The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be quite a departure from the series norm. There’s actual voice acting, changes to the gameplay, and its open world is more fleshed out than before. Also a first for the main Zelda series, it will be receiving post-launch DLC. Nintendo recently announced an expansion pass for the game – hit the jump to see what it entails.
Most companies work on budgets. People in nice suits meet in air-conditioned boardrooms and discuss things over platters of cold pastries and self-loathing.
“Moving forward, what exactly is this product bringing to the table,” ponders Mr Boss, his shaved acolytes gazing up at him with obsequious awe. “And how can we leverage alignment synergy with our brand’s core competency strategies to impact and empower our bottom line at the end of the day? Something something paradigm shift, sustainability, win-win.”
This doesn’t happen at Valve Corporation, however.
Did I have a stroke? Have I been in some kind of an extended coma where my brain has frantically tried to fill in the gaps with false memories?
It seems that while I was sitting in my room with the blinds closed churning out dick jokes the outside world transformed into some kind of Orwellian nightmare in which the rational, clear-thinking majority has been beaten into submission by an overly vocal, outraged minority.
It’s become alarmingly apparent that we’ve all begun to walk in lockstep with this manufactured political correctness in fear of backlash, and it’s slowly destroying creativity, artistic expression and personal agency.
In case you haven’t noticed, EA’s Origin Access is pretty good now. Subscribers get access to a sizable roster of more than 35 games, early access to new EA games ahead of launch even if you don’t plan to buy them, and a 10% discount on everything in the Origin store. The price for all this is R48.50 per month, or if you’d rather pay for a full year upfront, it’ll cost you R299.
If you’re cash-savvy and don’t like paying for things you’re not sure you’ll like, you can now try the subscription service for a full week for free. If you’re interested, just head on over to the official site and sign up. A full list of all the games currently on offer in the Origin Access Vault can be found here.
After sticking with Pokémon Go for way longer than anyone else I know, I’d almost completely lost interest in the game before its Valentine’s Day event. I mean, the “quests” and daily bonuses kept me playing for a while, and the prospect of getting baby second-generation creatures from eggs was semi-exciting, but I couldn’t overlook the game’s lack of content any longer.
Enter Gen 2. According to the game’s official blog, Niantic will finally be adding 80 Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games, including Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, and many of my personal favourites. The update, which will go live “later this week”, will also feature a few other cool new additions.
Or maybe you are, who knows? Either way, Ubisoft’s medieval disagreement simulator For Honor came out yesterday, and if you took my advice, you probably played it with your significant other. Well, I didn’t actually recommend playing it because I’ve decided it’s not for me after all, but whatever.
If you’re not entirely convinced about getting the game, maybe this explosive launch trailer will help. It includes all the usual things: pumping music, epic battles, big people bashing little people, some floor punching, and… an elephant. (?!)
It’s not been a good week for Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg. The Swedish YouTube personality was dumped yesterday by Disney over a series of anti-semitic jokes, and now YouTube has cancelled the second season of his paid subscription show Scare PewDiePie, pulled ads from the offending videos, and removed his channel from its own “brand-safe” Google Preferred premium advertising program.
In the last week, we’ve had several dramatic turn-arounds in the CPU space. First there were leaks about the nineteen models AMD was going to offer with Ryzen, then there were pricing and supposed benchmarks for Ryzen processors. Then, out of nowhere, a rumour popped up that Intel was already sampling Kaby Lake refresh chips with better performance and thermals, along with a strange “Xeon Gold” leak that suggests they’ll start selling Xeon E5 and E7 chips from the Broadwell-E family for the X99 platform. In amongst this crazy week was a rumour that Coffee Lake, their next evolution of the desktop processor, might be launching early as a response to AMD’s Ryzen processors, and yesterday Intel confirmed that this was true – Coffee Lake is now scheduled for a 2H 2017 launch, rather than a 2018 launch. But wait, there’s more!
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