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It’s a brand new year, and with that, a brand new start. Producing and writing different debate ideas for every single day in a calendar year can be quite the daunting task, but our writers – past and present – have done an amazing job engaging our community with provoking, funny, interesting, and smart topics. I remember the first time that I wrote a Daily Debate and seeing people go back and forth with points and counterpoints… it was amazing…

Hidden deep in the Lost Woods of the Woodland region lies the legendary Master Sword — the Blade of Evil’s Bane. Approaching it, the Great Deku Tree explains to us that, if a person who is deemed weak attempts to draw the sword, they will slowly lose their life. If we try to draw the sword with fewer than 13 hearts, excluding our first attempt, the sword will indeed drain our hearts to zero, resulting in death. This doesn’t exactly…

An aspect of Twilight Princess‘ story that I always enjoyed was the thematic connections between the light and dark, both in the storytelling and in the setting. It was a vital part of the experience, and part of what made it work well was when Link and Midna travel to the Twilight Realm through the Mirror of Twilight and recognizing that it deserved as much saving as Hyrule did. One thing that I always thought was a missed opportunity, though,…

Nintendo has some wonderful news for the Zelda fans who also love great prices. Three new titles have joined the Nintendo Selects library, with Majora’s Mask 3D being one of them. And joining Majora’s Mask 3D is Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and StarFox 64 3D. Players can pick any of these wonderful titles up for just $19.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. I think it’s wonderful that Nintendo is continuing the Nintendo Selects program. They often select the most classic and…

Link’s Awakening holds a strange place in my life as a Zelda fan. Since I have never owned a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Nintendo 3DS, I have had limited opportunities to (legally) play the game. Despite this, I am fascinated with the story and music of the game; both elements are distinct from many other games in the Zelda series. As a fan of the credits themes from The Legend of Zelda games, this cover of Link Awakening’s ending theme…

There’s nothing quite as chilling as the final countdown in Majora’s Mask‘s third day. As the moon looms overhead, Link scrabbles to finish whatever deeds he can before returning to the dawn of the first day. A crucial part of this atmosphere is the music, a chilling background to your increasing panic. Returning with yet another incredible remix, musician Vetrom has produced an instrumental mix of the “Final Hours” track that has installed terror and panic in so many Zelda fans over…

Last week everyone’s feathers got ruffled when news went around about an interview with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa. In said interview he discussed the challenges of developing consoles and how Nintendo is aiming to diversify it’s business in order to reduce risk in the changing marketplace. He mentioned their recent endeavors into film and theme parks as an example, but what really had everyone talking was the mention of continuing to develop for mobile devices. This should come as no surprise…

It’s still Monday on the west coast, which means I still have time to post this week’s Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest. So, I’m still working through my backlog of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots. And while I’ve mainly focused on the different Zelda fighters from the game, this week I’m throwing in a Zelda character that can spotted in the background of the Gerudo Valley stage. That’s right, the fiery Gerudo witch Koume is entering the spotlight in this week’s…

Andy and Taylor are back to cover a wide variety of different fans questions. On the table is Link’s Reawakening, our thoughts on Lana from Hyrule Warriors, which Nintendo 64 game needs a sequel, Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions, and… what each Zelda race smells like?? It’s another episode full of fun and shenanigans, and just because it’s Taylor’s birthday, Andy doesn’t make fun of Young Link… that much! Listen here, and get ready for next week as Andy finally makes…

Since the original Legend of Zelda on NES, Ganon has been terrorizing Hyrule with cruel satisfaction. The pig demon has become one of the most recognizable villains in video games, rivaling peers like Bowser. Throughout the years, the villain has taken several forms including a trident wielding demon, a powerful human mage/warrior (Ganondorf), and a monstrous amorphous beast. In Breath of the Wild, Ganon took the form of Calamity Ganon, a being lacking any recognizable humanity. Taking the form of four…