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Hey everyone. Today I wanted to talk to you about something that has been slowly bothering me. Advertising. We had ads on our site initially to cover the costs of server bills many years ago as we worked at this place as a little side project. A hobby we all enjoyed for the fun of it. As time went on, Zelda Informer started to get a good amount of traffic. We were able to upgrade to higher quality ad services. Over time, at least the last few years, Zelda Informer makes some nice change. Today in 2015, the site averages between $2000 and $3000 dollars a month before we pay any bills or pay any taxes. The site is owned by two people, Dennis Wymann and myself. Currently we use this money to pay bills at the site, fund our staff rewards program (free games, merchandise, etc for volunteer staff), and to well... live...

Our Daily Debates here at Zelda Informer commonly consist of topics in regards to various Zelda titles across the timeline. However, today I have chosen a debate that centers around the platform of which you are viewing these few paragrahs of text: ZeldaInformer.com

The question I pose to you is this: what aspect of Zelda Informer do you enjoy most? What element of this fan-operated website causes you to come back for more, and become part of the community?...

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...

From the creepy, yet profound Majora's Mask to the zany and colorful A Link Between Worlds, Zelda has shown itself to be a diverse, multifaceted series. Fans of dark fantasy flocked to buy the franchise's best selling installment, Twilight Princess, while Wind Waker, which harkened in the era of Toon Link, became the source of divisive controversy. Some might say that Zelda's diversity in terms of style, is a strength. Gamers can choose from epic quests like Ocarina of Time and entertaining romps like the upcoming Tri Force Heroes. However, this variability in style has divided fans...

Hey everyone! Over a year ago we helped Zelda enthusiast Mac Nichols conduct a massive Zelda fan survey, mostly to help his own curiosity and understanding for the way Zelda fans tick. This year we have something much grander planned. We are not only polling as much of the Zelda fan base as we can here at Zelda Informer, we're also going to be sending the results of this survey to Nintendo of Japan and Nintendo of America. The goal isn't to necessarily tell them how to create future titles, but to give them better and more direct feedback on this series as a whole...

It goes without saying that we spent a bunch of time playing Tri Force Heroes. I am pleased to announce today that our Tri Force Heroes Walkthrough and Game Index has gone live. On it you can find direct gameplay of all 4 of the currently known stages, quick access to useful information such as related wiki pages and of course quick access to our Everything We Know About Tri Force Heroes article, which we plan to keep as up to date as humanly possible. We are also currently working on expanding this index to include 4 walkthrough guides for each of the 4 playable stages so far. It is very likely these...

Have you been looking for an opportunity to contribute in a more direct fashion to one of the largest Zelda communities out there? Whelp, now’s your chance! We’re looking to hire a large number of people for a slew of different positions – striving for the most knowledgeable and passionate Zelda fans out there.

As with every hiring spree we do, all positions are completely voluntary. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some nifty benefits to working here, but really we’re just looking for folks who want to be part of what we feel is a really special place. Technically we are hiring all year round, but we have some needs this time around that we really want to address in a more direct manner...

Well April Fool’s day has come and gone and with it, Reggie Fils-Aime has departed from us, hoping to refocus his efforts on future Nintendo marketing plans. Reggie Informer day was something myself and a couple former staff members cooked up many years ago but we just never had the ability to pull it off in a way that felt just right.

For years we’ve gone the easy route – creating fake, somewhat believable, stories. Fans ate them up, thousands believed them, and it’s hilarious watching those stories go viral. Still, we always felt that you deserved better. That we could do better. As we approach ZI’s 8th birthday (seriously, we’ve been at this 8 years!) we wanted to finally take an old idea and make it a reality.

Earlier this week, IGN released a Nintendo Voice Chat commentary highlighting a few of the features found in Majora's Mask that they'd like to see carried over to the upcoming Zelda U title, which was delayed until 2016...

We’re ready to do our first major hiring spree in 2015. If you have ever dreamed of working at one of the largest Zelda websites in the world, this is your chance to get your foot in the door. We have several positions that we are looking to add to in order expand the quality and wealth of content at our site. Did you know we do more than just covering news stories and sharing our opinions? Crazy, right....