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.
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Gears of War 4's Chest Candy Achievement Requirements to Be Altered

Achievements in the Gears of War series are known for being steep. As of the September update, The Coalition is altering one of Gears of War 4's more challenging achievements ever so slightly.

Posted yesterday, 44 comments

Voodoo Vince: Remastered Update Removes Point of No Return

Developer Beep Games has updated Voodoo Vince: Remastered, eliminating the point of no return that stopped users from revisiting prior levels after they reached the final boss fight.

Posted yesterday, 16 comments

Bandai Namco Teases Projekt #1514

Bandai Namco is really into teaser campaigns this year. Earlier we "Prepared to Dine," now it's time for Projekt #1514, which is all about "military battlefields, bullets, shots and dark atmospheres."

Posted yesterday, 2 comments

Play EA SPORTS UFC 2 Free With Gold Until August 21st

Xbox Live Gold members are used to Free Play events popping up here and there. The latest invites Gold members to try EA SPORTS UFC 2, the newest iteration of games based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Posted yesterday, 5 comments

Try All Characters Free in Paladins With 20% Bonus Gold and XP

Free is good. Weekends are good. Starting Friday, Hi-Rez will be combining the two with an event for Paladins: Champions of the Realm that will unlock all the game's champions for everyone all weekend long.

Posted 6 days ago, 4 comments

Kalypso Media Teaser Asks You to Prepare for the Awakening

What better way to generate interest in your game than to release a teaser trailer with a catchy slogan? Kalypso Media has done just that with their new teaser trailer that asks players to "prepare for the awakening."

Posted 6 days ago, 4 comments

Yooka-Laylee's Spit 'N' Polish Update Now Live

Spitting and polishing can take a long time. First previewed back in May, Playtonic Games has finally released the "Spit 'N' Polish" Update for the console versions of Yooka-Laylee.

Posted 6 days ago, 21 comments

Battlefield 1 Joins the EA Access Vault

EA let us know in July that Battlefield 1 would be joining the EA Access before the end of the year. They've held true to that promise. The World War I FPS has now been added to the catalog for members to download.

Posted 7 days ago, 27 comments

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Announced for Consoles

Hi-Rez Studios has always been a company that doesn't stray far from the latest gaming trends. They've just announced their card game, Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics, will be coming soon to consoles.

Posted 7 days ago, 11 comments

Artio: The Bear Goddess Joins SMITE Console Roster in Latest Patch

SMITE's latest patch offers up a new stance-switching goddess, improvements to ranked, new Season Ticket and Summer of SMITE content, bug fixes, balance changes and more for the third-person MOBA.

Posted 7 days ago, 2 comments

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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 days ago, 17 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 17 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago, 10 comments

Dreamfall Chapters Review

Sequels after a certain point are a curious affair. Take Dreamfall Chapters, the third installment in The Longest Journey series. It's a beautiful world, an intriguing story and a whole mess of puzzles.

Posted 3 months ago, 6 comments

Enter the Gungeon Review

Progression is one of the most powerful elements that keeps us gamers indulged in our favorite titles. Why play if we don't feel like we're getting anywhere? Progression is something Enter the Gungeon nails.

Posted 3 months ago, 23 comments

Voodoo Vince: Remastered Review

Over on Xbox in 2003, there was a little game called Voodoo Vince. Now on the Xbox One in 2017, there's a little game called Voodoo Vince: Remastered.

Posted 4 months ago, 15 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 Review

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series has a lot of branding crammed into its name, but to win over gamers' hearts, you'll need more than a recognizable name and an utterance of the phrase "I am Groot."

Posted 4 months ago, 26 comments

SkyKeepers Review

In recent months, the ID@Xbox program is pumping out non-stop indie titles to Xbox One gamers. Sword Twin Studios' SkyKeepers is one of the latest. To see if this 2D platformer is worth your time, have a look at our review.

Posted 4 months ago, 5 comments

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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 10 months 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 11 months 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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