Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28

Did You Know These Things About Kirby?

Sometimes I like to think of Super Smash Bros. as Miyamoto vs. Sakurai Ultimate Battle. Sure, it’s got characters not created by either of them, like Samus and Pikachu, but each game features Mario vs. Kirby in one way or another. Now it’s revealed that even when two Kirbys are fighting each other, one is …

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Feb 28

More “All-Stars” for PlayStation “All-Stars” Battle Royal

So, if you’re still interested in Sony Smash Bros. here’s some interesting news. One of the biggest problems with the whole idea of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal was that a couple of the cast of characters could hardly be considered PlayStation “All-Stars”. This includes Raiden and new Dante whose games weren’t even out yet and …

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Feb 28

The Pros and Cons to Secrets in Gaming

For many old-school gamers, some of their fondest memories of games was uncovering the mysteries and the secrets that each game had. Video game worlds seems to be filled to the brim with hidden objects, legendary artifacts, and secret passage ways that were just waiting to be discovered by players who looked carefully or knew …

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Feb 28

Fast Facts About the Halo Series

A couple of really cool facts about the Halo series. Some of this I think a lot of people knew, like how Halo was going to start as a real-time strategy game but others I couldn’t even believe. Like how there was a chance that Halo would have been on the DS. That would have …

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Feb 27

Flyrule: A Terrible Fate – A Majora’s Mask Remix Album by Shag

Gosh it feel like forever since I last saw the word “Flyrule“, but whatdaya know it seems like Shag has create a follow up to that collection of Zelda remixes with one based on Majora’s Mask. I mean, it was back when this site was pretty new, but you probably don’t care about that. Flyrule: …

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Feb 27

Goldeneye Source in Real-Life by TheDangerousBrew

I’ve never played Goldeneye Source, but if it’s anything like Goldeneye or the Wii remake of it, it probably doesn’t include things like using moving cover and booby trapping boxes in sophisticated ways. Oh well, someday.

Feb 27

Question: Traditional Gaming Consoles or Multimedia Devices?

So this has been a big deal in the gaming industry for a long time now: are traditional gaming consoles (Wii U, Xbox 360, PSP, 3DS, etc.) losing ground to more multimedia devices like Ipads and other tablets?   It’s pretty undeniable that more people are playing games on their tablets than gamers on the …

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Feb 27

ScrewAttack’s Video Game Vault: Ultimate Stuntman

ScrewAttack’s Video Game Vault This video brings up a great point of why having good graphics is important. Not everything, but it is important for the player to know what the heck is going on in your game. I find this a problem more and more with beginning game designers, where they think that hiding …

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Feb 26

Stain Glass Windows For Your Church of the Holy D-Pad

If you’re the kind of guy who thinks “yeah, that fan art would be awesome if it wasn’t on paper/computer screen. I think it would be better as stain-glass windows.” Then I got some good news for you. A store owned by Even Daniels has a collection of stain-glass windows inspired by popular culture icons, …

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Feb 26

Kotaku: From Dream to Disaster – Just What the Hell Happened to Colonial Marines

I hope this is the last time we’ll have to talk about this, but Kotaku recently posted a story that will, with any luck, fill in a majority of the holes in finding out just what the hell happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines.   So there’s a few things in this article that struck me …

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Feb 26

Touhou Project – Bullet Hells from Heaven

You know those neat scrolling shooter games? You know like Gradius? or Galiga? OK, what if I told you there was one with lesbian anthropomorphized versions of mystical creatures spamming you with bullets until you cry?   Yeah, I would play it too.   Thus, I bring you the Touhou Project series, a bullet hell shooter, and …

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Feb 26

History of the Aliens Franchise: Game Over Man, Game Over

I would hardly call the media inquiry into what happened to Colonial Marines and witch hunt. I think a lot of very important details have surfaced because of it, which we’ll be discussing later. It’s such a shame that the Aliens series actually had a pretty long stream of great games before Colonial Marines.

Feb 25

Daydreams, Plumbers, and More – Nintendo Fanart by MiloNeuman

Some really cool fanart by Deviantartist MiloNeuman. The first piece is a really cool one inspired by Link’s Awakening. While I don’t recall any moments where Marin was sleeping on the beach, it does very much capture the mood of the entire game. It was a real epic and surreal game for being constrained to …

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Feb 25

Yoshi’s Island Medley Feat. 8Amaterasu8, Waltzforluma, and MaximumHamburgers

Oh man, if you guys ever wanted to know one of the biggest reasons I’m excited for the next Yoshi game is because Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story have awesome music. Hearing a live performance like this, definitely makes me yearn to go play both of those games right now. Was it just me, or …

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Feb 25

Sony Meeting 2013: We’re Watching You

If there is one thing to take from Wednesday’s Sony Playstation 4 Meeting, it’s paranoia. Sony is watching. Specifically you. They want to know you, everything you do, everything you buy, everything you share. EVERYTHING. So what if they didn’t reveal the look of PS4. They revealed their true intentions: watching you.   Don’t believe …

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