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Easiest Xbox Achievement Lists from January 2018

You asked for it, so we're bringing it to you. After our community loved the easy Game Pass completions story we did recently, we figured you deserve more similar guides more regularly. Here's the first of a new monthly feature!

Posted 8 days ago by Mark Delaney, 72 comments

Poll: Which Xbox Consoles Have You Owned Over the Years?

The Xbox One, Xbox 360 and what's today called the OG Xbox make up the console generations of Microsoft's platform so far. Which of these have you owned over the years? Have you been with the brand the whole time?

Posted 9 days ago by Mark Delaney, 214 comments

Five Games That Would Benefit from a Battle Royale Mode

2017 was the year of PUBG, but it's likely 2018 will be the year of the battle royale mode. From Dying Light to Paladins, it seems everyone is adding the popular mode. Here are five more likely candidates that fit the mode well.

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 137 comments

Poll: Which February Game Are You Most Anticipating?

One month down, 11 to go. With February here, it's time to look ahead to the full month of games coming our way. Among the big ones are Kingdom Come: Deliverance and EA Sports UFC 3. Which of them has you most excited?

Posted 16 days ago by Mark Delaney, 147 comments

The Best Games Available in Xbox Game Pass

Our readers loved our suggestions for fastest game completions available in Xbox Game Pass so we wanted to highlight some of the program's most revered titles as well, in case you want the highest quality with your quantity.

Posted 21 days ago by Mark Delaney, 76 comments

Poll: Do You Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass was the big story of the week. If you missed it, click through for a summary before voting in this week's site poll. Are you planning on subscribing to the service? Or maybe you already were or never will.

Posted 23 days ago by Mark Delaney, 135 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 24 days ago by Mark Delaney, 80 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 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

Five Things We Want to See on Xbox in 2018

2017 was an odd year for the gaming industry. Though last year was one of my favorite years of gaming, there's always room for improvement for the Xbox community.

Posted 29 days ago by Will Cruz, 154 comments

Poll: Would You Use Windows Mixed Reality (AR and VR gaming) If It Came To Xbox?

It seems possible or perhaps even likely that eventually Microsoft will allow for mixed reality gaming on Xbox consoles. The question is, if or when that day comes, will you like up to play that way or avoid it entirely?

Posted 30 days ago by Mark Delaney, 141 comments

Top Five Next Steps for the Assassin's Creed Franchise

Assassin's Creed Origins has emerged almost unquestionably triumphant. It was full of bold steps forward and surprised everyone... but how does Ubisoft follow that success? Let's throw some ideas out there.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 70 comments

The Most Anticipated Indie Games on Xbox in 2018

Last weekend we took a look at the upcoming schedule of 2018 AAA games. For those that like to supplement their blockbusters with smaller, often shorter but more often unique titles, these upcoming indies will do the trick.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 68 comments

Poll: Which Standalone Xbox One Game Most Deserves a Sequel?

Last week we talked about upcoming console exclusives for Xbox One in 2018. This week we're looking at the library of standalone Xbox One exclusives and asking which of them most deserves a sequel. It's tough to pick just one!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 181 comments

What's Your New Year's 2018 Gaming Resolution?

With the new year come a whole bunch of promises to ourselves. Kick a bad habit, shed some extra weight, tell your boss how you really feel. What about New Year's gaming resolutions? Come share yours with us!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 169 comments

The Most Anticipated AAA Games on Xbox in 2018

With a new calendar year come a whole slew of new reasons to get excited. New games are coming, and we don't have to wait very long before the AAA titles pour in. Here's a look at all the biggest games we know of so far.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 128 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated Xbox One Console Exclusive in 2018?

Lots of people talk about how the Xbox One lacks prominent exclusive games. Now 2018 looks to be the year to finally deliver a massive year for the brand. Which exclusive game are you most anticipating this year?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 183 comments

Poll: Is Your All-Time Favorite Video Game Single Player, Multiplayer, or Both?

There's been much said about the "death" of single player games as of late. One tangentially related data point could be what we each view as our favorite video games of all-time. Let us know what drives your favorite game!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 338 comments

The Top Five Games With Gold Games in 2017

We've had a wonderful year and now it's time to celebrate those games that went just a little bit farther than the rest. It's time to decide which Games with Gold games really earned the gold medal.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 78 comments

The Most Played Games on TrueAchievements in 2017 - Part Two

A few days ago we looked at the first half of the top twenty games played online according to site metrics. That endeavor would be incomplete unless we returned to reveal the top ten of the year -- and here they are!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 94 comments

Our Most Popular Editorials of 2017

We hope you found yourself sitting down with a long read from our editorial writers over the course of 2017. Judging by the stats, many of you did. In case you missed some, here's a few of the year's most popular features.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 49 comments

The Most Played Games on TrueAchievements in 2017 - Part One

2018 is right around the corner, so it's time to look back at another massive year on site. In today's feature, we're inspecting the first half of the most played games on TA spanning the entire year. Where did you favorite land?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 82 comments

UHH3 Winner Community Interview - JamP0und32

JamP0und32 was a man on a quest these past few years. It was a quest that took him low and high through the battlefield of UHH and finally, it has come to an end. Let's get to know our newest victor.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 55 comments

How Many New Releases Did You Play in 2017?

One comment seen on gaming forums all over the internet, but maybe especially on TA, is regarding massive backlogs. How many new releases did you play in 2017, and why did it turn out that way for you?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 200 comments

2017 Superlatives: The Most Memorable Gaming Moments of the Year

2017 has reached its final few sunrises, so now makes a great time to reflect on the year that was for gaming. Many people called it an all-time great year. Let's give out some gaming superlatives in our 2017 gaming yearbook!

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 26 comments

The Best 4K HDR TVs For Xbox One X

This is the official TrueAchievements TV Buying Guide for Holiday 2017. Check inside to get all the info you need to start a search for your next big purchase, or just take our recommendation and be amazed.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 142 comments

Which Game Do You Like from a Genre You Don't Like?

We all have genres we enjoy and those we do not. Sometimes, however, we may enjoy certain games from genres that we typically or even completely dislike otherwise. Which games are such examples for you?

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 134 comments

Check Out Our Horror Gaming Playlist on Spotify

It's the most wonderful time of the year! By that I mean Halloween season, of course. Come get into the spooky spirit with our horror gaming playlist, featuring some classic music from horror games spanning the years.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 43 comments

A Voice in the Static: Interview with the One Man Team Behind Sylvio 2

Earlier this year, we reviewed Sylvio, an indie horror that seemed to go under the radar of many players. Its sequel just hit Steam and is due on Xbox next year, so October seemed like a great time to catch up with the creator.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 5 comments

Eight Horror Movies That Would Make Good Video Games

Recent horror hits like Friday The 13th and Alien Isolation reveal just how well a known franchise can transition from the big screen to our consoles. Here are eight more haunts that would make fun horror games.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments

The Best Xbox Live Indie Games

There is no better time than now to talk about the best Xbox Live Indie Games. From September 29th onward, Xbox 360's indie storefront will be closed down. Here are the ones you should add to your collection.

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 60 comments

TA Exclusive: Talking Project CARS 2 With Slightly Mad Studios

With the release date for Project CARS 2 rapidly approaching, we manage to grab some time with Rod Chong and Stephen Viljoen to discuss the highly anticipated racing title.

Posted 5 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 10 comments

Ranking The Modern Telltale Games Library

Since 2012's debut of The Walking Dead, Telltale has honed their expertise to focus almost solely on episodic narrative-driven adventure games. With so many to choose from and three more announced, it's time to rank them.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 159 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 7 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 77 comments

What's Your Game of the Year So Far?

June is gone, and that means so too is the first half of the year. Six months down, six to go, and we've already seen a lot of great games in 2017. But which of them earns your highest praise? Let us know in this week's poll!

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 220 comments

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Wishlist

Nostalgic and/or history curious gamers have turned their attention to the backwards compatibility original Xbox feature after it was announced at E3. With just two games revealed so far, which others do you clamor for?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 361 comments

After the Storm: Six Takeaways from E3 2017

As the dust settles on E3 2017, it's time to take a look back and understand what actually happened. We saw the games, demos, interviews -- all that. But what narratives have emerged following the gaming expo?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 37 comments

What's On Your E3 Wishlist?

Naughty or nice doesn't really factor into E3 weekend like it does for kids at Christmas, but the mood can feel the same? What will the trade show put under our gaming trees this year? Here's what's on our lists!

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 61 comments

The Ten Biggest Xbox Games to Watch at E3 2017

The annual E3 show brings with it a bevy of huge trailers, never before seen game demos, and plenty of leaks, while the major publishers and manufacturers of the world try their best to impress. What's in store this June?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 79 comments

Poll: Which E3 Press Conference Are You Most Looking Forward to Watching?

This is the calm before the storm. Beginning on Saturday and continuing for the next several days thereafter, there will be an unrelenting stream of gaming news. But whose show has you most excited heading into E3?

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

E3 2017 Rumor Roundup: Whispers, Leaks, and Best Guesses From Around the Web

Last year's E3 was hit with so many pre-show leaks that it felt like all the surprises had been revealed by the time they received their official presentations. This year's rumors haven't been as loud, but there's still been some.

Posted 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 53 comments

E3: Is It Time For A Change?

E3 remains a great event with plenty to look forward to, but the gaming world is constantly evolving. Is it time for the industry's biggest expo to forgo its roots and to move with the times?

Posted 8 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 61 comments

TA Community Interview - KBop a doo

She's put down over 800 news articles since joining the newshounds and I'm sure everyone has enjoyed her work, but she hadn't yet sat down for the interview. It's time to change that.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 37 comments

Dear Overwatch, Please Be a Better Destiny

Let's face it, for all its highs, Destiny has just as many lows. That untapped potential is there, but perhaps we should look elsewhere for those fleeting highs. They say the grass is greener on the other side...

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 114 comments

In Case You Missed It: Plague Inc: Evolved

Have you ever wanted to destroy the world? Plague Inc: Evolved gives players the power to wipe out humanity with virulent diseases, mind-bending parasites, ancient plagues, and an ape uprising.

Posted 9 months ago by Roland Chansen, 43 comments

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 9 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 40 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 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 204 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 10 months ago by Mark Delaney, 172 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 10 months 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 10 months ago by Jack Watling, 82 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 10 months ago by Mark Delaney, 31 comments