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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and More Now Backward Compatible

Another 3 titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers.

Posted 3 days ago by Dave Horobin, 33 comments

[UPDATE] Eight XBLA Delistings Bring in the New Year

At the end of every year, Microsoft has a junk out of their marketplace. This year was no exception. The end of 2017 has seen eight more Xbox Live Arcade titles disappear from the marketplace.

Posted 12 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 122 comments

Games With Gold Titles Announced for December 2017

There's over a week left of November, but that hasn't stopped Major Nelson from revealing the next four titles in Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 175 comments

Trackmania Turbo and NiGHTS into dreams... Now Free with Games with Gold

Today marks the start of the month and that means Xbox Live Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via November's Games with Gold.

Posted 2 months ago by Dave Horobin, 26 comments

November's Xbox Game Pass Additions: Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil and More

In addition to Xbox Live Gold -- which just had its November Games With Gold titles revealed -- offers another subscription-based service: Xbox Game Pass. November's additions have just been announced.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 44 comments

Deadfall Adventures, Mutant Storm Reloaded and More Now Backwards Compatible

Another five titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Mutant Storm Reloaded, Deadfall Adventures, Girl Fight, Yosumin! LIVE and 0 day Attack on Earth.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 32 comments

November's Games With Gold Announced

The end of October is drawing near, so we knew this moment was approaching: the announcement of November's Games With Gold titles. Beginning November 1st, Xbox Live Gold members can claim two more games.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 271 comments

Child of Eden, Goat Simulator and KOF Sky Stage Now Backwards Compatible

Another three titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Child of Eden, Goat Simulator (Xbox 360) and KOF Sky Stage.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 40 comments

October's Games With Gold Titles Announced

With just four days to go until the start of October, the next four titles in Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion have been announced.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 261 comments

Ubisoft Ends Support for Several Xbox 360 Games

As even Microsoft winds down its support for the aging Xbox 360 console, so do developers and publishers. Ubisoft has announced they will end support for another batch of titles.

Posted 4 months ago by Kelly Packard, 99 comments

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Achievement Reminder

I think we can all agree, achievements are awesome. With hundreds of games available, it may be hard to keep track of certain achievements and when they can be unlocked. Luckily, we have you covered.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 7 comments

Rock Band Blitz to Be Delisted

As gamers are well aware, the existence of titles containing licensed music is a fragile affair. Developer Harmonix has confirmed the Rock Band spinoff will be delisted as of August 28th, five years after its initial release.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 20 comments

Kinect Share Disabled, Takes Many Achievements With It

With almost 12 years gone since the Xbox 360 landed on the Marketplace, support and features for it are in a steady decline. Microsoft has announced that support for the Kinect Share feature has become officially disabled.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 151 comments

Seven Additions Coming to Xbox Game Pass in August

Earlier this year Xbox stunned gamers with the addition of a subscription-based game rental service called Xbox Game Pass. Seven more titles are being added to the library in August.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 55 comments

EA Announces Several Server Shutdowns Coming in October

Server shutdowns aren't taken lightly by this community, so allow me to take the time and calmly remind you all to not shoot the messenger. EA has revealed several servers will be going offline later in 2017.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 126 comments

Costume Quest 2, Virtua Fighter 2 and Two More Titles Now Backwards Compatible

Another four titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Costume Quest 2, Virtua Fighter 2, Quantum Conundrum and Frontlines: Fuel of War.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 50 comments

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Possibly to Be Delisted

A Steam announcement warns of the imminent delisting of the HD throwback to the earlier Tony Hawk games, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. While it wasn't explicitly stated to be for Xbox, heed this warning regardless.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 46 comments

Top Five Longest Running Franchises

With backward compatibility bringing even older titles to the Xbox One, we decided to look at some of the oldest gaming franchises that have survived through to the current Xbox generation. Hop into our time machine!

Posted 6 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 77 comments

TA Podcast: Micro Machines, Marvel Heroes Omega, PayDay 2 and Win a Game

Welcome to episode 78 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is still away, so this week Jack and I were once again joined by the tag team double act of Will and Treezy.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 3 comments

Happy Wars Hosts a Rank-Up Campaign and Buff Gem Blowout

Always the host of numerous ongoing events, ToyLogic has a steady stream of activities planned for Happy Wars. In addition to a Rank-Up Campaign, there's an ongoing Buff Gem Blowout and a Special Weekend Challenge.

Posted 7 months ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Poker Smash Removed From Backwards Compatability, Possibly Delisted

It's normal for Xbox gamers to hear about titles being added to the backwards compatability program, but how about removed? Today Microsoft pulled the match-three puzzler and poker game hybrid Poker Smash.

Posted 7 months ago by Kelly Packard, 14 comments

TA Podcast: Injustice 2, Xbox Game Pass, RDR 2 Delayed and Win a Game Code

Welcome to episode 71 of the TrueAchievements podcast. With Rich out of the office, this week's show sees the long awaited return of Ash and a debut appearance from Will.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Maybe It's a Lake After All

It's been seven years since Alan Wake arrived on Xbox 360. Its status as a cult classic is rarely questioned, but its sequel prospects now feel like a closed window. Maybe the lingering mystery left behind is a happy ending.

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 72 comments

Xbox Spring Sale Announced for April 11th-17th

Another season brings another sale to the Xbox store. The Spring Sale will be returning from April 11th-17th. The sale is being advertised as offering up to 67% off with Xbox Live Gold members eligible to save up to another 10%.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 96 comments

Happy Wars Rank-Up and Statue Events Live With New Patch

If you're still trying to rank up, collect items and level up those aforementioned items in Happy Wars, two weeklong events just started that should be of aid. A new patch has also gone live bringing a few new features.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution and More Now Backwards Compatible

Three more titles have today joined the ever expanding number of Xbox 360 titles that are now playable on the Xbox One via the Xbox Backward Compatibility program.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 50 comments

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Available for Sale Once More

On Friday, September 2nd, SEGA removed Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse from all digital storefronts, including the Xbox 360 Marketplace. The title has been relisted and is available for sale once more.

Posted 9 months ago by Kelly Packard, 32 comments

TA Podcast: Andromeda, Wildlands, KONA, Rocket League and ID@Xbox

Welcome to episode 62 of the TrueAchievements podcast! Unfortunately, Rich was away at the time of recording, so Jack and I soldiered on regardless and invited Mark to discuss this week's news and new game releases.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

Stacking and More Now Backward Compatible

Another 3 titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Stacking, Daytona USA and Tower Bloxx Deluxe.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 39 comments

Happy Wars Hosts a Rank-Up Event

Happy Wars players just got a little happier thanks to an ongoing Rank-Up Campaign that provides 30% bonus XP in multiplayer. Remember, unlocking the rank achievements in the 360 version unlocks them on the One.

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 17 comments

Street Fighter IV and More Now Backward Compatible

Another 4 titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Street Fighter IV, Luxor 2, Poker Smash and Madballs in… Babo: Invasion.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 64 comments

Evolve and Heavy Weapon Now Free with Games with Gold

Today marks the mid-point of the month, and that means Xbox LIVE Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via March's Games with Gold.

Posted 10 months ago by Dave Horobin, 28 comments

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Releases a Small Update

The Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft is the latest variant from the series to receive a title update as #50 brings a very small list of fixes for three different MCCE's in the game.

Posted 10 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 11 comments

Xbox Goes to GDC

Microsoft views San Francisco's Game Developers Conference as an important part of their calendar year -- they reveal a lot of new and upcoming features for the Xbox One and Windows 10.

Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 32 comments

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds DLC Dated for Xbox Live Arcade

As we learned late last year, the Xbox Live Arcade title Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds has some new DLC in the pipeline. The DLC, which already launched on current-gen consoles, has now been dated for the 360.

Posted 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 42 comments

Minecraft Xbox One And Xbox 360 Versions Receive New Title Update

Latest update for the Xbox console editions brings a number of fixes. Whilst there are no new achievements in the patch, it does pave the way for the new Fallout Battle Map Pack.

Posted 11 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 49 comments

March Games With Gold Announced

It's just about that time again. With only six days — give or take, depending on where you are in the world — left in February, next month's Games With Gold lineup is right on schedule.

Posted 11 months ago by Kelly Packard, 159 comments

Full List of Free Xbox 360 Games

Full list of all free Xbox 360 Games, including estimated completion times and links to download them. Updated daily!

Posted 11 months ago by Dave Horobin, 52 comments

REAL STEEL to be Discontinued This September [UPDATE]

REAL STEEL, an Xbox LIVE Arcade title released in October 2011 by developer Yuke's, will see its online services discontinued later this year. Five of the game's 12 achievements will become unobtainable.

Posted 11 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 94 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: February 14th, 2017

Battleborn, Borderlands, the Bioshock Collection and Deus Ex Mankind Divided get large discounts, in a new format for our sales stories

Posted 11 months ago by Rich Stone, 154 comments

Leaving Well Enough Alone

Video games, like movies and sometimes books, are prone to sequels. Selling a known commodity is always a good head start when looking to make money, but often times these continuations make the overall story worse.

Posted 11 months ago by Mark Delaney, 81 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: February 7th, 2017

Here are the latest Xbox Live sales for Xbox One and Xbox 360, including all games, bundles and DLC. Will you be buying anything this week?

Posted 11 months ago by Rich Stone, 141 comments

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime & Monkey Island 2 Now Free with Games with Gold

The first of February marks a chance for Xbox LIVE Gold members to boost their backlog as two new games are now available to download.

Posted 11 months ago by Dave Horobin, 27 comments

Stuntman: Ignition, Mad Tracks and JUJU Now Backwards Compatible

The ever-growing pool of Xbox 360 games that can be played on Xbox One continues to expand with the addition of three more titles: Stuntman: Ignition, Mad Tracks and JUJU.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 26 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: January 31st, 2017

This week's Deals with Gold again brings us discounts on some smaller titles on the One, as well as AC Unity & Forza Horizon 2, whilst the 360 again gets rarely offered titles and DLC.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 64 comments

Happy Wars Events For This Weekend

What's more important - the quality of your gear or how you use it? A trio of Happy Wars events this weekend gives the perfect opportunity to find out (or fight it out).

Posted 1 year ago by Lucy Wood, 6 comments

Minecraft Xbox One and Xbox 360 Versions to Receive Title Update 48

Minecraft on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 is scheduled to receive Title Update 48. According to the patch notes, the update adds 18 new achievements to both versions. GTASC just got a little more interesting.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 59 comments

Shadows Of The Damned And Rocket Knight Coming To Backwards Compatibility

A spooky coincidence ties today's two backwards compatible titles together, with both third-person shooter Shadows Of The Damned and XBLA 2.5D platformer Rocket Knight having links with Silent Hill.

Posted 1 year ago by Andy Mills, 23 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: January 24th, 2017

This week's Deals with Gold gives us bigger titles on the One and random titles on the 360. There are also Watch Dogs 2 and Sonic sales for everyone, including DLC. Backwards Compatibility gets quite a bit of representation.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie, 48 comments

Battlefield 3 & Bad Company 2 in the EA Access Vault, More Additions on the Way

If you've got EA Access, you've now got more stuff! Xbox 360 games Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 have been added to the Vault with more backwards compatible goodness to follow.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 59 comments