Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Sage Medallions by john cheng

Playing with Rhino3D has been my life as of late. Since the advent of 3D printing and how quickly it seems to be rising in the limelight, I felt it necessary to be somewhat knowledgeable on 3D rendering. I needed a project, so I decided making signet rings would be a good mixture of ease and difficulty. 

I was also in a fit of nostalgia seeing many images of Legend of Zelda on my feed, resulting in the creation of signet rings for the sages in Ocarina of time. These have never been printed before, but if you're willing to risk 10 bucks or more (depending on the material you pick) you can have your own by ordering from Shapeways!

I've already ordered some samples but they have yet to arrive. Fingers crossed!

Elder Scrolls Online The Confrontation by john cheng

Elder Scrolls' trailers are always so epic. If I still had the time, money and patience to play games, I totally would be playing this.

Beginning June 9th, you can join your friends on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to play The Elder Scrolls Online - Tamriel Unlimited... with no game subscription fees! Tamriel Unlimited is arriving on PC/Mac, too - beginning on Tuesday, March 17th. To celebrate the announcement, we've released The Confrontation, the final chapter in our thrilling series of cinematic trailers.

There is also this epic 23 minute supercut of the trailer. I can't even begin to imagine the blood, sweat and tears that went into making this game.

In The Elder Scrolls Online, three alliances struggle for control of the Ruby Throne and Tamriel itself. The chaos of war engulfs the Imperial province of Cyrodiil, and sinister forces from Oblivion seek to take advantage of the Empire's instability, hatching a scheme to enslave all mortal souls.

Counterspy by john cheng

The design and illustrations of this game is beautiful!

Combining the spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950s and 1960s and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy focuses on the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R, that keeps the world's super powers at bay. Just as each side of the ongoing conflict gets close to unleashing a blow of earthshaking proportions, C.O.U.N.T.E.R.

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Tsum Tsum by john cheng

I couldn't help myself. I had to have Stitch.

Tsum Tsum is a Japanese Line game that recently made it over to the US along with the actual stuffed plushies. The game is very simple to play and very addictive, except collecting all the Tsum Tsum's in the game seems almost impossible to me unless you fork over some cash money... All I really wanted was Stitch, so I settled for getting one in real life.

If you have Line, love Disney characters and have time to kill, maybe download this app and have some stacking fun. Did I mention their opening sequence is amazing as well?

Tsum Tsum stackable plush come in your favorite Disney characters and are on mobile too! Connect and pop your favorite Tsums in this all new puzzle game, published by LINE. Find out more about Tsum Tsum: iOS: Android: SUBSCRIBE to get notified when new Disney videos are posted: Get more from Disney!

Archery Tag by john cheng

Credit Agaton Strom for The New York Times

This seems like a great time to spend with friends if you're a fan of anything that include archery. Whether you're a fan of Lord of the Rings, Zelda, or Hunger Games, you may want to head over to Long Island City in Queens to try your hand at archery tag, one of the many activities provided by Indoor Extreme Sports. If only they had one in Los Angeles, I would gather a group of people to play at the drop of a hat, or in this case an arrow.

Credit Agaton Strom for The New York Times

Mortal Kombat X Trailer by john cheng

I remember when I was younger, all my friends were obsessed over playing Mortal Kombat. I, on the other hand, sat on the side lines because my parents deemed it too violent for me. I didn't really get why at the time, but now with graphics cards at such an advanced state, I can see why they thought it was too violent. Never-the-less, still an awesome looking game!

Sabertron by john cheng

This is great! I would have loved to have a set of Sabertron swords as a kid. I remember having sword fights with my brother when I was younger and we would always argue with each other who lost the fight. With these, it's no longer an issue. Maybe, for nostalgia's sake, I'll get a set of these and challenge my brother to a duel. How about it Luke?

Transistor by john cheng

Transistor is a new Action RPG by developer Supergiant Games that includes sci-fi themes and a weapon of unknown origin. Supergiant Games is also the creator of video game Bastion that was extremely entertaining to play and instilled a new faith that video games on mobile devices can also have immersive storylines. Transistor will drop on May 20, 2014.

EDC Tops by john cheng

Ever since I was little, I've loved spinning toys. I played with tiny spin tops, larger trompo throw tops, gyroscopes and etc. There was something very captivating in watching something spin and seemingly float across the table.

Anthony Lawson has created a spin top that has captured my interest. His tops are manually machined solid brass & stainless steel with a ceramic ball tip to increase the spin time. Be sure to back his campaign if you want one of these bad boys, there are only 16 days left!

Not only are these tops amazing, but his shop is amazing too! Lawson has a set of spinning top cufflinks that I seriously want to own, the only problem is that I don't own any shirts that require cufflinks. Bummer!

Monument Valley by john cheng

Monument Valley is beautifully rendered video game by developer ustwo, available on iOS with an Android version coming soon, that was inspired by M.C. Escher, Japanese woodblock prints, and architecture.  Watch more below on their process and the thinking behind Monument Valley.

I downloaded it last night, and be warned, this game is extremely addicting. I had to force myself to put it down. Not only is it a great puzzle game, my favorite type of game, but it is just so beautifully rendered. Thank you ustwo for creating this beautiful game for us all to enjoy!

Europe in 8-Bits by john cheng

Fun Europe in 8-Bits opening title sequence.

Opening titles for Europe In 8 Bits documentary. Direction, Design, Animation & Music: Device EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent. Watch the documentary: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Visit us: Join us: Follow us:

Final Fantasy Dance Battle: Kinjaz vs Quest by john cheng

Back in college, I was on a competitive hip hop dance team. Those were some fun times. It makes videos like this very very nostalgic for me. Thanks Greg Lee for sharing!

In case you're wondering...I was a horrible dancer. And no, I'm not trying to be modest, haha I sucked.