Jul 27

Yooka-Laylee in “Snakey Dealings” – A Fan Animation Created by Jan Animations

  I don’t think I’ve ever seen as much love for a game that hasn’t even been released yet than I have seen for Yooka-Laylee. Then again, when it’s made by the creators of the beloved Banjo-Kazooie and it a revival of the collectathon genre, I couldn’t blame anyone.   This video was published by …

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Jul 27

Final Fantasy VII’s “Aerith’s Theme” Vocal and Piano Cover perf. by Michelle Heafy

  This is such a pretty theme. Michelle Heafy’s vocal and piano skills really does do this piece justice.

Jul 27

Designing a Game with a Sense of Realism

When people think realism in games, their immediate thoughts turn towards graphics. Yes, graphics have come a long but what if I were to propose a different way to think about realism in games? What about realism in design? A while back, I posted a video from series “The Point “where the host Danny talks …

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Jul 27

Red Ash Kickstarter Is Close to Failing and it Needs Your Help

I’m not sure how this Kickstarter flew under my radar for so long. Red Ash is the spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends 3 and will be another Mega Man like game directed by it’s original creator, Kenji Inafune. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like it will succeed as at the time of this writing, it’s …

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Jul 26

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U’s “Main Theme” Banjo Cover perf. by Banjo Guy Ollie

  Back in the Brawl days, I used to hack in my own music. If I could still do that with Smash 4, I would probably replace the online waiting room with Banjo Guy Ollie‘s cover of the game’s theme. I just…really like it better.

Jul 26

Errant Signal Analysis the Intro to Unreal

  A really interesting and analytical look at the introduction of Unreal by Errant Signal. I’ve never played the game myself, but it uses a lot of techniques that game developers can use today to cutdown on cutscenes and create a more authentic experience. It’s also great to look at the history. What did an …

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Jul 26

PBS Game/Show Goes Over How No Man’s Sky is Even Possible

  I’m actually very skeptical of procedural generation being used in games to supplement intelligent level design, for lack of a better term. I think there are plenty of game types, like survival and creative type games like Minecraft, that really benefit from huge expansive game world created through formulas and equations, but I question …

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Jul 25

Super Mario 64’s “Main Theme” Rock Cover perf. by Nirre + Something Extra

  Thanks a lot Nirre, as if I need this song stuck in my head again for the next hundred years. Oh well, at least it’s this awesome cover now. Yup…just the song from Super Mario 64…definitely nothing else unbelievably catchy added at the end…

Jul 25

“Splat!” – Video Game Fan Art by Chiou

If you wanted some cool video game fan art posters or charms? Then you should definitely check out the gallery of DeviantArt user chiou. Take a look at some of my favorites from her gallery, then head on over to her shop and maybe buy something. I’m strongly considering getting that cool Squid Sisters poster.

Jul 25

Nerdy Nummies Creates Some Refreshing Game Boy Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Rosanna Pansino has created the perfect summer treat for any gamer who grew up with one of these bricks.  

Jul 24

Baten Kaitos’s “The Valedictory Elegy” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  I’ve never played this game but I do know of this song from Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Of course, Shady Cicada‘s performance here is definitely making me curious about just what kind of game Baten Kaitos is.

Jul 24

The Long Lost 2D Animated Introduction to Crash Bandicoot

  This is a long lost animated cutscene for Crash Bandicoot. That’s right, it’s a cutscene made for the game first, with the possibility of an animated series pending if the series was successful and was posted by David Siller, the game’s producer.   Polygon’s Owen S. Good wrote up more about it if you’re …

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Jul 24

The Untold Story of Whatever Happened to the Wii’s Project H.A.M.M.E.R.

  It’s great to finally find out what happened to the mysterious Project H.A.M.M.E.R., but terrible to hear what actually went down. It seems like a shame too, because I think a lot of interesting things can be done with the Wii Remote and a giant hammer. Unfortunately, it seems like this was Nintendo’s attempt …

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Jul 23

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Escape From the City” Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  You would think that playing Escape From the City with a choir of kazoos would ruin the cool factor this song has. Well, thanks to Tsuko G. you now know you’re wrong.

Jul 23

“Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet” – Would You Expect a Stephen Colbert Twine Game to be Called Anything Else?

Just because Stephen Colbert the character is no longer around to host The Colbert Report, doesn’t mean the real Stephen Colbert can keep the spirit of things still alive. Just use this Twine game “Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet” starring you as Stephen Colbert! Everyone’s dream come true! I won’t spoil anything and it should …

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