Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Sep 20

“Spinnin’ Round That Base” – A Parody of “All About That Bass” by Nathan Smith

  This is silly. A good silly, but silly nonetheless.

Sep 20

An Old School Comic Style for an Old School Link by RSVA

Pixiv artist RVSA has a collection of A Link to the Past sketches that look like they come straight from an old school comic book. Take a look at these and if you love them you can either check out RVSA’s Pixiv or Flickr accounts.      

Sep 20

The Path to Hope Lies in Magical Girls and Pokemon – An Artbook Collaboration Project

The Path to Hope is an interesting art collaboration project combining the magical girls from anime with Pokemon. I suppose it’s a way to show how different interests can so easily blend together. They have some preview images on The Path to Hope Tumblr,  so be sure to follow it if you like what you …

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Sep 20

The Gist – 3 Great Kickster Games That You Can Play Right Now

  I’ve played two of these games but I would also recommend Broken Age and Faster Than Light. I like Broken Age a bit more because Faster Than Light is so random that it can get downright frustrating but both games are amazing fun in their own way. I keep hearing good things about the …

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Sep 19

Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s “Icarus” perf. by Songs of Adventure

  Well it’s not too often that I get to hear a Deus Ex: Human Revolution cover. This was actually pretty amazing managing to perfectly recreate the track from the game but also moving it away from just being ambient and making it more present.   This song was performed by Caitlin and Vaughan who …

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Sep 19

8 Examples of Video Game Lawsuits That, Well, Backfired

  These certainly are some silly examples of why a game would be sued. My particular favorite was Universal finding themselves violating Nintendo’s copyright over the word “Kong”. While these are silly lawsuits that are notable for how badly they backfired, I think it’s always important to remind people that not every video game is …

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Sep 19

“And That’s Why You’re In!” – A Webcomic Strip Imagining The Origins of This Super Smash Fighter

Warning: The following comic contains spoilers for secret characters in Super Smash Bros. Don’t look at it if you want to and somehow have remained completely unaware of who is in the final roster.       ——————–   This is pretty touching comic by Brian (no last name given) who runs the Tumblr blog …

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Sep 19

Jason Paul Freeruns Through a Real Life Sidescroller.

  A real-life side scrolling platformer? Awesome! There are just simply no words to describe how much fun watching this was. Plus, performing on a moving train really was the best detail for me. It looked just like the kind of parallax scrolling you would find in a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

Sep 18

Classic Book Covers for Classic Games From Gamertee

There is a certain aesthetic to those classic book covers that are definitely lost to our modern era. Even classic video games, or games that we at least consider classic, don’t have that same kind of “oldness” that I think draws some people towards collecting old books. That’s why these old book covers of some …

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Sep 18

James Zapata Makes The Legend of Zelda Look Like Skyrim

I think people really want The Legend of Zelda to more like Skyrim. In fact, I know I’m expecting something similar to Skyrim with the next Zelda game but since we already know what the new art style is going to be like, it’s safe to say that it’s not going to look exactly like …

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Sep 18

Inspiration and Easter Eggs – Did You Know Gaming: Mass Effect

  Some really interesting tidbits and trivia here about the Mass Effect series. It’s pretty cool how the alien races all had some animal or folklore related inspirations. Except for that race of all women. I wonder what everyone was like when that was brought up.   “Yes so we have this race inspired by …

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Sep 17

Polygon: “In the shadow of a $2.5 billion deal, one famed game dev slips away” by Brian Crecente

An article over at Polygon by Brian Crecente looks back on the reasons why a video game rock star like Notch would sell his company and go on to smaller, more meaningful projects.   So yeah, Markus Persson, also known as Notch and the creator of Minecraft, sold Mojang to Microsoft and left. He feared …

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Sep 17

Tough Choices Makes Satisfying Endings – Really Freakin’ Clever Looks at Mass Effect 2

I’m not entirely sure how “clever” this is, but it’s definitely good game design and good use of a narrative to influence the emotions of the player. Maybe it’s something that you have to experience for yourself, since I’ve yet to play any game in the Mass Effect trilogy (I know, shame on me). After …

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Sep 17

The First Trailer for Rakuen, Plus Soundtrack Preview

  One of the musicians I follow on YouTube, Laura Shigihara, is also a game designer (I didn’t know that before) and has been working on this game project here for a while now. As well as doing the audio, programming, and pixel art). I don’t know much about what the core gameplay is going …

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Sep 17

Awesome Video Game Sculptures By Brandon Thomas

DeviantArt user BThomas64 (AKA Brandon Thomas) makes some pretty cool sculptures as his form of video game fan art and it’s not one that I see too often.What’s great is that he still manages to apply his own style to these, making them cuter or more expressive than the characters they are based on. There’s …

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