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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 days ago by Mark Delaney, 276 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 11 days ago by Mark Delaney, 143 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 13 days 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 19 days 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 27 days 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 28 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 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 28 days 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 29 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Mark Delaney, 31 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 15 comments

TA Top Five: Life Lessons Learned From Games

Life can be pretty tricky to navigate, and school really doesn't prepare us that well for its subtleties. Luckily, our virtual playgrounds can sometimes help fill in the gaps in our education. What have you learned from games?

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 48 comments

TGN First Impression: The Bunker

The Bunker may feel like a callback to the SEGA CD era with its fully live-action gameplay. Check out our early take on whether it achieves what so many games back then failed to do -- make such a concept worthwhile.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 4 comments

TGN First Impression: Killer Instinct Shadow Lords Mode

If you're among the elite few who have completed Killer Instinct, you may not want to learn anything about the new game mode as it comes with 22 more achievements. For others, it looks to be an interesting new addition.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

TGN Debate: Do Multiplayer Achievements Ruin Games?

On one hand, they tell us how to play, potentially to the detriment of the team. On the other hand, they bring us closer together with friends old and new. Is the cost really worth the benefit?

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 265 comments

TA Community Interview - Strategy One

We all know him as Le Lone Wolf, the purveyor of fine solutions and a strong personality on the site. Today we'll get a closer look at the man himself, so next time you see his work you can finally put a face to the name.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 53 comments

What Does The PS4 Pro Mean For Project Scorpio?

Following Sony's PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro reveal, the gaming world has now sets its focus on Microsoft's rebuttal. The Project Scorpio reveal is coming next year. What does the new Sony console teach us about the next Xbox?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 70 comments

TA Top Five: Absurd Xbox One Achievement Lists

Do you ever find yourself looking for games that are so hard you'll cry in frustration? Do you ever find that you have 1,000 spare hours you'd love to spend grinding? Look no further than this Top 5 - you'll feel right at home.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 197 comments

TA Community Interview – PistolMcAwesome

I'm not the only one with less-than-brilliant memories of Final Fantasy X-2... Read on for this week's Community Interview with PistolMcAwesome, Mega Man X speedrunner and DmC expert.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke, 14 comments

Sunday Conversation: Games That Made You Cry

Video games have come a long, long way from their simplistic origins. They often tell meaningful, heartfelt stories nowadays, just like other mediums. Here are some of our personal moments of tear-shedding. What are yours?

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 117 comments

TA Community Interview - TheGearGuardian

His Gamertag shows he's definitely a fan of Gears of War but there's certainly more to him than that! He's dedicated to his family and has a passion for gardening!

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 32 comments

In Case You Missed It: Velocity 2X

My personal pick for best indie, it's a cross between a platformer and a shoot'em up with a focus on being quick. With 50 levels and endlessly replayable, this is a game you probably missed but definitely should not have!

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 21 comments

TA Community Interview – RandomlyEvasive

In this weekend's Community Interview, RandomlyEvasive takes the hot seat and chats about alter-ego Stump Chunkman, the perils of using bananas for scale and his mad design for the ultimate god simulator.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 24 comments

TA Top Five: F2P Games That Should Come to Xbox One

Why spend $60 when you could get it free and spend $600 on boosts? F2P games are the new thing and in the wide world there are quite a few gems we've missed out on. You can grind dailies for them or pay $80 for 2500.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 93 comments

Sunday Conversation: Like That Game? Read This Book!

We're all here because we love video games, but for most of us games aren't the only medium we consume. Let's talk about great books to read based on some games we loved playing. What are your recommendations?

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 89 comments

Fumbling The Handoff

Video games have a long history of secondary studios coming into a series while the primary team takes a break or moves on, and it seems to maybe never end well. Why does this keep happening?

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 93 comments

TA Community Interview - Oddworld X

Oddworld X is infamous around TA for his dedication to Hydro Thunder in TA Top 5's, but there's more to the man than that. Today he's in the spotlight and ready to give us a look into his heart and soul.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 53 comments

TA Top Five: Awesome Yet Misleading Trailers

Trailers are awesome. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing those initial reveals and wondering what's next for your favourite series or a brand new IP. Sometimes, though, we don't quite get the game we were hoping for...

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 66 comments

In Case You Missed It: Shadow Warrior

A re-imagining of a golden age classic, Shadow Warrior is a game that's all about demon carnage and powerful weapons. It makes Doom feel like you're shooting marshmallows.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 33 comments

TA Top Five: Main Menu Themes

Have you ever loaded up a game just to be mesmerized by what played on the menu? I have. In this Top Five we take a look at those themes that had us not wanting to press any button to continue.

Posted 6 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 151 comments

TA Community Interview - Robster80

Robster80 is the subject of today's Community Interview. A site member since 2011, even a quick glance at his Trophy Case tells us that this is a guy who likes his classic arcade titles and cartoons. Time to give him the floor!

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke, 27 comments

TA Community Interview - kintaris

He's a lifelong gamer with no shortage of opinions. He's also taking over as TA's community interviewer starting next week, so now's a great time to get to know him. Please welcome to the TA front page, kintaris!

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 34 comments

TA Top Five: Mass Effect Moments

With the Shepard trilogy well and truly behind us, and Mass Effect: Andromeda at the forefront of the franchise, we decided to take a look at the best and most memorable moments of the original Mass Effect trilogy.

Posted 7 months ago by Marc Hollinshead, 65 comments