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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TrueTrophies community stats of the decade

You've been hearing about our games of the decade, and you've decided your own, but it wouldn't be a TGN event without some stats! Here's how the community fared in the 2010s.

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TrueTrophies Game of the Decade – The Results

The wait is over – we're ready to reveal the TT community's Game of the Decade, as well as your opinions on the best publishers, the best DLCs and more. Check out the full results here.

Posted 6 days ago by

TrueTrophies Game of the Decade: Staff picks

We're not far off being able to reveal the community's Game of the Decade – but before we do that, here's some thoughts from our staff, including the writers and our fantastic volunteer crew.

Posted 7 days ago by

Vote Now for The TrueTrophies Game of The Decade!

Before 2020 hits hard with massive new releases and brand new consoles, we want to take a breath and look back at the decade past. Let us know your favourite games, DLCs and more from 2010-2019!

Posted 15 days ago by

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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 8 months ago by

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 8 months ago by

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 9 months ago by

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 by

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 by

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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 10 months ago by

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 10 months ago by

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 11 months ago by

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 by

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