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A Legend of Zelda Game for Smartphones is In The Works

'A Link Between Worlds'
'A Link Between Worlds'

Since the first game debuted in 1986, Legend of Zelda has allowed fans to battle as Link on the NES, the Gameboy, the Switch, and more. For his latest adventure, Link is going mobile, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Sources familiar with the project said that one of Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone games will be an installment in the Legend of Zelda franchise. The project is part of the Kyoto-based company’s plan to break into the mobile gaming sphere by releasing two to three apps a year.

Other titles Nintendo has adapted for smartphones include the sensation-making Pokemon Go, the underperforming Super Mario Run, and the lucrative Fire Emblem Heroes. Before Legend of Zelda comes to Android and iOS, Nintendo will first launch their long-anticipated Animal Crossing game for mobile. After the release date was pushed back twice, Animal Crossing mobile is now rumored to arrive in the last half of 2017. That means mobile gamers can look forward to seeing the new Zelda, which is scheduled to roll out after Animal Crossing, sometime in 2018.

And 2017 is shaping up to be a good one for Legend of Zelda players. The newest game in the series, Breath of the Wild, came out for the Nintendo Switch in March and so far has been met with fawning reviews. The games features an open-world layout of Hyrule that takes full days to explore. No details have been shared on the mobile Zelda game, but fans can expect it to be less overwhelming than its predecessor.

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The Annual Festivals That Draw the Most People in Every State
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Every state has that one big event each year that draws residents from across the region or even across the nation. Louisiana has Mardi Gras. Kentucky has the Kentucky Derby. South Dakota has Sturgis. Genfare, a company that provides fare collection technology for transit companies, recently tracked down the biggest event in each state, creating a rundown of the can't-miss events across the country.

As the graphic below explores, some states' biggest public events are national music and entertainment festivals, like Bonnaroo in Tennessee, SXSW in Texas, and Summerfest in Wisconsin—which holds the world record for largest music festival.

Others are standard public festival fare. Minnesota hosts 2 million people a year at the Minnesota State Fair (pictured above), the largest of its kind in the U.S. by attendance. Mardi Gras celebrations dominate the events calendar in Missouri, Alabama, and, of course, Louisiana. Oktoberfest and other beer festivals serve as the biggest gatherings in Ohio (home to the nation's largest Oktoberfest event), Oregon, Colorado, and Utah.

In some states, though, the largest annual gatherings are a bit more unique. Some 50,000 people each year head to Brattleboro, Vermont for the Strolling of the Heifers, a more docile spin on the Spanish Running of the Bulls. Montana's biggest event is Evel Knievel Days, an extreme sports festival in honor of the famous daredevil. And Washington's biggest event is Hoopfest, Spokane's annual three-on-three basketball tournament.

Mark your calendar. Next year could be the year you attend them all.

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You Can Cook (Food) With Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in the Original Breaking Bad RV
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A new contest is giving Breaking Bad fans the chance to cook a meal with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. A new charity fundraising campaign is sending one lucky fan and a friend out to Los Angeles to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad’s premiere with the stars themselves—Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and that beat-up RV.

“That’s right, the real Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will join you in The Krystal Ship to whip up some delicious food, take tons of pictures, and bond over the most addicting show ever made,” the contest’s page on the charity fundraising site Omaze trumpets.

All you have to do to throw your (porkpie) hat in the ring is break out your wallet and donate to a good cause. Every dollar you donate to the contest through Omaze is basically a raffle ticket. And the more you donate, the better your odds are of winning. Each dollar donated equals 10 entries, so if you donate $10, you have 100 chances, if you donate $25, 250 chances, etc. At higher donation levels, you’ll also get guaranteed swag, including T-shirts, signed set photos by Cranston and Paul, props and scripts from the show, and more.

Technically, you can enter without donating, but don’t be a jerk—it’s for the kids. The proceeds from the contest will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Kind Campaign, an anti-bullying charity.

The contest winner will be announced around September 12, and the big event will take place on September 15.

Donate to win here. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 30.

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