TrueAchievements news archive for September 2010

  • TA Gaming Leagues Starting Soon

    The TA Gaming Leagues (or TAG, for short), hosted by the kind Ergo Me Smart and drabik, will be starting up soon. But, you're probably wondering, "What are the TA Gaming Leagues?" Basically, it's a s

    Posted 13 years ago 60

  • Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition Announced

    Bioware has finally made the Ultimate Edition for their smash hit Dragon Age: Origins a reality. According to their website, the Ultimate Edition is bundled with $114 worth of DLC. That's right, let

    Posted 13 years ago 62

  • Latest TrueAchievements Information

    Hey people I just wanted to give you a bit of an update as to where we are with scanning and servers etc. Scanning Registration is currently closed while the scanners try to catch up and get everyone

    Posted 13 years ago 110

  • Get Bayonetta Free w/ Pre-Order of Vanquish

    UK retailer is offering an excellent pre-order bonus for Platinum Game's newest game, Vanquish. Not only will you get a swanky lenticular sleeve for your copy of Vanquish, but they'll throw

    Posted 13 years ago 59

  • Beyond Good & Evil HD Re-Release Announced

    2003's critical darling Beyond Good & Evil will be getting a HD re-release on the Xbox Live Arcade next year, Ubisoft have confirmed. Originally praised from pretty much everyone who played it for it

    Posted 13 years ago 79

  • First Look at Red Dead's Undead Nightmare DLC

    Rockstar Games released some screenshots of the upcoming Undead Nightmare DLC for Red Dead Redemption. This DLC will focus entirely on the single player campaign and puts you in the shoes of John Mar

    Posted 13 years ago 110

  • Pinball FX 2 is a Free* Download

    First things first, Pinball FX 2 is going to be a free download. Just like Game Room you will download the client software and then can demo or purchase new tables as you see fit. Every table release

    Posted 13 years ago 53

  • Fable III Celebrity Voice Cast

    Quite some time ago now, Molyneux revealed at a Fable III exhibition that John Cleese would be appearing in game as the players butler and acerbic friend. A recent announce from Microsoft and Lionhea

    Posted 13 years ago 53

  • Blood Drive Trailer Revealed

    Remember when Blood Drive was announced all the way back on, well... the 12th of this month?. Well, already there's a trailer out there on the web for Activisions literal zombie and car mash up. It's

    Posted 13 years ago 48

  • Mafia II's Four New DLC Packs

    Hello all, and my, isn't it good to be back? A few login problems stalled me, but now I'm here and I come with news of four new DLC packs for Mafia II. That's right, four! Let's dive straight in shal

    Posted 13 years ago 40

  • PSA: Few Days Left for Discounted XBL

    Remember how we were all seething over Microsoft's decision to increase the price of Xbox Live from $59.99 to $69.99? Remember how we questioned this move in a weak economy? (Oh yes, the recession en

    Posted 13 years ago 87

  • 'The Writer' the Final DLC for Alan Wake

    During the Great Crash of 2010, Remedy made the surprising announcement (via Evil Avatar) that The Writer will be the final piece of downloadable content available for Alan Wake. Previously, Remedy h

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • Borderlands Fourth DLC Pack Released has hit the Marketplace today, available now for 800 MSP. Gearbox have already confirmed that this will be the last piece of DLC for Borderlands, bu

    Posted 13 years ago 117

  • Sonic 4: Episode I Release Date Announced

    The wait for Sonic 4 is nearly over, with SEGA announcing today that the game will be released on the Xbox Live Arcade on October 13th - a mere two weeks away. Episode I was originally set for releas

    Posted 13 years ago 64

  • Two Worlds II Delayed Again

    Now I know all you fans of Two Worlds have been waiting patiently for this grand sequel going on 3 years now. Having been continually teased with release announcements, then delays this past year. We

    Posted 13 years ago 49

  • NBA Jam Now Shipping As A Standalone Product

    In a case of both good and bad news, EA Sports President Peter Moore has announced today (via his blog) two key bits of info for Xbox 360 NBA fans. First, the good news: NBA Jam will be getting its o

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • Scanner Updates

    Hey all Firstly I want to thank everyone for their amazing support since the site came back up - both the PM's and the donations have been truly inspirational and I can't thank you guys enough! Secon

    Posted 13 years ago 259

  • XBLA Wednesday: September 29th, 2010

    Hydrophobia - 1200 MSP Powered by the revolutionary HydroEngine™, the world's first true fluid dynamics engine for games, Hydrophobia™ is an experience unlike anything you have played before. This ja

    Posted 13 years ago 35

  • Dead Rising 2 - What Would Chuck Do?

    Capcom released a new trailer in antipication of the North American release of Dead Rising 2. The new trailer depicts how Chuck handles being trapped in an "adult playground" with nothing but zombies

    Posted 13 years ago 62

  • Deal of the Week: September 27th, 2010

    Just in time for the new DLC landing tomorrow, this week's DotW sees a 33% price drop on XBLA tower defence game Toy Soldiers. Toy Soldiers - 1200 MSP 800 MSP Put your foot soldiers, snipers, cavalry

    Posted 13 years ago 41

  • How to Recover Some of Your Data [UPDATED]

    Hey gang, With the Recovery Act of 2010 in full swing we thought it would be helpful to post a tip to recovering your lost solutions and reviews. Head over to Google and do the following: * Enter int

    Posted 13 years ago 126

  • Halo: Reach Playlist Changes Announced It was released less then two weeks ago, but Bungie has said what changes it intends to make in its October update. Announced in its weekl

    Posted 13 years ago 136

  • Marketplace Catch Up: September 18th - 25th

    TA's back! YEAAAH! I'm sure we've all struggled this week, especially considering there is literally no other website on the internet that posts gaming news! [wink] So here's a brief (and hopefully h

    Posted 13 years ago 29

  • TrueAchievements Is Back!

    Well, what a nightmare week we've had! A server hardware failure combined with a whole load of bad luck had left the site almost completely destroyed. However, with a lot of hard work and persistence

    Posted 13 years ago 433

  • Rock Band DLC for 21st September, 2010

    Next week, another full album is coming to the Rock Band Store. Bob Marley and the Wailers' album 'Legend'. The tracks are: “Is This Love” * “No Woman No Cry” * “Could You Be Loved” “Three Little Bir

    Posted 13 years ago 33

  • PSA: Saints Row 2 - Kingpin Achievement

    Arrr Matey! This Sunday be International Talk Like A Pirate Day which be the dorkiest day listed on a Hallmark calendar. Go git yer wenches an' some of Captain Morgan then git on http://www.trueachie

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • PSA: Brothers In Arms Remember '44 Achievement

    "On 17 September 1944, thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky by parachute or glider up to 150 km behind enemy lines. Their goal: to secure to bridges across the rivers in Holland so that t

    Posted 13 years ago 60

  • GfW Deal of the Week: September 16th, 2010

    Eep, sorry, I nearly missed it again. This week's Games for Windows DotW is a 75% price drop on , down from 1200 MSP to a meagre 300 MSP! This deal will be active until September 22nd at 10pm PST. In

    Posted 13 years ago 53

  • Six Kinect Games Announced at TGS

    Tokyo Game Show is quickly proving itself far, far more interesting than E3 and Comic-Con combined, with new games being announced left, right and centre, as well as every other possible direction. A

    Posted 13 years ago 63

  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Video Roundup

    As if Marvel vs. Capcom 3 did not have enough blades as it is, Capcom revealed at the Tokyo Game Show that Wolverine's female clone, X-23 would be a playable character. I am not calling her a clone t

    Posted 13 years ago 22

  • New Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Trailer

    Konami released a new trailer today at the Tokyo Game Show for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow which is being released on October 5th. I will not waste any more of your time, check out the following sev

    Posted 13 years ago 30

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam DLC Detailed

    Originally announced at E3 this year, EA have released a trailer, screenshots and plenty of details about the upcoming Vietnam add-on for

    Posted 13 years ago 66

  • Radiant Silvergun Coming to XBLA

    There was an abundance of new games announced at Microsoft's conference at TGS last night, one of the most notable and surprising being an XBLA port of cult shooter Radiant Silvergun. Developed by Ja

    Posted 13 years ago 34

  • Galgun Gameplay Trailer [JP Only]

    A lot of stories get suggested each day here at TrueAchievements Newshound Headquarters. Some of them are great, some of them not so great (Mario's 25th Anniversary has to do with the Xbox

    Posted 13 years ago 102

  • UK Exclusive Vanquish Limited Edition

    Upcoming action title Vanquish will be getting an exclusive limited edition in the UK when it hits on October 22nd. This edition is only available through games retailer Zavvi and will set you back £

    Posted 13 years ago 26

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 More Details

    We have kept you informed since Sega first announced that were working on the 'top secret' Project Needlemouse. We told you that Project Needlemouse, in case you didn't guess, was Sonic The Hedgehog

    Posted 13 years ago 37

  • Ninja Gaiden 3 Announced

    Another new game announced at this week's Tokyo Game Show! Tecmo Koei have announced the hack and slasher Ninja Gaiden 3 is currently in development, being shown behind closed doors today. http://i55

    Posted 13 years ago 62

  • Halo: Reach and the 4GB Xbox 360s

    You may or may not be aware by now that there is a compatibility issue hitting Halo: Reach players who are gaming on a new Xbox 360s 4GB (the 4GB meaning 'on board' memory). The issue that these game

    Posted 13 years ago 79

  • DMC: Devil May Cry Announced

    Capcom's TGS conference seems to be littered with great announcements, one of the most notable being the latest iteration of the Devil May Cry franchise, simply named DmC.

    Posted 13 years ago 62

  • Dead Rising 2: Case West Announced

    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero smashed Xbox Live sales records, being purchased over 300,000 times in its first week alone, with nearly 500,000 to date already. So it's no real surprise that Capcom have ju

    Posted 13 years ago 96

  • Suda51/Mikami Announce Shadows of the Damned

    There's been a buzz surrounding the secret project that Suda 51 (No More Heroes, Killer7) and Shinji Mikami (the brain behind Resident Evil 4, Vietiful Joe, Devil May Cry, God Hand and loads more) ha

    Posted 13 years ago 33

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Trailer

    If you're looking forward to the next in the Assassin's Creed series, you're going to really enjoy the new two minute trailer that's floating around the web. The emphasis of the trailer is on the com

    Posted 13 years ago 44

  • NBA 2K11 Demo

    The NBA 2K11 demo is available now on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Not being a massive basketball fan myself, I'll attempt to slam dunk some key words here and there to attempt to make myself appear kn

    Posted 13 years ago 30

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica Export Announced

    Does not contain enough metal for you? Does it feel like it's missing a hefty chunk of Metallica songs, as well as other songs from htt

    Posted 13 years ago 97

  • Madden 11 Roster Update If you haven't booted up Madden 11 in the last few days, then it might be a good idea that you do before starting your next Franchise. A

    Posted 13 years ago 20

  • Red Faction: Armageddon Delayed

    A recent financial debriefing from THQ reveals that Red Faction: Armageddon will not be with us until May 2011. CEO of THQ Brian Farrell commented on the changes: THQ's creative organization is deliv

    Posted 13 years ago 9

  • All New Gamer Blog Functionality

    Something that's been requested for some time in the Site Wishlist Forum is the ability to post a blog on TA. I know from personal experience that creating a website, and setting up a blog etc. can b

    Posted 13 years ago 148

  • XBLA Wednesday: September 15th, 2010 [UPDATED]

    NOT just the one this week! Sonic Adventure – 800 MSP Join Sonic and friends as they embark on their first truly epic quest to stop Dr, Eggman’s most villainous scheme in the hit Dreamcast title Soni

    Posted 13 years ago 123

  • Xbox 360 Dashboard Redesign

    Back in August, it was reported that your Xbox avatars would all be getting a redesign. Well the same can now also be said for your dashboard. Lots of videos have appeared on Youtube showing off the

    Posted 13 years ago 207

  • Deal of the Week: September 13th, 2010

    This week's DotW sees a price drop on four puzzle-based XBLA games. As ever, this deals are exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members. - 800MSP 4

    Posted 13 years ago 69

  • Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Reveal

    Dead Space is one of the definitive single player experiences in my opinion, but EA have stipulated that Dead Space 2 will feature a multiplayer mode so you can partner up with your friends via Xbox

    Posted 13 years ago 135

  • Activision Announce Blood Drive

    Activision have announced that they are developing Blood Drive which will appear on the Xbox 360 in just several weeks. Blood Drive will features vehicles of death and destruction (naturally), and wi

    Posted 13 years ago 61

  • Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack Release Coming

    Sumthing Else Music Works have announced that the Halo: Reach original soundtrack featuring award winning composers Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori will be published ahead of the release of th

    Posted 13 years ago 29

  • More Search Options

    Hey TA'ers It's long been asked for an easier/more advanced site search than just the box in the top right of every page. So I have added an search page to the site - you can find it on the Useful Li

    Posted 13 years ago 81

  • Another Gears of War 2 Experience Event Inbound

    UPDATE: Another tweet from Fergusson has revealed Epic's intent on having their villain topple Valve's. Instead of the percentage matching multiplayer like they had promised, they have decided that i

    Posted 13 years ago 440

  • Rock Band DLC for 14th September, 2010

    A brilliant collection of singles coming to Rock Band next week! These are: Dio – “Holy Diver” * Dio – “Stand Up and Shout” * Juliana Hatfield – “Nirvana” Morrissey – “Irish Blood, English Heart” Sil

    Posted 13 years ago 78

  • Oblivion Film Name Filed Zenimax, the parent company of Bethesda, has filed a trademark for a motion picture of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The mid-August ap

    Posted 13 years ago 95

  • Xbox Suspends Gamer From Fort Gay Mircosoft have been left apologising to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming servic

    Posted 13 years ago 242

  • MvC3 'Good vs. Evil' Trailer Reveals Tron Bonne

    The latest trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has no gameplay, but establishes sides based of "Good" and "Evil" instead of which company the character represents. Tron Bonne is shown taking on the Super

    Posted 13 years ago 41

  • First Images of Mega Man Universe Creation Modes

    Capcom has revealed some more tidbits about Mega Man Universe that might make up for the bizarre character sprites. For the first time, you can fully customize a character by mixing and matching diff

    Posted 13 years ago 25

  • GfW Deal of the Week: September 9th, 2010

    You'll have to excuse my ignorance, but I've only just discovered that the Games for Windows - LIVE client's Games on Demand service offers Deal of the Week offers just like the Xbox 360 does! I don'

    Posted 13 years ago 42

  • Halo: Reach Tip of the Spear Commentary

    Bungie released another new video today. This one featuring the developers providing a commentary and walkthrough to a portion of the campaign entitled "Tip of the Spear". Be warned: if you wish to r

    Posted 13 years ago 77

  • FFXIII Ultimate Hits International Announced

    Square Enix, the company that brought you such smash hits as All Star Pro Wrestling and Major Minor's Majestic March has announced today the release of Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International

    Posted 13 years ago 66

  • Halo: Reach Extended Live-Action Trailer

    Bungie has released an extended version of the Halo: Reach trailer "Deliver Hope". This extended version provides you with a full minute more of live action goodness that makes you hurt on the inside

    Posted 13 years ago 65

  • Naughty Bear To Go Nautical

    505 Games have today announced that Naughty Bear is set to receive another of DLC 'by the end of September'. The DLC, or 'Chapter 9' as 505 Games are referring to it, will be decidedly pirate themed

    Posted 13 years ago 45

  • DJ Hero 2 Demo

    If rock ain't your thing, then perhaps Activisions other musical demonstration offering will be something of interest to you. DJ Hero 2 is available now on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace (a day late) so y

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • Microsoft Confirm 250GB Kinect Bundle

    You may remember this story was leaked quite a while back. However, now it's official. After much heel dragging and a continuing silence, Microsoft have confirmed in an official press release that th

    Posted 13 years ago 63

  • Silent Hill 8 Confirmed for 2011

    Konami have announced that Silent Hill 8 (working title only) will be making an appearance on the Xbox 360 next year. The title is said to be sticking to the 'roots' of the game, and will present a t

    Posted 13 years ago 72

  • BioShock Infinite Screenshots Hit The Web

    A Game Informer exclusive shows off some interesting looking screens from the forthcoming BioShock Infinite. The October edition of the publication has an exclusive insight into the world of Columbia

    Posted 13 years ago 82

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron DLC Released

    Activision have just announced that Transformers: War for Cybertron now has a second pack of DLC available via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Entitled 'Map and Characters Pack 2' there's no mystery what

    Posted 13 years ago 36

  • Top Spin 4 Coming In 2011

    2K have announced today that they will continue to serve the tennis loving gamers with another ace in the form of Top Spin 4. Tipped to release in 2011 2K have already detailed an exclusive pre-order

    Posted 13 years ago 29

  • Crackdown 2 - Toy Box DLC Reissued

    If you were one of the eager bunch to download the Toy Box DLC offering for Crackdown 2, you may have noticed that the DLC hosted a few bugs and glitches. These ranged from frozen loading screens, ga

    Posted 13 years ago 41

  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Demo Out Now

    The demo for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has hit the Marketplace today, available for download exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members. The demo features four of the game's 90+ song setlist, allowin

    Posted 13 years ago 124

  • Joy Ride Trailer

    Another Kinect launch title, another trailer. Originally promised to all Xbox LIVE participants as a free gift last year, Joy Ride never did make it to the party. It was quietly forgotten about (even

    Posted 13 years ago 34

  • Motion Sports Trailer

    Ubisoft have launched a gameplay/teaser trailer for their forthcoming Kinect launch title, Motion Sports under the tag line, 'Play for real'. The trailer shows off the various games you can get physi

    Posted 13 years ago 60

  • The Sims 3 Soundtrack

    As anyone familiar with The Sims will know, Simlish is the only way to communicate to your fellow Sims. Well, that or being very animated. EA have revealed the soundtrack that will be burying itself

    Posted 13 years ago 37

  • XBLA Wednesday: September 8th, 2010

    Quite a contrast this week! Coming to LIVE Arcade on Wednesday: - 1200 MSP Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-

    Posted 13 years ago 93

  • Posting to Twitter is back!

    Hi TA-folk! As some of you may know, Twitter have changed their authorization protocol which has meant that the way TA used to post to users' Twitter feeds stopped working a couple of days ago. I've

    Posted 13 years ago 30

  • Deal of the Week: September 6th, 2010

    This week, various add ons for Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) are on offer: Lost in Nightmares - 400MSP 240 MSP This is the first installment of new content for RESIDENT EVIL 5. During the main story of

    Posted 13 years ago 76

  • Borderlands Future Title Update

    An upcoming title update to Borderlands will finally bring in an often requested alterations to the games base code. The planned update will increase the games level cap and rebalance the game mechan

    Posted 13 years ago 128

  • Content Team - New Applications Required

    Hi all I have an important announcement to pass on from our Content Manager - he's looking for some fresh recruits! So without further ado, I will hand you over to the man himself.... Van Uden said:

    Posted 13 years ago 107

  • Saw II: Flesh and Blood

    When I wrote an earlier article regarding Saw II: Flesh and Blood, it was fairly well received. The general consensus that was most gamers would be willing to give Saw a second outing to see how it p

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Gameplay

    EA's future cops 'n robbers-esque title, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit steals its way on to the front page again with the provision of a new gameplay insight. Showing off the multiple racers aspect of

    Posted 13 years ago 79

  • Duke Nukem Forever is REAL!

    Loyal fans of the good ol' first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D have been anticipating Duke Nukem Forever since it was publicly announced back in 1997. Back in 2001, 3D Realms stated that the game woul

    Posted 13 years ago 160

  • Gears of War 2 25x Experience Event is Live!

    So, if you have been following the official Gears of War website, you already know that the Gears of War 2 experience event is live this Labor Day weekend. The event started at 9 AM EST this morning,

    Posted 13 years ago 140

  • Rock Band DLC for 7th September, 2010

    Next week, coming to the Rock Band Store is a Snoop Dogg 8 song pack! These tracks are: “Beautiful” “Drop It Like It’s Hot” “Ridin’ In My Chevy” “Sensual Seduction” “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head” “Tha Shiz

    Posted 13 years ago 148

  • Walkthroughs and Server Maintenance

    Yo TA'ers! We've been working for some time on providing you with full game walkthroughs rather than "just" achievement solutions. Thanks to a lot of hard work by Tasty Pastry and his merry band of w

    Posted 13 years ago 0

  • Mafia II: Jimmy's Vendetta Trailer

    Would you like a little more content for Mafia II to extend the games lifespan of originality? Well then, "Good news everybody!" as Professor Farnsworth of Futurama might say. Jimmy's Vendetta is com

    Posted 13 years ago 36

  • Mega Man Universe Gameplay Footage

    Remember that Mega Man Universe teaser released a few weeks ago? How it showed nothing about the actual game but made us all yearn for the return of the bad box art Mega Man? Keiji Inafune, the creat

    Posted 13 years ago 51

  • Medal of Honor Gunfighters Gameplay

    There's new gameplay footage in from EA from their upcoming FPS, Medal of Honor. No prizes for guessing which kind of airborne vehicle features in the video. EA are keen to give it to gamers straight

    Posted 13 years ago 39

  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer Details

    It goes without saying that one of the biggest multiplayer titles this year will be Call of Duty: Black Ops, and the changes and updates we've been teased so far in videos and snippets of info have h

    Posted 13 years ago 149

  • ME: 2 The Lair Of The Shadow Broker Trailer

    You have to hand it to BioWare and EA, they know how to create interest in their products. Despite the incredible popularity and success of Mass Effect 2, arguably support for DLC waned as the Cerber

    Posted 13 years ago 110

  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Launch Trailer

    There have been several Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions unveiled so far. Each detailing different aspects and characters featured in game from the various Spider-men, to the villains you'll face off

    Posted 13 years ago 41

  • Many Languages Fall Upon Kinect's Deaf Ears

    Speaking to Eurogamer Spain, Microsoft has confirmed that Kinect won't be fully functional at launch for mainland European countries. Th

    Posted 13 years ago 158

  • Batman Arkham City Screens

    The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum titled, Batman: Arkham City is teasing us once again. A batch of screenshots have been leaked which will cause you a degree of 'oohing' and 'aahing'. Joystiq say t

    Posted 13 years ago 137

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