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TA Podcast: State of Decay 2, Battlefield V, Trailblazers and Win a Game

Welcome to episode 121 of the TA Podcast! Another long weekend is almost upon us, but before we head out of the office for three days, we've got lots to talk about.

Posted 9 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Earthfall Thwarts Alien Invasions in July

As well as confirming a release date, and releasing a trailer and a plethora of screenshots, the team also revealed they've joined forces with Gearbox Publishing to bring the game to retail.

Posted 16 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

PixARK Character Spotlight And Explorer’s Guide Videos Released

Snail Games USA released three new videos for PixARK. One video is a character spotlight, the other two are tutorials.

Posted 2 days ago by Dave Bricker, 1 comment

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Patch Details Released

It's May, which means a patch update for PUBG. The patch includes improvements to stability and optimization, plus the Miramar map.

Posted 2 days ago by Dave Bricker, 4 comments

Double Eleven Shows More Of Prison Architect's Upcoming Escape Mode DLC

Double Eleven has continued to show off the upcoming "Escape Mode" DLC from Prison Architect. Unlike the previous videos that were all from a pre-alpha state, Tom and Natalie have moved onto the beta version.

Posted 2 days ago by Andy Mills, 3 comments

June 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: MotoGP 17, Mega Man, and More

Right now, there are only six in the list, but Microsoft promises that there will be "more awesome game announcements coming soon".

Posted 2 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 66 comments

Rocket League's Salty Shores Update Will Add a New Arena and More

Rocket League is heading into what developer Psyonix calls the game's eighth competitive season, and the team is looking to keep things fresh with the Salty Shores update.

Posted 2 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

Descenders Preview: Bunny Hopping, Breakneck Speed and Boss Jumps

Descenders is one of the newest entrants into Xbox's Game Preview program, launching on May 15th. Over the weekend, I got to spend some time seeing what the Preview version of the downhill biking title offers.

Posted 3 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

We Happy Few Refused Classification In Australia

Canadian developer Compulsion Games has run afoul of their Commonwealth cousins in Australia as the developer's next title We Happy Few has been refused classification by the country's ratings board.

Posted 3 days ago by Andy Mills, 45 comments

Giveaway: Win an Xbox One Code for Raging Justice

For our next site competition, we're giving you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for the recently released ID@Xbox Game, Raging Justice.

Posted 3 days ago by Dave Horobin, 229 comments

Friday the 13th: The Game Single Player Challenges Arrive Thursday

Dubbed the Single Player Challenge update, it will include the aforementioned challenges as well as a new counselor, new skins, and balance tweaks and improvements to several other aspects of the game.

Posted 4 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 15 comments

Fortnite v4.2 Adds Jetpacks and Archaeolo Jess

The latest patch (v4.2) brings along a much anticipated item of equipment for players: jetpacks. Previously scheduled to arrive with v3.1.0, the item finally makes its appearance as part of Backpacks, a brand new item type.

Posted 4 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

City of Brass Review

This Arabian Nights story is a roguelite that misses the mark by a mile, offering shallow gameplay and nothing to make you want to come back for more after you’ve seen what little the game has to offer.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 10 comments

New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning May 21st, 2018

State of Decay 2 now appears for all players, there's a new tennis title appearing in some regions, Sudden Strike 4 finally makes it to Xbox One, and the first Dark Souls title appears on the latest generation of consoles.

Posted 5 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

FAR: Lone Sails Remains Fairly Mysterious In This Latest Trailer

While we wait for Swiss developer Okomotive to release their debut title FAR: Lone Sails on consoles, we can at least check out the launch trailer for the PC release of this vehicular adventure game.

Posted 5 days ago by Andy Mills, 1 comment

Robocraft Infinity Game Modes Update Increases Pace of Play

Both the Team Deathmatch and Battle Arena modes have received changes to the rules to make sure that they take less time to complete and offer up "a more intense experience".

Posted 5 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Happy Dungeons Upcoming Story Quest

The Happy Dungeons story continues with a new quest arriving later this month. After surviving their run-in with the Chaos Commanders, the three heroes must now defeat a band of thieves.

Posted 7 days ago by Lucy Wood, 12 comments

Deep Rock Galactic Update 13 Patch Details

Update 13 was just launched for Deep Rock Galactic. The team says it is more of an experimental update, with tweaks mostly to the health system.

Posted 7 days ago by Dave Bricker, 0 comments

TA Podcast: Inksplosion, Descenders, RAGE 2, Adaptive Controller and Win a Game

Welcome to episode 120 of the TA Podcast! Rich, Jack and Ollie are all recovering from an extended drinking session today, so we recorded a day early, which means you can listen on your commute home.

Posted 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 16 comments

PUBG's Miramar Map Dated for Xbox One With Performance Patch

After a month of test weekends for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Miramar map on Xbox One, developer Bluehole has announced the map will be officially released on the platform on May 24th.

Posted 8 days ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City Review

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City takes a different direction to the two tales that came before it, making it a bit of a strange conclusion to the series of grim legends.

Posted 8 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 8 comments

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia First Impressions

Get your jet skis ready in Zordixs' latest title Aqua Moto Racing Utopia. Keep your best moves handy, as I give my first impressions of this jet ski racer.

Posted 9 days ago by Will Cruz, 14 comments

11 bit studios Releases Super Official Comparison Trailer For Moonlighter

Ahead of the game's release later this month, publisher 11 bit studios has created a "Super Official" comparison trailer for Digital Sun Games' Moonlighter, their upcoming mix of dungeon-crawling and shop-keeping.

Posted 9 days ago by Andy Mills, 2 comments

Roblox Receives Treasure Hunt Simulator Mode

There's a Roblox mode for just about anything. The latest to be added is Treasure Hunt Simulator mode, which was created by popular Roblox content creator HenryDev.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 7 comments

Fortnite V4.2 Update Adds Apples and Perk Recombobulation

Fortnite patches are an inevitability at this point, and the latest has made additions and changes to both Battle Royale mode and the Save the World PvE mode.

Posted 9 days ago by Kelly Packard, 2 comments

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6 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Play Everspace

If you’re new to Everspace, or haven’t checked in since its release last year, you’ll want to hop into the cockpit to try the "Encounters" expansion.

Posted 15 days ago by Rich Stone, 50 comments

SMITE Patch Live With First Slavic God Chernobog

With patch 5.8, available now, PC and console got a simultaneous launch. Patch 5.8: Lord of Darkness is the official entry of the Slavic pantheon to SMITE.

Posted 10 days ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

Space Hulk: Ascension Review

Space Hulk: Ascension has evolved considerably from its board game roots, but has it made a full transformation into a well-rounded video game?

Posted 11 days ago by Lucy Wood, 12 comments

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition Review

Announced at the end of last year that the game was coming to Xbox One, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a turn based strategy game that focuses heavily on meeting, greeting and building bonds with the characters.

Posted 11 days ago by Megan Walton, 11 comments

Through The Woods Review

There's been a run of games focused on Norse mythology, from God of War to Hellblade, and even Skyrim. Now there's Through The Woods, which puts that backdrop in a horror game with inconsistent effectiveness.

Posted 12 days ago by Mark Delaney, 18 comments

New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning May 14th, 2018

This week, there are eight titles appearing on Xbox One and Windows 10, including the Ultimate Edition of State of Decay 2. Players who pre-ordered this get their hands on the game four days earlier than everybody else.

Posted 12 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

X-Morph: Defense Free Survival Mode Update

The free Survival Mode DLC for X-Morph: Defense has been out for a while, but developer EXOR Studios is still adding to it. A new trailer for the next update previews the changes.

Posted 13 days ago by Lucy Wood, 3 comments

Monster Slayers Trailer and Launch Date

A release date has been confirmed for Monster Slayer, the upcoming rogue-like deck-building adventure from Nerdook Productions, and a new trailer previews the gameplay.

Posted 13 days ago by Lucy Wood, 0 comments

Deformers Servers to Shut Down This August

Developer Ready At Dawn has announced the Deformers servers will shut down. The writing was on the wall as Deformers was removed from digital stores last month despite only releasing in April 2017.

Posted 14 days ago by Kelly Packard, 42 comments

Forgotton Anne Soundtrack Sample

ThroughLine Games has shared a new sample of the soundtrack for their upcoming 2D anime adventure Forgotten Anne, which will be released next week.

Posted 14 days ago by Lucy Wood, 1 comment

Hyper Sentinel Review

Bursting into a crowded room full of gamers and yelling "Uridium!" at the top of one's lungs will get mixed results. With Hyper Sentinel, a game wholly devoted to its predecessors, you run into the same problem.

Posted 15 days ago by Kelly Packard, 9 comments

Path of Exile's Incursion Expansion Announced

In Path of Exile's new Incursion expansion, using the Temporal Incursion process, players will go back more than 1,000 years to find relics for relic hunter Alva Valai.

Posted 15 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

PUBG's Xbox One Miramar Servers Back for More Testing

PUBG's Xbox One test servers are back online for another weekend round of testing, which seems to be a regularity with the test servers having returned every weekend since testing began.

Posted 15 days ago by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

TA Podcast: Conan, Battlezone Gold Edition, Through the Woods and Win a Game

Welcome to the 119th episode of the TrueAchievements podcast! Thankfully, Rich is feeling "super-top-notch" this week, so he was able to join Jack and I to discuss the hottest Xbox news from the last seven days.

Posted 15 days ago by Dave Horobin, 10 comments

Forgotton Anne Review

Forgotton Anne -- yes, it's really spelled that way -- is a stunningly beautiful 2D anime adventure that will impress players whether or not they typically like that sort of thing. It feels like nothing else on the market today.

Posted 15 days ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Astroneer's Rover Update Improves Vehicle Functionality

Astroneer's Rover Update is now live. As the name would imply, the addition of the small rover vehicle is the highlight of the new patch. With the launch of a new vehicle, it also made sense to overhaul the steering system.

Posted 16 days ago by Kelly Packard, 2 comments

PixARK Explorer’s Guides Cover Painting and Decorating Your Home

A couple of new Explorer's Guides have emerged from developer and publisher Snail Games' YouTube channel as the team continues to cover more content for their upcoming sandbox title PixARK.

Posted 16 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 3 comments

TERA's Corsairs' Stronghold Update Is Available Right Now

The latest update for ID@Xbox MMO TERA kicks off a jam-packed month of free content and events for players to take part in and enjoy. Level 65 players will be able to head out to battle on an all new PvP Battleground.

Posted 16 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 1 comment

Warframe Update Beasts of the Sanctuary Available Now

A new update dubbed the Beasts of the Sanctuary is available to check out in Warframe right now and includes the game's latest Warframe, Khora, as well as a new game mode called Sanctuary Onslaught.

Posted 16 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 7 comments

The Best Xbox Simulation Games Available in 2018

What if our lives are just a simulation? For these poor NPCs, they are. Who wants to be the one to tell them? This is our list of the best simulation games available on Xbox in 2018. Farm, run a prison, escape one, or play God.

Posted 16 days ago by Mark Delaney, 31 comments

Emily Wants to Play Too First Impressions

Emily and friends are back to scare every person in their path. Keep an extra pair of trousers ready, as I dive into Emily Wants to Play Too for my first impressions.

Posted 16 days ago by Will Cruz, 8 comments

Descenders Launches into Xbox Game Preview Next Tuesday

RageSquid and No More Robots have today revealed that Descenders, the extreme downhill mountain bike game, will launch on the Xbox One next Tuesday, via the Xbox Preview program.

Posted 17 days ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

The Pinball Arcade's Williams and Bally Tables to Be Delisted June 30th

Come this June, The Pinball Arcade will have more than 60 purchasable tables delisted. The delistings stem from Williams and Bally choosing not to renew their license with developer FarSight Studios.

Posted 17 days ago by Kelly Packard, 23 comments

SMITE Gets a Five-Day Triple Everything Event

In celebration of SMITE's Masters LAN, which starts on May 9th, developer Hi-Rez Studios is running a Triple Everything event for the duration of the tournament.

Posted 17 days ago by Kelly Packard, 4 comments

Giveaway: Win an Xbox One Code for Emily Wants to Play Too

For our next site competition, we're giving you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for the recently released ID@Xbox game, Emily Wants to Play Too.

Posted 17 days ago by Dave Horobin, 376 comments