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Nintendo Minute hosts Kit and Krista had the chance to interview the prolific composer of video-game music, Koji Kondo, whose list of works include several iterations from the Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series. Kit and Krista’s subject for the interview was Kondo’s “compositional process.” Borrowed from scholarly discussions about music, the term refers to the methods and/or steps by which composers write a piece of music from conception to the finished product. In other words, it addresses the question: How do composers compose? As may be imagined...

Koji Kondo has been around for a long time at Nintendo, so he's composed hundreds if not thousands of different songs for various games - either as the lead sound director or simply as someone who is part of a larger team. We've come to know and love many of his works over the years, with much of them being instantly recognizable when we hear them anywhere we go. Interestingly enough, The Legend of Zelda theme is among some of his favorite compositions he has ever created. Here's what he had to say when asked in a recent interview about his favorite music...

Which hand does Link favor? For the longest time, Nintendo portrayed Link as a left-handed hero. This representation held steady from the first game way back in 1986 all the way to the 2006 release of Twilight Princess. While Link is right-handed in the Wii version of Twilight Princess, but it isport of the GameCube version of the same game, where the entire game world (including Link's favored hand) is inverted from left to right. Official art for Twilight Princess also shows Link as a left-handed hero, so the Wii version bends but does not break the trend of left-handed Links.

However...

Nintendo is heading a for a banner holiday season as they continue to build off their positive and profitable Q2 earnings report, with an estimated tripling of profits since September bringing in 36.8 billion yen. Nintendo, based on estimations by Bloomberg and others, is on pace to meet and maybe exceed their fiscal 2014 projections of 3.6 million Wii U units sold, while Nintendo is expecting a billion dollars in revenue in the United States from amiibo alone. Nintendo is clearly on the right track and I am just happy that Link and all of his friends are a big reason for this turn around. The Zelda series has now...

This box set lightning deal is technically "sold out", however, everyone who added it to their cart hasn't checked out. What that means is that if they don't check out in a short amount of time, the item becomes available again and is optioned to folks who add themselves to the wait list. If you add your name to the waitlist for the item, there is a chance you could get the Zelda Box Set for guides, valued at $180, for just $80. That's a really big and really rare deal for Zelda collectors out there. I don't have the Box Set myself yet, so I already have my waitlist claim in. Get yours in while there is still time...

I know around these parts IGN isn't necessarily viewed in a positive light, but when they happen to do something interesting when talking about Zelda it's almost always worth taking a look at it. Be it fan voting, editorials, or in this case a nice video feature. They break down the visual history of Link, and frankly they do a great job. It's neat see how much (or little) he has truly changed over the years and when certain aspects of his garb were introduced. Of course the feature isn't 100% perfect, but I'm the guy that mispronounced "Hylian" and "Fi". No one's perfect...

Adam Scythe, a devoted and very talented artist in the fanart community, just made this beautiful painting of Link and Zelda from Spirit Tracks.

He's made tons of other Zelda fanart pieces, like this great painting of Zelda U-style Link and Ocarina of Time Link, as well as this completely unrelated (but still awesome) painting of Deadpool.

Check out a video of his painting process after the jump!

This is one of those debates for the ages. There is no right answer and there is no wrong answer, but we're going to argue for our picks because we can. Because we want people to enjoy Zelda games the same way we do. There are a lot of Zelda games out there, specifically of the handheld nature. The question is... which one is the best to you... and why?

Awhile back we reported that Zelda Monopoly was going to be an actual thing at some point this year, but now we have our first tangible evidence of progress on this initiative. In addition, another Zelda related item was discovered that might be a bit more limited. That would be an Ocarina of Time Collectors Edition puzzle, of which we have pictures of these items inside.

Eggbusters is a show by one man who takes on various glitches in video games to try and prove or disprove their existence. He goes a bit beyond that though, as if the glitch does exist and is real, he'll try to have some fun with it. Sometimes this produces crazy results, as it does in his latest video that features Link's Awakening. This particular glitch is so crazy he only does the one glitch for the whole episode, which is unusual as he usually tackles at least 2 or 3 per show. That's all you need to know about how crazy this ride will be. Head inside.