May 28

Four Undertale Song Covers Because They Won’t Stop Coming!

Too many people are covering Undertale!   Seriously…it’s like every week everyone I follow does an Undertale cover and they’re too good not to share. So, instead of doing another Undertale music week, here’s just all the Undertale covers that I stumbled across.   First up, we have a drum cover of Megalovania by DonutDrums. …

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May 28

Man At Arms Creates Alice’s Vorpal Blade

  AWE me‘s Man at Arms: Reforged crafted the surprisingly detailed and large, Vorpal Blade from Alice: Madness Returns.

May 28

“Sci-Fi Zelda” – Fan Art by Magnus Norén

One of the most interesting parts of Skyward Sword was the idea that in the even more distant past, advance technologies existed. That’s what I was reminded of when I saw this sci-fi redesign of Link and Zelda by Magnus Norén. Check them out below as well as one of my favorite pieces of fan …

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May 27

Wind Waker’s “Title Theme” Jazz Cover perf. by insaneintherainmusic

  I love the Wind Waker theme. It’s probably my favorite Zelda themes of all time. insaneintherainmusic does the song justice with his cool jazz version.

May 27

Skateboarding Sonic was Almost a Thing – PtoPOnline

  PtoPOnline is a YouTube channel dedicated to game preservation, which is an A+ in my book. In this video, see early prototype footage for what would have been a Sonic skateboarding game. Looks like it would have been something akin to the Tony Hawk games, but…with Sonic the Hedgehog.    

May 27

FemHype: “Ableism, Accessibility, & The Farce Against Casual Games” by Ishki

Femhype’s Ishki has a pretty harsh article discussing how games have failed to be accessible to a variety of gamers and how the idea of the “filthy casual” is rooted in ableism.    First off, I completely agree with Ishki that there is no reason to call casual games “not real games”. It is a …

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May 26

Fire Emblem Fates’ “Road Taken (Roar)” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Here’s a pretty rockin’ cover of Road Taken (Roar) from Fire Emblem Fates performed by Shady Cicada. I don’t know any of the songs from the game by heart, but once the main part kicks in I recognized it. This is actually one of my favorites from the game.

May 26

The Magic of Nintendo All in One Book – Gaming Historian

  Gaming Historian reviews the book Nintendo Magic, which has the amazing selling point of having interviews from three of Nintendo’s top brass of their modern age. He makes it sound pretty interesting, even if it might be overwhelmingly positive of Nintendo.

May 26

A 2005 Japanese Interview with Ico Creator Fumito Ueda – shmuplations

Here’s something cool. The website shmuplations collects and translates interviews with Japanese game developers.   This one that I’ve chosen to share with you in particular is an interview with Fumito Ueda, the man behind games like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. It’s a great interview the delves into childhood and early career as …

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May 25

Sonic ’06’s “Sweet Dreams” Cover perf. by Emi Jones (ft. Zachary Frazier)

  If there’s one thing good that came out of Sonic ’06, it’s that the vocal music is up to par with all the great Sonic songs that came before it. Emi Jones and Zachary Frazier did a great job on it.   Fun fact, because I had never beaten any stories in Sonic’ 06, …

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May 25

Why Sonic Boom Failed – DidYouKnowGaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? talks about the how Sonic Boom failed, which is a shame because it sounded like, at the beginning, it had a lot of potential.

May 25

“Heroes of Gaming” – Fan Art by Noble–6

DeviantArtist Noble–6 has a collection of pieces stylistically showing off the heroes of gaming, including Gordon Freeman, Samus Aran, and others. Check out some of my favorites from his gallery and then check out the rest on your own.   

May 24

Overwatch’s “Main Theme and Victory” Metal Cover perf. by SwigglesRP

  Let’s celebrate the release of Overwatch with SwigglesRP awesome cover of the main theme and the victory theme.

May 24

Don’t Worry Loves, The Calvary’s Here with 10 Facts About Overwatch – ohnickel

  ohnickel gives us 10 facts about Overwatch that you may not have known, such as how Anita Sarkeesian’s criticism may have caused, or at least contributed, to the creation of characters like Zarya.   One thing this video is kind of misleading about however is the nature of the Tracer’s debate. Tracer’s pose was …

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May 24

Polygon: “Overwatch artists bring a young fan’s character to life” by Own S. Good

Here’s a cute article by Owen S. Good on how Blizzard took a young fan’s Overwatch fan art and turned her into a character concept. It’s a really cute story and people are rallying to get Birst into the game properly. Maybe someday. It certainly would be a treat.

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