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  • Blog Post: Nintendo And Star Wars Collide In Super Smash Wars Episode 3

    Majora's Moon is nearly operational, and only one band of intergalactic heroes can save the universe from it's wrath in this clever parody of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi staring Nintendo's loveable icons. This adorable fan-made animated short from James Farr is filled with references to... More
  • Blog Post: Legend of Zelda-Themed DLC Available For Sonic Lost World

    Sonic is no stranger when it comes to entering the universes of other video games. He’s fought in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, participated in the Olympics, and explored Yoshi’s Island. Now he is racing into Hyrule in a new Zelda-themed DLC for Sonic Lost World. The Zelda Zone DLC is available... More
  • Blog Post: The Twitch Community Tackles Zelda In New Crowd-Played Stream

    After the massive success of Twitch plays Pokémon , you knew others were coming. Someone has set up a stream for players to tackle the original Zelda. Like the Pokémon stream ( which is still going strong ), Twitch chat users enter commands like a, b, up, down, left, and right in order... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 02/21/2014

    The Game Informer offices got bombarded with snow this week, but after we work up a sweat digging out our igloos, we'll curl up under some blankets and play some games. What about you? Ben Hanson: This weekend I'd love to keep playing Strider on PC but it keeps crashing on me. Outside of that... More
  • Blog Post: See The Legend Of Zelda In First-Person

    What happens when you take one of the most iconic top-down games and adapt it for the Oculus Rift? You can see for yourself. This version of the game is similar to the one you know and love, except you're exploring Hyrule (and attacking monsters) in first-person. Though currently available in beta... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Franchise Hand-Offs?

    With the announcement today of Rise of the Dark Spark , we learned Transformers has been handed off to a new developer. How do you feel about franchises being relocated in this way? High Moon Studios did not invent Transformers, but it took a franchise with a less-than-stellar video game reputation and... More
  • Blog Post: Last Day For Free Zelda: Four Swords, First Day For Free Dead Island

    Nintendo's free digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for 3DS promotion ends today, and Xbox Live's free digital copy of Dead Island has just begin. It’s the last day to download Four Swords Anniv. Ed. for free in the #eShop on #3DS . Grab your Pegasus Boots and hurry! #4Swords4Days4Free... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Digital Download Or Physical Retail?

    As we move into the new generation of video gaming, the choice between downloading a game and braving the real world to purchase a box is more prevalent than ever. Despite lacking physical components like a disc or a case, downloading a game as opposed to purchasing it from a store (or from an online... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Meets Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In New Animated Short

    YouTube animator James Farr has delivered the second and third parts in their animated Nintendo and Star Wars mash-up series. You can check out the first part by heading here , which covers Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope . Each video is about five minutes long, and hits all the major story beats... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines A Real Life Legend Of Zelda

    Nate Hallinan is a freelance concept artist and illustrator with a history at SuperGenius Studio and Microsoft Games. He also created the scariest skulltula from the Legend of Zelda we've ever seen. Take a look below at his fresh take on the Gorons, illustrating one creeping around in a dark cave... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Has Been The Best Year For Video Games?

    With 2013 behind us, we can all agree that it was a fantastic year for video games. Was it the best year for video games? Or is there another, more impressive year? 2013 saw new Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it also saw a slew of excellent video games that we will surely be discussing and playing... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Hyrule Warriors?

    We've all had a few days to reflect since the surprise announcement of Hyrule Warriors (name not final) earlier this week. Now that the announcement has settled in, are you excited about the game? It's not a collaboration that is totally insane. The Zelda series has always been one with action... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/13/2013

    This weekend, the some of the GI editors are still working on finalizing their game-of-the-year lists so they'll be trying out a wide spectrum of games. Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds are among the games that... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/06/2013

    This weekend, GI editors look forward to jumping between worlds and check back on this season’s titles that they might have missed. We interns look back on our favorite games, which – thanks to the weather – all involve an excess of fire. Tim Turi : I just finished playing the fun little... More
  • Blog Post: A Great Way To Stay Cozy In Hyrule

    Zelda fans have a great way to show off their fandom this holiday. The Triforce Holiday themed tee is on sale now at theyetee.com , and it has the winning option of being available for purchase as a sweater. With A Link Between Worlds still fresh in minds of fans, showing off their most recent obsession... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Did You Pick Up Yesterday?

    A lot of games and a console launched yesterday. The Xbox One was the most notable of the bunch, but there were also a number of games. From Nintendo alone, Super Mario 3D World , The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds , and Mario Party: Island Tour all released. The PlayStation Vita also saw Tearaway's... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up 11/19/2013

    From the new Madden to A Link Between Worlds, we’ve brought you all our reviews and impressions to one convenient place. You could say we have a Knack for good review coverage. Since last week , we’ve reviewed games for both the PlayStation 4, which launched over the weekend, and the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders Artist Joe Madureira Tries His Hand At Drawing Zelda's Link

    Darksiders is a game heavily inspired by Zelda, so it seems fitting that Joe Madureira, the creative director and artist behind Darksiders and its sequel, would put together his own take on the Hero of Time. I'm just surprised we didn't see it sooner. The image showed up on Joe Madureira's... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's eShop Deals Launch With Zelda Discounts

    The holiday season is synonymous with deals and discounts, and Nintendo's eShop is getting in on the action now, too. From now through December, select games will be on sale for at least 30-percent off on 3DS and Wii U. The first round includes a wave of old-school Legend of Zelda adventures. Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Should've Thought Twice Before Releasing Tingle

    Anyone who's played either incarnation of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has probably wondered why Tingle was imprisoned on Windfall Island in the first place. Just what did he do? Young Link could be excused for carelessly releasing the Peter Pan-wannabe, but did any of you stop to think whether... More
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