Category Archive: History

Aug 31

Did You Know Gaming Serves Up a 3 Course Meal of Persona, Metal Gear Solid V, and Heroes of Might and Magic

The folks at DidYouKnowGaming? was busy last week. They released 3 new episodes covering Persona, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Heroes of Might and Magic. Them out all out below.        

Aug 30

Gaming Historian Reviews The Unofficial Game & Watch Collector’s Guide

  Gaming Historian goes over the The Unofficial Game & Watch Collector’s Guide, which seems like a treasure trove of information for those looking to learn more about Nintendo’s early success. If you want to order your own copy, you can click here.

Aug 24

Did You Know Gaming? Reveals Dr. Mario’s Greatest Secret!

  DidYouKnowGaming? covers the history of Dr. Mario and some of Mario’s power-ups, including unreleased power-ups.

Aug 24

FastCompany: “Unraveling The Enigma Of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, 20 Years Later” by Benj Edwards

Fastcompany writer Benj Edwards has written up a fascinating piece on the history behind Nintendo’s greatest failure, the Virtual Boy. Framed as a kind of grand experiment that fits with the innovating stylings of Nintendo, Edwards goes over the creation of the technology needed for the Virtual Boy and all the obstacles that stood in …

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Aug 23

The Point and How Shenmue 3 Was Revived Through Kickstarter

  Danny of GameSpot‘s The Point has an interesting perspective on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. I kind of saw it as Sony not having enough faith in the game to publish it themselves and so they dedicated a portion of their E3 to let the creator of it beg for money. I saw as something …

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Aug 22

Did You Know Gaming Goes Into the Backstory and Easter Eggs of the Dragon Age Series

  It’s such a shame that I really couldn’t get into Dragon Age: Inquisition. I was really digging a lot of the lore and characters and as this DidYouKnowGaming? explained, a lot of work was put into them. I just couldn’t get past the really tedious combat and some of the other design decisions.  

Aug 22

The Guardian: “The sometimes fatal attraction of video games ” by Simon Parkin

A in-depth article from The Guardian by Simon Parkin on what makes video games so appealing that some people would play them to death. It’s a long but very interesting read.

Aug 21

Unseen 64 Uncovers the Secrets of the Game that Would Have Been Rayman 4

  It’s such a shame that a number of factors prevented this game from being completed. It sounds like it would have been really neat too. Thanks to Tamaki and his Unseen64 series for unearthing all these forgotten secrets.

Aug 20

Nintendo Enthusiast on Genyo Takea: Nintendo’s Unknown Legend

  I am very grateful for Nintendo Enthusiast making this video. When I first heard that Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda were taking the place of Mr. Satoru Iwata, I was concerned because I didn’t know much about Takeda. Knowing now that he is behind some of the innovations that made me love Nintendo, I …

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Aug 14

The Secret History of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Its Shameless Copy – Didyouknowgaming?

  DidYouKnowGaming? dives into the history of the nightmare that is Five Nights at Freddy’s and boy does it sound like a literal nightmare. I can’t imagine keeping my design document in my head. Like, sure, I have some ideas that I always keep in my mind, but anything I’m working on needs to be …

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Aug 13

The Wily Wars – Gaming Historian Looks Back on Mega Man on Sega Consoles

Gaming Historian goes over Mega Man games that were on the Sega Genesis and Game Gear.  

Aug 11

Cracked Lists 7 Great Examples of Foreshadowing Used in Video Games

  Sometimes video games can be really clever with their stories. As Cracked points out, some games make really good use of foreshadowing.

Aug 09

The Angry Video Game Nerd Dives Into the Strange World of Seaman (Contains Strong Language)

  This is one of those games that I’ve always been curious about. I knew it was…weird. I just didn’t know how weird. I also didn’t know Leonard Nimoy was in it. Good thing the Angry Video Game Nerd is here to play games that are probably not retro to him, but retro the rest …

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Aug 08

Majora’s Mask Was Born From Nightmares – Did You Know Gaming?

  My appreciation for Majora’s Mask is only recent thanks to the 3DS remake. It was definitely an interesting experience…dark, in ways, darker than Twilight Princess. Which is no surprise considering one of the facts brought up in this DidYouKnowGaming? was that the idea of completing it in a year gave Aonuma nightmares.

Jul 31

Guitar Hero Turned Gamers into Musicians in both Fantasy and Reality – Did You Know Gaming?

  Guitar Hero and the music game boom it created was a strange and wonderful time for games. It had people who didn’t play games suddenly finding a niche (I got my parents to play Rockband Beatles), but as the¬†DidYouKnowGaming? video points out, it led to a lot of gamers suddenly finding an interest in …

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