This is actually a very interesting take on the Zelda franchise and its relation to mythological tropes.
Legend of Zelda Spiritual Stones Set GIVEAWAY!!
Hey everyone! In the excitement of finally having these finished, I’m doing a giveaway for a full set of these lovely resin-cast pendants! One lucky reblogger will have these three mailed to them - and you can have them as necklaces, as keychains, or without any mounting screws (decorative pieces)!
- Reblog this to enter! But only once!
- Likes/follows don’t count.
- Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 31 at 7pm EST!
- Winner will be announced/contacted by the following Friday
I don’t know about the rest of ya, but if you are interested you ought to go check this out.
I was just watching the Nintendo E3 conference, and while they didn’t show this, I really hope they just sneak this out last minute like they did with Skyward Sword. Because I will cry tears of sadness if this isn’t real.
Right, this might be weird that I’m reblogging this on my video game blog, but this what happens when you run two blogs.
But you know what, its fine. This is for an awesome cause.
Legos are awesome. I’ve played with them since I was a child, creating entire little worlds. Legos such as the Harry Potter theme set were always my favorite though. I loved building the Hogwarts Express, the Knight Bus and the castle, playing with them like any normal little girl would play with Barbies or whatever.
There is currently a petition out there for a Legend of Zelda LEGO set to be made. The Legend of Zelda series is my favorite series of all time, and for it to be an actual LEGO set, well, I might be broke.
So, Zelda fans and game fans a like, go show your support and make this happen!
Now, normally I don’t like rap. At all. But when I was browsing GoNintendo for something interesting, I came across this video.
Roboboots presents an awesome take on Lana Dey Rey’s song and actually makes it about video games instead of a love song.
While the new lyrics actually make the song actually about video games, they keep the original message of a love song. A nerdy love song now, but aren’t those the best kind?
The video itself was pretty good for the most part. I thought that some clips could have been different or better timed, but overall it was very well put togethor.
Super Mario earbuds. I don’t know how the sound quality is on these, but I don’t think any audiophiles are looking to buy headphones with a little Mario clinging to the cord.
If you want people to have fond memories of the NES when they look at your ear holes, you can pick up one of these three designs at Strapya for $25.10.
As a The Legend of Zelda fan, I’ve seen a lot of impressive arrangements done by Zelda fans from original pieces to compositions using the tunes from the game. Zelda Meldley by Lindsey Stirling is easily one of the best by far.
She mixes familiar tunes such as the Zelda Theme, Overworld, Saria’s Song, Gerudo Valley masterfully, and her transition into each theme is flawless. Her violin playing is superb, and mixes well into the instruments in the background.
The music video itself shows that a lot of effort had went into it. Her Link outfit is top notch and well crafted. The locations and props used also added well into the whole Zelda theme, and her bounding around in her environments made the video fun to watch.
In one of my previous posts I talked about how video game art is a serious business to gamers, and I mentioned how video game fans love to draw fan art of their favorite series.
This is one such example.
This piece done by cartoongirl7 on DeviantArt (and if you click the photo it will take you to the original picture on her page) was completed on April 26, 2009. It is a masterfully done piece of art which has the inclusion of 16 different games from the Nintendo DS.
According to the artist comments “the sketching was the hardest and longest part, for sure. Coloring went relatively smooth except for those little elebits that’s practically invading every corner of the picture. The smallest one is about 1/3 the size of my fingernail. I spent some time studying the art of each game because I didn’t want to deviate TOO far from the original style. Each game has its own way of lining and coloring, and I tried to incorporate those aspects into my own style without having everything look like a huge mess. I ended up with a somewhat organized clutter.
Drawing and coloring the picture was only half battle. Connecting three separately scanned pictures took about five hours on its own. I became very acquainted with the clone tool because of this. Sadly, a lot of the colors and shades were lost through scanning. I had to go back and adjust individual colors to make it look like the original, but there are still some that can’t be fixed (darn those reds and oranges).”
Just the amount of time and effort (over 60 hours) is commendable enough. The sheer fact this artist took the time to study the different styles and mix it in with her own is incredible and has really showed through. She even managed to include the personalities of each of the characters and have them interact with the picture (and each other) in a way which somehow made sense. Considering the different type of personalities, that is quite impressive.
Personally I enjoy the bright colors and the whole originality of the piece. I honestly think she accomplished what she set out to do. If I had a bit more of a background in art work, I would be able to give a more of a detailed critique, but since I don’t this will just have to do.
As people may have noticed from my “liked” posts (which I have been trying to figure out how to hide to no avail) I love Digimon. With the ending of Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time (which wasn’t that great until Ruki Makino had a cameo for like 30 seconds) I found myself wishing there was a good Digimon game out there.
Not to say all the Digimon games which have been released are bad. Most have just been lackluster. This is where the Pokemon franchise has been beating the Digimon franchise to the ground. This is rather unfortunate considering the rich story telling the Digimon series has done over the years.
Most animes save one world. Digimon saves two.