Category Archive: Extra Credit

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

Nov 26

Dragon Age perf. by Lindset Stirling

Lindsey Stirling returns with an epic music video taking place in Dragon Age. This is part of her album Shatter Me that will be available on the 28th. Here are a bunch of links to where to get it. Amazon: http://bit.ly/shattermedeluxe Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/bnshattermedeluxe iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ShatterMe Target (deluxe version): http://smarturl.it/ShatterMeTAR Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ShatterMeAMZ   Note: …

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Nov 26

Gamasutra: “She’s Not Playing It Wrong” Laralyn McWilliams

A great article by Laralyn McWilliams on Gamasutra that kind of talks about two issues in games using the same method. She talks about the importance of understanding a player’s feelings and emotions when playing your game and how justifying your stubbornness with data, even accurate data, is not always a good reason. For example, …

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Nov 26

A Pirate’s Life Is Not For Those That Face These Creative Anti-Piracy Techniques – VG Facts Five Trivia

Knowing how much work goes into making even a semi-functional game, it’s pretty hard for me to find a justification for game piracy. I had plenty of friends in high school who tried, but when I said I was going to be a game designer that usually made them change the subject. That’s why I …

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Nov 25

Portal’s “Still Alive” perf. by LadyGameLyric and Diwa De Leon

  Super classy version of the gaming classic “Still Alive”. Seriously, great vocals by LadyGameLyric and great instrumentation by Diwa De Leon.   Hey, you can even buy it on Loudr!

Nov 25

Did You Know Gaming Breaks Down Some of Smash Bros.’ Advanced Techniques

In case you ever wanted to know what all the fuss was about regarding “advanced techniques” when it came to Smash Bros.   I think one of the biggest problems with these techniques is their implementation. It seems like having information hidden or made obscure has always been a problem with Nintendo’s most competitive games, …

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Nov 25

Why Dr. Mario is Back in Smash – Comic by 100 Skulls

Another tale of how a character came to Smash, or in this case, how he returned to Smash.     Yes, according to Tumblr user 100 Skulls, Dr. Mario is a separate character to Mario and has a score to settle with the Nintendo icon.

Nov 24

Final Fantasy VII’s “Cosmo Canyon” Guitar Cover perf. by DSC

A very cool and dramatic cover of Cosmo Cayon by DSC. He’s made it available to download to if you liked it.

Nov 24

Gamespot’s 10 Years of WoW – The Tank, The Texan, the Replaser, and The Daughter

Here’s the rest of the of Gamespot’s 10 Years of Wow mini-series documentary.   One of the biggest problems I had with MMOs that use the World of Warcraft formula is that I never got the hang of fitting into a niche role. I didn’t know if I wanted to be DPS or Tank, use …

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Nov 24

Reality Check Looks at What It Takes to Create The Paris of Assassin’s Creed: Unity

  Creating a game world based off reality must be a pain, but nonetheless super rewarding. It’s a shame that everything I’ve heard about AC: Unity indicates that it falls short in a lot of areas but certainly not in it’s recreation of Paris. It just looks so big and detailed. I would get the …

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Nov 21

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS “Theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

To end today, I would like to show this music video by Epic Game Music honoring the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U. What a great way to conclude a truly fun day of Smashing and hanging out with friends.

Nov 21

Princess Peach’s Royal Portrait by Solbi Park

A portrait of Princess Peach, by Tumblr user Solbi Park. They have a  relatively small gallery but I’m sure it will fill up soon. This piece is very pleasant and would look great framed in any castle.

Nov 21

PBS Game Show Ask Which is Worse: Video Game Violence or Football Violence

This is a good question and I think is a bit more complicated that Jamin may think it is and have far graver consequences. Though I do believe he is right about a few things, such as video game violence being demonized because of it’s literal and graphic representation of actual violence and because football …

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Nov 21

The Fans of Mega Man Created His Enemies – Did You Know Gaming: Mega Man Part 2

So Capcom had a bunch of fans submit ideas for Robot Masters? That must have been fun legally to deal with though I suppose part of the contest was also “you give Capcom the rights to use these characters.” I hope none of the contest winners submitted characters they ever would want to use later. …

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Nov 20

“Trapped in a Pokeball” – Pokemon TCG Battle Theme Remix feat. Belthesar by DJ CUTMAN

I cannot stress how much I enjoyed the Pokemon Trading Card Game Game for the Game Boy Color. Part of the reason I think is because the music was so good, which I think you can tell just by this DJ CUTMAN remix.   If you liked this song, you can buy it for $1, …

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Nov 20

The Gist Suggest Ways to Keep Long Running Game Series Fresh

This is a very much a legitimate question that I’m sure is asked by a ton of developers and publishers around the world. How do we keep a game idea fresh so that we can keep selling the same thing over and over again?   The suggestions mentioned in the video are pretty safe choices. …

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