Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Apr 24

Fire Emblem’s “Together, We Ride” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

I’m sure everyone who was introduced to Fire Emblem through Super Smash Bros. Melee knows this song, as it was the song chosen to represent Marth and Roy during their credits. It was also an alternate song to Hyrule Temple. I remember way back when I got the first western Fire Emblem game and found …

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Apr 24

Did You Know Gaming – Harvest Moon

I’ve never played any of the Harvest Moon games, but they do kind of look like fun. Reminds me of Animal Crossing but with a more direct goal in mind.   On that last bit, I can imagine the localizers being stuck between a rock and a hard place with a character like that. Their …

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Apr 24

Gamasutra: “Are Innovative Games Too Risky for Kickstarter?” by Christopher Jennewein

An article from one of the developers of Hex Heroes about why their Kickstarter wasn’t an instant success. It’s probably really important that anyone who plans on launching a Kickstarter (like me) knows about why a game that doesn’t have a big name behind it (Broken Age, Mighty No. 9) or pay homage to an …

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Apr 24

Did You Know Voice Actors – Kingdom Hearts

It totally makes sense that a lot of Disney related voice actors show up in Kingdom Hearts.

Apr 23

Scott Bradlee’s Saturday Morning Slow Jam – Pokemon Theme by

I never thought I would listen to this song again and actually really like it. It reminds me a lot of the version from Mewtwo Strikes Back, but slower. Of course, by slowing it down you can really just feel how goofy and over-dramatic this song really is. Not that it’s a bad thing.

Apr 23

The Point – Misleading Game Trailers

I guess I can’t say “well duh, how could you not have known this?” because before Alien: Colonial Marines I never really thought about this. Usually I didn’t notice any big discrepancies between the games I played and the trailers that revealed them. But it makes sense that a trailer is showing us a work …

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Apr 23

Monster Hunter 4G Japanese Trailer – Subspecies Mania

I can’t wait for this game to come out in the west. Looks like a lot of new and returning sub-species are returning and that’s fine by me. The more monsters the better!

Apr 23

Really Freakin’ Clever – Super Mario World

A very excellent analysis of Super Mario World and why it has always been my favorite 2D Super Mario game. The fact that the demo mode tells you everything you need to know about the new Yoshi is a particularly clever touch that definitely needs to be more recognized in ways to demonstrate your mechanics …

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Apr 22

Animal Crossing’s “K.K. Moody” perf. by Aivi Tran

I’m not sure, but I don’t think I posted anything from Aivi Tran in a long time. Well, I’m glad she picked a great song to remind me that she’s still around. I love K.K. Moody from Animal Crossing and her cover of it a perfect way to unwind after a long day of working.

Apr 22

Reality Check – Invisibility Cloak in Real Life?

Wow, I can’t believe how far technology has advanced. Pretty soon we’re just going have legit magic.   I’m not sure how I feel about that kind of technology ever becoming real. Afterall, have you seen what someone can do when they’re invisible? I don’t know how comfortable I would feel if we had the …

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Apr 22

Feel Sophisticated For Liking Video Games – Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery

One of the stereotypical activities of top hat and monocle wearing fancy guys is to visit art galleries. Having posted about a few art galleries before to feature video games, I’m surprised I’ve never gone to one. Probably because I usually find out about them after they have closed or they are too far away. …

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Apr 21

Pach-Attack: Will Microsoft Keep Their Exclusive DLC

Pach-Attack! 1) Will Xbox Keep Exclusive DLC on Call of Duty?   Kinda interesting how console sales and install base don’t seem to play a role in this decision or at least not as much as the question asker probably thought. With more money and a lower install based, I think Microsoft will try more …

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Apr 21

Polygon: “Meet the gay soldier you didn’t know was in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” by Emily Gera

An article on Polygon by Emily Gera that shares the thoughts of Adam Bullied and how he wrote a gay character in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City without being too “in your face” about it.   It’s an interesting article and made even more interesting by Capcom putting up no resistance to the idea. Perhaps …

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Apr 21

She Got Game – A Documentary About Women in Gaming That Needs to be Kickstarted

If there is one thing that I’ve learned from my time studying up to make games, is that everyone has the potential to make really amazing games. It’s why I’m so excited for this documentary that explores the female gaming community and women in the industry, hopefully putting an end of the nasty stereotypes or …

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Apr 19

Super Mario 3 Big Island (Loop) by the Mini Mario Orchestra

Let’s end this week’s posts with some Disco Mario 3 courtesy of the Mini-Mario orchestra and Diwa De Leon.

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