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Sea of Thieves Lighting and Visual Effects Videos

Rare's latest Sea of Thieves update videos focus on how lighting and visual effects help to create an immersive setting for the upcoming pirate action-adventure game.

Posted 3 hours ago by Luc1d, 0 comments

TA@EGX 2016: Yooka-Laylee Preview

When Project Ukulele was announced over 18 months ago, the excitement was real. Now known as Yooka-Laylee, we gatecrashed the Rezzed Zone at EGX to get a hands-on preview with the upcoming title.

Posted 18 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Next Week's ReCore Update Targets Achievement Issues

When browsing our ReCore forum, you'll find no shortage of gamers experiencing achievement tracking issues. Armature Studios hopes to address this issue, among other things, in next week's patch.

Posted 18 hours ago by Kelly Packard, 17 comments

Pinball FX2 Shows Off Marvel's Women of Power in Latest DLC

Two more licensed tables have joined the Pinball FX2 family with the "Marvel's Women of Power" pack. The ladies get a turn to shine in this set of tables featuring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Madame Masque and more.

Posted 2 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

More Details for The Boss Update In Minecraft Windows 10 and Pocket Editions

Fresh out of the recent MINECON event, new details have emerged for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and the various versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Mojong introduces Add-Ons and a confirmed release date.

Posted 3 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 6 comments

TA@EGX 2016: Behind The Scenes at Forza Horizon 3

Ralph Fulton, Playground Games' Creative Director, takes us behind the scenes on Forza Horizon 3's development. There is also some footage that has never been seen before, including an absurdly over-confident kangaroo.

Posted 6 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Astroneer Comes to Xbox Game Preview This December

The wonders of space await you in System Era Softworks upcoming exploration title, Astroneer. Played best with friends, group up with your buddies and discover the wonders of this new world that awaits you.

Posted 6 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 5 comments

Gears of War 4's Full Achievement List Detailed

Gears of War 4's achievement list has been revealed. Seriously? Seriously. Alongside the list, there is a fresh batch of screens featuring scenes from Horde and Campaign as well as a video of the new Arms Race mode.

Posted 7 days ago by Kelly Packard, 95 comments

Two Trailers For Dead Rising 4

With Dead Rising 4 on the way in December, Capcom have decided to get into the Christmas spirit early with two trailers for the upcoming game -- one cinematic, one more gameplay focused.

Posted 8 days ago by Andy Mills, 13 comments

ReCore Update Will Improve Load Times

An update is being pushed out this week for September 13th's ReCore, which should improve the noticeably-long loading times. The devs are also aware of and working on the issues regarding achievement tracking.

Posted 8 days ago by Kelly Packard, 33 comments

Join the TrueAchievements Club on Xbox LIVE

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the the latest Xbox One preview update would give program members access to the brand new clubs feature.

Posted 9 days ago by Dave Horobin, 51 comments

Gears of War 4 Gets an Early Launch Trailer

Is it still called a "launch" trailer if it's released three weeks before a game's actual release date? Apparently The Coalition thinks so, seeing as they have released a video tagged as Gears of War 4's launch trailer.

Posted 11 days ago by Kelly Packard, 22 comments

Everspace Entering Game Preview Soon Through Play Anywhere

The Steam Early Access trailer shows what we'll get to experience in a few weeks when the space combat game makes its way to Game Preview on both Xbox One and Windows 10.

Posted 12 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 comments

XBL Content Roundup: September 16th, 2016

As I've been away for a while, we get three weeks of content rolled into one... and there's a lot of it. Check out the new titles and DLC for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 23 comments

Sea of Thieves Has its Head in the Clouds

In this latest episode of Short Haul, Principle Technical Artist ,Valentine Kozin, shares some of his cloud-building wisdom.

Posted 13 days ago by Lexley Ford, 6 comments

TGN Debate: Do Multiplayer Achievements Ruin Games?

On one hand, they tell us how to play, potentially to the detriment of the team. On the other hand, they bring us closer together with friends old and new. Is the cost really worth the benefit?

Posted 13 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 263 comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Explores Croft Manor

Rise of the Tomb Raider's upcoming Blood Ties DLC takes Lara back to Croft Manor where she must prove she is the rightful owner of the house, Brand Director Rich Briggs gives us an inside look at what that entails.

Posted 14 days ago by Devin McIntyre, 33 comments

Gears of War 4 Fills in the Blanks on Seriously 4.0 and Horde Mode

Last time we heard from The Coalition about Gears of War 4, they left us hanging on revealing the final three Seriously 4.0 requirements. These requirements plus more Horde information has been detailed.

Posted 16 days ago by Kelly Packard, 71 comments

Forza Horizon 3 Includes 150 Songs And Access To Your Microsoft Groove

The Forza Horizon games have always boasted decent soundtracks, and the third instalment follows suit. Not only are there 150 songs in the base game, you can also connect your own Microsoft Groove playlists as well.

Posted 19 days ago by Sam Quirke, 69 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 20 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 21 days ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

Major Nelson and Joseph Staten Stream 50 Minutes of ReCore

Here's a VOD of Major Nelson and Microsoft Studios Senior Creative Director Joseph Staten streaming ReCore for almost an hour. Hopefully this tides you over until Tuesday when you can get your hands on it yourself.

Posted 21 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

New Clubs and Looking for Group Features Come to the Xbox LIVE Preview Program

Scott Nelson of the Xbox Engineering Team dishes all of the details with Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson, about the new Clubs and Looking For Group features.

Posted 22 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 25 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 Release Date and Guest Stars Revealed

Jesse's adventures in Minecraft: Story Mode, which have spanned almost a year, are coming to a close with the launch of the eighth episode. Aptly named "A Journey's End," Episode 8 will be available at the end of the month.

Posted 23 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Leaves Beta; Adds Wheel Support

Today Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 6: Apex quietly left beta, declaring itself a full release. The game zoomed into beta originally on May 5th. It now supports racing wheels, too, and will remain free to download.

Posted 23 days ago by Kelly Packard, 13 comments

Windows 10 Versions of Upcoming Releases Now Pre-Orderable

If you're going to be a part of the first wave of gamers giving the PC aspect of "Play Anywhere" a try, you can finally pre-order the Windows 10 versions of these games via the Windows Store.

Posted 28 days ago by Kelly Packard, 18 comments

ReCore Preps for Launch With Story Trailer

ReCore is just about two weeks out from its September 13th launch date. In today's trailer, instead of being greeted with action-filled gameplay like last time, we receive some narration on the story.

Posted 28 days ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

First Look at Gears of War 4's Horde Mode; Run the Jewels Collaboration

Ever since the Gears of War series' second endeavor, Horde mode has been a staple of the franchise. It will be returning in Gears of War 4... with some modifications. Oh and Run the Jewels are going to be playable characters.

Posted 29 days ago by Kelly Packard, 48 comments

Boss Battles and More Coming to Various Minecraft Versions

The newest update will provide new locations, bosses and also slash commands for the Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR versions of Minecraft.

Posted 1 month ago by Chanse Wareham, 4 comments

Final Week Of Car Reveals For Forza Horizon 3

A few of Forza Horizon 3's more unique vehicles are given the spotlight in this final week of car reveals. In addition to those, a further 62 vehicles were announced as well, for the biggest amount of reveals since it began

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 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

Halo 5 Anvil's Legacy Update Details; Forge Releases on Win10 in September

Almost a year after release, 2015's Halo 5: Guardians continues to receive free maps, updates and improvements. 343 Industries have detailed their plans for September's update, entitled "Anvil's Legacy."

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 12 comments

New Trailer for Tomb Raider's Blood Ties DLC

A look at both "Blood Ties" and "Lara's Nightmare" reveals some unsettling scenes that seem straight out of a classic Resident Evil game (in the best way). Plus, it's finally confirmed for Windows 10.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 23 comments

Gears of War 4 Sheds Light On Seriously 4.0, Ranks And Re-ups

Past Gears of War games had the Seriously achievements, and Gears of War 4 is no exception. Gears of War 4's Seriously 4.0 has had its requirements revealed in a developer blog. There are also details about Re-ups and more.

Posted 1 month ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 122 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

Silence – The Whispered World 2 Comes to Gamescom

Developer Daedalic Entertainment brought a new trailer and a couple of screenshots along to Gamescom so that players could get a sneak peek at the adventure that they will be experiencing.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

Customise Thuban in Scalebound

Developer Platinum attended Gamescom to give players a more in-depth look at Drew's dragon companion, Thuban, and the three ways in which they will be able to customise his appearance and abilities.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2016 Day Two

It's past midnight local time and our feet our extremely sore from walking over 30,000 steps, but we've remained true to our word and are back for round two of our Gamescom 2016 podcast.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 7 comments

Resident Evil 7 Brings Some Scares To Gamescom

In addition to the game being at Gamescom itself, some new screenshots and a trailer for Resident Evil 7 show a female player character hiding from someone or something who is trudging about the place with a lantern.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 11 comments

Yooka-Laylee Trailer from Gamescom

Blinx the Timecat was the first great character platformer on Xbox, but it seems his legacy will be displaced by Yooka-Laylee when it launches in 2017 if today's trailer is any indication.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 12 comments

Xbox Game Preview Welcomes Everspace This September

Everspace, an upcoming roguelike space shooter, has been on our radar since last October. Next month, we'll finally be able to get our hands on it when it launches into the Game Preview program.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 12 comments

From Land to Air, Worms W.M.D. Dives into New Vehicles

Worms W.M.D. is bringing another 'Teamster Tale' behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming strategy title, this time exploring the vehicles your worms will be piloting.

Posted 1 month ago by Chanse Wareham, 4 comments

Halo Wars 2 Has A New Playable Map At Gamescom

After receiving – and acting upon – a ton of feedback from the game's first Beta, Creative Assembly are showcasing a new multiplayer map at this year's Gamescom. They're continuing to tweak the game based on Beta reactions.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 2 comments

Dead Rising 4 Screenshots From Gamescom Show Exos and Evos

In these latest set of screenshots fresh from Gamescom, we get a look at Dead Rising 4. While Evo and Exo are only two letters apart, the Exo Suit and Evo zombies are two wildly different propositions.

Posted 1 month ago by Andy Mills, 9 comments

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2016 Day One

It's that time of the year again! The TA podcast crew are in Cologne, and after a busy day of gaming and lots of walking we sat down over a nice cold bottle of Kölsch to record our a special edition of the TA Podcast.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

Forza Horizon 3 Screens from Gamescom

Beautiful Outback vistas, dangerous cliffside runs, a prairie with debris in the air, and a city shot to put Need for Speed to shame. Forza Horizon 3 has it all in today's round of screenshots.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 11 comments

Gears of War 4 Shows Off Its 4K Gameplay on Windows 10, PC Specs Detailed

Gears of War 4 marks the first occasion Gears fans on PC don't have to wait for a port, or in some cases never receive the game at all. This time The Coalition is doing it right by showing off the PC version at Gamescom.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 16 comments

ReCore Trailer and Screens from Gamescom

ReCore's developers have a rather fantastic pedigree behind them and a lot of promises to live up to. You can't just name drop Metroid Prime and not follow up. If today's trailer is anything to go by, they've nothing to worry.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 7 comments

New Sea of Thieves Assets Wash Ashore From Gamescom

Sea of Thieves left E3 with lots of new excited fans. The team at Rare is perhaps just as excited to share more of their open world pirate adventure in these new screens from Gamescom in Germany.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 4 comments

Microsoft Expands the Xbox Wireless Ecosystem

Microsoft is continuing their goal of converging all of the industry's devices into one coherent ecosystem with new Xbox Wireless options. Controllers, headsets, PCs and more are getting Xbox Wireless compatibility.

Posted 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 22 comments