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Going Green: Video Games Grappling with the Health of Our Planet

How many times have you saved the world in video games? Really try to put a number on it. Too many to count, right? A new genre of video games is asking us to save the world yet again, but this time it's our own world.

Posted 12 days ago by Mark Delaney, 166 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated New Game for August 2018?

August is sort of the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming swarm of big games we'll be getting for the rest of the year. This year it's no different with several high profile new games launching soon. Which is your favorite?

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 99 comments

Poll Finds 13% of Players Avoid Games with "Odd" Gamerscore Values

If you're on site a lot, you'll notice every Friday we put out a poll and in the intro we'll recap the week prior's poll. We decided to change things a bit this week because results from last week's question were extra noteworthy.

Posted 14 days ago by Mark Delaney, 113 comments

Sea of Thieves Cursed Sails Guide - Solve the Mystery and Defeat Skeleton Ships

Cursed sails are on the horizon and we've got your step by step guide on how to defeat them. Along with that, we clue you in on how to solve the mystery of Wanda, Salty, and a plot comprised of greed and ill will.

Posted 11 days ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments

Poll: Is It Important That Your Gamerscore Ends in 5 or 0?

No Man's Sky is this week's biggest release but for some players it's a non-starter -- and it's got nothing to do with the game itself. Its achievement list is full of odd totals. Do you care when games alter your score like this?

Posted 21 days ago by Mark Delaney, 291 comments

In Case You Missed It: Refunct

We've not had an In Case You Missed It feature on the front page in a while, and that's because we couldn't find anything that meets all our parameters. But that's no longer true. Meet Refunct, a short but sweet platformer.

Posted 26 days ago by Mark Delaney, 65 comments

Poll: Which Dormant Game Or Series Do You Hope Gets a Sequel?

It seems we get so many sequels in video games, and yet there are still several series or one-off games that have never received follow-ups despite seeming worth the effort. Which is your most desired sequel?

Posted 28 days ago by Mark Delaney, 361 comments

Larian Studios Sat Down with Me to Tell What's New in Divinity: Original Sin 2

Larian's Michael Douse answers all sorts of questions from what's new to the series and developing for Xbox One X to cross-play with Steam and whether future games will be on Kickstarter.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 2 comments

Seven 2018 ID@Xbox Games You May Have Missed (And Should Go Play Now)

The game release calendar hardly has any quiet periods anymore. July may be the last bastion of a quiet period for new releases. Use these next few weeks to play these seven great ID@Xbox games while you can.

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 58 comments

Poll: Besides Video Games, Which Other Entertainment Medium Is Your Favorite?

This week, we're asking about other arts and entertainment media besides video games. Presumably, we're all here because we love gaming, but what else do you love when it comes to entertainment?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 163 comments

Poll: What's Your Game of the Year So Far?

We're halfway done with 2018. That means it's time to peek at our early favorites for Game of the Year. With several major releases still to come, what's been your best gaming experience thus far? Sound off in this week's poll!

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 168 comments

Top Ten Games We Saw and Played at E3 2018

In our final E3 2018 story, we're looking back on all we saw and played on the showfloor and rank our top ten favorite games of the show. Where did your most anticipated game land on our rankings?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 33 comments

Poll: When Do You Want the Next Xbox Console to Release?

This week, we're looking at Microsoft's surprising (or not?) move to start talking publicly about their next console. How soon is too soon before we see this next console hit stores? Are you eager or hesitant to buy in again?

Posted 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 187 comments

E3 2018's Lost Games: Eight No-Shows We Hoped to See

So E3 was pretty good. We had all kinds of major hitters coming out and looking really good, but spectators may have noticed that some of the players didn't quite make it onto the field. This is their story.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 98 comments

Top Ten Games to Watch at E3 2018

We covered the many rumors swirling around E3 earlier this week and now today we dial back the speculation and look at just the games we know will be at the show. Here are our ten biggest games to watch at E3 2018.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 28 comments

Poll: What Part of the E3 Press Conferences Are You Most Excited For?

For most people taking in E3 from the comfort of their own homes, the press conferences are the true highlight of the hectic week. But which element of those pressers are you most looking forward to?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 112 comments

E3 2018 Rumor Roundup: Gears of War 5, Rocksteady's Superman, and More

It feels like E3 has been spoiled this year more than most. What hasn't been outright spoiled has often still been rumored or teased. With the big week approaching, we examine some of the event's loudest whispers.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 68 comments

7 Burning Questions for E3 2018

E3 is nearly here, which means rumors and reports have reached a fever pitch. We look at one burning question for each publisher putting on a press conference in this E3 2018 preview.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 98 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated June 2018 Release?

It's now June and that used to mean two things: E3 and a quiet month of new games. That second part is no longer true though. Exciting games consistently come out in June these days, and this year is no different.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 120 comments

Sea of Thieves - The Hungering Deep Guide: How To Summon The Megalodon

The first major update for Sea of Thieves is out now, and in it players must trek across the world in search of journals and clues as to how they can summon the megalodon, a fierce new AI enemy. Or you can read our guide.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 32 comments

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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 126 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 24 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 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 244 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 114 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 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 179 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 138 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 6 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 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 76 comments