Category Archive: History

Aug 29

iThe History of the Dinosaur Planet’s Animated Fan Series – Unseen64

    Liam Robertson of Unseen64 is plugging for a fan series that is going to animate a series based on the Dinosaur Planet, which as the video explains, was the old working title for an original concept that eventually became Star Fox Adventures.   You can follow the project by clicking on either of …

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Aug 28

The Forgotten Possibilities of Shadow of the Colossus – Did You Know Gaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? tackles Shadow of the Colossus and gives us some behind the scenes trivia about unused concepts and story elements that could have been in the game.    

Aug 27

Sega’s Innovative Backwards Comparability Add-On – Gaming Historian

  Gaming Historian talks about the Sega Genesis Power Base Converter. It’s a nifty little device that allowed the Genesis to play older games from the Sega Master System. I guess it really showed off the benefits of backwards compatibility and that it’s something people are willing to pay for.

Aug 24

The Lost Star Wars Games – Unseen64

Unseen64, published through DidYouKnowGaming?, has a video talking about Factor 5 and the lost Star Wars Rogue Squadron games, including a compilation game with improved features and an amazing idea you’ll have to watch to believe.  

Aug 13

How Did Sonic the Hedgehog Fare on the Game Gear – Gaming Historian

Gaming Historian takes a look at the ten Sonic the Hedgehog Game Gear games that came out in North America. I’ve actually played some of these and while Gaming Historian might think some of them are pretty cool, I actually didn’t like any of the ones I played.

Aug 12

GameSpot’s History of The Elder Scrolls Video Showcases Evolution of the Series

  GameSpot takes us on a bug-filled magical journey that is the history of The Elder Scrolls series. Oddly enough, The Elder Scrolls Online is omitted, probably because it wasn’t made by Bethesda. Though, if you’re going to talk about the history of a franchise I think it’s important to be as inclusive as possible. …

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Aug 10

The Hardships of No Man’s Sky Ranged From Legal Battles to Floods – DidYouKnowGaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? gives us some rather depressing trivia for No Man’s Sky. It seems like a lot of unncessecary hardships arose for this team to put together this game. While I’m not personally sold on the idea of No Man’s Sky (it doesn’t look all that interesting to me as a game), I do hope …

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Aug 08

Know Your Moves Looks at the History of Zelda and Sheik’s Smash Bros. Moves – RelaxAlax

  RelaxAlax gives us his analysis of Princess Zelda’s and Sheik’s moveset in the Super Smash Bros. series. Though I don’t think Zelda is a bad character in Smash Bros. (but what do I know I’m not a pro-Smash player) it’s hard to argue against Sheik ruining Zelda. My guess is that Sakurai didn’t expect …

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Aug 07

Did you Know These 10 Facts About Video Games – gameranx

gameranx has a fun video that just gives us 10 lesser known facts about video games. I certainly didn’t know any of these.  

Aug 03

Pokemon GO Started Off as a Joke – DidYouKnowGaming?

DidYouKnowGaming? gives us the lowdown on the history of Pokemon GO, including how it became a serious project after being an April Fool’s Joke and how it was one of the last projects former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata worked on. It just goes to show you, never discount an idea even if that idea was …

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Jul 30

Playing with Even More Power – Did You Know Gaming on the SNES

  DidYouKnowGaming? talks about some facts and trivia about The Super Nintendo, including why it was built the way it was and even why it was created in the first place (to compete with Sega.)   I think my favorite factoid from this article was that some people thought the violence in games hearing was …

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Jul 29

The Curious Beginnings of Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Beta64

Beta64 released a video detailing the changes made to Professor Layton and the Curious Village from the early development to final release. Andrew even talks about some of the history of the game, including it’s origins as a completely Layton-less project.   What I found really interesting was the differences between the boxes for each …

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Jul 25

The History of the Famicom Disk System – Gaming Historian

  Gaming Historian talks about the Famicom Disk System. I didn’t even know this existed. I think I might have actually liked having one game on a disk and going to a kiosk to change it. It was essentially like a video game red box. It’s weird to think that Nintendo was actually very quick …

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Jul 23

DidYouKnowGaming? Dishes Out Some Trivia About Perfect Dark

  DidYouKnowGaming? gives us some facts and trivia behind the development of Perfect Dark. Some of those tidbits are pretty nifty, like how Joanna Dark’s name come from Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’Arc). Others are a bit more hilarious like providing high heels to your motion capture actor. I suppose the easier solution might have …

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Jul 21

What’s That Pokemon Game? – HoopsandHipHop Takes You Through 10 Pokemon Games You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

  HoopsandHipHop has a top 10 of Pokemon games you might not have heard of. Now, if anyone lived through the late 90’s, you might remember that Pokemon ruled the world. Turns out a lot of people like collecting a colorful cast of monsters and training them to battle. So while I didn’t know about …

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