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I’m pretty sure I have mentioned it before but for those that might be new, my favorite franchise of games is the God of War franchise.  The other franchises I post about like Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog and many others hold a special place in my heart but God of War is by far my favorite.  Between the incredible graphics, storytelling (not counting Ascension which I didn’t think was near as good), brutal action, puzzles and Greek mythology, I think it is incredible.  I should also note that as I am typing this, I am wearing my God of War hat (I told you I was a fan!)  Well, if you are a huge Kratos fan like I am, then you are going to want to decorate your gaming room with this amazing Kratos bust!

The folks at Gaming Heads are selling this stunning life-size Kratos bust for $599.99.  I will admit that is pretty steep but only 500 are being made and the paint and finer detail is all done by hand.  Currently, these are available for pre-order and won’t be shipping until sometime in Q3 2014.

I’m really trying to justify spending that kind of money on this because I would love to have one of these in my bedroom, even if there is a chance it will give me nightmares.  I just don’t see that I have that kind of money right now to spend on something like this even if it is the coolest thing ever!

If you decide to order one, let me know in the comments below!  I would love to hear if it looks as good in person as it does in the pictures.

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Kratos Bust

God of War Kratos Bust

[Source:  Gaming Heads]

The past few days, I have been playing a lot of the new Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS and I am loving every minute of it!  If you have a 3DS and haven’t bought it yet, I highly recommend it!  And if you don’t have a 3DS, this is the perfect excuse to get one.

Well, speaking of Zelda and the 3DS, the reason I am doing this very rare Thursday post is because Nintendo is giving away the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords anniversary edition for FREE on the 3DS’ eShop for the next 4 days.  I thought you guys might be interested in knowing that so you can get your Zelda on this weekend.

This anniversary edition differs from the original in that it has new levels you can unlock based on past Zelda games and it has a new single player mode.

The deal lasts through the end of 2/2/14 (Sunday) so if you don’t have your 3DS sitting next to you right now, you still have a little time to jump on this deal.

I got my copy of this game a long time ago for being one of the first adopters of the 3DS when Nintendo gave away a bunch of free classic games on it to appease existing owners after the dropped the price on it right away.  I can’t say I have spent more than a couple of hours with it but it seemed like a good game.  I plan on going back and playing it through after I finish A Link Between Worlds.

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Legend of Zelda Four Swords Free on the 3DS

Legend of Zelda Four Swords Free on the 3DS

Whovians seem to have rather strong opinions about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special as I have seen many who loved it and perhaps equally as many who didn’t.  Personally, I rather enjoyed it although I will admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of David Tennant’s hair as it almost made him look like a completely different person and I would have loved to see some interaction between him and Billie Piper instead of just her interacting with John Hurt.  Otherwise, I rather enjoyed it.  However, I think I may enjoy this mashup even more than the Day of the Doctor special!

Somebody has gone through and cut up the Day of the Doctor 50th anniversary Doctor Who special and made it up like the opening credits of the sitcom Friends (one of my all time favorite shows which I still watch every night before I go to sleep).  Between the friends style font, The Rembrandt’s “I’ll Be There For You” and the choice of Doctor Who shots, I think this is quite awesome.  I know I would be there for the Doctor!

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[via Mashable]

As much as I love cookies, I will never bake them.  It is not that I don’t have the baking skill to do so as I spent a good part of my childhood baking cookies with my grandmother, it is simply that I enjoy the dough much more than the actual cookies so I eat all the dough long before the cookies get anywhere near the oven.  Well, luckily there are some people with more restraint than I have that are not only able to make it through the baking process but can make it all the way through the frosting process to be able to end up with some really cool looking cookies.

Speaking of cool looking cookies, Adda Boys Cookies made these amazing balloon shaped Dalek cookies for a young Doctor Who fan named Ana that apparently turned 5.  I’d say she had a pretty happy birthday to get cookies this awesome!  However, I will admit the whole balloon shaped thing confuses me.  Why put Daleks in balloons?  Is there something I am missing?  If so, tell me in the comments below!

The one bad part about blogging things like this is that it makes me hungry and now I am going to have to run out and buy some cookie dough.  So much for my resolution to lose weight this year!

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Balloon Dalek Cookies

Doctor Who Dalek Cookies

[Source:  Adda Boys Cookies via Between the Pages]

Super Mario Bros 3 Box Art

Super Mario Bros 3

Nearly a year ago, I posted about an amazing series of video done by an awesome bearded guy where he sang acapella versions of several Legend of Zelda songs.  Well, the bearded wizard is back at it again and this time he has tackled some music from Super Mario Bros 3.  Considering Super Mario Bros 3 is my favorite Mario game, I am really loving this this video!  This guy is seriously talented and I can’t even imagine how much time and effort it takes to record something like this.

This bearded musical genius is YouTube user Smooth McGroove and if there is somebody that deserves your YouTube description, it is him!  He does awesome acapalla gaming videos like this all the time with games ranging from Tetris to Final Fantasy and he always does an amazing job.  If his Super Mario Bros 3 Overworld 2 theme performance below doesn’t have you hitting the subscribe button at the end, I don’t know what will!

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In the past, I have posted some pretty cool (pun intended) ice sculptures including a Millennium Falcon ice sculpture and a C-3PO and R2-D2 ice sculpture but nothing compares to the scale, and impressive detail of this enormous Optimus Prime ice sculpture below.

Several days ago, I was browsing my Facebook news feed when I stumbled across this massive and insanely detailed Optimus Prime ice sculpture.  The description of it said it was 26 feet tall, but after finding a picture with its creators standing in front of it, I don’t think it is anywhere near 26 foot.  My guess would be closer to 18 feet but perspective is everything so I really don’t know how tall it is but it is still impressively large!

The obviously amazingly talented ice sculptors Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok are the guys that created this incredible Transformer ice sculpture.  I haven’t found any information on how long it took them to make this or any other real details but I’m sure it wasn’t a short amount of time.  It was worth every second of work put into it though!

And yes, he does transform into a puddle.

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Transformers Ice Sculpture

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture

[Source:  Antti Pedrozo and Michael de Kok]