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2007 forum poster dreams of working at Nintendo, ends up in new Zelda credits

Over the weekend someone on Reddit noticed an English-looking name -- Corey Bunnell, credited with Shogo Kihara for Wildlife Programming -- in the otherwise Japanese-filled credits for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  "[A] qui...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun battle continues, players now at roughly 50 minutes

Before Breath of the Wild was out, Nintendo sent several copies to leading members of the speedrunning community, who were eventually able to figure out new tech together like "whistle sprinting," which led to sub-hour runs. Now we're ...   read

 
 
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Player discovers silly Zelda: Breath of the Wild underwater glitch

People are finding all sorts of delightful ways to break Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sometimes within the confines of the physics engine, and sometimes, in all new ways that Nintendo never even thought of. This instance probably belongs in t...   read

 
 
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People are using incredible tricks to skip Zelda: Breath of the Wild puzzles

So far, my favorite thing about the new Zelda is how people are taking the mechanics presented and figuring out clever things to do with them, like hurtling through the air via rock-travel. That and the fact that if you spin around in fron...   read

 
 
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Kinda Funny co-creator quits following fallout from bad joke

Kinda Funny co-founder Colin Moriarty announced his resignation today, "effective immediately," in a Facebook post. This comes shortly after last week's controversy when he tweeted a flippant, asshole-dad-level joke on International Women's...   read

 
 
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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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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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It's time to play Bloodborne again

Time to scrape the rusty blood off your saw cleaver, primp up your impossibly cool Victorian coat, and hunt some beasts. Return to Yharnam, a mass-community Bloodborne event scheduled to begin March 10, is encouraging fans to take to up the...   read

 
 
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People are already speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with mixed results

Nintendo told us that you'll be able to reach the final boss in under an hour in Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- it's just not guaranteed that you'll make it out alive. Having played it, I can say that's accurate. A bunch of speedrunners ...   read

 
 
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Contra enters the real world on its 30th anniversary

Contra (or Probotector, depending on what part of the world you hail from) was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's most iconic games, one that strongly resonates with people who grew up with it even today. The series just celebr...   read

 
 
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This Overwatch and GoldenEye 64 mashup is just what I needed

There was a time where nearly every PC FPS had some form of a GoldenEye type mod, or some effort was made to create it. Before Halo swept the nation and gave us MLG, GoldenEye 64 was the gateway drug into the FPS genre for fo...   read

 
 
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Someone made a watchface inspired by Resident Evil 7

I noticed that my copy of Resident Evil 7 was updating tonight, so I hopped online to find patch notes, like you do. (Banned Footage Vol. 2 is due out tomorrow on PlayStation 4 -- I totally forgot! -- and the update is presumably in prepara...   read

 
 
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If you want to play Dark Souls 2 again, the time is at hand

Dark Souls games are best experienced in the moment. Those first few months of release when the player base is active, mysteries abound, and perilous invaders lurk around every corner. Seeing the phantoms of other players, the helpful (and ...   read

 
 
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This monstrous RollerCoaster Tycoon park is all one giant maze

Every so often I'll come across an evil new RollerCoaster Tycoon creation that pulls me back in. The lasting power of this game and the imagination and dedication of its players never ceases to amaze. This park comes to us from RogueLeader2...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 speedrunners take a stab at knife-only route

Speedrunners are a talented bunch. Just a few days after Resident Evil 7's release, dedicated players managed to complete the survival horror game in under two hours. Now, they've done it again, with a knife-only speedrun that clocks in...   read

 
 
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You can now play an 80-hour Pokemon adventure in Minecraft

Every month or so I'll dive back into the world of OG Minecraft PC and see what the community has come up with. The results are almost always staggering. That includes this new adventure from Phoenix Project called Pokemon Cobalt and Amethy...   read

 
 
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The official Geralt cosplayer lent his talents to this Witcher short film

We've posted about Ben Schamma several times in the past, mostly because he is Geralt, from The Witcher series, in real life. No I mean figuratively and literally, as CD Projekt Red has him contracted as the official Geralt cosplayer at sev...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to play Rocket League in real life very soon

Rocket League has been incredibly popular since its release over a year and a half ago. The simple concept and easy-to-start, hard-to-master gameplay have kept people coming back for more car soccer over and over again. Over 25 million...   read

 
 
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Tracer's pulse pistols from Overwatch look dangerous

YouTuber LaserGadgets was inspired to make some weapons by last year's hit game Overwatch. The difference between the guns he made and those made by most other cosplayers is that his actually work. Overwatch's breakout character ...   read

 
 
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This is probably the first Nintendo Switch tattoo

It might be a tad preemptive considering the Nintendo Switch is still over a month out, but someone went and got a tattoo of the system's logo. Scwinsett shared his fresh ink over on reddit, noting, "Possibly a terrible decision, but hopefu...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 speedruns are already under two hours

Runthroughs of recently-released Resident Evil 7 require around 10 hours. And while there's a trophy for finishing in under four, the speed run community is already under the two hour mark.  Twitch's Stirliing currently claims the top...   read

 
 
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Metroid prequel fan game is out now, but how long will it survive?

Most Nintendo fans agree that if there's one series that the publisher consistently fumbles, it's Metroid. Okay, so I get that maybe they weren't thrilled with the reception with Other M, but to see them shut down other fan games in additio...   read

 
 
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Mario may want to think twice about ditching the Mushroom Kingdom

I can't stop thinking about New Donk City. The Super Mario Odyssey locale and its troublingly human citizens just won't leave my mind. Are they people-people? If so, what is Mario? And how, exactly, does the Kong family fit in? These are ...   read

 
 
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Madman creates his own AI, trains it how to play Mario Kart

Only using an open source program that computes data, software developer Kevin Hughes set out to create an AI for Mario Kart 64. In a fascinating rundown on his blog he explains how he did just that, slowly training a Mario to competently d...   read

 
 
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This custom Famicom Pocket was a good idea

Can you cram a Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy? Yes. But should you? Hell yeah! Well, maybe not you you, but Kei Studio sure managed the feat with an impressive "Famicom Pocket" build. This 25-minute-long video gets into the specifics, as d...   read

 
 


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