Category Archive: Extra Credit

Just for fun stuff that we find, like videos, images, etc.

Apr 30

Miitomo WITH LYRICS by Brentalfloss

  Brentalfloss has added some humorous lyrics to the theme of Miitomo. It’s kind of mean, but it really nails home why this game is so much fun: you just get to talk about yourself.

Apr 30

How Games Try To Keep Players Busy During Loading Screens – OutsideXbox

  outsidexbox took an episode to talk about 8 games that tried to keep you entertained during their loading screens as well as the history of why they have been so boring. Hopefully, with Namco’s patent on minigames during loading screens expired we can start getting something else to pass the time during those long …

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Apr 30

Gamasutra: “Crunch, Passion Killers, and Persistence: Finding Balance in Game Dev” by Rachel Presser

Rachel Presser on Gamasutra makes an argument against the culture of crunch that plagues the game industry. No doubt written as response to that toxic Alex St. John ramble about how making games is an art and thus demanding a livable wage was part of a victimhood complex.    In this article, Presser talks about …

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Apr 29

Chrono Trigger’s “Corridors of Time” Tenor Sax Cover perf. by Sab Irene

  A cool tenor sax cover of “Corridors of Time” from Chrono Trigger by Sab Irene.

Apr 29

Gaming Historian Visits the National Videogame Museum

  Gaming Historian takes a trip to Frisco, Texas to visit the National Video Game Museum. Which I got to say, that place looks like a paradise. I never thought I’d say this, but…I gotta get to Texas.  if you want to visit the museum’s website, just click on this link.    

Apr 29

“When Fantasy Seems Normal” – Fan Art by Mamimiliano Cabrea

There’s something I really like about Maximiliano Cabrera’s (AKA PArorororo on DeviantArt) artstyle. Something about the more muted colors and lighting that sort of makes the fantastic look a bit more mundane, which is a cool contrast. Below are some of my favorites, but definitely be sure to check out the rest of his gallery.

Apr 28

The Secret History of Ness and Lucas’s Smash Bros. Move Set – RelaxAlax

RelaxAlax takes a look at the Mother/Earthbound series to show us how Ness and Lucas got their Smash Bros. moveset. You might be surprised to find out how those two characters do a bit more than represent themselves in Nintendo cross-over fighter.

Apr 28

“Cute, Cuddly, and Dangerous” – Fan Art by Meowtwo

Deviantartist Meowtwo has a wonderfully cute and cartoony style. It’s like putting some of gaming’s most badass characters into a blender with Kirby. Take a look below at some of my favorites, b ut then be sure to check out the rest of their gallery.

Apr 27

Mother 3’s “Hard Rain” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

  RichaadEB has an awesome metal cover of Hard Rain from Mother 3.

Apr 27

Guitar Hero Was About to Get a MMO Before the Music Game Genre Crashed and Burned – Unseen64

  Liam Robertson of Unseen64 put out a video talking about an cancelled Guitar Hero/DJ Hero browser MMO, called Hero World.   Gosh, remember when these games were on top of the world. As pointed out in the video, over saturation of the music games basically led to a crash that the genre still hasn’t …

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Apr 27

Kotaku: “What A Fan Learned About Game Development By Making His Own Star Wars Games” by Stephen Totilo

Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo has written an uplifting piece about the lessons one Star Wars fan learned about making his own fan game. Totilo tells the story of a 21 year old man named Michael Real who had been using the game creation tool Project: Spark to essentially cobble together something that looked like a Star …

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Apr 26

Final Fantasy II’s “Battle theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Dysergy

  Dysergy has an awesome cover of the battle theme from Final Fantasy II.

Apr 26

DidYouKnowGaming? Explores Two Cult Classics: Super Mario RPG and Mega Man Legends

Here’s two DidYouKnowGaming? episodes on spin-offs that have large cult followings from long ago: Super Mario RGP and Mega Man Legends.    

Apr 26

“Three Little Princesses” – Fan Art and a Fan Comic by Yves Bourgelas

Yves Bourgelas, AKA thebourgyman, has a webcomic about Princess Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina. He also has a gallery full of silly artwork like the examples below. Be sure to check out the rest of his gallery when you get the chance.

Apr 25

Hitman Rap by Dan Bull

  Dan Bull has a pretty cool original rap inspired by the Hitman series.

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