Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Dec 18

Super Mario Bros. Trilogy Cover Art Reimainged by Mathieu Beaulieu

Tumblr user Mathieu Beaulieu paid tribute to one of the great video game series ever. The Super Mario Bros trilogy for the NES. Check these out. Then check out his website and tumblr for more art.   ¬†

Dec 17

The Dr. Robotnik Dance by Nathan Barnatt

  Nathan Barnatt‘s Dr. Eggman is giving me some weird Sonic 06 flashbacks. I guess that’s a good reason he should play Eggman in a movie, especially if they have a out of place dance scene. (I hope I’m not giving Sega or Sonic Team any ideas…)

Dec 17

Reality Check Puts The Real Tesla Against The Order’s Tesla

An interesting episode this week. To be honest, The Order: 1886 really has nothing to impress me yet. The work of the real Tesla seems far more interesting than anything this fictional version seems to have.   Reality Check is a series hosted by Gamespot. If you want to see more, then I recommend checking …

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Dec 17

Gamasutra: “Nice when it happens: Thinking differently about questions of representation in video games” by Adrienne Shaw

A very good article on Gamasutra by Adrienne Shaw presents a new way to look at the issue of representation in games. In short, she argues that diversity in games should be valuable unto itself and that games should not necessarily only include diversity when it is convenient to the game developers. She interviews many …

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Dec 16

Diddy Kong Racing’s “Main Theme” perf. by SquidPhysics

One of Rare’s specialties in their days with Nintendo was always really catchy theme songs. Songs rivaling that of any of the game’s made within Nintendo. It’s sad to know that such songs may never surface again, but I sure am glad that SquidPhysics is one of the many people out there keeping those tunes …

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Dec 16

Time To Battle in the Stars – Elite: Dangerous Launch Trailer

  Elite: Dangerous launched today and while by the time of this writing I haven’t played it yet, it is a game that I’ve been really looking forward to.

Dec 16

JonTron Goes Off To the Zoo Race?

In this episode JonTron looks at a truly bizarre game that seems to be half lazy experimental game and one half parody.   If you don’t believe that this kind of silliness of a game could possibly exist for real, well then, why don’t you check it out for yourself?

Dec 15

Megaman 2’s “Dr. Wily Theme” Banjo Cover perf. by Banjo Guy Ollie

  My favorite Mega Man song on a series of banjos. Good work Banjo Guy Ollie.

Dec 15

VGFacts Fights for No More Heroes Trivia

I really love No More Heroes and now I can love it even more knowing some of the secrets and references littered throughout the game.   This video is part of a series Did You Know Gaming‘s YouTube channel. If you liked it, then I suggest you check out more.

Dec 15

First Person Scholar: “Procedual Realism: The Political Representation of Reality in Video Games” by Steve Wilcox

I really love this article by Steve Wilcox over at First Person Scholar in which he asks us to examine the politics of game design. It’s a topic that has very much interested me for a long time and essentially means the arguments made by game designers by what they allow the player to do, …

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Dec 13

Super Smash Bros.’ “Online Practice Stage” Guitar Gover perf. by DSC

  Well now I wish that DSC‘s version of the online practice stage was the actual song that played during the game. It’s close enough to the original sure, but it has a bit more¬† energy. Really gets someone fired up for battle while also still waiting for the proverbial elevator to open.

Dec 13

Game/Show and the 23 Ways Gamings Can Make You Awesome

  While I think the general discussion about games and their failings is as necessary as it is important, a video like this is very much appreciated. In fact, it’s the reason why I want video games to solves and be rid of these issues of creating toxic and uninviting environments. The ways video games …

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Dec 13

The Gist Looks Back at 5 Broken Games That Shouldn’t Have Been Released, But Did Anyway

  Think Sonic Boom and Assassin’s Creed: Unity are unfinished and bug-ridden? Well, take a look at these games.

Dec 12

Chrono Cross’s “Guldove – Home World” perf. by moonbowmusicmovie

  Just found out about these guys, called moonbowmusicmovie, and I am instantly a fan. Here’s some other songs that they’ve done.   Hyrule Field from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. “You Were There” from ICO. Aerith’s Theme from Final Fantasy VII Super Mario Bros. 3 Medley   They’re all really great and …

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Dec 12

Rerez TV Welcomes the Holidays By Talking About Merry Gear Solid (You Read That Right)

  So, I never expected a game like this? Oh indie developers and their fan games.   By the way, here’s the links to Merry Gear Solid 1 and Merry Gear Solid 2. I wonder of Mr. Hideo Kojima has seen these games and I wonder what he thinks of them.

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