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This is a bittersweet episode — as of right now, this is the last episode hosted by Adam and the gang. As accurately described in the title, this is truly the end of an era. For many, many episodes, we've heard the familiar voices of Adam, Chris, Colin, Jake, and Caleb talk about  Zelda, Nintendo, gaming in general, and joking around with special guests. I personally would like to thank the crew for their dedication towards the podcast, and wish them well on their future endeavors.

We understand Link as the hero, the sole savior of Hyrule, the one prophesied with the Triforce of Courage. But we also understand that he never truly does it alone. Through many Zelda titles, Link is aided by a trusty companion. They vary from side-kick to full blown plot devices, but they’ve always had a place at Link’s side one time or another. There also seems to be a correlation between the development of Link’s companions and the development of the franchise itself. To do that, we can take a look at each companion Link has had throughout a game and how directly he or she has impacted the story. This, however, means that temporary companions, such as Ricky, Dimitri, and Moosh from the Oracle Series will not count, as will mounts such as Epona and the Crimson Loftwing. As an aside, despite many of these titles having been out for a long time, a lot of these analyses contain spoilers because of their nature, so you have been warned. So let’s see the lineup...

If you're not familiar with the YouTube channel known as CInemassacre, you're missing out. Filled with amazing shows such as the classic Angry Video Game Nerd, to the very entertaining Let's Play-style James and Mike Mondays, Cinemassacre has a variety of retro gaming-related content to keep you occupied for a long time. Cinemassacre has been around on YouTube for a decade, and still puts out new content.We had the opportunity to interview the channel's own Mike Matei...

The Wii U is a financial failure. While not a total disaster, it may ultimately be an overall profitable venture by the time this generation ends, it's definitely not the results they were hoping for coming off the massive success of the Wii. However, is it the little box that could? I lay out the reasons I feel the Wii U is really the best Nintendo home console I have ever played (and I grew up starting in the NES era). While the reasons I put in the video may be reasons you can list many other consoles, the fact is that, especially when it comes to game quality, everything is entirely subjective. Games I love you may hate, but that's totally fine...

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The podcast returns for another week of shenanigans, with your host Adam being joined by Caleb and Matt. This week they discuss shooters of today and yesteryear, concerns over Zelda U, and confusion over what exactly Tatsumi Kimishima does. It's a very interesting cast this week!

We know who the starters are for the new Pokemon games. One of them reminds us of a certain someone in a certain game that will never be forgotten. We're deeply sorry for bringing up these memories you have likely tried to bury forever...

A topic that has been debated on the site recently is the issue of Link being an established character of the franchise, or a player avatar meant to be a "link" to the games that he is the protagonist of. Whenever someone such as a staff member or fan suggests a major change be made to Link for whatever purpose, the standard counterpoint to this suggestion is the fact that Link is viewed as an established character such as the iconic Mario from Super Mario Bros., or Samus from the Metroid franchise...

Mark your calendars for a week of Zelda marathon epicness. This July, from the 16th to the 22nd, there's going to be a streamed marathon of all of our favorite Zelda titles over on Zelda Dungeon, and here at Zelda Informer. The announcement trailer is filled with memorable moments from the Zelda series, and it should prove to be an entertainment filled week, as the marathoners will be completing 30 years worth of games during that time. That's right, every Zelda title will be completed by July 22nd! Any money raised during the marathon will be given to charity...

Our third part in our second episode of Zelda Inquiries is now live and ready for your consumption. This time around we answer a fan question about Link's blue tunic in Zelda U/NX and the chances that we'll eventually see a Zelda movie. This discussion is hosted by yours truly and I am joined by our Managing Editor, Darrin, and YouTuber RabbidLuigi. Naturally the line of questioning continues the trend of "we don't know", but we still have thoughts and theories on what this can all mean...

Are we spoiled as Zelda fans? That’s a tough question because that term often carries some negative connotations. The very definition of the word contains completely negative references, so it’s not a term I like to use lightly. However, I bring it to the forefront after watching a couple weeks’ worth of reactions to the news that Zelda U has become Zelda U/NX and that the game has been delayed again to 2017 (a likely, but unconfirmed, 4-month delay).

I will go ahead and quote some of the reactions I have seen, but unless they are made by a more public figure I will leave the comments as anonymous. So you’ll see a mix of fans and more public media types reactions to this news...