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Pure Pool Xbox One Update Now Available

28th February 2015

The latest Xbox One Pure Pool update V1.0.0.12 is available to download now. Please find details of improvements below: 

- Purple baize added

- Added ‘Any’ Skill Level to the following modes for improved connectivity;

- Challenge

- Quick Game

- Improved online syncing issues

- Added alert for invitations and League Match ready-ups

- ‘Away from table’ message no longer incorrectly displayed

- Player levels and stats display correctly

- Fixed cue stick drift

- Profile images now display correctly

- P1 vs P2 added to My Game list

- Framerate improvements

Thanks for you continued feedback. If you'd like to provide us with any more, please email our support team: and follow us @RipstoneGames and the devs @VooFoo on Twitter for the latest game updates.

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Win a PS4 or Xbox One with Extreme Exorcism, Ironcast and Pure Hold’em

26th February 2015

Next month is going to be a busy one because Ripstone are on the Road again! We’re going to be attending PAX East in Boston, Massechussets and SXSW in Austin, Texas with Indie Developers Dreadbit Studios and Golden Ruby Games.


PAX East

Dreadbit Studios and Golden Ruby Games will be exhibiting their debut games; Ironcast and Extreme Exorcism at PAX East in Boston next week, which will be available on the show floor. The show will be running from 6th – 8th March and the development teams will be easy to spot in appropriately themed attire, and on hand to answer any questions that you may want to ask. Ironcast will be located at booth number 10180 and Extreme Exorcism will be at booth number 10189.


Shortly after PAX East, we’ll all be heading over to Austin for SXSW – where Dreadbit Studios; Ironcast, Golden Ruby Games; Extreme Exorcism and VooFoo Studios never before seen Pure game; Pure Hold’em will be exhibited also. SXSW will be running from 13th - 16th March and playable versions of all titles will be available on the show floor. Find Pure Hold’em at booth number 137, Ironcast at booth number 135 and Extreme Exorcism at the Indie Megabooth.

The competition

Throughout both shows, not only will we be Tweeting live from the show floor but we’ll be running a Twitter competition to give players the chance to win a PlayStation®4 or an Xbox One.

All you have to do is Tweet @RipstoneGames with your best Extreme Exorcism, Ironcast and Pure Hold’em booth photo’s – along with relevant hashtags #ExtremeExorcism, #Ironcast or #PureHoldem. Extra brownie points will be awarded to those who include the devs Twitter handles: @GoldenRubyGames @Dreadbit and @VooFoo.

We’ll be picking the best photos at the end of the shows and will announce a winner at the end of March.

Best of luck! We’ll see you on the other side of the pond :-)

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Place your bets! Pure Hold'em is coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC via Steam this year!

24th February 2015

We're ecstatic to announce today that VooFoo Studios Pure Hold’em; the newest addition to the critically-acclaimed Pure series, is coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Steam this year. The game will also be the first Texas Hold’em Poker game to grace PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

Already renowned for the beautiful visuals and hyper-real gaming experiences on offer in Pure Chess and Pure Pool; VooFoo Studios are not holding back in their latest addition to the Pure series – where they’re continuing to blur the lines between the gaming world and reality.

Welcome to the Pure Casino, where playing big means winning big. Split across 4 different tables, each requiring more skill and determination than the last, Pure Hold’em brings all the excitement of the casino to the convenience of the couch.

Starting at the Joker table on the floor of the vibrant casino; those who are top of their game can work their way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the VIP penthouse. Buy your way into a game with earned credits, play your blinds, or go all in – whatever it takes to steal the pot and win the game. If Lady Luck is on your side, you could win big and get the chance to enter a higher level table. The higher you goes, the higher the stakes and the bigger the pot.

With full online multiplayer support – you can choose to create a tournament with up to 8 friends or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix.

VooFoo have also included various customisable options; including everything from the colours and the patterns of the table felt, right up to choosing which set of cards and poker chips you want to play with.

Pure Hold’em will be playable for the first time at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month – if you're lucky enough to be attending, be sure to come and check it out! In the meantime, take a look at the brand new trailer and ask yourself – are you all in?

To celebrate Pure Hold’em’s announcement, Pure Pool is currently 40% off on PlayStation®4 with an additional 10% off for PS Plus subscribers. Get the game here. It’s also 50% off on Steam.

Follow the devs @VooFoo and us here at @RipstoneGames for the latest Pure Hold’em updates.

Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PureHoldem.

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Britain prepares her shores for war! Ironcast is coming to Steam this month!

12th February 2015

The Lords and Ladies of Dreadbit Games have announced today that their steampunk mech combat title; Ironcast, is ready to engage in battle on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam later this month. The game will be priced at £9.99 / €12.99 / $14.99 and players can look forward to a special discount at launch.

Ironcast is set in a war-torn alternative history; a time when refined men and women in formal attire commanded gigantic mechanical war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire!

As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall Ironcast – each towering construct bursting with advanced Victorian era weapon systems and electrical shields. Players must face off against an invading enemy force in order to defend 1880's Victorian England.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

Since the announcement of Dreadbit’s partnership with Ripstone last October which guaranteed Ironcast’s Kickstarter stretch goals, the development team have been hard at work implementing new features in Ironcast. Not only have the team worked to incorporate their stretch goals, but several additional improvements have been made thanks to feedback from Kickstarter backers who took part in the Ironcast closed Beta. Some of the bonus features players can expect to see in the game include the likes of; an added Commander, an extra Ironcast design, more locations and missions and new buffs and abilities, as well as a few more surprises.

Dreadbit Games will be exhibiting Ironcast at PAX East in Boston 6th-8th March and SXSW in Austin 13th-17th March – if you’re lucky enough to be attending, be sure to pay the team a visit and to contribute to the war effort! Fellow Consortium Commanders will be on hand in all their steampunk glory, ready to guide rookie Commanders in battle, in the name of Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Victoria.

For more information on Ironcast take a look at the Ironcast Kickstarter page and press kit. You can also check out the latest dev diary on Dreadbit’s website.

To see what lies in store for soon-to-be Consortium Commanders, check out the brand new trailer here: or above.

You can follow the devs and Ripstone on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram for live Ironcast game updates

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Video of the Week - MAGfest in 12 Minutes

02nd February 2015

Extreme Exorcism creators, Golden Ruby Games, showcased their paranormal platformer at MAGfest 13 to hundreds of indie game fans.

Hosted in the Gaylord Hotel, Maryland, MAGfest is the cumulation of music, video games and the culture that surrounds them. The event is a whopping 4 days in lenth, however for your convience here are the best bits eloquently summerised in 12 minutes by YouTuber BluR Sentinal.

Did you see Extreme Exorcism at MAGfest? Hit us up on Twitter to let us know and show some love to Golden Ruby Games on their Twitter


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Flashback Video of the Week: WTF is... Stick it to The Man!?

23rd January 2015

This week we pay homage to Zoink Games' arm-azing psychic platform adventure game; Stick It To The Man, with this lovely flashback video from 2014 - "WTF is...Stick It To The Man" from Total Biscuit.

Stick It To The Man is currently 77% off on PS3 & PS Vita on the PlayStation Store in the US and it's cross-buy.

Get the game on PS3 & PS Vita here:


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