Oct 31

Gore, Killers, and Hiding! PBS Game/Show Looks at the Evolution of Horror Games

  This week Jamin goes over the evolution of horror games by picking out key mechanics and systems that defined each era. It’s pretty fascinating.   The scariest game I’ve ever played, and I know I say this a lot, is ZombiU but that’s only because survival was an aspect to it. Every death would …

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Oct 31

The Gist Shows Us 4 Spooky Games to Give Us Goosebumps

Happy Halloween! If you’re in the mood for playing some horror games today then look no further than The Gist.   The Gist is show hosted on GameSpot. If you want more then you should check out their channel.

Oct 30

Twilight Princess’s “Midna’s Lament” with Lyrics by ♡ L i z z ♡

Midna’s Lament is one of my favorite songs in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It plays during the part where I realized I actually started caring about that obnoxious little imp. The lyrics added ♡ L i z z ♡ I think are perfect for Midna.

Oct 30

Polygon: “Reminder: Developers will always have the freedom to create whatever they like” by Ben Kuchera

I honestly cannot believe that a Polygon article on how discussion and criticism is not censorship ever needed to be written. But it was an though I slam my forehead into the table for it’s existence, Ben Kuchera did an excellent job explaining how nobody is here to take your games away.   And it’s …

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Oct 30

Stephen Colbert Tackles GamerGate with Anita Sarkeesian

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive   Last night Anita Sarkeesian appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the topic of GamerGate. It’s one of the only times I can think of where …

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Oct 30

Donkey Kong Really Wanted to Race – Did You Know Gaming: Donkey Kong Part 3

Rare seemed awfully determined to make another Donkey Kong racing game after Diddy Kong Racing. It did seem interesting though. I think I would have liked to see how it would have turned out.   This video was published by Did You Know Gaming and if you liked it you should check out the rest …

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Oct 29

Super Castlevania IV’s “Password Entry” EWI Multitrack perf. by Soundole VGM Covers

Of course as Halloween draws near everyone would be in the Castlevania spirit. But while normally everyone is remembering the amazing fast paced tunes from the series, Soundole VGM Covers is giving us a recreation of something a little more soothing.

Oct 29

Reality Check Shows 3 Ways Games Are Actually Good For You

It only makes sense that the consistent exercise of your mental functions would lead to visible improvement. It’s all because most games cannot be done by simply turning your brain off. They need to be engaging and fun and since all human beings essentially love to learn, that’s why games are being proven to have …

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Oct 29

Halo 2 Anniversary’s Re-Mastered Cinematics Are Absolutely Beautiful

Halo 2 was the first Halo game I ever played, so naturally this trailer offers me more than just snippets from Halo 2 Anniversary’s gorgeous cinematics. Yet at the same time, holy wow these are really good. I remember how on the Xbox, where Halo 2 looked good for it’s time but has not held …

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Oct 29

VGFacts Reveals 5 Games Created Through Failed License Pitches

This video is just further proof that games would not be the way they are with a string of failed licenses. Afterall, Mario himself started as a Popeye game that couldn’t use Popeye. Though I had no idea that Croc and Id Software own their creations to not getting their hands on a license.   …

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Oct 28

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’s “Dracula’s Castle” Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

Castlevania always has such amazing music and it’s even better when hearing it as an awesome electric guitar cover by Epic Game Music.

Oct 28

Team Fortress 2 vs. Far Cry 3 – PBS Game/Show Finds Out Which is the Better Satire

A great video that not only gives us a crash course in two very different kinds of satire but also how video games can be satires without necessarily being overtly so. Overall though, I have to agree with Jamin that Team Fortress 2 is a better FPS satire. His strongest point is that Team Fortress …

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Oct 28

The Official Trailer for the Pikmin Short Films

Original Video – More videos at TinyPic I had heard that Shigeru Miyamoto was working on Pikmin shorts and it seems that this trailer is proof that they’re coming. It looks interesting as I feel that Pikmin offers a lot of chances for good drama and comedy. Pikmin was always kind of a reflective game …

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Oct 28

Shane Luis Attempts the Impossible: To Find The Positives of Sonic 2006

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when Shane Luis put out a Positives for one of the worst games of all time, but I got to say that he had his work cut out for him.   I don’t even get the impression that he finished it. He left out a lot of the …

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Oct 27

Civilization IV’s “Baba Yetu” A Capella perf. by Diwa De Leon

I always love hearing covers of this song. It’s just such a wonderfully epic and almost joyous sounding song. Diwa De Leon’s arrangement in particular, since it’s A Capella, captures a “whole world singing” feeling and for that, I really like this cover.    

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