Metacognition: Back to Reality

We’re back with our “thinking about thinking” series! If you’re interested in our previous deep thoughts, check out the Metacognition series.  Join us for some deep thoughts (and maybe the occasional not-so-deep thought) about gaming. If you find one you’d like to answer, you can either comment below or write a post and share the link so we can all read your fantastic thoughts!

What are four in-game items you would love to have in real life?

Well… I may have inherited the two replica swords from Lord of the Rings that my dad purchased, and I am slowly adding to my armory, so I suppose one of those items might be the Grey Warden sword from Dragon Age: Origins, because I have a problem.

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I… might have a letter opener version of it, but how cool would a full-size one be??

Anyway…

If we’re talking about useful items that I’d like to have because I’d want to use them, I would absolutely love to have a portal gun from the famous Portal and Portal 2. I mean, who hasn’t had a moment where they sit down, get all comfortable, and then realize that they forgot something in another room?

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Like a slice of that definitely-100%-real, no-I’m-not-joking cake that they keep telling you about.

Or, you know, being able to teleport myself places would be pretty neat, just because.

Another item I’d love would be Link travel pack from any Legend of Zelda game. That elf can carry more things in his back pocket than I can carry in a suitcase, I swear. Being able to have a small pouch that I can fit everything in and still have it be all organized would be fantastic. I like my handbag, but Link’s drawstring pouch is way more efficient, let me tell you.

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For the last item, I toyed with the idea of bringing the Lens of Truth to life, since I value honesty, but then I began thinking about it and thought that maybe always being able to lay every secret someone has bare might not be the great gift it seems. After all, there is a reason we keep things to ourselves, isn’t there? We choose what information to tell as a way to protect us psychologically and emotionally, and I think that using an instrument that rips that autonomy away from someone would be a gross violation of trust.

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So I settled a magic wand from the Lego Harry Potter games, because sometimes you just want to wave a wand at your problems and have them sort themselves out (I’m looking at you, laundry).

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And no, I didn’t cheat. Wands are items in those games.

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What about you? What’s an item from a video game that you would love to be real? Are there any items that would be questionable as IRL objects (like the Lens of Truth)? Let me know in the comments!

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~Athena

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11 comments

  1. I’ve always said I would want the Ocarina of Time. You can put your kid/pet/whatever to sleep or wake them up, make time go faster for boring stuff and slower for stuff you want to savor, make it rain to get out of annoying social engagements or get rid of the rain when you want to go out, and effectively automate your entire house by drawing a Triforce on everything and then playing Zelda’s lullaby. Not to mention teleportation, long-distance communication, and a free horse!

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    1. I was sooo good and didn’t put this on the list. But you’re 100% right, the Ocarina of Time definitely gives its wielder the most bang for his or her buck! I’d certainly love to slow down time sometimes, and speed it up at other times, that’s for certain, and teleportation, mind communication, and a horse are just extra added benefits!!

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      1. That’s how I feel about it! I’d pick the Ocarina just for the ability to stretch out those moments I want to hold on to for as long as possible. Everything else is just a cool bonus.

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  2. This is a really basic answer but I would pay good money for healing and energy/stamina potions!

    On the whimsier side of things, my dream item is the magic carpet from the aptly named Magic Carpet.

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    1. Haha yes health and stamina potions would be most appreciated, especially during cold and flu season for the former, and during work for the latter! Gosh, why didn’t I think of that?? haha

      Ooo a magic carpet definitely would be awesome, too.

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  3. I was thinking the Lens of Truth would be like x-ray specs, but seeing into the depths of someone’s soul is far more dangerous, haha. I would love to have a functional gunblade but I’m not sure if they could ever practically be created (and probably shouldn’t be 😛 ).

    Also add a Mako, JET-board from Jak II, and the super shiny Mirror Shield from Ocarina of Time to my wish list. 😀

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    1. Yeah the implications of the Lens of Truth is really frightening when applied to a real-world setting…

      I’m still holding out for a kitchen version of a gunblade that makes julienne fries, personally 🙂

      HA yes, I’d be totally cool with my own personal Mako! A mirror shield? Interesting choice! Any particular reason?

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      1. Yup…

        I’m keeping my eye on the Square Enix store for that one! You should totally patent that idea and sell it to them 😀

        Hm. I don’t think I really have a good logical reason for loving the Mirror Shield in OoT. I just remember it looked so cool to young me. The shiny surface and the red trim really stands out in my mind. I guess I like shiny things! It would go well with a replica Master Sword, haha.

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