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The Legend of Zelda, 'Dinky,' and a Bridge to My Daughter

WIRED

When winter made its second pandemic appearance here in Montana, I found myself pining to relive my first experience with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. To my dismay, the sequel, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the bash-fest Nintendo released in November, didn't scratch my itch for sweeping, soothing landscapes and low-stakes puzzle solving during a year of high-stakes reality. I've been home with toddlers for 11 months straight, my every lockdown minute a battle against darkness and chaos, replete with my own two tiny red Bokoblins perpetually swinging their Boko Clubs at my weakened defenses. I wondered daily: Are there even enough stamella shrooms in the entire gaming universe to get us through this year? When we first hunkered down last spring, my kids were 18 months and 4 years old.


'Sekiro' and 'Yoshi' exemplify a perfect duality in video games

Mashable

These two games can take on many different forms, but right now it's the two new releases Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Yoshi's Crafted World, two completely different video games with two completely different intentions. I trust you to figure out which one is my challenge and which one is my comfort. If there's one thing I love in life, it's balance. It's mostly food related honestly but I like to apply this philosophy to games, too. SEE ALSO: More video games should let you fight and kill horses, like'Sekiro' When I'm feeling energetic, I'll play a game like Sekiro, an aggressively challenging game that keeps me on the edge of my seat.


Video game villains, ranked

Mashable

Not every video game needs a villain, but a good one can make a strong game even better. Villains give us reasons to fight. Sometimes, they even see the error of their ways and switch teams. Usually though, villains represent the ultimate threat, the last obstacle to overcome before you can lean back in satisfaction as a game's credits roll. SEE ALSO: The women of'Ozark' redefine the male-centric crime genre We're ranking them here based not on who's "best," but rather who's "worst."


10 video games we can't wait to get our hands on in 2018

Mashable

This past year was possibly the greatest year in video games ever, but it looks like 2018 could be giving 2017 a run for it's money with its amazing-looking lineup.


'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' News: 5 Reasons Leaked March Release Date May Be Wrong

International Business Times

"The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" was the subject of a release date leak last week, as clever snoopers found a reference to March 4 on the European product page for the game's upcoming Amiibo figures. The evidence looks credible at a glance, but here are five reasons why the details may not be accurate. More often than not Nintendo does like to ship new figures alongside games, but it doesn't always do so. For example, Silver Mario and Mega Yarn Yoshi arrived at retail months after their respective titles. Especially for a recognizable brand like "Zelda," Amiibo could successfully launch at any time independent of "Breath Of The Wild." Beyond not being publicly known, the reason that date may have been covered up is because it isn't right.