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Xbox live back

Good morning I'm pleased to report that xbox live is back up and running and we are scanning again. I also want to let you know that I am trying to find a new home for the site. I'm buying a new serv

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 18 comments

Xbox live changes

Strange things are afoot at the circle K - or Xbox Live to you and me. I've switched the scanners off temporarily while I try to see exactly what's going on. I can't even log in at the moment, I'm ge

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 11 comments

Small reworking of gamer page

I was looking at a couple of gamer pages today and I realised that things were starting to get a little messy. With all the features that have been added over the months, there were buttons and flags

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 3 comments

Monumental outage!

Well, this has been a fun 18 or so hours! So a router blew up this morning. It's never happened to me before, 3 or so years that line has been running without a single dropout. But this morning the r

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 12 comments

Xbox live a little flaky

Morning TAers! Unfortunately the xbox live servers are down again, I expect this may happen quite a bit over the next few days as NXE rolls out. Please be patient, obviously we are 100% reliant on MS

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Xbox Live back up

Yay, my gamerscore has returned to it's vaguely embarrassing level! If those of you that have registered over the last 4 hours or so could please be patient, your profiles should update shortly. Than

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Xbox live is down

As you all probably know, xbox live (the website part anyway) is currently down. As this is where we get all of our information from, new registrations are not being scanned and any new achievements

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Forum enhancements

The forums are starting to get more and more popular, but to get you all to post a little more frequently, I've made a few changes and tweaks. Firstly, they look a bit different. I wanted to show mor

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Add some personal touches

Tonight I've added some features I've wanted to do for some time. You can now set up a biography which appears on your homepage, and a status which appears on all leaderboards and lists in which your

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Countries and Extra Game Info

We've just added some extra features to the site, including some things that people have been asking for for some time. If you set your country in your My Settings page, you will now get a little fla

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

A few enhancements

Hello TA'ers! I've made a few enhancements to the site over the weekend. You can now review your games! There's a link on the home page of the game itself, please add some reviews, they'll be badges

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Secret Achievements

It's the one you've all been waiting for, and we think we are pretty close to having a proper solution to the missing Secret Achievement information. You should start to see the secret achievements y

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Problems resolved - hopefully!

We've reinstalled some of our servers to try to get things working properly again. And 2 hours in, we seem to be ok! No counting of chickens here though, so if you find anything error-ing or buggy, p

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Some problems

We are having some problems with our SQL Server installation. I've been trying to fix it all day but haven't really got anywhere. So apologies if you are experiencing anything weird or broken, we do

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

Site milestones

Tonight we smashed through 2 pretty big milestones for the site - 3000 registered users and 4 million (count 'em) achievements tracked. That's some mighty fine gaming people - excellent work! As usua

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

New feature - ToDo list

Let's say you're planning a weekend of solid cheevo-popping - how do you sort out which games you want to load up in the 360? The answer, my friends, is you use your TrueAchievements ToDo list. Simpl

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Xbox .com down again

Well, it looks like we spoke too soon - xbox live.com is not working properly today, which means the scanners aren't picking up cheevos. Will try to find out some more info. Thanks

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Good news - we're back!

Xbox live came back online today, and as far as I can see nothing much has changed in the gamer pages so I've switched the scanners back on. If you do notice anything strange, please drop me a PM and

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 4 comments

The Xbox Live website is down

As expected, xbox live.com is down today. This means you might see a few odd things on the site - my gamerscore has plummeted to zero for example ;o). Hopefully when it comes back it will all be work

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Rate your games!

We've just added some neat functionality for you to rate your games. Simply go to the game page of a game you have and you'll see some stars. Simply click on the rating you'd like to give the game (1

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Xbox Live outage

Hey all You probably know by now that xbox live is going to be down for 24 hours on Mnonday. This means the scanners are going to be twiddling their thumbs during that time, just waiting for it all t

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Additional forum funtionality

We've added a new page to your menu for My Threads. This allows you to keep track of multiple threads you are interested in in a single place. You can move threads in and out of this list very easill

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Solutions pages and new badge

You can now see all the solutions we have getting xbox 360 achievements on their [own page=solutions.aspx]. You can also see any recent guides added on someone's profile page and click the More butto

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

My Trophy Case

Some of our member wanted a way to show off the achievements they have won that they are most proud of (and why not?). So now they can - against any achievement you have won on the achievement page,

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

We get (literally) bigger!

As you may have noticed, I decided to give the site a little more girth tonight - it's now a full 1000 pixels across. Almost all browsers are using a minimum of 1024px these days, so why not make use

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

My achievements and more

I've added a rather natty new page to the site which should make it easy for you to see which achievements you can earn that will boost your TrueAchievements or GamerScore. Once you've logged in, go

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Feature frenzy!

I've had a chance to add quite a lot of functionality over the last 2 days. Firstly, you can now quote and add smileys in your forum posts. Secondly, you can now see which scanner you are being scann

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Registration fully open

Well, I think I'm pretty happy that the scanners are going to work fine this weekend, so registration is officially open! I'm limiting it at 5000 gamers for now, although there's no chance we'll reac

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

New scanner and more..

Firstly, sorry it's taken so long to post anything on here. I've been seriously busy at work, and then I went on holiday for a bit and then I had a stag weekend so there's not been a lot of time for

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Registration open again

...but there is a catch. We need to be already tracking you. If we are then you can sign up using the link on the registration page. Enjoy!

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Site leaderboards live!

We now have some additional leaderboards for the site as a whole. These cover Gamers, Games and Achievements, so check them out at the bottom of the [leaderboards homepage=leaderboards.aspx]. Sweet!

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

GamerTag Change

So I thought I'd better get in there before anyone else did. My new GamerTag is TrueAchievement. Unfortunately they only allow 15 chars so I'm a bit singular. But you get the point. And of course, if

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 6 comments

One Million Achievements!

No major announcements, I just noticed that we just tracked our 1 millionth achievement! That means that between the 1422 gamers that we are tracking as I type this we have over a million achievement

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

RSS Feeds

We have just added RSS feeds for your friends list and all leaderboards! Just click on the sexy RSS icon next to the leaderboard or friend feed in question - this can be added to any RSS Feed reader

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

New badges

Hey people We've just added 2 new badges to your profiles. The first one is for your Site Rank which shows the position you hold across the entire site when everyone is ordered by their TrueAchieveme

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

Forums now live!

After a great deal of hasty development, we now have our forums live. All games and leaderboards automatically have their own forum. You can see a list of forums that are relevant to you (ie the game

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

Leaderboards

We've just launched some funky leaderboard functionality to the site. You can create your own once you've logged in by visiting the [leaderboards homepage=leaderboards.aspx], set up a name and a desc

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 0 comments

FAQ page added

We've recently been bombarded with a load of question about the site, how it works, and why the achievement scores are at the values they are. So we thought we'd produce an [FAQ=faq.aspx]. Hopefully

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

TrueAchievement GamerCard

Yes, it's true, we can hardly believe it ourselves, but we've managed to do it. You can now parade your TrueAchievement GamerCard around on any forum or website you like! Simply log in and go to your

Posted 11 years ago by Rich Stone, 4 comments