A late Merry Christmas to all of you out there. To celebrate the holiday season here at Zelda Dungeon, we will be hosting a series of Live Video Streams right here at the website. The last time we advertised a full blown live stream was back in August of this year for the websites 9th birthday when I played Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon for the Phillips Cd-I. It was quite a successful stream with many fans getting their first real exposure to this non-cannon plague-filled Zelda title. With that being said, I’d like to formally announce our next THREE streams.
Yes, you’ve read that right. The next three streams will be taking place over the course of the next week and I will be playing two more of the Phillips Cd-i titles. Much like the Wand of Gamelon stream, I have not played either Faces of Evil or Zelda’s Adventure extensively. In fact, I haven’t played more than 20minutes of either game. When I first got the games a few weeks back, I just simply tested them on my Cd-i to ensure they were working properly. What this means for the viewers is that, when I play the games live during the streams, it will be the very first time I am going through them.
For those of you unfamiliar with how live streams work here at Zelda Dungeon, it is rather simple. When you come to the website during the stream, the newest news post will have an embedded video of the stream, but also a link to our live stream page. At this live stream page there will be the embedded video, as well as an embedded chatroom where you can interact with us. The video will be focused on the actual gameplay, but I, as well as live guests will be providing commentary throughout the stream. The commentary will be discussing exactly what is going on during the live gameplay, as well as talking about the Zelda series and Zelda Dungeon in general. We will be taking live questions from fans and might do some other fun stuff that comes to mind. It’s almost always a good time, so be sure to stop by, even if it just for a few minutes of your day. In order to get involved in the live chatroom, you will have to have a registered username over at Ustream. It takes just seconds to do so, so why not take care of that now so you don’t have to worry about it when the time comes.
On Tuesday December 28th I will be playing The Faces of Evil. This Cd-i Zelda title plays very similar to the Wand of Gamelon, so I think I’ll have a good grasp of the controls right off the bat. When I first played through the Wand of Gamelon, it took me roughly 7 1/2 hours to complete the game from beginning to end. With my familiarity with the controls, I’m anticipating that The Faces of Evil will likely take shortly less time, with my rough estimate being between 5-7 hours. Thus, after the completion of the game, there might be some extra time left over where we may be streaming some other Zelda goodies. The stream will likely start at roughly 10am US Central Time Zone, and run through much of the day, giving viewers all across the globe a chance to check out some of the action.
On Saturday January 1st I will be playing Zelda’s Adventure. The third and final Cd-i Zelda title is dramatically different from the other two Cd-i games, and from what I’ve played, it is significantly worse. I’ve also heard that it is a much longer title, so the torturous journey through the game might last much longer than the other Cd-i titles. I’m planning to start the stream at roughly 10am US Central Time Zone and I’m going to play it for as long as I can, hopefully completing the game before the night is over.
On Sunday January 2nd we will be streaming live once again, but I’m keeping this special stream a bit more tight knit for now. More details about this stream will be revealed over the course of the next few days, so stay tuned to find out!
I hope to see you all this coming Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday for what should be some fun streams. Lastly, I get asked this all the time but… I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago. While it is not an open door policy if you’d like to attend a live stream in person, if you do live in the area, (or would travel to the area) and are interested in collaborating on similar projects in the future, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.