You may know that actor/comedian Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the Legend of Zelda videogame series. You may remember that Nintendo aired a commercial for the 3DS port of Ocarina of Time, wherein a senile, Santa Claus-bearded Williams got confused whether his flesh-and-blood daughter was actually a videogame character. Well, Nintendo’s released a new Williams family commercial, this time for the 3DS remake of Four Swords, the game where Links can play cooperatively (or fail to play cooperatively, as the case may be). Obviously, the Zelda-loving Williams family was going to play Four Swords together, but with dark consequences no one could have foreseen. You can’t put a price of rupess on some things… including facial hair.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.