Posts by Amanda Vanhiel
Join the Post-Kickstarter for Eimear Noone’s The Celtic Link
By Amanda Vanhiel on June 23rd, 2017 0
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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 0
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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
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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...
Zelda cosplayers rock MomoCon
By Amanda Vanhiel on May 30th, 2017 1
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More than 31,000 animation and video game fans took over the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta this past weekend for MomoCon. The convention, which originated as a small...
My what a guy that Sidon, a Beauty and the Beast parody by RogersBase
By Amanda Vanhiel on March 18th, 2017 1
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Breath of the Wild's Prince Sidon has quickly become a favorite in the Zelda community, and for good reason. His killer smile, those abs, and charisma have everyone swooning...
Inaugural ZUThon surpasses goal, raises $2,146 for Direct Relief
By Amanda Vanhiel on March 7th, 2017 0
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When we first learned the release date for Breath of the Wild, several of us here at Zelda Universe thought it would be fun to get together and celebrate, but that casual meet-up...
Zelda Universe T-shirts available from The Yetee
By Amanda Vanhiel on February 16th, 2017 0
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The Yetee is my go-to shop for video game-themed apparel. Here at Zelda Universe, we are partnering with The Yetee to bring you Zelda Universe T-shirts. The shirts sport the ZU...
Song of Storms: Love Goes Around by Rozen reminds us that love can be crazy
By Amanda Vanhiel on February 14th, 2017 0
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When thinking about love in The Legend of Zelda, a few couples come to mind. Link and Zelda are of course a big one, then there's Anju and Kafei, and Yeto and Yeta. But what...
No region locking for the Switch because it’s a small world after all
By Amanda Vanhiel on January 13th, 2017 2
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One of the key features of the Nintendo Switch is portability. Hook it up to your television and while you're laid out on the couch, or play it on a flight to see your friend on...
Triforce Quartet performs music from newest album at Ichibancon and MAGFest
By Amanda Vanhiel on January 6th, 2017 0
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This past summer, the Triforce Quartet, a classically trained traditional string quartet who plays music from a variety of video games, released their second album Ultima...
A Zelda Universe exclusive preview of Materia Collective’s Hero of Time
By Amanda Vanhiel on October 28th, 2016 1
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Less than three days remain until the Kickstarter campaign for Materia Collective's Hero of Time comes to a close, and the moon comes crashing down. Okay so maybe not that last...
Link recalls his best friend in “Saria’s Elegy” by Rozen and Jose Madrid
By Amanda Vanhiel on October 20th, 2016 1
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Rozen's Zelda arrangements always have the ability to invoke intense emotions about the characters. "May We Meet Again" gave me a new respect for Fi from Skyward Sword, and I...
New Breath of the Wild video reveals what was once the great Temple of Time
By Amanda Vanhiel on August 12th, 2016 18
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Today, Nintendo delighted Zelda fans by releasing a short video on their Facebook page -- 36 beautiful seconds of Breath of the Wild with the caption, "Does this seem...
Adventures at Anime Festival Orlando
By Amanda Vanhiel on August 11th, 2016 1
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When I first heard about Anime Festival Orlando, I knew I needed to check this one out. An anime convention at a resort with multiple pools, in Orlando, less than 10 miles from...
Preview the new Zelda arrangement “A Celtic Link” from Video Games Live: Level 5
By Amanda Vanhiel on August 7th, 2016 6
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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Video Games Live: Level 5, the fifth album from Tommy Tallarico's hugely popular video game music concert tour Video Games Live, is...