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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 
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Bringing a Guardian down into Gerudo Desert was a good idea

In the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Twitter thread that just keeps on giving, Dorkly's Tristan Cooper -- who previously sought to chuck a Cucco into Death Mountain -- has come up with more unscripted hijinks. Getting a Guardian and a Stone Tal...   read

 
 


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While everyone was speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Wind Waker HD record was set

In several ways, this new record for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is nothing short of a miracle. There's a few close shaves, but ultimately, gymnast86, who also competed heavily and consistently came out on top in the initia...   read

 
 
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Name your favorite Wii U games in the Destructoid community poll

Over the past three days, I’ve counted down Destructoid’s list of the top 10 games on the Wii U. It was a close vote and several outstanding titles just missed making the cut. Do you agree with us how we voted or is there a game...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 3)

Assuming you haven’t already scrolled down to see which title was voted as the greatest Wii U game and are now in the comments letting everyone know if you agree or disagree with us, please let me welcome you to part three of Destruct...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mr. Shifty

Nintendo had a big day yesterday with its Switch and 3DS-filled Nintendo Direct (the latter isn't dead!), and a few of their surprises are arriving today. On Switch you'll find Samurai Shodown IV, Mr. Shifty, Jackbox Party Pack 3, and a dem...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 2)

44. That is how many different games were named by Destructoid writers in their top 10 lists. 44 games, of all different genres and types, our writers deemed excellent enough to include in their vote for the Destructoid top 10 games for the...   read

 
 
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Some details have surfaced about Breath of the Wild's latest patch

Nintendo's ludicrously vague patch notes for Breath of the Wild have led fans to start testing out various things to figure out what a "more pleasant game experience" actually means. In the case of patch 1.12, it looks like Link will have t...   read

 
 
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The quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Dorkly embarked upon a quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain (read: volcano) in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the relatively short video is worth checking out if you've ever done something similar. The fact that stuff like this is eve...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success is forbearer was. That’s w...   read

 
 
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Darksiders Warmastered is still warring on Wii U, releases next month

When the remaster of Darksiders was announced for Wii U, many people were shocked. Releasing anything for Wii U is surprising, but with Nintendo ceasing production of the console, any title may very well end up the final game on the system....   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Graceful Explosion Machine

Oh hey, it's a new Switch game -- today we're getting Graceful Explosion Machine, which is a timed exclusive. Also on Switch is LEGO City Undercover, Vroom in the Night Sky, and ACA Neogeo Alpha Mission II. while the 3DS gets Pinball B...   read

 
 
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This near minute long wipeout in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is worth your time

Shield surfing isn't something I even knew I could do in Zelda: Breath of the Wild until roughly 50 hours in. I mean I had stayed away from pretty much all of the pre-launch footage and the innocuous "you can shield surf" loading screen too...   read

 
 
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Hey! Listen! Breath of the Wild's latest patch is out right now

If you happen to boot up either your Wii U or Nintendo Switch with the intention to play the latest instalment in the Zelda series, you may notice that there is a new update available for it. According to Nintendo's incredibly vag...   read

 
 
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What was the first thing you did in Breath of the Wild?

The thing I like to take away from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is all the different emergent stories. Everyone has their own experience with certain elements in the game, whether it's how you approach combat, travel across the l...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pikmin 2 on Wii U

The Switch is sort of getting games at a regular cadence, and this week it's Snake Pass as well as ACA Neogeo Metal Slug. On 3DS you'll find Four Bombs, SubaraCity, Kung Fu Fight, Brave Dungeon, and Miko Mole.  Wii U is getting Cube Li...   read

 
 
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See how each version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild measures up for speedrunning

After nearly a month of play, speedrunners have figured out which version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild they like best -- German language on Wii U. This video from dragonbane shows that just like Twilight Princess, the German version is...   read

 
 
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The Zelda: Breath of the Wild team shares their favorite moments from the game

Although the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild development videos are finished, Nintendo dropped a "Bonus Session" that basically involves the lead development team shooting the shit about their favorite moments. Interestingly enough most...   read

 
 
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Zelda player finds way to glide for almost 5 miles in Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the rare game with so many unique little idiosyncrasies that it feels possible to constantly find new ways to achieve the unthinkable. The obvious end to this is that players are using them t...   read

 
 
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It's the little touches in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continuously rewards perceptive players with its attention to detail. It's a game I have no intention of ever rushing through, but even with my best attempts to take things slow and steady, I can't he...   read

 
 
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Review: Little Inferno (Switch)

The rise of Facebook in the late '00s shifted how people use the internet. With the gradual shift away from simply being a networking site, game developers were given a new platform to create games on. Sadly, most of these developers (*coug...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

It's a really weird Nintendo Download this week, as there's a ton of different platforms to juggle. For one there's Android, as Super Mario Run finally lost its iOS exclusivity. In other portable news, Japanese Rail Sim 3D and Super De...   read

 
 
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This fight between a Guardian and a Stone Talus is one of the best Zelda: Breath of the Wild videos yet

One of the reasons I love Breath of the Wild so much is because of how open it truly is. No I don't mean in a cookie cutter "open world" kind of way, but a truly freeing experience where you can get lost in exploration for hours on end...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 
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PSA: Starting a new Zelda: Breath of the Wild game will delete all your old saves

Weeks ago when reviewing Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I toyed with the idea of restarting entirely after conquering the final boss. But after inspecting the "new game" button I found a warning explaining that my previous data would be overwri...   read

 
 



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