Did You Know Gaming – Zelda Part 5

Thomas JacobsNovember 27th, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

Oocca SketchBeing nearly thirty years old, The Legend of Zelda has a massive amount of development time gone into its many games. While some of these ideas have been developed into core aspects of the series some are merely artefacts left in the code, animations that never got used or ideas that were used in the beta but were never used in the final product. Did You Know Gaming once again takes a look at the series and uncovers a fair number of interesting facts. And because November is Zelda Month for the popular Zelda YouTuber PeanutButterGamer, he has the honor of voicing the video. Watch it after the break, and who knows what you will learn.

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gameboyInteresting news on the crowd funding front! Makers Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan have just posted a Kickstarter for the hdmyboy, a module that allows you to connect your Game Boy to the TV to play in high definition. Hit the jump for more information.

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Wave 2 Amiibo Release Date

Alexis AndersonNovember 27th, 2014 by Alexis Anderson

imageAccording to Walmart, the second wave of Amiibo figures will be launching on December 14th! All of the Wave 2 amiibo are listed on Walmart’s website with the pending release date of 12/14/2014. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, Walmart confirmed the date on Twitter.

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PeanutButterGamer: The Wand of Gamelon (Part 2)

Thomas JacobsNovember 27th, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

GamelonPeanutButterGamer continues Zelda Month with the second part of his video on The Wand of Gamelon! Having bitten off more than he could chew, he had to split up the video to be able to release the first part in time. We previous reported on part one, and now you can watch the second part right after the jump.

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First Look at Ocarina of Time 2D

DjinnNovember 26th, 2014 by Djinn

cardYouTube member Mr Dinarius has recently posted a video showing off some of the gameplay of the fan project Ocarina of Time 2D. In the video we see the first few minutes of gameplay recreating the kokiri village and introduction in the style of A Link to the Past.

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80’s Synthesizer Zelda’s Lullaby

Alexis AndersonNovember 26th, 2014 by Alexis Anderson

imageThe synthesizer reached the peak of its popularity in the 80’s, but is currently coming back into style with its emphasis in alternative bands such as Radiohead and Arcade Fire. With its prevalence increasing, it was only a matter of time before a talented gamer resolved to make synthesized covers of classic video game music titles. Youtube musician Ace Waters of MotiveMakesaMan Music did just that, and recently recreated “Zelda’s Lullaby” from Ocarina of Time in honor of Peanut Butter Gamer’s Zelda Month. This version of the song is a whole new experience, and one that no Zelda fan should miss out on for any reason. Click the jump and prepare to be awakened by this fantastic Lullaby. Read more…


Game Theory: What does the Longshot do to Link?

Thomas JacobsNovember 26th, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

LongshotOver the course of his adventures Link has used many different kinds of weapons and items to help him defeat evil. Swords, bows, boomerangs, bombs: you name it.  A Link to the Past introduced a new item to both aid in Link’s mobility while serving as a weapon: the Hookshot. The Hookshot has gone through various different iterations to do different things. Today Game Theory takes a look at that last iteration of the item and does the math: what would happen in real life if Link were to shoot his Longshot into a target and grapple towards it? Watch the video after the break and get a whole new dose of respect for the Hero of Time!
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After the original Man at Arms team created Link’s Master Sword, the revamped Man at Arms: Reforged team have returned to the Zelda series, this time constructing the Fierce Deity sword from Majora’s Mask. Make the jump to check out this masterful team of craftsmen forge and use the iconic double-edged blade!

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Majora’s Mask 3D is coming out next year, and many of us remember the original as the best Zelda ever, not only because of its own greatness, but also the way it compares and contrasts with its prequel, Ocarina of Time. Without that connection to the previous N64 game, it may not be see in such a great light. That being said, how much of a connection should a new Zelda game have with its predecessors? Could elements of a previous game, or being a full-on sequel make that much of a difference? Join the discussion after the jump!

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Fan Animation: Ganondorf’s Dragmire

Kevin DoughtyNovember 26th, 2014 by Kevin Doughty

GanondorfRecently we have made a few articles for trailers of a fan made animation called Ganondorf’s Dragmire, by RwanLink. The fan made animation would delve into Ganondorf’s childhood and speculates what the reasons behind his actions in Ocarina of Time could be.

See part one of the animation after the jump!

 

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South_Clock_TownWith several new changes expected to debut for the anticipated Majora’s Mask 3D, one interesting rumor is the removal of the loading times between different areas of Clock Town. Players have been analyzing released footage to speculate on this rumor, and Clock Town appears to be one large area. Keep in mind these are merely rumors, although we’ll find out soon enough!

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64470Many fans have replayed the songs from the Zelda series but I do not think I have seen one quite as interesting as YouTube member Michael LongMan’s Zelda’s Lullaby played on crystal glasses. In the video he created the familiar song using only six glasses filled with water.

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Link_Wearing_Zora_Armor The Legend of Zelda series has shown our favorite protagonist obtaining and wearing a few different variations of tunics and armors, sometimes used to access new areas, others to breathe underwater or experience invulnerability in exchange for cold hard Rupees. Some reduce damage intake, and some are there just as a joke for your second playthrough. My question is this: will tunics and armors continue to influence future Zelda games to come, and what sort of new quirks could these clothes bring to new areas and dungeons? Hit the jump to see a couple ideas, and to join the discussion!

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Homemade Fierce Deity Link Cosplay

Joe GajewskiNovember 24th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

UntitledThe blog kabutopss on tumblr posted a picture of their homemade Fierce Deity Link cosplay! The quality is great, and Fierce Deity is always a cool character to portray.

Hit the jump to see it for yourself!

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PeanutButterGamer: The Wand of Gamelon (Part 1)

Thomas JacobsNovember 24th, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

GamelonZelda Month continues with PeanutButterGamer tackling the infamous second part of the Unholy Triforce: The Wand of Gamelon! After beating The Faces of Evil in last year’s Zelda Month the brave but foolish PuhBuhGuh travels to the cursed island of Gamelon to do battle with Ganon and his minions and save Link and King Harkinian. This game marks the first in two occations where Zelda is the main playable character with the other being in Zelda’s Adventure, the third part of the Unholy Triforce. Watch the video after the break!
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