TrueAchievements news archive for January 2010

  • The Top Xbox 360 Games of 2010

    It's pretty much known that I play almost every game that comes out. The good, the bad, and the really disgusting. I will update through-out the year on the best games of 2010. This will only be game

    Posted 14 years ago 104

  • NBA LIVE - Online With 1,000 People (Reminder)

    In just two days, or approximately 53 hours (if my maths are correct), on Sunday, January 31st, the attempt to get 1,000 players online simultaneously for the rare and elusive Online with 1,000 peopl

    Posted 14 years ago 156

  • Dragon Age: Origins 'Return to Ostagar' DLC Fixed

    Originally released on the 13th, then quickly removed from the marketplace, today sees the re-release of Return to Ostagar for Dragon Age: Origins. When originally released, the DLC's accompanying Ti

    Posted 14 years ago 16

  • Guitar Hero 5 & Band Hero DLC for Febuary

    The months DLC for both Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero is as follows: February 4th 30 Seconds To Mars Track Pack "Attack" "From Yesterday" "Kings and Queens" February 11th Breaking Benjamin Track Pack "

    Posted 14 years ago 38

  • Rock Band DLC for 2nd Febuary

    Next week, the remaining exclusives from the Rock Band Country Track Pack hit the Rock Band Store. These are: • Kenny Chesney - “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” • Montgomery Gentry - “Gone” • Rascal Fl

    Posted 14 years ago 36


    Previously exclusive solely to the Xbox 360, Rockstar has revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV's The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony expansion packs will be coming to the PC version of the ga

    Posted 14 years ago 15

  • NinjaBee Announces 'A World of Keflings'

    NinjaBee - the developers behind,,

    Posted 14 years ago 46

  • Platinum Games reveals trailer for 'Vanquish'

    On their official site, Platinum Games, the minds behind 'Bayonetta,' contender for my favorite game of all time. Have released a new trailer for a game that looks simply breathtaking. I am not sure

    Posted 14 years ago 32

  • Codemasters calls off the 'Hei$t'

    Hei$t was being made by inXile entertainment, who made one of my favorite games 'The Bard's Tale'. The whole idea of the Hei$t was that you would be playing some funkalicious dudes pulling off some m

    Posted 14 years ago 25

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer Demo

    Normally, I am not one to clamour over demos. I rarely get excited when they hit the marketplace, and people that announce them get a ‘meh’ response from me. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 deserves much

    Posted 14 years ago 92

  • Metro 2033 Release Date Announced

    THQ today announced the release date for their post-apocalyptic FPS Metro 2033, scheduled to hit North American stores on March 16th, and in Europe on March 19th. The game is based on a cult novel of

    Posted 14 years ago 20

  • Darwinia+ Dated For XBLA

    Introversion has announced the release date for their PC Smash hit to hit XBLA. Darwinia+, called the Director’s Cut by the developers, is February 10th. For those not familiar with this game, Introv

    Posted 14 years ago 28

  • Microsoft's Marketplace Schedule

    Microsoft again today announced their upcoming marketplace plans for the next ten days, including Deals of the Week, XBLA releases, Games on Demand, and the Avatar Marketplace. Remember, this is just

    Posted 14 years ago 49

  • EA Announces 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

    EA today announced the upcoming release for their 2010 FIFA World Cup game, coinciding with this year's South African-held World Cup, the world's biggest sporting event. The game will be once again d

    Posted 14 years ago 46

  • Borderlands 2! New and Improved! 100% More Plot!

    Recently, Borderlands Producer Stephen Palmer stated, "I think we can do even better on the single-player front by doing a bit better on the storytelling aspect and focusing a little more [on] iterat

    Posted 14 years ago 45

  • Capcom Announces Spring Line-Up Release Dates

    Capcom today announced the release window for all their Spring 2010 releases, including three anticipated Xbox 360 releases: Super Street Fighter IV, Lost Planet 2 and XBLA's Final Fight: Double Impa

    Posted 14 years ago 17

  • TrueAchievements and Stallion sitting in a tree

    TrueAchievement came to me with the idea of having some of my blog posts from go up on TA. More specifically, the opinion articles. It was an easy decision on my part since I r

    Posted 14 years ago 110

  • XBLA Wednesday: January 27th, 2010

    I won't lie, it's not what many of you are hoping for this week on XBLA! This week, you will get: KrissX - 800MSP In “KrissX,” players can play through an endless number of puzzles and unscramble ove

    Posted 14 years ago 38

  • Deal of the Week: January 25th, 2010

    This week's DotW is a personal favourite of mine, seeing a 33% discount on the overwhelmingly fantastic XBLA game Portal: Still Alive. This week the game wil be reduced from 1200 MSP down to 800 MSP.

    Posted 14 years ago 33

  • New 'Fist of the North Star' Trailer Released!

    A new trailer has appeared for the upcoming 'Fist of the North Star' game which you can view here. The game is being brought to you by

    Posted 14 years ago 40

  • The 'Come Up With A Contest' Contest Winners!

    It has been almost a week and a half since's[1] first prize-awarding contest was announced... and I can't remember the last time I slept! The judges have been hard at work pissin

    Posted 14 years ago 69

  • Rock Band DLC for 26th January

    Lots to choose from next week. Aside from 'Godzilla', all songs listed bellow have been exclusive to the Rock Band Metal Track Pack until now! The following songs will be added to the Rock Band Store

    Posted 14 years ago 50

  • BioWare Announces The Cerberus Network

    BioWare recently announced an in-game platform to handle all your downloadable content needs for Mass Effect 2. The Cerberus Network will allow BioWare to distribute all of its free downloadable cont

    Posted 14 years ago 52

  • BioWare Hard At Work On Mass Effect 3

    Even as the entire gaming world waits breathlessly for Mass Effect 2 to be released, BioWare wanted to be sure that we knew they weren't slacking off or resting on their laurels. Casey Hudson, projec

    Posted 14 years ago 54

  • Assassin's Creed II DLC Release Date

    Ubisoft today revealed the release date for the first piece of Assassin's Creed II DLC (originally reported here:, announcing that the Ba

    Posted 14 years ago 102

  • Looking for Work?

    In need of a job? Why not join the team over at Xbox? Major Nelson recently announced over on his blog that they are hiring for a variety of positions. We have quite a few positions open in many area

    Posted 14 years ago 39

  • More Borderlands DLC On The Horizon

    Borderlands was a surprise hit after its October release last year, the cel-shaded, FPS-RPG hybrid from a relatively unestablished developer that surprised pundits and critics alike, raking in unexpe

    Posted 14 years ago 50

  • Halo 3 - Mythic Map Pack Part 2 Release Date

    Previously only available with Halo 3: ODST's multiplayer disc, the Mythic II Map Pack for Halo 3 is finally being released on the Xbox Live Marketplace on February 2nd. The Map Pack, which contains

    Posted 14 years ago 36

  • I Don't Need to Make My Halo Armour Pink

    Something has been bugging me lately. Well, if I’m honest it’s always bugged me but it’s come to my attention more so recently. I’m talking about sexism in gaming, and the surrounding industry. Now b

    Posted 14 years ago 338

  • Zenquen's 2010 Preview

    Hello my babies, it's your favourite delusional narcissist, Zenquen! Every once in a while somebody falls asleep (or is mysteriously rendered unconscious by the faint smell of Chloroform) and then I

    Posted 14 years ago 50


    According to anonymous sources, Microsoft is currently engaged in talks with the Walt Disney Company in regards to offering ESPN programming through the Xbox Live online gaming service. While this is

    Posted 14 years ago 39

  • XBLA Wednesday: January 20th, 2010

    So, we did give you the January Marketplace schedule not long back, but for those who may have missed it, here are this weeks Xbox LIVE Arcade releases: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment - 1200 MSP A

    Posted 14 years ago 22

  • Deal of the Week: January 18th, 2010

    As previously reported in the, this week's Deal of the Week sees a reduction on both pieces of DLC for Mass Effect. Both Bring Down the Sk

    Posted 14 years ago 43

  • A Few New Features

    Hey good people of TA! Trophy Case Something I have often been asked is "Why can't we put completed games in our Trophy Case?". When I originally wrote the trophy case functionality, I hadn't conside

    Posted 14 years ago 94

  • Tekken 6 - New Patch Adds Online Co-Op

    Namco Bandai have announced that an upcoming free patch for Tekken 6 will add online co-op to its Scenario Campaign, as well as a new co-op leaderboard. Players can expect to download the free TEKKEN

    Posted 14 years ago 29

  • Play Halo, Help the Haitians

    I'm sure that we're all aware of the overwhelming earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday and the horrific, devastating aftermath that has ensued, with estimated death tolls reaching as high as 200,000

    Posted 14 years ago 250

  • The 'Come Up With A Contest' Contest

    I am pleased to announce the first ever contest on that will have marketplace codes given away as prizes! The details are simple: come up with a type of contest that you'd like t

    Posted 14 years ago 81

  • Project Needlemouse Will Only Star Sonic

    I kid. I kid. I am rejoicing. Dancing down the isles. The next Sonic game is not only a 2D affair (I’m hoping they’ll revise that and go with 2.5D like Shadow Complex), but it will only contain our f

    Posted 14 years ago 45

  • Rock Band DLC for 18th January

    On Tuesday the following songs will be added to the Rock Band Store: • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - “A Woman in Love (Live)” * • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - “Breakdown (Live)” * • Tom Petty &

    Posted 14 years ago 53

  • Halo: Reach Details Begin to Surface

    The next Game Informer (should be arriving in your mailbox soon) has a 10-page article on the latest installment of the Halo-verse. Halo: Reach will center on Noble Team’s missions to defend Reach. C

    Posted 14 years ago 93

  • Greed Corp - Trailer & Community Site Launch

    Independent Dutch developer W!Games today launched their new community website and revealed the new trailer for their upcoming XBLA title Greed Corp. The game is a turn-based strategy (think equal pa

    Posted 14 years ago 15

  • Sesame Street Games Announced

    YEAH! SESAME MOTHA' FRICKIN' STREET! YO DAWG, DEEZ GAMES R GUNNA BE GOTY FO SHO! YOU'D BEST NOT BE DISSIN' THE STREET! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has entered into a multi-year exclusive a

    Posted 14 years ago 80

  • Dragon Age: Origins DLC Available Now

    Bioware's latest installment of DLC for the wildly successful Dragon Age: Origins is now available. According to Bioware, the new content will allow players to return to Ostagar to embark on some new

    Posted 14 years ago 36

  • New Lips Title Revealed

    Microsoft threw in a bit of a curve ball today and announced a brand new Lips title. Lips: Party Classics will include 40... Party Classics, I guess! Just some of these are: - "Love Shack" - The B-52

    Posted 14 years ago 15

  • Ubisoft's Plans for 2010-11

    Ubisoft today announced their upcoming plans for the 2010-2011 fiscal year (April through to April). Amongst the information is the unfortunate news that Splinter Cell: Conviction is being delayed AG

    Posted 14 years ago 59

  • SEGA's Project Needlemouse Character Countdown

    The Sonic Team have had a hard time with next-gen Sonic, with both 2006's Sonic The Hedgehog and 2008's Sonic Unleashed taking a critical slaughtering and their Wii games not faring much better. Can

    Posted 14 years ago 36

  • Dante's Inferno Media Blitz

    Even though it may sound like a ploy to convince weary parents that something good can come from their kid playing a blood curdling and violent hack 'n' slash, I'm all for anything that may inspire p

    Posted 14 years ago 18

  • Get Ready for Natal!

    With CES having finished on January 10th, the last bit of news and developer reactions are hitting the web. In terms of what effects Xbox gamers, we are seeing a great deal of talk about the future o

    Posted 14 years ago 56

  • Free Left 4 Dead 2 Weekend

    Left 4 Dead 2 sold an impressive two million copies within a mere two weeks since release, doubling the sales of its predecessor. To say thank you to us gamers, Microsoft and Valve have announced an

    Posted 14 years ago 33

  • January Marketplace Schedule

    Much like they did with the, Microsoft today announced their upcoming marketplace plans over the rest of the month, from Deals of the Week

    Posted 14 years ago 69

  • Deal of the Week: January 11th, 2010

    So, a few weeks ago during Microsoft's December Deals many of you were disappointed when the rumoured half-price deal for Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers turned out to be limited to

    Posted 14 years ago 32

  • XBLA Wednesday: January 13th, 2010

    Just the one big one again this week. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - 1200MSP The indie sensation Serious Sam: The First Encounter is reborn in glorious high- definition for legions of long-tim

    Posted 14 years ago 16

  • NBA LIVE 07 - Online With 1,000 People

    As many of you know by now, EA is shutting down the servers to many "old" games for financial reasons. Not surprisingly, one of the games to get the axe is NBA LIVE 07 . In a final attempt to get the

    Posted 14 years ago 163

  • More News From the Realm of Controller-less Gaming

    I return with recent developments in the realm of sans-controller gaming. Considering how excited you all were by my most recent article, I just couldn't resist the urge to twist the knife once more.

    Posted 14 years ago 47

  • Rock Band DLC for 12th January

    On Tuesday the following song will be added to the Rock Band Store. • Alice In Chains - “Grind” • Alice In Chains - “Heaven Beside You” • Alice In Chains - “Last of My Kind” • Alice In Chains - “We D

    Posted 14 years ago 30

  • Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Game Room

    During this week's CES show in Vegas, Microsoft announced their intentions to introduce a "Game Room" to both Xbox Live and Games for Windows. The "Game Room" replicates the look and feel of retro vi

    Posted 14 years ago 93

  • Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC for January

    A wide variety of songs this month for Guitar Hero 5 with the traditional 3 song track pack being added each week. These are: January 7th New Blues Masters Track Pack Tyler Bryant - "Who I Am" Joe Bo

    Posted 14 years ago 31

  • Scrap Metal Announced for XBLA

    Slick Entertainment, the developer of 2008's N+ today announced more details about their upcoming XBLA title, Scrap Metal. The game is a top-down racer boasting old-school gameplay, with a mixture of

    Posted 14 years ago 16

  • Call of Duty: Vietnam Announced

    Setting their sights halfway between World War II and, uh... the Modern War... Activision today confirmed the rumours for the setting of the 7th game in the Call of Duty series: Vietnam (the title of

    Posted 14 years ago 186

  • Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Coming Soon

    Bioware has officially announced a March 16 release date for a new Dragon Age: Origins campaign expansion entitled Awakening. The expansion is written and developed by the same team at Bioware that g

    Posted 14 years ago 34

  • XBLA Wednesday: January 6th, 2010

    Hey guys, sorry for the slight delay. Better late than never, hey? Just the one release this week, but I hope you've got some Christmas points left over, since it's a big one: Matt Hazard Blood Bath

    Posted 14 years ago 12

  • Microsoft Patents New Technology

    Most of you know about or have heard mention of Microsoft's response to the Wii Controllers. Project Natal, announced at E3 2009, is a controller-free gaming experience using the movements of your bo

    Posted 14 years ago 70

  • Deal of the Week: January 4th, 2010

    In keeping up with their awesome streak of late, Microsoft's DotW this week is another half-price XBLA game. Reduced by 50%, A Kingdom for Keflings will be available this week for only 400 MSP. Xbox.

    Posted 14 years ago 80

  • Splinter Cell's is up!

    Recently Ubisoft opened which is basically a site to promote the new Splinter Cell game coming out soon. The site asks you to enter some codes and someone out there o

    Posted 14 years ago 200

  • Scans of Ninety Nine Nights 2 have appeared!

    Famitsu's X-box 360 division recently published a couple screens shots of the upcoming hack and slash Ninety Nine Nights 2! For those of you who haven't been blessed by playing the first http://www.t

    Posted 14 years ago 20

  • EA Shutting Down More Game Servers

    EA recently announced their intentions to completely shutdown the servers on a number of their older titles come February 2nd: "You may continue to play the games online up until these dates, but cer

    Posted 14 years ago 108

  • Ask the Investigations Manager

    Without putting it off any longer, the Investigations Manager would like to put forth answers to some of the many questions that were sent to me. The following is from the Investigations Manager dire

    Posted 14 years ago 67

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