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Zelda: Breath of the Wild video series goes behind the scenes tomorrow

Zelda: Breath of the Wild video series goes behind the scenes tomorrow

If you have a Nintendo Switch or Wii U, chances are high that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been eating away at most of your free time. Not only is it the first console Zelda game in more than five years, but it's also getting rave reviews from consumers and critics alike. Now Nintendo has announced that it'll give us a look at how it made such an epic game through a three-part making of video series.

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Zelda Breath of the Wild speedrun done in less than an hour

Zelda Breath of the Wild speedrun done in less than an hour

The Nintendo Switch may be receiving mixed, though still mostly positive, reviews, its launch title, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has mostly been earning accolades all around. Praised for its vast, open world, BotW allows gamers to solve a problem in the style they see fit. Sometimes preferring not to solve the problem at all, just speeding through the game from start to finish as fast as possible. Yes, it’s speedrun time and speedrunners are now boasting of being able to finish the game in little less than an hour.

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Chuck Norris finally gets his very own mobile game

Chuck Norris finally gets his very own mobile game

Unless you’ve been purposely avoiding Internet meme’s for the past decade or so, which is impossible to do if you’re any sort of an ardent user of the Interwebs, you probably know the kind of godlike figure action star Chuck Norris has become. Which makes you wonder why there hasn’t been any “official” mobile game about him yet. Well, wonder no more because the proverbial excrement has hit the fan. Chuck Norris is punching and kicking his way into Android and iOS, and there is literally no stopping him.

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The Nintendo Switch has already been hacked somewhat

The Nintendo Switch has already been hacked somewhat

That took long enough. When you have a super high-profile device that is also super closed, like the Nintendo Switch, you are practically giving hackers an open invitation to test just how strong your defenses are. Unfortunately, if you have a high-profile device, chances are, those defenses easily crumble under expert hacker hands. A little over a week since it launched, famed iOS jailbreaker qwertyoruiop has revealed he found a way inside the Switch, and hackers have to thank Apple for that.

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Harmonix unveils Dropmix, a music remix game with cards

Harmonix unveils Dropmix, a music remix game with cards

Harmonix, the developer behind the hits Rock Band and Dance Central, have returned with yet another music rhythm game: Dropmix. But rather than requiring players to purchase a collection of plastic instruments for their game consoles, Dropmix is played with a pack of physical cards and a board that connects to an iOS or Android device. Being released in partnership with toy-maker Hasbro, the game is like a mash-up of DJ remixes and strategic deck building.

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30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

As the anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda draws closer, developer BioWare is continuing to reveal more gameplay features and story tidbits. A panel for the game at this weekend's PAX event in Boston saw some team members present a whopping 30 minutes of footage containing the Loyalty Mission for Liam Kosta. Those looking to go into the game's story blind should turn away now, as there are a decent number of spoilers.

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No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man’s Sky Path Finder update adds vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support

No Man's Sky had a well-documented rough launch last summer, but the following months saw the release of the Foundation Update, showing that developer Hello Games was learning from its mistakes and adding value to the space exploration title. Now they're back with the Path Finder Update, released this week, which introduces a number of new features, including support for the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age is getting a $200 special edition

This July will see the release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4. An HD remaster of the PS2's FF12, the game will feature updated graphics and the titular Zodiac Job system that was exclusive to the Japanese version, along with other small improvements that come with running on current-gen hardware. To celebrate the re-release of the acclaimed 2006 title, developer Square Enix has announced an exclusive, and pricey, collector's edition.

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Twitch launches new desktop app for game streaming

Twitch launches new desktop app for game streaming

Soon you'll be able to experience Twitch from a native desktop app rather than a browser window. The game broadcasting/streaming platform has announced it's launching the aptly titled Twitch Desktop App, allowing users to access the service's core features and more, including watching streams, participating in chats, and private messaging. This comes just days after Twitch unveiled Pulse, its own take on a Twitter-like feed of updates.

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Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Steven Universe: Save the Light is heading to consoles this summer

Cartoon Network has announced that Steven Universe: Save the Light will be coming to gaming consoles this upcoming summer. The game features an RPG combat system, according to the network, and will be a sequel to the “Attack the Light” mobile game released back in 2015. As with that game, Save the Light will be developed by Grumpyface Studios and will be published by Cartoon Network.

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Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania is coming up later on this year, and it has Sonic fans excited. That's because Sonic Mania represents a return to form for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, bringing the blur blur back to his 2D sidescrolling days. Besides a few gameplay trailers here and there, we really haven't seen too much of Sonic Mania, but that all changes today as Sega has posted a video that walks us through Sonic Mania's Green Hill Zone.

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John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

It was just last month that the long running lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus (along with parent company Facebook) reached some kind of resolution, but soon ZeniMax will be heading back to court. This time, Oculus CTO John Carmack is turning the tables and bringing a lawsuit against ZeniMax, claiming that the publishing house still owes him money for the purchase of id Software.

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