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Our friends over at Shinesparkers have recently announced their latest project: “Harmony of Heroes”, which is an upcoming free album that pays tribute to the Super Smash Brothers series. The announcement comes only months after the release of their previous album: Harmony of a Hunter.
This album, which is to be released 2014, will focus on music included in all three of the Smash Bros. games. And, if you were a fan of their previous work, you’ll be happy to hear that some musicians from the last album are returning to contribute to this one.
If you’d like to read the press release, hit the jump below!
If you’ve visited the gaming sector of YouTube recently, it’s very likely that you’ve run into a debate about the portrayal of women in video games ignited by a video posted by feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian entitled “Damsel in Distress: Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” (which can be found here). This video has created its fair share of controversy, but I’m not bringing it up to weigh in on that– I’ll leave the more qualified internet pundits to that job. The reason I’m bringing this controversy to the peaceful land of Zelda Eternity (Zelda Eternia?) can be seen above in a video response to Ms. Sarkeesian’s commentary. YouTube user KiteTales recently uploaded a video disputing Ms. Sarkeesian’s claim that Princess Peach, and her Hyrulian counterpart, our beloved Princess Zelda are negatively portrayed female characters. This video, I found, provided a somewhat different take on Princess Zelda’s character that I’ve only really seen once before on the internet, and I thought it deserved to have attention brought to it.
Zelda Universe webmaster Lysia recently posted an open letter to Nintendo calling for the release of arguably the most infamous Zelda titles ever created onto the virtual console. The particular games subject to her request have undergone thousands of Youtube Poops worth of fan-scornffection, more hate from internet pundits than the entirety of the LJN collection (probably), and come from a time that Nintendo would sooner like to forget. Yes, those classic games, representative of the state of the industry of that day, Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure should be released onto the Nintendo WiiU/3DS Virtual Console, so says Lysia.
“I am well aware that these games were never actually released on a Nintendo console, instead appearing on the Phillips CD-i, and understand your reluctance to release them for this reason. However, these games were well-received at the time of their release and are considered among the best games for the CD-i. It is unfortunate that the CD-i itself did not sell nearly as well as the Nintendo console that was out at the same time, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Imagine how well they would have sold if they had appeared on the Super Nintendo at the same time?”
If you’re one to enjoy the occasional video game stream, then boy do you have a treat for you! Hyrule Hustlers is putting on their second Zelda Marathon Friday, February 15th at 11am EST. They are collecting donations for the ever popular Child’s Play Charity and will be playing a plethora of Zelda games. Be due to swing on by, be entertained, and donate for the kids if you are able.
Additionally, our good pals over at Nintendo Castle are also holding their annual Mario marathon to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary this Friday, where there will be playing a CRAPTON OF MARIO GAMES. Who knows, you may even see some of your favorite site’s staff involved.
Both streams will surely prove to be epic, so give them both a a minute (or several) of your time and enjoy thorough entertainment as a reward!
Hello, Zelda Eternity readers. The Majora’s Mask Opera, a project that was announced quite a while ago and has lost practically no steam since is still going strong, but it has come to the attention of the general public that recently it has run into some difficulties. What could these difficulties be? More importantly, how can you help? Fortunately, the duo in charge of the project has released a video detailing their turmoil and difficulties, as well as listing their needs for the project to continue.
For the musically inclined among our female viewership (shut up, it exists!), the project is currently seeking a soprano to help produce another demo. If you wish to have an incredibly nerdy spotlight shined on you and be adored by thousands of Zelda fans from all over the world (probably), then watch the video below to find out how all this could be yours! They’re also in need of a voice for Majora, so if your voice resembles a maniacal and omnipotent child and you can carry a tune, then please, tune in! Or, if you simply want to donate to further the project, do the same! You know what, just watch the video– it’s better at this “explaining” thing than I am…
Recently posted Kickstarter project, “Game Image Recognition Walkthrough App” seeks to change the way you wimp out on figuring out video game puzzles! Proposed by Noah Glaser, proprietor of LegendZelda.net (one of our loveliest affiliates, I must say), the “Game Image Recognition”–let’s call it the GIRWA– looks to revolutionize the way you access walkthroughs and other guides.
Hi everyone, it’s DodongoBomber, your friendly neighborhood Video Specialist. Since I just so happen to specialize in videos, I will be bringing you a new feature here on ZE, essentially a mailbag, though a bit more free form, you could say. Basically, you guys send in questions for me to answer, just like a mailbag, except they don’t have to be Zelda related. They can be of course, but don’t be afraid to ask me whatever you want; just listen to the questions in this week’s episode! These will come out once on every Friday, and I apologize for the late post today; it was quite hectic trying to put everything together for the first week. Here’s the video:
Hope you guys enjoyed, and are looking forward to next week’s episode of The Bomber’s Notebook! Make sure you send in questions; they can be about literally anything you want, so long as it’s PG-13. Another thing to note, I will be returning with my Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough soon. Everyone and everything has been really busy as of late, but I am going to find the time for that too, very soon. That’s all for now guys, see you later!
Hello ladies and mentlegens, it is I, your friendly neighborhood Zelda Eternity Administrator, Elias, here to bring you the latest in affiliate news. What’s that? You didn’t realize I was staff? You don’t know how someone like me could even get on the staff, let alone become an administrator? You have no idea who I am? I see. Well, now you do know who I am. As to how or why I joined that staff, I could bore you with a long and boring story, but I’ll elect to leave it up to wild speculation. Let the creative juices flow. That sort of thing.
Introductions aside, I am here to tell you about somthing going on with one of our top affiliates (which is totally not a shameless plug for my other website, Metroid Headquarters, Your Source for All Things Metroid ;D). This Friday, July 13th at 8pm CDT, MHQ will be putting on their second annual Metroid marathon, entitled MHQthon 2012. In it, the dashingly handsome marathon participants (*flips buzz cut hair*), will be playing every single Metroid game in a quick fashion, trying their best to pretend they’re speed runners. Even if you’re not a fan of Metroid that much, it will be wildly entertaining. Plus you’ll get to see some of your fellow ZE brethren there in the live chat. And the streamers shall be making epic fools of themselves a good 85% of the time at the very least. It’s a good time. You should stop by.
That’s all I have for you this time around folks. I look forward to continuing to administrate ZE while posting on the site once or twice a year (going through that whole awkward “Oh, you don’t remember me? Really? But we’ve known each other for years.” type thing).
This has been on our forums for a few days now, but I believe that, given the large population of Majora’s Mask fans in the Zelda Eternity community, it warrants a front page feature. According to composer, M. Bulteau, this is the “Instrumental for the longest dance sequence in the opera, a pot-pourri of several themes. Some harder to find when it gets dense.” To those with keen ears (and a lot of free time), see if you can find them all!