Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Sep 01

A Kickstarter That Needs Your Help All About Game Music – The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary

If you are into or want to learn more about the video game music scene, then do I have a Kickstarter for you to fund. The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary is exactly what it sounds like and seems like it will be exploring the history of bit music and the entire musical movement …

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Aug 29

“Best Summoner”, a League of Legends/Pokemon Song, by Sabrina Valenzuela

League of Legends and Pokemon probably have a lot in common. I wouldn’t really know since I don’t play the former but perhaps that’s what Sabrina Valenzuela decided to mash them together using the tune of the first Pokemon theme song to sing about the popular e-Sport.

Aug 29

PBS Game/Show – Top 7 Creative Videogames

I feel like creativity doesn’t get enough praise when critiquing and analyzing games. Granted it should not be the end all be all for whether a game should be considered good or bad. Like Jamin’s Resident Evil example for instance. I would argue that the cinematic camera, while good for providing scares, was horrible for …

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Aug 29

Tropes vs Women in Gaming: Women as Background Decorations Part 2 (Contains NSFW Content)

  What more is there to say on this topic, Sarkeesian covered the topic pretty extensively and it’s left me a little disturbed. I suppose we could argue that some of these games are specifically aimed at a male audience and are not hiding it, but is that what’s really the determining factor between aiming …

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Aug 29

Dartigan Finds Everything Wrong with Remember Me in Nine Minutes

I personally didn’t think this one was as good as the previous two, but it still got me pretty interested in the story for this game. Except for the ending. That seems pretty awful.   This video was made by Dartigan and inspired by CinemaSins. If you liked this video you should check out both …

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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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