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Author Archives: Michael McConnell

I don’t really listen to the radio anymore. I didn’t like that I wasn’t hearing a lot of new music, so I started digging around for music podcasts. Many of these are basically a shift on a college radio station in your genre of choice. (Later on, I’ll collect these into a single column.) One […]


The only thing you need to find a passion for history is a good teacher. Everyone now has a good history teacher in Dan Carlin, host of the podcast Hardcore History. I thought it was a good way to start my posts about podcasts here at zwolanerd with what I think is the pinnacle of […]


Okay, so I went MIA. I’ve been stuck on this stupid Oracle of Ages game for the better part of two months, and today I decided that I’d move on. I’d already decided that when I wasn’t able to complete Majora’s Mask, that I would try to finish every other game in the series. So […]

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After expanding Zelda’s game world into 3D with the N64 era games, going back to the classic overhead view was a bit jarring. However, we’re at the Game Boy Color era games with the first of the two Oracle games, Oracle of Seasons. Nintendo seemed to share the idea about the old view feeling constricting, […]

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So I have failed you. This will be the first one of these games I review without having completed the game. Part of that is because I moved, some of it was the Mario Kart 8 review that will be on this site sooner or later. Majora‚Äôs Mask is a huge game, and with a […]