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...
Critical or a waste of time?
One of the big talking points here at Pure Xbox over the weekend has been backwards compatibility, with Microsoft recently announcing the Xbox Series X would support "all Xbox One games", before retracting its statement to confirm that while it's still in the process of validating, it can confirm "thousands" of games...
And so it begins
Welcome to the first edition of What Are You Playing here at the newly-relaunched Pure Xbox! We thought we'd follow Nintendo Life and Push Square in making this a weekly feature, so get involved in the comments and let us know which games you'll be playing over the next couple of days. Fraser Gilbert, News Editor: I've recently...
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...
What do you want to see?
Yesterday was a big day for Xbox Series X news, with Microsoft sharing new information relating to tech specs, the controller, Quick Resume, HDR and more. We also found out more about backwards compatibility on the console, and heard that Gears 5 will be receiving an optimized upgrade for Series X in the future. So that's...
What has your attention so far?
We're still some way out from the release of Microsoft's Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020 (if indeed it survives that projected window due to coronavirus concerns), but we already know quite a lot about the upcoming system. The company seems willing to dish out information more freely than it did back in the pre-release...
One year on, how's it going?
Kinect has had a full 12 months to bed itself in, and arguably the standard of releases this Christmas is higher than what the sensor launched with last year, but the sensor still hasn't established itself as a home for quality games. In the past few days we've seen an encouragingly healthy discussion about the matter...
Tell us your hopes
Microsoft's E3 2011 news conference is only a few weeks away, and our thoughts are turning towards what the company will show off on Monday 6th June. Here's a list of what we believe Microsoft should do with Kinect in order to capture the imagination like it did at E3 2010. Improved Tracking: In its current form, Kinect can track...