TrueAchievements news archive for December 2009

  • A New Decade = A New Look TrueAchievements

    Greetings fellow achievement-hunters! I’ve been thinking for some time that the site could do with a bit of a re-design. It’s nearly 2 years old now, and when I originally wrote it I used a free temp

    Posted 14 years ago 307

  • Rock Band DLC for 5th January

    On Tuesday, the following songs will be added to the Rock Band Store: Paul McCartney – “Band on the Run (Live)” * Paul McCartney – “Jet (Live)” * Paul McCartney – “Sing the Changes (Live)” * Blink-18

    Posted 14 years ago 22

  • Cant We All Just Get Along?

    In my experience, I’ve noticed that video game enthusiasts have split themselves into two general categories of players. You have console gamers, which entertain themselves with products such as Xbox

    Posted 14 years ago 108

  • Deal of the Week: December 28th, 2009

    Some of you may have already read about this weeks deal in our previous post, But for those who may have missed it, this weeks DotW offer

    Posted 14 years ago 49

  • Microsoft's Daily Holiday Deals - Week 2

    And so, we are already into week 2 of the Daily Holiday Deals. I'll be taking over from the rather lovely zigs00 who did a sterling job last week of keeping you posted on the latest deals and offer a

    Posted 14 years ago 234

  • Rock Band DLC for 29th December

    On Tuesday, the songs that were temporary exclusive to the Rock Band Country Track Pack will be joing the Rock Band Store. These are: Alan Jackson – “Good Time” Cross Canadian Ragweed – “Cry Lonely”

    Posted 14 years ago 23

  • Microsoft's Daily Holiday Deals - Week 1

    Remember last week's post? And this lovely part of the news? Fight the urge to sneak a peek at your presents from the family and let Xbox

    Posted 14 years ago 357

  • Happy Holidays from TA!

    Hey all Just wanted to make a quick end of year post to wish you all a Happy Holidays, and I hope you have a fastasic Christmas and New Year period. I want to thank you all for supporting the site th

    Posted 14 years ago 67

  • Namco Bandai Joins Games On Demand

    Namco Bandai has just announced that it will immediately begin making available many of its classic games to the XBL Games on Demand service, as well as the PSN Network. To kick things off, Ridge Rac

    Posted 14 years ago 21

  • Microsoft's Music Marketplace Memorandum

    Microsoft has released a new Music Marketplace to change the way in which you buy music for your various music based games. This includes Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips titles. Their press release s

    Posted 14 years ago 32

  • Games for Windows - LIVE Games on Demand Sale

    The recently launched is currently having a sale on a handful of its games, including a couple of brand new releases to the service's XBLA

    Posted 14 years ago 82

  • XBLA Wednesday: December 23rd, 2009

    Well guys, I hope you've all got your Christmas shopping under control, because the fat man in red is only days away! If you've got a few dollars left over, you might just be able to afford this week

    Posted 14 years ago 12

  • 40th Day Graphics Creator

    If you've been impressed by the multiplayer demo that's currently available on XBL and intend to pick up AoT:TFD next month, or are simply artistically inclined, then check out the latest nugget from

    Posted 14 years ago 18

  • Deal of the Week: December 21st, 2009

    This weeks deal was announced a while ago, but I thought I'd make another post just to remind people. For this week only, Shadow Complex will be reduced to 800 MSP, a 33% discount from 1200 MSP. Xbox

    Posted 14 years ago 32

  • Crackdown 2 and Alan Wake in 2010

    In Major Nelson’s most recent podcast, Director of Product Management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Aaron Greenberg confirmed that Alan Wake and Crackdown 2 are coming in 2010 to the Xbox 360. However,

    Posted 14 years ago 42

  • Trials HD BIG PACK! Detailed

    Trials HD developer Red Lynx recently revealed the full details of their upcoming DLC for the game, outlining everything that the content will include. As previously announced, the BIG PACK! will hit

    Posted 14 years ago 46

  • Opinion Articles Cometh

    One of my favorite features on the site is the integration between community interaction and the news that gets posted. While I hope to include more methods of involving the community, one such featu

    Posted 14 years ago 22

  • Desperate Escape

    Capcom has revealed the latest details on the upcoming Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) DLC, unveiling the new campaign 'Desperate Escape' and another batch of wack costumes. The new campaign will follow J

    Posted 14 years ago 29

  • Take-Two At A Loss

    Take-Two Interactive has reported its fourth quarter financial results and reports a loss for fiscal year 2009. A loss of $137.9 million. This is in comparison to a reported profit of $97.1 million f

    Posted 14 years ago 53

  • Rock Band DLC for 22nd December

    Next week, the following tracks will be added to the Rock Band Store: Weezer – “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” * Weezer – “Beverly Hills” Weezer – “Let It All Hang Out” Limp Bi

    Posted 14 years ago 39

  • Ask the Investigations Manager

    Do you have a question that you'd like to ask our Investigations Manager here at TA? Wait no longer! Send your question in a professionally composed format (ie. please check your spelling, grammar, a

    Posted 14 years ago 1

  • Final Fantasy XIII Video

    I have been curious about the new iteration of Final Fantasy, and personally, it is nice to see a major title from this acclaimed series be released, simultaneously, across multiple platforms. The gu

    Posted 14 years ago 41

  • Borderlands DLC No. 2

    2K and Gearbox announced the second instillation of downloadable content for their surprisingly successful Borderlands titled Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot. Moxxi’s Underdome will install three new Riot

    Posted 14 years ago 81

  • Capcom Announces Mega Man 10

    Obviously not to be confused with the completely different Mega Man X franchise, Capcom recently announced the 10th installment in the original Mega Man series, set to hit the XBL Marketplace next Ma

    Posted 14 years ago 29

  • Video Games Live in New Orleans

    The ever growing popularity of the Video Games Live concert series has given cause for a steady increase in the number of performances, from 3 in it's initial year to a whopping 70 concerts internati

    Posted 14 years ago 18

  • Army of Two: 40th Day Demo

    Thanks to the good people at Electronic Arts Inc. Army of Two fans will get a crack at the upcoming sequel 40th Day in just three days. EA Montreal just announce that a Demo for AoT: 40th Day will be

    Posted 14 years ago 30

  • Mass Effect 2 Allowing Romantic Encounters

    The concerned, parental figures of the gaming world (the ESRB) have given Mass Effect 2 a 'M' rating, mostly due to its in-game strip club and the ability to have "romantic encounters" with aliens an

    Posted 14 years ago 54

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla - 5x Multiplayer XP Event

    Volition have announced their upcoming “Get Your Ass Back to Mars” weekend for Red Faction: Guerrilla, adding a 5x multiplier to all online XP. With the insanely high TA ratios some of those online a

    Posted 14 years ago 50

  • Games on Demand for Windows

    Games on Demand for Window LIVE was officially launched December 15th providing PC gamers the flexibility to access and play games where and whenever they want. Assuming you have a laptop that is. “W

    Posted 14 years ago 95

  • Borderlands Bug Fixes Completed

    Gear Box has been extremely busy, not only are they in development of another two DLCs, but they have also gotten those pesky bugs fixed. The most troublesome of which were the loss of skill points a

    Posted 14 years ago 19

  • Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC Details

    Ubisoft has released details for the two upcoming DLC packages. The Battle of Forli will be released in late January and will feature the allies, Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza. Ezio will be defendi

    Posted 14 years ago 84

  • Guitar Hero: Christmas Edition

    Okay, so I lied. There is no Guitar Hero: Christmas Edition being released... but this was too enjoyable not to share with you guys! So abusing the power of my Newshound status, I bring you Guitar He

    Posted 14 years ago 51

  • XBLA Wednesday: December 16th, 2009

    As you guys may have already read in the, Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) is hitting XBLA this Wednesday. What we didn't know, is that w

    Posted 14 years ago 16

  • Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Revealed

    Zombies are all the.. rage nowadays, aren’t they? So much so that already Valve has revealed details on the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 content. Titled ‘The Passing’, the addon brings the original Left 4

    Posted 14 years ago 71

  • The Trailer Park

    Trailers galore! Last night's Spike TV VGAs was filled to the rafters with exclusive and world première trailers, so I thought I'd compile a news post for them all, and help keep all this masses on i

    Posted 14 years ago 111

  • Metacritic Proclaims Years Best

    It's that time of year where everybody and their mother comes out with a "Best of" list, so it comes as no surprise that Metacritic would weigh in on the topic of video games. Just published, a few d

    Posted 14 years ago 53

  • Mass Effect 2 Announcements

    There is very little that Bioware can do wrong in my eyes. I ignore glitches, revel in bad dialogue, and hum along to elevator music as my characters throw meandering quips at each other during exten

    Posted 14 years ago 49

  • The Beatles: Rock Band DLC for 15th December

    Next week Harmonix will be adding the entirety of the classic album 'Rubber Soul' for download, exclusively for The Beatles: Rock Band. With 3 tracks from the album already on the game disc, the foll

    Posted 14 years ago 20

  • Rock Band DLC for 15th December

    Next week, the following tracks will be added to the Rock Band Store: 30 Seconds to Mars – “Kings & Queens” 30 Seconds to Mars – “This is War” All-American Rejects – “Gives You Hell” And the previous

    Posted 14 years ago 30

  • December Marketplace Schedule

    I won't waffle on and just keep this news post to the bare essentials: Microsoft have announced the marketplace release schedule for the rest of this month, and there's a lot of information to take i

    Posted 14 years ago 100

  • TA Granted Xbox Live Community Developer License

    When I first started TA many moons ago, I applied to Microsoft to become part of the Xbox Live Community Developer Program. Those on the program are given access to xml feeds that return most of the

    Posted 14 years ago 297

  • XBLA Wednesday: December 9th, 2009

    Yes, that strapline was lame and I'd like to apologise to everyone injured by its lameness. There's just one title hitting XBLA this week and as you may have guessed, it's called Qix ++. Qix ++ - 800

    Posted 14 years ago 34

  • Get Ready To Get Your Wall Run On Again!

    Let's begin with a round of applause for the decision to return to the Sands of Time storyline. That's right, the upcoming release titled Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands wont be a sequel to the

    Posted 14 years ago 101

  • Deal of the Week: December 7th, 2009

    This week's DOTW is a 25% discount on No Doubt's "The Singles 1992-2003" album in the Rock Band Music Store, down from 1600MSP to 1200MSP. gives the following description of the content: Liv

    Posted 14 years ago 31

  • Skewing the Male Perspective

    The other day I was at the auto shop getting the oil changed on my car. I was sitting in the lobby reading a magazine and the article was yet another rendition of how magazines are the main cause of

    Posted 14 years ago 152

  • Rock Band DLC for 8th December

    Talk about variety! The following tracks will be available form the Rock Band Store on Tuesday: Slipknot – "Duality" Slipknot – "Psychosocial" Slipknot – "Sulfur" Simon & Garfunkel – "I Am a Rock"* S

    Posted 14 years ago 32

  • December 5th Cometh
    December 5th Cometh

    How will you be spending your Ninja Day? Will you be stealthily slinking about in black pajamas at your place of work or the local mall? Well if your lacking ideas here's a couple for ya: With the ar

    Posted 14 years ago 39

  • Play MW2 This Weekend, Help Child War Victims

    Infinity Ward, GAME and Xbox Live have teamed together for a special charity play session this weekend, pledging to donate up to £250,000 to the fantastic War Child charity. The charity provides nece

    Posted 14 years ago 29

  • Javelin Glitch Will Get You Banned

    So how is everyone enjoying the multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Not so much, I hear. Unless you have a Javelin. Apparently, the game's online component is nearly unplayable at present

    Posted 14 years ago 227

  • EA Sports Debit Card & Awards Program

    Electronic Arts Inc. has announced it's intentions of making available a EA SPORTS branded prepaid debit card. The co-branded Visa reloadable debit card will enable users to get back a percentage of

    Posted 14 years ago 19

  • Vancouver 2010 - Release Date and Trailer

    Today, SEGA announced the release date for Vancouver 2010 - the Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games, appearing on our shelves on January 15th. The game has been developed by Eurocom, the

    Posted 14 years ago 27

  • EA Announces New Medal of Honor

    Before the Call of Duty series burst onto the scene and blew away the competition, the Medal of Honor series reigned high as the ultimate WWII-set FPS, with the original games being some of the most

    Posted 14 years ago 45

  • Pets Available Tomorrow for Your Avatar

    Xbox Live is making sure that none of its members feel secluded and alone. Tomorrow, you will see the addition of Pets! You can choose from these Pets for 240 Microsoft Points each: • Large Dog • Pug

    Posted 14 years ago 103

  • Assassin's Creed II DLC Announced

    Ubisoft today confirmed their plans for upcoming DLC for Assassin's Creed II, with two huge bits of content arriving next year. The first DLC, entitled "Battle of Forli," will hit the marketplace in

    Posted 14 years ago 93

  • XBLA Wednesday: December 2nd, 2009

    That's right guys, it's finally time for Call of Duty Classic! Call of Duty Classic - 1200 MSP For the first time ever, Infinity Ward's 2003 award-winning game that launched a franchise comes to cons

    Posted 14 years ago 41

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