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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Triumph [video]

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Fans of the hit Nintendo franchise The Legend of Zelda would be excited to see a cartoon based on the game that was true to the game and that they could be proud of. What? There was already a cartoon in the 80's you say? Well, excuuuuuse me, Princess. (HA! Sorry, had to do it.) I grew up with that cartoon and enjoyed it very much but as much fun as that cartoon was, it could have been better. 

The cartoon below is from the animators Shamoozal and will make you wish they would turn it into a full series! Titled "Link's Triumph", this short (1:06) video captures the essence of the original The Legend of Zelda game perfectly.

Link doesn't talk in this video yet he still perfectly portrays his feelings and thoughts through his facial expressions and gasps/screams. You also see Link solve the situation at hand using both brawn and brains just like in the games which is very nice. Furthermore, the animation is clean and the colors are sharp. Enjoy!



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Nintendo Force Magazine looks to pick up where Nintendo Power left off!

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Nintendo fans of all ages were devastated when the news hit that Nintendo Power magazine would stop it's publication at the end of the year. For 24 years, Nintendo Power was a resource for gamers on news, art, previews, and reviews on all things Nintendo. The loss of the magazine was a big blow to the hearts of the gaming community.

However, the loss may not be as hard as some had come to expect thanks to a dedicated group of Nintendo fans who have banded together to create their own publication for gamers. Although this new magazine may not be Nintendo Power, it'll be nice to have a fresh new media solely focused on Nintendo. The magazine will be called Nintendo Force Magazine and will contain all the features that gamers loved about Nintendo Power. The magazine is calling itself a spiritual successor to Nintendo Power and has a team of 16 extremely talented and dedicated writers, designers, and artists. Fans will also be happy to know that Nintendo Force Magazine will be av…

Rewind YouTube Style 2012! [video]

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Alright YouTube fans, it's time to test your knowledge of the viral videos of 2012. YouTube invited the year's most popular YouTube stars to star in the ultimate mash-up of the 2012's most defining YouTube moments. Played out to the two songs Gangnam Style by Psy and Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, this video is packed with references from videos that have made you laugh and kept you entertained all year long. Watch and see how many references you can name.

I'd also like to say that Gangnam Style mixed with Call Me Maybe sounds great!

The video features the following YouTube stars: Psy, Walk Off The Earth, Alpha Cat, Kassem G, Daily Grace, DeStorm, Mystery Guitar Man, Dave Days, Pyro Booby, Real Annoying Orange, Barely Political, FreddieW, Corridor Digital, Rhett and Link, Smosh, Felicia Day, Chester See, iJustine, Epic Meal Time, My Harto, Jenna Marbles, Shit Girls Say, and Ryan Higa.



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Doctor Who: How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas! [video]

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Check out this adorable video created by Alisa Stern titled "How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas". Alisa Stern has become well known in the Doctor Who fandom for creating a puppet of the 11th Doctor (played by Matt Smith) and starting a tumblr page that shares fantastic photos of him all around New York city. Now you can watch a stop motion adventure of him saving Christmas for New York City!
"Hello! I'm Alisa, an animator living in Brooklyn. I love puppets and Doctor Who, so I made the Doctor Puppet and started a Tumblr blog about him. A few months ago I decided to go a step further and create a Doctor Who stop motion Christmas special in my free time. I wrote the script and made the snowman puppet weeks the BBC announced that the official Christmas special would be called "The Snowmen." I promise that no real TARDIS was used during production." You can check out The Doctor Puppet's tumblr page here.



Source: Youtube - Alisa Stern

Peter Parker leaves and the Amazing Spider-Man becomes Superior!

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The Amazing Spider-Man issue #700 hit stands today and fans will be extremely surprised to see how the writers ended the comic.

*Spoilers ahead.

The current storyline had Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and the dying Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) swap bodies. But it appears that at the end of issue #700 Otto Octavius' body finally gives up and dies. Which means of course that Peter Parker himself is dead. That's right. Since Peter was not able to get his own body back in time, he has now passed and has left Otto Octavius in the body of Peter Parker.

With their minds swapped in each others' bodies, Otto has all the memories that Peter had but did not have the emotional connection to them like Peter. So his final moments, Peter explains to Otto why he must carry on the credo "With great power, comes great responsibility," and Otto tells Peter that he will not only continue to be Spider-Man but he will be an even better one than he (Peter) was.


Writer Dan Slott stated th…

Doctor Who receives sets of Royal Mail stamps for its 50th Anniversary!

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On March 26 2013, fans will be able to pick up special stamps that are being released by Royal Mail in England that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi show Doctor Who. A set of 11 first class stamps will feature each actor to portray the show's main character, the Doctor. On the stamps will be the current Doctor (the 11th) Matt Smith, as well as 10th Doctor David Tennant, then Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and finally the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

Also being released is a set of second class stamps on a  miniature sheet that will feature four of the Doctor's most iconic (and current) foes; Daleks, Ood, Weeping Angels and Cybermen. Centered in the miniture sheet will be the Doctor's TARDIS.

You can pre-order these stamps here.


Source: Doctor Who TV

Doctor Who gets a new title sequence for Christmas! [video]

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Thanks to our friends over at Blogtor Who, we now have a look at the brand new title sequence to the BBC Sci-Fi show Doctor Who (which has already aired in the UK). The Christmas Special will air today at 9pm EST in the United States and is titled "The Snowmen".

Go inside the full article to see a screen cap from the new title sequence and to watch the new sequence in its entirety.

*Spoilers for the Christmas Special title sequence.
*NO Spoilers for the Christmas Special episode itself.

Merry Christmas from Realm Beyond Sight!

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Wishing everyone a Marry Christmas from Realm Beyond Sight!
Hoping everyone has an amazing holiday! Be safe and have fun!



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The Hobbit Games! [video]

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Check out this hilariously fun parody trailer created by Flashback Films titled "The Hobbit Games". Combining the two great films The Hobbit and The Hunger Games it tells the story of how the 12 Districts of Middle Earth must present two tributes to fight to the death in a deadly arena. All your favorite races are represented; Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Orcs, and of course Gollum (who got to be both tributes). From start to finish this video will truly make you laugh. So without further ado, I present the Middle Earth Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.



Source: Youtube - FlashBackMovie

Skyrim - The Dragonborn Rides Again!

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In most video games, as the game progresses you have a chance to upgrade your inventory. It might be gadgets, weapons, medicines, automobiles, or even pets or steeds. But often there is that slight moment of hesitation to upgrading because of the sentimental link your have with your items. In this great comic brought to us by Dorkly, a Dragonborn is conflicted about getting rid of his trusty steed but comes up with a funny comprise to upgrading. Enjoy!


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