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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Walkthrough Part 10 – How to Defeat The Hooded Man

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:50 GMT By Staff

Learn how to defeat Abaddon, the Hooded Man – Victor Belmont, and Inner Dracula.

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Take out the enemies in the parking garage, then use Mist Power to move through the gate on the far side. Use a Dungeon Key in the hole at the end of the room, then offer Dracula’s blood to obtain 2,000 experience points. Leave the hole and head right, through the gate. On the far left side of the garage is a Pain Box that holds a Chaos Gem.

Go back to the first garage and head to the far end where there’s another gate. Use Mist Power to get through, then access the Memorial on the left. Head back and into the opening on the right, progressing toward the objective. Use the elevator, then defeat the enemies when you exit.

Head up the stairs and over the debris, then to the right and through the gate. Go through the small opening in the wall on the right to find a Pain Box that contains Chaos Gem. Head back through the opening and continue to the right.

When you reach the end, drop down and take out the enemies that await. When the enemies down, climb up to the section just above and head to the far left to reach the walkway above. On the right is a Pain Box that contains a Life Gem. Collect it, then head through the gate on the opposite end, and continue down the walkway.

Use Mist Power at the vent, then use the ladders to reach the area above. Take out the Riot Police, then make note of the metal walkway. There’s a Pain Box across the way, but you do not yet have the ability to access it. Instead, head through the opening in the corner and use Mist Power to float up to the top. Climb the ladder and open the door at the end of the corridor.

Jump down, then climb the ladder ahead. Ignore the opening to the left as it only leads back where you were just a moment ago. At the top, head through the opening in the wall to initiate another cut-scene, followed by a battle against several Riot Police and a Riot Mech. Switch the Chaos Claws and use Chaos Bombs to remove the Riot Mech’s main armor. When it fires missiles, they take a good 10 seconds before they drop down, so stay on the move until they do. Constant dodging makes it easy to avoid the missiles. Focus on the Mech first, but if the Police become too annoying, take them out, then destroy the Mech.

Head through the opening on the far side and up the debris. Turn around and use the broken ladder to reach the level above. Head through the doorway and access the lever on the right to restore power. Go through the doorway at the end, then head to the right and squeeze between the disheveled sign. Access the Memorial to the right, then head down the road to initiate another cut-scene.

Take out the zombies, then head toward the objective marked on the map. If you need to replenish Dracula’s magic, head back to the ground below the roof you jumped from, then head to the right and use Mist Power to get through the gate at the end to replenish Dracula’s magic. Head back down the street and into the alley on the right. Take out the enemy in the next area, then use Mist Power to pass through the gate at the end. To the right is another Memorial. Continue past it and to the right to reach the main street again.

Head down the street and continue straight at the intersection to find a Pain Box at the end which holds a Chaos Gem. Turn around and head right at the intersection. Access the hatch at the end of the street on the right, then follow the corridor around and access the lever to restore power.

Continue through the hatch, around the corner, and up through the next hatch. Take out the bad guys hang out on the street, then switch to the Chaos Claws and target the ladder above and to the left. If you need to replenish Dracula’s Chaos Magic, head to the right to find a crack in the wall. Just beyond the crack is an area where you can replenish magic.

Head out of the crack and to the right to engage a few more enemies. If you continue down the street, there’s a gate to the right which houses a statue that allows Dracula to replenish his health. At the end of the street on the left is another Memorial.

With all of the secrets collected, head back to the ladder. Climb up and around using the fire escape. When you get inside, drop down to the ground floor, take out the enemies and access the Memorial in the corner. Climb back up to the platform and jump across to the hanging metal box.

Jump across to the next hanging box, then to the one on the left, then to the platform just ahead. Jump over to the hanging box on the left, then over to the platform and use the ladder to the left to reach the next platform above. Jump across to the hanging box, then to one on the right, then to the platform below to the left.

Leap over to the broken girder just ahead, then make your way to the ladder on the left. Drop down to the platform below and access the Pain Box to obtain another Life Gem. If you do not care about the Life Gem, just climb up the ladder. If you drop down to the platform to access the Pain Box, you’ll have to go through the hanging boxes again to get back to the ladder.

Climb up the ladder and continue up the stairs to the next ladder, then down the walkway and up another ladder to reach the roof. Take out the enemies that attack, then head over to the door on the far right side of the roof. Jump into the elevator shaft on the right. Below, to the left, there’s a small area with a Pain Box that holds another Void Gem. Jump down to access the Pain Box, then drop all the way down to the bottom and use Mist Power to go through the gate. Drop down again and head through the crack in the wall to find another Dungeon Key hole. Insert a Dungeon Key and offer Dracula’s blood to obtain 2,000 experience points.

Head back up and out to the rooftop. To the right is a section of broken railing. Look down to see a Pain Box below. If you jump down to get the Pain Box, you’ll have to go through the hanging boxes to get back to the rooftop. If you choose to do that, jump down to the platform and access the Pain Box to obtain another Chaos Gem.

When you get back to the roof, head to the edge of the metal walkway and use a Chaos Bomb to lower the other side of the walkway and initiate a cut-scene. Defeat the enemies that spawn, then use a Void Projection to freeze the waterfall and climb up and around until you’re inside the building.

Take out the enemies, then make note of the flashing yellow button on the wall. This activates the fan, but you need to restore power before it can be used. Head to the far left and use Mist Power to get through the gate. Switch to the Void Sword and use two Void Projections to freeze the flames ahead. Mist through the gate at the end, then turn the power on via the button on the left.

Head back into the main room and turn on the fan. Ignore the enemies and use Mist Power to reach the next floor up. If you engage the enemies, the power will run out and you’ll have to repeat the process (although the enemies will not spawn the second time).

On the next floor, use a Chaos Bomb on the propane tank to initiate a cut-scene. Head across the rubble and drop down into the room below. If you wish to take a detour to replenish Dracula’s health and acquire the fourth Kleidos, follow the yellow glow to the corner and drop through the crack. Head down the hallway, and through the next crack to find the power switch.

Restore the power, then head outside to replenish Dracula’s health. When you leave the garage area, Riot Police attack. Take them down, but do not bother with the waterfall again. Instead, climb up the electrical equipment opposite the waterfall. Head down the hallway to find another Pile of Sacrifice, which rewards Dracula with another Kleidos.

Climb up the side of the building on the other side of the hall. Head to the far end of the roof and climb up into the rubble above. Go right and drop down the hole into the hallway below. Head down the hall and drop down the hole at the end to reach the room you started in.

Access the lever in the corner to turn on the power, then head up the stairs and into the next room. Drop down to the bottom floor and take out the enemies, then head through the open doors and into the next room to initiate a cut-scene followed by a boss battle against the Abaddon.

Boss Battle: Abaddon

If you have one or two Ensnared Demon relics, this is a fairly simple fight. If not, as long as your Chaos and Void magic are full when the fight begins, this is still very easy. Even if that’s not the case, the Abaddon summons several minions to help during the fight. You can use them to replenish Dracula’s magic.

The Abaddon uses several linear projectile attacks, as well as a stomp that creates a shockwave on the ground that covers a wide radius. It also shoots mucus-like missiles into the air that can be dodged with multiple dodges in rapid succession. Dodging its attacks is fairly easy, and with magic, you can stay at a distance throughout the entire battle.

Use Chaos Bombs and target the glowing green chest area of Abaddon. Two or three full meters worth of Chaos Bombs should be enough to put down the Abaddon. If you switch over to Void Projections, it takes a bit longer because they inflict less damage, but it can still be done. Using this strategy you can ignore the lesser enemies and simply dodge to avoid the Abaddon’s long-range attacks.

If you do not have any magic to work with, stay at maximum Shadow Whip range and attack the same area on its chest. Use the lesser enemies to replenish your magic, then return to the primary strategy.

When the final blow is struck, you must be successful in a brief quick time event to complete the battle. If you fail, you must start over at the point just after the final blow is struck.

With the Abaddon down, head through the doorway. If you jump up the rubble on the right to the hallway above, then head into the doorway on the left at the end of the hall, you will be back in the library. While there’s still an item left to acquire in the library, you do not yet have the skills to reach it.

Instead, head straight and then to the left, through the next room. At the end of the room, there is another Memorial o the left. Grab the Memorial, then turn around and activate the power using the switch on the right. This opens the door on the opposite side.

Head through the door and back out into the open area. Here you are pitted against two Riot Mechs and several Riot Police. Focus on the Police first, then handle the Mechs one at a time. Head to the far end of the street to find a Pain Box. However, as you approach, another Mech spawns. Take it out, then access the Pain Box to obtain a Void Gem.

Go back to the other end of the street to find an area where Dracula can climb on the right side. Climb up, then head to the left and climb again to reach the platform above. Drop down into the area below then climb up to the next platform. Make your way up the wall and into the hold in the window at the top to find another Pain Box that contains a Chaos Gem.

Drop back down and head out to the street again. In the middle of the area is a light post next to a large marble pillar. Climb the pillar and make your way over to the left, following the purple trail. When you reach the balcony run over to the edge and jump to the hanging platform. Swing the platform to the left, then jump over to the building and make your way inside.

Head down the hall and drop to the bottom floor when you reach the stairs. Use Mist Power to go through the gate, then walk forward to initiate another cut-scene followed by a boss battle against The Hooded Man.

Boss Battle: The Hooded Man (Victor Belmont)

At the beginning of the battle, Dracula has no access to his magic power or any relics. An upgraded Guillotine skill works very well during this part of the fight as you can remaining airborne while attacking, then unleash a powerful attack once you’re back on the ground. Use this continuously while dodging the Hooded Man’s unblockable attacks.

Inflict a moderate amount of damage and the floor collapses. In the area below, Dracula now has access to all of his abilities. If you’re good at counterattacks, this fight is much easier. Stay close to the Hooded Man and counterattack every time he uses his normal attacks. If you’re not good at counterattacks, the Sustained Whip works very well in this fight.

If the Hooded Man counters Dracula’s attack, jump and dodge backward immediately to avoid the follow-up attack. When an unblockable attack is about to be used, dodge left or right continuously to avoid multiple projectiles, or his various unblockable lunging attacks. If he jumps into the air, prepare to jump over the shockwave of fire that erupts when he lands.

His most powerful attack in this state is his silver projectile. When he talks about silver piercing Dracula, he’s about to use the attack. The first attack is a long projectile that is difficult to dodge, but can be evaded by jumping. However, if Dracula jumps, the Hooded Man will also jump and use a second projectile in the air. When this happens immediately drop back to the ground to avoid it.

Inflict enough damage and the Hooded Man drops a stone into the ground which causes him to grow to a tremendous size. At this point, completely ignore the Hooded Man unless he gets close to you. If he does, move away as quickly as possible. Your only focus should be to destroy the large stones that circle the area. These stones go down fairly quickly, but there are a good number of them. Keep the camera focused on the Hooded Man so you can move away if he comes toward Dracula. Take down all of the stones, then complete a quick time event to finish the battle and enjoy another cut-scene.

Head up the stairs and around the corner to the right, following Victor. Jump down and restore the power at the access panel ahead. Go through the door and jump over to the ladder on the right. When you reach the top, move to the center of the walkway, then use Mist Power to float to the platform below.

Climb the pillar to the right and make your way to the platform where Victor waits. Activate the elevator ahead, then several enemies attack after a brief cut-scene. Focus on the large Horned Demon and allow Victor and the Lieutenant to take care of the lesser enemies. The Horned Demon is essentially a weaker version of the Abaddon boss. However, Chaos Bombs aren’t nearly as effective against it. Instead, use the Shadow Whip at maximum range, while remaining in the air to avoid its ground-based attacks.

Defeat the enemies to witness a sacrificial cut-scene, followed by a boss battle against Inner Dracula.

Boss Battle: Inner Dracula

The battle against Inner Dracula is more about dodging continuously than anything else. He attacks two to three times in a row with larger vertical and horizontal swings. Most of these are easily dodged to the left or right, with the horizontal swings avoided by fighting at maximum Shadow Whip range, or simply dodging back.

When Inner Dracula uses two normal vertical swings, followed by an unblockable vertical swing, dodge to avoid the attacks, then jump when the unblockable attack hits the ground. It causes a shockwave that cannot be avoided on the ground. A similar shockwave occurs when Inner Dracula sprouts wings and jumps high into the air. When he lands, be prepared to jump to avoid the following shockwave.

Inflict enough damage and a quick time event is initiated which gives Dracula the power of flight. This makes it a little easier to avoid the shockwave attacks, but otherwise the battle strategy remains unchanged. Inflict a bit more damage to finish off this phase of the battle.

At this point, the shell around Inner Dracula is temporarily removed and you must battle what remains. Dodging is key to this portion of the fight. Inner Dracula uses an ability that sucks the life out of Dracula. If you are caught by this projectile, it is difficult to escape before significant damage is inflicted. Stay on the move and use Chaos Bombs to attack the head of Inner Dracula as often as possible. He does not remain in this form long, and when he reverts back to the larger form, that form gets a fresh health bar.

It will take two or three cracks at the true Inner Dracula before you can finish him off. When he reverts back to the larger form, he gains new abilities. If you’re too close he uses a spike technique that hits anything in his immediate area. In addition, he uses up to four attacks in a row now, and when he plants one fist in the ground, a trail of blood follows Dracula. Continuously dodge to avoid this, while attacking Inner Dracula with aerial Shadow Whip techniques. The blood moves moderately slow, so it’s possible to dodge away twice, then have time to hit Inner Dracula a few times before the blood catches up.

As with most boss battles, stay at maximum Shadow Whip range and attempt to fight in the air as often as possible. If you do get close, watch out for Inner Dracula to slam his hands together. This indicates that the close-range spike attack is coming, which is generally followed by a short range projectile vomit attack. Take out the larger form of Inner Dracula to reveal the true form, then use Chaos Bombs until it reverts back. Inner Dracula can only be defeated once the health bar of the true form is depleted.

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    Ouya has been granted a new lease on life thanks to a hefty investment. Ouya games and software may be added to Alibaba’s set top box following a $10 million investment, according to rumours out of the financial world. The Wall Street Journal cited “people familiar with the matter” for the news. No further details […]

  • Chinese console trial to expand nation-wide

    China will open its borders to video game consoles. Last year, the Chinese government allowed a trial of video game console sales in Shanghai, ending a 14 year ban. Bloomberg reports the trial went well enough that China has elected to allow the business nation-wide. Platform holders still have to wait on local governments, who […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]