Posts by Amanda Vanhiel
Box art for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube controller revealed
By Amanda Vanhiel on July 9th, 2018 0
Amazon's pre-order page for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube controller now includes the box art. The artwork features a minimalistic design with the Smash emblem...
Realm of Memories: Why I hate Ilia
By Amanda Vanhiel on June 27th, 2018 0
Twilight Princess is one of my favorite Zelda games. It took everything Ocarina of Time did and improved upon it, with one exception: a character named Ilia. I cannot stand Ilia....
Spend a lazy summer day at Zora’s Domain in new Zelda board shorts from Think Geek
By Amanda Vanhiel on April 13th, 2018 0
Think Geek has released a new line of geeky swimwear for men, including Nintendo board shorts with Mario and Zelda designs. These Kokiri green shorts with yellow Wingcrests,...
Super Smash Brothers for the Switch announced for release this year
By Amanda Vanhiel on March 8th, 2018 0
Fans have been hoping for it, and Nintendo is delivering. Coming later this year is Super Smash Brothers for the Nintendo Switch. The announcement came at the end of today's...
Daruk’s voice actor Joe Hernandez didn’t know he was auditioning for a Zelda game
By Amanda Vanhiel on February 9th, 2018 0
When Joe Hernandez, the voice of Gorons Daruk and Yunobo, auditioned for Breath of the Wild, he had no clue what he was auditioning for. In an interview with Cat With Monocle,...
Be your Valentine’s hero with the Loot Gaming Crate and bonus bundle
By Amanda Vanhiel on February 9th, 2018 0
If you haven't picked out something special for your video game-loving Valentine, skip the chocolate and flowers in favor of this month's Loot Gaming Crate. "Heroic" is the theme...
No coding, no problem: Create your own NES game with NESmaker
By Amanda Vanhiel on January 17th, 2018 3
As a kid, I loved my NES and eventually I wanted to make my own video games. So I asked my all-knowing big sister how I could go about doing so, to which she replied, "You have to...
Holiday shopping alert: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition is out now
By Amanda Vanhiel on November 24th, 2017 0
Thanksgiving is over which means holiday shopping is in full force, and if you're looking to give the gift of Zelda, Nintendo has released a Breath of the Wild Explorer's...
Forever 21 holding SNES Classic giveaway in honor of new clothing range
By Amanda Vanhiel on September 29th, 2017 0
With geek culture becoming more mainstream, the selection of clothing and accessories to show our love for our favorite video games has exploded since the days of ordering...
Snuggle up to these plushies of the wild
By Amanda Vanhiel on September 22nd, 2017 0
Three Breath of the Wild plushies have appeared on Tokyo Otaku Mode: Link, a Bokoblin, and a Sheikah Slate. Link wears his signature Champion's Tunic, while the Bokoblin wields...
Breath of the Wild glitch brings new meaning starting off with a blank slate
By Amanda Vanhiel on July 28th, 2017 0
I always enjoy learning about glitches. Whether they are beneficial, silly, or game-breaking, glitches are just interesting. By exploiting a newly found glitch in Breath of the...
Reven releases bardic-style vocal cover of Ballad of the Goddess
By Amanda Vanhiel on June 27th, 2017 0
You've heard Reven's angelic vocals and fanciful arrangements in Zelda covers including Rozen's Twilight Princess EP King of Light and Shadow, and Times End II, a Majora's...
Join the Post-Kickstarter for Eimear Noone’s The Celtic Link
By Amanda Vanhiel on June 23rd, 2017 0
Now that Eimear Noone's album The Celtic Link is complete, it's headed out to the Kickstarter backers. Missed out on the Kickstarter? Don't fret, by joining the...
Cinematic designer talks cutscenes in Breath of the Wild development blog
By Amanda Vanhiel on June 19th, 2017 1
In the latest post from the official Breath of the Wild blog, the game's lead cinematic designer Naoki Mori discusses creating cutscenes. With Breath of the Wild being...
Popular online personalities discuss creating videos at MomoCon panel
By Amanda Vanhiel on May 31st, 2017 0
Ever wonder what goes into being a full time YouTuber or Twitch streamer? I'll give you a hint, it's way more than just playing video games and talking about gaming for a few...