See How The DS Was Able To Pull Off The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks In This Video

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See How The DS Was Able To Pull Off The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks In This Video

The DS Legend of Zelda games are some of the series' most forgotten. Eschewing traditional controls for a purely touched-based approach, both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks split the Zelda community. I for one love their dungeons designs, but think Phantom Hourglass had issues with the central dungeon you had to revisit multiple times, while Spirit Tracks felt too small for a Zelda game and had several frustrating segments. Its central dungeon, however, was pretty good.

Anyway, the latest episode of youtuber Shesez's series Boundary Break takes a look at some of the tricks that makes Spirit Tracks tick. While there's a classic movement trick pulled off here (moving the environment around an object instead of moving the object itself in order to simulate movement), there are some more interesting things to observe, such as several rooms reserved exclusively for your chats with a single side character, how objects in the world exist only when they're in your view (this is fairly common in video game and is known as "culling," but this is a pretty extreme case).

Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming Early Next Month, Getting Demo At Launch

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Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming Early Next Month, Getting Demo At Launch

If you're looking relive your Katamari Damacy nostalgia or dive into the series for the first time, you won't have to wait much longer.

Bandai Namco announced that Reroll, which will launch on both Steam and Nintendo Switch, will release on December 7 (the same day as super Smash Bros. Ultimate).

Along with the release date, Nintendo announced there will also be a demo available for the game when it comes out on Switch. This should let you test out the new two-player mode that uses the Joy-Con to let two players use the same Switch to play.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming Early Next Month, Getting Demo At Launch

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Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming Early Next Month, Getting Demo At Launch

If you're looking relive your Katamari Damacy nostalgia or dive into the series for the first time, you won't have to wait much longer.

Bandai Namco announced that Reroll, which will launch on both Steam and Nintendo Switch, will release on December 7 (the same day as super Smash Bros. Ultimate).

Along with the release date, Nintendo announced there will also be a demo available for the game when it comes out on Switch. This should let you test out the new two-player mode that uses the Joy-Con to let two players use the same Switch to play.

Winnie The Pooh Stars In New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

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Winnie The Pooh Stars In New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

Winnie the Pooh is returning to the world of Kingdom Hearts with the upcoming third mainline entry. The lovable Pooh Bear stars in today's new trailer shown during Microsoft's XO18 presentation.

In addition, the new XO18 trailer shows new hints of Master Xehanort and Organization XIII's recent activities. Attendees of XO18 are able to play a demo featuring the Hercules and Toy Story worlds.

Kingdom Hearts III launches on January 29 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

State Of Decay 2 Players Get New Zedhunter Update For Free

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State Of Decay 2 Players Get New Zedhunter Update For Free

State of Decay 2 has steadily worked toward a better product since its rough launch earlier this year, and now Undead Labs is improving it even further with the Zedhunter pack that will be free to all State of Decay 2 owners.

The Zedhunter pack adds a new crossbow to take down zombies with minimal noise, as well as new melee weapons, consumables, and facilities to help keep the experience fresh. In addition, new gameplay improvements are being implemented.

The Zedhunter pack will be free for all owners of State of Decay 2. For more on Undead Labs' latest effort, check out our review.

Sea Of Thieves Getting New Arena Mode In Early 2019

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Sea Of Thieves Getting New Arena Mode In Early 2019

Sea of Thieves is adding an Arena for players to take on rival crews. The brand new competitive multiplayer mode allows players to compete in fast-paced races to find treasure.

The Arena also adds a new tavern area and a new Trading Company. Players can also complete new goals, earn new rewards, and new ways to progress to Pirate Legend status.

The Arena launches in early 2019. For more on Sea of Thieves, check out our review.

Xbox One Gets Mouse And Keyboard Support Next Week, Fortnite And Warframe Among First Games To Support

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Xbox One Gets Mouse And Keyboard Support Next Week, Fortnite And Warframe Among First Games To Support

As previously announced, Microsoft is bringing mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One. While that September announcement simply told us "in coming weeks" as a timing window, we now have a much clearer picture as to when the support will be added to the console: next week.

Select titles will be enabled for Xbox Insiders, with more on the way. Fortnite will be one of the first titles to offer support for this input method, joining the previously announced Warframe. In addition, the following games are slated to support mouse and keyboard on Xbox One in future updates, with the first games adding support in this month:

Also, as previously reported, Microsoft is collaborating with hardware and peripheral manufacturer Razer as an exclusive partner for specially designed Xbox mice and keyboards. These new peripherals are created for living room or desktop setups and come equipped with an Xbox key. They also support the new dynamic lighting feature on Xbox One, which enables in-game lighting effects. These Xbox mice and keyboards will be formally introduced at CES in January.

Xbox One Gets Mouse And Keyboard Support Next Week, Fortnite And Warframe Among First Games To Support

about X hours ago from
Xbox One Gets Mouse And Keyboard Support Next Week, Fortnite And Warframe Among First Games To Support

As previously announced, Microsoft is bringing mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One. While that September announcement simply told us "in coming weeks" as a timing window, we now have a much clearer picture as to when the support will be added to the console: next week.

Select titles will be enabled for Xbox Insiders, with more on the way. Fortnite will be one of the first titles to offer support for this input method, joining the previously announced Warframe. In addition, the following games are slated to support mouse and keyboard on Xbox One in future updates, with the first games adding support in this month:

Also, as previously reported, Microsoft is collaborating with hardware and peripheral manufacturer Razer as an exclusive partner for specially designed Xbox mice and keyboards. These new peripherals are created for living room or desktop setups and come equipped with an Xbox key. They also support the new dynamic lighting feature on Xbox One, which enables in-game lighting effects. These Xbox mice and keyboards will be formally introduced at CES in January.

BioShock-Inspired Strategy Shooter Void Bastards Announced

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BioShock-Inspired Strategy Shooter Void Bastards Announced

During today's XO18 stream, a new game inspired by the likes of System Shock 2 and BioShock debuted. Void Bastards is a strategic shooter that takes cues from these beloved classics.

Void Bastards tasks you with leading prisoners of the Void Ark through the dangerous Sargasso Nebula. The choice-driven gameplay allows you to decide where and when you fight as you develop combat skills, manage your ship, scavenge for supplies, and craft tools.

The title will be a console launch exclusive for Xbox One when it comes out. It will also be provided to Game Pass subscribers at launch.

Sea Of Thieves Getting New Arena Mode In Early 2019

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Sea Of Thieves Getting New Arena Mode In Early 2019

Sea of Thieves is adding an Arena for players to take on rival crews. The brand new competitive multiplayer mode allows players to compete in fast-paced races to find treasure.

The Arena also adds a new tavern area and a new Trading Company. Players can also complete new goals, earn new rewards, and new ways to progress to Pirate Legend status.

The Arena launches in early 2019. For more on Sea of Thieves, check out our review.