Nov 21

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS “Theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

To end today, I would like to show this music video by Epic Game Music honoring the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U. What a great way to conclude a truly fun day of Smashing and hanging out with friends.

Nov 21

Princess Peach’s Royal Portrait by Solbi Park

A portrait of Princess Peach, by Tumblr user Solbi Park. They have a  relatively small gallery but I’m sure it will fill up soon. This piece is very pleasant and would look great framed in any castle.

Nov 21

PBS Game Show Ask Which is Worse: Video Game Violence or Football Violence

This is a good question and I think is a bit more complicated that Jamin may think it is and have far graver consequences. Though I do believe he is right about a few things, such as video game violence being demonized because of it’s literal and graphic representation of actual violence and because football …

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Nov 21

The Fans of Mega Man Created His Enemies – Did You Know Gaming: Mega Man Part 2

So Capcom had a bunch of fans submit ideas for Robot Masters? That must have been fun legally to deal with though I suppose part of the contest was also “you give Capcom the rights to use these characters.” I hope none of the contest winners submitted characters they ever would want to use later. …

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Nov 20

“Trapped in a Pokeball” – Pokemon TCG Battle Theme Remix feat. Belthesar by DJ CUTMAN

I cannot stress how much I enjoyed the Pokemon Trading Card Game Game for the Game Boy Color. Part of the reason I think is because the music was so good, which I think you can tell just by this DJ CUTMAN remix.   If you liked this song, you can buy it for $1, …

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Nov 20

Gamespot’s 10 Years of Wow – Part 6: The Inside Trader

The economy of an MMO like World of Warcraft never ceases to amaze me nor does the people who apply real world (albeit maybe illegal) tactics to make lots of gold in that economy.

Nov 20

The Gist Suggest Ways to Keep Long Running Game Series Fresh

This is a very much a legitimate question that I’m sure is asked by a ton of developers and publishers around the world. How do we keep a game idea fresh so that we can keep selling the same thing over and over again?   The suggestions mentioned in the video are pretty safe choices. …

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Nov 20

An Adventure Unfolds – Tengami’s Launch Trailer for Wii U

Tengami is one of those games I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. After playing a high action game like Bayonetta 2, it might be nice to relax with a more peaceful looking game like this.

Nov 19

What? There’s a 5 Minute Assassin’s Creed Musical?

  I’m not entirely sure what I just watched. But it was definitely a thing.   Actually, for a 5 minute musical based on Assassin’s Creed, it wasn’t that bad. It hit all the campy stage musical tropes, the music was catchy, the featured all the assassin’s before Unity, and it was just fun. Hopefully …

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Nov 19

10 Years of WoW – Part 5: The Raid Manager

  I will now show this video to anyone who still misguidedly thinks that video game skills cannot translate into real life. This person is a hero.

Nov 19

PBS Game/Show Asked “What is a Game?” and Here’s My Answer

So this is long overdue and that’s mainly because I think the question Jamin is asking is very important and that the things that I agree with and disagree with in his arguments may warrant a lot of explanation.   So let me first address the point about Extra Credit’s stance on the question “What …

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Nov 19

“You may call me…Mr. PlayStation 2″ – Did You Know Gaming Drops The Strangest PS2 Facts

  The PS2 had a weird life. From surrealist marketing campaigns to accusations of military applications to a person changing their name to PlayStation 2, it’s really no wonder the PS2 did so well. Everyone must have been talking about it. I say must have because at the time I didn’t pay attention to any …

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Nov 18

Mario Kart 8 Guitar Medley by DSC

I’ve been back in the Mario Kart 8 mood ever since the DLC dropped, which makes this awesome guitar medley by DSC so convenient. This is actually so good and is making me nostalgic for game that isn’t even a year old. It helps that DSC pretty much picked some of my favorite songs from …

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Nov 18

Prepare For a Treacherous Ice Climb with Never Alone’s Lauch Trailer

  Never Alone is finally here. It’s the first game made by a Native American founded game studio and it looks like a combinations of Limbo and Lost Winds. I definitely cannot wait to play it.

Nov 18

Gamespot’s 10 Years of Wow – Part 4: The Couple

The 4th part in Gamespots 10 Years of Wow documentary focusing on a couple that met through World of Warcraft.   Though I don’t play any MMOs, I’ve always appreciated this social aspect that they bring. They have this kind of power to affect us in real life and suddenly something like WoW, or Elder …

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