Posts by Amanda Vanhiel
The Phantom Thieves are breaking into Smash: Joker revealed as DLC
By Amanda Vanhiel on December 7th, 2018 0
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The song says "You'll never see it coming," and they were right! At tonight's Game Awards, the famous red envelope from the Persona 5 Phantom Thieves appeared onscreen,...
Satisfye gaming grip holiday bundle review
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By Amanda Vanhiel on November 28th, 2018 0
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The thought of having a gaming grip for my Nintendo Switch never even occurred to me until I tried the Satisfye Pro Gaming Grip. Now I'm wondering where it's been all my life. Or...
ZU Exclusive: Preview of Children of Termina album by Rozen
By Amanda Vanhiel on November 26th, 2018 0
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Releasing November 30 is the Majora's Mask inspired album Children of Termina by Rozen. The G.A.N.G. award-winning arranger and composer is known for his immersive cinematic...
Merch revealed for Japan’s Zelda Concert 2018
By Amanda Vanhiel on November 19th, 2018 0
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If you're lucky enough to attend The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 in Japan, you'll have the opportunity to purchase some pretty cool merch exclusive to the show: a T-shirt,...
Realm of Memories: A gamer’s origin story
By Amanda Vanhiel on November 16th, 2018 0
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Every now and then, you come across a game, movie, or a book that impacts your life more than you could imagine. For me, it's Ocarina of Time. Ocarina of Time was first released...
Last day for early bird tickets to Ongaku Overdrive’s Zelda concert in Orlando
By Amanda Vanhiel on September 18th, 2018 0
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Ongaku Overdrive is presenting Power, Wisdom, and Courage: A Tribute to Zelda. The concert is being held November 17 at The Abbey in Orlando, and will feature musical artists...
New Zelda bags are coming to Merchoid
By Amanda Vanhiel on September 7th, 2018 0
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Merchoid has revealed four new premium officially licensed Zelda bags. First up (and my personal favorite) is the "Little Voice Inside My Head" Navi handbag. This light blue...
ZUthon Zelda for Eternity running August 16-20
By Amanda Vanhiel on August 13th, 2018 0
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Our third ZUthon, Zelda for Eternity, begins August 16 at 12 p.m. PDT as we play 100 hours of Zelda games. The purpose of the marathon is to raise money for Direct Relief, a...
Box art for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube controller revealed
By Amanda Vanhiel on July 9th, 2018 0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...