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Four More Titles Being Removed from Xbox Game Pass on May 31st

Last week, we brought you news that Microsoft would be removing 21 titles from Xbox Game Pass on May 31st. Unfortunately, that list just got bigger.

Posted 10 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 102 comments

April 2018 Delistings... and Some Relistings

This month's check has turned up one Xbox One title and four Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store. On the contrary, we have one Xbox One title, two XBLA titles and two Games on Demand that have returned.

Posted 16 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 59 comments

Techland Purchases Call of Juarez Franchise from Ubisoft

Ubisoft has now sold the rights to the Call of Juarez franchise to its developer, Techland. One of the first things Techland did was to republish Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

Posted 25 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 26 comments

The Best Xbox Adventure Games Available in 2018

The past several years haven't seen just a revitalization of the adventure genre, it's been nothing short of a renaissance. For fans of such games, there are now so many games to play. Here are some of our favorites.

Posted 30 days ago by Mark Delaney, 58 comments

May 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: State of Decay 2, PES 2018 and More

There are seven Xbox One games and a single Xbox 360 title; of course, the Xbox 360 title is playable on the Xbox One through Backwards Compatibility.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 60 comments

Games With Gold Titles Revealed for May 2018

As usual, May will bring along two titles for the Xbox One, as well as two for the Xbox 360 that can both also be played on the Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 166 comments

March 2018 Delistings: Little Orbit Titles, Dragon Ball Z and More

This month's check has turned up four Xbox One titles, seven XBLA titles, and nine Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 122 comments

Prison Architect Shows Off Escape Mode DLC

The upcoming Escape Mode DLC turns everything on its head and puts you in the role of a prisoner putting your own security measures to the test as they try to break out of the prison walls.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

April 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: Cities: Skylines, Portal Knights and More

Microsoft announced that eight new titles would be added to Xbox Game Pass in April. The first one was revealed to be Cities: Skylines, and today we've found out what the other seven will be.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 49 comments

Nine Games Leave Xbox Game Pass on March 31st

On March 31st, nine more titles will be leaving the service according to the Games Leaving Soon section of the hub. The majority are Xbox 360 titles, but there are a couple of Xbox One games included, too.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 63 comments

Happy Wars Shutting Down on Xbox 360 and Windows 10

Developer ToyLogic has today announced that Happy Wars will be closing down on Xbox 360 and Windows 10. December 17th, 2018 is the closure date.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 103 comments

February 2018 Delistings: Earthworm Jim HD and Games on Demand

This month's check has turned up a single XBLA title, one Game on Demand bundle, and two European Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 86 comments

March 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: Super Lucky’s Tale, Sea of Thieves and More

At the end of last week, Major Nelson teased eight new titles to be added to Xbox Game Pass in March. Today we found out what those will be and they include some big names.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 79 comments

March 2018's Games with Gold Titles Announced

Microsoft has just revealed the four games that Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download for free as part of March's Games with Gold.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 181 comments

Xbox Game Pass Dashboard Indicates 12 Titles Will Be Removed in March

An advertisement hinted that 12 titles will likely be removed from Xbox's Game Pass program at the beginning of March. The games pictured in the "Games Leaving Soon" section are as follows.

Posted 3 months ago by Kelly Packard, 161 comments

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Crazy Taxi Now Free with Games with Gold

The midway mark of another month means that Xbox LIVE Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via February's Games with Gold.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 35 comments

More Delistings During January 2018

Last month, we brought news of delists from the Microsoft Store. The bad news is that January also brought along four XBLA delists, two Xbox One delists and six Games on Demand delists between North America and Europe.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 82 comments

The Fastest Game Completions in Xbox Game Pass

We figure many on TA may soon be swayed to sign up for Xbox Game Pass, or maybe you're already a subscriber. In either case, you'll want to make good use of these easy Gamerscore boosts from the Game Pass library.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 85 comments

In Case You Missed It: Alan Wake's American Nightmare

It's been six years since Remedy's most recent addition to the Alan Wake universe arrived on the XBLA marketplace. It appears it it's the last game in the series we'll ever get, but if you missed it, it's well worth your time.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

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 4 months ago by Dave Horobin, 34 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 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 123 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 6 months 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 32 comments

November 2017'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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago by Kelly Packard, 101 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 8 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 10 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 10 months ago by Kelly Packard, 152 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 10 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 10 months ago by Mark Delaney, 127 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago by Dave Horobin, 64 comments