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Three Games Heading To Backwards Compatibility

Three games turn into seven with today's additions to backwards compatibility as The Orange Box joins offerings from both Hello Games and Bandai Namco as playable on Xbox One.

Posted 4 days ago by Andy Mills, 68 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

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: 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

TA Top Five: Fake Inventions

The absolute best thing about video games, along with other forms of narrative media, is that they craft incredible fictional worlds. These worlds have no bounds on when or where they exist, or wheth

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Caccamise, 99 comments

TA Top Five: Scientists

Science plays a pretty big role in the narrative of many games. Few things make better sources of conflict than advanced science gone awry and few things make better resolutions to conflict than the

Posted 1 year ago by Jonathan Barnes, 105 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

XBL Sale Roundup: December 23rd, 2014

Because there are so many different sales happening at once this week, many of which are split between Gold and non-Gold discounts, I'll be handling this list a little differently. I'll be splitting

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 146 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: September 23rd, 2014

This week's Deals with Gold sees a trio of Xbox One discounts and a variety of Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles on offer, including the two Amazing Spider-Man games, a couple of racing titles and a se

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 104 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: Missions/Levels

While many games forgo the more-traditional "Level 1-1" system of yesteryear, it doesn't mean that they don't have iconic and memorable missions and levels. This week's TA Top Five takes a close look

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 105 comments

TA Top Five: Outfits

If there's one thing I know, it's that I'm not Joan Rivers when it comes to judging style. If there's two things I know, it's that I'm not Joan Rivers and that I wouldn't want Joan Rivers weighing in

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 159 comments

TA Top Five: Beasties

When creating exciting new worlds for us to explore in their games, developers also need to fill those worlds with weird and wonderful fauna and flora to give a deeper feeling of immersion in the wor

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 87 comments

TA Podcast: Freakin' February

February is the shortest, cruelest month of the year. Between North America's Polar Vortex and Snowpocalypse, and Rich coming down with some weird, mutated case of rhinovirus, this month has been the

Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Barnes, 18 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: Unrequited Relationships

Valentine's Day has just recently passed us. The time in which couples, both young and old, are supposed to express their love for each other through candlelit dinners, chocolates, flowers, and other

Posted 2 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 69 comments

TA Top Five: Headgear

I was in Savile Row the other day getting my Top Hat adjusted, and it may have been the tape-measure wrapped around my noggin cutting off the circulation to my brain, or maybe even the mercury poison

Posted 2 years ago by Chewie, 105 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: Tearjerker Moments

Have you ever been to the cinema and watched a really emotional scene, causing that lump to appear in your throat in a desperate attempt not to burst into tears in front of everyone? I know I have. H

Posted 3 years ago by Marc Hollinshead, 129 comments

Xbox GoD Ultimate Game Sale: March 3rd

After a long delay, today's discounts as part of the "Ultimate Game Sale" for Games on Demand titles have finally been made live on the marketplace. In fact, for many territories, "today" has now bec

Posted 3 years ago by Chewie, 147 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

TA Poll Recap: Week of December 11th, 2011

In conjunction with last week's flame-bait/opinion piece by osubluejacket dealing with the future of the Half-Life series, last Sunday's poll asked you, the community, to predict when we will see Hal

Posted 5 years ago by Mark Delaney, 23 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

Portal 2 Will Have Two Credits Sequences

Valve confirmed a pair of reveals about their upcoming title, Portal 2, today. First, Valve's Chet Faliszek confirmed to Videogamer that Portal 2 will feature two credit sequences. Don't worry about

Posted 5 years ago by Michelle Balsan, 39 comments

VGA 2010: Portal 2 Aperture Friends Trailer

Valve has released a new trailer for Portal 2, the eagerly awaiting sequel to Portal, which was originally released in the Valve compilation The Orange Box, highlighting the two robots who will star

Posted 6 years ago by Dave Horobin, 48 comments

Portal 2 Release Date Announced

While Portal 2 was originally slated for a 2010 release, Valve announced just before E3 that it would be delayed until next year. The internet subsequently cried. But today at Gamescom, Valve have ju

Posted 6 years ago by zigs00, 67 comments