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The Legend of Zelda

  1. There Never Really Was a “Dark Link,” Link and the Zelda Series Are Just Racist

    It's dangerous to go alone. Someone might spread racist legends about you.

    Gaming has a big problem with gender, race, and white saviors. Maybe that's because Hyrule's historians got it all wrong, and there was never any such thing as Dark Link—the other Zelda characters are just horrible bigots. Here's the real story behind Link's xenophobia and a surprisingly accurate critique on the representation of minorities in a classic game series.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: I’m Sorry, I Can’t Hear You Over Pocahontas As Captain America

    Heck yeah!

    This art by elliphantidelli of Disney POC (Princesses of Color) as the Avengers has been circulating around Tumblr, and we love it a lot, yes we do.

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  3. Oh Ok, Thanks: Wii U Zelda Producer Was Just Joking, Link Is Most Likely The Lead After All

    Zelda Producer Says No Lady-Lead

    Hey, remember yesterday when we had a tiny bit of hope the new Wii U Zelda game would actually feature Zelda, a

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  4. We Might be Getting a Lady-Led Zelda Game, But We’re Definitely Getting Marriage Equality in Final Fantasy XIV

    +2 Cha -2 Str

    Above, you'll find the E3 demonstration of the WiiU's first traditional installment of the Zelda franchise, and Nintendo higherups are hinting that the game's focus may be a break from tradition, in many areas. At the very end of the video we're treated to some good old fashioned monster fighting action, in which Link is portrayed even more androgynously than usual, lacking even his characteristic Master Sword and green tunic. Zelda director and producer Eiji Aonuma has pointed out to GamesBeat that "no one explicitly said that that was Link." He also told Japanese outlet 4Gamer that one of the goals Nintendo has for this installment of the franchise was "[a game] where it wouldn't even matter if Zelda is actually a princess, or not." Rest assured that we will keep you updated. And in the meantime, bask in the knowledge that Square Enix will bring marriage equality to Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming Patch 2.4. Previously in a Zelda-Led Zelda Game

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  5. These Paper Video Game Dioramas Are On A Whole ‘Nother Level

    Hey! Listen!

    I enjoy making papercraft in my spare time, but this...I bow to this. These amazing dioramas are created by a gent named Wuppes, who clearly knows his way around a cutting board. Arcade and console classics are his jam, and he's got replicas of everything from The Legend of Zelda to Bubble Bobble. Click through to have a gander at his work.

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  6. Protect Your Pockets With These Pint-Size Pop Culture Amigurumi

    Awwwwww

    I have a soft spot for any object that allows me to use the word "stubby." These cute crocheted buddies are the handiwork of Louis Mensinger, and can be purchased at his Etsy shop, Louie's Loops (keychains are an option). If you'd prefer something a tad more practical, he makes themed iPhone covers, too. Click through to see more! (via So Geek Chic)

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  7. Prepare For Your Journey To Death Mountain Crater With This Ocarina of Time Violin Cover [Video]

    Hey! Listen!

    Talented violinist? Check. Sheik cosplay? Check. Majestic scenery? Check. Yep, this one's good. This rendition of "Bolero of Fire" isn't the only video game music Taylor Davis has in her repertoire. Her YouTube channel is full of themes from games and geekery, and she sells cover albums as well. I can also recommend her cover of Mass Effect 3's "An End, Once And For All," if you'd like to start your Sunday feeling like someone's punched you in the chest.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: One Girl’s Innovative Claw Machine Strategy

    Things We Saw Today

    Story goes, she found a way into the machine and handed out toys to passers-by. Can't blame her for thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, inside the box. (image credit Palmbchgrl; via The Daily Dot)

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  9. Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Icons as Byzantine Religious Icons

    eye candy

    To be fair, Fotis Varthis says on their Behance page that their Byzantine series is based on the Byzantine art style as a whole, not on any particular saint iconography. The series began when they were attempting to draw a prophet and accidentally drew Saruman instead. You can probably guess what came next. Check out two more of Fotis Varthis' series at Behance.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Willy Wonka as the Doctor

    Things We Saw Today

    This makes so much sense. (by James Hance, available in short form on Blue Box Tees.

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