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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Final Fantasy 7... for the NES?!

That's right, I said it. Final Fantasy 7 for the NES. Or the Chinese-made, knock-off system, the SUBOR rather. It's none-the-less playable on the NES through an adapter, but I digress..

We all know and love this monumentally epic gaming experience, first released on the Playstation by Square (back when they were just Square, as opposed to the Square Enix of today). It had everything; gorgeously beautiful polygons, an epic story with all the feels, and a fantastic battle-system and game play. It was and is to this day a great addition to anyone's gaming library. Since its release, more than 10 million copies have been sold, and it has been elevated to a high status as a paragon of games.

I'd laugh and say you were lying if you've never heard of Final Fantasy 7, assuming you the reader are at least minimally a gamer or just slightly nerdy. I dare say no game has had nearly as long lasting and significant an influence on all of Nerd-dom. You can see it in the games that succeeded it, in our conventions and cosplaying, in comics and mangas, the merch still comes in droves, and there have even been a number of spin-off movies and games!
Geez, what a bad-ass!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Giant Minecraft Steve printable papercraft character

I've been asked recently to create a giant Steve from the indie game Minecraft using papercraft.  This large printable template when created will stand just shy of one foot tall, about 11 inches.
The Steve papercraft template is that big it had to be spread over four sheets of A4 paper.

Like in the game Minecraft the character Steve is made up of six body parts, legs, arms, torso and head.  The paper model is very easy to put together.
Completed Minecraft Steve paper model
Completed Minecraft Steve paper model

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Create a Minecraft sign with free papercraft templates

Ever wanted that little Minecraft sign with your own custom message in your office, bedroom, on a birthday cake or anywhere else?  Now you can build your own Minecraft sign with this great papercraft template.
Add your own custom text or just use the examples provided.

Mincraft sign printable template 

Download free Minecraft papercraft sign template cut out
Minecraft papercraft blank sign template cut out

Microsoft speculated video gaming console Xbox 720

Microsoft speculated Xbox 720 gaming console
Microsoft Xbox 720
Microsoft is going to add one more upgraded version on the types of Xbox that is Xbox 720.  The Xbox 720 is an upcoming video game console developed by Microsoft, and is a successor for the Xbox 360 version.
Microsoft has announced that the launch of next generation gaming console is going to take place in 2013 and public unveiling for the same is supposed to take place in the month of June, 2013. 

Free Minecraft life sized iron pickaxe papercraft templates

Here is your chance to build your own Minecraft iron pickaxe using these free printable papercraft templates.  Its the same template system as seen in the diamond pickaxe post but the iron version,  you can do it yourself but I decided to do the whole Minecraft tool set to save you some time, wood and gold will follow shortly.
Minecraft iron pickaxe printable papercraft template cut out 1/4
Minecraft iron pickaxe template 1/4

Thursday, March 21, 2013

20 retro video gaming desktop wallpapers

I've been using a number of old school/retro video gaming desktop wallpapers recently and thought it would be cool to share my favourite.

This selection of 20 retro wallpapers come in various sizes and formats and were found from around the internet.
Take your desktop to the past with this wonderful list of 20 retro video game desktop wallpapers.
Old school retro Space Invaders desktop wallpaper by Simon Page
Old school Space Invaders desktop wallpaper

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Free Life Sized Minecraft Diamond Pickaxe Cut Out Papercraft Template

Being a big Minecraft fan myself I really wanted  my own life sized diamond pickaxe, and I'm sure I'm not the only one!
You could buy a foam life sized pickaxe over at Jinx, but if you haven't got $32 spare then a free papercraft pickaxe printable template is the next best thing.
Why spend out and wait for it to be delivered when you can create your own life sized Minecraft diamond pickaxe using papercraft and have it the same day.

Animated gif of the life sized diamond pickaxe from FPSX Games
Minecraft life sized diamond pickaxe

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Create your own Minecraft torch with printable Papercraft

Create your own Minecraft torch model with this easy to use printable papercraft cut out, print out the A4 template to build your own life sized Minecraft torch.

What you need to know...

Right click and save image as, print out the Minecraft torch papercraft template, its a good idea to use card when printing, I used A4 presentation 160 gsm card.
Carefully cut arround the torch. DO NOT cut off the tabs on the sides of the Minecraft torch, they are important!
Fold all corners of your papercraft torch cut-out template.  Tabs should always be folded inwards.
Glue or tape your Minecraft torch cut-out together using the tabs!

Collection of the best Minecraft cake recipes and ideas

Are your kids addicted to Mojang's popular Minecraft Game, are you in search of Minecraft Party Supplies and inspirational ideas to bake a cake?

I've decided to put together a sweet Minecraft cake collection, not only for the best recipes but for you to get some creative inspiration as well.
You will find Minecraft cake ideas, recipes and inspiration for any occasion, birthdays, weddings, Christmas or just any party in general.

Minecraft cake recipes and inspirational designs

Instructables Minecraft world cake by ohsewkaren
Easy to make and very popular at birthday partys

Recipe and instruction
http://www.instructables.com/id/Minecraft-World-Cake
Instrctables Minecraft world cake recipe and inspiration
Minecraft world cake recipe

Monday, March 11, 2013

Funny selection of 10 gaming jokes

Funny as hell selection of my favourite gamer jokes found from around the internet, this collection of funny meme images, comic strips and quotes text are some of the best gaming jokes that have tickled me.

GAME ON...

Retro video games, why waste good technology on science and medicine
Retro gamer video games, funny gaming joke
Retro gamer video games

Friday, March 08, 2013

Iron Golem Minecraft Printable Papercraft

Here's your chance to have your very own Iron Golem roaming and guarding your house or bedroom, create your own Minecraft printable papercraft Iron Golem, cut out and build.
Iron Golem Minecraft printable papercraft cutout
Iron Golem Minecraft printable papercraft cutout

Minecraft Herobrine Papercraft cutout

Been asked a couple of times now if I can post a harobrine printable papercraft cut-out,  I'm not one to say no to such a cool request, so here it is.
Minecraft herobrine
Herobrine