TrueAchievements news archive for May 2010

  • Bad Company 2 DLC Achievements Are A Go! [UPDATE]

    The previously available SPECACT DLC has now been updated. Those who were unable to previously acquire the 4 new achievements will receive a title update the next time they load up Bad Company 2. Tho

    Posted 12 years ago 73

  • XBLA Wednesday: June 2nd, 2010

    Just the one this week! This is: Snoopy Flying Ace - 800MSP Take your Avatar to new heights with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang, for the aerial duel of the century! Master the single player

    Posted 12 years ago 44

  • Deal of the Week: May 31st, 2010

    This week's DotW sees three great half-price offers on three movie-related Marketplace items. First up is the XBLA game http://www.trueachievements.com/Prince-of-Persia-Arcade....htm, down from 800 t

    Posted 12 years ago 43

  • Defense Grid: Awakening Gets Weekly DLC

    Hidden Path have revealed that for four consecutive weeks starting on June 2nd, a new pair of maps will be released for Defense Grid: The Awakening. Each of these maps will have a Campaign, and 4 cha

    Posted 12 years ago 50

  • Chime Will No Longer Be Charitable After June 3rd

    Edit: Despite this news coming directly from Microsoft employee and UK Inside Xbox Producer Andy Farrant (better known as SuperKaylo), it has since been proved false. There was obviously some miscomm

    Posted 12 years ago 52

  • Rock Band DLC for 1st June

    Next week, coming to the Rock Band Store: • P.O.D. – “Alive” • Spoon – “Trouble Comes Running” • Spoon – “Don’t You Evah” • Spoon – “I Turn My Camera On” • Spoon – “Got Nuffin” These tracks will be a

    Posted 12 years ago 26

  • Game Room Ratio Testing

    In response to complaints regarding the inflated TA ratio of Game Room over the next few days I will be experimenting with a few ideas I have, this will cause the TA score for this game to change dra

    Posted 12 years ago 0

  • Boobs For A Good Cause

    N0RVY suggested this news, knowing that it is for a Sony exclusive, but I believe that the usage of breasts in any context can supersede our console associations. I won't lie to you and say that when

    Posted 12 years ago 98

  • Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC for June

    The next months worth of DLC for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero has been revealed. Coming next month: June 1st Stone Temple Pilots Track Pack – 440 MSP "Between The Lines" "Plush" "Sex Type Thing" June

    Posted 12 years ago 44

  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 - Beta

    The highly anticipated Test Drive 2 draws ever nearer. We're now at the point where Eden Studios are looking for a team of gamers to conduct a thorough Beta test. Sign ups have been opened up now sho

    Posted 12 years ago 45

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction DLC Released

    Another Thursday's rolled around, which usually means that there's another great piece of DLC dropped onto the Marketplace. Today sees the release of the Deniable Ops: Insurgency for Tom Clancy's Spl

    Posted 12 years ago 21

  • Rock of the Dead Coming to 360

    Gamefly and Amazon recently added both 360 and PS3 versions of Rock of the Dead, which has already been announced for the Wii. But what is Rock of the Dead, you may (or may not) ask? The premise of R

    Posted 12 years ago 60

  • Watch 4 Zune Videos From LIVE And Get 1 Ticket

    The Xbox LIVE Red Carpet Rewards Program was launched on May 18th and I, probably like most of you, missed out on this because I only use LIVE for playing games. From May 18th until June 14th, if you

    Posted 12 years ago 14

  • XBLA Wednesday: May 26th, 2010 [UPDATED]

    This week on Xbox LIVE Arcade: Voodoo Dice - 800MSP Roll the dice in a mystical world filled with exploration, puzzle-solving, and adventure. Voodoo Dice is an innovative puzzler that challenges you

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • Red Dead Redux!

    Rockstar's hugely popular release Red Dead Redemption is getting the short film treatment and will air on Fox this coming Saturday, May 29th, at midnight Eastern and Pacific time. The Machinima will

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Gears of War 2 - Title Update 6 & DLC Price Drop

    Today sees the launch of "Title Update 6" for Gears of War 2, seeing a heap of changes and improvements made to the game's online modes, including the addition of a new match option, exploit fixes an

    Posted 12 years ago 160

  • Collecting Thoughts on Collector's Editions

    Springtime is upon us (at least in the northern hemisphere) and, if you haven’t been glued to Borderlands and Halo: Reach Beta testing like I have, you’ve probably noticed that the trees and flowers

    Posted 12 years ago 91

  • EA and Insomniac Games Sitting In A Tree

    Take that Activision. You may have taken Bungie from independent, albeit exclusive, developer to multi-platform developer, but EA just took a 16 year exclusive developer out sailing into the waters o

    Posted 12 years ago 48

  • Green Day: Rock Band Demo Teases RB3 Info

    Today sees the release of a limited-time Green Day: Rock Band demo, offering full offline-band play - including three-part harmonies! - on two playable Green Day hits: “Welcome to Paradise” and “Boul

    Posted 12 years ago 77

  • Deal of the Week: May 24th, 2010

    This week's DotW sees a hefty batch of Avatar-integrated games on offer: Band of Bugs, Lazy Raiders and Madballs in… Babo: Invasion will all be 50% off this week, down from 800 to an appealling 400 M

    Posted 12 years ago 42

  • Halo: Reach - Release Date Announced

    September 14th. Remember that date. Not only is it Amy Winehouse's birthday and the anniversary of the first spacecraft to crash onto the Moon, it's also the official release date for Halo: Reach wor

    Posted 12 years ago 114

  • Potential Second Bit of DLC for Alan Wake Spotted

    Hell Descent (external link) was cruising through the Alan Wake menus and happened upon a potential slip-up that revealed the next bit of Alan Wake DLC to be released in the future. They were smart e

    Posted 12 years ago 47

  • Backbreaker Demo Downloadable Now!

    Some of you may remember an article (http://www.trueachievements.com/newsitem.aspx?newsitemid=129...) on the forthcoming American Football title Backbreaker which was being developed by NaturalMotion

    Posted 12 years ago 34

  • Rock Band DLC for 25th May

    Finally coming to the Rock Band Store next week is the Pantera that so many of you have been waiting forever for! And, it's (almost) the entire of 'The Great Southern Trendkill'. The tracks are: · “T

    Posted 12 years ago 81

  • Fable III Collector's Edition Announced

    Microsoft have announced that hype-machine Fable III will have it's own Limited Collector's Edition when it releases at the end of the year. There will of course be a standard edition of the game, re

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • Sonic 4: Episode I Release Delayed

    SEGA today announced that the upcoming XBLA title has been delayed, with its release window being pushed from Summer 2010 to the latter half of the year. While this may seem like bad news, SEGA have

    Posted 12 years ago 28

  • UFC 2010 Requires Code For Online Play

    We all thought that EA was going to draw first blood over their new Online Pass. However, Pasta Padre (see external link) is reporting that THQ has beaten EA to the punch with the first game to use t

    Posted 12 years ago 237

  • Friend Feed Archive and Forum Restructure

    I've added a new link to the bottom of your friend feed to allow you to see an archive of previous months. Clicking the link will take you to a friend feed history page where you can choose the month

    Posted 12 years ago 143

  • Price Permanently Reduced on Three XBLA Games

    With no fanfare, Major Nelson has revealed that three successful Xbox Live Arcade games have all had their price tags permanently reduced as part of the Arcade Hits program. Both 3 on 3 NHL Arcade an

    Posted 12 years ago 90

  • The Pre-owned Market Not Beneficial?!

    Karl Stewart who is the global brand director at Crystal Dynamics, has become the latest person in the gaming industry to have his opinion on the pre-owned market made known. In an interview with CVG

    Posted 12 years ago 176

  • Lifting The Lid On Call Of Duty: Black Ops

    Treyarch have let loose what they have dubbed the 'reveal trailer' for their forthcoming contribution to the smash hit series Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops. The trailer may be viewed by hitti

    Posted 12 years ago 59

  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Delayed

    In addition to the news on Call of Duty: Black Ops there's some more war orientated (not so great) information regarding Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Originally a 'holiday period' release,

    Posted 12 years ago 10

  • Dragon Age Origins: Darkspawn Chronicles [UPDATED]

    The Marketplace schedule which was posted up by zigs00 a very short while back has seen a new inclusion already. Unknown at the time Major Nelson made the information public, the upcoming Dragon Age

    Posted 12 years ago 66

  • Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC for May [UPDATED]

    The May DLC for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero has been revealed. This is: Classic Rock 3 Track Pack - May 6th Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama" Steve Miller Band - "Take the Money and Run" Foreigne

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • Square Looking Into FF Versus XIII for the 360

    During the 2006 E3 press conference, SquareEnix announced the PS3 exclusives Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. We all know about Final Fantasy XIII and its largely publicized shift fr

    Posted 12 years ago 88

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction DLC Announced

    Ubisoft have today announced the Insurgency Pack DLC for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction, adding more content for the game's multiplayer mode. The content features new Deniable Ops missions on

    Posted 12 years ago 49

  • Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light Trailer

    It was announced earlier this year that Lara Croft would feature in a new downloadable game. It has since been announced, that the game would not be in the usual format that we have come to expect fr

    Posted 12 years ago 26

  • XBLA Wednesday: May 19th, 2010

    Metal Slug XX - 1200 MSP Breaking onto the scene is the new METAL SLUG XX™! Joining the fight are the familiar four warriors Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, backed by two allies from The King of Fighters

    Posted 12 years ago 46

  • Politics and Video Games

    Call me whatever you like, but please don’t blame me if I have been interested in the United Kingdom election rather than playing videogames everyday. As a first-time voter it’s a decision that will

    Posted 12 years ago 116

  • Deal of the Week: May 17th, 2010

    This week's Deal of the Week sees a 50% reduction on the incredibly funny The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, down from 800 MSP to a total bargain of 400 MSP. As always, this offer is exclu

    Posted 12 years ago 33

  • Rock Band DLC for 18th May

    Next week, coming to the Rock Band Store: Grateful Dead – “Beat It on Down the Line” * Grateful Dead – “Cumberland Blues” * Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias” * Grateful Dead – “Throwing Stones” Grat

    Posted 12 years ago 47

  • Magic: The Gathering - Expansion Pack 2

    Yesterday saw the release of the http://www.trueachievements.com/dlc.aspx?dlcid=242 DLC pack, but it also saw a lot of problems appear. The new achievements didn't work, the game froze endlessly, the

    Posted 12 years ago 82

  • Second MW2 Map Pack Coming June 3rd [UPDATE]

    Still managing to be the most popular online game on the 360, Activision this morning announced that there will be a second map pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hitting the Marketplace on June

    Posted 12 years ago 194

  • Metro 2033 DLC Detailed

    THQ have today quashed the speculation and confirmed that there is indeed DLC in the works for the surprisingly successful Metro 2033. The Ranger Pack - that's the DLC's name, just to be patronising

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Hasbro Family Game Night 3 Announced

    I thought I'd try and restore a bit of balance compared to my last news post. Some very family friendly Hasbro board games seemed like it'd do the trick. On top of the three additional games hitting

    Posted 12 years ago 32

  • Zombie Cow Studios Announce XBLA Game Privates

    If you're offended easily, maybe now is the time to stop reading. Zombies Cow Studios - the developers behind the incredibly funny and unique PC adventure games Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentleme

    Posted 12 years ago 78

  • XBLA Wednesday: May 12th, 2010

    Two new titles this week! These are: Rocket Knight - 1200 MSP http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/r/rocketknightxbla/ Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen consoles with Rocket Knight, the n

    Posted 12 years ago 42

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Co-Op Mode Announced

    EA and DICE have made a big announcement via the EA Blogosphere regarding the online multiplayer element of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and the upcoming inclusion of a cooperative element. The new gam

    Posted 12 years ago 49

  • Fallout: New Vegas Collectors Edition

    So, I think it's clear from the last time I covered Fallout: New Vegas (http://www.trueachievements.com/newsitem.aspx?newsitemid=130...) that people are really looking forward to getting their hands

    Posted 12 years ago 61

  • More Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Details

    Ubisoft today sent out a press release revealing some more information about the just-confirmed Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. The game is set to ship "late 2010" and interestingly, is being developed

    Posted 12 years ago 34

  • Batman: AA to have purchasable DLC

    It appears to be a standard practice of the current marketplace to tempt gamers with exclusive preorder bonuses. We will offer you this spiffy gun if you preorder with our store! Get an exclusive ski

    Posted 12 years ago 33

  • EA Sports to Use Online Pass

    EA Sports announced the next part of it's "Project 10 Dollar", which packed in one-time redeemable codes in games like Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The next phr

    Posted 12 years ago 524

  • Bioshock 2's Rapture Metro DLC Pack Released

    The Rapture Metro for BioShock 2 DLC has landed today, after being previously delayed. The content adds six all new multiplayer maps, based on sections of the game's campaign. For more details about

    Posted 12 years ago 63

  • Sonic 4 Footage Leaked

    For a while, Sega have teased about details of Sonic 4. First it was called the mysterious 'Project Needlemouse' and then they kept gamers guessing which characters it would feature. They recently re

    Posted 12 years ago 42

  • Deal of the Week: May 10th, 2010

    This week's Deal of the Week sees a reduction on the fantastic The Ballad of Gay Tony for Grand Theft Auto IV, down from 1600 MSP to 1200 MSP for the next seven days, exclusive for Xbox Live Gold mem

    Posted 12 years ago 29

  • The One That Got Away

    Fisherman and hunters are always fond of waxing poetic and talking about the “big one” that just managed to escape their grasp… that thirty point buck or beautiful marlin. As 360 gamers, and Achievem

    Posted 12 years ago 164

  • Rock Band DLC for 11th May

    Next week, another full album comes to the Rock Band Store. This week, it's the entire of Judas Priest's 'British Steel' live, taken from their 2009 tour. These tracks are: “Breaking the Law (Live)”

    Posted 12 years ago 44

  • UFC Undisputed 2010 Demo Released

    Are you man enough for mixed-martial arts? Have your muscles got enough girth to knock out your opponent in under a minute? Could you break a man's spine in half? Nah, me neither. But have you got an

    Posted 12 years ago 36

  • Fallout: New Vegas New Details

    If, like me, you loved Fallout 3, then it's felt like forever since Fallout: New Vegas was announced. There's a few bits of new and interesting information regarding the plot of the title however fro

    Posted 12 years ago 101

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Confirmed

    Do you remember January? Do you remember reading about Ubisoft's plans for 2010, as reported in the http://www.trueachievements.com/newsitem.aspx?newsitemid=997 news post? What do you mean no? What a

    Posted 12 years ago 81

  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 Announced

    Another day, another sequel announced. Ubisoft announced today that they are currently working on aeronautical sequel Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, set for release this Fall/Autumn. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

    Posted 12 years ago 35

  • Red Dead Redemption Co-op DLC Announced

    Rockstar have announced today that the upcoming Red Dead Redemption will - on top of the "deep single player campaign and robust online multiplayer" - have a co-op mode, released as DLC in June. But

    Posted 12 years ago 63

  • Medal of Honor - October Release

    EA have confirmed that the new Medal of Honor title (simply called Medal of Honor as the creativity department was on holiday that week) is coming to the Xbox 360 October 12th in the US, and October

    Posted 12 years ago 31

  • Backbreaker Release Date Announced

    More sports news folks. I read a comment or two on the PES article about how some of you out there are more into your American football. Well, how does this sound to you? As of June 1st you'll be abl

    Posted 12 years ago 20

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Release Date

    On a very apt day for Star Wars news, LucasArts today announced that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II now has a confirmed release date, scheduled to drop on October 26th. The follow-up to 2008's Sta

    Posted 12 years ago 68

  • Marketplace Schedule - Coming Soon

    Breaking convention, Major Nelson's marketplace schedule announcement today is a bit of a random mix over the next month, rather than just the next fortnight. There's some notable things/weeks missin

    Posted 12 years ago 58

  • DLC = Illegal?

    So, way back when, gamerscore was cut and defined, right? You got a retail game and it offered about 1000 points for you to earn. Arcades offered 200. Some games were impossible to complete and some

    Posted 12 years ago 305

  • Konami Announce PES 2011

    There's been a fairly large announcement from the guys at Konami today, saying that they are going to deliver a 'completely new footballing experience' in the form of PES 2011 later this year. Jon Mu

    Posted 12 years ago 22

  • More XCOM Details From 2K AU

    Do you remember a while back when 2K AU announced it was to revive and reboot the XCOM series? (http://www.trueachievements.com/newsitem.aspx?newsitemid=124...) There was much speculation in the comm

    Posted 12 years ago 12

  • More Mass Effect 2 DLC

    Mass Effect 2 is set to receive another DLC option through the Cerberus Network at some point later today. Called the 'Equalizer Pack' and set to be priced at 160MSP, BioWare have confirmed it contai

    Posted 12 years ago 49

  • Go Indie For A Chance To Win 10,000 MSP (US)

    We all like prizes. We all like big, fat juicy, 'woah momma' prizes. They don't come much fatter and juicy than the prize on offer from Dead Pixel Arcade. 10,000 MSP (US) to be precise. (That's right

    Posted 12 years ago 30

  • XBLA Wednesday: May 5th, 2010

    This week we'll see two new titles on the LIVE Arcade: • World Love Organization - 1200 MSP The classic shooting game returns with the original gameplay and newly updated graphics in RAYSTORM HD. You

    Posted 12 years ago 36

  • Deal of the Week: May 3rd, 2010

    This week's DotW sees a 50% price reduction on surprising undead-themed Zombie Apocalypse, down from 800 to 400 MSP for the following seven days. As always, the carnivorous, flesh-eating game is only

    Posted 12 years ago 35

  • Become A Big Daddy For Real! No... Seriously.

    Ever wanted to roam the streets groaning 'Uuuurrgghh', and pretending that you are feared by every mortal creature around you? Well then, as Professor Farnsworth of Futurama might say, "Good news eve

    Posted 12 years ago 35

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Treyarch, know fondly as the bastard child developer in the Call of Duty franchise, has just announced its latest entry into the franchise since Call of Duty: World at War. Not many details of the ga

    Posted 12 years ago 128

  • Activision-Bungie Announce 10 Year Deal

    Well, call us all fools for predicting the doom of Activision-Blizzard with their recent fumble of Infinity Ward. You have to give the higher brass some credit, they did not panic – they had a litera

    Posted 12 years ago 112