The Value of Hyrule Castle (Infographic)
Why Shopping in a Video Game Universe Sucks - and not just for the shoppers!
Ever since I discovered Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects, I’ve been obsessed with it. I like checking out all the interesting ideas that people have, from comics to fashion. What I love most is getting to invest in a project that matters to me and helping peoples’ dreams of making their ideas into a reality. Kickstarter has a lot of great projects in their games section, but here are a few I’ve invested in lately and some that while they have been funded a while ago, are very worth keeping track of when they release:
An exciting new live-action comedy web series about a gamer-geek trapped inside a world of video games, fighting for his life. This was funded a while ago, but it should hopefully be finished this year. Concept looks very cool and Brent Black of brentalfloss is hilarious (he’s got a great comic series and YouTube channel). Check out an interview with both creators here.
Much of the earliest traffic on the Internet was dedicated to nerds’ favorite pastimes, two of the most popular being “video games” and “fucking with other nerds.” And when these two passions inevitably combined, a spectacular amount of disinformation was soon spread aboutaround the Internet: fantastic hoaxes, artfully constructed of lies, built on a foundation of doctored screenshots.
Here are some of the most famous examples.
ifeelthecosmos: Gerudo (Legend of Zelda cocktail)
1 1/2 oz Scotch Whiskey
3/4 oz Blood orange juice
3/4 oz Cherry Herring
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 - 2 tsp Espresso
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
Directions: Brew espresso according to instructions, let cool. Shake all ingredients with ice.
A note from the creator:
A riff on the classic Blood and Sand cocktail. I recommend an extremely robust espresso brew to help cut the sweetness of this cocktail.
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Red Potion (The Legend of Zelda cocktail)
8 oz Cran-Apple juice
1.5 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
0.5 oz blanco tequila
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass/bottle on ice. Eddie recommends starting with the tequila first, so that the smell doesn’t overpower the drink.
Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.