What Lengths Would You Go Too To Keep Your Love Safe?

What lengths would you go through to keep your love safe? Would you take a bullet for them? Die for them? Or possibly the hardest thing to do, sever all ties and relationships that you have with them and never see them again? Although this seems like a plot from a sophisticated novel or a movie, however video games can capture that heartbreak and important plot points as well as any other form of media.

A good example of severed love in a video game is the relationship between Link and Midna in the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In this game Midna breaks Link out of a prison so that she could use him to save her world (she is the queen of that world). In the beginning Midna was a bit cruel to Link treating him more like an animal than a human. However after Link saves her life from the Usurper King that took over her throne and attempted to kill her, Midna completely changed her attitude and both of them started warming up to each other. Eventually Midna fell in love with him, and vice versa, and they eventually saved her kingdom together. However in a heartbreaking twist Midna destroys  the only link between their worlds, (Link is from Hyrule a land like ours but Midna is from the Twilight Realm a parallel world where it is perpetually in the hour of twilight), The Mirror of Twilight. She concerned for his safety because she does not want danger from her world to go to his world again, literally shatters the Mirror of Twilight with her tears and then leaves to her world uttering these last words, “Link I… I’ll see you later.”

Although love may seem like it can’t be separated by anything or anyone it definitely can be. However the only person who can do that is one of the lovers. As it is said “If you truly love someone, you would let them go.” which is just what Midna did. She loved him with all her heart and to keep him safe she let him go, and she will never be able to see him later.

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“NX” Not a Successor to the Wii U or 3DS

image      Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima stated today that the “NX will not be a successor to the Wii U or 3DS.” What this means to the future of the NX is that it may not be backwards compatible with Wii U games and that it may not take any “ideas” from the Wii U or 3DS.

This may mean that all of the supposed “patents” for the controllers with a screen built into the controls are fake. It is safe to assume this because if it is not s successor to the two systems before it. However this statement does not confirm that all of the “leaks” are fake.

Many have speculated and made articles on how the “NX” will use cartridges instead of the traditional disks. Also many have given out “leaks” that the “NX” will be just as powerful or even more powerful than the PS4, in terms of graphics, FPS (Frames Per Second), and how many gigabytes the “NX” can hold at once.

However these are all speculations and “supposed” “leaks” so this information must be taken with a grain of salt. But you never know, many of these speculations may be true and if they are, I believe that the “NX” will be one of the best consoles Nintendo or any video game company has ever made.

The Legend of Zelda: Broken Promises aka DELAY!!!

imageNintendo has done it again. Yet again they have delayed Zelda Wii U to the year 2017. Zelda Wii U was announced in 2014 and was listed to be released in the Winter season of 2015, but look where we are now.

So far the game has been delayed for two years, the first delay  being announced in the Summer season of 2015 and the second delay being announced two weeks ago. However not everything is bad though. Zelda Wii U will also be released on Nintendo’s new Console the NX. So it appears that Zelda Wii U/NX is getting the Twilight Princess treatment as the Zelda game Twilight Princess was also delayed and then ported on to the Wii and GameCube 10 years ago.

Another thing that isn’t bad, (at least for us Zelda fans) is that Nintendo’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, presentation will be heavily focused on presenting Zelda Wii U/NX. Also the game will have a playable demo available for anyone going to the expo. There is also a website for Zelda Wii U and some new artwork of Link.

So although the delay is a bit of a downer and makes some people extremely angry there are some good aspects to it too. There’s going to be a dual release, E3 is going to be heavily focused on it, and finally it is almost guaranteed that Zelda Wii U/NX will be an amazingly good and polished game that may even surpass the greatness of the legendary and most highly rated game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD original art.       Nintendo

       The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a remake of the original game just The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released in November 2006, is being released March 4 2016.

The first trailer was released in mid November during a Nintendo Direct and many people were excited about one of the most beloved games in the series getting a remake 10 years after its initial release. However some people were not impressed on how the game looked. Some people commented that the new graphics look nearly identical to the old ones. However that is not true.

Although the character models are not the best the textures for the scenery, rocks, items, or clothing are 100 times better. For example you can now see the moss growing in between cobble stone pathways or see the individual links in the chain mail of soldiers in castle town.

However textures aren’t the only things being improved in LoZ TPHD. The controls, gyroscope, and sound effects/music are being improved. Also in the limited edition set you get a brand new amiibo figure called the Wolf Link amiibo figure, and if it is scanned on the Wii U gamepad the Cave/Cavern of Shadows will be opened and a gauntlet style dungeon trial will ensue. Also if pre-ordered (which is what I did 4 months before it releases) a CD that contains the full Original Soundtrack and some brand new Orchestrated music will be available. When the game releases next month I will review it and see if it is better or on par with the original game.

Video Games, Feminism, and Transphobia. “SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS”

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Linkle and Link from Hyrule Warriors

Recently Nintendo a giant in the video game community has announced a new character Linkle, a sister figure to Link, for the Wii U title Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Legends, and while most gamers like the addition of the new character or who simply do not think it’s a big deal, there are a few acceptions.

“FEMINISTS WIN” – Brianna Wu.

Brianna Wu is a female American video game developer and Feminist who posted that tweet on her Twitter page. However I and others have been angered by this because we do not believe that Females should “WIN”. YouTuber HMK and those who agree with him, including myself, believe that it is about equality and not about winning.

“It is not about winning! It’s not about the males winning! It’s not about the females winning! It’s about being f***ing equal!” – HMK

Even being a female myself I completely agree with HMK and his statement, although he uses very crude words, his words are true. Women should not be greater than men, and men should not be greater than women, everyone of every race, religion, and gender should be equal in all ways.

Also on the popular website Tumblr there have been many (*COUGH* *CHOUGH* IDIOTIC!!! *COUGH*) posts about Linkle being TRANSPHOBIC!!! Those are things that makes my own blood boil. Just because Linkle looks and acts a certain way she is considered as TRANSPHOBIC?!?! There is absolutely no evidence that Nintendo and Koi Techmo designed Linkle to look transphobic. Linkle is not transphobic there is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever it’s just people making stupid assumptions on merely her appearance. Sometimes I am ashamed of the world. The game is called “Hyrule Warriors” not “SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS”

HMK’s rant video below. (If you don’t mind about 100 “F” bombs)

Code Name NX

The NX?        

The NX, a game console in the works that is as elusive as a ninja. For the longest time there has been little to no information on what it would be like.  However as of October 16 a small bit of news has surfaced.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is trying to combine their Home Consoles and their portable gaming platforms such as the Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS. Another interesting comment is that Nintendo is working on closing the graphics gap between their competitors, Microsoft and Sony. However that is all that is known so far. Nintendo is still staying silent on intricate details about their next generation console, however gamers are expecting to hear more information about the NX in the year 2016

Nintendo News

imageNintendo one of the gaming giants is in a slight panic mode with the failure of the Wii U only selling 10 million units since its release in November 2012, compared to PS4 sales with a whopping 25.3 million units in less than two years. However Nintendo is not giving up, the company is already working on its next console Codename NX for about 3 years now in current time. However with the recent death of Satoru Iwata the president of Nintendo the future is uncertain for the company. A new president has been selected, his name is Genyo Takeda, and he stated that he will lead the company to victory over its competitors. No one knows how the company will fare, however Nintendo is known to be extremely successful when panicked, soon something amazing will happen.

In Loving Memory of Daniel Kyre

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The YouTube community is mourning the death of Daniel Kyre , one of the men who runs the “Cyndago” YouTube channel. Daniel was discovered in his bedroom in critical condition on September 16 by fellow YouTubers and house mates Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) , Matt Watson, and Ryan Mgee. He was then rushed to the hospital and put in the intensive care unit and on life support. His family who lived in North Carolina, was called and flew to Los Angeles where Daniel lived, to be by his side. However they were met with terrible news, Daniel had suffered from irreversible brain damage and would not survive. Then on Friday, September 18 he was taken off life support and passed away peacefully with his friends and family by him. Daniel was only 21 years old.

The day of his attempted suicide, Daniel got a text from his father asking if he was happy. He never got a response. Then an hour passed and that was when he got a call from the hospital about his son.

“Our lives will never be the same.” said Daniel’s father, “The world will never be the same.”

Daniel Kyre will forever be a man known to put happiness in people’s hearts, but his overall happy story stopped with such a sad ending. Thousands of people’s hearts will never fully mend from this tragedy, including mine. He was an idol, and hero to many, however even heroes have a breaking point. He believed in making people happy, because that was what he loved to do, however, sometimes, “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.” – Anonymous

Rest in peace Daniel. You will forever be in our hearts. May we meet again in another life.

My Dreams Stave the Requiem- Daniel Kyre Memorial

Why This Blog Exists

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There are many reasons as to why this blog can exist; inspiration, love for a certain subject, nagging from parents, or the always present assignment from a teacher. This however is a product of all four subjects.

Now back to the real question, why does this exist? I have always loved video games, not just because they are fun, but also because, it feels like it takes you to a different world, and when you play games with friends it is extremely fun -except when you are playing -Super Smash Bros. Melee that game can destroy friendships- and it’s good to get competitive too, just try not to go overboard. However that is only the first part, the second part is why do I like to watch other people play games on YouTube?

Well actually the answer is quite simple, not only do I like to see the game itself, it is the person playing the game. Their personality, humor, and reactions towards the game, are very important to why I and others enjoy it. For example, I personally enjoy watching Markiplier, Vanoss Gaming, Game Grumps, and Jacksepticeye, because I love their type of humor and personality, and they are also very good people however their language can be very… interesting sometimes, you can check that out for yourself if you want to…

WARNING MARKIPLIER, VANOSS GAMING, JACKSEPTICEYE, AND ESPECIALLY GAME GRUMPS CONTENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED DO NOT BLAME ME IF YOUR EARS ARE BOMBARDED WITH THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF EXPLICIT BOMBS!!!

Now that is why this blog exists, because I have a passion for video games, and also because I love the people that play them on YouTube. Thank you to anyone who reads this, you are all total bosses, I can’t wait to hear from you in the next blog. Bye bye!