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Poll: Battlefield V or Call of Duty: Black Ops 4?

This October, before the whole world dives into Red Dead Redemption 2, many will make a choice to align themselves with one FPS or the other, Call of Duty versus Battlefield. Or maybe both get your vote, or neither.

Posted 8 hours ago by Mark Delaney, 54 comments

Prediction Poll: How Many Battle Royale Modes Will Come to Xbox Before 2019?

Yesterday, every rumor surrounding Black Ops 4 was proven to be true. That includes the game's incoming Blackout mode, the series' try at battle royale. It seems a flood is coming. How many more battle royale modes will we see?

Posted 8 days ago by Mark Delaney, 132 comments

Life in the Apocalypse: A Beginner's Guide to State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 releases today for early access buyers and in just a few days for everyone else. We've been playing it for dozens of hours of the past few weeks and hope to provide you with some tips for staying alive and well.

Posted 8 days ago by Mark Delaney, 23 comments

Exclusive: Stats Show How Rarely Game Campaigns Are Played

With reports citing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will come without a story mode, we decided to take another deep dive into our sea of gaming data to look at the landscape of single player participation. The results were telling.

Posted 10 days ago by Mark Delaney, 232 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

Uncover the History of the Ys Series, Xbox's Newest JRPG

Dean is here as a dedicated fan to give us the rundown on the series as a whole and why this newest release should get JRPG fans excited.

Posted 11 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 26 comments

What's On Your E3 2018 Wishlist?

For forward-thinking gamers, the next month will probably feel like a drag. The anticipation of E3 can be hard to navigate, like the few weeks before your birthday as a kid. Here's what's keeping us up at night. Share your list!

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 190 comments

Poll: If the Walmart Leak is Real, Which Game Are You Most Excited About?

With E3 now just a month away, it's officially rumor and leak season. We received our first big one and though there are a number of reasons to disbelieve it, there are perhaps an equal number of reasons to get really excited.

Posted 15 days ago by Mark Delaney, 192 comments

Top Five EGX Rezzed 2018 Games You Shouldn't Miss

Of those that we haven't already highlighted, we've chosen the show's most standout titles that are definitely heading to Xbox One.

Posted 22 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated Video Game Release for May 2018?

May has arrived. For many of us that means the warmer weather is approaching and if you're in school, you're almost not. Now is a good time to check out what's coming this month to stores -- and once again, to Game Pass.

Posted 22 days ago by Mark Delaney, 91 comments

Ranking The Top Five Call of Duty Campaigns

Call of Duty campaigns may soon be a thing of the past. If it's true this year's game will be without one and if it sells well anyway, we may have seen the last story mode for the series. That makes for a good time to look back.

Posted 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 102 comments

Poll: Old School or Reboot, Which Version of Tomb Raider Do You Prefer?

The latest Tomb Raider is on the way, making the rebooted version of Lara Croft now three games old. Is this new and more cinematic vision for the franchise your preference, or do you like to keep it old school?

Posted 29 days ago by Mark Delaney, 102 comments

Video Games to Play if You Like HBO's Westworld

HBO's latest hit series, Westworld, returns for a second season tonight. Its first season was a critical darling telling thoughtful tales of human versus AI conflict. For more of that itch to be scratched, try these video games.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 30 comments

The Best Opening Scenes in Video Games

They say first impressions are everything. Whether you're in a job interview, on a date, or writing a list for a popular gaming outlet, you have to start strong or you'll lose your audience. Here are gaming's best openings.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 107 comments

Poll: Will You Play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 If It Doesn't Include a Campaign?

If rumors are to be believed, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch this fall without a story mode and with a battle royale mode. With this huge story swirling, how does it make you feel about the game's prospects?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 178 comments

Poll: Which Superhero Is in Need of a Video Game?

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a new superhero video game! With Rocksteady working in secret on something new, Square Enix pledging a pair of Marvel titles, and PS4 boasting their new Spider-Man, who's next?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 291 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated Xbox Game Release for April 2018?

With a new month upon us, it's time to look ahead to the release calendar for April. It's arguably the quietest month of the year so far, but there are still a few big and interesting new games hitting stores soon.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 89 comments

Beginner's Guide to Sea of Thieves: Tips for a Pirate's Life Well Lived

Still finding your sea legs in Rare's new pirate life simulator? This guide written by our reviewer should make for a great start to help keep you safe, keep your ship safe, and keep your coin purse overflowing.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 28 comments

Poll: What's Your Favorite Ubisoft Franchise?

Few publishers have had a hot streak like Ubisoft's lately. From reviving Assassin's Creed to reinventing Rainbow Six to introducing For Honor to even fighting off Vivendi. Which franchise from the storied publisher is best?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 163 comments

Which Xbox Achievement Are You Most Proud Of?

As the celebration of a decade on TA continues all week, today we're looking at the Xbox achievements that have filled us with the most pride when we heard that Pavlovian pop. Which singular achievement is your proudest?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 242 comments

Color Splashes and Epic Crashes: Interview with ONRUSH Director Paul Rustchynsky

If you haven't heard of ONRUSH just yet, our interview with the Game Director behind Codemasters' newest racing IP is a great starting line -- and if you are in the know already, our interview reveals some brand new details too!

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 8 comments

Poll: Which Site Feature Do You Find Most Valuable?

Happy Friday TA! Happy early birthday too, but we'll get to that shortly. In this week's poll, we look back at last week's winner before asking you to share with us your most valuable site feature from the ever-increasing list.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 116 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated Game Release for March 2018?

March may be the first legitimately big month of the year for 2018 games releases. With Microsoft's newest IP, the latest Far Cry, and no fewer than three high profile remasters, things are about to get expensive for many of us.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 80 comments

In Case You Missed It: Firewatch

In case you missed it, Campo Santo's debut, Firewatch, is one of the finest narrative adventure games to come out of the young genre. It tells a story of two strangers both looking for escapism in the wilderness of Wyoming.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 68 comments

Poll: PUBG or Fortnite Battle Royale?

The great feuds throughout history: the Hatfields versus the McCoys, Stalin versus Trotsky, the Mystery Inc. gang versus grifters in monster costumes, and now PUBG versus Fortnite Battle Royale. Choose your side!

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 149 comments

How Likely Are These Sequel Announcements in 2018?

Leaks happen all the time, and even when a game is successfully hidden, sequels are very frequent and constantly getting revealed. Let's play a ranking game! Which of these sequels do you expect to be announced in 2018?

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 141 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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 215 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 151 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 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

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 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 155 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 142 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 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 71 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 69 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 182 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 142 comments