Welcome to GamesRadar's guide to finding tons of tiny objects in a gigantic overworld! Here you'll find tips on how to find oodles of Apple Shards, Magic Up's, and Small Blocks (which, if you're new to 3D Dot Game Heroes, are very important later on since they serve as a form of currency to buy new and exciting swords from the Block King.) Some of the pieces are a little tricky, but grab enough of them and you'll soon be the most powerful mega-sword wielding punk in the history of Dotnia.
If you've picked up 3D Dot Game Heroes this week (or just read our review), you already know that it's a love letter to the 8- and 16-bit eras of gaming, jam-packed with references to old-school games and game culture. It also features more than a few sly references to developer From Software's earlier efforts, like Demon's Souls. What a lot of people might not have realized, however, is that From "hid" a bunch of self-referential character cameos right in its character-select screen.
Nearly all of the selectable characters were originally released as DLC for the Japanese market, but since US gamers get them all by default, for free, their significance may be lost on all but the most die-hard fans. That's why we've pulled together all the ones we recognized and revealed their origins in the following list...
E3 may have been light on Pokemon news, but we dig up all the stories you may have missed in the shuffle. From Pokemon happy meal toys to bootleg fighting games and Japan's latest Pokemon 3DS announcement, this is what the Pokemon fans in the office have been talking about this week. Download link inside!
With another Pokémon adventure on the horizon, get caught up on every game in the series--whether it's a new generation or the most obscure spin-off--by reading our extensive history of the phenomenal series...
Think you know Pokémon? After searching high and low, we have some info about the series that might surprise you...
Updated with 10 more incredible Poké facts!
Battling Pokémon is one of the most veered pastimes in gaming history, but is it actually a horrible blood sport? Two GamesRadar editors discuss the merits in our newest great debate...
Like comic books and movies, videogames tend to present an exaggerated representation of men and women. Dudes are typically muscle-bound meatheads with powerful jaw lines and a thorough understanding of all forms of combat, while women generally have back-breaking chests and dress like strippers regardless of their profession.
Have you ever heard someone say, “sometimes words aren’t enough?” That person was probably talking about books. Yes, books may seem like nothing more than a primitive ancestor to videogames, and in some ways, they are. Books are linear, non-interactive, and require little to no skill to write. They might even be obsolete today if it weren’t for people with no reflexes. But books aren’t entirely without merit, because occasionally they're adapted into some really great videogames
Swear words are used in film, TV and games to glorious effect. But sometimes the sheer quantity of obscenity causes the words to lose their meaning. Ever the cultural explorers here at GR, we’ve compiled a list of the ten swearing-est games we could think of. Then we grabbed footage from the first hour of each, and chopped it down to just the dirty words. Very scientific.
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In general, we think you've got pretty good taste in games. You've made massive successes of stellar franchises like Ratchet & Clank, The Elder Scrolls and Katamari Damacy. You tend to like the things we like, and that's part of why we enjoy writing for you and telling you about all the cool games we think you'll get excited about playing.
Sometimes, though, you ignore our advice, which breaks our hearts a little. It's bad enough when you do it by passing up kickass experiences like Okami or