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Very Quick Tips: Dr. Luigi photo
Very Quick Tips: Dr. Luigi
by Chris Carter

Dr. Luigi is out today, and it not only signals the end of 2013, but the end of the first Year of Luigi as well. While most of it is pretty straightforward for Dr. Mario fans (the game even has a classic Dr. Mario mode), there are some new concepts that might make things a bit tricky.

Here are a few basic tips to help you get started.

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Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World photo
Very Quick Video Tips: Super Mario 3D World
by Chris Carter

The last time we checked in with a video for Super Mario 3D World, we showed you how to access the hidden fifth character. But after some extended play sessions of the game and my subsequent race to obtain a 100% completion rating, I uncovered a few more tips, and decided to share them with the rest of the world.

Whether you're on your first or your fourth playthrough of Super Mario 3D World, there's a lot of depth here. It goes without saying that there are spoilers for the last world and the identity of the secret character. Enjoy!

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Every green star & hidden stamp in Super Mario 3D World photo
Every green star & hidden stamp in Super Mario 3D World
by Wesley Ruscher

I'm still waiting to get my paws (you see what I did there) on Super Mario 3D World, as I unfortunately had to pick at least one game to leave on my Christmas list or I'd feel the fury from my lovely girlfriend. 

But if you've been busy scratching away at the latest Nintendo masterpiece, and are maybe having a hard time locating all 380 green stars or the 85 stamps hidden throughout, don't worry the folks over at GameXplain got your back covered. Their latest video walkthrough points the way to every secret item in just about 60 minutes. 

Wow, that's like seven hidden items a minute!

Warning: If you don't want any of the game's locations spoiled, be warned that the video uses all in-game footage. 

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How to unlock Super Mario 3D World's secret character photo
How to unlock Super Mario 3D World's secret character
by Chris Carter

Super Mario 3D World has a secret playable fifth character, and it's not unlocked through normal means. Watch the above video to find out who it is, and how to go about obtaining the secret.

Be warned -- the video spoils the new character after the 1:00 mark with some gameplay. For everything else, I have a few tips below that should help you out come launch day.

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Very Quick Tips: LocoCycle photo
Very Quick Tips: LocoCycle
by Chris Carter

LocoCycle is a pretty insane game. In some ways it's wrong, in others, it's oh so right. But one thing's for sure -- if you love cheesy action films and want something completely different in a videogame, Loco might be your huckleberry.

Here are some tips to facilitate said craziness.

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Very Quick Tips: Crimson Dragon photo
Very Quick Tips: Crimson Dragon
by Chris Carter

Crimson Dragon can be a really tough game if you haven't played a Panzer title before. On Classic Mode, bullets are unrelenting, and you have to kill certain enemies to progress with the campaign.

So before co-op mode drops in December, here are some tips to help you along your way.

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Very Quick Tips: Pokemon X & Y post-game photo
Very Quick Tips: Pokemon X & Y post-game
by Chris Carter

A common theme I've seen around the 'net is that Pokemon X & Y has a weak endgame. While it's not nearly as strong as a few prior generational iterations, I wouldn't necessarily call it "weak."

Despite the fact that the bank and transfer app is not with us yet (thus making it impossible to catch all 718 Pokemon), there's still hundreds of creatures to catch, and a few extra excursions to go on. Here's a list of things you can do after you've beaten the Elite Four.

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Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus photo
Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
by Chris Carter

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a fairly brief game, but it can be unforgiveable on higher difficulties if you're not careful.

Here are some tips to send you on your way.

 

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Everything you need to know about the Xbox One photo
Everything you need to know about the Xbox One
by Steven Hansen

Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One, comes out in North American on November 22. That's soon! It will cost $500. That's fair chunk of money! I think it's time we Xbone up on the Xbox One with everything we know about it thus far.

Here's your first factoid. Not everyone at Microsoft appreciates the nickname "Xbone," but Microsoft's Phil Spencer has admitted, "I think it's going to stick." In a move Microsoft likely appreciates even less, parents will hopefully still just call it "a Nintendo."

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Very Quick Tips: Regular Show: 8-Bit Land 3DS photo
Very Quick Tips: Regular Show: 8-Bit Land 3DS
by Chris Carter

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land isn't the best platformer around, but it's a good way to scratch that retro itch many of you may be having. Like most old school titles, 8-Bit Land is one of those games where you'll have to work to figure everything out, but once you do, it all just clicks.

This should help ease you into that process.

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Very Quick Tips: A Pokemon X and Y Guide photo
Very Quick Tips: A Pokemon X and Y Guide
by Chris Carter

[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y trading guide.]

While I recently created a mini-guide for how to make the most out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y, I figured a completely separate tips guide was in order to cover everything else.

This is a massive game after all, and there are a ton of ways to help kickstart the process of catching all 454 Kalos-region Pokemon.

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Tips: get more out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y photo
Tips: get more out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y
by Chris Carter

[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y tips guide.]

Over the past week, I've been slowly working my way up the Pokemon X and Y trading chain. I started off with a minimal amount of knowledge with the GTS, encountering error after error until I abandoned it, and now I'm almost 100% done with viewing the Kalos Pokedex (which, broken into three parts, totals 454 Pokemon).

It all culminated in a trade I made yesterday, in which I gave away a Kangaskhan for a Xerneas. Read on to learn how I did it, and what else I learned about trading in the past week.

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Very Quick Tips: Grand Theft Auto Online photo
Very Quick Tips: Grand Theft Auto Online
by Chris Carter

Grand Theft Auto Online is finally here, and despite the connection issues that come with any massive online launch, I've been able to play a fair amount of it.

Although I haven't spent as much time with Online as I have with Grand Theft Auto V's story mode, I've come across a few useful tips throughout my journey of killing hundreds of players and stealing hundreds of cars.

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Very Quick Tips: Shadow Warrior photo
Very Quick Tips: Shadow Warrior
by Chris Carter

Outside of a few outliers like Hard Reset and Serious Sam HD, it's tough to find real old-school shooters these days. While I'm still very much a fan of modern FPS design, playing game after game with regenerative health and linear pathways can get tiresome.

That's where Shadow Warrior (expect Andy's review coming soon!) comes in, delivering a fairly challenging experience along with some elements of '90s FPS goodness. So sit back and enjoy some tips for Lo Wang's latest adventure.

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Very Quick Tips: Volgarr the Viking photo
Very Quick Tips: Volgarr the Viking
by Chris Carter

Let's talk about fake difficulty in games. In the olden days, often times due to the limitations of the hardware, developers would create certain portions of games that forced you to resort to trial-and-error tactics, often creating cheap deaths and frustration.

But of course, to say every retro game resorted to this is a complete fallacy, as I could name a large number of great platformers that did not enforce to this limitation -- namely Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers by Capcom, which allowed for a failsafe "box shield" mechanic to avoid unnecessary cheap deaths.

Volgarr the Viking is another fair game that can be described more as "challenging" than cheap. So to help you out a bit with the challenging part, I've created a small list of tips to nudge you to the finish line.

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Very Quick Tips: Grand Theft Auto V photo
Very Quick Tips: Grand Theft Auto V
by Chris Carter

Are you playing Grand Theft Auto V now that it's finally out? So am I! Actually, I've been playing it for a little while now, and I've gathered some of the things I've learned throughout my travels and put them into one quick video.

One of the biggest things I can suggest is to switch between all three playable characters if you've saturated all your mission icons, as it can be a bit puzzling sometimes to find out where to go next without a contextual action springing up. As always, feel free to share any tips you're uncovering throughout your own gameplay sessions in the comments.

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