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

Temtem: Saipark Safari This Week (29nd June - 5th July)

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

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.

Temtem: Saipark Safari This Week (29nd June - 5th July)

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

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.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Arch-Illager and Heart of Ender Final Boss Fight

After finally catching the Arch-Illager in a climatic final boss fight, you discover that there's more to him than meets the eye.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Nameless One Boss Fight

Also called the Necromancer, the undead boss of the Desert Temple level requires all a player's skill to defeat.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Find All Secret Missions

We show you where to find all the secret missions, levels and quests in Minecraft Dungeons.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Unlock the Secret Cow Level

We show you where to find all the Runes for the Diablo easter egg, the secret cow level.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Redstone Monstrosity Boss Fight

A colossal machine of war, the Redstone Monstrosity is the final boss of the Fiery Forge.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Redstone Golem Boss Fight

The thundering Redstone Golem is a powerhouse boss with a lot of health.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Corrupted Cauldron Boss Fight

A sentient, magical cauldron is the final boss of the Soggy Swamp area.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Beat the Enderman Boss Fight

Endermen will attack you as mini-boss encounters, and they're pretty challenging.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Get Emeralds Quickly

We explain how to make as many emeralds as possible and where you can spend them in the game.

Minecraft Dungeons: How to Get to the Creeper Chest in a Cry for Heroes

We show you how to reach and open the treasure chest across the gap in the first tutorial mission.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Galarian Forms

There's lots of Galar Pokemon to catch in Sword and Shield, and we've got them all listed here.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: International Museum Day and Stamp Rally Rewards

We tell you everything we know about the International Museum Day Event and the Stamp Rally.

The Appeal of Evil in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

One, two, Tom Nook's coming for you...

God of War: How to Upgrade the Blades of Chaos

We show you where to find the Chaos Flames needed to upgrade Kratos' signature weapons.

God of War: How to Upgrade the Leviathan Axe

We show you how you can upgrade the Leviathan Axe to do more damage and unlock new abilities.

God of War Tips and Tricks for Beginners

We've got some basic advice for if you're having trouble with God of War.

God of War Controls Guide

We explain all the controls and button inputs for God of War (2018), as well as how to change controls.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Banded Dragonfly

We show you how to catch a Banded Dragonfly to sell or donate to Blathers.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Rosalia Batesi Beetle

We explain how to catch a Rosalia Batesi Beetle without leaving your island.

Why Does Skyrim Feel So Strangely Old These Days?

We all used to be adventurers like you...

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Scorpion

We explain how to catch a scorpion, one of the most dangerous bugs in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Violin Beetle

We explain how to catch the long-necked Violin Beetle in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

We explain how to catch one of the rarest butterflies in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-Mahi are one of the more impressive fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, but we can show you where to catch them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Giant Trevally

We explain how to catch one of New Horizons' larger fish, the Giant Trevally.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Catfish

We show you how to catch a catfish for yourself in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Frog

We explain how to catch a frog and what it's worth when sold.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Rainbowfish

This colorful, tiny fish is very hard to get, but we can show you how to catch your own rainbow fish.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Nibble Fish

One of the smallest fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, we'll explain how to catch your own Nibble Fish.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Great Purple Emperor

We explain how to catch one of Animal Crossing New Horizons' rarest insects, the Great Purple Emperor butterfly.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch an Angelfish

We'll explain how to catch the elusive angelfish in our step-by-step guide.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Betta

These small, tropical fish are difficult to find, but we can show you how to catch a betta of your own.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Pondskater

We show you how to catch the spindly water bug known as the pondskater.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Diving Beetle

We show you how to catch one of New Horizons' aquatic insects, the diving beetle.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Raymond

We show you how to get Raymond, the grey cat villager, to come to your island.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Pitfall Seeds

We show you how to unlock pitfall seeds and craft your own traps.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Nicknames

We explain how to change the nicknames your villagers will call you.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does Kicks Come to Your Island?

Kicks the skunk is a traveling vendor who sells shoes, socks and bags. Here's all the details you need to know about him.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does Label Come to Your Island?

We'll explain here when Label, the third Able sister, will show up on your island and how you can present her the clothes she wants to see.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

We explain how to get rid of any cockroaches in your own home, and if you can catch them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Improve Your Happy Home Academy Score

We show you how you can improve your home and raise its rating with the Happy Home Academy.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: KK Slider Song List

KK Slider has a lot of songs behind him. Here's the full song list, as well as how you can collect them all.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Grow Money Trees

There are trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons which can grow bells on them. Here's how to plant your own money trees.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Use Amiibo and Amiibo Cards

We take you through New Horizons' amiibo support and what they do in the game.

Five Great Single-Player Games That Are Also Perfect for Groups

One controller doesn't have to mean playing alone.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Is the Next Seasonal Event? (April 2020)

We show you the upcoming schedule for in-game events and updates for New Horizon.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get All Gold Tools

You can get gold tools by completing certain achievements. Here's how to unlock them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get the Lily of the Valley

The rarest flower in all of New Horizons is the Lily of the Valley, previously called the Jacob's Ladder.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Find Leif's Garden Shop and Get Shrubs

Leif the Sloth is a new visitor to New Horizon, and he's selling all manner of plants and flowers.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Snapping Turtle

We show you how to catch one of the game's few reptiles, the snapping turtle.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Guppy

Guppies are small, colorful fish that are as rare as they are elegant. Here's how you can catch your own.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does CJ Come to My Island?

Seasports-loving beaver and fish merchant CJ is a staple of Animal Crossing. Here's everything you need to know about him.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Nature Day Explained

Based on the real world's Earth Day, Nature Day is all about the environment, not to mention getting some good rewards.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Open the Art Gallery

Blathers' Museum now has an art gallery dedicated to displaying fine art.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Find Redd's Treasure Trawler

Redd returns to the series as a pirate selling antique treasures. Here's everything we know so far.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Hedges

If you ever wanted your own hedges and hedgerows for the garden, now you can.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does Flick Come to Your Island?

Flick the chameleon is a roaming trader who loves to deal in bugs and bug-themed art. Here's all the details you need.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Bamboo Pieces and Young Spring Bamboo

We show you how to get bamboo pieces and young spring bamboo.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Flea

These little bloodsuckers can be hidden on your own island. We'll show you how to find them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Will There Be DLC?

We cover look at the possible downloadable expansions and future content for New Horizons here.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Ants

One of the smallest bugs in Animal Crossing are also one of the hardest to find. Here's where you can catch your own ants.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Fly

If you want to catch a basic fly for your museum, you'll need to know how to make them spawn.

Fallout 76: Where to Find the Purveyor and Get Scrip (2020)

The Purveyor is a strange, unique trader who deals only in legendary weapons. Here's where to find her.

Fallout 76: Everything You Need to Know About the Settlers and Raiders in Wastelanders

There's two new factions in Fallout 76, and we'll show you how you can find and ally yourself with them.

How GTA Online Went From a Straightforward Crime Sandbox to Land of the Impossible

Lasers, Hoverbikes, Thunderdomes and Satellite Strikes.

Fallout 76: How to Get the Bow and Arrow

We show you how to get your own bow in the new Wastelanders update.

Fallout 76: All Hornwright Industrial Exam Answers

We show you how to answer all the exam questions in the Hornwright hiring exam as part of "The Motherlode" quest.

Fallout 76: Team-Only Interiors Explained in the Wastelanders Update

We explain how branching choices work in the new Wastelanders expansion for Fallout 76.

Fallout 76: How to Beat the Hunter for Hire Quest and Get Rid of the Wayward Bandits

The Wayward Bar is being plagued by bandit attacks, and Duchess wants help. Here's how to get rid of the bandits for good.

Fallout 76: How to Open the Gauley Mine Key Code Lock

There's a secured supply cage in Gauley Mine, protected by a locked door. Here's how to find the code and open it.

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