Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Aug 28

Critical Hit Performing “Sons of Liberty” From Metal Gear Solid 2 Live

Critical Hit playing Son of Liberty from Metal Gear Solid 2, live at Orlando Nerd Fest 2014. This video game tribute band is headed by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes.   If you like what you hear you can pick it up on their album. Buy it on iTunes or Loudr here. I have …

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Aug 28

Reality Check: Why is Collecting Loot So Much Fun?

Perhaps I am an oddity but I’m not sure if collecting loads of loot is something that I really consider all that fun. At least, the expectation of there being more is not something that gets me hooked to endless grinding and mind-numbing monotony as I’ve been subjected to before (not implying Diablo is anything …

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Aug 28

If Doctor Who was a Dating Sim – Time Traveller Boyfriend

I have not been a fan of Doctor Who for very long. I basically started near the end of the Tennant era and watched all the Matt Smith era and so far it’s pretty cool minus some major hiccups. I did enjoy the latest season premiere.   So….how is this video any different than what …

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Aug 27

Songs You Didn’t Know Had Lyrics: Super Mario World – Mario is a Jerk to Yoshi

I was kind of getting flashbacks to that really sad Yoshi song done by Brawl in the Family. Luckily this turned out slightly more humorous.

Aug 27

Kotaku: “How to Balance an RPG” by Josh Sawyer

A very informative article on Kotaku written by Josh Sawyer, a veteran game designer for Obsidian, discussing techniques for how to balance your RPG game. This is pretty important because without proper balance, an RPG can go from being amazing to downright terrible. It’s truly the Dungeons and Dragons experience, so being able to challenge …

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Aug 27

Unearthing Many More Secrets with Easter Egg Hunting – Mario Part 1

It seems like the Mario series is a never ending well of secrets and Easter eggs. Even when you think you’ve heard them all something new pops up like the iconic mushroom get jingle being the level complete theme sped up. I can’t wait for part 2 to learn some of the secrets from the …

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Aug 26

Civilization IV’s “Baba Yetu” perf. by Peter Hollens and Malukah

I really love this song and I think Peter Hollins and Malukah did a great job covering it. It’s also totally rad that they got Christopher Tin to say a few words at the end. If you want you buy this song, it’s available on iTunes and Loudr.

Aug 26

Learn About Historical Serial Killers and Obscure Mythological Figures with Did You Know Gaming: Castlevania

As someone who has never played a Castlevania game before (other than Castlevania Judgement which I had hoped would get me interested into the series), I didn’t realize that so much of it was based on various mythologies. I’m actually really interested in stuff like that and since I think I can pick up some …

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Aug 26

The Pokemon x Tekken Game is Finally Realized – Pokken Tournament Announcement Trailer

This is what some people suspected when the name “Pokken” was leaked. An honest to God Pokemon fighting game made by the people who have brought us the Tekken series. I am a little disappointed that it seems to be slated for Japanese arcades but I’ve heard that how most Tekken games start out before …

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Aug 26

Realistic Pokemon Doing Battle by Gangl Simon

I understand realistic Pokemon. The world would be a much different place with them and since many of us grew up with the idea of forming life-long friendships with mice that can shoot electricity and big yellow dragons, it is not surprising that people have often created artwork showing us what Pokemon might look like …

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Aug 25

Super Mario Bros.’ “Underwater Theme” perf. by Peter Anthony Smith

There’s something about this cover of the Underwater theme from Super Mario Bros. that makes it sound like a haunted amusement park. I can’t be the only one getting a Bioshock vibe from it, can I?

Aug 25

Kotaku: “A Brief History of Non-Nintendo Made Zelda Games” by Richard Eisenbeis

In anticipation for Hyrule Warriors, Richard Eisenbeis has compiled a short history of all The Legend of Zelda games that were created by companies other than Nintendo. I think even to this day people believe that Nintendo rarely branches out to third parties with their first-party IPs or that they have just started recently but …

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Aug 25

Replica Dahl Assault Rifle from Borderlands by Ikkalebob

If you have ever wanted to own your own Borderlands gun, well, it might cost you a membership fee to Indestructibles.com, over 300 hours and about $200 thanks to Indestructibles user Ikkalebob.   Ikkalebob also has some interesting facts about this particular prop. For one, it’s based on concept art for a Dahl gun that …

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Aug 22

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Bioshock Infinite Style Waltz by Post-Modern Jukebox

I did not know this but Scott Bradley, the one who did this arrangement, worked on Bioshock Infinite. This particular arrangement is an arrangement of the Bioshock Infinite’s version of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”   If you want to buy this song on Itunes, you can by clicking this link here.

Aug 22

Extra Credits “Games You Might Not Have Tried” Humble Bundle Schedule

Another edition of Extra Credit’s “Games You Might Not Have Tried” and it looks like a lot of interesting choices this time around. Putting them all together into a bundle is also a great idea. It definitely got me to add all these into my collection. Of the games on this list, Enemy Mine, Hand …

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