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Winners: The Bunker

Our latest competition to win one of two Xbox One download codes for The Bunker ended yesterday, and it is now time to reveal the names of our two lucky winners.

Posted 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 12 comments

The Bunker Review

I think it's safe to say that game developers ultimately strive for graphics as real as the world around us. When they go that little bit further into live-action territory, though, is it something that's going to turn heads?

Posted 4 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 19 comments

Rocket League Previews Underwater Arena

Psyonix is wasting no time moving Rocket League right along after this month's addition of Rumble mode. Today a trailer was released for the next new arena, an underwater playing field called AquaDome.

Posted 4 days ago by Kelly Packard, 11 comments

October's Games with Gold Announced

Major Nelson has just announced the Games with Gold line up for October: MX vs. ATV: Reflex, I Am Alive, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists.

Posted 6 days ago by Dave Horobin, 177 comments

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review

Do games need to be fun? Pardon the rhetoric, but this question ties into one of the central questions that games, gamers, game designers, and critics have struggled with for decades: Are games art?

Posted 6 days ago by Jonathan Barnes, 16 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: September 20th, 2016

After a few weeks of bigger sales, this week things settle down to just a handful of offerings through Deals with Gold, including Dragon Age Inquisition DLC offered separate to the main game.

Posted 7 days ago by Chewie, 45 comments

Play All Gods Free in SMITE This Week

Starting on Tuesday, September 20th in SMITE, every player will be able to be an Ultimate God Pack Owner for the next several days. This is a good time to try out new characters or pick up any god-specific achievements you need.

Posted 7 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Reveals Games in Latest Trailer

Ahh, the Jack series. I have such pleasant memories of Cookie Masterson screaming at me while I get every trivia question wrong. Jackbox Games hopes to bring back that same feel of idiocy with The Jackbox Party Pack 3.

Posted 8 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

The Odyssey Returns in SMITE Patch 3.17

SMITE's latest patch will bring the return of The Odyssey, a special PvE mode in the form of Xing Tian's Mountain, new achievements, new skins, the usual balance adjustments and more. It'll be available early next week.

Posted 10 days ago by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

TA Competition: The Bunker

Live-action horror title The Bunker releases on the Xbox One next Friday, 23rd September and our good friends over at the game's publisher, Wales Interactive, have supplied us with two codes to giveaway.

Posted 11 days ago by Dave Horobin, 1098 comments

Party Up This Weekend for 2x the Rewards in SMITE

There's always something to strive for in SMITE. Whatever that happens to be for you, this weekend will make it a little easier with double worshipers, experience and favor when playing in a party of two or more.

Posted 11 days ago by Kelly Packard, 2 comments

The Bunker Launch Trailer, Screens and Release Date

Upcoming live-action psychological horror game The Bunker has been given a release date, along with a launch trailer and some new screenshots.

Posted 12 days ago by Luc1d, 11 comments

Axiom Verge Dated for This Month

Axiom Verge, the smash-hit, retro-inspired Metroidvania (Retroidvania?) title from PC, PS4 and WiiU, will finally be launching on Xbox One at the end of this month. In the developer's words, "Achievement Unlocked!"

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

Clustertruck Previews Platforming Highway Madness

Clustertruck, which rhymes with "clusterpuck" (what did you think I was going to say?), is a platformer that takes place on top of badly-driven trucks flying down the highway. It's out on Steam this month and Xbox One later.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

UPDATED: XBL Sale Roundup: September 13th, 2016

This week we get a mixed bag of Deals with Gold titles, including Dead Island. We also get a Warner Brothers publisher sale for everyone, including some rarely offered "Season Passes". Finally, all Battlefield 4 DLC is free.

Posted 14 days ago by Chewie, 81 comments

Rocket League Hotfix on the Way for Framerate Issues Caused by Rumble Patch

If you're a big Rocket League fan, you already know about Rocket League's huge Rumble update that went live on Thursday. You might have also noticed there have been some performance issues caused by the update.

Posted 17 days ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

IGA Delays Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to 2018; Adds More Devs

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's famous dev IGA, concerned about the quality of the game, has pushed back the release of the title to 2018 and brought another development team on-board.

Posted 17 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

TA Podcast: Forza Horizon 3 Interview with Grant Orban from Playground Games

Today is a very special podcast for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it marks our 50th show (including specials), but most importantly because we were lucky enough to be joined at the end of the show by a very special guest!

Posted 18 days ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

King Oddball Review

An oddball-shaped king hell-bent on destroying everything in his path -- that's who you take on the role of in King Oddball. 10tons newest offering moves you on from hitting baseballs about to destroying tanks with rocks.

Posted 18 days ago by Megan Walton, 5 comments

SMITE Patch 3.16: Fatal Awakening Details

Forget all the item builds, top gods and goddesses, and SMITE information that you used to know — it's time for another new patch in the mythology-based MOBA. The patch arrives Wednesday morning (ET).

Posted 20 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

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 21 days ago by Chewie, 61 comments

Winners: Worms W.M.D.

Our latest competition to win some Worms W.M.D. goodies ended on Friday, and it is now time to reveal the names of our lucky winners.

Posted 22 days ago by Dave Horobin, 12 comments

Brawlout Shares Some Super Smash-like Gameplay

Nintendo has long offered the king of platform brawlers in its Super Smash Bros series. For genre fans without a Nintendo console, you're in luck. Brawlout is bringing a similar gameplay suite to Xbox One in 2017.

Posted 22 days ago by Mark Delaney, 13 comments

TA Podcast: Battlefield 1 Beta, Hue, Professional Farmer 17 and Much More

Before we get into the content of this week's episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast, I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone that tuned in during August and contributed with comments, suggestions and questions.

Posted 25 days ago by Dave Horobin, 11 comments

The Turing Test Review

The Turing Test, named after the famed computer scientist's remarks regarding AI, takes familiar genre tropes, both gameplay and story, and reshapes them to create of one 2016's best video games.

Posted 26 days ago by Mark Delaney, 33 comments

Black & White Bushido Release Date and Screenshots

The 2D Samurai brawler Black & White Bushido is set to come to the Xbox One this September and developer Good Catch shares some screenshots along with the announcement.

Posted 26 days ago by Devin McIntyre, 2 comments

Perfect Woman Revealed

What kind of woman will you be? The super successful socialite? The gold digger? A drug addict? An elderly prostitute? The choice really is yours. Of course, you'll only really find success if you're fit for it.

Posted 26 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 100 comments

SMITE Camp Lazy Days Event Offers Exclusive Free Bacchus Skin

The newest skin in SMITE is one that every player can get for free with a little effort. The skin, called Hoot 'n' Holler Bacchus, is the final reward for completing the Camp Lazy Days questline, which is now active in-game.

Posted 27 days ago by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: August 30th, 2016

This week we get a number of fairly large sales running simultaneously including a Gears & Forza based Deals with Gold, a large Activision publisher sale, discounts on Star Wars Battlefront (including the Season Pass!) & more

Posted 28 days ago by Chewie, 67 comments

Hue Review

Considering the game's concept, nobody can accuse Hue of lacking any colour. But will this debut game from Fiddlesticks brighten up your day, or will it leave you feeling blue?

Posted 28 days ago by Andy Mills, 11 comments

Winners: Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call

Our latest competition ended on Friday night, and it is now time to reveal the names of our two lucky winners who will each receive an Xbox One download code for Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call.

Posted 28 days ago by Dave Horobin, 12 comments

TA Top Five: Absurd Xbox One Achievement Lists

Do you ever find yourself looking for games that are so hard you'll cry in frustration? Do you ever find that you have 1,000 spare hours you'd love to spend grinding? Look no further than this Top 5 - you'll feel right at home.

Posted 30 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 196 comments

XBL Content Roundup: August 26th, 2016

The highlight of the week comes in the form of Deus Ex, Madden NFL 17 and Attack on Titan (Europe only). There's also a returning XBLA title after a six year absence and a fresh delisting.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 comments

Pit People's Closed Beta Starts September 8th

Pit people... assemble! The Behemoth announced yesterday the Pit People beta will be starting on September 8th. If you signed up, check your e-mail; if you didn't sign up, there is still time to do so.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

Mantis Burn Racing Achievement List - Exclusive Reveal

One of the games that we enjoyed most at this year's Gamescom was the upcoming top-down racer from VooFoo Studios, Mantis Burn Racing.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

TA Podcast: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, In Between and More Ben-Hur

After an extremely busy week at Gamescom that was filled with great games, amazing people and, most likely, too many beers, the TA Podcast crew is back in familiar surroundings to record episode 36.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Redout Gamescom Trailer Showcases Racing In Blazing HD

With a successful release on Steam, a new launch trailer has been released for Redout as console players patiently wait for just a little bit longer until they can get hands on with the game.

Posted 1 month ago by Ashley Woodcock, 6 comments

Introduction to the ID@Xbox Titles at Pre-PAX Open House

On September 1st, before the doors open to the annual PAX West game conference, players who attend Microsoft's Pre-PAX Open House will be able to play more than 50 upcoming ID@Xbox titles for free.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 20 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: August 23rd, 2016

This week's Deals with Gold includes a range of big budget and indie offers on both consoles, including recent releases Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Trials of the Blood Dragon and Unravel.

Posted 1 month ago by Chewie, 41 comments

Jotun: Valhalla Edition Dated for September

Jotun came to PC in 2015 as a success story out of Kickstarter. In September, the long-awaited Jotun: Valhalla Edition will be coming to Xbox One, featuring improved features over the original, such as a boss rush mode.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

TA Competition: Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call

As we revealed recently, Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call is coming to the Xbox One this Friday, and our good friends over at Artifex Mundi have supplied us with some codes to giveaway.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 921 comments

Retail Releases: Week of August 22nd, 2016

Three well-known franchises bring new titles this week after the summer lull. There is plenty of genre variety on offer to keep the majority of gamers busy!

Posted 1 month ago by Keith Gray, 26 comments

SMITE Patch 3.15 Arrives Next Week

SMITE's newest patch, 3.15, is scheduled to arrive next week in the mythological MOBA. This one will bring the usual balance changes, skins and more, including Sea Maiden Medusa, the final reward for the Summer of Smite.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

Earthlock: Festival of Magic Announced as a September Games With Gold Title

Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which launches on September 1st, has been announced as a September Games With Gold title. As for the other three, you'll just have to wait and find out.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 30 comments

XBL Content Roundup: August 19th, 2016

Racing fans will be pleased this week with the release of the latest F1 title and Valentino Rossi finally reaching North America. At least there are no delistings.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Hand of Fate 2 Details and Art

New details and art have been released for Hand of Fate 2, Defiant Development's upcoming collectible card game with action, RPG and roguelike elements.

Posted 1 month ago by Luc1d, 13 comments

Four New Screenshots For State Of Mind

Courtesy of Germany based games event Gamescom, we get another look at the German developed State Of Mind with four new screenshots that continue to showcase the game's rather distinct low-polygonal art-style.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 0 comments

Thimbleweed Park Trailer Featuring Delores Edmund

A new trailer for Thimbleweed Park with Delores Edmund explaining the decline of the city into the state it has become.

Posted 1 month ago by Damien Knox, 5 comments

Below Delayed From Summer Release Window

If you've somehow found this news post in the midst of all the Gamescom hype, you're probably interested in Capybara Games' Below. It has been delayed for the time being according to a statement from the devs.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

The Final Station Detailed for Xbox One

August's The Final Station centers around a train — a train, rolling through decrepit cities and towns in the midst of the apocalypse. You are the conductor and it's your job to make sure your passengers make it home in one piece.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 11 comments