Bond, James Bond
Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to enjoy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including the brand-new Xbox Game Pass additions of Hi-Fi RUSH and GoldenEye 007 no less, along with another batch of Xbox Free Play Days titles, the new release of Dead Space and another batch of
Enjoying the latest Game Pass addition?
Although it's been a quiet start to the year for Xbox Game Pass, last week saw the addition of three fantastic titles in Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and the former Nintendo Switch console exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise
We've got three great new additions to Game Pass
It's time for the weekend! We've got plenty to be getting on with over the next few days, including three fantastic additions to Xbox Game Pass, a couple of impressive Free Play Days titles, and checking out the massive Xbox Lunar New Year Sale, along with all the other u
Let's hear your suggestions!
Our new Video Producer Craig has been over on the Pure Xbox YouTube channel laying out some of his top casting suggestions for the upcoming Gears of War movie, which is being produced by Netflix. You can check out his picks in the video above, which include a perhaps surprising choice for Marcus Fenix; a character many...
We're trying to finish off Jedi: Fallen Order
Welcome to another 2023 weekend! It's been a fairly quiet week for Xbox outside of the Developer_Direct announcement, but we've still got a few new things to check out over the next few days, including a free demo for One Piece Odyssey, a
Still tackling the holiday backlog?
We're now firmly into 2023 (which still seems weird to say) and any new year's resolutions we've set ourselves certainly don't include playing less video games. In fact, quite the opposite - we all have plenty to tackle over the next year! But, let's not get ahead of ourselves, and focus on the now. Here's what...
Come yell at us about your hidden gems!
It's the final day of 2022, and we're sure most of you have already thought long and hard about your favourite games that've launched over the last year or so. Despite the narrative of a quiet year for AAA gaming, we've seen some real bangers launch in that space (cough Elden Ring), and of course, plenty of...
By the time this weekend is done we'll be into a brand spanking new year - one hopefully filled with plenty of Xbox Game Studios goodness! In the meantime though we've still had lots to be playing over the festive period, including a couple of Christmas pickups via the huge 'Countdown' sale currently ongoing on Xbox Live. Here's...
The Witcher 3? High on Life? Need for Speed Unbound? Come tell us!
It's finally that time of year where the lucky ones among us get a little bit of extra relaxation time! Yes, of course, we're talking about the holiday season where we all claim we're going to catch up on a bunch of games we've thrown on the backburner over the last year or so. In...
Who knows at this point
Of all the acquisitions we thought we might see from Microsoft in 2022, Activision Blizzard wasn't one of them. The announcement was made all the way back in January, although issues have placed the deal in doubt in recent months. So, what happens in 2023? Aside from the ongoing challenges surrounding the ActiBlizz takeover,
Please Microsoft, let's have a big start to the year...
It's almost that time again, as the Xbox Games with Gold January 2023 titles are set to be revealed very soon! The month of December delivered two Xbox One games, with Colt Canyon and Bladed Fury up for grabs. If you haven't secured yours yet, you can still grab December's Games with Gold...
The Witcher 3? High on Life?
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for things to play on Xbox over the next two days, look no further than High on Life and The Witcher 3 Next-Gen, although we've also seen various other new releases throughout the week such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Reunion. Plus, we've got three fantastic
Love it? Hate it? Come tell us!
High on Life has been in players' hands for a few days now, with the game marking one of 2022's final major Xbox releases. Luckily for us, that release has included a day one Xbox Game Pass arrival, allowing millions of Xbox fans to go hands-on this week. There's quite a lot to High on Life — including the ability...
The final two games are now available
So, that's it for Xbox Games with Gold in 2022! Both of December's games are now available (you'll find more details about those below), so we can finally look back at the lineup over the past 12 months and analyse the entire selection. Before we do that though, here are December 2022's Games with Gold that you...
Nintendo and PlayStation have theirs!
You may have noticed earlier this week that the PlayStation "Wrap-Up 2022" and Nintendo "Year in Review 2022" stats were officially made available, allowing players to view information about their gaming habits over the past 12 months. We've seen a lot of people asking the question about whether there's an...
Times are changing
The Game Awards 2022 has now come and gone, with long-time host Geoff Keighley delivering another huge in-person event following the digital efforts of the pandemic times. While the show itself brought some great early looks at some of our now-most anticipated games (Judas, we're looking at you), there's no denying that things...
How about some LEGO Star Wars?
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for new games to play over the next few days, don't forget that we've got a bunch of recently added Xbox Game Pass titles, four games included with Free Play Days, a major new update for Halo Infinite, and a variety of ongoing sales includ
Or is it in real danger of getting blocked?
Another day, another set of stories linked to Microsoft's attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard! The focus at the moment is on Microsoft's commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch and Steam over the next ten years, and that also extends to PlayStation if Sony is willing to agree to the...
Anyone for some Walking Dead?
Welcome to the first weekend of December 2022! We've been spoilt for choice in terms of new additions on Xbox this week once again, including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days games, lots of major new releases including The Callisto Pr
Any Battlefield or Call of Duty?
Welcome to the final weekend of November 2022! If you're looking for some new stuff to try on Xbox this weekend, don't forget we received two new Xbox Game Pass additions earlier this week (Battlefield 2042 and Gungrave G.O.R.E), while the ongoing X
Rolling the DICE
Battlefield 2042 finally arrived on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this week, a year since it first launched back in 2021. Even at release, we enjoyed it a fair bit despite its shortcomings, yet we were eager to see how the game was going to progress throughout 2022. While the underpinnings of the game remain similar, it's safe to say...
Need for Speed? High on Life? Come tell us!
The end of the year is almost upon us, and we're already finding ourselves looking ahead at what's launching during December. The final month of 2022 is looking like a pretty big one already, with a slew of major releases dropping ahead of a stacked year in 2023. Next month kicks off with a tantalising...
It's almost that time again, as the Xbox Games with Gold December 2022 titles are set to be revealed very soon! The month of November delivered two Xbox One games, with Praetorians - HD Remaster and Dead End Job up for grabs. If you haven't got around to picking them up yet, you can still grab this month's Games with Gold...
Bit of Warzone 2?
Welcome to another November weekend! There's lots of new stuff to check out on Xbox over the next couple of days, including a large batch of new Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles highlighted by NBA 2K23, the free-to-play launch of
Is it Elden Ring?
Can you believe it's nearly the end of 2022 already?! That means it's almost time for the annual Game of the Year awards here at Pure Xbox, where we ask you to vote on the best Xbox games in order to crown an overall favourite. Looking back over the past couple of years since the relaunch of Pure Xbox a couple of years ago, your...
Jumping back into Halo Infinite?
Welcome to the weekend! We've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to check out over the next few days including Return to Monkey Island and Vampire Survivors, three more Free Play Days titles, and another set of
Happy 2nd birthday!
Well, the Xbox Series consoles are officially two years old! The Series X and S graced us with their presence on November 10, 2020, after seven years of life with Xbox One. As much pleasure as the eighth generation brought us (most of the time anyway), it felt good to leave those days behind and move to a new platform two years...
Ghost Song on Game Pass?
Welcome to the weekend! As always, there's plenty of new stuff to check out on Xbox over the next couple of days, including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles, a free new game in the form of Destroy All Humans! - Clone Carnage, an
Will it be a hit, a major flop, or something in-between?
It might not seem like it, but we're just a few days away from the release of Sonic Frontiers on Xbox (and every other platform!). The game arrives on November 8th, and we're very interested to see how it fares with players and critics. There's definitely been a fair bit of scepticism...
Did you buy Modern Warfare 2?
Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to check out on Xbox over the next few days, including some major new releases this week, a bunch of Xbox Game Pass additions, and four fantastic Free Play Days titles. Also, don't forget that the massive
Any specific requests?
It's almost that time of the month again, as Xbox's Games with Gold November 2022 games are set to be revealed very soon. The month of October was the first to reduce the lineup from four games to two games, with Windbound and Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition given away over the past few weeks. If you haven't done it yet, you can...
Did you pick up Gotham Knights?
Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to get stuck into over the next couple of days, including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles, the arrival of major releases such as Gotham Knights, the free-to-play r
Well, after a fair few months of anticipation, the atmospheric horror adventure that is Scorn has finally arrived on Xbox Game Pass. While the reception so far has been mixed to say the least, we enjoyed our time with Ebb Software's title, especially when it comes to the spooky scary squelchy bits that are arguably the most...
How about some Costume Quest on Game Pass?
Welcome to the weekend! The big focus of this weekend for many Xbox fans will be Scorn, which just arrived on Xbox Game Pass yesterday, although there are plenty of other new Game Pass titles to check out over the next few days, along with more Free Play Days additions and hundreds of great deals to take...
Battlefront 2? Cyberpunk 2077? You tell us!
Earlier this week, Deep Silver Voliton issued a lengthy update about long-term plans to improve the state of Saints Row, which received mostly average-ish reviews when it launched a few months ago. We called the game "poor" in our 4/10 review, stating that it was a "truly disappointing return for the...
It's a bit of Bandicoot time for us!
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for something to play on Xbox from October 8th-9th, don't forget that we've got a few new Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles, and a whole batch of fantastic deals! Here's what we're playing this weekend
And what platform do you buy them on?
Earlier this week, the publisher behind Xbox Game Pass title Let's Build a Zoo revealed that the service appeared to have helped with sales on Nintendo Switch, with a "notable number" of people telling them that they bought the game on that platform for portability reasons - based on their experiences trying it...
What are your thoughts on the program?
It's been a few months now since Microsoft launched the Xbox Design Lab program in 11 new countries, and the company also has plans to add the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller to Design Lab later this year, which is great to see. And so, we thought we'd take the opportunity to ask - what do you think of Xbox...
Returning to the backyard?
Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for something new to try on Xbox over the next few days, don't forget that we've got lots of new Xbox Game Pass additions, another Free Play Days title, and the usual set of great deals. Plus, Xbox Game Pass Ultimat
It's just hit 15-years old!
This past weekend, the absolutely classic Halo 3 hit 15 years of age after gracing our screens back in September 2007. The Xbox 360 was young, Microsoft was still hell bent on growing the Xbox brand, and Halo 3 was perhaps the company's most important release of the 360 era at that point. For Halo itself, it was the...
Is it Deathloop? It's Deathloop isn't it
Welcome to the weekend! We're closing in on the end of September, and it's safe to say it's been a bumper month for Xbox Game Pass, so we have an inkling you might be making the most of that this weekend. Of course, this week's big addition is Deathloop, Arkane's former-PS5 exclusive, which finally came to...
Changing the fate of Ancient Greece?
Welcome to the weekend! We've been treated to so many Xbox Game Pass titles over the past few days that you should definitely check out, and we've also got new Free Play Days entries and a free demo for Team NINJA's
Discovered anything great on Game Pass?
We don't know about you, but we thought Xbox's showcase at the Tokyo Game Show 2022 was a really good watch this year! Not only were we treated to a bunch of trailers and interviews for the likes of Persona 5 Royal and
Classic style? Full-blown RPG? Let us know
Assassin's Creed has gone through quite a few changes since its introduction to the Xbox 360 scene back in 2007. Ubisoft has changed the formula quite substantially since that first (for lack of a better term more 'simplistic') outing, all the way to where it's basically a full-blown RPG these days. We've...
It's a Disney weekend for us!
Welcome to the weekend! If you're stuck for things to do over the next couple of days, you've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles to try out, three more Free Play Days titles, and another batch of great deals across multiple sales! Here's what we're playing th
Or has 2077 killed the chance
Polish developer CD Projekt Red was held in incredibly high regard after the successful launch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, an all-encompassing sequel that masterfully built on the first two games in the RPG series. The team's trajectory meant that hype was at an all-time high for Cyberpunk 2077's launch, a launch that...
Any platform, not just Xbox!
Well, it's been a quiet old Monday so far here at Pure Xbox, so we thought we'd take a bit of a break and put together another Talking Point! This time, we're interested to know if you can remember the first game you ever completed. And we're not just talking Xbox here. We mean anything, whether you're brand-new to...
It's lights out and away we go!
Welcome to the weekend! There's lots of new content to try on Xbox over the next couple of days, including various new Xbox Game Pass titles such as Immortality and Immortals Fenyx Rising, another batch of Free Play Days titles, two new Games with Gold for September, and
The end of an era
Well, there it is. Xbox has just announced the final Games With Gold selection that'll feature Xbox 360 titles (and seemingly original Xbox titles as well), as the company recently announced that it was ditching the 'classics' part of the program. It's been a long, and at times less-than-thrilling ride we have to admit, which is...
All the time? Never? Tell us!
Everyone tends to have a bit of a different feeling when it comes to pre-orders. Some of us love to pre-order games all the time, some of us never pre-order a game even if we're excited for it, and the rest of us fall somewhere in the middle. And it makes sense! You can understand why people might want to pre-order...