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The Latest Inn-side Story Talks About Sea Of Thieves' Sounds

The sixth episode of Rare's video series for Sea Of Thieves has been released and this one is all about the game's sound design. Involved in the creation of some of the sounds are cassette tapes, some turf and a swimming pool!

Posted 15 hours ago by Andy Mills, 1 comment

Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Detailed

With Dead Rising 4's winter release date rapidly approaching, Microsoft has shared the contents of its season pass. The reveal contains holiday cheer, bonus content, and one rather "punny" joke.

Posted 2 days ago by Kelly Packard, 27 comments

How Sound Is Created For Gigantic

Dan Crislip, Motiga's audio lead, discusses how the audio is created for Gigantic with the aid of real terrain and objects to deliver an authentic and crisp sound.

Posted 2 days ago by Damien Knox, 4 comments

Two More Volumes of Resident Evil 7 Videos Released

Volume three and volume four of Resident Evil 7's recently released video series shroud us in more mystery as the two videos showcase more short and sweet doses of gameplay footage.

Posted 3 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 6 comments

Resident Evil 7 Begins a New Series of Videos

A couple of videos have creeped out of the darkness of Resident Evil 7's YouTube channel as Capcom has begun a new series showcasing very brief content to come in the game.

Posted 4 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 13 comments

Microsoft Mahjong (W10) Updated With More Matching Madness

The free puzzle title Microsft Mahjong has recently received an update that gives the title a new look, new daily challenges, and 20 new puzzles exclusively for the Windows 10 version.

Posted 4 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 7 comments

Watch the Opening Cinematic Plus Gameplay From Book of Demons

Anyone looking forward to upcoming card-building/RPG hybrid Book of Demons should take a look at the two videos released this week, one being the opening cinematic, and the other some gameplay.

Posted 4 days ago by Chanse Wareham, 2 comments

Sea of Thieves Plays the Hurdy-Gurdy

Composer, Robin Beanland, give us his thoughts on what he believes is the pirate instrument with the most recognisable sound: The Hurdy-Gurdy.

Posted 8 days ago by Lexley Ford, 1 comment

We Happy Few Video - Improved Conversation System

Survival roguelike adventure We Happy Few, currently in Preview on Xbox One, is set to receive a major overhaul to its encounter systems to improve realism and reduce bugs.

Posted 9 days ago by Luc1d, 3 comments

Cuphead Receives Release Window

Originally unveiled at E3 2014, Cuphead was starting to seem like a game that when all is said and done, we'll have spent more time reading about its progress than actually playing it. A release window has been announced.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 26 comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Trailer

Lara Croft's 20th birthday celebration starts tomorrow with the launch of a new version of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PC.

Posted 11 days ago by Luc1d, 31 comments

XBL Content Roundup: October 7th, 2016

We're back to a normal week and a normal format. Mafia III is the headliner, while WRC 6 and RIDE 2 bring racing fun to Europe. Ultimate Edition holders will also be away playing Gears of War 4.

Posted 13 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 comments

Patch and Trial Available Now for ReCore [UPDATE]

Last month's exclusive platformer ReCore has seen many improvements since launch and the developers are confident you're going to love what you play. The buggy achievements have also been fixed.

Posted 16 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 29 comments

Sea of Thieves' Audio Team Discusses Their Squeaky, Creaky Soundtrack

Sea of Thieves' soundtrack needed to be authentic, so the audio team sifted through antique shops and found the creakiest accordions. Check out the video for more and then have a look at the latest podcast video.

Posted 14 days ago by Sam Quirke, 0 comments

TA Podcast: Achievement Rarity, UHH2, Viral Event and a Sprinkling of Games

Unfortunately, Rich was very pushed for time when we were recording and had to sneak off halfway through but thankfully Jack and I managed to soldier on without him

Posted 14 days ago by Dave Horobin, 11 comments

Gears of War 4 Review

With The Coalition at the helm, many fans are apprehensive as to how the latest title will fare. Will it meet the standards set by Epic's trilogy, or will it be seen as a flop like People Can Fly's Gears of War: Judgment?

Posted 15 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 78 comments

Yooka Laylee to Receive Physical Release

In a blog post appropriately titled "Thinking Inside the Box," Playtonic Games detailed their plans to release a physical version for Yooka-Laylee. If you already backed it, there will be options to upgrade to the retail version.

Posted 16 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 comments

Voodoo Vince: Remastered Announced

In a world where "remasters" are announced before games even celebrate their fifth anniversaries (yes, Skyrim, I'm talking about you), there comes one man — doll — actually deserving of redemption... Voodoo Vince.

Posted 16 days ago by Kelly Packard, 30 comments

Celebrating Two Years of Age of Empires Castle Siege with a New Age

The various versions of Age of Empires: Castle Siege receive a new level in patch 1.21 as Microsoft and Smoking Gun celebrate two years of the title being available on the Windows platform.

Posted 16 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 12 comments

Arena, Achievement Rarity And More Comes to the Xbox LIVE Preview Program

You Looked For a Group, you've joined a New club, now it's time to organize your team with Group Messaging and lead your Club to victory, if you happen to play Killer Instinct and live in the US, with the new Arena feature.

Posted 16 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 79 comments

Bonus Credits for Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Week

Credits are used to purchase card packs, which can be both humorous and challenging and serve as great ways to increase the replayability of the game. You can get 100,000 for free by playing next week.

Posted 18 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 comments

Minecraft: Story Mode to Receive Complete Disc Compilation

Earlier this year, Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series fans were surprised when three more episodes were announced for the five-installment episodic series. Finally there is an option to buy all eight episodes at once.

Posted 19 days ago by Kelly Packard, 33 comments

XBL Content Roundup: September 30th, 2016

Due to my attendance at EGX, we weren't able to publish a store update last week. As such, this week's store update includes two weeks of content and we're keeping it brief again.

Posted 20 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

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 21 days ago by Luc1d, 1 comment

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 21 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 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 21 days ago by Kelly Packard, 23 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 23 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 24 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 27 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 27 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 28 days ago by Kelly Packard, 97 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 265 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments