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Genshin Impact - Fallen Star Challenge Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 24th, 2020

All the parts of the Unreconciled Stars event in Genshin Impact are now available, with the latest being the Star of Destiny chapter. This chapter continues the investigation into the mysterious meteorites with the help of Fischl and Mona, but also unlocks a new co-op event known as the Fallen Star Challenge. To see the event in action, check out the video above. Otherwise, read on below for tips about the event and why you should do it.

Genshin Impact - Unreconciled Stars Event Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 20th, 2020

Genshin Impact's 1.1 update has brought a ton of new content to the game, and one of these things is a brand new event: Unreconciled Stars. This event kicked off yesterday and is running through the end of the month. There are sweet rewards and some cool world-building that happens across the event, so make sure you hop in and start it as soon as possible.

Just keep in mind that Unreconciled Stars is only available to players who are Adventure Rank 20 or higher. If you need tips on how to advance up to that rank quickly, check out our progression guide here before reading on about how to get involved in this event.

Genshin Impact - How to Beat Tartaglia (Childe)

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 19th, 2020

In the 1.1 update to Genshin Impact, the final chapter to the story arc in Liyue reaches its climax with a fight against Tartaglia (AKA Childe), one of the Fatui Harbingers. We won't go into detail as to why this is or the circumstances of the world around the fight to avoid potentially spoiling anything more than we already have, but we wanted to post a guide on the Tartaglia boss fight because it is easily one of the toughest parts of the game to-date.

If you've been struggling to win this fight, particularly on mobile, check out the video above and some tips below on how you can win this fight and continue on your quest.

Genshin Impact Guide - Bounties Explained

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 12th, 2020

Bounties are new to Genshin Impact in its 1.1 update. As mentioned in our write-up of the new content, players can now grind out reputation for each region available in the game, and one of the ways you can do this is through hunting down powerful boss creatures and killing them in a set time limit.

Watch the video above to see what bounties are like, and read on below to learn everything else you need to know about them.

XCOM 2 Collection review

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By Campbell Bird on November 5th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONDENSED COMMANDER
Being able to play XCOM 2: War of the Chosen on iOS is a good time, even if the port is far from perfect.
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Genshin Impact Guide - How to unlock Taishan Mansion

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 4th, 2020

While exploring Teyvat in Genshin Impact, you might find yourself stumbling across an abyssal domain that is seemingly inaccessible. When you first discover Taishan Mansion, it is completely submerged underwater. To unlock it, you'll need to do some puzzle-solving, which the video above can walk you through. Or, if you'd prefer, read on below about how to unlock Taishan Mansion.

Genshin Impact - Marvelous Merchant Event Explained

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 1st, 2020

We're month since Genshin Impact's initial release, and we're already here at our second event. The Marvelous Merchant event has already been underway for two days and we have just the info you need to complete this silly scavenger hunt each day.

The Marvelous Merchant event is essentially a new daily quest that consists of three steps: find the mysterious merchant, give him what he wants, and pick a prize. This guide will keep track of each day's locations, what is being asked for, and the prizes that can be redeemed. Read on below to check them out.

Genshin Impact Adventurer's Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 26th, 2020

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Beat Pyro Regisvine

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

The end game of Genshin Impact largely revolves around spending resin to take on world bosses and clear domain challenges. These fights grant amazing rewards like rare artifacts and ascension materials for weapons and adventurers, but obviously only if you're up for the challenge.

This guide will teach you how to beat Pyro Regisvine, a nasty little flame flower that lives in a cave between Luhua Pool and Tianqiu Valley. Defeating it is a a must for anyone using pyro adventurers, and key for anyone looking for powerful Gladiator's Finale artifacts. With these tips, you should be able to make quick work of this fight.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Beat Stormterror

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

If you've followed our progression guide for Genshin Impact up to Adventure Rank 25, you have reached the point where you can face off against Stormterror on a weekly basis for some pretty sweet rewards. Beating this deadly dragon isn't as easy as it is in the story mission when you got a loaner Venti to dish out damage for you, though, so you'll need to go into the fight with a plan.

Regardless of who is on your adventurer team, Stormterror is beatable, particularly if you read his attack patterns and know how to react to them. See above for a video showing a successful run and read on for some tips on how to do it yourself.

Genshin Impact Guide - Everything you need to know about the Elemental Crucible Event

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 14th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

Genshin Impact has unveiled its first of what we can expect to be many special events and ongoing content updates. This latest update adds the Elemental Crucible Event. This event is available to any players that have reached Adventure Rank 20, have completed the Prologue, and completed a minor new quest from Timaeus that introduces the event itself.

Read on below for more info about how this event works and if you should take it on.

Genshin Impact Progression Guide - Early Game (Up to Adventure Rank 25)

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

Genshin Impact continues to capture our attention, and if you're looking for a good way to understand the game's systems and how to optimize your progress, you've come to the right place. There's myriad systems, currencies, etc. in this game and it is a lot to take in, but with this handy guide, you should be able to get a leg up on progressing in the game's early going.

For the purposes of this guide, this applies to players who are just starting the game up until around Adventure Rank 25. We'll be developing more guides for later ranks as we get there.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Build a Quality Team

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 9th, 2020

We're still trucking along with Genshin Impact and having a great time. In case you're still on the fence about playing it, check out this piece that should be helpful in making your decision.

Otherwise, let's assume you've been playing the game for a bit and have unlocked a few characters via wishes. Now what? Your next step is to try and figure out who among your heroes belongs on your team to make you as capable as possible. Check out some tips on how to do exactly that below.

Among Us! Imposter Guide - How to be a sneaky killing machine

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 16th, 2020
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Among Us! continues to be getting a lot of play in these parts, and since our first guide we've learned a thing or two about the game. This is especially true regarding the imposter role, as its a relatively rare opportunity that we've now put enough time into to understand how to win consistently in this sneaky role.

Check out our top tips below, and see if it helps your own Among Us! game.

Among Us! Guide - Tips for the uninitiated crew member (or imposter)

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 10th, 2020
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Among Us! is one of the biggest suprise hits of the year, most notably because it's a two-year old free-to-play game. I get the appeal, though. In following and writing about games through this pandemic, I've noticed a distinct desire for game play to be more social. I even suggested a few games that accomplish this, though I couldn't have predicted the way droves of people have gravitated to Among Us!

For those unfamiliar, Among Us! is a social deduction multiplayer game where up to 10 players take on the role of either a crew member or an imposter. Crew members need to wander the ship and complete tasks to win the game, but imposters try to muck up those plans by sabotaging the ship and killing other crew members. Along the way, there will be times where the crew convenes and votes on who they think is an imposter, and the player with the most votes gets tossed out the air lock. Crew members win if they successfully complete all their tasks or get rid of all the imposters. Imposters win if they kill the entire crew or successfully sabotage the ship.

The gameplay is not too unlike a lot of popular board games like Secret Hitler or Codenames, but in its digital form it can be a bit daunting, particularly if you haven't played a game like it before. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you dive into Among Us! and have fun with it.