ZI Podcast Ep. 016: Saying Farewell to the Wii U & Airing Some NX Frustration

September 15, 2016

I have made a triumphant return to the podcast after a one week hiatus to talk about the lasting legacy of the Wii U and why I am so frustrated with Nintendo's handling (or lack of handling) the NX information train. Our usual cohost Alfred is in the house as well as we are also joined by a brand new staff member at Zelda Informer, Daniel, along with Macintyre from Macintyre Productions.

There is some audio flubs with Macintyre's stuff, though I did my best to make it understandable. The first 13 minutes features some low quality audio on his end, but then it magically corrects itself into some higher quality stuff, though I was unable to completely remove all of his background noise. If he's on again, I'll have to talk to him about how to improve that situation - but setting that aside we are highly appreciative of his presence this week. He always has something intelligent to add into any conversation about the Zelda series.

ZI Podcast Ep. 015 Does Breath of the Wild Mark the End of Linear Zelda Games?

September 7, 2016

This week I take my first "break" from the podcast as Alfred takes the reigns with an absolutely stellar cast, including our Managing Editor Darrin. The special guests this week include NintenDaan and Macintyre Productions. We do not have a video version this week due to me taking a week off, but our audio version is fully loaded and edited in full by Alfred (for those unaware, I typically handle all the editing for all versions of the podcast).

We briefly touch base on some of the Nintendo Direct announcements before quickly getting into NX and Sony talks with some nifty fan topics, including a great one about the direction of the future of the Zelda series.

ZI Podcast Ep. 014: NX Rumor Fest & is Nintendo at Fault for Zelda CD-i?

September 1, 2016

We're back talking about NX rumors, but also possibly the most important conversation we've ever had about Zelda CD-i (to be fair, we don't really talk about that trilogy of games much in the first place). Why do we talk about them this week? Well, Nintendo could have shut those bad boys down if they wanted to. Of course, the previous week didn't go without an NX rumor or two.

As always, you can submit your fan topics and other such on-goings to podcast@zeldainformer.com

ZI Podcast Ep. 013: How Breath of the Wild is Revolutionizing Story Telling

August 24, 2016

This week on the ZI Podcast we dive deep into all of your burning topic suggestions. We had a huge swath of topic ideas from all over our fan base and we wanted to make sure we covered as many of them as we could. However, one particular topic about dungeons in Breath of the Wild ended up spinning off into one of the most interesting discussions we've ever had on the podcast about that game... how story will be presented in a world through a method few if any games have ever even attempted to do before.

This conversation sprung up in large part thanks to our special guest this week, Damir Halilović. Damir is actually one of the original founding staff members of Zelda Informer on the whole, though his last days with us here came many years ago now. We also have our usual cast of characters, as in Alfred and yours truly.

ZI Podcast Ep. 012: Is Breath of the Wild Too Scary for Darkness?

August 17, 2016

This week's audio podcast is back in the spotlight, as issues with our video version's audio has lead to a return to our audio version taking front and center. Of course, you can still watch our video version - just don't be surprised when the audio one is more in sync and contains an extra 10 minutes of content. Yeah, that's exactly why this is the version being featured this week!

No worries, I'll be fixing the issues moving forward, but let's get right into this week's worth of podcast goodness. We discuss Eiji Aonuma's weird comments on darkness leading to scariness, plus some new patent information that backs recent NX rumors. As always you can submit fan topics and other submissions to podcast@zeldainformer.com.

ZI Podcast Ep. 011: Zelda & Metroid’s 30th, Shutting Down Fan Projects

August 11, 2016

This week we cover some rather series topics, including some much beloved anniversaries for both Zelda and Metroid, Nintendo's take down of fan projects, and a slew of fan questions pertaining to some interesting Zelda lore. We have a jam packed podcast this week despite the fact that it's just the hosts this week. No special guests, no other staff members from Zelda Informer, this week is all Alfred and Nate going head to head debating about this week's greatest news.

You can always submit your questions or concerns to podcast@zeldainformer.com.

Zi Podcast Ep. 010: The Importance of Art Styles & The Future of Zelda

August 3, 2016

On this week's episode of the Zelda Informer Podcast we discuss the premise for Breath of the Wild, the role art style plays in the series, and offer speculation on where exactly the Zelda series is heading after Breath of the Wild. We are joined this week by your usual hosts and a special guest, the hype man himself, HMK.

If you have any questions, theme song submissions, or just want to get in contact with anyone on the podcast, just shoot an email to podcast@zeldainformer.com.

ZI Podcast Ep. 009: NX Leaks Galore & Breath of the Wild DLC

July 27, 2016

This week on the Zelda Informer Podcast, Alfred makes a triumphant return to his co-hosting duties as our resident comic artist, Trey, and super fan Mason make appearances to discuss some unexpected NX leaks. With the NX leaks taking up a majority of the first half of the podcast, I wanted to reminded everyone of a rather amazing (and sad) story a fan shared with us and allowed us to share with all of you about how Nintendo is keeping a lost brother with someone special while playing Breath of the Wild.

Speaking of Breath of the Wild, we only cover two fan topics this week, but that's because the topics sparked some great conversations around heart containers and potential DLC in the game. We round out the podcast in our typical fashion, as we briefly go over some of our favorite things from this past week, including some positive vibes from Pokemon GO, some good ol' Overwatch fun, and Alfred goes on to express his deep love for the Darksiders theory.

Oh, we also have a somewhat exclusive nugget towards the end about a yet to be announced game. You'll have to listen to find out what that is!

As always, you can send your fan topics, theme song submissions, or any other questions about the podcast to podcast@zeldainformer.com.