, it'll show why its earned that title. It's been a long road, but the series is making the jump to Xbox systems and delivering one of the best entries to...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Dragon Quest XI S
  • News Get Three Months Of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate For £1 / $1 This Holiday

    If you're a new subscriber

    Still haven't taken the plunge with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet? Thanks to this holiday offer from Microsoft, new subscribers can get three months for just £1 / $1 throughout December and January. Of course, this means you get access to the full package - including all 400+ Xbox Game Pass for console and PC titles,...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Amazon UK Customer Reportedly Receives 12 Pack Of Water Instead Of Xbox Series X

    Wat-er load of rubbish!

    In a trend of users reportedly receiving items other than their intended PlayStation 5 consoles, one Amazon UK user has now reported receiving a 12 pack of bottled water instead of their Xbox Series X. Via a justifiably annoyed Reddit post, WonkieDonk tried to find the funny side of receiving the wrong item, though...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Eight More Xbox Game Pass Titles Are Getting Touch Controls This December

    Making games easier to play on the go

    Microsoft is adding touch controls to eight new games on Android devices this December. This feature will be added to the supported titles on December 3rd, available with Xbox Cloud Gaming (also known as Project xCloud). Here’s the full list of titles being fitted with Xbox Touch Controls: Bloodstained:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Project xCloud
  • Poll How Would You Rate This Year's Xbox Games With Gold?

    And which has been your favourite game?

    December has arrived, and that means we've finally been treated to the full lineup of Xbox Games with Gold titles for 2020, which adds up to 48 games given away at no extra charge over the past 12 months. It's fair to say that Xbox Game Pass has been a much bigger focus of attention for Microsoft this year,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Games With Gold
    • Poll
  • News Phil Spencer Applauds What Sony Did With Its PS5 DualSense Controller

    Says innovation is good for the entire industry

    We've heard how Phil Spencer is planning to get a PlayStation 5 and thinks Sony has done "a really nice job" with the system, but what does he think about the new DualSense controller and all of its fancy features? In an interview with The Verge last week, he explained how he thought "the specifics"...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • Phil Spencer
  • Random Fan Tests Microsoft Flight Sim Accuracy Aboard Real Life Flight

    "This game is wild, the clouds look the same"

    Much has been made of Microsoft Flight Simulator's incredible accuracy since its release with Xbox Game Pass for PC back in August, but one fan took this test to the next level recently during a flight to Amsterdam, conducting the very same flight simultaneously in-game - with amazing results. Rami...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • News Football Manager Is Giving Away Five Custom Xbox Series X Controllers

    Back of the net

    Fancy winning one of these? In celebration of the release of Football Manager 2021: Xbox Edition this week, Sports Interactive is giving away five custom branded Xbox Series X controllers via a competition. To enter, all you need to do is sign up for FMFC, which provides Football Manager feature drops and game info before anybody...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Football Manager
  • Reminder Red Dead Online Is Now Available Standalone For $4.99

    Heavily discounted for a limited time

    Red Dead Online is now available to purchase separately for a heavily discounted price, without the need to buy Red Dead Redemption 2. Major Nelson is here to remind us all that the previously announced version has been released this w

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Red Dead Online
  • News You'll Be Able To Get Snap Happy With Cyberpunk 2077's Photo Mode

    Capture your favourite moments in Night City

    Night City is about to get a whole lot prettier with the newly unveiled photo mode for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red announced the news in a trailer which detailed the photo mode and the extensive options players will get to utilise within the game. With more options than simply adding filters,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Cyberpunk 2077

Tuesday1st Dec 2020

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2020

    December 1st Quests now live

    Have you checked out the Xbox Game Pass Quests program yet? If not, why not?! For Xbox Game Pass members, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Quests, and most importantly, various tips and tricks to...

    • Guides
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
  • News These 17 Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass Soon (Dec 3-10)

    We're spoilt for choice this month!

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another 17 (!) games coming to the service in the early part of December, available across console, PC and Android. Here's a list of what's on the way over the next couple of weeks: Date Game Platform Dec...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Deals Over 50 Games Discounted In This Week's Xbox Sale (Dec 1-8)

    The Black Friday sale ends this week as well

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! We've got your standard Deals with Gold and Spotlight offerings this week, but keep in mind there's still a massive Black Friday Game Sale currently ongoing until December 3rd as well. We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox games offers in this...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News Xbox Glitch Provides Sneak Peek At EA Play On Game Pass For PC

    Arriving later this month

    EA Play brought over 80 games to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers earlier in November, but PC players have had to wait a little longer - December 15th is the date EA Play joins the PC version of the service. We've now had a sneak peek of what to expect courtesy of a glitch on the Xbox App, which suggests that this...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
  • News Did You Know: Alexa Can Be Used To Control Your Xbox Series X

    "Alexa, play Doom Eternal"

    Did you know you could use your Alexa device and Google Home to control your Xbox Series X? In a clip on Xbox News' Twitter, the console can be seen being powered on and asked to play Doom Eternal. It gladly obeys as it boots up, logs into the account and begins playing the game. It's worth noting that this feature can...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Alexa
  • Guide Best Xbox Series X Games

    The best Xbox Series X games you can play right now

    After what has felt like a very long year, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have now officially launched across the world, with well over 40 'optimised' games available at launch, and many more to come in the months ahead. Looking at that initial lineup of titles (not including the thousands...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Best Games
  • News Another Ten Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (Dec 11-15)

    Enjoy them while you can

    Microsoft has today unveiled another ten games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass between December 11th and December 15th, including eFootball PES 2020, Untitled Goose Game, MudRunner and more. Here's the full list of games currently set to leave on that date: Date Game Platform Dec 11 eFootball PES...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass: Coming Soon & Leaving Soon In December 2020

    Which new games are coming to Game Pass?

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games that are coming soon and leaving soon in December 2020? It can be hard to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's happening this December. We're going...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News 343 Calls Latest Halo Infinite Rumours 'Unfounded'

    Will share the next update soon

    As you might have heard, there are some rather big Halo Infinite rumours doing the rounds on the internet at the moment about the anticipated title's potential launch date, the possible inclusion of a battle royale mode and the suggestion the game will be broken up into chapters. Halo's community director at 343...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
  • Random What Happened To User Reviews On The Xbox Store?

    Looks like they're being phased out

    For the longest time, the Microsoft Store on Xbox (console) allowed fans to leave reviews and ratings on games, but it looks like Microsoft has quietly removed this feature over the past couple of months. Various Xbox fans have pointed out that they're now unable to leave reviews for new releases on Xbox One and...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Random
  • Talking Point What Have You Bought In The Xbox Black Friday Sale?

    Picked up anything for your games library?

    The Xbox Black Friday Sale has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks, providing discounts on over 700 games as well as accessories, Game Pass subs and more, with the digital game sale the last to finish on December 3rd. The game sale in particular has offered up some fantastic deals, including major...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Black Friday
  • News Panzer Dragoon: Remake Launches On Xbox One Next Week

    Bringing improved controls and graphical upgrades

    After releasing on numerous other systems, Panzer Dragoon: Remake is finally swooping onto Xbox next week. Announced via its official Twitter page, the game will be arriving on Xbox One (and through Xbox Series X|S by backwards compatibility), bringing the iconic game back to life with a new coat of...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News You Could Win An Xbox Series X With This LG UK Competition

    Will you be one of the lucky ones?

    A competition has begun in the UK with LG TV to win one of two Xbox Series X consoles and all you have to do is like and retweet a Twitter post, while also tagging a friend with the hashtag "#LGOLEDxXboxSeriesX". The post in question is the one below and continues the on-going partnership with LG TV and Xbox...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • LG
  • News Doom Eternal Joins Xbox Game Pass For PC This Week, New Content Available

    A new Master Level known as the Super Gore Nest is out now

    Microsoft has announced that Doom Eternal is finally making its debut on Xbox Game Pass for PC on December 3, along with new content available for all versions today. In an Xbox Wire post, the new content was outlined in the form of a new Master Level known as Super Gore Nest. The article...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC
  • News Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Addresses Slow Weapon XP

    No sign of an Xbox Series X crashing fix yet though

    Treyarch has released a patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which address players' concerns with the slow levelling up of weapons. After last week's double experience week, the developer has looked at making some tweaks to how much experience is dished out for each weapon, increasing the...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Monday30th Nov 2020

  • Guide Black Friday Xbox Series X Restock: Where To Buy The Series X

    Which stores have Xbox Series X available?

    Black Friday is almost here, and that means that restocking of the hard-to-find Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles is upon us! We'll be keeping this page as up to date as possible, so if you're looking to buy a Xbox Series X, bookmark this article and check back for updates on when and where you can...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Stock
  • News GTA 4's Final Mission Is Ridiculously Difficult To Beat On Xbox Series X

    And Xbox One X, for that matter

    The Xbox Series X is fantastic at running backwards compatible games with unlocked framerates, and 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV on the Xbox 360 happens to be one of those titles - running at a smooth 60FPS on the system. However, as fantastic as the performance is, one Redditer discovered recently that the game's final...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • GTA 4
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (Dec 1-4)

    Update: Anyone fancy some more Game Pass titles?

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! We've got a few 'Optimised for Xbox Series X' titles heading our way over the next few days, as well as some previously announced and newly announced Xbox Game Pass games! New Xbox Releases (Dec 1-4): Optimised for Xbox Series X|S Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • Talking Point Is Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crashing Your Xbox Series X?

    Or even worse, completely killing it?

    Last week, we reported here at Pure Xbox that multiple owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War were noticing that the game was crashing their Xbox Series X - and in extreme circumstances, completely killing it. Since then, we've noticed many more reports of this issue flooding in from across the web,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Call Of Duty
    • Talking Point
  • News Here's What's Included In The Xbox November 2020 Update

    Rolling out now to Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One

    The Xbox November 2020 update has now begun rolling out to all users (even though it's basically December!), and there are loads of additions this month for Xbox One, 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: New Dynamic...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Turns Out The Xbox Series S Is Really Good At Playing PS2 Games

    Like, better than the PlayStation 5

    It was revealed a week ago that the Xbox Series S could play PS1, GameCube, Nintendo DS and other games via emulation, and now it's also been highlighted that it's great at running PS2 games as well. In the latest video from Modern Vintage Gamer, the YouTuber showcases the likes of Metal Gear Solid, God of War...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS2
  • Guide These 100+ Games All Have Free Trials On Xbox One, Series X

    Demos of full games on Xbox Series X and Xbox One

    Original story (Wed 15th Jul, 2020 17:45 BST): We don't know about you, but we sometimes come across games on the Microsoft Store with free trials that we weren't even aware of. Publishers typically announce these trials separately from Microsoft, so it's easy to miss them when they come along, even...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Free Trials
    • Guides
  • News The First Two Of December's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Wage war against the Prince of Darkness

    You can now begin downloading the first batch of December 2020's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game The Raven Remastered and Xbox 360 game Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store (links at the bottom of the page)...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Games with Gold
  • Guide Cyber Monday 2020: Best Xbox Series X Deals On Games, Xbox Game Pass, Accessories, And More

    The best Xbox Cyber Monday offers and discounts

    Welcome to Cyber Monday 2020! The Black Friday period might now be over, but there are still hundreds of great Xbox related deals and discounts that have carried over to Cyber Monday, as well as a few exclusive additions. Below, you'll find great offers on everything from Xbox games to Xbox Game Pass...

    • Guides
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Black Friday
  • News Retailer Cancels Xbox Series X Orders From Scalper Group Due To Error

    Update: The items weren't officially on sale

    Update (Mon 30th Nov, 2020 17:00 GMT): UK retailer Very has since cancelled these 1000 orders from scalper group CrepChiefNotify according to Sky News, following what it referred to as "a technical error": "As a result of a technical error, some people were able to place orders for PS5 and Xbox Series X...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • Review Immortals Fenyx Rising - A Fantastical Adventure That Draws Heavily From Breath Of The Wild

    Fenyx Nights

    Much has already been made of Immortals Fenyx Rising's very obvious similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and with good reason - this is a game that cribs heavily, unashamedly, from Nintendo's Magnum Opus. From its puzzle shrines and stamina-based climbing, to its huge freewheeling open world and core narrative...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • News Xbox Series X|S Launch Figures Throw Up Few Surprises In Spain

    Numbers are in line with previous Xbox launches

    The figures for the Xbox Series X|S launch in Spain have been revealed. Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad shared a Spanish article on Twitter which delved into the launch figures. Reportedly, the Xbox Series X|S have sold a combined total of 14,100. By comparison, the Xbox One sold 15,000 and the Xbox 360...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Immortals Fenyx Rising

    Breath of the Wild, is that you?

    The first reviews for this week's release of Immortals Fenyx Rising have gone live today, and they're looking positive on the whole! Let's see what some reviewers are saying about the game so far... Pure Xbox (8/10) "Ubisoft Quebec has mostly come up trumps with a fantastical Ancient Greek adventure that, despite a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • News Fully Completing Crash Bandicoot 4 Reveals A Very Intriguing Tease

    Looks like there's a new project in the works

    Crash Bandicoot 4 was only released for Xbox One a couple of months ago, but it already looks like Activision has something else planned for the orange marsupial - at least according to this in-game tease. By completing the game 106% (which also reveals a secret cutscene that we're not going to spoil...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Crash Bandicoot 4

Sunday29th Nov 2020

  • News Xbox Teases New Game Pass Additions, Is One Of Them Control?

    There are "a ton" of games slated for December

    We've been waiting quite a while for Microsoft to formally reveal the next batch of Xbox Game Pass titles heading to the service this December, but now the company has finally teased what to expect via Twitter. In the humorous mock email shared below, Xbox highlights a game "which our fans won't stop...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Control
  • Guide Best Xbox Series X Controllers And Accessories

    Enhance your Series X experience

    If you've been lucky enough to pick up an Xbox Series X or S, you are at the forefront of this next generation of console gaming. Assuming you've already got a fancy 4K television to go alongside your Xbox Series X, perhaps the next way you can take your gaming experience to the next level is with some handy...

    • Xbox
    • Guides
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Accessories
  • News 343 Industries Will Reveal More Of Halo Infinite 'When It's Ready'

    "That’s not the same as 'when it’s done'"

    With the launch of the Xbox Series X|S now out of the way, all eyes are on the future of the system. Of course, the game attracting the most interest right now is Halo Infinite. Since 343 Industries and Microsoft made the tough decision in August to delay it, fans have been eager for a proper update. In...

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

Saturday28th Nov 2020

  • News Xbox Posts Picture Of A Hedgehog, SEGA Rumours Start Up Again

    It's been a strange year...

    Cast your mind back to September, and you might remember a series of rumours that suggested Microsoft might be either acquiring former console manufacturer SEGA, or entering into a partnership with the company. Nothing ultimately came of it, but those rumours have been sparked into life once more today - the result of a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • SEGA
  • Rumour Could Forza Horizon 5 Arrive In 2021 Before The Next Motorsport?

    Possibly, according to one insider

    It's rumour time! We saw a tease of the next Forza Motorsport game at the Xbox Games Showcase back in July, but according to one insider, there's a chance we might get the next Forza Horizon game first. This comes from reliable insider Jeff Grubb on the Xbox Empire podcast, who was asked whether he knows of any...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Forza Horizon
    • Rumours
  • Feature Here Are Some Of The Craziest Xbox Stories We've Seen In 2020

    Smoking Xboxes, wacky memes and more

    It's been a busy old year in the world of Xbox in 2020, culminating in the release of both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S earlier this month. Pure Xbox also re-launched earlier this year back in March, and since then we've reported on thousands of stories - some of them far wackier than others! We've gone...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have A Setting To Censor The Naughty Bits

    Avert your eyes

    As we get closer to the release of Cyberpunk 2077, we're obviously learning more and more about it. Fans have also been asking the team on social media various questions and one interesting one that popped up earlier this week over on Twitter was in regards to the nudity in the game. CD Projekt Red’s QA lead Łukasz Babiel was...

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    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • CD Projekt Red
  • Feature Pick One: Which Is Your Favourite Xbox Grand Theft Auto Game?

    Remember, you can only pick one!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, we're finally looking back at the rich history of the Grand Theft Auto series on Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, which started all the way back in 2003. GTA titles have always been highly rated, but which is your favourite game? Remember, you can only pick one! Let's...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • GTA
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (Nov 28th)

    Bought anything in the Black Friday sale?

    Welcome to the weekend! It hasn't been the busiest week for Xbox Game Pass additions or Free Play Days titles, but there's still plenty to get stuck into over the next few days - and don't forget the massive Xbox Black Friday Game Sale ends on December 3rd, so take advantage of those discounts while you can!...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday27th Nov 2020

  • Deals Xbox Black Friday Sale Now Live, 700+ Games Discounted

    Packed with huge offers!

    Original Story (Thu 19th Nov): The Xbox Black Friday Sale 2020 is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 700 games, bundles and add-ons, available for 14 days until Thursday, December 3rd. We've highlighted just a very select few of the most notable deals in the table below. Xbox Live's Major Nelson has also...

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    • Xbox One
    • Black Friday
  • Black Friday 2020 Best Game Pass Ultimate Deals For Xbox Series X

    Save up to 40% on Game Pass Ultimate this Black Friday

    Microsoft currently has a range of offers ongoing as part of Black Friday 2020, including a huge 700+ game sale and discounts on the new Xbox Series controllers, and it's also offering a great deal on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This deal allows you to get up to 40% off three months of Xbox Game...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Black Friday 2020
    • Guides
  • News GreedFall Is Heading To Xbox Series X With Additional Content

    The game has also sold over one million copies

    Spiders has announced that GreedFall is coming to Xbox Series X|S with new content. The developer announced the news on Twitter, while also thanking fans for the game hitting one million sales. As a result, the game will be receiving a next-gen version and "getting new additional content." No word has...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Greedfall
  • News The Xbox Adaptive Controller Looks 'Nothing Like' The Original Prototype

    "It changed many, many times"

    The Xbox Adaptive Controller looks "absolutely nothing like the first prototype created" according to Brannon Zahand, Microsoft's senior gaming accessibility program manager. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Zahand spoke about how Microsoft worked with the Gaming & Disability Community to design the...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Unto The End Launches With Xbox Game Pass Next Month

    A beautiful looking 2D action-platformer based around "skill and mastery"

    Developer 2 Ton Studios has announced that its indie platformer Unto The End will be joining Xbox Game Pass on December 9. Unto The End is a beautiful hard-crafted looking adventure, which will be available on Xbox One or via backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X|S...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Reportedly Still Suffers From Screen Tearing Post-Update

    Reports suggest the differences have been minimal

    When the latest patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla dropped and the notes stated it would remedy the screen tearing issues, many rejoiced - unfortunately it appears not to be the case. Many next-gen owners have reported screen tearing issues on

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Poll Which Xbox Series X Launch Game Is Your Favourite So Far?

    What have you been enjoying the most?

    Now that the dust has settled slightly on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch, now seems an appropriate time to look at the past few weeks and the games we've all been playing so far. We've been treated to a fantastic selection of titles, from Assassin's Creed Valhalla to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, along...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Fans Camp Out At GameStop To Get An Xbox Series X On Black Friday

    They're even bringing full-sized beds!

    We're all well aware of how difficult it has been for Xbox fans to get their hands on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S over the past few weeks, and some fans are now taking their dedication to the next level. US retailer GameStop announced recently that it would be having a very limited amount of in-store...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • GameStop
  • News CDPR Will Now Reveal Cyberpunk 2077 DLC After Game's Launch

    Multiplayer info is also on the way

    Before the most recent Cyberpunk 2077 delay, CD Projekt Red was getting ready to reveal "everything" about the DLC and expansion content. Now, it seems plans have slightly changed. In an update during the company's third-quarter earnings call this week, president and joint-CEO Adam Kiciński explained how the...

    • Xbox
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • DLC
    • CD Projekt Red
  • News Latest Trailer For The Medium Focuses On A Mysterious New Character

    Featuring the creepy imagery we've come to know and love

    Bloober Team has released a new trailer for The Medium, this time focusing on an all-new mysterious figure connected to the game's narrative. Played by Polish actor Marcin Dorocinski, who is most notably known for his role in recent Netflix series, The Queen's Gambit, the trailer focuses on...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • The Medium
  • Video Behind The Scenes With WWE's The New Day In Gears 5

    Available now as a Game Pass Ultimate Perk

    It was revealed last week that WWE's multi-time tag team champions The New Day were being added to Gears 5 as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk, and now the team has shared some behind-the-scenes footage of their inclusion. The video gives a look at the recording process for all three characters, which...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Gears 5

Thursday26th Nov 2020

  • News GameStop Will Have More Xbox Series X Stock This Friday

    You'll need to be up early though

    Yep, it's that time again! We're back on the hunt for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S stock, and this time we've got a report to share from US retailer GameStop, which will have in-store stock this Friday. According to press release details shared by GameSpot, all stores will have at least two Xbox Series X...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • GameStop
  • Roundup Here's What Games Are Coming To Xbox In December 2020

    It's Cyberpunk time, folks!

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! What, Christmas? No, the release of Cyberpunk 2077! December 2020 is upon us, and that means CD Projekt Red's epic is finally dropping after months of delays and years of anticipation, alongside a selection of exciting titles for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We'll be updating...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • News Report Drops Some Eye-Opening Stats About Xbox Game Pass

    Including the average Metacritic score of all games

    A recent Reddit report delved into some of the statistics of Xbox Game Pass, looking at how well received the games on the service are and how much members would save over time. According to user Chukkroot, there are currently "382 unique Game Pass games", with 43 that are only able to be played...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Phil Spencer Glad People Will 'Actually Get A Console' At The Time Of Halo Infinite's Launch

    "I feel good about that"

    When Halo Infinite got delayed back in August, head of Xbox Phil Spencer admitted it was a bummer - noting how the company (and fans) were obviously looking forward to the alignment of a new Halo game and launch of a new Xbox console. Since then, Phil - like everyone else - has come to terms with the fact that it's going to...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Halo
    • Phil Spencer
    • Microsoft
  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Update 1.0.4 Improves Performance, Frame Rate On Xbox Series X|S

    Including a 60FPS option on Xbox Series S

    There's been a lot of discussion surrounding the Xbox Series X version of Assassin's Creed Valhalla over the past week, with one report suggesting the game was suffering from performance issues on the system. In response, Ubisoft has unveiled Title Update 1.04, which not only promises to provide an...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • News Marvel's Avengers Has Failed To Recoup Its Development Costs So Far

    "Sales of Marvel’s Avengers were lower than we had expected"

    Marvel's Avengers was met with a fairly mixed reception from fans and critics when it released back in September, and it seems that feedback has ultimately resulted in relatively low sales at launch. According to a recently translated Square Enix results briefing (thanks, IGN), the...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Marvels Avengers
  • News MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Arrives On Xbox Series X Next Year

    The first MechWarrior on console in Xbox history

    Piranha Games has announced that the popular PC game MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be jumping onto Xbox consoles for the very first time next year - including the Xbox Series X|S. In a statement on the developer's site, the team announced that the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC for the game will be...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Star Wars: Squadrons Xbox Series X Update Now Available, Adds 120FPS

    Here's what you can look forward to

    EA revealed back in early November that it was planning to add 120FPS support for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in Star Wars: Squadrons, and that update is now available for the two new systems. The addition of 120FPS (which is console exclusive to Xbox Series X|S), means you can now choose to prioritise...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Star Wars Squadrons
  • News Xbox Live Bug Allowed Hackers To Reveal Anyone's Email Address

    Don't worry, it's been patched

    It's been revealed that a flaw in Xbox Live has been allowing hackers to retrieve the email addresses of anyone's Xbox gamertag, although Microsoft has now patched and seemingly played down the issue. As reported by Motherboard, a hacker got in touch with the outlet recently to make them aware of the problem, and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Microsoft
  • News Xbox Series X Expected To Launch Officially In China Next Year

    Following the console passing certification

    The Xbox Series X could be making its way to China next year if a few recent reports are to be believed. As highlighted by industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, the Xbox Series X is looking likely to launch in China in the first half of next year (2021), following a few additional games being approved. A...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Has Been Delayed Until Next Year

    "Our goal is to make the trip back there next year a truly magical one"

    The eagerly anticipated expansion for Cuphead has been delayed until 2021 following the on-going coronavirus pandemic. In a statement to fans on its Twitter page, Studio MDHR confirmed that it has "made the difficult decision to push back the release of The Delicious Last...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
    • Cuphead
  • News Watch Dogs: Legion Online Mode Delayed As Tech Issues Take Priority

    "The dev team is committed to fixing these issues"

    Ubisoft has revealed that it has delayed the planned online mode for Watch Dogs: Legion to early 2021, as it continues to work on fixing technical issues that are "preventing players from enjoying the game." The Xbox version of Watch Dogs: Legion has suffered numerous issues since launch, including...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Watch Dogs Legion