The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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After years since the first teaser at E3 Nintendo finally delivers the Legend of Zelda game that we have been anxiously waiting for. The game looks exciting as we will be able to roam around in a big open world environment. Watching the presentation we are shown a world that is reminiscent of Skyrim in which players will be able to roam around in a nonlinear fashion and explore areas at your own risk. I’m very excited for this and with this new style of game play we will also be getting the ability to equip different items such as clothing and armor with different values that will affect your stats.

This will change the world of Zelda and add so much more to the experience as you roam around to not only find new sets of armor and clothing but also being able to find new weapons and items to increase stats. In this new Legend of Zelda you will also be able to go and find food items that you can combine and cook to not only increase your health but to get stat boosts like added stamina or health. I’m really excited for what this new iteration of Zelda has to offer, with the new style of game play players seem to not be asking too much about the storyline to the game. But hopefully once the game is released and we get to immerse ourselves in an open world Hyrule I hope the story is just as alluring and impressive as the new features and style of play for fans.

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Also this time around Link will get an item called a Sheikah Slate that appears to be a tool he’ll use throughout the game. “In past series we’ve used swords and magic, but this time around we’ve used technology,” Aonuma said. This is a bit different from the magical items that we’re used to wielding in Zelda games but i’m sure that we’ll have some of those stashed away in the game for us. And with the added ability to jump and dash at will, players will get a more natural feel to the combat and exploration aspects and will be able to explore the new dungeons this game has to offer with abilities.  So if you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda, or just like to climb, swim, slash, or explore new worlds this game seems to offer it all, even for new fans of the franchise.

 

OSVR Headset Rivals Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for only $399

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This July OSVR will be releasing their HDK2 which packs the same specs of rival products from Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a cheaper price point. OSVR or Open Source Virtual Reality consortium as its also known  aims to not only provide an open source platform for developers but also looks to shake up the VR world by providing a cheaper on par quality product that will help get VR into more users homes. When you look at the specs which I’m posting below you can see that for only $399 you’re getting a great product that runs as strong as its competitors. And after using this headset over at the UploadVR event I can tell you that I was impressed by its comfort and performance which felt like its rival Oculus Rift.

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Hopefully developers will start to make some of the new upcoming titles compatible with this device so that users will have the option to choose the OSVR instead of its more expensive competitors. The only thing to keep in mind when comparing this products is that the HTC Vive comes with its special wand controllers, and the Oculus Rift has an Xbox on controller while the OSVR does not come with any controller. This isn’t a huge deal especially considering the price difference and the face that you can snag an Xbox controller for way around $60 bucks.  I’m looking forward to the release of the new HDK2 and I hope to see this device alongside its competitors at more and more events.

You can find more info here – http://www.osvr.org/hdk2.html

Microsoft Unveils the Xbox One S

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Today Microsoft Revealed the all new Xbox One S. The Xbox One S will be 40% smaller than the current Xbox One and start at $299. The 500GB version will be $300, a 1TB version will go for $350, and a 2TB Xbox One S will be $400. But if your thinking that this is just a smaller Xbox with all the same features your wrong. This time around we are getting 4K Blu Ray compatibility, an IR Blaster, and the newly redesigned Xbox One Controller. On top of all of these new additions we also have a built in power supply that will save you pretty good amount of space as well. If you don’t already have an Xbox One this refresh is a good time to get one, even with the pending release next year of Project Scorpio.