Category Archive: History

Apr 29

Gaming Historian Visits the National Videogame Museum

  Gaming Historian takes a trip to Frisco, Texas to visit the National Video Game Museum. Which I got to say, that place looks like a paradise. I never thought I’d say this, but…I gotta get to Texas.  if you want to visit the museum’s website, just click on this link.    

Apr 28

The Secret History of Ness and Lucas’s Smash Bros. Move Set – RelaxAlax

RelaxAlax takes a look at the Mother/Earthbound series to show us how Ness and Lucas got their Smash Bros. moveset. You might be surprised to find out how those two characters do a bit more than represent themselves in Nintendo cross-over fighter.

Apr 27

Guitar Hero Was About to Get a MMO Before the Music Game Genre Crashed and Burned – Unseen64

  Liam Robertson of Unseen64 put out a video talking about an cancelled Guitar Hero/DJ Hero browser MMO, called Hero World.   Gosh, remember when these games were on top of the world. As pointed out in the video, over saturation of the music games basically led to a crash that the genre still hasn’t …

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Apr 26

DidYouKnowGaming? Explores Two Cult Classics: Super Mario RPG and Mega Man Legends

Here’s two DidYouKnowGaming? episodes on spin-offs that have large cult followings from long ago: Super Mario RGP and Mega Man Legends.    

Apr 23

Legal Issues, Lost Minigames, and More Secrets to Mario Party – DidYouKnowGaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? talks about the friendship ruiner known as the Mario Party franchise.   I’ve actually always thought the car mechanic introduced in Mario Party 9 was a weird one. I just didn’t get why they would remove the traditional board game feel of the game. The explanation offered by the game’s director however does …

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Apr 22

Dirty Harry Games Weren’t So Lucky – Unseen64

  DidYouKnowGaming?‘s Unseen64 discuss the rise and downfall of the Dirty Harry games, that were slated to be released on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, and PC. It’s an interesting story where modern video game conventions were just too stifling to bring such a film franchise to games. If anything, this story could …

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Apr 21

10 Cases of Murder Blamed on Video Games – Alltime10s

    This is history, but I do warn you, some of the stories told in this video are pretty gross.   Alltime10s talk about 10 murders that were blamed on video games. It’s important to make clear that despite what these murderers say, with one exception, games probably did not make any of these …

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Apr 21

Kotaku: “Sandstorms, Segregation, And Other Challenges Of Running A Women’s Video Game Convention In Saudi Arabia” by Nathan Grayson

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson has a great interview with Tasneem Salim, one of the founders of Saudi Arabia’s first women’s video game convention.   The piece highlights some of the challenges of running such a convention, especially in a place where gender segregation is legal and weather can reach apocalyptic status. Overall though, it seems like …

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Apr 20

Plucking 107 Pikmin Facts – Super Coin Crew

  Super Coin Crew gives us 107 facts about Nintendo’s real-time strategy game, Pikmin. As one of Nintnedo’s more mysterious games, I can’t help but think about how positively indie it feels. It’s a relatively quiet game, with lots of little secrets and backstory and is a game that is more about survival and exploration, …

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Apr 17

Celebrate the Angry Video Game Nerd’s 10th Anniversary with Bad Mega Man Games

  Cinemassacre‘s Angry Video Game Nerd celebrates 10 years by looking at some of those less than stellar (and some more modern…well, by the Nerd’s standards) Mega Man games. Ranging from inadequate ports to ones that have more emphasis on telling a story rather than letting players play, it’s nice to see where this character …

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Apr 15

107 Facts About Super Mario World You Might Not Have Known – Super Coin Crew

  When it comes to old school Mario games, Super Mario World is my favorite. So glad that Super Coin Crew decided to give us 107 facts about it.

Apr 15

Cracked: “31 Design Tricks Behind Famous Video Games (You Can’t Unsee)”’s readers have contributed a collection of 31 design and programming tricks behind famous video games. Some of these are neat bits of trivia, like how mirrors in games work or how Duck Hunt’s Zapper is able to tell where you were aiming. It’s all pretty cool.

Apr 14

Sega Pods, An Obscure Sega Game that Utilized Motion Control – Rerez

  Rerez talks about a pretty obscure toy made by Sega that detected motion. It looks pretty neat, even if it a bit simplistic (even by it’s own time.)

Apr 13

Sonic 06 Was an Impossible Endeavor – DidYouKnowGaming?

  Everyone knows that Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was a big mess for Sega and Sonic Team, but DidYouKnowGaming? delves a bit deeper revealing some trivia you might not have known. With some of the facts in mind, it’s no wonder the game bombed as hard as it did. New hardware, new engine, and a …

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Apr 12

A Tribute to Great Game Animation – PBS Game/Show

  PBS Game/Show’s Jamin creates a tribute to great animation in games. This ties into the Extra Play video from last week on the animations in Monster Hunter.

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