Category Archive: Videos/Animations

Any cool videos or animations that we find.

Jul 29

Pokemon’s First Anime Opening – Rock Violin Cover perf. by String Player Gamer

  String Player Gamer performs a cover of the classic first opening of the Pokemon Anime. Well, the dubbed 4Kids version anyway.

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 28

I Am Setsuna’s “Opening Credits” Jazz Cover perf. by insaneintherainmusic

  I don’t know much about “I Am Setsuna”, but insaneintherainmusic‘s cover is really making me dig the music. I might have to look more into it now.

Jul 26

Pokemon GO’s “Battle! Wild Pokemon” A Capella Cover perf. by Smooth McGroove

  In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is playing Pokemon GO. Like everyone. So don’t be surprised if this Smooth McGroove A Capella cover is going to be the only Pokemon GO cover you hear.

Jul 25

Donkey Kong Country 2’s “Stickerbrush Symphony” Acoustic Cover perf. by The Team Players

  This cover of one of my favorite Donkey Kong songs comes from The Team Players.

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 24

“21 Heroes!” – Overwatch Epic Rap by Dan Bull

  Dan Bull has this amazing rap featuring the 21 heroes of Overwatch (though I’ve heard that’s changing soon with the addition of one more.)   Like this song and want to buy it? Well, now you can.  

Jul 24

Idea Channel Discusses What Boss Fights Can Teach Us

  Mike of PBS Idea Channel has a really interesting reading on boss battles. I really like his description of boss fights as “distinct moments of progress.” Years ago, I wrote an article on what the point of boss battles were, in which I said that boss battles are there to test your technical mastery …

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Jul 23

Kingdom Hearts’ “Dearly Beloved” Acoustic Guitar Cover perf. by ArnyUnderCover

  Wow, Dearly Beloved from Kingdom Hearts sounds really beautiful on an acoustic guitar. It was already a pretty song, but I think I might like it better like this. Thank you ArnyUnderCover for giving us such a great cover.

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 22

Xenoblade Chronicles X’s “Sylvalum (Night)” Electronic/Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  I can always count on Shady Cicada to give us some rock covers from unexpected sources. I’m always seeing love for Xenoblade Chronicles X, but not so much for the music. Personally, the game is really intimidating to start when you don’t have a lot of free time in the first place. I’m still …

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Jul 22

On Downwell’s Elegance and Depth – Game Maker’s Toolkit

  Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit discusses the elegance of the game Downwell and how game designers can increase depth from simple mechanics provided each mechanic does about two or three different things.

Jul 21

Civilization IV’s “Baba Yetu” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

  Since I don’t play much (or any) of the Civilization games, the first time I heard this piece performed was at Video Games Live and I instantly fell in love with it. While it may not have the majesty of the original, I commend Jackson Parodi for tackling this cover with his accordion. It’s …

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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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Jul 20

Undertale/Kingdom Hearts Mash-Up: “Memory of Hikari” by TeraCMusic

  I don’t think it’s common for me to find mash-ups video game covers, but this was of Memory from Undertale and Hikari from Kingdom Hearts by┬áTeraCMusic is absolutely brilliant.

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