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Random Time! - This new Metapod costume seems to be making the rounds

This morning, pictures of this Metapod costume started to appear all over Twitter. The source appears to be from a user on a Japanese Pokemon blog website. The user simply created a Metapod costume from scratch, and sure if enough, it appears to look relatively relaxing. Much like the Pokemon itself, the user wearing the costume is able to comfortably sleep vertically or horizontally, and either way, the costume will still resemble Metapod's general shape!

New Zelda Breath of the Wild mod incorporates Age of Calamity content to make Hyrule look restored


A user by the name of banan039 has modified The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in such a way that appears as though the land of Hyrule was never destroyed within the game. Rather than ruins and destroyed buildings, there are flourishing villages. This mod incorporates the buildings seen in the upcoming game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. So for players that just wanted to see what these villages could look like without fighting dozens of monsters at a time, please refer to the video above!

Random Time! - It's possible to use a PlayStation 5 controller to control a Nintendo Switch

With the PlayStation 5 launching soon, some users have already begun performing experiments on the upcoming console's controller. Some users have figured out that the PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller can be used to control a Nintendo Switch via an 8bitdo adapter. Twitter user @BrokenGamezHDR_ has demonstrated the controller's compatibility in the Tweet embedded above!

Yes, You Can Play Pikmin 3 (or Pikmin 3 Deluxe) First


With Pikmin 3 Deluxe coming out at the end of the month, many consumers are confused as to whether or not context from the first second Pikmin games are necessary in order to understand the plot and gameplay of the third game. Fortunately, Arlo has created a video that explains that new fans of the series can easily start with Pikmin 3.

A Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo glitch allows players to play in areas that are otherwise only available in the full game


A glitch has been discovered in the Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo on the Nintendo Switch. The glitch allows players to travel into some out-of-bounds areas, and as a result, players have access to some areas that are otherwise inaccessible in the demo. It is possible to battle against the second boss of the game, the Vehemoth Phosbat, thanks to the glitch, but not much else can be done due to the demo not containing all of the files from the full game.

The glitch can be seen below at about the 5:30 mark.


Random Time! - User creates handcrafted Yoshi Circuit for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit


In this special Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit video, we'll showcase the track we created the past couple of weekends. Time to meet our very own Yoshi Circuit!

Random Time! - Super Mario 3D All-Stars fan animation


This fan animation is based on Super Mario Galaxy from the recently released Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for the Nintendo Switch.

Betta fish discovers a glitch in Pokemon Sapphire (yes, an actual Betta fish)

This is the highlight of 2020

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire released for the Game Boy Advance on November 21st, 2002. Approaching the 18th anniversary of Generation III, an aquatic pet has found an unusual way to celebrate.

YouTuber -Mutekimaru Channel- has set up a controller using the power of motion tracking to allow for Betta fish to fully control and attempt to playthrough Pokémon Sapphire. Similar in vein to the "Twitch Plays" phenomenon, this little fella is taking things to a whole other level.

On September 30th, 2020 during the fish's 24/7 live-stream (which is still on-going), one colorful friend swimmingly found a previously undiscovered glitch within the game. Different Betta fish are rotated out of the tank every 12 hours for health reasons, and one named "Lala" has made history.

While the glitch itself isn't exactly remarkable, it's still a bug that went unnoticed by humans for almost two decades nonetheless. A specific order of movement can allow for boulders in the "Seafloor Cavern" puzzle to be duplicated, making it impossible to proceed without restarting. You can see the glitch for yourself at 1:56 in the video above.

AI upscaling and machine-learning shows what Breath of the Wild 2 could look like in 4K 60FPS

Could a future Switch successor bring this level of breathtaking clarity?

With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X just one month away, and rumors of a Nintendo Switch Pro coming soon, many tech lovers have 4K on the brain.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is a highly anticipated release for Nintendo Switch, and YouTuber SnazzyAI recently used AI upscaling and machine-learning on the E3 2019 trailer to see just how good the game would look running in 4K at 60FPS.

Even with a potential Switch Pro, it's extraordinarily unlikely we'll ever see BOTW2 running with this level of graphical clarity (at least officially), but it's still beautiful to see the possibilities!

The Nintendo Switch Pro is inevitable, right? We've heard the rumors of Nintendo asking developers to make a 4K version of their games. So, this is my way of pitching 4K60 for Switch Pro. I took the official BotW 2 trailer, AI upscaled it to 4K and then used machine learning-based video interpolation to emulate a 60hz refresh rate versus the 30 fps Breath of the Wild runs on the OG Switch.

Pikmin Short Movies HD & 3D being removed from the Wii U/3DS eShops on October 8th, will instead be uploaded to Nintendo's YouTube channel

Goodbye Wii U and 3DS, hello YouTube!

Nintendo has announced that Pikmin Short Movies HD and Pikmin Short Movies 3D, a collection of 3 short films based on the Pikmin series that was released back in 2014, will be removed from the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops. Currently listed for $4.99, the software will be unavailable starting on October 8th, 2020. Those who have already purchased the title can re-download it at any time and will still have continuous access.

Nintendo will be uploading "Pikmin Short Movies" to their YouTube channel on October 8th for everyone to enjoy for free, so look forward to that if you haven't seen it yet. Obviously the YouTube upload won't be watchable in 3D, so make sure to purchase the 3DS version if you're interested in that aspect of the films.

Thanks to DAMMITLOUIE for the heads-up!

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