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DAY TWO: I knew saving Hyrule wouldn't be easy, but can you at least give Link a weapon that won't break if he accidentally farts in its direction?
Miyamoto designed the first Zelda game to offer us an idea of what exploring a new world was like, and now he's being treated to a full realization of that initial dream.
DAY ONE: Nadia learns some hard lessons about this newer, more brutal version of Hyrule after moblins use Link's head as batting practice.
Friend codes aren't ideal, but they're not as bad as they appear at first glance, either.
Is Link's latest adventure a rousing success or a troubling misstep for the franchise?
Zelda comes full circle.
Print them out! Hang them on your wall! Just watch out for spoilers.
Mike plays the first five hours of the new Legend of Zelda. Is Link's new adventure a dud or hero the Switch is looking for?
Breath of the Wild's producer unboxes his own work and talks a bit about the rusted-over Master Sword.
A small spoiler lies within its pretty frames, however.
"I vow to defeat Ganon and restore light to -- wow, look at that duck!"
We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
So I have to buy the Cave of Trials and new Hard Mode if I just want more story content? Awww come onnn...
There's additional DLC coming to Link's latest adventure.
An extensive Game Informer article reveals tons of new info about Breath of the Wild. We've sorted and collected the cool stuff.
Nintendo has finally shipped its last Wii U premium set.
In the bright world of the Inklings, there is only war and pop music.
But even though Eiji Aonuma prefers to talk about Breath of the Wild's new "Shrines," dungeons have been mentioned in past presentations.
That's all, folks. It's time to sunset Nintendo's last generation.
Nintendo worked hard to bring the new Legend of Zelda to Nintendo Switch.
The Inklings' struggle on the Nintendo Switch looks much like it did on the Wii U, but sometimes war DOES change.
It's amazing what a dedicated fandom can do (Also, it's dangerous to go alone! Take this spoiler warning).
We list the Wii U classics we'd love to play again on Nintendo Switch.
Scalebound's cancellation is very troubling for a studio determined to live and die by its original IPs.
2017 in Preview: Nintendo's number-one way to ensure third parties will support the Switch is to ensure the system has a must-play launch lineup.
The USgamer team reflects on the games that kept them warm through a cold year.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Nadia and Kat dig into a strong year for RPGs.
We all voted on the best of 2016, but here are our personal favorites.
Shantae is back, and she brought the magic.
Wayforward's Kickstarted platformer is finished, but it has to get through platform submission before a release date is offered.
A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.
There was hope that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a launch title for Switch, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Nintendo's current home console has entered the twilight of its life.
We don't know the exact release date of the Switch, but Nintendo's sales estimates are conservative.
"Is Nintendo porting Wii U games to the Switch?" Nope, they're all-new. But don't be fooled into thinking the Switch is woefully under-powered.
Nintendo shows off new footage of the newest Zelda.
Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.
The series' gradual genre shift may be unpopular, but it's not unprecedented.
Cooking, killing, conquering, and piloting are the highlights in this video round-up.
The spiritual successor to Igarashi's Castlevania games needs another year in its coffin.
If you were hoping to see the Wii U or Vita, Heart Machine has some bad news.
The game's green producer talks about the RPG that has some Nintendo fans seeing red.
Here's all the games coming in 2016, that we know of, constantly updated for your benefit.
We won't be seeing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year, but that doesn't mean we won't be seeing plenty of Link and Zelda.
Nintendo's #Nindies Summer Jam takes the spotlight for the end of the season.
Square Enix is bringing Dragon Quest to NX, but not the one you'd expect.
Disney is wasting no time cutting off Disney Infinity and its online component.
The lack of major releases during the quarter hurt Nintendo's bottom line.
According to an interview with Eiji Aonuma, a bit of praise goes a long way in the world of game development.
Don't call it "stealing." Great ideas never die, they just bounce around from game to game.
Without a multiplayer component, is there really much point to Pokémon?
Nintendo's still in the black this year, with sales and profits down.
One big game continues to get traction with the USG community, but there are a few surprises as well. Plus: The staff also shares what they're playing.
Once the name The Legend of Zelda stood for epic, inventive adventure.
Atlus gives the Wii U one great RPG as a swan song.
Fans may have issues with the changes made to Tokyo Mirage Sessions, but the designer feels the Western release does its job.
Join Mike on his dive into Japanese entertainment and stylish demons.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn't a widely loved Zelda game, but it has a lot of elements worth re-visiting.
While you were distracted by E3, one of the last great GBA games released on Wii U.
The next Mario RPG sticks to the same restrictions as predecessor Sticker Star, but maybe that's not a bad thing.
Finally, a Legend of Zelda that cuts to the chase.
Toys For Bob attempts to reclaim an increasingly crowded format by changing the rules.
We take a look at the big three console holders heading into gaming's marquee event.
The new Legend of Zelda is still Nintendo's main course at E3 2016, but Pokémon, Dragon Quest, and other Nintendo 3DS games are side-dishes.
After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.
The upcoming mix of Super Mario and Minecraft offers way more than a few character skins.
Shop smartly with this breakdown of ever classic game release available for Wii U Virtual Console. Now with full evaluations of all games from all platforms!
Platinum's Yusuke Hashimoto and Nintendo's Yugo Hayashi elaborate on their approach to Star Fox Zero.
Interestingly, Nintendo's greatly-diminished E3 presence proves the company is very serious about its future.
The Atlus/Intelligent Systems' collaboration seems rather familiar.
We compile everything we know about Nintendo's follow-up to the Wii U.
Things look pretty dark for gaming's most venerable first party. But then, when don't they?
With a very lean E3 incoming and no Legend of Zelda Wii U this holiday, supporters of Nintendo's rapidly-dying system can be forgiven for feeling slighted.
If Nintendo wants its mascots to show up in more media outside games, a multi-episode animated series like A Fox in Space isn't a bad idea.
The Super NES conversion of arcade brawler Final Fight plays host to the latest entry of our biweekly team challenge video series
The motion controls actually work pretty well, but Star Fox Zero still leaves something to be desired in other areas.
If Nintendo is truly ending production of the Wii U, then the NX is almost certainly around the corner.
Expect the retro-themed platformer on every system but 3DS and mobile before long.
Being able to buy SNES games on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console is cool -- but it should have been an option ages ago.
Nintendo realizes they couldn't localize Genei Ibun Roku #FE, so they're working with what they got.
The staff's biggest Star Fox fan recently had a chance to play Star Fox Zero again. Here's what she thinks.
Games are the focus of Nintendo's upcoming Direct, and it makes sense for the 3DS adaptation of Dragon Quest VII to get plenty of attention.
Kat streams Twilight Princess HD's Amiibo-exclusive content at 3pm PT/6pm ET.
Twilight Princess is back after a decade, but its motion controls aren't. Does it hold up?
The Wii U version of Minecraft can be so much more.
With the Wii U installment nowhere to be seen, two revamped rereleases will hopefully make The Legend of Zelda part of the conversation again.
We'd love to see Undertale get ported to consoles, but we have some questions about the process.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is returning for the first time since 2003. Meanwhile, Breath of Fire 3 PSP is making its way to North America for the first time.
Monolith Soft's massive new RPG might be incredibly forward-thinking, but it forgets to modernize one important element.
If the "Twilight Cave" is only accessible via a specific Amiibo, it's a good way for Nintendo to use its toys -- though the idea might backfire.
If Cloud is coming, then all bets are off. Who should Nintendo add to this Super Smash Bros or the next?
Super Mario 64 DS is also on Virtual Console, giving Mario fans an opportunity to catch up on easily-missed Mario content.
What does the end of Splatoon's DLC mean for the future of Nintendo's popular shooter franchise?
The latest update for Super Mario Maker lets you build a Mario experience that's a bit outside the box -- and that's awesome.
The final Direct for Super Smash Bros has aired. Maybe people will finally let Sakurai sleep.
2015 IN REVIEW: The battle of the plastic guitar games recommenced this year. How do they both compare?
Just imagine how difficult the inevitable Steve amiibo will be to find at retail.
With the new Nintendo NX on the horizon, is it still worth buying a Wii U? Here are twelve reasons why we think so.
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