Art by Joshua Tufts. Compare the original Norman Rockwell version titled “Artist Facing Blank Canvas” after the break…
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you have a thing against electricity (if the latter one’s the case, what are you doing online? Don’t you know that the Internet is contagious?), then you’re probably aware that the latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, debuted this week.
Interestingly enough, some enterprising gamer found two very intriguing Easter Eggs in Ghosts that pay homage to both The Legend of Zelda and Doctor Who.
I’m pretty sure the one in the front is a rupee from Zelda (it says “Awarded For: Most Bushes Cut and Pots Smashed”) and the one to the left looks somewhat like a TARDIS. Apparently it says “Award For: Largest Interior with Smallest Exterior.”
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This gorgeous replica Master Sword is, beneath all the symbols and writing, a very real sword. It was crafted by Australian Brendan Olszowy who says,
“The swords I make are REAL swords. Fully functional. Built for durability, and to perform as a live sword for performance cutting. They are not toys, wallhangers, or stage props. They are built to perform to their purpose, with excellent heat treatment qualities and excellent blade geometries.”
Needless to say, this one is much more ornate than the one made by Man at Arms. It measures almost 42″ long and weighs about 3 pounds 4.5 ounces. It also has a leather wrapped grip and comes with a stunning leather scabbard.
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The power to make selfies in Wind Walker HD has now turned Link into Kanye West and it’s the best thing we’ve seen all day. It’s all thanks to Kryptick Bidoof who has paired audio of Kanye West’s Black Skinhead with a perfectly synced Link. It’s hilarious.
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The more of a Nintendo fan you are, the more you’re going to love this video. It’s a mashup of the song Royals by Lorde with Zelda and it’s full of game references. It’s so catchy, I bet you’ll be singing this new version in the car next time the song comes on the radio.
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Deviant Artist ExoesqueletoDV aka Javier Jiménez put together this art set for the 3NES art show, premiering the 6th of September at Bottleneck Gallery in NY.
Someone needs to go to the show and tell me if they look as cool up close as they do online. Because, man, I like his work.
It’s a set of 3. Check out Princess Zelda and Samus Aran after the break.
Video game speedruns are nothing new. Heck, Ocarina of Time speed runs have their own archives.
But breaking a record is always news in the gaming world, so when famed speedrunner Cosmo Wright beat that record on August 22nd in nineteen minutes and fifteen seconds it was a pretty big deal.
Considering I can’t clear a level in 20 minutes on a lot of games, I’m duly impressed.
Check out the record breaking speed run in the vide below.
The drawing is from the Legend of Zelda NES booklet, but it seems that the real deal is in Grand Tetons National Park. This guy gets bonus points for bringing the sword.
So. There’s this guy in this video and he’s riding a unicycle through the woods while playing Zelda’s Lost Woods theme on an accordion. That is not a series of words I ever expected to string together, but this is the internet. Anything is possible.
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It’s always neat when something from your favorite video game comes to life in a way you never expected.
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