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!"
"You go girl!" *Facepalm
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.
I don't always mean "LOL" literally. But today? LOL!
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...
Naaah, that can't possibly be it. Can it? /s
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
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?
You really can't blame them!
Yeah can't blame them, Link is one of the gayest looking characters ever
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.
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!
thsi is hilarious
Proof girls don't game... JK
My grl does utube vettegeeky
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.
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?
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.
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.
What if zelda was a girl?
Sure lets burn her because she made a "casuals" mistake.
Us gamers just find it funny. No hate needed. Of course this is a quality report from Kotaku../s
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.
"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.
@SilentNegotiator I dont find ignorance funny.
"I don't find ignorance funny." Sounds like you find people being stupid on purpose to be funny.
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?
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.
She barely knew how to pronounce Wii U, give her a break.
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.
"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.
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.
Well, it was ridiculous. She said...you go girl??? wtf? Lmao!
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.
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
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
I think I threw up a little
Way to overreact...
that was the point, which apparently nobody got
People need a sarcasm tag, otherwise they get scared and confused.
sadly I learned the hard way
Tbh I don't blame her link looks like a girl
Yup he really does lmao... http://www.zeldainformer.co...
The game's title is also misleading. Is called " the legend of zelda" One would assume you play as Zelda. Speaking of which why is it called "the legend of zelda" when pretty much every game revolves around Link?
You haven't played many LoZ games have you? If you had, you'd know why it's named the way it is.
It doesn't revolve around Link. It revolves around the lore of the triforce and the goddesses( and any mythical swords used in the game ). Zelda is the reincarnation of Hylia. If you actually know the zelda lore you wouldn't be saying that. Link is merely a pawn in this play.
@Dragonknight and ChickeyCantor Which is why I asked a question.
A person who obviously hasn't gamed once in their life made a mistake talking about a game?!?!?! SHOCKER!!........../s Sure, I guess she could've done her homework beforehand but for real give her a break.
Well the difference here is that she claimed to be a Zelda fan. She starts off by saying that she loves Zelda. So, I think that's the only difference. But yeah, it doesn't really bother me. People mix information up all the time.
Yeah at least she pretended to like the series, even if it was a lie. It's better than mocking games or calling them murder simulators, which is what most news reporters seem to do. :(
No ones saying anything bad about her. It's just funny seeing someone talk about something they don't know about. Ignorance is funny when the ignorant person proclaims to 'know stuff'. When i'm ignorant of a topic, I don't talk about it and act like i'm not ignorant.
She loves Zelda but she does not know who is Zelda...lol!!
When i was younger i always thought Link was Zelda xD, WAIT DON'T KILL ME!
Don't worry, that is an easy mistake since it's called The Legend Of Zelda. This woman is just a fake fan claiming to know the series...lol.
I think every gamer did it once, at least.
Me too bro!.....game looks great though.
Hahaha!!! Hard LOL here....me too till I found a manual of a game.
The only thing I will say is that I hate when people try to associate by pretending they are part of the crowd. Stop pretending you are a gamer when you clearly are not. Even if Link might look like a girl, anyone that has ever played the games KNOW that Zelda is the female that Link saves. The characters have only been around since the NES. Stop lying, you are not a gamer. I understand mistakes will be made but don't pretend to know what you are talking about if you don't know.
Then to compare Link (or even Zelda) to Beyonce?! EPIC FAIL
To me, Beyonce has created some of the most annoying music to ever grace my ears. To compare her to ANY video game character is just stupid.
She is a fan?! Haha right.... just like I'm a fan of their show.
in defense of her, not everyone has to be a genius when it comes to gaming. she thought link was a girl, simple mistake. at least it isn't as bad as that chick on Fox news who flat said jesus was white.
Jesus was white though wasn't she? She looks white to me, I should know because I'm a hugeee Jesus fan.
Idiot tries to pretend what she's doing and fails, has whole comments about how she's dumb but then act like Link resembles a girl... oh the hypocrisy of some gamers.
Is that Michael Jordan after he won the championship that time?
Let's be honest how many non gamers actually know link's not zelda?Even i didn't know a few years back.
This is a clear sign of how stupid and ridiculous feminists can get lol, way to go Beyonce for bringing stupidity in them lol. Well, at first I thought Link was Zelda, but always thought of him as a dude, it was the cartoon where I realize Zelda was the Princess. I think Nintendo sort of created confusion because the series are more centered around Link than Zelda, maybe the name Zelda sounds more appealing.
I mean, I can understand the mistake. Only true hardcore fans would get offended by this. I could care less though.
You're correct, I already have 4 disagrees in a matter of seconds because I had the name mistaken as well, oh well silly me, lol, smh.
Not gonna lie...I wasn't really into nintendo stuff but I used to think that the main guy in the legend of zelda was called Zelda.