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Out This Week on Xbox One: Zombi, Pure Hold'em, and more!

Every week, new games are released for the Xbox One. Whether they are indie titles or AAA titles, we want to make sure they're on your radar. So get your wallet ready and clear some space on your hard drive. Let's take a look at what's coming out this week for Xbox One.

Adventures of Pip

pixel perfect

In Adventures of Pip, you play as a boy named Pip, who can evolve from a single pixel and into an 8-bit and 16-bit version of himself. Some levels require him to switch between his alternative versions to complete puzzles as each version of himself have their advantages and disadvantages.

The game takes a page from Super Mario as your main objective is to rescue the damsel in distress from Queen DeRezzia by making your way past her henchmen that she has sent to bring you down. The Adventures of Pip drops this Friday, August 21.


zombies + permadeath = the ultimate survival experience

Zombi is the re-release of the hit Wii U game that has you playing as random survivors who are trying to escape the zombie apocalypse that has taken over the city of London. Your job is to collect items and weapons used to kill the zombies as you make your way to safety. If you die, that character will become a zombie, and you will play as another character. Want your loot back? Find your old character and kill him.

When the game first launched on Wii U, it was met with mixed reviews mainly because the game sounded great on paper, but the games ideas were poorly executed. It has been said that the gameplay has been refined for the Xbox one, but we'll have to wait to see if it performs better than the Wii U version when it launches tomorrow, August 18.

Velocity 2X

future platforming

Velocity 2X has you playing as Lt. Kai Tana as she makes her way across the galaxy to escape the clutches of the Vokh Empire. The game blends two genres: shooting and platforming. You blast through space at high speeds, dock and sabotage enemy bases on foot, and then return to the ship for more intense space combat.

This will mark the first time that the Velocity series has made its way out of the PlayStation ecosystem and onto other platforms. The game launches this Wednesday, August 19 and costs $19.99.

Velocity 2X – Xbox Store - $19.99 (opens in new tab)

Pure Hold'em

Are you all in?

Pure Hold'em aims to bring the first and best poker experience to the Xbox One when it launches on August 21. The game allows you to play with up to 8 of your friends online in an exhibition match or a tournament. You also have the ability to join open tables online if you're just looking for a quick poker fix.

Take your journey from the Joker table up to the Masters table and hope that Lady Luck is on your side. The game will set you back $19.99 but for you poker enthusiasts out there, I'm sure that price is nothing compared to the amount you've lost playing in real life.

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners

never enough Giana Sisters

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners take the Giana out of her platform adventure games and throw her into a platform racing game. Play as Giana in different costumes as you race against friends online and locally.As with most arcade racers, Dream Runners allows to harness different power-ups to put you at an advantage or to give your competition a disadvantage.

The game features nine levels to race on and comes with five different costumes. No word on how much the game will cost at launch, but you can expect it to hit the Xbox One Wednesday, August 21.

Which of these games are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

  • "This will mark the first time that the Velocity series has made its way out of the PlayStation ecosystem and onto other platforms" Velocity Ultra was released on Steam.
  • Yeah, but Steam is pretty irrelevant to those of us that thrive on CONSOLES. You MASTER PC RACE enthusiasts need to realize that your $2000 RIGS AREN'T THE NORM. I'd capitalize the rest of my statement, but something tells me you wont be able to deal with it in a civilized manner. Therefore, I say to you...DEAL WITH IT.
  • You don't need a $2000 PC to play games on Steam. A $500 PC will play a ton of indie games and quite a few AAA games on low settings (which are usually equivalent of the current gen consoles). That being said, I don't know how intense this velocity game is, so you might need a beefy PC to play.
  • Whilst a £350 console will play ALL the AAA games.
    There is a reason why publishers are looking at Mod support for consoles and that's because consoles are still the favoured platform.
  • Agreed, also I panicked when I saw the Elite controller on this article and thought the release date had been brought forward. Lol
  • At 15-20 fps, low res textures at 720p resolution, wouldn't call that gaming, horror perhaps.
  • No one else cares about fps or res only the PC master-bates. Everyone cares about gameplay. Its because PC gaming has nothing else going for it now.
  • It's all about the gameplay and replay value. A game can look stunning but if it has no substance or replay value then what's the point?
  • And what console run at 15-20 fps? N64?
  • The PC is also much more functional than the console, so that seems like a fair trade off to me. "there is a reason publishers are looking at mod support" Um.... You mean years and years and years of them supporting it on PC? lol ok. You're wasting your breathe, since you're talking to an Xbox fan. I'm just not blind to the notion that some options may be better for other people.
  • Ohhh, Pip looks pretty cool.