Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith (punkyliar)

Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
Latest news by Rebecca Smith
Jump Force Vertex Online Event Running Now

The Vertex event tasks clans with earning as many clan points as possible, either through winning online matches, completing challenges, or purchasing items through the in-game store.

Posted 8 days ago, 2 comments

Purple Xbox One S Fortnite Limited Edition Leaked Online

The Xbox One S Fortnite Limited Edition has appeared in some US retailers, and the bundle includes a purple console, matching controller, and bonus Fortnite content.

Posted 8 days ago, 40 comments

Lords of the Fallen 2 No Longer Developed by Defiant Studios

According to a press release obtained by Eurogamer, developer Defiant Games has split from publisher CI Games, and the split is not amicable.

Posted 8 days ago, 18 comments

Augmented Reality Mobile Game Minecraft Earth Revealed

Mojang and Microsoft have revealed Minecraft Earth, a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game that brings Minecraft into the real world.

Posted 8 days ago, 16 comments

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Now Available for Preview Delta Xbox Insiders

Microsoft has announced that Preview Delta subscribers can test out the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service too.

Posted 8 days ago, 28 comments

Activision Won't Have an E3 2019 Showfloor Booth

An Activision representative has confirmed the company won't have a booth, instead stating they will "look forward to participating at E3 across a number of activities".

Posted 8 days ago, 9 comments

Alice: Madness Returns Added to EA Access

One of EA's older Xbox 360 titles has joined the vault -- Alice: Madness Returns -- but this game doesn't have a special promotional offer for those who choose to play the new addition over the next few weeks.

Posted 8 days ago, 18 comments

The Purveyor Arrives a Week Early in Fallout 76

The Purveyor was due to be released on May 23rd as part of the Wild Appalachia season, but in a surprise move, Bethesda has added her to the game a week early.

Posted 8 days ago, 8 comments

Microsoft and Sony Join Forces on Cloud Gaming

Sony has announced they've entered into a partnership with Microsoft to develop new innovations in the cloud gaming sector that will benefit both companies.

Posted 8 days ago, 68 comments

Import/Export Week Begins in GTA Online

This week's GTA Online update doesn't offer players a real estate free gift, but it does give plenty of opportunities for extra GTA$ and RP, as well as a variety of discounts all centred around the theme of Import/Export.

Posted 8 days ago, 1 comment

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Latest reviews by Rebecca Smith
Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 2 Review

Episode 2: Rules continues the storyline, but whereas things were in a constant flux in Episode 1, the second episode has a far more stable, if still tense, demeanour.

Posted 3 months ago, 13 comments

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime Review

While the game certainly functions as intended, with repetitive puzzles, lower quality production and a few other issues, you start to wonder whether Artifex Mundi is starting to tire of their own formula.

Posted 6 months ago, 10 comments

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads Review

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads is a bit of a slow burner, but it teases just enough to lead us to believe things will get far more energetic in the episodes to come.

Posted 7 months ago, 10 comments

Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders Review

Artifex Mundi decided to hit us with a surprise standalone release. Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders might have an independent story, but it has very familiar gameplay despite a couple of minor attempts at improvements.

Posted 8 months ago, 6 comments

We Happy Few Review

The full release of the game now gives players access to the entire storyline. The thing is, a myriad of technical issues and design decisions means it feels like the game is still trying to find its potential.

Posted 8 months ago, 30 comments

Candle: The Power of the Flame Review

With challenging puzzles and a unique art style, the game promises to be different to the platformers and adventure titles we've seen recently, and while it isn't perfect, it is a breath of fresh air.

Posted 10 months ago, 4 comments

Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends Review

Following on from the events of Eventide 2, Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends ends the trilogy with a tale that blends reality with a fantasy world in a fitting conclusion to the series.

Posted 10 months ago, 6 comments

Prey: Mooncrash Review

For fans of Prey, the idea of a roguelite DLC might have filled them with trepidation, but "Mooncrash" is an experience that shouldn't be missed.

Posted 10 months ago, 22 comments

Shift Quantum Review

Shift Quantum keeps the same gameplay premise of the titles that preceded it, yet it feels much more than a flash game on a big screen.

Posted 11 months ago, 5 comments

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City Review

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City takes a different direction to the two tales that came before it, making it a bit of a strange conclusion to the series of grim legends.

Posted 1 year ago, 8 comments

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Poll: Which Game Most Deserved to Join the World Video Game Hall of Fame?

The Strong has now revealed the four games that have been added to the Hall of Fame this year. However, we were curious as to whether you agreed with their choices.

Posted 22 days ago, 202 comments

Exclusive: Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Achievement List Revealed

Today we are excited to exclusively reveal the full Anniversary Update achievement list in Sea of Thieves, which contains 43 achievements for a total of 1,000 Gamerscore.

Posted 26 days ago, 68 comments

Minecraft Village & Pillage Achievements Revealed

As the name suggests, the patch introduces pillaging, villager trades, a Wandering Trader, and new achievements for players to earn on Bedrock platforms.

Posted 1 month ago, 53 comments

Trials Rising "Sixty Six" DLC Achievements Revealed

The first of the Trials Rising expansions, "Sixty Six", takes players along Route 66 as they try out new tracks and Contracts in the Land of Opportunity. The achievement list has now been revealed.

Posted 1 month ago, 20 comments

Anthem's Player Count Proves Retail Chart Analysis is Pointless

Despite reports of poor retail sales, Anthem reached #3 in the Xbox Gameplay Chart just two days after it was released, and it's an indication that retail sales are becoming an outdated way of gauging performance accurately.

Posted 2 months ago, 57 comments

Fortnite Season 8 - All of the Biggest Changes

Fortnite Season 8 has created quite a few changes to which players must adjust, such as a giant volcano, or a three-way battle between pirates, ninjas, and abominable snowman for treasure where X marks the spot

Posted 3 months ago, 11 comments

Analysis: Metro Exodus Ranks Low on the Xbox Gameplay Chart, Despite Reviews

Metro Exodus has certainly had a much poorer performance than titles like Kingdom Hearts III or Resident Evil 2, but should 4A Games be concerned?

Posted 3 months ago, 50 comments

Xbox Gameplay Chart – The Success of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

One of the biggest surprises of the latest chart was the appearance of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, an Xbox Original title that is available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One through Backwards Compatibility.

Posted 3 months ago, 18 comments

Xbox Gameplay Chart – Crackdown 3's Campaign Dominates Wrecking Zone

The top 10 is dominated by games that are either exclusively multiplayer, or whose ongoing support is solely through multiplayer modes, yet amongst those games sits an anomaly: Crackdown 3.

Posted 3 months ago, 24 comments

Resident Evil 2 Proves Demos are Still Important

There may not be many of these demos kicking about anymore, but as the recent 1-Shot demo for Resident Evil 2 has proven, many players still consider them a valued part of their decision making.

Posted 4 months ago, 32 comments

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