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Downwell guide

Downwell tips and tricks to get down the well well

Downwell is one of the best games of the year and it's only $3. If the stellar reviews and word of mouth are enough to convince you that this game is excellent, you're in luck. And while it's pretty great to just learn how the game works th...   read

 
 
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Life is Strange

Life is Strange: Episode Five Achievement guide

Here we are, friends. It's time for the conclusion to Life is Strange's five-episode arc. I'm writing this prior to playing, and I have no idea what to expect. Well, that's a half-truth -- I expect to be an emotional wreck by the time this ...   read

 
 
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HotS tips

Heroes of the Storm 101 for new players

As you might have read, I recently got into Heroes of the Storm in a big way. I'm super late to the party, and our own Chris Carter has already written a great list of quick tips you should definitely read if you're interested in playing, b...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Shuffle tips

More Quick Tips: Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

Earlier this year, Pokémon Shuffle released on 3DS and Chris Carter handed out some tips for success in the free-to-play match-three puzzler, despite the fact that he didn't care much for it. He's so magnanimous. Pokémon Shuff...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight tips

Very Quick Tips: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Much like Shovel Knight, the Plague of Shadows expansion was pretty top-notch. Since the new anti-hero controls rather differently than the titular hero, I figured I'd share a few tips in regards to the changes.   read

 
 
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MGSV tricks

God, I love these stupid The Phantom Pain tricks

So, Chris Carter already provided a handy list of quick tips alongside his review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. These are essential, life saving tips that will let you complete missions easier and build the legend of Big Bos...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V tips
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Very Quick Tips: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V, from a gameplay standpoint, is one of the most complex titles in the series. While it was fairly easy to understand the limited amount of gear you were provided with in past entries (everything was basically drip-fed ove...   read

 
 
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Mega Man tips

Very Quick Tips: Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

People often cite the Mega Man series as an example of "difficult" retro games, but there's an astounding amount of rhyme and reason to the level design therein. With a few tips you'll be breaking down time trial record walls like it w...   read

 
 
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Curses N Chaos Guide
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The sexiest way to play Curses 'N Chaos

While reviewing Curses 'N Chaos, I've come across a lot of different strategies. Ultimately, though, only one proved useful. So before you go out trying to kill monsters like a n00b, please watch this pro-level video from the top player on ...   read

 
 
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Life is Strange

Life is Strange: Episode Four Achievement guide

We're inching ever-closer to the conclusion of Life is Strange. As we get nearer to knowing what the narrative holds for Max and Chloe, we find a bit of familiarity in the Achievements. Like always, episode four Dark Room holds te...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm tips

Very Quick Tips: Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm might have some streamlined mechanics when it comes to the MOBA genre as a whole, but it's anything but "dumbed down." While I'll refrain from educating players on MOBAs as a whole (the 15-minute tutorial does a goo...   read

 
 
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Life is Strange guide

Life is Strange: Episode Three Achievement guide

We're at the halfway point of Life is Strange, and while the story is moving right along, the Achievement lists remain similar. Ten optional photos to snap in every episode, and Chaos Theory is no different. This guide should help you ...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3 tips
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Very Quick Tips: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an improvement upon its predecessor in a lot of ways, and despite the fact that it's a tad more streamlined, there is a learning curve involved. Here's a few quick tips to get you started.   read

 
 
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NERO guide

NERO collectibles guide part two: The Hospital and The Desert

Well, we have 24 of NERO's puzzle pieces in the bag, which means there are 24 to go. The second half of the NERO collectibles guide features The Hospital and The Desert.  No sense wasting any time; let's jump right into it. I...   read

 
 
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NERO guide

NERO collectibles guide part one: The Caves and The Forest

NERO is an experience in exploration that beckons for the player to scour every inch of its world. Scattered across the game's four levels are 48 puzzle pieces, and they're hidden in every nook and cranny imaginable. Parts of the story (alo...   read

 
 
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Wii U File Size Guide

The Destructoid Wii U Game File Size Guide

With the rise of digital distribution, hard drive constraints are becoming more problematic than ever. It's never fun purchasing a game only to find out you don't actually have space for it. Here is a constantly-updated list of game file si...   read

 
 
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Xbox One File Size Guide

The Destructoid Xbox One Game File Size Guide

With the rise of digital distribution, hard drive constraints are becoming more problematic than ever. It's never fun purchasing a game only to find out you don't actually have space for it. Here is a constantly-updated list of game file si...   read

 
 
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Battletoads Shovel Knight
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The Battletoad fight in Shovel Knight Xbox One is so much better than the PSN's Kratos

Shovel Knight is the gift that keeps on giving. It was already pretty loaded for a digital release, packed with secrets and replayability, but Yacht Club Games has been busy with other stuff too. For starters, the PSN version has Krato...   read

 
 
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Kratos in Shovel Knight
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Here's how to unlock Kratos in Shovel Knight, and a look at the full boss battle

You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there. But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic method in regards t...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls II tip

One crucial tip for locating the new boss in Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

It goes without saying that there are minor spoilers involved (mainly just names that don't have any context) for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin herein. This tip is mostly for returning players who want to experience the new conten...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne
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Beware this naked fatty in Bloodborne

This guy. This guy right here. It was late at night and I was already on edge in one of Bloodborne's unnerving Chalice Dungeons. I had hoped to quickly find the lever so I could proceed to the boss, get my ass kicked a few times, scrape by...   read

 
 
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amiibo wave 4 tips

Here's the full rundown on all the Wave 4 amiibo madness today, including GameStop's plan

[Update: I went in-store to scope the situation out and see what I could get at GameStop. I waited two hours as the fourth person in line. The first two got the $77.94 Smash amiibo bundle. The third only got the Splatoon 3-pa...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne farming
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You can put enemies to work in Bloodborne while farming Blood Echoes

Depending on how far you are into Bloodborne, you've probably come to realize that this late-game area, accessible using the "Mergo's Loft: Middle" warp from the Hunter's Dream, is one of the best spots to quickly earn Blood Echoes (and al...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne secret ending
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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 cryptic process ...   read

 
 
Life is Strange guide photo
Life is Strange guide

Life is Strange: Episode Two Achievement guide

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 ...   read

 
 



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