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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Top 5 things I'm looking forward to in 2016.

This year has some good stuff, unfortunately I'm not very good at waiting. Here's a list of 5 things I'm hyped for in 2016.

1. Nintendo NX Reveal

Nintendo has said on at least a couple of occasions that we'll be hearing about the NX this year. That means, most likely, at E3 2016 in June. While the Wii U has a library of excellent exclusives, it hasn't exactly been a smash hit. It's BECAUSE of the overall failure of the Wii U that I'm even more excited for the NX, however. I think the lessons they've learned will make their future endeavors even better. Let's hope they've learned those lessons.

2. New AMD Hardware

I used mostly AMD hardware until the launch of the "Bulldozer" FX 8150 CPU. That CPU, as you might know, was fairly garbage compared to whatever Intel was offering at the time. I overclocked the hell out of mine but the performance just wasn't there. When I got my Intel Core I7 3770k, it was around 30% at stock than my 8150 was overclocked. Pathetic. I'm still using AMD graphics cards, two 7970s in Crossfire, but those are due for an upgrade. Considering Intel's "we're going to give money to liars and scam artists" policy as of late (at least partially funding Feminist Frequency) I'm ready to be done with Intel and go back to AMD.

Sometime this year, AMD is supposed to launch new graphics cards and CPUs that are actually good. I plan on upgrading and getting something like 32GB or more of DDR4 to go with it. Should be nice.

3. Zelda Wii U

A brand new Zelda game for Wii U is supposed to launch sometime this year and I hyped as fuck. I'm a huge Zelda fan and the new one is looking amazing so far. I hope we see a lot more of this one very soon.

4. Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero

I'm a huge fan of the Shantae series so of course I'm excited for Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero. I got in on the Kickstarter for it and thus already have my copy (PC version) paid for. Supposedly launching sometime this year.

5. Yooka-Laylee

Most people didn't seem to enjoy Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts nearly as much as I did. I loved that game, but that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie that's in the original style. Yooka-Laylee looks and sounds amazing so far. It's being handled by some of the original people from Rare who worked on Banjo Kazooie so I have high hopes for this game.

That's my list. What are you looking forward to in 2016? Let me know in the comments section below.

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