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Published on Feb 6, 2014

The Legend of Zelda has been massively popular for over 30 years running. People LOVE the series, creating fan art, cosplay, and diligently purchasing each new release in the series. But does this Zelda series exploit our feelings of nostalgia? We remember playing as kids, and the music, world, and even sounds bring back warm fuzzy feelings. Are the creators riding that success and using our childhood memories to their own gain? Are the games really that great? Watch the episode to find out!

New Yorker article: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...

Atlantic article: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology...

nostalgia coinage http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/arc...

Researchers at Columbia on nostalgia http://camden-sbc.rutgers.edu/faculty...

research has shown that people prone to nostalgia tend to have higher self esteem, find it easier to trust others, and suffer less from depression. http://www.wildschut.me/Tim_Wildschut...

Music:
"Passionate Video Game Hero" by Leokuon
https://soundcloud.com/leokuon/03-pas...
"3170 Lakes" by Chooga
http://music.tunguskagrooves.com/trac...
"Let's go back to the rock" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12313...
"Dreams Part 1- Fame" by StatueOfDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91993...
"Run" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12586...
"Freedom Weekends" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91994...
"Final Days" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/47546...
"KDR Assault" by Binarpilot
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/76140...
"Dangerous Groups" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/56137...
"Explore" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/81864...


And thanks to Iain Andrews for the use of his photos in the background: http://enwandrews.tumblr.com/

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