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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been out for well over a year now, and players are still uncovering its many secrets. The critically acclaimed Wii U and Switch adventure is the subject of the latest Did You Know Gaming Episode, which reveals tons of interesting tidbits. Did you know the developers actually took the time to program the sound of a Bokoblin picking its nose, or that the game's 900 Korok seeds are actually all poop?

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a brilliant and charming little puzzle game that saw its potential limited by the low install base of Wii U. Thankfully, Nintendo is now bringing the game to much bigger audiences on 3DS and Switch. These ports also come with new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey, but as it turns out, this is less of an addition and more of a swap.

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Nintendo is back with another action-packed iteration of Super Smash Bros., this time for Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings back every character in franchise history, but many of them have been changed up for the newest release. This is especially true of Final Smashes, many of which have been sped up or overhauled completely. Just how much have they changed from previous versions? You can check out a comparison video by clicking below!

Nintendo Switch is getting a brand new Super Smash Bros. game packed with every character in the franchise's history! In addition to providing a full roster, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has also received a visual overhaul, with every stage and character being tweaked and upgraded. The good folks at GameXplain have already put together a comparison video to show how the new stacks up against the old.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finally got its official unveiling yesterday, and it's certainly living up to its name so far! Alongside the return of every fighter in Smash history, plus Inklings and Ridley, it also appears that we'll be revisiting a huge number of stages from games past. By scouring through the Nintendo Direct, the individual character trailers released for each fighter, and the game's website, fans have already identified over 80 different stages that should be in the game!

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Ubisoft's E3 2018 press conference has come to an end. Alongside new looks at Beyond Good & Evil 2 and The Division 2, we also got to learn a ton of new information about The Division 2 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey! Plus, this day and this E3 have just begun, so we've got plenty more time to see additional Ubisoft news come out of other conferences and the week's streams. But in case you missed anything and want to stay up-to-date before E3 continues onward, we've gathered all the latest Ubisoft news right here.

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Ubisoft certainly started their E3 conference in an...interesting manner. Things kicked off with a person in a panda suit dancing around in the streets, soon after joined by multiple dance partners (one of whom was even an alien) to unveil the next Just Dance, Just Dance 2019. While they provided no additional details in the conference itself, a tweet from the official Just Dance Twitter account has revealed a number of platforms for the new game—including some rather old ones.

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When Wii U was first announced, Ubisoft was one of its most vocal supporters, but poor sales early on led to that support quickly drying up. Rayman Legends, planned as a Wii U exclusive, was delayed so it could launch on other consoles. As Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot later revealed, Ubisoft also had an unannounced Wii U game that was completed and ready to ship, but it was withheld until Wii U had a larger install base. That never happened, and the game disappeared without a trace. Fortunately, we now know what happened.

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Over Nintendo's many decades of game development, they've crafted some of the most iconic franchises in gaming history. Games like Mario and Zelda have become pillars of the company and icons in the industry, and a much younger Nintendo franchise is quickly approaching that same kind of status. In less than three years, Splatoon has reached an impressive milestone.

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Everybody has one special game in their life that they consider the pinnacle of perfection. It's the one thing you can always go back to that stands out above the rest. You never grow tired of it, and it always puts a smile on your face. You're often willing to look past all of its flaws because it had such a powerful impact on you as a person.

Which title do you always find yourself coming back to, despite its flaws? Even though you're aware it's not the best game in the world, what game are you willing to throw out their as the most important in your life?

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Despite bearing the name "The Legend of Zelda," Nintendo's iconic action adventure franchise stars Link as the protagonist, and Princess Zelda is typically not playable. Some talented modders have decided that this will not do, so they've used their skills to add a playable Zelda into the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild, complete with new armor sets and even some plot alterations.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most advanced entry in the series yet, but in the early stages of development, Nintendo used a 2D prototype based on the original Zelda on NES. Nintendo Wire recently had a similar idea, and they've created a prototype for a retro re-imagining of Breath of the Wild as a Game Boy Color title in the vein of Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages.

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In celebration of the launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch, Did You Know Gaming featured it (and its predecessor, Donkey Kong Country Returns) in their latest episode. There's tons of interesting Kong facts throughout the video, including the revelation that Retro Studios hails Shigeru Miyamoto as "Master Yoda" for his wise counsel.

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I know what some of you are thinking. "Why would you ever listen to music when you can enjoy the lovely soundtracks video games have to offer?" That's a fair point, and I used to agree with that. But there's a certain point when I can't stand the constant "wahoo!" of Mario Kart or the boring ambient sounds of League of Legends. I need something fresh. I need something that gets me pumped.

What about you? What kind of music do you listen to when playing video games? Hit the jump and let us know in the comments!

Yesterday we reported that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has mysteriously disappeared from the Wii U eShop in North America just days before the game's re-release on Nintendo Switch. The Wii U version could be downloaded for just $20 (compared to the $60 Switch version), making it quite the bargain. Since then, there have been numerous reports that the game is back, but these appear to be false.

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