WRUP: Absolutely true Zelda facts because that’s what you insatiable content grub-hounds demand right now edition


There is a rumor that the original Legend of Zelda was inspired by Ridley Scott’s film “Legend.” This is incorrect; it was actually inspired by Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” Shigeru Miyamoto was paying very little attention to that film, however, and was mostly hitting the person sitting next to him with a sentai action figure while making laser noises.

While the recurring artifact is called the “Triforce” in America, in Japan it’s actually called “Zelda.” The character we call “Zelda” is named “Link,” the character we call “Link” is named “Ganon,” and the character we call “Ganon” is called “Pigmaster Supreme Sponsored By PepsiCo™.” This failed to pass trademark tests in the United States due to a competing video game, Pigmaster Commits Tax Fraud, released for the Atari 7200.

If you bought the Hyrule Historia book, you are ridiculous, dude. You know this stuff never was meant to fit together because Shigeru Miyamoto hates storytelling, right? He also hates Metroid. And your dog. (It is assumed everyone who bought that book owns a dog.)

Every version of Link can beat an equivalently aged version of Dante from the Devil May Cry series. Only they would never fight because they’re boyfriends. They’re so cute together.

What Are You Playing is a raw and unalloyed source of truth about every fandom continuity except for Star Fox. If we tell you anything about Star Fox, it’s a lie.

Bonus question: What are your favorite sort of chips? (Or crisps, if you’re feeling British.)

Andy McAdams: Busy weekend here so I won’t have as much gaming time as I want, but likely mostly Lord of the Rings Online with some Satisfactory sprinkled in. Maybe some Diablo IV but don’t want to overdose on the game before it launches.

Sour cream and cheddar. I can’t be trusted around those, especially the baked ones.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Same for me this weekend – bit of Lord of the Rings Online and more crafting in Star Wars Galaxies Legends. I’m fairly certainly my kids will want Zelda too, but I’d be last in line for controller time.

All-time favorite chips are potato skin chips. Hard to come by nowadays, and they don’t taste like they used to. Also really like cheesy chips aka MSG deliverance systems. All of these things are bad for us and no one should be eating them, of course.

P.S. I did not tell Eliot he had to write about Zelda (or not-write, in this case) in WRUP! He comes up with this nonsense on his own!

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Since Patch 6.4 got its release date, I will likely make sure I’ve got all of my tomes capped and do other little odds and ends in Final Fantasy XIV. Past that I’m not really sure, to be very honest.

Taki’s are the best chips going, but I also greatly enjoy Poppables as well as a good tortilla chip with some salsa con queso.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): There’s a little FFXIV stuff to be done, definitely, but by and large I think I’m going to have a single-player sort of weekend. I have so many video games, and my apartment is coming together nicely. Time to enjoy it.

Honestly I really like plain blue corn tortilla chips, but I’m also a big fan of Sun Chips. Then again, chips in general are a nice sometimes snack treat.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’m playing Tower of Fantasy still. It’s not spectacular by any measure but I’m enjoying it well enough. I’m also rocking on through Chained Echoes. I’ve probably got 2 weekends left of that and then I’ll find another new weekend game to play.

Bonus: Lays makes these limon potato chips that I just can’t get enough of. They’re amazing with all sandwiches, burgers, and dogs.

Tyler Edwards (blog): I’ll be DMing a Dungeons & Dragons session on Saturday, and I was also thinking of starting up a new playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition. I downloaded a bunch of mods to reduce the grind, and also to let any character take any ability regardless of class because why not. Any remaining free time will go to my usual standards: New World and Eternal.

Bonus question: Plain, lightly salted. I also never put anything on French fries aside from salt. I have never understood the need to douse these things in all sorts of different sauces or flavorings. Fried potatoes with salt are already the most perfect food possible. There is nowhere to go from there but down.

Alexander Metcalf, patron: I’ll be splitting my time between Albion Online and New World. Both are games I haven’t played for more than two or three weeks, and both are way more fun (for now) than I thought they’d be, with pretty wildly different experiences. I’m hoping to finish skilling up a few more weapons as I avoid ganks on my carebear gatherer in Albion, while I’m treating New World as a multiplayer Skyrim and pretty much just rolling solo. I know neither game is terribly popular here but there’s a lot to like about both, and I’m glad I’m giving both a try. Come on you olds, break out of your comfort zone!

Cape Cod used to make an Aged Cheddar and Jalapeno chip that I’d order in bulk. Their current Jalapeno offering is good, but the old recipe was to die for! Also a big fan of Dirty Potato Chips, particularly Sour Cream & Onion and (yes…) Jalapeno Heat.

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