Nintendo Hiring A Level Designer For The Next Zelda Game

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Nintendo Hiring A Level Designer For The Next Zelda Game

A job listing has popped up at Nintendo that indicates the company is staffing up for a new Legend of Zelda title.

The listing, which showed up on Nintendo's recruitment page, is looking for someone to work on dungeon design, encounters in the field, cutscenes, and even some enemies. The position is a contract job, so whoever does take on the level design position is working for the next Zelda game, but maybe not more than that.

Hiring for contract level design positions at this point indicates that a game is probably already in production and is hiring to shore up sections that could use some extra resources. If you're in Kyoto, have level design experience, you're confident in your Japanese, and have always wanted to work on a Zelda game, now's your shot.

Free Update Bringing FighterZ Cup And Party Battle To Dragon Ball FighterZ This Week

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Free Update Bringing FighterZ Cup And Party Battle To Dragon Ball FighterZ This Week

On May 9, Dragon Ball FighterZ will receive a hefty update across all platforms.

A free update for Dragon Ball FighterZ (X1, PS4, PC) is coming May 9th
Including two new features: FighterZ Cup and Party Battle will be added along with many gameplay improvements.

Check out the full list of changes here: https://t.co/md77UYnO6O pic.twitter.com/pvbfx6V8PN

FighterZ Cup and Party Battle will be added to the game with the update. FighterZ Cup is "a monthly competition where players can fight and collect points for their respective Z-Union". Party Battle will let three players  battle cooperatively against a boss.

Free Update Bringing FighterZ Cup And Party Battle To Dragon Ball FighterZ This Week

about X hours ago from
Free Update Bringing FighterZ Cup And Party Battle To Dragon Ball FighterZ This Week

On May 9, Dragon Ball FighterZ will receive a hefty update across all platforms.

A free update for Dragon Ball FighterZ (X1, PS4, PC) is coming May 9th
Including two new features: FighterZ Cup and Party Battle will be added along with many gameplay improvements.

Check out the full list of changes here: https://t.co/md77UYnO6O pic.twitter.com/pvbfx6V8PN

FighterZ Cup and Party Battle will be added to the game with the update. FighterZ Cup is "a monthly competition where players can fight and collect points for their respective Z-Union". Party Battle will let three players  battle cooperatively against a boss.

Luke Cage Isn't Invulnerable In The Second Season Trailer

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Luke Cage Isn't Invulnerable In The Second Season Trailer

Luke Cage is returning for a second season, and the stakes have been raised despite his powers of "invulnerability".

You can check out the trailer below which introduces a new villain, a new sidekick (or full-on partner, I suppose), and the return of other familiar characters.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Luke Cage Isn't Invulnerable In The Second Season Trailer

about X hours ago from
Luke Cage Isn't Invulnerable In The Second Season Trailer

Luke Cage is returning for a second season, and the stakes have been raised despite his powers of "invulnerability".

You can check out the trailer below which introduces a new villain, a new sidekick (or full-on partner, I suppose), and the return of other familiar characters.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Thanos Coming To Fortnite In A Limited-Time Event

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Thanos Coming To Fortnite In A Limited-Time Event

Starting tomorrow (May 8), Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Epic's Fortnite in a limited-time crossover event where you could wield the Infinity Gauntlet.

The event plays out like a normal Battle Royale session, with the difference being that the Infinity Gauntlet, with all the Infinity Stones, is available for whomever finds it.

The crossover is available for free across all platforms, but there are no further details such as when it ends as of the time of this writing.

Thanos Coming To Fortnite In A Limited-Time Event

about X hours ago from
Thanos Coming To Fortnite In A Limited-Time Event

Starting tomorrow (May 8), Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Epic's Fortnite in a limited-time crossover event where you could wield the Infinity Gauntlet.

The event plays out like a normal Battle Royale session, with the difference being that the Infinity Gauntlet, with all the Infinity Stones, is available for whomever finds it.

The crossover is available for free across all platforms, but there are no further details such as when it ends as of the time of this writing.

Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This July

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Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This July

Last summer, Pokémon Go Fest debuted to the tune of a $1,575,000 lawsuit filled by trainers who couldn't catch any Pokémon at the Chicago-based event. Most people couldn't log into the game for more than 15 seconds before it would crash, thanks to the cellular networks being overloaded. Niantic may be wading into troubled waters by bringing the Fest back to Chicago, but it appears the developer has a better idea of how to make the event work in this area. We'll find out what happens when the event returns on July 14 and 15.

The Fest is leaving the somewhat small space of Grant Park for Lincoln Park, which offers a 1.8-mile walking path. Niantic is apparently going to put this tree-covered area to good use with "physical installations and excluisve activities for trainers of all ages." These activities will occur both in and out of the game. One of the in-game discoveries is the appearance of rare Pokémon spawning in the area. Last year, the rarest critter was Unown. The 1.8-mile space is a significant upgrade over last year, but isn't the only place the game can be played. People who purchase a $20 ticket to the event can also catch Pokémon in the surrounding region of Chicago. Tickets go on sale on May 11.

Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This July

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Go Fest Returns To Chicago This July

Last summer, Pokémon Go Fest debuted to the tune of a $1,575,000 lawsuit filled by trainers who couldn't catch any Pokémon at the Chicago-based event. Most people couldn't log into the game for more than 15 seconds before it would crash, thanks to the cellular networks being overloaded. Niantic may be wading into troubled waters by bringing the Fest back to Chicago, but it appears the developer has a better idea of how to make the event work in this area. We'll find out what happens when the event returns on July 14 and 15.

The Fest is leaving the somewhat small space of Grant Park for Lincoln Park, which offers a 1.8-mile walking path. Niantic is apparently going to put this tree-covered area to good use with "physical installations and excluisve activities for trainers of all ages." These activities will occur both in and out of the game. One of the in-game discoveries is the appearance of rare Pokémon spawning in the area. Last year, the rarest critter was Unown. The 1.8-mile space is a significant upgrade over last year, but isn't the only place the game can be played. People who purchase a $20 ticket to the event can also catch Pokémon in the surrounding region of Chicago. Tickets go on sale on May 11.

Someone Made Their Own Classic Edition-Sized GameCube, And It's Pretty Cool

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Someone Made Their Own Classic Edition-Sized GameCube, And It's Pretty Cool

With classic editions of the NES and SNES under its belt, Nintendo might be looking to give its other consoles the mini "remaster" treatment. There might be issues with the games themselves as the game sizes and controller counts get higher, but Youtuber Nintendrew has proven it can be done, but it's not cheap.

In his latest video, he's taken the miniature Up Squared board (a relatively miniature PC board), installed Windows and an emulator on it, and built a nice little shell around the unit. The console even has four controller ports, though they're USB instead of classic Gamecube ports. The UP Squared is a bit on the expensive side compared to other miniature PC boards, which means, when answering the question of whether Nintendo itself could mass-produce a unit similar to this, Nintendrew isn't too optimistic about it. "In order to accurately emulate a console like the Gamecube, you would probably need a system almost as powerful as the Nintendo Switch," he says.

It's possible, however, that Nintendo may be able to pull a few strings in a few years to get the costs low enough to produce the units en masse. Either way, it's a fun little project to watch unfold.