Jul 21

Design Club: Portal and Tutorials Mechanics

I feel like there are some people out there who truly believe that tutorials are bad things. Like, the player should just wade through the near infinite combinations of buttons and mechanics to figure out how to progress. I know of one in particular who seems to believe that areas meant to teach, reinforce, or …

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Jul 19

My Date With Captain Falcon (Feat. Markiplier & Nikasaur) by RandomEncounters

If Super Smash Bros. has taught me anything is that Captain Falcon is one weird dude. He actually kind of reminds me of Gaston in this video. Except with a mariachi band.

Jul 19

Cracked: The 5 Hardest Things to Explain About ‘Watch Dogs’

The real world potential of hacking has kinda been proven to a lot cooler and scarier than Watch Dogs. As the video pointed out the entire idea of hacking a city with a device that requires physical line of sight seems kind of contradictory. Also apparently some of the mechanics in the game just don’t …

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Jul 19

PBS Game/Show: Why Do People Do Sick and Twisted Things in DayZ?

I never thought that comparing people in video games to things like the Milligram Experiment. It’s a little disheartening to know that just when you think humanity might naturally be inclined to good, they turn around and are just jerks to each other.   Something to really pay attention to though is the “Proteus Effect”, …

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Jul 19

Pokemon Electric is Definitely Not Team Rocket

If only Pokemon were real. I suppose I could do without Team Rocket, but still, imagine how easier our lives would be if Pokemon generated our electricity and and huge lumbering Pokemon helped with construction. As long as it wasn’t pure enslavement then I think that would be pretty cool.

Jul 18

Donkey Kong Country’s “Jungle Groove” perf. by Music by Pedro

A good way to wind down after another work week.

Jul 18

Idea Channel: Could Sports Ever Replace War?

So not related to video games but I think an interesting idea to think about. And uh….Mike says “War, war never changes” from Fallout.   I think it’s an interesting thing to think about simply because games are becoming a rising e-sport and the alternate universe in which sports could be used to replace war …

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Jul 18

JonTron Looks at….Titenic?

I wonder how one would go about and make a game based off the Titanic. Obviously most of the games JonTron looks at wouldn’t really work because they aren’t anything like the movie and feature platforming and fighting and things that you just wouldn’t expect from a game based on the Titanic or even the …

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Jul 18

Fact Surgery – The Wii U

This fact surgery about the Wii U seemed rather short. Then I remembered that the others talked about sales figures. Thank you Vsauce for omitting just how not well the Wii U has sold and hopefully a video like this can be remade some day with some numbers to boast about.

Jul 17

“A Tomodachi Life” by Ryan Craddock

Well this is the most commercially sounding song I’ve ever heard, but I do think it’s catchy.

Jul 17

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie – Official Trailer #2

Boy does this movie keep getting crazier and crazier. I’m insanely jealous of anyone who can manage to go to any of the theater showings, especially if James Rolfe is there. I’m most likely going to have to wait until September 2nd to finally watch it.

Jul 17

On the Growing Usage of Graphic Violence in Video Games

A great article on Polygon by Chris Plante that discusses his growing uneasiness with the use of graphic violence in game marketing.   While I think Assassin’s Creed Unity might have been a pretty tame example, the in-general over use of graphic violence is something that has been making me rather uncomfortable. The strange thing …

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Jul 17

First Level History Lesson – Super Mario Bros.

A new series from Kotaku that gives us some history of our famous video game franchises while also showing us their first levels.   I watch of a ton of videos that explore the history of the Mario series, though this is the first time that I ever heard a justification for Mario being in …

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Jul 16

Pokemon Theme Song Acoustic Cover perf. by Nate Smith

Another cover of the 1st Pokemon theme song that just resonates with 90′s kids who loved the first generation of the games. I really like this version because it not only reminds me of the version used for the first Pokemon movie, but also because it reminds me of a version that I posted earlier …

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Jul 16

PBS Game/Show – Why is Sex So Terrible in Video Games?

An influx of material has basically made it hard to post this video, but I don’t want the next video to come up without discussing this one.   So I think a major factor in why games are so bad at discussing sex is because of a topic that Jamin touched on earlier. It’s just …

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