Dragon Age: Inquisition Item Duplication

Dragon Age: Inquisition Item Duplication

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in featured, Guides, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 |

This is obviously an exploit. It doesn’t work on everything but they say it works on all metals and most leathers. It does not work on herbs.

  • Open your inventory then select the item you want to duplicate. Move it to Valuables. On PS4, that’s done by pressing L2.
  • Go to a vendor then proceed to sell. Go to Valuables and press Sell All then Sell individually in quick succession. On PS4, that’s Triangle quickly followed by X.
  • You’ll know you did it correctly when the item disappears, indicating a successful “Sell All”, and you get a window prompting you for the number of items you want to sell.
  • Go to the buyback screen. You should be able to buy back double the number of items you sold originally.

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Watch Dogs: Is the Hate Deserved?

Watch Dogs: Is the Hate Deserved?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in featured, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 |

You’ve probably read all the buzz about Watch Dogs but in case you haven’t, here’s the short version: there’s a lot of hate for it. This weekend I decided to try it out and see if that hate is well-deserved or not.

First of all, I’m among those who suffered random crashes to desktop on the PC version. I noticed that it was eating up a lot of memory, which would in turn crash when it couldn’t take any more. So scratch trying the game out on PC.

Next stop: Xbox 360. No stability or performance issues there. The game was playable and stable. I did find one major bug though. One of the side missions refused to acknowledge completion so I ended up creating my own workaround for it. Specifically, a gang hideout mission ends by either killing all the bad guys or moving away from the mission area. I did the former but got no completion notice. After reloading and retrying, the same thing was happening. I decided to try the latter. I knocked the target out then walked away from mission area. Success! I then went back and killed everybody anyway.

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Deception IV and Hearthstone

Deception IV and Hearthstone

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Commentary, featured, IOS, PC, PS3 |

I’ve been keeping an eye on Deception IV ever since I first read about it online. I played one of the older versions back on the original Playstation and, while I don’t remember finishing it, it was memorable enough for me to want to experience it again.

The simplest way to describe Deception’s gameplay is to call it a hybrid trap/puzzle game. Your goal is to kill your enemies using traps. The puzzle half comes in when you use the traps in a manner that would make Rube Goldberg proud. For example, you can use a bear trap to pin your enemies in place, then hit them with a giant axe to knock them to a spot where you can cut them with a buzzsaw. The entire point of the game is to use traps to inflict as much pain as possible. When you get the hang of it, your inner sadist will be laughing with glee.

A couple of friends have been trying to get me to play Hearthstone for a while now and I finally decided to give it a shot when it was released on iPad. I’ve been playing semi-regularly ever since. I like the accessibility and fast pace. Like all CCGs, there’s a lot of luck involved so it’s hard not to get upset when the RNG isn’t on my side. But losing due to randomness is nothing compared to defeat caused by error. I’ve lost several matches due to a single mistake. I guess that’s the cost of the game’s pacing.

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Lightning Returns: Combat Tips

Lightning Returns: Combat Tips

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Guides, PS3, Xbox 360 |

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Stagger

Similar to the past FFXIII games, you still do the most damage when your target is staggered. To do this, the general rule is to hit them with physical attacks to extend stagger time then follow-up with magic attacks to actually stagger them. By the time you run out of ATB for your spells, your opponent should be staggered. If not, then nearly so.

You can tell the stagger status by the pulsing wave that appears on their health bars. The more violent the oscillation, the closer the target is to staggering.

If you’re having a tough time dealing with a particular monster, hitting R2 or RT will bring up Libra, which will give you info about your target. Stagger information is at the bottom of that screen.

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Lightning Returns: Tips and Tricks

Lightning Returns: Tips and Tricks

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Guides, PS3, Xbox 360 |

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Since you’re always working against the clock, NPCs and quests that are bound to specific times can be difficult to keep track of. You can use map markers to solve this problem. I usually mark the NPC or quest location, then name it using the time I’m supposed to be there. Now if only it had an alarm of sorts.

Quests

The game does not follow traditional leveling. Lightning does not level up nor does she gain experience points. She powers up by getting stat bonuses from doing quests, so get as many as you can and accomplish them. Aside from the main story, there are two other ways to get quests: taking quests from Chocolina and by talking to NPCs. Chocolina is always near the train stations, marked by a yellow box in your map. NPCs that have quests have stars next to their names, with the number of stars indicating the difficulty of the quest.

Stock Consumables

Make sure you have a full stock of potions at the beginning of the game. As if the clock isn’t enough of an indication, Lightning Returns can be unforgiving at times. You don’t want to end up spending precious time just to use Escape to get away from combat too often.

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Dragon’s Dogma: A Quick and Dirty Magick Archer Guide Part 2

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Guides, PS3, Xbox 360 |

Preparing for the Fight

Assuming that you’ve leveled mostly as a Sorcerer, then you should be able to take on the offline Ur-Dragon once you get to level 50. The Holy exploit is an effective tactic to use against it, making the fight less of a challenge and more of an exercise in patience.

Bring the following:

  • 8 Demon’s Periapts – For buffing Magick. Purchased from Fournival.
  • 1 Veteran’s Periapt – To boost your XP gains. Ditto, but only if your affinity with Fournival’s high enough.
  • 1-2 Wakestones – In case you die.
The Fight Itself

You know where he lands, right?. Stand as close as you can in front of him, use 4 Demon’s Periapts to get max Magick boost and then attack. The Holy bolts are capable of piercing through the initial hit, so when you attack from the front you’re maximizing the number of hits that you can get. This will cause the dragon to stagger, so don’t worry too much about him attacking you. You can use this tactic repeatedly until he’s past half his health. If your buff runs out before that then use your remaining periapts.

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