zelda80s

This cracks me up. The group behind ‘Inglourious Plummers‘ and ‘God of War Indie Movie Trailer‘ just released their newest creation ‘The Legend of Zelda (1987) Trailer’. Basically, what would it be like if a Legend of Zelda movie was created by a director like John Hughes back in the 80’s.

In this charming critically-acclaimed tale of first love, Link (Jon Tomlinson), an eternal optimist and adventurer, seeks to capture the heart of Zelda, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student (Zane Bauer). He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But the high school’s over-possessive, megalomaniacal Principal Ganondorf (Dominic Moschitti) doesn’t approve and it’s going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all.

Perfectly capturing the essence of what it means to be a teenager in the 80s, Nick Murphy, Mike Sadorf, and Dom Moschitti reimagine one of the most celebrated video game franchises of all time with the heart, charm, and wit that only they could. It’s the legend of high school. It’s the legend of love. It’s The Legend of Zelda.

What’s pretty cool is the distorted quality of the video takes me back to the days when I was a kid watching movies on a crappy VHS player (freakin’ kids these days are spoiled with their fancy schmancy HD blu-ray players). It also cracks me up when I see Link in a parody of a scene from classic movies such as ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Considering it hurt my eyes a bit to watch this trailer (okay… even I’m HD spoiled), I can’t help but appreciate the creativity behind the team that produced this film. I hope there will be more in the future.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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kratosgame

What if Kratos invaded all your favorite classic video games? This is the question asked by Hungarian website, IDDQD to their readers. IDDQD held a little art contest to see who can best mash up Kratos with classic video game covers. The result was mind blowing. Games such as ‘Doom’, ‘Angry Birds’, and ‘Super Mario Bros. 3′ got the ‘God of War’ twist. There was even a hilarious ‘Where’s Waldo?’ mash up. My favorite has to be the ‘Bayonetta’ x Kratos mash up. To put Bayonetta’s curves onto Krato was a crime. It was terrifying and awesome at the same time. I do believe a lot of these games would have been much more interesting if Kratos and his “Blades of Chaos” was in it. King Koopa is no match for Krato’s rage.

Hit the jump to check out a few of entries and check out IDDQD’s site for more!

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segapissandplay

Well, that’s cute. Apparently, there is a huge problem with restaurant patrons urinating on the floor instead in the urinal stalls. To stop this, SEGA has gone out of its way to create a new gaming system called “Toirettsu” (トイレッツ) in which mini-games are played by pissing. PISSING!!?!!! The mini-games are played by measuring a player’s accuracy and speed of their urine stream. WHAT!?! There will be a variety of mini-games available such as using your urine stream to increase wind in the game to blow up a lady’s skirt. DA HELL!!!? These pissing games will be finding their way into restaurant and retailer’s rest rooms. I can imagine people getting sick from not peeing because they want to maximize their “ammunition” so they can set the high score at the ramen shop. Too bad for people with small bladders are S.O.L.

Hit the jump to see a demo of SEGA’s urinal mini-games in action

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10 (1)

If you’re someone that has actively engaged in any part of society in the last thirty years, then you’ve been exposed to what video games are. Or, you haven’t been alive during that time, in which case, you’re a zombie and the coolest one ever because you’re reading iGT. Congratulations.

For those of you who aren’t zombies, you’ve probably also seen the stereotypical gamers: guys that are way too out of shape, either too skinny or too fat, and who you would expect to never find a place in life other than in front of an LCD screen in a smoke filled dark chamber that smells of disgrace and hand lotion. These stereotypes have often been challenged, but never refuted in a definitive manner. What IS more important to male gamers? Gaming or reality?
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Meet Anli and Laura (of Australia). They are video game and anime (Japanese animation) fanatics. They are also madly in love and recently got married. These two love birds didn’t go the conventional route for their wedding and incorporated many aspects of video games and anime into their ceremony and reception.

We wanted a ceremony that reflected our geeky, romantic, pink aesthetic, while at the same time being profound and meaningful. Our ceremony was themed around the video game. Portal and the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena We incorporated lots of geeky details, from the table names (Revolution, Sierra, Katara and GLaDOS) to the choice of music. We also kept several traditional elements such as bouquets, dresses and bridesmaids. However, we both walked down the aisle unaccompanied and skipped the garter/bouquet toss.

Oh freakin’ sweet! Anli and Laura’s special day featured everything from Revolutionary Girl Utena cosplay (Anli naturally wears glasses and Laura has pink hair), “Weighted Companion Cube” (from Portal) themed wedding cake and gift boxes, and ripped it on Rock Band with guests. With the assistance of their great friends, they even walk down the aisle to a violin rendition of “Hikaru Sasu Niwa” (Sunlit Garden) which was a song from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Congratulations to Anli and Laura on their marriage. iGeektrooper wishes you happiness and everlasting love. Cheers!

Hit the jump to see some of the gorgeous photos from the wedding!

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21 October 2009 Zeblue | Posted in: Fans Strike Back

GAiGT

Since my first visit to Hi-Rez Studios, I’ve maintained intermitant contact with the staff and tried to participate in the development and viral marketing of Global Agenda. I attended Hi-Rez’s “Nerd Up” as a guest speaker, had some fun at their Dragon*Con LAN party, and I aggravate David Tyler, one of the game developers that happens to be on Twitter, pretty regularly. While I am not able to drive to Hi-Rez Studios’ main office in Alpharetta, Georgia to participate in weekly, in-house testing sessions, I am a part of their closed beta testing program, and that’s what this article is all about.
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aionwings001

So, now that I’ve had the opportunity to experience Aion for many gameplay hours and with it running as a true MMORPG (one that is officially live and open to all paying customers), my opinions about the game have changed a bit, since last I wrote on it. I remember how it was before I got into the beta. Waiting for many months, but not as long as the hundreds and thousands of U.S. and European fans chatting up in forums. I downloaded a Korean launcher and tried to get into the beta they were having over seas, and did the same when the beta went to China. All of the work was for naught, and I was unable to experience true gameplay, first hand. Until I was finally able to pre-order the game and get into the North America “closed beta testing”. I sort of fell in love with Aion, the sparse dabs of beta players, the free expanses and the beauty of it’s story and world. Then the launch happened.

Since then, my opinion has changed for the worse. So, let’s get this pretty much all “con’s” review out of the way.

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