NetEase badmouths Nintendo fans, offers up half-hearted apology, and then gets caught in a lie

This is a story that just keeps getting more and more awkward, so prepare yourself for some pretty cringe-worthy stuff!

Chinese video game company NetEase has apparently been caught up in some social media trouble. It all started when people started calling out the company's game, Operation Windcloud Island, a rip-off of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The image above certainly gives off some Zelda: BotW vibe, but I'm not going to cast judgment on the whole experience as I'm not familiar. It seems these comments from various gamers caught the attention of someone at NetEase, so they took to social media site Taptap, a smartphone app distributing platform where developers and users can interact, to fire back.

Instead of explaining how the two games differ, NetEase decided to badmouth Nintendo fans who don't consider mobile games to be true games. Moving on, NetEase said that all PC games are superior to games on Switch, and then started spewing derogatory names for Switch fans. Then just for the hell of it, NetEase started to bash PS4 fans as well.

Eventually someone at NetEase caught on that their social media account was spouting some controversial stuff, and the post was removed. Here's where things get really cringy though. The account then shared a message saying the the team are actually big Nintendo fans, and they were joking around. To prove their Nintendo fan status, they took a picture of their Switch and some games.

Unfortuantely for NetEase, the internet was quick to do a reverse image search on their picture, only to find that it came from another source. In other words, NetEase apologized for mocking Nintendo fans, shared a picture supposedly proving their love of Nintendo, but actually just stole someone else's picture and claimed it was theirs.

As of right now, that's where the story stands. Remember awhile back how NetEase's president said he wanted to work with Nintendo on future projects? Something tells me Nintendo might not be too keen on doing that now.

Fan-Art: 3D-printed Sheikah Slate Switch game card caddy

Now that's a stylish way to carry around some Switch game cards! Slap some appropriately-colored paint on there, and you've got yourself a real winner! I'd definitely grab one of these, even if I hardly ever leave the house!

Twitch Plays Zelda: Breath of the Wild ends in success

Those crazy fans over at Twitch have pulled off another amazing victory by working together to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This was being played the same exact way Twitch Plays Pokemon was. Users were commenting inputs for the game to follow, and somehow they still managed to reach the end credits. I can't even begin to understand how this happened.

NPR puts together a segment on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild drops you into a world of sweeping vistas and challenging weapons, and it gives you a vast area to explore. It's an adventure and a challenge, and there are lots of different ways to play.

Sure, they might be just a tad late on the uptake here, but it's the thought that counts! Always interesting to get a different perspective on a game, especially when it comes from someone/somewhere that doesn't usually provide game commentary.

Bandai Candy releasing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Card Candy in Japan

- coming from Bandai Candy
- due out this Oct. in Japan
- priced at ¥120
- you get a random card and two pieces of heart-shaped apple-flavored candy
- there will be 26 cards in total
- this includes 10 Character Cards, 14 Visual Cards and 2 Secret Cards

The Adventures of Link and Larry the Cucco - Dyeing For the Latest Summer Fashion

Link and Larry the Cucco spend hours at the Kochi Dye Shop to find just the right color for the latest summer fashion. What crazy adventure should Link and Larry take next?

New details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion Hero's Edition, due out Nov. 20th, 2018

Dark Horse honors Link, the chosen hero, with the Hero's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion.

This deluxe slipcase edition features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Champion art book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions' photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb. Bring light back to Hyrule with the Hero's Edition!

The Creating a Champion art book is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion!

This book features:

* Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada

* 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators

* 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.

* Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma

Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise!

Fan attempts to adapt Zelda: Breath of the Wild into Catan

Not the prettiest Catan board I've seen, but certainly a functional one. Would the game of wood for wheat play well with an official Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild adaptation? Just seeing this basic idea makes me think a version that goes all-out would be a sight to behold. I'd definitely be down to give it a shot!

Did You Know Gaming - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild was made for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U by Nintendo. The game's open world was inspired by the failures of Skyward Sword, and BotW development also led to the production of The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD. The game follows Link, who along with Zelda tries to combat the evil Calamity Ganon.

Video interview with the voice of Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Now that the dust has settled and time has passed, how do you feel about Patricia's work as Zelda in Breath of the Wild? It's unbelievably hard to come in and take the reigns as the first fully voiced Zelda. I can't imagine anyone would have made the majority of fans happy, but have you warmed up to Patricia's portrayal?