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At this year's E3 Nintendo dropped a megaton in the form of The Legend of Zelda U. The game is an unbelievable re-imagining of the Legend of Zelda franchise for the Wii U.
Today’s Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct presentation is all wrapped up, leaving us with nearly 40 minutes worth of announcements and details for the consoles future including new features and a bunch of new games. If you’re wondering what the coming year will hold for Nintendo’s new home console, this is the place to begin.
A half-time tribute video has almost reached viral status due to being one of the most awesome half-time shows for a college football game. The choreography, the music, the timing, it's all pitch perfect. The near 10 minute video comes from Ohio State University's marching band during the game against Nebraska, in which they do a half-time show celebrating video games.
Some analyst and industry experts have been arguing over the viability of the console manufacturers continuing to push for handheld consoles in a market dominated by mobile phones. Well, the chairman of UKIE believes that Nintendo and Sony should abandon the handheld market altogether and focus on porting their content over to mobile phones instead.
Two new gameplay trailers for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has surfaced, featuring the game's puzzle mechanics, platforming, and the combat mechanics. There's even a small taste of the game's boss battles on display.
In Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Princess Zelda will do something other than get kidnapped. For the first time in the series, she'll be accompanying Link on his quest.
News over the weekends usually comes to a halt, with the exception of Blend Games’ unintentional tendency to pump out noteworthy reviews for big-name games. Nevertheless, you can check out a brief history of two popular mascots and how they made Sony and Nintendo what they are today.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was actually the first game I played on the original Xbox. I had been out of gaming for a few years – only dabbling in the occasional PS2 title – when my girlfriend (now wife) picked up a good deal on Ebay for the system and some games (the GTA collection and Halo were also in there).
I already know Super Mario Galaxy is the greatest game ever made. I’ve played the game. I’ve beaten it. But it was especially sweet to see the overwhelming story of agreement when I read that Game Rankings.com—an unbiased site that simply tallies up the scores from multiple critics and places them on a scale—showed that Super Mario Galaxywas far and above the highest rated game ever made—besting even the coveted Legend of Zelda entry, The Ocarina of Time.
Nothing empties out gamers’ wallets quite like a new Zelda title, and when Phantom Hourglass hits stores next week it’s doubtful that hole in your pocket will be getting any smaller. As the first Zelda title to hit the DS, there has already been a significant amount of hype over this title, mostly due to it’s unique stylus-driven control scheme…