Jun 30

A Link to the Past’s “The Dark World” Saxophone and Trombone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro

  Today, we got a great saxophone and trombone cover of “The Dark World” from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past brought to us by Music By Pedro.

Jun 30

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and the Follies of Open World Design – Game Maker’s Toolkit

  Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit discusses the open world design of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.   Honestly, I got pretty nervous when I discovered this game was going to be open world. I have nothing against them, but the first Mirror’s Edge didn’t need an open world. It didn’t need to waste time by …

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Jun 30

Not Your Mama’s Gamer: “Privileged Play: The Gaze, Interface, and Video Games” by Bianca Batti

Bianca Batti has an interesting article over on Not Your Mama’s Gamer on the topic of video games and the gaze. Presumably, a game is built to cater towards the straight male gamer. Though it may not, and most often isn’t, intentional, there are things to consider when examining how games are put together and …

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Jun 29

Final Fantasy IX’s “Battle 1” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

The music for today is Jackson Parodi and his signature accordion doing a cover of the “Battle 1 Theme” from Final Fantasy IX.

Jun 29

Is Fallout Just a Popularity Simulator? – Cracked’s After Hours

  Cracked‘s After Hours gives us an interesting, and hilarious, perspective on some of favorite games. Is Fallout, when reduced to it’s core appeal, just a popularity simulator? We all know it’s an RPG, but so many different games are RPGS and shooters, that those no longer act as descriptors for what really makes the …

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Jun 29

“Heroic Gaze” – Fan Art by Ilya Kuvshinov

Want to see some great fan art, maybe even some fan art for games that don’t get a lot of love? Then look no further than Deviant Art user Ilya Kuvshinov. Seriously, take a look at some of the wonderful portraits and then check out the rest of his gallery for even more great stuff. …

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Jun 28

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Jun 28

Pokemon X & Y’s “Ending” Vocal Cover perf. by Sab Irene

  I really loved the credits song to Pokemon X & Y and even though the song had lyrics, it was silent (probably so that everyone can sing it themselves in their native language, which was a cool idea.) Sab Irene does the song justice with her English cover of it, though. More than justice, …

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Jun 28

Marvel’s Daredevil Game Cancelled by Corporate Overseers –

  DidYouKnowGaming? published an Unseen64 on Marvel’s Daredevil game that was cancelled due to different corporations having differing opinions on the game. It actually seemed pretty interesting, at least for it’s time. Nowadays, I don’t think a game like this would be too groundbreaking, though it seems like it would have beaten Assassin’s Creed at …

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Jun 28

Overwatch Champions Diversity By Hurdling Over a Low Bar – How It Still Fails and How It Could Be Fixed

Susana Polo of Polygon recently wrote this article talking about how diversity has helped pushed Overwatch into financial success. In this article, she explained that:   “Blizzard took the time in their development cycle to plan and create female character models in a variety of class roles, difficulty levels and silhouettes. They did it explicitly …

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Jun 28

“Modern Day Zelda” – Fan Art by Jubeimuffins

Tumlbr user jubeimuffins has a really cool take on modern day Zelda games. Take a look below (as well as a Samus redesign). Take a look below and then check out the rest of jubimuffins’s art tag. I really like the style used here, reminds me a bit of The World Ends With You.  

Jun 27

Ghost Recond Wildlands Rap by Dan Bull

  Dan Bull has an original rap inspired by the newest Ghost Recon game. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ubisoft wants to use this for their game commercial (actually that’d be really cool if it happened).

Jun 27

The Voice Actors of Overwatch – MeetTheVoiceActors

  If you’ve ever been curious about the voice actors in Overwatch, then the Youtube MeetTheVoiceActors has got your back.

Jun 27

VR Is [Fill in the Blank]

VR tech is making a big play in video games as well as movies and other mediums willing to shell out millions of dollars for a glimpse of financial potential. Some claim it’s the next step in gaming. Others think it needs more fine tuning before it can capture the masses. And the corner dwellers …

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Jun 27

The GOP Arcade – Flash Games With a Satirical Political Perspective

Feel like playing some satirical political games? Then maybe you should check out the GOP Arcade. The games featured on the website are simple, some unwinnable, but that’s by design. Some are definitely better than others. I think “Science Fighter” doesn’t go far enough traditional (if simplified) side scrolling shooters and adding a political skin, …

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