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Splatoon Survival Guide: Multiplayer Tips & Tricks

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Nintendo, Splatoon, Survival Guide, Tips, Wii U games

Splatoon Survival Guide: Multiplayer Tips & Tricks

Splatoon is out today and we're absolutely loving it. Describing it as "fresh, messy, raucous and brilliant" in our full review, it blows the genre wide open with exciting new mechanics.

However, there's plenty to learn and unlearn in order to master this unique new Wii U exclusive. Listen up, recruit, because our survival and tips guide will tell you everything you need to know and a few interesting things you probably don't.

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Splatoon Survival Guide: Multiplayer Tips & Tricks

Don't walk (or swim) before you can run, recruit. Getting the sensitivity right is key for any multiplayer shooter and doubly important in Splatoon since it offers two control schemes: gyroscopic aiming and traditional thumbstick movement.

Both work well, while the GamePad gyroscope proves surprisingly responsive once you've wrapped your head around using it to look up, down and finesse your aim. It actually affords you greater precision if you put in the time. Either is a fine choice, but the problem is that you can't change the control scheme or sensitivity during matches.

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The Sunday Seven: Assassin’s Creed Unity Survival Tips

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Assassin's Creed: Unity, PC games, PS4 games, Survival Guide, The Sunday Seven, Tips, Xbox One Games

The Sunday Seven: Assassin’s Creed Unity Survival Tips

Assassin’s Creed Unity is seriously tough. Even when the various glitches and bugs aren’t making Arno’s life hell, there are plenty of other factors that make pulling off hits an unforgiving gauntlet of snipers and swordsman. We feel your pain though, and have come up with seven top tips to put you on the right path. And no, one of them isn’t buy Assassin’s Creed Rogue instead. I eventually came up with a seventh in the end. Happy hunting!

Buy disguise skill

There are many skills to buy with points awarded for completing story missions and you’ll have to selective as to which ones you choose. As tempting as it is to go for all the health enhancements, you’re better buying skills that keep you out of combat first. So pick up the disguise one early on for a measly two points. It will allow you to briefly don the uniform of anyone you target and can make slipping past a few guards much easier than trying to sneak past on their blind side.

Buy the lockpick skill

This doesn’t just allow you to open treasure chests, giving you more cash to blow on swords and armour, there are also plenty of opportunities to unlock doors and windows. This means you can open up shortcuts during missions and often stay clear of larger groups of guards. Also, being able to pick locks of prison cell doors (escaping convicts is always a nice distraction for the guards) means you won’t have to steal the key from the bloke strolling around with a brace of goons. Be sure to regularly visit the store for extra lockpicks too as some of the tougher locks will probably break a lot of them until you can afford to upgrade the skill.

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The Sunday Seven: Shadow of Mordor Tips

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, PS4 games, Shadow of Mordor, Survival Guide, The Sunday Seven, Tips, Xbox One Games

The Sunday Seven: Shadow of Mordor Tips

We’ve been playing a lot of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor here at tower Dealspwn and have frankly been loving it. As keen Tolkien geeks, the Mordor setting provides an intriguing look at an area of Middle Earth for so long trapped behind those daunting Black Gates. Taking place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is a great idea and rich with potential. Monolith tells how the one ring was forged and how a solitary ranger can play an important part when paired with an elven wraith. Carl’s review will be ready soon, but to warm you up I’ve put together a few tips to get you started. As ever readers, be sure to share any you might have too.

Stick with stealth

Talion is a bit rubbish with a sword and takes ages to finish off enemies in a straight fight. So, be as sneaky as possible by using dagger strikes from behind, above or while hanging from ledges to thin out a crowd before attacking a Captain or Warchief. Don’t worry if you’re seen, you usually have a second or two to rush forwards and silence any Uruk before they get into a battle stance. The bow is also a neat weapon for silenced headshots which can get rid of those pesky archers.

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The Sunday Seven: Destiny Strike Tips

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Destiny, PS4 games, Strategy guide, Survival Guide, The Sunday Seven, Tips, Xbox One Games

The Sunday Seven: Destiny Strike Tips

I’ve had Destiny for a week now (thanks to Royal Mail’s usual shoddy service) and have been hitting the modes pretty hard to level up my gear enough to take on the upcoming Raids that are only open to level 26 and up. So, we imagine that you too are going to be putting a lot of time into Strike missions to get in some essential practice for Destiny’s tougher journeys. Well Guardian, you’re not going to last two minutes in the Raids if you don’t take these tactics into your Strike missions.

The Sunday Seven: Destiny Strike Tips

Carry elemental weapons

Between your secondary and heavy weapons, it isn’t hard to have a few of each element. These are essential for chewing through the coloured energy shields surrounding smugger enemies. Unlike RPGs, you don’t attack with an ‘opposite’ element; instead you attack with the same. So, any orange shields will wilt against sunny solar, blue will fry against arc and purple will pale against void weapons. Any weapon will damage shields, but these are the quickest ways to get into an enemy’s soft bits.

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Destiny PvE Tips - Gunplay, Gear, Glimmer, and Grinding

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, Survival Guide, Tips

Destiny PvE Tips - Gunplay, Gear, Glimmer, and Grinding

Destiny is upon us, and we'll be bringing you a number of impressions pieces from various perspectives over the next week or so as we get to grips with the Most Expensive Game Ever Made.

But, along with the Starter Guide we published earlier in the week, here's another helpful little article to help you get the most out of the vast PvE experiences to be had across the Solar System, and some tips regarding levelling, loot, and combat.

Destiny PvE Tips - Gunplay, Gear, Glimmer, and Grinding

Save your Glimmer

Glimmer is the main form of currency in Destiny, and you'll earn enough in the first hour or two to buy some more powerful weapons back at the Tower. Don't do it. Although the game doesn't shower you in loot, completing the Story missions will see you gifted weapons and armour, and you'll gradually uncover a host of loadout options out in the open world and on Patrol. Comb areas thoroughly for chests, and be sure to mop up any dropped items after a firefight. You'll want to save your Glimmer for rarer things.

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