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This weeks podcast features yours truly, with our regular co-host Alfred back in his usual spot as a ZI Podcast first timer joins us. This weeks podcast finally gets to put to rest the seemingly endless gender debate, thanks in large part to Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto. Speaking from a very personal level with this, I am glad that this will be the last time this topic comes up on Zelda Informer. We also finally learn about and discuss the causes behind delays in Zelda game release dates...

Have you heard about the most recent Broadway sensation, Hamilton? It is a musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the United States and who lived from 1755 to 1804. You might be thinking that has absolutely nothing to do with Zelda, right? Well you would be correct in any other case, except now. YouTuber Really Freakin' Clever has taken a popular song from Hamilton and has parodied it for Zelda... 

Under Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto’s watch, the Zelda series has certainly tried it’s hardest to innovate. It started with art style changes and a boat and has ranged from DS touch controls and trains to multiplayer experiences and motion controls. While all of these changes to the series in that of themselves are harmless, they represented an idea of change that primarily involved how a player physically controls Link. Even in A Link Between Worlds, probably the most traditional Zelda in the last decade, the game centered around a singular mechanic to make it stand out (wall merging).

When I look back on the games released since Ocarina of Time I tend to find a general theme that they are all bit around a singular idea or concept. Zelda stopped being about… Zelda, and started being built around single ideas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, some of my favorite moments in all of video games have happened in these very titles, but it also represented a close minded approach to advancing the series. It wasn’t built around improving within, but in injecting a new concept and trying to fit the rest of the game around it...

With the month of June now behind us, one question that constantly comes up (or complaint, for that matter), is how we handled covering the recent swath of news that came out of E3. More recently than even that, we received some questions in regards to our coverage of the 76th Annual Shareholders meeting. It's true that how we cover these events is highly unique, but it's also something that may annoy some people. While there is certainly room for improvement and I can agree at times that certain details could have been combined (we originally we're posting a new article for every new item seen in Breath of the Wild, and we later stopped doing that to create a single post with all the new stuff), there is a reason we do this that goes above and beyond just increasing page views...

One of the most hyped trailers that came from this year's E3 was the one for the newest Zelda title Breath of the Wild. Finally getting a full-length trailer to the most anticipated game from Nintendo gave a chance for gamers to witness what is sure to be an exciting adventure. Thanks to the help of reactors on YouTube, we get to witness how the internet responded to this mesmerizing Zelda trailer...

If you saw the Sheikah Slate in Breath of the Wild and thought "Hot diggity dog, that would make a swanky phone case," then I would love to be your friend because you have a very colorful and fun vocabulary. Also, you're in luck because someone over at Rebubble had the same idea...

The Breath of the Wild E3 demo revealed that numerous "Shrines" will be scattered around the game's open world, with each acting as its own mini-dungeon offering unique items, puzzles, and secrets. Coverage throughout E3 week revealed that the full game will feature over 100 of these shrines for Link to find and explore, but rumors quickly spread of Breath of the Wild offering a reduced number of main dungeons as a result. We're still not completely sure if BotW will see fewer main dungeons at the expense of more mini-dungeons, but we can still weigh the options to decide if such an outcome is a favorable one...

While I personally like Skyward Sword, there were a few gripes that I did have, just like many other people. The biggest of these was the barren, linear-esque "open world," sky. YouTube channel Grump Out made a video about how he would fix the game's problematic sky. While the video could very well go on forever...

You've no doubt heard a lot of info about the recent Nintendo Shareholders meeting. Well, we have another nugget of info to share with you. According to the report, Twilight Princess HD has been "doing well" as far as sales goes. Nintendo hasn't really had any huge 3DS titles this year, so the Wii U has seen a lot of attention...

Nintendo has some big name titles coming up, between Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Sun and Moon. In fact, Nintendo is confident that the upcoming releases will continue to sell both the Wii U and the 3DS. These two games were Nintendo's focus at E3, and Nintendo has been releasing information at regular intervals for both since...