Aug 27

Final Fantasy VIII’s “Liberi Fatali” Acapella Cover by Mr. Dooves

  Mr Dooves of Triforcefilms does a pretty epic A Capella cover of one of my favorite Final Fantasy songs, Liberi Fatali. 

Aug 27

Reality Check Discusses Games, Violence, and APAA

  GameSpot‘s Reality Check goes over the issues of APAA’s latest finding on the links between video games and aggressive behavior. Based on the arguments presented here, I have to agree that the links do seem kind of fishy. But again, I never really think that video games can make a person violent on their …

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Aug 27

Kotaku: “Why Most Video Game ‘Aggression’ Studies Are Nonsense” by Jason Schreier

The question rages on: Do video games make people more violent? Kotaku’s Jason Schreier challenges studies that say they do by pointing out what he perceives are flaws in the method in which these studies are conducted. Flaws such as “subjective” ways to measure aggression, short term vs. long term, and whether or not people …

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Aug 26

Heavy Rain’s “Painful Memories” Marimba Cover perf. by New Game Plus

  One of the things I don’t think of when I think of Heavy Rain is the music. Glad to know that people like the musicians of New Game Plus do though.

Aug 26

PBS Game/Show Talks About Pokemon and Biodiversity…For Some Reason

  This is kind of an outthere episode of PBS Game/Show but if game design can intersect with ecology and environmentalism then I’m all for it.

Aug 26

Kotaku: “Teenage Girls Are Playing Video Games. You Just Might Not Hear Them.” by Chris Suellentrop

Kotaku’s Chris Suellentrop wrote an article on teenage girls who game but are rendered practically invisible because they do not use any forms of voice communication. It’s an interesting piece as it once again shows that at least a good chunk of people playing video games are women. According to the article, 60% of the …

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Aug 25

Donkey Kong Country II’s “Bramble Blast”perf. by SwigglesRP, Sab Irene, and Insaneintherainmusic

  Some nice relaxing Donkey Kong music to unwind after a hot stressful day. Loving this particular cover by SwigglesRP, Sab Irene, and Insaneintherainmusic

Aug 25

Goomba Popsicles to Cool Down by Rosanna Pansino

  Argh it’s so hot outside. That makes these Goomba Popsicle from Rosanna Pansino the perfect late summer treat.

Aug 25

The Problem with Cinematic Game Trailers

Recently, The Martian dropped a trailer revealing maybe a little too much plot points (it’s hard for me to say since I read the book). Though I’m sure there are reasons for showing more shots and story beats of the movie (and maybe prove Ridley Scott can still make a good movie), many fans are …

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Aug 25

FemHype: “How a Lack of Racial Diversity Inhibits ‘Life Is Strange’” by Sheva

A very clear and concise article on the racial representation issues in Life is Strage by Femhype’s Sheva. In this article, Sheva makes an excellent point to not be afraid to criticize games. For as good as she says Life is Strange is (It’s on my to-do list), for as progressive that it is, that …

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Aug 24

Wind Waker’s “Outset Island” Flute and Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro (feat. Meredith)

  It’s so hot out that I feel like I’m on Outset Island. Thankfully, this lovely cover by Music By Pedro makes it much more bearable.

Aug 24

Did You Know Gaming? Reveals Dr. Mario’s Greatest Secret!

  DidYouKnowGaming? covers the history of Dr. Mario and some of Mario’s power-ups, including unreleased power-ups.

Aug 24

FastCompany: “Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later” by Benj Edwards

Fastcompany writer Benj Edwards has written up a fascinating piece on the history behind Nintendo’s greatest failure, the Virtual Boy. Framed as a kind of grand experiment that fits with the innovating stylings of Nintendo, Edwards goes over the creation of the technology needed for the Virtual Boy and all the obstacles that stood in …

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Aug 23

The Point and How Shenmue 3 Was Revived Through Kickstarter

  Danny of GameSpot‘s The Point has an interesting perspective on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. I kind of saw it as Sony not having enough faith in the game to publish it themselves and so they dedicated a portion of their E3 to let the creator of it beg for money. I saw as something …

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Aug 23

FemHype: “Video Games Are Utterly Failing Trans Gamers & It’s Time We Did Something About It” by Sheva

An article from FemHype by Sheva that gives the gaming world a much needed examination of how games and the gaming community treats trans- gamers. It is very eye opening and a must read for anyone interested in creating games.

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