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Skyward Sword Inside Information from GameInformer

Published: September 7, 2011 By webmasterbob | Comments (5)

GameInformer magazine will be publishing a special Zelda 25th magazine for the month of October, including ten (yes 10) pages of never-before-seen content.  GameInformer will also have an online componant for those that do not subscribe.  Be sure to check it out!.


Skyward Sword Bundle Announced

Published: August 29, 2011 By webmasterbob | Comments (2)

In an announcement posted on Nintendo's press site, it has been revealed that Skyward Sword will be offered in two versions.  The first, a package containing just the game , and, for the first print of copies, a CD featuring recording from the 25th Anniversary Concert series.  The second package, to retail at $69.99, will include the game, the limited edition gold Wii Motion+ Remote, and the soundtrack CD.  As of the posting of this announcement, retail giant Gamestop has yet to update its catalogue, but will likely do so within the next week.

Not sure about the rest of you, but I'm pretty exciting for the Limited Edition bundle.  I need a Motion+ anyway as a matter of fact ;).

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Release Date

Published: August 18, 2011 By Stealthylight | Updated: August 18, 2011 | Comments (3)

3DS Price Cut With a Catch

Published: July 29, 2011 By webmasterbob | Comments (1)

Effective August 12, 2011 Nintendo of America will be cutting the price of the Nintendo 3DS from $249.99 to $169.99.  The cut so early in the release cycle is likely due to lackluster sales for a Nintendo handheld.  In addition, to appease those who have already purchased or will purchase a 3DS before the August 12th price cut date, Nintendo of America will be enrolling all 3DS owners who connect to the Nintendo EShop prior to the 12th into the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program which will entitle each registrant to 10 free Virtual Console NES games and 10 free Game Boy Advance VC games (which Nintendo states will be released only for ambassadors and not to the general public).  The NES titles sport what many likely already have in one form or another (Balloon fight, Legend of Zelda, etc), but the GBA games to be released are absolute classics such as Metroid Fusion and Mario Kart Super Circuit.  IGN has a full article with more information on the program.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Official Soundtrack

Published: July 22, 2011 By Stealthylight | Updated: July 22, 2011 | Comments (0)
Anyone who purchased The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D within the first few days of its release were eligible to receive a limited addition soundtrack through Club Nintendo. For those who might have missed out on this offer, here is a link to a personal copy uploaded by Zelda Sages. Enjoy!
Artist: Nintendo
Composer(s): Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota & Takeshi Kama
Year: 2011
Tracks: 51
File Type: .zip compressd file (contains m4a music files) 

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Review

Published: July 19, 2011 By Stealthylight | Updated: July 19, 2011 | Comments (0)
There are few games, if any, within the annals of history that can compete with the illustrious legacy held by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. From its massive, immersive overworld, to it revolutionary interface, Ocarina of Time established itself as the archetypal model for not only the future of the series itself, but as a cornerstone in the development of the 3D Action/Adventure genre we so enjoy today. Ocarina of Time has penetrated gaming culture and inspired some of the most valiant acts of fandom the gaming community has ever seen. It is considered by many to be a flawless experience; one of the best games of all time. Its notoriety has gained itself multiple reappearances in recent years in the form of future generation console ports, aimed at kindling the flame for its faithful follows as well as introducing itself to those who might have missed it the first time around. This time, however, things are different. With the new technologies and innovations of the Nintendo 3DS as a palette, Nintendo has gone back to the drawing board with the venerated classic in an attempt to improve upon perfection. With updated visuals, stereoscopic 3D, and a revamped control scheme, has Nintendo succeeded in renewing its most treasured possession, or has it befallen the fate of many other remakes and failed to warrant its existence? Lets find out! 

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Video Games Protected Under First Amendment

Published: June 27, 2011 By webmasterbob | Comments (4)

In a landmark 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to strike down a 2005 California law that would restrict the sale of video-games to minors, and requiring a large 2 inch by 2 inch "18" sticker to be placed on each game.  Essentially, games deemed "violent" would be treated the same as rated "X" films.  The ruling places video-games under the same category of protected speech as books and movies.  Although even this "protected speech" contains some minor restrictions, today's ruling allows game makers to continue to produce the games they would like to produce without fear of government censcership.

For those of you not in the U.S. or without understanding of the court system, the ruling today by the highest court in the U.S. places video-games under the same protection as other forms of speech guarenteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  In historicle context, the ruling establishes video-games as a form of artistic expresion in the United States.


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