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  • Grim Fandango Remastered walkthrough

  • Bedders 28/01/2015


    Like most people who spend their lives working on the internet, I have a very sensible policy of disregarding the kind of impotent, childish aggression embodied in your brief post - it's a daily thing.

    Against my better judgement though, I'm not going to do that on this occasion, because a great deal of work went into formulating this walkthrough, and I won't have your post left hanging here over my hard work like a fart gone unapologised for.

    Back in 1998, I played through Grim Fandango without any kind of walkthrough and I frankly remember feeling that the wonderful experience had been cheapened by some of the worst puzzle design I'd ever encountered.

    15 years later, as a professional, I played through the game once more, making meticulous notes, and constructed a walkthrough that I felt even the most cackhanded gamer couldn't fail to make use of in a rut.

    I then worked through the game yet again - following the instructions of my own walkthrough blindly - just to ensure that it would take a special kind of effort to fail to complete the game.

    With that said, I accept that I still might have made a mistake somewhere. Despite your aggression, I will still help you beat the problem and then edit and improve the walkthrough if I feel it's necessary. I'll do this even though it's late at night, because I care about the value of my work and I will stand up for it, even against people that should probably be ignored.

    If none of the above is acceptable, however, and you simply wish to remain angry, then I invite you to do one.
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  • Destiny: Crota's End guide

  • Bedders 26/01/2015

    @MrFlump Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We're looking into this with our guide writer today, and I've added a note to the top of the page in question for now. Reply 0
  • Elite Dangerous guide

  • Bedders 19/01/2015

    @IronSoldier Thanks!

    @Toaster05 Ah, my mistake, I will tweak - thanks.
    Reply +3
  • Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes review

  • Bedders 09/01/2015

    @Freeman76 @jinglejangle A streamer called Trump put together a neat little series that won't take long to watch through and might shed a lot of light. Only uses basic cards too. Link here - Reply +2
  • Bedders 09/01/2015

    @MrPomeroy I prefer it on PC but it plays very well on iPad too. Reply +10
  • Desperately seeking Salty: A WOW fishing tale

  • Bedders 26/11/2014

    @Some_Goats I do wonder what life would be like if I was more preoccupied with the journey, rather than the destination. It actually sounds like a wonderful and very different way to be, but I guess it's just not the way I'm wired.

    In many ways, I should probably avoid these games like the plague, but I just can't help myself - they're like catnip to me! So many boxes to tick...
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  • Bedders 26/11/2014

    @Leben I'm pretty sure it's account-wide now! Reply +6
  • Learning to raid: in praise of WOW's finest dungeon

  • Bedders 24/11/2014

    @Aretak I just lost, like, the lamest bet with myself. Reply +8
  • World of Warcraft was a defining game of its generation

  • Bedders 23/11/2014

    @crestedzulu Very nicely put! It's a remarkable creation indeed. I've been gaming for 30+ years now and I can't think of anything else that could even hold a candle to what Blizzard has achieved with WOW. Reply +2
  • Dragon Age Inquisition walkthrough and game guide

  • Bedders 20/11/2014

    @melnificent Bertie did a piece about this a couple of years ago now that you might find interesting - Why are we stuck with games being released on a Friday? Reply +2
  • Bedders 20/11/2014

    There seems to be some confusion here about dates. The original release schedule was US on Tuesday, Thursday in EU and Friday in UK as I understood it but that may have changed. Apologies for the confusion

    Regardless, it's close enough to leave up on the site and I hope your local postal service is kind enough to deliver it early to you. Not you though Murton, I've stolen yours from the depot.
    Reply +9
  • Elite Dangerous Beta 3 goes live

  • Bedders 29/10/2014

    @SweetMrGibs It's really strange. Even the most basic pen-and-paper optical illusions can trigger a migraine on the wrong day, and the first and last time I watched a 3D film I blacked out and then had what I can only describe as an out-of-body experience afterwards. Took more than a day to get back to normal.

    If I ever need the services of Dignitas, I can probably save myself a few quid by ordering an Oculus Rift dev kit instead.
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  • Bedders 29/10/2014

    @frunk @Lancezh I wish I could do the same, but unfortunately my brain is not compatible with Oculus Rift :-( Reply +2
  • Bedders 29/10/2014

    @Tiel I only started a month or so ago so I don't know how much things have improved since you last played but I would definitely give it another try. There are quite a few tutorials in there now.

    I guess it depends on your gaming tastes. It took me a whole Saturday night to execute taking off, travelling somewhere else and then landing again and I loved every minute of it.

    That would be hell for a lot of people, but that's the kind of stuff GOTYs are made of as far as I'm concerned!
    Reply +11
  • Looking for the wow factor in Warlords of Draenor

  • Bedders 14/10/2014

    @Paul_K I missed out on all that in vanilla WOW and started with Karazhan and I think Gruul as the biggest one?

    That was honestly as far as my blood pressure would let me go in raiding. Realised it was not for me, no thank you sir. LFR raids is as close as I'll get to that kind of thing these days.

    I regret not seeing stuff like Molten Core in its pomp though, and if I understand it right the 40 man stuff was more of an organisational challenge rather than everyone having to be firing on all cylinders without a slip. It would have been fun to have a crack at it once at least.
    Reply +1
  • Bedders 13/10/2014

    One of the best experiences I ever had in WOW was teaming up for Shadow Labyrinth with a bunch of strangers who got together through the chat channel. We were all doing it for the first time, were appallingly geared, and it took us nearly six hours to finish the dungeon - six hours to finish a Heroic. Wipe after wipe - we laughed it off, repaired, went back, and just kept on going until Murmur dropped.

    On the one hand it was amazing, and I miss that kind of grouping where everyone has a bit of investment in seeing things out due to dungeon locks, and having spent so much time forming the group in the first place. On the other, it was a very minor positive experience in the grand scheme of typically terrible, abusive and often rather stressful dungeon groups. Gearing up was agonising too.

    I wish the Dungeon Finder tool wasn't necessary, but at this stage of my life I simply couldn't play WOW at all if it didn't exist. I do like the fact that I can see all the raid content relatively easily too, even if that still feels like an insane shortcut. They can't close Pandora's box now, but I'm intrigued to see if they can try and find room for a bit of the old community spirit.
    Reply +8
  • World of Warcraft Patch 6.0.2 release date revealed

  • Bedders 13/10/2014

    @Scopeh Yup, I found myself dabbling again this weekend out of choice rather than duty!

    I'll never go back to playing WOW how I used to, but I have to say I'm really excited about exploring a whole expansion's worth of new stuff next month.

    The stat changes will make my druid a lot easier to gear as well.
    Reply +4
  • Chris Roberts unveils Star Citizen planetside gameplay

  • Bedders 13/10/2014

    How much are the monocles though? Reply +16
  • Super Smash Bros guide

  • Bedders 03/10/2014

    @Timbercottage Whooooops! Sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up there. I misread my source of release info. It's been amended. Reply +1
  • Destiny guide

  • Bedders 11/09/2014

    @JRPC Hi! As the first page says, we're updating this on a daily basis for the next few weeks. No-one's been able to get at the game before the servers went live, so this is a slightly unusual approach for our guides work.

    We've never had plans for this to be one of those sprawling Dark Souls 2-esque walkthroughs, but I think there's enough to warrant a few pages of very specific information!
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  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition guide

  • Bedders 19/08/2014

    @Zizoo Gah! One slipped through. Sorry, you should be fine now and thanks for letting me know. Reply +1
  • Bedders 19/08/2014

    @GamesProgrammer The difficulty system has been completely overhauled for PC and console since the original game launched, so you don't have to slog through the story over and over until it gets rewarding.

    Start on Normal if you've no experience of the game, but try to get on at least Expert as soon as you can - you get good levelling and gold bonuses for doing so.

    You'll encounter little creatures called Treasure Goblins from time to time. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't kill them before they create a portal and vanish, you should probably turn the difficulty setting down a bit.
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  • Bedders 19/08/2014

    @mr_ruberfon I personally like the Wizard, but I'm a sucker for glass-cannons in any game that has them.

    Being ranged with a lot of crowd control and fun damage options seems like a good fit for a novice as well though.
    Reply +3
  • Bedders 19/08/2014

    @BigDannyH I would say the pleasure of the killing comes from the tightness of the combat design. Satisfaction comes from the slickness of it all - rather than a hard skill ceiling - although the game's definitely capable of putting you on your backside! Reply 0
  • Bedders 19/08/2014

    @Krill Thanks! If there's anything else you think would be useful for a newcomer to the series, it would be great to know either here or on PM.

    I've played Diablo 3 on PC a huge amount since launch, and it can be tricky to "de-programme" yourself of your knowledge, and look at things from a new player's perspective.
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  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas strategy guide and walkthrough

  • Bedders 14/08/2014

    @spamdangled I thought we were pretty clear in saying you should replace the Dark Cultists with Earthen Ring Farseers on Normal for just that reason.

    We only swapped the Cultists back in for Heroic mode, having unlocked the card. The Farseers aren't a perfect replacement but they're more than adequate for the Normal encounter.
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  • Bedders 30/07/2014

    @THU31 Yeah I loved it. If they're not going to be particularly challenging, I wish all of them were at least this silly! Reply 0
  • Bedders 30/07/2014

    @Koozer @thebuzzard Even allowing for the odd bit of unlucky RNG, I think you should be fine beating the Normal mode bosses with the cheap Priest deck I linked. That, along with the class challenges, will get you all of the cards from this wing.

    I get that unlocking the Heroic card back might be more of an obstacle, but I've no doubt someone smarter than me will stumble upon a cheap solution for that in the coming days.
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  • The Last of Us walkthrough and game guide

  • Bedders 01/08/2014

    Yep, sorry about that! We spotted those right after going live but it takes a few minutes for the changes to filter through. Should be fine now. Reply 0
  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas walkthrough and strategy guide

  • Bedders 23/07/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil The first month. After that it costs gold or cash. There's a bit on page two about the pricing options if you want to find out more. Reply +1
  • Bedders 23/07/2014

    @Nephirion It was fine when I logged in very early this morning. All running fine now but there's obviously the risk that things could get worse later on as people get started. Reply +3
  • Mario Kart 8 guide: tips, tricks and shortcuts

  • Bedders 12/06/2014

    Thanks for the clarifications folks, I'll tweak things this morning. I'll double-check the 10 x coins thing this evening though - I'm positive collecting more doesn't improve top-speed, but I'm quite prepared to be proved wrong if that's the case! Reply 0
  • E3 2014 guide

  • Bedders 05/06/2014

    @peterfll Oops! Good call, have popped it in. Reply +1
  • Hearthstone beginner's guide and best free decks

  • Bedders 23/05/2014

    @barkertron Fixed - thanks for the spot! Reply +2
  • Firaxis announces Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • Bedders 12/04/2014

    The best kind of gaming news! Reply +56
  • Hearthstone leaves beta and launches proper on PC and Mac

  • Bedders 12/03/2014

    @BigDannyH I've been thinking about this a lot myself. I can only assume you'll be able to swipe up and down to view info in rows: your hand+hero, minions in play, opponent and card backs etc. Just dart back and forth between them until you've settled on your play.

    The timer will have to stay the same if it's cross-platform which should make things even trickier. Maybe they'll include a separate casual mode that pools mobile players together.
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  • Thief walkthrough and game guide

  • Bedders 28/02/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Thanks for the feedback. We'll be adding to these guides long after the main campaign is done - as you say, some want specific areas covered and we'll keep providing them until we have the best game guide we can make.

    You mentioned an achievement/trophy guide which I'll look into once the main walkthrough's finished. Is there anything else you'd like to see?
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  • Bedders 28/02/2014

    @JorgeLuisBorges Hi Jorge! Sorry you're not finding the guides useful.

    The short version is that this is something we've wanted to do for a while, but only if we could do it to the same high standard we hold ourselves to for other content, and without taking resources away from that other work. The two are sort of intertwined when you think about it. Tom explained all this in a bit more detail in his editor's blog a couple of weeks ago.

    The reason I'm working on this role full-time is so we can do exactly that, and at the very least I hope we're producing these guides to the high standards I've set myself - even if it's not content that's directly relevant for you.

    Fingers crossed we'll cover a game you're stuck on down the road, and they'll become a bit more personally useful to you as well. I'm particularly dreading writing the authoritative guide to Dark Souls 2 next month :-)
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  • Long-awaited Diablo 3 patch 2.0.1 goes live

  • Bedders 26/02/2014

    @arcam There are at least two of us eagerly waiting for 2pm to roll around - late lunch for me today! Reply +7
  • Editor's blog: New mobile site, guide content and more

  • Bedders 14/02/2014

    @FuzzyDuck Ha! It's on my list and I'm dreading it :-) Reply 0
  • Bedders 14/02/2014

    @jihon83 Thanks! That's very nice of you to say. I'd forgotten all about that YouTube clip! Reply 0
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 walkthrough and game guide

  • Bedders 14/02/2014

    @garyharris I wasn't aware of that, thanks for pointing it out! I've tweaked the piece a little. Reply 0
  • The Hearthstone you didn't get

  • Bedders 10/02/2014

    @chrismcleod I haven't had a craftable card hit by a nerf yet, but I'm pretty sure the disenchant value goes up for a small window of time as compensation. Reply 0
  • Watch us play Cube World from 5pm BST

  • Bedders 16/07/2013

    @Dinasis Thanks for this, I've been itching to buy this - thanks to those links I now have it! Reply 0
  • To The Moon 2 turns out to be new game A Bird Story set in same universe

  • Bedders 07/03/2013

    I listened to the horse-riding music a moment ago and nearly started blubbing in the office. Reply +4
  • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review

  • Bedders 04/12/2012

    If you're interested in the iPad version of the game, we'll have a review up on our mobile site once it becomes available on the App Store. There was an approval delay at the end of last week, but fingers crossed it will be out later on this week. Reply +3
  • Uplink on iPad is fan-made port

  • Bedders 08/06/2012

    No no no, everyone DIES! Reply +15
  • Eve Online Council chairman may resign over harassment of suicidal player

  • Bedders 27/03/2012

    @captain_mailinator It's a far point of debate and one that was discussed in some detail before publishing.

    However, our feeling was that there was an important distinction between not naming him in a searchable article - and where you can't help but see his name - but responsibly providing the source of the article.

    The latter requires a conscious effort to self-inform on information that is publicly available elsewhere and widespread within the Eve community.
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  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition Preview

  • Bedders 08/03/2012

    @xYOSSARIANx @waynot Aaaargh! Dreadfully sorry, you're quite right of course. There was something nagging me about that, and it's usually the spelling of the surname - his first name (as a male character) is in fact John, a fine name if I may say so. I'm weaving the magic pixie dust over the piece now, thanks for spotting this! Reply 0
  • App of the Day: Prince of Persia HD

  • Bedders 01/03/2012

    @evanac I'll look into it for my next one evanac - thanks! Reply +2