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    Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - News Roundup

    This thread will serve as a summary for details on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition as more information becomes available. For starters, the trailer that kicked it all off: Announcement trailer Showcases the environments and updated character models, and also teases the Bionis...
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    Trails of Cold Steel Finally Jumps to Switch

    In what seems like an eternity for this fan favorite series, Trails of Cold Steel 3 finally makes the jump to Nintendo's hybrid system. For the uninitiated, the third entry can be likened to Fire Emblem: Three Houses in that you play as a teacher tasked with rearing a new set of classmates and...
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    Favorite Standalone Movies/Cinematic Franchises

    Everyone has their favorite cinematic delights, whether it comes in the form of space operas, thrillers, romcoms, indie releases, sword/sandal epics, horrors, or dystopias. What makes these special differs from person to person, depending on the character interaction between the world around...
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    Monolith Soft Sales Profits Almost Double, Opens Another Studio

    inb4 "read that as MicroSoft" Following the unprecedented increase in sales numbers, esteemed developer Monolith Soft opens up yet another studio, marking the fifth institution under their ever-growing belt. Even since before the release of the original Xenoblade, Monolith has been helping out...
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    Sony will Debut Their Own Direct-like Showcase Called "State of Play"

    Sony posted an update on their official blog announcing the kickoff of the first episode of their new game showcase, titled "State of Play." For those who don't know, the company would resign from an E3 appearance this year after more than a decade's attendance in favor of releasing information...
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    Pokkén Tournament - CGI Intro Video

    Reminds me of the cutscenes from Subspace Emissary. But what's with the Tales of characters residing in the Pokémon? I get that it's a crossover, Namco, but shouldn't it be Tekken fighters possessing Nintendo's mascots? Whatever...
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    Xenoblade Chronicles Mafia: Destructive Reawakening

    Here I stand, alongside my friends, my blade poised for battle against the colossal foe before me. It was this very Mechon who plagued my people with unspeakable atrocities, whisking them away to his lair in Galahad Fortress and forcefully bending them to his will. For this reason, my comrades...
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    Xenoblade Chronicles Mafia Sign-Ups

    It had only been a year since the Mechon attacked my people, the Homs, and forced us to join with other Bionis species. Even longer had it been since our home, the Titan called Bionis, was locked in an epic battle with Mechonis, the very source of this conflict. Our short peace is all too...
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    "Thread of the Week/Month" Events

    This will be the general area for discussing possible "Thread of the Week" or "Thread of the Month" events. The goal in mind is to nominate thread topics that promote positive discussion and provide recognition to creative opening posters. Thread types allowed into the competition (i.e. Forum...
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    What is Your Japanese Name?

    Out of curiosity, I Googled to see if I could translate my [user]name in Japanese, and stumbled across this site: http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/namegen/969/#.U1Wp-1WJ-Sq The process is quite simple. Just choose your gender for more accurate results and then insert a name of your...
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    Fate/Zero Mafia - War for the Holy Grail

    During the night, in a Mage's mansion underneath the pale light of a full moon, three figures had convened to engage in a life-changing discussion. The circumstances which triggered their assembly were shrouded in mystery yet illuminated by the hope of their shared ambition—to form ranks and...
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    Fate/Zero Mafia Sign-Ups

    Welcome, Masters and Servants―the Heroic Spirits of past ages―to the inception of the Fourth Holy Grail War. As an all-powerful wish-granting device, the Holy Grail is said to make all of your desires come true, but in the end there can be only one surviving faction. So as you take up arms and...
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    The Dehumanization of Criminals

    With last night's announcement of the "Not Guilty" verdict on the George Zimmerman trial, I've been considering the repercussions of letting the recently accused back on to the streets. While this thread isn't in any way intended as a repeat of the original Zimmerman topic, I'm using this...
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    Could This Be a Sneak Peek of ZeldaU Link?

    So, just a random thought, but something worth considering maybe...? For those of you who don't know, this is an image of Link for the Super Smash Bros. game coming out next year. Some of you may have been expecting Skyward Sword Link since SS was the latest 3D release, but it seems Nintendo...
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    Dictionary or Thesaurus (or Other)?

    When you have a hard time remembering a word, which do you use mostly: a dictionary or thesaurus? For myself, it'd have to be a thesaurus. I've spent years absorbing as many definitions as I could, so dictionaries feel somewhat outdated to me nowadays. Even so, I still find myself struggling to...
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    Spoiler New Nintendo Direct Results in a Menagerie of News

    Today Nintendo has released a whole treasure trove of information on its future outputs. Spoilerified to avoid, well, spoilers. [Source] What are your thoughts? And what are you most excited for?
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    Favorite Cutscenes?

    A pretty simple topic... What is/are your favorite cutscene[s] in gaming? Mine, without question, is simply... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGDS7Z46WPk Fire at will!
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    Wolverine Movie 2013: Official Trailer

    So just recently I found out that a preview for Wolverine's next film--set to come out later this year--had been released. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh1LdTFkm7I Aside from Wolverine, it appears that we'll be seeing an old face return. Should be interesting what takes place between these...
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    A New Nintendo "Mascot"?

    For as far back as I can remember, the Mario franchise has always been Nintendo's biggest focus. He and his friends have appeared in game after game, and even a large number of spin-offs, like Mario Kart, Golf, or Tennis. This had led me to view Mario as Nintendo's most iconic character―as well...
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    General Zelda More Interaction With Previous Links?

    From time to time the series has taken a peek back at Links from recent games, almost like cameos or other special appearances of sorts. This has occurred most prominently in Wind Waker, its introduction movie partially denoting the journey that the Legendary Hero [or Hero of Time] took, and...
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    So...Need Some Wii Games

    Recently I've been getting the hankering to expand on my gaming collection a little bit. Whenever there's actually a time I feel like playing games, I'll usually play through one and then move on to the next. But I've finished that cycle not too long ago, and am now pretty much stuck. The main...
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    Calling People Out

    There are many types of people in this world, and most types have the intentions to do good, while others will obviously tend to do bad. This is sort of a question of ethics that I've been thinking on as I watch the news at scattered times. Oftentimes the newscasters will be having a discussion...
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    General Zelda Mythological Creatures in Zelda

    Recently I was watching someone play World of Warcraft, and their main mode of transportation was a griffin. It got me thinking about how cool it would be if Zelda began integrating more species from this world into Hyrule's universe. What kind of mythological creatures would be fitting for...
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    Your Music Player

    Music is a big pastime of mine. I love seeking out new bands/artists and sampling their songs―especially in the video game industry. Most of the time I find myself browsing YouTube for music, since it's the biggest multimedia hub I know of. And the rest of the time I'll play music from my iPod...
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    A World Without Money

    For as long as mankind can remember, the concept of using a common unit to buy things for oneself has been ingrained in our psyches. As the generations passed us by the various types of currencies were changed again and again. People used to barter their own belongings based on their value for...
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    General Zelda The Defining Features In Zelda

    Everyone has that one thing in a game that drives them to keep playing and replaying. For this thread my question is, what is your favorite feature in Zelda? The series has over 25 years worth of history, and has brought something new out in just about every single game. So do you have something...
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    Ever Had An Innovative Idea?

    Have you ever considered a device or idea that would be ideal for certain situations? Was there an invention that you thought was uninteresting or ineffective, and that you figured could be improved in any sort of way? If so, how would this apparatus/concept make something that's already been...
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    Minigames In Zelda U

    Every now and then the main quest in a Zelda game feels like it's dragging on forever, and the player wants to take a break. So they deviate from the storyline path, going in search of an activity to quell the tedium. They might decide to find Rupees, collect items to upgrade their gear, explore...
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    What Breeds Apathy?

    I've heard it said that whatever we take in transfers to our brain and affects our personality. But, over time, we eventually are filled with so much information, and by nature our minds feel the need to disregard things in order that more information can be processed. Can this same concept be...
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    Favorite Fighting Series?

    By fighting series, I mean games in which players fight to the death with an opponent in any given stage. This mainly hearkens to famed franchises such as Street Fighter, Tekken, and Mortal Kombat. There should be plenty more than those, so have at it. My favorite has to be Super Smash...
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    Diverse Levels of Difficulty

    Although unannounced at this time, Zelda U already has incredible potential in light of the hardware capacities of the Wii U. Virtually anything can be integrated into the game and handed over to the player for them to control. The GamePad will no doubt be the core focus of Zelda U's gameplay...
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    Features You Would Like to Have

    Simply: What features would you like to have included in Zelda U? I, for once, have been hoping for a full-blown customization menu to appear in Zelda for some time. Now, this isn't like the beginning of Skyrim or Monster Hunter Tri where you take about an hour to create your character per...
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    A Link Between Worlds What If Zelda 3DS Was a Trilogy?

    For a great deal of its lifetime, the Legend of Zelda has consistently focused on the solitary adventures that Link embarks on. However every now and then a game will cover the progressions of a previous incident, and then stop there. Majora's Mask reintroduces OoT Link on journeying through the...
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    General Modern Friendly Enemies?

    Several new group-centered concepts have arisen in previous Zelda titles, such as TP's band of insurgents in Telma's bar and the Skyloft Academy in Skyward Sword. Looking back at this I began to ponder what could be done to expound on the idea of there being more group involvement in Legend of...
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    General Modern Even More Gameplay Features In Zelda?

    Over the years the Legend of Zelda has continually been reimagined and redesigned to bring about a fresh take on almost every game. They were given specific features that aided the players in their quests. Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Wind Waker all had the Magic Meter, MM had a wide...
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    Favorite Vocalists

    The question is simple: Who is your favorite vocalist? To you, which singer(s) have the best voice? A few of mine include... John Cooper, from Skillet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEC735juI4 Johnny Gieoli, from Crush 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqdxQ8kdCY Miles Kennedy, from Alter...
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    Wii U Preview Event General Discussion Thread

    I'm making this thread as a general thread for updates about the Wii U Preview Event that took place earlier today. Anyone who missed it can come on here to check on the Wii U news that we know of thus far. Later on it might be converted into a center for Wii U information as the days count...
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    Is Change Really All That Bad?

    Earlier today I read a post that caught my attention and got me thinking. It made the point that the reason Nintendo's development team of the Legend of Zelda isn't afraid of change is the very reason that the series is continually successful. If they hadn't tried to expand on the grounds of the...
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    Impressionism: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

    Over the course of Skyward Sword's development, Nintendo's president, Shigeru Miyamoto, told his head developer of the Legend of Zelda, Eiji Aonuma, to find a new aesthetic style. Aonuma-San did a check on several artstyles and found one that tickled his fancy for their current project. This...
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    Does Zelda Really Need Music?

    I apologize in advance if there are any threads like this. If one does exist, then please contact me with a link so that I may lock this thread, or have it merged with the original. Thank you. :) Something that I've been pondering lately is the need for music in a Zelda game, for when the...
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    Unique Strategies Used To Defeat Bosses

    Are there any special techniques that you've used to take down a foe in the Legend of Zelda? This gaming series features a myriad of possible uses for the items to solve puzzles or vanquish a pesky enemy. But for this topic I'd like to cover styles that go against the normal patterns of...
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    Dad Records Teacher Bullying His Autistic Son

    Borrowed from: [Serious] Dad Records Teacher Bullying His Autistic Son - Zelda Universe Forums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkscHt96R0&feature=player_embedded My name is Stuart Chaifetz, and my son, Akian, is a ten-year old boy who has Autism. Akian has always been a sweet and...
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    Other-Series Bosses in Zelda

    Have you ever thought how cool it would be if Link were to face a Boss from another series? Just imagine him needing to fight the monstrous foes of Final Fantasy, or the demonic adversaries of Devil May Cry. Which Bosses do you think would be most apt for Link to take on? What weapons from the...
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    Modern Media

    We live in an age where the mediums of entertainment has become a huge part of life. Societies everywhere are partaking in that when listening to music, surfing the web, or watching a TV show/movie. Allow me to put it this way: Technology has become our favorite pastime. We―including...
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    General Art A Journey of Discovery

    I wrote this for a writing contest a while back and can't believe I didn't remember it until now. Decided to post the entire thing...for those brave enough to peruse it. Enjoy and please tell me what you think of it below! A Journey of Discovery I ask myself everyday, Is there meaning in...
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    Skyrim Mod For Link And Navi

    Someone from the site Skyrim Nexus made a "mod" (modification) of Adult Link, and even found a way to include Navi. These are sample pictures to what I'm talking about: As you can see this downloadable feature includes Link's tunic, cap, bracers, pants, and boots. The Hylian Shield is...
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    Most Annoying Sound in a Zelda Game

    What do you think is the most annoying sound in any or all Zelda games is? I'd have to go with the Goron Elder's son crying all the way through Goron Village. When playing there in Majora's Mask as a kid I had the volume at about 12 (the same amount I use on the same TV to this day) and it...
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    What Should Nintendo Have Done?

    Nintendo seems to have released too much information early. While the game is looking epic as ever, I feel it would've been better if the pace of "spoilers" slowed up by a lot. Already we have who the ending villain is and the entire plotline to go along with it. Those who perused the text dump...
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    What Weapons Would You Want?

    Have you ever thought of a weapon that would fit perfectly with Zelda? You can post it here, tell about its abilities, and describe them to your imagination's content, even in a setting of your choosing. It can be an upgraded item, in view of Skyward Sword's upgrade system, that's already in the...
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    Spoiler Skyward Sword Promises To Be Hardest

    For those of you who are expecting Skyward Sword to be the most challenging game thus far...this is your lucky day. Based on a post from NeoGAF, there will be a Hero Mode available, during the second quest. And these are its features: - Enemies do double damage - There are no heart drops or...
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