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12:45 PM on 03.26.2015

How to locate the final hidden boss in Bloodborne, and achieve the true ending

It's been quite a week since I first obtained Bloodborne. I'm currently on my fourth playthrough and I'm finding out that I missed quite a bit on my first run. Specifically, there's multiple endings, one of which involves a c...

Chris Carter



Life is Strange: Episode Two Achievement guide photo
Life is Strange: Episode Two Achievement guide
by Brett Makedonski

The second episode of Life is Strange has an Achievement set that falls right in line with the first episode's. Again, exploration is key, and taking some quirky photos will earn you some easy Gamerscore.

The rules and process are the exact same as they were in the previous walkthrough: 

Life is Strange has a chapter select feature that tells you how many photos in each section remain to be collected. However, make sure to select the option to "play this chapter in collectible mode" which will allow you to hunt without changing any choices you've already made.

Everything from here on out may contain spoilers. Even the images for the Achievements are spoilers in that they give away what needs to be done. I've listed them in the order in which they appear, but I highly recommend playing through once at your own speed before using a guide to clean up.

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How to find all of Bloodborne's hidden optional bosses photo
How to find all of Bloodborne's hidden optional bosses
by Chris Carter

[Update: I've located the hidden boss, with instructions below.]

Bloodborne is officially out, and I've already seen a lot of discussions brewing about the game. Some sentiments are positive, some are negative, but a great deal of people are just confused.

Although I have a quick tips guide to help you start out, a lot of readers and peers have been asking me about some of the game's harder-to-find optional bosses. I spent the day recording the processes involved in finding them, and you can see the results for most of them below.

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

Bloodborne can get pretty rough at times. All Souls games can. To help you ease from the frustration to the fun zone, here are a few tips to help you on your way.

General non-spoiler tips will be frontloaded at the top, but the progression-spoiler ones will be in the second section. Note that no bosses or story elements are spoiled, just navigational tidbits in case you get lost.

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Very Quick Tips: Ori and the Blind Forest photo
Very Quick Tips: Ori and the Blind Forest
by Chris Carter

Ori and the Blind Forest may not be the most complicated metroidvania in the world, but there are a few tough decisions to make from time to time.

Here are a few quick tips to ease you in.

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The Destructoid Guide to Community Podcasting photo
The Destructoid Guide to Community Podcasting
by Stephen Turner

So you wanna be a podcast superstar? And live large, a big house, five cars, you're in charge? Comin' up in the world, don't trust no body, gotta look over your shoulder constantly?

Well, it probably won’t happen unless you diversify your financial portfolio, but at least I’m here to guide you through the white-knuckle joys of community podcasting at Destructoid.  Why me, you ask? Well, I've drunk more beer, and banged more quiff (ay?!), and pissed more blood, and stomped more ass than all of you numbnuts put together! And by that, I mean I’ve been on a few podcasts in my time.

Podcasting might sound like a daunting prospect, but it’s really not that hard. So whether you’re a first-time guest or finally taking up the reins as host, hopefully this guide will allay your fears and steer you right. That or you end becoming a fugitive killing machine. In which case, all these ’80s video rentals I’ve been using as reference are a complete waste of time.

Anyway, this guide will be broken down into three primary sections:

Pre-Production > Recording > Post-Production

Excited? Me, too! Let’s get started!

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Binding of Isaac: 10 tips for making The Lost playthrough easier photo
Binding of Isaac: 10 tips for making The Lost playthrough easier
by Corduroy Turtle

[Dtoid community blogger Corduroy Turtle offers some strategies for achieving 100% completion in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. What a guy! --Mr Andy Dixon]

The concept of difficulty is likely different for everyone. Personally, I want to feel a real sense of accomplishment when I beat a game. I thirst for near-impossible challenges and I certainly don't appreciate having my hand held. I want to feel like I've really earned it; like I've suffered. I've beaten the original NES Ninja Gaiden without dying. I've battled my way through Hell in Spelunky and defeated King Yama multiple times. I made Super Meat Boy my bitch. Though I know skill is a factor, I think the fact that I'm just really goddamn stubborn helps a lot too. Once I set my sights on something, I can accomplish just about anything. Eventually.

The latest challenge I set for myself seemed simple enough: unlock all of the items in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. For those who are unfamiliar with the game, the items Isaac comes across are selected randomly from a pool of "unlocked" items. Some are unlocked by beating the game a certain number of times or completing specific challenges. Others require the late-game bosses to be beaten with each individual character. This is something I did in the original The Binding of Isaac and I was looking forward to doing it again. Sure, it was bound to be difficult, but I absolutely had to see everything this big, beautiful game had to offer. No excuses.

What I didn't know at the time was there was a super-secret playable character hidden in Rebirth that required a series of obscure deaths in a specific order to unlock. Luckily, you can use Seeds for the first three steps, which is beyond helpful. This is something that was buried deep within the game; something that creator Ed McMillen hoped would take months, if not years, of piecing together clues to discover. Unfortunately for him, a few savvy gamers peered into the code of the game and figured it out in less than a week. Welp, that's the world we live in.

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Very Quick Tips: Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Raid Mode photo
Very Quick Tips: Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Raid Mode
by Chris Carter

I'm thoroughly impressed by Capcom's efforts with Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Raid Mode. It's much deeper compared to previous efforts, augmented by a sleeker interface and a seamlessly integrated mini-story.

Because of that it may take a little bit longer to acclimate, so here are some tips.

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Very Quick Tips: Pokémon Shuffle photo
Very Quick Tips: Pokémon Shuffle
by Chris Carter

Pokémon Shuffle has an under-handed microtransaction system that heavily relies on making you wait to play, unless you pay.

But for some of you, casually picking up five games per day will be enough, and there is some fun to be had when you wade through all the nonsense. Here are some tips to help you stay free.

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Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D photo
Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
by Chris Carter

Majora's Mask may have problems, but the three-day cycle concept is not one of them. While some people didn't like the fact that they had to "start all over" after the cycle repeated, that's not really the case.

You get to keep all your key items, you can store your Rupees in a bank and get them back right away, and there's an easy method to ensuring that you have all the time you need for dungeons.

Let's take a look.

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Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares photo
Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares
by Chris Carter

Unless my Meta Knight pre-order is screwed up by Best Buy, I'll have every existing amiibo on-hand by next week. A lot of people have asked how I'm so successful at getting some of the rarer figures, and the answer is "helping out a lot of friends, and getting help from friends."

But there are a lot of ways to procure them. Here are a few that will allow you to sidestep scalpers on eBay.

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Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide photo
Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide
by Brett Makedonski

It's always great when a game's Achievements exploit the mechanic or feature that the title does best. That's what Life is Strange's set does -- at least for the first episode. Almost everything in episode one can be unlocked through exploration. The sole exception is an Achievement for simply finishing.

The Achievements that might prove difficult are for taking ten optional photos. Life is Strange has a chapter select feature that tells you how many photos in each section remain to be collected. However, make sure to select the option to "play this chapter in collectible mode" which will allow you to hunt without changing any choices you've already made.

Everything from here on out may contain spoilers. Even the images for the Achievements are spoilers in that they give away what needs to be done. I've listed them in the order in which they appear, but I highly recommend playing through once at your own speed before using a guide to clean up.

With all the formalities out of the way, an easy 200 Gamerscore's right around the corner!

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Ready for Hyrule Warriors' Majora's Mask DLC? If not, grind these levels photo
Ready for Hyrule Warriors' Majora's Mask DLC? If not, grind these levels
by Jordan Devore

I'm continually amazed and frightened by how much mileage I've gotten out of Hyrule Warriors. This game is massive without DLC, and with it, god help us all -- it just keeps going.

After regularly playing since launch in late September, I've managed to clear the first Adventure Mode map, most of the Master Quest map, and around half of the Twilight Princess map. But just when I feel like my progress is coming together, more content drops. Not that I'm complaining.

There's still the Majora's Mask DLC ($7.99 standalone, or bundled with the other DLC packs for $19.99) on February 5. We got our first real look at that content -- Young Link, Tingle, three new costumes, and an Adventure map -- during today's Nintendo Direct. It's gonna be good.

I'm ready to start rocking Tingle, but if your current favorite characters aren't as leveled-up as you'd like them to be, the Twilight Princess map can help. In particular, the "Divisive Plan" missions (locations here) are ideal for grinding experience points. You'll face off against a single warrior, like Darunia or Fi, who will split apart into multiple clones as you deal damage. More clones equals more XP. Just be sure to take advantage of their elemental weakness (e.g., Water beats Fire)!

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Very Quick Tips for the Halo 5 beta photo
Very Quick Tips for the Halo 5 beta
by Chris Carter

The Halo 5 beta is out for Xbox One preview accounts and select members of the press, and will be coming your way soon on December 29 if you are qualified. I...don't know how I feel about it yet, as my experience has been mixed so far.

It's definitely a beautiful-looking shooter, but the gunplay feels off at times. I need to play more to make a full judgment, and this is a beta after all! Here's some tips to help you whenever you happen to get into it.

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Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how photo
Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how
by Chris Carter

After booting up the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below this morning, I completed the three new story missions. Upon finishing the questline I saw that the weekly Heroic and Nightfall missions were blacked out, telling me to "complete the new quests."

Utterly confused, I ended up doing a few more bounties for Eris, the new NPC, and found out how to unlock them. It's not straightforward, but here's how to do it!

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Here's how you unlock everything in Smash Bros. Wii U photo
Here's how you unlock everything in Smash Bros. Wii U
by Chris Carter

Just like Super Smash Bros. 3DS, the unlock conditions are fairly relaxed in the Wii U version. Of course there is at least one stage that's hidden behind a specific unlock condition, and most of the stage unlocks aren't apparent at first.

Although this doesn't spoil any stage specifically, I'd refrain from reading the comments if you want to be surprised.

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