The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s Best Sidequests And Bonus Content

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s Best Sidequests And Bonus Content

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a big game with lots to do outside of its main quests. Maybe you’ve fought Ganon and are looking for more to do in the world, or maybe you’re looking for every excuse you can to put off the final confrontation. Whatever the case may be, here are a handful of bonus missions, shrines, and quests worth pursuing that you won’t find on your Main Quests lists.

Below you will find a list of spoiler-free suggestions for a number of side activities that are worth doing. On page two, you will find more detailed, spoiler-filled descriptions of these activities, their rewards, and why we think they’re worth pursuing. If you click the hyper-linked headline of the tip, it will take you directly to its entry on page two.

1. Do all of Gerudo’s sidequestsMake sure to talk to everyone in the town, starting with its leader, and do whatever they ask. The rewards are worthwhile.

Watch Us Break Down Mass Effect: Andromeda In Our Game Club

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Watch Us Break Down Mass Effect: Andromeda In Our Game Club

Mass Effect Andromeda is here, and we want to play through the entire game with you. If you're not familiar with the GI Game Club format, we break up a game into multiple chunks and then discuss each segment in detail on The Game Informer Show podcast while reading off emails from the community that are sent in to podcast@gameinformer.com. We're looking for short and focused emails, but anything from lore nuggets to funny little things you might have noticed.

In the first of three installments covering BioWare's latest release, we cover everything in the game up until wrapping up the critical path mission on the planet Havarl. We encourage you to play along with us and get ready for the next episode, airing on April 13th, that will cover everything in the game up until completing the critical story mission called "Hunting the Archon". This will include all side-missions and content on the planets Voeld and Kadara.

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Five Spoiler-Free Tips For Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Five Spoiler-Free Tips For Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda has been out for over a week. Players have gotten to know Ryder, explored strange planets, and met alien races. Even though you’re probably comfortable in the Heleus cluster, you might have overlooked something useful. The tips below aren’t necessarily secrets, but since the game doesn’t clearly explain them, you could be missing out on ways to make your time with Mass Effect: Andromeda better.

Ammo problems? Are you running out of bullets at critical moments? Do you dread switching to your second-favorite weapon? You can avoid the hassle of ammo and clip limitations in a few ways. First is using a gun with the particle-beam firing style (like the P.A.W.), or by adding that property to your gun through augmentations. If you still want to fire standard bullets, you can research the “vintage heat sink” augmentation. When applied to a normal weapon during the crafting process, this augmentation makes ammo work like it did in Mass Effect 1; your weapon can overheat, but you never actually run out of bullets. This is particularly useful on harder difficulties, since enemies can take more punishment.

Surviving In Our Underwear In Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

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Surviving In Our Underwear In Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Join Daniel Tack and Kyle Hilliard as they explore the new battle on the block, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, in this video feature! In this Hunger Games or Battle Royale-esque title, you parachute down to an island along with 99 other enthusiastic survivalists hoping to be the last one standing after all the pistols, rifles, crowbars, and health packs shake out.

You can scramble for the good loot with the rest of the pack, hoping to score a sweet scope, body armor, and a plethora of healing supplies or you can scavenge on the fringe of the play area - you'll probably live longer, but when the real fighting starts you may be bringing a machete to a sniper rifle fight.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is currently available as an Early Access title on Steam.

Should You Return For Destiny: Age Of Triumph?

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Should You Return For Destiny: Age Of Triumph?

Destiny: Age of Triumph is not like previous expansions or updates to Bungie’s long-running shared world shooter. Where previous major additions brought a wealth of new missions, additional events, and a ton of new gear to collect, this latest (and final) update for the game is much more geared toward putting a bow on three years of content that Bungie has given to its players. While a few new additions to rewards and gameplay are in the mix, even those are mostly about reconfiguring existing content and closing the door on the game. In many ways, it’s a way to put Destiny 1 into a suitable final form that reflects the totality of the game’s life cycle. 

As a longtime player, it’s a novel experience. After years of named events, altered title screens, novel musical themes, and ever-changing adventures, logging in today I’m greeted by a screen that simply says: “Destiny,” just like it did in the first months of the game’s existence. Old music has returned. And rather than a cinematic that introduces the latest adventure, the new video that greets me is all about celebrating what I’ve already done. It’s odd to evoke nostalgia after only three years, but for Guardians who have invested potentially thousands of hours, that’s exactly the sensation that arises. 

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 30, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 30, 2017)

Another week, another Blog Herding – and a good one, at that. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!

Community Blogs For March 23 – March 29:

Wolfenstein: What Would Have Really Happened If He Won? StarterPack gives his take on alternate history – something I love about Wolfenstein games – and does his best to analyze what may have happened if Germany won World War II. It's an interesting read for alternate-history buffs.

Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 19 Hours

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Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 19 Hours

Last year, over the course of four months, we played through Shenmue for the Dreamcast in its entirety. It was an experimental video series, with an undefined schedule that allowed us to take in all the feedback for each episode by reading and responding to comments in (almost) real time. The experiment was a success! So we immediately decided (after playing through Dark Souls III, Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon, Shadow of the Colossus, and Resident Evil 4) that there was no time like the present to return to Yu Suzuki's masterpiece. For the sequel, we're playing the Xbox version that was published by Microsoft in 2002.

Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

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Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

When I decided to turn the 12.31 Super Replay into an annual event, I knew the focus needed to be on bad games. People enjoyed watching us suffer; that was the hook that stood out. We used Overblood as the foundation for the type of game we were looking for each year. Blue Stinger, Illbleed, And Martian Gothic were all games that delivered a similar stench. They were perfect selections for the annual Super Replay.

When Tim Turi left Game Informer to work at Capcom, I realized this Super Replay event wouldn't be the same without him. He played through all of these bad games, and, well, I don't think it would have been fair to continue on without him. Out of respect to Tim, we are moving away from the survival-horror angle, and are falling back on my original pitch: it needs to be a bad game period.

As it turns out, there are many different flavors of terrible video games, and I think we found another example in Sonic the Hedgehog that is every bit as enjoyable, campy, and unbearably bad as the original Overblood. The game is simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog, but it's often referred to as Sonic '06. It's developed by Sonic Team for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is another failed attempt to give the blue speedster new life.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Your Take On Mass Effect Andromeda

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Your Take On Mass Effect Andromeda

In the months leading up to 2017, I thought Resident Evil 7 would be the year's most polarizing game. Capcom's decision to redefine survival horror ended up paying off in the end; perhaps not in sales, but the collective takeaway was positive (for gamers and critics alike). As I was looking at the year ahead, I didn't think for a second that Mass Effect Andromeda would be the game to divide gamers. Some people view it as 2017's problem child; others are finding it to be every bit as enjoyable as the original trilogy.

My Twitter feed often looks like a conflicted mess, filled with videos showing how beautiful or broken Andromeda can be. I, like many of you, saw just how much it can be like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I don't think it's much of a stretch to say we can all agree the game is little rough around the edges, but does that lack of polish hurt the overall experience? That's the question that hangs like a storm cloud over this experience.

I gave you my final verdict on Andromeda in last week's column, and your response to it was somewhat shocking. Again, people were almost equally split on whether they should play it or not based on what I said.