Apr 17

Super Mario Bros. Theme, Wine Glasses and Frying Pan Version, perf. by Dan Newbie

I kinda burned myself out on the writing for today. So here’s a cool rendition of the Mario Bros. Theme played on wine glasses and a frying pan.

Apr 17

Eurogamer: “Stealth vs. Stealth” by Wesely Yin-Poole

A great interview between Jadron Amaro, a designer for Kojima Productions and working on MGS5, and Mike Bithell, the creator of Thomas Was Alone and working on a stealth game called Volume, written by Wesely Yin-Poole of Eurogamer. In this interview the two designers talk about stealth in games and their radically different approaches to …

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Apr 17

Idea Channel: “Did How I Met Your Mother Earn Its Ending?”

A little off-topic but in relation to the last post I think relevant.   For a while now I’ve believed that to make a good game you need to be an incredibly generous and sympathetic person because ultimately, you make games for people to play them. You need to understand how people work so that …

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Apr 17

Kotaku: “Artists, Even Game Developers, Are Weird. That’s a Good Thing” by Yannick LeJacq

An article on Kotaku by Yannick LeJacq which talks about something that I’ve been thinking for quite some time now, that the gaming industry and community needs to be WAY more open to letting game developers talk.   At GDC, I’m constantly surprised by how talkative game designers are and I also love to talk …

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Apr 16

Metroid Medley by Epic Game Music

I can never get enough of classic Metroid music. Especially when compiled together in a cool medley like this.

Apr 16

The Point – Gaming Through Your Stress

This was kind of a touching episode because I know I can relate. After my grandma’s funeral I got home and continued playing Metroid: Other M, which I like so it kind of let me just escape into this other world and enjoy this story that I did not have to relate to my own …

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Apr 16

Kotaku: Why Fanboys Act Like Jerks by Keza MacDonal

A fascinating article on fanboys and why many of them act like jerks written by Keza MacDonald.   I think it’s a little scary to know that most of the angry fanboys are actually psychopaths, at least that’s what the article suggests but then again, the internet as a safe haven for their violent tendencies …

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Apr 16

Super Smash Wars 3: Return of the Hero Part 2 by James Farr

Well here it is, the conclusion to a very awesome and very unexpected Star Wars/Nintendo Cross-Over (unless he does the prequels.)   This was, I think, was kind of so-so. The emperor being Mewtwo was…eh. His one-winged angel form? Eh. I did enjoy that the ewoks were Pikmin though, very clever.

Apr 15

Super Smash Bros. Melee’s “Menu 1″ A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

Ah Melee. Now I may be one of those weirdos who likes Brawl a bit more, but Melee is pretty much my childhood so hearing this wonderful rendition of the menu music brings a lot of memories back.

Apr 15

Reality Check: Are MMOs Bad For You?

I’m not into MMOs but for all the positive reasons mentioned in this video I want to be. I am in love with the idea of an MMO but there are too many barriers for me right now really get into them. The first being that many of the popular MMOs are based around a …

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Apr 15

The Making of Infamous: Second Son’s 2D Cinematics

This is pretty cool, and plays into the tagging theme Second Son seems to have. I haven’t played this game so I don’t know if they used a computer to mimic some of those effects done with the vacuum cleaner or if that was it, but either way, I think that’s pretty clever.

Apr 14

Animal Crossing’s “KK Cruisin” Band Cover Arranged by Zorsy

I wish this was released on Saturday night, but doesn’t change the fact that it’s still pretty cool. Seriously would love to listen to this in a cool club type setting. I know I keep saying that but that’s because I’m sure if I keep wishing for it, it will come true.

Apr 14

“Thank You For Playing” – A Documentary About the Making of “That Dragon, Cancer”

  I think I may have heard about That Dragon, Cancer in passing, but it wasn’t until I saw this did I decide to look into what it is. I may have once said that a biography might not be the best thing to make into a game, but I realize now that perhaps I …

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Apr 14

Being Good Sucks

After playing the third episode of The Wolf Among Us, I’ve come to hate being “good.” Technically there is no good option in the game, but good comes in many forms. Good could mean kind, friendly, caring, charity, holy, not bad, etc. , and the main character Bigby has a few good options open to …

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Apr 14

“Mario is Destroying My House” by Jhoofnail

More evidence that Nintendo should maybe capitalize on an AR Mario game. I’m not quite sure how they would do it, but they should figure it out.

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