Mark Delaney

Mark Delaney (N0T PENNYS B0AT)

Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.
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Nine Things I Learned from TA Playlist in 2017

Our first year of TA Playlist is coming to an end. What did we learn? From saying goodbye to a series cut short to cutting short a series that's gone on too long, here are a few lessons the event taught us over 2017.

Posted 2 hours ago, 5 comments

Vote Now for January 2018's TA Playlist Game

We've wrapped up our first year of TA Playlist, but we're going to keep it rolling right into 2018. We've picked four new games to kick off the new year. Polls are open for one week, so get your vote in!

Posted 3 days ago, 104 comments

Rocket League Frosty Fest Begins Monday with Limited Time Items

If you enjoyed your time with Rocket League's Haunted Hallows event back in October, you'll not want to miss this. Another limited time event kicks off on Monday, December 11th, called Frosty Fest. It's a winter wonderland.

Posted 9 days ago, 5 comments

FromSoftware Teases New Project

FromSoftware, the beloved studio behind Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, took a moment out of The Game Awards to tease a new project. Naturally, that means their fans have begun speculating and freaking out.

Posted 9 days ago, 23 comments

Co-op Blast 'Em Up Game Nine Parchments Gets Launch Trailer

Launch trailers are kind of funny these days. A game's launch is often no longer universal and that's again the case with Frozenbyte's co-op blast 'em up, Nine Parchments. It's out on Switch now and coming soon to Xbox.

Posted 9 days ago, 1 comment

World War Z Coming to Xbox One

It seems many people are tired of zombies in video games. If you're among those who aren't yet bored of the undead, tonight's new reveal is for you. Max Brooks' World War Z is making its way to consoles sometime soon.

Posted 9 days ago, 43 comments

Prison Break Drama A Way Out Releases in March

Don't fear being stuck all alone when A Way Out launches with mandatory co-op next year. You can invite a friend who does not own it and they can play it entirely for free when A Way Out launches in March.

Posted 9 days ago, 14 comments

Arghh, Thar Be a March 20th Release Date for Sea of Thieves, Maties

Sea of Thieves has been hosting regular alphas for a long time now, and it appears the game is finally ready to go plundering. A release date of March 20th has been announced by Major Nelson. Arghh you ready?

Posted 9 days ago, 17 comments

TA Playlist Podcast Episode 8 - The Turing Test

The latest episode of the TA Playlist Podcast gets a bit headier than the others so far, as the game itself deals with some big picture issues. Come join us as we discuss the value-alignment problem of artificial intelligence.

Posted 10 days ago, 10 comments

TA Playlist Game for December 2017 Announced

Well, it wasn't even close. We thought we had picked four top tier AAA titles for our community, but as it turns out, only one of them got much attention at all. Come play Assassin's Creed: Origins with TA!

Posted 25 days ago, 37 comments

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SOMA Review

SOMA released to other platforms two years ago. Only now does the Xbox crowd get to catch up, but in this case late is definitely better than never. It tells a superb sci-fi story that should be missed by no genre fan.

Posted 6 days ago, 17 comments

Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Star Wars Battlefront II was the center of the gaming world for a week or two and for all the wrong reasons, but admitting its flaws and cutting through them will net you an otherwise fantastic game that may still be salvaged.

Posted 25 days ago, 63 comments

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 3 Review

Batman: The Enemy Within has hit its midpoint. Typically that means players can expect a lackluster episode of whichever story is unfolding. Fractured Mask avoids that thanks to mixing genres, superhero and romance.

Posted 26 days ago, 6 comments

Call of Duty: WWII Review

The sights and sounds of World War II have been highly sought after among Call of Duty fans over the past few years. People seemed to have grown bored of the future. At long last, the franchise returns to its roots.

Posted 27 days ago, 42 comments

Raiders of the Broken Planet Review

Raiders of the Broken Planet is an indie game but you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It boasts AAA visuals and some impressive settings, but it gets dragged down in a number of ways that keep it from becoming great.

Posted 2 months ago, 6 comments

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 Review

After another great premiere from the Great Premiere Factory known as Telltale Games, Batman season two continues its high marks with a solid follow-up that isn't afraid to pile on the rogues gallery. The gang's all here!

Posted 2 months ago, 2 comments

Cuphead Review

StudioMDHR's debut title garnered significant pre-release hype for itself thanks in large part to its stunning visual design. Thankfully, with tough design and excellent co-op, Cuphead is much more than just a pretty face.

Posted 3 months ago, 120 comments

Planet of the Eyes Review

Planet of the Eyes is an indie puzzle-platformer that can reasonably draw comparisons to other stylish games in the same genre. The puzzles aren't as special as some of its genre-mates but its story is thought-provoking.

Posted 3 months ago, 16 comments

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review

It's unclear whether Death of the Outsider is truly meant to be the end of the series or simply the end of this arc and its cast of characters. In either case, it's a worthy sendoff to one of the last decade's best new series.

Posted 3 months ago, 24 comments

Don't Knock Twice Review

Don't Knock Twice is a first-person horror game that coincides with a recent film of the same name. Maybe its status as a sneaky movie tie-in is why no one should be surprised Don't Knock Twice is so forgettable.

Posted 3 months ago, 15 comments

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How Many New Releases Did You Play in 2017?

One comment seen on gaming forums all over the internet, but maybe especially on TA, is regarding massive backlogs. How many new releases did you play in 2017, and why did it turn out that way for you?

Posted 7 days ago, 200 comments

2017 Superlatives: The Most Memorable Gaming Moments of the Year

2017 has reached its final few sunrises, so now makes a great time to reflect on the year that was for gaming. Many people called it an all-time great year. Let's give out some gaming superlatives in our 2017 gaming yearbook!

Posted 7 days ago, 26 comments

Shooting Yourself in the Foot: The EA Access Problem

EA Access is a mostly appreciated program from a publisher that gets little appreciation otherwise from the gaming community, but could it be doing more harm than good for the publisher lately, and should we expect changes?

Posted 28 days ago, 103 comments

Which Game Do You Like from a Genre You Don't Like?

We all have genres we enjoy and those we do not. Sometimes, however, we may enjoy certain games from genres that we typically or even completely dislike otherwise. Which games are such examples for you?

Posted 1 month ago, 134 comments

Check Out Our Horror Gaming Playlist on Spotify

It's the most wonderful time of the year! By that I mean Halloween season, of course. Come get into the spooky spirit with our horror gaming playlist, featuring some classic music from horror games spanning the years.

Posted 1 month ago, 43 comments

A Voice in the Static: Interview with the One Man Team Behind Sylvio 2

Earlier this year, we reviewed Sylvio, an indie horror that seemed to go under the radar of many players. Its sequel just hit Steam and is due on Xbox next year, so October seemed like a great time to catch up with the creator.

Posted 1 month ago, 5 comments

Loot Boxes: Who's To Blame?

Loot boxes and other microtransactions are the talk of the industry right now? Are they an example of gambling? Do we deserve any blame as the consumers? How can we get them to go away? Do we even want that?

Posted 2 months ago, 211 comments

Eight Horror Movies That Would Make Good Video Games

Recent horror hits like Friday The 13th and Alien Isolation reveal just how well a known franchise can transition from the big screen to our consoles. Here are eight more haunts that would make fun horror games.

Posted 2 months ago, 61 comments

PAX West: Lifeless Moon Feels Plucked Right Out of The Twilight Zone

Stage 2's indie sci-fi adventure game, Lifeless Planet, told a ponderous tale that fans of the genre hopefully did not miss. We got to play the early build of the just-announced spiritual successor, Lifeless Moon, at PAX West.

Posted 3 months ago, 11 comments

PAX West: The Church in the Darkness Offers Gameplay Both Technical and Emergent

The studio behind The Church in the Darkness, Paranoid Productions, brought their latest demo to PAX West and we got to go hands-on trying to infiltrate the dynamic cult town. The infiltrate/exfiltrate mission is not easy.

Posted 3 months ago, 4 comments

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