Super Metroid – Depths of Tourian

Watch this photoshop Jedi turn a 16-bit image into a hi-res Masterpiece


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Animated CAKE!

Animated Zelda Cake Made By Coolest Parents Ever

Because real love is expressed through cake, some amazing parents decided to make the most amazing Zelda cake ever for their 10-year-old daughter. The cake is based on Skyward Sword and includes two main locations (Skyloft and the Sealed Grounds) from the game as well as moving characters and enemies. The temple alone is made of 9 batches of rice krispies and 9 stacked cakes, and everything is covered in fondant icing. When they made the cake, Skwyward Sword was their daughter’s favorite game, but she’s since started playing Twilight Princess and loves it even more. Which hopefully means we’ll see a cake featuring Midna and wolf Link when she turns 11. After that they should definitely make let her play Ocarina of Time because THAT would also be a pretty amazing cake.

EarthBound Fortress 2: Chapter 1

After way too much time, it’s finally here. Nothing too exciting; this is mostly meant as a (shabby) introduction for the people who never played the game! Most of the animation in this is dreadfully old (starting in December 2010…); you might even spot noticeable gaps in quality from shot to shot. Sorry about that…

I decided to release what would technically be the “first half” of Chapter 1 on June 27th, the same day Source Filmmaker got an official release statement. And to be honest, I don’t think I could manage to make the second half of this without SFM (it is pretty ambitious after all).

Q: 1968? What? Isn’t EarthBound in 199X?

A: EarthBound primarily draws from “america, as seen by the japanese”, and a myriad of pop culture references that, while occidental, are definitely NOT from the 90s. TF2 takes place in June 1968 and all the aesthetics of the universe reflect that (except Coldfront?). And finally, if EarthBound had been made in the US, it would have probably taken place in the “wonder years” era of the fifties and sixties. Its themes place it more firmly there than in the nineties.

Harmonix Fan-Made Credits

I’ve never “finished” a Dance Central game because, every time I start playing, the booze eventually runs out, and/or people eventually go home. I could play it sober, by myself, but, um, no.

That might have to change soon, though, because Dance Central 3’s closing credits are wonderful. Not only are they a great pixel representation of the series’ characters, but the animation wasn’t done by the developers. It was done by fan David Nguyen, a “Dance Central cosplayer and community member”.

David goes into detail about Harmonix’s cute gesture, as well as how he made the video, in this guest post over on Destructoid.