Posts by Amanda Vanhiel
No coding, no problem: Create your own NES game with NESmaker
By Amanda Vanhiel on January 17th, 2018 2
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...
Zelda cosplayers rock MomoCon
By Amanda Vanhiel on May 30th, 2017 1
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
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
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
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
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
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...