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There are several things I can always count on to start a new year: first, the bitter cold of the American Midwest; second, Hockey season in full swing. And finally, I have a full week of gaming speedruns to watch! The AGDQ 2020 speedrunning marathon has come and gone, having raised $3.16 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Among many notable runs, one of the highlights was the Legend of Zelda relay race. Nine runners went head-to-head, trying to finish…

It’s been three years after the release of Breath of the Wild, and astonishingly we’re still getting commercials that involve it!  This newest Nintendo Switch commercial is meant to advertise the portability of the Switch Lite. In this short advertisement, we see a gentleman playing Breath of the Wild on the Switch Lite and defeating a Lynel. The man works as a Truck Driver, so considering he will be on the road for long periods of time, the Switch Lite is…

Nintendo Minute has released their first video of the new year, and they are starting things off by returning to Breath of the Wild, but with a new twist. Signifying this new year of 2020, Kit and Krysta have a list of 20 Breath of the Wild challenges in Bingo format, and they will try to complete a horizontal row of five challenges within 20 minutes!  Some of the challenges included on the list are to reflect a blast from…

We’re less than a month into the 20’s, which means it’s time to revitalize the Jazz Age. And Jazztick, a quartet from Chile, is here to set the mood. Performed live, this rendition of Link’s Awakening‘s “Ballad of the Wind Fish” has amazing audio quality. Watching the crowd sway, cell phones ablaze, has definitely inspired me to find my local jazz hangout. So put down that copy of The Great Gatsby, because this rendition is the bee’s knees. In the world…

“Zelda’s Lullaby” is many things — iconic, classical, soothing — but it’s a far cry from a hot EDM track. Well, the masterminds at OverClocked ReMix are here to change your perceptions with a little 80’s flare! Club Ocarina is the latest, beat bumping-est Zelda album produced by the legendary collective. Each remixer rose to the challenge — turning the roster of ocarina tunes into EDM classics, a feat considering that the original tunes in Ocarina of Time typically last…

As a father of two, one of my greatest joys has been sharing games I love with my children. It warms my heart when my son’s eyes light up at the sight of Mario, or when my daughter pretends to be Link (she insists on being Link). However, I also recognize that not everyone has the ways or means to share these things as easily as I do. For one father of a daughter with a disability, this desire turned…

This year’s Linktober — the popular month-long art challenge celebrating fanart inspired by the Zelda series — may still be many away, but there’s no time like the present to support an awesome project! Linktober founder Joel Siegal has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create 100 Linktober enamel pins for artists and supporters to wear, as well as keychains and stickers. The pins are approximately 1.5 inches in size, die cast, and soft enamel. The initial goal of the Kickstarter…

On January 1st, I completed my 100% playthrough of Okami HD; I started the new year off right, it seems. Last night, news dropped that First 4 Figures were accepting pre-orders for its newest Okami-themed resin statue! “Pre-orders for Okami – Amaterasu: Divine Descent resin statue EXCLUSIVE and DEFINITIVE Editions are only available until February 24, 2020. Place an order on or before 3 February 2020, 4:00 PM HKT (Hong Kong Time) to take advantage of our EARLY BIRD PROMOTION. –…

Recently, we reported on KamuiCosplay’s DIY tutorial video on how to create your very own Master Sword. While it is a truly amazing feat to be able to create your very own sword, how about we take a look at something a little different? From the maker of the massive fist hammer, we have a special miniaturized version of “the blade of evil’s bane”. Art metal forger Bonn has taken half a pencil and an M4 screw and crafted Link’s…

Have you ever wanted to take on darkness and evil yourself? Is playing through the eyes of Link just not good enough? Well, you’ll be happy to know that cosplay designer and Youtuber KamuiCosplay has created her very own guide to a DIY Master Sword. Using high density foam and a large blueprint, she crafts the sword from scratch, adding stylistic touches such as the weaving around the grip and the Triforce symbol. The project is hefty but is completed…