Was today really a holiday? Google didn’t have a specialized background; so it couldn’t have been. Even if it was (it wasn’t), we were out in the thick of it scouring the internet for the stories that make your toes tingle. We didn’t find any, so you will have to deal with these stories about Zelda, Skyrim, Minecraft and the Kinect. We can’t wait for tomorrow, when we know it isn’t a holiday…or is it?
Normally, hearing how old a game is doesn’t really make for news, but: The Legend of Zelda turned 25 today. Yup, the one game that spawned games, shows, games, food items, games and even comics hit its quarter century mark. While in the grand-scheme of things, that may not seem like a long time, think of this: The Guitar Hero series was only five, and it had more games than the Zelda franchise. Not milking titles ftw.
Are you expecting a child on Skyrim day (11/11/11, for non super-nerds)? If so, I would strongly, strongly recommend against naming it ‘Dovahkiin’. Why? Because that is a dumb-as-hell name. If you are a moron, go ahead and do it and Bethesda will give you a gift. What kind of gift? In their words “Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could — and probably will — endure over its lifespan”
There is that, but if you are dumb enough to do it, you are probably too dumb to read their words of warning.
Guys, we know you love Minecraft. We also know that gamers like seeing the behind the scenes of how their favorite games are made. In this case, you can satisfy both by donating some money to 2 Player Productions, the team creating a documentary of Markus Persson and his team at Mojang. The flick is aptly titled “Minecraft: The Story of Mojang”, and by going to Kickstarter you can help make this movie happen.
Since the inception of the Kinect, one of the biggest running news stories has been the hacks. On a weekly basis there is a new story of an awesome new usage that someone came up with. All of this, has been without Microsoft’s ‘consent’. However, coming soon to a nerd near you, there will be a Windows SDK for the Kinect available to the public. We can’t wait to see what they can come up with, hopefully it won’t be worse than Avatar Kinect…but how can it be?