TrueAchievements news archive for February 2010

  • REMINDER: Xbox v1 Servers Closing on April 15th

    Hey guys and gals. I figured this topic would be worth a bump just to remind everyone that you only have a couple of days left to play you original Xbox games over Xbox Live, with the servers set to

    Posted 12 years ago 159

  • Bioshock 2 DLC On The Way

    Lets get right down to business, the juicy details, the big scoop, the facts! 2K has DLC on the way and the first release has been named "Sinclair Solutions Test Pack." What will Sinclair Solutions T

    Posted 12 years ago 108

  • Just Cause 2 Demo Coming March 4th

    Attention all gamers! (Yes, that includes you PS3 and PC gamers, as well.) Please set aside March 4, 2010 on your calendars. This day will be reserved specifically for initiating all manner of tropic

    Posted 12 years ago 56

  • skate.Reel Servers Shutting Down on March 1st

    Update: Just a reminder you have one final day (less than 24 hours) to get those final votes in and help each other out. Help out your fellow TA'ers! Original Story -- For fans still playing or yet t

    Posted 12 years ago 95

  • L.A. Noire Detailed In Latest Game Informer

    The existence of L.A. Noire has been known for several years now and has experienced a very turbulent development, with details of the crime noir thriller finally surfacing in the latest issue of Gam

    Posted 12 years ago 41

  • Meet the New Newshounds!

    It has been close to four months since we recruited the last set of Newshounds to the team. Over these four months, the Newshound department has gone through many changes--some good, some bad. It is

    Posted 12 years ago 72

  • Brink Release Date Slipped?

    I have to admit, this game is coming in under my radar. When this piece of news reached me, my initial reaction was, “Brink? Don’t care.” Let me give you a little background and context for the game,

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Tomonobu Itagaki And Tecmo Settle Legal Dispute

    Tomonobu Itagaki. Some of you may praise him, others just wish he would go away; I really like his shades. Despite whatever you may have heard or think of him, he has been one of the main figures in

    Posted 12 years ago 19

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2's Day One DLC Detailed

    The last time we reported on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (BFBC2), EA had announced the limited edition release for all customers who preorder the game. According to EA that limited edition included: T

    Posted 12 years ago 36

  • Rock Band DLC for 2nd March

    Plenty of stuff hitting the Rock Band Store next week. These are: Disturbed - “Meaning of Life” Disturbed - “The Game” Disturbed - “Voices” The Mother Hips – “Third Floor Story” The Mother Hips – “Wh

    Posted 12 years ago 37

  • Mass Effect 2 Gets More Free Goodies

    Bioware has announced more DLC hitting the Cerberus Network in late March. The new batch of DLC will include the Hammerhead Tank and five new missions. The Hammerhead tank zooms across the battlefiel

    Posted 12 years ago 51

  • Guitar Hero 5 & Band Hero DLC for March

    The next months worth of DLC has been revealed for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero. March will see the following packs added: March 4th Blink 182 Track Pack - "First Date" - "All The Small Things" - "Ada

    Posted 12 years ago 29

  • Split/Second Release Date Revealed

    Disney Interactive Studios today announced the release date for their upcoming action racer Split/Second, being developed by Black Rock Studios, the helmers behind http://www.trueachievements.com/Pur

    Posted 12 years ago 42

  • Darksiders Demo Available Today

    A month and a half after it's release, THQ have today released a 90-minute demo for Darksiders, allowing you to "get to grips with Darksiders’ true essence." Whatever that means. The demo contains th

    Posted 12 years ago 54

  • The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Announced

    Ska Studios, the developer behind both The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and Indie Game I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1NIT!!!1, today announced a sequel to the first XBLA title: The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

    Posted 12 years ago 28

  • XBLA Wednesday: February 24th, 2010

    An interesting sounding few titles this week! Fret Nice - 1200MSP Rock on and harmonize the unity between music and 2D platformer! Jam along on a guitar controller in this rocking action game. As you

    Posted 12 years ago 42

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day DLC Confirmed

    In relatively unsurprising news, EA have announced that Army of Two: The 40th Day will have new campaign DLC, hitting the marketplace on April 1st. No, honestly. Entitled Chapters of Deceit, the cont

    Posted 12 years ago 26

  • Microsoft's Marketplace Schedule

    You know the drill by now: Microsoft have released their upcoming Marketplace schedule for the next fortnight, including Deals of the Week, XBLA releases, Games on Demand, and the Avatar Marketplace.

    Posted 12 years ago 55

  • UK Prime Minister Confident In UK Games Industry

    Gordon Brown - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Said: We're leading the way in creative industries, by far the biggest producer of computer games in Europe You can take his words many different w

    Posted 12 years ago 50

  • Customize Your Homepage

    A request I've had outstanding since way back in the day is for a way to re-order and have more control over the panels on the right side of the homepage. It wasn't been a particularly easy problem t

    Posted 12 years ago by Rich Stone 76

  • Borderlands: The Secret Armoury of General Knoxx

    So, we all heard a while ago now that Borderlands was getting even more DLC after the fun that was Mad Moxxi's Underdome. The information came up nearly a month ago, and we saw the achievements recen

    Posted 12 years ago 133

  • Xbox LIVE Block Party Details Revealed

    Recently, we gave you some of the information that popped up at X10. Well today, the lovely Major Nelson was nice enough to give us even more information! The Xbox LIVE Block Party will kick off on t

    Posted 12 years ago 57

  • Deal of the Week: February 22nd, 2010

    This week's DotW is a 50% reduction on Duke Nukem 3D, down from 800 MSP to a low 400 MSP, exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members. Xbox.com gives the following description of the game: Duke Nukem, the

    Posted 12 years ago 32

  • Darksiders Mystery Code's Purpose Revealed

    Right now, those of you who received a promotion code with the game Darksiders have a chance at using that code to get a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla. The promotion also comes along with a dis

    Posted 12 years ago 75

  • Rock Band DLC for 23rd February

    Next week, the following songs will be added to the Rock Band Store: • HIM - “Heartkiller” * • HIM - Ode to Solitude” • HIM - “Wings of a Butterfly” • KSM - “Distracted” * • Marilyn Manson - “The Dop

    Posted 12 years ago 57

  • Assassin's Creed II Second DLC Released Today

    The previously announced second DLC for Assassin's Creed II has hit the Marketplace today, priced at a low 320 MSP. Entitled Bonfire of the Vanities, the content will "expand Florence from the main g

    Posted 12 years ago 78

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Will Have Day One DLC

    The moral of recent history for EA games is “buy the game new”. EA is now offering 1200 MSP worth of DLC free with their latest titles. The next game to receive this treatment is Battlefield: Bad Com

    Posted 12 years ago 55

  • Windows Mobile 7 Annoucement

    If you've been waiting with bated breath to see what new features will come with WinMo 7, you are in luck. With the official announcement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, we now know what kind of Xb

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Resident Evil 5 Lost In Nightmares DLC Available

    The new Lost in Nightmares for Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) has hit the Marketplace today, available now for 400 MSP. The content has five achievements with a total of 100G, raising the game up to a cu

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • Skate 3 Developer Diaries and New Game Info

    EA have released two developer diaries for the upcoming Skate 3, explaining in more detail about the game's plot, co-op modes and new features. As previously announced, co-operatively play is taking

    Posted 12 years ago 18

  • XBLA Wednesday: February 17th, 2010

    Just one title for you lovely people this week! This is: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom - 800 MSP Enter a macabre and comical silent film world filled with mischief, time travel, and deliciou

    Posted 12 years ago 35

  • Midway's XBLA Games Removed from Marketplace

    As you may know, Midway filed for bankruptcy last February, and the majority of their assets and studios have since been bought out by the likes of Warner Bros.and THQ. As such, the Midway games that

    Posted 12 years ago 70

  • Now Recruiting: More Newshounds! *UPDATED*

    UPDATE: Newshound applications are still being reviewed. I didn't expect it to take this long to go through them, but we want to be positively sure we pick the right people for the job. Please do not

    Posted 12 years ago 1

  • EA Shutting Down Servers On Four More Titles

    Yeah, yeah I know, "Darn! I don't like EA! They are silly billys!" Blah blah blah. It's never good news when companies announce to shut down servers on older titles, but at least read their explanati

    Posted 12 years ago 133

  • Perfect Dark Trailer & Information

    A new video from last week's X10 is up on GameTrailers, showing Microsoft Game Studios' Ken Lobb play through the second level of the the upcoming HD rerelease of Perfect Dark, while discussing some

    Posted 12 years ago 64

  • Deal of the Week: February 15th, 2010

    This week's DotW sees Battlefield 1943 reduced by 33%, down from 1200 MSP to 800 MSP, exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members. Xbox.com gives the following description of the game: Battlefield 1943 is

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Alan Wake Doesn't Have An Ending

    CVG recently spoke with Sam Lake, who is currently working with Remedy Entertainment as a writer to bring us Alan Wake. For those of you who did not know, Sam Lake is the Finnish multitask-er who pla

    Posted 12 years ago 44

  • Weekly Ramblings - The Olympics

    With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to bring this little issue up. During the Summer Games is Beijing, there was supposed to be a small de

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • BioShock 2 comes to NASCAR

    If you're a gamer and a NASCAR fan, then all your wildest dreams have just come true. Joey Logano's GameStop #20 Toyota raced today at Daytona International Speedway while proudly displaying a slick

    Posted 12 years ago 36

  • The News You Need to Know From Microsoft's X10

    The Microsoft X10 Show is a press-only games convention taking place in Los Angeles today. No boring explanation needed really, I'll jump right in with the facts: • The Halo: Reach multiplayer beta w

    Posted 12 years ago 77

  • Modern Warfare 2 Patch Released

    The problem described by Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling as "becoming the bane of my existence" has now been patched, with title updates being distributed across the next couple of hours. The Call of

    Posted 12 years ago 138

  • Rock Band DLC for 16th Febuary

    Another wide variety of songs heading to the Rock Band Store next week! These are: Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” * Otis Redding – “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” * Otis Redding – “I’m

    Posted 12 years ago 34

  • Gaming Session Feedback

    Hey all Since I wrote the Gaming Session code a few months ago, they have become incredibly popular with over 5000 sessions created. However, there's been no way previously to offer feedback on the o

    Posted 12 years ago by Rich Stone 144

  • XBLA Wednesday: February 10th, 2010

    Just the one this week! Darwinia+ - 1200MSP The world of the peaceful Darwinians has been decimated by an evil virus and without your help they have no hope of survival. Play the full campaign or tak

    Posted 12 years ago 41

  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Trailer

    Previously known solely as Ghost Recon 4, Ubisoft's upcoming Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Solider has a new teaser trailer, available via Xbox.com and through the Game Marketplace. As with most t

    Posted 12 years ago 25

  • Microsoft's Marketplace Schedule

    Microsoft have released their upcoming Marketplace schedule, including Deals of the Week, XBLA releases, Games on Demand, and the Avatar Marketplace. Remember, this is just the content that Microsoft

    Posted 12 years ago 49

  • Geology In Video Games

    Developers that discuss new games, or old games, always emphasize the evolution of their respective game’s mechanics – the science behind the game. “We’ve greatly improved out physics engine! When th

    Posted 12 years ago 164

  • Free Mass Effect 2 DLC Available

    When you load up Feburary 9th, the ever watching and well connected Cerberus Network will have some new goodies for you to download. These two new items should help those deeply entrenched and battli

    Posted 12 years ago 66

  • Deal of the Week: February 8th, 2010

    This week's DotW is fantastic for fighting fans, seeing discounts on three different XBLA titles, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, TMNT: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled and Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao. As

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to have WWII Opening

    The ESRB, the board that assigns age and content ratings to video games, have rated Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Mature, unsurprisingly) just ahead of its impending March release. For those unfamiliar

    Posted 12 years ago 38

  • Fallout: New Vegas - Teaser Trailer and Info

    I've never heard of this game franchise before but supposedly Fallout 3 was quite successful? Got a lot of acclaim and sold really well? Bethesda are following the game up with the Obsidian-developed

    Posted 12 years ago 99

  • Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Trailer Released

    BioWare has released a new action-packed trailer for the upcoming release of Awakening, a full disc expansion for Dragon Age: Origins. Awakening is set to release on March 16, 2010 and is reported to

    Posted 12 years ago 30

  • Weekly Ramblings - Cinmatics and Peripherals

    I’ve been seeing a lot of games pushing towards cinematic game play more often lately. I love story, I love movies, and I love games, but I need to ask… Does making a game more cinematic necessarily

    Posted 12 years ago 52

  • Rock Band DLC for 9th Febuary

    Another full album for Rock Band on Tuesday, Megadeth's Rust in Peace. These tracks are: • “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” • “Hangar 18” • “Take No Prisoners” • “Five Magics” • “Poison Was the Cure”

    Posted 12 years ago 51

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction Release Date

    Ubisoft officially announced the release date for the next installment to the Splinter Cell series. Splinter Cell: Conviction will hit U.S. shelves on April 13th. The UK will have to be patient again

    Posted 12 years ago 44

  • Project Needlemouse is Sonic the Hedgehog 4

    The previously codenamed Project Needlemouse has had its real name announced today, and oh boy, does it make me happy. Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode I. Yep, Sonic 4. Yep, episodic Sonic. Yep, I'm sup

    Posted 12 years ago 37

  • Aliens vs Predator Demo Now Available

    A new online-multiplayer demo for SEGA's upcoming Aliens vs. Predator has just hit the marketplace, available for download via the link below. The gold-exclusive demo allows you to play as all three

    Posted 12 years ago 76

  • BioShock 2 Launch Trailer

    The BioShock 2 launch trailer. Do I need to say any more than that? The impending sequel to one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time, a game whose incredible, inspired narrative was bey

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • Mass Effect 2 Free DLC

    Bioware has just tweeted on their official feed that players with their Cerberus Network activated will be receiving free in-game content. Free in-game content in a couple weeks for those who have ac

    Posted 12 years ago 38

  • The Behemoth Announces BattleBlock Theater

    The Behemoth, the brains behind both Alien Hominid HD and Castle Crashers, have finally put a name to their long-awaited third XBLA title: BattleBlock Theater. A story about friendship, betrayal, and

    Posted 12 years ago 35

  • Gaming for enjoyment, or just for the 'chieves?

    Over the past few months, I have been regularly scanning over items in sentuamessage and online forums for the possibility of introducing achievements into original Xbox titles. There were a wealth o

    Posted 12 years ago 202

  • XBLA Wednesday: February 3rd, 2010

    Some of you may have already seen this in our Microsoft's Marketplace Schedule post, but for those who didn't, there's just the one title this week! Chime - 400 MSP An exclusive Zoë Mode production f

    Posted 12 years ago 32

  • Deal of the Week: February 1st, 2010

    This week's DotW is a 50% discount on Twisted Pixel's Splosion Man, reducing the price from 800 MSP to 400 MSP. Xbox.com gives the following description of the game: Fools they were, to tread where k

    Posted 12 years ago 56

  • Borderlands Latest DLC Adventure Revealed

    Borderlands continues to beef up its content with the largest DLC package to date. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx will place never before seen enemies into the Wasteland with a “huge new environm

    Posted 12 years ago 71