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7th volume of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga sees English release on Aug. 11th, 2020

The journey continues

Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

Link’s battle with his dark alter ego leaves him wounded and exhausted. With Midna gone and Link unable to harness the power of the Master Sword, his quest seems doomed. Visions of a grizzled warrior also haunt his dreams, but who is it? And what can this warrior teach Link that he will need to defeat Ganondorf? Certainly Link will need the Master Sword again, but only a true hero can wield the power of that legendary weapon…

Viz Media is releasing the 7th volume of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga on Aug. 11th, 2020. You can preorder a copy for $11 on Amazon right here.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker speedrunners cook up an impressive solution to the game's Battleship-style mini-game

KABOOM!

Those who speedrun The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in the 100% completion category hate one area of the game more than any other. In order to get 100% completion, players have to partake in the Sinking Ships mini-game, which is basically Wind Waker's version of Battleship. Believe it or not, this mini-game includes 604,000 possible layouts, meaning it can absolutely ruin a speedrunner's attempt due to its random nature. Well, it used to be able to screw things up, as a reverse-engineered solution has been released.

Speedrunners, hackers, and modders have all come together to solve this mini-game issue with a brand new tool that speedrunners can use while playing the game. This tool runs completely separately from Wind Waker, and requires speedrunners to put in some data in order to use it. The end result is a program that can generate where the likely hits and misses are on the Sinking Ships map.

To get a much more detailed explanation of this crazy tool, make sure to give the video above a watch. It's endlessly interesting, and shows just how far speedrunners are willing to go to bend a game to their will.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated original vs. remake comparison

I'm ready!

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated aims to improve upon the original GameCube version in every way possible, visuals included. Just how much better does the remake look? Check out a comparison video above to see how things are shaping up.

Metal Gear Solid voice actors reunite to promote social distancing and quarantine efforts

Listen to the Colonel!

No matter how much Solid Snake wants to save the day right now, the best he can do to help out is stay home to fight the good fight. That's why a number of voice actors from Metal Gear Solid have reprised their roles for a skit about social distancing and self-quarantine during the pandemic. See what Snake, the Colonel, and Octacon have to say in the video above!

The Switch has outsold the GameCube and Nintendo 64 combined

I think the Switch is going to do just fine

Want even more perspective on how well the Switch is doing? With the latest fiscal report from Nintendo, we know know that the Switch has sold Nintendo sold 55.77 million units worldwide. Believe it or not, that's higher than the total install base of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube combined. The N64 sold 32.93 million units, while the GameCube sold 21.74 million, making for 54.67 million sold in total.

We know the Switch outsold the SNES back over the holiday season, which means the next target is set on the NES. The Switch has to sell just 6.14 million units to tackle the total NES install base, which seems 99.9999999% assured at this point.

The 'Smash Stick' arcade joystick for Smash Bros. & more hits Kickstarter in June 2020, works on N64 GCN, Wii, Wii U, and Switch

Wow, incredible!

A fightstick designed for Super Smash Bros. and more!

Using an analog joystick, the Smash Stick allows you do subtle inputs that aren't possible on a standard digital joystick. Its ergonomically designed to reduce strain on your hands and offer a comfortable gaming experience. Plus, its compatible with the following consoles:

Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Wii-U, Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4*

*Requires Brook Super Converter. Sold Separately.

If you're looking for the ultimate controller for just about any game out there, but specifically for Smash Bros. titles, look no further than the Smash Stick. This stick isn't officially released just yet, but a Kickstarter is coming in June 2020 to change that. I have no doubt this Kickstarter is going to smash its goal with ease, pun totally intended. As of right now, early estimates put a single Smash Stick at $250.

If you want to learn more about the Smash Stick and sign up for notifications on the Kickstarter, check out the official site here.

Did You Know Gaming - Turok (N64 + GCN)

Did you know?

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding the Turok franchise, whose first video game released on the Nintendo 64 and had later on installments on other consoles including the GameCube (GCN).

GameCube gets revamped with an acrylic case mod

Now you see me...

Even though the GameCube wasn't Nintendo's most popular console, it certainly still has millions upon millions of fans. Those fans have modded the system to give it a new look countless times over the years, and the latest tribute gets rid of the normal casing and goes with a custom acrylic design. Better yet, the GameCube itself is still in perfect working order when all is said and done!

Speedrunner tackles Super Mario Sunshine with a Guitar Hero controller

You rock, Mario!

It seems like playing games with controllers from completely different games is all the rage now. We just saw someone playing Dark Souls 3 with the Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con, and now we have someone running through Super Mario Sunshine with a Guitar Hero controller. See how it all plays out in the video above!

Resident Evil 3: The Board Game is Coming to Kickstarter

We may not get the remake, but we can enjoy a board game!

Tabletop games publisher Steamforged Games is once again working with Japanese video game giant Capcom on a brand new Resident Evil™ board game, set to launch April 28 on Kickstarter.

Following the success of Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game, Steamforged will now bring the 1999 Playstation classic, Resident Evil™ 3, to the tabletop.

Based on the original video game, Resident Evil™ 3: The Board Game is a cooperative survival horror game for 1-4 players that can be experienced either through individual, one-shot scenarios, or as a 19+ hour campaign with an overarching storyline.

Taking control of iconic characters like Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, players will attempt to escape Raccoon City in the midst of a T-virus outbreak.

All the while, the city danger level will be on the rise, the number of undead monsters will increase, and every decision will be crucial.

To survive, players must carefully manage resources, make intelligent and meaningful decisions, and be wary of curveballs thrown by the tension deck—a mechanic carried over from the RE2 board game which will surprise players with unexpected threats to replicate the terrifying suspense of the video game.

The board game’s design comes from Sherwin Matthews of Steamforged, a self-proclaimed superfan of the franchise who also headed the design of Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game.

Mat Hart, Creative Director and co-founder of Steamforged Games, said, “It’s a privilege and an honour to be working with Capcom once again to bring the horrors of Raccoon City to the tabletop.

“Steamforged is proud of its proven ability to bring video game properties to life and

lovingly craft them into high-quality board and card games. Resident Evil™ 3: The Board Game will surprise and challenge even the most hardcore RE fans. It will have players running from Nemesis like it’s 1999!”

Resident Evil 3™: The Board Game will launch on Kickstarter on April 28, 2020. Fans can follow the campaign on Kickstarter to be notified when it goes live.

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