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Nintendo Posts 30 Minute The Legend of Zelda Orchestra Concert

Posted on February 10, 2024 by Rae Michelle Richards

Today Nintendo posted a 30 minute concert featuring music from last year’s Tears of the Kingdom, 98’s The Ocarina of Time and even handheld classics like Link’s Awakening.

The release of this collection of greatest hits from the near 40 year old franchise was part of Nintendo Live Tokyo 2024.

It is expected that Nintendo will release a similar Splatoon related concert sometime tomorrow on their YouTube channel.



The Joys of Import Gaming: How easy we have it these days

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Erika

As a kid having grown up during the 90s, I got to experience the height of the console wars in full swing: Nintendo vs Sega. Both of those companies duked it out for the dominance of the console market, with several other competitors such as Atari with their Jaguar and NEC’s TurboGrafix-16 lagging severely behind. Unfortunately, with growing up in the US, gamers such as myself missed numerous releases. Some of those were either not localized from Japan, or the translations of various games that did make it over were severely butchered by such things as Nintendo’s no-religious imagery/text policy, or had copious amounts of Engrish. Possibly one of the more famous examples of Engrish was the localization of the Sega MegaDrive game Zero Wing, which spawned one of the earlier memes of 2000/2001.

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2016 and Gaming: A Year in Preview

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Kenny Keelan


As we’re closing in on the end of one year and getting ready to start the next, a lot of people are reflecting on the year that’s past and others are looking at the year to come. I’m one of those looking to the future and I’ll tell you why: 2016 and the coming years after are going to be an extremely exciting time for games. While gaming has always been a longtime passion of mine, I do have to admit that it has felt like, in the last couple generations, innovation and creativity had been been steadily decreasing while market saturation has been steadily increasing. It wasn’t looking good as the market was looking stale and things weren’t change. Sure, there were gimmicks that came and went but nothing really stuck. There were few real surprises and the things that jumped aboard the hype train were mostly games we’d been anticipating and asking for, for years. There was a lot of vaporware, a lot of E3s that came and went that left us wanting more and spending more time laughing at the flaws than celebrating the wonders. In my honest opinion, the fifth generation was the last generation that truly brought us wonders we never thought we’d see possible and all the last couple generations did was expand on that. We never saw anything truly groundbreaking and that’s part of why 2016 is going to be an exciting year: we are going to see a lot of broken ground and whether or not it will be truly successful, we finally see companies going out and taking risks and those are the kinds of moves that change gaming for the better. Follow the jump for our preview of the year to come and what to watch for!

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A Link To The Past 2 Announced

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo will return to the setting of A Link To The Past with the announcement of a brand new Zelda title for the 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 2 was announced during the Nintendo held this morning and will be available this Fall in the west and early 2014 in Asia.

The game is not a direct sequel to the SNES classic, but rather a new game set in the same universe. In addition to the new dungeons, a “wall drawing” mechanic has been added, allowing link to overcome distances and obstacles by becoming a drawing on dungeon walls. As you can see from the screenshots the game aims to maintain the look and feel of A Link To The Past while rendering everything in real time 3D.

No official title has been revealed for the west as of yet. Check out the first screens after the jump.

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