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Monday, 16 November 2020

Father Builds the Ultimate Breath of the Wild Playhouse for His Kids

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In what's possibly the best The Legend of Zelda creative project I've seen yet, a father built a Breath of the Wild playhouse for his kids and the results are absolutely incredible. Not only does him and his team recreate exterior and interior Hylian architecture perfectly but features  tons of extra goodies and decorations such as Link's weapons, a picture of him and the Champions, the Majora's Mask, and more.

You can watch the full process below in the 16 minute video:

And if you're interested in building this yourself, here is the full instruction manual on how to go about it (which costs $60). And here's the instructions on making the breakable pot playset.

Illustrator @comfycorduroy drew several gorgeous The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild pieces reenacting several iconic scenes from Studio Ghibi's Princess Mononoke. And back in August, another talented artist by the name of Jo (@BigSkyCastle on Twitter) created several Breath of the Wild illustrations in the breezier and lighter Studio Ghibli style.

Then there's this nifty 3D printed breakable pot one fan made and showed off. If you're a chef in the making, you can pick up a copy of the The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook. An extremely talented artist combined scenes from the upcoming Breath of the Wild 2 with the artstyle from the recent Link's Awakening remake. Another artist created A Link Between Worlds diorama using the shell of a Gameboy. There's an absolutely stunning Studio Ghibli-style Breath of the Wild fan animated trailer, while a dedicated fan spent two years recreating Breath of the Wild weapons.

We also have an animated pixel art mockup of a dungeon scene from Zelda II. The winner for last year's official Link's Awakening fanworks contest was revealed, with some great submissions from plenty of talented artists. And if you want something incredible from outside this contest, there's this fantastic 3D printed recreation of Koholint Island from the game. The artist even provides a tutorial at the end of their video in case anyone else wanted to make one for themselves.

Some other works include Link's house from Breath of the Wild faithfully created using Lego blocks, this lovely Sheikah runes phone charger, art of Twilight Princess meets Breath of the Wild, fanart of Link in the vibrant forest from Majora's Mask, a recreation of the Breath of the Wild lantern, a bottle of Lon Lon milk from Ocarina of Time, and an alarm clock that plays A Link to the Past's theme.

Check out our glowing review of the first BOTW by our Editor-in-Chief. The sequel is on its way and the cast recently revealed that all voice work has been recorded.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "Leap of Faith" Scene Recreated Almost Perfectly in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Since its launch, fans have been taking advantage of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spider-suit made available in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Of course this means trying to recreate the iconic "Leap of Faith" scene in which Miles finally accepts he truly is Spider-Man and Twitter user Much is no exception.

They have painstakingly recreated that scene almost frame for frame within the game and the results look absolutely stunning:

Here's the original scene for comparison's sake (thanks to Filmic Box for the clip):

Meanwhile on Twitter, 3D character artist and sound designer Dal put together an amazing short video showcasing Miles skimming up buildings and flying through the New York skylines. And in more humorous news, another player discovered a glitch that turns Miles into the Amazing Spider-Brick.

Recently Insomniac took to social media this afternoon and announced that Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 will now be able to have saves transfer to Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. While not available at launch, Insomniac says it plans to roll this feature out in an update that will arrive around Thanksgiving, which is near the end of November. Additionally, the three new Spider-Man suits that were going to be exclusive to the remastered version will also now be rolling out on the PS4 version of the game as well.

As you may have seen, an exciting trailer emerged last month showing off a Miles Morales's cel-shaded suit in which Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Miles Morales crossed paths. Although the suit is described as a "launch day bonus," late adopters need not worry. Insomniac further clarified that the suit is "earnable for everyone." Sony launched another trailer in which we saw several shots of Miles using his trademark energy strikes to deliver some extreme force behind his blows.

If you happen to be a sneaker head, last week we reported on how Miles' footwear had changed and instead of him wearing his iconic set of Air Jordan 1 shoes, Miles now seems to prefer red and black Adidas Superstars. Insomniac said that it wanted to honor the sneaker's 50th anniversary in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and even is creating a real pair of these shoes that will go up for sale later this month on November 19th.

If your interested in some pretty cool Spider-Man: Miles Morales comic book covers, check out this article. The five variant covers showcase Miles Morales at different stages in his hero's journey, of which all are tied back to the eagerly anticipated Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available right now as a PS5 launch title, alongside the PS4. If you were able to grab a PS5, you can pick the title up on Amazon here.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Embraces its Dark Vibes With New Music Video "No Save Point"

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Cyberpunk 2077 finally gets its own music video, one that reflects the dark vibes of the game's Night City setting. Called No Save Point and performed by Run the Jewels, it mixes music with some interesting and bizarre elements, imagery, and effects from the dark future world  that also reflects the genre as a whole:

Your mileage may vary on the song of course but regardless you'll be hearing the track in the game itself as well as in the official soundtrack.

November 19th was the original date that Cyberpunk 2077 should have been releasing. But unfortunately, after going gold, the massively anticipated RPG was pushed back a couple of weeks to December 10th due to developers CD Projekt Red having to finalize as many as nine different versions of the game, specifically fixing optimization issues on current-gen versions.

However, CD Projekt has been kind enough to offer us something Cyberpunk related on that date — in the form of a new Night City Wire. These events have run regularly over the last few months and have offered fans insights into a variety of different aspects of the game. The latest episode will be focused on one of the most hotly anticipated aspects of Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu Reeves' character, Johnny Silverhand, as well as the game's music (and "a lot more").

Of course some "fans" took things to an unacceptable level by sending threats to developers due to the delay, one being Andrzej Zawadzki, Senior Game Designer for Cyberpunk 2077. He shared the following message on Twitter: "I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you." Zawadzki then went on to state that every threat is being taken seriously and reported to the authorities.

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Demon's Souls Has a Mysterious Door No One Can Open

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There's plenty for players to explore and discover on their own in Demon's Souls, as it's a game that refuses to hold your hand. But, despite how resourceful most fans are, there's a secret that has yet to be fully solved: a mysterious door located early in the game that no one can figure out how to open (thanks to Vaati for the footage):

According to Twitter user João Marcos Teixeira though, this is something Bluepoint did with the Shadow of the Colossus remake and is a reference to an easter egg that was mistakenly thought to be the in the original. So based on that, there seems to be no particular reason for the door's existence:

However, Reddit user Cosmic-Vagabond posted this picture of what's allegedly behind said door. According to them: "If you hug the locked door, you can position your camera through the door to the otherside. Then you can activate photo mode to take a look around at the terrace past the door. Additionally, you can stand a little before the bridge to Yuria's tower and use photo mode to look up on the same terrace and see there is an item there." Here's a photo they took of the area:

This is truly a fascinating mystery to watch develop and while I certainly want to see it eventually solved, a part of me wants to maintain the charm of the unknown.

According to a post from the Japanese PlayStation blog, it has been revealed that Demon's Souls will be getting Japanese voice acting for the PS5 remake. This is a brand new addition and pretty big news since the original PS3 version only had English voice work. And if you'll still waiting to purchase the title and/or need some convincing to, check out the first hour of gameplay here.

A previous PlayStation blog post for Demon's Souls reveals that the character creation mode is extremely robust and allows for players to customize some beautiful protagonists for photo mode. And speaking of the photo mode you'll have several filters and options for composing that perfect shot. You'll also be able to use the filters outside of photo mode, which will allow you to finetune the game's visuals to your liking.

It was also announced that Demon's Souls will have a Digital Deluxe Edition. This version of the game will cost $89.99 and will only be available via the PlayStation Store. Compared to the standard edition, you'll gain access to a number of in-game items including specific armor and weapons. Additionally, you'll also be able to net the game's original soundtrack for your listening pleasure.

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PS5 Owners Might Be Playing the PS4 Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Accidently

Well, this was going to be inevitable. Now that the PS5 and Xbox Series X are backward compatible and many games are coming out for both old and next-gen hardware, some people were bound to get confused. New Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players could possibly be playing the PS4 version on their shiny new PS5 by mistake.

First noted by Eurogamer, buying the Cross-Gen bundle or the ultimate bundle for the newly released Call of Duty title will get purchases both the PS4 version and the PS5 version.

Once the game is purchased, you will be able to pick which parts of the game you can download. If you would like to play the PS5 version, make sure to download that version.

Here is the issue though. If players hit the download all button – which many are doing since it downloads all the modes in the game – it downloads both the PS4 and PS5 version. After the downloads are completed, the PS5 might default to the PS4 copy instead of the PS5 copy when you hit play.

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If you did download both, make sure to hit the three dots next to the play button and change it to the PS5 copy of Black Ops Cold War. The UI will refresh and then the play button will boot up the PS5 version.

If you are an owner of a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, make sure to check if you are playing the next-gen version of a cross-gen game. Some publishers have made it quite confusing on which copy you purchase will give you both versions. Just make sure to be aware of it when making future purchases and downloads.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Ubisoft Says that Removing PC Achievements for Assassin's Creed Valhalla Was Unintentional

After some confusion and conflicting statements, Ubisoft has confirmed that standalone achievements for Assassin's Creed Valhalla players on PC will be available.

Earlier in the week, players who hopped into the newly released game noticed that the achievement page on the new Ubisoft Connect service was missing for Valhalla. Watch Dogs Legion did have its own achievements page.

A representative on the Ubisoft forum responded to the confusion and stated that achievements missing "was unintended" and the team was trying to enable them.

However, just a couple of days later, the thread was updated again with a conflicting message. It stated: "Achievements are not available for this title on PC, and this is an intended change. Instead of Achievements for new games on Ubisoft Connect, instead, we have expanded the Challenges, which provide XP and other rewards in Ubisoft Connect. We know that this is a big change for a lot of you, and we appreciate your understanding in the matter."

Then, once again, another representative from Ubisoft responded after many complaints from players. Their statement contradicted the second statement that contradicted the first. They reiterated that the removal of achievements was "unintended" and the team was "actively working" to restore them.

They stated: "We are aware that achievements are not available for Assassin's Creed Valhalla players on PC – this was unintended. We are actively working to enable achievements and will keep you updated when more information is available. Just to clarify, the misunderstanding on our part was that achievements had been discontinued – they haven't! The original information was correct, and they are indeed being worked on. Achievements are coming!"

So, after all of these conflicting official statements, it looks like PC players are going to get achievements after all. Ubisoft did not have a date on when the function will be available.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Make sure to check out DualShockers' review of the game right here.

 

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Awkwafina Shows Off Her Favorite Nintendo Switch Games

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Awkwafina — actor, comedian, and all around entertainer — shows off her favorite Nintendo Switch games in a new promotional video for the system. We see her playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and, after losing a bet in the latter, is forced to don a Toad cosplay. Which is actually pretty adorable. You can check out the full video below:

Since Nintendo's last financial update, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 3.64 million units, cementing itself as second place in the top 10 best selling Switch games. It's now closed the gap on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with only three million copies sold between them. However, there's plenty of room for New Horizons  to surpass it as it's now heading into its first holiday season.

According to Twitter data during the first half of 2020 New Horizons was the most talked about game on Twitter globally, with Fate/Grand Order coming in second after being the most talked-about game in 2019. The previous free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was back in April and it brought a host of changes such as new villagers to the island, added some fun seasonal events, and opened up a new wing in the museum. New Horizons was recently featured in the Financial Times, an actual real life publication, after some severe in-game interest rate cuts from Tom Nook.

In Japan alone New Horizons on Switch previously sold more than 1.88 million copies as of March 23th. The title released worldwide on March 20th, which means it managed to sell 1.88 million physical copies in Japan in only three days. And overall the game's Nintendo Switch debut sold 11.77 million units between its March 20th launch and the March 31st, placing it seventh among the console's highest-selling titles. In barely four months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become Japan's second best selling game ever.

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Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III Launches Next Year

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Square Enix revealed through Twitter that fans will be getting an Ultimania compilation for their favorite long-running series, titled Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III. As stated in the tweet below, it's set to launch in English on June 15th, 2021 and will feature information on worlds, characters, equipment, and more:

According to the official description: "Originally published in Japanese, this English translation of the fan-favorite reference guide is sure to capture the imaginations of Disney fans and gamers everywhere, arriving June 2021. A gorgeous oversized hardcover collecting Kingdom Hearts art and trivia, leading up to the events of the most current entry in the beloved saga!

"Enter the magical worlds of Disney as featured in the hit Kingdom Hearts video game series! This meticulously crafted tome showcases each of Kingdom Hearts' unique worlds, characters, and equipment, encompassing all the games predating Kingdom Hearts III. Explore character profiles from icons like King Mickey and Goofy to modern favorites like Tron or Captain Jack Sparrow. Study detailed summaries of story arcs, along with rare concept designs and storyboards! No stone is left unturned in this grand overview, which includes content from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix through Kingdom Hearts Unchained X."

You can preorder the book now through Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and other local bookstores.

With the release of Melody of Memory worldwide on November 13th, Tetsuya Nomura shared a message about the power of music and memories for the fans of the series. The Kingdom Hearts 3 soundtrack also released earlier in November and the OST includes over 90 tracks which include Hikaru Utada's theme songs as well as music from the base titles tracks, the Re Mind DLC, HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Unchained X, and Union X [Cross].

Tetsuya Nomura, the series creator and the man who perpetually has a ton on his plate, talked a bit about the franchise's future in a Square-Enix-published Q&A before ReMind's release. Square Enix also revealed plenty of info about the DLC through an official Q&A on Twitter. And if you want, the secret area in said DLC can be glitched and explored, unearthing some interesting secrets.

Kindgom Hearts 3 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, and the brand new ReMind DLC launched back in January. If you haven't picked it up yet, you can grab the game physically via Amazon to support the site. Meanwhile you can read our reviews for the original game and the ReMind DLC.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Glitch Turns Miles into Spider-Brick

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Glitches and bugs in video games are a long-running and timeless traditional in video games and Spider-Man: Miles Morales seems to be no exception. Rob Sheridan, creator of High Level Comic and co-founder of Glitch Goods, stumbled upon a hilariously ridiculous bug while playing the recently released title:

Sheridan then goes on to state in a follow up tweet: "I tried to start a fight as Spider-Brick and he turned into a white cube and crashed the game. Now I'm just boring old Spider-Man again. Thanks for the memories, Spider-Brick."

Thanks for the memories indeed, Spider-Brick. Unless Insomniac decides to bless us with a surprise update and make this glitch official.

On Twitter, 3D Character Artist and Sound Designer Dal put together an amazing short video showcasing the hero himself skimming up buildings and flying through the New York skylines. The song used to inspire Dal for the clip is taken from the scene "Leap of Faith" from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse where Miles finally realizes he truly is Spider-Man and web swings across the city.

Recently Insomniac took to social media this afternoon and announced that Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 will now be able to have saves transfer to Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. While not available at launch, Insomniac says it plans to roll this feature out in an update that will arrive around Thanksgiving, which is near the end of November. Additionally, the three new Spider-Man suits that were going to be exclusive to Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered will also now be rolling out on the PS4 version of the game as well.

As you may have seen, an exciting trailer emerged last month showing off a Miles Morales's cel-shaded suit in which Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Miles Morales crossed paths. Although the suit is described as a "launch day bonus," late adopters need not worry. Insomniac further clarified that the suit is "earnable for everyone." Sony launched another trailer in which we saw several shots of Miles using his trademark energy strikes to deliver some extreme force behind his blows.

If you happen to be a sneaker head, last week we reported on how Miles' footwear had changed and instead of him wearing his iconic set of Air Jordan 1 shoes, Miles now seems to prefer red and black Adidas Superstars. Insomniac said that it wanted to honor the sneaker's 50th anniversary in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and even is creating a real pair of these shoes that will go up for sale later this month on November 19th.

If your interested in some pretty cool Spider-Man: Miles Morales comic book covers, check out this article. The five variant covers showcase Miles Morales at different stages in his hero's journey, of which all are tied back to the eagerly anticipated Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available right now as a PS5 launch title, alongside the PS4. If you were lucky enough to grab a PS5, you can pick the title up on Amazon here.

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Animal Crossing Fan Project Introduces TV Series Teaser Hosted By Isebelle

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Gabriel Salas, a freelance 3D generalist, posted a fan teaser trailer for an Animal Crossing TV series that him and his team created. The video, done in gorgeously impressive stop motion animation, stars fan favorite villager Isabelle as she goes around her set taking care of errands before starting the show:

It's such a cute trailer, not only animated beautifully but chock full of the charm that the franchise is known for, and I hope to see more from Salas and his team in the future.

Since Nintendo's last financial update, the title has sold 3.64 million units, cementing itself as second place in the top 10 best selling Switch games. It's now closed the gap on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with New Horizons now heading into its first holiday season.

According to Twitter data during the first half of 2020 New Horizons was the most talked about game on Twitter globally, with Fate/Grand Order coming in second after being the most talked-about game in 2019. The previous free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was back in April and it brought a host of changes such as new villagers to the island, added some fun seasonal events, and opened up a new wing in the museum. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was recently featured in the Financial Times, an actual real life publication, after some severe in-game interest rate cuts from Tom Nook.

In Japan alone Animal Crossing on Switch previously sold more than 1.88 million copies as of March 23th. The title released worldwide on March 20th, which means it managed to sell 1.88 million physical copies in Japan in only three days. And overall the game's Nintendo Switch debut sold 11.77 million units between its March 20th launch and the March 31st, placing it seventh among the console's highest-selling titles. In barely four months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become Japan's second best selling game ever.

Check out our glowing review of the game here for a more in-depth breakdown.

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