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Dave Horobin (DaveKinetic)

Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.
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TA Podcast: Battlefront II, CoD: WWII, Wolfenstein II and Win a Game

Welcome to episode 96 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were joined by our Editorial Manager, Mark, for another longer than normal podcast where we cover all of this week's hottest news and games.

Posted 2 days ago, 0 comments

The Best US Black Friday Xbox Deals [Update 1]

Black Friday is just over a week away, but many retailers have started to release their ads in advance, giving shoppers the chance to plan ahead and discover which stores will be offering the biggest Xbox discounts.

Posted 4 days ago, 59 comments

The Best UK Black Friday Xbox Deals [Update 1]

Black Friday is just over a week away, but many retailers have started to release their ads in advance, giving shoppers the chance to plan ahead and discover which stores will be offering the biggest Xbox discounts.

Posted 3 days ago, 17 comments

Tales From the Borderlands and Deadfall Adventures Now Free with Games with Gold

Today marks the middle of the month and that means Xbox Live Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via November's Games with Gold.

Posted 3 days ago, 27 comments

Jewel Quest and More Now Backward Compatible

Another four titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Jewel Quest, Persona 4: Arena, Cars: Mater-National Championship and Tecmo Bowl Throwback.

Posted 5 days ago, 32 comments

TA Podcast: Xbox One X Release, CoD: WWII, Need for Speed Payback and Win a Game

This week sat down for a little longer than normal to discuss our impressions of the newly released Xbox One X, some big new games, and all the Xbox related news from the past week.

Posted 9 days ago, 2 comments

Destiny 2: Where is Xur? What is He Selling? November 10th - November 14th

Similar to the original game, each week between Friday and Tuesday, players of Destiny 2 can pay a trip to Xur, the exotic item vendor, giving you the chance to exchange Legendary Shards for hard to find gear.

Posted 9 days ago, 4 comments

Call of Duty: WWII Live Stream and Code Giveaway

Later this afternoon, Jack and Rich will be streaming and giving away an Xbox One code for Call of Duty: WWII on our Mixer channel, and for the first time ever on our Facebook page.

Posted 10 days ago, 11 comments

TA Podcast: Xbox One X, AC Origins, CoD: WWII and More with Rand al Thor 19

Welcome to episode 94 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were delighted to be joined by the podcasting legend, the man with the million, Rand al Thor 19.

Posted 16 days ago, 3 comments

Destiny 2: Where is Xur? What is He Selling? November 3rd - November 7th

Similar to the original game, each week between Friday and Tuesday, players of Destiny 2 can pay a trip to Xur, the exotic item vendor, giving you the chance to exchange Legendary Shards for hard to find gear.

Posted 16 days ago, 9 comments

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FIFA 18 Review

FIFA 18 offers the best game of football that the series has seen in some time and provides the best overall package for fans of the sport.

Posted 23 days ago, 10 comments

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Review

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018's gameplay offers an exceptional and authentic experience, but sadly, all of the good work on the pitch is let down by some of the series' long-running issues.

Posted 1 month ago, 9 comments

Agents of Mayhem Review

Agents of Mayhem offers some good old-fashioned, fast-paced, mindless fun, but it feels like a missed opportunity thanks to a lifeless open world and repetitive mission structure.

Posted 3 months ago, 27 comments

Cars 3: Driven to Win Review

Cars 3: Driven to Win is a competent kart racer that is accessible to players of all ages and skill levels. It's decent and that’s more than can be said for a lot of movie tie-ins.

Posted 3 months ago, 16 comments

LEGO CITY Undercover Review

After releasing as a console exclusive four years ago on the Nintendo Wii U, LEGO CITY Undercover is now available on the Xbox One, but was it worth the wait?

Posted 7 months ago, 11 comments

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Review

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands changes the linear campaigns from previous Ghost Recon games for the vast open-world setting of Bolivia, but is it a change for the better?

Posted 8 months ago, 31 comments

For Honor Review

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking For Honor is a simple hack and slash game, but once you're behind the controller realise that there is so much more to be found in Ubisoft's new "Art of Battle" control system.

Posted 8 months ago, 25 comments

Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain Review

Australia has already provided us with the most diverse setting that we’ve seen in the Forza Horizon series, so how do you improve on that for the game’s first paid expansion? The answer is snow.

Posted 11 months ago, 28 comments

Dead Rising 4 Review

Taking some of the best aspects of Dead Rising 3 and combining them with Frank West sounds like a perfect match. At times it is, but for all the improvements that Capcom has added, there are a number of missed opportunities.

Posted 11 months ago, 42 comments

Titanfall 2 Review

Titanfall 2 is everything that you could possibly wish to find in a sequel, answering all of the negatives of its predecessor. A must own for any first-person shooter fan.

Posted 1 year ago, 18 comments

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Assassin's Creed Origins Hands-on Gameplay Footage from Gamescom 2017

At this year's Gamescom, I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the latest iteration of Ubisoft's long-running Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Origins.

Posted 2 months ago, 10 comments

The Crew 2 Hands-on Gameplay Footage from Gamescom 2017

At this year's Gamescom, Rich and I attended a developer session for Ivory Tower's upcoming open-world racer, The Crew 2, where we able to capture footage of our hands-on time with the game.

Posted 2 months ago, 4 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Salvation DLC Achievement List

The fourth and final DLC pack titled Salvation for Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases next month on the Xbox One, providing four new multiplayer maps, a new Zombie map called Revelation and nine new achievements.

Posted 1 year ago, 18 comments

FIFA 17 (Xbox 360) Achievement List

The latest iteration in the FIFA Series releases at the end of next month, and today we are happy to reveal the full achievement list for the Xbox 360 version of the game, FIFA 17.

Posted 1 year ago, 32 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 year ago, 6 comments

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Achievement List

Quite often we get completely surprised by a new achievement list appearing without any prior warning, and today is another one of those occasions as we have just picked up the list for Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy.

Posted 1 year ago, 13 comments

NBA 2K17 Achievement List

The latest iteration in 2K's basketball franchise releases in just under a month, and today we have picked up the achievement list for the Xbox 360 version of the game, NBA 2K17.

Posted 1 year ago, 17 comments

TA@Gamescom 2016: For Honor Hands-on Preview

Since its initial showing at E3 last year, For Honor is a game that has intrigued me, so I was extremely interested to learn more about the sword-swinging action when I took to the Ubisoft booth at this year's Gamescom.

Posted 1 year ago, 6 comments

Inside Achievement List

Following on from the critical acclaim that Limbo received when it released on the Xbox 360 almost six years ago, Playdead are back with their second release, Inside.

Posted 1 year ago, 37 comments

Hard Reset Redux Achievement List

Flying Wild Hog's previously PC only shooter Hard Reset, which released back in 2011, is heading to the Xbox One today under the new title of Hard Reset Redux and we've just picked up the game's achievement list.

Posted 1 year ago, 15 comments

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