Sep 19

Sorry Folks, VideoGameOlogists Is Shutting Down

Bad news everyone…this will be Videogameologists last post.   It has simply become too expensive and time consuming to keep this site running and so I’m afraid that I will be ending it here. When I started this website years ago, it was with a goal to share and spread new ideas about game design …

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Sep 18

Gex: Enter the Gecko’s “Rez/Final Boss” Experimental/Metal Guitar Cover perf. by gabocarina96

  I never played Gex, but it’s cool that it’s fondly remembered by people like gabocarina96 because this cover is awesome.

Sep 18

Cracked: “4 Things Gamers Think Are Important (But Aren’t)” by J.F. Sargent

Cracked’s by J.F. Sargent has a really great and humorous article on things gamers constantly say they want, but really don’t. His list includes such things as ultimate freedom, movie quality stories, and cutting edge graphics, but time and time again we see games that deliver on these conditions flop while games that openly defy …

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Sep 17

Skyward Sword’s “Ballad of the Goddess” Metal Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  I love Shady Cicada description under this video:   “Ballad of the Goddess” has to be one of my favorite songs from Skyward Sword (and one of my favorite songs of all time). Who would have known that Zelda’s lullaby backwards could be so bad ass?”   It’s pretty amazing what talented musicians can …

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Sep 17

Ten MMOs that Tried and Failed – WatchMojo

  WatchMojo has an interesting Top 10 video showcasing MMO’s that didn’t quite workout. A lot of these I never actually heard of, so it’s interesting to see how the genre has tried to stretch out against and beyond the World of Warcraft foundation.

Sep 17

“Your Pokemon Team Is Waiting For You” – Fan Art by xfreischutz

I think some of the best fan art is the kind that make super cool posters (mainly cause I would love to frame them and hang them around my place.) So naturally, I really love the work of Tumblr user xfreischutz. Take a look at some my favorites and then check out the rest of …

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Sep 16

Persona 4 Golden’s “Snowflakes” Jazz Cover perf. by The Consouls

Here’s another soothing piece from the jazz group The Consouls. Today they’re performing Snowflakes from Persona 4 Golden. Definitely a good piece to just relax to as the seasons get colder.

Sep 16

Creating Your Very Own Pokemon Egg Incubator Inspired by Pokemon GO – DIY Prop Shop

  AWE me DIY Prop Shop makes something that would be the perfect gift for the Pokemon fan in your life. I know I might try my hand at this at some point.

Sep 16

“Support Your Friends and They’ll Support You” – Fan Art by Tinysnails

Tumblr user tinysnails has some of the cutest fan art around. She has works from games like Mario, Pokemon, and Overwatch (just take a look at some of my favorite examples below) but also work from other mediums as too. Be sure to take a look at her full gallery.  

Sep 15

Medarot 4’s “Do or Die” Metal Cover perf. by Dinnick the 3rd

Oh my gosh, this has to be a first. Something from the Medabots series (known as Medarot in Japan).   I never played the games, but I’ve kind of wanted to. The anime was one of my favorites growing up and watching it again a few years ago did not diminish my fondness for it. …

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Sep 15

All the Cut Content from Super Mario World – Beta64

Beta64 has a long video detailing a lot of cut or reworked content from the classic video game Super Mario World. It goes really in-depth…like really in-depth. It’s definitely a great watch, especially if you are a fan of the Super Mario World like I am.  

Sep 15

Eurogamer: “Putting the magic back into magic in fantasy games” by Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

Here is an interesting article by Edwin Evans-Thirlwell over at Eurogamer that is a brief analysis of magic in video games and what inspirations they could use to improve it.   The gist of the article is that magic in video games tends to be too conventional and detached from the world the player is …

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Sep 14

Street Fighter II’s “Vega Theme” Violin Cover perf by The String Player Gamer

  String Player Gamer brings us another great and one of kind cover video game cover, this time of Vega’s Them from Street Fighter II.

Sep 14

Nintendo’s First Console…Is a Pong Clone – Rerez

Rerez talks about one of the Nintendo’s least talked about game consoles, their first game console: the Color TV-Game 6. Though I believe console is represented in Super Smash Bros. 4 as an assist trophy.   By the sound of it though, this console is kind of a let down. It’s definitely a precursor to …

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Sep 14

“Spooky Ghosts and Others” – Fan Art by koolaid-girl

The summer is ending, which means Halloween is just around the corner and you know what that means!   GHOSTS! And Werewolves. And other spooky things. There are lots of spooky Halloween things in video games, take the works of Deviantart user koolaid-girl’s for example. Below are some of my favorites from her gallery but …

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