Sam Quirke

Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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The Pentagon Trophies Revealed for Tom Clancy's The Division 2

We have just picked up new trophies for Tom Clancy's The Division 2. There are 2 trophies, neither of which is hidden.

Posted 5 days ago

October's PlayStation Plus Lineup: The Last of Us, MLB The Show 19

Next month's PS Plus line-up includes The Last of Us Remastered, giving players a chance to try out or return to the story that everyone is excited to see continue next year. Also, a baseball game!

Posted 26 days ago

The Last of Us Part II is Getting Another PS4 Dynamic Theme for Outbreak Day

It looks like The Last of Us: Part II is getting another PS4 Dynamic Theme today, to celebrate Outbreak Day. The new theme will apparently feature a "stylized Ellie", animated effects and music.

Posted 27 days ago

The 15 Quickest Game Completions from This Week's PlayStation Sale (NA)

This week's North American PlayStation Store Sale has dropped, and we want to let you know which games are going to get you a Platinum without too much of a headache. Luckily, most of them are pretty fun to play too.

Posted 1 month ago

Borderlands 3 Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked up new trophies for Borderlands 3. There are 45 trophies, 14 of which are hidden.

Posted 1 month ago

Scheduled Maintenance: Sites Offline for an Hour Tomorrow Morning (BST)

PSA: TrueAchievements (and TrueTrophies) will both be going offline for some essential server maintenance tomorrow morning. Work will start at 8:30am BST and last up to an hour.

Posted 1 month ago

FIFA 20 Demo Now Available on PlayStation 4

FIFA 20's demo version is now available to download on PlayStation 4. It'll set you back 6GB. FIFA 20 features a brand new campaign revolving around the VOLTA street game, with a customisable player character.

Posted 1 month ago

September's PlayStation Plus Line-Up Includes Darksiders III

September is a sequel heavy month when it comes to PlayStation Plus, with two major titles available to Plus subscribers at no additional cost. Unleash your inner Fury or get broody with Batman in time for the autumn.

Posted 1 month ago

Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition Now Available

In case you somehow missed one of the biggest PlayStation exclusives of last year, Marvel's Spider-Man is now available digitally in a Game of the Year Edition bundle, including the City that Never Sleeps DLC.

Posted 1 month ago

Kingdom Update Trophies Revealed for Gems of War

We have just picked up two new trophies for Gems of War, which arrive along with the Kingdom Update. Players will be need to complete Challenge Tier V and Kingdom level 15 to finish off this new addition to the trophy list.

Posted 1 month 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 PS Vita
The Mindfulness Machine: Peaceful Puzzling on PS Vita

Last year we ran an analysis, showing just how many of the PS Vita's remaining releases were cheap games with easy trophies. But there's another side to the story, one in which the Vita becomes a chill-out space for puzzle nerds.

Posted 3 months ago

Poll: What Difficulty Mode Do You Like To Play On?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have noticed the gaming community having a big blowout about difficulty levels in gaming. We just have a simple question: Given the choice, what do you choose?

Posted 6 months ago

New Trophies Revealed for Assassin's Creed Odyssey

We have just picked up new trophies for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. There are 5 trophies, 1 of which are hidden.

Posted 7 months ago

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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months ago

Poll: Has PlayStation's 2018 Success Changed Your View on VR?

The PlayStation VR has had an undeniably good run in the past few months, and the latest industry data shows that it's pretty much dominating the VR headset market. Has its success changed your mind on the headset?

Posted 9 months ago

Wandersong Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for Wandersong. There are 20 trophies, all of which are hidden

Posted 9 months 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 9 months ago

Poll: Which Game Studio Would You Like To See Split From Their Publisher?

One of the biggest stories of the day is the fact that Bungie have not only parted ways with Activision Blizzard, but they have managed to do so while retaining the Destiny IP. Which studios would you love to see follow suit?

Posted 9 months ago

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