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Eiji Aonuma chimes in on his top three Zelda games

Eiji Aonuma has been the series producer (and occasional director) for The Legend of Zelda since 2000's Majora's Mask. He has taken Zelda in a lot of different directions and produced some of the greatest games for each respective console. ...   read

 
 
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First 4 Figures' life-size Majora's Mask impresses

Have any room left on your shelf for Zelda merch? There's yet another sweet statue to consider. This is a 25" tall, "life-size" replica of the iconic Majora's Mask, open now for pre-orders from First 4 Figures with an expected Q3 2017 rele...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 headed to Wii U in North America tomorrow

Mario Kart 64 is one of those games to make me go, "Wait, that wasn't already on Wii U? How?!" It's true! European players have had access to the classic friendship-ruining racer since January, but over here, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Well, unt...   read

 
 
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Mario 64 has some deep lore regarding King Bob-omb

An image has begun circulating the interwebs regarding the fate of one King Bob-omb, the first boss and first star on the very first level of Super Mario 64. King Bob-omb resides on the top of the mountain in Bob-omb Battlefield, requiring ...   read

 
 
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You can now get ripped off for retro trade-ins at all GameStops

It has been quite some time since a GameStop actually had retro hardware and games within its walls. Last year, the mega corporation tinkered with the idea of bringing back retro trade-ins and it looks like that initiative has gone over wel...   read

 
 
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The best Legend of Zelda game is getting recreated in the Ocarina of Time engine

A modder by the name of Ty Anderson is recreating the Game Boy classic and arguably best Legend of Zelda game Link's Awakening in the Ocarina of Time engine, and I, for one, am excited. While the above trailer leaves much to...   read

 
 
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(Update) There's now a Nintendo 64 emulator on the Xbox One store

[Update: Twitter user @thisoldconsole has reported issues getting the emulator to operate. Alongside that, YouTube user SpitfireSpud has released a video demonstrating the overall instability of the application.] [Update 2: Micros...   read

 
 
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20-year-old Japanese Mario 64 interview finally gets translated

I find it hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the release of Super Mario 64. I was only eight years old and I remember being completely blown away with the graphics. The 3D was so new, utilized so well, and it gave me such a sen...   read

 
 
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Ghibli and Ganon, together at last

YouTuber Matt Vince posted a video yesterday that takes the world of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and combines it with the somber, gorgeous art style perfected by Hayou Miyazaki. It's a real feast for the eyes, and it's ac...   read

 
 
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Luigi's color came from graphical limitations

While it took Nintendo years to catch on to the fact, gamers have known for a long time that Luigi is the true lord and savior of gaming. He may play second fiddle to his brother, but we all prefer the slim, handsome scaredy cat over the ty...   read

 
 


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World Building: A flat world full of depth

[TheBlondeBass' Bloggers Wanted entry concerns a series that is close to my heart: Paper Mario. The Mushroom Kingdom has never been more alive and more colorful. Much like the Koopa Bros., these games are the Coolest of Cool. ~ Shade] It's ...   read

 
 
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is now on Steam

Factor 5's 1998 classic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D is now available on Steam. The arcade-style dogfighter is currently going for $10, which is a hell of a lot less money than I spent renting this over and over again at Blockbust...   read

 
 
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I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...   read

 
 
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This fan-crafted Deku Mask from Majora looks too real

While I wasn't huge on Majora's Mask as a kid, it did grow on me, just like a few other Zelda games. MasenkoProps seems like they're still pretty big on it though, and for good reason -- it has some of the best lore, locales, and ...   read

 
 
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Experience Points .31: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...   read

 
 
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Ode to Wetrix

To start the land is purely plain and flatBut earthy blocks then fall down from the skyTake care in where they are placed on the matMake sure you never build it up too high Construct containers for the coming stormBut too much land can...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 on Wii U DOES NOT have ghost data support

Whenever something hits the Virtual Console, most people kind of assume all the features are in tow. But that's often not the case, so we like to report on it just so you guys have all of the information (like when the original Metroid ...   read

 
 
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This Mario 64 glitch walkthrough broke my brain

What is the meaning of life? I'm not sure, but I'm beginning to believe it's lurking somewhere in this ridiculously in-depth Super Mario 64 glitch video commentated by pannenkoek2012. The video, a breakdown of the game's inner workings and ...   read

 
 
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Here's a fun behind-the-scenes look at Perfect Dark's development

I haven't played Perfect Dark since it released over fifteen years ago, so I hold it in my memory as some mythical, flawless creation. I thought I wanted to preserve that and never play it again, but then Rare had to go out and re...   read

 
 
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A lost look at Rare's scrapped SNES project that eventually became Banjo-Kazooie

With the archival nature of Rare Replay -- a collection of games on Xbox One that spans the developer's entire history -- it's natural that the studio would be digging through a lot of old boxes lately. One of those boxes (proverbial ...   read

 
 
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If this is really it for the new Super Smash Bros., what did you think of it?

Nintendo just had its "final" Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, and it was a big one. In addition to the confirmation of Corrin, the launch of Cloud (and his Midgar stage), and the announcement of some Mii costumes, Bayonetta was unve...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto wanted GoldenEye 64 to be less violent, 'shake hands' with enemies

Years later and we're still talking about GoldenEye 64 -- that's just how iconic it is. Speaking at the GameCity Festival in Nottingham, ex-Rare employee Martin Hollis stated that originally, GoldenEye was going to be a much more ...   read

 
 
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Unreleased N64 game surfaces after 16 years

History is littered with the bones of games like Viewpoint 2064, the unreleased sequel to Sammy's 1992 Neo Geo shooter Viewpoint. The Nintendo 64 project was first (and last) seen at Nintendo's Space World event in 1999, before being cancel...   read

 
 
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Before Conker's Bad Fur Day, there was Twelve Tales

Rare has shared another behind-the-scenes video about Conker and this one sure brings me back. Conker's Quest, as it was originally called before undergoing a name change to Twelve Tales: Conker 64, debuted at E3 in 1997. It was a lighthear...   read

 
 
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Rare had a cool idea for a Banjo-Kazooie remake

I'm way behind on watching those documentary shorts included in Rare Replay and I might never catch up unless I set aside time to see them on YouTube. Rare uploaded this video today detailing how it arrived at Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolt...   read

 
 



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