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Dec
09
TA Podcast: Dead Rising 4, Energy Cycle, Wand Wars, and Her Majesty's SPIFFING
Please note: This is the last week we will be announcing the Podcast as "Site News".
This means that if you want to be notified of the release of a new show, you will need to subscribe to the Podcast news category by clicking here and then clicking on the category news subscription panel on the right.
We've gone ID@Xbox mad this week. Partly due to the fact that Dead Rising 4 was the only big release from the past week, but also due to our new regular Twitch streams of ID@Xbox games.

On this week's show, we talk about Dead Rising 4 and some of the strange and wonderful weapon and clothing combos available, the 15 minutes 100% completion that is Energy Cycle, the brutally tough Furi, Wand Wars' couch multiplayer and the very British humour available in Her Majesty's SPIFFING. We also go through all of the big news stories, we take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.

Links:
Batman - The Telltale Series Finale Arrives Next Week
Overwatch Winter Event Coming December 13th
Modern Warfare Remastered's Remaining Maps and More Arrive in December Update
Rocket League Adds Custom Training, New Arena, Much More In Today's Patch
Star Wars Battlefront Joins the Vault Next Week, Rogue One Patch Out Today
Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Now Taking Sign-ups
ReCore Highlights Your Next Bot Companion In New Trailer
Shoppe Keep Announced for Xbox One
Get to Know More About Atriox in the New Halo Wars 2 Trailer
Shadowrun, Space Ark and Shotest Shogi Join Backwards Compatibility Today

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Added by DaveKinetic at 16:22:56
Dec
02
TrueAchievements Teams Up With ID@Xbox To Bring You All The Latest Games
Today we are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with ID@Xbox to bring you all of the latest news, reviews, streams and contests for the games that are releasing through their program.

TrueAchievements is teaming up with ID@XboxTrueAchievements is teaming up with ID@Xbox

Day of release streams
We're planning to stream as many ID titles as we can on their day of release. You'll be able to watch these on our Official Twitch Channel. We'll be playing the game for around an hour and we'll have a big focus on the achievements, of course. We've set up a new GamerTag for these streams and you can keep an eye on our achievement progress here.

We'll initially be starting the Stream at 3pm UK time, which is 10am Eastern and 7am Pacific. All of the streams will be released later on our YouTube channel and they will also be linked on the game's hub.

Contests, contests, contests!
We'll be giving away codes for the games that we are playing during our streams, but you'll also be able to win copies through our Twitter Account and also here on site in the Contests Forum.

Reviews
We've already reviewed exactly 100 ID@Xbox titles (you can find the full, searchable list of our reviews here), and we're going to do our best to review as many of the new ID titles as we can!

First Up -- Furi
We'll be starting this new project with the brand new stylish hack-and-slasher Furi -- click here for the full list of achievements and check out the launch trailer below:



See you in the channel shortly!
Added by TrueAchievement at 14:44:54
Nov
30
Introducing Game Hubs
Hi TA'ers!

Along with yesterday's switch to HTTPS, some of you may have noticed an additional tab that has been added to game pages, titled Hub.

Over time, we've added more and more information to our achievement list pages, to the point where the right-hand column is so full of content that it can be hard to find exactly what you want. When we decided that we wanted to add somewhere to view game videos and screenshots, the option was to create a new tab -- the Game Hub.

The Game Hub

The Division HubThe Division Hub

The hub is split into various sections:

Main panel
The main panel shows a screenshot from the game, alongside various icons that show the platforms for the game, Backwards Compatibility, ID@Xbox, and PlayAnywhere. Below this panel are some of the most common and least common achievements.

Forza Horizon 3 main panelForza Horizon 3 main panel


Improved Game Information panel
The game information panel on the right now contains summary information on total achievements, Gamerscore and TrueAchievement score, and the number of players.

Forza Horizon 3 game informationForza Horizon 3 game information

If you haven't got the game in your game collection then there is also a button to add or remove the game from your Wishlist.

News section
Below the main panel is a news section showing the most recent stories about the game along with the subscription panel that allows you to subscribe to news from the game (subscribers will receive a private message whenever we publish a new story).

Forza Horizon 3 newsForza Horizon 3 news


Media section
Below that we have a new media section, showing the latest videos and screenshots for the game. Clicking on any of these enlarges the media and allows you to play the videos while they are embedded in the page.

The Witcher 3 media filesThe Witcher 3 media files

We hope that you find the game hub a useful addition to the site!
Added by TrueAchievement at 17:34:57
Nov
29
TrueAchievements Is Now Fully Secure and Supports HTTP2
Hi TA'ers

Anyone who listens to our podcast will know that we've been working hard over the last few weeks to move our sister site, TrueTrophies, over to HTTPS, which means that all of the pages are now fully encrypted.

We're delighted to be able to tell you that TrueAchievements is now fully secure and supports HTTP2!

What does this mean?

Better security
Firstly, all of the data that you send to and receive from TrueAchievements is now encrypted. This used to be just the log in and registration pages, but now all of your Private Messages etc. will also be fully secure.

A faster site
Moving to HTTPS for all pages means that we can now also support HTTP2. This is a technology that allows modern browsers to download multiple files considerably faster than the standard HTTP/1.1 protocol. You can read more about that here.

A different URL structure
When we decided that we were going to move to HTTPS, we knew that we would have to create a lot of redirect rules to move people from the existing pages to the new pages as seamlessly as possible. It seemed like a good opportunity for us to improve our URL structure, which has been something that we've wanted to do for some time. If you look at the URL in the address bar on gamer pages and game pages, you'll notice that there's an extra folder. We've also removed the ".htm" from most of our pages.

This change in URL structure has meant that the automatic URL rendering in old pages is sometimes no longer working. This is affecting the following:

News Items
Walkthroughs
Private Messages
Forum Posts
Blog Posts
Comments

We are currently running routines to update all of these items, but there are (literally) millions of them, so it will take some time (possibly a few days). You should still be correctly redirected if you click on any of the links, but the linked text may be incorrect. All new messages should render fine.

Side note - we have been working on these changes for well over a month, which is why site feature updates have been relatively few and far between in that time. Now that we've finally pushed this live, we hope to be bringing you some pretty cool new features in the run up to the new year.
Added by TrueAchievement at 16:06:57
Nov
25
TA Podcast: Watch_Dogs 2, Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection and Bioshock 2
For the first time in a few weeks, none of us have jumped into any new games this past week. Instead Rich and I have been getting some money's worth out of our recent purchases, while Jack has been playing Bioshock 2 across multiple regional releases.

On this week's show, we talk about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, some more impressions of Watch_Dogs 2 and Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection, the latest episode of BATMAN – The Telltale Series, and Rich's new found addiction for Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight. We also go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.

Links:
December's Games With Gold Announced
ADR1FT No Longer Coming to Xbox One
Telltale's Third Season of The Walking Dead Arrives in December
Microsoft Solitaire Collection Now Available on iOS and Android
LEGO CITY Undercover Announced for Xbox One
Titanfall 2's First Free DLC Arrives Next Week
Ubisoft Details New DLC Policy
A Sneak Peek at Minecraft's Holiday Console Update
Try FIFA 17 for Free This Weekend
Burnout Paradise, Rayman Legends and Pure Join Backwards Compatibility Today
YouTube video discrediting Polygon's Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection comparison video

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Added by DaveKinetic at 15:33:53
Nov
18
TA Podcast: Watch_Dogs 2, Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection and More
It's another week of big releases, and we've once again forsaken our completion percentages to bring you our early thoughts on Watch_Dogs 2 and Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection.

On this week's show, we talk about the two games mentioned above, Rich gets into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, and we take a look at some of this year's Golden Joystick nominees. We also go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.

Links:
Xbox Turns 15 Today - Share Your Favorite Moments and Games
New Gamerpics Available on Xbox One
Voice Acting Strike May Have Revealed Several Unannounced Titles
New Overwatch Patch Brings Changes, a New Hero, a New Mode, and New Achievements
Overwatch Free Play Weekend Begins in a Few Hours
Play NBA 2K17 Free With Gold This Weekend
Batman - The Telltale Series Episode 4 Batsignaled For Next Tuesday
Club Invites Have Been Hotfixed to Curb Spam
Star Wars Battlefront Celebrates One Year With 4X Score and Free DLC Trials
Remedy Teasing Imminent Game Announcement
Battlefield 1 Details and Releases Its Fall Update
The Division's Update 1.5 and Survival Expansion Officially Dated
Dead Space: Ignition and Escape Dead Island Now Backwards Compatible
Military Madness: Nectaris and Omega Five Now Backwards Compatible

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Added by DaveKinetic at 15:39:57
Nov
11
TA Podcast: Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, Steep and Titanfall 2
There are only a couple of weeks to go until the release calendar returns to normality and we can finally start to get some money's worth out of our gaming purchases. Until then, the TA podcast crew remain focused on bringing you opinions from all of the big releases. This week is no different as both Rich and I picked up a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

On this week's show, we talk about our opinion of Titanfall 2 after finishing the campaign and sampling the multiplayer game modes, Moto Racer 4, Call of Duty's latest offerings, and our trip to Ubisoft to get a hands-on preview of Steep. We also go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.

Links:
Backwards Compatibility Is One Year Old - Has It Been A Success?
The Xbox Holiday Update Arrives Today — What's New?
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Graphics Comparison Video
Mass Effect: Andromeda Celebrates N7 Day with Several Reveals
The Xbox Preview Program is Now The Xbox Insider Program
The Division Prepares for Survival Expansion In New Trailer
Rainbow Six Siege Previews Operation Red Crow Map
GTA Online: Deadline Offers Tron-Like Bikes and a New Adversary Mode
Mass Effect 2 and 3 Are Now Backwards Compatible
Skate 3 and Scarygirl Heading To Backwards Compatibility Today
Two More Games Added to Backwards Compatibility

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Added by DaveKinetic at 16:09:53
Nov
04
Last Few Days To Order Your Limited Edition TrueAchievements Hoodie!
Two weeks ago, we launched a new batch of TrueAchievements Hoodies. There's now less than a week to order yours and we don't know when they will be available again, so if you are interested in picking one up then now is the time to do it!

We've chosen high quality materials for the hoodie. As you can see, mine from last year is still looking great after many, many washes!



Hoodie design - $44.99/£29.99 (excluding shipping)Hoodie design - $44.99/£29.99 (excluding shipping)


US Campaign
TrueAchievements Official Hoodie @ $44.99 (excluding shipping)


EU Campaign
TrueAchievements Official Hoodie @ £29.99 (excluding shipping)


As is standard for Teespring, all items will be sent out at the end of the campaign. Sizing, shipping, and additional product details are available on their pages.
Added by TrueAchievement at 16:43:55
Oct
21
TA Podcast: Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield 1 and Industry News
It's been a slower week for new AAA releases but there's still a lot to discuss as it has been a huge week for news; a certain cowboy game was announced and a we saw short trailer showing what Nintendo has to offer next.

On this week's show, we talk about Battlefield 1, the end of the Ultimate Head to Head 2 group stage, Red Dead Redemption 2, the Nintendo Switch reveal, our experience with PlayStation VR and all of the big news announcements from the past week.

Links:
Official TrueAchievements Hoodie Now Available
Rockstar Confirms Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming Fall 2017
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Detailed
Sonic Mania Collector's Edition Comes To Europe
The Division's Update 1.4 Receives a Release Date
Doom Update Brings Free Singleplayer Content and DLC
More Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details and An Overview Video
King's Quest Finale Dated; Retail Collection Announced
Three Games Heading To Backwards Compatibility

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For those of you who are using other operating systems, you can also listen to our podcasts here on the site, on YouTube, or you can download them here.

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Added by DaveKinetic at 15:44:54
Oct
19
Official TrueAchievements Hoodie Now Available
With summer having drawn to a close and the temperatures dropping we thought it was the ideal time to relaunch one of our most popular items of merchandise - the Official TrueAchievements Hoodie!

Design
The design is the same as previous campaign and includes a large TrueAchievements emblem on the front and the site name and tagline on the back.

Hoodie design - $44.99/£29.99 (excluding shipping)Hoodie design - $44.99/£29.99 (excluding shipping)


Based on the positive feedback from the previous Teespring campaigns, we're once again using them for printing and distribution of the merchandise, and again set up separate campaigns for the US and EU to reduce shipping costs.

As usual for Teespring campaigns this is time limited. This one will conclude on the 9th November 2016.

US Campaign
TrueAchievements Official Hoodie @ $44.99 (excluding shipping)


EU Campaign
TrueAchievements Official Hoodie @ £29.99 (excluding shipping)


As is standard for Teespring, all items will be sent out at the end of the campaign, and sizing, shipping, and additional product details are available on their pages.
Added by WebChimp UK at 14:26:57
Oct
14
Zombie Event Details
We’ve been dropping hints and leaving bread crumbs for the last two weeks but enough of that; it’s ZOMBIE TIME. For the last two weeks we’ve been infecting the TA community by spreading viral achievements and now we’ve got zombies wandering around these parts. Starting Monday, October 17th continue through the rest of the month, we’ll be matching gamers up and banding them together to take out the zombie horde.

Zombie Event 2016

This event will be run a little different than the previous event. Instead of looking for ‘hosts’ we will be matching up gamers based on achievements and availabilities. If you’re wanting to work on or towards any of these Zombie Achievements, you can register here.

A few things to be aware of for this event:
Due to the HUGE number of zombie achievements included in this event we are ‘grouping’ achievements together based on game mode, map pack, and DLC. This means that sessions will have multiple achievements selected, and in some cases full games. Participants will need to communicate with each other prior to the session to determine exactly which achievements they want to work towards.
Some of these achievements, such as Little Lost Girl in Call of Duty: Black Ops II can take upwards of 4+ hours to obtain. We will be creating sessions in one, two, or three-hour blocks based on what we believe allows participants time to work towards the achievements listed. In order for us to place you in a session, your available time will have to match with other participants time availabilities and the time parameters of the achievements.
Not all achievements selected will be obtainable by all participants in one session. Some achievements require a bit of luck, quite a bit of skill, knowledgeable team members, and learning the proper steps/method to obtain. Multiple sessions should be expected.

Zombie Event starts on October 17th and runs all day, every day until November 1st. Clear your schedules, add your missing zombie achievements to your boost request list, and join the Community Event Sessions to fight off the Zombie Horde.
Added by Chad and Jessie at 16:35:54
Oct
14
TA Podcast: Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4 and Mafia III
Hello and welcome to episode 42 of the TrueAchievements Podcast. This week's show is a little bit longer than normal, but that's purely down to all of the big titles that have hit over the past week - there's so much to talk about!

On this week's show, we talk about Gears of War 4, Mafia III, Mantis Burn Racing, Battlefield 1, the on-going Ultimate Head to Head 2, Viral Event 2016, and all of the big news announcements from the past week, as well as answering your questions.

Links:
Viral Event Update
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Trailer
Cuphead Receives Release Window
Production Confirmed for a New Beyond Good & Evil
Wasteland 3 Successfully Funded
Battlefield 1 Live Now for EA Access
Telltale's Batman Episode 3 Dated With New Developer Diary
We Happy Few Video - Improved Conversation System
Two Trailers Focus On Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare's Multiplayer Beta
Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Begins
Four More Titles Now Backwards Compatible
Silent Hill: Downpour, Eat Lead and Puzzle Quest Now Backwards Compatible

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Added by DaveKinetic at 14:54:53
Oct
07
TA Podcast: Achievement Rarity, UHH2, Viral Event and a Sprinkling of Games
Hello and welcome to episode 41 of the TrueAchievements Podcast. Unfortunately, Rich was very pushed for time when we were recording and had to sneak off halfway through, but Jack and I managed to soldier on without him and talk about him behind his back finish the show.

On this week's show, we talk about the new Xbox achievements rarity integration that we added this morning, week two of Ultimate Head to Head 2. the currently running Viral Event, what we've been playing (mainly the joys of Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)), and all of the big news announcements from the past week, as well as answering your questions.

Links:
TA Competition: Mafia III Officially Licensed Merchandise Courtesy of Numskull
Xbox Achievement Rarity Now Integrated Into TrueAchievements
TrueAchievements Viral Event 2016
Arena, Achievement Rarity And More Comes to the Xbox LIVE Preview Program
Good News and Bad News for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Rocket League Update Brings New Content Today, Including Achievements
Minecraft: Story Mode to Receive Complete Disc Compilation
Voodoo Vince: Remastered Announced
Patch and Trial Available Now for ReCore [UPDATE]
The Escapists 2 Announced
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Goes On A Stealthy Mission
Three More Titles To Become Backwards Compatible

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Added by DaveKinetic at 13:32:54
Oct
07
Xbox Achievement Rarity Now Integrated Into TrueAchievements
Good morning fellow achievement hunters!

A couple of days ago, Xbox released an Achievement Rarity update to your Xbox One.

This feature included a couple of things:
Achievement unlock percentages shown on achievement lists
A modified icon and unlock noise when unlocking a "Rare" achievement

We immediately had a Site Wishlist Request asking for this to be integrated into TrueAchievements, but of course, we were already well on the way to doing that smile


Rare Achievement Indicator
If there is an achievement deemed as "Rare" by Xbox (their definition is that between 1 and 10% of game owners have unlocked it), we'll show a diamond icon next to the description on the game page (see Forza Horizon 3 for some examples).

Rare Achievement indicator on game pageRare Achievement indicator on game page

We'll also show you on your http://www.trueachievements.com/gamerachievements.aspx page:
Rare Achievement indicator on My AchievementsRare Achievement indicator on My Achievements


Rare Achievement Filter

Want to have a browse to see all the Rare achievements you've unlocked? There's now a Rare filter in the Achievement Type dropdown:

Rare Achievement Filter on My AchievementsRare Achievement Filter on My Achievements


We've also added that filter to the All Xbox Achievements list.


TrueAchievements to Xbox Unlock Percentage Comparison

You can also see how the TA community stacks up against the entire Xbox community on any achievement page:

Unlock Percentage comparison on achievement page


*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***



FAQ
Why don't we replace the TA Ratio with a new global Xbox Ratio?
There are three main reasons:
We don't have the total game ownership numbers or the total achievement unlock numbers, both of which would be needed to make the ratio
We think basing the TA Ratio on the TA Community makes the most sense to our members
The Xbox achievement unlock percentage appears to include all owners of a game, even if they haven't played it yet - we don't think that's as accurate a measure


Will you be adding the achievement rarity for Xbox 360 games?
That data is not currently coming back in our Xbox API but we will add it as soon as it becomes available.
Added by TrueAchievement at 09:30:45