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Fantastic theorist and fanman HMK joins us for this week's episode of the ZI Podcast....sort of. Adam is currently moving, Chris is in Orlando, and Jake is being an adult as we record together for the first time! HMK sits with us for the first half of this week's episode, and before we leave, he tells about his favorite...

Zelda U, the anticipated next console installment in the Zelda series, was first shown off during E3 2014. We wouldn't see the game again until The Game Awards in December 2014, where we saw more of Zelda U in action. Needless to say, we were all excited for the game to release in 2015. However earlier this year, Eiji Aonuma unexpectedly announced the delay of Zelda U to 2016, and we've seen few details of the game since then. With concerns that Zelda U may even miss its 2016 release, it's time discuss the way Nintendo announced this new title. Was Nintendo wrong or right to announce Zelda U so early...?

Good day to you all. It's time again to boot up another entry of ZI's weekly Caption Contest! Now, I've been fighting my internet company for weeks trying to get internet in my new house (explaining my slight absenteeism lately), so I may be a little bitter toward technology at the moment. As a way to cope, this week's focus will be on everyone's most hated robot, Scrapper from Skyward Sword. Let's see what words you can direct at this sarcastic bucket of bolts. Of course, we'll first need to honor the winners of last week's contest...

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This week the ZI Podcast features a guest who might just be a bigger fan of the franchise than usual cast! Special guest MC Gamer chats with us about the history of Zeldathon, his appreciation for amazing gaming basements, and why everyone should go and play the CD-I games (you'll never beat his record though). For this episode full of laughs, join our cast featuring...

What's this?! Zelda Informer's weekly Photoshop Contest has returned! This week, the artistic forces of our community will fight to create the ultimate anime adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. Warriors will clash, power levels will rise, and heroes will emerge in this exciting contest. So without further delay, let's admire the winners of last week's contest: Honoring Satoru Iwata before moving on to the new the contest...

Greetings, everyone! As many of you may know, our dear friend Jei Evans set sail from Zelda Informer last month onto bigger adventures. Well, the staff wasn't exactly sure if anyone could fill the big, important shoes that Jei left behind as the host of our weekly Caption Contest. They will probably always be too big for any person, but your pal Rod has decided to try to flop around in these clown shoes anyway. Heck, I'm the host of the Photoshop Contest already, so why not? Anyway, let's go ahead and look back at the winners of Jei's final contest and start off a fresh one...

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On this more somber (and sleepy) episode of the ZeldaInformer Podcast, we get a lesson from GameXplain’s Derrick on the legacy of Satoru Iwata, as well as many other topics. The discussions are on the quieter end, but full of very informative and thought-provoking discussion on the idea of a Gaming Legacy. Your cast members for this week are...

It's time again for ZI's weekly Photoshop Contest, but as many of you are aware, this week has seen a bit of heartbreak. Last weekend, just a few days after the start of last week's contest, we tragically lost one of the game industry's biggest heroes, Satoru Iwata. He was hugely important to me and to many others, so this week's contest will serve as a way to honor his memory. Let's quickly look back at last week's contest: Misusing the Minish Cap, and we can then show our respects to Satoru Iwata...

So it’s been eight years. Eight long years since this all began. And most of you reading now don’t even know where it came from.

There are always whispers of the crazy man behind the scenes who keeps the servers afloat and does the code work to keep things running around here. Everybody knows Nathan, my partner in this monstrosity, but I just generally hang towards the back, keeping a watchful eye on things, making sure the servers work, and setting up the platform that our writers use. I see all of you, even though I hide in the shadows.

It’s surreal looking back on this site, for me. None of you have any idea, you just get your Zelda news here, which is, of course, the point. Mission accomplished! Go team! We have become a social virus spreading the love of Zelda across the internet and I love it. I never expected any of this to happen back then.

I grew up in a fairly isolated area, middle-of-nowhere northwest Connecticut surrounded by a bunch of abandoned mills, closed factories, and farms that were being foreclosed on to be turned into golf courses. I was a fairly obnoxious teenager, got into quite a bit of trouble, and had to deal with a fair deal of bullshit at school. Did I know how to interact with people like a normal human being? Nope. Weird and introverted as hell. I was a piece of shit to a lot of people in an attempt to “fit in” with people who in turn were a piece of shit to me. My memories of high school are fairly unpleasant, to say the least. So what did I do in my spare time? Escape to the internet, of course. Much like a lot of you young’ins probably do now. Damn right I know my target audience. I WAS THERE TOO.

Keep reading past the jump, I've got some words for y'all.

Today is a great benchmark for Zelda Informer, as we have now turned 8 years old. We opened our doors back on July 16th, 2007 and we haven’t looked back. We have had many ups and downs, but today I want to focus on what we’re bringing you in the near term and long term future.

Today was originally intended to be much different. We’ve kept it mostly under wraps, but the entire site is getting revamped and redesigned. Along with this redesign will come a brand new forum community for the site using the powerful and intuitive IPB software and a brand new Zelda Wiki, featuring the popular mediawiki software. Our goal was to bring this all out to you today on our 8th birthday, but we’ve decided it is better that we launch things the right way, rather than rush ourselves to meet this specific date...