Jul 19

Kotaku: “The Overzealous Video Game Producer” by Matthew S. Burns

Kotaku had posted an excerpt from Matthew S. Burns’ book Surviving the Game Industry: A Wasteland Guide (which you can get on story bundle right now) It’s a satirical look into the more boring aspects of game creation, which involves lots of meetings to discuss seemingly trivial things. For days.   I really love the …

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Jul 18

Portal’s “Still Alive” A Capella Cover perf. by Peter and Evynne Hollens

  I don’t think I’ve featured Peter Hollens on this website for a while. I don’t think I’ve featured a cover of a Portal song for a while either. Luckily, this fixes both those concerns and boy, is it a good fix. Peter is accompanied by Evynne Hollens and this awesome music video was created …

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Jul 18

How The Wind Waker Builds On Ocarina of Time to be a Better Game – Really Freakin’ Clever

  Okay, so Josh M. of Really Freakin’ Clever lost me for a bit at the beginning of his argument but towards the end, I found myself nodding in agreement. I love The Wind Waker. It’s one of my favorite Zelda games of all time, but I don’t think good storytelling, or even just plain …

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Jul 18

Las Vegas as the Next Great Arcade?

You ready to play in the biggest arcade ever made in the world? What if I told you that arcade isn’t just in Las Vegas, it IS Las Vegas? Or at least will be soon according to the New York Times. The younger crowd hasn’t been as engaged in gambling as their elder generations and …

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Jul 18

“Armored Ladies and Adventurers” – Cosplay Gallery from Anime Expo 2016

Cosplay Kotaku has a fantastic gallery from this year’s Anime Expo, showcasing some of the awesome cosplayers that attended. Take a look at some of my favorites and then check out the article to see more as well as links to the Cosplayers websites.  

Jul 17

The Origins of Overwatch’s McCree, Pharah, and More – Shoodycast

  ShoddyCast has a video with some history and trivia about Overwatch, including the origin of some characters.

Jul 17

“Poke Pals” – Fan Art by Bedupolker

Tumblr user bedupolker is an artist and animator who has a very diverse art tag. While it’s packed full of original content there’s also some video game fan art you should check out. I’ll put some of my favorites below.    

Jul 16

35 Years of Donkey Kong – Polygon

  Continuing the trend of video game anniversaries this summer, apparently it’s also Donkey Kong’s birthday. To celebrate, Polygon has released a brief look at the many games that the most famous Kong (and I’m counting King) has graced us with.

Jul 16

“Fire Pet Pokemon” – Pokemon Fan Art by Naminori-Pikachu

If you’re in the mood for some cute Pokemon fan art, then have I got the blog for you. Today I’m showcasing the blog of tumblr user naminori-pikachu who seems to specialize in Pokemon art. Below are some of my favorites, but be sure to check out their blog for even more.

Jul 15

Building a Warcraft’s Garona Cosplay with Elizabeth Rage – DIY Prop Shop

  Elizabeth Rage in AWE me‘s DIY Prop Shop has got an excellent video on how to make the perfect Garona from Warcraft. I’m sure this video will also help you cosplayers out there with how to work with certain materials.

Jul 15

Polygon: “StarCraft: Ghost: What Went Wrong” by Patrick Stafford

If you’re like me, then the cancellation of StarCraft Ghosts was always one of those great mysteries of the gaming world. Luckily, what exactly happened with that game is the focus of this Polygon article by Patrick Stafford. In this piece, Stafford talks about Robert Huebner’s experience working with Nihilistic Software on what would have …

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Jul 14

Skullgirls’s “The Legend of the Skull Heart” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

  Leave it to accordion super star Jackson Parodi to be the first person (who I’ve heard of) to cover a song from Skull Girls. Which surprises me, because the music in Skull Girls is one of the highlights of the game.

Jul 14

The Dreamlike Development History of NiGHTS into Dreams – Did You Know Gaming?

  Last week was the anniversary of NiGHTS into Dreams, a fantastic Sega Saturn game that is pretty much the epitome of a cult classic. To commemorate the anniversary, DidYouKnowGaming? released a video detailing some of the development history of the game.

Jul 14

Kotaku: “What Makes Shigeru Miyamoto Tick” by Stephen Totilo

Stephen Totilo of Kotaku has a really interesting interview with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. In it, he asks questions like “what makes a Nintendo game special” and what are the importance of sound effects. It’s a really good read and hopefully can serve as an inspiration to any aspiring game designers out there.

Jul 13

Dark Souls’ “Gywn, Lord of Cinder” Jazz Cover perf. by insaneintherainmusic

  insaneintherainmusic gives us this awesome cover of “Gwyn, Lord of Ciinder” from Dark Souls. I like how relaxing this piece is, which is ironic considering Dark Souls is anything but.

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