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Posts Tagged ‘Legend of Zelda’

Nintendo Book Hyrule Historia is Amazon’s Bestseller

Nintendo is releasing a 279-page book that will be published by Dark Horse Books, that will tell the history of the Legend of Zelda. Called Hyrule Historia, the hardcover is scheduled to be released tomorrow (January 29th) in various online retailers and anywhere books are sold.

But the biggest online retailer of them all, Amazon, has listed Hyrule Historia as the top bestseller. The book has been in the top 100 for the past 93 days, but within the last couple of hours, it has earned the top spot.

In the UK, it’s a few notches down, and currently stands at number five; however, it is climbing fast. So don’t be surprised if it takes the top spot soon.

The suggested price is $34.99, but right now Amazon has slashed the price to a little over $19, which is 44% off, so it might be worth a pickup right now. If you’re interested in the contents, after the jump, we have breakdown on how many pages each game gets. (more…)

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Next Zelda Game for the Wii to Use MotionPlus

The Steven Spielberg of videogames, Shigeru Miyamoto, is all about the WiiMotion Plus. The newest Nintendo accessory for the Wii, has been confirmed by the legendary game designer that it will be utilized in the next Zelda game for the popular home console. He believes the added control will help the player feel like he’s holding a sword because how precise the movements the device can mimic onscreen. “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” he said while having a Q&A session in Tokyo.
Not only can it make the WiiMote feel like a weapon to the player, but it also sounds like it could make the targeting system deeper. “In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we’ll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience,” he said.
This shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone. For one, Nintendo has been hoping the MotionPlus was going to help solidify the Wii as the number one home videogame system in the world. Also during E3, Miyamoto told Wired that he would like to make his next Zelda project use the MotionPlus exclusively, much like Wii Sports Resort has done and what Red Steel 2 is about to do. Meaning, in order to play this next Zelda adventure game on the WIi, you must own the MotionPlus too.

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The Steven Spielberg of videogames, Shigeru Miyamoto, is all about the WiiMotion Plus. The newest Nintendo accessory for the Wii, has been confirmed by the legendary game designer that it will be utilized in the next Zelda game for the popular home console. He believes the added control scheme will help the player feel like he’s holding a sword because how precise the movements the device can mimic onscreen. “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” he said while having a Q&A session in Tokyo.

Not only can it make the WiiMote feel like a weapon to the player, but it also sounds like it could make the targeting system deeper. “In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we’ll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience,” he said.

This shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone. For one, Nintendo has been hoping the MotionPlus was going to help solidify the Wii as the number one home videogame system in the world. Also during E3, Miyamoto told Wired that he would like to make his next Zelda project use the MotionPlus exclusively, much like what Wii Sports Resort has done and Red Steel 2 is about to do. Meaning, in order to play this next Zelda adventure game on the WIi, you must own the MotionPlus too.

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Short Film: ‘Link: the Later Years’

When Link made his first adventure, the year was 1987. That was almost 22 years ago today. The film up top was inspired by the famous character and portrayed Link as an older man, who is officially done rescuing Zelda because the evil Ganon is now dead.

Sadly, Link will remind you of one of the many famous child stars whose life isn’t what it used to be. The once sought-after Hylia boy, is now a middle aged man, who is overweight, swordless, broke from gambling and now works a regular 9-5 job. Yeah, getting old is one scary thing.

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Google Earth Day Logo Features a Hidden Triforce

This is kinda neat. Like every holiday/event, Google likes to have a little fun with their logo when you visit the search engine. Earth Day is no exception. Whoever created this year’s Earth Day Logo, must love The Legend of Zelda series. Because he or she, decided to sneak the Triforce from the game, and stuck it inside the picture. Check it out up top.

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One of the Coolest Gaming Tattoos

The guy over at wiitalks has just proved himself to me, that he is more of a hardcore fan of Zelda than me. And you know what, he can me because there is no way I’m doing this. Check out the picture above, as you can tell — he inked his whole back with the Triforce. According to him, the tattoo took about 4 hours to complete and costed about $160. Although you wouldn’t catch me doing it, I have to respect it. Not only does it look fantastic and one of the better gaming tattoos I’ve seen, it’s pretty bad ass at the same time.

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Zelda Theme Done By a One Man Choral Group

Okay, is the new craze on the internet to film yourself while sinning or playing instruments to a video game song? Then edit it all together so, it seems like the song features many different artist — but in reality, it is just one person doing all the work?

If not, it sure seems like it and we have another one. “One man choral group,” Diwa De Leon decided to do just that and he ALSO did the Zelda theme. Don’t get me wrong, it is fantastic — I’m just amazed how many of these videos are starting to pop up.

And yes, I know each video is the same person. But why does the video on the lower right corner annoy me? It must be the black ‘cowboy’ hat!

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Cool Stuff: What NES Games Would Have Looked Like In 3D

When we first started /gamer almost 2 months ago, one of our first cool stuff features we did was the 3D Super Mario Bros. picture. Today we show you more what Justin Buonvino created at deviantart. The one up top is ‘The Legend of Zelda.’ After the Jump, check out some more.

Cool Stuff is a daily feature of /gamer. Know of any geekarific creations or cool products which should be featured on Cool Stuff? E-Mail us at slashgamer@gmail.com

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Zelda and Philosophy Coming Out, and We Have Some Great Info About the Editor

I’ve seen many philosophy books written with pop-culture in mind. I’ve seen philosophy books with the Simpsons, The Matrix, and even baseball. So seeing a book that studies life though the Legend of Zelda isn’t to surprising. Heck, I might even pick this up, the other books I just mentioned are actually pretty good, and you get great insight on life. After doing a search for the Editor Luke Cuddy, the only thing we came up with is this book, so this could be a first for him. So all you gamers, give him a round of applause-maybe even a Wikipedia page.

We did however find his blog, and found some info about him. Mr.Cuddy teaches online course on philosophy at Southwestern College near his home in Southern California. “I love philosophy and, consequently, try to push it on anyone who will listen, including my students,” he wrote on his blog and adding,

“Like many, my research interests change depending on what day of the week you ask me. But there are a few topics that continue to spark my interest: philosophy of art, eastern thought, pop-culture and philosophy, games and philosophy. I am especially interested in this last topic since games are sometimes thought to be frivolous activities unworthy of philosophical attention. But games of all kinds—from board to video—embody rich areas of human innovation, to say the least. Turning a philosophical eye to games has the potential to uncover more interesting aspects of human nature than one might first imagine”.

Al right, Luke Cuddy-you had me at hello. Just because of his quote, I’m buying the book and I hope you will to. Read the description of the book after the break. Buy it here if you’re already sold. (more…)

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