25 years ago gaming wunderkind Shigeru Miyamoto birthed a mass of pixels onto Nintendo's Famicom console (the Japanese analogue to our NES) known simply as The Legend of Zelda. Two and a half decades of international acclaim, adoring fan worship and intense hipster nostalgia were to follow.

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That's right. As of yesterday Link, Zelda, Ganon and all those millions of dead moblins are a quarter-century old. Before we all start drinking to forget just how incredibly old that makes us, let's raise a glass to one of gaming's most beloved series.

(Addendum: As a related bit of "hey, watch what I can get away with on Blogtown" fuckery, here's a link to my friend Ryan's glee over recently beating the original LoZ. Just because I can.)

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