LEGO Nintendo 64 Transformers

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The same guy (Baron von Brunk) who made the LEGO Gameboy transformer and the LEGO NES Light Gun that I posted ages ago has gone and made a LEGO N64 with transformable controller and cartridges!

 

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Epona’s Song Tattoo

This is my second tattoo, Epona’s song from Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It’s on my right wrist. I intend to have a music themed sleeve on my right arm one day. I wanted a Zelda tattoo and when I decided on Epona’s song, I figured it would be able to fit into a music themed sleeve since it is a song. Zelda was THE game I played during childhood. Nintendo 64, all day. 
Ashley Smith from No Regrets Tattoo in Oklahoma City is my artist. She’s incredible. I have another appointment with her for the 13th. Stoked to get some more ink

Simple but beautiful tattoo of Epona’s song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:

This is my second tattoo, Epona’s song from Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It’s on my right wrist. I intend to have a music themed sleeve on my right arm one day. I wanted a Zelda tattoo and when I decided on Epona’s song, I figured it would be able to fit into a music themed sleeve since it is a song. Zelda was THE game I played during childhood. Nintendo 64, all day.

Ashley Smith from No Regrets Tattoo in Oklahoma City is my artist. She’s incredible. I have another appointment with her for the 13th. Stoked to get some more ink

Via Fuck Yeah, Tattoos!

Oh please no…. Square Are Probably Working on Final Fantasy XIII-3

I’m going to cut to the chase, Final Fantasy XIII was rubbish, that isn’t just my opinion but everyone I have spoken to about the game thinks that it was rubbish. I was a little aghast when I found out that Square were making a FFXIII-2 but I saw the business sense in it, they spent a lot of money on the IP for the first game so why not reuse them.

Apparently “Corporation Service Company” who handle domain registration for Square have registered the domain finalfantasyxiii-3.com. This doesn’t mean anything, it could just be a case of them registering it in case they need it or to stop anyone else from buying it, but still the implication is that they want to protect that trademark.

Also I’d not seen this, but there is a trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 with commentary from the dev team, I quote from the subtitles:

“In the most exiting of battle moments we have introduced the new element of cinematic action events that require interaction from the player rather than just showing cut scenes”

This is around 2:40 in the video below and guess what form this amazing innovation takes?

QUICK TIME EVENTS!

Seriously Square? I have lost all faith in you

Why can’t Square release a good game based on it’s solid RPG principles, or at least revisit old IP and bring the graphics up to date, I’d pay good money to play this if it were brought up to date:

Or even a version of the fan-boy sweetheart Final Fantasy VII with the graphics from the advent children movie?

Or continue what they started with the Tech Demo for Final Fantasy VIII when they announced the PS2…

But instead they seem to continue to work on mediocre sequels to mediocre games, saving the interesting game ideas like Crisis Core (The Final Fantasy VII prequel, on the PSP) for platforms on which no one is going to play them…

I’m getting sick of ranting about this, it boils down to Square losing touch with their core audience chasing after some mythical casual RPG gamer audience…

Via Geek Native