Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30

Garry’s Mod With Kinect – Fun With Ragdolls

Here’s a fun video of Gary’s Mod, but with the players using Kinect to control the ragdolls. The result is some not-surprisingly smoother animations and tons of fun.

Nov 30

Kotaku – “The Vita Is A Great System — Too Bad Sony Screwed It Up”

Kotaku did a piece a few days ago that I just absolutely love. It’s about how the PS Vita is great hardware, but doesn’t fill the purpose its being marketed as. I’ve said much the same since November of last year, except I wasn’t infatuated with the hardware either. In fact, I wasn’t impressed with …

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Nov 30

Question: Do You Trust Reviewers?

In lieu of a Speculation Friday (because sometimes I can’t think of a topic in time…sorry), I’m going to ask everyone a question.   Do you trust game reviewers?   I recently found a TVtropes page that has summed up the reason why I have stopped listening to reviews, or at least, stopped listening to …

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Nov 30

Behind the Scenes of Crysis 3

A pretty fascinating look into the visuals of one of the best game engines available for visuals. The only thing I really didn’t like was the amount of comparisons between video games and film, as if the only thing about either medium is the visuals.

Nov 29

Japanese Trailer for Prof. Layton VS Ace Attorney

I hope this game comes to America.

Nov 29

Pokemon Avengers, Assemble! – Fan Art FerioWind

So you know what’s fun? Cross-overs. I’ve often wondered what things like movies and stuff that we have now if we lived in the world of Pokemon. Well, here’s what The Avengers might have looked like thanks to some far art courtesy of DeviantArtist FerioWind.  

Nov 29

Combiform — A New Controller That Will Bring People Together (Literally)

So here is a kickstarter for a new kind of controller that makes it so that the players have to interact with each other physically, to make things happen on screen. The examples they showed in the video are pretty cool but I’m struggling with how these controllers could be done in a meaningful way. …

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Nov 28

“My Childhood, With My Adult Vision” – Fan Art By Madec-Brice

The quote is actually something said by the artist, DeviantArtist Madec-Brice, in the description of the first piece I’m going to show you. I think it pretty accurately describes this series of video game inspired paintings.     Of course it would not be a collection of fan art featured on this site unless there …

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Nov 28

Women: Reasons Why There Aren’t Many Women in the Game Industry

It seems there is a new trend on Twitter that I’m totally behind.   The #1reasonwhy is asking women (and men) in the industry to talk about their experiences of sexism in the industry. This is good because I know that the problem will not disappear if we just ignore it. To be honest, I’m …

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Nov 28

The TCG Philosophy For Video Games

Aside from video gaming, one of my favorite hobbies is playing (and sometimes creating) trading card games. For a long time now I’ve been a big Magic: The Gathering player but I started in the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have dabbled in games like Yu-Gi-OH from time to time and each time that I …

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Nov 28

History of Nintendo Part 5 – Lost in the Gamecube

Poor Gamecube. I loved that little box, but after a while I learned to accept the great games that were on the other consoles. Games like Halo 2 and Kingdom Hearts. But still, The Wind Waker, Rogue Squadron 2, Star Fox Assault, Metroid Prime…those are the games that made me the gamer that I am …

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Nov 27

Assassin’s Fanart – Moni158

So during my internet blackout, I beat the story for Assassin’s Creed III. The hardest part of that was the inability to look up more info and far art about the game, which is what I usually do.   Well, luckily it didn’t take too long to find some cool Assassin’s Creed fanart by DeviantArtist …

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Nov 27

Kotaku – Do Video Games Make Depression Worse?

An interesting look at the psychological effects of video games on mental disorders such as depression.   Personally, I’ve always found video games as a good coping mechanism, which is one of the conclusions of the articles as well. But, unlike the article, I don’t think it is a bad coping mechanism. Depression is purely …

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Nov 27

History of Nintendo Part 4 – War Marches On

Now we’re getting into history that I was actually paying attention to. I was really young when I got the N64, and knew that it was a great console (I at least liked it over the PlayStation), but I did find it kind of weird that Nintendo kept the cartridges when everyone was still going …

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Nov 26

DJCUTMAN’s WiiU Grooves

Wow, after only one week of the Wii U and DJCUTMAN has come up with an album inspired by the new Nintendo console and the packed in game (if you got the deluxe edition). They seem to be pretty faithful to just the normal music, but you can tell there is a little twist to …

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