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XBL Sale Roundup: September 6th, 2016

This week we again get multiple sales running. On Deals with Gold, we get an Assassin's Creed focus. There's also a fairly sizeable sale for everyone on Bandai Namco titles, including many of their Backwards Compatible games.

Posted 1 month ago by Chewie, 61 comments

Sunday Conversation: Like That Game? Read This Book!

We're all here because we love video games, but for most of us games aren't the only medium we consume. Let's talk about great books to read based on some games we loved playing. What are your recommendations?

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 89 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: July 5th, 2016

The Ultimate Game Sale brings masses of discounts across titles new and old

Posted 3 months ago by Chewie, 100 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: May 24th, 2016

After last week's big list, this week's sales aren't any smaller with a handful of sales running simultaneously, including the standard Deals with Gold, an ID@Xbox Fest, a 360 Super Sale and a Spotlight Sale. Xbox One Bundles & Special Editions • Fallout 4 "Digital Deluxe

Posted 5 months ago by Chewie, 102 comments

TA Top Five: Dark Souls Bosses

Anyone who has been a gamer in the last two console generations is probably aware of the Souls series. These titles pose a unique challenge in that they ask you to overcome death, death and more death in order to reach the end. The series has certainly amassed a huge following over the years and the

Posted 5 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 93 comments

Dark Souls and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Now Backwards Compatible

Coming fresh off the heels of the announcement that three new games, including the original Assassin's Creed, had joined the backwards compatibility library, an additional two games have now joined the roster as well. Both of the latest games happen to be published by Bandai Namco, one of which is n

Posted 7 months ago by Marc Caccamise, 22 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: July 21st, 2015

Because Microsoft apparently have a grudge against me, this week sees a whole heap of new discounts at three whole different pricing methods. We get the usual Deals with Gold for Gold members only pr

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 97 comments

TA Top Five: E3 Predictions

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that E3 is nigh. As the Newshound team was sitting around the coffee table in our secret underground volcano tree house, we sta

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 124 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: February 18th, 2015

Before we begin, a quick apology. Sorry this is now a day late. As you can see, it's a biggun and took quite some time to put together. Because it's so big, there's also a higher likelihood of errors

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 147 comments

TA Top Five: Sad Endings

When I came home from work last night, I found my brother watching none other than the original Snow White on the TV. I ate my dinner while watching Ms. White get kissed to life again from the charmi

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 110 comments

TA Top Five: First Encounters

We've all been there before. We're cruising along in our new game, gleefully taking down enemies with ease, when all of the sudden the game throws a curveball at us and we think, "What in the science

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 132 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: October 7th, 2014

This week's "Deals with Gold" gives us a handful of discounts across multiple games, including the Dark Souls series, the latest Metal Gear Solid, an XBLA point and click adventure and, on the One, a

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 66 comments

TA Top Five: Sound Effects

Many of us have that friend (or maybe you ARE that friend) who has some instantly-recognizable video game sound as their text messaging tone. The amazing thing about hearing that coin noise from Supe

Posted 2 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 131 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

Games With Gold Catches Dark Souls

It's June 1st, which means that a new game arrives for Xbox 360 Games With Gold. We wave goodbye to Saints Row: The Third (although this is still available for free in some regions if you have forgot

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 176 comments

TA Top Five: Dragons

With this weekend's release of the latest reincarnation of Godzilla, the thoughts of the writers here in the TA offices turned to notable, fire-breathing monsters in games, and that means dragons. As

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 123 comments

Xbox One Games With Gold Starts Next Month

In case you didn't already know, Microsoft's Games With Gold offer rewards Xbox LIVE Gold members with two free titles to download on their Xbox 360. This month's titles are Dust: An Elysian Tail unt

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 212 comments

TA Top Five: In-Game Vendors

In the real world (that's the one with the better graphics), we are constantly buying items and consumable things for our own benefit. Whether that's food, toiletries, games(!), or too many others to

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 125 comments

TA Top Five: Resurrections

Happy Easter Sunday! Those of you who celebrate this Christian holiday know that it marks the resurrection of Jesus, who stepped out of a Vita-Chamber, grabbed a BFG, and took swift vengeance on Shad

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 92 comments

Ultimate Game Sale Daily Deals: February 23rd

The daily discounts continue with another random selection of Games on Demand and XBLA titles. Remember that these discounts are for 24 hours only, so they will be back to full price tomorrow! Arcade

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 118 comments

TA Top Five: Quotes

Movies are packed FULL of quotes that we love to repeat to one another. I'm sure that some of us could even quote an entire film, line for line, if we tried hard enough. From "I'll be back" to "Here'

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 225 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: January 21st, 2014 [UPDATE]

Edit: We have now included the first ever Xbox One sale. Scroll down for details! Depending on your region, Microsoft is advertising this week's Deal of the Week as either a Call of Duty: Ghosts week

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 143 comments

TA Top Five: Settings

Video games take us to places beyond some of the wildest imaginations. Some of these places are so well-developed and amazing that they simply stand out and demand attention. This list represents a s

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 138 comments

Cyber Monday One Day XBL Sale: December 2nd, 2013

We reach the final day of the Black Friday XBL sale today and we have the final list of daily discounts for you. As with the Friday list, these discounts will last for TODAY ONLY. The list is restric

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 152 comments

TA Top Five: Games of 2011

This was simply another fantastic year for gamers, a year in which even the honorable mentions would make it on to any top list. Despite the aging hardware, developers still managed to squeeze every

Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 114 comments

TA Top Five: Boss Battles

Ever felt the need to put down the controller, chainsaw your front door apart, run down the street and punch a dog in the face? If you haven’t then you obviously haven’t experienced a proper Boss Bat

Posted 2 years ago by ClumsyOnion, 129 comments

Dark Souls II Screens Are Killer

The premise of the original Dark Souls was that to get through to the end, you would have to die, die, and die again. It looks like the next installment of the series, Dark Souls II, will be no excep

Posted 3 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 40 comments

Deal of the Week: May 28th, 2013

This week's Deal of the Week bundles together the rather random combination of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Dark Souls with reductions on both the full games from Games on Demand, and discounts to

Posted 3 years ago by Dave Horobin, 82 comments

VGA 2012: Dark Souls II Revealed

Last year, many gamers fell in love with Dark Souls for its punishing gameplay, dark setting, and throwback difficulty. During tonight's VGAs, those gamers got a bit happier, as Dark Souls II was off

Posted 4 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 93 comments

VGA 2012 Recap

The 2012 VGAs wrapped up less than an hour ago and gamers everywhere are now starting to get excited for what's coming in 2013. We'll be sure to get you individual stories and trailers as soon as the

Posted 4 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 190 comments

Retail DLC Roundup: October 23rd, 2012

This week sees DLC releases for eight Xbox 360 retail games. None of the games add extra achievements to their list and one of the games has region exclusive DLC. Here is this week’s list: Dark Souls

Posted 4 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 24 comments

Retail Releases: Week of October 22nd, 2012

There'll be no shortage of big weekly new releases from now through the end of the year. Exhibit A: This week. Whether you're geared for war, hunting, racing, or just dancing the night away, you'll f

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

Dark Souls: Artorias Of The Abyss Release Date

Announced back in May, the long-awaited DLC for Dark Souls, titled "Artorias of the Abyss", is at last drawing near. The full details of the DLC have emerged: - New Bosses – Including Black Dragon, S

Posted 4 years ago by Mr J Muffin, 41 comments

Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition Screenshots

Dark Souls has never been an easy game in which you can just pick up the controller one afternoon and expect to finish the game three days later. Those who have been patient enough to play the game

Posted 4 years ago by Graymouse 1, 16 comments

Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition Trailer

Never before has there been a more aptly-titled retail package than the "Prepare to Die Edition" for By all accounts, it's a very grueling, un

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney, 48 comments

Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss Screenshots

For those of you out there who managed to persevere through Dark Souls, your adventure is not done yet. A week ago, we told you Dark Souls would be receiving its first DLC, "Artorias of the Abyss". N

Posted 4 years ago by Mr J Muffin, 59 comments

Dark Souls Gets DLC: The Artorias of the Abyss

Previously on Dark Souls we conquered every enemy and collected every powerful item that the game had to offer. What else could we possibly do now you might ask? Well, brave knights, I bid ye to shar

Posted 4 years ago by Graymouse 1, 51 comments

Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition Announced

Namco Bandai have finally confirmed that their critically acclaimed title will be making the jump to yet another gaming platform. PC players will finally be able to play and die like the rest of us i

Posted 4 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 80 comments

Major Dark Souls Patch Released

Western regions are now receiving the latest patch for Namco's Dark Souls. Many, many fixes and alterations have been included. If anything seems a little off, that's due to the fact that these patch

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 35 comments

Retail Releases: Week of October 3rd, 2011

The release of games seems almost bipolar at times: either there aren't many coming out or there are too many. Where's the happy medium? Well, no happy medium this week as we're getting blasted with

Posted 5 years ago by Perpalicious, 47 comments

Quartet of Dark Souls Videos Released

If you're still unsure about whether or not Dark Souls is right for you, or if you don't know anything about it to begin with, these four new gameplay videos should aid you. The new co-op dungeon cra

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 17 comments

Dark Souls Co-op Boss Battle Gameplay Video

In a game touting extreme levels of difficulty, you'd be wise to bring friends. The upcoming shows off a new co-op trailer featuring a three-pl

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

Dark Souls All Saints Day Trailer

Namco Bandai has released another trailer for its upcoming action title Dark Souls. Our last one focused on whip gameplay, but the one we have for you today takes a whole different approach. The 'All

Posted 5 years ago by litepink, 22 comments

Dark Souls Gameplay Trailer Released

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for their upcoming action game, Dark Souls. The trailer shows off whip-based gameplay. After all, with a game that is said to be as difficult as Dark Souls app

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 27 comments

Dark Souls Combat Trailer

Namco Bandai has brought their upcoming sequel to Demon Souls to Gamescom in Cologne. Dark Souls, which promises to be even more difficult than its predecessor, encourages gamers to "Prepare to die!"

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 25 comments