About: Ashley Bates

Full time bearded man of Xbox One UK, and also a Senior Editor. Self-appointed Fighting Game Hype Man, because no one else on site appreciates the art of fisticuffs. Catch me on Twitter @donovan_ryder.

Posts by: Ashley Bates

Like clockwork, it's 5pm on a Thursday, and Major Nelson has tweeted out the latest additions to the backwards compatibility library. It's fair to see that today's announcement is... eclectic, to say the least. Check them out below: Meet the Robinsons and Cars 2: The Video Game are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/ZDRpnd729m — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 2, 2017 Also, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Case West are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/wvFJjFTO5z — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 2, 2017 If you're looking for some new ... Read More »
A new story trailer has dropped for arguably the most anticipated fighting game of 2017 (depending on who you ask), Injustice 2. The hype train is gaining speed towards the May release date... The new trailer, titled Shattered Alliances - Part 1, shows evil Injustice universe Superman free from the incarceration he found himself in after the end of the last game. He's now setting his sights on rebuilding the Regime and dominating the planet all over again. We also get a look at the returning Cyborg, with him taking some potshots at Batman outside a Gotham City theatre. We ... Read More »
Chalk up a whopping 6 new games added to the ever-expanding library of backwards compatibility! Major Nelson has just tweeted out the latest additions to go backwards compatibility, and whilst one of those was revealed during the Games With Gold announcement, the others are interesting. Let's take a look: Gyromancer, Moon Diver and Space Invaders Infinity Gene are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/ddoTfuKuCo — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 23, 2017 The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match and Assassin’s Creed Rogue are coming to Xbox One Back Compat today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/YbeVt1ZqtY — 💬 Larry Hryb ... Read More »
This is one for anybody looking for a summer sleeper hit. Double Eleven Games have announced that their upcoming third person parkour title Super Cloudbuilt is coming to the Xbox One this summer. Taking control of a young soldier named Demi, you wake up in a strange new world packed with a sweet rocket pack. It's up to you to guide her through this new world, dodging turrets, obstacles and that pesky bottomless pit. The parkour seems reminiscent of Titanfall, but from a third person perspective, which can only be a good thing. Combine that with a beautiful cel shaded ... Read More »
There's something unmistakably childlike about the premise to For Honor, as if the game is a vehicle to settle the playground arguments of who'd best who in a no holds barred slobberknocker: Vikings, Knights or Samurai. It's a refreshingly simplistic concept; to just take the best warriors from each faction and have them scrap for all eternity because why the hell not, but it's a concept we can't help but fall in love with. Of course, there's more of a purpose here than just kicking the crap out of history's greatest combatants, but it's as much purpose as you need. ... Read More »
You might not be able to actually build a city on rock and roll, despite what Starship ever said, but this Spring you'll be able to construct your own cities of virtual bricks and mortar when Cities: Skylines arrives on Xbox One. An exact release date is unknown for Paradox Interactive's city construction simulator, but the game has been available on PC for almost two years, so fingers crossed that it'll be worth the wait. The new trailer, which you can find below, also points to the game shipping with the After Dark expansion pack, which saw the addition of ... Read More »
Anyone looking for a slightly more realistic depiction of the Great War than Battlefield 1 will get their wish granted on March 8th, as Verdun will be released on the Xbox One. Brought to us by M2H Games and BlackMill Games, Verdun offers players a true-to-life experience of war in the trenches for you and your squad of cohorts. With 4 playable modes, authentic weaponry and some good old fashioned blood and gore, Verdun could be one to watch, and you could earn yourself a copy for free! The developers have launched a Nouncy campaign to help spread the news ... Read More »
Honestly, I could have sworn this was backwards compatible, but we press on. The library of backwards compatible games is growing, week by week, with some huge additions being made recently. Last week saw GTA IV become compatible, and today Major Nelson has revealed the next game in line: Hitman: Absolution is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/uKyWweHsRM — 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 14, 2017 For anyone looking for a decent story and the chance to murder a bunch of freaks in weird and wonderful ways, Hitman: Absolution might be for you. What do you make of ... Read More »
In some unfortunate news for fans of either the series or turn based RPGs, South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed even further, with a release window pointing to the end of March NEXT YEAR at worst. Ubisoft have stated that the anticipated sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth will be released at some point during their next fiscal year, which covers April 2017 to March 2018. Hopefully, we'll see it sooner rather than later. Originally slated to be released on December 6th 2016, the game was pushed back to Q1 2017 as the developers wanted ... Read More »

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