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Things We Saw Today: Everybody Photoshopped Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Dog Into Everything and It’s All Amazing

If you want to spend the rest of your day looking at Lin-Manuel Miranda's dog, Tobi, photoshopped into a bunch of different photos, then look no further.

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Explanation for Lack of Female Hero in Zelda: Breath of the Wild Doesn’t Add Up

Eiji Aonuma, a producer at Nintendo, explained why the creative team didn't go with a female hero for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, saying that they didn't know what that might do to the story.

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Hey! Listen! Link Is Now Exploring Google Maps

To celebrate the franchise's 30th anniversary and the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U, Google Maps has changed their Pegman figure to Link.

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Facepalm: People Are Selling “Invisible” Nintendo Amiibo on eBay

Well played, trolls.

It started with two-cannon Samus selling for an absurdly high price and legless horror Peach—not to be confused with other horrific forms of Peach—but eBay's defective amiibo collector's item game has gone next-level. Now people are literally putting absolutely nothing up for sale and making an art form out of trolling collectors for their absurd overpayment.

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Link Opens the Same Chest and Door Until He Collapses From Exhaustion in Nintendo – A Sad Story’s Dark Metaphor

It's dangerous to go alone... because Iwata will get you.

I haven't been shy with my opinions on Nintendo's penchant for milking its franchises for all they're worth, but this creepy take on Link's journeys makes my complaints look downright pleasant. Watch as Link acts out a dark metaphor about his rehashed adventures until he collapses from exhaustion... and still has to keep going.

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Sonic Lost World and Zelda Crossover DLC Releases Tomorrow and Sonic Looks Adorable [Video]

A Link to a Lost World.

Here's a treat for both Sonic and Zelda fans. Check out Sonic looking cute as ever in his Link cosplay in the latest update for Sonic Lost World. A "Legend of Zelda Zone" stage will be available for download on March 27th in the Wii U eShop, and it's free!

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You Can Play The Legend of Zelda From Link’s POV With The Oculus Rift

Living in an 8-bit world has never been more heroic.

The Oculus Rift can be used for all sorts of amazing things, like controlling space robots and diffusing bombs. But let's be honest with ourselves - what we really want out of virtual reality gaming is the ability to play The Legend of Zelda from a first-person perspective. That's right; you can be Link (just make sure you keep quiet).

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Link Fights Agahnim in Legend of Zelda Fan Film The Dark Mask [Video]

The Happy Mask Salesman's smile still haunts our dreams...

Every time we see a live action Legend of Zelda fan film, we're reminded of just how cheesy a live action Zelda movie would probably be. We're also reminded that we'd go see that cheesy Zelda flick in a second, because we also can't stop watching Zelda fan films, so here's one that focuses on Dark Link's origin.

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An Animated Star Wars/Nintendo Mashup Is Exactly as Amazing as You’d Expect [Video]

Now, your childhood is complete.

Congratulations, Internet. You've finally achieved your destiny. That destiny, of course, is bringing together the Nintendo universe and Star Wars to create eight minutes of pure bliss. Seriously, if you could squeeze our minds until our memories started pouring out, we're pretty sure this mashup is what would come out.

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Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Inspires Beautiful Stained Glass Wall Art

Your house can look so heroic!

Blik, a removable wall art graphic company, has officially stuck itself to the walls of our hearts, where it cannot be removed with these gorgeous Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker stained-glass decals.

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Butcher Billy Honors Shigeru Miyamoto by Transforming Him into His Characters

It's like some kind of Shigeru Miyamoto cosplay situation.

Shigeru Miyamoto is responsible for many of the most iconic video game characters ever. He gave us a lot, and artist Butcher Billy wanted to give something back. That's why Billy made these beautiful images of Miyamoto as some of his most beloved characters. Check them out, they're really something special.

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PBS Game/Show Might Just Be Our New Favorite Thing

A YouTube show about the relationship between video games and culture? SUBSCRIBED!

We already love the PBS YouTube shows Idea Channel and Off Book, so it's no surprise we like their new one Game/Show as well. It focuses specifically on the relationship between video games and culture, and it's incredible. The first episode has host Jamin Warren explain the endurance of Mario, Sonic, and Link as characters. We love this. A lot.

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Cake or Nerdy Cake?

om nom nom

The Black Cherry Cake Company is all out of cake. They didn't realize there'd be such a rush. All they have left are these adorable geeky cakes. Okay, the Walker ears definitely don't count as adorable, but Daryl sure does.

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Dad Reprograms a Zelda Game to Make “FemLink” a Female Role-Model for His Daughter

Parents will do anything for their children. Case in point: When father/gamer Mike Hoye plays The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker with his daughter, he reads her the story. When he does, he changes all the pronouns so that Link is actually a little girl, and Zelda is her little brother. Why does he do it? In a world where most of gaming classic heroes are men trying to a damsel in distress, Mr. Hoye wants his daughter to grow up thinking that girls can be just as heroic as boys. After doing this for some time, Hoye got fed up with having to do all the work in his head, so he took the time to reprogram the game with his own gender-swapped version of the script.

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Sci-Fi Author Drops Copyright Suit Over Assassin’s Creed Series, Continues To Throw Hissy Fit Regardless

Back in April, author John Beiswenger caused a bit of a stir when he filed suit against Ubisoft, alleging that the Assassin's Creed franchise ripped off his novel Link by utilizing the trope of "genetic memory" and several other common sci-fi mechanisms he implicitly suggested were his own original ideas. Moreover, he didn't just want a $5.25 million piece of the Assassin's Creed action, which would be shady but still understandable and perhaps possible, he wanted to halt the series entirely. It's not like anyone was particularly worried he'd actually pull it off, but now he's actually dismissed his own case, citing the expense of going through with a trial. The dismissal did not, however, stop him from throwing one last little hissy fit, and issuing a borderline slanderous parting shot.

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Sci-Fi Author Aims To Block Assassin’s Creed 3 Release, Claims It Infringes On His Copyright

Excited for Assassin's Creed III? So are we, so I hate to be the bearer of potentially bad news, but Ubisoft is now facing a lawsuit that could block the release of Assassin's Creed III. Science Fiction author John L. Beiswenger has just filed suit against Ubisoft claiming that the Assassin's Creed franchise infringes on his copyright by ripping off his novel Link. As such, he's requesting $1 million in damages -- $5 million if the judge rules willful infringement -- and that all future Assassin's Creed releases be blocked.

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Link and Ganon Present … Acting! On the Set of Zelda! [NSFW Video]


I'll bet you thought video game acting was easy, didn't you? Well, as Link and Ganon will show you, a lot of serious brain energy goes into perfecting this craft, and sometimes ... you cannot pull talent out of your bag of holding. (NSFW for filthy, filthy cursing sounds, but not that many.) (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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The Deliciously Nerdy Art of Beth Turnsek

eye candy

Good morning! You may recollect this adorable genderswapped Mario family, as it has been floating around the internet for a while now, since being brought to life by animation student Beth Turnsek. But yesterday Comics Alliance featured some more of her work, and we couldn't resist pulling out even more for you to enjoy.

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Link is Realistically Over-Encumbered

One of the biggest realism issues video games have always faced is where, exactly, your character puts all of the items he or she has collected over the course of the adventure. Perhaps the most egregious offenders of inventory realism are RPGs and adventure games. How does Cloud carry around 99 Phoenix Downs and an arsenal of humongous swords? How do Elder Scrolls characters carry 300-plus pounds of junk on their person as they sneak around cities? DeviantART user WakaBee took these questions to heart, and whipped up a rendition of Link if all of the items he lugged around were visible. For some reason, he looks determined, rather than sweaty, sore, and collapsed on the ground under the weight of all his empty bottles.

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Watch This Woman Rock Out (On Her Violin) With A Zelda Medley

This Exists... Because of A Lady

Devin Graham's friend Lindsey arranged a jaunty tune based off Nintendo's Legend of Zelda, had some friends help with sound mixing and background orchestration, and tada! They had a LARP-like romp through the forest in the spirit of the famous game. If you love it as much as we do, you can download it on iTunes. (via Geekologie)

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