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XBL Sale Roundup: January 17th, 2017

A pattern's beginning to emerge in Deals with Gold as again we get a selection of mostly smaller and indie titles on the One, whilst the 360 again gets a simulation title discounted along with that rare sighting, its DLC.

Posted 8 hours ago by Chewie, 55 comments

Weekend Headlines Jan 13-15th: Announcements, Updates and Trailers

At the end of last week, Nintendo revealed more details and games for their upcoming console. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was all that happened last weekend, but you would be wrong.

Posted 21 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

Acorn Assault Rodent Revolution Review

High Tale Studios' new title Acorn Assault Rodent Revolution is a strategy game that has you battling through the French Revolution as a squirrel, defending your acorns from the greedy king Louis and Marie Antoinutte.

Posted 23 hours ago by Cindy Minguez, 10 comments

Stardew Valley Save Issues Addressed in Upcoming Patch

After already cleaning up the majority of launch issues in a prior patch, Chucklefish Games promises a patch is coming soon for persistent saving issues that have left players unable to access their games.

Posted yesterday by Kelly Packard, 16 comments

TA Twitch Recap For Week Commencing Jan 9th

Last week, we streamed three ID@Xbox games over on our Official Twitch channel, playing the first hours of each title, and sharing our early impressions of the games.

Posted yesterday by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Rayman Origins and Killer Instinct Season Two Now Free With Games with Gold

The midway point of the month means that Xbox LIVE Gold members can now download two new titles for absolutely free as part of Games with Gold.

Posted yesterday by Dave Horobin, 29 comments

We Happy Few Takes Us Behind The Scenes with Voice Recording

Narrative Director, Alex Epstein, takes us behind the scenes of We Happy Few and talks us through the process of recording a voice actor for the game.

Posted 3 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 9 comments

TA Podcast: Exclusive Interview with ID@Xbox Community Manager, Kristen Jenson

All the latest news and announcements from the past week, as well as an exclusive interview with Kristen Jensen, the ID@Xbox Community Manager. Includes discussion on Unobtainable achievements in the ID Program

Posted 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 20 comments

Ark: Survival Evolved Adds New Creature

Time to meet the Equus, a horse like creature that you'll now be able to come across in Ark: Survivial Evolved. With a loyal temperament and a leafy diet, could this animal be your new best friend?

Posted 4 days ago by Megan Walton, 20 comments

SMITE Party Up Weekend Offers Double Worshipers, XP and Favor

Whether it be god masteries, leveling up, or trying to earn enough favor for an in-game skin, the approaching Double Everything Weekend in SMITE should be of aid. This applies to worshipers, XP and favor.

Posted 5 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Rise & Shine Review

Beautiful visuals and smart boss fights come together to make this indie run and gun something special, but it's certainly not without its faults. Plus it's kind of similar to Dark Souls.

Posted 5 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 7 comments

Aaero Trailers and Concept Art

Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed a music game with a shooter? Those mad fellows at Mad Fellows decided to find out and the result is their upcoming ID@Xbox title Aaero.

Posted 5 days ago by Luc1d, 4 comments

Yacht Club Games Detail Plans For Shovel Knight In 2017

Yacht Club Games have taken some time to detail what's on the way in the near future for their fantastic retro-inspired platformer Shovel Knight. Included is news about upcoming modes, and a change in the game's name.

Posted 5 days ago by Andy Mills, 21 comments

The Behemoth Highlights Pit People's Improvements Since Closed Beta

While we used to have to wait until launch to see how a game turned out, this occurrence is rare these days thanks to alphas, betas and early access programs. Behemoth lets us see Pit People's changelog as it heads into Preview.

Posted 6 days ago by Kelly Packard, 12 comments

Buildanauts Trailer Builds On Previous Videos

With Buildanauts coming to Steam Early Access soon, we now have a new trailer to share showing off your little guys doing some more house building.

Posted 6 days ago by Megan Walton, 4 comments

Knee Deep Launch Trailer and Art

Prologue Games has released the launch trailer for upcoming interactive adventure title Knee Deep, along with some art depicting key characters in the game.

Posted 6 days ago by Luc1d, 3 comments

Astroneer Patch Rolling Out Now

Astroneer, System Era Softworks' space exploration game, is receiving an update that has already begun to roll out. The patch brings stability fixes, attempts to get the Xbox version more in line with the Steam version and more.

Posted 6 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

Rocket League Receives First Update Of The Year

Patch 1.27 brings an update to the snow day playlist and includes a number of bug fixes. A new experimental goal-post collision fix is also added.

Posted 6 days ago by Andrew Ogley, 34 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: January 10th, 2017

This week's DwG gives us a selection of indie titles on the One whilst the 360 gets a set of discounts entirely given over to the Tropico franchise. Meanwhile, everyone gets access to a sale on Rock Band 4 & track packs.

Posted 7 days ago by Chewie, 56 comments

Screenshot Saturday January 7th: A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Titles

#ScreenshotSaturday is a Twitter tradition that has been going on for years. We take a look at some of the best images from last weekend.

Posted 7 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 14 comments

Nevermind Achievement List Revealed

We have just picked up the achievement list for Nevermind. There are 17 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, none of which are secret

Posted 7 days ago by Rich Stone, 8 comments

Crypt of the Serpent King Review

Crypt of the Serpent King is a port of an Xbox 360 Indie title, a simple dungeon crawler full of stereotypical high fantasy enemies. If you've seen screenshots, you know it looks terrible but does it play any better?

Posted 7 days ago by Sam Quirke, 33 comments

Weekend Headlines Jan 6-8th: What Happened While We Were Away

Most people would expect Friday to Sunday to be quiet for gaming news. Well, it isn't. In a new feature, we're going to recap everything that happened while we were away over the previous weekend.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 10 comments

ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning January 9th, 2017

For years we have been detailing the release schedule of retail titles for the week ahead. Now, we've teamed up with ID@Xbox to bring you a list of downloadable titles that will be hitting the store over the next week.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 33 comments

Buildanauts Screens Will Build Up Your Anticipation

A new set of screens has been released for Buildanauts, the construction and management ID@Xbox title from developer TouchTilt Games.

Posted 9 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 6 comments

Next Patch, New Pantheon, Map Changes, Season 4 and More Previewed for SMITE

The end of Season 3 is nearly upon us in SMITE. A new pantheon and goddess have been announced along with Season 4 changes including map adjustments, rank resets and more. There's a lot, so buckle up!

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Knee Deep Gets A Release Date

Knee Deep gets an official release date shortly after the achievement list was detected on TA. There are also some screenshots to see.

Posted 10 days ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 9 comments

Steel Rain X Review

Every shoot 'em up has its hook. In Polarity Flow's Steel Rain X, the gameplay revolves around its three different ship formations. While we're at it, let's toss in some progression and management mechanics.

Posted 10 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

The Sun and Moon Receives a Release Date

Digerati Distribution has revealed the release date for the upcoming Daniel Linssen platformer, The Sun and the Moon. Also, those who pre-order the title will get 10% off the full price.

Posted 11 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 7 comments

TA Podcast: Game of the Year, 1 BILLION Achievement Unlocks and a Happy New Year

Happy new year podcast listeners! Hopefully, our double length end of year review show meant that you didn't miss us too much over the holiday period.

Posted 11 days ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Winner: Shantae: Half Genie Hero

Our first contest of 2017 has just ended, and it's time to reveal the name of our lucky winner who will be receiving an Xbox One download code for Shantae: Half Genie Hero.

Posted 12 days ago by Dave Horobin, 16 comments

Kyub Dated for Windows 10 With Price Drop

Kyub, Ninja Egg's challenging puzzler that launched on Xbox One this summer, has been dated for release on Windows 10. A price drop of the Xbox One version will accompany the Windows launch.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

SMITE Triple Fantasy Points Event

As the end of SMITE's Season Three dawns near, it's almost the last chance to finish up the Season Ticket if you haven't already. This Triple Fantasy Points event should help you in the final push to 20,000 points.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 1 comment

Subnautica's Bones Update Now Available, Performance Issues Acknowledged by Devs

The underwater exploration title Subnautica has received the latest of the consistent updates that are being added to the game since its launch into the Game Preview program eight months ago.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's Afterbirth+ Set for Console Launch This Spring

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is always an adventure. Maybe you'll have the most overpowered run of your life; maybe you'll die on the first floor. More content is on the way with the Afterbirth+ DLC.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 22 comments

Bridge Constructor Stunts Review

Remember Bridge Constuctor? Well, meet Bridge Constuctor Stunts! It's a follow on game that sees you flipping your trucks off bridges, which is fun... for all of two minutes.

Posted 13 days ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

TA Competition: Shantae: Half Genie Hero

Like many of you, today is our first day back at work, so we thought we'd kickstart the day with our first competition of 2017, and a chance for you to win an Xbox One download code for Shantae: Half Genie Hero.

Posted 14 days ago by Dave Horobin, 969 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: January 3rd, 2017

The first Deals with Gold of 2017 sees a fairly random selection of titles discounted. Amongst a handful of one-offs, Xbox One gets a few Dead Island offers, whilst 360 gets a range of MX vs ATV, Defiance & Port Royale 3 sales.

Posted 14 days ago by Chewie, 40 comments

TA Top Five: Games With Gold Games for 2016

You've played them all year. You've experienced the interminable sorrow when you own all four games for a month. Now it's finally here - the top five, plus we've got stats and awards to give out!

Posted 17 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 84 comments

January's GWG Title World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Now Available

Originally announced to launch as early as January 1st, apparently the game is already live in all regions and is available to download now at no cost to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

Posted 18 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 42 comments

World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Achievement List Revealed

We have just picked up the achievement list for World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. There are 50 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, none of which are secret

Posted 18 days ago by Rich Stone, 6 comments

Xbox One Countdown to 2017 Weekly Deals: Week Two - December 29th-January 9th

The second week of the Countdown to 2017 sales brings us another massive list of discounts, including big recent releases and some older titles.

Posted 19 days ago by Chewie, 67 comments

XBL Countdown to 2017 Daily Deals: Day Eight - December 29th

The eighth of this year's daily deals for the Countdown to 2017 sales is rather goaty, though an additional indie title is also thrown in.

Posted 19 days ago by Chewie, 44 comments

BEACON Shares Festive Fun!

Just a couple days before Christmas, the developers of Beacon wished us all some holiday cheer by releasing a festive gameplay video for the upcoming twin-stick roguelike.

Posted 20 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 4 comments

In Rogue Aces, You Can Steal Planes

Previously titled Wing Kings, the upcoming shmup will allow you to hijack planes midair after ejecting from the cockpit just like real pilots do. The game also features music by Kevin 'Kevvy Metal' Black.

Posted 20 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 30 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: December 27th, 2016

Amongst all the Countdown to 2017 sales, Deals with Gold still continues with discounts this week on a range of titles big and small, old and new, good and Farming Simulator.

Posted 20 days ago by Chewie, 37 comments

Tenebrae: Twilight of the Gods Introduces the Crusher

The game has finally exited the prototype phase and it's celebrating by revealing the latest enemy - the Crusher, a golem with no allegiance who can be as much an asset as a danger.

Posted 21 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 3 comments

TGN First Impression: Crypt of the Serpent King

The latest dirt cheap, easy completion is certainly a descent into the crypt, though I found no Serpent King here. Instead I was met with misery and boredom in equal measure.

Posted 24 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 23 comments

Stardew Valley Review

I know that you've played Farmville on Facebook already, but listen... now there's Stardew Valley, a beautiful game with a lot to experience and it deserves your attention.

Posted 25 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 30 comments

TA Podcast: End of Year Review

For the final episode of 2016, Rich, Jack and I were joined by Editorial Manager, Mark, as we take a look back at all the biggest news stories, site announcements and games from the past 12 months.

Posted 25 days ago by Dave Horobin, 7 comments