Feb 27

Pokemon Was Born Because Games Weren’t Good Enough For Its Creators – Did You Know Gaming

  Boy, who knew that Pokemon was a game created by fans who literally said “We can make a better game than all those people.” From my experience, not a lot of people can do that.   This video is part of a series called Did You Know Gaming. If you liked it, be sure …

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Feb 27

GameInformer: “Looking Back At 10 Years Of Monster Hunter With Its Producer” by Kyle Hilliard

GameInformer’s Kyle Hilliard conducted an interview with Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, revealing some interesting insights into the history and inspirations for the world’s best Monster Hunting game. (Sorry, Evolve.)   It’s certainly cool to get inside the head of the head of the Monster Hunter games, knowing why their worlds always seem so idyllic …

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Feb 26

The Legend of Zelda’s “Bolero of Fire” perf. by STL Ocarina

  This is a great take on Ocarina of Time’s Bolero of Fire. Heck, it sounds down right classical. Great job STL Ocarina.

Feb 26

The Point – DLC Still Sucks, Me – The Point Might Be Out of Touch With the Realities of Game Development

    So, I’m going to state a really unpopular opinion: there is nothing wrong with DLC, as a concept. There are definitely wrong ways to deal with DLC, but in the case of games like Evolve, ehhhh…….not so much.   Really this whole video felt like an old man yelling at kids to stay …

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Feb 26

Yargh! Be a Pirate in Ol’ Skyrim With this Mod, Me Matey! Or’ll Make Ye Walk the Plank!

  The modding community is absolutely astounding sometimes. Seriously, I may never have to cave in and play Assassin’s Creed Black Flag if I can pirate around in Skyrim. You can download the mod, here.

Feb 25

Halo 2’s “Main Theme” perf. by Taylor Davis

  Last weekend I beat Halo 2 with a friend for the first time in years. It was really great to play through my first real drop into the Halo universe again after so long. Especially because when the game has music, I really like it’s music. Taylor Davis plays a wonderful rendition of Halo …

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Feb 25

PBS Game/Show Still Wonders Why NPCs are So Racists

    This episode is weird for me. Mainly because as a concept, I agree. Many games still make use of a white protagonist and many NPCs that can represent people of color comes off as offensive or cliche. It’s an issue because there is this constant othering when it comes to creating a main …

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Feb 25

Paste: “The Framerate Debate: Why Videogames Need To Take A Film Theory Class” by Gita Jackson

Paste Magazine’s Gita Jackson has an interesting article arguing that many AAA game developers need to take a film course. The central theme of this debate is over frame-rates, how the demand for games is 60, while some can only provide 30, where film only uses 24 and how some developers use “creating a cinematic …

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Feb 24

Man At Arms: Reforged Craft Auron’s Katana from Final Fantasy X

  Seeing this sword get made was a real treat. I only know of Auron from Kingdom Hearts (as I know most Final Fantasy characters) and he always came off as a kind of a bad ass. I wasn’t really sure how a sword like his was going to turn out but as the episode …

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Feb 24

Making a Video Game Is Harder Than It Looks

I’ve recently been watching a lot of video critiques and reviews of games that…that I think a long time ago, I might have actually agreed with. Jumping from game lover to game maker is a huge step into a brand new world where you literally have to rethink everything about your passion. Nowadays, I generally …

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Feb 23

DuckTales’s “Moon Theme” Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  Tsuko G. kazoo-ifies one of the catchiest pieces of game music ever.

Feb 23

Polygon: “Games have basic, huge accessibility problems (that we celebrate)” by Daniel Starkey

This article by Polygon’s Daniel Starkey on the lack of game accessibility is thought-provoking. While reading through and some of the comments I noticed my opinion shifting around. Yes, games should be more accessible. Right now, a majority of games seem to cater towards neurotypical, non-handicapped people and I honestly do fear the day when …

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Feb 23

Edge of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat

Would you believe me if I told you last year a Tom Cruise movie flew under everyone’s radar and did poorly at the box office even though critics actually liked the film? Not so far-fetched in today’s age, but an uncommon surprise coming from the film community that bemoans movies lacking originality. Technically the film …

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Feb 23

The Rise and Fall of One of the Worst Game Publishers Ever

  A very brief, but in still in-depth, look at a publisher who has a reputation as one of the worst game companies of all time. Based on this video, it’s hard to say whether or not the Ljn games were put out there to make a quick buck or not, but it almost seems …

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Feb 19

Chrono Cross’s “Garden of the Gods” perf. by String Player Gamer and TeraCMusic

TeraCMusic and String Player Gamer team up to produce an angelic cover of Garden of the Gods from Chrono Cross.

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