Kelly Packard

Kelly Packard (KBop a doo)

In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I am currently contributing to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.
Latest news by Kelly Packard
Final Fantasy XV's Comrades Expansion Delayed

Final Fantasy XV's "Comrades" multiplayer expansion, which allows up to four players to join in cooperative play, has been delayed from its October 31st release date.

Posted 2 days ago, 10 comments

Gears of War 4's October Update Detailed

With The Coalition's one year plan of adding two maps every month to Gears of War 4, this means the October 2017 update is the last time we'll see more maps. There's also a Halloween event coming up and more.

Posted 2 days ago, 26 comments

Cities: Skylines Gets Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

According to an advertisement on the dashboard and the game's store page, Colossal Order's Cities: Skylines is free to play this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members.

Posted 3 days ago, 15 comments

Mass Effect Andromeda Now in the EA Access Vault

Five days ago when EA announced Mass Effect Andromeda would soon be joining EA Access, we didn't realize it'd be this soon. The title can now be accessed through the Vault.

Posted 6 days ago, 27 comments

SMITE's Departure to the Afterlife Patch Launches on Console

With Halloween being just two weeks away, it's time for even the gods and goddesses of SMITE to get dressed up. The "Departure to the Afterlife" patch brings Halloween content and the continuation of The Odyssey event.

Posted 6 days ago, 3 comments

Numantia Launches October 25th

Earlier this year, RECO Technology announced Numantia, a turn-based strategy game. The developers have stuck to their October release window and have announced the game for an October 25th launch.

Posted 6 days ago, 6 comments

Live Action Trailer Released for Assassin's Creed Origins

As Assassin's Creed Origins nears launch, Ubisoft have exhausted most of their marketing options like cinematic trailers, gameplay videos, screenshots and more. Now they've released a live action trailer entitled "I Am."

Posted 6 days ago, 8 comments

Gears of War 4 Gets More 4X XP This Sunday

On October 11th, The Coalition ran a one-day only quadruple XP event. With that date being a Wednesday smack in the middle of the workweek, it was far from ideal, so here's another!

Posted 9 days ago, 43 comments

Following Beta, DICE Discusses Star Wars Battlefront II's Loot Box System

The video game community has been embroiled in a weeks- or perhaps years-long debate about loot boxes. The discussion has come to a head during the Star Wars Battlefront II beta, and DICE wants to address it.

Posted 10 days ago, 38 comments

Guardians of Arcadia Announced for Xbox One

Developer FABULA EPICA has announced Guardians of Arcadia. They hope it will tap into gamers' nostalgia for the JRPGs of the 1990s. The developer says it has chibi characters, random battles, strategic combat and more.

Posted 10 days ago, 15 comments

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Deadbeat Heroes Review

If you're a game developer, and your plan is to make gamers bang their head against the same missions over and over again, they better be damn good. Learn from Deadbeat Heroes.

Posted 6 days ago, 9 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 4 Review

After poor pacing, repetitive dialogue and even a rather bad episode, it finally feels like Telltale is getting somewhere in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Episode 4: Who Needs You.

Posted 11 days ago, 7 comments

Ruiner Review

Publisher Devolver Digital has a knack for spotting raw potential. Peruse their publishing pedigree and you'll see no shortage of gritty smash hits oozing with personality. Reikon Games' Ruiner is one more to add to the list.

Posted 18 days ago, 9 comments

ARK: Survival Evolved Review

If someone had told 6-year-old me there would be a game 20 years later where you could tame, ride and live among dinosaurs, I would have spent the remainder of my childhood attempting to build a time machine.

Posted 1 month ago, 16 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 3 Review

Episode 3: More Than A Feeling isn't a great episode. When you've waited two and a half months for more content and are met with an hour and 15 minutes of disappointment, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Posted 1 month ago, 16 comments

The Pillars of the Earth Review

When Daedalic Entertainment announced The Pillars of the Earth, an interactive novel based on Ken Follett's 1,000-page novel of the same name, players questioned how well it would translated to the video game medium.

Posted 2 months ago, 21 comments

Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Review

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a delivery box in the postal service? Probably not, but there are games about everything nowadays. In Unbox: Newbie's Adventure, you're a box in charge of delivering yourself.

Posted 3 months ago, 7 comments

AereA Review

AereA, music-themed RPG from developer Triangle Studios, has a beautiful soundtrack and crisp, colorful visuals. Even on its own, the concept of a musical RPG sounds promising, but if it's likable or not is another matter...

Posted 3 months ago, 13 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 2 Review

The first episode in any Telltale series usually starts off stumbling, fumbling and spending most of its time introducing the various characters and the general plot. Now let's see where we're headed in "Under Pressure."

Posted 4 months ago, 6 comments

Black & White Bushido Review

Gamers used to clamor for games to include a local co-op or versus mode so we could play against our friends and siblings. Now we demand an online component. Black & White Bushido is the product of both these worlds.

Posted 5 months ago, 10 comments

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Transcripted First Impressions Video

Especially as the fall release season approaches, tons of games are launching every week. It's hard to know what's worth a play. But have no fear, Renn is here to tell you all about Transcripted.

Posted 16 days ago, 2 comments

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe First Impressions Video

A popular theme in sci-fi and video games is sentient robots either taking over or destroying Earth. But Jettomero, star of Jettomero: Hero of the Universe, isn't about that life. They're trying to save everyone.

Posted 16 days ago, 1 comment

The Best Xbox Live Indie Games

There is no better time than now to talk about the best Xbox Live Indie Games. From September 29th onward, Xbox 360's indie storefront will be closed down. Here are the ones you should add to your collection.

Posted 1 month ago, 60 comments

Gears of War 4 Achievement List

Seriously? In the English language, it's an expression that we frequently use to double check if someone really meant what they said. In the gaming community it has taken on another meaning entirely.

Posted 1 year ago, 52 comments

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Achievement List

Although the Pac-Man series has seen three releases this year with Pac-Man 256, ARCADE GAME SERIES: Ms. Pac-Man and ARCADE GAME SERIES: Pac-Man, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is the first original release of 2016.

Posted 1 year ago, 14 comments

Carmageddon: Max Damage Achievement List

The storied Carmageddon franchise smashes its way back onto consoles this Friday, June 8th. We've got the achievement list at our finger tips, so let's go ahead and take a look.

Posted 1 year ago, 8 comments

Call of Duty: Consumer Warfare

“50,000 people used to live here. Now it’s a ghost town.” That’s the opening line to the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare trailer that blew everyone’s mind at E3 2007. “Our so called leaders prostituted us to the West..."

Posted 1 year ago, 180 comments

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