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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Anyone looking for significant news or changes coming to the Tower itself will go wanting, as this week Bungie took a look inwards to analyse the art of Destiny, looking at the origins of characters, weapons, locales and more. Let's look at the rest of the post: Anyone who leads a clan within Destiny will find a few updates to the companion app in the pipeline, cleaning up the recruitment process and making it easier to outline what console a clan uses and whether they focus on PvE or PvP. A friendly reminder from your friends at DPS, who implored ... Read More »
Here at Xbox One UK we are committed to finding the most relevant news and information we can. We do this because we have a passion for gaming and an even bigger passion for the Xbox. Although a few of us do have other lesser consoles (not naming names but you know who you are) We are all volunteers doing this in our spare time, and yes before you ask we don't get paid!! This makes it even more impressive that we are able to post as much content as we do; we all have families and general life to contend with before we get a chance to source ... Read More »
Motocross and dirt bike racing in all its forms have had a long standing relationship with videogames, dating all the way back to the classic Excitebike, before evolving into games such as the MX vs ATV series or Motocross Madness. These games combined forgiving handling and huge tricks to create fun, arcadey experiences. MXGP 2 is not one of those games. Focusing more on simulating the actual sport of MX rather than the pursuit of gnarly air (bikers say gnarly, right?), MXGP 2 features all the licensed bikes, riders, sponsors and tracks from the official MXGP series, and it’s about ... Read More »
This week there's... not a whole lot to report on, honestly. The new update for your melee will be rolling out next week, but that's about it. Let's take a closer look: Last week's update mentioned how Bungie will be fixing some glitches with melee attacks. This update will be rolling out on Tuesday May 1oth, and being well, your Destiny pugilism experience should be much smoother moving forward. Bungie have noted that if you encounter any problems, then just jump onto the feedback forums with the hashtag #MayMelee. Bungie have also revealed the Twitch schedule for the rest of ... Read More »
Somewhat of a stealth announcement here, as it hasn't even found its way to Twitter yet; only being mentioned on the EA Access website, but the ever expanding Vault seems to have enough room for another game. On May 25th, anyone wanting to hit the courts and shoot some hoops will be satisfied, as NBA Live 16 will be added to the Vault. Cue the Harlem Globe Trotters theme. With Rory McIlroy's PGA Tour being added on May 1oth, it's only a matter of time before Need for Speed and Unravel make the inevitable transition to The Vault. Any basketballs ... Read More »
The steady influx of Xbox 360 games becoming available for Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility has been impressive, despite what many might say about its content, and today we see the addition of 5 more games that you can download right now! Any fans of the old school arcade games will be pleased by the arrivals of Sonic & Knuckles, Phantasy Star II, DIG DUG and Samurai Shodown 2. You've also got Runner2 in there for good measure. DIG DUG, Samurai Shodown II, & Runner2 are now available on Xbox One Backward Compatibility https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/kQd2EblJAW — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 5, ... Read More »
The worst kept secret in recent memory finally got an official unveiling the other day, as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was revealed to be what people call “a thing”. Colour everyone unsurprised about a new Call of Duty game. Still, what’s interesting about this announcement was the news that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be bundled with the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare, and only with the Legacy Edition. It cannot be bought separately, naturally to the ire of many gamers. But while everyone is too busy either riding a nostalgia hype train to the tune of ... Read More »
This Week At Bungie has taken on somewhat of a pugilistic theme for the most recent update, as the team have been working on fixing melee attacks that either don't do damage or whiff entirely. Let's take a look: Sandbox engineer Jon Cable details how these melee attack bugs actually occur, and what's he's doing to negate it; interesting if you want to learn about how bugs are identified and squashed. It's worth noting two things however: melee attacks not doing damage is a network issue that can't be fully rectified, only reduced, and this update won't be rolling out ... Read More »
Roll up, roll up, gather round everyone and bear witness to some new Backwards Compatible games courtesy of your friends and ours... Microsoft. Depending on who you are, you might be pleased with what's on offer here... Maybe. Some keen eyes on reddit (as always; keep up the fine work redditors) have found out that 2 of the most popular arcade titles from the Xbox 360: Frogger and Galaga Legions DX, are available to purchase through the Xbox One Store. You can even download them right now. Look at this picture of me doing just that! Whilst this has yet to ... Read More »

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