TrueAchievements news archive for October 2009

  • Guitar Hero DLC for November

    Activision has laid out their plans for November's DLC for Guitar Hero 5. Seems like they forgot about the first week's existence, but without further ado, here's the lineup for the rest of the month

    Posted 13 years ago 15

  • First Look at Halo Waypoint

    Halo Waypoint is now available to those that have been enrolled into the Xbox Preview Program. It requires a 139.90MB download (similar to last.fm, Netflix, Facebook, etc.). According to the introduc

    Posted 13 years ago 59

  • Rock Band DLC for 2nd November

    Coinciding with the release of the mighty Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits next week, we will see more Foos joining the Rock Band Store on Tuesday. 'Foo Fighters Pack 03' will include the two brand new so

    Posted 13 years ago 30

  • Borderlands Receives Patch

    When I booted up Borderlands this morning I was prompted for a software update. Gearbox has addressed a number of issues with their surprise hit title. Among the technical fixes, the most notable is

    Posted 13 years ago 56

  • Natal Being Used in FPS Too?

    Critical Gamer reports that Peter Molyneux isn't the only one that has big plans for Natal. Rare's head of studio Mark Betteridge is planning on breaking new ground with Natal. The latest issue of tr

    Posted 13 years ago 67

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition

    DICE, the EA studio soon to bring us Battlefield: Bad Company 2, has officially announced a limited edition release of the game. Now, I can already hear your questions. When does it release? What do

    Posted 13 years ago 22

  • The Curse Of The One Point Achievement

    Bullet Witch has one, FIFA 09 has one, Forza Motorsport 2 has three of them and now, DJ Hero has one as well. The one point achievement, ruining the round numbers on the end of gamer scores since 200

    Posted 13 years ago 92

  • Fairytale Gore Fest

    Sneaking out from under the radar and onto store shelves across North America today, is a gorifically twisted little game from Playlogic Entertainment, Inc called Fairytale Fights. This hack and slas

    Posted 13 years ago 28

  • Six Degrees of Schafer

    No amount of antibodies will protect you from this contagion. No worries though, it'll be a fun one to contract and it'll net you an easy 15GS. The Double Fine Team*, developers of the Rocktober hit

    Posted 13 years ago 31

  • Assassin's Creed 2: Lineage Film #1

    Ubisoft has released its 1st of 3 Lineage movies that it will put on Youtube to create some hype for Assassin's Creed 2. AC2 will hit stores on November 17th. When the Duke of Milan is brutally murde

    Posted 13 years ago 7

  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond - Trailer

    Oh, how to define Blood Bath and Beyond... it's a XBLA sequel to the retail game Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and follows on from Matt's revitalised career in that game. Canonically, one of h

    Posted 13 years ago 14

  • Upcoming Brutal Legend DLC Announced

    November 3rd will bring about the release of the first DLC for Brütal Legend. The downloadable pack will be called "Tears of the Hextadon" and will include two new multiplayer maps as well as a new a

    Posted 13 years ago 22

  • Sky Player Epic Fail

    Today was the official launch date of Sky Player for the Xbox 360 in the UK. Sadly, it was not the celebrated event Microsoft and Sky were hoping for. When Xbox users logged in this morning, to use t

    Posted 13 years ago 38

  • Survival Show Spin Offs

    Crave Entertainment, publishers of Pinball Hall of Fame The Williams Collection, have announced that they will be co-operating with Discovery Communications to develop and produce games based on two

    Posted 13 years ago 39

  • Halo Fans Need to Work Harder

    According to an interview done with Jason Pace, creative director of Halo Waypoint, less than 1% of all Halo gamers have all the achievements within the series. This includes Halo 3, Halo Wars, and t

    Posted 13 years ago 63

  • Dead Space and DiRT join the Games on Demand

    Major Nelson announced today that Dead Space and DiRT are now available for direct download. Dead Space: When an immense mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes into contact with a mysterious alien arti

    Posted 13 years ago 46

  • Tekken 6 North American Championship Tournament

    Microsoft has officially announced an online Tekken 6 tournament to be hosted by NAMCO BANDAI Games America, teamed up with GGl Global Gaming. Sign-up for the tournament will last from now until Nove

    Posted 13 years ago 15

  • Call of Duty: WaW Maps Half Price

    Out of the blue, until November 1st all three of the Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer map packs are just 400MSP each, all of them down from 800MSP. Check out the link below for the Call of Duty

    Posted 13 years ago 45

  • Want to be a character in Red Dead Redemption?

    Rockstar has announced that they're throwing their support behind Movember, the annual, month-long charity event asking men to grow moustaches. The Movember Foundation - now in its 10th year - is a w

    Posted 13 years ago 31

  • Deal of the Week: October 26th, 2009

    This weeks DOTW offer sees a 50% discount on the arcade title Fable II Pub Games. Making it now just 400MSP, down from 800MSP. Xbox.com gives the following description of the title: Unlock the full v

    Posted 13 years ago 18

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Preview Program

    Last week, Microsoft sent out a call to arms to help “beta” test their new dashboard update. This update includes the integration of Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, and Zune media. If you were part of th

    Posted 13 years ago 36

  • Best Buy: Buy 2 Games, Get 1 Free!

    As a past employee of Best Buy (and one of the cheapest people you'll meet), I'm pretty excited that my former company would put on a deal like this. Best Buy is running a special on Xbox 360, PS3, a

    Posted 13 years ago 33

  • Avatar Awards Are Here!

    Twisted Pixel was the first to announce that they would be offering Avatar Awards with Splosion Man . That was way back in August and the gaming community has been waiting patiently. Well, wait no lo

    Posted 13 years ago 127

  • The Growing Price of Achievements

    Let's face it. The discussion on video game violence and it's effects on society is old hat. We all know our opinions and no one is getting anywhere in the debate. Personally, I thought that eventual

    Posted 13 years ago 105

  • Ballmer Hints At Upcoming Blu-ray Add-on Drive

    In a recent interview with Gizmodo, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and well known sweaty maniac, hinted that consumers would be able to buy Blu-ray drives as accessories for the Xbox 360 in the futu

    Posted 13 years ago 42

  • Microsoft Introduces New Rewards Program

    If you're anything like me, then you probably showed up to work this morning with the distinct smell of alcohol and shame. You also found this in your inbox from Microsoft! "This is an exclusive pilo

    Posted 13 years ago 51

  • Fight Together... To Stay Alive

    Sometime in January 2010, Salem and Rio launch a new adventure set in Shanghai, and if you pre-order Army of Two: The 40th Day, you'll be exclusively treated to a one month jump-start with the multi-

    Posted 13 years ago 20

  • Rock Band DLC for 27th October

    On Tuesday, the following tracks will join the Rock Band Store: Rob Zombie – “Burn” Rob Zombie – “Dragula” Rob Zombie – “Superbeast” Wolfmother – “New Moon Rising” Wolfmother – “Pilgrim” Wolfmother –

    Posted 13 years ago 17

  • Content Team Applications

    We are now ready to begin taking applications to join the TA Content Team. The Content Team will be responsible for several critical jobs: Priority 1 will be correctly updating DLC, Game, and Achieve

    Posted 13 years ago 71

  • Left 4 Dead 2: New Trailer Leaked

    Who doesn't like killing zombies? I mean, come on! It's practically every gamers favorite pastime. Zombies seem to work their way into nearly every video game franchise eventually. Small wonder, sinc

    Posted 13 years ago 39

  • News Team....Assemble!

    I would like to hand you over directly to our News Manager.... Aerodynamo said: I am pleased to announce our new wonderful team of Newshounds! When going through the application process, I asked News

    Posted 13 years ago 68

  • Deal of the Week: October 19th, 2009

    This weeks DOTW offer sees a 40% discount on the Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) Versus mode downloadable content, taking the 400MSP price tag down to just 240MSP. Xbox.com gives us the following descript

    Posted 13 years ago 63

  • Halo Waypoint

    It was announced today that fans of the Halo series will be receiving a new way to access all information Halo-related via portal dubbed "Halo Waypoint", courtesy of 343 Industries, which will be acc

    Posted 13 years ago 51

  • Full Band Hero Setlist revealed

    Activision have revealed the setlist for their up and coming title Band Hero... and yes, that is a Spice Girls quote in the title. Lots of exporting information also came about today, so be prepared

    Posted 13 years ago 73

  • Assassin's Creed: Lineage Short Films

    Coming to Ubisoft's YouTube channel on October 27th, 2009 will be the first of three shorts featuring Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore da Firenze. Developed by Ubisoft's Hybride Technologies, the stu

    Posted 13 years ago 8

  • Controller, Controller, Controller

    If you're particular, much like myself, and just one controller isn't enough or if you're looking for something to jot down on you're Christmas lists, then take a look at the latest Limited Edition c

    Posted 13 years ago 80

  • Mass Effect: Redemption Comic Sneak Preview

    Anybody out there a Mass Effect fan? Anybody out there ready to play Mass Effect 2? OK, only everyone. I can't help you with Mass Effect 2, but I can get you a sneak peek at Dark Horse Comic's first

    Posted 13 years ago 26

  • Postman Arrested In FBI Video Game Sting

    Philadelphia, PA. postman Reginald Johnson looks to be spending the next 12 to 18 months behind bars after an FBI sting operation into stolen Gamefly video game discs. After a surveillance operation,

    Posted 13 years ago 110

  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising DLC On The Way

    This action packed shooter may have only just been released, but Codemasters' Sion Lenton has revealed in an interview that the first round of DLC will be available "in a matter of weeks", with more

    Posted 13 years ago 46

  • Xbox LIVE Update Preview

    Another Xbox Dashboard update is on it's way this fall for the features Zune, Facebook and Twitter and Microsoft is looking for gamers to preview it. So if your keen to get early access to this updat

    Posted 13 years ago 160

  • Newshounds Applications

    The new Moderator team has been announced, and so the next round of applications will begin... for the Newshounds! So I'll pass you over to the Newshound Manager Aerodynamo If you're interested, read

    Posted 13 years ago 33

  • Fight Like A Girl

    It's not too late if you want to get involved in the 4th annual Fight Like A Girl (FLAG) 2009 Halo 3 Tournament that starts this weekend October 17th, 2009. The FLAG tournament is an annual event org

    Posted 13 years ago 16

  • MTG: Duels of the Planeswalkers - DLC

    For those of you who have been waiting patiently for some DLC to hit the console version of the tabletop classic Magic: The Gathering, wait no longer another week! The DLC, supposedly titled Duel the

    Posted 13 years ago 28

  • Sky Player to Launch

    Microsoft and UK's Sky magazine has announced that Sky Player TV will launch for Xbox 360 in the UK on 27th October. For those of you who haven't heard about Sky Player TV, it is a monthly subscripti

    Posted 13 years ago 72

  • The Moderating Team

    First of all let me thank everyone who applied and let me assure you I have read and assessed every application. Before I reveal the team I will first tell you how I came to my decisions, it was alwa

    Posted 13 years ago 84

  • XBLA Wednesday: October 14th, 2009

    Available on XBLA this Wednesday, October 14th is 2K Games' Axel & Pixel priced at 800MP ($10). Axel & Pixel begins when Axel, a painter, and his dog Pixel, awaken trapped in a beautiful but perilous

    Posted 13 years ago 23

  • Deal of the Week: October 12th, 2009

    This weeks DOTW offer sees a 50% discount on any of the Hasbro Family Game Night games. Those games are Battleship, Connect 4, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Boggle Sorry and Sorry Sliders . They are currently 4

    Posted 13 years ago 39

  • DJ Hero Set List

    Activision has revealed the full on-disc set list for FreeStyleGames's turntabling rhtyhm game DJ Hero. The list contains 93 hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance mixes by some of the industries best DJs

    Posted 13 years ago 59

  • LEGO Rock Band Setlist

    My iPhone's browser window just crashed due to all the suggested news stories from screaming users who want the news of LEGO Rock Band posted already! The main piece of this news comes as a major sur

    Posted 13 years ago 69

  • Left 4 Dead 2: Campaign Posters

    Two new posters have apparently been released, or leaked, for two of the campaigns from Left 4 Dead 2. The posters, published by the gaming site GNN, are for Campaigns 1 and 4 called Dead Center and

    Posted 13 years ago 43

  • Facebook and Twitter coming November 17th

    A slightly random page from xbox.com has appeared revealing that the Twitter and Facebook updates will hit the Dashboard on November 17th. The page however does not mention the Last FM addition, but

    Posted 13 years ago 113

  • Rock Band DLC for 13th October

    To celebrate the release of Brutal Legend this month the Rock Band Store will be getting 3 songs from the games soundtrack on Tuesday. These are: Motörhead – “(We Are) The Road Crew ‘08” Tenacious D

    Posted 13 years ago 25

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC Coming Soon

    Coming soon to the Xbox Live Marketplace, be on the lookout for the newest member to join Nick Fury's squad. Carnage, the nemesis of everyone's favorite web-slinger, will apparently be true to his na

    Posted 13 years ago 24

  • Bayonetta - Unique, One-Handed Gameplay

    Ever wanted to just sit back, relax, and play video games with only one hand? Well, in the upcoming release Bayonetta, players can do just that. See the following: http://www.gamepro.com/article/news

    Posted 13 years ago 36

  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Surprise Trailer

    Well it seems the boys upstairs have taken notice of the cries of fans around the world. What cries you ask? The cries of Shenmue fans who never got their final installment; the ones who have been be

    Posted 13 years ago 24

  • Alpha Protocol Delayed Again

    As you may have noticed, Alpha Protocol did not release yesterday as planned. Waiting until the eleventh hour to announce the delay, Sega has pushed back the release date into 2010. Alpha Protocol ca

    Posted 13 years ago 22

  • XBLA Wednesday: October 7th, 2009

    This week, XBLA brings us two intriguing titles - South Park and Lucidity are now available for 800 Microsoft Points each. Descriptions South Park: Play as Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, or any number o

    Posted 13 years ago 13

  • Phishing Scam - Details Enclosed

    This should have been posted yesterday, and perhaps it could have prevented some of you for falling prey to this scam. I offer my humblest apologies that it was not. This has taken down several users

    Posted 13 years ago 122

  • Deal of the Week: October 5th, 2009

    This weeks DOTW offer sees a 33% discount on the extra content for Prince of Persia, 'Epilogue'. The content is currently 560MSP, down from 800MSP. Xbox.com gives the following description of the tit

    Posted 13 years ago 23

  • Rock Band DLC for 6th October

    Tomorrow the following tracks will be added to the Rock Band Store: The Raconteurs – “Many Shades of Black” The Raconteurs – “Salute Your Solution” The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes” Alanis Moris

    Posted 13 years ago 24

  • Guitar Hero 5 DLC for October

    It looks as though we will now see much more frequent DLC from Activision now that Guitar Hero 5 is out and about. It seems content will be becoming available on a weekly basis. Such as: On October 8

    Posted 13 years ago 21

  • Modern Warfare 2 - New Trailer

    For those that haven't seen it yet, check out the new Infamy trailer for Modern Warfare 2 at the link below. November 10th is Christmas this year folks! Note - The trailer can also be downloaded from

    Posted 13 years ago 52

  • Please check your TA email address

    I'm in the process of sending out an email newsletter to all of our registered users, and I've started getting quite a few bouncebacks from out of date or invalid email addresses. I'm going to take t

    Posted 13 years ago 32

  • Final Fantasy XIII: New Trailer Released

    Just like Rocky, Final Fantasy is back for another round. Unlike Rocky, each one seems to be better than the last. We now have an English translation of the new seven minute trailer for Final Fantasy

    Posted 13 years ago 25

  • Queen DLC Coming to Rock Band

    Sadly, fans of the classic rock gods Queen have had nothing to work with. Well, now they can rejoice because Harmonix has announced that a 10-track pack will be available for download on October 20th

    Posted 13 years ago 14

  • Fable II To Be Available as DLC Episodes

    For those of you who haven't yet been sucked into the world of Albion, Lionhead Studios has announced that it will be releasing Fable II to the Xbox Live Marketplace as DLC. The game will be broken i

    Posted 13 years ago 42

  • NBA LIVE 07 - Online With 1,000 Players!

    This is a reminder for those involved and a chance to join in for those who missed my last post. This Saturday, at 7:00 PM GMT, an attempt to earn the Online with 1,000 Players achievement for NBA LI

    Posted 13 years ago 61