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Many Zelda fans have noticed that Breath of the Wild has taken a lot of inspiration from Western RPGs. This is no coincidence, as series producer Eiji Aonuma revealed in a recent interview that he actually played a lot of Western games while developing Zelda. He listed games like Far Cry, The Witcher III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as some recent favorites. However, he mentioned titles like Grand Theft Auto were too violent for him. Aonuma noted that in the past, he hasn't played very many games, but then realized it wasn't right of him to do so as a game developer.

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A new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild recently released in Japan, showcasing some stunning visuals in order to further increase the hype for the upcoming release. The trailer also gave us a brief look at a new and massive creature in the game, one that strongly resembles a classic boss. Volvagia, the boss from Ocarina of Time's Fire Temple, is a long, flying serpent covered in flames with a long whip-like head of fire for hair. The creature, shown for only a second in the trailer, has got some fans speculating that this much larger serpent could be a call-back to Volvagia.

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There have been a number of Mega Stones that have been missing from Pokémon Sun and Moon, and now there is an actual method to attain them. According to Serebii, the missing Mega Stones would be distributed during online competitions such as the upcoming 2017 International Challenge February competition. The Mawilite and Beedrillite stone codes will be distributed to players during this competition, where a limited number of codes will be given "ahead of a wait period of 1 to 2 months before all players get the code."

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Back when the Nintendo Switch's tech specs were first revealed, many people criticized the console for its extremely limited hard drive. The Switch's memory can only store 32 gigabytes of data, with some of that data being used up by the system itself; according to a recent leak, only about 25.9 gigabytes of the console's memory will be available for the player to use. The system's storage is so limited, in fact, that one of the console's titles, Dragon Quest Heroes I·II, won't even fit on the hard drive, even if it's completely empty.

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Okay, so for those who aren't familiar with Overwatch, let's recap quickly. The game started with a roster of twenty-one characters, with two (Ana and Sombra) being added in later updates to bring us to the current selection of twenty-three. The next hero to be added was, until recently, thought to be the mysterious Doomfist (possibly voiced by Terry Crews!), but Blizzard's latest blog post may have just turned that theory on its head.

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With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out in a week and a half, fans are bound to be more excited than ever before. However, this period is bound to be filled with spoilers thanks to some hackers. From the looks of things, an ISO file (compressed game files found on the game disc) of the Wii U version was made available through a hacking program yesterday. Though these files were encrypted to start with, they didn't take long to decrypt, and now their contents are floating around the internet.

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To promote the upcoming Nintendo Switch, Nintendo is planning to host a few events in different parts of the United States over the next two weeks to show off the console's unique style of on-the-go gaming. The first of these events will take place on February 23rd at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California, and it'll be hosted by the internet-famous WWE fighter John Cena, who'll be there to play 1-2 Switch with invited fans and a few selected YouTube celebrities.

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This past weekend Valve announced that they were ending the Steam Greenlight program and moving to an upfront-fee submission program called "Steam Direct." Instead of the current system, where developers pay a one-time $100 fee and the Steam community votes on which games should be allowed onto the store, developers will pay a $200–$5000 fee to directly place a game on the Steam Store.

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An item called the Motion-Sensor Bomb has been a staple in the Super Smash Bros. games since the series got its start on Nintendo 64, and many fans know of the item's extensive ties to the "Proximity Mine" found in Rareware's iconic Nintendo 64 adaption of GoldenEye 007, as well as their later Nintendo 64 hit, Perfect Dark.

But a fellow named Lewys Wilson has recently discovered that Super Smash Bros. Melee actually planned to include a second item from GoldenEye: the Time Mine. Head inside for more information.

At this point, you guys probably know about Doomfist, the hero everyone has expected will be added next to Blizzard's shooter Overwatch. Well, it looks like we might not be entirely correct about that, according to game director Jeff Kaplan. He recently visited the official Overwatch forums, where he stated quite plainly that "24 is not who you think it is."

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Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon players can stop by certain GameStop or EB Games stores to retrieve a code for an in-game item. The code rewards players with a silver bottle cap, which can be used in the game to boost one of your Pokémon's stats during Hyper Training. If you aren't familiar with Hyper Training, make sure your Pokémon is above level 100 and trade the bottle cap with Mr. Hyper in the shopping mall to grow one aspect of your Pokémon's power.

The promotion will run from now until March 5th, so make sure to grab a code if you haven't already!

Final Fantasy XV was a game that had been in developmental hell for years, and some believed it would never come out. After a couple of delays, though, Final Fantasy XV was finally released in November to universal acclaim. Considering the long developmental process, many wondered how much it would need to sell in order for the game to be profitable. DualShockers recently spoke with Director Hajime Tabata during a visit to the Business Division 2 development floor in Tokyo and asked him that very question. According to Tabata, Final Fantasy XV broke even in sales on day one when it launched in November.

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YouTuber TheDominoKing is famous for creating large-scale domino tributes to some of the most popular video games in existence. In his latest video, he created a fantastic tribute to the Mega Man series using over 24,000 dominos that took over four days to complete. The tribute includes a giant domino portrait of Mega Man as well as the vintage logo. TheDominoKing does plan on creating a tribute to Mega Man X in the future when he gets more shades of blue!

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We're less than two weeks away from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's official launch, and we still have yet to see Link wearing the Hero of Hyrule's legendary green tunic.

Last June, Shigeru Miyamoto wouldn't say whether the iconic outfit is present—though we here at Gamnesia believed he was keeping quiet so as to keep it a surprise when players finally discover the outfit in-game. But Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has finally confirmed that the Hero's clothes are indeed available to players.

Nintendo is ramping up its advertising efforts for the Nintendo Switch now that the release date is less than a month away. Following up their well-received Super Bowl ad, Nintendo has released two new commercials for the Switch and the launch game 1-2-Switch. The commercials focus on local multiplayer gameplay, showing people undocking their Switch and playing a variety of 1-2 Switch games with family and friends. This likely won't be the last Switch advertising we'll see before launch, so stay tuned!

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