Category Archive: History

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 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 20

The Namco Patent that Made Loading Screens What They Are Today…Boring – The Point

  What a strange format this video had. Anyway, to the point (no pun intended). I never knew that this was the reason why Loading Screens were, well, loading screens You would think Nintendo would love to put in World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. while their latest platformer loaded. Maybe Danny is right and …

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Jan 17

Indieformer Tells Us What You Might Not Have Known About Bastion

  Supergiant Games might just be my hero. True indie game makers, making games in their homes, connected through the internet, and just chugging along to try and make the game as best as they could.   This video was created by Indieformer. If you liked this video and indie games in general, you should …

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Jan 16

How the Death of the Dreamcast Led to the Birth of the PlayStation and Xbox – Did You Know Gaming

  So it would seem we have piracy to thank for the Dreamcast’s demise. At least a little bit. This is why we cannot have nice things. Also, it’s interesting to hear that Nintendo’s raw deal that led to the CD-i was not the only reason Sony jumped into the console market. It was also …

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Jan 14

The Ninteno 64 by the Numbers – Fact Surgery

The numbers behind the N64 contains a couple of firsts, one lasts, and 80 million dollars spent on gloves. It was a fascinating console an I’m glad I got to see it’s entire lifespan.   Fact Surgery is part of a series hosted by Vsauce3, which you should be subscribed to anyway.

Jan 13

Did You Know Gaming Delves Deep in the History Of Halo and Bungie

Woooooowwww! It must have sucked to be a Mac fan excited for Halo around the time of the Xbox’s unveiling. Microsoft just literally swooped in and stole that game. At least it’s good to know that Bungie was given some good accommodations. Still, I would have never guessed that one of the Xbox’s biggest claims …

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Jan 07

The Battle Between Courage and Power – Really Freakin’ Clever Looks at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This was a really good episode of Really Freakin’ Clever. I think Josh is spot on with his analysis of how the gameplay and story mesh together to create not just a final enemy standing in your way, but an actual adversary. I think sometimes the emotional payoff is an under appreciated aspect of game …

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Jan 05

Assassin’s Creed Was Once a Prince of Persia Game – Did You Know Gaming: Assassin’s Creed

Some of the things here really shouldn’t surprise me, but they do. 6 million lines of code to get the character to crouch. Yeah, I buy that. 2 years to craft the 1:1 scale of Notre Dame? Also totally believable. Assassin’s Creed starting out as a Prince of Persia spin-off game? I’m surprised I didn’t …

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Dec 31

The Gist Remembers 4 Huge Pieces of Game Industry Drama of 2014

  The gaming’s sphere’s internet dramas are so…fascinating. I love, for instance, that the latest pair of non-Nintendo gaming consoles are so similar that the slight difference in resolution is considered a major battleground. I do find Ubisoft’s attitude towards including female characters troubling and nonsensical and top that off with the fact that no …

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Dec 31

We Could Have Had Zombie Elephants – Did You Know Gaming Drops Trivia for The Last of Us

I’ve yet to play this game but I know what it’s about. I don’t necessarily agree with some of the narrative choices Naughty Dog went with, particularly the ending, but, it does sound like they made a lot of good ones to offset them. Particularly including women in their focus groups. It’s always embarrassing when …

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Dec 30

TheGameDirect Continues Looking at the Resident Evil Series

  The long awaited part 2 to┬áTheGameDirect‘s History of Resident Evil series. If you need a refresher, here’s part 1 again.   As a horror game, it must not be too out of the ordinary to have recent events influence a designer’s decisions. Afterall, American horror films have evolved from being monsters to serial killers …

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Dec 29

This Year in Gaming – 2014 in Under 2 Minutes

  It’s hard to believe that 2014 is over, but at the same time so much as happened I’m kinda done with it. This was a year of ups and downs that I’m sure will be long remembered.   Malcolm Klock has put together a really nice montage of the games that came out this …

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Dec 25

The Strange and Unsettling World of Pokemon vs. Religion

  Since today is a very special religious day for many a person out there, I thought it would be interesting to kick things off by talking about Pokemon and religion.   Even as a child, I was kind of amazed by how much concern Pokemon seemed to cause fundamentalist religious groups. Looking back on …

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