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Shopping website creates Zelda contest despite being uninformed about Zelda

All shopping site thehut.com wanted to do was offer visitors a chance to win a free 3DS, and maybe sell a few games or DVDs. But now the site languishes in the irredeemable depths of whatever realm you're sent to for violating the Internet's most sacrosanct tenets, thanks to a contest that asked players to name Zelda's horse in Ocarina of Time.

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Zelda, a pretty cool guy who kills Gannon and isn't afraid of anything, couldn't be reached for comment; however, the good people of Reddit (via Game Informer) wasted no time in pointing out that the hero of Ocarina of Time is of course called Link (unless you name him “Zelda,” in which case aren't you just in for a needlessly confusing time). Having been roundly and soundly Gannon-banned for their offense, the staff of The Hut must now suffer lives of solitude and misery, looked down upon as pariahs by all. Of course, you've still got until the end of the day to enter their contest, so long as you don't mind replying to questions that have no answer.

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18 comments

  • talleyXIV - January 3, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    I honestly thought the mistake was the answers. Seems way too easy. Should be more confusing like this. A. Ponea B. Epona C. Panoe D. Epano E. Opena Even if it was like that, couldn't anyone google the answer? Seems like a waste to even have a question. Just enter people in the contest.
  • Fraught - January 3, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    I don't get why you people whine so fucking much about everything, since the bloody description reads "Link is helping you to save Hyrule and rescue princess Zelda". Seems more like just an innocent slip.
  • AlphaDogZero - January 3, 2012 6:14 a.m.

    Kinda reminds me of the people that call master chief "Halo Guy".
  • Ded - January 3, 2012 5:10 a.m.

    What oddly specific spam..
  • Ryuu Mamoru - January 2, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Really don't understand how they can know the name of the horse, yet not of the main character...
  • taokaka - January 2, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    WHAT????? next you're going to be telling me that the main character of metroid isn't called metroid, I see through your lies.
  • potpan0 - January 2, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    They got it right in the text on the left. I guess it was just a mental lapse rather than not knowing.
  • MrMoobs - January 2, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    My dad once called Luigi Mario. Can he get a story published about him tomorrow?
  • Redeater - January 2, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    That is utterly fantastic. It reminds me of how much I used to get pissed off as a kid when they would fuck up the Ninja Turtles masks and make them the wrong colour on advertisements, comics or just about anything else that wasn't the actual show.
  • BladedFalcon - January 2, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    Nitpicking much? sure, it's an ignorant mistake, but this article seems to come out mainly because it's a slow news day and not because it's really that much of a big deal.
  • Redeater - January 2, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    I would rather have something (like this article) that gave me a chuckle than nothing at all.
  • BladedFalcon - January 2, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    True, can't deny it did make me chuckle. Doesn't make the article any less inconsequential though. Not that I'm not saying the article is "crap" or that it should have never existed. Simply that I find it unlikely this mistake would have ever been noticed had it happened in say, 11/11/11.
  • n00b - January 2, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    not much of a big deal? the name of the horse that Zelda rode on with Impa while escaping from Gannon was never revealed. This is critical information that is needed to fully understand this masterpiece of a story. the real news is that nintendo is already working on a prequel that fleshes out this horse's story titled Orcarina of time:Crisis Core.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 2, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    *Ocarina of Time: Crisis Horse. Fixed.
  • talleyXIV - January 3, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    That was a funny comment.
  • Tom_Goulter - January 2, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    That's exactly why this article came out, but you may be surprised at how seriously some people take this particular error.
  • BladedFalcon - January 2, 2012 5:16 p.m.

    Hah, fair enough. And to be honest, I probably wouldn't. The internet at large does love to make mountains out of molehills XD

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