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Save Target As Episode 1 – “That’s So Pringles” January 1, 2010

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Where's your swoopy moustache?

Well, here it is: what none of you have been waiting for. We’ve finally hopped on the podcast bandwagon with our new show, “Save Target As,” your source for weird sound effects and maybe some video games.

In our first (and possibly last episode), we discuss Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Assassin’s Creed 2, Left 4 Dead 2, STALKER, Dragon Age: Origins and Borderlands, and reveal our mysterious origins.

You’ve been warned.

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Zelda Re-Orchestrated Finishes Ocarina of Time December 26, 2009

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In October of 2004, a tiny project emerged with a lofty goal: to reproduce the entire soundtrack of Ocarina of Time with a more orchestral sound. A little over 5 years later, that project — Zelda Reorchestrated —  has completed their goal, and are offering us a little Christmas present: 83 beautiful, re-orchestrated tracks for free.

All the great, nostalgia-inducing tracks are there: the Lost Woods, Lon Lon Ranch, Hyrule Field, all of the Ocarina songs, and even the iconic chest-opening sound. The fond memories recalled while listening to Zelda Reorchestrated are a testament both to the staying power of the original tracks themselves, as well as the wonderful work that the ZREO community has done to reproduce them.

Sadly, at the time of this writing, the Zelda Reorchestrated site is down, probably due to the overwhelming response to the Ocarina of Time project, but there’s a handy torrent available here.

The Times, They are a-Changin’: The Life and Death of the Nintendo Game Boy June 2, 2009

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Editor’s note:  With Nintendo’s E3 announcements, we’ve been looking forward to the future of gaming, but sometimes it’s nice to look back to its past. This story, about the history of the most revered of handhelds, was submitted to Copy+Paste Games by contributor Robert Balint.

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Countless hours of my life gone, all due to a strange desire to impersonate an Italian plumber named after Shigeru Miyamoto's onetime landlord...

I still remember begging my older brother Frankie for a crack at Super Mario Land; but try as I might he refused to hand over the meaty, gray plastic brick that is the original Game Boy.

Released in the summer of 1989, the original Game Boy was Nintendo’s first sojourn into the realm of portable gaming, following the primitive yet popular Game & Watch portables (the mascot of which is Mr. Game and Watch of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl fame).

Get the full story after the jump.

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