The granddaddy of our giveaways is now live, as we are giving away a WIi U console with a copy of The Wind Waker HD. The prizes themselves will be received upon the release of The Wind Waker HD, though some exceptions may be made to provide the Wii U console before that date (such as preferring a digital copy over retail, etc). In either case, we have combined both of our sites together for this, and yes you will be required to be both on Facebook and Twitter to participate. The entrance mandatory stuff may seem steep, but this is a prize valued at $410, so we want to make sure we are fairly serving our Twitter and Facebook followers - who first entered this contest before we realized there were issues with Facebook's policies.
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Do you like posters? Of course you do. I mean, who doesn't? Especially when you can get them for free and chances are your friends wont have Zelda posters that are this neat. Thanks to folks at Gamer Print, we are able to give away a nice collection of Zelda posters. Of course, you can head to the shop and order them for yourself (or order other products like phone cases, etc). Still, it's some fantastic stuff. Head inside to see a better image of the posters you'll receive.
Our Facebook and Twitter following have been growing steadily over the years and we have finally achieved a couple marks we are proud of. For starters, we have now reached 15,000 fans on Facebook. Add onto that 9,000 fans on twitter and we've really come a long way. We now have some new milestone goals ahead that are going to lead to a rather simple social media give away of The Wind Waker HD later this year. When we hit 20,000 fans on Facebook and 10,000 fans on Twitter, we will start a sweepstakes that is as simple to enter as a retweet and the sharing of a post on facebook. Doing such will enter you in a sweepstakes.
This means you could enter up to two times into the contest to increase your odds of winning. Of course, the contest can't start until we achieve the next levels at our social media outlets. So, been putting off liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter? Now's the time to stop being lazy and get on top of it, because it gives you a chance to win a great game for the Wii U.
It's been roughly a month since we started our Twilight Princess Master Sword Replica writing contest, and now 19 days since we closed off receiving entries. I am happy to announce we had 234 entries into the contest, which naturally lead to a lot of the reading over the last few weeks. We were able to narrow it down to 8 entries worthy of winner consideration and then eventually down to just three. However, it was unanimous in who deserved the prize the most, so we want to congratulate Mike Allevato for his fantastic work on The Hauntology of The Legend of Zelda.
However, the three finalists were fantastic, so all three will see their work published right here at Zelda Informer this week, culminating with the release of his fantastic piece featured up in our fancy new feature area. Congratulations Mike, and thank you to all of our fans who participated. Stay tuned for our next contest!
I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about our amazing walkthrough coverage at Zelda Informer. In 2011, we debuted two legendary walkthroughs, kicking it all off with the Ocarina of Time 3D Walkthrough. It took first time players through the quest on the 3DS and onto victory over Ganondorf yet again, helping them get the same experience many of us got back during its 1998 release. Later that year ,Skyward Sword came out, and as such we had our Skyward Sword Walkthrough available on launch day. We still feel that these walkthroughs are among some of the best you will find on the net.
As such, we wanted to point out that we will have a Wind Waker HD Walkthrough available as well. We are currently smashing our way through the original title to have a walkthrough based on the original release ready for all. Then, when our press copy arrives, we will work diligently to update the walkthrough with any changes made along with adding in all new imagery to make the walkthrough truly feel like it's up with the times. We wont be stopping there of course, as we plan to revisit our now dead Spirit Tracks Walkthrough and possibly look into providing more content for the older Zelda titles. What do you want us to do next?
It’s a wonderful time to be a Nintendo fan. In all the commotion, us here at Zelda Informer have decided to host a live Q&A session here on the site. We’ll be talking about Pikmin, Miiverse, and of course, Zelda, recapping and discussing all the events from today’s Nintendo Direct. Stop on by and talk to us—we don’t bite!
We initially revealed we were going to split Zelda Informer into two sites about a month ago. Our newsletter followers (seriously, sign up!) have known about the name and the idea of the site for about two weeks. Now we are ready to announce it to the world!
Gamnesia is where gamers forget reality and just focus on gaming! It will be run by the same crew that brings you Zelda Informer and this site will be ushering in an all new era for everyone. Zelda Informer itself will be returning to it’s 100% focus on Zelda news, editorials, fan work, and game content. We want to return to being on the cutting edge of Zelda coverage. Of course that doesn’t mean we totally forgot about all that wonderful Nintendo coverage we have been handling for years. That is where Gamnesia begins to truly enter the conversation.
Gamnesia is a site truly for the gamers out there. While it’s initially launching with some of the best Nintendo coverage, editorials, opinions, and features you can find on the net we will slowly transition into covering the important topics that are happening across the entire industry. All of this comes with a completely revamped system that will have more professionally presented material and we will make it even easier to share this work with your friends! A month after launch we will be releasing our robust user account system, allowing people to sign up, create their own blogs, get their work featured on Gamnesia and Zelda Informer rather easily, and begin to really get that name recognition every talented person deserves.
A lot is coming in the wake of Gamnesia’s launch. It’s important to note the moving of the sites and such will be slow at first. We will be featuring much of Gamnesia’s content at Zelda Informer as we will be trying to inform the world of our new main hub page. Meanwhile, Zelda Informer’s best works will be featured at Gamnesia on a regular basis creating a true networking of sites. There is so much more in store, but for all updates on Gamnesia be sure to like us on Facebook and Twitter.
Note: This launch will include a slew of all new quality standards to help ensure you guys, our fans, are getting the very best coverage that you deserve. We’ve learned a lot over the years and it’s time we begin to apply these lessons to our daily work!
The wooden blade measures 23” long and is painted silver, with the Triforce etched into the blade. The dark blue scabbard, also made of wood, features gold detailing along the middle and the ends. (Please note: the shade of blue may vary from the image shown.) When fully sheathed the entire item measures 38”.
Of course, you can just go ahead and purchase the blade if you want for $42 USD, or you can take a crack at our writing contest to simply get it for free while gaining a lot of personal recognition for your work. I know what some are thinking. A writing contest, how could we? Not everyone can write! We hear you, and luckily we’ll have a contest down the road where literally everyone can enter. This time around, however, we wish to see your writing skills and display them to the world.
In order to enter, you simply have to write and present a editorial work based upon the Zelda series. It can be any sort of editorial you want, be it theorizing, fact based, opinion, or whatever else you can dream up. The entries will then be posted on ZI for all to see, with the eventual handpicked winner getting a major spotlight in our featured area, and the honor of kicking off our very first day that ZI returns back to being just all about Zelda… all the time. Of course, you also would win this fabulous prize. Just send your work to email@example.com. You have until January 31st to complete your written work and have it sent in. You can submit more than one writing, but note we will choose your best of what you give us for the purpose of determining the contest winner, so quantity doesn’t necessarily give anyone an advantage. Good luck everyone!