Skrillex Meets Zelda

That’s not a combination I ever thought would happen – Legend of Zelda with the dubstep artist Skrillex. But hey, there have been crazier things in life.

Skrillex Quest is what creator Jason Oda calls an “advergame” – that is, an advertising game. The game was created with the intent of promoting Skrillex’s music. It therefore makes sense that the game is just about as trippy as dubstep music is.

The storyline begins with a speck of dust that has entered the cartridge of the Skrillex Quest. This created a glitch within the game that is like an apocalyptic plague, threatening to destroy the entire game world. You, the hero with the sword, must seek out glitch cubes and annihilate them with a swing of your blade. Eventually, if you make it there, you get to fight a giant glitch-cube that dons Skrillex’s hair and glasses.

It’s a curious game, and it’s got a few cute little fun bits ­– there’s a room where the character kinda steps into the foreground and says “Hello player of this game. I am P1. Please don’t get me killed.”

As to whether it makes me want to listen to Skrillex? Perhaps. I’ve never been a dubstep fan and to be honest, the game doesn’t particularly make me want to start. I do have to say, however, that Skrillex Quest was designed to fit the music quite well – the soundtrack is generally very appropriate for the shenanigans on-screen. Everything is just a bit weird, you can never quite predict the next thing to happen and there’s a bit where you even drop – it’s just like dubstep.

[Skrillex Quest | Via Wired]

Amazon Deal of the Day: Save Up to 65% Off on Ice Age Movies on DVD and Blu-Ray

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon offers some huge savings on all movies from the Ice Age franchise, both on DVD and Blu-ray.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Pre-order Ice Age: Continental Drift available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 11th and enjoy spectacular animation and heartwarming family fun just in time for the holidays.

Revisit past films, including Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for other great gift options.

[Save Up to 65% on Ice Age Movies on DVD and Blu-Ray]

Enlist Today: Star Wars Rebel Alliance Recruitment Posters [Picture Gallery]

The empire already has their sexy recruitment posters, so I though it would only be fair to post a few promoting the Rebel Alliance. All these illustrations were made by artist extraordinaire Ant Lucia.

[Ant Lucia]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed AT-AT [Pic]

Just a little something to rejoice on now that Twilight has been long gone…

[Via]

Superheroes Who Did Movember

So Movember may be over, but for many, the moustaches still linger. How do you think the superheroes fared? I mean, it is to support awareness of men’s health after all, so why should the male superheroes not get in on the action?

Artist Wes Montgomery of Locust Years imagined a few well-known superheroes sporting a mo in a collection he calls “Superstaches”. Of course, Tony Stark surely couldn’t resist a goatee to go with. And to install it on his Iron Man mask as well.

You should check out more of Wes Montgomery’s work on the Locust Years tumblr too.

[Wes Montgomery Via The Mary Sue]

Cheetahs Running at 60+ MPH in Slow Motion at 1200 Frames Per Second [Video]

Beautiful.

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, we documented these amazing cats in a way that’s never been done before.

Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.

[Gregory Wilson | Via Neatorama]

Ninten-Blow [Video]

Oh, now I get it! This is why some of these old NES cartridges stopped working after a while!

[Via]

The Chemistry of Addiction [Science Video]

In this video, Hank describes how our brains respond biochemically to various addictive substances and where those responses come from, evolutionarily speaking.

[scishow]

Big Bang Theory Computer Sitter and Bobble Head: Sheldon

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Ancient Korean King Had A Unicorn Pet

The Korean news service has reported that archaeologists from the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have stumbled across the find of a century in Pyongyang: the existence of unicorns in ancient Korea.

This is no Onion News article extolling the supreme leader as Sexiest Man Alive 2012 – the archaeologists believe that they have, in fact, found the place where ancient Korean King Tongmyong of the Koguryo Kingdom kept his unicorn. Mainly because it’s labelled “Unicorn Lair”. Literally:

A rectangular rock carved with words “Unicorn Lair” stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).

Of course, most people who come across words carved in stone that said “Unicorn Lair” would, you know, not believe it. Why would these archaeologists immediately assume that a unicorn lived at this ancient site?

Well according to Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, unicorns appear in history books. And King Tongmyong used to ride them around:

Korea’s history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair.

The Sogyong (Pyongyang) chapter of the old book ‘Koryo History’ (geographical book), said: Ulmil Pavilion is on the top of Mt. Kumsu, with Yongmyong Temple, one of Pyongyang’s eight scenic spots, beneath it. The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn.

I’m picturing some poor white pony with a horn strapped to its head being made to prance about while they set off fireworks in the vicinity.

Who knows if Korea is attempting to troll China through the news (People’s Daily seems just a little gullible), or if they actually, seriously believe that unicorns are as real as dinosaurs.

It would seem, however, that there would be motive to…bend the truth. You see, a discovery such as this unicorn lair would imply that Pyongyang was a capital of Ancient Korea and the Koguryo Kingdom – giving it some serious historical cred to back up the North’s claims of dominance over the South.

I’ll leave it to you to decide whether you want to believe that unicorns are real or not.

[Via Geekosystem | Image by MissDoppelganger]

Magical Moving Matches [Video]

So yeah, I’m not completely sure as to how this works – it seems he’s just adding some drops of water, according to the video description. Anyone care to give us a run-down of the science behind this?

[Meanwhile in Russia]

The Knitted Brain [Pic]

I wish they showed us this in Biology class, instead of the alternative. *shudder*

[Via the-scientist]