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TodaySun, 23rd Jan 2022

  • News Watch Dogs: Legion Has Received Its Final Update, Confirms Ubisoft

    "Until next time, DedSec"

    Ubisoft's Watch Dogs: Legion was one of the launch titles for the Xbox Series X and Series S back in November 2020, and the company has confirmed that after a year of support, there are no plans for further major updates. In a message posted on its official website, the team highlighted the various improvements made to the...

    • Xbox
    • Watch Dogs Legion
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • Random Phil Spencer Has Been Playing Some Call Of Duty: Vanguard On Xbox

    Checking out his new purchase

    This past week was one of the busiest not just in Phil Spencer's time as Head of Xbox, but also for the Xbox brand itself, and the Microsoft Gaming CEO has been using his downtime to analyse Microsoft's new purchase. Multiple Xbox fans have been pointing out that they've spotted Spencer ("P3" on Xbox) playing the...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Xbox Is Giving Away This Custom Lunar New Year Series S

    "Lunar New Year, new Lunar Xbox"

    It's that time again! Xbox is hosting another giveaway for a custom console on Twitter, and this time it's for the Lunar New Year version of the Xbox Series S, with the competition open to everyone in an Xbox Live supported region. As you can see, it's another stunning looking design — it already has over 30k...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Lunar New Year
  • News Xbox Can't Really Talk About Activision Blizzard Until The Deal Is Done

    "The reality is, this is gonna take a while"

    Earlier this week, Microsoft broke the internet when it announced it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion. While there's a lot of conversation surrounding this future acquisition and how it will pan out, don't expect to learn too much about it right away. According to Xbox's...

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    • Microsoft
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Studios

YesterdaySat, 22nd Jan 2022

  • Feature Alright, It's Time For Xbox To Make A Smash Bros. Game

    It would be ridiculous not to at this point

    With Microsoft announcing the acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this week, the topic of Xbox Game Studios potentially commissioning a Super Smash Bros. style multiplayer game has cropped up once again. There are a few reasons why you might not want to pursue it, but in our opinion, it's an...

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    • Xbox
    • Soapbox
    • Feature
    • Smash Bros
  • Pick One Which Of These Is Your Favourite Activision Blizzard Franchise?

    You've got some classic IP to choose from

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the absolutely insane news that Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard, we thought we'd take a look back at the company's most famous and beloved franchises. From Call of Duty to Crash Bandicoot, Activision Blizzard has some major IP that...

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    • Activision
    • Pick One
  • Talking Point What February 2022 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    Something from Activision Blizzard?

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of January has seen NeuroVoider, Aground, Radiant Silvergun and Space Invaders Infinity Gene all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If...

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    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Includes A 'Mumble Mode' For Old Times' Sake

    Because who needs fully-voiced characters?

    This week finally treated us to a release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (April 5th), and the impressive six-minute trailer that accompanied it revealed a key feature that fans have been requesting in recent years. Basically, if you don't want to listen to the fully-voiced characters like in...

    • Xbox
    • LEGO Star Wars
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite's Season 2 Battle Pass Will Allow You To Earn Credits

    343 has been listening

    It seems more changes are on the way to Halo Infinite multiplayer. In an update from 343's head of design, Jerry Hook, it's been confirmed Credits will be earnable in Season 2's Battle Pass - following ongoing community feedback. Credits are in-game currency that can be used to purchase shop items and consumables. Here's the...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 22-23)

    Rainbow Six Extraction on Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! Well, it's been an incredibly busy week in the world of Xbox, and there's plenty of new stuff to check out over the next couple of days, including a massive batch of Xbox Game Pass titles. Don't forget about the huge backwards compatib

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    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing

Friday21st Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Boss 'Trusts' Nintendo & PlayStation, More Concerned About 'Other Tech Competitors'

    "They won't do anything that damages gaming..."

    While there's a lot of focus on how certain video game companies like PlayStation will respond to Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard (valued at close to $70 billion), it seems Xbox might be focused on much bigger threats. According to The Washington Post, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer...

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    • Industry
    • Phil Spencer
  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (January 24-28)

    Including Taiko No Tatsujin on Game Pass!

    After the madness of this month for Xbox Game Pass (and beyond), it looks like things are finally quietening down next week. We've only got a couple of handfuls' worth of new releases heading to Xbox, and only one could be described as a major release — Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master, which is also...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Creator Shares NSFW Quote That Nearly Got Him Fired From Microsoft

    Bill Gates was "VERY upset"

    If you weren't aware, Seamus Blackley was a key part of the original Xbox team, even going on to be coined the "father of the Xbox". He's one of the major reasons why Xbox got off the ground, so he's kind of a big deal around here! However, he didn't get everything right. Earlier today, he highlighted an NSFW quote of...

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    • Seamus Blackley
    • Bill Gates
    • Original Xbox
  • News Bethesda Shares Starfield Concept Art Clip Showing 'New Atlantis'

    The latest on Bethesda's next RPG

    Starfield is officially launching this year! We know, we can't quite believe it either. Bethesda's next RPG launch is fast approaching, and the team continues to share sneak peeks on social media. The latest look showcases 'New Atlantis', the capital of the game's 'United Colonies'. It looks quite the fortress,...

    • Xbox
    • Starfield
    • Bethesda
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Netflix Wants 'Best In The Category' Game Subscription Service

    A true Game Pass competitor?

    Will anything ever be able to properly take on Game Pass? At the moment, Xbox's service is dominating the gaming conversion, especially following the Activision Blizzard purchase announced earlier this week. Netflix seems to think it can compete though, in time. During a recent earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings...

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    • Netflix Games
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC
    • Mobile
  • Feature Call Of Duty Might Be Ditching Yearly Releases, And It's About Time

    We [don't] need to bring him back

    Ah, Call of Duty. One arrives each and every year like clockwork, delivering a quick adrenaline shot of shooter action for millions of us worldwide. Usually, that shot is pretty polished, as publisher Activision Blizzard pours resources into its creation. However, development struggles, and a pandemic, meant...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Call of Duty
  • News Hellblade 2 Developer Shows Off Incredibly Detailed Character Model

    Senua's skin

    Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is being meticulously worked on over at Ninja Theory. And when we say meticulous, we mean it. The developer has showcased its latest main character model on Twitter, and the detail is off the charts. Ninja Theory is using new techniques for its character modelling with Hellblade II, and you can tell. The team...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade II
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Activision Blizzard Employees Dissatisfied With Kotick At Internal Meeting

    But there's optimism about Xbox

    There's still a lot that needs to happen at Activision Blizzard before the Xbox takeover can be considered a success. For those working at Activision Blizzard, CEO Bobby Kotick's involvement in the company is a top priority. Kotick recently addressed his workforce in an internal meeting about the Xbox deal. Dubbed...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Phil Spencer
    • Bobby Kotick
  • News Battlefield 2042 Could Reportedly Go Free-To-Play After Botched Launch

    "Looking at all the options"

    Battlefield 2042 was supposed to mark a new era for the Battlefield series, bringing things back to a near future setting for the first time since Battlefield 4. However, it's not really worked out that way, with a number of core features still missing since last year's launch. It seems that long time fans of the...

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    • Battlefield 2042
    • EA
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Oh, Goody! My Friend Peppa Pig Gets A Free Next-Gen Makeover For Xbox Series X|S

    Boris Johnson must be delighted

    What could be better than My Friend Peppa Pig on Xbox? How about a free next-gen upgrade for My Friend Peppa Pig on Xbox?! That's exactly what it's received today, including some pretty neat improvements. Firstly, the game now supports Quick Resume on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, along with faster loading times...

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    • Peppa Pig
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News New Need For Speed Likely To Be Arriving On Xbox This Year

    EA expects street racing action to return in late 2022

    As first reported by VGC, and initially flagged up by journalist Tom Henderson on Twitter, it appears as though we'll be getting our hands on a brand new Need for Speed in Q4 of this year. The latest entry in the racing franchise was first announced back in 2020 and set to arrive last year, but...

    • Xbox
    • EA
    • Need For Speed
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hitman 3's PCVR Support Is Leading To Some Hilarious Gameplay Footage

    Accessible with PC Game Pass

    As we reported yesterday, IO Interactive's sublime Hitman "World of Assassination" Trilogy has stealthed its way onto Game Pass, both on Xbox consoles and Microsoft's PC variant of the service. One of the most exciting aspects of this trilogy release is the new Hitman 3 Year 2 content, which has seen a bra

    • PC
    • Game Pass
    • Hitman
    • Hitman Trilogy
    • VR

Thursday20th Jan 2022

  • News Six Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 20)

    Including three Hitman games in one!

    It's a big day for Xbox Game Pass as six new titles are added today, January 20th, including some heavy hitters. Death's Door, Hitman Trilogy, Pupperazzi, Rainbow Six Extraction,

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Rainbow Six Extraction
    • Deaths Door
    • Hitman Trilogy
  • News Sony Expects Xbox To 'Ensure' Activision Games Are Still Available On PlayStation

    Update: Microsoft plans to keep CoD on PS

    Update: Phil Spencer has issued a statement on Twitter today, promising that Xbox will honour any existing agreements while also expressing a "desire" for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation in the future. Original story: There's been a lot of speculation that

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    • Sony
    • PlayStation
    • Activision Blizzard
  • News Activision CEO Wants Guitar Hero & Skylanders To Return On Xbox

    "Phil and I started riffing on things for the future"

    Remember when Activision Blizzard made games that weren't Call of Duty? Look, we know we're exaggerating, but seriously, the publisher's output was once a lot more varied than in recent years. That output included the likes of Guitar Hero and Skylanders, which Activision Blizzard's CEO seems to...

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    • Activision Blizzard
    • Phil Spencer
    • Bobby Kotick
    • Guitar Hero
  • Review Death’s Door - One Of 2021's Best Games, Now On Xbox Game Pass

    "Deserves all the attention it will most likely get"

    Update (January 2022): Death's Door is now available on Xbox Game Pass, so if you're keen to understand what all the fuss is about, we've republished our 10/10 ("outstanding") review from July 2021 below. Enjoy! Original review (July 2021): What do you get if you throw Zelda,

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deaths Door
  • News Financial Times Predicts EA To Be Next In Line For A Major Takeover

    "EA fits the bill"

    Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard came out of nowhere earlier this week, and now it's got everyone guessing who might be next — interestingly, the Financial Times (paywall) believes there's a chance it could be EA. The outlet says that EA "fits the bill" with major franchises and "astute" mobile gaming investments...

    • Xbox
    • EA
    • Activision Blizzard
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Confirms Plans To Keep Call Of Duty On PlayStation

    Along with honouring "all existing agreements"

    There's your answer, folks! Xbox boss and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has confirmed today that the Call of Duty franchise will remain on PlayStation following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a message on Twitter, Spencer promised to "honour all existing agreements" with Sony in...

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    • PlayStation
    • Call of Duty
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Hitman Trilogy Lands On Xbox Game Pass With All-New Game Mode

    Elusive Target Arcade heads up Year 2 content drop

    Update: IO Interactive has confirmed that PC Game Pass subscribers will have access to the VR versions of all three Hitman games as of today. As noted on the Hitman 3's official support page; After the 3.100 patch on 20 January 2022, HITMAN 3 will support VR on all PC platforms that the game is...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Hitman Trilogy
    • Game Pass
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Will Get Activision Blizzard To Work On Classic Franchises, Says Phil Spencer

    "I’m looking forward to these conversations"

    Xbox boss and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has been talking to The Washington Post as part of a new interview, and he mentioned during the discussion that he wants Activision Blizzard to work on some of its classic franchises. Spencer highlighted during the chat that Xbox now owns IP such as...

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    • Activision Blizzard
    • Phil Spencer
  • Random Xbox Has Got Us Craving Fries With This McDonald's Series X

    Want fries with that?

    Enough of the serious speak around Xbox's latest acquisition, who forgot about McDonald's? The fast food giant innocuously posted on Twitter about fry stealing, and Xbox decided to get in on the thread. That led to a funny interaction between McDonald's and Xbox, with both social media accounts creating mock-up images. Xbox's...

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    • McDonalds
    • KFC
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  • News It's Official, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Releases This April

    Check out the new six-minute trailer

    It's happening! After years of waiting, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has finally been treated to a release date of April 5th, 2022, along with a brand-new six-minute gameplay overview trailer which you can watch above. And wow. Based on what we can see in the trailer here, this is shaping up to be not only...

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    • LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News WWE 2K22 Officially Arrives On Xbox This March, Watch The New Trailer

    The cover star is Rey Mysterio

    It's confirmed! Following a leak late last week that WWE 2K22 would be coming to Xbox (and other platforms) on March 11th, 2022, that date has now been made official — and you can watch the new trailer above. The game marks the first entry in the series since the disappointing WWE 2K20 over two years ago, and the...

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    • WWE 2K22
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News DOOM Eternal Goes Purple With New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk

    Raise hell in style

    The Doom Slayer dressed in all purple? Sure, why not. As part of the latest set of Game Pass Perks, a selection of rather colourful content comes to DOOM Eternal, featuring quite a few cosmetics. In total, there's three packs here for use across Campaign, Battlemode, and the game's photo mode of course. The sets are dubbed "Arch...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (January 20-23)

    Hope you like Yakuza

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! More games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. Unfortunately, the selection is a little uninspired this week — it's made up of the three games in the Yakuza Remastered Collection, and all of those...

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    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News The Cuphead Show! Hits Netflix This February

    Check out the brand new trailer for Netflix's animated adaptation

    Studio MDHR's Cuphead universe lands on streaming service Netflix on February the 18th and, to go along with the release date announcement, we've got a suitably wild trailer to check out that absolutely ticks all of the boxes, showing off an art style and tone that 100% nails the...

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    • Cuphead
  • News Take-Two CEO Downplays GTA Trilogy's Many Issues, Says The Remastered Collection Has Done 'Great'

    Badly botched rereleases just had a "glitch"

    It's been quite some time since we were as shocked and disappointed with a set of remasters as we were last November when the awkwardly named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition landed in an absolute state on consoles and PC. The collection, which should have been an easy victory for...

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    • Rockstar
    • Take-Two
  • News Halo Infinite's Latest Hotfix Unable To Resolve BTB Matchmaking Issues

    "We're sorry this didn't quite get the job done"

    343 Industries has released its latest hotfix for Halo Infinite, but it doesn't appear to have resolved the matchmaking issues associated with the multiplayer's Big Team Battle mode. According to Halo's community director, Brian Jarrard, this latest update hasn't resulted in the outcome the team...

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

Wednesday19th Jan 2022

  • Guide These 50+ Activision Blizzard Games Could Be Heading To Xbox Game Pass

    It's a huge list

    Microsoft announced as part of the deal to acquire Activision Blizzard that it would be putting as many games as possible from the company into Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, and that means a lot of potential titles! Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, so we don't know which games will be joining Game Pass and which might not...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Guides
  • News Xbox Fans Call For Microsoft To Bring Back Classic Activision Games

    Blur, anyone?

    Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard means that the company will have access to massive range of IP, and Xbox fans are already calling on various franchises from Activision's storied history to be brought back in the future. The one we're seeing requested most prominently right now is Blur. This was a beloved but...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
  • News Sony Stock Value Drops By $20 Billion After Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard

    How will PlayStation respond?

    Not to stoke the console war flames, but it looks like Sony is in the middle of dealing with the Xbox Activision Blizzard purchase. After news of the deal dropped yesterday, January 18th, Sony stock plummeted overnight. In total, shares in Sony have lowered by 13 percent in the wake of the deal. Bloomberg noted that...

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    • PlayStation
    • Microsoft
    • Sony
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Activision Looked For Other Buyers Before Accepting Xbox Offer

    "The board weren’t sold on Microsoft as the acquirer"

    Xbox might be one of the biggest players in gaming, but it took some convincing for Activision Blizzard to accept Microsoft's offer. Looking at who else was involved, we can be happy Xbox came out on top! According to another Bloomberg report, Activision was looking for potential buyers when...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Facebook
  • News Limited Run Is Releasing Its First Xbox Game This Summer

    "Our games are going to look good in green"

    Collectors rejoice! Limited Run Games has announced that it will be going green this summer, with its first ever Xbox release since the company partnered with Microsoft. For those unaware, Limited Run Games is a third party publisher that takes digital releases, usually from smaller developers, and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Don't Worry, Dying Light 2's File Size Isn't Significantly Larger Than PS5

    Update: It's not 72GB as first feared

    Update: Looks like there was nothing to panic about! Those who have been able to download the base game on Xbox have discovered it's around 34-36GB, and not 72GB as originally reported. There's a chance day one patches may push this figure up (along with any extra content), but there's no sign of this as of yet...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Dying Light 2
  • News Rare's N64 Classic Banjo-Kazooie Is Out This Week On Switch

    Another "modern way" to enjoy this title

    Update: Rare has passed on the news to Xbox fans that its classic N64 title Banjo-Kazooie is out on the Switch tomorrow. Of course, Xbox fans can still play the title via Game Pass and Rare Replay. Original article [Fri 24th Sep, 2021 03:30 BST]: Rare might have been purchased by Microsoft long ago, but...

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    • Rare
    • Microsoft
    • Banjo-Kazooie
  • News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Might Be Releasing This April

    Update: Now officially confirmed

    Update: It's official! TT Games has announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will release on April 5th. Original story: Let's hope the Force is strong with this update! It's been suggested — as it was back in late 2021 — that the long awaited LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will

    • Xbox
    • LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master Launches With Xbox Game Pass Next Week

    Drum along and ride into the rhythm

    In the midst of all the crazy Activision Blizzard news yesterday, Microsoft also revealed a new batch of Xbox Game Pass titles for January, including the news that Taiko No Tatsujin will be making its debut on Xbox next week. The game is called Taiko No Tatsujin: The Drum Master

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    • Taiko No Tatsujin
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Video Phil Spencer & Bobby Kotick Discuss The Future Of Activision Blizzard Under Xbox

    "We really saw this as an amazing opportunity"

    So far, we haven't seen much of the two bosses since the Xbox and Activision Blizzard deal shook us. Sure, the Xbox announcement was written by Phil Spencer, and Bobby Kotick has commented on the deal, but talking on camera feels more direct. Well, the pair of them went live on CNBC yesterday, January...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Phil Spencer
    • Bobby Kotick
  • Deals 250+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (January 18-25)

    Deals with Gold, Spotlight offers & more

    With all the madness that took place yesterday regarding Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, we didn't get a chance to highlight the weekly deals on Xbox! Well, aside from the backwards compatibility sale, of course. Below, we've also included some of the highlights from the Deals with Gold and...

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    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Touch Controls Are Coming To Nine More Xbox Game Pass Titles

    For those who game on the go

    Tucked into Microsoft's latest Xbox Game Pass update, it was revealed that nine more games now have touch control support. That's good news for on-the-go gamers! All of these titles are of course included in an Xbox Game Pass subscription. If you want to play them on mobile via the cloud, you'll need Game Pass Ultimate...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC
    • Mobile
    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Rainbow Six Extraction

    Launching with Xbox Game Pass on Thursday

    It's been such a busy week in the world of Xbox already, but Game Pass is also having a massive day on Thursday, with a whole bunch of games launching on the service including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction. Ahead of its release, the first reviews of the game have been dropping today, giving us an idea...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Rainbow Six Extraction
    • Roundup
  • News Does Your Xbox Guide Button Lag? New Insider Patch Addresses Issue

    Finally!

    Good news for Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead Insiders! In yesterday's patch, which went live at roughly 3pm PT, Xbox targeted guide button lag. It's a common complaint among Xbox users and to be honest, it's good that it's finally being addressed. We've experienced these issues here at Pure Xbox, especially when accessing the guide during...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Insider
  • News Halo Infinite's New Multiplayer Event Cyber Showdown Adds A New Mode

    Live until February 1st

    Update: This event is now live and will run from January 18th until February 1st - it adds in the new slayer mode, Attrition - where lives are shared across your team. "Each team has a limited number of lives—revive your teammates when they fall and work together to deplete the enemy’s lifepool to finish them off. Last...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Activision Blizzard Boss Expected To Leave Once Xbox Deal Is Done, According To WSJ Report

    But he'll still likely receive a substantial payout

    Will he stay, or will he go? That's the question everyone is asking about Bobby Kotick right now after Microsoft announced its plans to purchase Activision Blizzard in a deal worth around $70 billion. Although The New York Times suggested Kotick would be "available as needed" after the acquisition...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
  • News Konami's Free-To-Play Yu-Gi-Oh! Game Is Now Available On Xbox

    It's time to duel!

    The surprise announcements continue - with Konami shadow dropping Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on all platforms including Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. It's a free-to-play game featuring in-game purchases and online interactivity - that allows you to play the card game digitally, anywhere. The title features stunning HD graphics, a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Konami
  • News PUBG Creator Shows Off Huge 'Planet-Sized Worlds' For Upcoming Project

    Planet unknown

    Since PUBG exploded in popularity, various developers who worked on it are trying to create something new. One of those developers is the original creator, PlayerUnknown, who is now working to create "the biggest sandbox worlds ever attempted." We've not seen much on the "prologue" project since its inception. Hell, we don't even...

    • Xbox
    • PC
    • PUBG
    • PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds
    • Prologue

Tuesday18th Jan 2022

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2022

    January 18th Quests now live

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

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • News These Seven Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (January 20-27)

    It's another huge end to the month

    Update: The following games, platforms and dates are now confirmed! We've updated the table below. Original story: The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has leaked a little early! Microsoft looks set to unveil this batch formally in just a few hours' time, but an image discovered on the official Xbox website...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Activision Blizzard Games Will Come To Xbox Game Pass As Part Of Acquisition

    SO. MANY. GAMES.

    In an absolutely historic deal, Xbox is in the process of buying Activision Blizzard. The deal means that Activision games will fall under the Xbox banner, including massive franchises like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Is Buying Activision Blizzard, Reportedly For $70 Billion

    Oh my goodness

    This is not a drill! Microsoft has announced today that it is acquiring Activision Blizzard, in a transaction reportedly valued at $70 billion (update: now confirmed as $68.7B). When the deal closes, Activision Blizzard's games will also be integrated into Xbox Game Pass — Microsoft says it expects the deal to close in fiscal year...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • Deals Xbox Is Having A Massive Backwards Compatibility Sale This Week

    Featuring over 100 Xbox & Xbox 360 games

    Xbox is hosting a particularly special sale this week if you're a fan of classic original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, as over 100 of them have been discounted as part of the "backwards compatible sale" — and we've listed them all below. All of the following games will play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox...

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    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Some Activision Games Will Still Release On PlayStation, Claims Report

    Update: Phil Spencer gives hope to PS4, PS5 fans

    Update: In response to Bloomberg's report, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shared some comments suggesting that Microsoft won't be pulling Activision Blizzard games away from PlayStation, although it's not 100% clear whether he means existing titles or games that are set to release in the future. "I’ll...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Will Call Of Duty Become An Xbox Exclusive In The Future?

    It's up to Phil & Co

    And breathe! Today's news that Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard has got us all flustered here at Pure Xbox, and although we know some of the details of the acquisition already, we've still got tons of questions that are being left unanswered — or vaguely answered — for the time being. For example, what's...

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  • News Another Four Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (January 31)

    Not as painful as first feared!

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of four games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the latter part of January 2022, which includes the likes of Cyber Shadow, Prison Architect (on PC) and Xeno Crisis. Fortunately, despite a suggestion from the Microsoft Store that games such as The Medium and Control could...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Two Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 18)

    "Join a friend to explore a vast overworld filled with misfits and monsters"

    Today marks another Game Pass drop day! Two more titles are heading to the service today. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition is available now, and Nobody Saves The World will launch into the library at 8am EST / 1pm GMT. Here's a quick rundown of the two...

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  • Review Nobody Saves The World - Another Indie Hit For Xbox Game Pass

    Dungeon Master

    Canadian Developer Drinkbox Studios is on something of a streak with great games, having released the excellent Guacamelee!, it's fantastic sequel and the brilliant first person dungeon-crawler, Severed. Now the studio is back with its latest adventure, Nobody Saves The World, and it's another cracker. A top-down dungeon crawler that...

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    • Nobody Saves The World
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide Here Are The Release Times For Rainbow Six Extraction On Xbox Game Pass

    Pre-load also now available!

    Rainbow Six: Extraction is one of the biggest Xbox Game Pass launches this month, and the release is right around the corner! Extraction is available on January 20th, and Ubisoft has detailed the exact launch time for the game. On every platform except Amazon Luna, the game goes live at midnight local time. That...

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    • Guides
  • News Phil Spencer Will Lead Activision Blizzard Teams As CEO Of Microsoft Gaming

    Quite the promotion

    The news that Xbox is in the process of buying out Activision, adding their development teams to its portfolio, is absolutely massive. So big, that it looks like things are changing for gaming at Microsoft. Tucked into the purchase announcement post, is a look at the new gaming structure at Microsoft for when the deal goes...

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  • News Bobby Kotick Will 'Continue To Serve' As Activision Blizzard CEO, Says Microsoft

    Update: WSJ reports he will leave post-acquisition

    Update: Kotick told The New York Times this afternoon that he will be "available as needed" after the acquisition goes through, and reportedly declined to confirm that he will be CEO after the deal has been finalised. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal has suggested that Kotick will be leaving...

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    • Microsoft
  • News Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition Gets A Surprise Release On Xbox

    It's been added to Game Pass, too

    Xbox has previously noted how it wants to bolster its Japanese video game offerings, and with this in mind, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition is now available on the platform. The Spike Chunsoft visual novel adventure series is currently celebrating Its 10th anniversary, and as part of this, the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
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  • News Xbox Game Pass Now Boasts 25 Million Subscribers

    They're just showing off now

    OK. Calm down. That's been some big news today. Activision Blizzard is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, an absolutely massive deal that should see the developer's immense back catalogue, which includes the likes of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Cra

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  • News Mobile Gaming A 'Critical' Part Of Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Acquisition

    Yes, it includes the Candy Crush IP

    Today's mammoth announcement that Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard brings to mind IP such as Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot and Overwatch — but the company is also really excited about the potential for mobile gaming. Speaking as part of a con

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    • Microsoft

Monday17th Jan 2022

  • Feature These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (January 17-21)

    It's a huge week for Game Pass

    Ooh, we've got a big week ahead for Xbox Game Pass! No less than six games are joining the service between January 18th and January 20th, and considering Hitman Trilogy contains three games in itself, it's actually eight in all! Here's what's on the way: New Xbox Releases (January 17-21): Optimised For Xbox Series...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reveals His Thoughts On A PlayStation Game Pass

    'It's an inevitability...'

    One of the big stories to come out of December was a report that Sony was preparing its own version of Xbox Game Pass for the PlayStation brand, with the suggestion that it was going to launch in Spring 2022. Now, in response to that, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has told IGN that he believes it's an "inevitability" that...

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  • News Xbox Store Hints At Potential Leaving Dates For Many Game Pass Titles

    Don't take this as confirmation yet though

    We've stumbled upon an interesting little discovery from a Twitter user, who has pointed out that the Microsoft Store on PC appears to be suggesting the potential removal dates for various current Xbox Game Pass titles. By heading to the Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 and then searching for your game of...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Updated On Steam Ahead Of Planned Xbox Series X|S Version

    What's next for CD Projekt's RPG?

    Here at Pure Xbox, we're eagerly awaiting the Xbox Series X and Series S version of Cyberpunk 2077. It feels like an age since the game's wonky console launch in late 2020, and we're hoping the next-gen version will improve things significantly. Thankfully, it looks like we won't have to wait too much longer. While...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Cyberpunk 2077
  • News 'Pandemic' Likely To Be Removed From The Xbox Store This Month

    How about the real life one?

    So, there's a game called Pandemic, and it's been trucking along for four years or so, receiving regular updates from developer Asmodee. It was even in Xbox Game Pass for a while, before leaving the service earlier this month. However, it looks like it'll be leaving more than Game Pass pretty soon. According to a

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Backwards Compatibility Is Teaching The Industry About Game Preservation, Says Exec

    "We've learned a lot"

    Xbox's backwards compatibility program might have been wrapped up with the addition of 76 more titles this past November, but Xbox Director of Project Management Jason Ronald says its influence will live on for years to come. In an interview with TechRadar, Ronald explained that the Xbox team had learned many lessons as a...

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    • Xbox Series X
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  • News Xbox Social Media Manager Explores Zeta Halo Using PS5 Controller

    "I love the era of gaming we’re in"

    A few years ago, playing a Halo game with a PlayStation controller would've felt impossible. In generations gone by, consoles were locked ecosystems with their own distinct games, controllers and services. However, things are changing. With the introduction of Xbox Cloud Gaming, and PC ports of PlayStation...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • PlayStation
    • Dualsense
  • News E3 2022 Has 'Probably' Been Cancelled Altogether, Says Jeff Grubb

    Summer Game Mess

    It's been a little over a week since we caught wind that E3 2022's in-person event has been axed. It wasn't a huge surprise given E3's waning popularity, and the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic, of course. Things might be getting worse yet, though. According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, E3's digital event may also be...

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  • News Xbox Fan Feedback Survey Highlights Game DVR As Biggest Series X|S Issue

    OS problems a close second

    Largely, Xbox Series X, and Series S, handle the Xbox operating system much better than last-gen systems. Things felt sluggish at the best of times on those pesky hard drives, and there's a clear improvement with the move to SSD storage. However, there are still problems. Those problems have been highlighted in an Xbox...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Microsoft
  • Rumour Hogwarts Legacy Is 'In Trouble', Set To Be Delayed To 2023

    "That game is not coming out this year..."

    Had enough news about potential delays, yet?! We've got another one for you — the highly-anticipated Hogwarts Legacy is reportedly "in some kind of trouble", and therefore apparently won't be releasing in 2022 at all. This is courtesy of journalist Colin Moriarty on the Sacred Symbols+ podcast...

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    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Set For March Release, Pre-Order Includes All Three Games

    Not too long to wait

    Shadow Warrior 3 was unfortunately delayed to 2022 back in October in order to apply a little bit more polish, and now it looks like the Xbox Store has revealed the new release date of March 1st (thanks True Achievements). The game is being priced at £41.74 / $49.99, and is available to pre-order right now. The pre-order...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Dying Light 2 Will Be Supported For Five Years After Launch

    New stories, locations, in-game events

    The original Dying Light is known for its long-term support, with new content arriving years after its 2015 release. This is atypical for a single player game, but it looks like the trend will continue with Dying Light 2. After revealing some console comparisons, and a

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    • Xbox One
    • Dying Light 2

Sunday16th Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Exec 'Doesn't Know' If FPS Boost Will Return In The Future

    "We know it won't work on all games..."

    The Xbox team gave us the sad news back in November that the FPS Boost program for Xbox Series X and Series S was finished adding new titles for now, and they've recently reiterated that they don't know if it'll ever return. In an interview with TechRadar, Xbox Director of Project Management Jason Ronald once...

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  • News WWE 2K22 Cover Appears To Leak Online, Release Date & Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

    Update: Officially confirmed!

    Update: It's official! WWE 2K22 will be releasing on Xbox on March 11th. Original story: Here's some great news for fans of WWE and wrestling games in general, as it's been reported that WWE 2K22 will be releasing on March 11th, and we've also got a look at the apparent cover art — featuring cover star, Rey...

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    • Xbox One
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  • News It's 'Awesome' That God Of War Now Supports Xbox Controllers, Says Dev

    "We even put in all the glyphs for you..."

    One of the big talking points of the week in the world of PlayStation was the arrival of 2018's critically-acclaimed exclusive God of War on PC, and as you might expect, it also contains support for Xbox controllers. The game is available to purchase now on Steam, and speaking to

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  • Random Legendary Filmmaker Thinks Halo Infinite Is The 'Best Of The Halo Series'

    Young at heart, Chief

    Halo Infinite has received all sorts of praise since its solo campaign launched near the end of last year, and now the latest individual to praise it is the legendary American filmmaker (and composer), John Carpenter. Known for movies like Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Starman (1984) and...

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    • Halo
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    • Xbox Series X