Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Jun 26

Overwatch Medley perf. by String Player Gamer

  Gosh, I love the music from Overwatch a whole lot. It’s even better when we get a cool medley put together by the legendary String Player Gamer

Jun 26

Fallout 4’s Shishkebab Brought to Life by ammnra

  YouTuber ammnra brings to life (well, at least prop life) one of my favorite weapons from Fallout 4: The Shishkebab. I love the amount of detail that went into building this.

Jun 26

Polygon: “Yu Suzuki, Tim Schafer and others discuss hype in game development By Blake Hester” by Blake Hester

Polygon’s Blake Hester has an excellent article talking to Yu Suzuki, creator of Shenmue, Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Söderström, creators of Hot Line Miami, and Tim Schafer, creator of Brutal Legend and Broken Age about their thoughts on hype, living up to the expectations, and the fear of failure. It’s really a good read that …

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Jun 25

Advance Wars “Max’s Theme” Jazz Cover perf. by The Consouls

It’s always great to hear not so common covers. I honestly can’t remember if I’ve ever posted an Advance Wars cover. So thank The Consouls for giving us this catchy jazz version of Max’s Theme.

Jun 25

The Lost Sequels to Perfect Dark – Unseen64

  DidYouKnowGaming?published an Unseen64 on the lost sequels to Perfect Dark, Rare’s big shooter series made after the success of Goldeneye007. I feel bad that Rare wasn’t able to keep this series alive as it seemed like they had some really cool ideas  

Jun 25

First Person Scholar: “I Can’t Take This: Dark Souls, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Networks” by Matthew Kelly

If you’re looking for a deep reading of networks and ethics explored via the lens of Dark Souls, then look no further than this Matthew Kelly essay on just that very subject via First Person Scholar. It’s a pretty in-depth piece that explores a facet of our modern society using a really popular video game. …

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Jun 24

Final Fantasy VII’s “Tifa’s Theme” Metal Cover perf. by SwigglesRP

  Today to listen to, we have this awesome metal cover of “Tifa’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VII brought to us by SwigglesRP.

Jun 24

Building Mighty No. 9 – A Documentary by 2PlayerProductions

  2PlayerProductions‘s official Mighty No. 9 documentary is here. This was one of the first big “old school game designer using Kickstarter to make a classic game” that came from Japan. I always love watching documentaries that showcase how a game is made. It really gets you in the designing mood. It’s a shame that …

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Jun 24

“A-Mei-Zing!” – Mei From Overwatch Fan Art by PK4G

Love or hate her, Overwatch’s Mei is a pretty cute character. Especially when drawn by DeviantArt user PK4G. Take a look at some of this A-Mei-zing fan art to help you beat the heat, then be sure to check out the rest of his gallery. There isn’t a lot of video game fan art, but …

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Jun 23

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Escape from the City” Cover perf. by Nathan Sharp and Andrew Stein (Mandopony)

  Objectively, there are not enough Sonic Adventure 2 covers, let alone vocal covers. Now Nathan Sharp – NateWantsToBattle and Andrew Stein (Mandopony) need to get to work on a cover of Pumpkin Hill. Hope you had a birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!

Jun 23

Happy 25th Birthday Sonic!

  Still hard to believe that Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old today. Take a look back at some of the main games throughout Sonic’s history…though for looking like an official channel, they sure do offer up some revisionist history. I can understand Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic and the Black Knight …

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Jun 23

Deorbital: “What Michonne, Sasha, and Beyoncé Teach Us About the Complexities of Anger” by Shonte Daniels

Shonte Daniels of deorbital writes a great piece discussing the representation of women of color in games (and Beyoncé) and two positive examples of characters who express anger owning and defying the stereotype of Black and Latina women.   In this article, Daniels discusses how The Walking Dead’s Michonne and Severed’s Sasha use their anger …

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Jun 22

Breath of the Wild’s “Trailer Theme” Acoustic/Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

Shady Cicada must be really excited for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, because he already has a cover of the song from the trailer. I got to admit…I’m pretty excited too.

Jun 22

JonTron on Disney Games – Both Fake and Real

JonTron has released a very bizarre  episode on bootleg Disney games. It’s…something else alright.   And in case you need to have your pallet cleansed (or your brain bleached) from that episode, here’s JonTron again in a DidYouKnowGaming?? on Disney games.  

Jun 22

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: “Hype Check: Debunking E3’s Marketing” By Brendan Caldwell

Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Brendan Caldwell has an interesting article examining some of the lies, half-truths, and technically trues that were told during the various E3 press conferences.   It’s easy to forget that E3 is not a celebration of gaming, but one really long commercial. Which means all the standard marketing BS is going to …

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