News - 2020, Week 12

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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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