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TA Community Interview - Xpovos

He's got a book coming which makes him TA's most famous author. He's a self-professed nerd and ready to speak on all subjects from gaming to chemistry to election inspecting. Plus he's offered a special treat just for reading.

Posted 5 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 39 comments

Weekend Conversation: Which Long Dormant Franchise Deserves a Revival?

While some series pile on sequel after sequel, never letting us forget they exist, others haven't seen the light of a well lit store shelf in years. Here are our picks for long dead franchises deserving of resurrection.

Posted 13 days ago by Mark Delaney, 203 comments

Top Five Backwards Compatibility Wishlist - Part Two

Almost two years ago we made our wishlist of games we wanted to see on the then forthcoming backwards compatibility feature. Now they've almost all joined the program. That means it's time for round two!

Posted 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 170 comments

TA Community Interview – BruceWayne1008

With TA Playlist just around the corner, there's just one of the trio of hosts who has yet to sit under the Community Interview spotlight. Let's correct that!

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 35 comments

The 5 Fastest ID@Xbox Completions - 5,000 GamerScore In Under 4 Hours

Here's a list of the quickest completions on the ID@Xbox Program. Using the included walkthroughs, you can earn 5,000 GamerScore in under well four hours

Posted 1 month ago by Jack Watling, 76 comments

Our Favorite ID@Xbox Games - Part Two

Yesterday we kicked off a week long celebration of ID@Xbox hitting its 500th game release by highlighting some of our personal favorites. Today that continues with more staff love letters to the smaller games with big heart.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 31 comments

Our Favorite ID@Xbox Games - Part One

This week the ID@Xbox program reached an awesome milestone with its 500th game release. We rounded up some opinions of the writers on staff to discuss our personal favorites the program has to offer. Here's part one!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 38 comments

TA Community Interview - Cower Before me

An electrician from the beautiful forests of Canada, he's like a metal lumberjack. At least that's how I imagine anyone from the area to be. He also believes he's a house cat.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 26 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 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 32 comments

Second Take: Mass Effect 3

Red. Blue. Green. Three choices that defined a series that stood among the best of the generation. Public perception would call it one of the greatest failures in storytelling ever to grace gaming. I'd call it one of the best.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 112 comments

Old Time Hockey is Bringing Lawlessness Back to the Ice

Old Time Hockey is leaving today's modernized style of the game behind in favor of reliving the former glory days of the sport.

Posted 2 months ago by Marc Caccamise, 30 comments

TA Community Interview – Darkwings17

Welcome to another edition of the TA Community Interview. This week we're talking to Darkwings17, who has a great idea for a TV show tie-in game and loves a bit of Stardew Valley. Come and say hi!

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 30 comments

Weekend Conversation: Which Game Made You a Gamer?

When did you first pick up a controller? How soon after that did you realize it was going to be something you would do for a long time? This weekend we're talking the origins of our hobby as video game fans. What game made you?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 449 comments

Second Take: Ubisoft's Open Worlds

Ubisoft's open worlds are often seen as shoehorned into many games and that's seen as a negative, but these open worlds are among the best in the business and they are a benefit to every game that has them.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 46 comments

In Case You Missed It: Toy Story 3

2010's Toy Story 3 is a reminder that not all movie tie-ins are best left to the bargain bin. If you missed Toy Story 3 before, there's a whole toy box worth of reasons to give a try. Strap on your cowboy boots and saddle up.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 54 comments

TA Community Interview - W Andersson

We're coming off two staff interviews in a row which means it's time to get back to the community to talk to a great guy who's dedicated to completions and interesting to boot!

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 61 comments

Welcome to the Future

Video games return to the science fiction genre perhaps more often than any other. But look around, some of our favorite stories are coming to fruition all around us. Science fiction is becoming science fact.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 45 comments

TGN Spec Deck: Halo Wars 2

Speculation and conversation is the name of the game as Will and Renn discuss Halo Wars 2, their excitement (or lack thereof), and whether it's really a product we need right now.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 18 comments

TA Community Interview - Mikhail Krauser

A man of many talents from DJ'ing to managing a games store, Mikhail Krauser is Canadian horror aficionado who can't wait to tell us about himself

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 30 comments

TA Community Interview – Eurydace

Who is Eurydace? Why is he here, and what is his purpose? Sure, we know that he's a community interviewer, a vociferous newshound and an opinionated features writer. But did you know that he has a cat that acts like a dog?

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 57 comments

In Case You Missed It: OXENFREE

Last January, rookie studio Night School introduced a coming-of-age ghost story with plenty of heart. In this post-Stranger Things world in which we now reside, there's never been a better time to stop sleeping on OXENFREE.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 62 comments

TA Top Five: Villainous Leaders

In what can only be described as a coincidence of timing, this week's TA Top Five looks at some of the most memorable charlatans, conmen, and tyrants. Come revisit some of the worst people ever left to lead a video game populous.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 65 comments

Weekend Conversation: Unpopular Gaming Opinions

Consensus opinion does not equal unanimous opinion. And, of course, any opinion is not fact. Here are some of our unpopular opinions from the gaming world. Yell at us about them, then share your own.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 288 comments

Should We Be Concerned About Mass Effect: Andromeda?

We now have a release date for one of 2017's biggest, most exciting releases. Mass Effect: Andromeda is upon us. But the game's development history since its reveal seems to indicate we may be best to proceed with caution.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 147 comments

TA Top Five: Most Exciting 2017 Games

2016 will be a tough year to beat after some awesome new games like Overwatch, Forza Horizon 3, Inside, and countless others. It's time now to look ahead and see what 2017 has to offer us as must-play titles.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 151 comments

TA Top Five: Games With Gold Games for 2016

You've played them all year. You've experienced the interminable sorrow when you own all four games for a month. Now it's finally here - the top five, plus we've got stats and awards to give out!

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 84 comments

UHH2 Winner Interview - MattiasAnderson

This year's winner of UHH2 is quite the competitor. With accolades in both the World Series of Poker and Magic: the Gathering, he's certainly accustomed to victory. Let's learn his story.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 52 comments

UHH2 Runner-up Interview - DanielJJ14

Two UHH contests, two second place finishes. Let's learn about the man named after a Stargate character who also likes to call himself The Judge.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 34 comments

TGN Debate: Battlefield 1 vs. Titanfall 2 vs. CoD: Infinite Warfare

This holiday saw releases for three major FPS games, and as we all know only one of them can be the best. So if you're heading into the holidays unsure which one that is, we can help.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 37 comments

TA Top Five: Assassin's Creed Games

2016 marks the first year in nearly a decade that gamers went without a new mainline Assassin's Creed game. But with the Ezio Collection and big budget movie out now, we thought it's still a great time to look back on the series.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 124 comments

TA Community Interview – Joshatron1205

2016 is nearly over, but there's still time for another Community Interview. Joshatron1205 is our latest guest – a big fan of Pokémon, but The Game Awards? Not so much...

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 8 comments

Most Played Games On TrueAchievements 2016 - Part Two

The bottom half of the top twenty games played on TA were revealed and discussed at length last week. Now it's time to take a look at the final ten games to make the list. What's your prediction for the number one spot?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 37 comments

Most Played Games on TrueAchievements 2016 - Part One

The end of the year is upon us, and looking back on 2016's games reveals a mix of new IP, huge sequels, quality ID titles, and plenty more remasters. What did you play over the course of the calendar year?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 65 comments

TA Community Interview - rafaelgrn

This week's interviewee has made a name for himself as one of the greatest Gamerscore competitors in the world. His goal is to be among the best, and I'm not sure we can say he's not!

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 32 comments

Weekend Conversation: Like That Game? Watch This Movie!

Games are great, but sometimes the interactivity of them may not be what we're looking for. If you're scrolling the dozens of apps on Xbox looking for a movie in place of a game, we recommend you start here.

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 26 comments

TA Top Five: Gaming Things We're Thankful For

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we've compiled a list of things for which we are immensely thankful when it comes to our favorite hobby. Like mashed potatoes, there's plenty of thanks to be given, so come share yours too!

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 78 comments

Weekend Conversation: Halo's Legacy - What Does It Mean To You?

Like Xbox, its most famous 2001 launch title, Halo, is also celebrating a decade and a half of influence and memories. Come drop in to this weekend's chat regarding the brand's flagship hero and franchise.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 53 comments

Xbox Turns 15 Today - Share Your Favorite Moments and Games

The Xbox turns fifteen years old today. That's a decade and a half of games, apps, achievements, and so much more. Come join the discussion and share some of your favorite green machine memories.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 180 comments

TGN Debate: How to Improve Achievements

Josh and Renn return in the latest TGN Debate. Normally they simply can't agree on anything, but it turns out improving achievements is something we can all agree with!

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 132 comments

TA Top Five: Games That Failed to Launch a Series

They began with so much hope. Huge ad campaigns. Lots of E3 awards. Massive numbers of preorders. They were poised for greatness, but ultimately never established the series they were destined for.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 111 comments

Four Things Mass Effect: Andromeda Can Learn From The Witcher 3

Happy N7 Day, Mass Effect fans! With BioWare showing off more of one of 2017's biggest games today, we compiled some suggestions for Andromeda to take away from The Witcher 3, which set a very high bar for action RPGs.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 25 comments

TA Community Interview - amenazamenor JF

A gardener from a small town by day, a famous punk rocker by night. Full time achievement hero. Prepare to be starstruck!

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 32 comments

Backwards Compatibility Is One Year Old - Has It Been A Success?

Next week the Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility Program has its first birthday party. What have been your highlights and what other games are you hoping to see come to the program?

Posted 6 months ago by Rich Stone, 163 comments

Sunday Conversation: What's The Scariest Game You've Played?

"This is halloween! This is halloween!" Continuing our week of horror focused content, we rounded up some staff opinions on their most memorable scares in gaming's history. Come share yours with the community!

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 132 comments

TGN Top Five: Games to Keep You Company This Halloween

It's once again time for candy corn, costumes, and creatures. Whether you go out or stay in this Halloween, here are a few of our favorite games to keep you company.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 53 comments

TA Community Interview – ZNMS

It's time for another TA Community Interview! This time we're speaking to ZNMS. Songwriter, executive director, gaming industry socialite - this guy has a more interesting backstory than most video game protagonists!

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

TGN Debate: Is Destiny Better Than Halo?

It's a question many have been circling for years now. Is it even possible to pick a winner? Today, the TGN YouTube team sit down and hash it all out.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 100 comments

TA Community Interview - SpiralGamerpro

Today's interview is a rare TA staff interview with everyone's favorite walkthrough manager! We know he has a passion for proofreading walkthroughs, but in today's interview he spills his heart out and confesses all.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 53 comments

TGN Debate: Do Collectibles Ruin Video Games?

It's an argument as old as time itself: do collectibles ruin video games? There's two sides to every coin, and TGN's own Renn and Josh are here today to hash it all out.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 138 comments

TA Community Interview – II Kazz II

Who better to have at your side in a zombie apocalypse than someone who knows the genre like the back of their hand? Read on to learn a little more about this hardcore achievement hunter with a penchant for the shuffling horde...

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke, 15 comments