RUMOR – Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s framerate issues are related to software bugs, not hardware power

Coming from a dev at Bplus Games…

Most of the frame-rate issues in Zelda are just programming failures. If Nintendo sets the right people to it they can totally fix them.

Some dev friends and I have the same feeling about that. Because sometimes it is just a specific zoom ratio that makes the frame-rate drop. Just zoom in a bit closer or further away and it runs super smooth.

The problem is that the game wants to show both near and far LOD (Level of Detail) objects. This is a frame-rate killer if two objects are in each other. To show that, it would need around 10 times the power.

And if you see Kakariko Village, the framerate hell there, and then the more beautiful Hateno Village, which runs super smoothly, you see that doesn’t make sense. So something else is going wrong there.

Yet another wrinkle in the discussion of Breath of the Wild’s framerate hiccups. There’s even more said by the unnamed Bplus dev, which you can check out right here. If this is indeed true, it’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo sends out a patch that fixes the hiccups. I’m not anywhere near qualified to discuss whether this bug discussion is a valid one or not, but it’s certainly interesting.

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Pokemon TCG: Ash Vs. Team Rocket special card pack heading to Japan

Ash vs Team Rocket

- due out April 21st

- based on the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series

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Yooka-Laylee character art – Trowzer

Just like yesterday, Playtonic is showing off character art for a character we’ve seen awhile back. I wonder how many people will play this game and never realize the joke with his name.

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – Perfect Edition details

Perfect Edition:

- the game

- Deluxe box

- Complete CD (2 CDs)

- Special Artbook (100 pages)

- DLC Pack (including original character portraits)

- SD Characters DLC Pack (early purchase bonus, also available with the regular edition)

- SD character portraits have been designed by CHANxCO

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Europe – Nindies Celebration Sale detailed

[Wii U] Terraria (505 Games): €9.99/£8.99 (normally €19.99/£17.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form): €7.49/£5.49 (normally €14.99/£10.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form): €3.59/£2.79 (normally €8.99/£6.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] FAST Racing NEO (Shin’en Multimedia): €11.99/£8.79 (normally €14.99/£10.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Axiom Verge (Tom Happ Games): €13.49/£11.24 (normally €17.99/£14.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Runbow (13AM Games): €6.99/£5.49 (normally €13.99/£10.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Affordable Space Adventures (KnapNok Games): €5.69/£5.09 (normally €18.99/£16.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment): €4.75/£4.28 (normally €13.99/£12.59)

[Wii U] Freedom Planet (Galaxy Trail) – €9.79/£7.69 (normally €13.99/£10.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions): €1.99/£1.79 (normally €3.99/£3.59)

[Wii U] Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games): €8.99/£7.19 (normally €14.99/£11.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants): €7.99/£5.99 (normally €19.99/£14.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] SEVERED (DrinkBox Studios): €7.49/£5.99 (normally €14.99/£11.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital): €1.99/£1.59 (normally €9.99/£7.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] OlliOlli (Curve Digital): €1.99/£1.59 (normally €9.99/£7.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital): €1.99/£1.74 (normally €7.99/£6.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Pumped BMX + (Curve Digital): €1.99/£1.59 (normally €9.99/£7.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (WayForward): €15.29/£14.39 (normally €16.99/£15.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward): €3.75/£3.75 (normally €5.00/£5.00) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] PixelJunk Monsters HD (Double Eleven): €2.24/£1.74 (normally €8.99/£6.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Super Meat Boy (Blitworks): €11.20/£10.40 (normally €14.00/£13.00) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games): €9.49/£8.49 (normally €18.99/£16.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[Wii U] Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes): €1.01/£0.91 (normally €2.99/£2.69)

[Wii U] Toki Tori (Two Tribes): €0.67/£0.60 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

[Wii U] EDGE (Two Tribes): €0.67/£0.60 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

[Wii U] RUSH (Two Tribes): €0.67/£0.60 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

[3DS] SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form): €7.49/£5.49 (normally €14.99/£10.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[3DS] SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form): €3.59/£2.79 (normally €8.99/£6.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Gunman Clive (Hörberg Productions): €0.99/£0.99 (normally €1.99/£1.99)

[3DS] Gunman Clive 2 (Hörberg Productions): €1.49/£1.25 (normally €2.99/£2.50)

[3DS] SEVERED (DrinkBox Studios): €7.49/£5.99 (normally €14.99/£11.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Crimson Shroud (Level-5): €3.99/£3.59 (normally €7.99/£7.19) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Weapon Shop de Omasse (Level-5): €3.99/£3.59 (normally €7.99/£7.19) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (Level-5): €3.99/£3.59 (normally €7.99/£7.19) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid): €6.29/£5.66 (normally €8.99/£8.09) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Xeodrifter (Renegade Kid): €6.29/£5.66 (normally €8.99/£8.09) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Siesta Fiesta (Mojo Bones): €1.12/£0.99 (normally €4.49/£3.99)

[3DS] Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (ScrewAttack Games): €4.99/£4.49 (normally €9.99/£8.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] OlliOlli (Curve Digital): €1.99/£1.59 (normally €9.99/£7.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Nano Assault EX (Shin’en Multimedia): €6.99/£5.94 (normally €9.99/£8.49) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Picross e7 (Jupiter): €3.50/£3.15 (normally €5.00/£4.59) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment): €4.49/£3.99 (normally €8.99/£7.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (WayForward): €12.74/£7.99 (normally €16.99/£15.99) [20 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Pixel Toys): €2.49/£2.39 (normally €4.99/£4.99)

[3DS] Colors! 3D (Collection Smiles): €2.99/£2.69 (normally €5.99/£5.39) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment): €1.99/£1.99 (normally €2.99/£2.99)

[3DS] KORG DSN-12 (DETUNE): €14.99/£12.49 (normally €29.99/£24.99) [30 Gold Coins]

[3DS] escapeVektor (Nnooo): €3.49/£2.99 (normally €6.99/£5.99) [10 Gold Coins]

[3DS] Toki Tori 3D (Two Tribes): €0.67/£0.60 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

[3DS] EDGE (Two Tribes): €0.67/£0.60 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

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