Trying out any new Games with Gold?
Welcome to the weekend! It's a bit quiet before the January storm at the moment, with both Hitman 3 and The Medium set to arrive over the next couple of weeks, but we've still got some new Xbox Game Pass titles, three excellent Free Play Days games and
"Punch it, Chewy!"
It's been one hell of a week, hasn't it? It all started Monday with the announcement of the Lucasfilm Games brand, and travelled at intergalactic speeds when Bethesda announced it was working on a new Indiana Jones game, and Ubisoft announced it was working on an open-world Star Wars game. Not
With the recent announcements of a new Xbox Series X|S controller, a brand new charging dock for said controllers, and some new accessories from OtterBox, there's still so much more we would love to see.
Did you used to collect them?
Back in the days before downloading a demo, a free trial or a beta was common on console, samples of games were provided in the form of demo discs, either sold separately or included with Xbox magazines. And pretty much anyone who used to buy these things back in the day will have a fond memory-or-two - after all, they...
Dipping into the Game Pass library?
Welcome to the weekend! Xbox has finally been getting back to normality this week after the holiday break, so we've got a new batch of Xbox Game Pass titles to check out this weekend, another three Free Play Days games, and of course, the usual weekly Xbox sale
What would you ask the Xbox boss?
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is undoubtedly a popular figure in the world of gaming right now, and he's also very willing to take part in regular interviews, be it on official Xbox shows, podcasts or even on Animal Crossing! The downside, of course, is that he's highly in demand (and very busy), and therefore it's...
Got any specific goals in mind?
The start of any new year is inevitably accompanied by a whole host of New Year Resolutions that we hope to achieve over the next twelve months, and that includes in the world of Xbox and gaming in general. Many of us have found ourselves in the position of falling behind in our backlogs, Achievements and Microsoft...
Welcome to the first weekend of 2021
Welcome to the weekend, and Happy New Year! This is our first weekend of 2021, and there's plenty to enjoy on Xbox over the next few days, including a couple of new Games with Gold titles, the last few days of Overwatch's free play event, and over 800 games discounted as part of the
Feet up, fire on, and dive into some old favourites
While many of us undoubtedly received a wave of new games for Christmas, others will be happily revisiting some old favourites, like comfort food gaming of yesteryear. Having the time off with nothing else to worry about is an absolute treat and a perfect opportunity to pick up some of our old...
Got anything in mind?
It's safe to say Xbox Game Pass has had its biggest year yet in 2020, adding hundreds of titles to its library, bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming into the mix, and handing out all sorts of bonuses for Ultimate members. Now, as we look to 2021, the service looks set for another jam-packed twelve months, including the arrival of...
Any new games to try out?
Welcome to the weekend, and happy Boxing Day! We're sure many of you will have received new games (and possibly even consoles) to play with this weekend, but just in case you're looking for something new, there are still well over 800 games discounted as part of the Xbox Countdown Sale until January 3rd! Here's what we're...
Get anything from Santa?
If you're celebrating Christmas today, by now you've hopefully unwrapped all your presents, stuffed yourself silly and now you're ready to crack on with another enjoyable part of Christmas (and every day) - gaming! With such a massive year in the gaming sphere and the launch of the Xbox Series X|S, no doubt some of you have...
You've got over 800 games to choose from!
As per tradition for this time of year, the Xbox Countdown Sale 2020 has officially begun, featuring over 800 (!) deals on games, bundles and add-ons across a wide range of quality titles on the Microsoft Store for console and PC. If you haven't had a chance to sample what's on offer yet, you'll find a...
Will the New Year bring us something special?
Your New Year present is soon to arrive - another selection of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of December has seen The Raven Remastered, Bleed 2, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Stacking all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If...
Feeling festive yet?
Welcome to the weekend! We're fast approaching Christmas, so things are quietening down in the world of Xbox over the next week or so, but there's still plenty to enjoy over the next few days including a massive batch of new Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days games and over 800 discounts as part of the
Backwards compatibility? VRR? Quick Resume?
It's now been just over a month since the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S first released, and hopefully by now you've had the chance (if you wanted one) to get hands-on with either of the next-gen systems. We asked you at the launch of the new consoles what your favourite feature was so far - from Quick...
Spending a few days in Night City?
Welcome to the weekend! Many of us will probably be spending a lot of time with the newly released Cyberpunk 2077 over the next few days, but if you're looking for something else, we've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions, three more Free Play Days titles and a
Here are some of our predictions
The Game Awards 2020 is right around the corner, taking place next week on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm EST / 11:30PM GMT, and once again, it looks like Xbox is set to be in attendance for the (virtual) event this year. Xbox boss Phil Spencer dropped a bombshell at The Game Awards 2019 by revealing the Xbox...
We're spending it with some Gods and Monsters
Welcome to the weekend! There are lots of new Xbox Game Pass additions for you to check out over the weekend, with no less than ten games added over the past few days, as well as a batch of Free Play Days titles and the usual array of discounts via the Deals with Gold and Spotlight sales. Busy, busy!...
Players are reporting losing hours of progress
It's been over three weeks since Watch Dogs: Legion made its launch on the Xbox Series X|S and many users, including us here at Pure Xbox, are still experiencing issues with the game refusing to save. For those that aren't aware, Watch Dogs: Legion players are finding the game is not saving...
Or even worse, completely killing it?
Last week, we reported here at Pure Xbox that multiple owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War were noticing that the game was crashing their Xbox Series X - and in extreme circumstances, completely killing it. Since then, we've noticed many more reports of this issue flooding in from across the web,...
Bought anything in the Black Friday sale?
Welcome to the weekend! It hasn't been the busiest week for Xbox Game Pass additions or Free Play Days titles, but there's still plenty to get stuck into over the next few days - and don't forget the massive Xbox Black Friday Game Sale ends on December 3rd, so take advantage of those discounts while you can!...
What presents have you got for us Microsoft?
Guess what?! It's nearly time again for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles. The month of November has seen Aragami: Shadow Edition, Swimsanity!, Full Spectrum Warrior and LEGO Indiana Jones all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If...
We're loving Yakuza: Like a Dragon on Series X
Welcome to the weekend! There's plenty to get stuck into this weekend regardless of whether you're on Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, with another batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three Free Play Days titles for Xbox Live Gold members, and a ridiculously huge
What has that added power done for your favourite games?
One of the big features of the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) is the ability to play over 3000 classic Xbox games from across three generations of the platform, spanning Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The vast majority of these simply run as they always did, albeit with improvements such as...
The next generation of Xbox has arrived
Welcome to the weekend! The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have officially arrived, so there's plenty to be playing over the next few days including over 30 next-gen launch games, a massive batch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, and of course - a library of over 3000 backward
How are you getting on?
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have officially been unleashed on the world, and loads of excited gamers are currently getting their hands on the new consoles for the very first time. Exciting stuff! Of course, much of the first day is usually spent setting things up, downloading content and not really getting to do much...
It's the final countdown
Welcome to the weekend! We've got just a few days left before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are finally unleashed on the world, but in the meantime, you can take advantage of a huge ID Super Saver Sale, five more Xbox Game Pass titles and a batch of new releases includ
Getting into the Halloween spirit?
Welcome to the weekend, and Happy Halloween! We're fast approaching the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10th, but in the meantime, you can take advantage of three more Free Play Days offerings this Halloween weekend, seven new Xbox Game Pass titles and a
Still have questions?
It's hard to believe, but we're now less than two weeks away from the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! Microsoft has been busy peppering us with details all year, and even unveiled an official, lengthy next-gen walkthrough earlier this week showing us various features of the Xbox Series X in action. With that...
It's a happy-go-Lucky few days for us
Welcome to the weekend! It's been another relatively busy week in the world of Xbox, with five more Xbox Game Pass additions (including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege), three more Free Play Days offerings, a couple of ongoing sales and a whole bunch of
What do you think?
There have been well over 5000 (!) Xbox games released over the past twenty years, spanning three generations of consoles beginning with the launch of the original Xbox back in late 2001. It's inevitable, then, that some of those games were always destined to go under the radar, and the sad truth is that some of them were really...
Big month for the Series X|S launch?
Believe it or not, it'll soon be time again for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of October has seen Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut, Maid of Sker, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, and Costume Quest all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the...
You might have seen us talking about it just a little bit over the past year, but Microsoft has two brand-new consoles (the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S) coming out this November, and we're very excited. The Xbox One still has plenty of life ahead of it even seven years after its initial launch, but it'll be eclipsed by its more...
Share your horrible experiences with us
Listen, we're all here because we absolutely love videogames. But that doesn't mean they always turn out for the best, and sometimes they can be downright dreadful for a wide variety of reasons. No developer sets out to make a bad game, but there are a lot of factors that can hinder their potential, and we've...
We're feeling a bit retro...
Welcome to the weekend! This past week marked the busiest week of the year for new releases on Xbox, so there are plenty of new games to check out over the next few days including five recent Xbox Game Pass additions! We've also got a couple of ongoing sales, as well as three
The controller that started it all
It's hard to believe, but next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Xbox. The controller that shipped with that Xbox, of course, was the legendary "Duke" - a controller that was ridiculed for its overly large size at the time, but also beloved by a pretty sizeable group of fans. The Duke...
Any new Xbox Game Pass titles?
Welcome to the weekend! We're now just over four weeks away from the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (!), but there's still plenty to enjoy on Xbox One in the meantime, including three more Free Play Days offerings this weekend, the usual set of weekly discounts and a brand-new batch of
Trading it in? Putting it in the bedroom?
Despite getting off to a rocky start, the Xbox One has made fans of millions of us over the past seven years, providing near-endless enjoyment on a day-to-day basis. It's been a hell of a ride! But, as is always the case when a new console generation comes along, there's going to come a time when you don't...
Raise some hell with Xbox Game Pass
Welcome to the weekend! It's been a quieter end to the week for Xbox following the string of huge announcements that occurred in September, but nevertheless there's still plenty to enjoy over the next few days, including three more Free Play Days offerings, the usual set of weekly discounts, and the arrival of
Do you think it would work?
In case you missed the news that literally broke Twitter earlier today, Mojang Studios is bringing a small selection of Minecraft characters to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soon, including Steve! Obviously the news doesn't affect us too much here at Pure Xbox, but it's interesting to see these characters brought over,...
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...