Sam Quirke

Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. As well as writing news, he also looks after our Community Interviews. Send him a PM if you are interested!
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SUPERBEAT: XONiC Brings The Beat To Consoles

Following a successful run on the PlayStation Vita, this fast-paced rhythm action title is on its way to the Xbox One. You'll need quick reflexes to match the patterns laid over 65 different music tracks.

Posted 26 days ago, 2 comments

HITMAN January Update Out Now, With New "Landslide" Mission and Achievements

The latest update to HITMAN celebrates and coincides with the physical release. Not only is there a bonus mission and a heap of new challenges, there are also three new achievements tied to the update.

Posted 26 days ago, 10 comments

Prey To Be Released On May 5th

We finally have a release date for the much-hyped reboot of Prey, coming from the studio behind Dishonored. Along with the date we also caught sight of a new gameplay trailer and a breakdown of the facts, old and new.

Posted 1 month ago, 20 comments

Rogue Aces Shows Us The Enemy

We've seen plane fights, plane escorts and daylight plane robberies from Rogue Aces so far, but do we really know our enemy? The developers give us a full roster, plus two more videos of the game in action.

Posted 1 month ago, 3 comments

Rock Band 4 Online Quickplay Update Detailed in Video

Online Quickplay is very nearly upon us in Rock Band 4's "Rivals" DLC, a feature long awaited for the game. In this video the developers take us behind the scenes and tell us exactly how they've tried to perfect the feature.

Posted 1 month ago, 17 comments

Circuit Breakers Teases A Couple Of Screens

Circuit Breakers promises to be pretty chaotic, if last week's six-way co-op video was anything to go by. To tide us over until release, Excalibur Games have teased a couple more screenshots. Take a look!

Posted 1 month ago, 3 comments

CDF Starfighter Origins Video Showcases "Instant Action Mode" Gameplay

As we reported last month, CDF Starfighter will be VR enabled for Project Scorpio. If you're not into that sort of thing, fear not: the "Origins" version exists for non-VR audiences. Here's another look at the gameplay

Posted 1 month ago, 6 comments

NBA 2K18 Announced

Surprising no one, it appears that 2K will be dribbling their NBA franchise back onto the console court this year with 2K18. Details are scant, but a multi-platform release is assured.

Posted 1 month ago, 29 comments

Styx: Shards of Darkness Shows Off The Art of Stealth

Styx's second adventure is only a couple of months away, so it's time for a cinematic trailer. In this short scene we see Styx use all of his stealthy tricks to nab a massive jewel.

Posted 1 month ago, 10 comments

Scalebound Has Been Cancelled

Microsoft isn't having the best time with its exclusive games in development at the moment. Less than a year on from the cancellation of Fable Legends, it looks like Scalebound could be meeting the same fate...

Posted 1 month ago, 228 comments

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TowerFall Ascension Review

The latest in the never-ending torrent of retro inspired indie games, this is a frenetic couch multiplayer game in which archers can either duel it out or team up to defeat hordes of monsters. Can it stand out from the crowd?

Posted 19 days ago, 3 comments


METRICO+ is an odd concept: A puzzle platformer in a world of pastel infographics and fluctuating bar charts. Like any good presentation, it aims to dazzle us in the statistics... but does it actually add up to much?

Posted 30 days ago, 1 comment

Crypt of the Serpent King Review

Crypt of the Serpent King is a port of an Xbox 360 Indie title, a simple dungeon crawler full of stereotypical high fantasy enemies. If you've seen screenshots, you know it looks terrible but does it play any better?

Posted 1 month ago, 39 comments

Steep Review

Steep was a surprise announcement at Ubisoft's E3 conference this year, seeing the publisher take the ailing snow sports genre off piste to new, open-world horizons. A bold move for sure, but has it paid off?

Posted 2 months ago, 21 comments

Tennis in the Face Review

10tons is bringing yet another destructive puzzler to home consoles after enjoying success on smart phones. If you've played Baseball Riot then you'll be on familiar ground, but does Tennis in the Face offer anything special?

Posted 2 months ago, 8 comments

Furi Review

Picture that one boss through which you desperately parried and dodged, only to be wiped out by an insane attack that defied your reflexes. Furi takes that heart-hammering frustration and makes a whole game out of it.

Posted 2 months ago, 7 comments

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Sniper Elite 4 Achievement List Revealed

Sniper Elite 4 is the latest title in Rebellion's wartime series. Following on from the Zombie Army Trilogy, a series spinoff, the fourth entry will be an ID@Xbox title. Check out the new achievement list.

Posted 12 days ago, 17 comments

TA Community Interview – Eurydace

Who is Eurydace? Why is he here, and what is his purpose? Sure, we know that he's a community interviewer, a vociferous newshound and an opinionated features writer. But did you know that he has a cat that acts like a dog?

Posted 28 days ago, 57 comments

TA Community Interview – Joshatron1205

2016 is nearly over, but there's still time for another Community Interview. Joshatron1205 is our latest guest – a big fan of Pokémon, but The Game Awards? Not so much...

Posted 2 months ago, 8 comments

Steep Achievements Revealed

What better way to get into the festive spirit than wing-suiting face-first into a massive snow bank? Steep is Ubisoft's latest grand open world with a snow sports twist and the achievements have arrived.

Posted 2 months ago, 6 comments

Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection Achievements Revealed

With updated visuals, all of the original single-player DLC and the inclusion of short movies Embers and Lineage, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection gives achievement hunters a welcome excuse to indulge in some nostalgia.

Posted 3 months ago, 45 comments

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Achievements Reveal

2011 was a fantastic year for me. I met the beautiful lady who would become my wife and we were both introduced to the wonderful world of Skyrim with its incredible vistas and mysterious Dwemer artifacts.

Posted 4 months ago, 107 comments

TA Community Interview – ZNMS

It's time for another TA Community Interview! This time we're speaking to ZNMS. Songwriter, executive director, gaming industry socialite - this guy has a more interesting backstory than most video game protagonists!

Posted 4 months ago, 9 comments

TA Community Interview – II Kazz II

Who better to have at your side in a zombie apocalypse than someone who knows the genre like the back of their hand? Read on to learn a little more about this hardcore achievement hunter with a penchant for the shuffling horde...

Posted 5 months ago, 15 comments

TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games
TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games

Life can be pretty tricky to navigate, and school really doesn't prepare us that well for its subtleties. Luckily, our virtual playgrounds can sometimes help fill in the gaps in our education. What have you learned from games?

Posted 5 months ago, 48 comments

Firewatch Achievement List

It's the rise of the walking simulators on Xbox One. We already have an achievement list for Dear Esther, a highly-praised example of the genre that has gotten an Xbox edition.

Posted 5 months ago, 32 comments

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