The full A Fistful of Rupees, the Legend of Zelda-as-spaghetti western three-part web series, is available in its entirety for your lunchtime perusal. Part one is above, parts two and three are after the jump. I haven’t seen the whole thing yet — it’s over 20 minutes long — but I can tell you this: The Link with No Name here is wearing the coolest fucking poncho I’ve ever seen. Seriously, the web series costume designer should submit it to ThinkGeek’s Idea Factory. That’s an easy 1,000 rupees right there. (Via Kotaku)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.