Dave Horobin
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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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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood And Call of Juarez: The Cartel Now Backward Compatible

Another two titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and Call of Juarez: The Cartel.

Posted 10 hours ago, 38 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth Finally Gets a Digital Discount

Famed for its especially easy completion that gives gamers 1,000 Gamerscore in around five minutes by simply spamming the B button 50 times, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth is finally on sale.

Posted 13 hours ago, 64 comments

TA Podcast: EGX, Red Dead Online, Fossil Hunters and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 138 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week I was once again joined by Jack and Ollie as we chat about their trip to EGX, and ask for your feedback as we look a switching up the show format.

Posted 5 days ago, 27 comments

Giveaway: Win an Xbox One Code for Mass Effect: Andromeda

For our next site competition, we're giving you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for the Deluxe Recruit Edition of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which has been kindly donated to us by Adm1ral Awe5ome.

Posted 6 days ago, 323 comments

Forza Horizon 4 Live Stream and Ultimate Edition Code Giveaways

Tomorrow afternoon, we'll be streaming the three hours of Forza Horizon 4, and giving away some Ultimate Edition codes thanks to our good friends at Playground Games and Xbox.

Posted 6 days ago, 26 comments

Xbox One X Enhanced Roundup September 18th 2018

Microsoft has updated the Xbox One X enhanced games list this morning, with a number of new additions and changes to existing games.

Posted 8 days ago, 12 comments

Brutal Legend and Greg Hastings Paintball 2 Now Backward Compatible

Another three titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Brutal Legend, Greg Hastings Paintball 2 and Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (EU).

Posted 8 days ago, 58 comments

TA Podcast: Forza Horizon 4, Planet Alpha and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 137 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where Rich, Jack and I wrap up all of this week's biggest Xbox news and chat about our hands-on preview of Forza Horizon 4.

Posted 12 days ago, 38 comments

FIFA 19 Demo Now Available to Download on Xbox One

As we revealed a couple of weeks ago, the FIFA 19 demo, which this year features 10 playable teams and two game modes, is now available to download on the Xbox One.

Posted 13 days ago, 5 comments

Giveaway: ID@Xbox Quick Gamerscore Boost

For our next site competition, we're giving you the chance to win Xbox One codes for Sigi - A Fart for Melusina, FullBlast, Haunted Halloween '86 and Super Destronaut DX.

Posted 14 days ago, 509 comments

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Latest reviews by Dave Horobin
Forza Horizon 4 Review

By this stage, it should come as no surprise that Playground Games finds a way to raise the bar for each release in the Horizon series, and they've once again found another gear in Forza Horizon 4.

Posted 19 hours ago, 63 comments

The Crew 2 Review

The Crew 2 is an ambitious follow up for Ivory Tower that doesn’t quite hit its full potential or the level of some other open-world racers available today.

Posted 2 months ago, 26 comments

ONRUSH Review

Upon face value, ONRUSH looks like it should play in a similar way to most other arcade racers on the market, but there’s a lot more going on under the hood for players to discover.

Posted 3 months ago, 19 comments

A Way Out Review

A Way Out provides a unique cinematic experience that redefines the way narrative-driven games can be played, thanks to its engaging story and varied gameplay that will keep both players interested throughout.

Posted 5 months ago, 37 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins Review

Assassin's Creed Origins provides a much-needed change in direction for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It isn’t perfect, but it points to a long and healthy continuation of the series.

Posted 9 months ago, 23 comments

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 11 months 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago, 11 comments

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Exclusive: ONRUSH Achievement List Revealed

ONRUSH will be racing onto the Xbox One on June 5th. Today, we are delighted to team up with our friends at Codemasters to exclusively reveal the game’s full achievement list.

Posted 4 months ago, 9 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Gameplay

The Curse of the Pharaohs is the second story-driven expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, and we were fortunate enough to be invited by Ubisoft to get some hands-on time with the DLC prior to its release.

Posted 7 months ago, 15 comments

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 1 year 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 1 year ago, 5 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago, 6 comments

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