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Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors receiving hardback game guides photo
Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors receiving hardback game guides
by Brittany Vincent

A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games.

The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material and art as well as a bonus eGuide. It will be available September 26.

The Bayonetta 2 guide will reveal all locations for collectibles as well as tips on fighting with the various weapons. This guide will be available December 31.

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Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight photo
Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight
by Chris Carter

Shovel Knight is an amalgamation of a lot of old school 2D platformers, most notably Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man. As such, it involves a decent amount of tricky jumps, boss fights, and some adventure elements that are a bit more cryptic than the average game.

Here are some basic tips to help you on your way to New Game+.

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Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region photo
Here's how to get Hearthstone on your iPad if it isn't out in your region
by Chris Carter

I've seen quite a few people sigh at Hearthstone's recent iPad port rollout, because currently the game is only available in a select few regions, leaving a couple of major countries out of the loop (like the US).

But it's actually pretty easy to download it on your iPad in minutes, using a simple region change method that you can do entirely within your device.

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Tips and GIFs: Tower of Guns photo
Tips and GIFs: Tower of Guns
by Patrick Hancock

Tower of Guns is a game of many secrets and intricacies, just as any good roguelike. Since I love to teach people things, I thought I'd lend a helping hand out to anyone who cares to look. Not just with text and those plain non-moving images though. What is this, 2001? We have pictures that move now! Just like Harry Potter's newspapers.

So please join me in "Tips and GIFs," a new idea I had about actually demonstrating the tricks I'm trying to convey with words to better reinforce the idea. Considering this is the first installment, I'd love some feedback, even if you can't use the actual tips themselves! 

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Very Quick Tips: Deception IV: Blood Ties photo
Very Quick Tips: Deception IV: Blood Ties
by Chris Carter

Deception IV is a unique release, mainly due to the fact that there aren't many trap-setting games on the market in general.

Because of that, it's often hard for people to acclimate if they've never played a past entry before (Trapt is on the PSN, by the way) -- so here are some tips to help you along.

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Very Quick Video Tips: A guide to all the Ground Zeroes XOF patches photo
Very Quick Video Tips: A guide to all the Ground Zeroes XOF patches
by Chris Carter

Both Sony and Microsoft have their own platform-exclusive missions for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and you'll have to do a bit of legwork to unlock them. Basically, you'll need to grab all nine XOF patches hidden throughout the main mission, then complete the main objectives.

Here in this video I'll show you the location of every patch, and pause for a second to also show it on the iDroid map. If you're wondering how to get the second patch at the start of the video, just go prone, and press in the left stick to roll from side to side constantly until it falls out.

XOF patch progress only saves at checkpoints -- so if you get a game over, you may need to recollect a few.

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These are my favorite Luftrausers photo
These are my favorite Luftrausers
by Conrad Zimmerman

I've been slavishly playing Luftrausers like a madman this past weekend, and I'm shaping up to be a fairly decent player. To help you get a sense of the different Rausers you can pilot, I put together this little video showing four of my favorite configurations.

I'm seriously addicted to this game. Only three absurdly difficult challenges stand between me and total completion, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let them get the better of me. Make sure you go and read our full review!

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Very Quick Tips: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo
Very Quick Tips: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
by Chris Carter

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a pretty unconventional shooter -- and that's partially why I liked it. Instead of your typical cookie-cutter classes there are choices like killer potted plants and teleporting scientist zombies, so things can get a little complicated once you're learning the ropes.

Here are some quick tips to help you get acclimated to the world of Garden Warfare.

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

Strider isn't a particularly tough game on Normal mode, but it can get a bit dicey on some of the more involved boss encounters.

It also has a number of advanced techniques that can be employed to slice up even more dudes than you're used to, so use the following tips to become a true master ninja. 

 

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Very Quick Tips for the Titanfall beta photo
Very Quick Tips for the Titanfall beta
by Chris Carter

I've been playing a ton of the Titanfall beta, and I think I've started to get a handle on how things work as both a pilot and a Titan.

Since a lot of readers out there have asked for a collection of tips to help them skyrocket to the top of the leaderboards, here's a quick guide on how to kick ass and fall some Titans.

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Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank photo
Here's how to get the free Celebi from the Pokemon Bank
by Chris Carter

As you may have heard, Nintendo has dropped the Pokemon Bank and Transporter Apps today on the North American eShop. These are two separate apps, but you'll only need to access the bank before September 30th, 2014 to get your free Celebi.

So how do you do it? Well, log into the Bank App, tie in your Nintendo Network ID (you'll need to get one if you don't have one already), then select a "gift" from the menu, and place one Pokemon in a cloud box.

Then, load up Pokemon X or Y, and go to the bottom option, "Pokemon Link." Redeem your prize, then go back to the Pokemon Bank and hit the "use bank" option. Finally, go back again to your X or Y game, hit "Pokemon Link" again -- Celebi will be waiting for you on the in-game PC.

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Very Quick Tips: Fable Anniversary photo
Very Quick Tips: Fable Anniversary
by Chris Carter

Fable Anniversary is a relatively straight-forward game, especially if you've played the original, as it's nearly identical in terms of content. But there are a few things you can miss, so I've crafted a few helpful tips to help you along the way.

Before you do anything though you're going to want to turn off the Guildmaster's "hints" in the options menu. Trust me.

 

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Very Quick Tips: Broken Age Episode One photo
Very Quick Tips: Broken Age Episode One
by Chris Carter

Double Fine just released part one of Broken Age to Kickstarter backers this week, and it's a big deal for multiple reasons. Not only is the game highly anticipated, but the Kickstarter itself was full of fanfare and controversy, mostly for splitting the game into two acts.

Our own Caitlin Cooke is plugging away for a review [which has since gone live], but in the meantime, here are some tips I've collected throughout my journeys in the world of Broken Age. Most of these are at the request of readers who got "stuck" in an area or two, but like all adventure games, I urge you to try and beat it by yourself, and only consult these tips if you really can't progress any further.

Also, there are light spoilers abound, so if you're not a backer and aren't playing, come back after January 28 when the game is released to the public!

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

OlliOlli is a very, very interesting game. It explains exactly what you have to do outright at the start, and even then, I had trouble. That's because I basically had to re-learn everything I knew about skateboarding games.

Without grasping certain concepts, OlliOlli can be pretty brutal, so here's a bit of help.

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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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