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.
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New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning March 19th, 2018

Assassin's Creed Rogue makes it onto the latest generation of consoles, and there's a battle against hostile giants, a co-op attempt to escape prison, Rare's pirate adventure, and an RPG set in ancient times.

Posted 2 hours ago, 6 comments

Far Cry 5's Latest Live Action Trailer Gives a Sermon

There's the latest live action trailer, an interview with the actor who plays the role of Joseph Seed, and a further explanation of the game's rewritten Bill of Rights.

Posted 3 days ago, 4 comments

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Calendar Man in Batman: Arkham City

Tomorrow, March 17th, is the day that Ireland celebrates the Feast of Saint Patrick. You will want to mark the date on your calendar so that you remember to pay a visit to Calendar Man.

Posted 3 days ago, 5 comments

Star Wars Battlefront II Drops Paid Loot Crates

EA has announced a major update that's coming later this month and it will make major changes to the in-game progression system, including linear progression and the complete removal of premium loot crates.

Posted 3 days ago, 73 comments

Try Minecraft's Bedrock Update Aquatic Beta

The Bedrock Update Aquatic beta adds new features, the highlights being swimming animations, stripped logs, tridents, stairs and slabs in Prismarine, and a new hostile mob. There are also a bunch of bug fixes.

Posted 3 days ago, 16 comments

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Season Pass Detailed

Bandai Namco has detailed what players can expect from the three pieces of DLC that will be included with the Season Pass, starting with "Ambush Of The Imposters".

Posted 5 days ago, 7 comments

Super Mega Baseball 2 Closed Beta Coming Soon

Metalhead Software will be holding a closed beta exclusive to Xbox One players. Ahead of the beta, the team also revealed the online multiplayer via a new trailer.

Posted 5 days ago, 4 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands New Assignment Update Arrives Today

New Assignment adds three new classes, two new maps, the ability to vote for maps, and a number of bug fixes and gameplay improvements. The fourth major update has arrived today.

Posted 5 days ago, 5 comments

Call of Duty: WWII Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Operation: Shamrock & Awe is running from now until April 3rd, bringing along a new map, a special playlist, new weapons and equipment, and a major content update.

Posted 5 days ago, 7 comments

Jeff Goldblum Reprises His Role in Jurassic World Evolution

Developer Frontier Developments has revealed that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm for the game. There's also another species profile.

Posted 6 days ago, 14 comments

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InnerSpace Review

The title has a heavy emphasis on player-driven exploration and the choice to further the narrative when you please, but there are a couple of gameplay issues that stop this title from reaching the same success of its peers.

Posted 8 days ago, 7 comments

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Review

You'd be forgiven for expecting more of the same, and you certainly wouldn't be far wrong, but the conclusion of the trilogy is far from the worst of the bunch and is still worth a play.

Posted 17 days ago, 12 comments

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery Review

Lost Grimoires 2 is a sequel that carries only minimal ties to the game that preceded it, meaning that it is perfectly playable on its own or as part of the trilogy.

Posted 1 month ago, 14 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 3: Hell Is Empty Review

You're likely wondering what's next for the duo and how their story will tie in to the events of Life Is Strange. Episode 3 - Hell Is Empty aims to answer both of those.

Posted 2 months ago, 18 comments

A Hat In Time Review

Gears for Breakfast's debut title largely smashes any misconceptions by delivering a charming and fun platformer that's only let down by some minor technical issues.

Posted 3 months ago, 12 comments

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) Review

A common sight of this console generation has been HD remasters of older titles. It's extremely unusual for one of those remakes to come from the cartridge era of games and this is what makes this anthology so unexpected.

Posted 4 months ago, 29 comments

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

This standalone adventure takes the player on a journey into the depths of the ocean, although the similar gameplay will mean that players of previous Artifex Mundi titles will know exactly what they're getting into.

Posted 4 months ago, 6 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 2: Brave New World Review

It's difficult to tell a compelling story in a game where players already know how it's going to end. Despite this, Episode 2 answers some lingering questions but also introduces many more.

Posted 5 months ago, 24 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1 Review

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm may well take place before the literal storm but that doesn't mean that events run smoothly and it looks like we have a fascinating story to follow.

Posted 6 months ago, 15 comments

Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Review

Fans of the publisher and their output will by now know exactly what to expect, even if this title tries to switch things up a little. Those who are new to the publisher can look forward to a solid casual point and click title.

Posted 6 months ago, 7 comments

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Sea of Thieves Achievement List Revealed

What exactly will you have to do to get the completion? Well, all of the achievement descriptions are in riddles. What better way to present the achievements than an Xbox-related treasure hunt?

Posted 3 days ago, 73 comments

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Achievement List Revealed

There is less than two weeks to go before Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is released and it's about time we got an idea of what we can expect from the game's achievements.

Posted 1 month ago, 31 comments

Grow a Variety of Crops With Pure Farming 2018

Early next year, Pure Farming 2018 will be joining the fray. If this title is to stand out from the crowd, it needs to offer something different and developer Ice Flames is looking to do exactly that.

Posted 3 months ago, 7 comments

Create Your Own Platforms to the Beat in Octahedron

Demimonde's upcoming title adds a bit of a twist to the platformer genre. While the levels do indeed contain all of the expected traps and enemies, it's up to you to place the platforms that will get you to the end.

Posted 4 months ago, 4 comments

Yoku's Island Express Uses Pinball Mechanics in a Different Way

Pinball games are becoming more popular but they offer the more traditional pinball experience. Villa Gorilla's upcoming title is aiming to be different.

Posted 4 months ago, 7 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Improves Upon Its Block Extrusion Gameplay

The original Q.U.B.E. was released on PC in 2012 before arriving on other platforms. Now a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, is on its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 and it seeks to improve upon the first title in every way.

Posted 4 months ago, 5 comments

Fear Effect Sedna Brings A Long Lost Franchise Back to Life

When the Square Enix Collective was formed, one of the aims of the initiative was to relaunch some of the long lost IPs through smaller studios. This is where we are today with Sushee Games and Fear Effect Sedna.

Posted 4 months ago, 16 comments

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: A Classic Returns With Tempest 4000

While retro may well be the main focus of the PLAY Expo events, modern gaming isn't left out completely. It was rather fitting to find that one of the latter titles was Llamasoft's upcoming Tempest reboot.

Posted 5 months ago, 9 comments

Lost Words Brings a Story to Life

To a lot of people, their journal is the most private possession that they own. Despite this, we're going to commit that ultimate sin and invade the privacy of a young girl in Lost Words.

Posted 5 months ago, 14 comments

EGX 2017: Relax and Explore With Skye

Abertay University runs a game development competition called Dare to be Digital. In 2016, the team now known as Puny Astronaut won the competition with a relaxing exploration title called Skye.

Posted 5 months ago, 3 comments

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