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Michael Pachter doesn't make nearly as many headlines these days as years gone by, mostly because his involvement with Game Trailers has been terminated (from what I understand, this wasn't his fault, Game Trailer simply moved to a new building that was too far away to make it work). However, this doesn't mean he quit his day job of analyzing video game stock. He decided to pipe up publicly following The Game Awards to praise Nintendo and Reggie, noting that he felt like he doesn't get a lot of opportunities to praise how good of a job Reggie Fils-Aime...

The Game Awards show, the one that featured Nintendo rather prominently and ended with some brand new Zelda U footage, was arguably a bigger online success story than the entirety of the PlayStation Experience, which took place on Saturday and Sunday. According to Topsy, a social media website tracker, there were roughly 39,000 tweets about Zelda on Friday evening, where as the PlayStation Experience topped out at 35,000. That means Zelda drew more attention on Twitter than the entirety of Sony's offerings. It was also notable for Zelda U in general, because The Game Awards served a much...

This week's issue of Shonen Jump has announced an upcoming update that will allow amiibo support for Bandai Namco's One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. The figures will allow players to unlock special costumes based on the amiibo you scan, including a Link outfit for Roronoa Zoro. Interestingly enough, this would make it the second third-party game to receive amiibo support, the first being the Ace Combat remake, also published by Bandai Namco.

The game was released...

Sometimes nothing in life is worse than uncertainty. For me when I was 15, that was telling someone I liked how I felt. The fear of rejection ran rampant, but more than that, the fear not knowing how she would respond tore me apart more. I did eventually tell her and yes, it worked out… at least at the time. The point of this story however is to express that uncertainty can be a very painful experience.

Hitting closer to our home and our hearts as Nintendo fans, Nintendo has done nothing but provide uncertainty about our ability to grow our amiibo collection. For our purposes we’ll steer clear of what various retailers have been saying: We don’t doubt the validity, but their words do not come from the horse’s mouth as it were. Nintendo has released a few public statements about amiibo and their availability, but none of them offer any clarity.

Nintendo is heading a for a banner holiday season as they continue to build off their positive and profitable Q2 earnings report, with an estimated tripling of profits since September bringing in 36.8 billion yen. Nintendo, based on estimations by Bloomberg and others, is on pace to meet and maybe exceed their fiscal 2014 projections of 3.6 million Wii U units sold, while Nintendo is expecting a billion dollars in revenue in the United States from amiibo alone. Nintendo is clearly on the right track and I am just happy that Link and all of his friends are a big reason for this turn around. The Zelda series has now...

Just like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there will be a masterpiece mode in which you can play the classic games from which the fighters in Smash originate. In the newest iteration of Smash, there are two Legend of Zelda games included, those games being...

An interesting addition to the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the Gamecube adapter, which some lucky gents already have their hands on. Since most hardcore Smash Bros. fans love playing with the Gamecube controller this should be an interesting addition to the line of accessories purchasers will be getting their hands on in as little as one week.

Ben Bertoli, creator of ClassRealm, a platform for teachers to introduce 'gamification' into the classroom, was one of the lucky...

As most people that follow Nintendo-related news will know, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be releasing stateside in less than one week. Quite a few news outlets, including us here at Zelda Informer, have received a review copy of the above mentioned game. One website which has steadily been releasing information about one of the most anticipated games of 2014 is IGN, with videos being the platform they frequent the most.

Today, they released a video...

We all fondly remember the Captain Toad side missions in Super Mario 3D World, but apparently the entire concept for these was intended to star The Legend of Zelda's hero... Link. The chief reason? He couldn't jump. Shinya Hiratake, the man behind the entire concept of Captain Toad, stated that he wanted to build these tiny platforming worlds that took away your ability to jump. Since the Mario characters are all known for jumping, his mind floated to the Zelda series, where Link cannot jump by standard means. The idea and concepts for this game eventually floated to Miyamoto, who thought initially it was an idea for a physical product (a board game perhaps?). When the game was presented...

Rejoice, Mario Kart 8 fans! The first DLC pack has now been released, alongside the 3.0 update, adding amiibo support to the game...