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First sub-50 minute any% speedrun in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask hit thanks to new glitch

To play us out?

The any% speedrun community for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask just got a major shot in the arm thanks to a recently-discovered glitch. This lets a player use the Ocarina over and over again in order to access a hidden debug menu, which can be used to gain necessary items long before you should have them. Now that the trick has been discovered, you can expect many other speedrunners to put it to good use and keep whittling down the overall time.

IGN Video - Every N64 Controller Ever

We check out all the common, rare and legendary N64 controllers that ever existed, including a few that we suspect are probably just made up tbh.

Smash Bros. tournament to provide therapy dogs to help players dealing with performance anxiety

Heavy petting

An upcoming Smash Bros. tournament is going to be adding in therapy dogs for players to utilize. These dogs will be on-hand for players to spend some time with both before and after their tournament action in order to ease any anxiety they have. All together, there will be 5 different dogs on-hand providing some escape for nervous players.

I'm down with Smash Bros. tournaments in general, but throw some dogs in there, and it turns into must-attend event to me!

Gory Detail's Conker’s Bad Fur Day spiritual successor shelved for now, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup Switch port may be in limbo

A double punch to the gut

At one point in time, Gory Detail was working on a spiritual successor to Conker's Bad Fur Day. For those who don't know, Gory Detail is headed up by Rare veterans Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile, so they were definitely the right people to tackle a spiritual successor. Unfortunately, we find out through a VideogamesChronicle interview with Chris Seavor that plans for that a successor have been shelved.

“The good news is, there’s a new game in the pipe-works. I’ve pretty much finished the concept and game loop, even have a good name for it… Now just the minor task of 1,000 graphic assets and a million lines of code to make it all work! Oh, and it’s not Project3… That’s shelved for now… Project4 has more broader appeal. Anyway, it will be a while before we’re ready to announce anything but happily it’s well suited to Early Access, so might be available to play earlier than you’d think.”

What about the Switch port of The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup? It also seems like that one has been shelved, if it ever comes out at all.

“I’ve lived and breathed Rusty Pup for nearly four years now, day in day out, so I needed a bit of a break to work on other things and the longer you leave something behind the more difficult it is to return to it. Gory Detail doesn’t have the luxury of farming conversions to others, but it’s moot anyway as I wouldn’t trust anyone to get it just right.”

Nightdive Studios says Switch port of Shadow Man is possible

Lurking in the shadows

I have very fond memories of playing Shadow Man on the N64. There really wasn't anything else like it on the platform. A game about a possessed man who stalked criminals in the spirit world. It had such an interesting vibe, and was actually really fun as well! Now it seems there's a chance this N64 hidden gem could be making its way to Switch.

Nightdive Studios, the team behind Turok and Turok 2 on Switch, also handled a Steam release of Shadow Man back in 2013. When the studio's CEO was asked if we could ever hope to see Shadow Man on Switch, he responded simply be saying it's possible. Hopefully if enough fans make noise, this will move from possible to definite!

Digital Foundry - Turok 2 Switch/N64/ PC comparison

Just how big of an improvement is there?

The original Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a landmark release. Its sequel? Not so much. However, the new remaster fixes most of the original release's issues and is now on Switch, alongside PC and Xbox One. In this video, Turok fans John Linneman and Alex Battaglia discuss the game in its various incarnations - and John shows the game running on original 3DFX Voodoo Graphics hardware! Plus: just how bad was N64 performance back in the day? Spoilers: pretty poor...

Giving the N64 an insanely heavy metal makeover

Step back!

Have you always wanted to see an N64 mod that takes the system and makes it extremely dangerous? Well look no further than this N64 heavy metal mod! The N64 has been reworked in metal and twisted into a fire-spewing monster! Not exactly the safesty way to play, but it's definitely bad-ass!

Thanks to Stalepie for the heads up!

Digital Foundry - Nintendo 64 HDMI Video Options: EON Super 64, Retrotink 2x, UltraHDMI + N64 RGB

Of all the major retro consoles, N64 is the machine that causes the most problems when hooking up to a modern flat panel display - mostly because S-Video was the top-end output offered by the machine itself. So what's the best solution here? John talks HDMI adapters and mods with MyLifeInGaming's Marc Duddleston, with a focus on the brand new 'plug and play' EON Super 64 adaptor.

Turok 2 - N64 Vs. Switch comparison

Goodbye, fog!

Turok 2 is back - and clearer than ever! The fog has lifted on this Dinosaur infested FPS and Nintendo players are finally able to enjoy Turok with a silky smooth frame rate. Join us as we put the remaster head to head with the original to see just how far it's come!

Marvel Team-Up comic features a nod to StarFox

Don't get too cocky

The latest issue of the Marvel Team-Up comic featuring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel has a snippet where the two are talking about StarFox. Captain Marvel is the one who brings up StarFox, and she's actually talking about Marvel's StarFox, who was also known as Eros of Titan. Ms. Marvel doesn't know who Eros is, so for her, the only StarFox that makes sense to her is Fox McCloud and his team! Nice to see this little nod thrown in, as I know I thought about it the first time I found out who StarFox was!

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