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Sorry, TV Host, That Is Not "Zelda"

A local news anchor and self-proclaimed Zelda fan mistakes Link's name and gender in the trailer for Hyrule Warriors.

"She's just fierce! Look at that! Go girl!"

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gamer421006d ago

"You go girl!"
*Facepalm

Eonjay1006d ago

Link is fierce; like Beyonce. When she is whipping ass across Hyrule she adopts the persona of "Zelda". And she throw bombs and kicks ass because she is an independent woman honey.

SilentNegotiator1005d ago (Edited 1005d ago )

I don't always mean "LOL" literally.

But today? LOL!

Riderz13371006d ago

Lol they probably saw link and though it was Zelda...then though Link was a female. Can you blame them though? Look at this picture lmfao...

http://www.zeldainformer.co...

miyamoto1006d ago OffTopicShow
Downtown boogey1005d ago

Naaah, that can't possibly be it. Can it?
/s

husomc1005d ago

in retrospect, you could take a look at all the leading jpop or kpop bands and see what the artists are trying to emulate. effeminate men seem to be all the rage in asia these days

FamilyGuy1005d ago

Wow, the game looks good, really action heavy.

Mistaking the name and thinking Links name is Zelda is completely understandable but thinking he's a girl is just horrible to me. He make manly little grunt noises, has no breast and dresses like Robinhood. How many more hints do you need? lol

I think that form of ignorance goes beyond just being a casual gamer/non-gamer. No one bothered to prep her for this conversation?

TheTwelve1005d ago

You really can't blame them!

Doink1005d ago

Yeah can't blame them, Link is one of the gayest looking characters ever

Spenok1005d ago

Seriously doubtful (not that you don't have a valid point). But I just think they don't know the main character of the game ISN'T the name on the box.

TheGrimReaper00111004d ago

Wow
But even then, she says she loves Zelda
If you are a fan of Zelda, then you know you never control Zelda (at least, not so directly like with spirit tracks)
That being said, this looks like fun!

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DarthZoolu1005d ago

Proof girls don't game... JK

Roman3mPiRe861005d ago

My grl does utube vettegeeky

blackblades1005d ago

TBH I always thought link was zelda at 1st back then, but and excuse is I never played a zelda game so I never had the info about it.

TheGrimReaper00111004d ago

I thought that too, but then why could i give the character a name, i thought?
Is he originally named Zelda?
Is that what they first wanted to do?
Just out of curiosity, where did the name "Link" come from? Was it in a manual or something?

Gamer19821005d ago

To be fair this is Nintendos fault partly just like with the wii-u naming Nintendo have never been the best at getting names across. They call a game legend of Zelda yet the games are all about Link always have been. Nintendo realized this mistake back in the NES days but it was too late to translate and its so big now there stuck with it.

Reeze1005d ago

You mean like Halo, that alien soldier guy? Yeah, he's my favorite character. Oh, and the other alien guy, Metroid.

Jokes aside, it's not really Nintendo's fault. People should know that the title is not always the same as the character's name.

Shnazzyone1005d ago

What if zelda was a girl?

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Th4Freak1006d ago

Sure lets burn her because she made a "casuals" mistake.

NukaCola1006d ago

Us gamers just find it funny. No hate needed.

Of course this is a quality report from Kotaku../s

Th4Freak1006d ago

I'm a gamer too and I don't find it funny at all, this is a mistake that any casual can make.

In the other hand if this mistake was made by lets say Greg Miller then i'd definitely find it very funny.

SilentNegotiator1005d ago (Edited 1005d ago )

"I'm a gamer too and I don't find it funny at all"

She said "you go, girl!"
Do you have a single funny bone in your body?

She said "you go, girl!" about a dude. You don't have to be a gamer to find that funny.

Th4Freak1005d ago

@SilentNegotiator I dont find ignorance funny.

MidnytRain1005d ago

"I don't find ignorance funny."

Sounds like you find people being stupid on purpose to be funny.

SilentNegotiator1004d ago

If an ironic mistake made by a news woman - that doesn't hurt anyone - out of a lack of knowledge of one of a hundred things she's going to report on that day is the sort of thing that you could never, ever find funny, then what DO you find funny?

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UnHoly_One1006d ago

Agreed. Stuff like this makes gamers look like stereotypical raging nerds.

You know, like the nerdy guy in a hundred different movies or tv shows that gets all pissed because somebody confuses Star Trek with Star Wars.

That's what we look like when we make a big deal out of something like this.

HammadTheBeast1005d ago

She barely knew how to pronounce Wii U, give her a break.

3-4-51005d ago

that is beyond dumb.

they have all the man power and resources to make sure they have the correct info.

They are lazy and stupid.

Beastforlifenoob1005d ago

"F U DHEAD IT's LINK NOT ZELDA OMFG LETS TAKE HER TO THE STAKES!!!"

I don't get the hate its an easy mistake considering link is on the cover but the actual game is always about zelda like WTF.

SilentNegotiator1005d ago

That's funny, I don't see a single comment anywhere close to what you've dreamed up. In fact, I don't see any real "hate" for the woman.

otherZinc1005d ago

Well, it was ridiculous. She said...you go girl???
wtf? Lmao!

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listenkids1006d ago

Does it really matter? Of course, it does to some degree, but a middle aged woman on a news network 0.01% of any gamers watch? Let's just string her up so quickly, sheesh.

Baka-akaB1006d ago

Why not ? people makes fun all the time when they display a lack of general culture in game shows or talks shows . This is just another case of that .

No harm done , it's just a little funny

Beastforlifenoob1005d ago

Call the game something+"zelda" then have "link" on the cover.

well done Nintendo, great marketing
http://upload.wikimedia.org...

Obviously they have created a very well known character lol jks

adventureghost1241006d ago

that was the point, which apparently nobody got

GuruMeditation1005d ago

People need a sarcasm tag, otherwise they get scared and confused.