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It was only a matter of time: the pink puffball himself has been added to the roster of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, though only unofficially, of course. Like Sonic the Hedgehog and Captain Olimar before him, Kirby has been shown off on YouTube racing against the Mushroom Kingdom's finest.

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I'm not shy about it: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my favorite Zelda game — which makes it my favorite game of all time. It's a bona fide masterpiece that checked off the big-ticket wishlist items I've been yearning for from the series since before Skyward Sword. Its massive overworld and inventive action-adventure-RPG "physics and chemistry" system offers exactly the kind of unparalleled player freedom that put the series on the map way back in the '80s.

It's a pity that's not true of its dungeons.

Just days after Sonic the Hedgehog joined the races, yet another character who inspired an official Amiibo costume in Mario Kart 8 has received an unofficial mod to put the character himself into the game! This time, that character is none other than the S.S. Dolphin's enterprising Captain Olimar.

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While most of the world has moved on to the Deluxe version of the game, there's at least one reason to stick with the original Mario Kart 8, as Sonic the Hedgehog has just zoomed in to serve as the newest kart racer! At least in the modding community, that is. One user figured out how to mod Sonic's model over Metal Mario in the Wii U classic, and he has video to prove it!

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Many fans wanted it from the start, but late is better than never. As of today's version 1.2.0 update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, nine language options are now available for in-game voices, also allowing for English subtitles with different audio.

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Nintendo has released details regarding the first phase of the DLC expansion pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Still slated for a summer release date, the new content will feature extra challenges including a hard mode, a more convenient fast travel option, and new accessories for Link to wear.

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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

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(This editorial contains major spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's story is brilliantly executed, and it's primarily a result of its non-linearity. You, the player, can recall Link's lost memories in any order you wish. You can tackle other major plot elements surrounding the Divine Beasts and Hyrule's Champions in any order as well. Or you can just forego it all and face Ganon in the nude.

What many people seem to disagree about is how the actual plot of Breath of the Wild stacks up when compared to past Zelda games or other games in general. Some think the lack of a more human antagonist harms the story; others think the entire quest is much too simple: Link wakes up, fights Ganon, and saves the day.

Make the jump to find out why I think Breath of the Wild's story is anything but unfulfilling.

Super Smash Bros. is a series of games that were made with the local couch competitor or party game scene in mind, but over time, it has largely been played by more competitive players. The newest title, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has had a competitive community since its release in late 2014. There are many resources out there for competitive players and spectators alike, but getting to your desired resources can require the user to manually sort through players, characters, and stages. This can be a tedious process.

SSBWorld, a website created by a team of two, aims to make it easier to connect all of these elements into an easy-to-use interface for finding videos of competitive Super Smash Bros. matches. Today, I got the opportunity to speak with Anthony Nelson, the face of SSBWorld, about how the website works and what sets it apart from the rest.

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For the past month, we've been hearing about the great success that the Nintendo Switch enjoyed in its first days on the market; however, until now, we had no official sales numbers to confirm that the system had managed to sell well. Over the past few days, though, Nintendo finally released the first official sales numbers for the Switch, and they're extremely impressive. In March, the console sold around 906,000 units in the United States alone, making it one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time and the best-selling console overall in that month.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that it is launching a new series of Amiibo figures this year to celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary. These Amiibo will be based on Link's look in previous entries in the series; there will be three figures, made to look like Link in Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. This new line of Amiibo will launch on June 23rd.

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Breath of the Wild is a gorgeous, enthralling, and expansive game—and by expansive, I mean huge. While traversing the various ecosystems of Hyrule, one is greeted by beautiful scenery seemingly at every turn. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to get a full aerial view of it all? YouTube user MrCheeze thought so, and they developed a way of ascending to new heights.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to be a huge hit for Nintendo, in part due to its fresh take on the storied franchise. Fans better get used to this feel if a recent interview is any indication. Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma recently discussed the future of the franchise with Famitsu, and although the publication won't release until tomorrow, early translations have made their way to the internet. According to these translations, Aonuma believes that the "open air" concept will become the new standard for future Zelda titles.

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Battlefy is teaming up with Nintendo to organize a massive nation-wide Splatoon tournament. The tournament will take place over the course of this month, and it will be open to any person in the United States who is over the age of eighteen and owns a copy of Splatoon. The winners of the "US Inkling Open" will be given a free trip to E3 2017 this June, as well as a free Nintendo Switch and a copy of Splatoon 2.

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A while back, we posted about the talented GandaKris and her custom-made Nintendo Switch puppy Amiibo. She certainly hasn't stopped making various figures since then, and her latest Amiibo is perfect for those that have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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