Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 31

Basically the Justice Lords – Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer

I’ve never been a big Mortal Kombat fan and only a casual fan of DC Comics, so I have no idea why I’m so interested in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Maybe it’s because it seems like it has all the DCAU voice actors or maybe because it somewhat follows the Justice Lord saga from the …

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Jan 31

Dragonborn Rap by Dan Bull

Rapper Dan Bull is back with another Skyrim rap. This time about the Dragonborn DLC, that I can’t wait to play once I beat Dawnguard and it comes out on PC. This one, I don’t think is as good as his epic bard rap, but it’s pretty impressive how fast he can rap. I know …

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Jan 31

In Less Than 48 Hours – Global Game Jam Diaries

Last weekend I was part of the 5th annual Global Game Jam, an event where people from all over the world create games in less than 48 hours. It’s a great exercise in creativity and time management but most importantly, it is a test of will as you will probably be working on your game …

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Jan 31

Lumino City – A “Handmade” Game…Literally

So this is interesting. I don’t know how to really explain this but this game, Lumino City is a game that is somehow done with real objects. Like it’s filmed or something. I guess it’s not too much of a stretch. From the sound of it is going to be a point and click game …

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Jan 30

Fighting is Magic – Fluttershy Trailer

This game is a beacon of inspiration to all future game developers out there. I mean, despite it being based on a show about talking technicolor horses who talk about friendship all the time, this fighting game has attracted both the bronies and fighting game enthusiasts alike. And by watching this trailer for Fluttershy, the …

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Jan 30

The Emotionally Murdering Life of a Call Center Reciever – “I Get this Call Everyday” by David S. Gallant

  Yesterday, I posted some tips on how to get into game development if you’re a beginner, with the hopes that it would get more gamers interested in the art they love so much. Well, here is a game that is obviously not created on a triple A budget but at least he went out …

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Jan 30

The Disappearance of Hearts and Health Bars

The health bar is one of the most ubiquitous parts of gaming culture. Numerous t-shirts, memes and web comics have made this gaming mechanic an icon. For all its popularity, the health bar enjoyed a surprisingly brief life in the gaming world. Originally games did not use health, they used lives. Lives were easy to …

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Jan 30

After Day Z – Corridor Digital

Corridor Digital has put out another awesome videogame inspired video. It kind of makes me want to see a ZombiU inspired video by them.  

Jan 29

The Events that Lead To Bioshock Infinite – Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus Trailer

I like the new direction that Bioshock is going. I’m not sure about all the backstory for this game, but it seems like it will tackling some rather current issues such as the overzealous and sometimes destructive conservative extremism. I hope they are even handed with this and I hope that somehow, the mechanics are …

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Jan 29

The History of Retro City Rampage

So while stories like this are pretty inspiring, I sometimes wonder if these kind of stories scare people away from game development. The most interesting stories about game development are always the ones strife with challenges and personal hardships to overcome. Indie Game: The Movie proved that. I guess this is why some people don’t …

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Jan 29

Stop Fearing Controversy: How Games Can Tell Better Stories

Games seem afraid of controversy. This is completely understandable, games as a medium seem to be controversial simply for being games. Nearly every day there is some news story about the new controversial video game or controversial thing someone playing games said. With what seems to be the eyes of the world on them it …

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Jan 29

Kotaku: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Your First Video Game

  If you love games, then you should make them. That’s what I think, but game development can be a scary thing to get into. Luckily, Kotaku has featured an article that gives pretty good advice for how to go about making your first game, including what tools are available, the kind of mindset you …

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Jan 28

Play the Games of the Global Game Jam 2013

Over the weekend, various sites around the world held the 5th annual Global Game Jam. In the event, teams of people have less than 48 hours to create a game centered around a single theme. This year’s theme was just the sound of a beating heart. It quite a challenge to come up with something …

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Jan 28

Pach-Attack: Will E-Sports Ever Become Big?

Pach-Attack! 1) E-Sports As someone who grew up watching Yu-Gi-Oh, Medabots, and Pokemon, I would love to see some more broadcasted e-sports. While I don’t play or keep up with a lot of them, it’s quite fascinating to watch something like a commented on StarCraft II match. It’s getting to that point now where it’s …

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Jan 28

How Do I Get My Sister to Play Heavy Rain?

She will play horror games – any game that haunts the dreams of a child – and she will love them. She will play shooters and command an army to kill aliens and enemy human beings. She will kill monsters and fight against ill-timed dragons, foul remains of a once powerful warrior, and servants of …

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