It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
What happens when you mash up The Legend of Zelda with Clint Eastwood? You get Hang Em Hyrule, a short fan film of a standoff between Zelda, Link and Ganon. It’s wonderfully shot, and features some pretty fantastic costumes.
Mike Vasquez and Joe Hogan prove that Adventure Time mashes up well with just about everything in this series of illustrations, which dresses Finn, Jake, and all their friends as characters from Star Wars, Batman, The Walking Dead, and, of course, Game of Thrones with Finn Snow and Jake the Direwolf.
Have trouble understanding the philosophical notions proposed by Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Immanuel Kant? 8-Bit Philosophy illustrates big ideas about the nature of reality and free will using classic video games.
If you only grew up playing the 3D versions of The Legend of Zelda games—instead of Link's more classic 2D overhead adventures—you probably won't fully appreciate how awesome these secret passageway decals really are.
We doubt anyone who grew up with an NES will forget the epic battles they fought in the original The Legend of Zelda game. But their kids probably have no idea what it's like to fight Ganon in just two dimensions. And that's why this reminder is so important.
For parents who complain that their kids are playing too many video games, Caldwell Tanner's imaginary books offer the perfect solution, blending Mario with Dr. Seuss, Pokemon with Maurice Sendak, and warning of the perils of giving Link a cuckoo.
Click to viewWhen you think about it, Zelda and Peach did let themselves get kidnapped a surprisingly high number of times. Call it Stockholm Syndrome, call it love; those princesses are literally asking for it.
Everything old is new again. And while the graphics of games like Super Mario Bros. and Zelda were blocky by necessity, the pixel has been reborn as an art form unto itself. Meet the Picassos of pixel art.
Click to viewImagine, if you will, being sucked into a parallel universe in which the original Nintendo Entertainment System was exactly the same, but games like The Legend of Zelda were rendered in 3D. Don't know what I mean? Watch this clip.
It's been too long since we've had an update about our autoerotic asphyxiation-happy hero Neil, and his journey inside The Legend of Zelda. But Monday the 27th, Neil is back and we've got an exclusive look inside the new series.
Neil's playing Nintendo while drunk, and he decides to masturbate while looking at the "kinda hot" fairy in the classic fantasy game Zelda. Somehow this leads to him asphyxiating himself with the game controller cord, and he passes out. When he wakes up, he's stuck inside the game as an elf. Now the confused lad has…
Those "His and Hers" special edition Nintendo DS Lite bundles we told you about a while back got official today. Available in pretty pink (with a paw print) or gold (with the Triforce logo!), they come with Nintendogs: Best Friends or Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, respectively, and will cost $150 apiece when…
While it isn't officially licensed Zelda merchandise, the Hero Pack is probably the closest you'll ever get to swinging a Wii-enabled Master Sword without going the DIY route. This slightly miniaturized Hyrulean sword-and-shield combo is easy to assemble and designed to preserve all button and IR functionality. Live…
Although we finished the Zelda Twilight Princess game for the Wii back in November, we're kind of regretting the fact that we didn't wait until this Zelda Sword & Shield accessory was out before playing.
Our buddy Ramon (who if you remember, created the ultimate Legend of Zelda Wii mod) has done it again. This time he's taken an otherwise plain-Jane Nintendo DS Lite and turned it into a Legend of Zelda masterpiece that Miyamoto would be proud to use himself on the train to work every morning—that is, if he didn't have…
Hardcore Zelda fans will be able to start their descent into Hyrule once they pony up $74 for this bad boy. It's a real-life Hylian shield big enough to wear on your arm or hang on a wall.