May 25

Lost Plasmids, Suspicious Security Programs, and the Movie that Never Was – ScrewAttack’s Five Fun Facts on Bioshock

Some interesting facts via ScrewAttack! on Bioshock.   Funny anecdote, for the game I’m developing I wanted to add some kind of short range teleportation. My programmer gave me a flat “no” pretty much citing that it would break the game.  

May 24

Super Mario 64’s “Peach’s Castle” A Capella Cover perf. by Mr. Dooves

  Mr. Dooves is going back into Mario proper (after a brush with the Mario cartoon last time) with this classic tune.

May 24

Chrono Trigger’s “Wind Scene” Jazz Quartet Cover perf. by The Consouls

  As a jazz cover by the The Consouls, this song as some Studio Ghibli vibes to it.

May 24

Chemicalectro (Sonic 2: Chemical Plant Zone Remix) by bLiNd

  Let’s mix up the normal music selection with this House/Electro remix of a classic Sonic zone: Chemical Plant Zone by bLiNd. I found this on GameChops: Video Game Remix Label‘s Youtube channel.   Here are some links: Artwork by Hidden Gems ► http://www.HiddenGemsApparel.com FOLLOW bLiNd ► http://soundcloud.com/blindhandicap ► http://twitter.com/blindhandicap ► http://facebook.com/blindhandicap – – Download …

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May 23

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Believe in Myself” perf. by Joshua Taipale, Emily Jones, and Jacob Pritchett

  It’s not too often we see anyone cover the vocal tracks of a Sonic Adventure game and Joshua Taipale, Emily Jones, and Jacob Pritchett did a pretty fine job.

May 23

Your NES and TV All Rolled into One – Gaming Historian

  The Gaming Historian looks at a rather unusual piece of gaming hardware. A game console and TV smooshed into one. I never really thought about it before, but this does seem like a really good idea. If only something like this could be sold competitively. I would love for a Wii U or XBox One …

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May 23

“Even Monsters Need to Eat” – Monster Hunter Fan Art by Dragonith

I would not consider many of the Monsters from Monster Hunter as cute. Terrifying, dopey looking, or disgusting? Yes. Cute? No. That is, until I saw that DeviantArtist Dragonith has done to them. These monster drawings might look like they capture the natural essence of each monster, but in the corner, you might find that …

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May 22

Link’s Awakening’s “Mabe Village” EWI Multitrack Cover perf. by Soundole

  Boy does this song really unlock some nostalgic feelings for me. This was the first Zelda game I ever played and it remains one of my favorites. So thank you Soundole of Soundole VGM Covers for covering of the BGMs of my childhood.

May 22

Feminist Frequency Discusses Jade from Beyond Good and Evil

  I can only imagine what a world where Beyond Good and Evil got the treatment it deserved would look like. Luckily, Anita Sarkeesian of feministfrequency pretty much sums up why it’s a game that challenges many of gaming’s biggest norms and why we need more of it.

May 22

Watch Out! Nerdy Nummies Makes Navi Nilla Pops

  Oh my goodness I want to eat a million of these. Curse you Rosanna Pansino! Curse you!

May 21

Star Fox 64’s “Aquas and Zoness” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

  You know, if Universal Studios and Nintendo are going to open some Nintendo themed attractions, I think they should totally hire Jackson Parodi. With his accordion skills, I’m sure he’ll draw in the crowd. I mean, listen to this. It’s a beautiful cover of Aquas and Zoness.

May 21

PBS Game/Show Offers Some Food for Thought – Why is There So Much Food in Games?

  An interesting episode of PBS Game/Show. I think Jamin is on the right track that associating food with health and power-ups plays into our kind of natural allure to food as a consumable good. Mechanically, I think food has a lot of design space yet to be explored, especially in the realm of creating …

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May 21

BoingBoing: “Why Silent Hill Mattered” by Leigh Alexander

A great article by Leigh Alexander on BoingBoing on why Silent Hill mattered and why the cancellation on what would have been the latest entry in the series is signaling the end, or at least the decay, of the weird director led experiments that was done back in the day of Silent Hill 2.   …

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May 20

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Theme A Capalla Cover perf. by Mr. Dooves

  This is great. I never watched much of this show growing up, but what I have seen I really enjoyed. It was silly and a by product of a time when Nintendo ruled the world, but it was still very fun. Thank you Mr. Dooves of Triforcefilms for reminding that this show existed.

May 20

Kotaku: “Who Invented Let’s Play Videos?”

An interesting article on Kotaku by Patrick Klepek that details the nearly lost history of Let’s Plays.   I really don’t have much to add other than it was a great read.

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