Speedrunner 'Beats' Super Mario World Within A Minute

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Speedrunner 'Beats' Super Mario World Within A Minute

Not even warp pipes can help players beat Super Mario World in under a minute, a feat one speedrunner has now completed.

Speedrunner SethBling on Tuesday "finished" the classic SNES title in 54 seconds, 56 milliseconds using a method known as "arbitrary code execution." In short, the player does certain actions in the game to manipulate the game's memory to make it bring up the end credits.

With certain buttons pressed down on four controllers via two multitap accessories, Sethbling manipulates the memory with the controllers' inputs to execute a specific code. From using an item-swap glitch to jumping on certain koopa troopers and replicating Yoshi blocks, he executes pixel-precise moves to trigger the end credits. SethBling explains the trick in great detail on a Google Doc and in his YouTube video below.

Dialga And Palkia Lead Year Of Legendary Pokémon With Generation 7 Giveaway

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Dialga And Palkia Lead Year Of Legendary Pokémon With Generation 7 Giveaway

The Pokémon Company has declared 2018 the year of legendary Pokémon and is giving away the mythical Pokémon every month, starting with Dialga and Palkia in February.

From now until February 28, Pokémon fans can go into Gamestop and snag codes for the two legendaries. Dialga and Palkia graced the covers of the fourth generation of Pokémon games, Diamond and Pearl. Depending on if you have Sun/Ultra Sun or Moon/Ultra moon, you'll get a different legendary from the code. You can check out the movesets for the two you'll get from the codes below.

Dialga is only available for Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon.
Moon (Level 60)

Dialga And Palkia Lead Year Of Legendary Pokémon With Generation 7 Giveaway

about X hours ago from
Dialga And Palkia Lead Year Of Legendary Pokémon With Generation 7 Giveaway

The Pokémon Company has declared 2018 the year of legendary Pokémon and is giving away the mythical Pokémon every month, starting with Dialga and Palkia in February.

From now until February 28, Pokémon fans can go into Gamestop and snag codes for the two legendaries. Dialga and Palkia graced the covers of the fourth generation of Pokémon games, Diamond and Pearl. Depending on if you have Sun/Ultra Sun or Moon/Ultra moon, you'll get a different legendary from the code. You can check out the movesets for the two you'll get from the codes below.

Dialga is only available for Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon.
Moon (Level 60)

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

Breath Of The Wild Player Maps Entire Journey Onto Poster

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Breath Of The Wild Player Maps Entire Journey Onto Poster

As if playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't already an unforgettable experience, a Reddit user has forever captured their entire journey by printing it onto a poster.

Using Hero's Path, a feature in BOTW's The Master Trials DLC that maps out everywhere the player traversed within the last 200 hours of playtime, redditor kazoodac went through their game's entire map and used the Switch's screenshot function to capture every point. With Photoshop's photomerge tool and a lot of cropping, kazoodac then put all 200-plus images together, though it had to be done in clusters so the software wouldn't crash. The end result is a 16x20" poster at 300 dpi that hangs above their game room wall.

"My partner and I sunk hundreds of hours into Zelda BOTW, and enjoyed every minute. I wanted to immortalize our playthrough somehow," kazoodac says on their Imgur post. "I finally got a result I was proud of."

Breath Of The Wild Player Maps Entire Journey Onto Poster

about X hours ago from
Breath Of The Wild Player Maps Entire Journey Onto Poster

As if playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't already an unforgettable experience, a Reddit user has forever captured their entire journey by printing it onto a poster.

Using Hero's Path, a feature in BOTW's The Master Trials DLC that maps out everywhere the player traversed within the last 200 hours of playtime, redditor kazoodac went through their game's entire map and used the Switch's screenshot function to capture every point. With Photoshop's photomerge tool and a lot of cropping, kazoodac then put all 200-plus images together, though it had to be done in clusters so the software wouldn't crash. The end result is a 16x20" poster at 300 dpi that hangs above their game room wall.

"My partner and I sunk hundreds of hours into Zelda BOTW, and enjoyed every minute. I wanted to immortalize our playthrough somehow," kazoodac says on their Imgur post. "I finally got a result I was proud of."

Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Delayed, Demo Coming This Month

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Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Delayed, Demo Coming This Month

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has been pushed back from March 20 to the middle of April, giving the studio "more time to line things up at launch." A demo for the game will be available on February 27 and will give players the opportunity to carry their save files over into the full version of the game in April.

An important update on Yakuza 6 : The Song of Life pic.twitter.com/8MILlBPI4x

More information is expected in the coming weeks that will "give more insight into the series." To get a glimpse of the new clan recruitment mini-game, check out our preview.

Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Delayed, Demo Coming This Month

about X hours ago from
Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Delayed, Demo Coming This Month

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has been pushed back from March 20 to the middle of April, giving the studio "more time to line things up at launch." A demo for the game will be available on February 27 and will give players the opportunity to carry their save files over into the full version of the game in April.

An important update on Yakuza 6 : The Song of Life pic.twitter.com/8MILlBPI4x

More information is expected in the coming weeks that will "give more insight into the series." To get a glimpse of the new clan recruitment mini-game, check out our preview.

Kaz Hirai Stepping Down As Sony CEO

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Kaz Hirai Stepping Down As Sony CEO

Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai has announced that he is stepping down from the roles on April 1, 2018, six years after he initially accepted the positions. He is being replaced by Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony's CFO. Hirai will transition to a new role within the company as director chairman.

"Ever since my appointment as President and CEO in April 2012, I have stated that my mission is to ensure Sony continues to be a company that provides customers with kando – to move them emotionally – and inspires and fulfills their curiosity," Hirai said in a statement. "To this end, I have dedicated myself to transforming the company and enhancing its profitability, and am very proud that now, in the third and final year of our current mid-range corporate plan, we are expecting to exceed our financial targets."