Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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Latest Articles

Face the Music: Confronting the End in Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds

”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”

An Impassioned Defense of Stubbs the Zombie

This misfit, misplaced game from the mid-2000s always deserved better.

Five Avengers Nobody Would Want as Exclusives

There was an idea: to bring together a group of unremarkable people.

Face the Music: Confronting the End in Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds

”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”

An Impassioned Defense of Stubbs the Zombie

This misfit, misplaced game from the mid-2000s always deserved better.

Five Avengers Nobody Would Want as Exclusives

There was an idea: to bring together a group of unremarkable people.

Temtem: Saipark Safari This Week (17th August - 23th August)

We show you where to find the new Temtem Reserve, and how to catch rare and Luma Temtem there.

Red Dead Online: How to Find All Legendary Animals

We've got the locations of all the legendary animals listed below, as well as what you'll need to catch and hunt them.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Onyx Wolf Location

We show you how to find the deadly Onyx Wolf and the best approach to take once you find it.

How Red Dead Online's Naturalist Update Taught Me to Hate the Animals

A West too wild for my liking.

Every Video Game Releasing in 2020

Here’s a regularly updated list of the games you’ll be playing in 2020.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Sapa Cougar Location

We show you how to hunt down the deadly Sapa Cougar and what you should do to it when you find it.

Marvel's Avengers: Best Characters

We show you which of the available heroes is the best one to play as, and how powerful they are.

Marvel's Avengers: Hero Unavailable Glitch Explained

If you're unable to pick certain heroes, like Iron Man or Black Widow, we'll show you how to stop them from being unavailable.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Gabbro Horn Ram Location

We show you where to find the legendary ram of New Austin, and explain why some players won't be able to find it at all.

Is Fall Guys On Nintendo Switch?

We look at whether you'll be able to play Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on the Switch, as well as what other consoles it's available on too.

Does Fall Guys Have Split Screen and Couch Co-Op?

We look at whether you'll be able to play locally with your friends on Fall Guys below.

Fall Guys: Server Connection Error Explained

We show you what's causing connection issues for Fall Guys and what you can do about it.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Winyan Bison Location

We show you where to find the legendary Winyan Bison, and how it's best hunted after you find it.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Emerald Wolf Location

The deadly Emerald Wolf is a legendary animal hiding in the forests of the Ambarino/New Hanover Border. We've locked down its location for you here.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Marble Fox Location

This black and white fox is an especially rare legendary animal. We've laid out where to find it and what you can use it for below.

Red Dead Online: Error 0x40003002 Explained

Many are being ejected and disconnected from the Red Dead Online servers as part of a mysterious error code numbered 0x40003002.

Red Dead Online: How to Get Naturalist XP Quickly

We show you how to level up the Naturalist role as quickly as possible, and how you can boost your experience as much as possible.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Wakpa Boar Location

This huge, legendary boar can be hunted and used to obtain rare items and money in the process. We've laid out how to find the Wakpa boar here.

Red Dead Online: Legendary Zizi Beaver Location

We show you where you can find, hunt and sedate the legendary Zizi Beaver of West Elizabeth.

Red Dead Online: How to Get the Elephant Rifle

As part of Red Dead Online's 1.2 Naturalist update, we show you how to get a powerful new gun for hunting: the elephant rifle.

Red Dead Online: Should I Choose Harriet or Gus?

We show you what happens if you choose to work for either Harriet Davenport or Gus MacMillan, and what happens if you upset Harriet in the process.

Red Dead Online: How to Sedate Animals

As part of the Naturalist role, you'll be asked to tranquilize animals and take samples you can then sell to Harriet Davenport. We'll show you how to get the items you need and how to use them here.

Red Dead Online: How to Start the Naturalist Role

If you want to become a Naturalist in Red Dead Online, you'll need to raise money and head to a specific location. We'll show you how to do that.

Temtem: Where to Catch Rhoulder

The Neutral/Earth-type rhino Temtem is a powerful foe and ally alike. We'll show you how to catch it and whether you should have one in your Temdeck team.

Red Dead Online: Is the Outlaw Pass No. 3 Worth Buying?

The new Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Outlaw Pass serves as a way to reward players for extended periods of play, with gold, money and items as rewards. We'll show you how to buy it and if you should buy it at all.

Temtem Walkthrough Guide

We take you through everything you need to know about Temtem and how to play.

Temtem: How to Beat the Boss Fight with Max at Uhuru

The Battle of Uhuru pushed you to have another boss fight with your rival, Max. We'll show you how to beat him and his Temtem team here.

Temtem: How to Find and Beat the Three Belsoto Spies in the Tasa Desert

The Belsoto forces have put spies North of Upinzani who you'll have to defeat. We've laid out where you can find them across the Tasa Desert here.

Temtem: How to Get the Gravitonic Piolets Climbing Gear

To cross the rock surfaces of Temtem, you'll need the Gravitonic Piolets, often referred to simply as climbing gear. We'll show you where to find them below.

Temtem: How to Get Through the Vumbi Dojo Sand Maze and Beat Dojo Leader Musa

We show you how to reach and defeat the leader of the fifth Dojo in Kisiwa, the resistance leader Musa.

Temtem: How to Get to Kisiwa Island

The island of Kisiwa has opened up, now accessible to those who've progressed far enough in the main story. We'll show you how to get to Kisiwa island and to its capital, Vumbi.

Temtem: How to Get the Rock-Hopping Hook

We show you how to get the grappling hook that lets you cross between islands.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Heavenly Strike Walkthrough

We show you how to fight your way to defeat Yasuhira Koga and learn the special Heavenly Strike attack of Shigenori in this strange Mythic Tale.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Get the Grappling Hook

The "Iron Hook" can be used to swing from vantage points and climb sheer walls. We'll show you how to unlock it for yourself.

All Armor Sets and Best Armor in Ghost of Tsushima

We show you where you can find all the armor and attire in Ghost of Tsushima, and what set is best.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Unlock Stances

We show you how to unlock different combat stances and how to observe enemy captains.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Unbreakable Gosaku Walkthrough

The unstoppable defender of Tsushima's farmers left his armor to any who were willing to claim the mantle. We'll show you where to get that armor and where to find Gosaku's six keys.

Ghost of Tsushima Walkthrough

We've put together everything you need to know on how to complete Ghost of Tsushima and find all the best secrets within it.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Fox Den Locations

We show you where to find all the fox dens in Ghost of Tsushima, and what you need to do when you come across one.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Hot Springs Locations

The hot springs of Tsushima can soothe skin, relax muscles, and increase your max health to boot. Here's where to find them all.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Bamboo Strike Locations

Jin can increase his maximum resolve by slicing through multiple stalks of bamboo in a single strike. We'll show you where to find all these challenges and how to beat them.

Will Ghost of Tsushima Have DLC?

If you've saved Tsushima from Mongol invasion, you might want downloadable content to expand and further your gameplay. We'll go over if Ghost of Tsushima will have DLC in the future.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Dye Merchant Locations

We show you where to find the white and black dye merchants so you can recolor your armor.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Sheath Your Sword

There's an easy way to draw your katana at any point or put it back in its scabbard.

Ghost of Tsushima: Where to Find Yamato for All Mythic Tales

Mythic Tales are special side quests that allow you to find valuable items and unlock new abilities.

Ghost of Tsushima: Spare or Kill Lord Shimura Choice

The final choice of Ghost of Tsushima gives you the option to lose your uncle or your honor. We've laid out the consequences of both below, as well as what rewards they offer you.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Beat the Lord Shimura Final Boss Fight

The duel with your uncle, Lord Shimura, is a heartfelt conclusion to Ghost of Tsushima's story. We'll show you how to claim victory here.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Beat the Khotun Khan Boss Fight

The leader of the Mongol invasion will challenge you to a duel in the epic finale quest, "Eternal Blue Sky."

Ghost of Tsushima: The Undying Flame Walkthrough

Completing this dangerous Mythic Tale will teach Jin the Way of the Flame, allowing him to set his katana on fire.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Change Difficulty

For an easier or harder challenge, we show you how to increase or lower the difficulty in Ghost of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Pillar of Honor Locations

We show you where to find all the Pillars of Honor and their sword kits.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Upgrade Your Katana

To make your sword do more damage, you'll need to find a swordsmith or blacksmith to enhance it.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Six Blades of Kojiro Walkthrough

One of the deadliest ronin in history, Kojiro is a powerful swordsman backed by five other warriors. We'll show you how to find and defeat him as part of a Mythic Tale.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Spirit of Yarikawa's Vengeance Walkthrough

The traitorous samurai clan of Yarikawa was famed for its Dance of Wrath technique. Now a mysterious spirit has returned to inflict it on the people of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Curse of Uchitsune Walkthrough

Uchitsune was a fabled demon-hunter who used his longbow to kill Kami and humans alike. Here's how to follow his steps in one of the game's special Mythic Tales.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Legend of Tadayori Walkthrough

The fabled archer of Azamo has left behind some of the best armor in the game. We'll show you how to make it through the quest and find it for yourself.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Beat the Ryuzo Boss Fight Duel

The climatic duel against rival Ryuzo, head of the Straw Hat Ronin, marks the end of Act 1 for Ghost of Tsushima and the beginning of a new area.

Ghost of Tsushima: Golden Birds Explained

The golden birds of Tsushima are everywhere once you start looking for them, though what they're for isn't immediately obvious.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Get the Bow

If you want to be a deadly archer, you'll need to find a good bow and arrow. We'll show you how to get one as early as possible in the game, as well as how to get the more powerful longbow.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Unlock New Areas of the Map

Though Jin fights to free all of Tsushima, you won't be able to access the whole island straight away. We'll show you how to unlock all the available regions and access the whole map.

Ghost of Tsushima: All Straw Hat Ronin Duel Locations

The Straw Hat warriors of Ryuzo will duel you if you can find them across the lands of Tsushima. We'll show you where to find them and how to beat them.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Beat the General Temuge Boss Fight Duel

As part of the "Ghost of Yarikawa" quest, you'll battle to save the town and duel with General Temuge, who's been coordinating the siege.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Unlock the Stealth Kill Ability

The ability to assassinate enemies while sneaking isn't something you start off with, but need to unlock later on.

Ghost of Tsushima: Setting and History Explained

We take you through everything you need to know about the historical context of Ghost of Tsushima for a greater understanding of the plot.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Challenge Enemies and Start a Standoff

When confronting enemies, you'll have the chance to issue a challenge and begin a standoff for the duel. We'll show you how to make the most of it and get a real advantage in the coming fight.

Ghost of Tsushima: Controls Guide

We show you all the controls - including those that aren't so obvious - that you need to play Ghost of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima: How to Turn Kurosawa Mode On and Off

This black-and-white mode is a tribute to legendary film director Akira Kurosawa. We'll show you how to change it and what it offers you.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Walkthrough

We've got everything you need to know about becoming the very best here as you explore the mysteries of the Galar region.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Get Max Honey

A powerful healing item and used to Gigantimax your Urshifu, Max Honey is a potent resource that's difficult to get.

It's Time to Rank Pokemon's Main Rivals, And No, Blue Isn't #1

Rivals are as synonymous with Pokemon as gym leaders in goofy costumes and children fighting organized crime. We're here to rate them from best to worst.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Catch Clauncher and Clawitzer

The rare pistol crustacean Clauncher and its evolution Clawitzer can be discovered in the Isle of Armor. We'll show you where to find and catch them.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: All Diglett Rewards

We show you what rewards you'll get for finding all the lost Alolan Diglett in the Isle of Armor expansion.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Quickly Upgrade the Dojo

Speaking to Mustard's wife Honey will allow you to spend watts to upgrade the Master Dojo and add new available features.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find Max Mushrooms for the Second Dojo Trial

For your second trial at the Master Dojo, Mustard will ask you to find three Max Mushrooms with a red spiral pattern. Here's where to look.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Beat the Final Battle with Dojo Leader Mustard

After securing Urshifu's new form and returning to the Master Dojo, Mustard will challenge you to a true final battle to prove your worth.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Catch Wailord

After first starting the Isle of Armor expansion, you'll notice a huge Wailord dominating the horizon. Here's how to catch him and make this titan a part of your team.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Evolve Kubfu into Urshifu

This powerful little legendary Pokemon can be evolved into one of two forms; a water-type Ursifu or a dark-type Urshifu. We'll show you how to evolve it and which is better below.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Beat Rival Klara/Avery in the Third Dojo Trial

The final trial of the Master Dojo in the Isle of Armor expansion has you battle your rival, Klara or Avery, in a full-on Dynamax battle for the Secret Armor.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Get Kubfu

This small, Fighting-type bear cub Pokemon is a new partner to take you through the Isle of Armor expansion. We'll show you where to catch Kubfu here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Get Bulbasaur and Squirtle

The Isle of Armor expansion brings the Water and Grass starters of Gen 1 back to the series for you to train.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Start the Isle of Armor DLC

Once you get the Isle of Armor expansion pack, you'll want to know where to start to begin this new adventure. We'll show you where to go here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find the Three Fast Slowpoke

As the first of the three Master Dojo trials, Mustard has trained and set loose three fast-running Slowpoke. You'll have to catch and bring them back, along with your rival's uniform.

Does Assassin's Creed Odyssey Have New Game Plus?

We explain whether you can restart your game in Assassin's Creed Odyssey and what carries over when you do.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: How to Beat the Cyclops Boss Fight

Hiding under an abandoned island is the legendary cyclops, Brontes the Thunderer. We'll show you how to find and defeat this behemoth to claim the Piece of Eden artefact it carries.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Kill or Save the Plague-Infected Family Choice

We show you which choice to make in The Blood Fever quest and what the consequences would be either way.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Best Weapons

We show you where to find the best weapons and equipment to fight with in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Does Minecraft Dungeons Have Crossplay?

We explain whether you can play Minecraft Dungeons with people on different consoles.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Where to Find the Arena

The Arena is a huge thunderdome where players can fight the greatest warriors and gladiators in all Greece. Here's where you can find it.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: All Sphinx's Riddle Answers

To appease the mythological sphinx and get the Piece of Eden artefact, you'll have to answer three riddles.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: How to Beat the Medusa Boss Fight

The ancient gorgon Medusa, also known as the Writhing Dread, is the final boss of the Romancing the Stone Garden quest. Here's how you can slay her and get a piece of Atlantis.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Controls Guide

We show you the controller layout and how to perform all actions when exploring the lands of Ancient Greece.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Find and Beat the Skeleton Horsemen Secret Boss Fight

Four skeletal horsemen are riding around as a hidden random event in Minecraft Dungeons. We'll show you how to find and beat them here.

Minecraft Dungeons Walkthrough and Guides

We've got everything you'll need to explore and conquer Minecraft Dungeons here.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Get Unique Weapons and Armor Quickly

We show you how to farm Unique - sometimes called legendary - weapons and equipment in Minecraft Dungeons.

Minecraft Dungeons: Best Builds

We look at the best builds, weapons and equipment you can use when exploring Minecraft Dungeons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Start the Wedding Season Event, What Rewards Are There?

Players can take anniversary photos in the new Wedding Season event.

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