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.

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Listen up, because this one just might shoot up to the top of your 2018 Most Wanted lists. Killer Instinct developers Iron Galaxy and publisher Maximum Games have unveiled their latest project: Extinction. You play as a warrior named Avil, the last of a secretive order tasked with defending the world from the ravenous Ogres. After centuries of hiding the shadows, the Ogres have resurfaced, and you're all that stands between them and humanity's total annihilation. No pressure then. The trailer below shows of the concept of the game, though there is a tiny bit of gameplay at the end ... Read More »
The announcement of a mini golf DLC for Dead Rising 4 was met with equal parts confusion and amazement, but could now be set to be the most fun part of the whole game. Not a lofty task, but still. We won't have to wait long to find out the actual quality of this DLC, as Capcom have announced that Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf will be launching on June 20th. Of course, this will be a round of golf like no other, with the golfers in exo-suits, zombies littering the fairways and golf balls that do not ... Read More »
Hotly anticipated sequel to one of the better Lord of the Rings games ever made, Middle of Earth: Shadow of War, has been delayed until October 10th 2017. Originally scheduled to be released in August, the developers over at Monolith have stated that they are committed to delivering the best quality game possible, and in order to achieve that goal, they've made the difficult decision to push back the release date. Obviously it's not an ideal situation, and it's a decision Monolith did not make lightly, but a month or two delay is a small price to pay for better ... Read More »
It's time to roll out the homecoming parade for your boy Winston, as Blizzard have revealed the new map coming to Overwatch. Say hello to Horizon: Lunar Colony. In a video on Overwatch's official Twitter account, which you can watch below, Winston runs through the history of the moon base and the reasons why he left, whilst we get some cool sweeping shots of the different areas in the base. Get ready to journey to Horizon Lunar Colony—our new Assault map coming soon to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! pic.twitter.com/RVEaivl152 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 31, 2017 If you don't ... Read More »
Ever wanted to live out your Hunger Games or Battle Royale fantasies? Or The Condemned, for those Stone Cold Steve Austin lovers? Well you soon can, as Xaviant's The Culling will be arriving on Game Preview on June 2nd. Taking its cue from fiction like the aforementioned Battle Royale, you and 15 other players are dropped into an unfamiliar environment and must outsmart the rest of the competition in order to survive. You have 25 minutes to scavenge, craft, set traps and ultimately kill your fellow contestants, with the last man or woman standing claiming ultimate victory. It's not about ... Read More »
Welcome, once again, to the Frontier! Respawn Entertainment have revealed the new gameplay trailer showing off the latest DLC update, Monarch's Reign. The update, which will arrive on May 30th, contains a host of new and classic content for pilots to sink their teeth into. For instance, players will get to return to the Titanfall 1 map of Relic. Set in the wreckage of the carrier IMS Odyssey, players get to experience tight wall running inside the ship and open areas outside fit for Titan battles. As far as new content goes, all players will be given access to the ... Read More »
In news sure to delight fans of creepy horror and home invasions, the procedural horror game Hello Neighbor from tinyBuild Games will be arriving on Xbox One on August 29th. A game with a simple premise, you control someone who has recently moved in to the neighbourhood, right next to a man who keeps acting suspiciously. Like he has something to hide. Naturally, the only course of action is to break in and find out. Hello Neighbor has been praised for its learning AI which controls The Neighbor. The AI will pick up on certain tactics, and set traps and ... Read More »
No sooner has Beam been integrated into the Xbox platform do they decide on a big corporate rebranding. Very well timed. The Artist Formerly Known As Beam have announced that they're changing their name to Mixer, which honestly sounds like some kind of music service as opposed to gaming. Welcome to the next gen of live game streaming. Join us at https://t.co/B4JmyQwcvK to celebrate. #mixer#mixerworkshttps://t.co/cWGDmGMQAIpic.twitter.com/r71Bj6otIh — Beam (@WatchMixer) May 25, 2017 But the changes aren't stopping there, as the Mixer team are committed to bringing the best possible streaming experience on the market. Twitch better be looking over its shoulder. ... Read More »
Do you have that one friend who is always broke, or just refuses to upgrade to Xbox Live Gold? This weekend is your opportunity to convince them otherwise. Xbox are launching one of their Multiplayer All-Access Events, which allows any Xbox Live user to play any multiplayer game. Rocket League, Halo 5 and even Injustice 2; all are available, and can be played from today until May 21st. To sweeten the deal, users can also download a free limited time unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, which will be available during the entire time of the All-Access Event. There's no ... Read More »

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