TrueAchievements Podcasts

Mar
17
Episode 61
Welcome to episode 61 of the TrueAchievements Podcast! This week, Rich, Jack and I were once again joined by our Editorial Manager, Mark, to talk discuss all the latest from the world of Xbox and TA.

On this week's show, Mark tells us more about our brand new monthly community event called TA Playlist, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting a little bit monotonous, Rich jumps into the EA Access trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda Achievements, we give you the chance to win a download code for Friday Night Bullet Arena, and we give you the low-down on this week's ID@Xbox releases. We also go through all of this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing over the past seven days, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Mar
10
Episode 60
It's been another packed week for new games (I feel like this is the case every week now), and we've been busy trying to play and stream as many of them as possible.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Wells by listening for our inconspicuous contest claxon, we share our initial thoughts on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Achievements and LEGO Worlds Achievements, wax lyrical over the new Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer that dropped yesterday, and give you the low-down on this week's ID@Xbox releases. We also go through all of this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing over the past seven days, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Mar
03
Episode 59
Welcome to episode 59 of the TrueAchievements Podcast, where we were this week joined by Windows Central's resident Xbox expert, Jez Corden, who kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss all of this week's news surrounding Xbox Game Pass, Project Scorpio and his thoughts on Torment: Tides of Numenera Achievements which he recently reviewed.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Riptide GP: Renegade by listening for our inconspicuous contest claxon and we give you the low-down on this week's ID@Xbox releases. We also go through all of this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing during the last seven days, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Feb
24
Episode 58
It's been another busy week here at TA towers, so we've enlisted the help of our Editorial Manager, Mark, to help us go through all of this week's games, news and listener questions.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Subterrain by listening for our inconspicuous contest claxon, we talk some more about For Honor, Rich finally tries ReCore, we give you the low-down on this week's ID@@Xbox releases and three of us play Polychromatic to deliberately mess up our nicely rounded GamerScores. We also go through all of this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Feb
17
Episode 57
We've had another busy week streaming the latest ID@Xbox releases on our Beam channel, but we've also had some triple AAA goodness to sink our teeth into.

On this week's show, we give you a chance to win an Xbox One download code for RWBY: Grimm Eclipse by listening for our new giveaway siren, we check out Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor, Rich finishes another game and Jack visits the Japanese version of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V (JP). We also take a look at the biggest news stories from the past week, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Feb
10
Episode 56
The big new releases begin next week when For Honor and Sniper Elite 4 hit stores, so we've been keeping ourselves busy with lots of new ID@Xbox releases, the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands beta and delving into our backlogs.

On this week's show, we give you a chance to win an Xbox One download code for The Sun and Moon by listening for our new inconspicuous siren, Jack tells us why he's not a fan of hard cuts to his weapon, we share our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, we return to the EA Access vault for more Madden and Rich completed a game! We also take a look at the biggest news stories from the past week, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions including our question of the week.
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Feb
03
Episode 55
In a TA podcast first, Jack put aside every version of Bioshock 2 and stopped stacking Batman games to try out the latest iteration in the Resi Evil franchise, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, before anyone else, and we were also joined once again by our Editorial Manager, Mark, who shared his thoughts on the recently remastered Bioshock trilogy, Mafia III and Watch_Dogs 2.

On today's show, Rich shares details on an exciting new site development that should hopefully be going live later today, we share our thoughts on Candleman, the beautifully designed platformer that released this week via the ID@Xbox program, we get a rundown of the games Rich and Jack have streamed over the past week and find out which hipster songs Mark likes to sing in the shower. We also take a look at the biggest news stories from the past week, look at the games coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Jan
27
Episode 54
It's been another busy week of gaming for the TrueAchievements podcast crew. We've streamed another five ID@Xbox games on our new Beam channel, Rich got hands-on time with an early build of DiRT 4 at yesterday's launch event and we've been earning lots of score to stay in GTASC.

On this show, we talk about the new Xbox update that is available to some Insiders and what that means for snapped achievements and the TrueAchievements app, Rich gets wood in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and why I've been playing Madden NFL games. We also take a look at the biggest news stories from the past week, look at the games coming next week, and answer your questions.
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Jan
20
Episode 53
Welcome to the 53rd episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast, where despite the lack of any big games so far this year, we've managing to keep ourselves busy with games from our backlogs and the varied line-up of games releasing via the ID@Xbox program.

On this week's show, Rich and Jack discuss in detail their impressions of the five ID@Xbox games that they've been streaming over on our Twitch channel and why we're switching things up and moving to our new Beam channel from Monday, we talk about the other games we've been playing from our backlog including; how Payday 2: Crimewave Edition has improved in the months since its release, why Jack should pay attention to the story in Life Is Strange and the joys of easy GameScore in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, as well as taking a look at some of the big news stories from the past seven days, we take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Jan
06
Episode 51
Happy new year podcast listeners! Hopefully, our double length end of year review show meant that you didn't miss us too much over the holiday period.

On this week's show, we take a look at this year's Game of the Year winners, take a look at our 1 Billion achievement unlocks milestone and talk about the games we've been playing over the past couple of weeks. We also go through all of the big stories since the turn of they year, take a look at what games will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Dec
23
End of Year Review
For the final episode of 2016, Rich, Jack and I were joined by Editorial Manager, Mark, as we take a look back at all the biggest news stories, site announcements and games from the past 12 months, as well as taking a look at what's to come in 2017.

Thanks for listening, sending in questions and providing feedback on the show throughout the past year. We'll see you in 2017.
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Dec
16
Episode 50
With the holiday season now almost upon us, today's podcast marks our 50th show (excluding specials) overall, and the final "regular" show of 2016. Have no fear, however, because we will be back next Friday with an end of year special where we'll run down all of the biggest news, games and site updates from the past 12 months with a special guest.

On this week's show, we get behind the wheel of the new "Blizzard Mountain" expansion in Forza Horizon 3, discuss the fifth and final episode of BATMAN – The Telltale Series, discover the joys of fishing and parsnip farming in Stardew Valley and go retro with Sky Force Anniversary. We also go through all of the big news stories, we take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Dec
09
Episode 49
We've gone ID@Xbox mad this week. Partly due to the fact that Dead Rising 4 was the only big release from the past week, but also due to our new regular Twitch streams of ID@Xbox games.

On this week's show, we talk about Dead Rising 4 and some of the strange and wonderful weapon and clothing combos available, the 15 minutes 100% completion that is Energy Cycle, the brutally tough Furi, Wand Wars' couch multiplayer and the very British humour available in Her Majesty's SPIFFING. We also go through all of the big news stories, we take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Nov
25
Episode 47
For the first time in a few weeks, none of us have jumped into any new games this past week. Instead Rich and I have been getting some monies worth out of our recent purchases, while Jack has been playing Bioshock 2 across multiple regional releases.

On this week's show, we about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, some more impressions of Watch_Dogs 2 and Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection, the latest episode of BATMAN – The Telltale Series, Rich's new found addiction for Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight. We also go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Nov
18
Episode 46
It's another week of big releases, and we've once again forsaken our completion percentages to bring you our early thoughts on Watch_Dogs 2 and Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection.

On this week's show, we talk about the two games mentioned above, Rich gets into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, and we take a look at some of this year's Golden Joystick nominees. We also go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, and answer your questions.
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Nov
11
Episode 45
There are only a couple of weeks to go until the release calendar returns to normality and we can finally start to get some monies worth out of our gaming purchases, but until then the TA podcast crew remain focused on bringing you opinions from all the big releases. This week is no different as both Rich and me both picked up a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

On this week's show, we talk about our opinion of Titanfall 2 after finishing the campaign and sampling the multiplayer game modes, Moto Racer 4, Call of Duty's latest offerings, our trip to Ubisoft to get a hands-on preview of Steep, and we go through all of the big news stories from the past week, take a look at the games that will be coming our way next week, as well as answer your questions.
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Oct
21
Episode 43
It's been a slower week for the big new releases, but there's still a lot to discuss as it's been a huge week for news with a certain cowboy game being announced and a short trailer showing what Nintendo has to offer next.

On this week's show, we talk about Battlefield 1, the end of the Ultimate Head to Head 2 group stage, Red Dead Redemption 2, the Nintendo Switch reveal, our experience with PlayStation VR and all of the big news announcements from the past week.
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Oct
14
Episode 42
Hello and welcome to episode 42 of the TrueAchievements Podcast. This week's show is a little bit longer than normal, but that's purely down to all of the big titles that have hit over the past week - there's so much to talk about!

On this week's show, we talk about Gears of War 4, Mafia III, Mantis Burn Racing, Battlefield 1, the on-going Ultimate Head to Head 2, Viral Event 2016, and all of the big news announcements from the past week, as well as answering your questions.
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Oct
07
Episode 41
Hello, and welcome to episode 41 of the TrueAchievements Podcast. Unfortunately, Rich was very pushed for time when we were recording and had to sneak off halfway through, but thankfully Jack and I managed to soldier on without him and talk about him behind his back to finish the show.

On this week's show we talk about the new Xbox achievements rarity integration that we added this morning, week two of Ultimate Head to Head 2. the currently running Viral Event, what we've been playing (mainly the joys of Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)), and all of the big news announcements from the past week, as well as answering your questions.
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Sep
30
Episode 40
Before we go into get this week's show, a quick apology for not uploading anything last week. As Rich had previously mentioned he was away over the weekend, and our backup plan unfortunately didn't materialise. We hope you didn't miss us too much! laugh

On this week's show we finally get to talk about Forza Horizon 3, our journey with FIFA 17, BATMAN – The Telltale Series, the first round of matches in the Ultimate Head to Head 2 group stages, all the big news announcements from the past week, as well as answering your questions - and there's even a bit of information about our next community event.
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Sep
16
Episode 39
Welcome to the latest episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast with Rich, Jack and I, where we sit down to discuss all of the hottest news and new releases from the past week.

On this week's show we talk about NBA 2K17: The Prelude and how not to customise your character, the Forza Horizon 3 demo, Halo 5: Forge (Win 10), Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, this week's big news stories, the multi-genre system voting, next week's new releases, as well as answering your questions and more.
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Sep
09
Episode 38
Today is a very special podcast for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it marks our 50th show (including specials), but most importantly because we were lucky enough to be joined at the end of the show by a very special guest, Grant Orban from Playground Games, who gave us an insight in to what goes into making a game like Forza Horizon 3.

On this week's show we talk about what we've been playing this week, NBA 2K17: The Prelude, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Win 10), the UHH 2 Contest, the latest news and new achievement lists from the past week, as well as speaking to exclusively Grant about Forza Horizon 3.
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Sep
02
Episode 37
Before we get into the content of this week's episode of the TrueAchievements Podcast, I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone that tuned in during August and contributed with comments, suggestions and questions - it was our best month for downloads by quite a long way. toast

On this week's show we talk about the Battlefield 1 beta, the joys of Professional Farmer 2017, Rich's experience with the recently released Hue, the latest news and new achievement lists from the past week, as well as answering your questions and more.
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Aug
26
Episode 36
After an extremely busy week at Gamescom filled with great games, amazing people and most likely too many beers, the TA Podcast crew are back in familiar surrounding to record episode 36.

On this week's episode, we talk about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, In Between, Ben-Hur again now that Jack has had the chance to experience the joys of chariot racing, the latest news and new achievement lists from the past week, as well as answering your questions and more.
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Aug
20
Gamescom 2016 Day 3
Guten tag podcast listeners. Yesterday was our last day at Gamescom 2016, and we once again had a full calendar of hands-on gameplay and presentations to attend.

Games discussed on this episode are: For Honor, Watch_Dogs 2, EVE: Valkyrie, EVE: Gunjack, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Prey, Dishonored 2, Steep, Farming Simulator 17, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, The Surge, Gigantic and Star Trek Online.
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Aug
18
Gamescom 2016 Day 2
It's past midnight local time and our feet our extremely sore from walking over 30,000 steps, but we've remained true to our word and are back for round two of our Gamescom 2016 podcast.
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Aug
17
Gamescom 2016 Day 1
It's that time of the year again! The TA podcast crew are in Cologne, and after a busy day of gaming and lots of walking we sat down over a nice cold bottle of Kölsch to record our a special edition of the TA Podcast.

Games covered on this episode are: FIFA 17, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4, WWE 2K17 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
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Aug
12
Episode 35
Jack is still away on his holidays, so Ash once jumped into the hot seat to make it a hat-trick of appearances on the TA Podcast.

On this week's episode we talk about the early Game of the Year contender, Ben-Hur, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek, the "Mech Land Assault" DLC in Just Cause 3, all of this week's hottest news, our upcoming trip to Gamescom, answer your questions and much more.
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Aug
05
Episode 34
With Jack still away on his holidays, we were once again joined by the willing and able Dat Boi Treezy. Unfortunately some technical issues meant that he wasn't around for the whole show (or he lied and went to play more of The Division).

On this week's episode we discuss Rich's TA Hack-a-thon that has already brought four new site developments in four days, BATMAN – The Telltale Series, Overcooked, Snooker Nation Championship, all of this week's hottest news, answer your questions and so much more.
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Jul
29
Episode 33
Jack is away this week, so we enlisted the help of Newshound Assistant Manager, Tom Clancy's The Division master and fellow northerner Dat Boi Treezy to take his place.

On this episode we discuss The Park, Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series seventhepisode, August's Games with Gold, the Xbox Summer Spotlight, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege being free for Gold members this weekend, answer your questions and much more.
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Jul
22
Episode 32
The UK is currently basking in the one week of sunshine we have during the summer, but despite that we've closed the office windows and endured the uncomfortably hot conditions to record our record breaking (according to Rich) fourth podcast of the month.

On this episode we discuss Tumblestone, Alto's Adventure, Touchdown Hero's, the Xbox One S release date, the plethora of Dead Rising games coming to the Xbox One, achievement flags 3.0 and much more.

Links:

TA Merchandise
Achievement Flags 3.0
Battleborn Patch Notes Reveal Major Changes to Achievements
Eight More Games Now Backwards Compatible
Three More Games Are Now Backwards Compatible
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Jul
15
Episode 31
Time was our enemy this week. Rich and Jack were both busy working on new site developments until late in the afternoon, and then my children turned my normally short walk from school into a 15 minute hunt for Pokemon, but as promised, we still put aside some time to record this week's show! That's three for three in July, C'mon!

On this week's show we talk about Trials of the Blood Dragon, Pac-Man 256, Halo 5: Guardians recent title updates, the stunning Gears of War 4 Limited Edition console and controllers, Killer Instict's Definitive Edition, the new site merchandise, our revamped newsletter and much more.
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Jul
08
Episode 30
As mentioned by Rich on last week's show, the TA Podcast is now being recorded weekly! For you, the listener, it means you get at least twice the number of shows per month, and for us it means we can talk about more time sensitive news items and also forces us to actually play some games.

On this week's show we talked about the new free to play title, HAWKEN, my thoughts on Inside, Jack's ongoing search for a decent Certified item in Rocket League, the announcement that all future Microsoft published games would be coming to Play Anywhere (and their subsequent backtrack, GTA V's new "Cunning Stunts" update, this year's Bean Dive and next week's new releases.
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Jul
01
Episode 29
Bang on schedule and just in time for the weekend, the TrueAchievements podcast crew of Jack, Rich and myself are here with our 29th episode for your listening pleasure.

On this episode, we discuss what we've been playing; including the critically acclaimed Inside, the ongoing Leap Frog contest, the upcoming seventh Annual International Bean Dive, Microsoft's vision for the future, our YouTube team recruitment and all of the latest news from this side of E3.
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Jun
14
E3 2016 Live Special
Shortly after the Ubisoft conference ended yesterday, Jack, Rich and myself sat down to record our reactions to all the news and announcements from the past few days in our first ever live podcast.
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May
27
Episode 28
We've been away for far too long, but thankfully the TrueAchievements podcast is back for our May show, with Jack, Rich and myself discussing the latest Xbox news and rumours from the past month.

On this episode we share our thoughts on DOOM, the latest CoD: Black Ops 3 DLC, the UHH Finale, the ongoing Leap Frog contest, new Xbox One hardware rumours, the biggest news stories from the past few weeks, and June's upcoming releases.

We also discussed the new site redesign that will be going live for Pro account members today - click here if you'd like to get early access.
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Apr
29
Episode 27
The TrueAchievements podcast is back on schedule, and once again Jack, Rich and myself are here to discuss the latest releases and the biggest Xbox related news from the past couple of weeks.

On this episode we discuss our impressions of the Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta, the new "Hoops" game mode in Rocket League, the upcoming Leap Frog community event, the hottest news from the past couple of weeks, and we discover which game has made the normally cool, calm and collected Mr. Stone rage.
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Apr
15
Episode 26
A couple of weeks later than originally planned (blame Easter, illness and conflicting schedules) Jack, Rich and myself sat down this past Saturday to record our April show.

In this month's show we take the time to discuss Remedy's latest release, Quantum Break (spoiler free), our hands on playtime with Overwatch: Origins Edition, the recent Minecraft title update, Tom Clancy's The Division new Incursion update, what we've been playing, recent site updates and improvements, the biggest news announcements from the past four weeks, and the ongoing Ultimate Head to Head contest.
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Mar
11
Episode 25
Rich, Dave and Jack sit down to discuss The Division, Rocket League and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2, among several other games.

We also get to grip with the week's big news, including the shock cancelling of Fable Legends and the possible shuttering of Lionhead Studios.
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Feb
18
Episode 24
On Valentine's day, Rich, Jack and myself cracked open a bottle of wine (or two in Rich's case), lit some scented candles and dimmed the lights as we got together again to record the latest episode of the TrueAchievements podcast.

In this episode, we discuss what we've been playing, the recent re-branding of the TA YouTube channel, our massive Homefront: The Revolution giveaway, the possibility of shared Windows 10 and Xbox One achievement lists, our thoughts on Mark's brilliant editorial article, answer another batch of questions from the podcast mailbag, and took a look at all the big news stories from the past two weeks.

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Feb
05
Episode 23
As promised last week when we opened up the TA mailbag, Rich, Jack and myself sat down over the weekend to record our February show.

In this episode we discuss what we've been playing; including our exclusive hands on with DiRT Rally at Codemasters' HQ and our thoughts on the Homefront: The Revolution closed beta, the Xbox One Elite controller, the latest Xbox news, and took the time to answer some of your burning questions.
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Jan
11
Game of The Year 2015 Special
Hello and happy new year!

With both the community and staff Game of the Year results being announced last week, Rich, J and myself sit down to discuss each of the winners, and reveal which games received our backing.

We also have a brief look to the future and discuss which upcoming releases we are looking forward to picking up, and which games we are hoping will be revealed for release later this year.
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Nov
27
Episode 22
We're back with our second TA Podcast in seven days, and this time around Rich, Jack and myself put aside our hectic social lives in order to bring you our thoughts on some more of this holiday's biggest releases.

On this edition, we discuss why Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a fine return to form for the franchise, what Call of Duty: Black Ops III has to offer (or not), our time with Halo 5: Guardians, and the recent new Xbox One dashboard.
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Nov
20
Episode 21
With the holiday season upon us and games flying left and right, finding time to record an amazing podcast gets harder and harder.

...so we recorded a merely OK podcast.

In our November Show, Rich and Lara Croft's biggest fan sit down to discuss some of the big releases that have happened over the last few weeks and talk about a few of the major announcements in the "True" world.

As always, if you enjoy listening to our podcast or use it to cover the noise of terrible relatives coming to plague your existence visit please subscribe in iTunes, give us a good rating, and leave a review that says how the flying spaghetti monster and vidya gaymes are the reason for the season.

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Aug
27
Episode 20
With the summer coming to an end, one can almost smell the Madden in the air. It's like the siren song that declares the fall gaming season is upon us. Before we dive head and/or butt first into the deep pool of digital awesomeness that is lining up this fall, the crack team of Rich, Dave, and some jerk you probably don't remember sat down to discuss the summer's leftovers, what we've all been playing (this is where you'll hear a SHOCKING confession from that jerk you all love/hate), and look a bit forward to the fall.
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Aug
11
Gamescom 2015 Day 2
We're back from Gamescom 2015, and what a great time we had!

Here's the thoughts of TrueAchievement, WebChimp UK and Doomful thoughts on Day 2, when we got to see and/or play the following massive titles:

Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, Battleborn, Forza Motorsport 6,
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, and Need for Speed.

As we ran out of time while on Thursday night, we first attempted to record this show in Cologne airport while waiting for our plane home. We've tacked on a couple of highlights at the end to show why that was not a good idea laugh
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Aug
05
Gamescom 2015 Day 1
We're in the beautiful city of Cologne for Gamescom 2015!

WebChimp UK, Doomful and TrueAchievement have been pounding the show floor to play no less than 17 different games - hear our thoughts on all of them, including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront, Gigantic and many, many more....
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Jul
29
Episode 19
With our friends across the water nowhere to be found, Rich and myself sat down with the newest addition to the TrueGaming Network development team, Jack, to discuss what we've been playing since E3, the conclusion of our Leap Frog, the 6th Annual International Bean Dive, and some of our recent site updates.
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Jun
18
E3 2015 Special Edition
Do you know how long it's been since the entire TA Podcast crew sat down together to record? Too long. Far too long. We remedied this oversight last night by recording a special edition podcast that focused on all things E3. In it you'll hear Rich, Dave/url], Michelle, and the [url=http://www.trueachievements.com/author.aspx?authorid=30950]B... version of this jerk opine about Microsoft's show, EA's revelations, Bethesda's bombshells, and Ubi's... well... Ubi-ness.
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May
27
Episode 18
TrueAchievement, and DaveKinetic bring you a very English version of the TA Podcast.
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Mar
13
Episode 17
TrueAchievement, DaveKinetic and osubluejacket talk about a lot of Zombie-related games, and also discuss the latest ID@Xbox news.
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Feb
06
Episode 16
The cold, icy grip of death winter is officially among us, friends. What better way to fight off its chilling embrace with a lukewarm red hot podcast!

This month, Rich was tragically (and at the last second) snowed in at his in-laws forcing us to pull in super-sub Dave who chats us up about his review of Gat out of Hell while Michelle regales us with tales of attempting to become an Übermensch in Wolfenstein. We also come full circle and discuss everything surrounding the 2014 Game of the Year. Finally, slayer of dragons, knower of Jack, and all around jerk-face, Jonathan, (Yeah, I went third person, so what?) manages to keep the ship upright through sheer force of will and jerkiness.
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Dec
22
Episode 15 - Christmas Special
As we approach the end of Hanukkah, the eve of Christmas, and the start of Kwanzaa, the team at TrueAchievements would like to give all of you a gift. We know that the holidays are an especially stressful season for gamers. You really want to dig into that new game you got while enjoying the fresh socks and undies that your grandparents and in-laws gifted to you, but you're console is back at home, and you're stuck in the game-forsaken tundra of a relative's house.

Well, console-starved gamer, this podcast is for you.

This past weekend, Rich, Superstar Pinch Hitter Dave, and some faithless heathen jerk who appreciates holidays for family, friends, and drinking sat down to chat about site and app updates, what we've been playing for the past month, and all... most... some of the biggest news to slip onto the front page. We also jump into the TA Podcast Mailbag and answer a few questions.
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Nov
19
Episode 14
Greetings, all.

Remember how back in September we promised, nay swore, that we wouldn't wait so long between recording episodes of your favorite podcast (1).

Well, we've failed you. I've failed you. It could have been the distraction of awesome games coming out. It might have been the release of the AMAZING TrueAchievements App. It could be a classic case of too many cooks. Regardless, you've had to wait ENTIRELY too long for a mainline hit of the good stuff (2). We're here to make it all up to you though with a very special podcast. In this month's show, Rich takes time away from his birthday steak to chat us up about the latest with the TA App, Michelle tells us more about http://www.trueachievements.com/Disney-Fantasia-Music-E....htm, and (after we kick the big man out of the party), the two of us lament the woes of Destiny for the first (but probably not the last) time.

We're also hitting some of the major news stories over the past few weeks, chatting about holiday releases, and generally being cheeky monkeys since Rich left us in charge. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Enjoy!

(1) - ...that is hosted on this website.
(2) - We know you've been itching for it.
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Sep
11
Episode 13
The team are back to talk the TrueAchievements App, Fibbage, Titanfall completions and get excited about all the big games coming soon to a console near you..
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Aug
13
Gamescom 2014 Special
Guten abend!

TrueAchievement and Beanpotter are out in Cologne and bring you all the games they've been playing, as well as discussing the imminent TrueAchievements App for Xbox One.
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Jun
18
E3 2014 Special Edition
Now that the insanity of E3 has begun to die down, you might be wondering to yourself, "Self, I wonder what the TA Podcast crew thought of this year's show?"

Wonder no more, because the crew of TrueAchievement, Matrarch, and some jerk sat down to record their thoughts on Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, and MORE.

With that in mind, pull up a chair around the old-timey internet and give us a listen. We'll be back in a few weeks with one of our "regularly-scheduled" podcasts.

As always, if you like our shenanigans, subscribe in iTunes, give us a good rating, and take moment to write a quick review saying how much you enjoy our Rich's cheeky shenanigans but are ready to pistol whip me for mine. As regular listeners know, M's shenanigans are more of a slow-burn.

If you're still protesting Apple purchasing Beats by burning your iDevices, you can catch up on all of the TA Podcasts here on the site or download them to the device of your choice here.
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May
26
Episode 12
Just as April showers bring May flowers, but Microsoft's big decisions bring a new TA Podcast. Well... not really... we were set to record one anyway, but the decision to remove Kinect from the Xbox One made us throw out the original plans. Nevertheless, with Rich called away on a top secret mission, we've enlisted the services of ChewieOnIce to sit in with Matrarch and I to discuss everything from the big Xbox One news all the way to the big Call of Duty news and even the HUGE news about Defiance. We also open the TA Mailbag and do our best to answer your queries.

Just like last month, if you like what you're hearing on the TA Podcast, please subscribe in iTunes and leave us a good review. Bonus points if your review includes a reference to the much-maligned NBC dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

If you'd rather not upgrade to the latest version of iTunes with out reading the User Agreement, you can catch up on all of our podcasts here on the site or you can download them and put them on the device of your choice here.
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Apr
23
Episode 11
It may be April, but since we had "scheduling conflicts" (*cough, cough* Tie-Tie-Faw *cough, cough*) that stopped us from recording in March, we're officially calling this edition of the TA Podcast, "The Marpril Show".

Gather 'round the old-timey radio (that has somehow been hooked into the interwebs) and listen to TrueAchievement, Matrarch, and I chat/rant about the games that kept us busy over the past two months, the sweetness that is the aforementioned Titanfall (our game of the month), hit a few of the big news items that came through the industry, answer your questions in the TA Mailbag, and chat about our NEW AND IMPROVED Achievement Challenge format.
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Feb
22
Episode 10
Happy Freakin' February, Gamers!

In this month's episode, TrueAchievement, Matrarch, and I sat down to talk about some of the new updates and changes to the site, Microsoft acquiring the Gears of War IP from Epic, the future of Call of Duty, and the mess created by WB Games.

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids and Shatner kind of blew it (in the best way), but that doesn't stop us from chatting about our Little Rocket Man achievement challenge as well as picking a new one to speed through for March... until that whole titANfall thing happens.
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Jan
17
Episode 9
Happy New Year, Gamers!

This month/year the podcast crew is BACK discussing the year that was, TA's Game of the Year, our Game of the Month (The Walking Dead: Season Two), and all of the hottest news on the site.

Did Matrarch, TrueAchievement, and I pop our achievement challenge? (Spoiler Alert, no, but you should listen to the story of our struggles anyway.)
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Dec
16
Episode 8
Happy December, Gamers!

To keep you warm through your inevitable travels to family and friends, we've got a podcast for your ears to enjoy.

In this month's show, we (and by "we", I mean "Rich") share our first impressions on the Xbox One, discuss the announcements that came out of last weekend's VGX, chat about achievement challenges and mailbag questions, and discuss all of the hottest news to come to TA over the past month.

Be sure to listen so that you can be the first to know about a NEW and EXCITING feature that we'll be debuting soon, as well as your chance to game with the Podcast Crew in the coming weeks!
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Nov
18
Episode 7
We're BACK with November's TA Podcast. This month, Matrarch, TrueAchievement, and I chat about our Game(s) of the Generation, the final days of hype before the Xbox One enters our lives, and we learn how to love again.

(Two of those three things are true.)
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Oct
18
Sep
18
Episode 5
In this month's show, Matrarch, TrueAchievement, and this guy sit down to chat about Rich's hands-on and behind-the-scenes experiences at Gamescom, the latest news about the Xbox One, and all of your favorite stories from the August and early September.

We also debut the new format for the Achievement Challenge and discuss how it will impact our gaming in the next month.
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Aug
14
Episode 4
In our August show, Dog, Matrarch, and me, osubluejacket, got hot and heavy (seriously, it's disgustingly gross outside and we've all eaten a lot of great barbecue) discussing self publishing on the Xbox One and what its impact on Indies, quarterly business reports from major publishers and what that means to you as gamers, and the biggest gaming news to cross our front page this month. I also stepped up to the plate for my first achievement challenge.

Now I can tell what you're thinking. You're thinking:

But where's TrueAchievement?! I demand his presence or I shan't be listening!
Easy there, enraged gamer. The big man has had a busy month coding our sister site and was unable to join us. This is good news for you, the listener, because when "dad" is away, we "kids" get to play!

As always, if you like what you're hearing, be sure to subscribe in iTunes and give us a good rating and review!
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Jul
29
Episode 3
On today's show, osubluejacket, Matrarch and TrueAchievement discuss Microsoft's DRM reversal, the Summer of Arcade, and this year's Bean Dive.

We also open our first listener mailbag, and Michelle takes on this month's achievement challenge!
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Jun
14
E3 Special Edition
TrueAchievement, Dog of Thunder, and osubluejacket, go down the docket by discussing Microsoft's E3 press conference, the news and revelations surrounding the Xbox One, the hottest game reveals from Ubisoft and EA, and even talk about "the other guys" who (evidently) did a pretty good job at E3, as well.

In a special bit of DLC for this podcast, TA and Matrarch also come in to discuss the late-breaking (seriously, it came out hours after we recorded) news about next gen achievements.

Since we had two, back-to-back, "Special Edition" podcasts, we'll be getting back to regularly schedule amazingness next month!
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May
31
Xbox One Special Edition
After we saw the Xbox One Reveal, we felt we had to get together and record a special show to discuss it!

osubluejacket, Matrarch and TrueAchievement try to separate the facts from the rumours regarding Microsoft's new console presentation.
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May
10
Episode 2
We enjoyed show 1 so much we decided to make another - it's the second TrueAchievements Podcast!

In this show, osubluejacket, Dog of Thunder, Matrarch and TrueAchievement discuss the Next Xbox rumours, Star Trek is our game of the month, and we cover what we've been playing and the latest news from the gaming world.

And Rich takes on his first Achievement Challenge!
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Apr
12
Episode 1
It's the first TrueAchievements Podcast!

In this show, osubluejacket, Dog of Thunder, Matrarch and TrueAchievement discuss Pax East, the TA site redesign, DLC ratio changes, and we cover what we've been playing and the latest news from the gaming world.

And Dog takes on the first Achievement Challenge!
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