Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Jul 25

Twilight Princess’s “Hyrule Fields” Marimba Cover perf. by Mart0zz

The Marimba is not an instrument I get to hear a lot of. Hearing Twilight Princess’s Hyrule Field like this kind of makes the whole song feel a bit more, I’m not sure, zany? Upbeat? It’s actually surprising similar to the normal version of it.

Jul 25

Polygon: “No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry” by Brianna Wu

When I first read this article from Polygon by Brianna Wu analyzing examples of harassment aimed at women in the game industry, I wanted to hurl my laptop across the room. It’s just getting a little frustrating that this sort of stuff still happens. That it even happened is just mind boggling to me. And …

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Jul 25

Hyrule Warriors Feature Trailer- The Heroes of Hyrules Assemble!

So have I mentioned that I’m super excited for Hyrule Warriors. I’m loving the list of selectable characters so far (even Lana) and hey we finally got a second male character confirmed. That feels kind of weird to say, but it’s a good kind of weird. Though did you noticed that Zant and Ghirahim got …

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Jul 25

Really Freakin’ Clever: Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga

While I had my own gripes about their latest adventure, Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga remains one of my favorite GBA games for exactly the reasons outlined by Josh in this episode of Really Freakin’ Clever. In fact, I really have nothing more to add. Using A for Mario and B for Luigi was …

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Jul 24

Zelda II’s “Temple/Palace Theme” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

Growing up, I remember always hearing bad things about Zelda II. I was under the impression for a while that I thought the game was a mess and so actually surprised when the Temple song I heard in Super Smash Bros. Melee was from Zelda II because I thought it was really good. I was …

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Jul 24

Super Smash Flash 2 – Release Date and Updates Coming to You Directly

I really can’t believe that Super Smash Flash is still a thing, but I guess if you can’t wait for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U this is the next best thing. Not only that, but it has a bunch of characters we know would never make it in to Smash Bros officially, …

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Jul 24

Start Making Your Own Games Now with this Ultimate Bundle

Do you want to start making your own games! Then you might want to look into this!   Go From Zero to Hero- The Ultimate Game Developer Bundle. It’s over $1,000 worth of software for only $49. If you want to jump into the amazing fun and awesome job of game development, I highly suggest …

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Jul 23

Animal Crossing’s “K.K. Bossa” Vocal Cover perf. by Sabrina Valenzuela

I really love Sabrina Valenzuela’s voice for covers like this but her vocal covers of other fans have introduced me to many more amazing artist. Take this song for instance, it’s a cover of MsNydroj20‘s cover, which was based on a fan sub of the Animal Crossing movie.

Jul 23

Prepare to Face The Kalle Demos! Fan Art by Vincent Bisschop

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For whatever reason, Kalle Demos is one of my favorite bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this piece done by Vincent Bisschop.   Pretty neat huh. Yeah, Vincent has a lot of work up on his gallery, both fan art and original work. Here’s two …

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Jul 23

Check Out Some Mighty No. 9 Gameplay Footage

While Mega Man might be MIA, I’m glad to know that fans of his games will be getting what is essentially a spiritual successor and that it’s looking quite good. I’m really digging how each power comes with a complete costume change, instead of just a recolor.

Jul 22

Banjo-Kazooie’s “Intro” perf. by SquidPhyiscs

This is quite the impressive Banjo-Kazooie cover. Usually in these types of things you don’t expect recreations of the voices as well but SquidPhyiscs went the extra mile.

Jul 22

Reality Check: The Psychology of Steam Sales

I watched this episode while also looking at my Steam Library and realizing just how big it is and how most of the games I’ve got in there are unplayed. Though to be fair to me, I get a lot of them through humble bundles where I really only want two or three of the …

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Jul 22

Polygon: “Gaming’s favorite villain is mental illness, and this needs to stop” by Patrick Lindsey

An excellent article on Polygon by Patrick Lindsey analyzing the portrayal of mental illness in video games.   Ever since I first heard of the Asylum Jam, I’ve just can’t stop noticing how many games use asylums as a setting and mental illness as the thing to fight against. It’s a disturbingly common trope and …

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Jul 22

Design Club: Mark of the Ninja – Stealth Games and Visual Cues

While I definitely still need to play Mark of the Ninja, this episode of Design Club kind of gives me the idea that too much information might remove some of the challenge or reward that comes from playing a game such as this.   Now I’m sure Mark of the Ninja is still plenty difficult …

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Jul 21

Ni No Kuni’s “Main Theme” perf. by the Videri String Quartet

You can chalk Ni No Kuni as another game on my ever expanding list of games that I need to play someday, but at least now I can say I like the main theme. Thank you Videri String Quartet.

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