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Paradox Streams Cities: Skylines on Xbox One

Now that the game is nearing its spring release window, the information is coming in hot and fast for Cities Skylines. Today the developers at Paradox Interactive have released an hour-long stream with the Xbox One version.

Posted 2 hours ago by Kelly Packard, 1 comment

ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning March 27th, 2017

The last couple of weeks have been fairly quiet on the ID@Xbox front; not so this week. There are ten titles that will be available for download spanning a variety of genres.

Posted 6 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect Shows the Lands You Will Travel Through

From mountains to jungle and even unicorn dominated cloud tops, a new trailer for Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect showcases some of the backdrops you will be venturing through.

Posted 6 hours ago by Chanse Wareham, 2 comments

We Happy Few: Maidenholm Update Teaser

A Pythonesque trailer teases the next update for Game Preview title We Happy Few, which will add the interestingly-shaped island of Maidenholm to the game.

Posted 7 hours ago by Luc1d, 4 comments

Retail Releases: Week Of March 27th, 2017

Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 & 2, FlatOut 4: Total Insanity, Has-Been-Heroes, Rogue Stormers, This Is The Police, and Vikings – Wolves of Midgard.

Posted 12 hours ago by Ashley Woodcock, 8 comments

Beam Streaming Schedule for Week Commencing March 27th

Rich is back in the office this week, which means Jack will once again be joined by his partner in crime to stream the latest ID@Xbox games over on our Beam channel.

Posted 16 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

88 Heroes - First Hour of Gameplay

Jack rounded off last week's Beam streams with 88 Heroes, an interesting platformer that has an obsession with the number 88.

Posted 16 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 1 comment

Has-Been Heroes Delayed One Week in EU; Characters Revealed

The game is still on track to release this week in North America and now next week in the EU. To make it up to you, there's tons of info on the heroes who'll be a part of the journey.

Posted 20 hours ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment

The Town of Light - The Making of Reneé Video

Luca, studio head at LKA.it and also screenwriter for The Town of Light, provides us with plenty of info on how he and the development team created the game's protagonist, Reneé, in the latest video.

Posted 2 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 3 comments

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest Review

The Xbox is so starved for 4X games you'd think anything is better than nothing. The old adage proves untrue here as Planar Conquest makes far too many missteps along the way.

Posted 3 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 15 comments

SMITE's Celestial Voyage Patch Coming Soon With New Event

SMITE's Celestial Voyage patch will bring an event of the same name, a set of new star-themed skins, a visual update for one of the oldest gods and more. Are you ready to journey through the stars?

Posted 4 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

88 Heroes Review

What happens when an evil alien comes to destroy Earth with a doomsday bomb? Send the best of the best to defeat him, right? Wrong... you send the weirdest 88 heroes you can find.

Posted 4 days ago by Megan Walton, 16 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 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 4 comments

ICYMI: Warhammer End Times - Vermintide

There's two things to love in life: friends and killing literal hordes of humanoid rats using blades, mauls, arrows, fire and bullets. As arms are sliced off and skulls are crushed, you'll be glad you did it with those you love.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 31 comments

The Third Developer Diary For Snake Pass Talks About The Art

With the launch of Snake Pass less than a week away, developer Sumo Digital have released the third in a series of developer diaries for the game. This time it's all about the game's great art style.

Posted 5 days ago by Andy Mills, 2 comments

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday afternoon, Jack streamed the first hour of another one of last week's newly released ID@Xbox games, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight.

Posted 5 days ago by Dave Horobin, 3 comments

Indivisible Samples The Sounds of The Dark Rainforest

The third musical sample has recently been released for developer Lab Zero Games' upcoming ID@Xbox title Indivisible. Composer Hiroki Kikuta is back again to serve us with a sample of "Dark Rainforest".

Posted 5 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment

Rocket League Patch Notes for v1.31

Rocket League's latest DLC "Dropshot" comes with new achievements, which plenty of gamers have already unlocked, and also a patch full of fixes, changes, and improvements. Check out the story for all of the juicy details.

Posted 5 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 11 comments

Weekend Headlines March 17-19th: Prey, Paladins, The Surge and More

SXSW may not have brought along many announcements but it did bring along a fair amount of news for other titles. Here's the lowdown on everything that you may have missed over the weekend.

Posted 6 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 10 comments

Dark Arcana: The Carnival - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday afternoon, Jack streamed the first hour of the latest Artifex Mundi game to come to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, Dark Arcana: The Carnival.

Posted 6 days ago by Dave Horobin, 4 comments

Death Squared Review

Death Squared is the latest game to try and capitalise on Portal's fame with a tricky puzzler set in a shady corporation full of robot testing. Behind the stereotypes is a decent brainteaser with satisfying couch co-op.

Posted 6 days ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

NeuroVoider - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday afternoon, Jack streamed the first hour of gameplay from one of last week's ID@Xbox games, NeuroVoider, in an attempt to showcase the gameplay while attempting to unlock as many of the achievements as possible.

Posted 7 days ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Sniper Elite 4 - Deathstorm Part 1: Inception Achievement List Revealed

We have just picked up the achievement list for Sniper Elite 4 - Deathstorm Part 1: Inception. There are 7 achievements worth a total of 200 Gamerscore, none of which are secret

Posted 7 days ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

Xbox One Sale Roundup: March 21st, 2017

Discounts on Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), NBA 2K17, Resident Evil 5 and more

Posted 7 days ago by Rich Stone, 137 comments

SMITE's Birthday Week Offers Worshiper Boosts, Free Items and More

SMITE, still just a toddler, is celebrating its third birthday with a host of boosts, login bonuses, in-game sales and more. No matter what type of player you are, there should be something for everyone this week.

Posted 8 days ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

Screenshot Saturday March 18th: Aven Colony, Grave, Thimbleweed Park and More

This weekend we had SXSW. Even though SXSW involves other forms of media as well as games, this didn't stop a massive 23 games from showcasing new gifs and screenshots of their work in progress.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning March 20th, 2017

While there are several downloadable titles this week, only two of them arrive courtesy of ID@Xbox. There's a platformer with many different protagonists and a magical turn based strategy title.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

Winner: Table Top Racing: World Tour

Our latest contest to win an Xbox One download code for Table Top Racing: World Tour ended on Friday, and it is now time to see who random.org has chosen to be our lucky winner.

Posted 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Beam Streaming Schedule for Week Commencing March 20th

Rich is away this week, but have no fear as Jack will still be on hand to stream a different ID@Xbox each day over on Beam channel.

Posted 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 1 comment

Blue-Collar Astronaut - First Hour of Gameplay

On Friday, Rich and Jack rounded off our week of ID@XBox streams with an hour of Blue-Collar Astronaut, with an attempt to showcase the gameplay and unlock as many of the game's 43 achievements as possible.

Posted 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

TGN First Impression: Verdun

Verdun's going toe to toe with one of last holiday's biggest AAA shooters with its World War I setting and Will's here today to give us his first impressions and let us know if this multiplayer title is worth the time.

Posted 8 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 comments

Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest Dated

You'll explore, you'll expand, and you'll exterminate plenty of mythical creatures when Planar Conquest finally makes its Xbox One debut later this week.

Posted 9 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 6 comments

Kyub's Update to Launch This Week With Price Drop

Earlier this month, Ninja Egg announced an update for their ID@Xbox puzzler Kyub. According to the team, the update has now passed certification and will be going live the week of March 20th.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Sniper Elite 4's First Round of Content Arrives Tuesday

The first batch of post-launch content for Sniper Elite 4 is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. There is part one of the mini-campaign, a multiplayer expansion pack and also a new free mode and map for multiplayer.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Horizontal Shmup Super Hydorah Announced for Xbox One

Don't be surprised if Super Hydorah looks more like it belongs on a CRT monitor than on your 50" LED 4K TV; that's intentional! It's a horizontal shmup that pays tribute to the classics.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

Time Recoil Screenshots and Details

New screenshots have been released for upcoming ID@Xbox title Time Recoil, a twin stick shooter with time-slowing gameplay mechanics from the developer of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome.

Posted 9 days ago by Luc1d, 0 comments

Clicker Heroes Review

Clicker Heroes is a simple, free-to-play, RPG clicker game, where all that is required to progress is a simple press of a button, again and again

Posted 9 days ago by Lexley Ford, 52 comments

Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review

Dating sims. It's a relatively unexplored genre on consoles, but the PC and mobile markets are ripe with these titles. Now we've got Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. Is it fabulous, darling, or just going to break your heart?

Posted 10 days ago by Kelly Packard, 15 comments

The Banner Saga 2 Survival Mode DLC Released With New Achievements

It seems cruel to add to the Viking's woes, but developer Stoic have decided to do just that by adding a "Survival Mode" DLC to the game.

Posted 10 days ago by Sam Quirke, 6 comments

Dark Arcana: The Carnival Review

There's not a huge amount of new stuff on offer in Dark Arcana: The Carnival, but with a short enjoyable story alongside a nice art style and easy completion, players may want to pick up the last Artifex Mundi title.

Posted 10 days ago by Andy Mills, 8 comments

TA Podcast: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Ghost Recon Wildlands and ID@Xbox

Welcome to episode 61 of the TrueAchievements Podcast! This week, Rich, Jack and I were once again joined by our Editorial Manager, Mark, to talk discuss all the latest from the world of Xbox and TA.

Posted 11 days ago by Dave Horobin, 4 comments

Sublevel Zero Redux Review

If you remember Descent on the PlayStation fondly, you might want to take a look at this one. Sigtrap Games are here to revive the mostly dormant "six degrees of freedom" subgenre by mixing in some rogue-like elements.

Posted 11 days ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

Bloons TD 5 Review

Cute primate pals battle innocuous balloons floating along a path in the latest tower defense game to hit Xbox One and the result is a game fans of the genre won't want to miss.

Posted 11 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 8 comments

Weekend Headlines March 10-12th Part 2: Project CARS 2, Sea of Thieves and More

Following on from the many announcements from last weekend, we end the roundup with all of the trailers, screenshots, release dates, updates and other details to be found.

Posted 11 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

SMITE Double Everything This Weekend With a New Patch Next Week

Before diving into the latest patch, let's get it out of the way -- SMITE is hosting a Double Everything event this weekend. Earn double worshipers, XP and favor until Monday. Next week, you'll be getting the new god and more.

Posted 11 days ago by Kelly Packard, 5 comments

Exploration Platformer Etherborn's Latest Trailer Released

Xbox One gamers were recently introduced to Altered Matter's upcoming exploration platformer at GDC 2017. Called Etherborn, the game delivers relaxing music and eye-catching visuals. Here we have the latest trailer.

Posted 12 days ago by Kelly Packard, 0 comments

Death Squared - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday afternoon, Rich and Jack streamed the first hour of Death Squared, a newly released multiplayer puzzle title that requires co-operation and communication.

Posted 12 days ago by Dave Horobin, 4 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 12 days ago by Dave Horobin, 28 comments

TGN First Impression: Kitty Powers' Matchmaker

It's true. This game actually came out. Is it anything but a gimmick? Will thinks there's something beneath the surface and he's got his first impressions to tell us all. Maybe you'll ask Kitty Powers out on a date?

Posted 12 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 15 comments

Air Guitar Warrior Coming Soon to Kinect

Virtual Air Guitar Company, seemingly the Lone Ranger of companies still pumping out titles for Kinect hardware, has announced the release date for their upcoming game Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect.

Posted 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 21 comments