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With the turning of a year comes the promise of new beginnings. The time to eat healthier, maybe hit the gym more. The time to go on the big trip you’ve always wanted to go on. The time to actually finish the fifty-seven games you bought last year during the Steam Christmas sale but never actually got around to playing. The time… for New Year’s Resolutions. Of course, being that we’re already two weeks into January, it’s fair to say…

Awesome Games Done Quick, a week-long speedrunning marathon raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, concluded over the weekend. The marathon’s final day was chock-full of amazing speed game showcases, but the highlight was arguably the A Link to the Past: Randomizer swordless race. Two the world’s most prolific ALttP runners raced through the SNES classic, rushing their way to an encounter with Ganon without quite knowing where certain tools, pieces of equipment, or essential quest items were hiding. A…

Greetings, friends! I hope you’re ready for another fun-filled edition of Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest. In celebration of the latest Zelda game, my mission over the past year has been to use only Breath of the Wild screenshots for the contest. And after about 10 successful months, I’m very happy to say that I’ve accomplished this mission. It’s about time we let some other Zelda games into the Caption Contest fold once again, but I do have to go…

The Zelda series is very unique in that it does not have a universal art style that is retained from game to game. Rather, each title opts to present its world in its own unique way and takes bold artistic risks accordingly. In this way, a single series has been able to explore stylized realism in Twilight Princess, cartoonish whimsy in The Wind Waker, and bold impressionism in Skyward Sword. If you’ve ever wondered why The Legend of Zelda has…

For years, The Legend of Zelda series has always had some linear aspects to its games. The story always pointed you in a specific direction while allowing you to explore as you journeyed. The secrets contained in each game were hinted at or pointed out in one way or another, such as a cracked wall or an out-of-place stone. However, the original Zelda back on the NES had none of that. The game placed many dungeons in places that could technically be accessed…

As opposed to traditional longer (and somewhat linear) dungeons from previous Zelda titles, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild implements the much shorter shrines and Divine Beasts. While previous dungeons had puzzle after puzzle to solve in a certain order, the shrines generally had one small puzzle you need to solve and the Divine beasts had multiple small puzzles that you could solve at any time in any order. This also came with the added bonus that the…

Piggyback, the creators of the original, Collector’s Edition, and Deluxe Edition Breath of the Wild guides, are now set to release an Expanded Edition guide on February 13th. It can be pre-ordered here for $39.99, and its many features include: Maps Chapter: a dedicated 36-page atlas of Hyrule showing the exact location of all Korok seeds and treasure chests. Reference & Analysis Chapter: contains a farming manual showing how to acquire all items of prime interest efficiently; the best weapons and armor…

Linkle was Nintendo’s response to including the option to play as a female version of Link, as the team expressed an interest in making Princess Zelda a playable character first before including gender selections for Link, resulting in the creation of Linkle. Regardless of the reasons for her creation, Linkle is generally well-liked among Hyrule Warriors fans because she is portrayed as a completely separate character from Link. Convinced that she is the hero destined to save Hyrule, Linkle is…

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Informer Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided by…

Fans of spicy food and game-themed food enthusiasts can both find cause to celebrate, as the fine chefs over at Lvl.1 Chef have published the recipe to Lava Soup. Lava Soup, featured in Oracle of Seasons, is a trading item made of actual lava and magma, but the chefs used spiciness for obvious reasons. The recipe specifically uses habenero peppers to create an extremely spicy taste, and also calls for tomatoes, onions, garlic, red bell peppers, salt, pepper, vegetable oil…