Archive for the ‘Nintendo’ Category

Robin Williams keeps Zelda in the Family.

June 17, 2011

When I first watched this, It gave me goosebumps. Same thing happened when I watched it 5 more times. Most don’t know this about Robin Williams, but he is a huge Legend of Zelda fan, so much so that he named his daughter after the princess herself! In the video below, Robin is helping promote the new re-work of Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS. Also, can we talk about how gorgeous his daughter, Zelda, is? Geez!

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Be Still My Heart: E3 Nintendo Press Conference!

June 9, 2011

I feel like Edgar Allan Poe writing about his beautiful Annabel Lee when it comes down to writing about Nintendo. It basically overwhelms me. We’ve had a romance for about 20 years now – and thankfully, Nintendo didn’t end up contracting Tuberculosis and dying on me. Nintendo never disappoints me. Ever. Year after year, I wait in anticipation for the Nintendo Press Conference held during E3. I used to work the Expo as a “booth babe” and promoter – I haven’t been able to make it the last couple years, and it breaks my heart. I watch the coverage from behind my computer while tears well up in my eyes. Not really. But maybe. E3 is basically like – Disneyland for nerds. If you haven’t been, it is just indescribable.

This year Nintendo truly delivered. Their press conference ( per usual ) was entertaining, informative and playful. It’s The Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary, and Nintendo celebrated by opening their conference with a full Orchestra playing iconic songs from the game, while a large protector took us on a trip down memory lane as we revisited all of the games. Really, really beautiful stuff.  Then, Shigeru Miyamoto came on stage to speak. His excitement and love for Zelda is so pure and genuine, that seeing him so excited to speak about The Legend of Zelda just melted my heart. He would jump, bow, and throw his fist in the air – smiling the whole time. I got goosebumps when he talked more about the new Zelda game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Other than Zelda, a lot of amazing things were previewed during the conference. I am personally excited for the new Starfox and Kid Icarus. They also announced a free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords! This game is a great, and the fact Nintendo is giving it to us as a free download is proof about how much they really do love us. It feels like a long, warm hug. Thanks Nintendo! They are also giving us another free download – a new revamp of the retro classic – Excitebike! I can’t imagine how fun that’s going to be on the 3DS! They talked a little bit about a re-work on the Super Nintendo title, Luigi’s Mansion. I hated this game as a kid! I remember finding it so difficult as a child and throwing the cartridge at my little brother at one point. I’m going to try to avoid that this time around. No promises.

They ended the conference with the unveiling of the “Wii-U” which is not a new console – but an addition to the Wii itself. It’s technically a controller, but can act as a peripheral, a drawing tablet, ( !!! ), and a hand-held gaming system among other things. It’s honestly to me, pretty interesting and innovative. I’m most excited about the drawing tablet feature – I can see that being used in a lot of really interesting ways. Please, though – do yourself a favor and watch the conference if you have not seen it yet. It’s very exciting and entertaining, take my freakin’ word for it!

Nerd Porn: Dreamy Dude Edition.

March 19, 2011

Clear Gameboy. Pokemon Yellow. Swoon.

Speaking of, are any of you playing the new Pokemon Black or White? If so, tell me how much you love it! If you dont love it – there is probably something wrong with you.

Full Hearts. Full Coffee Cups.

March 1, 2011

This weekend I ran away from home for a few days and attended the Cigar City tattoo convention in Tampa. All in all it was a good time, I drank a lot of coffee and talked to a lot of the interesting and fun artists. I wandered around the downtown city of Ybor consuming coffee and window shopping. Coffee Coffee Coffee. I was looking through the book of an artist from Utah, and he had the cutest coffee tattoo stencil in his book. I told him I loved it, and he said he was really hoping to do it this weekend – so we did! I had to represent my love for coffee eventually.

I also had my Legend of Zelda tattoo started, I believe I had mentioned I was getting it but never got around to posting pictures of it. I was going to wait until it was finished, but im just too excited and need to share. They are crappy webcam pictures, but you get the general idea. It’s Princess Zelda holding a life fairy – I love how all her armor and stuff looks already, it will be amazing when its all colored in.

Magical!

 

I just want nerd tattoos from here on out, hah.

Never Forget.

December 10, 2010

 

Original Nintendo in Traditional Tattoo Style.

Love.

Love.

Love.

Nintendo: Fun Facts

November 11, 2010

Several months ago while visiting my friend Chloe in New York we went to the Nintendo store and I snapped some pictures of some interesting and little known Nintendo facts. If I could live anywhere, it would probably be at that Nintendo store.

 

 

Look at this glorious device in all of its majesty.

 

 

Video Game Lyrical Mash-up.

August 18, 2010

This guy took a bunch of iconic video game tunes and wrote some lyrics for them, then mashed them all up. The result: entertainment.

Nail Art: A Love Story

June 20, 2010

For a very long time I was absolutely considered a tom-boy. I wore dirty jeans, converse and the same 4 tshirts over and over: A Spider-man shirt, a Darth Vader shirt, a Weezer shirt and a  childrens Super Mario shirt i found at a thrift store. I wore minimal makeup and applied it poorly. I just wasnt very feminine by any means. In my more recent years, i’ve begun to sort of figure it all out. While I still feel like a 9-year old boy on the inside, im trying my hardest to show any sort of resemblance to the 25 year old women that I am.

While i’ve got basic makeup skills figured out, my more recent endeavor is nail art. I never painted my nails, and when I started, it was either red, or a clear coat. Now I’ve become rather adventurous and fairly addicted to collecting high quality O.P.I nail polish. This is a habit im trying to break, but I dont see that happening anytime soon because ive just found the most perfect parallel for both geek and chic’:

like, really? Could you appeal to my interests anymore?

After coming across this image I did some intense googling:

Deadpool would approve of this.

It’s a thing of beauty.

Ladies (or gentlemen..?), if these are your nails 1. I think i love you, and 2. Please comment or email me and I will credit you/link to your blog!

Legend of Zelda: The Movie

June 19, 2010

( i wish )

I know I wasn’t the only one whose tender Hyrulian heart was broken when they learned that this well done April Fools video was, well, just that. This fan video was so well done and on-point enough to fool many, including myself. When I was first Linked ( no pun intended ) to this video by an equally excited friend, just the sound of the iconic Zelda theme and a vision of Epona was enough to give me goosebumps. I grew up with this series, and I’ve been waiting for a movie for over 15 years. I know im not the only one.

I like to revisit this video sometimes, even though I know the chances of an actual movie are slim – I am hoping that the tsunami of hope this video caused would be enough to encourage someone  to just THINK about maybe putting an actual movie in the works. Who do we go to? Hollywood? Nintendo HQ? The President?

I vote we just relentlessly send our letters, and movie ideas, to Shigeru Miyamoto. I’ve met him once and he seems like a reasonable man!

If we can get handfuls of poorly executed Dungeons & Dragons movies im convinced a Legend of Zelda movie is entirely possible.