Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Aug 29

Cracked Uses Bloodborne To Explain How Sadistic Game Designers Can Be

  This Cracked video sort of encompasses the reasons why I could never get into Demon’s Souls, or Dark Souls, or Bloodborne. It’s just not for me because this game seems like it’s for people who hate themselves.  

Aug 29

Sonic the Hedgehog’s “Spring Yard Zone” perf. by ArnyUnderCover, Bboynoe, 8BitBrigadier, and TeraCMusic.

  This is a pretty fun cover of Spring Yard Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s also a collaboration between ArnyUnderCover, Bboynoe, 8BitBrigadier, and TeraCMusic. 

Aug 29

“Baymax Used Thundaga” – Comic by jenkuhaha

Plenty of people were excited to hear that Big Hero 6 was going to be represented in Kingdom Hearts. Particularly jenkuhaha who drew this lovely comic about how Baymax might be able to help you as an ally.  

Aug 28

Metal Gear’s “Red Alert” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Shady Cicada brings us another epic rock cover. This time for Metal Gear, which gets another installment soon with The Phantom Pain.   I had to admit though, when I first saw the title of the video, I thought it was a rock cover for Red Alert of the Command and Conquer series.

Aug 28

Man At Arms Reforged Makes, Not One, But Two Witcher 3 Swords

  AWE me’s Man at Arms is back and making the popular Witcher 3 swords.

Aug 28

Gamasutra: “Personal Challenges for the Solo Indie Dev” by Cory Spooner

As someone who is working with a few others on the same project but is still pretty much working at home on an indie game, I found this blog by Cory Spooner on the personal challenges of a solo indie dev very relatable. These are problems I encounter almost daily and nearly everyday I kick …

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Aug 27

Final Fantasy VIII’s “Liberi Fatali” Acapella Cover by Mr. Dooves

  Mr Dooves of Triforcefilms does a pretty epic A Capella cover of one of my favorite Final Fantasy songs, Liberi Fatali. 

Aug 27

Reality Check Discusses Games, Violence, and APAA

  GameSpot‘s Reality Check goes over the issues of APAA’s latest finding on the links between video games and aggressive behavior. Based on the arguments presented here, I have to agree that the links do seem kind of fishy. But again, I never really think that video games can make a person violent on their …

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Aug 27

Kotaku: “Why Most Video Game ‘Aggression’ Studies Are Nonsense” by Jason Schreier

The question rages on: Do video games make people more violent? Kotaku’s Jason Schreier challenges studies that say they do by pointing out what he perceives are flaws in the method in which these studies are conducted. Flaws such as “subjective” ways to measure aggression, short term vs. long term, and whether or not people …

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Aug 26

Heavy Rain’s “Painful Memories” Marimba Cover perf. by New Game Plus

  One of the things I don’t think of when I think of Heavy Rain is the music. Glad to know that people like the musicians of New Game Plus do though.

Aug 26

PBS Game/Show Talks About Pokemon and Biodiversity…For Some Reason

  This is kind of an outthere episode of PBS Game/Show but if game design can intersect with ecology and environmentalism then I’m all for it.

Aug 26

Kotaku: “Teenage Girls Are Playing Video Games. You Just Might Not Hear Them.” by Chris Suellentrop

Kotaku’s Chris Suellentrop wrote an article on teenage girls who game but are rendered practically invisible because they do not use any forms of voice communication. It’s an interesting piece as it once again shows that at least a good chunk of people playing video games are women. According to the article, 60% of the …

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Aug 25

Donkey Kong Country II’s “Bramble Blast”perf. by SwigglesRP, Sab Irene, and Insaneintherainmusic

  Some nice relaxing Donkey Kong music to unwind after a hot stressful day. Loving this particular cover by SwigglesRP, Sab Irene, and Insaneintherainmusic

Aug 25

Goomba Popsicles to Cool Down by Rosanna Pansino

  Argh it’s so hot outside. That makes these Goomba Popsicle from Rosanna Pansino the perfect late summer treat.

Aug 25

FemHype: “How a Lack of Racial Diversity Inhibits ‘Life Is Strange’” by Sheva

A very clear and concise article on the racial representation issues in Life is Strage by Femhype’s Sheva. In this article, Sheva makes an excellent point to not be afraid to criticize games. For as good as she says Life is Strange is (It’s on my to-do list), for as progressive that it is, that …

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