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Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Get Lapp's Armor

By David Craddock, Mar 28, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Help Lapp recover his memory and earn his armor in the Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC expansion.

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Best Levels in the Dark Souls Franchise

By David Craddock, Mar 28, 2017 12:35pm PDT

As 'SoulsBorne' comes to a close, the Chatty community and I reminisce about our favorite zones.

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"I agree, mostly. I liked the castle interior but the outside is just so sparse and boring. ..."

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Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Access the Ringed City DLC

By David Craddock, Mar 27, 2017 1:50pm PDT

Dark Souls 3's second expansion begins at different points depending on how far you've progressed. Let our guide show you how to find the Ringed City. 

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Sacrifice: Doom's Marty Stratton on Long Hours and Sending His Son's Friends to Hell

By David Craddock, Mar 24, 2017 6:00am PDT

The game's director and executive producer reflects on the final sprint before release.

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"Great article. It's the behind the scenes stuff I love to read. "

- EnderWigginDA see all 6 comments

Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild's 2D Prototype Holds Historical Significance for Nintendo

By David Craddock, Mar 23, 2017 2:20pm PDT

From its value as the proving ground that begat one of the best games ever made, to its function as a lens into the company, Zelda's prototype deserves to be released.

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"Right there with you. I love audiobooks. I'll let you know when knew ones are published. :)"

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Change and Customize Armor

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 5:15pm PDT

Whether you want to equip better gear or your Ryder smells a tad ripe, our guide will help you acquire and change into armor in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Scan Planets and Perform Personal Scans

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 4:45pm PDT

Scan through our guide to learn how to find riches and secrets by scanning planets in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Keri T'Vessa

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 2:45pm PDT

Courting Keri requires no loyalty—of the mission or monogamous variety.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Suvi

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

Suvi has degrees in molecular biology and astrophysics, but our guide will help you turn her on to human anatomy.

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Smoke and Silhouettes: Doom's Hugo Martin on Storytelling in Visual Mediums

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Martin's background in film and games gives him a unique perspective on the myriad ways of constructing 'cinematic experiences.'

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"Seems like one of those folks with a nearly infectious enthusiasm for their work. Always a ..."

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Respec Your Character

By David Craddock, Mar 21, 2017 2:10pm PDT

Did you zig on your skill tree when you meant to zag? Our guide will help you respec your character in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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One Speedrunner's Journey Through Zelda: Breath of the Wild

By David Craddock, Mar 16, 2017 12:20pm PDT

Whistle sprinting and castle raiding helped, but the best tool in 'Gymnast86's' arsenal was the participation of Zelda's speedrunning community. 

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"Ha, thanks! Fortunately this article isn't too spoilery, but do come back to it after you finish ..."

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How One Zelda Fan and His Mom Bonded in Hyrule

By David Craddock, Mar 14, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Tato and his mom waited years for Breath of the Wild. Now he'll play it in memory of their time together.

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"It's a good piece, but my Shackmind immediately went the wrong way with that one."

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Shacknews Classic Mini T-Shirt Now For Sale on the Shack Shop

By Asif Khan, Mar 13, 2017 8:00pm PDT

Do it for Shacknews in a less flashy manner. Briefcase tested, Dognose approved!

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"Ordered. Hopefully this arrives sooner than my 20th anniversary shirt that I'm still waiting for :P"

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Brut@l Postmortem: When Polygons and ASCII Collide

By David Craddock, Mar 10, 2017 1:00pm PST

Developers at Stormcloud Games talk the process of recreating classic roguelike adventures in a contemporary game engine.

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"Wow that looks great. Like an unseen area of the Tron world that has the roguelikes..."

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