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TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games
TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games

Life can be pretty tricky to navigate, and school really doesn't prepare us that well for its subtleties. Luckily, our virtual playgrounds can sometimes help fill in the gaps in our education. What have you learned from games?

Posted 28 days ago by Sam Quirke, 48 comments

A Video Game Renaissance

History always repeats itself, and gaming is no different. With new ideas and a reinvigorated desire to experience classic gameplay in modern games, we're in a Renaissance. Where will we go from here?

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 86 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

TA Top Five: Main Menu Themes

Have you ever loaded up a game just to be mesmerized by what played on the menu? I have. In this Top Five we take a look at those themes that had us not wanting to press any button to continue.

Posted 3 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 151 comments

TA Top Five: Mass Effect Moments

With the Shepard trilogy well and truly behind us, and Mass Effect: Andromeda at the forefront of the franchise, we decided to take a look at the best and most memorable moments of the original Mass Effect trilogy.

Posted 4 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 65 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

On Second Thought

"Who wants my coleslaw?" For many years it was a question I posed to the table whenever I went out to eat. I'd tried it a bit as a kid, didn't like it, and wrote it off from that point on. I wasn't into cabbage, or the raw carrots, or the dressing. Nothing about it was "for me". One day se

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 83 comments

XBL Black Friday Sale Kicks Off

Black Friday may still be a week away but Microsoft is celebrating early by giving Gold members access to a massive list of discounts a week before everyone else. Many of these titles have seen (in s

Posted 11 months ago by Chewie, 125 comments

Initial Backwards Compatible Titles Revealed

Following several "leaked" fakes, the Xbox team has today officially unveiled the launch lineup of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games that'll be available on Xbox One when the New Xbox One Experienc

Posted 11 months ago by Mark Delaney, 265 comments

TA Top Five: Camp Counselor Characters

Summer Camp is a tried and true tradition across many nations. As a Summer Camp Director, the toughest part of running camp is often the first step... finding good camp counselors. Good camp counselo

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 62 comments

TA Top Five: Female Protagonists

For decades, video games have been dominated by male protagonists. Damsels in distress and the brave men who rescued them were popular when games told simpler tales. Both Super Mario and Link built t

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 147 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: July 7th, 2015

This week we get a selection of titles available on Deals with Gold as well as the massive Ultimate Game Sale for both Silver and Gold members. Let's tackle the Deals with Gold first, then dive into

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 177 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

Initial Backwards Compatibility Titles Revealed

Microsoft have released further details about the games that will be available with the backwards compatibility beta which starts for Xbox preview program members today. The initial list contains 21

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Horobin, 256 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: 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

Concept Art Appears for the Next Mass Effect

We have known that BioWare have been hard at work with the next Mass Effect game for a long time, but we are yet to hear any solid information about anything at all, apart from rumours and other smal

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 102 comments

Shocktober Brings Discounts to Xbox LIVE

While we usually attempt to roundup all of the Xbox LIVE sale information on a Tuesday, sometimes Microsoft decides to throw a curveball that lays waste to the best made plans. The latest curveball i

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 76 comments

TA Top Five: Game Mechanisms For Real Life

Whilst out walking recently in the city of Maastricht, I happened to look up at the windows and brickwork of the medieval cathedral and thought, if I were Ezio Auditore, I would be able to climb that

Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 90 comments

TA Top Five: Judgement Calls

Choice is something that we've found increasingly built into games over the last generation as developers aim to create living, breathing worlds in which we can craft our own unique journeys based on

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 101 comments

TA Top Five: Diseases, Viruses & Parasites

*cough cough* Excuse me. I'm feeling a little down in the dumps at the moment. One positive about feeling under the weather though, is that I get to fit in more time with the Xbox. Sitting here feeli

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 82 comments

BioWare Teases Details for Next Mass Effect

We have absolutely no idea what the next Mass Effect game is going to be about and when it is going to release. What we do know is that it's in development. With this latest video update from the Bio

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 32 comments

TA Top Five: Gaming Mechanics Of This Gen

As we moved from the original Xbox to the Xbox 360, it wasn't enough just to shoot things, blow things up, or drive very fast. As gamers, we now wanted more choice in the way we were able to carry ou

Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 104 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: February 18th, 2014 [UPDATE]

Edit: Two additional games have been added for Deal of the Week, but are NA exclusive, and are now listed below. Additionally, Ryse: Son of Rome is now listed on sale for the reduced price. Original

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Caccamise, 183 comments

TA Top Five: Vehicles

With game worlds becoming increasingly larger, players need a set of wheels, wings, or even an extra set of legs to get them from point A to point B. Whether it is driving across tropical islands, cr

Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 126 comments

XBL Sale Roundup : January 28th, 2014 [UPDATE]

Update: Apologies for the delay in updating this news article with the EA publisher sale and Xbox One exclusive Deal of the Week. A slight tab deletion and connection issues set me back heavily! Chec

Posted 2 years ago by Ashley Woodcock, 133 comments

Game of the Generation - Results

Hey TA’ers! In our biggest voting event yet, we travelled through the life of the Xbox 360 and showcased the best it has to offer. The breathtaking stories of Commander Shepard, Marcus Fenix, Ezio Au

Posted 2 years ago by Clever Jake, 296 comments

TA Top Five: Games of 2007

In our ongoing quest to highlight some of the best games of this past generation, here is our "Top Five" list of most-notable Xbox 360 games from 2007. After an admirable, but not stellar, launch win

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 101 comments

The TA Top Five - Faithful Companions

Video games bring forth some amazing characters. As the story unfolds, so do those people’s personalities. The connection a player has to the main character in a game can potentially mean make or bre

Posted 3 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 204 comments

The TA Top Five - Video Game Vacations

The dog days of summer are well upon us, and many of our thoughts might be turning away from games and towards a nice holiday/vacation. This got all of us in the TA offices thinking, "What video game

Posted 3 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 143 comments

Mass Effect Trilogy Launch Trailer

If you missed playing through the whole Mass Effect series during its first outing or just feel like getting all three titles in one nice package, this new trailer to celebrate this week’s launch of

Posted 4 years ago by Lexley Ford, 65 comments

Mass Effect Trilogy Bundle Announced

UPDATE Game Informer has apparently uncovered news from EA about the DLC to be included in the Mass Effect Trilogy. According to a message from EA the Mass Effect Trilogy is set to include the follow

Posted 4 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 213 comments

TA Battle Royale Finals Are Set

Over a month ago, we set out to fill your slow gaming season with something fun to pass the time until big releases started to reappear in stores. Announcing the TA Battle Royale on August 6th, we ha

Posted 4 years ago by Mark Delaney, 121 comments

Mass Effect 3 'Galaxy at War' Details Emerge

Details have begun to roll in on BioWare’s oft-discussed, controversial Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode, “Galaxy at War”. While we at TA didn’t get our hands on the mode (…yet) , we do want to bring y

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 48 comments

Mass Effect 3 Demo Detailed

The finale to Bioware's sci-fi action RPG, Mass Effect is set to touch down on Earth, along with the Reapers, in March of 2012. Before that, eager N7's will have the chance to preview the game via a

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 84 comments

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Details Emerge

As we tweeted out earlier today (You do follow us, don't you?), BioWare has confirmed the oft-speculated multiplayer for their upcoming Mass Effect 3 with the existence of co-op missions. In a forum

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 196 comments

Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition [UPDATE]

The chaps at BioWare have made official the Collector's Edition of the upcoming Mass Effect 3. Referred to as the 'N7 Collector's Edition', this packs some serious goodness for Mass Effect fans. The

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 104 comments

New Mass Effect 3 Screenshots from PAX

Everyone loves a good trilogy. Whether it's Luke Skywalker's duels with his (SPOILER ALERT!) own father, or Frodo's journey to destroy the ring, or Commander Shephard's heroic efforts to defeat the R

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 132 comments

Mass Effect 3 Squad Leader Trailer & Screens

Sensing that many gamers (myself included) are going through some serious Shepard withdrawal, BioWare has provided us a quick fix with some screenshots and the latest trailer for Mass Effect 3. I'm u

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 52 comments

BioWare Reveals New Mass Effect 3 Character

In a story so good that our Twitter Feed couldn't hold it (you do follow us, don't you?), the Executive Producer of Mass Effect 3, Casey Hudson, tweeted out a picture of a new character for the upcom

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 68 comments

E3 2011: Mass Effect 3 Trailers [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] BioWare has just released a gameplay trailer titled "Fall of Earth". [ORIGINAL STORY] Today has already been full of shorts-filling gaming announce

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 41 comments

Mass Effect 2: Genesis Now Available

Back when Mass Effect 2 was released for the PlayStation 3, many gamers were curious as to how BioWare intended to catch the Sonyphiles up on the previous adventures of

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 61 comments

Electronic Arts Delays Mass Effect 3

The newest iteration in one of the biggest RPG franchises in recent years, Mass Effect 3 has become the latest title to suffer a development delay. Players will now have to wait until early 2012 to c

Posted 5 years ago by Keith Gray, 190 comments

New Mass Effect 3 Screenshots

Following up on our from Friday, BioWare and EA have released two screenshots for their highly-anticipated trilogy finale. Previously ex

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 54 comments

Mass Effect 3 Preview Roundup

The universe is coming to an end. The Reapers have arrived. Earth is lost. This, is how Mass Effect 3 is set to open. For gamers who played the recent "Arrival" DLC for Mass Effect 2, this should not

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 88 comments

DICE Helping BioWare with Mass Effect 3

The Belgian magazine CHIEF unearthed an interesting little tidbit about the ongoing development of BioWare's Mass Effect 3. It appears as if DICE (developers of Battlefield: Bad Company 2) are lendin

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 72 comments

Mass Effect Animated Film Coming in 2012

In a story that broke late yesterday, Bioware has announced that they've (once again) partnered with FUNimation Entertainment on an animated, Mass Effect movie which is currently in production. Mass

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 85 comments

VGA 2010: Mass Effect 3 Trailer

After a lot of speculation, including this image posted in November, Bioware have finally revealed their next project: Mass Effect 3. This

Posted 6 years ago by Eddie Ruckus, 165 comments

Mass Effect 3 Will Consider Over 1,000 Decisions

Perhaps, Bioware is aiming for the "butterfly effect" with Mass Effect 3. I am betting that the hype train has just left Bioware station today. PC Zone, in their last publication, has some interestin

Posted 6 years ago by dropK1CK ninJA, 341 comments

DLC Gets Quiet Price Cuts

Kudos to the guys over at Cheap Ass Gamer (CAG). It seems they uncovered a handful of DLC pieces that were quietly price cut. There is no word if these are permanent or temporary, that means get them

Posted 6 years ago by dropK1CK ninJA, 81 comments