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Youtube user Marioverehrer recently uploaded a piano tutorial in Synthesia for the song “Farewell Hyrule King” from The Wind Waker. This is great for piano lovers out there, and even for people who just love music in the Zelda series.
Nill31, a player of the XBox One exclusive Forza 5, created this stylish custom skin for your cars in the game, themed around The Wind Waker. It features a gold hood, a sky blue rear, some attractively placed Hylian crests, and a motif of Toon Link as he appears in the game.
Check out this video by IGN to see the car in action.
The gents over at zeldathon.net recently began their newest Zelda marathon livestream. For another 30 or so hours, they will be playing Zelda games live, notably the newly released Wind Waker HD. They are raising money for a recently passed local hero. All donations under the goal will go to his gravestone, and all those over will go towards creating a music scholarship in his name.
Just recently, on September 14, the Game Theorists Youtube channel posted a video in their series Digressing and Side Questing. In it the host analyzes the design choices of the original NES classic, particularly as they compare to those of A Link to the Past.
Be warned, as the video gets slightly adult.
What do you think of the host’s opinions? Do you think they’re well founded, or just based on nostalgia?
On Monday, September 9th, Youtube musician Smooth McGroove uploaded a video in which he performs a smooth acapella interpretation of the Dark World theme from A Link to the Past. McGroove has a long list of Zelda themes put to his unique style, including Midna’s Lament, and The Wind Waker’s Great Sea.
You can check out Smooth McGroove’s channel here, to enjoy more unique video game musical performances.
The Sword of Evil’s Bane has been making quite a stir around the Internet lately, and all for the right reasons. An up-and-coming YouTube channel, AweMeChannel, takes swords and other weapons featured across many different tales and shows the viewer how to make them the black smith way. Recently, the channel released a video on how to make the one and only Master Sword! An educational video on how the Master Sword would really be formed if not for the sacred goddess flames.
At the end of the video you see the end resulting sword slice and dice through various amounts of objects, including (but not limited to) bamboo, a full 2 liter of soda, fish, and watermelon. You also may have noticed during the video that the narrator continually mentions this sword as “Zelda’s sword”. It should be noted that this is really just an abbreviation for “Legend of Zelda sword.” I highly doubt they believe that our famous green tunic wearing hero is in fact called Zelda.
Youtube user WindMageMaster has put together a musical cover of the many memorable themes from the SNES classic, A Link to the Past. Since Nintendo recently announced that the next Zelda title will take place in the same world as A Link to the Past, now is the perfect time to take a listen. It’s time to, as the kids say, get hype, ladies and gentlemen!
And that’s it from me. Weegee, out!
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?”
This is something that I wanted to post during Wind Waker month, but given how it’s not relevant to The Wind Waker, couldn’t until today. Of course, I think it’s still worth sharing with you guys! In this video, the greatest movie star of all time stars in N64 classic, Majora’s Mask, making everything in the game at least twice as disturbing! Watch your sanity as you watch The Legend of Cage: Beneath the Mask.