Gossip Stone: AR Cards – Venturing Into the 3DS World

3DS-AR-Cards-2I’m 22, currently in the process of finishing college, trying my hardest to make as many contacts as I can for potential jobs, and I asked my parents for a 3DS this Christmas. Admittedly, it took a bit of courage to profess my desires for the handheld, especially since I knew my grade school cousins would be asking for the same thing, but with the long list of Zelda and Pokemon games I have yet to play piling up, I decided to swallow my pride. Come Christmas morning, I had myself a brand new black 3DS XL, Pokemon Omega Ruby, and these strange things called “AR Cards.” Now, I’ve played on a few 3DS’s before, but I have never heard of or seen these AR Cards. It was as though they were this minor thing which came in the 3DS box that received zero hype from anyone I knew. This seems wrong, since Zelda might actually benefit from AR card functionality.

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Piece of Heart: Concerning Violence

art_windWaker-04 Welcome to the second installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at “The Legend of Zelda” series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “More than it’s Going to Hurt You: Concerning Violence” and in a game series where the main protagonist is a swordsman, you can bet there are plenty of violent instances available for analysis.

Ever been told to stop playing video games because they’re just filled with “mindless violence”? Well, these analyses will help you prove the naysayers wrong.

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BrentalFloss: Ocarina of Time WITH LYRICS Feat. Dave Bulmer

Zelda2BrentalFloss, the YouTuber popular for putting lyrics to classic game music, is back with Dave Bulmer to tackle the infamous debate of Ocarina of Time‘s fame. This song reminds us of etiquette when in arguments with Zelda fans on the web, and gives a good message of respecting other people’s opinions and favorites.

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Free Plush Doll Giveaway Contest Still Running

$_12Earlier this month we started a giveaway contest at our Zelda Wiki where we were giving away 30 plush dolls. Thus far 6 of them have been claimed, but the project hit a bit of a roadblock during both the server and layout move. I’m here to announce the giveaway is still ongoing and you can almost guarantee yourself a free plushie, while also helping out Zelda Dungeon.

In order to help improve our Wiki, making it the best encyclopedia of Zelda information online, we need your help. We are looking for additional editors and it takes just seconds to Register at the Wiki. Once registered, all you have to do is make at least 25 edits and you will win a free Link Plush Doll! Simple as that. Come make the jump to find out more information on how you can help the website and earn yourself a free Zelda goodie.

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Gossip Stone: Playable Female Characters?

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Over the years, our Hero hasn’t changed much. I mean, the animation and quality have, but not our actual hero. Same fighting spirit and willingness to jump right-in to save the world from certain demise. But what if our Hero was actually a Heroine? What if you could play a female character? Whether she’s the protagonist or not, would you? For me, it honestly wouldn’t matter. Now I personally wouldn’t want to see a tall leggy blonde with half her bits popping out all over the place, of course, but it wouldn’t stop me for playing and enjoying the game. I believe the game to already be lady friendly, and to be frank, I don’t always pay attention to the character I am forcing into battle. Read more…

Japanese Animation Influences Zelda Wii U

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Eiji Aonuma, producer of our beloved Zelda series, has revealed the art style in Zelda Wii U is inspired by Japanese Animation; also known as ‘Anime’. As expected, Zelda Wii U will be undoubtedly different from all its predecessors in terms of art and animation.

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: The Quasi Linearity of Ocarina of Time

Ocarina-3D-SheikLinearity in Zelda games boils down to three basic types. There were games like the original Legend of Zelda where you could access almost the entire overworld right from the start, as well as entering some of the later dungeons whenever you desired. Then there are games like Twilght Princess, where the game segmented off parts of the overworld, limiting where you could go, and there was no variability in terms of the order that you did things.

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Koji Kondo Hopes to make Jazz Remixes of Zelda Music

03 Koji Kondo has provided music for numerous Nintendo titles, but it seems the music of the “Legend of Zelda” has made an impression on him. In a recent interview with GoNintendo, Kondo expressed his interest in remaking and remixing various songs from the “Legend of Zelda” series. All of the remixes would be done in a jazz-style of music, and the remixes would be released as a compilation project.

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LEGO The Wind Waker Sea Chart

E3-2013-Nintendo-Direct-The-Legend-of-Zelda-Wind-Waker-034-1280x720It is safe to say that loads of Zelda fans have been waiting for a very long time to see an official Zelda LEGO set, but alas, the time has still not come. In the mean time, though, fans can make their own sweet builds, like this full, 3D The Wind Waker Sea Chart made by Imgur user BrucilSprout.

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ZD Top 5 – Best Enemies from The Legend of Zelda

River-Zora-LoZ-ArtIn this weeks top list, we take a look at what we think are the best enemies from the original Legend of Zelda on the NES. While it didn’t quite have the quantity of enemies that future Zelda games had, it did mark the debut of many of the most memorable Zelda enemies that have since become regular baddies. Every single one of the Legend of Zelda Enemies, with the exception of Patra, have appeared in future Zelda titles. Which enemies do you think made the list and what would your personal list look like?

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3D Printed Master Sword

JGFxT4rI have seen quite a few fan and artists recreate objects from the Zelda series, but few are as interesting as reddit member esseff3d‘s 3D printed Master Sword. He goes over the step by step process, creating the model, printing out the various parts, and then assembles them into the final piece.

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A Zelda Themed Christmas Adventure

Link GiftIf Christmas were celebrated in Hyrule, what sort of gifts do you reckon Link would receive? Perhaps he’d get another tunic, a shiny new hookshot, or maybe a new pair of socks! Whatever the gift he’d probably just be glad he doesn’t have to go adventuring to acquire his new items. Instead he can just find his presents under the tree and open them while sipping his morning coffee. That is unless his wife happens to be Imgur user MangaGurl.

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