May 18

Samus Arm Cannon in DIY Prop Shop

AWE me‘s DIY Prop Shop makes one of the coolest game props I can think of: Samus Aran’s iconic arm cannon. Not gonna lie, once I get some free time, I might try hand at this.  

May 18

Eurogamer: “Lionhead: The inside story” by Wesley Yin-Poole

If you’ve been keeping up with recent gaming news, then you might have heard that Lionhead studios, the developers behind Fable, have been shut down by Microsoft. While this came as a surprise to some people (even considering that just a bit earlier we had heard that Fable: Legends had been cancelled), to those working …

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May 17

The History of Sonic’s Smash Bros. Moveset – The Game Theorists

The Game Theorists talks about the history behind Sonic’s moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.   This is actually conflicting information compared to what I’ve read before which stated that Sonic’s moves were based on virtua fighter, since he was more like Sega’s representative as opposed to just his own game’s. …

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May 17

“Remembering the Charming Maximalism of Sonic the Hedgehog’s Music” by Tyler Emken

Here’s a blog post by Tyler Emken on Kinja’s “Talk Amongst Yourself” (I got directed there through Kotaku) discussing the brilliance of the music from the Genesis era Sonic the Hedgehog games. He goes into some depth about what makes each song on the list so memorable, but it’s still a good trip down memory …

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May 16

Uncharted’s “Nate’s Theme” Violin Cover perf. by Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis performs a totally epic violin cover of Nate’s theme from Uncharted. Definitely one of my favorite video game themes in modern gaming.

May 16

I’m Sure Some People Expected The Spanish Inquisition – Assassin’s Creed Movie

In case you haven’t seen it yet, this is the trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie.   Interestingly enough, this tells a completely original story set in the Assassin’s Creed universe rather than being an adaptation of one of the games. It makes me wonder if it will be considered canon or if it considers …

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May 16

Polygon: “Racism, Hearthstone and Twitch” By Colin Campbell

Polygon’s Colin Campbell writes a heart breaking story of the rampant racism that was displayed on Twitch during a recent Hearthstone event.   The abridged version is that 21 year old Hearthstone player Terrence Miller was on the receiving end of a lot of racist comments during his finals match. Terrance Miller, is black and …

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May 13

Pokemon’s “Saffron City” Jazz Cover perf. by HoopsandHipHop feat. Insaneintherainmusic

Here’s a nice and soothing cover of Pokemon’s Saffron City by HoopsandHipHop featuring Insaneintherainmusic on saxophone..

May 13

A Difficulty Discussion – Game Maker’s Toolkit on Dark Souls and Easy Modes

Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit asks the controversial question of “should Dark Souls have an easy mode?”   His ultimate conclusion is that it’s not that simple, but it could/it does but it’s just buried within the game’s systems rather than given as as a literal option.   I’m actually not sure how much …

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May 13

“Raining Justice From Above” – Fan Art by Kienan Lafferty

DeviantArtist Kienan Lafferty has some amazing pieces of fan art that are highly detailed and highly polished. Some of these pieces are even commissioned from the developers themselves! Now that’s gotta be pretty cool for any fan artist out there. Check out a few of my favorites below, but then be sure to check out …

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May 12

Cracked: ” 4 Ways You Are Being ‘Aged Out’ By The Gaming Industry” By Winston Rowntree and David Wolinsky

I don’t necessarily agree with everything this Cracked article by Winston Rowntree and David Wolinsky talks about, but I do think it has some good points.   Without sounding too much like a pompous jerk, I really do work to make innovative games. If I can, I want them to be meaningful works of art …

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May 11

Fable’s “Hall of Heroes” Orchestral Arrangement by RebeccaETripp

  Here’s a very pretty orchestral cover of Fable’s Hall of Heroes arranged by RebeccaETripp.

May 11

GamesRadar Looks at 9 Complicated Game Plots That Started Off Simple

  GamesRadar talks about 9 games that seem like they should have a simple, straight forward plot but actually involve evil corporations, ancient conspiracies, and insurance fraud. Some of these games have really intricate plots that really showcase how  games can transfer information to their audiences in ways other mediums can’t. In other cases,  though …

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May 11

“It’s High Noon Somewhere” – Fan Art by Alex Chow

DeviantArtist Alex Chow has a gallery full of very stylistic pieces. Stuff that looks like you would find them in a museum. It’s a really cool way to see of these characters. Below are just some of favorites, but definitely be sure to visit his entire gallery for even more.  

May 10

Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s “Big Arms” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

RichaadEB covers one of my favorite songs from any Sonic game (or any game for that matter.) Big Arms is such an epic boss song and hearing it on a live electric guitar just ups the epicness to 12.

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