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Who won E3 2019? Incredible data reveals a surprising victor

Published: 14/Jun/2019 22:54 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 23:00

by Bill Cooney

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With E3 2019 winding down it’s time to take a look at which games managed to get the most players hyped for their upcoming releases.

As always there were some big names at E3 this year, but the conference was missing Sony and EA, the latter choosing instead to throw their own pre-E3 party.

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Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, even admitted that he was disappointed Sony didn’t make an appearance.

Despite the absences, there were still plenty of games that got players excited. Now, thanks to the brains over at Thinknum who tracked sales data from Amazon and Gamestop, we have data that shows which games “won” E3 2019.

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No, Keanu, YOU won E3 2019 (and our hearts).

The presale data doesn’t lie

It’s impossible to tell which games will be best-sellers based solely on E3, but at GameStop Cyberpunk 2077 held the number 1 and 3 spots according to Thinknum’s aggregated sales rank data from June 10 (the day it debuted on Gamestop’s website) to June 14.

This means Cyberpunk pre orders even beat out Playstation and Xbox gift cards, which are constantly a top seller.

Below are the most sold items at GameStop during E3 2019 (note: items that are italicized/bold were announced at E3 2019).

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Over at Amazon, it was the Final Fantasy VII remake that stole the show and, surprisingly enough, Cyberpunk was nowhere near the top ten on Amazon (it was actually last on Thinknum’s list).

Another hit on Amazon was The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and its affiliated Amiibo series.

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This doesn’t mean that the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Cyberpunk 2077 will be the best-selling games of 2020 though. Preorder data went up on June 14, so there’s still a chance for the hype to die down.

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What’s the deal with Cyberpunk?

People were excited for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 long before Keanu Reeves came out and told fans that we were all breathtaking (thanks again Keanu), but the addition of Neo seems to have sent the hype machine into overdrive.

Thanks to Reeves, we also know that Cyberpunk will come out on April 16, 2020. Not quite a year, but quite a while to wait for players who want nothing more than to run around a neon-filled dystopia/utopia with John Wick.

The zealot-like loyalty of Final Fantasy fans will definitely make the FFVII Remake a force to be reckoned with as well when it comes out on March 3, 2020.

Smash

Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.