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Tears of the Kingdom’s toughest challenge comes with a great reward for those who’ve played the series
Tears of the Kingdom has a thousand systems that all interact with each other in myriad different ways. I dread to think what is going on under the hood in order to make it all happen, what horrors we’d see if allowed a peek behind the curtain. Recall alone is magic in action, but giving Ultrahanded contraptions accurate physics no matter what creations players make is nothing short of spectacular. When players are building phallic mechs and functioning engines, you see the power behind this Zelda game.
But Tears of the Kingdom’s most brutal challenge isn’t a particularly complicated Shrine, despite the fact that I’ve had to look up guides for some of them. It’s not a Temple, despite the fact that they’re the pinnacle of decades of Zelda design philosophy. It’s an underground fight club where you have to fight Lynel after Lynel.
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That last sentence will put fear into the hearts of many a Zelda player. Unless you’re one of those amazing weirdos who managed to pull off incredible feats of one-shotting the great centaurs using Stasis and a single Bomb Arrow, Lynels were the most fearsome beasts in Breath of the Wild. Instead of putting interesting bosses at the end of the Divine Beasts, Nintendo sprinkled them across the world. Hyrule was the true dungeon, and Lynels were the Dark Link waiting behind the giant locked door. That’s changed in Tears of the Kingdom, with proper bosses locked behind proper Temples. However, Lynels remain. You can’t just take away one of the game’s most iconic things in the sequel. Wait, they did what to the Master Sword?
Beating one Lynel is a mammoth undertaking. You’d best be prepared with potions and stat-boosting edibles, and carrying plenty of weapons because your main slicer or basher is sure to shatter into pieces halfway through. It’s a real slobberknocker that you can’t take your eyes off for a second. There’s respite on the way up to the Wind Temple, but you aren’t afforded a second when faced with an angry centaur in an empty field. At least you can outrun – or outclimb – the beast if it all gets too much.
You can’t do that in The Depths. While in search of a particular piece of headwear I’ll detail later, I was sent to an underground colosseum. I lit the murky darkness, but as my Brightbloom-tipped arrows hit their marks and bathed the ruin in an eerie glow, my heart only grew darker. The challenge that faces you in this arena is taking on five Lynels in a row. If you thought preparing for one was bad, this is possibly the ultimate test of combat skill in the game. Bosses have gimmicks to counter them, and end up as combat puzzles more than straight-up fights. A gang of Bokoblins is easily taken out by the judicious application of Hylian Pine Cones, the game’s most underrated weapon. But your natural remedies are useless here.
This is a true fight club. A test of strength, not resourcefulness. Your mastery of TotK’s systems is useless here. This is a gladiatorial bout of epic proportions, and a fight to the death. You’re a poor Roman prisoner vying for freedom, but the Emperor has taken a particular dislike to this peppy young sprog and has filled the arena with a pack of ravenous lions instead of the usual one. Oh, and he’s thrown in a bear for good measure. Maybe a few wolves, too. Link must face five Lynels, and if he’s victorious there is a reward useless and satisfying in equal measure. Majora’s Mask.
What item could be guarded so ferociously, what would be worth the pain of facing five Lynels? Something that evokes nostalgia, a callback to many players’ favourite Zelda game of all-time, and one that rewrote the rulebook as much as Tears. Majora’s Mask provides a paltry single armour point, but that’s not why you wear it. You wear it as a reminder of what a great series this is, you wear this to show you admire the risks the developers have taken time and time again, and you wear this to prove you beat five Lynels in hand-to-horn combat.
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Ben is a Features Editor at TheGamer. You can read his work in Eurogamer, The Guardian, IGN, Kotaku, The Loadout, NME, VICE, or on Twitter @BenSledge.

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What time is Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III today? Schedule, main card start time for 2023 exhibition boxing fight – Sporting News

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Floyd Mayweather once again steps inside the ring to compete in an exhibition fight. This time, he faces someone with legit combat sports experience and a last name nobody will ever forget. Mayweather faces John Gotti III, the grandson of infamous gangster John Gotti, on June 11.
The fight is inside the FLA Live Arena in Florida and airs on the Zeus Network. 
Gotti turned pro in 2017. Winning five in a row to start his MMA career, Gotti lost his last fight in 2020 against Nick Alley. The 30-year-old has since competed in boxing bouts, winning two contests in the past eight months.
Calling this fight a “pinch-me moment,” Gotti has nothing but respect for Mayweather. However, he will not let his fandom get in the way of what he needs to do. 
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“I’ve been following him since I was eight years old,” Gotti said via Boxing Scene. “This was my idol. This was a guy I did school projects on. It was a guy I looked up to. The fact that I’m in a position to stand across the ring from Floyd is a tremendous honor. But make no mistake, June 11, I’m bringing bad intentions to that man. I don’t care if it’s an exhibition or not. You signed to fight me, there’s no quarter. It’s kill or be killed.”
This is the latest exhibition for Mayweather, who retired in 2017 at 50-0. In 2018 he teamed with RIZIN and beat young kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO. Mayweather fought Logan Paul and former training partner Don Moore in non-scored bouts. He beat Mikuru Asakura and YouTuber Deji in 2022 via TKO. In February, Mayweather went the distance against MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers.
Here is all you need to know regarding Mayweather vs. Gotti, from the time, channel, and card.
Mayweather vs. Gotti begins at 6:30 p.m ET | 3:30 p.m. PT. Ringwalks are scheduled for 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 
MORE: How to bet on combat sports
Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III can be streamed on Zeus Network. 
Fans in the U.S. can pre-order the fight for $15.99. They can also sign up for the network at the annual rate of $59.99 per year. In the U.K., the pre-order price is about £13, $21 in Canada, and $23 in Australia. 
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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.

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Tyler Durden & Angel Face Got Together After Fight Club's Ending (Really) – Screen Rant

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club 2 comic brings back the character played by Jared Leto in the movie for an unexpected, but critical role.
Angel Face, played by Jared Leto in the Fight Club film adaptation, makes a surprise return in Chuck Palahniuk's comic book sequel to his original Fight Club novel – coming back with both revenge, and, oddly enough, love on his mind, following the vicious beating he received from the Narrator a decade earlier.
Fight Club 2 – by Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, Dave Stewart, and Nate Piekos of Blambot – features the son of the Narrator and Marla Singer being kidnapped, with a returning Tyler Durden being the prime suspect, compelling the Narrator to reintegrate himself into Fight Club. In the closing pages of the series' fourth issue, the permanently-scarred Angel Face reappears.
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In a brutal display that directly mirrors the original, Angel Face administers a brutal beating to the Narrator. He ends up knocking the Narrator into unconsciousness, which triggers Tyler Durden to awaken in his place at the start of Issue #5. Angel Face knows what's happened immediately, and subsequently is horrified as Tyler mercilessly returns the meeting. It is not until a few issues later, in Fight Club 2 #9, that it is revealed Tyler has been having an affair with Angel Face for quite some time. The Narrator discovers this only when he's awake, rather than Tyler, at a moment Angel Face kisses him.
As the Narrator's therapist says, on the same page as the reveal, ""a sociopath will sleep with anyone to gain her allegiance … or his." The re-emergence of Angel Face gives readers a glimpse of exactly how being a Fight Club member for so many years has worn on Angel Face's body. Aside from the distorted face the Narrator gave him ten years prior, he is littered with scabs, scars, and bruises from decades of sparring. It's clear that Angel Face has clung on completely to the ideas that Tyler put in his head years prior, whether it is because he's a true devotee, or he has nothing else.
Angel Face is depicted as not only unflinchingly loyal to Tyler Durden's ideals, but to the man himself. It remains ambiguous in the text whether Tyler returns Angel Face's feelings, or the extent to which he can feel at all. Angel Face is in love with Tyler – for Tyler, a physical relationship may just be a way to retain Angel Face's loyalty, to continue holding power over him. In this way, it is reminiscent of how the Narrator describes Tyler's relationship with Marla in the opening pages of the original book. "This is about property as in ownership. Without Marla, Tyler would have nothing."
Tyler's connection to Angel Face may not run as deep as with Marla in Fight Club, but Angel Face is still a useful vessel for him, one that someone as possessive as Tyler isn't willing to give up so easily. On the chance that Angel Face may have harbored these feelings in the original Fight Club, it also re-contextualizes their previous dynamic. It certainly offers a new explanation as to why Angel Face stays a follower of Project Mayhem/Fight Club for a decade after the Narrator beat him up. Most certainly, it further complicates Fight Club's iconic twisted love triangle of Marla, Tyler, and the Narrator.

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Joe Anthony Myrick (or JAM) is a comics writer who specializes in, of course, covering the big figureheads of the industry (Marvel and DC), as well as lesser-known indy parties and some personal favorites like BOOM! Studios. 

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