TrueAchievements Podcasts

Oct
20
Episode 92
Welcome to episode 92 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is away on holiday this week, so it was down to Jack and me to hold the fort and bring you all of the latest news and info from the wonderful world of TA.

On this show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One code for Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard, Jack tells us why he was pleasantly surprised by theHunter: Call of the Wild, I finally got around to playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we have a chat about 'rare' achievements and we take a look at all of the Halo information that dropped over the past couple of days. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Oct
13
Episode 91
Welcome to episode 91 of the TrueAchievements podcast. We're back with another show that filled with the latest chat about the past week's new releases and gaming news, and the best bit is, you don't need to open any loot boxes to hear the full show.

On this show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One code for a recently released arcade racer called Race Arcade, Jack and Rich check out the Star Wars Battlefront II beta, Rich gives us his early impressions of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, I spend the week grinding for shiny Destiny 2 armour, Jack fights a "poo monster" and we share some of our thoughts on this week's hot topic of loot boxes in gaming. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Oct
06
Episode 90
Welcome to episode 90 of the TrueAchievements podcast. This week, we're back up to our full complement of regular hosts, and we've got a lot to talk about, so you can expect a longer podcast than last week. You can also help us decide if Rich is a monster for leaving the stickers on game cases. Let us know if the comments if you are #TeamBoxSticker or #TeamNoBoxSticker.

On this show, we give you the chance to win a code for Zombie Vikings, I give you my impressions of FIFA 18 and Destiny 2, Rich and Jack get behind the wheel of Forza Motorsport 7 and we can finally say that we've played Cuphead after covering news about the game for what feels like forever. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Sep
29
Episode 89
Welcome to episode 89 of the TrueAchievements podcast. I wasn't around to record this week's show, but thankfully, Rich and Jack got together to discuss all of this week's news from around the world of TA.

On this show, Rich checked out FIFA 18 on EA Access and hit level 20 on Destiny 2, and Jack gives you his impressions of Bloody Zombies and DreamBreak. They also give you their thoughts on the rest of this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest news announcements, take a look at what they've been playing over the past seven days and look at the games coming our way next week.
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Sep
22
Episode 88
Welcome to episode 88 of the TrueAchievements podcast. We recorded this week's show a day early due to Rich heading off to EGX, but even on a short week, we've got loads to talk about. So sit back, relax and grab your beverage of choice while you listen to us talk about all of the hottest news from TGN.

On this show, we give you the chance to win a code for Pix the Cat, we talk some more about Destiny 2, Rich is finally able to talk about his hands-on playing time with Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves at a recent Xbox event, and our True IDatXbox account finally managed to earn the full 1,000 Gamerscore in another game. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Sep
15
Episode 87
Welcome to episode 87 of the TrueAchievements podcast. We've had an exciting and busy week at TGN towers. We've played some newly released games, announced UHH 3, designed some new merch, had a visit from Wargaming who develop World of Tanks, we revealed the Forza Motorsport 7 achievement list, and thanks to the magic of editing, you won't even know that Rich did some other things that we can't talk about until next week.

On this show, we give you the chance to win a code for Cyber Complex, Rich gives us his thoughts on Destiny 2, Jack completed LEGO Batman (JP), and I've been busy playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Sep
09
Episode 86
Welcome to episode 86 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Some technical issues stopped us from uploading the show yesterday, but as the saying goes, it's better late than never.

On this show, we give you the chance to win a code for Star Balls, Rich explains why he decided to play Battlefield 1 instead of Destiny 2, Jack shares his experience with ARK: Survival Evolved online, I talk some more about Madden NFL 18, and we give our thoughts on this past week's surprising announcement of a remastered L.A. Noire. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Sep
01
Episode 85
Welcome to episode 85 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich was unable to join us today as he was at the Xbox showcase filling an SSD card with lots of Xbox One X gameplay. We didn't want to leave our listeners hanging, so Jack and I are here to go through all of the past week's Xbox related news and info.

On this show, we give you the chance to win a code for 8DAYS, Jack talks about his time with of ARK: Survival Evolved and a week filled with playing some older titles that he's pulled from his backlog, and I played Madden NFL 18, finished the third episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, cleared up some of the final achievements in Agents of Mayhem, and give my impressions on the first episode of Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Aug
27
Gamescom 2017 Part 2
On Wednesday and Thursday of this year's Gamescom, we had a schedule completely filled with appointments for developer sessions and hands-on gameplay. From previously unannounced indie games through to some of this holiday's most anticipated titles from gaming's largest publishers, we were there to share our opinions on what we saw.

Games discussed on this episode: Pure Farming 2018, God's Trigger, Bombing Busters Achievements, World of Tanks Achievements, Call of Duty: WWII, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Gravel, Project CARS 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, The Evil Within 2, Assassin's Creed Origins, Destiny 2, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Wreckfest, ARK: Survival Evolved Achievements, Life Is Strange: Before The Storm, The Crew 2, Biomutant, Black Mirror and Need for Speed Payback.
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Aug
24
Gamescom 2017 Part 1
We are out in Cologne at the world's largest video game event - Gamescom 2017!

We've been to all of the showcases and played all of the biggest games - hear our thoughts on:

Star Wars Battlefront 2, Assassins Creed Origins, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Forza Motorsport 7, Need for Speed Payback, and many, many more games! Plus we give our impressions of the Xbox One X....
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Aug
18
Episode 84
Welcome to episode 84 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich was unfortunately too busy going through admin type things to record this morning, but have no fear as Jack and I are here to bring you this week's show.

On this episode, we give you the chance to win a code for Tokyo 42, we discuss the planned changes to the Gamerscore system that Mike Ybarra mentioned on the Xbox Two Podcast, we share out thoughts on Crackdown 3's delay, Jack tries out his best your momma jokes in Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator, and I've been busy killing lots of bad guys in Agents of Mayhem. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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.

As a reminder, Rich and I will be in Germany next week for Gamescom, so there will be no normal TA Podcast next Friday. The good news is we'll be recording a couple of shows while we are there to discuss all of the developer sessions we're booking in for.
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Aug
11
Episode 83
Welcome to episode 83 of the TrueAchievements podcast. This week, Rich, Jack and I were joined by a very loud wood pigeon (Rich thought it was an owl), but we managed to soldier on like the professionals that we are in order to bring you all of this past week news, achievements lists and gaming chatter.

On this episode, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Wick, discuss the new Xbox One dashboard, Rich and Jack got their groove on in Conga Master, and I've managed to squeeze in the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series and stay alive in Leap Frog. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Aug
04
Episode 82
Welcome to episode 81 of the TrueAchievements podcast. It's been another hectic week. Rich and Jack have moved office, we've been busy preparing for Gamescom by making lots of appointments for some of the biggest games that will be coming our way later this year, and this year's Leap Frog contest is now underway, so there plenty of stuff to talk even if we've not had a great deal of time to play new games.

On this episode, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Verdun, Rich has been collecting "poo gems" in Slime Rancher, Jack's been base building and fighting off zombie hordes in Fortnite, and I've been keeping my score ticking over with interesting but slightly flawed Late Shift. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Jul
28
Episode 81
Welcome to episode 81 of the TrueAchievements podcast. It's been ages since Rich, Jack and I were all able to record a podcast together, but now that everyone's holidays are over and no one is coughing up a lung we're finally able to get back into the swing of things.

On this episode, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, Rich gets frustrated playing DeadCore, Jack gives us his thoughts on Gigantic, I play more Cars 3: Driven to Win, and we go data mining again to find the previously announced Xbox One version of the The Sims 4. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Jul
21
Episode 80
Welcome to episode 80 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Jack is still on his holidays this week, but it isn't all bad news, as Rich's cough has finally eased off just enough for him to speak in full sentences again, which means the main man is back to resume his regular hosting duties and ensure that this episode is published in a more timely manner than the last one.

On this episode, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Deformers, Rich gives us his early impressions of Gigantic, I check out Cars 3: Driven to Win, and we discuss the craziness of attempting to earn 40K Gamerscore in 24 hours. We also give you our thoughts on this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Jul
17
Episode 79
Welcome to episode 79 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Sorry for the late posting of this episode. Unfortunately, Rich was unwell on Friday when we were scheduled to record, so we had to do some last minute adjustments to get Will to fill in and record later than originally planned. Better late than never!

On this episode, we give you the chance to win a download code for Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan, Will plays Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two and gives us his impressions of the first episode, I started the road to recovery from this year's Bean Dive by completing Refunct and Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition, and we take a look at our exclusive achievement reveal for Agents of Mayhem. We also give you our thoughts on the rest of this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Jul
07
Episode 78
Welcome to episode 78 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is still away, so this week Jack and I were once again joined by the tag team double act of Will and Treezy to discuss all of this week's hottest topics from the crazy world of TA.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Everspace, Jack gives us his early impressions of Micro Machines World Series, Will checks out Ghost of a Tale and Marvel Heroes Omega Achievements, Treezy bullies us all into buying "all" the DLC for Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, I go Artifex Mundi mad for this year's Bean Dive, and we talk about the surprise news that we have a new Gamerscore Leader. We also give you our thoughts on the rest of this week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's biggest 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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Jun
30
Episode 77
Welcome to episode 77 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Rich is away sunning himself on his holidays for the next couple of episodes, so we've once again enlisted the help of Will and Ash to make up the numbers share their opinions on all the news, updates and new releases from the past seven days.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Unit 4, Ash gives us his early thoughts of The Surge, Will tells us about his early preview of Aven Colony, Jack gives us his impressions of AereA (but forgets to play any games on his own Gamertag again), I deliberately hold off on playing any new games due to this year's Bean Dive kicking off tomorrow, and we all react to shock announcement that getting a standalone release. We also give you our thoughts on the rest of this week's streams, discuss this week's 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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Jun
23
Episode 76
Welcome to episode 76 of the TrueAchievements podcast. Unfortunately, Rich wasn't able to join us to record today's show, but thankfully we were able to find a worthy co-host in the shape of url=BruceWayne1008[/url], who

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Save the Ninja Clan, Jack gives us his impressions of Chess Ultra and Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition, Will and I discuss breeding strategies for Zoo Tycoon, and we talk about another MixPot game that was kindly gifted to us for watching the Xbox E3 conference on Mixer. We also give you our thoughts on the rest of this week's streams, discuss this week's 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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Jun
16
Episode 75
Welcome to episode 75 of the TrueAchievements podcast. E3 has been and gone, but there was still some announcements that were revealed after the main conferences for us to discuss, games to be played, and your questions to be answered.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Momonga Pinball Adventures, Rich gives us his thoughts on DiRT 4 after he's spent a week with the game, I finally found an achievement beginning with X so that I could complete the Alphabet Challenge (Jack still hasn't even started), and we check out one of the free MixPot games that were gifted for watching the Xbox E3 conference on Mixer. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's post-E3 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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Jun
13
E3 2017 Special
It's been a crazy few days of E3, and rather than trying to remember all of the big announcements from the EA, Bethesda, Xbox, Ubisoft and PlayStation press conferences in one go, Rich, Jack and I decided to get together after each while everything was fresh in our minds. The result is our E3 2017 special podcast, which covers everything from the Madden marching band that opened EA Play through to the brilliant looking Spider-Man that closed Sony's show.

If you want to check out any of the trailers we mention during the show, head over to our E3 hub where you can find all of our extensive coverage.
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Jun
09
Episode 73
Welcome to episode 73 of the TrueAchievements podcast. It's our Pre3 special, which means we get wildly speculate about everything from the price of Project Scorpio to which company will be deemed as this year's "winner".

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Black & White Bushido, Rich gives us his early impressions of DiRT 4, I play the final episode of The Walking Dead - A New Frontier, and we rejoice at one of this week's new ID@Xbox game, Refunct, which merges all of my favourite things: cheap, easy Gamerscore and a quick completion. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing over the past seven days and look at the games coming our way next week.
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Jun
02
Episode 72
Welcome to episode 72 of the covfefe TrueAchievements podcast. Monday was a bank holiday, so it's been another short week, but we've still got plenty to talk about thanks to the games we've been streaming on Mixer, the new community Alphabet Challenge, and a few big news announcements.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Punch Club, despair at the news of another game delay, rejoice at the fixing of previously unobtainable achievements, and speculate about what we might see at this year's E3. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing over the past seven days and look at the games coming our way next week.
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May
26
Episode 71
Welcome to episode 71 of the TrueAchievements podcast. With Rich out of the office, this week's show sees the long awaited return of Ash who is now available again after he stopped playing The Division during every waking hour. We were also joined by Will who is one-third of the TA Playlist podcast and a regular contributor to our first impressions videos.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win a download code for Death Squared, discuss the potential benefits of Xbox Game Pass, shed a tiny tear over the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, get excited about the recent Far Cry 5 trailers and key art, and check out June's Games with Gold titles. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss 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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May
20
Episode 70
Sorry for the late posting of this week's podcast. As we mentioned on last week's show, Rich and Jack were off galavanting around Brighton on Thursday which meant some sore heads wouldn't work with our usual recording schedule. Thankfully, after cancelling the show for the week completely, Jack had recovered enough for us to put something together late last night, and now here we are.

On this week's show, we get another scoop by revealing some details for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 before the game was officially announced. We give away an Xbox One download code for Kill The Bad Guy, we discuss yesterday's Destiny 2 gameplay reveal, Jack gives us his impressions of Neverwinter, and I get excited with the news that a new Life Is Strange game is in development. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss this week's big news announcements, take a look at what we've been playing over the past seven days, and look at the games coming our way next week.
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May
12
Episode 69
Welcome to episode 69 (yes we laughed at the episode number too) of the TrueAchievements Podcast! After bowing out of this year's GTASC on Sunday, we've had the chance to play some really good games instead of worrying about Gamerscore, so you can listen safely in the knowledge that this week's show is an ACA NEOGEO free zone.

On this week's show, we get the scoop on Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition and some new Anniversary Loot Boxes that brought in a crazy number of new site visitors, we give away an Xbox One download code for AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition, we wax lyrical over the new "Hot Wheels" expansion in Forza Horizon 3, Jack shares his in-depth knowledge of all things sports related by giving us his impressions of NBA Playgrounds and Rich braves his hangover and the disappointment of breaking his new phone to dig out a special sound effect for out 69th episode. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss 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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May
05
Episode 68
Welcome to episode 68 of the TrueAchievements podcast! This week we've all taken a step back from playing games for easy Gamerscore after reaching our goal of making it into the final 100 teams in this year's GTASC. Thankfully, Rich and Jack have been busy streaming ID@Xbox games on Beam, so there is still a lot to talk about.

On this week's show, we give away an Xbox One download code for Vaccine, Jack provides us with an in-depth review of his time with Prey, I played another ACA NEOGEO game (this time it really is the last one I'm playing) and Rich proves he has no friends by playing Use Your Words on multiple devices at once. We also give you our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, discuss 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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Apr
28
Episode 67
Welcome to episode 67 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were plagued by technical issues which resulted in our Editorial Manager, Mark, unfortunately dropping connection very early on and his insightful audio being lost in the forever, leaving the rest of us to soldier on regardless.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Anoxemia, give our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, go through all of this week's big news announcements including the new "Hot Wheels" expansion for Forza Horizon 3 and the juicy details from the CoD: WWII reveal, 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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Apr
21
Episode 66
Welcome to episode 66 of the TrueAchievements podcast, where this week we were joined by ID@Xbox Director, Chris Charla, to celebrate the 500th game release through the program, find out more info about the recently announced Xbox LIVE Creators Program and a little bit about his gaming past.

On this week's show, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for R.B.I. Baseball 17, give our thoughts on the past week's ID@Xbox streams, we 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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Apr
14
Episode 65
It's been another busy week. We've been partnered with Beam, announced the brand new Easter Egg Hunt community event, started taking applications for the newshound team and begun preparation for a special ID@Xbox celebration next week, but even with lots to do and a short week, we're back for episode 65 of the TrueAchievements Podcast.

On this week's show, we discuss the Xbox's new self-service refunds, last Friday's epic stream where we were partnered on Beam and gave away almost 50 codes, we give you the chance to win an Xbox One download code for Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic and Jack shares his early impression of Yooka-Laylee and all of the other ID@Xbox streams from the past week. We also go through all of this week's big news announcement, 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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Apr
07
Episode 64
Welcome to episode 64 of the TrueAchievements Podcast, where this week we are joined by special guest, Ross Miller, from the Xbox One subreddit's Party Chat Podcast to talk about this week's exciting Project Scorpio spec reveal.

On this week's show, we discuss all of this week's our new Beam partnership, I give my early impressions of LEGO CITY Undercover and Rich and Jack talk about their experience with Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect and their other ID@Xbox streams from the past week. 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
31
Episode 63
It's been a very busy week at TGN Towers, but thankfully Rich and Jack took a well-earned break from coding site leaderboards and Multi-Genre's, and I forced myself off my sick bed (man flu cry) to record episode 63 of the TrueAchievements Podcast.

On this week's show, we discuss all of this week's Destiny and Destiny 2 news, we give you the chance to win a download code for Ghost Blade HD, I share my thoughts on Episode 3 of The Walking Dead - A New Frontier, Jack starts another version of Minecraft, Rich checks out Evolve which is currently available with Games with Gold, and we talk about 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
24
Episode 62
Welcome to episode 62 of the TrueAchievements podcast! Unfortunately, Rich was away at the time of recording, so Jack and I stepped up our game with recording and hosting duties and invited the now semi-regular host, Mark, to come on and talk about this week's big stories and new game releases.

On this week's show, we discuss the first month of TA Playlist, spending money on Clicker Heroes (guilty as charged), and Mark shares his early thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda, we give you the chance to win a download code for Vertical Drop Heroes HD and talk about 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
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:

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Battleborn Patch Notes Reveal Major Changes to Achievements
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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.

As always, if you enjoy listening to our podcast, please subscribe in iTunes, give us a good rating, and leave a nice review.

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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.

If you loathe Apple and their infernal iDevices like cats hate cucumbers, you can download all of our podcasts here or listen to them from the Podcast Page.
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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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