Adorable Phantom Hourglass 3D Acrylic Nail Art

mqdefaultZelda fans are always coming up with creative ways to wear their favorite franchise on their sleeves, but how about wearing it on their nails? Well, YouTube nail artist MaGa DollieLife has found a way. Though she’s not the first to do Zelda nail art, her art is unique in that she uses acrylic nail polish and the designs are 3D! MaGa DollieLife lays out the steps to creating a 3D acrylic nail art Triforce, Toon Link, and Ciela the fairy from Phantom Hourglass in her engaging DIY video.

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Hyrule Warriors Fan Comic

2232Many artists have shown their appreciation of the Zelda series over the years by making some of their own fanart and the occasional fan comic. This time we are taking a look at Setzeri’s Hyrule Warriors comics. These four panel comics are made in the Sunday comic strip style and feature the various characters from Hyrule Warriors only in more humorous situations.

Jump inside to check it out for yourself.

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Top 5 Most-Useful Masks in Majora’s Mask

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Hey there, guys! Long time no see, eh?  I haven’t made an editorial in quite a while, and I’ve felt pretty bad about that.  So sorry!  But I’m here now, so let’s get to it! Majora’s Mask 3D is releasing Spring 2015, that’s only a few months away.  So what better way to commend to the glorious remake, than to write an editorial about it? When you think of Majora’s Mask, what do you think of? The adventure?  The characters?  Or (hidden in plain sight) the masks?  We’re going to look through all the some of the best masks in the game. Ones that are ‘Most-useful’, to say the least. Press the Jump to start.

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Server Move: Some Downtime Expected

offlineUpdate: The server move is complete and the forum and wiki are back online.

Here at Zelda Dungeon, we will be moving servers beginning around 6pm US Central Time today. During this time period, we may go offline for awhile. There will be no new posts made on the front page, and both the Wiki and Forums will be disabled for editing. We hope to be back up and running on Saturday early in the morning.

This will be the first in a number of changes happening here at Zelda Dungeon over the next few weeks. We have a brand new website design in the works, and we will also be making notable upgrades to both our Wiki and Forum software. If there are any hiccups and the site is not accessible, we will be updating our Facebook Page with progress reports.

Does Your Tree Need A Fairy?

NaviOrnamentHey, listen up! Christmas is almost upon us! If you haven’t done so it’s time to go out, grab yourself a tree, and starting hanging baubles on its branches. As someone who plays the Legend of Zelda games, you’ll know how great trees are: they talk in ye olde English, they send fairies to summon young boys to save the world, and if you help them out they sometimes give you giant emeralds! Perhaps your tree just doesn’t have the right sort of fairy to summon you to greatness! Take the jump to find out how to remedy the situation.

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IGN’s Zelda Wii U Rewind Theater

IGN-LogoAfter the recent Zelda Wii U gameplay reveal from Nintendo at the Video Game Awards, IGN editors Jose Otero and Marty Sliva have taken a closer look at the footage, picking out specifics and theorizing on possible narratives for the game. Make the jump to check out their in depth analysis!

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Piece of Heart: Acts of Communion

Link-drinking-Milk-the-legend-of-zelda-32705249-1024-738-3500Welcome to Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how the literary elements found in the games enhance the overall experience. Literature is a beating heart that pumps its influence into even the furthest reaches of this celestial body, and each literary example that exists in The Legend of Zelda is a piece of that heart. Every two weeks we’ll cover a different chapter of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor and examine what components of the lesson appear throughout the Zelda series.

This week’s lesson is titled “Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion” and states that the act of sharing a meal with someone is often written intentionally to show emotional development between characters. The way the food is eaten and the type of food affect the meal’s purpose, just as breaking bread signifies peace. Whatever the situation, a communion has the literary implication of: a coming together, of sharing, of uniting under a common trait, of getting along, and of disunity when used ironically.

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Link Drawn in… What?

Crayon Link 2 There are many different mediums of art; digital, pencil, pen, watercolor, and very rarely crayons. When people think crayons, they tend to think of a messy coloring job done by a young child. Recently however, a wonderful drawing of Twilight Princess Link got a lot of attention. Why? Because it was drawn entirely with crayons! Reddit and Imgur user Dweebette is a completely self taught artist. When she posted her art on the /r/Zelda forum, I don’t think that many people expected to see this.

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Nintendo UK Free Hylian Crest Keychain Offer

imageThe Official Nintendo UK Store is offering free key chains from popular Nintendo franchises, The Legend of Zelda being one of them. The Legend of Zelda keychain is a rubber Hylian Shield. Aside from Zelda, the keychains feature the franchises of Mario, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi. The promotion is only available online and ends on December 24th, 2014.

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Building Meaning in Majora’s Mask

moon3DNext spring many of you will begin adventuring through the fully three dimensional world of Termina! Some will be adventuring there for the 100th time, while many others will be having their first taste of it. And what an experience awaits those first timers!

Majora’s Mask is a game that has really managed to connect deeply with a lot of people. For me personally, Majora’s Mask ranks as the most emotionally involving game I’ve ever played, and I know I’m not the only one to say this. There are many reasons why it has affected people the way it has, and with its remake only a few months away, I thought now would be a good time to review some of them.

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Fan Creates a Stained Glass Hylian Shield

SGSWLLNThe Zelda games have inspired a lot of very beautiful fan art. And I reckon we’ve seen Zelda themes find their way into every single medium imaginable. To the left you can see the latest stained glass effort from Reddit member the3rdstarter!

This is not the first stained glass artwork from a Zelda fan, it follows on the heels of the stained glass Hylian Crest, and the incredible Wind Waker stained glass (amongst others). This latest effort comes from the design of the Hylian shield in Skyward Sword, and is just as beautiful as all the rest.

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GameXplain Zelda Wii U Analysis

ZeldaWiiUEnhancedMap If you’re reading this you are likely well aware that Nintendo unveiled some new gameplay footage from Zelda Wii U last weekend. And if you are not aware it’s likely because you’ve been spending the past week on the Moon. While analysis after analysis has followed the unveiling, it seems every detail of the footage has been scrutinized and theorized over. But don’t fret if you’ve missed it all! For the moonlings among you, GameXplain has just produced another analysis video, and a fairly comprehensive 23 minute one at that. Make the jump and take a look!

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Gossip Stone: Will There Be New Sidequests In Majora’s Mask 3D?

CTR_JOKER_TS_UKV_v01.inddWith Majora’s Mask being remade for the 3DS, there’s no telling what adjustments and changes will be made. But what about additions? Perhaps gameplay-extending additions, like sidequests? They’d certainly be a lot of fun, but would they add something among the likes of sidequests, and/or new items or weapons to gain from a new sidequest? Hit the jump to read more about the subject!

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Zelda Wii U Map Analysis

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Over at Scooptendo, Jack Parsons has undertaken a great point by point analysis of the Zelda Wii U map that we saw for the first time on Friday. While we can do nothing but speculate for now, Parsons makes some thoughtful educated guesses about what the new game might hold. Click in for all the details.

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Good Level Design – Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D

a link between worlds new linkGreat levels make for a great game, but what are the elements of good level design? YouTube game analyst Sunder has a series titled LevelHead devoted to just this question. In his latest video he has teamed up with Todd Schlickbernd from Rated S Games to examine the level design in A Link Between Worlds. You can watch the video after the jump.

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