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 most kinds of games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of gaming, he likes bicycling, binge-watching, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.
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Vote Now for June 2019's TA Playlist Game

We're halfway through May, so it's time for our next TA Playlist poll. We're going back to series we already saw in the game club and picking our preferred sequel. Which story do you want to continue?

Posted 7 days ago, 90 comments

TA Playlist for May 2019 is Live with Zombie Army Trilogy

After April showered us with Batman, it's time to see what's in bloom for May. Turns out those daisies are being pushed in the wrong direction thanks to the undead Nazis of Zombie Army Trilogy. Come join us for TA Playlist!

Posted 21 days ago, 16 comments

TA Playlist Game for May 2019 Announced

The results are in and the enemies are undead. Our next TA Playlist game will be Rebellion's 2015 co-op shooter, Zombie Army Trilogy. Bring friends and meet us in the TA Playlist Hub. We're going zombie hunting!

Posted 29 days ago, 35 comments

Sea of Thieves Getting More Achievements with Anniversary Update

When its Anniversary Update goes live in two weeks, Sea of Thieves should have something new for everyone, whether you like the game's story content, the new trading company, or PVP which gets previewed in this video.

Posted 1 month ago, 47 comments

Vote Now for May 2019's TA Playlist Game

I admit, as the sole person coming up with these polls each month, I definitely swayed this one toward a theme very dear to my interests lately, but I think you'll like it too. It's co-op month - and every game is in Game Pass!

Posted 1 month ago, 76 comments

TA Playlist for April 2019 is Live with Batman: Arkham Asylum

April is here and we're not fooling you, this month's TA Playlist game is one of the most exciting yet. Year three of the game club kicks off with the world's greatest detective in his seminal game, Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Posted 1 month ago, 33 comments

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update To Add Hunting, Fishing, Arena, and More

Sea of Thieves is officially a year old, and Rare is celebrating by unveiling the details of their upcoming Anniversary Update, featuring hunting, fishing, cooking, a brand new PVP mode, a new story campaign and more.

Posted 2 months ago, 38 comments

TA Playlist Game for April 2019 Announced

Just in time for the Dark Knight's 80th birthday, join us this April as we kick off year three of TA Playlist with Batman: Arkham Asylum. Venture into the world of the criminally insane and, you know, punch them.

Posted 2 months ago, 63 comments

How To Unlock Clans in The Division 2 - And Join The Official TA Clan

One of the year's biggest games is now available. In Ubisoft's The Division 2, players can join clans of like-minded Division Agents to play in co-op more easily. Here's to to join or create clans, and how join the TA clan.

Posted 2 months ago, 10 comments

TA Playlist for March 2019 is Live with L.A. Noire

This March, TA Playlist becomes LA Playlist. Join our official game club as we head to the City of Angels to play, discuss, and chase achievements in Team Bondi's period piece crime drama, L.A. Noire.

Posted 2 months ago, 31 comments

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RAGE 2 Review

RAGE 2 offers up a power fantasy like few games ever have. It looks great, plays like butter, and starts very strong. But the sheen of all your power comes crashing to a halt when the brief story leaves you with little else.

Posted 2 days ago, 21 comments

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Review

The Sniper Elite series has been on an upward trajectory for its entire run, with each game being markedly better than the last. Unfortunately, that means this remastering of 2012's game feels decidedly lackluster in 2019.

Posted 9 days ago, 20 comments

World War Z Review

With great setpieces and an addictive class-based progression loop, World War Z is one of 2019's biggest and best surprises. Left 4 Dead fans should not miss it.

Posted 30 days ago, 45 comments

My Time at Portia Review

I had been calling My Time at Portia a farm life sim for over a year now, and though it's fair to call it that, in retrospect it doesn't seem accurate enough. Your time at Portia can excitingly be spent however you'd like.

Posted 1 month ago, 19 comments

Generation Zero Review

I had played several hours of Generation Zero before ever beginning this review version of the game, and it's a reminder that some games can hold out for a good while before their problems are exposed.

Posted 1 month ago, 21 comments

Telltale's The Walking Dead Series Finale Review

After a seven-year journey with Clementine, The Walking Dead ultimately outlived its own studio that birthed it. It's been a long and winding road, but fans will be thrilled to find Clementine gets the conclusion she so deserves.

Posted 1 month ago, 26 comments

The Occupation Review

The Occupation does so much so well that I can sense it'll be one of those games I won't shut up about this year. Unraveling a political conspiracy drama in an investigative, combat-free immersive sim is as fun as that sounds.

Posted 2 months ago, 14 comments

Degrees of Separation Review

Degrees of Separation opens like a touching fairy tale complete with well-written narration and a soft tone of lovers determined to find one another. Sadly, the tedious level design leaves the would-be lovers lost.

Posted 3 months ago, 5 comments

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review

Yonder is the type of game I wish we had a lot more of on Xbox. Its quaint and relaxed nature is a breath of fresh air and an easy recommendation for families playing together. It's approachable, adorable, and fosters joy.

Posted 3 months ago, 9 comments

Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone Review

Just like its campaign can be fun after you forgive its glaring flaws, Wrecking Zone similarly feels like it has the potential for something really cool later. For now, it's missing too many features, sometimes even basic ones.

Posted 3 months ago, 34 comments

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RAGE 2 Paradoxically Rises and Falls At Once

Our full review session with RAGE 2 is still ongoing, but we wanted to share some early impressions while you wait for the complete verdict. The early hours have been a bit of a paradox, really. A Tale of Two Apocalyptic Cities.

Posted 4 days ago, 52 comments

Headset Review: The Audeze Mobius is a NASA-Infused Super Speaker

Although gaming visuals get all the attention at trade shows and in trailers, don't underestimate the power of a superb audio experience. That's what we found in the Audeze Mobius, the impressive high-end gaming headset.

Posted 5 days ago, 34 comments

Poll: Should Governments Intervene Regarding Video Game Loot Boxes?

Regulators, mount up. One of the week's biggest headlines is of yet another federal government looking at acting on consumer interests and regulating or outright banning loot boxes. Is this the solution you want?

Posted 12 days ago, 478 comments

Easiest Xbox Achievement Lists from April 2019

April's easy achievement lists number far fewer than usual, but in terms of average completion time per game, nothing comes close to this month's easy offerings. Look out for three games that can be done in 20 minutes total!

Posted 21 days ago, 23 comments

Poll: Do You Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass?

One year ago, after Microsoft announced first-party games would be coming to Game Pass on their retail launch days, we asked if you subscribe to Game Pass. Now we're asking again to see what's changed. Vote now!

Posted 1 month ago, 215 comments

What If Remedy's Control and Alan Wake Exist In the Same Universe?

I don't like propagating conspiracy theories, but I spent the weekend researching one of my own and knowing there are so many Alan Wake fans out there, I have to share this one. What if Control and Alan Wake share a universe?

Posted 1 month ago, 24 comments

The Biggest Xbox Video Games of 2019 - Second Quarter

With our first quarter preview now fully in the rearview mirror, it's time to look ahead to the next three months of major video game releases. These months are decidedly quieter but they're still packing a punch.

Posted 1 month ago, 41 comments

Poll: What's Your Favorite Loot Shooter?

Borderlands 3 is real! Yeah, so we all knew that, but after a busy start to the year for the loot shooter genre and this latest sequel making waves, it's time to determine TA's preferred genre entry.

Posted 1 month ago, 91 comments

Easiest Xbox Achievement Lists from March 2019

It's said that April showers bring May flowers. Maybe that means the next two months will be quite generous with easy achievement lists, but hey, March wasn't so bad either. 7,000 more easy gamerscore is up for grabs.

Posted 1 month ago, 25 comments

8 Video Games To Play If You Like The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is being revived for the third time since the original Rod Serling classics went off the air in 1964. Before Jordan Peele gets to reveal his take on the seminal series, play these eight games to get in the mood.

Posted 1 month ago, 43 comments

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