Feature Looking Back: Xbox's E3 2012 Show Delivered Lots Of Gameplay, And Sports
The good, the bad and ugly of a 10-year old showcase
We're real close to Xbox's big 2022 summer Showcase, and what folks seem to want most this year is more gameplay. We thought last year's effort was one of Xbox's best 'E3' shows ever; jam-packed with looks at upcoming titles and Game Pass releases. However, the complaints about gameplay are valid...
News It's Official, E3 2022 Has Been Cancelled
Showcase will return in 2023
We've got an update on this year's E3, and it appears the entire event has now been cancelled. Following on from the news that the showcase could still potentially go ahead earlier this month, IGN was able to confirm the annual event had been axed. ESA also shared an official statement with IGN, revealing how the show...
News Gamescom Returns To In-Person Event in 2022
Digital will still feature
For a couple of years Gamescom — much like the rest of the industry — has gone remote. Both the 2020 and 2021 events were entirely digital, meaning fans couldn't attend one of gaming's largest events. All being well, that's changing this year. Gamescom has announced plans to return to in-person happenings in 2022. It...
Talking Point Is It Time For Another Xbox Event Soon?
It's been a quiet few months
With various PlayStation State of Play events and Nintendo Directs over the last few months, it got us wondering about Xbox. It feels like an awfully long time since we've had an event dedicated to our beloved green X, and we reckon we're due a livestream sometime soon. In fact, we haven't really seen anything of note...
News E3 2022's 'In Person' Event Has Been Axed
And ESA hasn't confirmed a digital show yet
The ESA has announced this year's E3 will no longer go ahead "in person" due to the pandemic. Here's the full statement via IGN: “Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We remain...
News Phil Spencer Was 'Pleasantly Surprised' By The Reaction To Xbox's E3 2021 Showcase
"I was really happy with the reaction"
Xbox had a killer showing at E3 2021 this year, winning 'Best Presentation' at the E3 2021 Awards in the process, and head of Xbox Phil Spencer has admitted that the reaction was even more positive than he expected it would be. Speaking on the Dropped Frames podcast yesterday, Spencer acknowledged his pleasant...
Pick One Which Of These Six Upcoming Xbox Games Are You Most Excited For?
"6 headliners. 6 months."
It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, given that Xbox has been heavily promoting "six headliners" coming to Xbox Game Pass later in 2021, we thought we'd highlight each of them and find out your favourite. Keep in mind that Age of Empires IV in this list is not coming to Xbox consoles as far as we know, but...
Poll What Did You Think Of E3 2021 From An Xbox Perspective?
A success, or could have been better?
Well, that's it. It's all over for another year. E3 2021 is officially behind us, and unless Xbox has another surprise up their sleeve, we very much doubt we'll be getting any events from the team for at least a couple of months. We've already talked a little bit this week about how we felt E3 2021 was perhaps...
Guide How To Watch Today's 'Xbox Games Showcase Extended' Event
Two extra hours of post-E3 coverage
Thought E3 was over? Well, it kind of is, but Xbox is keeping the train rolling with a final event called 'Xbox Games Showcase Extended', providing another two hours' worth of coverage to compliment last week's main show. Microsoft says the event will feature extended conversations with the likes of Rare,...
News Xbox Just Had Its 'Most Viewed' E3 Ever
Showcase peaked at around 2.3 million viewers
Just a day after we heard how Phil Spencer has put Microsoft's gaming business in a very good place, we've now got some milestones to share about Xbox's E3 broadcast this year. Coming from the head of Xbox himself, it's been revealed E3 2021 was Xbox's "most viewed" ever. Phil went onto state how him...
News Xbox Scoops 'Best Presentation' At E3 2021, Forza Horizon 5 Wins 'Most Anticipated Game'
As part of the official E3 Awards
We're definitely of the belief that E3 2021 was a massive success for Xbox and Bethesda this year, and the official E3 awards panel clearly agreed, having crowned Xbox has boasting the best presentation of the event. The awards were selected by editors at IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, and GamesRadar+, giving best...
News PlayStation Team Congratulates Xbox On 'Great' E3 2021 Showcase
"Great time to be a gamer"
Yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase was a belter, and even a couple of members of Team PlayStation have shared their appreciation for it on Twitter, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer giving his thanks in return. Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst tagged the head of Xbox in a tweet, stating that it was a "great...
Reaction Xbox Just Had Its Best E3 Showcase In Years, And Game Pass Was The Star
It's going to be an exciting end to 2021
Have you recovered from yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase yet? We polled the Pure Xbox community immediately following the event, and the majority of votes gave the show a top-marks A
Live Watch Today's Square Enix E3 2021 Livestream Here
Including a world premiere from Eidos Montreal
We're still processing all the news that has come out of today's Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase, but Square Enix is keeping the train rolling with a Summer Showcase featuring a world premiere of the new game by Eidos Montreal. The show is scheduled to begin at 12:15pm PT / 3:15pm ET / 8:15pm BST /...
Guide How To Watch Today's Xbox E3 2021 Event
All the details you need
E3 2021 has officially begun, and the big highlight of the event from an Xbox perspective will be a 90-minute showcase extravaganza from the teams at both Xbox and Bethesda taking place today, June 13 at 10am PT. Microsoft says the event will be "packed with everything you want to know about the epic gaming lineup coming...
News Insider Lists IP We Shouldn't Expect To See At Xbox's E3 2021 Showcase
Eight games mentioned
We're so close to the kick-off of the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, but it seems we're going to keep getting predictions and insider information right up until the last minute. While we're expected to learn more about Halo Infinite, the rest of it has been guessing games for most parts. GamesBeat journalist and reliable industry...
Live Watch The Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 Livestream Here
"Get the latest news, updates and surprises"
It's time for another E3 2021 event! Today's Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase will give us all the latest news, updates and surprises from Ubisoft, providing "the most up-to-date news on Ubisoft’s live and upcoming games." The main event is scheduled to begin at 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 8PM BST, and it's...
Guide How To Watch Today's Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 Event
All the details you need
Today marks the return of another major event for E3 2021 in the form of Ubisoft Forward, which will provide "the most up-to-date news on Ubisoft’s live and upcoming games," taking place entirely digitally. Ubisoft has teased that the show will feature For Honor, Trackmania, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and...
Feature Looking Back At The E3 That Delivered Xbox Backwards Compatibility
Back to the future
It's that time of the year as we essentially hit Christmas time for gaming fans as developers show off their upcoming titles. E3 is only a few days away and we already know Xbox is coming in with Bethesda for a 90 minute showcase packed full of gameplay and world premieres. While we eagerly await the coming weekend, it's a great...
News Konami Isn't Attending E3 2021 But Has Some Key Projects In The Works
Expect an update in the coming months
Japanese company Konami - known for series such as Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Contra and Castlevania - has announced it won't be making an appearance at this year's E3. While it's not "ready" to present this year, it wishes the ESA all the best and intends to update its fans on a number of "key projects",...
News Phil Spencer Is 'Looking Forward' To What Xbox Has To Share At E3
"Glad to see the game industry coming together again"
Yesterday we got word that not only would E3 be returning for 2021 in a digital format, but Xbox would be one of the attendees. It's got a lot of people excited, including Xbox head, Phil Spencer. After the news was revealed, Spencer took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Xbox being on the...
News E3 Returns This June With A Digital Only Event, Xbox Will Be In Attendance
Along with multiple other companies
E3 will return for 2021 in the form of a digital event, and Xbox has been confirmed to be one of the attendees, along with a host of other companies. The event will run from June 12 until June 15, and along with Xbox, it will feature appearances from Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner...
News E3 Has Reportedly Cancelled Its 2021 Live Event
No word on the digital side as of yet
The physical part of E3 2021 has reportedly been cancelled, according to a new report by the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission. As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, the report has an updated sales list, which notes that E3 2021 has a “cancelled live event” - most likely due...
News E3 Reportedly Planning Three-Day, Digital-Only Event This Year
Alongside the Summer Game Fest
After missing out last year, E3 has confirmed it is planning to make a comeback in 2021. The Official Electronic Entertainment Expo revealed the news to fans on Twitter, stating it has "been hard at work on this year’s event" and will reveal more information about the full picture at a later date. A report from...
News E3 Rep Confirms There Won't Be An E3 2020 Digital Event
Looking ahead to 2021
It's been almost a month since E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but at the time, the ESA suggested it was looking into delivering an online event instead. However, in a statement to PC Gamer, an E3 rep has now confirmed a digital event won't take place. Again, the reason has been credited to...
All the games and more!
We've had the reveal event. We've had the policy confirmation. We've heard the buildup and debunked the rumours. Now, it's time to find out exactly what Microsoft are bringing us in terms of games on Xbox One. The company is due to show off at least 20 titles during their press conference at E3 2013, which will kick off at...