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One of my favorite arcade games to play as a kid was Pac-Man.  I can’t say I was ever that good at it but it was still a lot of fun and I occasionally play it on one of my mobile devices whenever I need a retro gaming fix.  For as ridiculously simple as the game is (especially compared to modern games), I still have a lot of fun playing it.  It makes me long for the days of going to the arcade which closed down where I live several years ago.  Well, judging by this sweet cake, I’m not the only one who has fond memories of the simple times of Pac-man!

This awesome Pac-Man cake was created by Ciccio Cakes.  Not only is it a cool Pac-Man cake, it features the Atari 2600 joystick on top!

Whoever Alex is, I’d say they are pretty lucky to get this cool Pac-Man cake on their 21st birthday!  Happy Birthday Alex!

Speaking of Pac-Man cakes, if you haven’t seen them before, check out the awesome Pac-Man wedding cake I posted a couple of years ago as well as the amazing Pac-Man cupcakes I featured around a year and a half ago.

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Pac-Man Cake

Pac-Man Birthday Cake

[Via: Between the Pages]

 

It doesn’t happen as often as I would like but every once in a while, a Global Geek News reader e-mails me to share their geeky creation, cosplay, tattoo, ect.  Well, recently one of our wonderful readers e-mailed me to show off his awesome and rather scary Haunter Pokemon tattoo.  I know that Haunter is meant to be a scary Pokemon, but I never really found it to be very scary until I saw this tattoo.

Global Geek News reader and apparent Pokemon enthusiast Brandon Stone sent in this picture of his sweet Haunter tattoo.  The tattoo artist that inked this Pokemon is Justin Owens of the South Texas Tattoo Shop.  I’d say Justin did a pretty good job with it!  I like how creepy the eyes and mouth look.

After seeing this, I am in the mood to go finish playing Pokemon X which I took a break from when I started playing Assassin’s Creed Liberation on my Vita.  I guess now I know what I will be playing when I get home from work tonight.

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Pokemon Haunter Tattoo

Haunter Tattoo

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]