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Where to Find Zelda: Breath of the Wild Kilton Monster Parts Merchant, Kilton Locations, Monster Parts, Items List

25 Mar

In Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Kilton the Monster Parts merchant sells unique, monster-themed merchandise in exchange for monster parts. Since he is a secret vendor, finding him can be a bit tricky and players must first leave the Great Plateau before they can track him down. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of […]

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Blood Moon Guide – Cooking Bonuses, Enemy and Items Respawns

25 Mar

Blood Moon in Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild shakes up the normal gameplay formula and introduces a new mechanic which boosts up the power of enemies Link will have to face in the world. The first Blood Moon which the players encounter will happen after leaving the Great Plateau with the sky glowing […]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe videos show off Battle Modes Piranha Plants vs Spies, Balloon Battle, more

24 Mar

A few videos giving you a look at the main Battle Modes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have been released.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe modes you see below in Switch include the new Piranha Plants vs Spies mode, Bob-omb Blast, Balloon Battle, Coin Runners and Shine Thief. All are super-short clips, and are without sound (thanks, Siliconera).

An overview video for the modes was released earlier this month along with a set of screenshots.

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When the game releases on Switch next month, every track and kart from the Wii U version, including all the previously released DLC, will be available in-game. It comes with five additional characters bringing the total to 42. It will also include new karts inspired by Splatoon, the ability to hold two items at once, the new Smart Steering control option, and more.

Battle mode has also been revamped, and can be played both locally and online, across eight Battle courses.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in stores and Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch on April 28 for $59.99, or your regional equivalent.

At launch, the Joy-Con Wheel accessory will also be made available at $14.99, or regional equivalent, for a set of two.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Having D-pad Issues, Multiple Reports Claim

24 Mar

Nintendo Switch launch has not being easy. Players report issues almost every day, and now a new problem is affecting the Switch’s peripherals. Multiple users on forums are in fact complaining about the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, whose D-Pad is literally going crazy, not letting them play properly. The controller just can’t handle with different inputs, […]

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – Divine Beast Vah Ruta Dungeon

24 Mar

Into the belly of the water-spouting beast.

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If you want even more Breath of the Wild help, we have a full guide hub with plenty of other detailed pages.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Walkthrough – Main Quest: Divine Beast Vah Ruta Dungeon

After that cool little set-piece where you worked with Sidon to get aboard Vah Ruta, you find yourself on your own abroad divine beast Vah Ruta – and it’s massive.

In another Zelda game this would’ve been called a Dungeon or a Temple, and though this is around as close as you get to those ideas in Breath of the Wild it’s still very different.

Let me explain the basics: once you enter Divine Beast Vah Ruta properly, your first immediate goal will be to get yourself a map. You won’t be able to properly progress until you do. Once you’ve grabbed a map, your goal is then much simpler and more open than typical Zelda dungeons – you then need to activate 5 different terminals scattered around Vah Ruta with your Sheikah Slate. Getting to these terminals or making them accessible is, of course, going to require some puzzle solving.

As well as being able to move objects around and interact with parts of the dungeon with your items and rune powers you have one other crucial ability – the ability to move the body parts of each giant beast. For Divine Beast Vah Ruta, it’s the trunk, which constantly spouts water… and you can use that water to help yourself out. Consider this the water dungeon or temple, if you will.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Getting a map

Here we are. The belly of the beast. Literally. Head into the first room after the disembodied voice of the Zora’s champion is done talking. There’s a weakened guardian here, so pick it off – it’s weakened, thankfully.

A Terminal can be found in a side room down a ramp. Just want to point out: there’s a terminal in here but it’s useless to you until you activate several sub-terminals.

Back up in the main room, first focus on the water in the middle of the room and the door that was pointed out to you as the dungeon began. Use Cryonis on the water underneath the door to raise the door, then go inside and download the map to Divine Beast Vah Ruta. Handy! This map not only gives you information on where you are, but lets you move Vah Ruta’s trunk.

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Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 1

Back in the main entrance room look in the water either side of the map room door with your Magnesis Rune equipped. There’s a metal chest here you can drag above water and open for some loot.

In this same room, look for the cogs in a corner. Use your Magnesis Rune to turn these cogs clockwise in order to raise a platform that holds the first of Vah Ruta’s terminal points that you can use your Sheikah Slate on.

Raise the terminal and then use it – this is your first terminal, done! This shouldn’t be so hard, right? Right?

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 2

Head upstairs and up the ramp via the side door. Upstairs there’s a big water wheel and a guardian. Kill that guy, then survey this large central room of Vah Ruta.

There are two enormous water wheels in here – a smaller one that’s turning and a larger one that’s stationary.

You should be able to see your second terminal right in front of you – it’s actually inside the smaller cog. The problem: the cog’s base is flooded with water, and it’s constantly moving.

Thankfully we have a power that can handle that. All you need to do is wait for it to be in the bottom of the cog and then use Cryonis on where the water is coming from to freeze it solid. The water level in that part of Vah Ruta drops and the wheel stops turning, freeing up the terminal for use – it powers on automatically.

Take the opportunity to use the terminal when the terminal is available.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 3

Ignore the second larger cog/wheel for now and simply head on over to the other side of the room and up the stairs to the next floor of Vah Ruta. When you see the Ganon corruption there’s a portal thing that spits our endless enemies – look above this for the eyeball to shoot that’ll get rid of the corruption and the spawner with it.

Carry on upstairs until you reach a locked gate on the water wheel at a standstill.

Now use your map screen to adjust the position of divine beast Vah Ruta’s trunk, which is constantly spitting water. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Make water pour into the room so that the wheel turns so the orange ball falls into the blue slot. This opens the door, but now the door is out of reach.
  • Freeze the ball into the slot with stasis, then quickly direct the trunk so that the door is turned back to face you before Stasis expires.
  • With the door facing you and open, run in and activate that terminal, your third.
  • Once this is done there are three optional chests to grab. The first is gained by climbing onto the larger water wheel’s fins as it turns. Get to the apex, then look out towards the smaller wheel. There’s a chest on a ledge – paraglide out there.
  • The second chest is on one of the outer fins of the water wheel, so simply wait for the right bit of rotation and hop on.
  • The third spoke of the large water wheel has a chest trapped between two stone blocks. The key here is to use rotation of the wheel your advantage, freezing the top block with stasis for long enough while the ‘chest sandwich’ is parted so that you can run up and open the chest.

Once you’re done, ride the water wheel all the way up to the top and face the opposite direction of the previously mentioned chest – towards Vah Ruta’s trunk. Hop and glide to this new platform, kill the guardian, and press the switch on the left to create a shortcut waterfall that you can swim up with the Zora armor.

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Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 4

Now you’re up where the switch is and where you just killed a guardian, go on through the only passageway here – this leads outside, to divine beast Vah Ruta’s trunk.

If you lower Vah Ruta’s trunk all the way via your map screen you’ll be able to get out to its end. Here you can shoot an eye to remove Ganon’s corruption and open a chest, but then you should raise the trunk again and try to stay on the end as long as possible. When you get enough height, jump and glide so you’re on top of Divine Beast Vah Ruta’s body.

There’s a hole atop Vah Ruta; drop down it and again find one of the corruption eyes to shoot on the ceiling. This frees up a mechanism. Grab this mechanism with your Magnesis rune and turn it clockwise to open a hole in the ceiling.

If your survey the room you’ll now notice that divine beast Vah Ruta’s lovely new sunroof has opened directly above a terminal surrounded by fire. Huh. You get the idea, I’m sure: once the hole is open, preposition the trunk so that it comes through the new hole and douses the flames.

Head on down to the newly extinguished area and use the terminal. This is your fourth terminal.

Turn back towards the cog room and drop down a level to find a chest on your way back down.

Inside Divine Beast Vah Ruta: Terminal 5 (Final)

For the final terminal, head back to the area where you can walk onto the trunk. Now, I’m not even sure if this is the intended way (it sure felt like a bit of a bodge), but here’s how I did this:

  • Bring the trunk all the way up into the position where water is pouring into Ruta.
  • Stand ready at the doorway out onto the trunk.
  • Make the trunk descend, then jump and paraglide towards the end of the trunk. You want to land on the part water is coming from.
  • Now make the trunk curl all the way back up again, being careful to remain on the right side of the trunk in order to not fall and to access the terminal once it’s the right way up – the fifth terminal is on a side of Vah Ruta’s trunk only exposed when it’s fully raised.

With this done, all that remains is to return to the main room and to head into the main control room – the very first terminal we pointed out that was useless before. Prepare yourself, then activate that terminal.

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Boss: Waterblight Ganon

This boss is a big old beast made of Ganon’s corruption and floats around the arena attacking. It has both ranged attacks and some nasty up-close and personal stuff with its enormous sword, but the fact that it’s waterblight is a good clue.

This boss has two phases. In the first phase I found it easiest to get in close and fight; like with the Lynel earlier on in the Zora quest line a priority should be to equip a weapon that lets you have a shield (so not a trident or greatsword if you can help it) and then get in close.

Attack like the blazes and raise your shield any time he begins to look remotely threatening. Be sure to eat to power yourself up in terms of attack and defence. If he goes down, switch to a two-handed weapon briefly and go to town with heavy attacks.

For phase 2 Waterblight Ganon raises four pillars in the water. This is a bit of a pain as it impedes your ability to move around him. Usually he’ll occupy one pillar and he’ll occupy another.

If you didn’t struggle too much on the boarding Vah Ruta mini-boss you now have a use for those other shock arrows – these wreck havoc on this water-based creature, so now you’re separated by water, blast him from afar. Aim for the eye.

If he gets downed by the arrows, run, jump and swim (don’t forget, the Zora armor helps you to move more quickly) to him and once again let rip with a heavier weapon.

The fight will soon be over, and you’re treated to some cutscenes, learn some solemn story information, and are then deposited back into the open world… which is now significantly less rainy.

You’ll also get a skill in for the bargain – this skill, Mipha’s Grace, will revive you once when you run out of hearts. Once used it’ll take some time – half an hour or so – to recharge, but it can be a lifesaver.

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Fixing Switch’s left Joy-Con desync issue could be as simple as a black piece of foam [UPDATE]

22 Mar

If you sent your Joy-Con off for repair, it’s quite possible all it took to fix the connectivity issue with your Switch controller, was a little piece of black foam. Since the story went live this morning, Nintendo has issued a statement on the matter.

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Update

Nintendo told Kotaku the issue with the controller wasn’t a design flaw and there were no “widespread proactive repair or replacement efforts” underway.

Instead, the issue was due to a “manufacturing variation” causing wireless interference with a “small number” of left Joy-Cons. Furthermore, the company told the site there won’t be future issues with the Joy-Con as the said manufacturing variation was corrected at “the factory level.”

This pretty much confirms what CNET found when it ordered a new Switch console, and didn’t experience issues with the controller.

Finally, Nintendo said it has found a “simple fix” can be made improve connectivity – the black foam piece, we reckon.

Original story is as follows.

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That’s according to a report from CNET Australia (thanks, Siliconera), which sent its left Joy-Con controller off to Nintendo for a fix.

According to the site, when the Switch controller was sent back, the only difference seen was the addition of a small square of black foam in the bottom right placed on top of the antenna traces.

CNET believes this is a “a piece of conductive foam” treated with either nickel, copper or both which is said to keep electronics from encountering radio-frequency interference. RFI issues can be caused by household items such as microwaves.

The site tested its theory and removed the piece of foam. Connectivity issues started up once more. To further test the theory, CNET purchased another Switch console and found there weren’t any connectivity issues with the left Joy-Con.

Upon taking the housing apart, it was noted the controller didn’t have the same piece of foam as the one sent off for service.

The site figures Nintendo has found a fix for the issue, and that new stock doesn’t have the same connectivity issues. That said, there were many Switch owners who didn’t experience these issues.

Capcom Made a Request to Nintendo to Increase Switch’s Internal Memory

21 Mar

Switch’s internal memory  wouldn’t have been much if Nintendo didn’t sought opinions from other developers, thanks to Capcom who kept pushing Nintendo we got a completely different experience. During the initial development of Nintendo Switch, it was distributed among various developers to get feedback from them. This was the moment that Capcom mentioned that the Switch’s internal […]

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Nintendo Switch Sales Have the Potential to Eclipse the Wii

21 Mar

Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the market right now. GameStop shares that their console is performing strong at the stores. GameStop merchandise director Eric Bright said that the Switch “could possibly eclipse the Wii”. Nintendo Switch was a huge hit selling more than 100 million consoles world wide. However Bright declined to […]

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Link Can’t Swim in Breath of The Wild But He Can Walk Underwater

20 Mar

Users are having a lot of fun with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, especially since it has some interesting glitches to be found. One of them actually allows you to swim and has been discovered by user Swiffy22. In the video, you can see that the only way to get underwater is […]

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Reggie Fils-Amie Appears On Fox News With The Nintendo Switch and Tells Nothing New

20 Mar

Reggie Fils-Amie, the president of Nintendo America, made an appearance on the Business division of Fox News today to promote the Nintendo Switch. The Switch, which came out on March 3 and made record sales, has become a hot seller despite minor technical problems that have surfaced since its release. The five-minute segment doesn’t really […]

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Starting A New Game Of Zelda Breath of the Wild Will Delete Older Progress

20 Mar

Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the major selling titles of the Nintendo Switch and while some would say that it is the only game that you can play on the Switch at the moment I am sure that you have already clocked a few hours in the game. If you do not […]

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Developer Urges Gamers To Not Pay High Prices For Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ For Nintendo Switch

20 Mar

Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Nicalis, has urged the gamers looking to buy the physical version of Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ on Nintendo Switch to not pay for more MSRP. The first shipment of Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ physical version sold out quicker than anticipated and some have put up the physical version of the […]

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s US programmer one day dreamed of working for Nintendo, ten years later his wish came true

18 Mar

Back in 2007, American high school student Corey Bunnell shared his dream of becoming a game designer at Nintendo on a message board. It’s now 2017, and it turns out, his dream came true.

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Bunnell not only works for Nintendo, but he is credited along with Shogo Kihara as one of the wildlife programmers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

After noticing an English name in the game’s credits, redditor Tizzlefix did some digging, and found a post by Bunnell from 2007 on the TranslatorsCafe message board (thanks, Calamity Jen).

In the post, he discussed how he spent the majority of his senior year as an exchange student in Japan, and how he one day wished to return there to live and work for Nintendo.

“My dream is to live in Japan and work for Nintendo as a game designer,” Bunnell wrote. “I realize this is a very large goal but it has been my dream since I first played Mario. I need help figuring out how to achieve this goal.”

Bunnell went on to attend Ritsumeikan University in Japan, as you can see in the student voices video below. The rest, as they say, is history.

Well done, Corey, and thank for proving to those of us who are the “half-empty” types that dreams really can come true if you want it bad enough.

Monster Hunter For Nintendo Switch Hinted By Capcom

18 Mar

Monster Hunter is one of the most popular franchises for Capcom and it seems that Nintendo Switch might be getting a Monster Hunter game. Nintendo Switch launched with a handful of launch titles but given that Nintendo has partnered with dozens of third party publishers and developers we might see more games for the console […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Allows You To Create An Airship, Flying Has Never Been So Strange

17 Mar

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a new experience everyday. The game allows you to do a lot of stuff, including creating an airship. Yeah, no kidding! The process is pretty simple, and it’s showed in a video by YouTube user BeardBear. As showed in video, you simply have to put a lot of Octo Balloons […]

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Nintendo plans to double Switch production to keep up with demand

17 Mar

Nintendo will double production of Switch units at the start of its fiscal year on April 1, per a new report.

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According to The Wall Street Journal (thanks, Gematsu), Nintendo’s initial plan was to produce 8 million Switch units starting this fiscal year; however, according to “people briefed on the plans,” the company has upped production to 16 million units.

This is due to strong demand for the console, which has sold out at many retailers since launch.

Nintendo has yet to release sales figures for Switch, but it’s known to have shifted 80,000 units during its launch weekend in the UK. In Japan, it moved 329,152 units its first three days on the market.

Over in North America during the same period, Nintendo said Switch sold more units than any other Nintendo console in its first two days on the market.

With the lack of concrete global sales figures, we turn to industry analyst firm Superdata which this week estimated Switch sales at 1.5 million units worldwide.

That figure includes 500,000 in the US, 360,000 in Japan, 85,000 purchased in the UK, and 100,000 in France.

Nintendo said previously it wanted to ship 2 million units of Switch before the end of its fiscal year on March 31.

The likelihood of it reaching said goal is high going by SuperData’s figures, and one person familiar with Switch told WSJ the current sales estimate is closer to 2.5 million units.

Hopefully, Nintendo will provide information on Switch’s March sales when it releases its year-end financial report on April 27.

Report: Nintendo To Double Nintendo Switch Production For Its Next Fiscal Year

17 Mar

According to a new report, Nintendo plans to double the Nintendo Switch production for the company’s next fiscal year. The report comes from The Wall Street Journal which suggests that Nintendo plans to alter its Nintendo Switch production plans for its next fiscal year which ends in March 2018. This change in plans for the […]

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Nintendo Switch Loading Times Tested By Digital Foundry, The Result Will Surprise You

16 Mar

Since the Switch has little memory, users have to buy external cards in order to play more games and avoid storage issues. However, different cards mean different loading times, so what’s the fastest way to have better Nintendo Switch loading times? Digital Foundry might have found the answer. The team has compared the loading times […]

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Here’s what’s included in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire next weekend

16 Mar

If you plan to participate in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire next week, here’s a look at what you’ll be playing.

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As previously reported, the client is now available to download on Switch and it will go live on March 24.

Once live, participants can partake in Splatoon 2’s 4v4 Turf War mode which includes four different weapons. Turf War is a carry over from the original game, so if you played the first Splatoon, you will be familiar with the mode. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colors and blasting your enemies.

There will be two maps available. One is called Musselforge Fitness which is a workout facility located in a large warehouse, containing a bouldering gym, swimming pool, treadmills and more. It’s the image you see above.

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The other map is Reef which is close to Inkopolis Square. Located a few blocks away, this is a hangout area when it’s not being used for Turf War.

Splatoon 2 will release this summer on Switch.

The Global Testfire runs March 24-26.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, World of Goo, others added to Switch eShop

16 Mar

Five titles are playable on Switch from today and each can be purchased through the eShop.

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Three of Tomorrow Corporation’s titles are now available on Switch, and these are World of Goo, Human Resource Machine and Little Inferno.

Each were originally slated for release at launch, but the team is a small one and said previously if each weren’t out for launch, they would arrive soon after.

Dungeon crawler and shoot ’em up The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is also available from today. It features randomly generated maps with over 11,000 room configurations, full of a variety of enemies, items, challenges and secrets.

ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’94 can also be downloaded for Switch.

Other titles available through the eShop this week are:

  • ACE – Alien Cleanup Elite (Wii U)
  • Double Breakout (3DS)
  • Double Breakout II Wii U)
  • Fairune2 – Demo Version (3DS)
  • Picross 3D (Virtual Console – Wii U)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (Wii U)
  • Sudoku Party (3DS)
  • Sudoku Party (Wii U)
  • VROG (Wii U)

There is an eShop sale going on as well, and you can grab all Monster Hunter games for 3DS and Wii U for up to 66% off through March 22.