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This custom-made Ice Climbers amiibo is impressive

ice-climbers-amiibo Posted 4 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Reddit user “mast3r_sword” has come up with an incredibly impressive custom amiibo. The Ice Climbers have been created from scratch – box and all.

mast3r_sword obtained a base model in 3D, did some retopology, and modeled/sculpted it until he managed to get the Ice Climbers in a pose inspired from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Naturally, this original amiibo won’t work in any game, though the base can be opened and a chip from another figure can be installed.

I continue to be amazed by the original amiibo creations people are coming up with. I know I could never make something like this!



Japan sees lowest gaming sales since 2001

japanese_flag Posted 6 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Gaming sales in Japan were not very good last week – so much so that they’re the worst sales since 2001.

Based on the latest Media Create data, just 235,000 video games were sold between May 11 and May 17. Along with it being a sixty percent drop compared to the previous week, it’s also a 61.93 percent drop compared to the same week last year.

One part of the problem is that gaming sales tend to slow down following Golden Week. Media Create also points out that there was a total lack of new titles. Instead, a bunch of remastered and reworked games were released.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is selling a bit slowly as well. Sales are up to 232,683 copies, but it has only sold through 59.19 percent of its initial shipment.