Jul 06

GTA: Chinatown Wars’s “Main Theme” Cover perf. by SquidPhysics

  I never played GTA Chinatown Wars but I always kind of wanted to. I feel like I would have liked it. I do, at least, like this cover by SquidPhysics.

Jul 06

Mark Brown and Puzzle vs. Problem Solving Games

  Mark Brown makes a really good distinction between puzzle solving games and problem solving games. In reality, I think most games want to be problem solving ones. That’s why puzzles in The Legend of Zelda are designed to make them appear organic (hey I got this key, which can open this door, which I …

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Jul 06

The Hand That Refused to Game

I have a weird little story to tell you. So I was looking through the App Store for a free game. Yeah, yeah, I know, they’re bad for me, but what am I going to do? So I was looking for a game, any game, and I found this cheap looking thing based on a …

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Jul 06

Gaming Historian Looks at the Historical Accuracy of Dante’s Inferno

  Gaming Historian shares his thoughts on a video game so loosely based on one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written…and boy do I disagree with his sentiments on the game Dante’s Inferno.   The game itself feels like a clone of God of War, and that’s mostly because it is. Here’s the …

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Jul 01

Just a Quick Update

Hello everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that due to several factors (such as just moving and some not serious health issues), I’m taking the rest of this week off. I’ll most likely return to posting on Monday and continue my review of the E3 press conferences. Sorry for this, hopefully everyone is …

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Jun 26

Halo: Reach’s “We Remember” Cover perf. by TeraCMusic and ArnyUnderCover

  I honestly never thought I would hear someone cover a song from my favorite Halo game. I feel like that’s a pretty controversial thing to say but I thought Reach was really well put together and I liked the characters. Anyway, thanks to TeraCMusic and ArnyUnderCover for this awesome cover.

Jun 26

The Ultimate Elder Scrolls Basement

  Talk about showing love for your fandom. I’d love to spend a weekend in here.   This video was published by Barcroft TV. If you liked it, please consider checking out more of their videos.

Jun 26

Ubisoft Fails to Excite, But Not Offend at It’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Ubisoft is up next and their show is surprisingly…pretty average. I have to admit that not a lot of bombshells were dropped and even the surprises weren’t that surprising. Which means the whole event was just kind of meh.   Here’s what was announced:   South Park: Fracture, But Whole. Another South Park game done …

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Jun 26

The Regressor Makes Splatoon into an N64 Game

Here’s a cool blog. It’s called The Regressor, and it is dedicated to creating low-poly models of modern games. The effect makes them look like they belong in the N64, Dreamcast, and PlayStation era. It’s actually really cool. Here’s his work on making Splatoon look like it came out in 1999.     Check out …

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Jun 25

Twilight Princess’s “Midna’s Lament” Violin Cover perf. by Taylor Davis

  Midna’s Lament sure is popular lately. Even Taylor Davis is covering it with a music video just as melancholy as the piece itself. As always her performance is beautiful.   Here are some links (no pun this time) if you like.   I’m Going On Tour!: http://bit.ly/1eAg8E9 Download this song on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1aMAaok …

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Jun 25

Polygon: “Colorblind: On The Witcher 3, Rust, and gaming’s race problem” By Tauriq Moosa

A great article by Tauriq Moosa on Polygon about race and why representation matters in video games.   The randomized race thing that Rust does, I thought was brilliant but the lack of self-awareness people have about having to play a character that doesn’t look like them really does go beyond me. I completely agree …

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Jun 25

EA’s 2015 E3 Conference Left Us Really Excited and Half-Asleep

Yesterday I kind of talked about the highs and lows of Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Overall it was pretty good and just left me wanting more as ambiguous trailer after ambiguous trailer told me nothing of what I could look forward to in the future. EA didn’t really have that problem. EA’s problem is that …

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Jun 25

Smash Academy On What Makes Smash So Different From Other Fighting Games

  Super Smash Academy has published video on what makes Super Smash Bros. such a unique and different fighting game. It’s a really cool look at why this series has remained so popular over the years and maybe even why no one can quite capture the same magic that it has. It’s fast and it …

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Jun 24

Mega Man 3’s “Spark Man Stage” Guitar Cover perf. by DSC

  DSC awesome take on Spark Man’s Stage from Mega Man 3. And look, links to download it if you want.   MP3: https://goo.gl/uKSiSX Backing Track: https://goo.gl/ogFc1j

Jun 24

Kill Screen: “How a Civilization V mod makes corruption the least of FIFA’s Problems” by Will Partin

A very thought provoking article on Kill Screen by Will Partin on a Civilization V mod that attempts to explain the FIFA corruption scandal. It’s a great explanation on how game can be used to get across a political message and how with the power of modding, gamers no longer have to build their entire …

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