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Episode 63 - Live @ E3! Pre-Show and Post-Show of Zelda’s Big Day At E3 2019

Episode 63 - Live @ E3! Pre-Show and Post-Show of Zelda’s Big Day At E3 2019

June 17, 2019

Hello everyone! We live streamed Nintendo's entire Direct from the 11th, with pre-show recap of E3 up until that point and expectations, and then spent the entirety of the post show picking our jaws up off of the floor. If you missed it or weren't able to join us for the stream, we've got you covered in sweet audio podcast form! Enjoy!

Episode 62 - The Best and Worst of Nintendo at E3

Episode 62 - The Best and Worst of Nintendo at E3

June 4, 2019

WE ARE SO CLOSE to the biggest gaming extravaganza of the year! E3 may seem a bit smaller than usual this year, but we're still stoked to see what the Big N has up their sleeves! In the spirit of the industries biggest conference of the year, we go back and take a look at Nintendo's best and worst offerings at the big show over the years.

Everything from Wii Music to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Breath of the Wild to Metroid Prime Federation Force, we look at the best of times and the worst of times! Don't forget to tune in LIVE at 8:30 AM Pacific time to hang out with The Champions' Cast as we bring you Nintendo's E3 presentation!

Episode 61 - E3 Prediction Time! Smash Bros. DLC, Nintendo Online Service, and Link’s Awakening amiibo

Episode 61 - E3 Prediction Time! Smash Bros. DLC, Nintendo Online Service, and Link’s Awakening amiibo

May 28, 2019

It's the most magical time of the year: E3! This year promises to be an absolutely loaded show, with Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and more all sure to make their presences felt during the Nintendo Direct. But of course, the funnest part of the whole thing is trying to predict what the Big N is going to do! So with that being said, we now present you the 2nd annual Champions' Cast E3 Prediction Showdown! Let's talk how it works!

The Rules of Engagement

We each have 9 Predictions;

5 Predictions in the "Could Probably Happen" category - these picks are worth 1 point if correct.

3 Predictions in the "Super Unlikely But Not Impossible" category - these picks are worth 3 points each if correct.

1 Prediction in the "WTF Are You Smoking?" category - this pick is worth a whopping 12 points

The Bet

So last year, Andy handily destroyed Taylor and emerged victorious, BUT Taylor never followed through and steamed Final Fantasy IX as the terms dictated he would. So this year - it's Double or Nothing. If Taylor wins, is debt is paid. If he loses... WE WANT YOUR HELP deciding what humiliating thing he should have to do in addition to playing FFIX! Let us know in the comments below!

Watch E3 With Us Live on June 11th!

Stay tuned for more details in a separate post soon, but get ready, cause we'll be streaming Nintendo's E3 with a pre- and post-show over on Zelda Dungeon Twitch! In the meantime, MAKE SURE you take a listen to our official predictions! You won't wanna miss this show!

Episode 60 - Discussing the 15 Most Impactful Side Quests in the Zelda Series

Episode 60 - Discussing the 15 Most Impactful Side Quests in the Zelda Series

May 20, 2019

Welcome back to the Cast! It's Side Quest week over here at Zelda Dungeon, so of course that means this show is all about our favorite optional activities in the Zelda series. Eventide Island, Kinstones, the Item Check girl, and of course, Anju and Kafei. It's all here! We of course want to know what your favorite side quests are, so let us know!

This is a fun episode you won't want to miss, and get ready because next week is Andy vs Taylor II: Predicting Nintendo's E3!

Episode 59 - Are Shrines an Adequate Replacement for Dungeons, and Why I Think The Zelda Timeline is STILL Dumb!

Episode 59 - Are Shrines an Adequate Replacement for Dungeons, and Why I Think The Zelda Timeline is STILL Dumb!

May 14, 2019

It's Q&A time this week as Andy and Taylor go ahead and answer 20 Debatable questions. Do Shrines do enough to replace dungeons? What if there were a female version of Ganondorf? What song should would we choose to replace the main theme if we had to pick? Is it too late for Impa in Smash? Why does Andy think the Zelda timeline is so lame!?

We have all this, plus some quick thoughts on Detective Pikachu! Come in and enjoy the listen!

Episode 58 - Our Dream Zelda Spinoff’s and Counting Down the Ten Greatest Game Boy Games Ever!

Episode 58 - Our Dream Zelda Spinoff’s and Counting Down the Ten Greatest Game Boy Games Ever!

May 7, 2019

Andy makes a triumphant return to the show this week and doesn't waste any time getting down to business, asking where the heck Cadence of Hyrule has been since it's announcement and taking Taylor through a list of dream Zelda spinoffs. Pikmin with Cucco's? Assassin's Creed with Sheikah? YES PLEASE!

As if that wasn't enough, to celebrate the Game Boy's 30th birthday, the lads count down their top ten OG GB games ever. Link's Awakening, Pokemon, Metroid II, and more! Plus, we give a shout out to the one and only Gary Oak.

Make sure you don't miss this episode! It's a ton of fun!

Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

April 30, 2019

After (un)comfortably deep diving into Tingle’s Rosey Rupeeland last week, Andy decided to briefly escape the country, so Taylor sets out to find Kevin to help him discuss today’s topics. Breath of the Wild has continued its inexorable ride with a VR element using Nintendo Labo while Kevin and Taylor debate whether VR is a good idea. The game also gets an update that improves the load time of Shrines, which of course leads to the Champions’ thinking about speedrunning!

It wouldn’t be Champions’ Cast episode if we didn’t get caught up in the hype of a certain major movie to be released last week and to coincide with this, we’re playing the role of casting directors and work out which Zelda characters could best play Avengers heroes! Ever wonder what Zelda characters might look like in a tabletop RPG session? Kevin & Taylor have put some serious thought into it and we lay out some demands for what we want to see in Nintendo’s ever expanding non-video game Zelda selection.

 

It’s a jam packed episode this week so don’t miss it!

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

April 23, 2019

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We hope you guys ate your weight in chocolate eggs and turkey! We spent a lot of our time over the weekend taking Super Smash Bros' newest playable fighter, Joker, for a spin! Do we like him? Who's he play like? What about his stage? We break it all down AND THEN deliver a deep dive all into the fabled game itself... TINGLE'S ROSY RUPEELAND! Yes, Andy has finally finished it (with 100% completion to boot!) and shares some thoughts about this strange game while recounting the weirdest thing he saw!

This is a great episode full of fun and some surprisingly in-depth Tingle talk, so make sure you check it out!

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

April 15, 2019

Video game movies are usually pretty terrible. So terrible in fact, I have another podcast totally dedicated to them. But they don't have to be - not when you've got the guys from Virtual Theater on the case! Yessir, Gooey Fame is back on the Cast to lend his expertise to the show discussing how to make a Zelda movie that doesn't suck!

What kind of tone should this movie go for? Should the costumes be changed?  Does Link talk? Anime, animation, or live action? All of this and more in this jam packed episode! And if you like the two of us talking about video game movies, make sure you check out our podcast Virtual Theater on Soundcloud!

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

April 9, 2019

Helloooo and welcome to another fun episode of the Cast! This week, we play a fun game of "Would You Rather?" centered all around Zelda! Would you rather have more frequent releases that are good, or would you rather have to wait for a great one? Would you rather have Naughty Dog or Insomniac develop a Zelda game? Would you rather each new Link start from scratch and experience the hero's journey, or harness all of the memories and experience of previous Link's? Would you rather play as Zelda or Ganondorf?

All this and way more, with even a bonus Metroid WYR question sprinkled in! Plus , we talk about Breath of the Wild's upcoming VR experience! This episode is a load of fun!