Kelly Packard

Kelly Packard (KBop a doo)

In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute 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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Earn Double Worshipers, XP and Favor in SMITE's Party Up Weekend

A Party Up Weekend is just about to start in SMITE. The event will give double worshipers, experience and favor to anyone playing in a party. After that, get ready for the launch of patch 4.25 with Cerberus and a new event.

Posted 8 days ago, 7 comments

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered Announced

Dark Souls Remastered will have to share the remastered spotlight with Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered, which has just been announced for a March release.

Posted 9 days ago, 115 comments

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Afterbirth+ Still in Development for Xbox One

A New Year's Q&A from developer Edmund McMillen has brought news for Xbox One fans who have been awaiting the "Afterbirth+" DLC's release since it was announced over a year ago.

Posted 10 days ago, 17 comments

Fortnite's Cozy Campfire Patch Released

Developer Epic Games just launched the Cozy Campfire update for Fortnite. In addition to the new Cozy Campfire item for Battle Royale, you'll notice bug fixes and audio adjustments in both Save the World and Battle Royale.

Posted 10 days ago, 2 comments

The Raven Remastered Announced

King Art Games and THQ Nordic have announced they will be bringing their episodic title The Raven to current gen consoles in March with The Raven Remastered.

Posted 10 days ago, 48 comments

Call of Duty WWII Trailer Previews the Next Zombie Installment

The Darkest Shore, the next installment of Call of Duty's Nazi Zombies saga, is launching with "The Resistance" DLC. The Darkest Shore follows Marie, Drostan, Olivia and Jefferson to an island north of Germany.

Posted 10 days ago, 7 comments

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Running January 24th to 29th

Before we can get to Sea of Thieves' March 20th release date, Rare has announced a closed beta will be running from January 24th-29th. It's open to insider program members and those who have pre-ordered the game.

Posted 10 days ago, 11 comments

Metal Gear Survive Single Player Trailer Released

Building on from an earlier commentary video about Metal Gear Survive's single-player campaign, Konami has released an official trailer for the mode.

Posted 10 days ago, 33 comments

de Blob 2 Announced for Current Gen

Toward the end of 2017, Xbox and PlayStation gamers were able to experience de Blob for the first time. THQ Nordic has now announced the game's sequel, de Blob 2, will also be releasing for current-gen consoles.

Posted 11 days ago, 16 comments

HRX 2018: SMITE Patch 4.25 Brings New Ragnarok Event With Cerberus Launch

The Hi-Rez Expo has been going on all week, which is like Christmas for SMITE fans. Players can take a look at the full Warden of the Underworld patch notes, which include a new Ragnarok event with Cerberus' launch.

Posted 13 days ago, 16 comments

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L.A. Noire Review

L.A. Noire's engaging and memorable mystery is what leads to its downfall as a desirable revisit for returning fans: the appeal is snuffed out for those who already know how every case in this detective story ends.

Posted 1 month ago, 32 comments

Numantia Review

It's clear the development team is passionate about Numantia and its setting. Unfortunately, a game needs more than high hopes and grandiose dreams to succeed, and the lack of polish shows through.

Posted 2 months ago, 6 comments

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 5 Review

The final episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is here. The story hits some of the notes of a feel-good superhero story but falls flat when it tries to evoke more powerful emotions like sadness.

Posted 2 months ago, 10 comments

Rogue Trooper Redux Review

Of all the video game genres, shooters age with the worst of them. But sometimes, under a peeling, scratchy layer of rust, there are glimpses of what made Rogue Trooper so beloved by fans.

Posted 3 months ago, 12 comments

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 3 months ago, 10 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago, 17 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 5 months ago, 21 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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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