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Link and Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series are already animated in the games, but they don’t look like this. Illustrator Cassio Yoshiyaki’s style is similar to what you’d see in a DreamWorks animated film. Her renderings of the characters are beautiful, and these versions of Link and Zelda would look right at home riding dragons next to Hiccup.

See the Zelda illustration after the break.

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Playing Mario Kart you can’t help but wish that you could actually drive one, and now you can thanks to Razor. This is the Razor Cray Cart XL (a follow-up to a smaller version they made for kids) and it’s built for grown-ups because kids shouldn’t be the only ones who get to have fun drifting all over the place. It was made to handle a 6’3″ 250-pound rider but has been tested up to 300 pounds. It will retail for $800 when it goes on sale in December, just in time for Christmas.

See the video after the break.

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This is all in good fun, but at some point it’s all going to go south for the guy behind the camera. Apparently, he has a lot of time on his hands while he’s at work and takes every opportunity to scare the daylights out of his coworker by screaming Street Fighter quotes. One of these days, he’ll get his and I hope someone has a camera ready in landscape mode.

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Self-taught engineer Ed Zarick has created a portable version of the PS4 game console that can be yours for $1,395. He calls is it the PlayBook 4 and it’s basically the console housed in a 3D printed case that also holds a 22″ 1080p display. You can get it in either black and blue or white and black.

See the video after the break for a closer look.

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Nintendo has announced some interesting news about Link’s upcoming appearance in Mario Kart 8. As you can see from the above pic, Link is getting a motorcycle (dubbed the “Master Cycle”).

Nintendo also mentioned that there might be some Zelda-themed racetracks in the game too.

Find out more after the break…

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of the sun, and on October 8th, the sun decided to show some Halloween spirit. It looks like the greatest pumpkin of them all! NASA’s Joe Witte said:

“Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o’-lantern’s face… The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.”

Even the sun likes to get dressed up for Halloween. That means you have no excuse.

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While many people have been calling on Marvel to create the first female led stand alone superhero movie, DC and Warner Bros. have stepped up to the plate with the announcement of a Wonder Woman movie during a shareholder call. But that’s not all.  They also announced a slate of 10 new titles slated for 2016 – 2020.

Suicide Squad will be the first release after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman will follow in 2017. Justice League Part One, The Flash (starring Ezra Miller instead of Grant Gustin, for those of you who had your hopes up), Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part Two, Cyborg, and Green Lantern fill out the roster.

Check out the breakdown after the jump…

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Ooo-de-lally! Funko has announced POPs from Disney’s animated Robin Hood and they’re frickin’ adorable.

Currently, you can pre-order Prince John, Robin and Sir Hiss for shipment later this month. I’m not sure if they’ll be making more, but the look on John’s face is so perfect that if I get that one, I’ll be content.

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Karl Jobst really shows off his gaming chops by beating three classic Nintendo 64 games simultaneously in just 51 minutes. The games are Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Goldeneye 007, all of which Jobst loves and has spent countless hours playing just for fun. This time, it was all about speed, and even Jobst seems pretty amazed at the end.

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This is an incredibly detailed version of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII created entirely in Minecraft. It took two whole years to build by modder Killerx20. That’s understandable since it measures a massive 1290 x 1290 blocks.

“As a lot are probably wondering,” Killerx20 writes, “yes, more then 85% of this build WAS indeed hand placed. The only things that were not are the outer plates, tower, and reactors BUT that doesn’t mean they were completed when imported, they were basically detail-less empty shells and I wanted it that way so everything on/inside them had to be hand placed for optimal detail.”

You can download the map here and spend some time roaming around Midgar.

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