Foolishly Perfect

In the video-game wars, a lot depends on the Legend of Zelda. Score one for Nintendo

It's been almost four hours since I began playing the infernal video game. I can't stop, and I'm starting to babble. That happens whenever I encounter something that smashes my notion of what's possible in the digital realm--when I first saw the Web, for instance, or entered an online MOO or got a glimpse of streaming video. "This is going to change the world," I babble now, fluttering my hands at the TV screen. "Utterly amazing. My head hurts. Look at that fish! Mommy..."

The object of my bebabblement is the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a new game due...

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