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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If anyone has been playing Fortnite and thought "it's fun, but could use a little bit more variety", this should be music to your ears: the Survive the Storm update will be available from Tuesday August 29th. The update will include the new Survive the Storm mode, which appears to be more in line with the game's original intention. You gather resources during the day so that you can survive the storm at night. Not only that, but there's also the threat of mutant storms, which can throw challenges like limited health your way. The mode appears to available for ... Read More »
Wryn is a simple girl, with simple needs. All she wants to do is murder, explode and eviscerate the former heroes of the world, who've grown lazy and complacent, so that she can become the new greatest hero. Is that so much to ask? Bleed is a 2-D twinstick shooter/platformer that originally released back in December 2012 by Bootdisk Revolution on the now defunct Xbox Live Indie Games service on the Xbox 360. It's recently been rebranded as the Creator’s Program, but it follows the same ideology: putting creative tools in the hands of everyone and giving them the ability ... Read More »
We're almost in September, two thirds of the way through 2017. Man, doesn't time fly? Anyway, it's your last few days download this month's Game With Gold, as Microsoft have announced the roster for September. Take a look: September's #GamesWithGold starts the month off with Forza Motorsport 5 and Hydro Thunder Hurricane https://t.co/t636dnLbmqpic.twitter.com/EkWxiVv62x — ? Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 24, 2017 If you like racing games, the first half of the month should be heaven for you. Forza Motorsport 5 should get you prepared for the seventh instalment later on in the year, whilst Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a fun ... Read More »
Bandai Namco Entertainment have finally announced that the first DLC pack for Tekken 7's Season Pass, the Ultimate Tekken Bowl mode, will be released on August 31st. The mode made its debut back in Tekken Tag Tournament, and quickly became one of the most infamous minigames in history, and possibly the silliest. Watching a bear launch balls at pins shaped like Heihachi's head never gets old. This new mode will bring with it some classic Tekken Bowl action with the characters of Tekken 7, along with some new costumes: Blood Vengeance School Uniforms (for Xiaoyu & Alisa) Swimsuits (All female ... Read More »
If you haven't got round to sample one of the more unique and interesting first person shooters of the current generation, this weekend gives you the opportunity. Rainbow Six: Siege is now available to be downloaded and played for free as part of Xbox's regular Free Play Days promotion. If you're unfamiliar with Free Play Days, developers allow one of their games to be played for one whole weekend, giving players on the fence about a certain game to try before they buy. Usually, they'll also be able the purchase the game digitally for a reduced price, and any progress ... Read More »
The team behind Rivals of Aether have announced that their Smash Bros style fighting game will be leaving Xbox Game Preview on August 23rd, with Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest being made available as a playable character. You'll even get a new stage based on The Spirit Tree to boot! The move to full game status also brings the Xbox version more in line with the Steam version, which has been out of Early Access since March. It'll come with a whole host of content, such as: Story Mode Abyss Mode New Single Player and Co-op Leaderboards Currency ... Read More »
A month before its release, Capcom have released a new trailer for the upcoming crossover fighter Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, and god knows it could use the positive press at the moment. The new trailer gives us more details on the Story Mode, which sees characters from Marvel and Capcom unite to take on the fusion of Ultron and Sigma, or Ultron-Sigma. Original name, huh? Ultron-Sigma is also flanked by Jedah from Darkstalkers, Marvel's Dormammu and a frigging Venom dinosaur. That's basically the most hype thing this game has going for it at the moment. Capcom have also confirmed the ... Read More »
It's fair to say that Dragonball FighterZ is one of the most anticipated fighting games in recent memory. The more we hear about it, the more excited we get, and Shonen Jump's weekly magazine Weekly Jump in Japan have unveiled some exciting new information. According to Attack of the Fanboy, the magazine article has revealed a bunch of new details about the upcoming game. Firstly, 4 new characters will be joining the roster. Androids 16 & 18 will be available alongside the Super Saiyan Blue versions of Goku and Vegeta. Still waiting on that Hercule announcement. The article also talks ... Read More »
It's that time of the week once again, ladies and gentlemen, where Major Nelson tweets out the latest addition to the backwards compatibility library. This week, we've struck gold: Battlefield: Bad Company is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/v8TSE6md0V — ? Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 17, 2017 Battlefield: Bad Company was EA and DICE leaning more towards comedy and entertainment, instead of the usual serious military operations that Battlefield is more known for. It was a brilliant game, with a quality campaign and the fantastic multiplayer experience we've loved over the years. I certainly can't wait to go ... Read More »

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