Friday, May 6, 2016

All Zelda action in this one... Win a Trip to E3 + Zelda in the Hall of Fame + JackaJax2Cents


Nintendo’s kickoff to the E3 show happens at 9 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 14, when Nintendo of America Pr ...
(Graphic: Business Wire)
As you know Nintendo will be presenting The Legend of Zelda-only at this E3 (from what we were told)... bringing it to both E3 goers (who wish to play the game) as well as those who can't make it or would rather avoid the crowd and stream it via: http://e3.nintendo.com 

Reggie Fils-Aime will be kicking off Nintendo Treehouse: Live... which will begin on June 14th (2016) @ 9am PT, so stay tuned. 

If you really really really (like seriously) want to go to E3 this year to get in on the Zelda action... Nintendo is giving you the chance to win such a trip. Can I get an "Oh Snap!"? (Info on how to enter... is listed below.) Nintendo claims that the day will be dedicated to live streaming... but I won't believe it until I see it (perhaps a surprise will be tucked in there somewhere). The stream will include game coverage and behind-the-scenes stuff... fun'd up.

LogoSeries Producer Eiji Aonuma has said that this new installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise will be a clean break from the conventions of previous games, removing boundaries that forced players to follow a set path and introducing new gameplay that has not been experienced in previous games in the series.
Just hearing that excites me more, and I feel confident that it won't be like Skyrim, though inspiration was gained from such games. I'm not saying that in a negative way, i'm more so saying that i'm good with the new and not the cloned... period.
While people everywhere will be able to watch The Legend of Zelda gameplay online, one lucky fan and a companion will be flown to Los Angeles to enjoy the action in person and be among the first to play the game on the show floor. Between now and May 10, Nintendo is offering a sweepstakes on Twitter for a chance to win a trip for two to E3 to play the game. Anyone who tweets @NintendoAmerica a note about what The Legend of Zelda series means to them while using the hashtags #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win. Fans can share messages about their favorite games, characters or memories of the franchise. Nintendo will select a winner at random. The prize package includes airfare for two, a hotel stay, tickets to E3, a $500 prepaid VISA debit card. For all the details about the sweepstakes, visit http://e3.nintendo.com/#section-sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), age 18 or older. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes closes 5 p.m. PT May 10, 2016. Math skill test question required for Canadian residents. Limit one entry per person. 1 prize winner will be selected at random to receive one (1) trip package that includes: two (2) round trip tickets or ground transportation to Los Angeles, CA, four (4) nights lodging, two (2) passes to E3 and $500 Prepaid VISA Debit Card (ARV $4,190). Sponsor is Nintendo, not Twitter. See Official Rules at http://e3.nintendo.com/sweepstakes-rules for more details.

Okay sooo... based on the news of The Legend of Zelda being inducted into the World Video Game's Hall of Fame, I can't help but wonder "Why did it take so long?" (oh wait, it's a new thing).

Here is the short list of Hall of Fame inductees:
(Credit: RetroWareTV)
The Oregon Trail - 2016 < The title of this game looks extremely funny to me (how times have changed). Looks like it belongs to a record called "Grandpappy's Favorite Sing-alongs" or something.
What game(s) would you like for us to nominate?


By the way... stay tuned, because JackaJax2Cents on Nintendo's E3 approach will also be listed in this post.


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