An apparent bug has changed some users’ settings to show their real name attached to their Gamertag to the general public. Be sure to check your settings to ensure your information remains private.
Posted 18 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 81 comments
Following increasing fury from players and potential government intervention from countries across the globe over lootboxes, the ESRB has taken action with the announcement of an In-Game Purchases label going forward.
Posted 19 days ago by Andy Mills, 130 comments
THQ Nordic entered into a deal to acquire Koch Media. THQ Media is best known for game series such as Darksiders and MX vs ATV, while Koch is best known for the series Dead Island, Metro, and Risen.
Posted 28 days ago by Dave Bricker, 49 comments
Artifex Mundi has announced that all of their titles have received an immediate price increase by 50%, citing increased development costs as the reason for the change.
Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 210 comments
It's been reported lately that independent gaming retailers have decried the moves by Microsoft to put exclusives on Game Pass at launch. Sympathies aside, what did these people honestly expect in a digital world?
Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 156 comments
Welcome to episode 103 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where Rich, Jack and I discuss all of this week's hottest news, take a look at what we've been playing and answer your listener questions.
Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 22 comments
If you're one to worry about Microsoft's first party plans for the future, today's news may quell some of your nerves. Spencer's promotion last year left him to promote Minecraft boss Matt Booty to fill his former post.
Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 30 comments
You're likely the owner of at least one PC and/or mobile device, so you should already be aware of the Meltdown and Spectre threats to these devices, but what about Xbox One consoles?
Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 39 comments
MotoGP and Milestone S.r.l. have come together and signed a contract renewal allowing the Italian developer to retain the licensing for the official MotoGP game. The future looks solid for the team's franchise.
Posted 3 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment
Playground Games is the developer known for the Forza Horizon series, but back in February they revealed that they were forming a second studio solely for the purpose of creating a AAA game within a different genre.
Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 21 comments
Six months ago, McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer competition began. This week, Rudy van Buren won the competition and has now become one of the official simulator drivers for McLaren's F1 team for the 2018 season.
Posted 4 months ago by Rich Stone, 5 comments
Despite the fact Playsaurus made a lot of money, including from whales who would spend thousands, they have dropped the free-to-play model for Clicker Heroes 2, instead opting to sell it as a US$30 game.
Posted 4 months ago by Kelly Packard, 81 comments
Welcome to episode 96 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were joined by our Editorial Manager, Mark, for another longer than normal podcast where we cover all of this week's hottest news and games.
Posted 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments
After reducing the cost of heroes was not enough to quell the flames, today they are taking things a step further and removing the microtransactions entirely, at least for now.
Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 103 comments
On Friday, the 35th Golden Joystick Awards will take place at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London. The best games from the past 12 months get to take away awards across a variety of categories.
Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 18 comments
It’s been nearly a week since its debut and it seems the Xbox One X is off to a strong start. Official sales figures from the UK have surfaced and it seems fans spoke with their wallets.
Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 28 comments
Electronic Arts made a surprise announcement today that they've purchased Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. All of their current game projects will continue unhindered.
Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 76 comments
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Phil Spencer spoke on all things Xbox, from the launch of the Xbox One X, to the company's interest in cloud-based streaming services, to the hot button of making more first-party games.
Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 43 comments
There's sad news today as Telltale Games has announced they will be cutting a quarter of their workforce -- 90 people -- in an attempt to restructure the point-and-click adventure specialist.
Posted 4 months ago by Andy Mills, 35 comments
Microsoft has officially stopped manufacturing the Kinect. The news was exclusively revealed to Co.Design in an interview with Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, GM of Xbox Devices Marketing.
Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 78 comments
Activision's latest patent filing goes into gritty detail regarding how they use matchmaking to ensure they get as many sales of DLC as possible. Because of course they do.
Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 134 comments
Welcome to episode 92 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is away on holiday this week, so it was down to Jack and me to hold the fort and bring you all of the latest news and info from the wonderful world of TA.
Posted 5 months ago by Dave Horobin, 3 comments
In a statement from Patrick Söderlund, EA has today revealed the double whammy of Visceral Games' closing as well as a seismic shift in the production of the studio's former untitled Star Wars game.
Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 99 comments
Welcome to episode 91 of the TrueAchievements podcast. We're back with another show that is packed to the brim with chat about the past week's new releases and gaming news.
Posted 5 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments
The loot box debate isn't going away, but hopefully it can become a bit clearer soon. OpenCritic,is looking to build a platform where consumers can easily determine what kind of in-game paid content each game offers.
Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 155 comments
Sometimes the most honorable thing to do is admit defeat. Microsoft has done so with their Groove music streaming service, formerly known as Xbox Music, instead opting for a partnership with Spotify.
Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 100 comments
The games industry is one of imitators and inspirations. One game does something fun and innovative and several others follow suit like clockwork. How close is too close, though? Bluehole Inc. thinks they know the answer.
Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 92 comments
On Wednesday and Thursday of this year's Gamescom, we had a schedule completely filled with appointments for developer sessions and hands-on gameplay.
Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 1 comment
We are here in Cologne, Germany once again for Gamescom, and this year we are seeing more games than ever before. You can hear our thoughts on everything we've been up to so far, in the first of our Gamescom 2017 specials.
The sky is not blue because it is blue; the sky is blue because the author says it is. Authors use imagination to create worlds which become real. Video games are a bit rougher than that.
Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 139 comments
Gamescom is almost upon us, and we're making it as easy as possible for you to get involved and stay up to date with all of the latest announcements as they happen.
Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 18 comments
As the dust settles on E3 2017, it's time to take a look back and understand what actually happened. We saw the games, demos, interviews -- all that. But what narratives have emerged following the gaming expo?
Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 37 comments
E3 has been and gone, but there was still some announcements that were revealed after the main conferences for us to discuss, games to be played, and your questions to be answered.
Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments
Cross platform online is something gamers have been wanting since the dawn of time. Now it's possible via Minecraft's latest announcement bringing the community together.
Posted 9 months ago by Will Cruz, 20 comments
In arguably the best outcome for everyone involved, IO-Interactive's split from publisher Square Enix has resolved amicably with the Danish company becoming independent and keeping their most famous IP, Hitman.
Posted 9 months ago by Andy Mills, 17 comments
It's been a crazy few days of E3, and rather than trying to remember all of the big announcements in one go, Rich, Jack and I decided to get together after each one to share our thoughts for our E3 2017 special.
We are live blogging the whole of Ubisoft's E3 2017 presentation, and we'd love for you to join us!
Posted 9 months ago by Rich Stone, 3 comments
Come and join us as we watch the Microsoft E3 2017 presentation!
Posted 9 months ago by Rich Stone, 31 comments
We'll be live blogging the whole of Electronic Arts' E3 2017 presentation, and we'd love for you to join us!
Posted 9 months ago by Rich Stone, 8 comments
The catch? There isn't one. All you've gotta do is connect your accounts and watch Microsoft's E3 press conference live on Mixer and you'll reap the rewards.
Posted 9 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 162 comments
E3 begins tomorrow. Here on TrueAchievements, we'll have more ways than ever for you to get involved and stay up to date with all the latest announcements as they happen.
Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 23 comments
Naughty or nice doesn't really factor into E3 weekend like it does for kids at Christmas, but the mood can feel the same? What will the trade show put under our gaming trees this year? Here's what's on our lists!
Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments
This is the calm before the storm. Beginning on Saturday and continuing for the next several days thereafter, there will be an unrelenting stream of gaming news. But whose show has you most excited heading into E3?
Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments
Last year's E3 was hit with so many pre-show leaks that it felt like all the surprises had been revealed by the time they received their official presentations. This year's rumors haven't been as loud, but there's still been some.
Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 53 comments
E3 remains a great event with plenty to look forward to, but the gaming world is constantly evolving. Is it time for the industry's biggest expo to forgo its roots and to move with the times?
Posted 9 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 61 comments
Ubisoft has outlined its plans for E3 2017, where they will be showing more from Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured but Whole and revealing new details from the latest instalments of some of their other well known titles.
Posted 9 months ago by Lexley Ford, 29 comments
The biggest publishers like EA and Ubisoft often garner a lot of conversation at E3 each year, but some up-and-coming publishers are building their own brand, like Focus Home Interactive, who's bringing seven games to E3.
Posted 10 months ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments
Take Two will have an unusually light release slate in FY18 with just two new titles to anticipate, but what's the highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises that will be appearing in FY19?
Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 20 comments
In the days leading up to Tuesday, June 13th, many publishers hold presentations at E3 2017 to reveal all of the big titles on which they're working. Now, that presentation lineup is confirmed.
Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 30 comments
EA is looking forward to the next 12 months, but not everything has a rosy outlook. BioWare has reportedly been downsized to a support studio and their new IP has fallen out of the FY18 window.
Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 32 comments
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