Episode 56: ZELDA

Kaz kills cat families to steal their claws, Kyle jumps into Mario Kart 8 for a tournament, and William (and the rest of the crew) still can’t shut up about Breath of the Wild. In news, we talk Switch release sales numbers, the slow and steady death of Hearthstone, and the merits of early access from the perspective of developers. Last but not least, Kaz gives us an update on the start of her game development process. Come pause with us!

 

 Super Bomberman R is selling really well in Japan. It’s the best selling entry in the series since Bomberman World on the PS1 in 1998, which is crazy for how not good it is https://www.destructoid.com/super-bomberman-r-sold-better-in-japan-than-most-of-the-series-in-the-past-20-years-424555.phtml

 

 The Switch is still hard to find and the next shipment isn’t until April. Gamestop will still happily sell you an overpriced bundle with stuff you don’t want, if you need the console that badly. http://www.gamestop.com/nes/consoles/nintendo-switch-with-gray-joy-con-console-starter-bundle-two-delivers-by-4-16-17/143265

 

 Hearthstone seems to be doing its best to slowly die. Pro players are starting to leave, balance patches are infrequent, they’ve cancelled adventures all together, and now they’re increasing the price of packs in Europe. Blizzard really doesn’t want you to play this game. http://esportsedition.com/hearthstone/lifecoach-hearthstone-rng/

https://eu.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/17615113897

After scalebound canceled, producer leaves company http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-scalebound-cancellation-producer-leaves-the-/1100-6448659/

GDC Breath of the Wild presentation up on Youtube now GO WATCH IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyMsF31NdNc

Speaking of the making of, Nintendo is releasing a detailed “making of” about BotW http://www.gamespot.com/articles/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-making-of-series-kicks-of/1100-6448680/

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