Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

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Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts and reflexes than actual strategy once you get in there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t formulate a plan of attack going in and react to how things are unfolding. Check out five ways I found success in turf war.

Go Where People Aren’t

In most shooters, you’re rewarded for gravitating to the same area as other players. Not only is it more exciting, but you’ll usually rack up more kills and unlock gear more quickly. While ranked battles’ splat zones mode requires you to go to a centralized location to win, turf wars gives you the whole map as your playground and rewards you with experience based on how much of the map you personally cover with your ink. 

Test Chamber – Splatoon's Inkopolis, Single-Player, And Local Multiplayer

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Splatoon is here and Wii U owners now have another game to round out the system's sparse online multiplayer options. We''ve already gone online and checked out the competitive multiplayer, but now it's time to see what else the game offers players.

Join Kyle and Brian as they play through the first section of Splatoon's single-player (including the first boss fight) and challenge each other to one-on-one local multiplayer. You'll also get a quick guided tour of Splatoon's hub world, Inkopolis.

Splatoon releases today on Wii U and supports Amiibo functionality. To learn more about that, and get a deeper understanding of our impressions, you can check out our full review later today.

Destiny - Xur's Gear For The Weekend Of May 29

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Destiny - Xur's Gear For The Weekend Of May 29

Happy Xursday, Everyone! If you happen to be a Warlock, this is your lucky day. Step right up to ol' Tentacle Face and peruse his wares.

Xur is carrying his first piece of House of Wolves gear this week. No, it isn't a weapon. Remember, I said that Warlocks are in luck.

Location: Xur is back in the tower. Head down the stairs and he's on the left by the Crucible Quartermaster.

GI Show: Splatoon, Mario's Puzzle & Dragons, Super Reader Mailbag

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We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! On this week's show, Ben Hanson and Tim Turi are joined by Brian Shea and Jeff Cork to talk about SplatoonPuzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, and more. Thanks for the kind words on last week's Nintendo 64 themed episode, and since we missed that week's normal listener mailbag segment we're doubling down on it this week with an extended e-mail section. We appreciate all of your feedback sent to podcast@gameinformer.com, keep it coming and I hope you enjoy this week's show!

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Super Replay – Conker's Bad Fur Day Episode 8

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Conker's Bad Fur Day tells the story of a foul-mouthed squirrel journeying across farms, poop mountains, and into space to earn money and save the love of his life. You voted for Conker's Bad Fur Day to be our next Super Replay a few months ago, and we couldn't be happier to dive back into this Nintendo 64 classic! We anticipate this will be one of the longest Super Replays yet, so grab a tasty beverage, sit back, relax, and prepare for the journey of a lifetime with Ben Reeves, Tim Turi, and me.

As acclaimed as this game is, it almost didn't happen. Long before Conker was a drunkard, he was a happy-go-lucky red squirrel who was designed to appeal to kids, in a game called Conker's Quest. The press didn't like what they saw of Conker's Quest, saying it was uninspired in design. Rare went back to the drawing board, renaming the game Twelve Tales: Conker 64. That vision too came under scrutiny, and Rare scrapped everything "kiddie" or "cute," and opted to make a dark game for a mature audience. The switch worked, and launched Conker to the same heights as Rare's other hits, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, and Perfect Dark.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 28, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (May 28, 2015)

This week's set of blogs features everything from best-of lists to plenty of community challenge blogs about loyalty – and all of them are worth your time. Now get reading!

Community Blogs For May 21 – May 27:

My Top 30 Favorite Video Game Protagonists (#20-11) MightyMagikarp began his ambitious project of writing about his favorite protagonists a while ago, and now he's back to reveal who else makes the cut. Popular characters like Luigi make this second part of the list, but some choices may surprise you!

Everything We Know About Disney Infinity 3.0’s Inside Out Play Set

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Pixar's newest film, Inside Out, hits theaters on June 19 and has some powerhouse talent voicing its characters, including Amy Poehler and Lewis Black. The movie is about a young girl named Riley struggling with her feelings about her family's move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Her emotions, such as Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness, are personified in her mind, living in the control center of it to try to guide her through all her feelings. Disney Infinity 3.0 will have a play set dedicated to the characters of Inside Out and it features its own separate storyline. Here's what you need to know about it.

It's a Sequel Story To The FilmInstead of just rehashing what happened with movie, the storyline is completely new for the play set. Riley is still the star, but this time around she's babysitting and falls asleep while watching TV. While she's sleeping, she accidentally brushes up against the remote, changing the channel to a scary movie. This breaches her subconscious and all these scary images get into her head. It's up to her emotions to attend to this crisis. You'll fight against baddies like broccoli, swamp creatures, and bats.

What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

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What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature.

Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection of games – even some third-party games. This is where you will find a continually updated compendium detailing what amiibos do and unlock in the games in which they are compatible.

Taking advantage of amiibo functionality for Wii U games often involves finding the option in the menus and then touching the amiibo to the bottom left corner of the GamePad when prompted.