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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide – The Thieves’ Hideout

Monday, 25 November 2013 00:17 GMT By Staff

Part nine of our complete Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide, The Thieves’ Hideout.

Thieves’ Town

Know the Lyrics

When you’re set to go, head for Thieves’ Town (that used to be Kakariko Village). It’s located west of the Blacksmith’s house. Talk to the town folk here – several of them will sing a particular tune to you, and note important lyrics. The next dungeon marked on your map with an X points to Thieves’ Hideout, but the left entrance is locked. Approach the door and knock; the guard here will give you a series of lyrics from the same song from the villagers, and you must complete the music notes to enter. No worries if you don’t remember, because we’ve got them right here! Check them below.

-Answer #1: “A narrow path.”
-Answer #2: “Really despair.”
-Answer #3: “To thievin’!”

Thieves’ Hideout – B1

Guard Duty

Answering the correct lyrics allows you to enter the first dungeon in Lorule. Have a chat with Spear Boy as you enter. It appears he believes you’re a new recruit and requests you to stand watch. Little does he know you’ve got bigger plans. Once the boy leaves, you’ll notice a large locked door to the southeast. You don’t have the key yet, so head in the southwest room to your left.

Ghost ‘n Goblins

This maze-like room has several floor switches, some gargoyle statues and bars blocking your path. Immediately merge into the left wall and squeeze through the bars in the northeast corner to reach a chest holding a Purple Rupee. Now go left and hit the crystal switch to raise the central bars in the room. Merge into the wall and squeeze through to the west side.

In the southwest corner are two gargoyle statues. Grab ahold of one and drag it backward to the northwest narrow passage (don’t worry about the arrow booby trap; it can’t harm you with the statue in front of you). A floor tile stands out here; set the statue on the switch. Then, merge back and grab the other statue. Pull it out of the corner.

Merge back to the crystal switch and hit it to lower the central bars. Now, drag the statue north to the central hall and place it on the floor tile. There’s one more switch you need to activate, and it’s in the same corner as the chest you collected. Merge over there and stand on the switch to unlock the north door.

Over the Belt

Dismiss the enemy patrolling the area. Two floor switches, a conveyor belt and a chest are present in this corridor. There’s nothing you can do at the moment, so head inside the northwestern passage. You’ll be coming back here later.

Like a Rat

Vanquish the rats in this corridor. The two floor switches turn on the wind fans on the right and left side of the hall. Trigger them, then hop down to the floor beneath you to reach B2 and collect a Purple Rupee from the chest.

Thieves’ Hideout – B2

Move the Belt

In B2′s northwest room, several conveyor belts are spinning at high speed. Trigger the crystal switch in the room to change the direction of the belts. Then exit via the south door.

Bomb the Switch

Defeat the enemies present in this hall. One of the enemies – the eyeball thingy – will reappear endlessly and turn into a bomb each time you kill it. Ignore it for now and ride the conveyor belt to the east, then quickly merge into the wall so you can reach the eastern staircase. Ascend the stairs here and slash the crystal switch up top to rotate the western conveyor belt’s direction. Afterward, merge back in the wall and drop back down to the north part of the room.

Now approach the eyeball-bomb creature and dismiss it. As the bomb emerges, pick it up and throw on the conveyor belt in the western corner. With luck, the bomb will detonate and trigger the switch, which unlocks the southern door.

Pitfall

This hall doesn’t have much going on other than the crystal switch. Activating it opens a large pit and the floor disappears. Don’t worry – it folds back up. This room and switch will be important in just a bit. For now, exit via the eastern passage.

Mirror, Mirror

Four frames are present in this hall. You can merge into them to collect some Rupees in hearts if you like. These frames will become important in the boss battle later. Keep moving and head through the north passage.

Thief Girl

This large corridor consists of several prison cells. Immediately to your right, you can see a prisoner held captive. Merge through the cell bars and speak to the hostage known as Thief Girl. She gives information about a “painting,” and settles to help you out if you rescue her. Step on the floor switch next to Thief Girl to open the western doorway. Then merge out of the girl’s cell and enter the northern cell with your merging technique. Defeat the skeleton inside and grab the compass from the chest.

Into the Walls

Now that you’ve got the compass, head inside the western nook (where you opened the door) and merge through the northern bars. Slash the eye bomb critter, then pick up the bomb and blow up the north wall. This opens up a pathway inside the western wall of the chamber. Go in and run south, all the way down to the southwest corner cell. In there, stand on the red blocks and hit the crystal switch to reach the upper ledge. Now, stand on the blue blocks here and slash the crystal switch to the left to raise you up to the beams above the holding cells.
Move along north above the cells to the top-left corner cell. There’s an opening in the catwalk, so jump down. Ignore the crystal switches for now and enter the northern passage inside the cell.

Eye-galore

Immediately equip your lamp to see inside this room. You are faced with several red Eyegores that ambush you upon entering. Back up to a corner and fend them off. It’s best to take on one at a time, but it’s nearly impossible. Once they shut their eyes, stab them with a sword to get their attention, and defend yourself against a wall by tapping B. When victorious, the dungeon portal emerges and the northern carrying a chest descends. Open the chest for a small key.

Free Thief Girl

You’ve now got the key to free Thief Girl! Head back down one screen to return to the prison cells. Use the crystal switches like before (by standing on the red and blue tiles) to raise yourself above the cell, and then drop back down to the hall on your right. Go over to Thief Girl’s cell and unlock the door. She agrees to show you the location of the painting. Be sure to press A to the girl when the game notes to “lead.”

Not so Sweet Escape

As the both of you attempt to leave, the southern door slams shut. Thief girl notes you two can escape from the northern passage. Head to the north end to discover two floor switches. Lead Thief Girl to one of the switches (so she stands on it). Then, approach her and press A to “separate” the two of you. Doing so will have her stay on position while you step on the other floor switch. When both switches are active, the door to the east opens.

Serve & Protect

Numerous pig minions block your attempt to escape in the northeast hall. The problem with these foes is that their only goal is to grasp Thief Girl – and if they do, you’ll have to restart from the prison section. Have Thief Girl wait in the narrow passage where you entered, then guard her life by standing in front of her. The monsters won’t be able to reach her from this point, and you can bring down each foe easily. Once you clear the way, the northern door unlocks. Take the passage down to B3.

Thieves’ Hideout – B3

Flooded Basement

In B3′s first hall, head south and cross the walkway. You can see a floor switch across the pit to the right; merge into the wall to get to the other side. Stand on the switch to form a bridge for Thief Girl to cross, then lead her down the path below. Some bars block the route at the end, so merge through them and leave Thief Girl behind for a second. Slash the rats in your way, then dive into the water.

London Bridge

Swim to the west side dock with two floor switches. Ignore them for the moment and follow the dock to the north. At the dead end, you’ll see a gold bridge resting on the left wall; merge into the wall and slip behind it, then morph outside the wall to knock the bridge over. Now you’ve got alternative routes! Head back to Thief Girl and lead her across the bridge you formed. Approach the two floor switches to the south and have both of you stand on them. This lowers the water gate in the southern passage.

Drain the Basement

Thief Girl can’t swim, so leave her once again and dive into the passage you opened. Swim under the small bridge and surface on the east side to discover a lever. Pulling it will drain the water in the hall. Return to Thief Girl (from the stairs) and lead her to the lower level. Don’t miss the chance to snag a Silver Rupee from the central chest nearby; you can now merge through the bars and reach it.

Bomb the Switch

Lead Thief Girl to the lower east path where the lever is. Position the two of you on the blue blocks, then hit the crystal switch to raise you both up to the upper ledge. Head to the southwest corner and stand on the red blocks. There’s a crystal switch on the other side of the southern wall. Equip a bomb and toss one over to the switch; if you hit it, the red blocks will raise the both of you above ground.

Another Bridge

Have Thief Girl wait on top of the red blocks, because guards are present in the south section. Hop down and defeat them, then nail the crystal switch two times while standing on the blocks to get back up to Thief Girl. Now, before the two of you descend, merge into the western wall and work your way counterclockwise to the eastern wall. There’s another bridge set against the wall there; burst it out when you slip behind it.

Master Ore Chest

Once the area is cleared, lead Thief Girl to the west side of the room. Two floor switches rest on the ground. Have both characters stand on each one to open up a large hidden passage, leading to several Rupees and a large chest. Open the chest to claim the Master Ore; a useful item you can bring to the Blacksmith to upgrade your Master Sword! When it’s all said and done, return to Thief Girl and lead her to the southeastern exit across the bridge.

Thieves’ Hideout – B2

Team Switch’n, Back Again

Returning to B2′s southeast room, you’ll notice two floor switches: one on the lower level, and the other on the upper catwalk. Have Thief Girl stand on the lower switch, then ascend the staircase in the bottom-right corner. Merge into the wall to get across the upper catwalk and reach the second switch ahead. This unlocks the western door, but watch out! More of those pesky pig minions appear and attempt to take Thief Girl. Immediately drop down and defeat them. Afterward, lead Thief Girl to the west side of the hall. Open the chest for some monster guts, then exit via the southwest door.

Back to the Pit

Arriving back in the south central hall of B2 (with the mirror frames), head through the west door to return to the large pit room. More goblins attempt to capture the poor girl again, but if you remember correctly, the crystal switch in this room triggers the floor to collapse. Run over to the west corner and hit the switch; most if not all of the moblins will fall! Defeat the remainder of the foes, then head up north.

Over the Belt

Go north once more to arrive back in the conveyor belt hall. Additional moblins will ambush you. Swipe them quickly (if you’re lucky, they may fall off the belt). Afterward, approach the second conveyor belt and be sure it’s direction is rolling east. If it isn’t, merge into the western wall and hit the northern crystal switch. Having the belt spin towards the wall will prevent Thief Girl from falling into the pit. When it’s safe to cross, lead the way to the northwestern passage back to B1.

Blow Her Breathe Away

You remember this room, don’t you? Two wind fans rest on the left and right side walls. The fans will be your key to getting out of this hall. Vanquish the rats to secure the area. Now have Thief Girl stand in front of the western fan, then merge into the left wall and crossover to southern walkway. Step on the central floor switch; the fan will boost Thief Girl way over to the eastern catwalk. Do the same and have the fan burst you over to her.

Lead Thief Girl to the south end of this catwalk where the other fan lies and position her in front of it. After, run to the north and stand on the right-side floor switch; she’ll be blown over to the central catwalk. Float over there from the fan to reunite with her. Now just head south, cross the bridge, and then exit through the southern passage.

More Treasures

You are now in the room above the conveyor belts. Have both characters stand on the two floor switches here to open up the wall in the northeast corner. Behind there rests a chest containing a Silver Rupee. When finished, exit by going through the southern passage. This returns you to the gargoyle statue room. Two moblins emerge in this room, but you can easily block them off from the crystal switch that raises the bars. Defeat them both to unlock the western passage, leading you back to Thieves’ Hideout’s main entrance.

Still Trapped

Link and Thief Girl will once more be cut off from the dungeon’s exit. What does it take to leave this place?! Theif Girl hopes you have the large key to unlock the giant gate to the east…yet you don’t have it. Jog north and cross the bridge to discover a large chest on an upper ledge, as well as two floor switches. With both characters, stand on the floor switches to activate the mirror frame. The frame moves to the west and east sides of the room. Ascend the small stairs to the right, wait for the frame, and then merge into it. Stay in the frame and let it carry you to the large chest. Open it up to finally claim the big key.

One Last Chest

Before you enter the boss chamber, head inside the western passage from the central bridge to reach a chest in the other room. Open it for a Purple Rupee. Now that you’re set to go, jog back to the entrance and unlock the large door to the east.

BOSS! STALBIND

This massive beast wields both a sword and shield and has a large range of attacks. Move to the side when he slashes his sword; you’ve got plenty of room to get by. The most accurate way to attack him is by merging into his shield when he defends himself. The boss will be confused and clueless to your whereabouts. Wait for him to turn all the way around, then morph out of his shield and unleash some sword hits.

Shortly after inflicting damage, the monster throws his shield away, and is now only armed with his sword. His attacks are much faster this time around, and you’ll have to fight the beast straight on. If he misses his sword thrust, his blade will be stuck in the ground temporarily; this is your best opportunity to execute any attacks. The other threat the boss brings forth is his spinning attack. Do not fiddle around – move to the outer edges and jog around him.

Stalbind’s last phase has the monster detach his head, while he performs a deadly three-hit sword combo. Stay clear and a great distance as he attacks, then follow up with some sword swipes on his main body. His head spits some black magic out of his mouth as well that can injure Link. It’s a pain to deal with considering you’ve got his main body to worry about, so move around the room until it floats away from its body before deploying any offense.

Get the Picture?

After you defeat Stalbind, Thief Girl rejoins the party. She keeps her promise and leads Link to a small house in Thieves’ Town. Follow her there and grab the full Heart Container, then examine the portrait on the wall. You will witness a cinema and meet the first sage you rescue: Osfala. Surprised by Link’s rescue, he offers a gift in return and gives you the Sand Rod. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use it right away, since the sage claims he borrowed it from Ravio, and Ravio’s bird comes in and snatches it! Head back to the Hyrule dimension and claim the Sand Rod for 800 Rupees – or rent it.

The Sand Rod

The Sand Rod is a useful tool which spawns sand blocks in sand areas that you can walk or merge into. It allows you to reach new grounds – and more importantly, you’ll gain access to Desert Palace.

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

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    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]