Okay, Nintendo. We get it. Robin Williams is a total videogame nerd who named his daughter after Princess Zelda. One thing, though... Zelda Williams isn't in this commercial! I don't want extreme closeups of Robin's creepy old man lips!
Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ...more
Plants vs. Zombies composer Laura Shigihara already melted our hearts last month with her wonderful rendition of Skyward Sword's "Ballad of the Goddess." The Skyward magic doesn't end there, as now she attempts to make peopl...more
You know how Nintendo is known for never reducing the price of their first-party titles until years later under a re-release line of games? Well, this week is one of those extremely rare cases where a retailer is significantl...more
I got more than a little excited during the opening cutscene of Skyward Sword when Zelda started singing "Ballad of the Goddess." With an actual voice! The lyrics were gibberish, meant to represent whatever pre-Hylian langua...more
Your experience with Skyward Sword's controls can vary immensely from the next guy's. Some people had no trouble whatsoever becoming acclimated with the motions, whereas others could never get the sword to go where they want...more
Character design in today's "AAA hardcore" games seems to continually move away from the cartoon surrealism sensibility that was once the norm. Back then, Earthworm Jim was our Gears of War, Q-Bert was our Catherine...more
Oh my God. How could I neglect my Destructoid homies?! Especially after spending so much time on those f-ing annotations. I put the annoying links in the video so I didn't have to put the annoying links in the post. See? I D...more
The Hylian alphabet was said to be uncrackable, but one Zelda fan figured it out anyway. Zelda Universe forum member Sarinilli found some small text in the Lanayru section of Skyward Sword and was able to use that to translat...more
Well... that's one solution, I suppose.
To recap, Nintendo acknowledged the game-breaking bug in Skyward Sword and started making plans to correct it. You could mail your hardware to the company directly (ick!), or you could ...more
Ah, game bugs. There's an infestation lately. The ones in Skyrim are fun, though. Sometimes. But not being able to progress in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Not so fun. We told you earlier that there are directions to a...more
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z isn't even out yet, but Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi let it slip, in a talk with Keiji Inafune, translated by Siliconera, that the company will come out with a new, more traditional and fan-friendly e...more
Square Enix sent a little holiday gift to my office this week. They're trying to make me fat, it seems.
In Japan, there's a strong tie between game marketing and snack food, so you often see game-themed snack food on conveni...more
The colorful Japanese site for Kirby: Triple Deluxe saw some updates recently, lovingly compiled by NeoGAF's L~A. One of the videos on the site shows the player tilting the 3DS to pour a pot of water Kirby is floating in, in...more