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It is rare that the content I post comes from e-mails people send me.  Most of the e-mail I get for people pitching me on post ideas are obviously sent out to tons of sites, typically sent by some PR person and rarely match the focus of my various blogs.  So, most of the e-mail I get just goes in the trash, especially if it is anything Kickstarter related which accounts for probably 95% of those e-mails these days.  However, once in a great while, there is a post that makes perfect sense for one of my blogs and I decide to post about it.  This is one of those times.

I received an e-mail yesterday morning from Meilen at NeoMan Studios with a link to a cool infographic about how video games make you a better person and as somebody who has used various studies to show that I am a better person because I am a gamer, it struck a chord with me so I knew I had to post it.

My question to all of the gamers out there, have you noticed any of these benefits thanks to the time you spend gaming?  Let me know in the comments below!

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How Gaming Makes You A Better Person
How Gaming Makes You A Better Person [Infographic] by the team at Majestic Leisure Ltd.

This morning I was kind of struggling to find something to post on here for my usual Wednesday post yet I found myself with an abundance of post ideas for my Fanboy Fashion blog so I decided to take one of those and post it on here since I hardly ever post cosplay on here anymore since it more fits into the theme of Fanboy Fashion.  Regardless of which site I post it on, this Legend of Zelda / Assassin’s Creed cosplay mashup is awesome!

This awesome Link meets Ezio cosplay was photographed by Mike Kowalek.  As for who this cool cosplayer is that made this mash-up cosplay, I don’t know who they are.  If you know who this clever cosplayer is, please let us know in the comments below so they can get credit they deserve.

This cosplay is giving me confusing urges because now I want to play both Assassin’s Creed (I’ve already played some Assassin’s Creed: Liberation this morning) and some Legend of Zelda.  Unfortunately, until I get off of work this evening, I doubt I will be able to play either.

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Legend of Zelda and Assassin's Creed Mash-up Cosplay

Link and Ezio Mash-up Cosplay

[via Fashionably Geek]

When I was a kid, I had to learn how to play a recorder in school (the instrument, not an actual recording device like a VCR because I was already an expert at that) and I hated it.  Its not that I hated learning to play music, I just hated the sound of the recorder.  I would have much rather had to learn to play something a little more enjoyable to listen to like a tin flute or even a guitar.  However, if I had known about this instrument, I would have been begging my school’s music teacher to let us play it instead!

The obviously talented girl in the video below is play a sheng, an ancient Chinese mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes (according to wikipedia).  Until I saw this video, I had never heard of the sheng but after seeing this, I hope it gains in popularity because I would love to see it a lot more!  When it comes to playing the music of Super Mario Bros, this is obviously the perfect instrument!

I suppose it is never too late for me to learn to play an instrument but I am quite sure that none of the local music shops has one of these things.  Oh well, I don’t really have the time to put into mastering an instrument anyway.

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Skip to 20 seconds in to get to the good stuff.  I tried making the video start there but YouTube isn’t my friend today.

[via Gizmodo]

It never ceases to amaze me how people will put such tremendous amounts of time into a project just to make something cool.  Whether it is some giant piece of bead art or a massive LEGO build, I am always blown away by the things that people spend months making just to make something amazing.  Well, speaking of amazing things that took a long time to make, I woke up this morning to find this incredible Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past map cross-stitch that took 9 months to make!

Like most mornings, when I woke up, one of the first websites I checked was reddit and unlike some mornings, it really paid off because on the front page was this incredible Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past map cross-stitch created by user tibtibs.  It took her 400-500 hours over 9 months to make this incredible cross-stitch for her boyfriend who is obviously a big Zelda fan and an extremely lucky man!

She didn’t have a link (pun intended) but she says she found the pattern on Etsy so if you have some cross-stitching skills and want to make your own, you can probably find the pattern on there somewhere.

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Legend of Zelda Map Cross-Stitch

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Map Cross-Stitch

[Source:  tibtibs]

Epic Steampunk Game Boy

Jeremy Bray —  February 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

Ever since I was a kid, I have had a slight Game Boy obsession.  I always used to carry one with me no matter where I went (Now I carry my Nintendo 3DS with me) as well as a pack of batteries because any Game Boy fan knows it will always die on you at the worst possible time.  I have amassed a nice little collection of them over the years ranging from the original Game Boy to the Game Boy Advance (I really need to find another one of those because the screen on mine has got so dark it is almost impossible to see).  Well, if there is one Game Boy I would love to add to my collection, it would be this incredible Steampunk Game Boy!

This amazing Steampunk Game Boy was created by Wendy Dearum.  Sadly, I have no other details as I just saw this being shared around on Facebook.  However, if history has taught me anything, it is that the creator of the stuff I post will eventually find the post and respond to questions so if Wendy ever sees this post, these are the questions I have.  First, how long did it take to make this? Second, does the Game Boy still work?  And last, is it for sale and if so, how much?  I seriously want this for my Game Boy collection!

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Steampunk Nintendo Game Boy

Steampunk Game Boy

[via Steampunk on Facebook]

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]