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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 29 days ago by Sam Quirke, 48 comments

Five Games Coming To Backwards Compatibility

Away from the glitz and glamour of E3, Microsoft have continued to add to their backwards compatibility program, with five more titles added today, including a couple of Valve's finest.

Posted 4 months ago by Andy Mills, 98 comments

TA Top Five: Respawns

Dying. It'll happen to all of us. Thankfully when it happens in video games, it's not irreversible. It's just a part of the experience. Sometimes a game is really hard and you'll die many times at the same section (especially if you play things like the Dark Souls Series or the Halo Series on Legend

Posted 6 months ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 66 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

TA Top Five: Short Games

Apologies for the absence of the Top Five last week and the delay this week. However, we're now back on track! Life can be incredibly busy at times. Whether it's work, family, school or just things t

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 96 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: Happy Endings

With the holiday break now (sadly) over, we are back with the TA Top Five. Apologies for the delays but we hope that, like us Newshounds, that you have had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 81 comments

TA Top Five: Comedic Moments

We see plenty of dramatic sequences, emotional moments and a vast array of other scenes in games that keep us glued to the screen for hours on end. Every now and then, though, we witness something th

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead, 139 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

XBL Sale Roundup: July 8th, 2014

This week's Deals with Gold focuses on Season Passes and DLCs for some recent AAA titles and The Walking Dead: Season Two (Xbox 360), as well as a set of Serious Sam sales. On the Xbox One we see a f

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 167 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: 'It's Complicated'

Last week we focused on those loving romantic relationships, but as we have all no doubt discovered, not all relationships are quite so healthy. This week we look at a slightly different side of rela

Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 54 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

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

TA Top Five: Characters You Couldn't Save

Spoiler Warning The title of this week’s Top Five should give a clear hint that all of the characters featured have met some sort of fate that the player was unable to prevent. In describing the cir

Posted 3 years ago by Andrew Ogley, 157 comments

TA Top Five: Co-op Games

For many of us who grew up playing games before the internet was so readily available, a big part of the fun of gaming was having some buddies over (or maybe making peace with your siblings) and spen

Posted 3 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 186 comments

The TA Top Five: Sequels - Part One

In film, sequels have a tendency of falling short of their predecessors. Often times, public opinion holds the original film in a series in the highest regard. Honestly, does anyone like the Scream s

Posted 3 years ago by Mark Delaney, 103 comments

Portal 2's Second DLC is an 'in-game map editor'

The good news: Valve has announced a second DLC for its critically acclaimed title Portal 2. Following up from the recently released "Peer Review" DLC, this unnamed content will feature an easy-to-us

Posted 5 years ago by litepink, 68 comments

Retail DLC Roundup: October 4th, 2011 [UPDATED]

Edit: Arriving a day late we have DLC for a seventh game, but again it doesn't carry achievements and is exclusive to Europe. Arcana Heart 3 • "Arcana Heart 3: Additional Character Colours for All 23

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 30 comments

Portal 2 DLC Finally Arriving Next Week

We're sorry, we meant to post this earlier (in fact, I had this all typed up and ready to go), but with our site going down, the news got delayed considerably. Well now we're back and we got some muc

Posted 5 years ago by litepink, 78 comments

Custom Button Mapping Coming To Portal 2

Some time ago, Chuck Bittner posted a petition appealing to game developers to include an option to allow gamers remap their button configurations. This may not seem like a huge issue generally, but

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 66 comments

Valve Confirms Portal 2 DLC Is In Development

Valve officially announced today that Portal 2 will be receiving additional downloadable content in the near future. While not much in the way of details has been made available at the present time,

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 159 comments

Final Portal 2 Investment Opportunity Trailer

Over the last few weeks, Valve and Aperture Science have come together to offer you a series of prime pre-investment opportunities before the release of Portal 2. These generous offers have included

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 32 comments

Third Portal 2 Investment Opportunity Trailer

Valve has released a new video today featuring Cave Johnson, Aperture Laboratories’ CEO and founder, offering us yet another investment opportunity. There's not much time until the release of Portal

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 39 comments

Second Portal 2 Investment Opportunity Trailer

Valve's efforts to halt the current recession continue as the second of the four investment opportunities is released. If you can't wait for the release of

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 37 comments

New Portal 2 Trailer

Valve are doing their bit to halt the current recession and have offered the first of four investment opportunities leading up to the release of Portal 2. The first lucrative product that is in devel

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 51 comments

New Portal 2 Television Spot

Thanks goes out to intrepid community member,, for spotting the newest television ad. In a nod to t

Posted 5 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 39 comments

New Portal 2 Screenshots

Between the events of Portal, released in The Orange Box, and the new Portal 2, time has not been kind to the Aperture Science Innovators laboratories. There are holes in the roof that let in the sun

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 62 comments

Portal 2's Guide to Valentine's Day Gift Buying

A lot of people have difficulty selecting a suitable Valentine's Day gift for their beloved. Valve has decided to help you with this conundrum, and have offered some sound advice in their Valentine's

Posted 5 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 42 comments