Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Apr 16

The Point – Gaming Through Your Stress

This was kind of a touching episode because I know I can relate. After my grandma’s funeral I got home and continued playing Metroid: Other M, which I like so it kind of let me just escape into this other world and enjoy this story that I did not have to relate to my own …

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Apr 16

Kotaku: Why Fanboys Act Like Jerks by Keza MacDonal

A fascinating article on fanboys and why many of them act like jerks written by Keza MacDonald.   I think it’s a little scary to know that most of the angry fanboys are actually psychopaths, at least that’s what the article suggests but then again, the internet as a safe haven for their violent tendencies …

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Apr 15

Super Smash Bros. Melee’s “Menu 1″ A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

Ah Melee. Now I may be one of those weirdos who likes Brawl a bit more, but Melee is pretty much my childhood so hearing this wonderful rendition of the menu music brings a lot of memories back.

Apr 15

Reality Check: Are MMOs Bad For You?

I’m not into MMOs but for all the positive reasons mentioned in this video I want to be. I am in love with the idea of an MMO but there are too many barriers for me right now really get into them. The first being that many of the popular MMOs are based around a …

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Apr 15

The Making of Infamous: Second Son’s 2D Cinematics

This is pretty cool, and plays into the tagging theme Second Son seems to have. I haven’t played this game so I don’t know if they used a computer to mimic some of those effects done with the vacuum cleaner or if that was it, but either way, I think that’s pretty clever.

Apr 14

Animal Crossing’s “KK Cruisin” Band Cover Arranged by Zorsy

I wish this was released on Saturday night, but doesn’t change the fact that it’s still pretty cool. Seriously would love to listen to this in a cool club type setting. I know I keep saying that but that’s because I’m sure if I keep wishing for it, it will come true.

Apr 14

“Thank You For Playing” – A Documentary About the Making of “That Dragon, Cancer”

  I think I may have heard about That Dragon, Cancer in passing, but it wasn’t until I saw this did I decide to look into what it is. I may have once said that a biography might not be the best thing to make into a game, but I realize now that perhaps I …

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Apr 14

“Mario is Destroying My House” by Jhoofnail

More evidence that Nintendo should maybe capitalize on an AR Mario game. I’m not quite sure how they would do it, but they should figure it out.

Apr 12

“Back to Tamriel” by Harry Partridge

Harry Partidge is back with another Elder Scrolls songs and holy crap, this is definitely making me want the game. Even the weird rap part.   Come to think of it, his first Skyrim song may have been what finally convinced me to get Skyrim….but I did not like what I saw in the Elder …

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Apr 12

PBS Game/Show: What are the Worst Video Games Ever? – Be Warned, I Didn’t Like This Episode

So…this is the worst episode of PBS Game/Show so far. Which is unfortunate because I completely agree with a statement made in the video that we need to learn from the failings of others. However, this time Jamin Warren really dropped the ball when it came to dissecting what makes games bad and instead just …

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Apr 12

GAME_JAM – How Not to Run a Game Making Reality Show

I know this is pretty old news, but have you heard about GAME_JAM? It was this YouTube reality show that completely crashed and burned because the people making it had no respect for the indie game developers of whom they were hoping to exploit. For every reason mentioned in the linked to article, I am …

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Apr 12

Did You Know Voice Acting Webseries by Christopher Niosi

The world of video game voice acting I understand is big in some circles but has always remained kind of a mystery to me. I once had some interest in it but a difficult to work with voice director for a fan project eventually turned me away. Still, I have a lot of appreciation for …

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Apr 11

Hack N’ Slash Early Access Trailer – It’s the 80′s All Over Again

So I never thought that anyone would be inspired by the bad Zelda rap that was used to market the original Zelda game, but here we are. The idea of this actually seems pretty cool. Play a Legend of Zelda style game and maybe learn some coding along the way? Or at least the logic …

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Apr 11

The Making of Child of Light Part 2 – Childlike Sounds

I really appreciate the sound and aesthetic choices done for this game and is one reason I am so excited for it. While I’m still not sold on the gameplay, since I got to try it out at GDC, sometimes a game is just fun to play because it looks and sounds great. I also …

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Apr 11

Nintendo Direct – Tomodachi Life

So this Nintendo Direct came completely out of nowhere. But I’m not going to complain because this game looks absolutely hilarious. I remember this game being mentioned as being one of the games Nintendo was originally reluctant to bring over but in order to increase sales they were going to be less conservative with such …

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