And what will you play first?
It's hard to believe, but we're now less than six weeks away until the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with pre-orders having sold out pretty much everywhere over the past week. There are still some things that need to take shape, such as the day one launch line-up, but otherwise we've got a good idea...
Destiny 2 with Xbox Game Pass?
Welcome to the weekend! It's been a very busy week in Xbox world, highlighted by Microsoft's landmark acquisition of ZeniMax Media, as well as Xbox Series X & S pre-orders going live. There's still plenty of new content to enjoy on Xbox One over the next few days as well. We've been treated to
Give us your wishlist
It's almost time again for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of September has seen Tom Clancy's The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, de Blob 2, and Armed and Dangerous all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If you haven't done it yet,...
Which have you gone for?
The time has arrived! Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders have officially begun in various locations around the world, and as expected the demand has been huge. Websites have crashed and stock has sold out in ultra-quick time for some retailers, so have you been successful in pre-ordering a console? Here are some of...
And where are you playing it?
Welcome to the weekend! Admittedly we've got Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre-orders on the mind rather than Xbox One right now, but there's still plenty to enjoy over the next few days, including three more Free Play Days offerings, the usual set of weekly discounts
Maybe some Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
The countdown is on. The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are officially dropping on November 10th with pre-orders set to begin next week (!) on September 22nd, which means it's time to start planning for launch day. If you're fortunate enough to pick up a brand-new system on day one, there's a big decision...
We're loving Hotshot Racing on Xbox Game Pass
Welcome to the weekend! This past week has been one of the busiest for Xbox in years, highlighted by the surprise reveal of the Xbox Series S, so you might have forgotten that we've also been treated to six new Xbox Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days offerings
What will stand the test of time?
This week marked the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - a remake/remaster of the original two games in the beloved series, which first released all the way back in 1999 and 2000 respectively. It would have been hard to imagine back then that the two PS1 classics would receive visually stunning, full-blown...
Assembling the Avengers?
Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty of new content to enjoy on Xbox over the next couple of days, including some major new releases such as Marvel's Avengers, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 and NBA 2K21, along with even more Xbox Game Pass additions highlighted by the pants-wetting horror of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard...
Better visuals, faster frame rates
When the Xbox Series X launches this November, you'll be able to play over 3000 backwards compatible titles across three generations of Xbox - the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. In addition to this, various developers are working to enhance their previously released Xbox One titles for the next...
Dipping into Game Pass?
Welcome to the weekend! It's been a very busy few days for Xbox Game Pass with five brand-new releases added to the service this week, including the highly-anticipated Tell Me Why: Chapter One and Wasteland 3. Elsewhere, we've got three more Free Play Days offerings including Star Wars Battlefront II, and the
Give us your wishlist
It's almost time for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of August has seen Portal Knights, Override: Mech City Brawl, MX Unleashed and Red Faction II all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If you haven't done it yet, you can still download...
Taking to the skies?
Welcome to the weekend! Once again, we're spoilt for choice on Xbox over the next few days with loads of new titles available with Xbox Game Pass including Microsoft Flight Simulator (for PC) and Battletoads, three major Free Play Days offerings including the recently released F1 2020, and the ongoing
What's in your cart?
After months of anticipation, this year's Xbox Summer Sale finally began earlier this week - featuring over 400 deals on games, bundles and add-ons across a wide range of quality titles. If you haven't had a chance to sample what's on offer yet, you'll find a range of guides below: All 400+ Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In The...
Bought anything in the Summer Sale?
Welcome to the weekend! It's another big one in the world of Xbox - Final Fantasy VII was recently added to Xbox Game Pass, three major titles are available with Xbox Free Play Days, and the massive Xbox Summer Sale has officially begun, featuring over 400 deals on games, bundles and add-ons! Here's what we're...
"It needs to be gone"
A few weeks before Halo Infinite was delayed, 343 Industries published an official statement regarding concerns about the game's graphics. It even acknowledged the fact the team had "heard" the Digital Foundry assessments, which broke down Halo Infinite's gameplay reveal in detail. Now that the latest news about the game's...
Welcome to the Big Gaming Weekend!
Welcome to the Xbox Big Gaming Weekend! Microsoft has generously opened up free multiplayer for everyone over the next few days, as well as ten great games that you can play for free until Sunday night. As if that wasn't enough, six more titles were also
Will it change the way we think about Xbox?
Microsoft recently announced that it was kickstarting a "new era" for Xbox with the addition of Project xCloud on September 15th, introducing game streaming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members on Android. From next month, players will be able to enjoy over 100 Xbox games via an array of phones and tablets...
Let us know what has your attention
Welcome to another weekend in the world of Xbox! There's plenty to discover over the next few days including multiple Xbox Game Pass additions, three Free Play Days titles, a new EA Access game in the form of Rocket Arena, and a
Give us your wishlist
It's almost time for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of July has seen WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship, Dunk Lords, Saints Row 2 and Juju all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If you haven't done it yet, you can still download three of...
Been downloading some free demos?
What a week it's been for Xbox, eh?! Even though the Xbox Games Showcase has come and gone, there's still lots to discover this weekend including a couple of recent Xbox Game Pass releases, three Free Play Days titles and a massive free demo event featuring over 70 playable games! Here's what we're pla
Tell us your favourites
The Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event officially kicked off yesterday (although it's been live for a couple of days now), featuring free demos of over 70 games - the majority of them [email protected] titles. You'll be able to download these demos until July 27, and if you want to see a full list of what's available, you can head over...
Tell us what has your attention
It's the calm before the storm! Ahead of next week's Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event and Xbox Games Showcase, there's still lots to discover on Xbox One this weekend including some recent Xbox Game Pass releases, three
Bit of Halo in preparation for July 23rd?
The weekend starts here! There's plenty to enjoy on Xbox One this weekend, including a selection of recent Xbox Game Pass releases (Fallout 76, anyone?), another huge Xbox sale featuring discounts on over 200 games, bundles and add-ons, two Free Play Days titles and much more. Here's what we'
What do you think?
Earlier this week, industry insider Jeff Grubb highlighted Xbox Live Gold in an article on VentureBeat, explaining that he felt Microsoft might talk about the future of the service at this month's Xbox Games Showcase on July 23, and questioning whether it might be time to phase it out due to its outdated nature. And he makes a...
Playing any Xbox Game Pass games?
Welcome to the weekend! This past week saw the release of a handful of new Xbox One games, two new additions to the Xbox Game Pass library, and a massive Xbox sale including discounts on over 300 games, bundles and add-ons. Here's what we're playing over the next cou
Exploring Bikini Bottom?
Welcome to the weekend! As usual, it feels like we're spoilt for choice again, with multiple recent Xbox Game Pass additions to download, two Xbox Live Free Play Days titles, open betas for the likes of CrossfireX and
Trying the Grounded demo?
Welcome to the weekend! There are plenty of games to check out on Xbox over the next few days, including three more recent Xbox Game Pass additions, another set of Xbox Live Free Play Days titles, and two Xbox Insider exclusive playtests for Grounded and
Tell us what you've been enjoying
We're almost exactly halfway through the year, and while the latter half is usually the busier of the two, we've already seen some fantastic titles released on Xbox over the past few months. New games from major franchises such as Resident Evil, DOOM and Gears of War have all hit the market in recent months, while...
4K+ visuals or more frames?
It's well-known at this point that the Xbox Series X can support up to 8K visuals and 120 frames per-second, although it'd be naïve to suggest that most games will reach levels even close to that. Due to the complexities involved, it's more likely that we'll see most games running at 4K, 30/60fps for at least the first...
Trying out No Man's Sky?
Welcome to the weekend! We're spoilt for choice again on Xbox over the next few days, with loads of new Xbox Game Pass additions including No Man's Sky and two Kingdom Hearts collections, while Xbox Live Free Play Days and the massive Deals Unlocked Sale are ongoing as we
Buying anything in the Deals Unlocked Sale?
The weekend starts here! As usual, there are plenty of Xbox deals to take advantage of over the next few days. Three games are available to try with Xbox Live Free Play Days, and there's a massive Deals Unlocked Sale currently ongoing at the Microsoft Store. Here's what we're playing over the next couple...
Have you started Minecraft Dungeons?
Here we go again! This weekend is packed with another bunch of excellent Xbox offerings, including three Xbox Live Free Play Days titles, over 150 deals available as part of this week's Xbox Live sale, and a major new Xbox Game Pass title in the form of Minecraft Dungeons. Here's what we're playing over the next...
The best of the best?
It's been almost twenty years since we first got our hands on the original Xbox, and thousands of games have since between released across three generations of Xbox consoles. Throughout that time, website Metacritic has been producing weighted average scores for the vast majority of Xbox titles based on critical reviews. And...
Give us your wishlist
It's almost time for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of May has seen V-Rally 4, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, Sensible World of Soccer and Overlord II all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If you haven't done it yet, you can...
Any Xbox Game Pass games?
The weekend starts here! Unfortunately, there aren't any Xbox Live Free Play Days titles to take advantage of over the next few days, but over 250 games are available as part of this week's Xbox Live sale, and there are plenty of new Xbox Game Pass titles to sample aswell. Here's what we're playing
We've been talking a lot about free games here at Pure Xbox over the past few days. It all kicked off with the announcement that The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game was generously being made available for free on Xbox One, which came out of nowhere and was certainly a welcome surprise. With a little help from Pure Xbox member...
We feel like we say this every week, but we're really spoilt for choice on Xbox One this weekend! There are the usual Free Play Days titles and new Xbox Game Pass additions including Final Fantasy IX, but there are also some incredible Xbox Live deals on offer, including NBA 2K20 for just £2.49 and The
Give us your verdict
Next-gen frame rates have been the topic of discussion here at Pure Xbox over the past few days, following the revelation that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run "at least" 30fps on Xbox Series X, with 60 fps (or higher) support not yet confirmed for the next-gen title. While previously mentioning that 60fps would be the...
Started Red Dead yet?
It's been a busy week for Xbox! We've seen a lot of Xbox Series X news dropping over the past few days, but now it's time to get back to playing some Xbox One games. We're spoilt for choice this weekend with some major new Xbox Game Pass additions, four Free Play Days titles, lots of great
The 'billion dollar problem'
If you owned an Xbox 360 during the first few years of its existence, we're willing to bet you know exactly what we mean when we say 'Red Ring of Death'. It's what you see in the image above - the console displaying three glowing red lights indicating a general hardware failure, pretty much rendering the system obsolete...
Streets of Rage 4?
The month of May has arrived, and hopefully that means we'll be getting lots of juicy Xbox Series X info over the next few weeks! In the meantime, there are plenty of great Xbox One games to keep busy with, including four Free Play Days titles this weekend and some major Xbox Game Pass additions. Here's what we'
As part of Inside Xbox
It's been a busy old day for the Xbox Series X. Microsoft has now officially confirmed what has been rumoured for some time - we're getting a first look at some next-gen games next week, which will be revealed as part of an Inside Xbox show on Thursday, May 7th. The only details we know about this show (at the time of...
Let us know!
The weekend is here! There are loads of free games you can take advantage of over the next couple of days, including four Free Play Days titles, a selection of recent Xbox Game Pass additions, and yesterday's release of the free Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 download. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days:
Let us know
It's almost that time again! This month's Xbox Games With Gold hasn't been without its share of drama - it looked like original Xbox classic Blinx: The Time Sweeper would eventually be added before Microsoft officially apologised for the mistake via Xbox Live a few days ago, resulting in the final four games being Project Cars 2, Fable...
Bit of Gears 5?
Here we go again! It's a potentially busy weekend for Xbox owners, with hundreds of games on sale at the Microsoft Store, more Free Play Days titles to take advantage of (including Borderlands), and the recent addition of The Long Dark to the Xbox Game Pass lineup. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days: Fraser...
Let us know!
It's a long Easter weekend for some of us, which means more time to play Xbox games! There are lots of new additions to Xbox Game Pass to take advantage of this weekend, as well as six (!) Free Play Days titles for Xbox Live Gold members. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days: Fraser Gilbert, News Editor: I haven't...
We're spoilt for choice when it comes to Xbox games this weekend. There are multiple games available as part of Microsoft's Free Play Days program, two new Xbox Games With Gold titles to enjoy, and hundreds of discounted classics via the Xbox Spring Sale. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days:
Anything take your fancy?
The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 has officially arrived, with hundreds of games on sale over the next couple of weeks. This is the time to use those Microsoft Rewards Points, redeem those gift cards, and generally treat yourself to some big discounts on some of the best games on the Xbox One (and Xbox 360). Let's start with some...
Bit of Bleeding Edge?
If there's one upside to the boredom induced by self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, it's that we finally have time to dig into our Xbox backlogs and explore some great games. There are a bunch of free titles on offer this weekend as well, so let us know if you'll be taking advantage in the comments below. Fraser...