Sam Quirke

Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.
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Ghost of Tsushima release date revealed

For those who have long awaited a release date for Ghost of Tsushima, we've just picked up a store page confirming it. You will only have to wait until the end of June to get your hands on it.

Posted 5 months ago

Happy Birthday to PlayStation 2, 20 years old today

The PlayStation 2 is 20 years old today, with its original launch in Japan taking place on March 4th, 2000. It remains the most successful games console of all time and a beloved memory of many a 30-year-old.

Posted 5 months ago

The TrueTrophies Leap Frog 2020: The Results

Our Leap Frog 2020 event finished off last week, so it's time to share the winners alongside some impressive community statistics. Who leapt the furthest? Find out here!

Posted 6 months ago

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Review: VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

If you ever felt like tending bar in a videogame world, VA-11 HALL-A is the visual novel for you. Meet an eclectic mix of cyberpunk misfits as they try to find answers at the bottom of a glass.

Posted 1 year ago

DLC Review: Stellaris – Leviathans

Stellaris is a great entry point into grand strategy for those who love an epic space opera setting, and the Leviathans DLC adds an extra layer of depth and mystery that gives the galactic chess board some narrative weight.

Posted 1 year ago

Review: Jupiter & Mars
Review: Jupiter & Mars

Like it or not, we live in a time in which ethical concerns are making their way into video game narratives. Jupiter and Mars chooses to tackle the growing problem of plastic in our oceans. But is it fun to play?

Posted 1 year ago

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 Review

Life is Strange 2 is the long-awaited sequel to a game that has over time become a fan favourite for its emotional narrative about love, loss and nascent superpowers. How does the first true sequel stack up against expectations?

Posted 1 year ago

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is supposed to be the culmination of Lara Croft's journey into her adventuress form. Yet the game, while fun and competent, fails to reach new heights and goes out with a fizzle rather than a bang.

Posted 1 year ago

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The mindfulness machine: peaceful puzzling on the PlayStation Vita
Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated PS4 Game of April 2019?

Another month is coming to an end, so it's time we look ahead to April's release calendar. It's a quieter month than the last few, but it's not entirely lacking some exciting new games. What are you looking forward to?

Posted 1 year ago

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

It's a new month, and it's going to be another busy one for new releases. What will you be playing this weekend to start the month off right? Dead or Alive 6 just came out, and The Division 2 has an open beta ahead of release.

Posted 1 year ago

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Whatever your situation, we hope you get a least a little bit of time this weekend to kick back and enjoy some gaming. Will you be sampling something new, tackling the backlog or chilling out with an old favourite? Let us know!

Posted 1 year ago

Ten DLCs That Totally Changed The Story

While the relative merits and disadvantages of substantial extra content can be debated, there's certainly been a few expansions that are near-essential to the main game's narrative. Here are some of the most significant.

Posted 1 year ago

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