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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 12 days 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 19 days 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 26 days ago by Mark Delaney, 357 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 125 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago by Mark Delaney, 180 comments