Jan 30

Super Smash Bros. Melee’s “Menu Theme 1″ Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  I may have a kazoo threshold because I felt just like the Tsuko G. who just wanted to play some Smash Bros. Nonetheless, I can’t but listen to this whole song because, duh, it’s Smash Bros.

Jan 30

“Metal Flesh” – Fanart by Justin Currie

I really like all the little details that Justin Currie, AKA ChasingArtwork, put into this work. Just take a close look at these samples from his gallery, and then go check the rest out for yourself.  

Jan 30

With a Little Pink Clay, You Can Make Your Own Kirby

  Now you too can make your own clay Kirby inspired by Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This video was originally posted on Nintendo’s Japanese website but was so graciously reposted by Adán Blops.

Jan 29

“Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran” Assassin’s Creed Parody perf. by LadyGameLyric

  LadyGameLyric has crafted a song parody that seems so not the right tone for Assassin’s Creed that I’m loving it.

Jan 29

Reality Check Goes to Mars, or at Least, Wants To

  I think this is a fantastic game idea and I would certainly try it out. I would probably have to read the book or see the movie to make any comments on Cam’s idea though, but I do think it’s workable.   I think one problem with this game’s design though is how management …

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Jan 29

Comparing The Worlds, Stories, and Twists of Gone Home and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

For a while now I’ve been really thinking about a way to talk about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and compare it to Gone Home. The games are comparable, in that they are both first-person exploration games revolving around the disappearance of a person. In Gone Home, you play as woman coming home from a …

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Jan 29

Kotaku: “How The First Resident Evil’s Been Censored And Changed Since 1996″ by Patrick Klepek

Kotaku writer Patrick Klepek has put together a timeline of the history of the first Resident Evil game, noting all the difference and censoring. I actually didn’t know that some of these ports existed of the game.

Jan 28

Silver Surfer’s “BGM 1″ A Capella Cover perf. by Triforcefilms

  I only know of this game through the Angry Video Game Nerd and so of course it’s bad. I don’t remember it having a pretty rockin’ song though. Might be worth playing just once…or maybe not. Thanks, Triforcefilms! Now I’m conflicted.  

Jan 28

It’s Not a Poe’s Curse, But it Is Tiny Golden Nintendo Character Jewelry

Looking to get your significant gamer something really special? Surprise them with perhaps one of their favorite game characters, made of gold…and really tiny. It’s jewelry. Really cool jewelry from Soulbound.com. Check out some of my favorites below, then check out the rest of the store.  

Jan 28

Video Games Might Be Too Long? – PBS Game/Show

Another PBS Game/Show!   I do agree that games might be becoming too long and that there exists in some communities this idea that hour required somehow equals a better game. Jamin’s idea for being able to adjust the story is flawed however. While I think the option to skip cutscenes the first time you …

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Jan 27

Portal 2’s “Want You Gone” perf. by Sabrina Valenzuela feat. David Nyman

  I honestly like this song more than Portal’s “Still Alive”. It has a bit more to it but I can understand why it isn’t quite as iconic. Luckily, there are a few like Sabrina Valenzuela and David Nyman creating cool covers of this song.

Jan 27

Femhype: “Press X to Exit: What It’s Like Gaming With Anxiety” by Mir

Mir, from Femhype, has an article about playing games with anxiety. It’s definitely given me a very different perspective on how people can enjoy, or rather, sometimes not enjoy games and just how AAAA game trends tend to not favor people who have to deal with these kinds of issues.   I guess there’s a …

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Jan 27

PBS Game/Show Experiences, Consolidates, and Recalls if Game Memories Are Real

  I’ve sadly been neglecting PBS Game/Show for a while now so let me go back a few weeks and look at this episode which asks “are video game memories real?”   It’s kind of an interesting question because I’ve always answered yes to this question. I’ve written school papers on how players take their game …

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Jan 26

Smash Bros./Wario Ware’s “Ashley’s Song” perf. by The String Player Gamer Feat. Miss SPG

This is probably one of my favorite songs from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I do wish I could have enjoyed it in Wario Ware, but either way, it’s fun to listen rather it’s the original or Diwa De Leon’s cover.

Jan 26

Joystiq: “Gaming while black: Casual racism to cautious optimism” by Jessica Conditt

A great article by Jessica Conditt on Joystiq.com discussing the history of gaming while black and what modern day challenges developers and gamers are facing in order to make the gaming community more diverse and inviting.   One of the big points for me is the statistic identifying the rate of growth amongst black game …

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