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Player uses 'whistle sprinting' to carve new Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun record

After getting off the tutorial island for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as I was running toward the final dungeon at the start of the game, I started to smile. The speedrun potential is strong with this new iteration, and with tons of col...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Zelda Results

Last weekend, in celebration of the newest Legend of Zelda game, I posted a quiz about the series' history, with questions spanning the entire 30 year history of the franchise. Today, the results. This quiz was intentionally more diffi...   read

 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

Games don’t tend to age as well as entertainment from other media. A movie made 60 years ago, even if it’s not a particularly well-made movie, can be just as enjoyable today as it was when it first hit theaters. There are many v...   read

 
 
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We reviewed every Switch launch exclusive, see how they measure up

Although the Switch's launch lineup seemed weak at first (it was basically just Zelda), the good news came rolling in. Fast RMX was announced just a week before the console arrived as a launch title. Snipperclips, which wasn't even dated un...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz Reboot: The Legend of Zelda

Merry Switchmas! Like many of you, I've spent the last couple of days exploring the various nooks and crannies of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I've really been enjoying how I can take the game with me into any roo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo slashes price on over a dozen 3DS and Wii U games

3DS or Wii U owner? You know how it is. These games hardly ever go on sale. So its nice when Nintendo decides to offer up some of the top picks in recent years at a reduced price. While on first appearance it looks like a sale related to "M...   read

 
 
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Once you load more than 12 games on it, the Switch opens up its UI

I'm getting close (I have ten), but Reddit user Dacvak has discovered that once you load more than 12 Switch games onto your console, a new option on the UI appears. It's simply titled "All Software," and opens up on the right side to showc...   read

 
 
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Check out what's new in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with this overview trailer

I'm not sure if Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is going to be a system seller (especially since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already had such a strong opening for the Switch), but this is from the perspective of someone who poured tons...   read

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: Let's Do Launch

In case you've been living under a rock or just waiting on NieR: Automata (thanks for the delay Amazon!), Nintendo just launched its newest console. Whether it's a success or a failure remains to be seen, but many people have bought themsel...   read

 
 
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Holy shit this is the coolest way to get around in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

While my Switch-less self is living a Zelda-free existence, seeing things like this gives credence to everyone talking about how cool the new Legend of Zelda is. The climbing mechanic in Breath of the Wild is cool on its own, but being abl...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Blaster Master Zero

The time has come to shift these updates in a different direction. On any given week you might see a lack of Wii U or 3DS releases now that the Switch has come into play. Nintendo even expects it to outsell the Wii U in just one year! Sad d...   read

 
 
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Be careful if you're buying another Nintendo Switch dock

While I adored my time with the Switch, one of my biggest problems was how cheaply the dock component was crafted. It's wobbly at times, and although I haven't had any major problems getting my Switch in and out (some report scratching), th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch and Zelda storm Japan

At last, we have hard data on opening week sales for the Nintendo Switch and it's launch titles in Japan. The Switch console moved over 329,000 units. That is an improvement over the Wii U, which sold just 311,000 in its first week. Althoug...   read

 
 
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Reggie: Nintendo is 'talking to' Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for video on Switch

Nintendo remained stalwart in their move to launch the Switch without video services or a Virtual Console infrastructure -- a move that's either "focused on gaming" or "rushing to market" depending on the analyst on any given day. But Reggi...   read

 
 
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PSA: If you're swapping out your microSD card on the Nintendo Switch, make sure it's not in sleep mode

After learning that you can easily export screenshots from the Nintendo Switch in bulk to the PC with a microSD card (and adapter, which is included in nearly every card these days), I just had to try it out. The thing is, I didn't think to...   read

 
 
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The mystery of the busted Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con has been solved

For the past few weeks now, some Switch reviewers were pointing out problems with the left Joy-Con remote, stating that it would occasionally drop its signal. The right remote didn't seem to suffer the same fate, and to go one step further,...   read

 
 
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Review: Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

The game selection on Nintendo Switch right now is decidedly sparse, but I don't mind. Two titles are keeping me plenty busy, and if you've glanced at the eShop yet, I bet you know 'em. The first, of course, is The Legend of Zelda: Breath o...   read

 
 
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Review: 1-2-Switch

"Fucking stupid" is my aesthetic -- just ask anyone on Twitter that disagrees with my opinions -- and 1-2-Switch is definitely stupid, though not in the good sense. It's stupidly priced with a stupidly low amount of content. If on...   read

 
 
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According to Nintendo, the Switch outsold the Wii's launch in two days

So, the Switch hype (and Superbowl commercial) paid off. The Nintendo Switch sold well. How well? We don't have raw data yet, but it's looking pretty good. Nick Wingfield of the New York Times spoke to NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime, and go...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress Pt 2: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

When I last left off, I was lost somewhere along the northeastern coast of Hyrule. I had yet to experience one of the game’s dungeons, didn’t have a horse in the stables, and hadn’t even figured out how to cook yet. 20 hou...   read

 
 
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How much The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild did you play this weekend?

Possibly 2017's biggest game and its host system both came out last Friday and they're better than "It might rain" and "I'm broken with exhaustion after 40 hours of wage slavery that has seen only diminishing returns in my lifetime" as reas...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U doesn't have touchscreen because 'it took something away' from the game

If you opened up your copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U and were all excited to test out the touchscreen features on the GamePad -- you were probably disappointing to find out that the only "Wii U" thing about the port was off-TV play...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

We found out last week that Destructoid would not be receiving a review copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Wii U. We only got the Switch copy Chris Carter reviewed earlier this week. As the person selected to revie...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch doesn't play well with skins or stickers

If you were hoping to deck out your pristine new Nintendo Switch with a vinyl skin or wrap, you're gonna want to pump the brakes on that idea. As relayed by skin maker dbrand, there are issues. "We're here to make a public service announce...   read

 
 
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Snag Mewtwo's Mega Stones in Pokemon Sun and Moon with this code

Mega Mewtwo in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Sure, why not! If you've brought Mewtwo into the game using the Pokémon Bank, there's a now-active code for Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y, the Mega Stones needed for it to evolve into Mega ...   read

 
 



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