Nintendo announced on Twitter yesterday that they were officially changing the release date for Smash Bros. Wii U in PAL regions; that means Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

The new release date is November 28th, 2014: still a full week after the North American release, but a week earlier than what was expected for these regions.

This includes every version of the game, like the Wii U bundle, and the Gamecube controller adapter set. 

Nintendo hasn't said anything about...

Today we have a little something special for our fans with our first exclusive guitar duet on our YouTube channel, featuring the talents from 72 Hours Remaining. You may remember them as the duo that did the Romance in the Air song, as they continue their Skyward Sword love by offering up ZI an exclusive. We've developed a working relationship with this now growing YouTube talent (they're over 500 subs strong since we brought them to you all). We're glad you enjoy their stuff...

Good morning and welcome back friends, fans, and cyber interlopers (you know who you are) to our (late) Tuesday Weekly Feature: the Photoshop Contest! For those who are new to this feature, fear not; this is a very straightforward contest. Simply photoshop or otherwise alter the image, screenshot, or whatever it is we give you for the week and turn it into something hilarious, cool, or anything in between! Once you're fully satisfied with your creation, post it (make sure you're logged in!) in the comments section at the end of this post.

We all get inspired by great things: The Legend of Zelda comes to mind, for example. . Many have done wonders with that influence, writing fanfiction, creating beautiful works of art, or even naming their own children in honor of its source (Looking at you, Zelda Williams). One such imaginative individual is indie author J Washburn (yes, his name is not an abbreviation, but is really J), who is asking for $1000 in pledges for his new Kickstarter project. The campaign is for a fantasy novel with a tale that isn't a far cry from the series we love. The synopsis gives pretty good...

The only thing we know for certain in the Zelda world when it comes to the next full game in the series is that it will be coming to the Wii U. Beyond this fact, everything could be questioned, from what we initially saw at E3 this year to the intended release period. It could be delayed (though unlikely), the art style or world could see major changes from what we saw at E3. So how can it take advantage of the Wii U hardware?

We saw how The Wind Waker HD...

One of Ocarina of Time's revolutionary aspects was its expansive world, going beyond any size we had seen in a game before. Most older Zelda fans will remember the first time they set eyes on the massive Hyrule Field forming the junction between all later areas. 

Now, imagine witnessing this massive plain in our current world. This is exactly what Japanese youtube and craftsman Kennosukee has achieved, although in miniature form. The fellow Zelda...

It's no surprise that the latest Nintendo Direct about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U exceeded our expectations about the Wii U version of the game. This is proven thanks to the rise in the preorders of the game. According to Nintendo CEO of Japan, Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo Direct helped to differentiate the Wii U version from the Nintendo 3DS version, with 50 different features and differences...

Currently pre-downloading digital games has been a thing that only existed on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (some PC games too). You would buy a digital game and instead of everyone in the world trying to download it at midnight on release, it would stagger that download over several days, often a week or two, so the servers weren't bogged down day 1. This also meant that you could play the game the moment midnight struck, instead of waiting an hour or two for it to download. The Wii U and 3DS are both going to officially be offering that same pre-download service, but for now it all starts with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...

Thanks to YouTube recently launching 60fps support for both Google Chrome and Safari, we can now see Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as we will see it on our home TV's. We have a direct feed video for you, but to watch it in 60 fps you need to set the video to HD and be using one of the two previously mentioned browsers. The video includes a few 4 player matches, some 8 player mayhem, and a slew of stages. Some of you may consider this content to be spoilery, but then again, why are you watching Smash Bros. videos otherwise...

Sakurai is well known to be extremely dedicated to his work as a video game developer. While other top minds around Nintendo, such as Miyamoto, Aonuma, and Tezuka, are almost always busy making games year round... they don't push themselves to have their fingers into every possible aspect of each game they make. Sakurai is the complete opposite - he wants to do everything himself... or at least have his hands on everything. This is well known, as he famously worked 13 months straight on Melee without a single day off. This time around he pushed himself again, which was harder...