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If I ever get my basement straightened out, I have long dreamed of doing something cool with it like turning it into a mini arcade or perhaps having a nice home theater setup but I’ve never thought of giving it an NES theme until now.  After seeing the NES themed room below, my thoughts about my basements future have completely changed because I want this for myself!

Unfortunately, I don’t know who owns this amazing Nintendo NES themed living room (if you know, please let us know in the comments below so we can give them credit), but they did an incredible job building it.  I’m not sure what I love most, the NES coffee table, the NES cartridge end tables or all of the cool Super Mario Bros woodwork that decorates the walls.

However, there is one real problem with this picture.  The Xbox 360 controller on the couch ruins the whole NES theme.  It should be a NES controller to properly keep with the theme but maybe I’m just being picky.

Does anybody know how much it would cost to build all of this?  I’m seriously interested in at least having the NES coffee table and cartridge tables.  That would give me the ultimate basement!

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Nintendo NES Living Room

Nintendo NES Themed Living Room

[Via: TheROMShop]

Even though I have been a huge Legend of Zelda fan since I was a kid, I have never played Wind Waker.  For many years, I have been put off by the graphical style it has which was such a huge change from Ocarina of Time (perhaps the best game of all time).  However, I have finally changed my thought process and now I am really looking forward to checking out the game when the HD version comes out for the Wii U later this year.  Until then, I can just stare at pictures of this incredible Legend of Zelda Wind Waker cake!

I posted a really cool Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker cake in the past but I don’t think it is even in the same league as the one below!

The incredible cake makers over at Nerdache Cakes (we have featured many of their creations in the past if you want to search for them in the box on the right) made this incredible Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker cake for a birthday party last week.  The amount of time and detail that went into this cake is amazing!

As for the yummy details, the cake was a vanilla/white chocolate chip cake with vanilla and almond buttercream, a layer of crushed sugar cookies and lots of white chocolate ganache. The front of the ship (The King of Red Lions) is carved foam and chocolate. Link and Zelda are 8″ inch fondant figures and all of the waves around the boat are fondant (yuck!) too.  As for the sail, it is papercraft.

Unfortunately, there is one thing that is very wrong with this cake.  It was made for a 1 year old’s birthday.  Why would you have something this amazing made for a kid that will never remember it, most likely has no clue who Link and Zelda are and I doubt has ever played the game?  It just makes no sense to me!  That would be like making the cake for me when I have never even played the game.  However, in my case, I can at least appreciate how amazing the cake is.  Anyway, here are some of the amazing pictures.

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Wind Waker Cake

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Close Up

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Close Up

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Ship

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Cake Ship

[Source:  Nerdache Cakes]

While I appreciate the look that various companies give their video game consoles (although I think the PlayStation 4 is rather ugly), I often wish I had the modding skills to do something really cool with my game systems.  In the past, I have featured a number of really amazing Xbox 360 console mods including an Iron Man Xbox 360 mod, a Steampunk Xbox 360 mod and an incredible Halo Xbox 360 mod with Masterchief shooting the guts out of the 360.  Well, speaking of cool Xbox mods, this Halo one that came across my Facebook feed is pretty cool!

Sadly, I don’t know who made this really cool Halo Xbox 360 console mod but I’d say they did a great job!  I think the light up plasma grenade that Masterchief is holding is a great touch too.  The only bad thing about this is it you can’t really stand the 360 up on its side anymore.  I guess you could if you wanted to but it would look weird and take up a lot more space than it should.

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Halo Xbox 360 Mod

Halo Xbox 360 Console Mod

[via I Love to Geek]

Those who know me best know that the music I love most involves some sort of orchestra.  Symphonic metal is my favorite but really any symphony music will put a smile on my face.

Over a year ago, I was fortunate enough to get to see the official Legend of Zelda symphony that has been traveling the world the past couple of years and as a huge Zelda music fan, I found it to be incredible.  I am still kicking myself for not getting a t-shirt and poster while I was there.

Well, the one thing that I was surprised by to an extent was that the sound of the music in the show stayed very true to the music in the game.  I had honestly expected a little of that and more of the music below.

Walt Ribeiro has been a great friend of Global Geek News for many years (he was the most frequent guest on the Global Geek News Podcast years ago) and these days he takes popular songs and arranges them for orchestra.  Recently, he did one of his For Orchestra pieces from the classic Legend of Zelda ‘Overworld’ music.  I thought it turned out to be something really amazing so I knew I just had to post it.

If you are interested in buying this awesome version of For Orchestra’s Legend of Zelda ‘Overworld’ song, you can get it on iTunes as well as on Amazon and I really suggest you should!  If you love stuff like this, support Walt’s efforts by buying his music!

If you want to hear a couple other of his geekier orchestrations, I posted about his Doctor Who theme orchestration and his Pokemon theme song orchestration in the past which are both worth checking out.

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[Source: For Orchestra]

It seems to be kind of universally agreed that The Godfather is like the ultimate guy movie of all time.  I know a number of guys that love the movie and quote it at every opportunity they get.  However, I am not one of those guys because I have never seen any of the Godfather movies.  I risk my man card just saying that but its true.  Last year at a family get together (Thanksgiving I think), I saw a couple minutes of one of the movies (I don’t know which one) since everybody else was watching it but not enough to really grasp what was even going on.  But, even though I have never even seen the scene, even I know of the classic horse head in bed scene.  Speaking of that scene, now there is a Super Mario Bros twist on it and it has been made into a cool t-shirt!

The incredible folks over at TShirtBordello have just released this awesome Super Mario Godfather shirt that is on sale for the next day or two for just $11 (normally $15)!  Nothing says I am a Mario loving Godfather fan like a t-shirt of Mario waking up with Yoshi’s head in his bed.

Even though I have never even seen the movie, I will probably still get one of these shirts just because I am a huge Mario fan and the art here is very well done.

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Mario Godfather Shirt

Super Mario Godfather T-Shirt

[Source:  TShirtBordello]

There are a lot of people that love the Borderlands games, myself included, but I don’t think there are many people who would go this far to show off just how much they love the games.  In the past, I have posted some really cool Borderlands cakes like the Claptrap grooms cake and the Borderlands Psycho cake, but as cool as they are, being the pc gamer that I am, I have to say this is my favorite Borderlands fan creation that I have seen so far.

Hard Forum member CrazyLefty took a CoolerMaster case and turned it into an amazing Borderlands pc that looks like it came right out of the game.  You can check out a bunch of pictures of the building and painting process in the original forum post.

I wish I had the skills to make something like this because I am planning my next gaming pc build and I would love to have something cool like this.

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Borderlands PC Mod

Borderlands PC Case Mod

[Source:  HardForum via Reddit]