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DS Daily: At last (maybe)

Are you already neck-deep in Phantom Hourglass, or are you stuck waiting for the weekend -- or even next week! -- like some folks we know? If you're among the lucky folks already playing through Link's latest adventure, how far are you, and what do you think so far? Is it the single greatest thing since sliced bread? We may be a little biased, but we'll lean toward a yes on that one.

Of course, if you played an import copy, you're probably long finished, and want the chance to gloat in front of the others. That's just fine, too ... but try to be careful with the spoilers.

Zelda Week: Set sail for Lego

While you're boating around in Phantom Hourglass, it's always nice to look back at other seafaring moments, even if the sailing in The Wind Waker wasn't really your thing. You know what makes everything better, though? Lego. This awesome Wind Waker diorama isn't new, but it's still imminently suitable for our celebration of Phantom Hourglass, and it's always impressive. We can't help but admire people who are not only talented enough to recreate awesome scenes with simple materials -- even those designed for such a purpose -- but those who take the time to do it, as well.

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The DS Life: Unrestrained glee

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.

Sometimes, everything just seems to be going your way. There isn't a single worry plaguing your usually beleaguered mind, you've got a girl back at home who loves you, and the world is yours to conquer. Then something unexpected comes along and makes your day even better!

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Show and Tell: Zelda week, day three

Maybe we can't all ink our love for Zelda into our flesh, like the folks in yesterday's edition (which has been updated; don't miss the new tats!), but we can wear it in various ways. T-shirts are popular, of course, but we've seen jewelry and more in the past. There is no limit to creativity when it comes to draping our bodies with game gear, which is why today's Show and Tell is dedicated to wearable items of all types. We've got quite a few specimens after the jump -- so check 'em out!

Do you have some awesome Zelda gear? Anything from t-shirts to tattoos, to statues and standees, if it features Link, we want to help you show it off. Snap some pics and send 'em to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll be here all week.

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DS Daily: Z-cell

For obvious reasons, today's daily question is aimed squarely at those of you who still have physical copies of Zelda cartridges. I have a bunch of Zelda games on cartridge myself, and have since The Legend of Zelda first went up for sale.

But the copy of NES Zelda I currently have is not my first copy. The battery died on that one back when new copies of the game were still available. It's been replaced a couple of times, and the "NES Classics" grey-cartridge version is still holding on.

These games were replaced, of course, before I realized that you could change the battery in NES cartridges. It was also back when, if you wanted a triwing screwdriver, you had to go through one of the janky mail-order outfits found in the back of Electronic Gaming Monthly instead of some janky dude on eBay.

Have you had a similar issue? Has your NES Zelda cartridge forgotten how you totally beat the second quest? Have you had to replace your Link to the Past, or its battery? And, for a bonus question, can you name at least one other item in video gaming that, annoyingly, requires constant replacement of CR2032 batteries?

You kids and your flash memory. You don't know how good you have it!

Show and Tell: Zelda week, day two

It's another day, and that means another round of our special Zelda week edition of Show and Tell, DS Fanboy's reader spotlight. Today, we're looking at some very permanent marks of Zelda love: gamer tattoos. It takes a truly dedicated fan -- perhaps we should call them fanboys (or fangirls) -- to etch their undying love for our Hylian hero into their very flesh, and we can do nothing but admire such pure allegiance. We salute you -- right after the break.

Do you have some awesome Zelda gear? Anything from t-shirts to tattoos, to statues and standees, if it features Link, we want to help you show it off. Snap some pics and send 'em to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll be here all week.

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Zelda Week: Playing favorites

With a franchise as long and storied as Zelda, it's likely that certain titles stand out over others for most gamers. Some people swear by Ocarina of Time, others laud Link to the Past, and some of us still hold the original as not only the best, but perhaps one of the greatest games of all time. We're going to give readers a chance to duke it out in honor of Zelda week -- slip into something comfortable and head past the break for the fight of a lifetime. We've split the franchise into console and handheld titles to make things interesting.

Phantom Hourglass is not included -- so if you want to claim it is truly the greatest entry in the franchise, you'll have to do so in the comments. We have a feeling a few of you might just take up that challenge.

Don't forget to head over and make your voice heard in our other current poll, as well -- we'll be discussing the results of that one next week!

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DS Daily: Why do you (or don't you) play Zelda?

For many of us, the Zelda franchise represents the pinnacle of gaming. Several entries in the series stand out as true classics, games that can be replayed again and again, and little things like graphics don't even enter in to the equation. However, we also know that for every Zelda fan out there, there's a gamer who just isn't into the series, or who has lost interest over the years. If this is you, we want to know why ... and if Phantom Hourglass has happened to tickle your fancy regardless.

If, like us, you're still neck deep in the Zelda franchise, what keeps you coming back?

Zelda Week: Do it yourself

One of the interesting things about fanaticism (we're definitely fanatics for all things Zelda) is how it invades every section of your life. From sketching pictures of green tunics in your notebook during class, right down to ensuring your children grow up with the same obsession as you (more on that in a bit). It's a wonderful, sometimes scary thing.

Let's see what that fanaticism does when people decide to go DIY.

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Show and Tell: Zelda week, day one

All this week, we're celebrating all things Zelda by showing off the best thing about this blog -- the readers! Each weekday, we will feature at least one of our readers and their Zelda booty. In fact, this first submission sorta took the "booty" aspect to heart ... or it would have if he'd turned around.

Oh, Johnny Wolf. We can't tell you how much we appreciate you throwing caution (dignity?) to the wind and taking one for the team. The world needed to see these Zelda boxers, and we couldn't think of any better way to kick off a week of fanboy-loving. There's no better method of demonstrating true adoration than by sticking something over your crotch. Hit the jump to see them in full effect.

Do you have some awesome Zelda gear? Anything from t-shirts to tattoos, to statues and standees, if it features Link, we want to help you show it off. Snap some pics and send 'em to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll be here all week.

...and try to make sure they're in focus, or at least close. We've gotten a lot of fuzzy pictures so far, guys, and if we can't see what's going on, we can't use them!

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Zelda Week: Check out some heroic ads

When thinking of content to publish for Zelda Week, one of the first things that popped into our mind was the Zelda rap. But, that is done to death. Other weird and funny Zelda ads, however, are not. So, enjoy the above compilation of past ads for the game, from all over the world, and be sure to head past the break for some more.

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DS Daily: Which Zelda games do you physically own?

You may have a few Zelda games on the Virtual Console -- and sure, we'd love to hear about those -- but which discs and carts do you still physically own? Sometimes, the best are just worth keeping, even if you sometimes don't even have the system on which they run any longer. We know a lot of people who've hung on to that first golden cartridge long after selling (or converting) their old NES.

DS Daily: Kicking off Zelda week!

It's here at last -- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass! Like the Nintendo World Store, we know how to celebrate, though with considerably fewer prizes, unfortunately. That doesn't mean we aren't hyped, though; in fact, we'll be spending time focusing on all things Zelda for the entire week.

Anyone headed to the event in New York? We'd love to hear about it if you're going (or if you already have). If, like the rest of us, you're not close enough to join in on the fun, share your excitement with us here. We've been waiting for this one for a long time ....

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