Apr 25

Mega Man2’s “Main Theme/Dr. Wily 1″ perf. by String Player Gamer

  These two songs are probably some of the iconic songs in all of video gaming. Diwa De Leon’s, AKA String Player Gamer, just has such an awesome take on it.

Apr 25

Did You Know Gaming Blasts to the Past of the Sega Genesis

  The Nintendo vs. Sega Console wars truly was an influential time period for games. Who knew that being able to download games as part of subscription service was originally a Sega Genesis thing? Also, I never knew that “Blast Processing” was a real thing. Granted, it’s not like it made that big a difference …

Continue reading »

Apr 25

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol – VGFacts Lists 4 Games That Were Censored (And 1 that Wasn’t) For Various Reasons

  Oh video games and censorship. A lot of these don’t actually seem all that ridiculous and just go to show you what is culturally acceptable (or more likely tolerated) in one region vs. another.   Though in the case of D, I’m not entirely sure how a lying to the publisher and ratings board …

Continue reading »

Apr 24

Shovel Knight’s “Strike the Earth!(Plains of Passage)” Banjo Cover perf. by Banjo Guy Ollie

  Banjo Guy Ollie‘s banjo almost captures that chiptune feel. Just enough to make it feel like Shovel Knight and sounds like a live-instrument.   Here are some relevant links: Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/olonguet Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Banjo-… Download on Bandcamp: http://banjoguyollie.bandcamp.com/ BGO on Twitter : https://twitter.com/BanjoGuyOllie Tipeee:https://www.tipeee.com/projects/banjo…

Apr 24

Sonic Is All About Earning Your Momentum – Really Freakin’ Clever

  Really Freakin’ Clever‘s Joshua M. brings up some really good points in this video, but I don’t necessarily agree that Sonic the Hedgehog 1 is “clever” for making it about “earning your momentum”, at least, over any of the other Sonic games (minus a few, obviously). At it’s heart, the Sonic games have always …

Continue reading »

Apr 24

Cracked Breaks Down Why The Order:1886 and a Bunch of Other Games Are Basically All the Same

  I don’t argue with the idea that there are “prime games” that everyone else looks at/rips off, but I do disagree with what some of the prime games are in this video.   But when really looking at it, games have to build off each other. I think in some regards we can say …

Continue reading »

Apr 23

Xenoblade Chronicles’s “Gaur Plains” Acapella Cover perf. by Smooth McGroove

    Everyone must have been pretty excited for the release of Xenoblade Chronicles on 3DS. Even Smooth McGroove got in on the action.

Apr 23

Are Spoilers The Worst Thing Ever? Or the Best Thing Ever? – Reality Check

  When it comes to certain games, I have found that knowing what’s going to happen ahead of time makes the game more enjoyable. I can see all the foreshadowing a lot clearer which can sometimes be so well hidden that it would be easy to miss if you weren’t looking for it.   On …

Continue reading »

Apr 23

Gamers Nexus Interviews Richard Garriott and Talk About the History of MMORPGs

  A fascinating look into the history of the MMORPG. Really cool stuff being explained here.

Apr 22

Pokemon’s Main Theme perf. by The Videri String Quartet

  As always, Videri String Quartet knows how to keep game music super classy. I love it.

Apr 22

Grand Theft Auto V Broke Tons of Records and Some People Wanted A Piece of That – Did You Know Gaming

  When you’re making a lot of money, it’s not a surprise that people come after you. I can’t believe how many hopeless cases there were against Rockstar. Though the one about the music in the game might be valid…I wonder if there was some sort of off the record agreement.   This video is …

Continue reading »

Apr 22

Sonic Cast Redesigns – Fan Art by Nerfuffle

Sometimes, a character or franchise has characters so iconic that we couldn’t stand the idea of them being redesigned. At least, officially. It’s really cool to see other people’s take on popular characters. Take these Sonic redesigns by Nerfuffle, who as far as I can tell, works on the Sonic comics.     These are …

Continue reading »

Apr 21

Final Fantasy VI Opera – “Aria di Mezzo Carattere” Perf. by Jillian Aversa feat. Tina Guo

  This was absolutely gorgeous. Seriously, major props to Jillian Aversa to another great vocal piece. Also major props to Tina Guo for that lovely cello performance.

Apr 21

Destructoid: “Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it” by Anthony Burch

Destructoid’s Anthony Burch has written a pretty insightful piece on video games using violence to criticize violence.   This is a kind of trend that has been annoying me lately as well. Quite a few games now want to question why you the player enjoy the chaos and violence you bring about as if you’re …

Continue reading »

Apr 21

Videogames Should Forget the Movies, TV is Where It’s At

Maybe we have this adaptation game all wrong. For awhile, I have been analyzing and predicting when Hollywood will finally make that one good video game movie where everyone can agree is worthy of love and admiration… and maybe a few MTV Movie Awards. I, along with every other gamer-movie watcher, have been patiently waiting …

Continue reading »

Older posts «