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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide – The Desert Palace

Monday, 25 November 2013 00:18 GMT By Staff

Part ten of our complete Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide, The Desert Palace.

The Desert Palace

Misery Mine

Dimension Swapping

You’re next dungeon will be a breeze with the Sand Rod, and it’s located deep within the desert to the southeast of Lorule. Return to Hyrule using a portal and enter the swamp area to the south end section of Hyrule (to enter the area, merge into the wall to get past the large rock). In the swamp area, head through the narrow passage to the west. You discover another crack portal in the wall here. Slip inside to return to Lorule.

Sand Man

Hilda contacts you and states there’s no desert in Lorule, but senses a Sage is present. She also mentions you need a tool that can control sand. You already carry it… the Sand Rod! Continue west and ascend the stairs. Access the weather vane up top and save your game.

The Desert Palace

From the weather vane, drop down into the water below and slip through the portal on the pillar. You warp back in the middle of Hyrule’s desert. Head to the southeast hilltop and ascend the stairs to find a puddle at the top. Stand on the western edge and use your Sand Rod to create a bridge. Crossover and use the rod once more to reach another cliff to the west. A portal can be seen here to your left; merge into the wall and slip inside.

Sand Bridges

You’re now back in Lorule. Cross the southern bridge and work your way to the southwest corner of the area. Yet another crack portal rests in the wall here. Warp inside to arrive back in Hyrule on top of a cliff. Look to your right to see a set of gray pillars. Form a sand bridge to the western pillar, then continue to use your Sand Rod to reach the next pillar to the right.
From this pillar, fire your rod to the north to reach the northern pillar. Use your Sand Rod again to access the pillar holding a Red Rupee. Then, form another sand bridge leading to the northern wall. Crossover and merge into the wall, then slide over to the western palace. Ascend the stairs and trigger the weather vane. Afterward, create sand blocks to cross the broken bridge to the north, leading inside Desert Palace.

Desert Palace – 1F

Enter Sandman

Immediately walk straight to the edge of the ledge in front of you. Form some sand blocks to reach the northern ledge ahead. You won’t be able to access the western and eastern passages yet, so descend the left-side steps and follow the walkway to the end over the sand. Use your Sand Rod to create a horizontal bridge across the hall. Merge into the sand you created to reach the central ledge. The chest here carries a Blue Rupee, but your goal is to exit from the northern passage. Wrap around the same sand bridge you formed to get there.

Mum, Mummy!

Dismiss the enemies roaming the north hall, including the undead mummy. A big chest can be seen in the northeast section of this room, but you cannot reach it yet. Run up the stairs to the east and slip past the eye beams easily by merging into the wall. Then exit the room via the southeast passage.

Four Switches

1F’s northeast room is a large corridor with an enormous sand field to the north, while a giant fence blocks the south passage. Stand on the ledge to your right and form a sand bridge to land on the eastern ledge. In the north section, four crystal switches can be seen in the center. Use your Sand Rod and form a horizontal bridge in between the four ledges in crystals. Then, quickly cross the sand blocks and nail all four switches. Doing so opens the southern gate in this room.

More Gargoyles

Drop down to the southern section of this room and skip past the two eye beams by running on the edge to the right. Head through the path to the south to arrive in 1F’s southeast room. Three gargoyle statues are present in this hall. When you enter, grab the statue on the lower level and position it in front of the outer ledges sticking out from above (any will do). Then, head south and ascend the stairs to the upper level.

Three tile switches are on the floor on the second level. Push the statue onto one of the tiles first. Secondly, run to the edge and stand above the lower statue you moved earlier. Raise it up to you using the Sand Rod and place it on another tile. Now, run over to the northern ledge and form a bridge with your Sand Rod to reach the third statue resting on the eastern ledge. Quickly pull it across your sand blocks then place it on the third and final tile to unlock the western door.

Spike Lee

You’re now back in the dungeon’s first room, but on higher ground. Stand on the floor switch to open the eastern wall and to create a shortcut to the lower level. Now stand in front of the floor switch and fire your Sand Rod to create a bridge crossing over to the far west ledge. Use caution when crossing the sand blocks, because wheel spikes are spun past you. At the other side, enter the western passage.

Little Rascal

A sand critter lurks beneath the sand in this hall. To defeat it, wait for it to surface out of the ground and then cast the Sand Rod beneath. Doing so will raise the critter out of the ground and give you the opportunity to strike it. It’s a tall enemy, but your sword’s hits will cut through its body; just be careful as its parts bounce back at you. Eliminating this foe unlocks the northwest door and reveals a chest on top of the southern ledge. The chest is blocked by large boulders, so you cannot reach it at this time. Take note the western door is locked with a keyhole as well. For now, head through the northwest passage.

Centipedes

The next hall consists of long centipedes that swarm underneath the sand, as well as mummies. Similar to your previous fight, draw them out of the ground with your Sand Rod. Work your way to the northeastern staircase and ascend them. Run to the southeast corner (past the locked door) to find a chest on the central platform west. Form some sand blocks and merge into them to reach the chest containing a monster tail. There’s another chest in this room, but ignore it for now and merge into the western wall, then slip north to reach the northwest passage.

Sand Flood

You are now in 1F’s northwest room. Open the chest to the east to claim the compass. Then, pull the lever nearby to activate a flow of sand. This apparently pours sand in the previous room. Head back there to discover the room is engulfed with sand – you can now get around much better! Hop down and grab the small key from the chest. Now unlock the eastern door and head through.

The Titan’s Mitt

Back in the north central hall, pull the lever nearby to cover the room with sand. Use the central ledges and your Sand Rod to reach the ledge to the north with your merging ability. There, step on the floor switch to open up the northeast corner wall where the large chest rests. To get there, form some sand blocks on the west edge, merge into the sand and west wall, and then slip to the north wall to crossover. Open the large chest to obtain the Titan’s Mitt. With these, you’re capable of lifting larger rocks!

Rock Tossing

With the Titan’s Mitt in your grasps, return to the southwest room by backtracking left one screen and then south. Remember that chest that’s blocked by the boulders? Use your Sand Rod and form a bridge to the southern ledge, then pick up the large rocks with your mighty Titan’s Mitt. Grab the small key inside the chest and use it to open the western door in this hall. The passage leads you back outside the dungeon. Proceed into the north cave to reach Desert Palace’s 2F.

Desert Palace – 2F

Warm Welcoming

Upon entering the second floor, you’re greeted by spinning tiles. Block them easily with your shield, then dispose of the centipedes that surface with your sword and Sand Rod. Clearing the room opens up a portal that leads you back to 1F and assembles a bridge to the north. Head through the portal and back to the weather vane if you wish to save, then return to this hall. Cross over the bridge and ascend the central steps. From the steps, form some sand blocks ahead of you and merge into them to reach the western wall and ledge. Proceed through the western passage.

Long Haul

The following chamber is a long and dreadful one. Hop down into the sand and slash your way to the north nook; or more effectively, merge into the wall to get by. A chest is buried in sand underneath the rock; dig it up with your Sand Rod to claim a Silver Rupee. Now, head back to where you entered and ascend the stairs. Fire your Sand Rod to create a large bridge leading north. Cautiously cross over avoiding the spikes because they can knock you off. Use a distant weapon such as your bow to take care of the Baris. Your bridge leads you to the upper ledge to the north. You don’t have the key for the west door, so head through the eastern passage instead.

Eye Laser

Another eye beam statue guards this small room. Quickly and carefully run around it to reach the other side. Grab the Silver Rupee from the chest, then exit via the eastern path. A chest is noted on your map in this narrow chamber, but you cannot reach it yet. Continue right one screen into the next chamber.

Switches & Statues

Move along to the south section of this room, using your shield to block the arrows and your sword for the statue foes. Approach the crystal switch, stand on the red blocks, and then hit the switch to boost you up. Walk along the western ledge and ascend the stairs. Form some sand blocks at the top to get across to the middle walkway. Now look to the south end of this ledge; there’s a gargoyle statue resting on a sand block below. Raise it up to you with your Sand Rod and pull it off the sand.

Afterward, drop back down to the crystal switch. You will notice the arrow booby traps constantly hitting the crystal switch, which raises and lowers the blue and red blocks. Move to the southeast corner and ride the blocks upward to reach the chest above. Inside is a small key. After grabbing the key, use the colored blocks to reach the right-side ledge above you, and exit through the northeast door.

More Sand

The pathway leads you to 2F’s large north corridor. Descend the stairs and lift the rock to the right for another buried chest. Uncover it with the Sand Rod and open it for a Silver Rupee. Move west and dismiss the foes in your way. You stumble across large yellow blocks that are cracked above the stairs. Blow them up with some bombs to clear the path, or use your Sand Rod to lead the rolling balls with sand blocks and cause them to crash into the blocks.

Rolling Ball

Move to the upper ledge to the north and go east. A large rock rests on the ground; pick it up and toss it out of the way. Then, return to the upper-most staircase. You will notice three platforms hanging above you. In between them are sand spots. You must use your Sand Rod to create blocks and allow the north-most rolling ball to roll across the three platforms so that it can crash into the cracked block to the east. Be quick and follow the ball as you cast from the sand. Doing so will pour sand into the column above you, and bury the previous room.

The Big Key

Return to the previous hall to the south. Now that the room is buried in sand, you can easily reach the large chest on the eastern ledge with your Sand Rod and merging ability. Grab the big key inside the chest. With the big key, it’s to explore further in the dungeon. There’s a hidden passage to the south of this room to a Fairy Fountain. Head there to replenish your health, then return to the previous room and exit back to the west.

Eye Switch

Continue west until you reach the locked door you past earlier. Open it and head through to arrive in 2F’s northwest chamber. Defeat the baddies in this hall. You cannot access the northeast door here yet, but you can unlock the south passage. Approach the first eye beam and raise it with your Sand Rod. Doing so will raise the eye critter up, and its laser beams will trigger three crystal switches, thus unlocking the south door.

In the southeastern hall, defeat the enemies best with your Sand Rod to win a small key. With that done, return to the previous room north. Head to the northeast area to discover another eye statue. Like before, raise it up with your Sand Rod, then run over to the colored blocks to your right. When the blue ones lower, stand on – and when the red blocks lower, hop onto them. The laser will hit the crystal switch one last time and raise you one step higher. When it does, merge into the wall to your right and slip over to the locked door in the northeast corner. Unlock it to reach 3F!

Desert Palace – 3F

Hidden Chest

Want some easy money? Hug the wall covered in pouring sand to your left. A hidden passage leads you to the western room. Inside, open the chest for a Silver Rupee! With that collected, proceed through the southern passage from 3F’s first hall.

The Boss Gate

A lever can be seen in this hallway, as well as a locked door and the boss’s gate, but it’s a shame you can’t do much in this section yet. For now, head inside the south chamber of 3F.

One More Key

In 3F’s south hall, you must form a sand bridge across the eastern ledge. There’s a problem, though – three gargoyle statues come to life and block your path! You have limited time before your sand blocks collapse (unless your rod is upgraded), so work quickly across and vanquish the beasts. If you fall, you’ll need to re-enter the room. If you make it across, snag the last small key in the chest then head back up one screen.

Bomb the Blocks

Unlock the door leading to the north chamber of 3F. Those eyeball bomb critters roam this room, and a bunch of cracked blocks are scattered around as well. This puzzle will be easier if you’ve got bombs; otherwise, you’ll need to use the bomb creatures to destroy the cracked blocks.

Look above you and notice three cracked on the upper pillars; they lead to a crystal switch on the upper level to the west. Deploy a bomb next to each pillar, then raise it up with your Sand Rod. When all are destroyed, the arrow trap to the east will nail the crystal switch, triggering the colored blocks to the south. Let the colored blocks raise you up to the balcony above, and then exit via the southwest door.

Access the Boss’s Lair

You can now access the lever resting on this patio. Pull it to bury the room with sand, allowing you to reach the boss’s gate to the east. Head inside to find a large sandpit. Use your Sand Rod and form a bridge to the southern exit (you’ll need to do this twice since there’s a rock blocking your path to the center). The exit leads you outside to another crack portal. Slide inside to arrive back in Lorule, where the boss awaits.

BOSS! ZAGANAGA

The key to winning this battle is your Sand Rod. This plant-like creature shifts around the sand and spawns in one of the many pillars around the area. To reach it, you’ll need to form multiple sand bridges. When you’re close enough, strike it with your sword as many times as possible before it retreats. To determine its next surface, keep an eye on the sand as it brushes underground.

Shortly in the battle, the monster will change up its game and shoot a beam from its body. It will also spawn some of its offspring that can get in your away. It’s helpful to stay a distance while the beast performs this – take your time and work around the pillars. His first set of beams fire in one direction, but later in the fight, it will circle around the pit. Use your Sand Rod and work around it!

The Second Portrait

After the battle, grab the full Heart Container and examine the portrait on the north wall. Hey – that’s Irene! The witch turns out to be one of the Sages, and gives our hero some hope. Two down, five more to go!

Don’t get lost! Head back for the rest of our Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide.

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    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]