Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Aug 24

Yoshi’s Story Theme Jazz Cover perf. by The Consouls

  I absolutely loved Yoshi’s Story as a kid, with the music always being something that stood out to me as unique for it’s time. As The Consouls prove, those songs also make great jazz pieces.

Aug 24

The Lost Star Wars Games – Unseen64

Unseen64, published through DidYouKnowGaming?, has a video talking about Factor 5 and the lost Star Wars Rogue Squadron games, including a compilation game with improved features and an amazing idea you’ll have to watch to believe.  

Aug 24

“A New Look For Some Classic Pokemon” – Pokemon Fan Art by Piper Thibodeau

I love seeing Pokemon done in different styles. Whether they be more realistic or even more cartoony than they look now. Piper Thibodeau‘s art is an example of the latter. Check out a few of my favorites below and then check out the rest of the gallery. Piper does daily paintings so after this, be …

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Aug 23

Mario Kart 64’s “Rainbow Road” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Shady Cicada covers Mario Kart 64’s version of Rainbow Road, giving a cool rock feel to one of my favorite Mario Kart tracks.

Aug 23

Gamasutra: “As SNES turns 25, devs discuss its 7 greatest graphics innovations” by Jon Irwin

Can you believe that the Super Nintendo is 25 years old? I know it’s hard to believe and while I may not have that much nostalgic fondness for it, it’s hard to ignore the influence it has had on modern game industry. Gamesutra demonstrates this by running an article asking developers what they thought of …

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Aug 22

Game Maker’s Toolkit on the Return of Immersive Sims

  Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit analysis the design philosophies and the history of the immersive sim. Games like Deus Ex, System Shock, and Thief which all place an emphasis on player choice and systemic reaction. These are the types of games that I really like, though I do think there’s a lot of …

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Aug 22

“Do You Want to Build a Sandcastle Pokemon?” – Pokemon Fan Art by KaiserDragonian

Videogameologists is back after a week break and a lot has happened while we were gone. Like a new Pokemon trailer revealing even more critters for us to catch and people are excited. One of those people must be KaiserDragonian as he has done quite a bit of fan art of both the new Pokemon …

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Aug 14

Kirby’s Dream Land “Green Greens!” Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro

  This cover of “Green Greens!” from Kirby’s Dream Land by Music By Pedro is so great. I love how bouncy it feels. Listening to this saxophone cover makes me wonder why a Kirby themed level was never added to Mario Kart 8. It would have fit in so nicely.

Aug 14

Health Systems in Games – Game Maker’s Toolkit

  Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit talks about health systems in games and how they effect play. It’s a great video and I really hope it inspired game developers to think of out of the box health systems that could encourage different types of play besides “cover shooter.”

Aug 13

Chrono Cross’ “Dimension Breach” Lyric Cover perf. and Lyrics by Josiah McDaniel

  Josiah McDaniel has given lyrics to this really beautiful song from Chrono Cross.

Aug 13

How Did Sonic the Hedgehog Fare on the Game Gear – Gaming Historian

Gaming Historian takes a look at the ten Sonic the Hedgehog Game Gear games that came out in North America. I’ve actually played some of these and while Gaming Historian might think some of them are pretty cool, I actually didn’t like any of the ones I played.

Aug 12

I am Setsuna’s “Waves of Hope” Piano arr. by Moisés Nieto

  Moisés Nieto performs a very soothing and beautiful cover of “Waves of Hope” from the RPG I Am Setsuna.   Nieto also provided some sheet music for everyone here.

Aug 12

GameSpot’s History of The Elder Scrolls Video Showcases Evolution of the Series

  GameSpot takes us on a bug-filled magical journey that is the history of The Elder Scrolls series. Oddly enough, The Elder Scrolls Online is omitted, probably because it wasn’t made by Bethesda. Though, if you’re going to talk about the history of a franchise I think it’s important to be as inclusive as possible. …

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Aug 11

The Difficulties of Being Sonic – Innuendo Studios

Innuendo Studios delivers some harsh criticisms towards Sonic the Hedgehog and how his reason for existing has made it hard for Sonic to stay relevant over the years.   Some of the points that I think really stick is that Sega feels Sonic must appeal to too many audiences. A lot of people really like …

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Aug 10

The Hardships of No Man’s Sky Ranged From Legal Battles to Floods – DidYouKnowGaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? gives us some rather depressing trivia for No Man’s Sky. It seems like a lot of unncessecary hardships arose for this team to put together this game. While I’m not personally sold on the idea of No Man’s Sky (it doesn’t look all that interesting to me as a game), I do hope …

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