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The Elder Scrolls Online: Firesong — Galen is a Druid's dream

The Elder Scrolls Online: Firesong takes us to the Island of Galen, full of deep druidic lore, as it closes out the year-long Legacy of the Breton adventure this month. We recently had a chance to explore it a little. [updated]

Posted 12 days ago by Tom West 4

Pentiment hands-on: more than meets the eye

Pentiment is the upcoming narrative adventure game set in 16th-century Bavaria, which blends illuminated manuscripts with other forms of medieval storytelling. We had a chance to play it — here's what we thought...

Posted 2 months ago by Tom West 6

High on Life hands-on: injecting chaos into Xbox Game Pass

High on Life will be bringing its absurd alien antics to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in December, and we had a chance to go hands-on and partake in its crazed shenanigans, and here's what we thought...

Posted 2 months ago by Tom West 3

Off the Grid interview: Can NFT technology be used for good?

Off the Grid is the upcoming battle royale game from Gunzilla Games, and during a recent interview with the studio's CEO at Gamescom, we discussed the evolution of the battle royale genre and implementing NFTs correctly.

Posted 2 months ago by Tom West 61

Dead Island 2 first impressions: Slaying on Santa Monica beach

Dead Island 2's reveal during Gamescom's Opening Night Live was followed by a behind-closed-doors play test on-site, where we had a chance to break some zombie heads while sunning it up on LA's beaches. Here's what we thought.

Posted 2 months ago by Tom West 13

The best of Gamescom 2022

Gamescom 2022 let us see and play a bunch of exciting upcoming Xbox games — here are our picks of some of the best games from the Cologne show.

Posted 3 months ago by Luke Albigés 17

Xbox Game Pass wishlist — September 2022

Xbox Game Pass tends to get a few surprise additions each month, so we thought we'd check out the release schedule for September and see if we can't deduce what a few of next month's Game Pass surprises might be...

Posted 3 months ago by Luke Albigés 33

Xbox Game Pass First Impressions: Turbo Golf Racing

Turbo Golf Racing blasted down the fairway and into Xbox Game Preview this week, offering up a turbo-charged experience for up to eight players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. Here are our first impressions.

Posted 3 months ago by Tom West 25

BS GS: Crazy achievements we're glad aren't real #4 — Elden Ring

FromSoftware's Elden Ring is a perfect candidate for this article, and while we'll likely tackle the Dark Souls games as well down the line, let's first look at just how much more of a slog the achievements could have been here.

Posted 3 months ago by Luke Albigés 43

Rinsed PowerWash Simulator? Nine similar games to try next

For those of you who have powered your way through PowerWash Simulator, you may be wondering what to play next. If you're looking for similar games to scratch that PowerWash Simulator itch, we've got you covered.

Posted 3 months ago by Sean Carey 37

BS GS: Crazy achievements we're glad aren't real #3 — Skyrim

A game on the scale of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has ample opportunity to mess players around with disgusting achievements... here are just a few of the ways it could have been a horrible completion rather than just a long one.

Posted 4 months ago by Luke Albigés 61

Saints Row hands-on preview impressions

Saints Row is set to release next month and Volition recently invited us to a preview event where we had the chance to spend a few hours with the game, get to know the new Saints, and cause chaos in Santo Ileso.

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 40

BS GS: Crazy achievements we're glad aren't real #1 — Cuphead

Cuphead is famously pretty tough, but what if the team had made its achievement list even harder? In the first of a new series for TA, we think about what could have been if the devs had been even more cruel with the game's list.

Posted 4 months ago by Luke Albigés 74

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships courts us with its potential

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships aims to bring authentic tennis gameplay and licenced players to Xbox Game Pass in July. We recently saw the game in action with Torus Games, so here is what you need to know. [updated]

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 23

Interview: Metal: Hellsinger is "a metal album come to life"

Metal: Hellsinger creative director and The Outsiders' founder, David Goldfarb, has taken a little time out from killing hellish nightmares to answer a few of our burning questions about the rhythm-shooter that comes to Xbox soon.

Posted 4 months ago by Tom West 21

Best games like Monster Hunter on Xbox

With Monster Hunter Rise getting its Sunbreak expansion later this week on PC and Switch, now seems as good a time as any to track down some great alternatives to Capcom's monster co-op hit for Xbox players...

Posted 5 months ago by Luke Albigés 14

Every Summer Game Fest 2022 Xbox demo tested

The Summer Game Fest 2022 demo event might officially be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. If you missed out on any of the Xbox demos, don't worry — we tried them all! Here are our first impressions of each.

Posted 5 months ago by Luke Albigés 14

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle first impressions

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and takes us on a never-before-seen adventure to a fanciful Breton resort. Here is what we think about our time with the Chapter so far.

Posted 5 months ago by Tom West 12