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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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  • 3DS life to date sales top 50 million, Wii U at 9.2 million

    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]