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Female Protagonists are not a Feminist Conspiracy

When Nintendo confirmed this past week that, at least in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the character Link would remain strictly male, many people were understandably disappointed. The last few months had been full rumors suggesting there would at least be an option to play the game as a woman; even I […]

Zelda Goes Into the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like everything I didn’t know I wanted in the series. True to their word, Nintendo really does seem to be rethinking all the gameplay tropes the Legend of Zelda series has built up over the past three decades. For instance, gone are the heart pieces that […]

The Next Legend of Zelda

The time has almost come. E3 – the premiere videogame trade show – is just days away, which means the curtain will soon be lifted on dozens of games. Some of them will be known quantities – The Last Guardian, Kingdom Hearts 3, maybe even a new Halo – and others will be total surprises. […]

Life Without the Interwebs

I wrote a few week back about trying to limit my internet hours – i.e. the Digital Detox pt. Deux– and the past week has truly been a test of my addiction. Why? My apartment has been without internet since last Sunday. Our old roommate had been paying for our interwebs service, and foolishly we […]

Playing with Power

My girlfriend and I have been playing a lot of Wii games this year, and judging from today’s announcements at E3, the next year looks to have even more for us to play. Mostly, the two of us have been playing any Mario game we can get our hands on. We’ve completely eviscerated New Super […]

The Plant and Zombie Wars Rage On

My girlfriend is going to lose her mind when she reads this. Apparently, there are plans for a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, Popcap’s popular tower defense game for the PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad/Toaster. Apparently, Popcap co-founder John Vechey promises “there will be a Plants Vs. Zombies 2 in the next one to 10 years.” Not exactly a firm release […]

Majora's Mask Clock Town

Majora: Party of Two

I’ve been spending the last month playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask as part of the Brainy Gamer’s Vintage Game Club. Although I have not been as big of a contributor on the forums as I would have liked, playing through this oft-neglected Nintendo 64 game has really been enlightening. This will be the […]

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This is the blog of Jeff Staple