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Welcome back to your bi-weekly digest of all things Zelda speedrunning. Having stopped crying from the result of The Best Zelda Ever 2018 results, and having calmed down from the arguments which ensued in the staff chat, I’m just about ready to return to normal service. Just let me 100% Triforce Heroes one more time…   Now Playing A new type of speedrunning marathon is coming soon! Bingothon is a charity event, which will be hosted by speedrunslive and is raising money for the Doctors Without Borders….

A recent update to the Nintendo Switch eShop features a selection of filter options which should hopefully make searching for newly released games a much easier. The new filters can be accessed by hitting the Sear”ch option which appears in the top left corner of the eShop. Shoppers will then be presented with multiple options, including “Genre”, “Price Range”, “Software with Demo Available”, and “Downloadable Content” to help them find the perfect game. To make using the filters even easier,…

Hello, friends and readers, and welcome back to “On the Quest for 100!” It has been a while, I know — things have been pretty crazy for me in the Zelda Dungeon-sphere! Fan Fiction Friday’s “Beyond the Horizon” saw its season finale, Linktober happened, our Best Zelda Ever 2018 list came out, we had another Smash Direct, and I ran through Murder in Castle Town with our Managing Editor, Rod Lloyd. So, needless to say, October was absolute chaos! And, you know…

Since his introduction in Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf has been a huge part of The Legend of Zelda mythos. This name is usually reserved for the human form of the primary villain, while Ganon is used for the more monstrous form of the character. Ganondorf is depicted as a powerful sorcerer, a dangerous warrior, and a cunning enemy. Most notably, Ganondorf has always existed in direct opposition to our hero, an ultimate ordeal to be conquered. With this in mind,…

Nintendo has won its lawsuits against two ROM hosting sites, with a total of $12,230,000 being awarded by an Arizona judge. In July 2018, Nintendo brought forward lawsuits against ROM websites LoveRETRO and LoveROMS, for both hosting copyrighted titles on its servers and for trademark infringement. In a bid to avoid a legal battle, the couple who ran the ROM servers, Jacob and Cristian Mathias, took down both sites and entered into settlement negotiations with the copyright-protective gaming giant. It has…

“More Fighters, More Battles, More Fun” is the tagline for this exhilarating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate CG trailer, and the video lives up to that slogan. In exactly one minute, this incredible trailer showcases over fifty of the game’s fighters, highlighting many of their banner art poses, as well as showing them off in the heat of the action. The trailer opens with a subtle callback to the trailer for the original Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, where Mario…

The world of The Legend of Zelda is obviously very different from our own. The denizens of our humble realm don’t have ready access to magical instruments, we may never experience the inebriating effects of Chateau Romani, and we’ll — hopefully — never have to sprint for our lives from a vengeful Peahat. But for all the disparities between our world and Zelda‘s, one universal constant still exists: dog is still man’s best friend. Much like our world, the Zelda…

The lads are back and covering a lot of different ground this week! We touch on the fallout from last weeks show and talk entitlement vs reasonable expectations, we cover the rumor and innuendo about Nintendo hiring “dungeon developers”, we walk you through Zelda Dungeon’s Best Zelda Ever 2018 List, and we throw our hats in the ring predicting Smash Bros’s DLC fighters. Did somebody say Master Chief?! It’s all here! You won’t wanna miss this one!   Podbean |…

The sword and shield are fantasy gospel. It’s hard to think of two components of the genre that are more closely linked. The offensive qualities of the sword, designed for speed and attack, are thematically complemented by the protection and stability of the sturdy shield. Together, the two items provide a balanced combat style perfect for a hero! Throughout The Legend of Zelda‘s long history, the design and emblems featured on shields have changed drastically over time. The original shield…

YouTuber Dr.Wily recently published a video to discuss what might have changed in the Zelda franchise of games if Ocarina of Time had never existed. Wily first points out the most obvious element from Ocarina of Time, which is the timeline split. During the events of this game, a split in time is made, resulting in three separate timelines: the Downfall, Adult, and Child timelines. Had Ocarina of Time never existed, any future Zelda games could have appeared in different places on…