May 03

Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s “Main Theme” A Capella Cover perf. by Mr Dooves

  Mr Dooves of Triforcefilms does a great A Capella cover of the main theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which by far is the most epic of the different series themes. I still get chills listening to the song and remembering that awesome announcement trailer.

May 03

Reanimated Super Smash Bros. Mixes Nintendo’s All-Stars with A Variety of Animated Styles

  I really love these Reanimated projects, mainly because they showcase so many different animation styles in a wonderful tribute showcase. In this one, the classic opening from Super Smash Bros. Melee is reanimated through the Youtube channel The Reanimation Station in their second published video. 

May 03

Boss Fight Books and Super Mario Bros. 3 – Kickstarter

This is neat, a book series where each book specifically talks about one game. It’s something I’ll definitely have to check out, especially with how good Kotaku’s preview of Super Mario 3. by Alyse Knorr is.   Here’s a link to the Kickstarter for their 3rd season of books as well as their pitch video. …

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May 02

Star Fox Zero’s “Return to Corneria” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Shady Cicada covers Return to Corneria from Star Fox Zero. At least, I assume this all makes sense. I haven’t played the game yet, but I really want to.

May 02

“Don’t Fall me Star Fox” – Episode 1 of a Fan Made Star Fox Animated Series

  Matthew Gafford must have put in a lot of work to create this lovely tribute to the Star Fox series. Mimicking an older 80’s animation style, this series (though obviously not canon) goes into some of the interpersonal history between Fox McCloud and his rivals in Star Wolf.   I hope this series continues, …

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May 02

Polygon: “How games are helping veterans recover from injury” by Colin Campbell

Polygon’s Colin Campbell has a great article about how video games can help veterans recovering from physical and mental traumas as well as how Operation Supply Drop is used to send video games to deployed soldiers. It’s really amazing to read about the healing potential of video games. From motion controlled Wii games to epic …

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May 01

Final Fantasy XIV’s “Answers” Vocal Cover perf. Lizz Robinett

A beautiful vocal cover of “Answers” from Final Fantasy XIV by Lizz Robinett. Arrangement by 3396regularist.

May 01

107 More Pokemon Facts? Gotta Catch ’em All – ChannelFrederator

  ChannelFrederator published a video giving us 107 facts about Pokemon. There’s a nice mix of facts about the Pokemon games and anime, some of which might genuinely surprise you.

May 01

Kotaku: “What A Video Game Producer Actually Does” by Jason Schreier

Jason Schreier asks the age old question of what exactly is a video game producer and what do they do?  Turns out, they are basically the people managers. They schedule, they work out problems within the teams to help make everything run better and smoother and overall, they are like coaches for the team. At …

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Apr 30

Miitomo WITH LYRICS by Brentalfloss

  Brentalfloss has added some humorous lyrics to the theme of Miitomo. It’s kind of mean, but it really nails home why this game is so much fun: you just get to talk about yourself.

Apr 30

How Games Try To Keep Players Busy During Loading Screens – OutsideXbox

  outsidexbox took an episode to talk about 8 games that tried to keep you entertained during their loading screens as well as the history of why they have been so boring. Hopefully, with Namco’s patent on minigames during loading screens expired we can start getting something else to pass the time during those long …

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Apr 30

Gamasutra: “Crunch, Passion Killers, and Persistence: Finding Balance in Game Dev” by Rachel Presser

Rachel Presser on Gamasutra makes an argument against the culture of crunch that plagues the game industry. No doubt written as response to that toxic Alex St. John ramble about how making games is an art and thus demanding a livable wage was part of a victimhood complex.    In this article, Presser talks about …

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Apr 29

Chrono Trigger’s “Corridors of Time” Tenor Sax Cover perf. by Sab Irene

  A cool tenor sax cover of “Corridors of Time” from Chrono Trigger by Sab Irene.

Apr 29

Gaming Historian Visits the National Videogame Museum

  Gaming Historian takes a trip to Frisco, Texas to visit the National Video Game Museum. Which I got to say, that place looks like a paradise. I never thought I’d say this, but…I gotta get to Texas.  if you want to visit the museum’s website, just click on this link.    

Apr 29

“When Fantasy Seems Normal” – Fan Art by Mamimiliano Cabrea

There’s something I really like about Maximiliano Cabrera’s (AKA PArorororo on DeviantArt) artstyle. Something about the more muted colors and lighting that sort of makes the fantastic look a bit more mundane, which is a cool contrast. Below are some of my favorites, but definitely be sure to check out the rest of his gallery.

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