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TGN Debate: Do Collectibles Ruin Video Games?

It's an argument as old as time itself: do collectibles ruin video games? There's two sides to every coin, and TGN's own Renn and Josh are here today to hash it all out.

Posted 13 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 136 comments

TA Top Five: E3 2016 Predictions and Rumors

E3 is mere hours away. But we didn't need to tell you that, did we? Like we did last year, the news team got together to discuss all the rumors, predictions, and certainly some wishes of ours for E3 2016. Tell us yours too!

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 60 comments

Remedy Teases Two Games in the Works, Neither Is Alan Wake 2

Remedy is splitting up! But don't worry, they aren't folding as a studio. They're breaking off into two teams to each work on new IP. Sad news for Alan Wake fans, however, as neither project is a sequel to the 2010 thriller.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 21 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: May 3rd, 2016

This week's Deals with Gold gives a range of discounts over different titles. Games published by Microsoft are the highlight of the week. Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions • Forza Horizon 2 Ultimate - 10th Anniversary Edition (includes VIP & all car packs) - 30% off Now

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 129 comments

Three More Games Are Now Backwards Compatible

The backwards compatibility list has been updated once again today. This time a trio of games have joined the ever-growing list. Among them we have one AAA title and two arcade games that were already ported from classic systems. Alan Wake Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Pac-Man<

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 58 comments

I'm Getting Too Old For This

Something of which gamers can always eagerly anticipate is a generous offering of end of the year releases. For me, that usually means one to three new games on my Christmas wishlist. I’m usually luc

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 268 comments

TA Top Five: Backwards Compatibility Wishlist

When the Xbox team let their huge backwards compatible cat out of the bag a month ago, gamers all over started speculating as to which 360 titles would be resurrected on the One. It's a win-win, pote

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 135 comments

TA Top Five: Games for Films or TV Shows

Adapting a novel to the big screen is hugely popular in the film industry in this day and age. The likes of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (and even 50 Shades of Grey) have become a huge success be

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 109 comments

TA Catches Up With Remedy's Mikko Rautalahti

Back in 2012, during the run-up to Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Remedy's story team manager Mikko Rautalahti stopped by the TrueAchievements digital office to talk about video games as a storytell

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 30 comments

TA Top Five: Sidekicks

Living the life of a sidekick isn't always easy. Trust me, playing second fiddle to some trumped up cowboy and doing all the heavy lifting while they take all the credit (and the medals) is sometimes

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 118 comments

TA Top Five: Franchises That Could Switch Genres

Back in 2009, we had already seen three different Halo games with a fourth on the way in Halo 3: ODST. All of the games had been first person shooters and had (arguably) dominated the industry. Taske

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 94 comments

TA Top Five: Super Bowl Edition

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! Today is the big day for fans of American football, commercials, ridiculously tasty (i.e. not healthy) food - especially at Chez Barnes - , and spectacle in general

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 119 comments

TA Top Five: Special Editions

Chances are, among those of you that are reading this, that at least some of you are collectors. We don't mean only the type of collector that acquires a massive backlog of games (guilty!), but those

Posted 1 year ago by Michelle Balsan, 110 comments

TA Top Five: Crappy Things You Do For Achievements

As a member of staff of this site, I think I can safely say the majority of us love popping achievements here on TA. Whether it's the teensy 5G ones or the gigantic 100G behemoths, hearing that *blee

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 262 comments

TA Top Five: Sequels That Should Be Made

Spoiler Warning In the process of discussing the game's which should receive sequels, certain plot points which may spoil the narrative story may be discussed. If you have not played a certain game

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Caccamise, 262 comments

TA Top Five: Edge of Your Seat Moments

Whenever I go to the cinema with family or friends, we always chat about the film afterwards. Maybe I'll say "I loved that bit when..." or "That bit with the (spoiler) was so sad!" Perhaps there's th

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 78 comments

TA Top Five: Single-Player Only

The popularity of multiplayer has exploded over these past two generations of gaming. Much of this is in thanks to certain popular franchises, such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, and numerous differen

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Caccamise, 247 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: April 8th, 2014

Deal of the Week has a distinct Capcom theme to it, although a single Square Enix title spoils Capcom's exclusivity. The following discounts are only available to Xbox LIVE Gold members. Games on Dem

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 119 comments

TA Top Five: Collectibles

If there's one thing I hate, it's black olives on pizza. If there's a second thing I hate, it's a game with pointless collectibles. On the flip side, games with good collectibles are amazing. They pu

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 154 comments

TA Top Five: Games of 2010

We have now reached the end of the first decade of the new millennium. The big One-Oh. We've seen a deluge of gaming awesomeness in each of the previous lists, and 2010 has waited patiently for its t

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 119 comments

TA Top Five: Pointless Collectibles

Collectibles. Just the utterance of that one word causes even the best gaming veterans to shudder whenever it enters their ears. Collectibles are one of those video game nuisances that we gamers simp

Posted 3 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 276 comments

TA Top Five: Enemies

One of the main aspects (if not THE main aspect) that brings challenge to a game is having a health bar. If that health bar reaches zero, then, obviously, you die. To stop that health bar from stayin

Posted 3 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 103 comments

The TA Top Five: Soundtracks

There is something about a great piece of music that can stir something deep within our souls, get us off the couch to dance, or even just simply cause us to violently shake our heads in time to the

Posted 3 years ago by Dread Reaver, 188 comments

Alan Wake and Disney Hold XBL Sales

Yesterday, there was a small matter of a new console taking over the headlines. Amongst the resulting chaos, this week's "special" sales got passed over. Not any more. Microsoft has started discounts

Posted 3 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 118 comments

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Round-up

When Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake was announced at E3 2005, gamers grew rightfully excited. The console gaming market was transitioning into the current generation of high definition graphics and

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 35 comments

VGA 2011: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Trailer

UPDATE: Remedy just tweeted that Alan Wake's American Nightmare will be released in the first quarter of 2012. ORIGINAL STORY: There has been a lot of speculation about what is next from the team at

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 67 comments

A Second Alan Wake XBLA Teaser Emerges

Tomorrow night the Video Game Awards air live on Spike TV, MTV2, and online. Among all of the general hoopla of the show is the exciting reveal of the Alan Wake arcade game. Very little is known abou

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 24 comments

Alan Wake XBLA Teaser Trailer

What a tease! This new (and painfully short) 17 second teaser trailer reminds fans of Alan Wake what they don't need to be reminded of: that the sequel will be officially unveiled at the Video Game A

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 46 comments

New Alan Wake Game Confirmed

Spike TV's Geoff Keighly tweeted some pretty big news about the television channel's upcoming Video Game Awards, otherwise known as the VGAs. First, a new Alan Wake game has finally been confirmed. D

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 89 comments

Microsoft Studio XBL Sale Now On [UPDATED]

Second Edit: Now, according to a Tweet on @Xbox, the sale is indeed lasting until Monday, August 1st, as originally thought. Panic over! Edit: According to an update by Major Nelson, these deals are

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 223 comments

Amazon Discounts Alan Wake to $3 [US Only]

Have you recently thought to yourself, "I have WAY too much available space on my hard drive. I wish there was SOMETHING to eat up a chunk of it,"? Well, do we have good news! Intrepid community memb

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 99 comments

Microsoft XBL Christmas Deals [Day 4]

Day four of Microsoft's XBL Christmas Deals brings us discounted Alan Wake DLC and avatar clothing. Game Add-ons • The Writer - 200 MSP • The Signal - 200 MSP Avatar Clothing Complete your Alan Wake

Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin, 74 comments

Holiday 360 Bundle Announced

If you are one of the people that have been holding off on buying one of the new Xbox 360 Slim consoles for the sake of waiting for a good bundle to come along, I've got good news for you! Microsoft

Posted 6 years ago by Saint Devourer, 44 comments

Alan Wake: The Writer DLC Released

In case you'd forgotten, today is the day that you can finally pick up the final slice of DLC for psychological thriller Alan Wake entitled The Writer. Priced at 560MSP, The Writer will extend the ga

Posted 6 years ago by DavieMarshall, 26 comments

'The Writer' the Final DLC for Alan Wake

During the Great Crash of 2010, Remedy made the surprising announcement (via Evil Avatar) that The Writer will be the final piece of downloadable content available for Alan Wake. Previously, Remedy h

Posted 6 years ago by dropK1CK ninJA, 43 comments

Remedy Wish To Make Alan Wake 2

Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer, head of franchise development at Remedy, Oskari Häkkine, discussed the potential for a sequel to Alan Wake in the future. Despite Remedy owning the intellectual cop

Posted 6 years ago by DavieMarshall, 44 comments

Alan Wake - The Signal DLC Now Available

Hey bestseller! Want to enjoy more Alan Wake? Good news then, as The Signal for Alan Wake DLC pack has hit the Marketplace today. The DLC adds eight additional achievements, worth 250G total, and wil

Posted 6 years ago by zigs00, 63 comments