Is it just me or does the holiday season also seem like engagement season?  Judging by my Facebook feed, it seems like over the last month or so, many people are taking their relationships to the next level and getting engaged.  Within the last month or so, I would say probably close to 2% of my Facebook friends have got engaged which is crazy!

Well, speaking of getting engaged, it looks like one Legend of Zelda fan went a bit above and beyond with their engagement ring box.

Reddit user Blakplague bought this amazing Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box from Etsy seller Turbo Toaster Studios.  There is no update to say whether the special person they proposed to said yes, but I think it would be rather hard to say no to something that cool!

This Legend of Zelda treasure chest ring box doesn’t play Zelda music like the last Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box I posted but with the Hylian Crest, Zelda heart and the “It’s dangerous to go alone, Marry me?” message, it has a great charm all its own.

If I ever find that special someone that I want to get married to, I hope they are also big Legend of Zelda fans so I can do something just like this!  I suppose that is putting the cart in front of the horse though as finding that special someone seems pretty much impossible and I feel more like I am destined to be alone with every passing day.

Congrats to this couple though!

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Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box Open

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box – Open

[Source:  Reddit]

Unlike a couple of years ago when I practically lived on Twitter, now I only check it a few times a day.  I guess after 90,000 tweets, I sort of got burned out, especially when many of those I used to have great conversations with on the service aren’t on there much if at all anymore.  However, when I do check it, once in a while I still come across some incredible gems like this video below.

One of my local news reporters and twitter followers @joannawise tweeted this video recently created by Chiron Bramberger and whether or not you are a fan of Miley Cyrus (personally, I am not a fan but I’m more of a metalhead anyway), if you are a geek and especially if you have a love for computer hardware, you are going to love this incredible spoof/cover of her “Wrecking Ball” music video.  I suspect this is probably going to be the only time you will ever see computer chip robots swinging on hard drive platters and crashing through walls of RAM sticks to some 8-bit music.  As a computer hardware enthusiast, this made me just plain giddy.

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[via @joannawise]

As much as I hate to admit it, I never got into the whole Transformers craze.  I suppose it has something to do with the fact that the show was on before I was born (well, I was alive for the last few months of the show according to wikipedia).  However, I know a lot of people that are obsessed with the Transformers whether it was from the cartoon all those years ago or the more recent movies and for those people, I thought I should highlight this amazing gingerbread Optimus Prime.

I’m not sure of the girls name that created this epic Optimus Prime gingerbread sculpture but it is apparently the friend of Reddit user downvotedagain.  This girl spent a week and a half building this gingerbread Optimus Prime out of 700-800 pieces and she won a gingerbread contest with it that got her around $6500 (she is from Sweeden).  I’d say that’s not too bad for a week and a half of work!  Apparently she is going to spend the money on a trip to Bora Bora which sounds rather nice this time of year.  Congrats to her!

I am definitely impressed!

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Gingerbread Optimus Prime

Gingerbread Optimus Prime

[Source:  Reddit]

TwitchTV

If its not completely obvious by now, I have a tremendous love for video games.  I love everything from Pong to God of War and now you can watch me play all of my favorite games!

A while back, I set up a channel on Twitch to start streaming the various video games I play.  Until now, I have just been streaming some of my PC gaming but for Christmas, I got a game capture card so I can now begin streaming my console gaming as well.  If you are curious what types of games I am and will be streaming, I play a lot of old Command & Conquer games, Age of Empires, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, DuckTales: Remastered, various Battlefield games and a ton of other games that I am sure many of you love as much as I do!

If you love watching people play great games, go follow our channel (just hit the follow button on the lower left of the stream if you already have an account and if you don’t, you should get one).  If you follow our channel, then you will be notified via e-mail, text, or app notifications (depending on what you have set up) when I go live with a stream.

I plan on bringing some friends on to stream with me to make things even more fun and eventually I will start doing regular theme nights/days (RTS night, vintage video game night, FPS day, ect).

I’m also interested in letting other people stream on the channel too so there is more content on the stream so if you are interested in streaming, shoot me an e-mail at the address on the contact page above or send me a message on Twitch.

Go follow me and lets enjoy some gaming together!

Happy New Year 2014It is still about 15 hours away from the new year for me, but I wanted to take a moment and wish everybody a Happy New Year!

This year has been full of ups and downs for Global Geek News and myself personally but hopefully 2014 will be full with nothing but ups!  So far, things are already looking pretty bright but I’m not one to count my chickens before they hatch.

So, what can you expect in the new year from Global Geek News?  Well, for starters, regular posts!  Starting next week if not before (if the mood strikes me), we will be back to AT LEAST 3 posts a week (Mon-Wed-Fri schedule).  I already have a number of posts written and ready to go just to make sure things get started off smoothly.  If my personal life allows, I will even try to get back to posting five days a week.

Also, I have begun toying with a new design for Global Geek News and Fanboy Fashion, my other geek blog.  While I have always liked this current design, the developer is no longer in business and actively supporting it so I feel the need to move on.  Also, with the last major revision they did, they increased the font size bigger than I liked so I am hoping to fix that with the new design.  I don’t have an ETA on the change yet as I am still kicking around some ideas but depending on how much time I get to work on it, hopefully it will be up and running in the next month or two.  I also plan on launching forums and perhaps an IRC chatroom at the same time.

Finally, I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for being so loyal and great to me over the past year.  This year, we broke 3 million views, hit a record number of subscribers on the Kindle (you can subscribe here) and I finally made enough money this year to cover the expenses of running the site and have enough left over for a pizza.  Hopefully next year I will make enough money to have two pizzas!

Have a Happy New Year and I will see you in 2014!

With all of the recent excitement around the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, it is easy to forget about all of the fun that can still be had with Nintendo’s old NES console.  Even to this day I am still buying games for it because even though it is older than I am, there is still a lot of enjoyment to be had.  Just last week I bought Dick Tracy for the NES because I remember it being a great game as a kid and I want to relive those memories.

Well, speaking of great NES memories, I think my all time favorite NES games were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games, so when I saw this incredible TMNT NES console mod, you can imagine just how excited I got!

Ryan Fitzpatrick, aka Platinumfungi is back to his old tricks and is the creator of this incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES mod.  If his name sounds familiar, it should because he is the creator of many of the NES mods I have posted in the past such as the back-lit Mega Man 2 NES mod and the back-lit Legend of Zelda NES mod.

Like his previous console mods, this one is also on sale on Ebay until December 29th, 2013.  A word of warning, you are going to need really deep pockets if you plan on bidding on it though because the auction is currently sitting at $1,275 with two days to go.  I would kill to have this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle NES but that is way out of my price range.  Ironically, Ryan says he can’t even afford his own NES mods!

If the pictures below just aren’t enough for you, you can check out the entire gallery over on Facebook.

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TMNT NES Console Mod

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Console Mod

Backlit TMNT NES Mod

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Console Mod Back-lit

TMNT NES Controller Mod

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Controller Mod

[Source:  Platinumfungi]