Aug 31

Did You Know Gaming Serves Up a 3 Course Meal of Persona, Metal Gear Solid V, and Heroes of Might and Magic

The folks at DidYouKnowGaming? was busy last week. They released 3 new episodes covering Persona, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Heroes of Might and Magic. Them out all out below.        

Aug 31

Hey, Remember LA Noire?

Back in 2011, I wrote a piece for a site (now deceased) about the magic that was LA Noire. At the time, it was the game and I mean THE GAME when it came out. It was the start of the summer and there was nothing like it on the videogame market. LA Noire was …

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Aug 31

“The Many Variations of Froslass” Fanart by Purple-Scales

Tumblr user purple-scales has jumped onto the Pokemon variations wagon and has created alternate versions of my favorite Pokemon: Froslass. Check them out and then check out the rest of purple-scales’s art blog.

Aug 30

Fire Emblem Awakening’s “And What if I Can’t?” Violin Ensemble Cover perf. by TeraCMusic

  It’s very cool to hear some of less popular Fire Emblem Awakening tracks get some love. I especially love when those tracks get some love from TeraCMusic. This is a very cool sounding cover.

Aug 30

Gaming Historian Reviews The Unofficial Game & Watch Collector’s Guide

  Gaming Historian goes over the The Unofficial Game & Watch Collector’s Guide, which seems like a treasure trove of information for those looking to learn more about Nintendo’s early success. If you want to order your own copy, you can click here.

Aug 30

Kotaku AU: “Beyond Eyes Is A Video Game About Loss” by Mark Serrels

Here is a lovely article by Mark Serrels of Kotaku Australia on the game Beyond Eyes and how it is a game about loss. It’s nice to see game developers really put themselves into their work, to express an idea that might be unique to them but can be universally understood. I always feel like …

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Aug 29

Cracked Uses Bloodborne To Explain How Sadistic Game Designers Can Be

  This Cracked video sort of encompasses the reasons why I could never get into Demon’s Souls, or Dark Souls, or Bloodborne. It’s just not for me because this game seems like it’s for people who hate themselves.  

Aug 29

Sonic the Hedgehog’s “Spring Yard Zone” perf. by ArnyUnderCover, Bboynoe, 8BitBrigadier, and TeraCMusic.

  This is a pretty fun cover of Spring Yard Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s also a collaboration between ArnyUnderCover, Bboynoe, 8BitBrigadier, and TeraCMusic. 

Aug 29

“Baymax Used Thundaga” – Comic by jenkuhaha

Plenty of people were excited to hear that Big Hero 6 was going to be represented in Kingdom Hearts. Particularly jenkuhaha who drew this lovely comic about how Baymax might be able to help you as an ally.  

Aug 28

Metal Gear’s “Red Alert” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Shady Cicada brings us another epic rock cover. This time for Metal Gear, which gets another installment soon with The Phantom Pain.   I had to admit though, when I first saw the title of the video, I thought it was a rock cover for Red Alert of the Command and Conquer series.

Aug 28

Man At Arms Reforged Makes, Not One, But Two Witcher 3 Swords

  AWE me’s Man at Arms is back and making the popular Witcher 3 swords.

Aug 28

Gamasutra: “Personal Challenges for the Solo Indie Dev” by Cory Spooner

As someone who is working with a few others on the same project but is still pretty much working at home on an indie game, I found this blog by Cory Spooner on the personal challenges of a solo indie dev very relatable. These are problems I encounter almost daily and nearly everyday I kick …

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Aug 27

Final Fantasy VIII’s “Liberi Fatali” Acapella Cover by Mr. Dooves

  Mr Dooves of Triforcefilms does a pretty epic A Capella cover of one of my favorite Final Fantasy songs, Liberi Fatali. 

Aug 27

Reality Check Discusses Games, Violence, and APAA

  GameSpot‘s Reality Check goes over the issues of APAA’s latest finding on the links between video games and aggressive behavior. Based on the arguments presented here, I have to agree that the links do seem kind of fishy. But again, I never really think that video games can make a person violent on their …

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Aug 27

Kotaku: “Why Most Video Game ‘Aggression’ Studies Are Nonsense” by Jason Schreier

The question rages on: Do video games make people more violent? Kotaku’s Jason Schreier challenges studies that say they do by pointing out what he perceives are flaws in the method in which these studies are conducted. Flaws such as “subjective” ways to measure aggression, short term vs. long term, and whether or not people …

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