Temple of Time Recreation in Wildstar

photo (12) Legend of Zelda fans love to mark their territory in different areas of gaming whenever possible; whether this serves as a mating call to alert fellow fans of their presence, or simply as homage to the series that nurtured them is up for interpretation. We recently reported on the recreation of the original Legend of Zelda’s map in Minecraft, yet another recreation has been spotted in a PC game. The MMORPG WildStar gives players a lot of freedom in Housing customization, so one devoted Zelda fan took advantage of this to build a beautiful and pristinely accurate recreation of the Temple of Time from Ocarina of Time.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Mini Baba

Mini-BabaBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Mini Baba. Found most prominently in Southern Swamp, these fairly harmless enemies are some of the easiest foes Link will encounter on his quest. Unlike the larger Deku Baba, these enemies have don’t have much of a stem at all, greatly reducing their reach. They are easily defeated with your sword and are a good source to quickly acquire some Deku Nuts. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork.

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Gossip Stone: How Important Is The Zelda Timeline To You?

Untitled-8The timeline of the Zelda series has been something at the forefront of debates for numerous years. Many fans, myself included, theorized on the timeline a long time before there was an official announcement. If you aren’t familiar with this term, a timeline places all of the games in a series in some sort of chronological order, usually taking place in the same dimension. What makes it confusing is not only the complexity of the Zelda games, but also that they’re never released in any sort of sequential order, so it was solely up to the fans to speculate the potential timeline.

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Game Grumps Animated: Finding the Ghost Ship

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Nearly a year ago Game Grumps’ hosts Arin and Daniel decided to do a playthrough of the recently released The Wind Waker HD, a game that Arin was very familiar with and Daniel was a newbie to. Though Arin was a Wind Waker veteran, that did not stop the duo from frequently running into snags on their adventure. If you were to watch the playthrough in it’s entirety, you would probably find yourself yelling at the screen trying to impede some wisdom into their misguided antics. The quest to find the Ghost Ship was one of these antics, and they have produced a hilarious animation depicting their struggle with boarding the Ghost Ship. Hit the jump to watch. Warning: This video contains mature language. Viewer discretion advised. Read more…

GamesBrained: Zelda Timeline EXPLAINED Part 3 (Finale)

gamesbrained3 So far GamesBrained has taken us through the Zelda timeline from the Goddess’ Creation all the why through the Era of the Hero of Time, and from there branched off to the Downfall Era. For The third and final installment of his series, Gamesbrained takes a look at both the Child and Adult Era Timelines. Like the previous video, these start with the final battle with Ganon, but contrarily these eras follow Link’s being victorious and stopping Ganon’s reign of terror. Hit the jump to watch the finale.

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Song of Healing: Collaboration of 30 Musicians

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Symphony of the Goddess is in full swing, and it is amazing to hear professional musicians who work together to bring our favorite Zelda melodies to life. But what would happen if a wide array of Youtube musicians came together for the same purpose? Well, wonder no longer. Thirty musicians, 7 intense days of editing and mixing, and one video later we have a wonderful tribute to Majora’s Mask 3D with a remix of the Song of Healing. Hit the jump to take a listen to this amazing piece! Read more…

ZD Top: The 5 Saddest Moments in the Zelda Series

Anju-KafeiThis week on the ZD Top 5, some of the staff members look at what they think are 5 of the saddest moments in the Zelda series. While we have answers from a variety of Zelda games, Skyward Sword and Majora’s Mask found its way onto almost everybody list. Check out our saddest moments and be sure to chime in and let us know what you think are the saddest moments in the series.

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GamesBrained: Zelda Timeline EXPLAINED Part 2

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Last week we brought to you GamesBrained’s first installment in his series Zelda Timeline EXPLAINED: an effort to plainly layout the who, what, where, why and when of the confusing and often debated Zelda timeline. This week let’s take a look at part 2, the Downfall. These events start with the final battle in Ocarina of Time, but the end result is that Link is defeated by Ganon and Ganondorf obtains the Triforce of Courage and Wisdom from Link and Zelda respectively. Hit the jump for more. Read more…

Gossip Stone: Do Remakes Help Improve the Zelda Series?

wwwiiugpsep2013_616 Throughout the Zelda franchise’s history, Nintendo has found ways to port and update Zelda titles as new console have been brought to the market. However, not until recently have there been full-on revisions to particular installments. Since 2011, the Zelda series has seen three remakes; one on a home console, the other two on handheld. I’m going to analyze just how each of these titles have changed in comparison to their original versions and see how their releases might have impacted the Zelda series as a whole.

In this article I hope to justify the influence that these remakes have had on both the Zelda Nintendo EAD team’s game design mentality as well as on the perception of the growing fanbase. In a way I’m playing devil’s advocate, as even though I’m not the biggest consumer, or proponent, of remakes, I will reason out why they are for the betterment of the Zelda series.

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Ticket Giveaway

zelda-symphonyThe Symphony of the Goddesses Zelda concert is back with a worldwide tour underway. There are still plenty of showings currently scheduled and there are certainly more to be announced in the coming months. If you haven’t attended one the concerts before, you are missing out on a piece of Zelda history. Fortunately you’ve got more opportunities to attend this year and you even a chance to win free tickets. Over at the Nintendo Music Reddit Page, there is currently an ongoing giveaway to earn yourself a pair of free tickets. All you have to do is head on over and make a comment in that thread. Simple as that.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Black Boe

Black-BoeBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Black Boe. These pesky creatures first appeared in the Woodfall Temple, often times found in dark corridors where they become very hard to see. T Hey usually travel in packs, but fortunately, they don’t give Link too much trouble. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork.

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Legend of Zelda Remade in Minecraft’s Adventure Mode

MinecraftZelda_OldMan Despite having the basic concept of ‘build stuff,’ Minecraft has become a very popular game over the years. Having never played it, there’s probably a lot more to it than I realize, but people all over the world have spent countless hours putting their constructions together. In fact, two people from New Jersey embarked on a project to re-create the entire original 1986 Legend of Zelda map in Minecraft.

The project is still under way, but hit the jump to see the progress these two dedicated gamers have made so far.

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Gossip Stone: Favorite Means of Communication in Zelda

gossip stone wind wakerFor a game series centered around a ‘silent protagonist,’ Zelda certainly doesn’t have a shortage of available means of communication. Every game offers some way for the story to be communicated to Link, and the ways people get in contact with him is as creative as it is varied. From Gossip Stones to songs to howling, you can always be sure of a unique way to interact with the people around you. Let’s take a look at a few of the different communication tools, and weigh in with your favorites in the comments below! Read more…