Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Jan 29

“Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran” Assassin’s Creed Parody perf. by LadyGameLyric

  LadyGameLyric has crafted a song parody that seems so not the right tone for Assassin’s Creed that I’m loving it.

Jan 29

Reality Check Goes to Mars, or at Least, Wants To

  I think this is a fantastic game idea and I would certainly try it out. I would probably have to read the book or see the movie to make any comments on Cam’s idea though, but I do think it’s workable.   I think one problem with this game’s design though is how management …

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Jan 29

Kotaku: “How The First Resident Evil’s Been Censored And Changed Since 1996″ by Patrick Klepek

Kotaku writer Patrick Klepek has put together a timeline of the history of the first Resident Evil game, noting all the difference and censoring. I actually didn’t know that some of these ports existed of the game.

Jan 28

Silver Surfer’s “BGM 1″ A Capella Cover perf. by Triforcefilms

  I only know of this game through the Angry Video Game Nerd and so of course it’s bad. I don’t remember it having a pretty rockin’ song though. Might be worth playing just once…or maybe not. Thanks, Triforcefilms! Now I’m conflicted.  

Jan 28

It’s Not a Poe’s Curse, But it Is Tiny Golden Nintendo Character Jewelry

Looking to get your significant gamer something really special? Surprise them with perhaps one of their favorite game characters, made of gold…and really tiny. It’s jewelry. Really cool jewelry from Soulbound.com. Check out some of my favorites below, then check out the rest of the store.  

Jan 27

Portal 2’s “Want You Gone” perf. by Sabrina Valenzuela feat. David Nyman

  I honestly like this song more than Portal’s “Still Alive”. It has a bit more to it but I can understand why it isn’t quite as iconic. Luckily, there are a few like Sabrina Valenzuela and David Nyman creating cool covers of this song.

Jan 27

Femhype: “Press X to Exit: What It’s Like Gaming With Anxiety” by Mir

Mir, from Femhype, has an article about playing games with anxiety. It’s definitely given me a very different perspective on how people can enjoy, or rather, sometimes not enjoy games and just how AAAA game trends tend to not favor people who have to deal with these kinds of issues.   I guess there’s a …

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Jan 27

PBS Game/Show Experiences, Consolidates, and Recalls if Game Memories Are Real

  I’ve sadly been neglecting PBS Game/Show for a while now so let me go back a few weeks and look at this episode which asks “are video game memories real?”   It’s kind of an interesting question because I’ve always answered yes to this question. I’ve written school papers on how players take their game …

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Jan 26

Smash Bros./Wario Ware’s “Ashley’s Song” perf. by The String Player Gamer Feat. Miss SPG

This is probably one of my favorite songs from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I do wish I could have enjoyed it in Wario Ware, but either way, it’s fun to listen rather it’s the original or Diwa De Leon’s cover.

Jan 26

Joystiq: “Gaming while black: Casual racism to cautious optimism” by Jessica Conditt

A great article by Jessica Conditt on Joystiq.com discussing the history of gaming while black and what modern day challenges developers and gamers are facing in order to make the gaming community more diverse and inviting.   One of the big points for me is the statistic identifying the rate of growth amongst black game …

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Jan 26

The History Behind Assassin’s Creed Unity Isn’t so Simple and Stabby – History Respawn

  Hope you’re ready for a crash course in the French Revolution, because this episode of History Respawn talks about the setting and time period of Assassin’s Creed Unity.   This video is part of a series. If you liked it, then I suggest checking out the rest of it on it’s YouTube Channel.

Jan 23

World of Warcraft’s “Legends of Azeroth” perf. by Critical Hit

  Critical Hit, an epic group of musicians covering game music, recently created a video for one of their songs from their first album. These guys definitely have a way of upping the ante when it comes to game covers as their work is always top quality and unique. If you liked this, then you …

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Jan 22

Nintendo Medley perf. by FAMIKOTO

Here’s something you don’t get to hear everyday. A Nintendo medley played on traditional Japanese instruments by FAMIKOTO. You should definitely check out their channel as they have done a lot of different covers.

Jan 22

“Princesses” Fanart by Yagaminou

These digital paintings by Deviant Art user Yagaminou are fantastic. I sort of happened to pick characters from Nintendo games as my favorites, as they have backgrounds and some good use of subtle emotions but you should definitely check out more of his gallery.  

Jan 22

Polygon: “Conservative, stuffy old Nintendo and its weird habit of wild radicalism” by Colin Campbell

Polygon’s Colin Campbell recently wrote an article that gives us some insight into the Willy Wonka like workplace that is Nintendo. By talking to Dan Adelman, a former employee who was responsible for bridging together Nintendo and many indie developers, Campbell reveals Nintendo’s traditional and conservative corporate culture, one that rewards longevity and doesn’t necessarily …

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