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This week on the ZI Podcast we dive deep into all of your burning topic suggestions. We had a huge swath of topic ideas from all over our fan base and we wanted to make sure we covered as many of them as we could. However, one particular topic about dungeons in Breath of the Wild ended up spinning off into one of the most interesting discussions we've ever had on the podcast about that game... how story will be presented in a world through a method few if any games have ever even attempted to do before...

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This week's audio podcast is back in the spotlight, as issues with our video version's audio has lead to a return to our audio version being front and center. Of course, you can still watch our video version - just don't be surprised when the audio one is more in sync and contains an extra 10 minutes of content. Yeah, that's exactly why this is the version being featured this week...

Ever since Breath of the Wild’s debut demo at E3, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding what many people consider to be one of the possible focuses of the game in terms of its story—the Sheikah tribe. The Sheikah have always been shrouded in mystery ever since the tribe’s debut in Ocarina of Time with Impa, and, if he counts, Sheik, though his existence is little more than a cover story for Zelda as a way to hide from Ganondorf. From the events in Ocarina of Time, we gather that the Sheikah are charged with guarding the Royal Family from danger, and that the village of Kakariko used to be a Sheikah-only settlement, until Impa opened it to the public, as mentioned...

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This week we cover some rather series topics, including some much beloved anniversaries for both Zelda and Metroid, Nintendo's take down of fan projects, and a slew of fan questions pertaining to some interesting Zelda lore. We have a jam packed podcast this week despite the fact that it's just the hosts this week. No special guests, no other staff members from Zelda Informer, this week is all Alfred and Nate going head to head debating about this week's greatest news...

Back when I was in grade school, I wasn’t allowed to play video games during the week, lest my grades suffer. (Let’s face it, they probably would have.) Because of this, Friday was a special day. That marked the beginning of the weekend and I could play video games! However, beyond that, we had this kind of tradition in my household. We would go eat at our favorite Italian restaurant for dinner and then head across the street to Blockbuster. (For those of you youngins, Blockbuster was a movie/game rental company where you physically had to get up and go to in order to rent and watch a movie or play a game...

Emotions are a very personal thing. That being said, sometimes you are able to convey types of emotions to players through video games in a variety of ways. In addition to many of the on screen cues, music plays a heavy role in emotional impact. Emotional music is often associated with moments of great sadness or despair, but the range of emotions music can evoke from the player goes far beyond just those minute feelings.

The Zelda series has no shortage of emotional and impactful songs. These may or may not be among my favorite overall in the series, but they do make my cut for my top 5 emotional music pieces in the entire Zelda series...

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On this week's episode of the Zelda Informer Podcast we discuss the premise forBreath of the Wild, the role art style plays in the series, and offer speculation on where exactly the Zelda series is heading after Breath of the Wild. We are joined this week by your usual hosts and a special guest, the hype man himself, HMK...

Art style is a big sticking point in the Zelda series. Most of the major controversies surrounding the series, many of the “splits” in the fan base, all started with the wide variance in art styles. Keep in mind this is a series that has shifted art direction so many times it could be argued that it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly is the visual identity of the series is. Let’s look at a handful of the art styles used in this series to date...

Our Zelda Versus Best Zelda Dungeon Tournament has returned, though we're changing up how votes are collected this time around. The problem at Zelda Informer is that the poll system is fundamentally broken and all the embed-able options from "free poll makers" provide various amount of issues. Thus, as we continue to push forward with Zelda Versus, we are going to do a two pronged approach. First, we'll have this poll for each match-up right here on Nintendo Prime's forums (the Zelda Informer forums are, at this time, broken). In addition, a poll will be ran on our twitter, and then we'll combine the results to get a final victor in each match-up...

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This week on the Zelda Informer Podcast, Alfred makes a triumphant return to his co-hosting duties as our resident comic artist, Trey, and super fan Mason make appearances to discuss some unexpected NX leaks. With the NX leaks taking up a majority of the first half of the podcast, I wanted to reminded everyone of a rather amazing (and sad) story a fan shared with us and allowed us to share with all of you about how Nintendo is keeping a lost brother with someone special while playing Breath of the Wild...