GameSpot's GraveHoppers Ep. 9 - One Life In Zelda Breath Of The Wild: Lizalfos Suck

In GraveHoppers, if you die in a game, you move on to the next. In this case, it's Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Rob is now in Hyrule Castle looting weapons. Silver Lizalfos roam the royal hallways... and they are the worst.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Hateno Village clarinet/piano cover

Just hearing this cover makes me want to dive right back into the game. I know there's not a ton of music in Breath of the Wild, but what is there is absolutely breathtaking. This cover definitely does the original justice.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now officially Japan's best-selling Zelda game ever

We've known for awhile now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was gunning for the top-spot when it came to Zelda sales in Japan, and now with this week's sales data, we have indisputable proof. Zelda: Breath of the Wild has not climbed the entire mountain of Zelda games, and is the best-selling franchise entry in Japan.

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 1,099,210
[WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 159,401

Total - 1,258,611

As you might notice, the figures above don't even include digital sales. Hopefully Nintendo gives us an update on total sales in their next financial report.

Fan-Art: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Link" spray paint art

I've always had an appreciation of minimalist art. This couldn't be more up my alley. For those wondering, the piece is 15x30 inches, spray painted on Dick Blicks premier wrap canvas.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 take home wins at the CEDEC 2018 Awards

Not only did Nintendo have a couple keynotes at CEDEC this year, they also won a pair of awards! The winners of the CEDEC 2018 awards have been revealed, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the Excellence Award in the Engineering Division, while Splatoon 2 won the Excellence Award in the Game Design Division.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild banana trick used to reach the top of Hyrule Castle

All it takes is a giant stone slab, some Stasis, and a well-placed banana to help you reach the top of Hyrule Castle! Well over a year after Zelda: Breath the Wild launched, we're still seeing players figure out new tricks and tactics to bend the game to their will. I imagine this trick is going to become the best friend of some speedrunners!

Thanks to MarioCheated for the heads up!

NetEase badmouths Nintendo fans, offers up half-hearted apology, and then gets caught in a lie

This is a story that just keeps getting more and more awkward, so prepare yourself for some pretty cringe-worthy stuff!

Chinese video game company NetEase has apparently been caught up in some social media trouble. It all started when people started calling out the company's game, Operation Windcloud Island, a rip-off of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The image above certainly gives off some Zelda: BotW vibe, but I'm not going to cast judgment on the whole experience as I'm not familiar. It seems these comments from various gamers caught the attention of someone at NetEase, so they took to social media site Taptap, a smartphone app distributing platform where developers and users can interact, to fire back.

Instead of explaining how the two games differ, NetEase decided to badmouth Nintendo fans who don't consider mobile games to be true games. Moving on, NetEase said that all PC games are superior to games on Switch, and then started spewing derogatory names for Switch fans. Then just for the hell of it, NetEase started to bash PS4 fans as well.

Eventually someone at NetEase caught on that their social media account was spouting some controversial stuff, and the post was removed. Here's where things get really cringy though. The account then shared a message saying the the team are actually big Nintendo fans, and they were joking around. To prove their Nintendo fan status, they took a picture of their Switch and some games.

Unfortuantely for NetEase, the internet was quick to do a reverse image search on their picture, only to find that it came from another source. In other words, NetEase apologized for mocking Nintendo fans, shared a picture supposedly proving their love of Nintendo, but actually just stole someone else's picture and claimed it was theirs.

As of right now, that's where the story stands. Remember awhile back how NetEase's president said he wanted to work with Nintendo on future projects? Something tells me Nintendo might not be too keen on doing that now.

Fan-Art: 3D-printed Sheikah Slate Switch game card caddy

Now that's a stylish way to carry around some Switch game cards! Slap some appropriately-colored paint on there, and you've got yourself a real winner! I'd definitely grab one of these, even if I hardly ever leave the house!

Twitch Plays Zelda: Breath of the Wild ends in success

Those crazy fans over at Twitch have pulled off another amazing victory by working together to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This was being played the same exact way Twitch Plays Pokemon was. Users were commenting inputs for the game to follow, and somehow they still managed to reach the end credits. I can't even begin to understand how this happened.

NPR puts together a segment on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild drops you into a world of sweeping vistas and challenging weapons, and it gives you a vast area to explore. It's an adventure and a challenge, and there are lots of different ways to play.

Sure, they might be just a tad late on the uptake here, but it's the thought that counts! Always interesting to get a different perspective on a game, especially when it comes from someone/somewhere that doesn't usually provide game commentary.