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METRICO+ - First Hour of Gameplay

Our new Beam channel launched yesterday, with Rich and Jack checking out Digital Dreams' METRICO+ which released via the ID@Xbox program on Friday.

Posted 3 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 2 comments

TA Competition: Siegecraft Commander

Blowfish Studios' tower defense game, Siegecraft Commander, released on the Xbox One last week via the ID@Xbox program, and we've got two download codes to give away.

Posted 3 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 167 comments

ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning January 23rd, 2017

This week we have four confirmed titles that will be releasing from ID@Xbox. We say "confirmed" because Spheroids is rumoured to also be releasing on Friday for Xbox One after last week's Windows 10 release.

Posted 12 hours ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

The Assembly Review

Originally launched as a VR title, The Assembly is an adventure game that relies on its story and surroundings to propel it forward. Now assembled for Xbox One, is this scientific facility worth exploring?

Posted 12 hours ago by Marc Hollinshead, 6 comments

Winners: Nevermind

Our latest contest ended last night, and it is now time to reveal the names of our two lucky winners who will each be receiving and Xbox One download code for Nevermind.

Posted 17 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 15 comments

I am Bread - First Hour of Gameplay

On Friday, Jack streamed the first hour of one of the latest games to hit the Xbox store via the ID@Xbox program, I am Bread, with the aim of unlocking as many of the game's 35 achievements as possible.

Posted 22 hours ago by Dave Horobin, 12 comments

The Town of Light Screens, Art, Photos, and a Trailer Released

A different range of images including screens, photos and artwork have been released for The Town of Light that showcase the inspirational locations, terrors of the game and more. There's also an accolades trailer to watch too.

Posted 23 hours ago by Ashley Woodcock, 2 comments

Discover The Gaming Styles Found In We Happy Few

Behind-the-scenes video clip reveals the three different play styles that will be available in the new title, with an explanation of what that will mean to the player and the game mechanics.

Posted yesterday by Andrew Ogley, 3 comments

Survival Game Subterrain Launches This Friday

Saehoon Lee says his upcoming survival game Subterrain is based on the question of "What if?" Specifically, "What would you do if you were the lone survivor on a martian colony?"

Posted yesterday by Kelly Packard, 3 comments

Shoppe Keep Is Coming in April

You too can own your own shop this April. What will it look like? Well today's screenshots give you a glimpse at your future workplace as well as other unfathomable locations such as a dungeon.

Posted yesterday by Kevin Tavore, 13 comments

Play Free-to-Play Games and Get Rewarded with Xbox's New FREEdom Rewards

The Xbox FREEdom Rewards program will allow for gamers to earn rewards through playing, downloading content for, and referring friends to free-to-play titles such as ROBLOX, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, and more.

Posted 2 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 100 comments

We Are Switching Our Live Streams to Beam - Here's Next Week's Schedule

We're switching to streaming on our new Beam channel next week, so make sure you follow us on there if you'd like to be notified whenever we go live.

Posted 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 20 comments

TA Podcast: Rise & Shine, Dead Effect 2, RWBY, Pit People and More

Welcome to the 53rd episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast, where despite the lack of any big games so far this year, we've managing to keep ourselves busy with games from our backlogs and ID@Xbox games.

Posted 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 6 comments

Pit People - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday afternoon, Rich and Jack streamed the first hour of Pit People, the latest release from The Behemoth which entered the Xbox Game Preview program last Friday.

Posted 4 days ago by Dave Horobin, 7 comments

Dead Effect 2 Review

A space opera with zombies on a derelict ship seems like a perfect opportunity to take out your guns and begin a slaughter. Or at least it should have been.

Posted 4 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 57 comments

Slime Rancher Version 0.4.2 Arrives

Monomi Park's Slime Rancher is one of the many titles awaiting an official release from Xbox's Game Preview program. The game will be updated for version 0.4.2 by the end of the week.

Posted 4 days ago by Kelly Packard, 8 comments

SMITE Double Everything Weekend Boosts Worshipers, XP and Favor

Despite a Party Up event being on offer just last weekend, there are already more opportunities to boost your worshipers, XP and favor in SMITE. And this time, you don't have to have friends! Yay!

Posted 5 days ago by Kelly Packard, 6 comments

TGN First Impression: Dead Effect 2

The game is an ID@Xbox FPS and Ryan's First Impression will send you through the highs and lows of the game and show you what it's all about.

Posted 5 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 12 comments

Siegecraft Commander Review

Whilst tower defense may not be everyones cup of tea, Siegecraft Commander has introduced a new gameplay feature. Throwing towers rather than building them is definitely unique, but how does the game stand up?

Posted 5 days ago by Megan Walton, 5 comments

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse - First Hour of Gameplay

Yesterday, Rich and Jack streamed the first hour or so of the new ID@Xbox release from Rooster Teeth Games, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse.

Posted 5 days ago by Dave Horobin, 5 comments

TA Competition: Nevermind

We're giving away two Xbox One download codes for the recently released ID@Xbox game from Flying Mollusk, Nevermind.

Posted 5 days ago by Dave Horobin, 1199 comments

Candleman is Coming February 1st

You'll only have 10 seconds of light, but sadly there's more than 10 seconds to wait until this award-winning puzzle platformer releases in the West.

Posted 5 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 9 comments

Screenshot Saturday January 14th: LEGO Dimensions, Mutant Football League

Last Saturday, another 14 games provided screenshots of their upcoming titles. The subjects ranged from new levels to very minor details that might make all the difference when a game is released.

Posted 5 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 6 comments

ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning January 16th, 2017

We may have seen two titles already this week, but there are plenty more to follow on Friday in case there was nothing that you fancied yet.

Posted 5 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 16 comments

Pit People Preview

The minds behind Castle Crashers have made a return in the form of their new ID@XBOX title, Pit People. What can we expect from this new game by The Behemoth?

Posted 5 days ago by Marc Hollinshead, 8 comments

Sylvio Review

Rather appropriately, Sylvio is a game that crept up almost out of nowhere onto the Xbox digital store. Its list of flaws is lengthy but yet, for diehard horror fans, there's enough here to merit the ghost hunt.

Posted 6 days ago by Mark Delaney, 10 comments

Sylvio - First Hour Of Gameplay

Watch as Jack and Rich take on Stroboskop's survival horror title, Sylvio, while attempting to earn as many of the game's 19 achievements as possible.

Posted 6 days ago by Dave Horobin, 8 comments

Nevermind Review

Those that are interested in Nevermind for the horror elements will probably be disappointed, but a compelling premise and well-built atmosphere may mean a better time with the game for others.

Posted 6 days ago by Andy Mills, 17 comments

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 7 days ago by Chewie, 85 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 7 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 9 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 8 days ago by Cindy Minguez, 16 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 8 days ago by Kelly Packard, 26 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 8 days ago 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 8 days ago by Dave Horobin, 53 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 10 days ago by Ashley Woodcock, 9 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 11 days ago by Megan Walton, 21 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 days ago by Kelly Packard, 10 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 days ago by Sam Quirke, 37 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 15 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 10 comments