Tis' the season to spread some Zelda cheer!
In the Zelda fan community, It seems like there's no end to the creative ideas people can come up with. In terms of merchandise, Etsy is a great place to find gifts, replicas, and cosplays for all of your Zelda needs. But for this holiday season, one Etsy shop called "Mathematical Geekery" is now selling a Zelda-themed Christmas card! Are you getting a friend who loves Zelda a present? Do you have a grandma who has a crush on green-capped heroes? Want to just splurge on yourself for the holiday? Well, this just may be just the thing you need.
Interested? Hit the jump to see for yourself!
Need a lamp when exploring the Shadow Temple at two in the morning? Well, this lamp will lighten up any adventurer's bedroom! This amazing piece of work from TheBackPackShoppe is a great tribute to any true Zelda fan. Featuring a dark wood frame and yellow acrylic plastic Triforce, this Legend of Zelda lamp will complement any bedroom.
The front of the lamp shines a warm light in the shape of the Triforce and the Crest of Hyrule lights up on your wall! This artist included a clever group of holes to provide for easy hanging with string or something similar. This 11 inch piece is priced at $69.00, and it is available on Etsy! You can also purchase the alternate designs, such as the Version 2.0 and Wall Sconce. Hit the jump to see the gallery of images! To everyone with a dark bedroom, I say, "It's dangerous to go alone, take this!"
A new quartet of plush characters based on the characters from The Wind Waker are here just in time for the holiday season. The Zelda, Tingle, and Link plushies are available for pre-order now. They measure 16cm in height, and you also have the option to order a 22cm Link.
For more information, make sure to click past the jump!
Do you like The Legend of Zelda? Do you like Zelda Informer? Of course you do!
(How cheeky and enjoyable of him to say that; I should keep reading!)
As you probably guessed from the title, it's that time of year again! We at Zelda Informer are always trying to improve both the breadth and the quality of content we provide, and as such, we're always looking for new faces to join the ZI team. If you love writing about The Legend of Zelda, you should consider giving ZI a try. We provide opportunities for writers of many creeds to lend a hand, whether you prefer writing news stories, providing deep analyses of games, or even if you're a huge walkthrough fanatic! We're currently hiring for the following positions:
News Editors will be tasked with finding and writing news stories, be they comments from Aonuma, news about upcoming Zelda games, or even goings-on in the fan world! If someone's done something involving Zelda, we want to spread the word.
Columnists will write weekly articles exploring many aspects of The Legend of Zelda. Zelda Informer is home to brilliant work such as "Destined to Fade" and "It's Your Legend," but we've also had several fun articles over the years, including speculation pieces, analyses, theories, and more. If you're interested in thinking about any corners of the Zelda world, this is the position for you.
Walkthrough Editors will write... well... walkthroughs! If you've got experience with Zelda and want to help guide others through the Water Temple, we'd love to have you lend a hand.
And the best part? There's no experience required! Only a skill for writing and a passion for Zelda.
**Please note that writing for Zelda Informer is a serious commitment, and
we expect applicants to be dedicated to helping the site and its future.**
If you're interested in applying for these positions or more, you can find more precise information about their requirements, as well as information on how to apply, by visiting the complete guide for applying to Zelda Informer. After giving the application guide a solid read, please don't hesitate to send us an email with any questions you may still have. Good luck, and we hope to see you on board soon!
Hey! I bet a hefty percentage of you are going to this Zelda site to read about Zelda stuff! I also know for a fact that several of you here have a deep desire to stab something in the heart! Well, have I got the Do-it-Yourself project for you! But first, let's watch somebody else Do-it-Herself!
You see, world-famous YouTube celebrity Suzy Hanson (fresh off of her marriage to small-time animator Egoraptor) has just released such a video! In it, she walks you step by step through the process of making your very own (MAKING SOMEBODY ELSE'S IS A CRIME) corkboard based on the classic Zelda heart containers! It's a very simple crafts project, and the materials cost less than TEN DOLLARS! You have no reason not to make this! What are you, not a REAL fan?! Stab your Master Sword push pins into this beautiful corkboard TODAY!
What are you waiting for? Improve your life! (Did you see what I did there!?) Watch the video after the jump!
You know that huge fan movement started here at Zelda Informer a few years back? The one that Aonuma has publicly acknowledged several times? Operation Moonfall? Yeah, that one.
Unfortunately, it turns out that Operation Moonfall and related fan ventures, such as our namesake Operation Rainfall, actually don't affect Nintendo in any way. Or so says Reggie.
Going off of that, how much do what fans want or say influence your decisions? [Operation Moonfall and Operation Rainfall are cited as examples here.]
Head inside to hear his response!
So we all know about the dreaded Zelda cycle right? No? Just look at the little image above. I am sure many of you have seen this exact image, and if not, you at least understand the premise it presents. Did you know there is actually some disagreement about what exactly the Zelda Cycle is? Above presents one specific take on it. However, that take isn't universal - in fact none of the supposed Zelda Cycle ideals are universal. This all leads me to conclude that the simple fact is that a Zelda Cycle doesn't truly exist.
Courtesy of IGN, we now know that somebody was cool enough to to make a Wind Waker-themed car in Forza 5. The Toon Link and Triforce-endowed vehicle can be quickly seen to your left, but there's also a video of this "shiny gold" and "sky blue" racer drifting and driving across the track. The video, a minute long, shows the car from various angles and in states of damage.
Head past the jump to check it out!
I imagine you are familiar with Smooth McGroove. He is internet-famous for doing one-person a capellas of famous video game music pieces. Some of his previous works include a rendition of the Kirby: Super Star's Gourmet Race theme, the Tetris Theme, and F-Zero's Mute City theme. However, his most recent song is particularly near and dear to many a Zelda fans' hearts: the Lost Woods theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. And, if I may say, it is particularly well-done. Do you like this song as much as I do? If it isn't apparent, I really like this song.
"YouTube personality and Nintendo enthusiast TJ Smith hosted a Legend of Zelda themed dinner party with five friends. Each guest contributed to the potluck-style soiree with a homemade dish inspired by the game. It was a fun night of good eats, games, and of course - playing with your food!" — Nintendo
In this video by Nintendo, these gamers sit around and talk about their love for A Link Between Worlds. They also get into a discussion about their very first Zelda games, and what it meant to them. While meant to be a fun way to promote the game, I feel like this is something that we, as Zelda fans, do quite often. We always make the point that no matter what Zelda game comes out, our first will always be our most memorable. Watch the video after the jump!