Link looks at frogs, plays baseball and dies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Link looks at frogs, plays baseball and dies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo has revealed several minutes of previously unseen footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In a video posted on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel, we see Link participating in some new, exciting activities. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most memorable moments.

Here, we see through Link’s telescope as he examines Hyrule’s wildlife, presumably with the intent of killing and eating them. Link is going to eat that frog.

Homefront: The Revolution’s final expansion coming in March

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Homefront: The Revolution’s final expansion coming in March

It’s been months since Homefront: The Revolution developer Dambuster Studios provided an update on post-release plans for the game, so you could’ve been forgiven for wondering if the company had abandoned it. Today, though, Dambuster resurfaced to announce future plans, including downloadable content.

Beyond the Walls, the third and final piece of single-player DLC in Homefront: The Revolution’s season pass, will be released in March, according to Dambuster. The studio said that it has been “working incredibly hard” on the add-on as well as “remaining issues.” When the game launched in May 2016, it was lambasted for serious performance issues, including a low and inconsistent frame rate. Dambuster issued a patch to address some of the problems in August.

Amazon opens new game studio led by EverQuest creator John Smedley

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Amazon opens new game studio led by EverQuest creator John Smedley

EverQuest co-creator John Smedley is leading a new San Diego-based studio for Amazon Game Studios, the company announced today.

Smedley, previously the president of Sony Online Entertainment and Daybreak Game Company, will lead an “all-new team” in San Diego on an unannounced title. In a release, Amazon said Smedley’s “ambitious new project” will tap “into the power of the AWS Cloud and Twitch to connect players around the globe in a thrilling new game world.”

Final Fantasy 15’s Cup Noodle obsession has reached its peak

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Final Fantasy 15’s Cup Noodle obsession has reached its peak

Final Fantasy 15 will receive some more weird and wonderful downloadable content later this year. Nissin, the makers of the legacy ramen brand Cup Noodle, has furthered its partnership with developer Square Enix to bring a Cup Noodle-style hat to the game.

The hat in question — which was first seen in a commercial and looks pretty hilarious on the surly Prince Noctis’ head — will be included as a code with purchases of Nissin’s Final Fantasy 15 line of ramen. The limited edition 30th anniversary collection is modeled after several bosses from the franchise, making these collectible cups worth holding onto.

Sony ending PlayStation Now support on PS3, Vita and more

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Sony ending PlayStation Now support on PS3, Vita and more

PlayStation Now, Sony’s full-game streaming service, will soon be discontinued on every platform outside of PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, the company announced today.

“After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices,” said Brian Dunn, senior marketing manager for PlayStation Now. “This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further.”

Pokémon Go’s best new gen two monsters to keep an eye on

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Pokémon Go’s best new gen two monsters to keep an eye on

After easing its way into the second generation of monsters late last year, Pokémon Go is finally heading to Johto. Eighty new Pokémon will be found in the wild starting later this week, but those who never got around to Pokémon Gold and Silver may be completely unfamiliar with the new finds. That’s a shame, because gen two has some of the coolest Pokémon in the series.

We won’t run through all 80 of the new monsters, but here’s a sampling of what Pokémon Go players can expect to see crop up starting this week.

Microsoft shifts E3 2017 press briefing to Sunday

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Microsoft shifts E3 2017 press briefing to Sunday

Microsoft will hold the Xbox E3 2017 press briefing at 2 p.m. PT on June 11, the company announced today.

That’s the Sunday of E3 week, which is a first for Microsoft — the company has traditionally occupied a Monday morning timeslot. Three makes a trend, as they say, and Microsoft now joins Electronic Arts and Bethesda Softworks as publishers holding press briefings on Sunday.

Super cute Overwatch Nendoroid toys coming, starting with Tracer

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Super cute Overwatch Nendoroid toys coming, starting with Tracer

A new line of Overwatch action figures are in the works at Japanese toymaker Good Smile Company. The collectible action figure maker has signed a deal with Blizzard to bring Overwatch characters to its line of cute Nendoroid toys and highly articulated Figma action figures.

The first Overwatch character coming from Good Smile Company is Nendoroid Tracer in her classic skin. Nendoroid Tracer includes a wide variety of parts and accessories, including her Pulse Pistols and Pulse Bomb, as well as alternate hands. She even has articulated hair and interchangeable legs, letting action figure fans recreate her familiar poses.

Why you’ll care that MLB The Show 17’s fielders are smarter than ever

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Why you’ll care that MLB The Show 17’s fielders are smarter than ever

No matter the sport, any coach at any level of competition will tell you that you must be aware of the situation. That lesson is particularly vital in baseball, where the circumstances — and strategies — can change completely from pitch to pitch.

Sports fans love to scream at their televisions when an athlete makes a mental error, like forgetting how many outs there are. Players of sports video games do the same thing when in-game athletes aren’t as smart as one would expect. Sony San Diego, the studio behind MLB The Show, wants to reduce those instances of frustration. As part of a yearslong effort to improve the artificial intelligence of its virtual baseball players, the development team is focusing on situational awareness in MLB The Show 17, which launches March 28 on PlayStation 4.