Exclusive: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Video ? All Hail the ShakeyCam!

First unrestricted media access to new LOZ.

Posted by Staff
SPOnG is averagely pleased to bring you these unique videos of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the latest game in the massive-selling action RPG series from Nintendo. So why are we only averagely pleased? Well, the main reason is the ShakeyCam action our reporter was able to grab.

You see, this was the first time ever unrestricted media access was offered for Nintendo?s new Zelda game. And of course, how were we to know that filming would be permitted? We weren?t. So it?s not our fault.

Anyway, it?s better this way. You get to feel the ambience of the really rather naff venue, as mentioned in our earlier Game Boy Micro piece, a really rubbish subterranean former techno club in London's Soho. You get to hear a member of Nintendo?s PR agency talking to someone in the background, the guy playing the game swearing about monkeys and - best of all - experience reduced viewing enjoyment courtesy of the ShakeyCam-quality video and audio!

Convinced yet? No, but don?t worry, we understand and won?t hold it against you. Perhaps the main problem with these videos is that they don?t portray the sheer majesty of what Nintendo is achieving with Twilight Princess. SPOnG always thought it a shame that gamers, even those loyal to the series, couldn?t see past the graphical presentation of Wind Waker. Nintendo listened to the reaction of its fans, even polling them several times on the issue, and this is its answer. You want realistic Zelda? Well then, here you go!

Video 1
High Quality Xvid AVI (13.8Mb)
Low Quality Xvid AVI (7.4Mb)
Windows Media (14.1Mb)

Video 2
High Quality Xvid AVI (8.1Mb)
Low Quality Xvid AVI (4.7Mb)
Windows Media (10.5Mb)

Tip: Go for the hi-Q Xvid format - it's the best quality and smaller than the Windows Media. Luddites, sporting tin cans and string, might be able to download the lo-Q versions before the sun goes cold.

Stick with SPOnG for the best Nintendo coverage forever more, including some natty Zelda bits and pieces - sans ShakeyCam - in the coming months. However, fans of ShakeyCam should not worry ? there?ll be plenty more low-quality video content hitting these pages soon!

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shearDS 16 Jun 2005 00:01
5/24
am sorry you were refering to the sound effects in the game which are similar to ocarina of time
Thief 16 Jun 2005 00:06
6/24

I got it to work perfectly. It does look like it's gameplay will be similar to OOT, but seeing how that is widely considered one of, if not, the best games ever, I don't think that's a bad thing. I also think that Nintendo is trying to put more focus on animals, as there were a decent bit of animals in just those two clips.
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DoctorDee 16 Jun 2005 07:28
7/24
imnotregret wrote:
lucky you! i couldn't even get the sound...


What you playing it with? I use VLC on PC and Mac, and so far, it has never failed to play anything I have asked of it...

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
config 16 Jun 2005 08:30
8/24
DoctorDee wrote:
imnotregret wrote:
lucky you! i couldn't even get the sound...


What you playing it with? I use VLC on PC and Mac, and so far, it has never failed to play anything I have asked of it...

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


I find VideoLan does have some problems with the latest version of proprietary formats, such as WMV or Quicktime - I usually get audio and no video. However, it's pretty rare, making VLC the world's best multi-format video player.

There's a new beta version out at the above site.

Anyway, about these movies...

Xvid is an MPEG4 compliant codec - DivX and Xvid share the same roots, but DivX decided to go down the commercial root. Xvid remained open source. Windows Media Player9 should be able to handle it. Mine does and I don't recall installing (or WMP having downloaded) any Xvid codecs.

The WMV files are WMV3 encoded, which is also MPEG4 - but in a Microsoft proprietary wrapper (quel surpise!)

I chose these formats because they give the best quality vs. file size.

If there is a format you really, really think we should support for future videos, please let me know.
Philip Wesley 16 Jun 2005 10:53
9/24
Ah. Shakey-Cam goodness. It reminds me of when I had my audio coverage on my site. o_O Our coverage of the Nintendo conference.. I recorded about ten minutes of stuff before the conference even started, it's drowned in crowd noise for most of it, you get to here me shoot down someone who hadn't seen the PS3 controller yet, diss Gran Crapismo 4, and then at the end of it.. proudly and openly weeping for joy over the new Legend of Zelda trailer. Then I got some reactions on the stuff at the show.. it sounds raw, unsterile, and real. Which is exactly what this Spong footage of Twilight Princess is: Raw, unsterile, and real. The way journalism is meant to be. Not processed, diced, sliced, and prepared for the masses. Straight up placed on the table so you -the reader- can eat it, enjoy it, and form your own damn opinion on it. Good stuff. See, this is why I read this site. No preprocessed crap.
bogfar89 16 Jun 2005 13:20
10/24
I agree, but in fewer words...

Anyone know where [in UK or UK website] I can pre order this game? I'm the most impatient creature that ever lived...
Ditto 16 Jun 2005 15:00
11/24
bogfar89 wrote:
I agree, but in fewer words...

Anyone know where [in UK or UK website] I can pre order this game? I'm the most impatient creature that ever lived...


GAME (www.game.uk.com) are taking UK preorders for November 2005.
config 16 Jun 2005 15:28
12/24
bogfar89 wrote:
I agree, but in fewer words...

Anyone know where [in UK or UK website] I can pre order this game? I'm the most impatient creature that ever lived...


Okay, I'll bite;

How, exactly, will pre-ordering satisfy your impatience?

It's hardly going to make it appear any sooner.

fluffstardx 16 Jun 2005 15:49
13/24
Is it just me who smirked when i right-clicked and chose "save Link as..."?
bogfar89 16 Jun 2005 16:47
14/24
It won't but it will satisfy me slightly.
Anyone other than Game, I hate Game, they took over my local EB which was 10x better.
Philip Wesley 17 Jun 2005 11:44
15/24
fluffstardx wrote:
Is it just me who smirked when i right-clicked and chose "save Link as..."?


Nope. Of course, The Legend of Zelda is like a DRUG to me, so.. I always smile when I see that. o_O There are only two things I love more than that series.

1. God
2. My Girlfriend.

Family, and country only get in the way of my playing The Legend of Zelda. :-P Girlfriend doesn't because nothing beats exploring a dungeon while snuggling. YAY!
Rod Todd 17 Jun 2005 13:55
16/24
Philip Wesley wrote:
There are only two things I love more than that series.

1. God


I am, quite literally, praying that that is irony.
vault 13 20 Jun 2005 04:07
17/24
Philip Wesley wrote:
There are only two things I love more than that series.

1. God
2. My Girlfriend.


There are only 1,276,239,567 things I love more than a diety.

1)Final Fantasy
2)Naked chicks
3)Overpriced figurines
4)Chicken
5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay
6)Money
...
...
...
1,276,239,567)Superhot like model type naked chicks with perky tits who have lesbian tendencies and like to suck on candy canes and give each other hot oil rus while patiently waiting for me to finish my current video fascination who also in their spare time publish my magazine all about me and my inflated ego, all with a smile on their face too.

Oh wait! Aren't there more than 1,276,239,567 things in the world.

Okay okay, new list...

1)Final Fantasy
2)Naked chicks
3)...
Thief 20 Jun 2005 04:53
18/24
vault 13 wrote:

5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay


Isn't that contridictory?
Thief 20 Jun 2005 04:53
19/24
vault 13 wrote:

5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay


Isn't that contridictory?
vault 13 20 Jun 2005 14:18
20/24
Thief wrote:
vault 13 wrote:

5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay


Isn't that contridictory?


You posted twice!!! (*ooooh nice save...)
Thief 20 Jun 2005 20:24
21/24

Yeah, that my internet was sucking yesterday.
Philip Wesley 20 Jun 2005 21:37
22/24
Thief wrote:
vault 13 wrote:

5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay


Isn't that contridictory?

No. They would wear funny hats.
vault 13 21 Jun 2005 05:42
23/24
Philip Wesley wrote:
Thief wrote:
vault 13 wrote:

5)Naked chicks in Final Fantasy cosplay


Isn't that contridictory?

No. They would wear funny hats.


If only his icon was of the Black Mage this all could of been avoided.
soliy2k 20 Nov 2005 21:17
24/24
how do u actually download the files coz when i right click to save as a new window apperars saying somthing about rules.
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