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

No, this isn’t another HD/Spin-Off thing. Series Producer Masachika Kawata was asked by Japanese magazine Dengeki Playstation about the possibility of a new entry to the Resident Evil series: “We’re currently not at a state to talk about it… but please stay tuned.” Whilst this isn’t any sort of official announcement (nothing was mentioned regarding platforms either), it’s fair to assume Capcom have got some plans in motion regarding Resi 7. What’s more, if anyone was hoping for a return to true horror, Kawata agrees with you: “I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror. I’m thinking … Read More »

In an unexpected move, Bungie have announced that micro-transactions will be coming to Destiny on October 13th. Now hold on! This isn’t exclusive quests or Crucible content locked behind a paywall! No, the new content on offer behind these micro-transactions are… some new emotes, if you like that sort of thing. In an update posted on Bungie.Net, community manager DeeJ detailed how this update, which sees the return of Tess Everis to the Tower, affects players: “Initially, Tess will offer eighteen brand new emotes. Like the trio of emotes offered via The Taken King Collector’s Edition, these emotes are completely … Read More »

11 Bit Studios have announced that a spin-off to hit indie game This War of Mine, titled The Little Ones, will hit Xbox One on January 29th 2016. Tasked with protecting a group of adults and children in a war-torn city, you must do whatever it takes to survive. By day, you’ll fortify your defences and craft new items to help you scavenge the city during the night. The main focus, however, is on the titular “Little Ones”, and how they’re affected by the reality of war. Can you preserve their innocence in light of the horrors surrounding them? You … Read More »

Some congratulations are in order for Respawn Entertainment, as Titanfall has reached 10 million unique players. Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn, tweeted this picture of the developers celebrating their well-deserved success. This is a remarkable milestone for one of Xbox’s flagship multiplayer games. In fact, I think I’m going to go play some Titanfall myself now. What do you guys think? Are you happy to see Titanfall’s success, or do you even care? Sound off in the comments below, and stayed tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for more up-to-date news!

Guardians! Grab your exotics, form your Fireteams and report to the Crucible, because Lord Saladin and Brother Vance are returning for some more special PvP action. In the latest Weekly Update, Bungie have laid out what changes are coming to Iron Banner, which is scheduled for October 13th, and the Trials of Osiris, which is coming on the 16th October. Changes include tweaks to the level of loot drops and how Trials of Osiris matchmaking works. Teams with 1 win will be matched with other teams with 1 win, teams with 2 wins are matched together and so on. Finally, … Read More »

Major Nelson has unveiled that the Party Chat function will be updated to accommodate 12 users, and that update will be rolling out today. What’s more, this update is going live for everyone. No need to be part of the Preview Program, or testing the New Xbox One Experience. We’re all getting in on this goodness. However, if you are part of the NXOE, there are some new features coming just for you, including: Party Text Chat A streamlined Game DVR experience New animated Avatars For a full list of updates and more description, head on over to Major Nelson’s … Read More »

It has been announced that free-to-play creation tool Project Spark will make all of it’s premium content free from October 5th. In a move that Team Dakota have described as a jump from a “free-to-play model to a free and open creation platform”, all previously released paid DLC will be unlocked for every Project Spark user. To those who might have recently purchased the full collection of DLC (myself included) Team Dakota have you covered. Anyone who has purchased the Project Spark disc and redeemed content via product key redemption or has purchased content via the in-game marketplace on or … Read More »

At EGX 2015, Rainbow Six: Siege’s Art Director Scott Mitchell revealed that the game will not include a single player campaign, instead opting for a focus on the Multiplayer component. Specifically, Scott said: “There is no story mode per se. You go through training, where you get to experience different operators and their devices. You can play against enemy AI in co-op through all the maps. You can customise matches, so that’s what we’re offering on the single-player side of things”, adding that you will still be unlocking content as you would if you play PvP. Whilst it’s not unusual for … Read More »

What a time to be a WWE Games fan. In the space of one week, we’ve had a new gameplay trailer, showing off some of the new superstars and the Showcase Mode with Stone Cold Steve Austin, and now we’ve got a second trailer detailing the improvements to 2K15’s much criticised My Career mode. Maintaining the same premise of following a created superstar from NXT to the Hall of Fame, it seems like 2K are listening to the fans when it comes to improvements. This year will allow you to develop rivalries with your fellow superstars organically. Everything you do … Read More »

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