Posts by: Ashley Bates

It is currently a fantastic time to be a fighting game fan. Capcom recently announced the release daate for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (September 19th, by the way), Injustice 2 is a mere three weeks away, and BANDAI NAMCO have dropped a whole bunch of new footage for Tekken 7. Like I said, it’s a fantastic time. The first video is a character trailer showing off combos for characters like Law, Devil Jin and Hwoarang, alongside new characters like Gigas and Katarina. Each characters showcases their special move and combos better than anything I could ever pull off, and we’ve … Read More »

The backwards compatibility library keeps getting bigger and bigger, but it’s amazing what games still haven’t been added. Today sees the last two parts of a popular horror trilogy added to the library, and some hunting games if that’s your bag: Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts, Alaskan Adv, Hunting Expeditions & Survival SoK are coming to Xbox One Back Compat today — Larry Hryb ? (@majornelson) April 27, 2017 Also, Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today — Larry Hryb ? (@majornelson) April 27, 2017 Anyone looking for an opportunity to … Read More »

If you’d have mentioned the Guardians of the Galaxy to most people a few years ago, you’d be greeted with looks of confusion and rightfully branded a “NEEEEERRRRDDD!”. Now, you can’t move for Groot figures and Star-Lord masks. What a difference the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes. Naturally, once you’ve conquered Hollywood, video games are next. With Telltale at the helm for the team’s first virtual adventure together, can the transition be a successful one? Could Telltale do the team justice? After playing through Episode 1, it certainly seems that way. Taking control of Star-Lord himself, you lead the team on … Read More »

Over the past week or so, one game might have slipped your attention: Aaero. It’s not surprising really, as the game dropped with no real fanfare or promotion from developers Mad Fellows Games, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out. Playing like an on rails rhythm-action game in the same style of Rez, with a shade of Gitaroo Man for good measure, you shoot down enemies using a lock on weapon (Rez) whilst tracing a line that follows the beat of the song (Gitaroo Man). If that sounds absurd, watch this gameplay trailer at the bottom of the … Read More »

Here we are, less than a month away from the launch of Injustice 2, and we’ve finally got an in-depth look at the big baddie of the story mode. Please welcome Brainiac. The trailer shows how Brainiac has took advantage of an Earth in disarray. With the Regime, the Insurgency and the Society all fighting for the fate of the planet, invasion is all too easy for the Collector of Worlds. Whilst we do get a brief glimpse at some of Brainiac’s gameplay, the main focus of the trailer is some unseen story content, with former allies turned enemies having … Read More »

We’ve got a mixed bag here! Major Nelson has just tweeted out the latest additions to the backwards compatibility library, and it’s fair to say that there’s something for everybody here. Take a look below: 3D Ultra Minigolf, Golf: Tee It Up! and Gin Rummy are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today — Larry Hryb ? (@majornelson) April 20, 2017 Also, Contra and RoboBlitz are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today — Larry Hryb ? (@majornelson) April 20, 2017 If you like golf and/or popular Rooster Teeth Let’s Plays, 3D Ultra Minigolf and Golf: Tee … Read More »

Blackwood Crossing is a tale of love and loss; the story of two siblings, Scarlett and Finn, coping with various tragedies that have befallen them. It’s also about walking slowly through a train repeatedly to solve puzzles. Take a guess at which is more engaging. Blackwood Crossing is the latest in a long line of “walking simulators”; brief first person narrative experiences that consist of you progressing through linear environments and interacting with a few objects. They’re not for everyone as they rely on the story and dialogue to hold your attention rather than actual gameplay. It’s just as well, … Read More »

Bulletstorm has the distinction of being somewhat of a “cult classic” shooter, despite only being 6 years old. When the original game dropped on the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2011, it received plenty of praise from critics, but fell under the radar of the mainstream gaming audience. Whether it was an issue of poor advertising or a less than ideal release window, Bulletstorm didn’t reach the sales target intended by EA and People Can Fly. It was a huge shame, since Bulletstorm offered bags of personality and a combat system with enough depth to separate it from the rest … Read More »

Men and women of the Frontier! The world of Titanfall 2 is set to get bigger and bigger over the coming months, as Respawn Entertainment have outlined the roadmap for their FPS going forward. Between now and June, we can expect the following: 2 more general multiplayer maps 2 more Live Fire Maps A new Titan Two more purchasable Prime Titans: Ronin and Tone. Not only that, but you can expect more in the way of free trials and updates too, like such: Gen cap increase to 100 Expanded Private Match settings including the addition of Live Fire and Coliseum … Read More »

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