Tips For Playing Bloodborne

You may have noticed a lot of people talking about the new PS4 game Bloodborne. It's good, they say. It's really difficult, they say. Maybe you've considered checking it out, but you're worried about that difficulty. I'm here to help. » 3/24/15 4:20pm Tuesday 4:20pm

Tips For Playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Final Fantasy Type-0 can be more than a little overwhelming. Between the barrage of proper nouns and 14—fourteen!—playable characters, it'll probably take you some time to get adjusted to the pace of Square's newest role-playing game. » 3/17/15 5:00pm 3/17/15 5:00pm

Tips For Playing Evolve

When you start playing Evolve, you'll probably suck. Even as you get better, you'll still run into players who also suck. It can be frustrating. So, let's skip the learning through trial by (sometimes literal) fire, and get ahead of the curve. » 2/13/15 2:05pm 2/13/15 2:05pm

Tips For Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

You may have heard that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is the most challenging Zelda game, or the most stressful, weirdest, and saddest. Most of that is correct. It's also a great game that has now been remade for the Nintendo 3DS. If you decide to play the very good remake (you should!), here are some almost… » 2/13/15 10:40am 2/13/15 10:40am

Tips For Playing Dying Light

Hello there, fellow zombie hunters. Dying Light is upon us. Is the intense difficulty curve getting to you too? Here are the best techniques I've found to help get me through the night in the undead wasteland of Harran. Maybe even survive the whole next day, too! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. » 2/06/15 3:45pm 2/06/15 3:45pm

Tips For Playing Resident Evil

If you've never played a Resident Evil game before, this week's re-release is an excellent entry point. That said, it's still a game with roots in 1996 game design. Excessive inventory management, unexplained mechanics, and a super weird save system are just the beginning. » 1/21/15 12:15pm 1/21/15 12:15pm

Advanced Tips for Playing Destiny

If you're still playing Destiny, chances are you've moved beyond beginners' tips and into a whole new world of grinding, cheesing, and alt characters. It's time you got a tips post that wasn't written for babies. » 1/14/15 4:00pm 1/14/15 4:00pm

Tips For Playing Far Cry 4

Newcomers to Far Cry 4: greetings! I hope you're enjoying your time in Kyrat so far. It's a pretty dangerous place though, isn't it? Here are some of the things I've discovered that help me stay alive. » 11/24/14 4:00pm 11/24/14 4:00pm

Tips for Playing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Maybe you're in it for the cute monsters. Maybe you're in it to be the very best, like no one ever was. Or maybe you want to catch em all? Whatever it is about Pokémon that speaks to you, I'm here to help you get the most out of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. » 11/21/14 1:30pm 11/21/14 1:30pm

Tips For Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition

Starting a new role-playing game is never easy. Which class should you choose? Which race? What kind of party should you make? Which gear should you buy, and what's the best way to earn some early XP? » 11/18/14 4:30pm 11/18/14 4:30pm

Tips For Playing Sunset Overdrive

Well hello there, fellow denizens of the awesomepocalypse. Looking forward to firing up Sunset Overdrive on your Xbox One in the near future? As I noted in my review: this can be a really great game, but appreciating it requires some extra legwork. Here are some tips to help you get there. » 10/28/14 12:00pm 10/28/14 12:00pm

Tips For Playing Smash Bros. 3DS

Whether you're in it for the random chaos, or in it for the elegance of the surprisingly deep fighting game hidden within, you can always be better at Smash Bros. » 10/03/14 5:30pm 10/03/14 5:30pm

Tips For Playing Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Rangers of Gondor! Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is upon us. The time has come to stand up to Sauron's evil forces. But you know what they say about not simply walking into Mordor and so forth. So here are some useful tips to get your and Talion's quest started. » 9/30/14 2:20pm 9/30/14 2:20pm

​Tips For Playing Destiny

Greetings, Guardians! You've picked up Destiny for your gaming console of choice, loaded up your pulse rifle, and you're getting ready to head to the Cosmodrome to fight The Darkness. It's dangerous to go alone, you know. » 9/09/14 4:00pm 9/09/14 4:00pm

Tips For Playing Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition

Welcome new Diablo III players! You passed up the game on PC, held out for a more complete console edition, and your patience has paid off. You're ready to plunge headlong into the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Here are some tips to help you get started. » 9/08/14 5:15pm 9/08/14 5:15pm

​Tips For Playing Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin is a really cool game, but it's not all that interested in holding your hand. It can be complicated and challenging, and some early difficulty spikes may leave new players feeling a bit burned. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your first hours in the game go much more… » 7/14/14 6:30pm 7/14/14 6:30pm

Tips For Playing Mario Kart 8

The latest installment of Nintendo's popular kart racing franchise is upon us, and the urge to dive right in and start taking home trophies is strong, but first... » 5/30/14 2:00pm 5/30/14 2:00pm

​Tips for Playing Infamous: Second Son

Today's the day when the latest installment in Sucker Punch's open-world action/adventure series launches up, up and away into PS4s all over the planet. While it resembles its predecessors a fair bit, Infamous: Second Son does do a few things differently than them. Check out the advice below for ways that you can be a… » 3/21/14 12:15pm 3/21/14 12:15pm