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We've had a ton of Smash news today, but I wanted to step aside to talk about something a bit more personal and long term. We're always striving to provide top tier news coverage, opinions, fan works, and hopefully soon we'll get on top of our walkthrough game. What I would love to hear however are some fresh ideas - things maybe I or the other staff haven't thought of yet. What about having themed weeks dedicated to singular games? That may not mean we focus the entire week on just that game (IE, ignore fan and other related things for other games), but maybe we put a special...

As many who have played any Super Smash Bros. game may have witnessed, battles you engage in can get pretty hectic. Now imagine a group of several hundred people trying to play the newest addition to the Super Smash Bros. game series as one character, which is not coincidentally exactly what is going on right this very moment on the popular livestreaming website TwitchTV. The person(s) behind the massively popular channel 'TwitchPlaysPokemon', known for its viral livestreaming event sharing the same name, decided to launch a stream where...

Nintendo recently released two brand new Zelda themed Home Screen customization's, but the latest one really got me thinking about something I probably should have thought about before. For those unaware, Nintendo of Japan is releasing (or has released) a Skyward Sword theme for the 3DS. Skyward Sword, as we all know, is a home console title for the Wii. While we welcomed the themes for the 3DS, why don't we extend them to the Wii U? Sure, it would arguably be a bit harder to do with the whole Mii community thing on the TV, but it could obviously still happen. Given that the...

Good morning and welcome back friends, fans, and cyber interlopers (you know who you are) to our 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.

Around these parts our authors spend a lot of time talking about Zelda. When it comes to talking about the future it often is about what our authors personal desires are for the game. This is natural of course, because we can't pretend to speak for anyone but ourselves on such a subjective topic. Thus today is really about you guys and gals. We have a severe itch to really talk about Zelda U, yet Nintendo hasn't given us anything new to chew on. Thus we are left with our hopes, dreams, and desires. Currently that means... finding out what parts or aspects of the old games you want to see return in the new...

It's been a while, but our weekly Caption Contest is back! Last time, Ghirahim was creeping a little too close to Link which brought about, as expected, some pretty "interesting" replies. As we are trying to keep this site kid friendly, there were some we couldn't present in our post. However, if you really wanna see some of the more mature content, you can check them out here. All of the entries were great and I don't think this week will fail to deliver either. This time around, we're featuring another Skyward Sword scene with Zelda giving Groose the "what's what". As always,we are continuing the trend of featuring the images and text captions that were your favorites. Enjoy!

If you're a girl (or a guy, I'm not one to judge), and you love A Link to the Past, then you'll love this light and dark world inspired dress by Much Needed Merch! They sell each item for € 31 / $ 40 and it's reversible to show either the dark world or the light world. For fans of the style they also sell a Toon Link inspired dress, a Ganon dress inspired by his Wind Waker form, men and women's outfits inspired by the Link portrayed in the Zelda U trailer from E3, a costume inspired...

There are many beautiful pieces of The Legend of Zelda fan art floating around on the Internet, but self-taught Hungarian artist, Adam Scythe, has created a watercolour painting timelapse that truly is a masterpiece.

A lot of puzzles and ideas are carried over from game to game in The Legend of Zelda series. Block pushing, torch lighting, wall climbing... there is always elements that seem to return time to time. Even the ability to jump because of an item has appeared in multiple games. One aspect of Skyward Sword I really enjoyed was the concept and execution of the Silent Realm. At the heart all it is a collectathon on a timer with enemies trying to get you that you can't kill, but it's a full on thrill ride and at times can be really challenging. It's the sort of minigame you would find on a smart device as it's own game...

One person apparently thinks much of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask art design and influence is based upon Africa and they plan to do a full 3 (or 4) part series on it. This is part 1, which examines some of the boss designs and compares them directly to aspects, culture, and even animals found in Africa. While I will admit this first episode does seem to stretch things a bit to make it all fit, they promise the next episode will show even more direct influences, which may or may not make the first part not nearly as a big of a stretch as it seems...