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XBox Pure was Actually Contaminated

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306w ago - Xbox Pure was meant to be the name of an upcoming Xbox 360, perhaps a slimline version or a new 360 successor, but has turned out to be a fake blog posting to see which games sites would run with it. With so many rumours online, was this a fair test of a gamer site's fact-checking skills?

Games Web site "Cheap Ass Gamer" (CAG) had listed a blog posting by "desz", claiming to potentially have the details of the Xbox's "new name".

The posting says: "I'm not completely positive how true this is, but most of the things GilZ sends my way are true. He was correct about the new price drops, new HDMI models, new Elites, and now a picture sent to us with clearly visible text, in what appears to be either the 360's new name or the next xbox's final name. "XBOXPure" is what looks to be the final choice in this document. Take a look!"

The picture in question is a plain sheet of paper with some text claiming to be a memo from Microsoft, with handwriting making some points, while showing that "Xbox Pure" was the "final" name chosen for the new box.

As you'd imagine, with plenty of rumors flying around the Internet all the time (just think of all those supposed iPhone or iPod pics that...
 

Rumor: XBox's New Name to be XBox Pure?!

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306w ago - To quote desz: I'm not completely positive how true this is, but most of the things GilZ sends my way are true.

He was correct about the new price drops, new HDMI models, new Elites, and now a picture sent to us with clearly visible text, in what appears to be either the 360's new name or the next XBox's final name.

"XBOXPure" is what looks to be the final choice in this document.

Take a look, and post your thoughts below!
 

Pure - updated impressions

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326w ago - Rarely have we seen a game that made us want to throw up in a good way. Watching director Jason Avent preload up a gravel-laden peak and launch off amidst gondolas and hot air balloons in the cloudy New Mexico sky was all at once mesmerizing and lunch rejecting.

The soundtrack mutes, the trash-talking rider Supermans his body while barely grasping the seat. Quickly, he plummets down to earth. Jason's trajectory is off and the rider crotches himself on the seat before painfully smashing into a boulder.

Such is the life in Pure, a more-than-basic ATV racer with shades of SSX. If our new screens are any indication, Pure will speed away from the pack of other drab racers.

We already got a good look at Pure's racing dynamics earlier, but today we were able to get a clearer sense of how the trick system worked. On your HUD, the system is represented by the Y, B and A buttons for high, middle and low level tricks respectively.

Tricks and boost are essential to winning races - hence our SSX comparison - and strategizing when to use each will dictate your chance of victory.

You build up boost by performing low level tricks - or the A button tricks. Successfully pulling off one of these can start to build up your mid-level boost, to perform B button tricks and so...
 
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