Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31

The Zelda Rap Sucks, So Let’s Try Again

So we all know of the infamous Legend of Zelda rap right? How bad it is? Well, it’s time to wipe that stain off the face of the Earth and replace it with this new Legend of Zelda inspired rap by Dr. Awkward. Boy Without a Fairy is his latest album featuring lyrics inspired by …

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Mar 31

Sonic Does a Thing – “It Gets Better Right?”

Don’t care what anyone says…Sonic the Hedgehog 1 was boring. Sure it had speed, but a lot of that didn’t matter once you got past Green Hill Zone. This is why I’ve always liked Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and 3 better, even though the platforming wasn’t as difficult (with some exceptions), it definitely captured a …

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Mar 31

The Making of the Real-Life Poltergust 5000

Happy Easter y’all. Hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday, cause I know I’m not cause Sundays are my house cleaning days. Of course, it wouldn’t be so bad if I had a handy Poltergust 5000. Not because there are any ghosts in my house (I think) but because everything’s more fun when Nintendo …

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Mar 31

Aperature R&D Episode 3 – Moonrocks Are in the Air

I’m glad they had an episode that focused a bit more on Betty. I admit that I was pretty skeptical of this show when I first saw a trailer for it, but to be honest, that boss personality core sold it for me. She is easily the funniest character on the show and really connects …

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Mar 30

ReRezTV: Memories of Q*Bert – “You’ll Get No Sympathy From Me”

The difference between Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph is not just something as simple as one is with toys and the other is with video games. It’s also the baggage that comes along with it. In Toy Story, we might see army men, Mr. Potatohead, and other familiar things from our childhoods that bring back …

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Mar 30

Chris Novello is a Code Bender

super mario spacetime organ (illucia & soundplane) from paperkettle on Vimeo. So this is kind of weird. This person here messed directly with the code of Super Mario Bros. and warped it to create some kind of strange instrument, in a process he sometimes calls code bending. Not to sure of it all myself and …

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Mar 30

Gamasutra: On Authorship

Gamasutra has posted an excellent blog by Philip Athans on the subject of authorship in games. It talks about how authorship and what defines it has changed around since the earliest games and how authorship is really ill-defined in other industries as well.   Personally, the idea of authorship. I hope to one day have …

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Mar 30

Under the Sea in Rapture

I’m surprised this is the first instance of this joke I’ve seen. Seriously, Bioshock is how old? You think a game featuring a supposed undersea utopia would lend itself to lots of The Little Mermaid jokes, and maybe it has and I just missed the boat on those years ago.

Mar 29

Video Games in The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been around for a long time now. Due to it’s comedic nature, social commentary surrounding the video game culture is inevitable and something tells me that they like to focus on the more violent aspect of games. You can take whatever you want away from these clips, I find them hilarious. I’m …

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Mar 29

Broken Age Teaser Trailer – From Double Fine and 90,000 of Their Closest Friends

Well here it is, our first official look at Double Fine’s Kickstarted adventure game. Based on this and what I’ve heard about from the other Double Fine videos, I’m actually pretty curious about it. It genuinely seems interesting and even though point and click adventure games aren’t my thing, I can’t help but be intrigued …

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Mar 29

Chrono Trigger Main Theme: Jazz Edition Perf. By Zorsy

No Spec. Friday today because I’ve been spending the last few days at GDC. Instead, have some jazzy Chrono Trigger.

Mar 29

Welcome Game Town and the Anti-Nerd Humor Crusade

I don’t watch shows like The Big Bang Theory because I hear it basically makes fun of nerds and geeks, and basically anyone who is passionate about their hobbies. In fact, I don’t like a lot of show and media that basically make fun of me. I only mention this because I really like where …

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Mar 28

Did You Know These Facts About Crash Bandicoot

Oh Crash Bandicoot. Since I wasn’t really a PlayStation kid growing up, my experience with Crash games was mostly from playing it at my dentist’s office (and even then I’d often go to Super Star Wars). That said, I found it pretty funny how Crash’s creator Naughty Dog wanted to make Crash mute as to …

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Mar 28

GameTrailers: Narrative in Games – Unexplored Territory

GT One-Shot This is a pretty interesting video with lots of different perspectives on video game narratives. While the concept of user generated stories was addressed, one thing that I noticed was kind of absent through the whole thing is having the player become a character in the story. There is so much focus on …

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Mar 28

Idea Channel: Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood

I know this is a little off-topic, but since Kickstarter is playing such a large role in the indie video game industry that I figured anything related to it might be interesting. Could Kickstarter replace Hollywood? I think this question could easily be extended to publishers and video games as well, where the crowd funding …

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