News - 2020, Week 12

Sunday22nd Mar 2020

Friday20th Mar 2020

Saturday21st Mar 2020

Friday20th Mar 2020

  • Random We're In Awe Of This Halo Infinite Xbox Series X Fan Art

    Shut up and take our money!

    Have you seen this? Have you seen this?! We think Microsoft would make a lot of money if this was available day one for Xbox Series X. This design was made by talented Redditer NurRayArt, and we're still salivating over its gorgeous Halo Infinite inspired detail. You can see one of the posts NurRayArt made to the Halo...

  • News Don't Worry, Your Astro Headset Will Still Work On Xbox Series X

    Even without the optical audio port

    Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft has ditched the optical audio port on the Xbox Series X retail model, leading to some confusion about whether certain headsets and certain sound systems will still be compatible. Fortunately, it's now been confirmed that all of Astro Gaming's compatible headsets will continue...

  • News 343 Industries Working Remotely, But Intends To Push On With Halo Infinite Development

    "We're removing all the obstacles in our path and tracking well"

    The coronavirus outbreak is causing a lot of disruptions around the world right now. Even within the video game industry, major events have been cancelled and certain releases have been delayed. Fortunately, it's still business as usual for 343 Industries, despite the fact the entire...

  • Review DOOM Eternal - One Of The Best First-Person Shooters Ever Made

    DOOM! Shake the room

    We've just blasted and beaten our way into a remote cultist facility deep in the Artic Tundra, hot on the heels of the hell priest Deag Ranak. As we enter this towering death complex its tannoy speakers squeal to life – "The slayer has arrived. All mortally-challenged personnel please be advised." Ahead of us lies a bloody...

  • Guide All Xbox Play Anywhere Games

    Buy once, play on Xbox One and PC

    It's not one of Microsoft's more heavily promoted Xbox promotions these days, but Xbox Play Anywhere remains a fantastic deal for anyone buying first-party games. The service allows you to buy a game for Xbox One and get another copy for PC, or vice-versa. Better yet, both versions share cloud saves, meaning you can...

  • News Upcoming RPG Sea of Stars Is The Spitting Image Of Chrono Trigger

    Smashed its Kickstarter target

    There's a new RPG on the way from Sabotage Studio -- the team behind the critically acclaimed The Messenger -- and it's looking very nice indeed. Sea of Stars is planned for release on PC and consoles in 2022, and it's smashed its Kickstarter target in under 7 hours. As noted over at Gematsu, the game is described as...

  • News Xbox Series X And PS5 Could Miss Holiday 2020 Release, Says Analyst

    No surprises there

    With the coronavirus affecting everything in most corners of the globe right now, it's no surprise to hear that both Xbox Series X and PS5 could potentially miss their holiday 2020 release dates. However, IDC Research Director of Gaming and VR/AR Lewis Ward suggests both consoles are still currently expected to release in Q4 2020,...

  • News Here's What's Coming To Xbox One Next Week

    Ready for Bleeding Edge?

    We've got a bunch of great Free Play Days titles to take advantage of this weekend, but what's happening next week? Well, it's a pretty busy one in terms of releases compared to what we've seen recently, so let's round everything up courtesy of Major Nelson over at Xbox Wire. Freedom Finger (March 24) is a "music driven,...

  • News GAME Explains Why It Broke DOOM Eternal's Street Date In The UK

    "This is not our usual code of practice"

    Bethesda's DOOM Eternal officially releases today, but throughout the week, we've been hearing reports of various retailers breaking its street date. GAME in the UK is one of those retailers, and in a statement, the company has confirmed that it indeed broke the game's street date due to the "unprecedented...

  • News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Reappears On Ratings Board

    This time in South Korea

    It seems as though that recent leak suggesting a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster was possibly correct, as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" has recently been rated in South Korea. This was shared by IGN, who picked up on a Tweet earlier today with a link to the South Korean site.

  • Random Someone Put A Wireless Charger Inside Their Xbox One

    ...But why?

    Here's an interesting one -- someone over at the Xbox One Reddit page has put a wireless charger inside their Xbox One S. Why? We don't know. But it's pretty fascinating anyway. This was shared yesterday by user Inkpuppet, who posted a photo of their phone charging on top of the system. They also went on to explain exactly how they did...

  • News Sea Of Thieves Turns 2 Years Old Today, Celebrates With Freebies

    Has it been that long?

    It might not feel like it, but Rare's Sea of Thieves released a whole two years ago back on March 20, 2018. The game has come a long way since then (check our recent review), and to celebrate its anniversary, there are a bunch of freebies players can take advantage of over the next few days. Let's start with the biggest one...

Thursday19th Mar 2020

  • News This Is What The Xbox Series X Devkit Looks Like

    Not very fridge-y

    We all know what the Xbox Series X looks like by now, but what does its devkit look like? Well, thanks to a recent hands-on video by Austin Evans, we have the answer. And interestingly, it looks nothing like the Xbox Series X itself, and a lot like the Project Scorpio devkit (which eventually became the Xbox One X). You can see...

  • Review Cuphead - Difficult But Downright Delightful

    Studio MDHR gambles and wins

    There are very few games that so completely achieve what they set out to be. Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is one of them, a game that feels like a singular, focused vision come to life – as though it jumped out of its creator’s imaginations without compromise and without having to be made to fit a framework. It’s...

  • Random Xbox Fans Think Now Is The Perfect Time To Bring Back 1 VS. 100

    We wholeheartedly agree

    If you owned an Xbox 360 back in 2009 or 2010, it's very likely you were able to experience the MMO game show 1 vs. 100 on Xbox Live. It ceased production pretty quickly -- it didn't last beyond July 2010 -- but people are still talking about it today, and some fans think now is the perfect time to bring it back. In case...

  • Feature So, Did Much Happen While We Were Away?

    Following a 4-year slumber, we're back. Former editor Ken fills you in...

    Four years is a long old time, huh? It’s the time between England losing in one World Cup and losing in another World Cup. It used to be roughly the amount of time a console generation would last. It’s almost as long as Pure Xbox has been offline. So, I thought it would...

  • News Xbox Game Pass Introduces Free Perks For Ultimate Subscribers

    "Ultimate members will now regularly receive new benefits"

    Microsoft has announced that Perks are the latest addition to Xbox Game Pass, rewarding Ultimate subscribers with everything from in-game content to DLC. In case you weren't aware, Game Pass Ultimate is the highest tier package available for the service, and includes Xbox Live Gold...

  • News Microsoft Ditches Optical Audio Port On Xbox Series X Retail Model

    A prototype exclusive

    A prototype model of the Xbox Series X Microsoft's been incredibly upfront about the hardware housed inside of the Xbox Series X as well as the technical specs, but as we noted the other day, the system has also removed a few (mostly minor) features that were previously included on the Xbox One. An eagle-eyed observer...

  • Guide Xbox Game Pass FAQ

    All The Games, Packages and Deals

    Heard about Xbox Game Pass and wondering what all the fuss is about? We're biased, but it's arguably the best subscription service in all of gaming right now, offering hundreds of quality titles at a low monthly cost. You should find all the information you need to know about Xbox Game Pass in this article, but if...

  • News Even PS5 Fans Are Suggesting Xbox Series X Had The Better Reveal This Week

    Just saying...

    We're not in the business of throwing too much shade here at Pure Xbox, but let's be honest -- yesterday's PS5 deep dive wasn't particularly exciting for the average consumer. What some perceived to be a large-scale feature reveal ended up being a dry technical discussion, and some PS5 fans weren't happy. You can find disgruntlement...

  • Talking Point Has Yesterday's PS5 Deep Dive Changed Your Opinion On Xbox Series X?

    Share your thoughts

    It's been a wild few days for Xbox Series X and PS5 news, hasn't it? We here at Pure Xbox have only just launched our brand-new site (tell your friends!), and we've already been thrown into the thick of it. We wouldn't have it any other way though -- this has been a really great week for Microsoft and Xbox Series X, with the...

  • News EA Hints Battlefield V Might Be Coming To Xbox Game Pass Soon

    Bring it on

    It was a busy day for Xbox Game Pass yesterday, with Microsoft announcing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, as well as various incomings and outgoings for the games library. And now, it looks like we may be getting another huge title added soon in the form of Battlefield V. Following a tweet posted by Xbox Game Pass yesterday about the...

  • Random This Xbox Player Just Became A Gamerscore Multimillionaire

    Phil Spencer comments

    Here's something you don't see everyday! Posting on Twitter, an Xbox player by the name of Pigimus Prime has shared footage of them hitting a ridiculous 2 million Gamerscore on Xbox Live, making them a Gamerscore multimillionaire. They're one of only a few players to ever achieve this feat. Furthermore, Phil Spencer took to...

  • News EA Sports Changes FIFA 20 Ultimate Team In Response To Coronavirus

    Concerns Team of the Week

    Team of the Week -- the typical promo FIFA 20 Ultimate Team runs every week celebrating in-form, real life players from the world of football (soccer, if you prefer) -- has been drastically changed in response to the coronavirus. With very little football currently taking place across the world, the decision has been made...

  • News Bethesda Explains Why DOOM Eternal Doesn't Have A Deathmatch Mode

    Pete Hines reveals all

    We're now just one day away from the official release of DOOM Eternal (well, it's already out in some places), and it's safe to say we're pretty hyped. The game has been getting fantastic reviews so far, but in a recent interview with

  • Rumour Call Of Duty: Black Ops Reboot Coming In 2020

    Codenamed "Project Zeus"

    A reboot of the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise is set to release later this year, at least according to YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. This has been reported by Video Games Chronicle, who pass on that the game "is said to be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise in a similar fashion to 2019’s Modern Warfare reimagining."...

  • News Free Play Days: Sea Of Thieves And Assassin's Creed Lead This Weekend's Lineup

    Discounts available too

    For those of you in self-isolation this weekend (stay safe!), you'll be glad to hear Microsoft is making another set of games available for free for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. This time around, the games are Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and Smite. We already

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