Censored Zelda is Awesome, Dirty

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm
​Two Zelda posts in a row? We do it to piss off a certain reader who says we spend too much time writing about Nintendo. He knows who he is.

No, we're actually writing about Zelda twice today because we discovered two Zelda-related things that are awesome. Remember the awful, awful awful Zelda cartoon (seriously, it's awful)? We'll it suddenly becomes great - and very, very dirty - with a few key bleeps.

Check out the censored Zelda cartoon below!

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Aww, Baby Zelda Cosplay!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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​Yep, this is just about the cutest Zelda cosplay we've ever seen. Parents dress up their kid like link, we get a little gooey.

Video after the break.

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Zombie In A Penguin Suit Short Film Is A Thing Of True Beauty

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm
This little short film -- directed by Chris Russell -- is incredibly good. I mean, it is part of my job to stay savvy, on point, and current, so I watch dozens of these things a month. And Zombie in a Penguin Suit might just be my favorite to date. The name says it all about the plot, but the whole thing is much more profound.

The only problem I have here is that this video inherently has nothing to do with video games. So, I'm going to make it about video games. To justify posting it. I want you to watch it and ask yourself this question: If it weren't for that beautiful Dead Island trailer that took the gaming world by storm, would this thing even exist?

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Bricks Of War Is A LEGO Gears of War. And Yep, It Fuckin' Rocks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am
A stop-motion pop 'n stop spoof? I'll take it!

You know how you'll have those things in your life and love them, and also recognize that before you knew of them you never knew you needed them? Yep. That's exactly what this is. And I hope you understand what that sentence said, because I can only barely make it out.


A perfect representation of Gears of War, in LEGO form. And yes, I would spend $60 to play this game because it looks oh so dope.

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Kill Screen Is A Hot Little EP You Should Get Your Hands On

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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So, a few days ago, I got an email from this guy Mark Dago. It basically said this, and I'm paraphrasing:

"I am Mark Dago. I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah. I make music. This is my second EP. Give it a listen -- it has a foundation in that chippy Nerdcore style that is loaded with nostalgia, but I've tried to make it more than just familiar. I've made it fresh. I think you might dig it."

I was intrigued. I absolutely fall for the creative people out there who use the internet to circulate and propagate their art. In my nearly two years of video game blogging, I've seen and heard a lot of impressive people doing impressive things inspired by video games. Dago, from what I've heard on this sub-20 minute EP called Kill Screen, falls right in line.

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The Co-Op Gaming Song

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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​Pop music needs more songs about co-op gaming, right? A band called The Nghiems* thought so and produced this pretty great video for the song "Dum Dum Dah Dah." Fictional arcade game, comic book store, bullies - all these hallmarks of nerddom are on display. The video was created with over 8,000 individual photos edited together in stop-motion. It's pretty slick and there's a making-of video on the YouTube page if you're into that sort of thing. For now, let's check out the song. 

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The Pac-Man Musical

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
​Well this is fun. A group called Random Encounters Entertainment has released the first video from a longer project called "Pac-Man The Musical: A Pacapella Song." We post a lot of fan art here, and I've found that musical theater projects are often the most hit-and-miss. But this one is a hit, largely because of the great claymation animation style. Check it out below.

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Star Trek's USS Enterprise, Explored In Minecraft

Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Okay, so I know I've said before that I'm gonna stop posting videos of Minecraft creations. But I promise this one is going to be worth your while. Especially if you're a trekkie. If you're a trekkie, you may as well strap on a diaper and grab some Febreeze, because your tummy and rear constitution can't take this.

It is a MASSIVE Mincraftian version of the USS Enterprise. And there's a sorta funny guy who will show you around this MASSIVE structure. Are you ready? I've embedded the video on the other side of this blue link. Also, I have another surprise...

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Elder Scrolls Fan Film Pits Man Against Dragon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 10:00 am
​Excited for Skyrim

Director Tom Antos is. He made this slick Skyrim-inspired fan film in which a Dragonborn faces off against a dragon that would look good in many feature films and looks absolutely great for a fan flick. It's a short little think and hints at more work to come. Based on what we've seen, we're excited to see what else Antos comes up with!

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Super Pixel Bros. Is The Simplest Version of Super Mario You'll Ever See

Monday, September 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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Simple, but it could be simpler.
​By today's standards, Super Mario Bros. is not a complex game. But it's leagues more complex than Super Pixel Bros., a homebrew project by YouTube user RetroBrad. The hackmaster was able to reduce the game to use 64 pixels - in other words, just chunky blocks. But as simple as it might be, it still comes across as an accurate recreation of Nintendo's flagship franchise. There have definitely been some liberties taken, and in the 10 minute video below, RetroBrad walks you through the creation of his project.

You know what to do. 

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